Best Books for preparing for GATE Aptitude Section

The purpose of the GATE exam is to test students’ knowledge and understanding of their under Graduate level subjects in Engineering and Science. Every year lakhs of Engineering graduates pass out from universities and engineering colleges. GATE In the present competitive scenario, to measure and test the calibre of engineering students is possible through the GATE exam only.
The GATE score of the candidate is also used by several public sector undertakings (PSU) (i.e., government-owned companies like Indian Oil, GAIL, and Hindustan Petroleum etc.) for recruiting graduate engineers in entry-level positions.

General Aptitude in GATE includes Numerical ability and Verbal ability. Candidates usually gives importance to technical subjects making the aptitude part taken for granted. This happens because thought process of many candidates is like aptitude is a handy thing which is handled by them many times in their college days or recruitment process. But this assumption is wrong. Though you are a genius in solving aptitude you may miss something.
Aptitude level of GATE is higher than what you usually come across in your college days. Aptitde section needs an equal importance and attention as much as for technical subjects. Because with simple analysation and understanding you can have a handsome score of 15 in your GATE. This is definitely your safest bet. All you need to do is to give special attention for General Aptitude for GATE.

Don’t end up in a pool of books. Be reliant on few things which can give you massive result.
Here is a list of best books for preparing for Aptitude Section for GATE:

Quantitative Aptitude:

1. How to prepare for Quantitative Aptitude – Arun Sharma

This book covers all topics of the Numerical Ability section. You will get a lot of examples which helps you to understand the concepts and to learn the techniques used to solve the problem. With the help of this book, you will get a clear idea about the different types of questions asked in GATE (General Aptitude).

2. Quantitative Aptitude for All Competitive Exams – Abhijit Guha

This book mainly focuses on the techniques to solve the questions with speed and accuracy. So, you can get an idea with lots of problems and solutions. This also focuses on varying levels of difficulties.

3. Rapid Quantitative Aptitude with Shortcut Tricks for Competitive exams – Disha Experts

Here, we can get to an exposure of many shortcut tricks to solve the questions in comparably less time. This helps you to score good in arithmetic and advanced maths. Latest or updated questions of data missing, caselet, data analysis, etc., boosts your confidence and clarity on these type of questions from GATE.


A Modern approach to Verbal and Non-Verbal reasoning – R.S. Aggarwal

Practice questions and hints for the remembrance of techniques is the boon of this book. This will guide you in getting a clear view on reasoning questions.

English Grammar:

General English for GATE and PSU’s – ME Team

This book covers functional English. With the help of this book, you will get an idea about the usage of words, ordering of sentences and vocabulary guide.

After all these references, dedicated practice with consistent effort is the main key to get through the GATE. Best of Luck!

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