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GSAT 2018 Syllabus

GSAT (GITAM Science Aptitude Test) 2018 syllabus is set by GITAM University, Visakhapatnam in the state of Andhra Pradesh for taking admissions in undergraduate and post-graduate courses offered in GITAM Institute of Science (GIS). On behalf of GIS, Gandhi Institute of Technology and Management, also known as GITAM University, conducts the entrance test every year, which usually takes place in the second week of May.  Besides the regular UG and PG programs offered in GIS, there is also an integrated 5-year M Sc. program in Biotechnology and Chemistry.

GSAT Syllabus for different courses is different. The entrance test is based on the main subject, in which a candidate wants to specialize in. GSAT Syllabus 2018 has not yet been updated by the concerned authority of GITAM University, but going by previous years’ GSAT, the syllabus remains more or less the same, with some minor changes or no changes at all. In this article, we will discuss about the complete syllabus and brief about the GSAT 2018.

GSAT (GITAM Science Admission Test) is a national level exam conducted by Gandhi Institute of Technology and Management University. It conducts to admission in various UG and PG science programs in the month of May.

The exam is held in offline mode (Pen and Paper based) with the duration of one hour only (60 Minutes). The question paper consists of 60 MCQ questions, each question carries one mark. Negative marking is not applicable.

GSAT 2018 Course Wise Syllabus

M Sc. in Applied Mathematics important topics

  • Real Number System, Sequences and Series
  • Limits, Continuity, Differentiation and Integration
  • Vector Calculus

Sample Questions

Ques 1. The derivative of a differential even function is:

a) Odd function (b) even function (c) constant function (d) none of these

Ques 2. The system of equations 2x+3y+4z+1=0 has

(a) no solution (b) a unique solution (c) infinite number of solutions (d) none of these

Ques 3. The probability that a non-leap year should have 53 Tuesdays is

(a) 1/7 (b) 2/7 (c) 3/7 (d) 4/7

Reference Book – The New Integrated GSAT Mathematics Root Book, SKU/ISBN: 9789768218308

M Sc. In Electronics Science/Physics important topics

AC Fundamentals or Mechanics of rigid bodiesCommunications or Optics
RC and RL Circuit or Central forcesPower Supplies or Laser & Fiber Optics
PN Junction or UltrasonicDigital Electronics or Dielectrics
RC Coupled Amplifier or ThermodynamicsCombinational and Sequential circuits or Moving charge in electric and magnetic field
Operational Amplifiers or Quantum theory of radiation-

Sample Questions

Ques 1. The electric field E at center of uniformly charged conductor is:

(a) 1 (b) 2 (c) Zero (d) 3.

Ques 2.  The crystal structure of silicon is:

(a) Body centered cube (b) Face centered cube (c) Hexagonal close packed (d) Diamond cube

Reference Book - The New Integrated GSAT Science Book

M.Sc. in Chemistry (Analytical/Organic/Pharmaceutical) Important Topics

s-block & p-block elementsNitrogen compounds
Chemistry of d-block elementsElectrochemistry
Coordination ChemistryChemical kinetics
Structural theory in Organic ChemistryAtomic Structure
Carbonyl compoundsChemical Bonding

Sample paper

Ques 1. The wavelength associated with an electron moving with a velocity of 108 cm per sec will be:

(a) 8.20 A0 (b) 7.27 A0 (c) 5.50 A0 (d) 6.50 A0

Ques 2.  Which one of the following is not paramagnetic?

(a) B2 (b) O2 (c) NO (d) O2

Ques 3.  The bond order in O2+ ion is:

(a) 2 (b) 2.5 (c) 1.5 (d) 3

M.Sc. in Environmental Science Important topics

Multidisciplinary nature of Environmental StudiesEnergy and Land resources
EcosystemsSolid waste Management
Biodiversity and its conservationSocial Issues and the Environment
Natural ResourcesGlobal Environmental Problems
Water ResourcesHuman Population and the Environment
Energy and Land resources-

Sample Paper

Ques 1. The following Gas is responsible for Global warming:

(a) Carbon dioxide (b) Sulphur dioxide (c) Oxides of Nitrogen (d) None of the above

Ques 2. World Environmental Day is celebrated on:

(a) Jan 5th (b) June 5th (c) July 5th (d) Sept 5th

Ques 3. The gas responsible from Bhopal Disaster:

(a) Methyle Iso Cynide (b) Methyle Iso Cynate (c) Di Methyle Iso Cynide (d) both a & b

Syllabus for B.E.M/ Five Year Integrated M.Sc. Biotechnology/ B.Sc. Programs

GSAT Syllabus contains Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Environmental Education for the integrated course. Here we are providing you the important topics of all subject.

  • Mathematics
Statements and SetsReal NumbersStatisticsComputing
Polynomials over integersAnalytical GeometryMatrices-
  • Physics
Physics and MeasurementGravitationOscillations and WavesOptics
MechanicsThermodynamicsElectrostatics and Magnetostatics-

Sample Questions

Ques 1. A ray of light is incident normally on one face of a right angled isosceles prism. It then grazes the hypotenuse. The refractive index of the material of the prism is:

A) 1.732 B) 1.5 C) 1.414 D) 1.33 2.

Ques 2. A block of mass 0.50 kg is moving with a speed of 2.00 m/s on a smooth surface. It strikes another mass of 1.00 kg and then they move together as a single body. The energy loss during the collision is:

A) 0.16 J B) 1.00 J C) 0.67 J D) 0.34 J

Ques 3. While measuring the speed of sound by performing a resonance column experiment, a student gets the first resonance condition at a column length of 18 cm during winter. Repeating the same experiment during summer, she measures the column length to be x cm for the second resonance. Then:

A) 18 > x B) x >54 C) 54 > x > 36 D) 36 > x > 18

  • Chemistry
Atomic StructureAcids and Bases
Chemical BondSome Basic principles of Organic Chemistry
Periodic Table-

Sample Questions

Ques 1. The shape of the P-orbital is:

a) Spherical b) Dumb – bell c) Double Dumb bell d) Circular

Ques 2. The type of bond present in Nacl is:

a) Ionic bond b) Covalent bond b) dative bond d) Hydrogen bond

Ques 3. The tendency of an element to lose an electron is called:

a) Electro negativity b) Non – metallic character b) electropositive character c) Electron affinity

  • Biology
Five Kingdom classificationPhotosynthesis and RespirationReproduction
Typical structure of plant cellDigestive systemBiotechnology

Sample Paper

Ques 1. Nucleus was discovered by

a) Robert Brown b) Anton Von Leeuwenhoek c) Robert Hooke d) Schleiden

Ques 2. Spindle fibers are disappeared during

a) Prophase b) Metaphase c) Anaphase d) Telophase

Ques 3. Identify the carcinogen

a) Sugar b) Sodium chloride c) Tobacco d) Milk

  • Subject Environmental Education
Man and EnvironmentEnvironmental Pollution and Control, Global IssuesSustainable Agriculture
Environment and DevelopmentEnergy-

Sample Paper

Ques 1. The work Ecosystem was coined by

a) A.G. Tansley b) EP Odum c) Clements d) Clark

Ques 2. Which one of the following is not an environmental consequence due to urbanization?

a) Tsunami b) Water pollution c) Air Pollution d) Soil Pollution

Ques 3. Air pollution is contributed by _______Sector.

a) Industrial b) Automobile c) Both a & b d) None of the above

Syllabus for BCA (Bachelor of Computer Application) Important Topics

AverageProfit & Loss 5CalendarData Interpretation
Problems on NumbersProblems on TrainsClocks-
Problems on AgesSimple and Compound InterestOdd Man Out & Series-

Sample Paper

Ques 1. The cost price of 20 articles is the same as the selling price of x articles. If the profit is 25%, then value of x is:

a) 15 b) 16 c) 18 d) 25 2.

Ques 2. What is the simple interest on Rs. 6500 at 13% p.a for 4 years?

a) Rs.3280 b) Rs. 3350 c) Rs. 3250 d) Rs. 3380 3.

Ques 3. In the first 10 overs of a cricket game, the run rate was only 3.2. What should be the run rate in the remaining 40 overs to reach the target of 282 runs?

a) 6.25 b) 6.5 c) 6.75 d) 7

Reference book - Quantitative Aptitude by R.S.Agarwal, S.Chand and Company

Syllabus for MCA (Master of Computer Application) Important Topics

  • Communicative Ability
  • Quantitative Ability

Sample Questions

PART-A Communication Ability

We heard the birds _________________ outside our window.

a) Singing b) Sang c) Sings d) To sing

PART-B Quantitative Ability

Ques 1. Two numbers are respectively 20% and 50% more than a third number. The ratio of the two numbers

a) 2:5 b) 3:5 c) 4:5 d) 6:7

Ques 2. A alone can do a piece of work in 6 days and B alone in 8 days. A and B undertook to do it for Rs. 3200. With the help of C, they completed the work in 3 days. How much is to be paid to C?

a) Rs. 375 b) Rs. 400 c) Rs.600 d) RS.800

GSAT 2018 Exam Pattern

GSAT 2018 is scheduled in the month of May 2018. The exam is held in offline mode (pen and paper based) and aspirants will be required to mark their answers on an OMR sheet. Candidates have to attempt total 60 questions in the duration of one hour, all the questions will be in MCQ format (Multiple Choice Questions). One mark will be awarded for every correct answer. There is no negative marking for incorrect response and unanswered questions. The table below is representing the highlights of the GSAT 2018 Exam Pattern.

Exam NameGSAT (GITAM Science Aptitude Test)
Exam ModeOffline (Pen and paper based)
Total number of questions60
Type of questionsObjective type of questions
Duration of the exam1 hour (60 Minutes)
Marks for correct answer+1
Negative MarkingNot Applicable




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