GATE exam consists of two sections i) General aptitude ii) core subject. The General aptitude (GA) syllabus is common for all the core papers.
Out of the total 100 marks,15 marks(10 marks-quantitative and reasoning plus 5 marks- general English) can be easily scored if we have the right approach to prepare for the GA. The Right approach means the right strategy which includes the right choice of books for preparation. So here are the lists of best books that can strengthen your both VERBAL ABILITY and NUMERICAL ABILITY that are required for cracking the GA section.
BOOKS ON VERBAL ABILITY:
The Verbal ability section comprises of English grammar, sentence completion, verbal analogies, word groups, instructions, critical reasoning, and verbal deduction. The following books help to build your verbal ability from scratch and also shape you to attain maximum marks.
High school English grammar by Wren and Martin — S.Chand publications — helps to build basics of English grammar.
A modern approach to verbal and nonverbal reasoning by R.S.Agarwal—helps to improve logical thinking.
Apart from this one’s vocabulary can be improved by reading the English newspaper daily.
BOOKS ON NUMERICAL ABILITY:
The Numerical Ability section comprises of Numerical computation, numerical estimation, numerical reasoning, and data interpretation.
Books which helps in scoring maximum marks in this section include:
Quantitative aptitude — by R.S Agarwal — covers aptitude basics along with a wide variety of solved problems as well as practice problems.
Magical book on quicker maths — by M.tyra – gives short cut tricks for solving aptitude questions easily.