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GAT Test Syllabus and Exam Pattern 2013

GAT test means graduation assessment test which is conducted by national testing service NTS for admissions in M.Phil and HEC scholarship schemes. It is a GRE type test whose validity remains only for 2 years duration. Candidates with a minimum of sixteen years of education are eligible to appear in the test. Candidates who want to improve their previous GAT score are also eligible to apply.

After this brief introduction of GAT test, here I will tell you exam pattern of GAT test 2013. Graduation assessment test GAT test is of two types i.e. GAT General and GAT Subject. For GAT test you should know about the distribution of marks and type of GAT test. There are three type of GAT general test depending upon the subject named as GAT A, GAT B and GAT C.  Here is given some information about the subjects of GAT test that are included in three different types of GAT test.

GAT Test Syllabus and Exam Pattern 2013

GAT (A) Test type [Subjects]:

Students having educational background in Business Education and Engineering technology can appear in GAT (A). Business education includes Public Finance, Banking, Finance Management, Commerce, and Business Administration & Management. Engineering & Technology includes Management Engineering, Management Information Systems, Ergonomics, Technical & Vocational Education, Industrial Research, Textile Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Computer Engineering, Civil Engineering, Bio Engineering, Systems Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Engineering Economy, Engineering Meteorology, Applied Mechanics, Acoustical Engineering, Structural Engineering, Engineering Geology, Transportation Engineering, Applied Optics, Photonics, Plasma Engineering, Hydraulic Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics, Nuclear Engineering, Aeronautics, Astronautics, Mining Engineering and Metallurgy.

GAT (B) test type [Subjects]:

Students having educational background in Arts & Humanities and Social Sciences can appear in GAT (B). Arts & Humanities include Fine Arts, Photography, Recreational & Performing Arts, Music, Technical & Vocational Education, Languages and Literature, Museology (Museum science), Journalism, Advertisement, Mass Communication.

Social Sciences include Physical Anthropology, Archeology, Economics, Statistics, Political Science, International Relations, Psychology, Philosophy, Sociology, Criminology, Public Administration, Library and Archival Sciences, History, Geography, Religious Studies, Education, Law and Legislature.

GAT (C) test type [Subjects]:

Students having educational background in Agriculture & Veterinary Sciences
Biological & Medical Sciences, Physical Sciences can appear in GAT (C). Agriculture include agriculture science, horticulture, forestry etc Other subjects includes biological sciences, medicine, pharmacy, clinical medicine, public health, physical sciences, chemical sciences, astronomy, Geographical sciences,  Earth, Atmosphere & Marine Sciences, Mathematics, Statistics / Computer Sciences & Related Disciplines.

Paper Pattern of GAT test:

GAT Tests consist of MCQs. There are different sections in this test. The test is to be answered on computer readable answer sheet (OMR Sheet) by shading the circle for correct option for each MCQ. There is no NEGATIVE MARKING in test. Different types of questions are asked in the GAT test that includes Antonyms, Analogies, Sentence Completions, Critical Reading, Quantitative Comparisons, Analytical Reasoning, Logical Reasoning and subject related MCQs.

There are total 100 MCQs in each particular category of test means each GAT test comprise of 100 MCQs and the total time allowed for each category is 2 hours that is 120 minutes. The passing marks are 50 percent in all categories of GAT General Test. Here is given below the pattern distribution of the in the form of table:



Test Type





  1. Business education.
  2. Engineering and technology.
30 % 40 % 30 % 100 %
GAT B Arts and Humanities 50 % 25 % 25 % 100 %
  1. Agriculture and veterinary sciences.
  2. Biological and medical sciences.
40 % 30 % 30 % 100 %

It is necessary that students applying for GAT test 2013 should have enough knowledge about the paper pattern and syllabus of the test. Keep visiting this website for more information about GAT test 2013.

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  1. where is provisional candidate list of GAT 2013 october 6?

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