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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 partrequirement 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 computerbased test. It has been developed, administered and scored by Eduquity Career Technologies (P) Ltd, a Bangalorebased Human Resources Assessment Company.
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 200800 making a total of 1600 for both the sections.
Instructions for GAT
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How do I prepare for GAT?
Since GAT is not directly a knowledgebased 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 & NonVerbal reasoning by Dr. R.S. AGGARWAL

Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by R.S. AGGARWAL

Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by TRISHNAS
GAT Exam Sections
Section 1
Critical Reading and Writing
25 questions  25 marks
Reading Comprehension
1 Passage with 3 questions
Writing

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
Sets

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