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GITAM GAT 2018 Eligibility, Dates and Result

Updated On - December 27th 2017

The Gandhi Institute of Technology and Management (GITAM) invites applications for admissions to Undergraduate (UG) and Postgraduate (PG) programs in the streams of Engineering, Architecture and Pharmacy. GAT PGT score is considered for admission to M.Tech courses offered by GITAM University in all its 3 campuses, located in Bengaluru, Vishakhapatnam and Hyderabad.

Candidates who will make it to the Top 10 in GAT UGTP 2018 will be conferred 100% Scholarship for the course. Candidates who will rank from Rank 11 to 100, will be eligible to get a 50% waive off from the course tuition fee.

GITAM GAT PGT 2018 Highlights

Exam Highlights
Exam NameGandhi Institute of Technology and Management University Admission Test
Conducting BodyGITAM University
Exam TypeNational Level
Exam DateApril 11 – 26, 2018
Eligibility CriteriaMinimum age should be 21 years
Graduate with minimum 60% marks
Mode of ApplicationOnline and Offline
Exam ModeOnline
Duration2 hours

GITAM GAT 2018 Exam Dates

Candidates who are interested in applying for the admission test can follow the instructions below and apply online before the due date – March 26, 2018.

Release of Application FormNovember 13, 2017
Last date for receipt of filled-in applicationsMarch 26, 2018
Online examination slot bookingApril 5 – 8, 2018
Download of E-Hall ticketsApril 5, 2018 onwards
Online examination at tests centresApril 11 - 26, 2018
Announcement of examination resultsApril 30, 2018

GITAM GAT 2018 PGT Eligibility Criteria

Candidates who satisfy the minimum GITAM GAT Eligibility can apply for the GAT Test. The miinimum age required to apply for GAT PGT is 21 years. Candidate must be a graduate from a recognized university with minimum 50% marks or above in qualifying examination.

The combination of subjects required for admission to a particular M.Tech course is different and hence it is best described in the table below:

DepartmentM.Tech. ProgramQualifying Examination
Computer Science Engg.Computer Science and TechnologyB.E./B.Tech./AMIE (Associate Member of Institution of Engineers) in any branch of Engineering or its equivalent
Software EngineeringB.E./B.Tech./AMIE in CSE / IT / ECE / EEE / EI / CSIT or its equivalent
Information Tech.Information TechnologyB.E./B.Tech./AMIE in any branch of Engineering or its equivalent
Data SciencesB.E./B.Tech./AMIE in any branch of Engineering or its equivalent
Electronics & Communication Engg.RF & Microwave EngineeringB.E./B/Tech./AMIE in ECE or its equivalent
VLSI DesignB.E./B.Tech./AMIE in ECE / EEE / EIE / Instrumentation / CSE / IT or its equivalent
Digital System and Signal ProcessingB.E./B.Tech./AMIE in ECE / EEE / EIE / CSE / IT or its equivalent
Eelctroncis & Instrumentation Engg.Embedded SystemsB.E./B.Tech./AMIE in ECE / EEE / EIE / Instrumentation / CSE / IT or its equivalent
Electronic InstrumentationB.E./B.Tech./AMIE in ECE / EEE / EIE / Instrumentation or its equivalent
Civil Engg.Structural Engineering & Natural Disaster ManagementB.E./B.Tech./AMIE in Civil Engineering or its equivalent
Electrical & Electronics Engg.,Power Systems &AutomationB.E./B.Tech./AMIE in EEE or its equivalent
Mechanical Engg.,Machine DesignB.E./B.Tech./AMIE in Mechanical/Production /Automobile /Marine /Aerospace or its equivalent
CAD/CAMB.E./B.Tech./AMIE in Mechanical/Production /Automobile /Marine / Aerospace or its equivalent.
CADMEB.E./B.Tech./AMIE in Mechanical/Production /Automobile /Marine / Aerospace or its equivalent.
Industrial Engg.IE&MAny Engineering Degree or its equivalent
BiotechnologyBiotechnologyB.Tech. in Biotechnology or B. Pharm or equivalent or B.Tech. Chemical Engineering or Chemistry /Microbiology / Bioinformatics / Biotechnology) with proficiency in basic Biology and Mathematics
Food Processing TechnologyB.Tech. Bio-Technology/Food Technology/Chemical Engineering/B. Pharmacy and MSC in
Chemistry / Food Science/Biological Science with Proficiency in Basic Biology and Mathematics

GITAM GAT 2018 Application Form

Application form for GITAM GAT 2018 will be made available to the candidates in both online as well as offline mode. Candidates can also get their applications from some selected branches of Union Bank of India, Indian Bank and Karur Vysya Bank. To apply for the application form online, candidates are required to log into the official website,

Apart from the above-mentioned ways, students can also obtain the application forms through post by sending a request to Director-Admissions with a DD of required fee.

Take the following steps after receiving the application form:

  • Fill all the required details like personal, academic, address and others with correct information about yourself. Refrain from giving any false information and double check for any errors.
  • Upload the scanned images of the photograph in the prescribed format. It is preferable to get your photograph clicked by a professional photographer and get a digital copy from him.
  • Make the fee payment through online or offline mode. Care should be taken in both the modes so that the money is transferred in the right place so that the process can run smoothly.

After filling the application form, candidates are required to send the application form along with required documents to the address mentioned below:

Director Admissions,
GITAM UNIVERSITY, Gandhi Nagar Campus,
Rushikonda, Visakhapatnam 530 045,
Andhra Pradesh, INDIA

Application Fee:

The payment of the fee can be done with the help of debit/credit card or demand draft.
In case the payment is done through DD, it should be drawn from any scheduled bank made in favour of GITAM University payable at Visakhapatnam.

The application fee is to apply for GITAM GAT 2018 is given below:

For Female candidatesFor all other Applicants
INR 600/-INR 1000/-

GITAM 2018 Slot Booking

GITAM GAT Slot Booking process is available to the students after they have successfully filled their application form. Slot booking is a mandatory process for the applicants to be able to download their hall ticket to appear for the exam. It is to be noted that slot booking is done on the first come first serve basis. Therefore, applicants must not delay in this process if they want the exam center according to their choice.

GITAM Slot Booking is done through the Online Booking System conducted by GAT 2018. The steps to be followed to book slots are as follows:

  • Application Form number, gender and date of birth are required to log into the official website
  • Candidates have to choose their exam center, date and preferred slot
  • Next step is to log in again using their individual credentials and downloading the hall tickets for the examination
  • Instructions mentioned in the hall ticket are to be followed by the candidates

GITAM GAT 2018 Admit Card

To appear for GAT Test every candidate has to bring their admit card or hall ticket to the Examination Centre on the day of the Exam. No student will be allowed to write the exam if they do not have the GITAM GAT PGT Admit Card.

After the application process of GAT PGT 2018 is over, candidates will be able to download their GAT PGT Hall Ticket from April 05, 2018 onwards from the official website. No Admit Card will be sent to the candidate by post.

The hall ticket is not transferable and the candidate should not indulge in unfair practices by giving their admit card to someone else. Candidates should not throw away the admit card after the exam and must keep it for Counselling Procedure.

On the day of Examination, candidates have to bring two copies of the hall ticket along with any one of the following documents of identification:

  • Passport
  • Driving License
  • EC Voter ID card
  • IT PAN card
  • Aadhar Card
  • School/College photo-bearing ID card

Candidate must check their admit card thoroughly and if they find any mistake or if the photograph is not clear; they will immediately inform the University.

The admit card consists of important information regarding the candidate. It will have the following details:

  • Candidate’s name
  • Admit Card/ Hall Ticket Number
  • Test Centre and its address
  • Date of Exam
  • Time of Exam
  • The course chosen by Candidate
  • Candidate’s passport size photo

To download the GAT PGT 2018 Admit card, Candidate will follow the steps given below:

  1. Visit the official website and click on ‘Download Admit Card’
  2. On a redirected page, candidate will enter their Application number, Gender and Date of Birth
  3. A new page will show the candidate’s admit card. Candidate will download and make two copies of the admit card

GITAM GAT 2018 Exam Centres

At the time of Application process of GAT PGT 2018 candidates will be asked to fill in three preferences for Exam Centres. After an Exam Centre has been allotted to the candidate, they will not be able to change it nor will they request the University to change it.

If a particular Exam Centre does not fill enough seats for examination, that test centre will be cancelled and the candidates will be allotted a new one. Information regarding the same will be given to the students well in time.

For GAT PGT 2018 exam there will be about 44 Test Centres. The List of Test Centres is mentioned in the following table:

Test Centers
BellaryHyderabad (GITAM Campus)KotaPune
Bengaluru (GITAM Campus)Hyderabad (Saifabad)KurnoolRaipur
Bengaluru (City)Hyderabad (Nagloe)LucknowRajahmundry
ChittoorKarimnagarNew DelhiVijayawada

GITAM GAT 2018 Exam Pattern

The duration of the online exam will be 2 hours. The questions will be all objective type, and the students will be required to choose the correct one of the provided options. Check GAT PGT Exam Pattern 2018

Marking Scheme

In the UG courses entrance test, 4 marks will be awarded for every correct answer and 1 mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer.  

In the PG courses entrance test, 3 marks will be awarded for every correct answer and 1 mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer.

Further details can be found in the following tables.

For GAT (PG):

SectionNumber of QuestionsTotal Marks
Reasoning30 questions120 marks
Verbal Ability30 questions120 marks
Quantitative Aptitude40 questions160 marks


The cutoff marks for the qualifying in the GITAM GAT 2018 will be calculated according to the number of applicants, average marks scored and the number of total seats available.

GITAM GAT 2018 Syllabus

The question paper of GAT PGT 2018 is divided into three sections: Numerical Data Analysis / Quantitative Analysis, Reasoning & Intelligence, Verbal Ability.

The Numerical Data Analysis / Quantitative Analysis section will have questions which will have measurable and verifiable data. Candidates will be questioned on following topics:

  • Arithmetic
  • Elementary Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Inequalities
  • Graphs (data interpretation)
  • Sets
  • Relations and Functions

The reasoning and intelligence section is aimed at evaluating candidate’s analytical skills and reasoning. The topics included under this section are as follows:

  • Seating Arrangement
  • Matching Puzzles
  • Venn Diagrams
  • Cubes
  • Clocks
  • Calendars
  • Number and Letter Series
  • Blood Relations
  • Syllogisms
  • Logical Connectives

The Verbal ability section will evaluate candidate’s knowledge of English Language. The topics covered under this are as follows:

  • Sentence completion
  • Analogy
  • Reading comprehension
  • Antonyms

GITAM GAT 2018 Results

Candidates will be able to view their Result within 10 days of the GAT Test. Candidates can view their Result on the official website. The Merit list will be based on the GITAM Results.

To view the result, candidate will follow the steps given below:

  1. Visit the official website and click on ‘GITAM GAT PGT Result 2018
  2. In a redirected page, candidate will enter their Hall ticket number and Date of Birth and click ‘Submit’
  3. Candidates will be able to see their result.

If the candidate has cleared the exam, they will be able to download their Call Letter for Counselling. To download the call letter, candidates will follow the steps below:

  1. Go to the ‘Result’ page through the official website
  2. Click on ‘Call Letter’
  3. On a redirected page, candidate will enter Application Number and the Security code from the given image and click ‘Download call letter’.

GITAM GAT 2018 Counselling Process

The Counselling for GAT PGT 2018 is schedule to occur from mid of May, 2018. The seats will be allotted to the candidates on the basis of Rank obtained in the GAT PGT 2018.

Attending the Counselling Process will not lead to admission. Candidates have to confirm the seat allotted to them by paying the fees. Candidates will receive a Call Letter which will notify the candidate about the Counselling Centre. Candidates can obtain their Call Letter from the official website.

It is important that candidates visit the counselling centre. However, if the candidate is not able to be present at the centre, they will authorise their guardian/ parents to represent on their behalf. The representative must have the candidate’s certificates and fees.

GAT PGT 2018 Counselling Centres

Selected candidates will carry their Call Letter, Certificates and Fees to the following allotted Centres. Physically Handicapped candidates will only report to Vishakhapatnam Centre:

1. Visakhapatnam Campus of GITAM

2. Hyderabad Campus of GITAM

3. Hyderabad City

4. Bangalore Campus of GITAM

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College


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