GPAT 2014 Preparation- The Expert Speak
In this special interview with Careers360 on GPAT Preparation Tips, Sanjar Alam, Assistant Professor, KIET School of Pharmacy, shares preparation strategy, lists important topics and recommends books for GPAT preparation.
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Q. What should be the preparation strategy and focus area of the GPAT aspirants now that only three months are left for the exam?
A. GPAT is an entrance exam conducted by AICTE for Pharmacy students seeking admission in M. Pharm courses in various top notch institutes like NIPER, DIPSAR, BHU, JAMIA HAMDARD, PUNJAB UNIVERSITY, SAGAR UNIVERSITY, UICT MUMBAI, JADAVPUR , M.S.U BARODA, PUNJABI UNIVERSITY, MDU ROHTAK, GJU HISAR, DIBRUGARH UNIVERSITY and many more.
This year GPAT exam will be conducted in the month of February (25-27). Most students thought that the exam would be conducted in the month of May and so they have not focussed much on their preparation. For these students, very little time is left as GPAT is now only 3 months away.
AT this point of time, GPAT aspirants should focus on the five main papers namely Pharmaceutics, Pharmacology, Pharmacognosy, Pharm Analysis and Pharmaceutical chemistry with special emphasis on organic chemistry. Few questions are being asked from Jurisprudence, Microbiology and Biochemistry.
Q. List subject wise important topics in GPAT 2014
Tablet, Capsules, Microencapsulation, Aerosol, Ophthalmic, Parenteral, Cosmetology, NDDS, Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics, Micromeritics, Surface and Interfacial Phenomena, Dispersions, Rheology, Kinetics and Drug Stability
Drugs for Chemotherapy, Anti cancer, CVS, CNS, ANS and Blood Products
UV-Visible, NMR, IR, Mass Spectroscopy, Chromatography, Polarography, Flame Photometer, Conductometry, Polarimetry, Amperometry, Potentiometry
Drugs from glycosides, alkaloids, volatile oils, resins, tannins, carbohydrates and tissue culture
Go through the nomenclature and chemical moiety of the medicinal drugs with special emphasis on organic and physical chemistry
Each year five numerical question are being asked in GPAT. So student should practice the numerical questions from Pharmacokinetics, Alligation Method, Posology, Proof Spirit, Kinetics, Micromeritics, Rheology, Surface Tension and Analysis (NMR, UV-Visible and IR).
Q. Books that you would recommend for preparation of GPAT 2014.
A. Following are the books that I will suggest now that very little time is left.
Pharmaceutics: The Theory and Practice of Industrial Pharmacy by Liebermann and Lachman.
Physical Pharmacy: Martin
Unit Operation: Pharmaceutical engineering by Subramanyam
Pharmacology: K.D Tripathi, Rang and Dale, Katzung and Trevor multiple choice.
Pharm-Analysis: Spectroscopy and Titration from Chatwal, Chromatography from Remington
Pharmacognosy: Kokate, Trease and Evans
Medicinal Chemistry: Harkishan Singh & V K Kapoor
Organic chemistry: Morrison and Boyd.
For quick revision and model papers the students can consult GPAT Cracker.
Q. With GPAT going online from last two years, what difference has it made in the overall GPAT 2014 preparation strategy or in any other way?
A. Generally students are comfortable with the pen & pencil mode of exam as they are more adapted with this format. But online exam does not make marked differences. The preparation strategy should be the same.
GPAT offline exams had lengthy questions. But in the case of online exams, which are being conducted for the past couple of years, the questions are not as lengthy as in the GPAT offline exam. So students have a benefit here. In order to acclimatize with the online test pattern, aspirants shall enroll for online mock tests.
Q. So far how has been the difficulty level of GPAT in the last three years? What level of difficulty is expected in GPAT 2014?
A. For the past three years, there is not much difference in the questions asked in GPAT exam from the main papers as per GPAT Syllabus.
The only new thing they have added is that they are asking more than 20 questions from organic and physical chemistry. I mention this because the students do not pay much attention to these subjects as they have studied them in their 12th standard.
Therefore, I advice students to concentrate more on organic chemistry from Morrison and Boyd as per GPAT syllabus, apart from preparing thoroughly for the five main papers as stated earlier.
Q. Which are the major pharmacy exams that you would advise students to take?
A. Based on the rank in GPAT, the students will get the admission in different branches of M. Pharm via through counselling in BHU, UICT MUMBAI, DIPSAR, PUNJAB UNIVERSITY. For seeking admissions in other top universities students have to appear for the entrance exams of the following universities:
2. Sagar University
3. Jamia Hamdard
4. Manipal (GPAT qualification not needed)
5. Narsee Monjee (GPAT qualification not needed)
6. BITS Pilani (GPAT qualification not needed)
Q. Inspiring thoughts for our GPAT aspirants.
A. Work hard and most importantly complete your syllabus on time and build your concept. Concentrate more on the main papers and keep time for revision. Always try to practice questions after you’ve studied a particular topic. There is no shortcut to success.
For any doubts and queries related to the exam pattern, preparation and other related queries, students can call the GPAT 2014 Exam Helpline at 011-40360360.
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Questions related to GPAT
how many marks are nessary in gpat exam
GPAT cut off is Minimum qualifying marks for students who have appeared for post graduation in pharmacy.
GPAT cut off 2020
category cutoff total candidates
general 163 1974
obc - NCL 131 1350
sc 103 373
st 76 489
so according to category , minimum marks to qualify can be estimated
hello sir, hope you doing well im a pharmacy student sir i just want to ask the best book for gpat
Here I am mentioning some of the best books for GPAT below -
1. The Pearson Guide to GPAT and other entrance examination in Pharmacy by Akaberi Shah Baser
2. GPAT cracker by Dr. Sanjar Alam and others
3. GPAT : A Companies by Nazma N. Inamdar
4. Synopsis for GPAT by Dr. Surendra H. Bodakhe, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Prof. Vijay Juyal Dr. Munish Ahuja
Hope you will find this answer useful,
All the best!
HELLO SIR, IM COMPLETE MY B.SC .IN A GRADE SOO IM ELIGILABE FOR GPAT OR NOT? PLEASE TELL ME
GPAT is national level exam conducted for admission to various postgraduate programs in pharmacy and as per its eligibility criteria candidates need to have passed BPharm of four years duration from a recognized University. Those who are in the final year of BPharm too are eligible to apply. For more details regarding this, you may consider visiting our page at https://www.google.com/amp/s/pharmacy.careers360.com/articles/gpat-eligibility-criteria/amp
what is the cutoff marks in GPAT. JNTU Hyderabad for m.pharmacy
M Pharmacy, or Master of Pharmacy, is a postgraduate degree in the field of pharmaceutical science and its related subjects, having a number of specializations such as pharmacology, pharmaceutics, and many more.
The M Pharm course duration is 2 years, spread over 4 semesters, whose syllabus includes subjects such as Drug Delivery System, Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacognosy, Regulatory Affairs, etc.
This is a highly pursued professional course whose minimum eligibility is that the interested students must have completed a B Pharmacy course from a college recognized by Pharmacy Council of India (PCI).
For more details regarding cutoff please visit the link given below:
Gpat entrance exam for B. PHARM details wanted.
Hello student I'm sorry to inform you but GPAT entrance examination is not for B.pharma course its for Master's in Pharmacy.
GPAT entrance examination is a national level entrance examination for admission into Master's in Pharmacy programmes. GPAT is conducted by NTA in January every Year.
Eligibility - Candidates must hold a Bachelor degree in Pharmacy (4years after class 12). Candidates who're in their final year are also eligible.
For more updates refer to the link mentioned below - https://pharmacy.careers360.com/exams/gpat
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