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GITAM GAT PGT 2018 Exam Pattern

Last Updated - April 21, 2017

GITAM GAT PGT Exam Pattern 2018 or Gandhi Institute of Technology and Management GAT PG Test will be announced by the university. GITAM GAT PGT 2018 will be held in online mode and will be conducted across multiple sessions to accommodate all the applicants. The tentative date of exam is 3rd to 4th week of April 2018.

Candidates will get a total of 2 hours to complete GITAM GAT PGT paper. There will be a total 100 questions which contains 400 marks altogether. Candidates will be able to know their score at the end of test session. Admissions to M.Tech courses are availed on the basis of Merit card in the exam and the eligibility as specified by GITAM University.

Candidates must know the GITAM GAT PGT 2018 Exam Pattern before appearing in the entrance exam in order to have an idea. The paper pattern describes details about type of questions asked, marking scheme, duration of the exam, and much more.

GITAM GAT Exam Pattern Highlights

The exam pattern and marks breakup for GITAM GAT PGT 2018 has been tabulated as under:

Exam ModeOnline
Total Questions 100
Number of sections 3 (Quantitative Ability and Numerical Data, Analysis Reasoning & Intelligence, and Verbal Ability)
Question Paper Type Multiple Choice Questions 
Total Marks400
Exam duration 2 hours
Exam language English

GITAM GAT 2018 Exam Pattern

GITAM GAT PGT 2018 exam will be held in the online mode for 2 hours. The medium of the test will be English only. GITAM GAT PGT entrance test will consist of 3 sections and Multiple Choice Questions or MCQs will be asked in the sections. All these questions will be generated from a large question bank and each candidate will get different question sets. An expert committee will ensure that all question sets are of equal standard, content, question type, etc.

Mode of Exam:

  • The examination will be conducted in online mode only.
  • This exam will be held in a window of multiple days and to take it, candidates will have to opt for the GITAM GAT PGT 2018 Slot Booking.
  • Candidates are expected to be familiar with the basics of computer.

Duration of Exam:

  • The total duration of the examination will be of 2 hours or 120 minutes.
  • No relaxation will be providing to any candidates.

Sections in Paper:

  • There will be total three sections in the question paper – Quantitative Ability and Numerical Data (QA & ND), Analysis Reasoning & Intelligence (AR & I), and Verbal Ability (VA).
  • All the sections are necessary and mandatory to attempt.

Questions in the Exam:

  • There will be total 100 questions in the examination.
  • The QA & ND section will carry total 40 questions, whereas, in RA & I and VA sections there will be total 30 questions each.
  • All the questions, in each section, will be of MCQ.
  • For each question, four options will be given and candidates need to choose the correct one.


  • The examination question paper will be presented in the English Language only.

GATE qualified candidates are exempted from appearing for GAT PGT 2018 exam. They need to apply to GITAM University for admission before the last date and candidates have to attend counselling as per the schedule date.

GITAM GAT 2018 Marking Scheme

GITAM GAT PGT 2018 will comprise of 100 questions. Objective or multiple choice questions (MCQs) are the generally asked. The total marks of this entrance test will be 400. All questions will carry 4 marks each, which will only be allotted for choosing the correct answer option.

There will be three sections in the exam namely Numerical Data Analysis / Quantitative Analysis, Reasoning & Intelligence and Verbal Ability. No marks will be awarded for unanswered questions.

Sl.NoSectionTotal QuestionsMarks per QuestionTotal MarksDuration
1.Quantitative Ability/ Numerical Data Analysis4041602 hours
2.Reasoning and Intelligence304120
3.Verbal Ability304120
Total100 400

Tie-breaking Method

In case there is a tie between 2 candidates, the method adopted for resolving it will be:

  • In the order of scores in mathematics / biology, who secure the maximum marks, will get the admission. If tie-breaking still persists, the next option is opted.
  • Physics marks will get the preference after that. One who secures maximum marks in that, will get admission.
  • Next, chemistry marks will get preference if the problem still persists. Candidates who secures the maximum marks in that will get admission.
  • Lastly, candidates whose date of birth is earlier will get preference.

GITAM GAT PGT 2018 Mock Test

Every year university releases some Mock Test papers for practice. Candidates are advised to go through it before attending GITAM GAT PGT 2018.

  • Although the actual test will be of 120 minutes, the GITAM GAT PGT Mock Test 2018 will be of 30 minutes only.
  • Candidates must have to agree to the terms and conditions before starting the Mock Test for GITAM GAT PGT 2018.
  • In the test, some symbols will be used or displayed to allow candidates to understand their meanings for the main exam.
  • All Candidates will have to first select the section that they wish to attempt from the given three sections namely:

Section 1 (Numerical Data Analysis/Quantitative)  

Section 2 (Reasoning)  

Section 3 (Verbal Ability)

  • There will be a timer on the top right hand corner that will keep track of the remaining time for the exam to get over, once the test is started.

GITAM GAT 2018 Syllabus

GITAM GAT PGT 2018 syllabus will be released by the University for different sections from which questions will be asked in the entrance exam. Candidates are advised to know the GITAM GAT PGT syllabus in advance in order to have a clear idea about which topics they need to study for the test. They can go through the section-wise and subject-wise syllabus below, along with the total number of questions.

GITAM GAT PGT Syllabus 2018:

Question Paper SectionsSubjectNumber of questions
Section A

Numerical Data Analysis/Quantitative Analysis (Mathematical) ability including Arithmetic, Elementary Algebra, Geometry, Inequalities, Graphs (data interpretation), Sets, Relations and Functions, etc.

Section BAnalytical / Logical Reasoning30
Section CVerbal Proficiency in English including sentence completion, analogy, reading comprehension, antonyms, etc.30

Important Guidelines for Exam

GITAM GAT PGT 2018 Hall Tickets/Admit Card will not be sent by any post. Candidates must report to the GITAM GAT PGT Test center one hour before the commencement of the examination. There will be an on-site orientation taken place before the exam. If the candidates arrive after the on- site orientation begins, he/she will not be allowed to take the examination. Candidates who are not reporting on time are likely to miss some of the general instructions related to the test.

  • Candidates make sure to take their hall ticket with them.
  • Exam halls will be opened 30 minutes before the commencement of GITAM GAT PGT 2018.
  • As the GITAM GAT PGT 2018 test takes place in online mode, Candidates are expected to have basic familiarity with computer and its basic functions like how to use keyboard and mouse etc.
  • Candidates must make sure that the computer allotted to him/her is working properly. If not, he/she should inform it immediately.
  • After the test is over, the computer will display the result immediately in terms of total number of correct answers, total number of wrong answers, and the net score.
  • Candidate can attend the exam only once in a year.
  • The result of GITAM GAT PGT 2018 will be declared 10 days after the completion of test.
  • Candidate will not be allowed to go outside the test hall until the duration of the test is over. Once the candidate leaves the test hall, they will not be permitted to re-enter the test hall under any circumstances.



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