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GAT Exam

All you need to know

What is 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.

GAT is typically taken by Graduates in Engineering of any branch (B.Tech/B.E) or final year students. GAT measures Literacy, Quantitative, Writing skills and a part of Computational Problem Solving that are needed for academic success in higher learning. The test assesses problem–solving skills under a strict time limit.


GAT is typically administered online and is a computer-based test. It has been developed, administered and scored by Eduquity Career Technologies (P) Ltd, a Bangalore-based Human Resources Assessment Company.

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How is the GAT Exam Structured?

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.

Instructions for GAT

Looking for detailed instructions for the GAT exam? Access a copy of the instructions sheet for your reference.

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How do I prepare 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 here:

Note: These resources are not affiliated with the MSIT Program

Reference Books

​Access resources to help you practice with an exhaustive set of test papers and in many of these books 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

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GAT Exam Sections

Section 1

Critical Reading and Writing

25 questions - 25 marks

Reading Comprehension

1 Passage with 3 questions


  • Knowledge of Grammar (1 Passage with 4 questions)

  • Rearrangement of sentences 

  • Idioms & Phrases

  • Synonyms & Antonyms

Logical Reasoning & Analytical Ability

  • Assumptions / Arguments / Conclusions drawn true or false

  • Directional 

  • Positional / Linear sequence or arrangement

  • Blood Relationship

Section 2

Quantitative Ability
25 questions - 25 marks

Discrete Comparison 

  • Percentage, Permutations & Probability

  • Time & work, Profit & Loss

  • Ratio Proportion and Variations

  • Basic Trigonometry

  • Progressions


  • Union & Intersections

  • Venn Diagrams

Quantitative Comparison 

  • Geometry: Line, angles, areas

  • Diagrams, formulas, areas, distance, time etc.

  • Algebra: Expressions, equations, inequalities

  • Number system

Data Analysis

  • Line Graphs

  • Bar Graphs & Pie Graphs

  • Charts & Tables

Data Sufficiency

  • Geometry: Line, angles, areas

  • Number system

  • Algebra: Expressions, equations, inequalities

Relations and functions

  • Relations, The argument of the function, Cartesian product

  • Function of a Function