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GITAM GAT PGT 2018 Application Form, Eligibility, Dates and Result

Last Updated - July 19, 2017

GITAM GAT 2018 is a university level examination organized by the Gandhi Institute of Technology and Management (GITAM). GITAM PGT (GITAM Post Graduate Test), a computer based entrance test, is conducted to allow students in PG courses of the institute in the field of technology. 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.

  • Students who are interested in appearing for this exam can check their eligibility from the given information.
  • If eligible, they can get the application form for GITAM GAT PGT 2018 from and fill following the given instructions.
  • The payment method must be chosen according to the student’s preferences.
  • If they choose DD method, care should be taken in mentioning the correct recipient.
  • Once the candidates are registered and validated, the university will issue them an admit card online at the specified date.
  • Candidates should download and print the admit card. They are required to keep it safe and presentable during the commencement of the examination.
  • Cut-off shall be calculated according to the criteria given, and all candidates are to comply with the decisions taken by the university.
  • If candidates obtain more marks than the cut-off, they will be issued a rank on the merit list.

The pattern for the exam questions is given in the article; candidates should go through the pattern to get be able to prepare accordingly. Candidates who appear on the merit list are expected to appear for counselling session. They should select their preferences and secure their admission during the counselling session.

Highlights for GITAM GAT 2018

Exam Highlights
Exam NameGandhi Institute of Technology and Management University Admission Test
Conducting BodyGITAM University
Exam TypeNational Level
Exam DateApril 16- 30, 2018
Eligibility CriteriaMinimum age should be 21 years
Graduate with minimum 50% marks
Mode of ApplicationOnline and Offline
Exam ModeOnline
Duration2 hours

GITAM GAT 2018 Exam Dates

 Candidates can start applying for GAT PGT 2018 from the month of November after the release of the official notification. Applicants can start their slot booking after the form submission in the 2nd or 3rd week of April 2018. The exam is to be held in the end week of April 2018.

EventsTentative Dates
Release of Application FormNovember 2017 (2nd week)
Last date for Application Form submissionLast week of March 2018
Online examination slot bookingApril 2018 (2nd to 3rd week)
Release of Hall TicketsApril 2018 (2nd week)
Online examination at Test centersApril 2018 (3rd to last week)
Result DeclarationMay 2018 (1st week)
CounsellingAfter the declarations of results

GITAM GAT 2018 Eligibility

Applicants for GITAM GAT PGT 2018 must first check their eligibility before applying for the exam. Aspirants seeking for M.Tech admissions through GAT PGT must first clear the following checkpoints:

  • Candidates must be of Indian nationality
  • One should have secured a minimum of 60% in the qualifying examination from a recognized university. Candidates should have an educational qualification in the stream he/she is applying for
  • Should have a valid GITAM GAT score
  • GATE applicants are not required to sit for the entrance exam and can get direct admission

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/-

Admit Card

The admit card will be released by the university online through the website. GITAM GAT 2018 Admit Card can be downloaded after the slot booking process has been completed. Students are required to carry their admit card and a photo identity proof to the exam venue. Any one of the following ID proofs can be carried and will be valid:

  • Passport
  • Driving License
  • Voter ID card
  • PAN card
  • School or College photo-bearing ID card
  • Aadhar Card.

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 Examination 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.

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.

Result and Counselling

The results for GITAM GAT 2018 will be announced in the 1st week of May 2018. The applicants can check the results online on the GITAM website. Preparation of a merit list will be done for admission, as per the marks scored in the GAT exam, and as per the rule of reservation of UGC guidelines.

The admissions are going to be done strictly based on merit list. Counselling process will start in the month of May 2018, after the declaration of results. During the counselling process, candidates must submit their preferences of colleges and courses for admission. Once the seat allotment process completed, candidates must report to the allotted college to complete admission formalities.



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