GPAT 2018

GPATGPAT 2018- All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has announced the result of GPAT 2018 on February 15 (after 8:30 PM). Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test (GPAT) 2018, a national level entrance exam, was conducted on January 21. The entrance test was held as per the directions of Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India. The three-hour computer based online test (GPAT 2018) was conducted in a single session. GPAT 2018 registration commenced from October 18 onwards, 2 days prior to the earlier announced date which was October 20. Eligible qualified candidates will be given admissions to the Master’s (M.Pharm) programme across all AICTE-approved institutions/university departments/constituent colleges/affiliated colleges. A few scholarships and other financial assistance in the field of Pharmacy will also be given on the basis of the GPAT 2018 score. Candidates can check all about GPAT 2018 including eligibility criteria, application form, important dates, exam pattern, syllabus, result, counselling, Cutoff, FAQs and more on this page.

LATEST GPAT Result announced on February 15


GPAT 2018: An Overview

Exam name– Graduate Pharmacy Admission Test

Commonly known as– GPAT

Exam type– Postgraduate (PG)

Exam level– National

Exam mode– Online

Total participating institutes– 841

Total seats offered– 24,096

Total test takers– 35,000 (approximately)

GPAT Important Dates 2018


Aspirants, who appeared for GPAT 2018, can check below the schedule.



Commencement of GPAT registration

October 18, 2017

Availability of GPAT trial test

October 27, 2017

GPAT 2018 Registration deadline

December 25, 2017

Admit card of GPAT 2018

January 12, 2018

GPAT (Online Test)

January 21, 2018

GPAT result declaration

February 15, 2018

Availability of score card of GPAT

February 15, 2018

GPAT Result 2018


AICTE, the exam conducting body, has declared result cum merit list of GPAT 2018 on February 15. GPAT score card 2018 is also available from the same day. Candidates can check their GPAT 2018 result by entering roll number. It will mention their rank, qualifying status and score in the PG entrance exam besides category and roll number. The score card will also be issued to the candidates.


GPAT Score Card 2018


AICTE will make available GPAT 2018 score card 2018 to be viewed by test-takers on February 15. They will need to enter e-mail ID and password at ‘view score card’ panel to check GPAT 2018 scores. The GPAT score card 2018 will be valid for only one year to obtain scholarship in Masters in Pharmacy programme. In case, if a candidate is interested in pursuing PhD programme in Pharmacy, the score card will be valid for three years for availing National Doctoral Scholarship. In 2016, a total of 2,711 candidates qualified and another 26,323 did not qualify for the PG scholarships.


GPAT Cutoff 2018


AICTE will announce the cutoff of GPAT 2018, which is the criteria for shortlisting candidates for admissions to Master of Pharmacy (M.Pharmacy). GPAT cutoff 2018 is the minimum qualifying score that will be determined by keeping in mind few parameters like total number of qualified candidates, etc. The minimum qualifying criteria for each category is mentioned below: 


Minimum qualifying marks

General Category and OBC 

113 marks 


82 marks 

GPAT Counselling 2018


Eligible and qualified candidates will be able to participate in the counselling of GPAT 2018, which will be conducted after the declaration of result and All India merit list. GPAT counselling 2018 will be held by individual participating institutes across India. Qualified candidates of the postgraduate pharmacy aptitude test can attend the counselling procedure across these colleges.  


GPAT Participating Institutes 2018


AICTE conducted the Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test 2018 for offering admissions to as many as 841 colleges across the nation. The participating institutes of GPAT 2018 will accept the scores of the PG admission test and will offer admission in postgraduate courses of Pharmacy programme. Candidates can check below names of the popular participating institutes of GPAT 2018:


GPAT 2018 Participating Institutes


National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Mohali


Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi


University Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chandigarh


Jadavpur University, Kolkata


Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai


Department of Pharmaceutics, IIT BHU, Varanasi


Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara


National institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Hyderabad


Delhi Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research, New Delhi


Andhra University, Vishakhapatnam

GPAT Eligibility Criteria 2018

  • Applicants must be citizens of India.

  • They must be Bachelor’s degree holders in Pharmacy (4 years after 10+2, including lateral entry candidates).

  • Those aspirants, who are in the final year of B.Pharmacy course, were also eligible for appearing in GPAT 2018.


GPAT Application Form 2018


Application form of GPAT 2018 was available from October 18, 2017. Eligible candidates could register till December 25.


Payment can be done via two modes:

  • Applicants can make online payment using credit card/debit card/net banking.

  • Payment can also be made via cash at any of the designated SBI bank branches.

GPAT 2018 Application Fee


Application fee (in INR)

General / OBC

1400 + Bank transaction charges


700 + Bank transaction charges


700 + Bank transaction charges


700 + Bank transaction charges


700 + Bank transaction charges


GPAT Admit Card 2018


All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) released the admit card of GPAT 2018 in online mode only on January 12. Candidates whose application form was accepted, could download GPAT 2018 admit card by entering the application form number and date of birth/password. Admit card of GPAT 2018 mentioned the exam and test centre details along with candidature details as well. After downloading it, candidates had to cross-check all the details mentioned on the GPAT admit card 2018. In case of any discrepancy, the candidate needed to bring it to the notice of officials. No student was allowed to appear in the entrance test without a valid hall ticket.


GPAT Exam Centres 2018


The national level was conducted across various GPAT 2018 exam centres. Enlisted below are 58 cities where the entrance exam was held in online mode:

Ahmadabad, Allahabad, Amravati, Amritsar, Aurangabad, Bangalore, Bareilly, Bhavnagar, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Dehradun, Delhi, Gulbarga, Gurgaon, Guwahati, Gwalior, Hyderabad, Indore, Jabalpur, Jaipur, Jammu, Kanpur, Kochi, Kolhapur, Kolkata, Khozikode, Kurnool, Lucknow, Madurai, Mangalore, Meerut, Mumbai, Mysore, Nagpur, Nanded, Nasik, Nellore, Noida, Panaji, Patna, Pune, Raipur, Rajamundry, Rajkot, Ranchi, Shimla, Srinagar, Surat, Thiruvananthpuram, Tirupati, Uaipur, Vadodara, Varanasi, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Warangal


How to Prepare for GPAT 2018?


For GPAT 2018 preparation, candidates had to be aware of the syllabus and exam pattern that is given below:


GPAT Syllabus 2018


Questions in the entrance test were asked from the prescribed GPAT 2018 syllabus. On the basis of syllabus of GPAT 2018, questions were set for the pharmacy entrance exam. The syllabus mentioned all the subjects and their topics from which questions were asked for the AICTE administered Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test.


GPAT 2018 syllabus comprised topics from following subjects-

  1. Physical Chemistry

  2. Physical Pharmacy

  3. Organic Chemistry

  4. Pharmaceutical Chemistry

  5. Pharmaceutics

  6. Pharmacology

  7. Pharmacognosy

  8. Pharmaceutical Analysis

  9. Biochemistry

  10. Biotechnology

  11. Microbiology

  12. Pathophysiology

  13. Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics

  14. Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics

  15. Anatomy, Physiology and Health Education

  16. Pharmaceutical Engineering

  17. Pharmaceutical Management

  18. Pharmaceutical Jurisprudence

  19. Dispensing & Hospital Pharmacy


GPAT Exam Pattern 2018

Candidates can check below the exam pattern of GPAT 2018 in brief:

Exam mode

Computer Based Test

Exam duration

3 Hours (2.30 PM to 5.30 PM)

Number of questions


Maximum Marks


Type of questions

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

Mark for correct Answer


Mark for incorrect Answer


All India Council for Technical Education provided exam pattern of GPAT 2018 including the total number of questions, maximum marks and marking scheme along with time duration and exam mode. As per GPAT test pattern, the entrance exam was conducted in computer-based mode comprising a total of 125 questions of four marks each. Following negative marking policy, each incorrect response will lead to deduction of one mark from the total obtained marks. The test was held for three hours (180 minutes).


GPAT Sample Papers 2018


Careers360 brings you sample papers of GPAT 2018 which can be downloaded for free. Candidates appeared in PG pharmacy admission test could download previous years’ question papers of GPAT. The GPAT question papers (sample papers) aided in practising for the Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test 2018 in a better way.


GPAT Answer Key 2018


AICTE will not publish answer keys of GPAT 2018 as this will be an online exam. Also, no coaching institute will release them. Careers360 will bring you the GPAT answer keys 2018 in case these are issued by the exam conducting body.


GPAT 2018 FAQs


Question- Can a candidate take the entrance test from any computer?

Answer- No, the candidate has to take the test on a pre-assigned computer at the allotted GPAT 2018 exam centre only.


Question- What does a Computer Based Test (CBT) look like?

Answer- AICTE has provided GPAT trial test facility for test-takers to familiarise themselves with the Computer Based Test. The trial test is available from October 27, 2017 onwards. Earlier, the officially announced date was October 25.


Question- How many questions will be there in GPAT 2018?

Answer- GPAT 2018 will comprise a total of 125 objective type questions carrying four marks each.


Question- Will there be negative marking in the entrance exam?

Answer- Yes. In case of a wrong attempt, one mark will be deducted from the total marks obtained.


Question- Is there any age restriction for appearing in GPAT 2018?

Answer- No, there is no age restriction for appearing in the entrance test.


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