GAT/PAT (General Aptitude Test/ Professional and Academic Aptitude Test)

Objectives

  1. To make use of the test results for university admission purpose.
  2. To make use of the test results as a part of the student selection process in Direct Admission System (depending on the requirements of individual universities).

Development

GAT (General Aptitude Test) was divided into 2 sections:

  • Section 1 : Reading Writing, Critical thinking, Skill and Problem solving skill;
  • Section 2 : Ability in English communication.

In terms of PAT (Professional and Academic Aptitude Test) was also divided 2 parts are:

  • Part 1 : Basic knowledge.
  • Part 2 : Aptitude assessed.

The test was given for the first time in the academic year 2009. It was then given 3 times a year (July, October, and March) until 2010. In 2011, it was given only once since 2012 and later, it has been given twice/year (October, March). NIETS cut off the July examination because it is in the middle of a semester session and thus the students have not yet completely graduated.