Know Everything About NTS GAT Test and its two main types for admissions in Postgraduate program in Pakistan

Graduate Assessment Test, commonly known as GAT, is a standardized test that measures your ability to read, understand, analyze, and solve problems. NTS GAT is a required test by Pakistani universities for postgraduate programs such as MS, MPhil, MBA, or PhD.

A private organization, National Testing Service (NTS), administers GAT tests in various cities of Pakistan. At present, top-ranked universities of Pakistan like LUMS & NUST select the graduates with the most competitive NTS GAT score.

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Types of GAT Test

Different levels of studies have unique requisites for successful completion. Some programs require general skills, while others require subject-specific knowledge or a combination of both. Based on the different requirements, there are two types of GAT:

  1. GAT General Test
  2. GAT Subject Test

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What is on the GAT Test?

NTS GAT is a paper-based exam that tests your ability to

NTS GAT has NO essay writing section, and the whole test comprises of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs). The test constitutes 100 MCQs and has total 2 hours allocated time. Moreover, there is NO negative marking in GAT, and all questions carry equal marks. One needs to get at least 50 marks in order to clear this test. Usually, the GAT test is conducted on Sunday. However, it may also be held on Saturday. It is held 6 times a year in major cities of Pakistan where NTS conducts GAT test.

Are you interested to know more about list of cities where GAT is conducted? Visit NTS City GAT

Before going anywhere, you should know about each type in detail.

1. GAT General

GAT General is the most common type of NTS GAT. It tests only three core areas: Quantitative Reasoning, Verbal Reasoning, and Analytical Reasoning. Quantitative Reasoning tests your basic Math skill. Verbal Reasoning tests grammar, vocabulary and reading comprehension. And, the Analytical Reasoning tests your commonsense and ability to think and analyze. NTS GAT General is required for admissions in MS/MBA or MPhil programs in Pakistan. Even if you get admissions, you cannot receive your MPhil degree without passing out GAT General test. So, it is imperative to clear this test. The passing criteria of GAT, as stated earlier, is getting at least 50 marks.

Read more about GAT General test by visiting NTS GAT General page.

Why should you take GAT General Test?

The good things about GAT General are:

    GAT test score is valid for 2 years
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Some bad things about this test are:

  • On average, only 40% of test takers have able to passed out.
How to prepare NTS GAT General?

1. GAT Preparation Online Course
2. NTS GAT General Book


2. GAT Subject

How to prepare NTS GAT Subject?

1. Your graduation notes & books
2. GRE Subject Book

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