GATE CSE
General Aptitude
Verbal Ability
Previous Years Questions

Marks 1

We reached the station late, and ___________ missed the train.
Kind : ___________ : : Often : Frequently (By word meaning)
A survey for a certain year found that 90% of pregnant women received medical care at least once before giving birth. Of these women, 60% received med...
Looking at the surface of a smooth 3-dimensional object from the outside, which one of the following options is TRUE?
The ___________ is too high for it to be considered __________.
Given below are four statements : Statement 1 : All students are inquisitive. Statement 2 : Some students are inquisitive. Statement 3 : No student is...
A palindrome is a word that reads the same forwards and backwards. In a game of words, a player has the following two plates painted with letters. F...
Some people believe that "what gets measured, improves". Some other believe that "what gets measured, gets gamed". One possible reason for the differe...
Pen : Write :: Knife : ______Which one of the following options maintains a similar logical relation in the above?
Gauri said that she can play keyboard _______ her sister.
A transparent square sheet shown above is folded along the dotted line. The folded sheet will look like ________. ...
A circular sheet of paper is folded along the lines in the directions shown. The paper, after being punched in the filial folded state as shown and u...
Consider the following sentences :(i) Everybody in the class is prepared for the exam.(ii) Babu invited Danish to his home because he enjoys playing c...
________ is to surgery as writer is to ________Which one of the following options maintains a similar logical relation in the above sentence?
A polygon is convex if, for every pair of points. P and Q belonging to the polygon, the line segment PQ lies completely inside or on the polygon.Which...
Raman is confident of speaking English _____ six months as he has been practising regularly_____the last three weeks.
Select the word that fits the analogy: Cook : Cook :: Fly : _____
His knowledge of the subject was excellent but his classroom performance was ______.
The drawn of the 21st century witnessed the melting glaciers oscillating between giving too much and too little to billions of people who depend on th...
The expenditure on the project _____ as follows; equipment Rs.20 lakhs, salaries Rs.12 lakhs, and contingency Rs.3 lakhs.
A court is to a judge as _______ is to a teacher.
The search engine's business model _____ around the fulcrum of trust.
“From where are they bringing their books? ________ bringing _______ books from _____.” The words that best fill the blanks in the above sentence are...
“A _________ investigation can sometimes yield new facts, but typically organized ones are more successful.” The word that best fills the blank in the...
The man who is now Municipal Commissioner worked as ____________________.
Nobody knows how the Indian cricket team is going to cope with the difficult and seamer-friendly wickets in Australia. Choose the option which is clos...
Find the odd one in the following group of words mock, deride, praise, jeer
Pick the odd one from the following options.
All hill-stations have a lake. Ooty has two lakes. Which of the statement(s) below is/are logically valid and can be inferred from the above sentences...
Computers were invented for performing only high-end useful computations. However, it is no understatement that they have taken over our world today. ...
A rewording of something written or spoken is a ______________.
Archimedes said, “Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I will move the world.” The sentence above is an example of a _...
Out of the following four sentences, select the most suitable sentence with respect to grammar and usage.
If ‘relftaga’ means carefree, ‘otaga’ means careful and ‘fertaga’ means careless, which of the following could mean ‘aftercare’ ?
Didn't you buy _________ when you went shopping?
Which of the following combinations is incorrect?
Which of the following options is the closest in meaning to the sentence below? She enjoyed herself immensely at the party.

Marks 2

The country of Zombieland is in distress since more than 75% of its working population is suffering from serious health issues. Studies conducted by c...
Which one of the following sentence sequences creates a coherent narrative? (i) Once on the terrace, on her way to her small room in the corner, she n...
Which one of the following options best describes the transformation of the 2-dimensional figure P to Q, and then to R, as shown? ...
Listening to music during exercise improves exercise performance and reduces discomfort. Scientists researched whether listening to music while studyi...
A jigsaw puzzle has 2 pieces. One of the pieces is shown above. Which one of the given option for the missing piece when assembled will form a rectan...
Six students P, Q, R, S, T and U, with distinct heights, compare their heights and make the following observations:Observation I : S is taller than R....
Given below are two statements I and II and two conclusions I and II :Statement :I. All bacteria are microorganisms.II. All pathogens are microorganis...
Some people suggest anti-obesity measures (AOM) such as displaying calorie information in restaurant menus. Such measures sidestep addressing the core...
Goods and Services Tax (GST) is an indirect tax introduced in India in 2017 that is imposed on the supply of goods and services, and it subsumes all i...
The police arrested four criminals - P, Q, R and S. The criminals knew each other. They made the following statements: P says "Q committed the crime....
"A recent High Court judgement has sought to dispel the idea of begging as a disease — which leads to its stigmatization and criminalization — and to ...
Indian currency notes show the denomination indicated in at least seventeen languages. If this is not an indication of the nation’s diversity, nothing...
Consider the following statements relating to the level of poker play of four players $$P, Q, R$$ and $$S.$$ $$\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,{\rm I}.\,\,\,\,\,\,\...
Select the alternative meaning of the underlined part of the sentence. The chain snatchers took to their heels when the police party arrived....
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