MSIT 2020 - mock test link


GAT is the acronym for Graduate Aptitude Test. A good score in GAT is a part-requirement for admission to The Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT) Program, which is a two year post graduate program in Computer Science. MSIT program is offered by “Consortium of Institutions of Higher Learning” (CIHL), formed by the Universities. MSIT is currently offered at International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT-H), Hyderabad, School of IT, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Hyderabad (JNTUH), College of Engineering, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Kakinada (JNTUK) and College of Engineering, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Anantapur (JNTUA) and Sri Venkateswara University Tirupati (SVU).
GAT is typically taken by Graduates in Engineering of any branch (B.Tech/B.E) or final year students. GAT measures Literacy, Quantitative ,Writing skills and a part of Computational Problem Solving that are needed for academic success in higher learning. GAT assesses problem – solving skills under a strict time limit. GAT is administered online and is a Computer-based Test. GAT has been developed, administered and scored by Eduquity Career Technologies (P) Ltd, a Bangalore-based Human Resources Assessment Company.


GAT consists of two main sections, namely, Critical Reading , Quantitative Ability and a part of Computational Problem Solving . The Critical Reading section comprises of Reading Comprehension , Analytical and Logical Reasoning and part Computational Problem Solving. The Quantitative Ability section comprises of Discrete Comparisons (Percentages, Ratios, Profit and Loss etc.), Data Analysis (Graphs, Charts and Tables), Quantitative Comparison (Diagrams, Formulae, Distance, Time etc.), Sets, Relations and Functions (Venn diagrams, Linear equations, Intersections, etc.). Computational Problem Solving comprises of Computational Expressions, Branching, Lists, and Strings. There are 20 questions in the Computation Problem Solving . The questions are organized into 4 units namely Computational Expressions, Branching, Lists, and Strings. Each unit has 5 questions. The first 3 questions are easy and the last 2 questions are moderately tricky.


Scaled scores are a standardized converted score based on your correct responses. A Scaled Score is the total number of correct answers (i.e, the raw score) that has been converted into a consistent and standardized scale. In each GAT section, the scores are graded on a scale of 200-800 making a total of 1600 for both the sections.


Since GAT is not directly a knowledge based test, it takes into account what a student has learnt in his school/high school days up to Standard XII. Therefore, practice becomes more important than just reading. It is advisable for candidates to practise mock tests through various websites and books. A list of test web links and practice books are indicated below-
WEBLINKS: Here students can find Aptitude Questions and Answers with explanations for Quantitative Aptitude, Logical Reasoning, Verbal Ability & Data Interpretation so that they can learn, practise & improve their skills.

  • (Computational Problem Solving Tutorial is offered by MSIT in the beside link. If the candidates have any queries in the concepts which they have learnt from the tutorial, they can send them to : Their queries would be duly answered.

REFERENCE BOOKS: Here you can practise any number of test papers and in many cases the working principles are also stated.
  • Barron’s Strategies and Practice for the New PSAT/NMSQT by BARRON
  • A modern approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal reasoning by Dr. R.S. AGGARWAL
  • Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by R.S. AGGARWAL
  • Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by TRISHNAS

MSIT GAT 2019 Instructions to candidates:
G R A D U A T E     A P T I T U D E    T E S T

  • You are going to take a computer based online test at a workstation.
  • On reporting to the test center, you will be registered, assigned to a particular workstation. The administrator will guide you to the workstation.
  • Do not carry any of your belongings except pencils & pens to the workstation where you are expected to take the test.
  • Use of calculators and cellular phones is not permitted. Kindly switch off your cellular phones and hand over to the security before you proceed to your workstation.
  • A scribble pad will be provided at the workstation for your rough work. No additional booklet will be provided.
  • You are not allowed to eat or smoke in the examination hall.
  • The administrator is authorized to dismiss you from the test session for any of the following reasons:
    • Creating disturbance.
    • Attempting to take the test on behalf of someone else.
    • Talking to other test taker/s.
    • Attempting to tamper with the computer system – either hardware or software
    • Use of calculators, cell phones, concealed microphones, wireless devices or any other material that may aid in answering questions.
  • The test you are taking is the Online GAT and the duration is 150 minutes.
  • You will be taking the online test at a workstation. On completion of this test, please raise your hand.
  • No break is permitted between the sections of the online GAT.
  • The online MSIT will consist of 100 multiple choice questions to be answered in 150minutes.
  • The online test you are about to take has TWO sections:
    Section I & Section II
    • SECTION I – CRITICAL READING &WRITING (This section assesses your ability on reading comprehension, analytical and logical thinking, Verbal ability and English comprehension)
      • Reading Comprehension – 2 passages with 4 questions each.
      • Analytical & Logical Reasoning – 16 Multiple choice questions.
      • Verbal Ability – 16 Multiple choice questions.
      • Computational Problem Solving - 10 Multiple choice questions
    • SECTION II - QUANTITATIVE ABILITY & PART OF Computational Problem Solving - consists of 50 multiple choice questions. This section assesses your Quantitative (Mathematical) Ability and part of Computational Problem Solving ability
      • Statistics -11 Multiple choice questions
      • Data Analysis -10 Multiple choice questions
      • Quantitative Comparison -8 Multiple choice questions
      • Sets -5 Multiple choice questions
      • Relations and Functions -6 Multiple choice questions
      • Computational Problem Solving -10 Multiple choice questions
    • Each question is followed by 4 or 5 options. Choose the option that is most appropriate. CLICK on the circle adjacent to it.
    • All questions carry ONE mark
    • There is no negative marking.
    • Click on the ‘I Agree’ button to start the test.
    • In each of these sections,every question is followed by either 4 or 5 answer options. Choose the option that is most appropriate. Indicate your answer by clicking on the circle adjacent to the option you think is right.
    • You can go to any section or question directly by clicking on the question number, which will appear at the bottom of the screen. The answered question number will be marked green and the unanswered / skipped question number will remain in blue.
    • If you are doubtful of an answer, you can mark a question for review which will be indicated with an arrow mark (^) under the question number. To unmark the question marked for review you have to come back to the same question and click on the question number.
    • If you want to change your answer to any question, you may select the question and change the answer by clicking on the appropriate answer.
    • By clicking on the already answered option you can deselect the same.
    • You have the option of hiding the timer displayed at the top of the screen and activating it whenever you want to. However, the timer pops up 5 minutes before the time allotted ends.
    • On completion of the allotted time, the computer screen will automatically display the test completed page.
    • Once you complete the online test, a “thank you for taking the test” message will appear on the screen.
    • Raise your hand and handover the used scribble pad to the proctor before leaving the Test Centre.
    • If you have concerns about the wording of a test question, make a note of the same on your scratch booklet and report to the Administrator at the end of the test.
    • You need to report the question itself, not the question number as the questions are randomly generated.
    • Each section will have a scaled score of 800 with a total scaled weightage of 1600 marks for 2 sections.
    • Total score will be displayed after the completion of the test.
      GAT - Test Syllabus - 2020
    Section Section - Total Number of Questions & Marks Main Topic Sub Topics
    (Critical Reading + Writing + Computational Problem Solving)
    50 (50 Marks) Reading Comprehension (2 Passages with 4 questions)
    Logical Reasoning & Analytical Ability Assumptions / Arguments / Conclusions drawn true or false
    Positional / Linear sequence or arrangement
    Blood Relationship
    Writing Knowledge of Grammar (2 Passages with 5 questions)
    Rearrangement of sentences 
    Idioms & Phrases
    Synonyms & Antonyms
      Computational Problem Solving Computational Expressions, Branching, Lists, and Strings
    (Quantitative Ability)
    50 (50 Marks) Discrete Comparison  Percentage, Permutations & Probability
    Time & work, Profit & Loss
    Ratio Proportion and Variations
    Basic Trigonometry
    Data Analysis   Line Graphs
    Bar Graphs & Pie Graphs
    Charts & Tables
    Data Sufficiency   Geometry: Line, angles, areas
    Number system
    Algebra: Expressions, equations, inequalities
    Quantitative Comparison  Geometry: Line, angles, areas
    Diagrams, formulas, areas, Distance, Time etc..
    Algebra: Expressions, equations, inequalities
    Number system
    Sets  Union & Intersections
    Venn Diagrams
    Relations and functions Relations, The argument of the function, Cartesian product
    Function of a Function
      Computational Problem Solving Computational Expressions, Branching, Lists, and Strings