GATE Question of the Day – General Aptitude and Digital Question

The question below consist of a pair of related words followed by four of words. Select the pair that best expresses the relation in the original pair:   Gladiator : Arena

A) dancer : stage
B) commuter : train
C) teacher : classroom
D) lawyer : courtroom

When the output Y is 1 

A) Data has changed from 0 to 1
B) Data has changed from 1 to 0
C) Changed in either direction
D) Not changed


Answers
Answer to the first question is D) lawyer : courtroom      (I am not having any idea about this answer. vamshi or any one else please explain it)

 Answer to the second question is  A) Data has changed from 0 to 1

The given circuit do AND operation with Data and delayed inverted value of Data. So the output Y is 1  implies that both the input to the AND gate should be 1.

First clock cycle 0 as given as input

Second Clock cycle 1 is given as input

GATE 2013 to Get Tougher and More Competitive

The increasing interest in higher education among the engineering students in India is a direct reflection of the growing number of aspirants for the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE). The GATE exam taker have grown from a mere 1.8 lakh in 2008 to 7.7 lakh in 2012. The GATE 2013 will see more numbers and certainly be tougher for two reasons. Due to sluggish recruitment in the IT industry more students are likely to appear while on other hand Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) are recruiting in large numbers and GATE qualification is mandatory for most of those PSUs jobs. Moreover, nearly 90 per cent of the GATE applicants take the test unlike the Civil Services where about 50 per cent of applicants actually appear.

This year the GATE 2013 exam to be conducted by the IIT Bombay will also see several changes. Out of 21 papers in GATE 15 papers will be conducted in online mode this year. Last year only six papers were online while the previous year only four papers were in the online mode. However, this may not be a concern as GATE aspirants are used to online test like AIEEE or BITSAT.

Another change brought in for the exam includes exemption of application fee for female candidates to attract more number of girl students. The fee will be Rs. 1,200 for general and OBC candidates and Rs. 600 for SC, ST and Physically Challenged boys.
Till last year GATE score calculation used method of average and standard deviation of marks scored by all students. In the new formula to be applicable from this year, the average and standard deviation terms do not refer to the entire population, but to specific ability levels (qualification marks and top 0.1% of students). The GATE 2013 score will be remain valid for two years.
The three hour exam with 65 questions (30 one-mark questions and 35 two-mark questions) summing up to 100 marks will have questions from core subjects, engineering maths and general aptitude. “Questions from the core engineering subjects far outweigh the other two areas with 70 per cent weightage. But, General Aptitude and engineering maths with 15 marks each, play a vital role in maximising the score,” says Prudhvi Reddy, Course Director of GATE at TIME institute.
Mr. Reddy feels good performance in aptitude and Maths ensure the minimum qualification marks. “Offline mode will have only multiple choice questions. But, online mode exams will also have numerical answer type questions accounting for 15 marks.” Questions are likely to test the applicants’ grip on basic concepts and the ability to apply them in problems. The GATE notification issued gives an overview of the areas where applicants will be tested. These can be broadly categorized in to four types – recall, comprehension, application and Analysis and Synthesis. “Most of the recall based questions will be in the one mark category. Thorough knowledge of fundamentals and extensive practice are the only two factors that can bring success here,” Mr. Reddy says. The GATE trainers advice that candidates should plan their GATE preparation strategically. Attempting previous year GATE papers and analyzing the weightage given for various topics are crucial elements.
However, aspirants will face tough competition for six papers – CSE, ECE, EEE, ME, PI and IN that account for 90 per cent of the applicants. All these will be in the offline mode on second Sunday of February 2013.

GATE Question of the Day – General Aptitude and Digital Question

After seeing a good response from many GATE aspirants to my yesterday post GATE Question of the Day –  General Aptitude Question . Today i am going to post a GATE General Aptitude Question and a question from Digital Electronics. General Aptitude is common to all branches and Digital Electronics is common to CSE, ECE, EEE and Instrumentation.

The fuel consumed by a motorbike during a journey while traveling at different speed is given in the below graph

the distance covered during four laps of journey are shown in the table below

From the given data, We can conclude that the fuel consumed per kilometer was least during the lap

A)P  B)Q  C)R  D)S

 The output Y of the below circuit is always “1” when?

A) Two are more of the inputs P, Q, R are “0”
B) Two are more of the inputs P, Q, R are “1”
C) Any odd number of the inputs P, Q, R are “0”
D) Any odd number of the inputs P, Q, R are “1”

Possible justify your answer, it will help many other to understand the problem clearly. Thanks for your answer. 

Fuel consumed per kilometer was least during the lap will be ‘Q’ since it will cover 90km/hr.so the correct answer is option B for 1st question. 

Detailed Answer for first question

1) For P laps bike has to travel 15KM at the mileage of 30KM/L so fuel consumption per KM is 0.0333 Litre (333 ml)
2)For Q laps bike has to travel 75 KM at the mileage of 90KM/L so fuel consumption per KM is 0.0111 litre
(111 ml)
3)For R laps the bike has to travel 40KM at the mileage of 80KM/L(approximately) so fuel consumption per KM is 0.0125 litre (124 ml)
4)for S laps it has to travel 10KM at the mileage of 30KM/L so fuel consumption per KM is 0.0333 litre (333 ml)
Based on the above results the fuel consumption per KM during the Q Lap is less

For second question answer is B

Solution for the second question is

Y=(((PQ)'(QR)’)(PQ)’) = (((P’+Q’)(Q’+R’)(P’+Q’))=((P’Q’+P’R’+Q’+Q’R’)(P’+Q’))

Y=(P’Q’+P’R’+P’Q’R’+Q’+Q’R’)= PQ+QR+PR

So that two or more inputs are 1 for Y is always 1

GATE Question of the Day – General Aptitude Question

Hi guys from today onwards, I am going to give some question to solve. Please post your answers to this  question. I will give you the detailed answer to this question tomorrow. Today i started only with one question from GATE 2011 general aptitude. From tomorrow i try to some more questions from various sources based on your response to this question.  

All the best. Together we learn.

Opposite meaning to the word FREQUENCY is?

a) Periodicity

b) Rarity

c) Gradualness 

d) Persistency 

Best Answer to this question is b) Rarity which gives the meaning of infrequency and all other words give the same meaning of frequency.

Some Insights Into GATE 2013 Exam for GATE 2013 Preparation

Many number of students appear for GATE exam every year to qualify themselves for getting admitted into reputed institutes like IITs and NITs. Colleges accepting GATE score card. Here we will sneak a quick look through GATE exam. Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering is popularly renowned as GATE exam is the sole criterion for admission to the postgraduate programs of the fifteen IITs (eight new and seven existing) and very soon govt plan to start another 20 IITs. From lakhs of GATE applicants only a few thousand get through these exam as passing these stringent entrance exam with flying colors requires hard work, apt talent and utter dedication. There will be a diversity of  engineering students of varying potential appearing for the GATE 2013 and only those with apt preparation backing them will pass through. Preparing for the gate 2013 may seem as a daunting task at first but with the right kind of guidance and GATE coaching, the target will seem achievable. It is not just about passing the exam as you will need high scores to lay your hands upon a seat in your desired discipline.
Gate exam is an esteemed test and a stringent one too. With a bit of intricate research on the Internet you will stumble upon a multiplicity of educational establishments which proffer apt coaching for GATE 2013. GATE 2013 is conducted jointly by the IITs and the Indian Institute of Science and the GATE 2130 organizing responsibility goes to IIT Bombay. It is held on behalf of National Coordination Board, the Department of Higher Education which comes under Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) Government of India. After clearing this GATE 2013 you are eligible to get admitted into postgraduate programmes/ PhD programmes in a wide variety of engineering institutes. You also need to complete engineering bachelor’s degree or final year to be eligible for appearing GATE 2013. The availability of scholarships, fellowship, financial aids and Public Sector job recruitment through GATE exam attract many an intellectuals into appearing this GATE 2013.
Now that you have peeked into some of the most sought after GATE 2013; let us browse through some tips as to how to crack GATE 2013 with utter forbearance. First of all it is utterly imperative to have a calm and poised attitude towards the GATE 2013. So composition and patience is the key to success in GATE 2013. It is also imperative to jot down your priorities. Total dedication, proper planning, self control and apt coaching will see to it that you pass GATE 2013 with flying colors. All GATE aspirants are welcome to share your opinion, thought, quires, success stories with others here. Like our examsavvy facebook page to get all updates about GATE 2013. Best wishes for your GATE 2013 Preparations.

Important Dates of GATE Exam 2013

Official Dates Of GATE Exam 2013:

GATE 2013 Online Examination for AR, CE, GG, MA, MT, PH and TF Papers Will be on Sunday 20 January 2013(09:00 Hrs to 12:00 Hrs)
 GATE 2013 Online Examination for  AE, AG, BT, CH, CY, MN, XE and XL Papers Will be on Sunday 20 January 2013 (14:00 Hrs to 17:00 Hrs)
 GATE 2013 Offline Examination for CS, ME and PI Papers Will be on Sunday 10 February 2013 (09:00 Hrs to 12:00 Hrs)
 GATE 2013 Offline Examination for EC, EE and IN Papers Will be on Sunday 10 February 2013 (14:00 Hrs to 17:00 Hrs)
 Announcement of results on Online Applicant Interface Friday 15 March 2013 (10:00 Hrs)

Highlights of GATE 2013 Exam

  • Dates of GATE 2013 online exam : 20th January 2013,  
  • Dates of GATE 2013 offline exam : 10th February 2013
  • Female candidates are exempted from application fee for GATE 2013 examination.
  • GATE 2013 SCORE valid for TWO years as last year.
  • CE (Civil) Paper to be conducted ONLINE

Hope all you are preparing for the exam very well. You may find some GATE 2013 preparation tips and time management

What is Special in GATE 2013

GATE 2013 Special announcements.

Online papers:  AE, AG, AR, BT, CE, CH, CY, GG, MA, Mn, MT, PH,TF, XE, and Xl

Offline papers: CS, EC, EE, in, ME, and Pi.

·         15 subject papers will be conducted by an ONLINE computer based test: AE, AG, AR, BT, CE, CH, CY, GG, MA, MN, MT, PH, TF, XE, and XL. Like the previous year the online examination will also contain a few questions where a numerical answer must be provided (instead of a choice from A,B,C,D).
·         Female candidates are exempted from paying the application fee.
·         All candidate related information and grievance redressed will be available in a single GATE Online Applicant Interface. (What is it?)
·         Applicant photograph and signature must be uploaded during online application.
·         A new formula will be used for calculating the GATE score.
·         Biometric information (Photograph and fingerprint) maybe captured before the examination for randomly selected candidates.

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GATE 2013 Question Papers Pattern and Answer Marking Scheme

Pattern of Question Papers

The examination for the papers with codes AE, AG, AR, BT, CE, CH, CY, GG, MA, MN, MT, PH, TF, XE and XL will be conducted ONLINE using computers where the candidates will be required to select the answer for each question using a mouse. For all other papers (CS, EC, EE, IN, ME & PI), the exam will be conducted OFFLINE in whicih candidates will have to mark the correct choice on an Optical Response Sheet (ORS) by darkening the appropriate bubble against each question.
In all the papers, there will be a total of 65 questions carrying 100 marks, out of which 10 questions carrying total of 15 marks are in General Aptitude (GA). The remaining of 85% of the total marks is devoted to the syllabus of the paper (as indicated in the syllabus section)
GATE 2013 would contain questions of four different types in various papers:

(i) Multiple choice questions carrying 1 or 2 marks each; Each of  the multiple choice objective questions in all papers and sections will contain four answers,  of which one correct answer is to be marked.
(ii) Common data questions (which are also multiple choice questions), where two successive questions use the same set of input data;
Example
Statement for Common Data Questions, for instance, for Questions 48 and 49 in Main Paper: 
Let X and Y be jointly distributed random variables such that the conditional distribution of Y, given X=x, is uniform on the interval (x-1,x+1). Suppose E(X)=1 and Var(X)=5/3.
First question using common data:
Q.48 The mean of the random variable Y is
(A) 1/2  (B) 1  (C) 3/2  (D) 2
Second question using common data:
Q.49 The variance of the random variable Y is
(A) 1/2  (B) 2/3  (C) 1  (D) 2
(iii) Linked answer questions (which are also multiple choice questions), where the answer to the first question in the pair is required to answer its successor;
Example: Statement for Linked Answer Questions, for instance, for Questions 52 and 53 in Main Paper: 
An E. coli cell of volume 10-12 cm3 contains 60 molecules of lac-repressor. The repressor has a binding affinity (Kd) of 10-8 M and 10-9 M with and without lactose respectively, in the medium.
First question of the pair:
Q.52 The molar concentration of the repressor in the cell is
(A) 0.1 nM (B) 1 nM (C) 10 nM (D) 100 nM
Second question of the pair:
Q.53 Therefore the lac-operon is
(A) repressed and can only be induced with lactose.
(B) repressed and cannot be induced with lactose.
(C) not repressed.
(D) expressed only when glucose and lactose are present.
(iv) Numerical answer questions, where the answer is a number, to be entered by the candidate using the mouse and a virtual keypad that will be provided on the screen.
Design of Questions
The questions in a paper may be designed to test the following abilities:
(i) Recall: These are based on facts, principles, formulae or laws of the discipline of the paper. The candidate is expected to be able to obtain the answer either from his/her memory of the subject or at most from a one-line computation.
Example
Q. During machining maximum heat is produced
(A)  in flank face
(B)  in rake face
(C)  in shear zone
(D)  due to friction between chip and tool
(ii) Comprehension: These questions will test the candidate’s understanding of the basics of his/her field, by requiring him/her to draw simple conclusions from fundamental ideas.
Example
Q. A DC motor requires a starter in order to
(A)  develop a starting torque
(B)  compensate for auxiliary field ampere turns
(C)  limit armature current at starting
(D) provide regenerative braking
(iii) Application: In these questions, the candidate is expected to apply his/her knowledge either through computation or by logical reasoning.
Example
Q. The sequent depth ratio of a hydraulic jump in a rectangular channel is 16.48. The Froude number at the beginning of the jump is:
(A)  5.0  (B) 8.0    (C)  10.0  (D) 12.0
(iv) Analysis and Synthesis These can be linked answer questions, where the answer to the first question of the pair is required in order to answer its successor. Or these can be common data questions, in which two questions share the same data but can be solved independently of each other.
Common data based questions: Two questions are linked to a common data problem, passage and the like. Each question is independent and its solution is obtainable from the above problem data or passage directly. (Answer of the previous question is not required to solve the next question). Each question under this group will carry two marks.
Linked answer questions: These questions are of problem solving type. A problem statement is followed by two questions based on the problem statement. The two questions are designed such that the solution to the second question depends upon the answer to the first one. In other words, the first answer is an intermediate step in working out the second answer. Each question in such ‘linked answer questions’ will carry two marks.
Examples of each of this design is given in the types of questions above.
The questions based on the above four logics may be a mix of single stand alone statement/phrase /data type questions, combination of option codes type questions or match items type questions. 

Marking Scheme

For 1 mark multiple choice questions, 1/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer. Likewise, for 2 marks multiple choice questions, 2/3  mark will be deducted for a wrong answer. However, for the linked answer question pair, where each question carries 2 marks, 2/3  mark will be deducted for a wrong answer to the first question only. There is no negative marking for wrong answer to the second question of the linked answer question pair. If the first question in the linked pair is wrongly answered or is unattempted, then the answer to the second question in the pair will not be evaluated. There is no negative marking for numerical answer type questions (numerical answer type questions will appear only in the papers for which the exam is ONLINE only).
General Aptitude (GA) Questions 
In all papers, GA questions are of multiple choice type, and carry a total of 15 marks.  The GA section includes 5 questions carrying 1 mark each (sub-total 5 marks) and 5 questions carrying 2 marks each (sub-total 10 marks).
Question papers other than GG, XE and XL
These papers would contain 25  questions carrying one mark each (sub-total 25 marks) and 30  questions carrying two marks each (sub-total 60 marks).  Out of these, two pairs of questions would be common data questions, and two pairs of questions would be linked answer questions.  In the ONLINE papers, the question paper will consist of  questions of multiple choice type and numerical answer type. For multiple choice type questions, each question will have four choices for the answer. For numerical answer type questions, each question will have a number as the answer and choices will not be givenThe answer is to be entered using the mouse and a virtual keypad that will appear on the screen.
GG (Geology and Geophysics) Paper
Apart from the General Aptitude (GA) section, the GG question paper consists of two parts: Part A and Part B. Part A is common for all candidates. Part B contains two sections: Section 1 (Geology) and Section 2 (Geo-physics). Candidates will have to attempt questions in Part A and either Section 1 or Section 2 in Part B.
Part A consists of 25 multiple choice questions carrying 1-mark each (sub-total 25 marks & some of these may be numerical questions). Each section  in Part B (Section 1 and Section 2) consists of 30 multiple choice questions carrying 2 marks each (sub-total 60 marks and some of these may be numerical questions). Out of these, two pairs of questions would be common data questions, and two pairs of questions would be linked answer questions.
XE Paper (Engineering Sciences)
In XE paper, Engineering Mathematics section (Section A) is compulsory. This section contains 11 multiple choice questions carrying a total of 15 marks: 7 questions carrying 1-mark each (sub-total 7 marks), and 4 questions carrying 2-marks each (sub-total 8 marks). Some of the multiple choice questions may be replaced by numerical questions.
Each of the other sections of the XE paper (Sections B through G) contains 22 questions carrying a total of 35 marks:  9 questions carrying 1 mark each (sub-total 9 marks) and 13 questions carrying 2 marks each (sub-total 26 marks).  Out of the 2 mark questions, 2 pairs are common data questions and 1 pair is linked answer questions. Some of the multiple choice questions may be replaced by numerical questions.
XL Paper (Life Sciences)
In XL paper,  Chemistry section (Section H) is compulsory. This section contains 15 multiple choice questions carrying a total of 25 marks: 5 questions carrying 1 mark each (sub-total 5 marks) and  10 questions carrying 2-marks each (sub-total 20 marks).  Out of the 2-mark questions, 1 pair is common data questions, and 1 pair is linked answer questions. Some of the multiple choice questions may be replaced by numerical questions.
Each of the other sections of the XL paper (Sections I through M) contains 20 multiple choice questions carrying a total of 30 marks: 10 questions carrying 1 mark each (sub-total 10 marks) and 10 questions carrying 2 marks each (sub-total 20 marks). Some of the multiple choice questions may be replaced by numerical questions.