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GATE 2023 Syllabus for Reasoning and Comprehension (XH - B1) - Important Chapters, Best Books, Sample Questions, Exam Pattern

Diksha Sharma
Diksha SharmaUpdated On: August 16, 2022 01:08 pm IST

GATE 2023 will be conducted tentatively in February. The following article will overview the GATE 2023 syllabus for Reasoning and Comprehension (XH - B1) with the best books, sample questions, exam pattern, etc.

GATE 2023 syllabus for Reasoning and Comprehension

GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) is a national-level postgraduate entrance exam that is conducted to shortlist the candidates for admission to M.Tech, MS, M.E, Direct Ph.D., and other PG programmes. Last year (in 2022), some new changes have been introduced to the GATE exam according to which the exam will not only be conducted for the Science & Engineering programmes but also for Arts & Humanities and Environmental Science programmes. The following article will overview the GATE 2023 syllabus for Reasoning and Comprehension (XH - B1) while focusing on the chapters, best books, sample questions, and exam pattern of the paper. 

List of New Subjects Introduced in GATE

The following subjects have been introduced in the GATE exam in 2022, and the same will be applicable for 2023 as well -

New Subject Name

Paper Code

Reasoning and Comprehension

XH-B1

English

XH-C2

Economics

XH-C1

Linguistics

XH-C3

Psychology

XH-C5

Philosophy

XH-C4

Sociology

XH-C6

Environmental Science and Engineering

ES

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GATE 2023 Syllabus for English

About GATE 2023 Reasoning and Comprehension About?

The new Reasoning and Comprehension subject introduced in GATE 2023 is to test the ability of the candidates to comprehend and interpret the written data. Through this subject, the candidates will be evaluated on the basis of their ability to do analysis and critical reasoning for the given text and its structures.

GATE 2023 Syllabus for Reasoning and Comprehension (XH - B1)

In order to prepare for the GATE 2023 exam, it is very important to learn about the complete syllabus for the subject. Having a knowledge of all the topics and sub-topics included in the syllabus will help the students prepare a timetable accordingly. 

The GATE 2023 Syllabus for Reasoning and Comprehension is given in the table below:

Chapter Topics

Skills to be Evaluated

Reading Comprehension

The ability to analyse the short written paragraphs and answer the questions following the written information.

Expression

The ability to analyse the stylistic and rhetorical aspects of sentences, find out the errors and modify the text.

Analytical Reasoning

The ability to understand the relationship between two consecutive sentences/ paragraphs and draw out a conclusion.

Logical Reasoning

The ability to think & analyse critically to identify the main and supporting arguments, predict an argument, predict outcomes, etc.

Best Books for GATE 2023 Reasoning and Comprehension

In order to prepare well for the exam, it is also important to choose the best books which align with the latest GATE syllabus. Listed below are some of the best books for GATE 2023 Syllabus for Reasoning and Comprehension which the students can consider for their GATE preparation.

  • Reading Development and Difficulties By Kate Cain

  • Bringing Words to Life: Robust Vocabulary Instruction By Isabel L. Beck, Margaret G. McKeown, Linda Kucan

  • Understanding Reading Development By Colin Harrison

  • Understanding Reading Comprehension: Processes and Practices By Wayne Tennent

  • Understanding and Teaching Reading Comprehension: A handbook By Jane Oakhill, Kate Cain and Carsten Elbro

  • Developing Reading Comprehension By Paula J. Clarke, Emma Truelove, Charles Hulme, Margaret J. Snowling

Sample Questions Papers for GATE 2023 Reasoning and Comprehension

Sample question papers are a very important aspect of GATE preparation which can help you score well in the exam. Solving the sample question papers for GATE 2023 will not only help the candidates get familiar with the type of questions asked in the paper but will also help them to practice the questions and manage their time accordingly. It is advisable for the candidates to keep practicing the sample question papers as much as they can for GATE 2023 preparation.

Given in the PDF below are sample question papers for GATE 2023 Reasoning and Comprehension which you can download by clicking on the links given:

GATE 2023 Reasoning & Comprehension Sample Paper: PDF

Exam Pattern & Marking Scheme for GATE 2023 Reasoning and Comprehension

While studying hard for the exam, it is also important to know about the GATE 2023 exam pattern and marking scheme. This will help you understand how marks are divided for the paper and how you can solve the questions to score higher marks in the exam. 

  • GATE 2023 will be an online (computer-based) test which will be conducted for a total of 3 hours duration. 

  • The paper will consist of a total of 65 questions carrying a total of 100 marks.

  • There will be three sections in the paper: General Aptitude, Engineering Mathematics and Reasoning & Comprehension.

  • General Aptitude and Reasoning & Comprehension will be compulsory for all XH subjects.

  • The paper will consist of MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions) and numerical questions.

The marking scheme for the GATE 2023 Reasoning & Comprehension paper is given in the table below:

Type of Question

Marking Pattern

Negative Marking

MCQ

1 or 2 marks for each correct answer

1/3rd marks and 2/3rd marks deduction for 1 mark and 2 marks questions respectively

MSQ

1 or 2 marks for each correct answer

No negative marking

NAT

1 or 2 marks for each correct answer

No negative marking

Hence, in order to score well in the XH papers of GATE 2023, it is very important for the candidates to score well in the Reasoning & Comprehension section. The syllabus and marking pattern mentioned above will help the candidates prepare for the same.

I hope this article will help you with your GATE 2023 preparation.

We wish you all the best!

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