Graduate Assessment Test GAT-SUBJECT for Ph.D Programmes

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Agriculture Sciences
Sr.
Core Areas of Agriculture Sciences
Percentage
(100% of 70%)
1. Agronomy and Crop Physiology
10%
2. Crop Protection
10%
3. Agriculture Engineering
10%
4. Plant Breeding and Genetics
10%
5. Horticulture and Forestry
10%
6. Soil Science
10%
7. Biotechnology
10%
8. Agriculture Extension
10%
9. Agriculture Economics
10%
10. Rural Sociology and Development
10%
Total:
100%
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Architectural Engineering
Sr. Core Areas of Architectural Engineering Percentage
1. Basic Design – I
-
2. Visual Communication – I
-
3. Business Communication
-
4. History of Architecture – I
-
5. Islamic and Pakistan Studies – I
-
6. Basic Design – II
-
7. Visual Communication – II
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8. Computer Application in Architecture – I
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9. Islamic and Pakistan Studies – II
-
10. Materials and Construction – I
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11. Architectural Design – I
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12. Computer Application in Architectural – II
-
13. Materials and Construction – II
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14. Visual Communication – III
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15. History of Architecture – II
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16. Architectural Design – II
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17. Visual Communication – IV
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18. Materials and Construction – III
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19. Structure for Architects – I
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20. Computer Application in Architecture – III
-
21. Surveying and Leveling
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22. Architectural Design – III
-
23. Materials and Construction – IV
-
24. Structure for Architects – II
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25. Services and Engineering Systems – I
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26. History of Architecture – III
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27. Architectural Design – IV
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28. Materials and Construction – V
-
29. Structure for Architects – III
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30. Services and Engineering Systems – II
-
31. Climatology and Thermal Comfort
-
32. Architectural Design – V
-
33. Urban Design
-
34. Theory of Architecture – I
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35. Conservation and Adaptive Re-use
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36. Project Management
-
37. Architectural Design – VI
-
38. Interior Design
-
39. Landscape Design
-
40. Theory of Architecture – II
-
41. Research Methodology
-
Total:
-

Civil Engineering
Sr. Core Areas of Civil Engineering Percentage
1. Engineering Drawing
8 %
2. Engineering Mechanics
4 %
3. Engineering Surveying
8 %
4. Engineering Material
4 %
5. Fluid Mechanics
8 %
6. Mechanics of Solids
6 %
7. Mechanics Geology
4 %
8. Structural Analysis
8 %
9. Transportation Engineering
8 %
10. Engineering Construction
5 %
11. Reinforced Concrete Design
6 %
12. Soil Mechanics
3 %
13. Environmental Engineering
3 %
14. Civil Work Quantity and Cost Estimations
6 %
15. Architectureand Town Planning
6 %
16. Steel Structure
3 %
17. Structural Designand Drawing
3 %
18. Construction Planning and Management
4 %
19. Irrigation and Water Resources Engineering
3 %
Total:
100 %

Economics
Sr. Core Areas of Economics Percentage
1. Microeconomics
10 %
2. Macro Economics
10 %
3. Quantitative Economics
10 %
4. International Trade Theory and Finance
10 %
5. Econometrics: Theory and Applications
10 %
6. Development Economics: Theory and Policy
10 %
7. Monetary Theory and Policy
5 %
8. Public Finance
5 %
9. Major Issues in Pakistan Economy
5 %
10. Islamic Economics
5 %
11. Managerial Economics
5 %
12. Agricultural Economics
5 %
13. Human Resource Development and Management
5 %
14. Research Methodology
5 %
Total:
100 %

Education
Sr. Core Areas of Education Percentage
1. Perspective of Education
25 %
2. Educational Psychology
15 %
3. Curriculum Development
10 %
4. Educational Measurement , Testing and Evolution
15 %
5. Educational Research
10 %
6. Educational Planning, Measurement / Educational Administration
10 %
7. Pedagogy and Teaching Technology
10 %
8. Educational Technology
5 %
Total:
100 %

Electrical Engineering
Sr. Core Areas of Electrical Engineering Percentage
1. Basic Electric Engineering
12 %
2. Communication Systems
8 %
3. Control Systems
8 %
4. Digital Signal Processing
5 %
5. Electrical Machines
8 %
6. Electromagnetic Field Theory
8 %
7. Electronic Devices and Circuits
8 %
8. Instrumentation and Measurement
5 %
9. Integrated Circuits
5 %
10. Principle of Computing
8 %
11. Digital Logic Design
8 %
12. Microprocessor Based System
4 %
13. Power Electronics
5 %
14. Power Systems
8 %
Total:
100 %

Electronics
Sr. Core Areas of Electronics Percentage
1. Basic Electrical Engineering
10 %
2. Electronic Circuits and Devices
10 %
3. Programming Techniques
3 %
4. Digital Logic Design
6 %
5. Integrated Circuits
5 %
6. Electromagnetic Fields Theory and Radiating System
5 %
7. Electrical Measurements and Instrumentation
5 %
8. Linear Control Systems
5 %
9. Data Communication and Computer Networks
5 %
10. Signals and Systems
5 %
11. Digital Signal Processing
5 %
12. Optoelectronics
3 %
13. Power Electronics
4 %
14. VLSI Design
5 %
15. Microprocessor Systems and Interfacing
6 %
16. Automation and Robotics
5 %
17. Communication Systems
8 %
18. Digital System Design
5 %
Total:
100 %

Environmental Sciences / Engineering
Sr. Core Areas of Environmental Sciences / Engineering Percentage
1. Ecology
10 %
2. Air, Climate pollution
6 %
3. Water resources, pollution
5 %
4. Environmental Geology and Earth resources
7 %
5. Environmental Conservation (forests, grasslands)
10 %
6. Sustainability & Human Development
5 %
7. Environmental Science and Policy, laws and planning
7 %
8. Solid waste and hazardous material
5 %
9. Biodiversity
6 %
10. Human population
3 %
11. Radiation
4 %
12. Agricultural pollution
5 %
13. Pesticides
5 %
14. Energy
4 %
15. Preserving nature
5 %
16. Treatment of Wastes
5 %
17. Affects of pollutants on vegetation and humans
8 %
Total:
100 %

Geography
Sr. Core Areas of Geography Percentage
1. Physical Geography
35 %
A.

Geomorphology

7 %
B.

Oceanography

7 %
C.

Climatologyand Meteorology

7 %
D.

Bio-Geography (Plantand Zoo Geography)

7 %
E.

Hydro and Soil Geography

7 %
2.
Human Geography
35 %
A.

Economic Geography

35 %
B.

Regional Geography of the World

5.83 %
C.

Settlement Geography (Rural and Urban)

5.83 %
D.

Social and Cultural Geography

5.83 %
E.

Population Geography

5.83 %
F.

Environmental Geography (including Natural Hazards and Disaster Mitigation)

5.83 %
3. Practical Geography
30 %
A.

Mapping and Map Projection

6 %
B.

Cartography

6 %
C.

Surveying and Global Position System (GPS)

6 %
D.

Remote Sensingand Air Photo Interpretation

6 %
E.

Geographic Information System (GIS)

6 %
F.

Quantitativeand Statistical Geography

6 %
Total:
100 %

History
Sr. Core Areas of History Percentage
1. Early History of Islam
-
2. Research Methodology
-
3. State and Society in Muslim India 1206 – 1707
-
4. Muslim Struggle for Independence 1858– 1930
-
5. Government and Politics in Pakistan 1947 – 2000
-
6. Modern Europe (1789– 1945)
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7. Muslim Struggle for Independence 1930 – 1947
-
8. Foreign Policy of Pakistan 1947 – 1997
-
9. Philosophy of History
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10. International Relations and Organizations
-
11. Ancient India
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12. Contemporary Middle East
-
13. Early Modern Europe (1453 – 1789)
-
14. History of England (1688 – 1919)
-
15. United States after Second World War
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16. Human Rights in Pakistan
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17. Women Empowerment in Pakistan
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18. Local Self-Government in Pakistan
-
19. Role of Military in Pakistan
-
20. Pakistan’s Economy – An Historical Survey (1947 – to date)
-
21. Pakistani Languages and Literature
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22. Muslim Rule in India (712 – 1526)
-
23. Pakistani Society and Culture
-
24. Muslim Civilization and Culture
-
25. Muslim Political Thought and Institutions
-
26. Muslim Contribution to Arts, Science and Architecture
-
27. History of Revivalist Movements in Islam
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28. Modern Muslim World: Challenges of the New Millennium
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29. The Great Mughals (1926 – 1707)
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30. Later Mughals & British India (1707– 1857)
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31. The Punjab in Modern Times
-
32. Umayyads and Abbasides
-
33. Muslim Rule in Spain
-
34. The Ottoman Empire
-
35. Central Asia
-
Total:
-

Islamic Studies
Sr. Core Areas of Islamic Studies Percentage
1. Quran
12 %
2. Hadith
12 %
3. Fiqh
12 %
4. Comparative Study of Religions
12 %
5. Islamic History
10 %
6. Islamic Economics
5 %
7. Islam and Science
6 %
8. Islam and Modern Political Thoughts
4 %
9. Islam and Modern Social Thoughts
4 %
10. Research Methodology
4 %
11. Quantitative General
4 %
12. English
15 %
Total:
100 %

Telecom Engineering
Sr. Core Areas of Telecom Engineering Percentage
1. Basic Electrical Engineering
12 %
2. Analog Communication Systems
8 %
3. Control Systems
8 %
4. Digital Signal Processing
5 %
5. Electrical Machines
8 %
6. Electromagnetic Field Theory
8 %
7. Electronic Devices and Circuits
8 %
8. Digital Communication System
5 %
9. Data Communication and Computer Networks
5 %
10. Microwave Engineering
8 %
11. Digital Logic Design
8 %
12. Microprocessor Based System
4 %
13. Telecommunication System Engineering
5 %
14. Antenna and Radio-Wave Propagation
8 %
Total:
100 %

Urdu
Sr. Core Areas of Urdu Percentage
1. Principles of Literary Research
12 %
2. Criticism
10 %
3. Historical Linguistics
10 %
4. New literary and Critical Trends
10 %
5. IIm-e-Badee-o-Bayan and Prosody
8 %
6. History Poetry and Prose in Urdu
15 %
7. Classical Poetry
12 %
8. Modern poetry
8 %
9. Special Study of Mir, Ghalib and Iqbal
15 %
Total:
100 %

 

  • Candidates with a minimum 18 – Years degree are eligible to appear in the test.

A few of the other study areas are under process and are being considered for Subject Tests.

Test Format of GAT Subject:

Total Questions (MCQs) = 100
Total Test Time = 120 Minutes (2 Hours)
Test Type: Paper Based

Test Contents:

General Section = 30% of the Total Test
Subject Section = 70% of the Total Test

Areas of General Section:

English (Verbal) = 15%
Analytical Reasoning = 15%

Note: Lists of eligible candidates, Test venue and Candidate instructions will be displayed on NTS website at least 7 days prior to test date.