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GATE 2016  General Aptitude - GA Set-2 
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Q. 1 – Q. 5 carry one mark each. 
Q.1 The volume of a sphere of diameter 1 unit is ________ than the volume of a cube of side 1 unit. 
(A)   least (B)   less (C)   lesser (D)   low 
 
 
Q.2 The unruly crowd demanded that the accused be _____________ without trial. 
(A)   hanged (B)   hanging (C)   hankering (D)   hung 
 
 
Q.3 Choose the statement(s) where the underlined word is used correctly: 
 
(i) A prone is a dried plum. 
(ii) He was lying prone on the floor. 
(iii) People who eat a lot of fat are prone to heart disease. 
 
(A)   (i) and (iii) only (B)   (iii) only (C)   (i) and (ii) only  (D)   (ii) and (iii) only  
 
 
Q.4 Fact: If it rains, then the field is wet. 
 
Read the following statements: 
(i) It rains 
(ii) The field is not wet 
(iii) The field is wet 
(iv) It did not rain 
 
Which one of the options given below is NOT logically possible, based on the given fact? 
(A)   If (iii), then (iv). (B)   If (i), then (iii). 
 
(C)   If (i), then (ii). (D)   If (ii), then (iv). 
 
 
Q.5 A window is made up of a square portion and an equilateral triangle portion above it. The base of 
the triangular portion coincides with the upper side of the square. If the perimeter of the window is 
6 m, the area of the window in m
2
 is ___________. 
 
(A)   1.43 (B)   2.06 (C)   2.68 (D)   2.88 
 
  
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GATE 2016  General Aptitude - GA Set-2 
 1/3
Q. 1 – Q. 5 carry one mark each. 
Q.1 The volume of a sphere of diameter 1 unit is ________ than the volume of a cube of side 1 unit. 
(A)   least (B)   less (C)   lesser (D)   low 
 
 
Q.2 The unruly crowd demanded that the accused be _____________ without trial. 
(A)   hanged (B)   hanging (C)   hankering (D)   hung 
 
 
Q.3 Choose the statement(s) where the underlined word is used correctly: 
 
(i) A prone is a dried plum. 
(ii) He was lying prone on the floor. 
(iii) People who eat a lot of fat are prone to heart disease. 
 
(A)   (i) and (iii) only (B)   (iii) only (C)   (i) and (ii) only  (D)   (ii) and (iii) only  
 
 
Q.4 Fact: If it rains, then the field is wet. 
 
Read the following statements: 
(i) It rains 
(ii) The field is not wet 
(iii) The field is wet 
(iv) It did not rain 
 
Which one of the options given below is NOT logically possible, based on the given fact? 
(A)   If (iii), then (iv). (B)   If (i), then (iii). 
 
(C)   If (i), then (ii). (D)   If (ii), then (iv). 
 
 
Q.5 A window is made up of a square portion and an equilateral triangle portion above it. The base of 
the triangular portion coincides with the upper side of the square. If the perimeter of the window is 
6 m, the area of the window in m
2
 is ___________. 
 
(A)   1.43 (B)   2.06 (C)   2.68 (D)   2.88 
 
  
GATE 2016  General Aptitude - GA Set-2 
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Q. 6 – Q. 10 carry two marks each.  
Q.6 Students taking an exam are divided into two groups, P and Q such that each group has the same 
number of students. The performance of each of the students in a test was evaluated out of 200 
marks. It was observed that the mean of group P was 105, while that of group Q was 85. The 
standard deviation of group P was 25, while that of group Q was 5. Assuming that the marks were 
distributed on a normal distribution, which of the following statements will have the highest 
probability of being TRUE? 
(A)   No student in group Q scored less marks than any student in group P. 
 
(B)   No student in group P scored less marks than any student in group Q. 
 
(C)   Most students of group Q scored marks in a narrower range than students in group P. 
 
(D)   The median of the marks of group P is 100.  
 
 
Q.7 A smart city integrates all modes of transport, uses clean energy and promotes sustainable use of 
resources. It also uses technology to ensure safety and security of the city, something which critics 
argue, will lead to a surveillance state.  
 
Which of the following can be logically inferred from the above paragraph? 
 
(i) All smart cities encourage the formation of surveillance states. 
(ii) Surveillance is an integral part of a smart city. 
(iii) Sustainability and surveillance go hand in hand in a smart city. 
(iv) There is a perception that smart cities promote surveillance. 
 
(A)   (i) and (iv) only (B)   (ii) and (iii) only 
 
(C)   (iv) only (D)   (i) only 
 
 
Q.8 Find the missing sequence in the letter series. 
 
B, FH, LNP, _ _ _ _. 
 
(A)   SUWY (B)   TUVW (C)   TVXZ (D)   TWXZ 
 
 
Q.9 The binary operation ? is defined as a ? b = ab+(a+b), where a and b are any two real numbers. 
The value of the identity element of this operation, defined as the number x such that a ? x = a, for 
any a, is           . 
 
(A)   0 (B)   1 (C)   2 (D)   10 
 
  
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FAQs on Mining Engineering (MN) 2016 GATE Paper with solution

1. What is the eligibility criteria for appearing in the GATE mining engineering exam?
Ans. To appear in the GATE mining engineering exam, candidates must have a bachelor's degree in engineering or technology in mining engineering or a related field. There is no minimum percentage requirement for eligibility.
2. What is the exam pattern for GATE mining engineering paper?
Ans. The GATE mining engineering paper consists of multiple-choice questions (MCQs) and numerical answer type (NAT) questions. The MCQs carry 1 or 2 marks each, while the NAT questions carry 1 or 2 marks each. The paper also includes general aptitude questions.
3. Can candidates use a calculator during the GATE mining engineering exam?
Ans. No, candidates are not allowed to use a calculator or any other electronic device during the GATE mining engineering exam. However, a virtual calculator will be provided on the computer screen for calculations.
4. Is there any negative marking in the GATE mining engineering exam?
Ans. Yes, there is negative marking for incorrect answers in the GATE mining engineering exam. For MCQs, 1/3 mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer of 1 mark, and 2/3 mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer of 2 marks. There is no negative marking for NAT questions.
5. How can candidates prepare for the GATE mining engineering exam?
Ans. Candidates can prepare for the GATE mining engineering exam by studying the syllabus thoroughly, practicing previous year question papers, and taking mock tests. They should also focus on strengthening their conceptual knowledge and time management skills. Additionally, joining coaching institutes or online courses can provide guidance and additional resources for preparation.
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