GAT 2024: Exam Dates (Out), Registration (Ongoing), Eligibility, Fees, Syllabus, Results

Gitam Admission Test 2024 ( GAT )

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Updated on Jun 17, 2024 14:36 IST

GAT 2024 dates for phase 6 have been announced. Candidates seeking admission to BBA or MBA programmes of GITAM Deemed to be University must apply for GAT or GBAT respectively. The registrations for GAT 2024 MBA is ongoing. Candidates must ensure to fulfill the prescribed eligibility criteria as per the program before filling the application form. GAT 2024 exam is being held in multiple phases.

Q:   How to apply for GAT?

A:

GAT 2024 registrations are ongoing. To apply for GAT for admission to BBA or MBA programme, candidates must follow the steps mentioned below:

Step 1- Visit the official website of Gitam Institute of Technology and click on the "New Applicant" button, or use this link: gitam.edu.

Step 2- Provide your name, mobile number, email ID, password, and course name.

Step 3- Upon successful registration, you will receive an application number and password. Use these login credentials to complete the GAT 2024 application form.

Step 4- Fill in your personal, academic, and professional details.

Step 5- Upload the required documents, including a colored passport-size photograph.

Step 6- Pay the application fees online. Print a copy of the application form for your records

 

Q:   What is the last date for GITAM GAT application form?

A:

The last date to apply for  GAT phase 6 exam is June 14, 2024. Aspirants will be able to submit the online GAT 2024 application form on or before June 14, 2024 at gitam.edu. Registered candidates will be able to download the GAT 2024 admit card when released. Candidates will not be permitted to take the exam without the registration and admit card.

 

Q:   When will be the GAT exam conducted?

A:

GAT 2024 exam will be held in multiple sessions. Candidates who will register for the exam will be able to appear for the GAT exam. The examination for GITAM (Deemed to be University) UG and PG admissions will be held in computer based mode. Candidates will have to report at the alloted exam centre. GAT exam is codncuted for a duration of 60 minutes. As per the GAT exam pattern, the question paper consists of 200 multiple choice questions. Candidates had to choose a correct answer among the four options provided. There will be negative marking for wrong answers of 1/3 marks. Candidates wothout GAT admit card will not permitted to enter the GAT exam centre.  

 

What is GAT?

Gitam Institute of Management (GIM), Visakhapatnam, conducts GIM Admission Test or GAT for admission to its Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) and Masters of Business Administration (MBA) programmes in various specializations, including niche ones like Management Accounting and FinTech. GAT 2024 registration process will be held in online mode. Candidates can register for GAT 2024 until the last date, notified anytime soon. GAT 2024 exam will be conducted in online mode. The entrance exam is conducted multiple times a year. 

GIM also accepts the candidature of students for BBA and MBA on certain national-level management entrance exams. For MBA programmes, candidates can apply through CATXATGMAT or MAT. For BBA programmes, candidates can apply through UGAT or GAT 2024. Those who have not appeared in any of these exams will be required to appear for GAT.

Management Courses Offered by GIM

Given below is the list of management programmes offered by the GITAM Institute of Technology:

Undergraduate Courses

Post Graduate Courses

BBA

MBA

BBA (Business Analytics)

MBA (Human Resources Management)

BBA (Management Accounting)

PGD/MBA (FinTech)

BBA (Logistics)

MBA (Hospital Management)

BBA (FinTech)

MBA (Global Logistics & Supply Chain and Management)

Integrated MBA

MBA (International Business)/MBA (International Banking & Finance

GAT 2024 Exam Dates & Schedule

Take a look at the table below for the complete schedule of GAT 2024 exam

DatesPast Exam Dates

17 Jun '24

GAT MBA Result 2024- Phase 6

17 Jun '24

GAT BBA Result 2024- Phase 6

17 Jun '24 -

19 Jun '24

GAT MBA 2024 Personal Interview- Phase 6

GAT 2024 Exam Highlights

Check the table below to know GAT 2024 highlights.

Features

Details

Exam Name

GAT

GAT Full Form

GITAM Admission Test (GAT)

Conducting Body

GITAM University

Exam Type

PG/UG level

Exam Level

University level

Exam Frequency

Multiple times in a year

Exam Duration

One hour 30 minutes

Number of sections

Four sections- UG

  • English Language
  • Numerical and Data Analysis
  • Reasoning and Intelligence
  • General Knowledge

Five Sections- PG

  • Language Comprehension
  • Mathematics
  • Intelligence and Critical Reasoning
  • Indian and Global Environment
  • Data Analysis and Sufficiency

Number and type of questions

100 questions; MCQs

Application Fee

INR 1200

Exam Purpose 

Conducted for admission to UG/PG programme of Management course

Official Website

http://gim.gitam.edu/

Helpline

(+91-891) 2790037

Q:   What is full form of GAT?

A:

The full form for GITAM GAT is GITAM Admission Test. It is an management entrance test conducted by Gandhian Institute of Technology and Management (GITAM) for admission to MBA/PGDM programe of GITAM School of Business. Candidates seeking admision to Post graduate programe of GITAM must appear for the exam. Candidates having valid score in national level management entrance exams like CAT, XAT, MAT, CMAT, etc. will be exemted from taking the GITAM GAT exam. Candidates will be required to fill the application form to be eligible for appearing in group discussion and personal interview rounds. GITAM GAT is conducted in multiple sessions in a year. Candidates can chose the date of examination as per their convenience.

 

Q:   When is GAT usually conducted, and how can I get information about the exam dates?

A:

GAT (GITAM Admission Test) is conducted multiple times a year, with different exam dates for different admission cycles. The exact GITAM GAT exam dates is announced for each session. GITAM GAT is a paper based test conducted at exam centres across India. Candidates having valid score in CAT, XAT, CMAT or any other national level entrance exam will be exxempted from taking GAT exam. Check the table below to know the exam dates for GAT phase 2:

Events

Dates for BBA

GAT 2024 registration start date

Ongoing

Last date for GAT 2024 registration (Phase 5)

24-May-2024

GAT 2024 Exam Date

26-May-2024

Personal interview

26-May to 28-May-2024

GAT 2024 result

30-May-2024

Last date for payment of fees for scholarships candidates

-

Last date for payment of the allotment fee

-

 

GAT 2024 Application form

GAT application form 2024 can be filled online as well as offline. Interested candidates will be able to fill the form by visiting the official website of Gitam Institute of Technology and paying the fee to complete the process.

GAT Eligibility Criteria For BBA

Candidates seeking admission to BBA programmes should refer to the eligibility criteria mentioned below:

Programme Name

Eligibility

BBA (Management Accounting) with CIMA, UK/ BBA (Financial Markets)

Minimum of 50% aggregate in Pre-University / Higher Secondary / Class 12 /Intermediate examination in any discipline or equivalent from any recognized board or council

BBA (Business Analytics)/BBA (Logistics) with LSC/ BBA – (FinTech)

Minimum of 50% aggregate in Pre-University / Higher Secondary / Class 12 /Intermediate examination with Mathematics as a core subject from any recognized board or council.

GAT Eligibility Criteria For MBA

Candidates seeking admission to MBA programmes should refer to the eligibility criteria mentioned below:

Programme Name

Eligibility

MBA/MBA (HRM)/MBA (International Business)/MBA (International Banking & Finance)/ MBA (Global Logistics & Supply Chain and Management)/ MBA (Hospital Management)

Any Bachelor Degree with a minimum of 50% aggregate from a recognised university

MBA (FinTech)/MBA (Business Analytics)

Bachelor Degree in BE / B. Tech / BCA with a minimum of 60% aggregate from a recognised university

Executive MBA

Any Bachelor Degree with a minimum of 50% aggregate from a recognised university and two years of work experience.

Q:   When will the GAT registration begin?

A:

GITAM Admission Test (GAT) 2024 registrations has commenced onlinet at gat.gitam.edu. Candidates interested in admission to BBA or MBA programme of GITAM Deemed to be University, must fill the online application form on or before the last date. The GAT application form can be filled in online mode only when released. GITAM has commenced the GAT 2024 registrations online after the release of notification. Candidates must ensure to fulfill the prescribed eligbility criteria before filling the application form. To complete the GAT 2024 registrations candidates must ensure to pay the GITAM application fee of INR 1200. The application fee can be paid in online mode only.

 

Q:   What is GAT eligibility criteria?

A:

Candidates preparing for GAT exam must ensure to fulfill the below presscribed eligibility criteria before filling the application form. Candidates failing to meet the eligibility criteria will be disqualified.

For BBA

  • The minimum educational requirement for candidates is to have completed Class 12 or an equivalent examination for BBA admissions.
  • The examination should be recognisedby the relevant educational board or authority in the country.
  • The candidate must have successfully passed this examination (GAT) or UGAT to be eligible to apply.

For MBA

  • Candidate must have  a Bachelors degree with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate. 
  • Candidate must have completed the UG course in minimum three years duration.
  • Students in the final year of graduation are eligible to apply for the programme
 

Q:   Can I change the GAT exam centre after submitting the application form?

A:

No, candidates will not be able to change the GAT exam centre once the application form is submitted. GITAM Deemed to be University does not provide any provision for GAT application form correction window. Candidates filling the application form must carefully enter the details. The GAT 2024 registration has commenced online and the last date of registration for MBA and BBA has been announced. Candidates must carefully enter the personal details, academic details, exam centre preference and payment details. 

GAT application form once submitted, no requests for change in the details of the application form will be entertained. Candidates must check the list of the GAT exam centres before filling the application form. 

 

GAT 2024 Admission Process

Candidates seeking admission to UG and PG courses at Gitam Institue of Management should check the step-by-step admission process mentioned below:

GAT Admission Process

GAT Admission Process

 

GAT 2024 Syllabus

The authorities prescribe GAT syllabus for BBA and MBA. Candidates must check the complete syllabus of GAT 2024 before beginning with the preparation. The syllabus for BBA is divided across four sections, whereas the syllabus for MBA is divided across five sections. 

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GAT Syllabus 2024

Q:   Which are the important topics for GAT English language section?

A:

Some of the important topics for GAT English Language section are: Verbal Reasoning, Sentence completion, Fill In the Blanks, One word substitution, Contextual usage, Syllogisms, Sentence correction, Idioms, Analogies, Different usage of same word, Jumbled paragraphs, Foreign language words used in English.

Candidates preparing for the GAT English language section must ensure to solve ample of mock tests to become familiar with the type of questions asked in this section.

 

Q:   Which are the important topics for GAT Reasoning and Intelligence section?

A:

Some of the important topics for GAT Reasoning and Intelligence section are: 

  • Coding & Decoding- Decrypting codes or patterns to reveal the original message.
  • Visual reasoning- Solving problems based on visual cues and images.
  • Critical Reasoning: Assessing your ability to evaluate arguments and make judgments. Topics may include:
  • Statement and assumptions: Identifying underlying assumptions in statements.
  • Cause and effect: Determining causal relationships between events.
  • Statement and inference: Drawing logical inferences from given information.
  • Directions: Navigational problems involving directions (north, south, east, west).
  • Blood relations: Solving problems related to family relationships.
 

Q:   Which are the important topics in GAT Numerical and Data Analysis section?

A:

Some of the important topics for GAT Numerical and Data Analysis section are:

  • Geometry- Concepts related to lines, angles, triangles, polygons, circles, and basic geometric theorems.
  • Number system- Understanding of number properties, prime numbers, factors, multiples, and divisibility rules.
  • Algebra- Elementary algebra, including equations, inequalities, and quadratic equations.
  • Statistics and Probability: Basic concepts of statistics, including mean, median, mode, standard deviation, and probability concepts like permutations and combinations.
  • Arithmetic: Basic arithmetic operations, fractions, decimals, percentages, ratios, and proportions.
 

GAT 2024 Exam Pattern

GAT 2024 exam pattern prescribed the number of questions, sections, names of the sections, marking scheme, and so forth. Check the exam pattern highlights below:

Exam Structure

Details (BBA)

Details (MBA)

Exam Name

GAT (UG)

GAT (PG)

Exam Mode

Online

Online

Total duration

1 hr

1 hr 30 mins

Total questions

50

100

Total Marks

50

100

Marking Scheme

1 mark for the correct answer

-1/3 marks for wrong answer

1 mark for the correct answer

-1/3 marks for wrong answer

Medium

English

English

Type of Questions

Multiple Choice Questions

Multiple Choice Questions

Also Read:

GAT Exam Pattern

Q:   What is the GAT exam duration for each section?

A:

As per the GAT exam pattern there is no sectional time limit. GAT BBA question paper will consist of four sections, namely:

  • English Language
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • Reasoning and Intelligence
  • General Knowledge

Candidates will be required to attempt all four sections within the given time duration. GAT exam is conducted for a duration of 60 minutes or one hour. GAT sections will consist of 100 questions in total. Candidates must device strategy to attempt maximum questions within the given time duration. 

 

Q:   What is GAT marking scheme?

A:

As per the GITAM Management Admission Test (GAT) marking scheme, for every correct answer candidate will get one mark. There will be negative marking for wrong answers. For every wrong answer 1/3 of the mark will be deducted. There will be no negative marking for not attempted questions. As per the GAT 2024 exam pattern, the question paper will consist of 200 multiple choice questions (MCQs), of one mark each. There will be no sectional time limit. Candidates can start answering from any section they are comfortable with. The GAT BBA exam is conducted for a duration of 60 minutes.

 

Q:   Will the GAT question paper have descriptive type questions?

A:

No, all the questions in the GAT question paper will be objective type questions and will be in MCQ format. Candidates will be given four options for each question. Candidates will have to select the correct option for each question. GAT question paper will consist of 200 Multiple Choice Questions. Each question will be for one mark. There will be a negative marking for any wrong answers. Candidates will have to attempt the 200 questions in 60 minutes. There will be no sectional time limit to attempt the GAT exam sections. GAT 2024 exam will be held mutiple times in a year in computer based mode across 27 cities in India.

 

GAT 2024 Preparation Tips

GAT 2024 exam is conducted multiple times a year. To qualify for the GAT 2024 exam aspirants must device an effective preparation strategy. Check the tips below to know how to prepare for the exam:

1. Check the complete exam pattern and syllabus of the exam.

2. Chalk out a preparation strategy

3. Analyse all the weak and strong areas while preparing for the exam

4. Take mock tests and solve the previous year's sample papers to become familiar with the level of examination

5. Assess the performance as per the marking scheme of the GAT 2024.

Q:   When should I start preparing for GAT?

A:

Ideally, candidates should commence their preparations for the GITAM Admission Test (GAT) several months before the examination date. It is advisable to stay focused on their studies six to eight months prior to the scheduled exam date. This extended preparation period allows candidates to comprehensively cover all the topics within the exam syllabus, engage in mock test sessions, and enhance their test-taking skills. The specific timeline for GAT preparation may vary depending on individual study habits and existing subject knowledge.

To prepare effectively for GAT, candidates should adhere to the following guidelines:

  1. Evaluate their performance to identify strengths and weaknesses.
  2. Acquire relevant GAT study materials.
  3. Create a structured study plan.
  4. Engage in regular practice and participate in mock test sessions.
  5. Compile concise notes for efficient revision.
 

Q:   How to prepare for GAT in 6 months?

A:

Candidates preparing to take the GAT (GITAM Admission Test) can effectively prepare within a six-month timeframe by following a well-structured study plan. Here's a breakdown of how to approach this preparation:

Months 1-2: Establish a Strong Foundation

  • Begin by gaining a solid understanding of the GAT syllabus, referring to official sources.
  • Collect essential study materials, including textbooks and online resources.

Months 3-4: In-Depth Study

  • Dive deeper into each subject, covering topics comprehensively.
  • Regularly practice solving questions and exercises to reinforce your understanding.

Month 5: Intensive Practice

  • Solve past years' GAT question papers and sample papers to get a sense of the exam's pattern.
  • Pay particular attention to time management during practice tests to enhance your speed and efficiency.

Month 6: Final Revision

  • Review current affairs, general knowledge, and stay updated on business-related news.
  • Maintain a calm and composed demeanor, avoiding last-minute cramming.
 

GAT 2024 Admit Card

GAT 2024 admit card will be made available for download soon after the candidates complete the registration process. The admit card is a mandatory document to be carried to the exam hall. Candidates found not carrying their admit cards will be barred from taking the exam.

Also Read:

GAT Admit Card

Q:   When can I download GAT admit card?

A:

GAT 2024 admit card will be released online at gitam.edu. GAT admit card will be released soon after the registration process is completed. Only candidates who will fill the complete application form along with the payment of application fee will be able to download the GAT admit card. The GAT admit card is an important document that has to be carried on the day of the examination, without which candidates will not be permitted to enter the exam centre. To download the GAT 2024 admit card candidates must visit the link sent on registered email address. Candidates must then enter the login credentials to download the admit card. Screen will display the candidate's details and exam centre details where candidates have to report on the date of the examination. Candidates must check for the details mentioned on the GAT admit card. In case of any discrepancy candidates must immediately contact the GITAM helpline to rectify the information along with the supported documents.

 

Q:   How can I correct the details in GAT admit card?

A:

In case of any incorrect information or missing details in the GITAM admit card, candidates must report at the GITAM admission helpdesk immediately. Candidates can call at admission care or register their complaint by sending an email. GAT 2024 admit card will mention the details like- name of the candidate, registration number, category, date of birth, gender, PWD, programme details, date of exam, time, city, centre address, declaration and important guidelines for exam centre. Candidates must note that request pertaining to change in exam time and centre will not be entertained under any circumstances. Exam centre once allotted will not be changed. Hence, candidates must enter the exam centre details carefully while filling the GAT application form.

 

Q:   I have forgotten my password for GAT login credentials. How can I download the GAT admit card?

A:

If you have forgotten your GAT login password, you can reset it by following these steps:

Step 1- Go to the GITAM GAT login page and click on the "Forgot Password" link.

Step 2- Enter your registered email address or mobile number. You will receive an OTP (One-Time Password) on your registered mobile number or email address.

Step 3- Enter the OTP and click on the "Submit" button.

Step 4- You will be redirected to a page where you can reset your password.

Step 5- Enter your new password and confirm it.

Step 6- Click on the "Submit" button to save your new password. Once you have reset your password, you can log in to your GAT account and download your admit card.

If you face any issues while resetting your password, you can contact the GITAM helpline or send an email to the GITAM helpdesk for assistance.

 

GAT 2024 Result

GAT 2024 results for are announced online on the official website soon after the exam is conducted. The test-takers can check their scores and download their scorecards from the official GIM website. The selection Letter will also be sent through email within one week from the date of GD & PI. 

Also Read:

GAT Result

Q:   When will the GAT result be announced?

A:

GAT results 2024 will be announced soon after the exam for each phase is conducted. Candidates who will appear for the exam will be able to download their scorecard online when released. The GAT scorecard 2024 is released at gitam.edu. GAT exam 2024 will be held in mutiple phases. On release of the GAT 2024 results, candidates will be able to check the following details on the scorecard:

  • Name of the candidate 
  • Candidate’s roll number 
  • GAT 2024 total score 
  • Result announcement date 

Qualified candidates will be able to appear for the GAT counselling process when conducted. Candidates will not be issued the physical copy of the GAT 2024 results. Candidates must esnure to download the scorecard online.

 

GAT 2024 Counselling

Candidates seeking admission to MBA programmes are required to participate in Group Discussions and Personal Interviews as per the given schedule. Candidates seeking admission to BBA programmes are exempted from this round.

The candidate would receive confirmed admission after verification of all original certificates and submission of the second instalment of the first-year fee. For candidates who are not selected, they can await the release of the waiting list and receipt of communication on the status of candidature.

GAT 2024 Contact Information

http://gim.gitam.edu/

Gitam University
Gandhi Nagar, Rushikonda,
Visakhapatnam-530 045
Andhra Pradesh, India

Ph: (+91-891) 2790404, 2840302
Fax: (+91-891) 2790037

email: principal_gim@gitam.edu

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The last date to apply for  GAT phase 6 exam is June 14, 2024. Aspirants will be able to submit the online GAT 2024 application form on or before June 14, 2024 at gitam.edu. Registered candidates will be able to download the GAT 2024 admit card when released. Candidates will not be permitted to ta

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GAT 2024 registrations are ongoing. To apply for GAT for admission to BBA or MBA programme, candidates must follow the steps mentioned below:

Step 1- Visit the official website of Gitam Institute of Technology and click on the "New Applicant" button, or use this link: gitam.edu.

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