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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Sir Gpat me selection ke liye sc walo ko kitna no. Lana hota hi or kitna question solve karna hota hi

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 16th Feb, 2020


see cutoff score varies from institute to institute and it changes every year depends on soma facts like number of participants, questions difficulty level , seat matrix etc.

now gpat is total marks of 500 , and the number of questions is 125, so if you get 300+ out of 500, you have decent chances for tier 1 colleges.

hope you may understand.


what are the eligibilities for EWS category students for GPAT?

Sanjay Khandelwal 15th Feb, 2020
If there is reservation then EWS quota will be given for any exam for job as well as education admission. So if you have EWS certificate then you will be eligibile for that in the exam. You will be provided by tehsildar office. Your parents must have income of less than 8 lakhs, less than 1000 sq ft house, not more than 5 acre agriculture land and some other points are there.

sir ,I am qualified GPAT under general ews catagery .If I qualify NIPER under general not with ews ,i need to submit ews certificate during NIPER councilling??

Sharon Rose Student Expert 15th Feb, 2020


If you have filled your category as general EWS while filling the application form you need to provide valid EWS category certificate at the time of counselling.And GPAT score is necessary to get admission through NIPER.So your category should match in both the application form.Because qualifying marks for each category will be different.When you qualified GPAT under EWS cut off that score is considered during NIPER counselling.Whether or not you have qualified under general category cut off you need to provide EWS certificate as per the details you have filled in online application form.


Some tips to crack gpat and niper.

hrithik jain 13th Feb, 2020


Below mentioned are some of the the tips for GPAT and NIPER:

1. Focus on your basics first and be thorough with them to make the further concepts clear.

2. Make sure that you are doing practical questions each and every day. Learn the formula by heart and make sure that you practice them everyday.

3. Also, focus on the topics that come frequently in the previous years exams.

4. Make notes and sticky notes together which will help you in the last days.

5. Take a look at the syllabus and prepare your time table.

6. Always keep the deadlines and time management in mind which will help you to achieve your target on time.


I am a B.Pharm final year student... I didnt qualified in GPAT 2020...Am I eligible to write NIPER 2020 exam....????? please reply me sir/madam

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 18th Feb, 2020


The National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER) conducts NIPER JEE exam every year, based on niper jee score, the admission in various post graduate course related with pharmacy is done.

now there is certain criteria is involved to appear in niper jee,

you need to have valid gpat score

for general candidate need to have 6.5 cgpa in graduation, for reserved category candidates it is 5.5.

since you did not qualify gpat , you are not eligible.

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