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. The MSIT program is offered by “Consortium
of Institutions of Higher Learning” (CIHL), formed by the Universities in collaboration with
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), Pittsburgh, USA. 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).
The GAT is typically taken by Graduates in Engineering of any branch (B.Tech/B.E) or Final year
students. GAT measures literacy, Quantitative and Writing skills 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
STRUCTURE OF GAT:
GAT consists of three main sections, namely, Critical Reading, Quantitative Ability and Essay
Writing. The Critical Reading section comprises of Reading Comprehension and Analytical and
Logical Reasoning or Ability. 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.). The Writing section consists of
making an essay on the given topic of about 250 words.
The psychometric assessment is based on five competencies identified by MSIT, given below are the same
1. Problem Solving
3. Conceptual Thinking
5. Team Work Ability
The assessment consists of 25 situations based items followed by ‘two’ response options. For each situation appropriate and honest response is solicited as there are no right/wrong answers. This assessment will be time out after 30 minutes. Failure to complete the assessment within the time will lead to incomplete report generation.
SCORING OF GAT:
GAT uses scaled scores, like major tests in the world like GRE, GMAT, SAT, ACT etc. Scaled
scores are a standardized converted score based on your correct responses. A scaled score is the total number of correct answers (raw score) that have been converted onto a consistent
and standardized scale. In GAT each section is graded on a scale of 200–800 making a total of
2400 for all three sections.
PREPARATION FOR GAT:
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 makes more important
than just reading. It is advisable for candidates to practice mock tests through various websites
and books. A list of test web links and practice books are indicated below-
WEBLINKS: Here you can find Aptitude Questions and Answers with explanations for
Quantitative Aptitude, Logical Reasoning, Verbal Ability & Data Interpretation so that the
candidate can learn, practice & improve their skills.