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Gitam Admission Test 2023 ( GAT )

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GIM Admission Test or GAT 2023 syllabus for BBA Programme will have questions from English Language, Quantitative, Reasoning & Intelligence and General Knowledge. For MBA programme, GAT syllabus is divided into four parts namely English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning & Intelligence, and Data Interpretation. This article will provide you a detailed syllabus of GAT exam as well as other related information such as the section-wise distribution of questions and best books for GAT preparation.

Section-wise BBA GAT Syllabus 2023

Listed below are the section-wise topics, aspirants should cover to perform well in GAT 2023 exam:

Section Sections Syllbaus

English Language

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.


Numerical and Data Analysis

Geometry, Work and time, Number system, Percentages, HCF & LCM, Averages, Algebra, Profit & Loss, Ratios and Proportion, In-equations Quadratic and linear equations, Geometric Progression, Time-Speed-Distance.


Reasoning and Intelligence

Coding & Decoding, Visual reasoning, Pie Chart, Puzzles, Arrangement, Strong Arguments and Weak Arguments, Multi-dimensional arrangements, Course of Action, Graphs representing Area, Series, Family tree, Numeric grid, Blood Relations, Critical Reasoning, Calendars, Statement Conclusions, Column graphs, Syllogisms.


General Knowledge

Government and Politics, Famous Personalities, Business, Economy, History, Static GK, Geography, Current affairs.

Section-wise MBA GAT Syllabus 2023

Section Sections Syllabus

English Language

Verb, Noun, Pronoun, Adjective, Adverb, Speech, Sentence Making and Correction, Antonyms, Synonyms, One Word Substitution, Idioms/Phrases, Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary, Grammar, Fill in the Blanks, Para Jumble.



LCM and HCF, Percentages, Profit and Loss, Interest (Simple and Compound), Speed, Time and Distance; Time and Work; Averages; Ratio and Proportion and others, Number System, Elementary Mathematics, Unitary Method, Mixtures and Allegation, Commercial Maths, Permutation and Combinations, Sequence And Series, Heights and Distance, Triangles, Circles, Coordinate Geometry, Venn Diagrams, Linear Equations; Quadratic Equations, Complex Numbers, Binomial Theorem, Surds and Indices, Inequalities, Set Theory, Mixtures and Alligations, Co-ordinate Geometry, Trigonometry, Linear Programming.


Intelligence and Critical Reasoning

Family Tree, Course of Action, Arrangement, Pie Chart, Calendars, Statement Conclusions, Strong Arguments and Weak Arguments, Puzzles, Series, Blood Relations, Coding & Decoding, Column graphs, Multi-Dimensional Arrangements, Visual Reasoning, Numeric Grid, Critical Reasoning, Syllogisms, Graphs Representing Area.


Indian and Global Environment

Current Affairs, CEOs, Company Punchlines, Statements & Quotations, Sports, Science, World Records, Awards and Winners, History, Social issues, Finance, Entertainment, Business, Books and Authors, International Organisation, Geography, Major Corporate news, Politics.


Data Analysis & Sufficiency

Data Tables, Data charts, Bar Diagrams & Charts including Simple, Stacked, Composite Bar Charts, Pie Charts, Graphs – Line X-Y Graphs, Data Analysis and Data comparison, Caselet-based Data, Venn Diagram, Data Sufficiency.

GAT Syllabus: Section-wise Weightage

GAT UG candidates are given 100 questions to be solved GAT PG candidates are required to answer 200 questions. These questions are of Multiple Choice type, having four options to choose the right answer from.


No. of Questions (UG course)

Total Marks

English Language



Quantitative Aptitude



Reasoning and Intelligence



General Knowledge






Sections No. of Questions (PH Course) Total Marks
Language Comprehension 40 40
Mathematics 40 40
Intelligence and Critical Reasoning 40 40
Indian and Global Environment 40 40
Data Analysis and Sufficiency 40 40
Total 200 200

Best Books for GAT Preparation

Check the table below to know the best books for GAT preparation. 

Book Name


Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations

R S Aggarwal

How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for CAT

Arun Sharma

How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for CAT

Arun Sharma and Meenakshi Upadhyay

High School Grammar

Wren & Martin

Manorama Year Book

Manorama Publication

General Knowledge by Lucent

Lucent Publication

Logical and Analytical Reasoning

AK Gupta

Compendium General English

BB Jain

A Modern Approach to Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning

R S Aggarwal

Note: GAT syllabus and exam pattern for PG exam is similar to MAT conducted by AIMA. The candidate may prepare for the exam using any MAT Preparatory book. GAT syllabus and exam pattern for UG exam is similar to UGAT conducted by AIMA. The candidate may prepare for the exam using any preparatory books on UGAT that are available in leading Book shops.

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GAT Syllabus 2023 FAQs

Q: What is the duration of GAT test for BBA course?

A: GAT test for BBA programme is conducted for 60 minutes. Candidates must check the GAT 2023 eligibility criteria for UG before filling the application form for GAT 2023.

Q: What is the duration of GAT test for MBA course?

A: GAT test for BBA programme is conducted for 90 minutes.  

Q: What is the difference between BBA and MBA syllabus in GAT exam?

A: Though three sections i.e. English, Quantitative Aptitude, and Reasoning section have the same syllabus. However, the four section for BBA is General Knowledge and for MBA is data interpretation.

Q: How many questions will be there in GAT exam for BBA?

A: There will be a total of 50 questions in GAT exam for BBA.

Q: What is the weightage of each section in GAT exam for MBA?

A: In GAT MBA paper, English and quant section comprise 30 marks each whereas the Reasoning and DI sections carry 20 marks each.

Q: What are the major sections in GAT exam for BBA?

A: In GAT exam for BBA, the question paper will be spread over four sections i.e. English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning & Intelligence, and General Knowledge.

Q: Who prescribes GAT syllabus?

A: GAT syllabus is prescribed by Gitam Institute of Technology.

Q: In which format, GAT 2023 questions will be asked?

A: In GAT 2023, questions will be asked in MCQ format.  

Q: How many sections will be there in GAT exam for MBA?

A: There will be four sections in GAT exam for MBA.

Q: What is the marking scheme of GAT exam?

A: For every correct answer one mark will be rewarded, for incorrect answers 1/3 marks will be deducted.

Q: Can I refer to NCERT books for Quantitative Aptitude preparation?

A: Yes, candidates can refer to NCERT books of class 9 and 10 for Quant preparation.

Q: When is the best time to start GAT preparation?

A: Ideally, the aspirants should start preparing for GAT exam 9-6 months in advance.


Q: When is the best time to start GAT preparation?

A: Ideally, the aspirants should start preparing for GAT exam 9-6 months in advance.


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