How hard is the GAT Test?
A lot of students in Pakistan ask us, how hard is the GAT test? Well simply put the GAT is a serious exam and by no means an easy one. Moreover if you have not studied at a university for a while then it becomes even more difficult. All across, students find the GAT Analytical section by far the most difficult one on the GAT as compared to verbal and quantitative sections.
How hard is GAT analytical reasoning portion?
The truth is that GAT analytical reasoning is a very difficult section of the test. Reason being that almost none of us have seen or even attempted such questions previously. Of-course all of us have studies Math and English but none of us have looked at GAT Analytical reasoning questions.
Lots of information & confusing words: GAT analytical reasoning questions require you to use logic and common sense in a way that is not natural to most of us in Pakistan. The wording of the questions is confusing and difficult to understand. Moreover every question has lots of information to process in very short amount of time.
Time pressure: On the GAT you just have about a minute and a half to solve each reasoning question. I am pretty sure that if you have more time you will invariably do well and be much more comfortable. Time shortage causes additional pressure which makes the analytical portion even more difficult.
How hard is the GAT math portion?
Many GAT test takers in Pakistan think that Math is the easier portion of the exam. However this is not entirely correct. While it is true that the concepts and topics tested on the mathematical ability section of the GAT are definitely the level of 8th or 9th class. However they are much trickier than anything you ever studied before.
Many GAT students have studied math a few years ago, therefore they find it very rusty and different. Add the time pressure to the trickiness of the questions and the GAT math portion becomes understandably difficult on the quant portion as well.
How hard is the GAT verbal portion?
Again English is not easy at all. This is because the GAT verbal section requires you to know many new words and vocabulary that you haven’t seen before. Couple this with the fact that if you do not have a good reading speed and ability to remember information as you read, it will become very difficult to score well in this section. They key is that while you prepare for the GAT you must make a habit to read more and read on a diverse range of topics.
The simple fact is that the GAT English is very hard, even for good candidates. The reading comprehensions are long and strenuous and the vocabulary is difficult.
So is the NTS GAT test really that hard?
I am not writing this blog post to discourage prospective GAT test takers. But I believe that GAT is a serious test as a student one must work hard to do well in it. This test should not be taken lightly as your future admissions and scholarships depend on it. With lots of focused study you can do well in it and pursue your dreams.
GAT is a test in which you are competing with thousands of other students from all over Pakistan. You must answer as many questions as you can to get GAT test score more than you need. Remember that each question carries equal marks. Therefore you are not competing just with yourself, but you are against many other bright and competitive students.
While preparing for the GAT keep the following points in mind:
1. Give yourself plenty of time to prepare for the GAT.
2. Practice a lot
3. Be patient and persistent
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