GITAM GAT Exam Pattern 2021: Marking Scheme, Negative Marking, Total Marks

Exam Date

May 22, 2021

Result Date

Jun 5, 2021

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Exam pattern is different for different courses based on the syllabus. Applicants can check GITAM GAT 2021 syllabus to see the type of questions being asked in GAT.

GITAM GAT 2021 Exam Pattern 

GITAM Admission Test is an online (Computer-Based) test. Candidates should have a clear idea about the pattern and syllabus of the exam. They are advised to go through the exam pattern of GAT to know about types of questions, duration of exam, number of questions, total marks and marking scheme and all other information regarding the exam paper.

Exam Pattern

The exam is conducted in both online and offline modes. Question booklet contains 100 objective type questions and the duration of the exam is 2 hours. Details of Exam Pattern is shown in the table below:

GAT 2021 Exam Pattern
Mode Online and Offline
Question Type Multiple Choice Questions
Number of Questions 100
Number of Sections Three
Total Marks 400
Nature of Marking Negative Marking
Marking Scheme (+4) marks for each correct answer and (-1) mark for each incorrect answer
Note: There is no negative marking or no marks will be awarded for unattempted questions.

Exam Pattern for UG Courses

Exam pattern for undergraduate courses is given below. GAT exam for undergraduate courses will be different than that of Post-Graduate courses.  Undergraduate course exam pattern will be based on 3 major subjects i.e, Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry.

GAT Exam 2021 for UG Course
Section Subject No. of Questions Marks Allotted 
A Mathematics/ Biology 40 160
B Physics 30 120
C Chemistry 30 120
Total 100 400

Exam Pattern for M.Tech and M.Arch programs

Exam pattern for M.Tech and M.Arch is shared below. GAT examination will be based on Quantitative Analysis/ Aptitude, Intelligence and Reasoning and Verbal Ability.

GAT Exam pattern for M.Tech and M.Arch
Exam Sections No. of Questions Marks
Quantitative Aptitude 40 160
Reasoning 30 120
Verbal Ability 30 120
Total 100 400

Note: All questions are Multiple Choice Questions (Objective Types).

Exam Pattern for M.Pharm

Structure of GAT 2021 for M.Pharm program constitutes Pharmaceutics, Pharmaceutical Analysis, and Quality assurance, Pharmacology, and Pharmaceutical Chemistry and the pattern is given in the below table format.

GAT 2021 Exam Pattern for M.Pharm program
Exam Sections No. of Questions  Marks
Pharmaceutics 25 100
Pharmaceutical Analysis & Quality Assurance 25 100
Pharmacology 25 100
Pharmaceutical Chemistry 25 100
Total 100 400

Marking Scheme

GAT 2021 exam is conducted for a total of 400 marks. Four marks are awarded for every correct answer. One mark is deducted for every wrong answer. No marks are provided or deducted for unanswered questions.

Note: GAT is an English medium examination. Hence, all questions will be asked in English only.


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