GSAT Exam Pattern 2020- Mode, Total Questions, Marking Scheme

    Neha Rani Neha Rani
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    GSAT 2020 or GITAM Science Admission Test is conducted by GITAM University for admission into various Undergraduate and Postgraduate programs in Science at GITAM GIS (Institute of Science). The exam will be conducted on May 9, 2020, at various centers in Andhra Pradesh and other parts of India.

    GSAT 2020 entrance test is conducted for both Undergraduate and Postgraduate programs in different subjects. The general exam pattern for both the graduate programs is as follows:

    • The question paper will contain 60 multiple-choice questions.
    • The question paper will contain 3 Sections: A, B, and C. Each section is based on the syllabus from relevant subjects.
    • The duration of the exam is 1 hour.
    • Each question will carry 1 mark.
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    The syllabus of GSAT 2020 admission test is based on the subject in which the admission is being sought. This article will further discuss the exam pattern, syllabus, and other relevant details about the GSAT 2020 exam. The programs offered by GITAM GIS (Institute of Science) are as follows:

    Undergraduate ProgramsPostgraduate ProgramsIntegrated 5 years M.Sc. Program
    Bachelor of Computer Applications (BCA)M.Sc. Analytical ChemistryM.Sc. Biotechnology
    Bachelor of Environmental Management (BEM)M.Sc. Applied Mathematics (Computational Fluid Dynamics CFD)M.Sc. Chemistry
    Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)M.Sc. Biochemistry
    M.Sc. Bioinformatics
    M.Sc. Biotechnology
    M.Sc. Electronics Science (Networking and Embedded Systems)
    M.Sc. Environmental Science
    M.Sc. Food Science and Technology
    M.Sc. Microbiology
    M.Sc. Organic Chemistry
    M.Sc. Physics (Nuclear / Space / Material / Nano)
    Master of Computer Applications (MCA)

    GSAT Exam pattern 2020

    As discussed above, GSAT 2020 entrance test is conducted for both, Undergraduate and Postgraduate programs in different subjects. With a few exceptions (as discussed later in the article), the general exam pattern for both graduate programs are similar.

    Below given is a quick overview about the GSAT exam pattern 2020:

    Exam ModeOffline (Pen Paper Based)
    Number of sections 3 (A, B, C)
    Question Paper Type Objective/Multiple-choice Questions
    Total Marks60
    Exam duration 1 hour
    Exam language English

    GSAT Exam pattern 2020 Program-Wise

    You will find detailed GSAT Exam Pattern 2020 discussed below.

    For M.Sc. programs, the exam pattern is as follows:

    Test codeCourseSubjectMaximum MarksMaximum Time
    101M.Sc. Applied MathematicsMathematics601 hour
    102M.Sc. Physics 
    M.Sc. Electronics Science
    Physics/Electronics601 hour
    103M.Sc. Analytical Chemistry 
    M.Sc. Organic Chemistry
    Chemistry601 hour
    104M.Sc. Biochemistry 
    M.Sc. Biotechnology 
    M.Sc. Microbiology 
    M.Sc. Food Science & Technology M.Sc. Bioinformatics
    Life Sciences601 hour
    105M.Sc. Environmental ScienceEnvironmental Science601 hour

    In the above pattern, the question papers for all subjects will contain 3 sections as given here:

    SectionNumber of QuestionsMaximum Marks for each SectionTotal Marks

    For MCA program, the exam pattern is as follows:

    Test CodeSectionSubjectNumber of QuestionsMarks for each SectionMaximum MarksMaximum Time
    108ACommunicative Ability1515601 hour
    BAnalytical Ability2020
    CMathematical Ability2525

    For Undergraduate and Integrated M.Sc. program, the exam pattern is as follows:

    Test CodeCourse NameSubject
    106BEM / Five year integrated M.Sc. Biotechnology/ B.Sc.#Mathematics or Biology, Physics and Chemistry (or) Environmental education*
    107BCAAnalytical Ability

    # Maths, Physics and Chemistry for candidates seeking admission to B.Sc.

    * For candidates with other than science optional at Intermediate / +2, seeking admission to BEM programme only.

    Note: Test No.106 will consist of 3 sections and in each section, there is 30 multiple choice questions:

    SectionSubjectNumber of Questions per SectionMaximum Marks
    BPhysical Sciences3030
    CBiological Sciences3030

    Group / optional subjects in the Qualifying examination (+2 or equivalent)Sections to be AnsweredMaximum Time
    Mathematics, Physics and ChemistrySECTION A & B1 hour
    Biology, Physics and ChemistrySECTION B & C1 hour

    Candidates with other than science optional at Intermediate / +2, seeking admission to BEM programme will have to attempt Section D of Test Code No.106:

    SectionSubjectNumber of QuestionsMaximum MarksMaximum Time
    DEnvironmental Education60601 hour

    Test No.107 consists of only one section with 60 multiple choice questions each carrying 1 mark.

    Test CodeSubjectNumber of QuestionsMaximum MarksMaximum Time
    107Analytical Ability60601 hour

    For Integrated M.Sc. Chemistry, the exam pattern is as follows:

    Test CodeSectionSubjectTotal Number of QuestionsNumber of Questions per SectionMarks per SectionTotal MarksMaximum Time
    109AChemistry603030601 hour

    GSAT 2020 Marking scheme

    The general marking scheme of the paper is as follows:

    • The total marks for each paper are 60.
    • Each question carries 1 mark.

    Check out the Exam Pattern Section discussed above for more details on Marking.

    Important Guidelines for GSAT 2020

    While taking the exam there are some important instructions to keep in mind. They are as follows:

    • Admit Card is mandatory on the day of the exam and preserve it for future use.
    • Admit Card/ Hall ticket of GSAT 2020 is unique and not transferable. The candidature of the candidate is terminated in any case the admit card is tempered.
    • Candidates are allowed to use only black or blue ballpoint pen.
    • Candidates are required to bring the admit card, application form, attested copy of the caste certificate.
    • All the electronic gadgets like calculator, log tables, mobile etc are prohibited.
    • You are advised to attempt all the questions as each question carry 1 mark each.
    • Candidate has to return the OMR sheet along with the question booklet. Make sure that the OMR sheet should not be tempered and circle the answer option properly
    • The circles that are not marked properly will not be counted.

    *The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College




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