MSIT Admission 2018 – Eligible candidates can apply online for admission in the various program in MSIT for the academic year 2018-19. MS in IT or Master of Science in Information Technology is a two-year post-graduate program in Computer Science. Interested and eligible candidates may apply on or before the last date of application. Candidates can check the details of the application process, selection process and other information on this page below.

Latest: Online Application for MSIT Admission 2018 has been started, candidates can apply through the link provided below.

MSIT Admission 2018

MSIT aims to produce skilled Professionals who have knowledge of the core principles underlying information technology and an understanding of emerging industry trends. MSIT is an innovative multi-university interdisciplinary post-graduate program. MSIT program is being offered by “Consortium of Institutions of Higher Learning” (CIHL), formed by the Universities and in collaboration with Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), Pittsburgh, USA.

Schedule for the MSIT Admission 2018 is given below.

Event Dates
Last date for Submission of Application forms 14 May 2018
Walk-In Entrance starts on 15 Mar 2018
Walk-In Entrance ends on 19 May 2018
GAT Entrance Examination Starts 27 May 2018
Results of GAT 03 Jun 2018
Counseling starts 11 Jun 2018
Candidates admitted to Preparatory Course must report on 23 Jun 2018
Commencement of MSIT Main Program 14 Jul 2018

Official Website:

MSIT is currently offered at

  • International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT-H)
  • Hyderabad, School of IT, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Hyderabad (JNTUH)
  • College of Engineering, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Kakinada (JNTUK)
  • College of Engineering, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Anantapur (JNTUA).
  • Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati SVU

Eligibility Criteria

B.Tech / B.E (All branches)

The duration of this program is 2 years

Specialization: Computer Networks, E-business Technologies, Information Security, Software Engineering, Data Analytics & Data Visualization and Mobile Technologies.

MSIT Program is offered by CIHL at following Centres

Learning Centre Seats Offered (last year)
International Institute of Information Technology Hyderabad IIIT-H 110
Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Hyderabad JNTUH 100
Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Kakinada JNTUK 50
Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Anantpur JNTUA 50
Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati SVU 50

Admit Card

GAT Hall tickets will be send to the candidate’s registered email id by May 15, 2017. You can also download it from OR through the direct link provided below.

  • Admit Card will be available…!!!

Selection  Process

MSIT took its inception in the year 2001 and is currently offered at International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT-H), Hyderabad, School of IT, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Hyderabad (JNTUH), College of Engineering, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Kakinada (JNTUK) and College of Engineering, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Anantapur (JNTUA). MSIT follows ‘Learning by Doing” approach with Project-Centered Curriculum aimed at producing employable IT professionals for the Industry.

Admissions are based on scores obtained in the entrance test (GAT/GRE).

Stage I – Graduate Aptitude Test

Graduate Aptitude Test (GAT) will be conducted by CIHL in two ways, which is a Computer Based Test.

Eligible candidates can apply for GAT entrance test in the following ways:-

  • Walk-in Entrance Test
  • Regular Entrance Test

Candidates can appear either for walk-ins or regular entrance test OR both tests.Candidates can appear for the GAT for a maximum of 4 times. However, the best of the scores in all the attempts will be taken into consideration for final ranking.

Walk-in Entrance test

Walk-ins can be attempted for a maximum of 3 times with a gap of one week, on fixed dates. Eligible candidates can apply online for walk-in Entrance Test from January 01, 2018. Students can take the exam on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday every week from March 15, 2018, to May 19, 2018. For every attempt, a non-refundable amount of Rs.1000 has to be paid through online by Credit / Debit card or net banking from our website (

The walk-in entrance is conducted from 15th March 2018 on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday every week up to 19th May 2018 at following centers :

Eduquity Career Technologies PVT LTD,
403, 4th Floor, Myhome Sarovar Plaza,
Behind British Library, adjacent to medicity,
Secretariat road, Hyderabad-63


MSIT Learning Center,
University College of Engineering(Autonomous),
Principal Building Block, JNTUK,
Kakinada – 533003, Mobile: 7799834586

Walk-in Timings:  Morning slot-10:00 AM and Afternoon slot-2:00 PM (Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun)

To take the exam a student needs to

  • Hall Ticket
  • A copy of SSC / Tenth equivalent certificate ( the SSC/Tenth Roll number is required for registration).

The scores would be given to the student after 48 hrs of the exam by “Eduquity”.

Regular GAT Entrance test waived

Candidates who have taken the GRE after July 2015 are exempted from the entrance test (GAT) if they have a score of 301/3.5

Allotment of Learning Center

Admissions are based on ranks obtained in the entrance test. In the MSIT Counseling 2018, candidates are asked to select learning centers and they are allotted seats in rank order.

Candidates admitted into IIITH & JNTUH will be given direct admission into MSIT main program. Candidates admitted into JNTUK, JNTUA & SVU have to undergo a 4-week preparatory program. After successful completion of the preparatory program, they will be admitted into the MSIT main program.

MSIT Syllabus

Structure of GAT: GAT consists of three main sections, namely,

  1. Critical Reading
    • Reading Comprehension and Analytical and Logical Reasoning or Ability
  2. Quantitative Ability
    • Discrete Comparisons (Percentages, Ratios, Profit, and Loss etc.), Data Analysis (Graphs, Charts and Tables), Quantitative Comparison (Diagrams, Formulae, Distance, Time etc.), Sets, Relations and Functions (Venn diagrams, Linear equations, Intersections, etc.).
  3. Essay Writing
    • Making an essay on the given topic of about 250 words.

Psychometric assessment:

The psychometric assessment is based on five competencies identified by MSIT, given below are the same

  • Problem Solving
  • Innovative
  • Conceptual Thinking
  • Learnability
  • Team Work Ability

Scoring of GAT:

GAT uses scaled scores, like major tests in the world like GRE, GMAT, SAT, ACT etc. Scaled scores are a standardized converted score based on your correct responses. A scaled score is the total number of correct answers (raw score) that have been converted onto a consistent and standardized scale. In GAT each section is graded on a scale of 200–800 making a total of 2400 for all three sections.

Preparation for GAT:

Since GAT is not directly a knowledge based test, it takes into account what a student has learnt in his school/high school days up to Standard XII. Therefore, practice makes more important than just reading. It is advisable for candidates to practice mock tests through various websites and books. A list of test web links and practice books are indicated below-

Web links:

  • and-answers
  • Tests.asp

Reference Books:

  • Barron’s Strategies and Practice for the New PSAT/NMSQT by BARRON
  • A modern approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal reasoning by Dr. R.S. AGGARWAL
  • Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by R.S. AGGARWAL
  • Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by TRISHNAS

Structure of Test

Section Section – Total Number of Questions & Marks Main Topic Sub Topics
(Critical Reading)
30 (30 Marks) Reading Comprehension (2 Passages with 4 questions)
Logical Reasoning & Analytical Ability Assumptions / Arguments / Conclusions drawn true or false
Positional / Linear sequence or arrangement
Blood Relationship
(Quantitative Ability)
40 (40 Marks) Discrete Comparison Percentage, Permutations & Probability
Time & work, Profit & Loss
Ratio Proportion and variations
Area & Geometry
Data Analysis Line Graphs
Bar Graphs & Pie Graphs
Charts & Tables
Quantitative Comparison Geometry
Diagrams, formulas, areas, Distance, Time etc
Number system
Sets Union & Intersections
Venn Diagrams
Relations Progressions
Linear equations
Functions The argument of the function
Function of a Function
21 (20 + 10=30 Marks)*
* Essay: 10 Marks
Sentence Completion, Analogies & Antonyms
Essays (1 topic)

Sample Papers: Click here to check the sample paper of MIST.

Fee of MSIT

  • Annual fee Rs.2,00,000/- for 2-Year MSIT program (IIIT-H)
  • Annual fee Rs.1,70,000/- for 2-Year MSIT program (JNTU-H)
  • Annual fee Rs.1,60,000/- for 2-Year MSIT program (JNTUK,JNTUA and SVU-Tirupati)
  • Students selected for the direct admission into the MSIT program based on GAT / GRE Score should pay a non-refundable admission fee of Rs.30,000/-(Part of annual fee)
  • Students selected for the preparatory program should pay a non-refundable fee of Rs 10,000/-

Fee must be paid at the beginning of each year of the MSIT program.

For more details about MSIT 2018 admission, candidates can download information brochure.

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