GAT Exam 2023: Registration (Phase 2), Eligibility, Syllabus

  • By Bhavya Thakkar
  • 10 February 2023
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The full form of the GAT is the GITAM Admission Test, which is the entrance exam for admission to the BBA or MBA programmes of the GIM (Gitam Institute of Management) in Visakhapatnam. The registrations for the GAT 2023 have begun in online mode. The candidates are eligible to register themselves for the GAT 2023 exam until the last date which will be notified anytime soon. The GAT exam is conducted multiple times in one year.

This blog is for candidates who are willing to sit for the GAT and get admission to the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA Course) of Gitam Institute of Management in Visakhapatnam. Here we have mentioned the details of the GAT exam syllabus, GAT exam details, and other essential information that you need. 

[Also read: bba syllabus and subjects]

GAT Exam 2023: Key Highlights

Check the table below to know GAT 2023 highlights.

Features of the GAT 2023

Details of the GAT 2023

Name of the exam


Full Form of GAT

GAT - GITAM Admission Test 

Conducting Authority

GITAM University

Type of exam

UG/PG level

Level of the exam

Institution level

Frequency of GAT 

Multiple times every year

Duration of the exam

1 hour and 30 minutes

Total sections in the exam

UG - 4 sections

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

PG - 5 sections

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

Type and the number of questions

MCQs - 100 questions

GAT exam fee


Purpose of the exam

Conducted to provide admission to PG and UG Management programmes

Official Website of the university

Helpline number

(+91-891) 2790037

GAT Entrance Exam - Important Dates

Before you apply for BBA programme in Gitam Institute of Management through GAT, take a look at the GAT exam details. These are some of the important dates that you need to remember. 

Important dates of the exam

Upcoming dates for the exam

30th Dec 2022 - 1st Feb 2023

Phase 1  - GAT MBA registrations 2023

30th Dec 2022 - 26th March 2023

GAT BBA registrations 2023

2nd Feb 2023 - 1st March 2023

Phase 2  - GAT MBA registrations 2023

5th Feb 2023

GAT MBA Exam2023

6th Feb 2023

Phase 1  - MBA Personal Interview and Counselling

5th March 2023

Phase 2  - GAT MBA Exam2023

6th March 2023

Phase 2  - MBA Personal Interview and Counselling

31st March 2023 - 3rd April 2023

GAT BBA Exam 2023

4th April 2023 - 5th April 2023

BBA Personal Interview and Counselling for all ST, Divyang, SC,  as well as scholarship candidates

6th April 2023 - 15th April 2023

BBA Personal Interview and Counselling for all the other candidates’

GAT Exam Eligibility

The eligibility for the GAT exam differs according to the course that you choose. 

  • GAT Exam Eligibility - BBA

Name of the Programme

Eligibility Criteria

BBA in Management Accounting with CIMA, UK or BBA in Financial Markets

Minimum aggregate marks required is 50% in pre-University/Class 12/Higher Secondary/ Intermediate examination from one of the recognised Indian councils or boards

BBA in Business Analytics or BBA in Logistics with LSC or BBA in FinTech

Minimum aggregate marks required is 50% in pre-University/Class 12 /Higher Secondary/ Intermediate examination with Maths as one of the core subjects from one of the recognised Indian councils or boards

  • GAT Exam Eligibility - MBA

Name of the Programme

Eligibility Criteria

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

Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from one of the recognised universities or colleges in India

MBA in FinTech) or MBA in Business Analytics

Bachelor’s Degree in B. Tech /BE/BCA with 60% minimum aggregate from one of the recognised universities

Executive MBA

Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from one of the recognised universities or colleges in India along with 2 years of work experience

GAT Exam Syllabus

The section-wise GAT exam syllabus has been listed below for your reference.

BBA GAT Exam Syllabus


Names of the Sections

Syllabus for each section

A section

English Language

Sentence completion, Verbal Reasoning, One-word substitution, Fill In the Blanks, Contextual usage, Sentence correction, Syllogisms, Analogies, Different usage of the same word, Idioms, Jumbled paragraphs, foreign language words that are used in the English language.

B section

Numerical & Data Analysis

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

C section

Reasoning & Intelligence

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

D section

General Knowledge

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

MBA GAT Syllabus


Names of the Sections

Syllabus for each section

A section

English Language

Noun, verb, pronoun, adverb, adjective, speech, antonyms, sentence making & correction, synonyms, idioms or phrases, vocabulary, word substitution, reading comprehension, grammar, para jumble, fill in all the blanks.

B section


Elementary mathematics, percentages, LCM & HCF, profit & loss, interest (simple & compound), ratio & proportion, speed, time & distance, time & work; averages, set theory, number system, commercial maths, unitary method, mixtures and allegation, permutation & combinations, linear programming, linear equations, triangles, sequence & series, heights and distance, inequalities, coordinate geometry, circles, Venn diagrams, quadratic equations, binomial theorem, complex numbers, surds & indices, mixtures and alligations, trigonometry, coordinate geometry.

C section

Intelligence & Critical Reasoning

Syllogisms, column graphs, course of action, family tree, pie chart, arrangement,  statement conclusions, calendars, puzzles, series, blood relations, strong arguments & weak arguments, multi-dimensional arrangements, coding and decoding, numeric grid,  visual reasoning, critical reasoning, and graphs representing the area.

D section

Indian & Global Environment

CEOs, current affairs, statements and quotations, company punchlines, science, sports, world records, history, awards & winners, finance, social issues, business, entertainment, international organisation, books & authors, geography, politics,  major corporate news.

E section

Data Analysis and Sufficiency

Venn diagram, data charts, data tables, pie charts, bar diagrams and charts which include stacked, composite, and simple bar charts, data analysis & data comparison,  graphs – Line X-Y Graphs, data Sufficiency, caselet-based Data.


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FAQ - GAT Exam

What is the GAT exam?

The GAT exam is an entrance exam conducted by GITAM for admission to its BBA and MBA courses. The full form of the GAT is the GITAM Admission Test.

How to prepare for the GAT exam?

Some of the preparation tips for the GAT exam are: check the syllabus and the pattern of the exam, chalk out the right strategy for preparation as per your schedule, analyse all your weak and strong areas while you prepare for the exam, solve mock tests and papers from the last years, and stay calm.

How to apply for the GAT exam?

To apply for the GAT exam, you can visit the official website of GIM. You can also download the application form and then fill it out and send it along with a demand draft. 

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