GPAT 2021 Results (Out), Final Answer Key, Counselling, Seats, Allotment
GPAT 2021 - The National Testing Agency (NTA) has announced the GPAT result 2021 and cutoff at gpat.nta.nic.in on March 19. Candidates can download their GPAT 2021 scorecard by entering application number, date of birth and security pin. To qualify GPAT exam candidates must have secured the GPAT cut off. Students can check the cutoff of GPAT 2021 below. NTA released the final GPAT 2021 answer key at gpat.nta.nic.in on March 18. Earlier, provisional GPAT answer key 2021 along with question papers was released on March 7. GPAT was conducted on February 27, 2021, from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Based on scores obtained in GPAT exam, aspirants will be granted admission to 39,670 Master in Pharmacy (M.Pharm) seats in 800 participating institutes. GPAT 2021 exam analysis and student reaction are available below. As per the GPAT student reaction, the exam was moderately difficult. The coaching experts have released GPAT analysis 2021.
The qualified candidates will be required to apply for admissions in GPAT institutes separately, as per the cutoff scores released b jiy the respective colleges. The process after declaration of GPAT result 2021, like cutoff and counselling is dealt with by individual participating institutes only. Earlier, the authorities have released GPAT admit card 2021 at gpat.nta.nic.in on February 13 for all registered candidates. GPAT 2021 admit card can be downloaded by entering the application number, date of birth and security pin.
Looking at previous year statistics, as many as 50,975 B.Pharm graduates appeared for GPAT 2020 whereas in 2019 the number appeared candidates are 40,649. Aspirants seeking more information regarding GPAT 2021 can check the article below to know about its important dates, eligibility, application process, admit card, exam pattern, result, etc.
GPAT 2021 Overview
|GPAT 2021 exam date||February 27, 2021 - Conducted|
Name of the Exam
Graduate Pharmacy Admission Test
NTA- National Testing Agency
Purpose of GPAT exam
Admission to postgraduate in Pharmacy (M. Pharm)
Mode of Exam
Type of Questions
Multiple Choice Questions
Total number of Questions
GPAT student reactions and exam analysis
As per the GPAT exam analysis, students said that GPAT 2021 was moderately difficult. Ritesh from Rohtak said that, Pharmacology and Pharmaceutics were easy and the rest were quite hard. Questions from other subjects were also easy. Check the video on GPAT 2021 student reaction and exam analysis below.
Aspirants can check the student's reaction for both pre and post-exam from below.
Pre-exam students reaction
Aspirants appearing for the exam had follow all the GPAT exam day guidelines to avoid any kind of inconvenience. Aspirants can check the exam day guidelines of GPAT 2021 along with the documents required at the exam centre from the video below.
GPAT 2021 latest news and updates
March 19, 2021: GPAT result 2021 along with cutoff announced at gpat.nta.nic.in. Candidates can download their GPAT scorecard using application number and date of birth.
March 19, 2021: GPAT 2021 result to be out soon.
March 18, 2021: NTA has released the GPAT 2021 final answer key at gpat.nta.ac.in.
March 9, 2021: The last date to challenge GPAT answer key 2021 has been extended by NTA till March 11. Candidates can challenge the GPAT 2021 answer key by March 11 till 5:00 PM while make payment till 11:50 PM. The authority has extended the last date for challenging the GPAT answer key owing to server and technical issues faced by candidates. Check the notice below.
March 7, 2021: GPAT answer key with question papers has been released at gpat.nta.nic.in. Aspirants need to login usiong GPAT application number and password/date of birth. GPAT answer key challenge can be done till March 9, till 11:00 AM. Check the notice below.
February 27, 2021: GPAT exam conducted on February 27, 2021 across 121 cities in the country. Based on student reactions the GPAT exam 2021 was of moderate difficulty.
February 13, 2021: NTA has released the GPAT admit card 2021 on the official website. Only those candidates who have successfully registered for GPAT 2021 can download the hall ticket till exam date. Along with the admit card, NTA has announced GPAT exam date 2021, which is February 27, through an official notice. Check the NTA GPAT official notice below.
February 5, 2021: NTA is expected to release the admit card of GPAT 2021 in the second week of February. Candidates will be able to download the GPAT admit card 2021 using application number and password. The GPAT hall ticket will mention the details of candidate, allotted exam centre, and exam day guidelines.
February 2, 2021: NTA has started the facility to edit the details in the application form using GPAT 2021 registration correction window. Candidates can edit all the details in GPAT application form correction window 2021. Incorrect and incomplete GPAT registration will not be accepted and the candidature will be cancelled. A link to start GPAT application correction window 2021 is available above.
January 20, 2021: NTA released a notice extending the last date to fill GPAT 2021 application form till January 30. The last date to pay application fee has been extended till January 31. As per the notice released, NTA will open the correction window for GPAT application form between February 1 to February 2, 2021. Candidates can edit the details filled and documents uploaded during GPAT correction window 2021. NTA also confirmed that there is no change in the GPAT 2021 exam date. Check the notice below.
December 23, 2020: The information brochure of GPAT 2021 has been released. As per the brochure, the changes of GPAT 2021 can be checked below.
- Hike in application fee: GPAT application fee 2021 has been increased for all categories. The registration fee for General category boys is Rs. 2000, while for girls, it is Rs. 1000. Aspirants from OBC-NCL/SC/ST/PwD/EWS categories (boys and girls) are required to pay Rs. 1000. While last year, the GPAT application fee for General/EWS/OBC-NCL was Rs. 1600 for boys and Rs. 800 for girls.
- GPAT exam centres increased: The number of exam cities of GPAT 2021 has been increased. This year, GPAT exam will be conducted in 121 major cities of India. As per the exam cities 12 cities have been added which includes - Bhagalpur, Darbhanga, Gaya, Bhuj, Himmatnagar, Jamnagar, Valsad/Vapi, Balasore (Baleswar), Bhawanipatna/Kalahandi, Jeypore/Koraput, Patiala/Fatehgarh Saheb and Haldwani.
December 23, 2020: GPAT 2021 application form and information brochure released at nta.gpat.nic.in. Check the link to GPAT application form above.
December 4, 2020: As per the latest news and updates, the old links from GPAT website has been removed and a notice mentioning 'available soon' is displayed on the screen. Thus, it is expected that GPAT 2021 dates, notification, brochure, application form will be released anytime soon at nta.gpat.nic.in. Aspirants can check the official website image below.
It is mandatory for aspirants to go through all the GPAT 2021 important dates to avoid missing any crucial events. Candidates can go through the GPAT important dates from the table below.
GPAT important dates 2021
Commencement of applications for GPAT 2021
December 23, 2020
Last date to fill application Form
|January 30, 2021|
Last date to upload documents and pay application fee
|January 31, 2021|
|Correction window||February 2 to 3, 2021|
Availability of admit card
|February 13, 2021|
GPAT exam date 2021
|February 27, 2021|
Question paper and candidate response sheet release
|March 7, 2021|
Availability of answer key
|March 7, 2021|
|Challenge GPAT answer key||March 7 to 11, 2021, till 5:00 PM - Extended|
|Final GPAT 2021 Answer Key||March 18, 2021 - Released|
Declaration of GPAT result 2021
|March 19, 2021 - Announced|
NTA has released the GPAT 2021 final answer key at the NTA GPAT official website. Earlier authorities have released the provisional GPAT answer key 2021 on its official website. Candidates had to download the provisional GPAT 2021 answer key PDF from the link provided above on this page. With the answer key of GPAT, aspirants can have a better idea of their performance in the exam and the expected result. Those who are not satisfied with the answers displayed in the GPAT answer key 2021 can challenge through online application form. Processing fee for making challenges is Rs 1000 per question. The fee charged for challenging the answer key can be refunded only in case the challenge comes out to be correct. No further challenges can be made against the answer key once the result is declared. Using the challenges, NTA will release final GPAT answer key, few hours before the declaration of result.
NTA has declared the GPAT 2021 result in scorecard format in online mode at the official website. To download GPAT 2021 result, enter the application number, date of birth and security pin. Aspirants can check their rank, qualifying status and score obtained out of maximum marks. The score of GPAT 2021 will be accepted by all approved colleges, institutes and universities for granting M.Pharm admission. Authorities will soon prepare and publish the GPAT 2021 merit list.
How to download the GPAT result?
Aspirants are advised to follow the steps mentioned below for downloading their GPAT result 2021.
Visit the official website of NTA at nta.nic.in
Click on the link of GPAT 2021 result
Candidates will be required to choose an option to login through providing date of birth or password along with application number.
Choose one of the option and then click on 'Sign In'
Now click on 'View Result' and the GPAT result will pop up on the screen
Download and take 2-3 printouts of the result.
GPAT merit list 2021
NTA will prepare the GPAT 2021 merit list in order of ranks secured by candidates based on their score in the exam. The merit list of GPAT will mention the candidate's name, roll number, category, score, rank, percentile and qualifying status. The date of publishing the GPAT merit list 2021 will be specified by the authority. The GPAT 2021 ranking depicts that if two candidates score equal marks, they will be allotted the same rank and then the next rank is numbered according to the number of previous rank holders skipping the very next rank.
NTA has announced the GPAT cutoff 2021 at gpat.nta.nic.in. GPAT 2021 cutoff is the minimum score required for admission to Masters in Pharmacy. Every participating institutes will release their own category wise cutoff of GPAT separately. It will be released on the basis of availability of seats, level of difficulties in exam and number of applicants appeared for GPAT 2021. Only aspirants secure the GPAT 2021 cutoff marks will be considered qualified for granting admission. Check GPAT 2021 cutoff below.
GPAT cutoff scores 2021
359 - 186
185 - 152
185 - 114
183 - 87
185 - 155
After declaration of result and publishing of merit list, every participating institutes/colleges/universities will conduct the counselling process of GPAT individually.
Qualified candidates have to apply to their desired institute for the same. On the basis of registration for admission, merit rank seats will be allotted to candidates for admission.
Documents required for GPAT counselling 2021
GPAT 2021 Counselling letter (original)
GPAT admit card 2021 (original)
GPAT rank card 2021
10th class marksheet (original)
12th class marksheet (original)
Graduation certificate (original/ provisional)
Character certificate (original)
Category certificate (if applicable)
Latest passport size photographs
Authorities have released the admit card for GPAT 2021 in online mode at nta.gpat.nic.in on Febraury 13. Aspirants who completed the application process successfully within the specified dates can download the admit card of GPAT. The admit card contains important details like examination centre, date and time of exam and the important instructions for exam day. Candidates will be required to carry this GPAT admit card 2021 with them in the examination hall, without which, entry will not be allowed.
How to download the GPAT 2021 admit card?
Aspirants can follow the below mentioned instructions to download the GPAT admit card
Visit the official website of NTA at gpat.nta.nic.in
Click on “Download GPAT admit card 2021” link
Candidates will get the option to download admit card through application number and password or date of birth,
Choose any of the two options as per convenience and then click on ‘Sign in’
Candidate’s GPAT 2021 admit card will be displayed on the screen
Take its printout for your future uses.
The criteria of eligibility for GPAT is the minimum requisite condition that a candidate has to fulfill for granting admission. Candidates can go through the below mentioned points of GPAT eligibility criteria 2021.
Nationality: It is mandatory for aspirants to be an Indian nationals.
Age: There is no age bar for applying for GPAT 2021.
Qualification: It is mandatory for aspirants to have 4 year B.Pharmacy degree after 10+2 from a recognized university
Final year students of B.Pharm are also eligible to apply, provided that their result should be declared before admission to 2021-2022 session commences.
Candidates with a degree in B.Tech (Pharmaceutical and Fine Chemical Technology) are not to be considered eligible.
NTA has released the application form of GPAT on December 23, 2020. Eligible applicants can fill the GPAT application form 2021 till January 30. The mode of filling out the GPAT 2021 application form is done online. The application process includes the steps like GPAT registration, filling of details, uploading documents and payment of requisite application fee, downloading the confirmation page. It must be noted that only one application form of GPAT 2021 is allowed for a candidate as multiple applications by a single candidate were supposed to be rejected.
How to apply for GPAT 2021?
Candidates can follow the below mentioned steps to fill the online application form.
Click on the link available above to apply for GPAT exam page. GPAT 2021 registration requires the aspirants to provide basic details like name, father's name, etc. An unique application number is generated during the time of GPAT registration which has to be noted.
Filling of application details
This step includes filling the online GPAT application form 2021 with important personal and other requisite details like candidate's nationality, category, exam centres, etc.
Candidates are required to upload a clear scanned photograph (size between 10-200 kb) and signature (size between 4–30 kb) in the GPAT 2021 application form. This has to be done carefully because changes to these two will not be allowed at any further stage.
Payment of Fee
Candidates are required to pay GPAT application fee through online mode. Payment can be made via Debit/Credit Card/ Net Banking/UPI/Paytm.
Download Confirmation Page
A confirmation page appears after completion of payment. Candidates are advised to download this GPAT confirmation page 2021 for future reference.
GPAT 2021 application fee
|General girls||Rs. 1000|
The list of exam centres of GPAT 2021 has been released by NTA on December 23, 2020. GPAT exam will be held in 121 cities of India. While filling the application form, candidates were required to select any four cities according to their preference from most preferred towards the least. Candidates may note that once an GPAT 2021 exam centre is allotted by NTA, no further request for change is to be entertained. The list of exam centres for GPAT 2021 are as follows:
GPAT Exam Centres
|ANDAMAN AND NICOBAR||PORT BLAIR|
|HIMACHAL PRADESH||BILASPUR(HIMACHAL PRADESH)|
|HIMACHAL PRADESH||HAMIRPUR(HIMACHAL PRADESH)|
|JAMMU AND KASHMIR||SRINAGAR|
|ODISHA||BHAWANIPATNA / KALAHANDI|
|ODISHA||JEYPORE / KORAPUT|
|PUNJAB||PATIALA/ FATEHGARH SAHIB|
|UTTAR PRADESH||NOIDA/G NOIDA|
Authorities have released the GPAT exam pattern 2021 along with the release of the information bulletin. GPAT 2021 exam patterns provide for the details regarding examination which a candidate should be known of in order to prepare well. GPAT is a computer-based online examination with multiple choice questions, conducted in a single session of three hours. The exam contains questions based on multiple subjects that include physical chemistry, organic chemistry, pharmacology, biotechnology, etc. Candidates will be allowed to carry nothing except the GPAT admit card 2021 in the examination hall.
GPAT 2021 exam pattern
Mode of Exam
Computer based test
Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
Marks for correct response
Marks to be deducted for wrong response
GPAT 2021 subject-wise weightage
|Types of questions||Number of questions||Maximum marks|
Aspirants are advised to go through the GPAT syllabus 2021 which is provided for the topics that will be covered in the entrance examination. Going through all GPAT 2021 syllabus surely boosts aspirants preparation for the exam. The complete syllabus of GPAT is provided by NTA in a very detailed manner. Hence, one can refer to the GPAT syllabus 2021 as provided below for major subject topics along with some of the sub-topics.
GPAT 2021 syllabus
Composition & physical states of matter,
Refractive index, etc.
Matter, properties of matter
Micromeritics and powder rheology
Surface and interfacial phenomenon
Viscosity and rheology, etc.
Different classes of compounds,
Protection & deprotection of groups,
Aromaticity & chemistry of aromatic compounds, etc.
I. Pharmaceutical Inorganic Chemistry
II. Medicinal Chemistry
Pharmacy Profession & Introduction to Pharmaceuticals,
Introduction to dosage form,
Sources of drug information,
Allopathic dosage form, etc.
Detailed pharmacology including classification, mechanism of action and therapeutic uses.
Classification of crude drugs,
Techniques in microscopy,
Introduction to phytoconstituents, etc.
Importance of quality control in pharmacy,
Oxidation-reduction titrations, etc.
Cell, Carbohydrates, Proteins, Lipids, Vitamins, Biological oxidations & reductions, Enzymes, Nucleic acids, and Hereditary diseases.
Plant Cell and Tissue Culture,
Animal Cell Culture,
Fermentation Technology and Industrial Microbiology,
Recombinant DNA Technology, etc.
Introduction to Microbiology,
Microscopy and staining technique,
Biology of Microorganisms,
Fungi and Viruses, etc
Basic principles of cell injury and adaptation,
Basic mechanisms of inflammation and repair,
Disorders of fluid, electrolyte and acid-base balance, etc.
BIOPHARMACEUTICS AND PHARMACOKINETICS
Bioavailability & Bioequivalence, and
Bio- pharmaceutical statistics.
CLINICAL PHARMACY AND THERAPEUTICS
Therapeutic drug, etc
HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY
Lymphatic system, etc
Introduction to management,
Planning and Forecasting,
Research Management, etc.
Historical background Drug legislation in India, Code of Ethics for Pharmacists and other specific legislations.
DISPENSING & HOSPITAL PHARMACY
Introduction to laboratory equipment,
handling of prescriptions,
labeling instructions for dispensed products, etc
For aspirants appearing for GPAT 2021, the most crucial task to do in the preparation for the exam. Applicants should take the GPAT 2021 preparation phase more seriously than the exam day because actual importance lies with the preparation without which, remarkable performance in the exam can not be expected. Candidates can go through below mentioned GPAT preparation tips, which might help them
Understand the concepts
Focus on 'Medicine' and 'Drugs'
Practice sample papers
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GPAT 2021- Best Books for Preparation
Books open windows to the world outside and preparation books open the way to cracking GPAT 2021 and getting admission to M. Pharm in a recognized institute. One should wisely choose preparatory material for GPAT so that there is no scope for getting less score. Candidates can go through the below-mentioned list of some best books of GPAT 2021 for preparing for the exam.
Best books for preparation of GPAT 2021
The Pearson Guide to GPAT and Other Entrance Examination in Pharmacy
Akaberi Shah Baser
Compete Pharma (A Guide For Preparation Of GPAT/NIPER/BITS/CEEB/CET And Other Pharma Competitive Exams)
Tarun Kumar Das
Synopsis for GPAT
Dhawan Book Publication
Dr. Surendra H. Bodakhe, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Prof. Vijay Juyal, Dr. Munish Ahuja
GPAT: A Companion
Nazma N. Inamdar
GPAT Cracker (2017)
Piyush Book Publications
Dr. Sanjar Alam and others
As per the official NTA GPAT information bulletin there are more than 800 pharmacy institutes that will accept the score of this exam. All AICTE approved colleges, institutes and universities accept GPAT score. Candidates should take note that they will have to apply separately for each participating institute after the declaration of result and then these institutes will release their cutoffs. All aspiring candidates have to meet this cutoff in order to qualify for admission to that respective institute. Aspirants can go through the top participating institutes of GPAT 2021 from the table below.
Top GPAT 2021 participating institutes
NTA GPAT contact information
Aspirants facing any kind of problem or having any kind of query can contact below mentioned NTA GPAT helpline number 2021.
National Testing Agency
Block C-20 1A/8 ,Sector- 62
IITK Outreach Centre, Gautam Buddh Nagar
Noida-201309, Uttar Pradesh (India)
Contact No. : 0120 6895200
Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - GPAT 2021 Results (Out), Final Answer Key, Counselling, Seats, Allotment
Question: What is the exam date of GPAT 2021?
GPAT 2021 exam date has been announced. GPAT exam has been conducted on February 27, 2021.
Question: When will GPAT answer key 2021 will be released?
The final GPAT answer key 2021 has been released on March 18.
Question: How to download the GPAT admit card 2021?
To download the GPAT 2021 admit card candidates can either visit the official website or click on the admit card download link which is provided in the article above.
Question: How to check the allotted GPAT exam centre ?
Candidates can check the GPAT 2021 exam centre allotted from the official admit card.
Question: How many questions will be asked in the GPAT 2021 exam?
A total of 125 questions are asked in the exam of GPAT 2021, wherein, three hours will be given to answer the questions.
Question: What is the mode of GPAT 2021 exam?
The exam of GPAT 2021 has been conducted in the computer based mode.
Question: Who conducts GPAT 2021?
The National Testing Agency (NTA) conducts the entrance exam for GPAT 2021.
Question: How many seats will be granted in GPAT 2021 exam?
In the GPAT 2021 entrance exam, the aspirants are granted admission in 39,670 Masters in Pharmacy (M.Pharm) seats.
Question: How many participating institutes are there in GPAT 2021?
There are a total of 800 pharmacy participating institutes for GPAT 2021.
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Questions related to GPAT
I have qualified Gpat under OBC-NCL category and now I want to apply for Niper Jee. But my community does not come under OBC as per newly updated list. So will I be able to select general category in Niper Jee?
NIPER JEE means National Institute of pharmacy education and research joint entrance examination 2021 will be held in on 5th june 2021 for admission in Mtech in in pharmacy,MS/MPharm to 632 sets in in 7 different NIPER colleges. And 180 seats in PhD in pharmacy. Niper JEE exam is taken on pharmacy pharmaceuticals chemistry and biotechnology papers of 200 words the time duration for the examination is 2 hours there is negative marking of 0.25 for each incorrect answer.
Wow you have everything that your OBC NCL category is not listed in the new middle east of New Central list of reservation category. Now you will be eligible for apply to niper institutes for post graduation in pharmacy if you have completed B pharm with Gpat merit score.
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hi i am ishrat from lucknow.. i am a student of b.pharmacy(2nd yr) in era college of pharmacy,lucknow.. After completed the undergraduate course ,i want to crack gpat for masters..so i want to solve alot of best questions for gpat highest scores.. so how could i solve the question from home,plz help
I was GPAT aspirant. So I know the basics things. You have to study pharmacology, pharmaceutical chemistry, pharmaceutics and pharmacognosy very well. You can go for kd Tripathi book, libar man and lachman total book. It will be helpful for your Gpat. And go for online test. You can use GDC online gpat tutorial application. Where you can give free online test chapter wise and full syllabus also. It will be more helpful. And remember try to target above 200. Because every year cutoff marks will higher than previous year. So after 2 years cutoff may be more higher.
All the best.
is gpat exam based on pci syllabus?? and does it change every year
Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test (GPAT) is a National Level Entrance Examination for admission into M. Pharma Programme. However, upto 2018, the GPAT was conducted by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). NTA is conducting the Test since 2019. however Gpat score is accepted The GPAT Score is accepted by all AICTE/Pharmacy Council of India (PCI) approved / affiliated University Departments / Constituent / Affiliated Colleges / Institutions. so the syllabus of gpat has similarity with pci and university pharmacy course. The appropriate time to start preparation of GPAT isd third year of pharmacy course.
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why everyone is not able to crack gpat as, emacet, pgset the exams is just, test the knowledge why everyone cant crack whats the fault on!
GPAT score is accepted in most of the institute in india, including the tier 1 institute. where eamcet, pgcet state wise entrance test and questions level are easier compare to Gpat. also based on students review gpat questions are a bit conceptual and you can not make correct answer just following the semester exam type questions. you have to practice the questions of previous year to gain understanding of the level of papers.
so I suggest to start preparing while you are in third year of your bachelor of pharmacy program, take a print out of syllabus, make a separate time for gpat exam preparation apart from your college course.
hope you understand.
As I could not qualify GPAT,can I try for next time ?
There is no limit on appearing for the Graduate Pharmacy aptitude test (GPAT) examination. If you want to qualify this examination, you must follow previous year's question papers, practice sample papers and also attempt the mock tests. You must make a schedule for your study.
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