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GSAT Exam Pattern 2018

GSAT 2018 or GITAM Science Admission Test will be conducted by GITAM University for admission into various Undergraduate and Postgraduate programs in Science at GITAM GIS (Institute of Science). The exam will take place in May 2018 at various centres in Andhra Pradesh and other parts of India.

GSAT 2018 entrance test is conducted for both Undergraduate and Postgraduate programs in different subjects as mentioned above. With a few exceptions (as discussed later in the article), the general exam pattern for both the graduate programs is as follows:

  • The question paper will contain 60 multiple-choice questions.
  • The question paper will contain 3 Sections: A, B, and C. Each section will be based on syllabus from relevant subjects.
  • The duration of the exam will be 1 hour.
  • Each question will carry 1 mark.

The syllabus of GSAT 2018 admission test will be based on the subject in which the admission is being sought.

This article will further discuss the exam pattern, syllabus, and other relevant details about the GSAT 2018 exam.

The programs offered by GITAM GIS (Institute of Science) are as follows:

Undergraduate ProgramsPostgraduate ProgramsIntegrated 5 years M.Sc. Program
Bachelor of Computer Applications (BCA)M.Sc. Analytical ChemistryM.Sc. Biotechnology
Bachelor of Environmental Management (BEM)M.Sc. Applied Mathematics (Computational Fluid Dynamics CFD)M.Sc. Chemistry
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)M.Sc. Biochemistry
M.Sc. Bioinformatics
M.Sc. Biotechnology
M.Sc. Electronics Science (Networking and Embedded Systems)
M.Sc. Environmental Science
M.Sc. Food Science and Technology
M.Sc. Microbiology
M.Sc. Organic Chemistry
M.Sc. Physics (Nuclear / Space / Material / Nano)
Master of Computer Applications (MCA)

GSAT Exam pattern 2018

As discussed above, GSAT 2018 entrance test is conducted for both, Undergraduate and Postgraduate programs in different subjects. With a few exceptions (as discussed later in the article), the general exam pattern for both graduate programs are similar.

Below given is a quick overview about the GSAT exam pattern 2018:

Exam ModeOffline (Pen Paper Based)
Number of sections 3 (A, B, C)
Question Paper Type Objective/Multiple-choice Questions
Total Marks60
Exam duration 1 hour
Exam language English

GSAT Exam pattern 2018 Program-Wise

You will find detailed GSAT Exam Pattern 2018 discussed below.

For M.Sc. programs, the exam pattern is as follows:

Test codeCourseSubjectMaximum MarksMaximum Time
101M.Sc. Applied MathematicsMathematics601 hour
102M.Sc. Physics 
M.Sc. Electronics Science
Physics/Electronics601 hour
103M.Sc. Analytical Chemistry 
M.Sc. Organic Chemistry
Chemistry601 hour
104M.Sc. Biochemistry 
M.Sc. Biotechnology 
M.Sc. Microbiology 
M.Sc. Food Science & Technology M.Sc. Bioinformatics
Life Sciences601 hour
105M.Sc. Environmental ScienceEnvironmental Science601 hour

In the above pattern, the question papers for all subjects will contain 3 sections as given here:

SectionNumber of QuestionsMaximum Marks for each SectionTotal Marks

For MCA program, the exam pattern is as follows:

Test CodeSectionSubjectNumber of QuestionsMarks for each SectionMaximum MarksMaximum Time
108ACommunicative Ability1515601 hour
BAnalytical Ability2020
CMathematical Ability2525

For Undergraduate and Integrated M.Sc. program, the exam pattern is as follows:

Test CodeCourse NameSubject
106BEM / Five year integrated M.Sc. Biotechnology/ B.Sc.#Mathematics or Biology, Physics and Chemistry (or) Environmental education*
107BCAAnalytical Ability

# Maths, Physics and Chemistry for candidates seeking admission to B.Sc.

* For candidates with other than science optional at Intermediate / +2, seeking admission to BEM programme only.

Note: Test No.106 will consist of 3 sections and in each section, there will be 30 multiple choice questions:

SectionSubjectNumber of Questions per SectionMaximum Marks
BPhysical Sciences3030
CBiological Sciences3030


Group / optional subjects in the Qualifying examination (+2 or equivalent)Sections to be AnsweredMaximum Time
Mathematics, Physics and ChemistrySECTION A & B1 hour
Biology, Physics and ChemistrySECTION B & C1 hour


Candidates with other than science optional at Intermediate / +2, seeking admission to BEM programme will have to attempt Section D of Test Code No.106:

SectionSubjectNumber of QuestionsMaximum MarksMaximum Time
DEnvironmental Education60601 hour

Test No.107 consists of only one section with 60 multiple choice questions each carrying 1 mark.

Test CodeSubjectNumber of QuestionsMaximum MarksMaximum Time
107Analytical Ability60601 hour

For Integrated M.Sc. Chemistry, the exam pattern is as follows:

Test CodeSectionSubjectTotal Number of QuestionsNumber of Questions per SectionMarks per SectionTotal MarksMaximum Time
109AChemistry603030601 hour

GSAT 2018 Marking scheme

The general marking scheme of the paper is as follows:

  • The total marks for each paper is 60.
  • Each question carries 1 mark.

Check out the Exam Pattern Section discussed above for more details on Marking.

Important Guidelines for GSAT 2018

While taking the exam there are some important instructions to keep in mind. They are as follows:

  • Admit Card must be brought by the candidate on the day of exam and preserve it for future use.
  • Admit Card/ Hall ticket of GSAT 2018 is unique and not transferable. The candidature of the candidate will be terminated in any case the admit card is tempered.
  • Candidates are allowed to use only black or blue ball point pen.
  • Candidates are required to bring the admit card, application form, attested copy of the caste certificate.
  • All the electronic gadgets like calculator, log tables, mobile etc are prohibited.
  • You are advised to attempt all the questions as each question carry 1 mark each.
  • Candidate must return the OMR sheet along with the question booklet. Make sure that the OMR sheet should not be tempered and circle the answer option properly
  • The circles that are not marked properly will not be counted.




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