NTS GAT-B: Pattern

Test Pattern & Syllabus for the GAT General Type-B (NTS Test)

GAT-B Paper Distribution
GAT TypeVerbal
Quantitative SectionAnalytical Reasoning
GAT-B50 MCQs30 MCQs20 MCQs


GAT-B is for Social Science and Arts & Humanities Disciplines.

GAT-B: Pattern & Syllabus

  • Total No of Questions = 100 (Total Marks = 100)
  • Time Allowed = 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Negative Marking: NO

There are three sections in GAT General Type-B:

  1. Verbal Section
  2. Quantitative Section
  3. Analytical Reasoning Section

1. Verbal Section

A: Vocabulary
TopicsNumber of Questions
A1: Prefixes, Suffixes3
A2: Analogies5
A3: Antonyms3
A4: Conceptual2


B: Grammar
TopicsNumber of Questions
B1: Tenses and Aspects10
B2: Part of Speech (Conjunctions, Nouns, Pronouns, Verb, Adverb, Adjectives, Articles, Prepositions)5
B3: Conditionals2
B4: Functions3


C: Comprehension
TopicsNumber of Questions
C1: Inferencing8
C2: Linking Devices3
C3: Main Idea3
C4: Title1
C5: Topic Sentences1
C6: Type of Passage (Narrative, Descriptive, Expository, Scientific, Entertaining, Didactic, Rhetorical)1

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Contents and Introduction to GAT:


Part 1: Verval Reasoning:


Part 2: Quantitative Reasoning:


Part 3: Data Processing:


Part 4: Analytical Reasoning:


2. Quantitative Section

TopicsNumber of Questions
Business Mathematics, Financial Mathematics,
Consumer Mathematics, Percentage, Ratio and Proportion, Zakat, Ushar and Inheritance


TopicsNumber of Questions
Fundamental of Geometry, Practical Geometry, Areas and Volumes, Matrices and Determinants, Basic Statistics, Arithmetic and Geometric Sequences, Linear Graphs, Sets and Functions10


TopicsNumber of Questions
Introduction to Trigonometry, Projection of a side of a triangle, Chords of a circle, Tangent to a circle, Chords and Arcs, Angles in a segment of a circle, Practical geometry circles, Congruent Triangles, Parallelograms and Triangles, Line Bisectors and Angle Bisectors5


Data Processing
TopicsNumber of Questions
Basic Statistics and Probability5


3. Analytical Reasoning

Questions TypeNumber of Questions
Deductive and inductive logic, Critical thinking and writing skills20

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