Best Books for GPAT 2020
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Best Books for GPAT 2020 - Success in any exam is highly influenced by the choices of books you make and the effort you put in for the preparation. To that note, there is no denying the fact that best books for GPAT are the tried and tested source to gather in-depth knowledge if you are preparing for the entrance exam. As there are a multitude of books available for GPAT in the market, one has to be mindful of choosing the best GPAT books to glean a lot of valuable information in the minimum possible time. Always remember that focusing on the key information from the best books for GPAT, in the beginning, will prevent you from mistakes that may hurt your score. The key to ace the exam is to go through the best books for GPAT thoroughly while solving the previous year question papers. As following the right books make a huge difference, given below are some of the best books for GPAT you should buy to prepare in an effective manner.

GPAT is a national level entrance test, which is to be conducted on January 28, 2020. Earlier it was conducted by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). From 2019 onwards, the authority has been shifted to the National Testing Agency (NTA). Since the GPAT 2020 exam is a major one in the field of pharmacy, students should be on their toes to prepare for the same. Making strategies and the study plan also involves following the best books for GPAT. To that note, we are compiling all the best GPAT books to ease your preparation.

GPAT 2020 Recommended Books for Preparation

The syllabus for GPAT exam is laid down by National Testing Agency. Aspirants have to study topics from the GPAT syllabus. Students are advised to prepare for the exam effectively from the beginning as GPAT is a highly competitive test. Going through the good reference books for GPAT enables you to have a complete understanding of the concepts as it gives you complete analysis and makes the content easier to understand. Here are some of the insightful or best books for GPAT that you must read to prepare for the exam.

Best Books for GPAT

1. The Pearson Guide to GPAT and Other Entrance Examination in Pharmacy

Publisher-Pearson Education

Author- Akaberi Shah Baser

Price- Rs. 655

This is one of the best GPAT books that will give you insight into the basics. Based on the latest curriculum, this book is the division of the six sections, which will lead you to obtain unsurpassable score in the exam. When you go through the book, you will notice that information given in this book is quite easy to comprehend. It will give you a walk-through of the every topic enabling you to retain everything in your mind with ease. The combination of model questions for practice is the additional advantage that students get from this book.

2. GPAT Cracker (2017)

Publisher-Piyush Book Publications

Author- Dr. Sanjar Alam and others

Price-Rs. 1200

Known as one of the best books for GPAT, the author did amazing job to explain the fundamentals of the subject. It mentions the theory in a brief and simple way and also covers previous years’ question papers that students can practice to obtain high marks.

3. GPAT: A Companion

Publisher-Career Publications

Author- Nazma N. Inamdar

Price-Rs. 1055

As the name suggests, this book can be a great company for aspirants who are preparing for GPAT exam and crack the exam without much stress. Popular as one of the best GPAT books, it includes the solved question and answers for students to practice so that they achieve the marks of their dream.

4. Compete Pharma (A Guide For Preparation Of GPAT/NIPER/BITS/CEEB/CET And Other Pharma Competitive Exams)

Publisher-Altbs Publishers

Author- Tarun Kumar Das

Price-Rs. 439

A complete guide for candidates who are appearing for GPAT, this book comes under the list of best books for GPAT. Covers all the topics and syllabus, the book also incorporates solutions and answers in the descriptive language that clear the doubts of candidates.

5. Synopsis for GPAT

Publisher- Dhawan Book Publication

Author- Dr. Surendra H. Bodakhe,Dr. Sanjay Gupta ,Prof. Vijay juyal Dr. Munish Ahuja

Price-Rs. 1270

This is a must-read if you are looking for GPAT best books as it covers introduction and topic-wise detailed information. Reading this book helps aspirants score well in the exam. The contents are written in simple language to understand the reader. Students preparing from this book become fully familiar to the type of questions asked in the exam.

GPAT Best Books Subject-wise

We have listed here the best books for GPAT subject-wise so that readers so that readers don’t have to spend much time in researching and finding the GPAT best books subject-wise. This information will definitely help the candidates to do the best preparation for the exam.

Best Books for GPAT (Subject-wise)


Name of the Book


GPAT best books for Biochemistry


By Lehninger or By Satyanarayan

GPAT best books for Basics of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Health Education & Community Pharmacy: For First Year Diploma

By N. S. Parmar

GPAT best books for Organic Chemistry

Advance Organic Chemistry: Reaction, Mechanism & Structure

By Jerry March

GPAT best books for Physical Chemistry

Physical Chemistry

By Dr. R. R. Misra

GPAT best books for Pharmaceutics

Pharmaceutics: The Science of Dosage Form Design

By Aulton

GPAT best books for Pharmaceutical Analysis

Instrumental methods of Chemical Analysis

By B. K. Sarma

GPAT best books for Microbiology

Industrial microbiology

By Cascida

GPAT best books for Pharmacognosy

Text Book of Pharmacognosy

By K. Kokate

Some Tips on how to Prepare for GPAT 2020

Getting nervous is a common phenomenon among students when it comes to appearing for an entrance exam, such as GPAT. They, however, can overcome the anxiety if they skillfully deal with the preparation part.

1. Make notes of all the important points while going through each chapter, so that they come in handy while revision time in the last phase of GPAT preparation.

2. A lot of questions are asked from medicines and drugs, so students should try to gain maximum knowledge for the same.

3. When preparation done in a smart way from GPAT best books, it becomes easy to remember the topics. You can make charts, graphs and tables in sticky notes and paste them in front of your study table. When you see them frequently, it is easier to retain information.

4. Solve GPAT question papers of previous years and you will get idea about the questions that are frequently asked over the years. Also, practicing question not only help you familiarizing with the exam pattern, but it also boosts your confidence to take the exam. The more you practice, the more questions you can solve in the minimum possible time.

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hello im in second year of bpharmacy can i fulfill for give the gpat exam

Akram Khan 12th Jan, 2020


GPAT- graduate pharmacy aptitude test is conducted by nta to admission for M.pharm course in various college.

The educational eligibility according to nta is those candidate can apply who have bachelors degree in pharmacy or Those who are in the final year of B. Pharmacy course are also eligible for appearing in GPAT exam.

Unfortunately as you are not in final years of your pharmacy graduation you can not apply to this exam for this year.

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I have cleared GPAT 2019 and it has the validity of THREE YEAR and I want to take NIPER JEE 2020 EXAM ANY HOW do I need to give GPAT 2020 test or GPAT 2019 will be VALID? and suppose that UNFORTUNATELY I am not able to clear GPAT 2020 THEN GPAT 2019 scorecard will be valid or not? plz do reply.....

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 11th Jan, 2020


see gpat score is valid for 3 years, if you will not able to clear gpat 2020 this time, based on your gpat 2019 score you may take admission in m.pharma courses. niprjee is conducts by National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, and its mandatory to have either of the score card of gpat/gate/ net.

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Arya 11th Jan, 2020

Hi Nirali,

The Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test is held by AICTE for admissions to the various M.Pharm courses in country which is a Postgraduate course in the field of Pharmacy. Once issued, the GPAT examination score card holds valid for a maximum of three years.

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