INTRODUCTION TO GAT
GAT is the acronym for Graduate Aptitude Test. A good score in GAT is a part-
requirement for admission to The Master of Science in Information Technology
(MSIT) Program, which is a two year post graduate program in Computer
Science. MSIT program is offered by “Consortium of Institutions of Higher
Learning” (CIHL), formed by the Universities. MSIT is currently offered at
International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT-H), Hyderabad, School of
IT, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Hyderabad (JNTUH), College of
Engineering, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Kakinada (JNTUK) and
College of Engineering, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Anantapur
(JNTUA) and Sri Venkateswara University Tirupati (SVU).
GAT is typically taken by Graduates in Engineering of any branch (B.Tech/B.E) or final year students. GAT measures Literacy, Quantitative and Writing skills that are needed for academic success in higher learning. GAT assesses problem – solving skills under a strict time limit. GAT is administered online and is a Computer-based Test. GAT has been developed, administered and scored by Eduquity Career Technologies (P) Ltd, a Bangalore-based Human Resources Assessment Company.
STRUCTURE OF GAT
GAT consists of two main sections, namely, Critical Reading and, Quantitative Ability.The Critical Reading section comprises of Reading Comprehension , Analytical and Logical Reasoning.The Quantitative Ability section comprises of Discrete Comparisons (Percentages, Ratios, Profit and Loss etc.), Data Analysis (Graphs, Charts and Tables), Quantitative Comparison (Diagrams, Formulae, Distance, Time etc.), Sets, Relations and Functions (Venn diagrams, Linear equations, Intersections, etc.).
SCORING OF GAT
Scaled scores are a standardized converted score based on your correct responses. A Scaled Score is the total number of correct answers (i.e, the raw score) that has been converted into a consistent and standardized scale. In each GAT section, the scores are graded on a scale of 200-800 making a total of 1600 for both the sections.
PREPARATION FOR GAT
Since GAT is not directly a knowledge based test, it takes into account what a student has learnt in his school/high school days up to Standard XII. Therefore, practice becomes more important than just reading. It is advisable for candidates to practise mock tests through various websites and books. A list of test web links and practice books are indicated below-
WEBLINKS: Here students can find Aptitude Questions and Answers with explanations for Quantitative Aptitude, Logical Reasoning, Verbal Ability & Data Interpretation so that they can learn, practise & improve their skills.
- https://gat-cs-web.firebaseapp.com/ (Computational Problem Solving Tutorial is offered by MSIT in the beside link. If the candidates have any queries in the concepts which they have learnt from the tutorial, they can send them to : firstname.lastname@example.org. Their queries would be duly answered.
REFERENCE BOOKS: Here you can practise any number of test papers and in many cases the working principles are also stated.
- Barron’s Strategies and Practice for the New PSAT/NMSQT by BARRON
- A modern approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal reasoning by Dr. R.S. AGGARWAL
- Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by R.S. AGGARWAL
- Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by TRISHNAS
MSIT GAT 2019 Instructions to candidates:
Take a Practice Online test Mock Test to get familiarity with rules and regulations.
TIMING & BREAKS
- The test you are taking is the Online GAT and the duration is 60 minutes.
- No break is permitted between the sections of the online GAT.
- The online MSIT will consist of 50 multiple choice questions to be answered in 60minutes.
- The online test you are about to take has TWO sections:
Section I & Section II
- SECTION I – CRITICAL READING &WRITING (This section consists of 25 questions assesses your ability on reading comprehension, analytical and logical thinking, Verbal ability and English comprehension)
- SECTION II - QUANTITATIVE ABILITY consists of 25 multiple choice questions. This section assesses your Quantitative (Mathematical) Ability.
- Each question is followed by 4 or 5 options. Choose the option that is most appropriate. CLICK on the circle adjacent to it.
- All questions carry ONE mark
- There is no negative marking.
- In each of these sections,every question is followed by either 4 or 5 answer options. Choose the option that is most appropriate. Indicate your answer by clicking on the circle adjacent to the option you think is right.