GPAT Answer Key 2020
Naureen Gurung, 22 Aug 2019, #GPAT

GPAT Answer Key 2020 - The National Testing Agency (NTA) shall release the answer key of GPAT 2020 a few days after the conduct of exam. NTA has announced the date of GPAT exam on August 21 to be held on January 24, 2020. The GPAT 2020 registration will be done between November 1 and 30, 2019. After the exam is conducted on January 24, it will be followed by the release of GPAT answer key 2020 in a few days. This will contain the questions asked in the exam and the corresponding responses against the same by respective candidates. The provisional GPAT 2020 answer key helps candidates judge their performance and calculate their probable score. A deadline will be provided for candidates to challenge any of the answers provided through GPAT 2020 answer key. Candidates willing to challenge the same will have to pay Rs 1000 against each question to be challenged. After the deadline to challenge answers is over, the result will be declared on February 3 along with final answer key of GPAT 2020. To know more about GPAT answer key 2020, read the complete article below.

GPAT 2020, earlier conducted by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), is being conducted by NTA from 2019 session onwards. NTA will also provide scholarships and other financial assistance to deserving candidates, based on their GPAT 2020 scores.

Important Dates related to GPAT Answer Key 2020



GPAT 2020 (online mode)

January 24, 2020

GPAT Answer Key

To be notified

Last date to challenge GPAT Answer Key
To be notified

Availability of GPAT result 2020, final answer key and merit list

February 3, 2020

GPAT 2020 Answer Key

NTA is expected to release the GPAT answer key within a few days of exam which will be conducted on January 24. The official GPAT 2020 answer key, question paper and response sheet will be released and a deadline to challenge the same will be announced. Candidates who appear for the GPAT 2020 online test will be able to use the official GPAT 2020 answer key to estimate their score and challenge the responses wherever required. For every answer challenged in the GPAT answer key 2020, candidates will be required to pay Rs. 1000 each via debit card/ credit card/ net banking. The amount is subject to a refund only if the challenge proposed against a question is found to be correct. The last date to challenge the GPAT 2020 will be announced by NTA.

How to challenge GPAT Answer Key 2020?

Candidates can check the steps listed below to know the downloading procedure of GPAT 2020 answer key. The answer key of GPAT 2020 will help candidates analyze their GPAT score.

  • Visit the official website at (the exact link shall be provided as soon as it is made available) to challenge the GPAT answer key.

  • Enter your GPAT application number and password/ date of birth.

  • Click on the 'Click to challenge answer key' button.

  • Select the answer options to be challenged and click on 'Save your claims'.

  • Upload the required documents for proof and click on 'Save your claims and pay the fee’.

How to calculate GPAT 2020 score?

After comparing their answers with those in the GPAT 2020 answer key, candidates would want to estimate a rough figure of their score. Follow the steps below to know how to calculate your probable GPAT score 2020:

  • Use the official marking scheme of GPAT 2020 to calculate your score. According to the GPAT 2020 marking scheme, candidates will be rewarded 4 marks for every correct answer while every incorrect response will deduct one mark.

  • GPAT 2020 score = (4 x Number of correct responses) + (1 x Number of incorrect responses)

GPAT Result 2020

NTA shall declare the result of GPAT 2020 in online mode on February 3. Candidates will have to type in their login credentials and the security code to sign in and check their scorecard. The GPAT 2020 result contains each candidate's NTA score, marks obtained, All India Rank and qualifying status.

GPAT Merit List 2020

Candidates will be able to check the GPAT 2020 merit list to be uploaded by NTA after declaration of GPAT result 2020. The merit list of GPAT 2020 mentions the qualified and non-qualified candidates in rank order. Moreover in 2019, according to the GPAT merit list, 4119 candidates had qualified for availing scholarship.

GPAT Exam Pattern 2020
The exam pattern of GPAT 2020 will help candidates familiarize themselves with the type of questions, marking scheme, time limit, etc. Knowing the GPAT exam pattern 2020 will make the candidates well prepared and boost their confidence:

Exam duration

3 hours

Exam mode

Online (CBT)

Nature of questions

Objective MCQs

Number of questions


Total Marks


Marking scheme

+4 for every correct answer

-1 for every wrong answer

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - GPAT Answer Key 2020

Question: How do I check my GPAT answer key?


The candidates will be able to access GPAT answer key through login on the NTA website. There will be candidate responses and the correct answers provided through the answer key.

Question: Who will conduct the GPAT 2020 exam?


National Testing Agency (NTA) is the conducting body for GPAT since 2019. Before that, AICTE used to conduct GPAT exam. 

Question: What can I do with a good GPAT score?


A good GPAT score enhances the candidate's chances of getting admission in top participating institutes offering M. Pharm courses.

Question: When will NTA release the official answer key?


NTA is expected to release the GPAT 2020 answer key a few days after the exam is conducted on January 24.

Question: How do I check my GPAT result?


There will be a result link provided on the NTA website wherein, candidates will be required to enter their application number and password/ date of birth to login and check result.

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i have completed diploma in pharmacy my next aim is to do b.pharm but i want to do in government college so what is the syllabus needed for lateral entry in b.pharm and when it is held?

Gajenderpal singh 15th Sep, 2019


As per your requirement, i would say as you have completed your d pharm and your next aims is to do b pharm through lateral entry so you need to check rhe eligibility status of which collegr you want to apply for as different collegr have different rules and criteria for lateral entry and only few collegr even provide it.

As you want government college, here are few-

Himachal Pradesh Technical University, Hamirpur

Government College of Pharmacy, Rohru


Private colleges also have B.Pharm Lateral Entry course such as

Rajasthan Pharmacy College, Jaipur

College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Berhampur

Certain universities like Manipal and lpu also offer lateral entry in the second year of the program. For lateral entry, a student must have a Diploma in Pharmacy with 50% marks in the first and second year and must have Science group subjects in Higher Secondary School Examination.

Choose which collegr you want to take admission, Depending on that you need to qualify the critera for it.

Good morning


how much marks we have to score to clear gpat ji????

aayushi 15th Sep, 2019
As of GPAT Cutoff 2019

Qualifying marks for different categories-

  • Unreserved - 141
  • Other backward classes - 117
  • Scheduled caste - 95
  • Scheduled tribe - 74

Kya Gpat me nagetive marking hoti h

Raju 14th Sep, 2019
GPAT-Graduate Pharmacy Admission Test is conducted by National Testing Agency(NTA).
The question paper consists of 125 questions carrying a total of 500 marks.The exam has provision of negative marking. Each question carries four marks and one mark is deducted for each wrong question.
For detailed information follow the link given below:
Hope this helps you.
Good luck.

3rd year of B.Pharmacy student can give exam of gpat or not.. only for their experience?

Abhishek bansal 13th Sep, 2019
GPAT-Graduate Pharmacy Admission Test is conducted by The National Testing Agency. The minimum eligibility criteria is to hold a Bachelors degree in Pharmacy which also also includes the lateral entry students. The candidates who are final year can also apply for the Test.
For detailed information follow the link given below:
Hope this helps.
Good luck.

For Getting admission in MBA(Pharma) at NIPER, is it needed to qualify in GPAT Or only NIPER JEE ? Kindly inform me

Masud Ahamed 10th Sep, 2019


Admission in NIPER for the course of MBA Pharma will take place based on the result of  NIPER JEE only. This entrance test would be the mode of admission for various MBA courses that is offered. Appliaction process for the same starts in the month of May. The entrance is conducted in the month of June. You can use the link below for any other details regarding the same.

Best of luck.

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