GPAT Counselling 2020
Naureen Gurung, 23 Aug 2019, #GPAT

GPAT Counselling 2020 - The Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test- GPAT 2020 counselling shall be conducted a few days after the declaration of GPAT result 2020. National Testing Agency is the conducting body for GPAT exam, but it may be noted that NTA doesn't conduct the GPAT counselling 2020. The participating institutes are the ones responsible for conducting counselling of GPAT 2020. After declaration of GPAT 2020 result, eligible candidates will have to apply separately at the participating institutes in the order of preference. Then these candidates will be called up for GPAT 2020 counselling by the respective participating institutes depending upon their GPAT 2020 score and eligibility. during GPAT counselling 2020, candidates will have to report with certain documents in support of their educational qualification. The candidates will then be allotted seats in M. Pharm courses and will have to proceed for admissions accordingly. There are around 800 participating institutes for GPAT 2020 including colleges and universities, which accept the GPAT score for admission to various M. Pharm courses. To know more details about GPAT counselling 2020, read the complete article below.

GPAT 2020 Counselling: Important Dates



GPAT 2020 (online mode)

January 24, 2020

Release of GPAT 2020 answer keyTo be notified
Last date to challenge the answer keyTo be notified

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

February 3, 2020

GPAT Counselling procedure begins

To be notified

GPAT Result 2020

NTA has announced the important dates for GPAT 2020 and the same provides for declaration of GPAT 2020 result on February 3, 2020. The result will be available in online mode on the declaration day along with the final answer key. Candidates will need their application number and password or date of birth to access their GPAT 2020 result.

GPAT 2020 Merit List
NTA is expected to release the GPAT merit list along with declaration of result on February 3, 2020. The merit list shall contain category-wise number of candidates who qualify the exam along with the overall cutoff for that category. Admission to M. Pharm courses in the participating institutes is based on the score obtained in this examination. In 2019, a total of 41208 candidates have qualified GPAT exam, out of which 4119 candidates are eligible for scholarship.

GPAT Cutoff 2020

The GPAT 2020 cutoff will state the minimum score required for admission into the Masters of Pharmacy courses. Candidates who successfully appear for GPAT 2020 will be shortlisted on the basis of the cut off marks, defined by the participating institutes. Factors like availability of seats, the difficulty level of exam, number of candidates appeared/passed, etc., will be taken into account while determining the GPAT cutoff 2020.

GPAT 2019 Cutoff for different categories


Qualifying Marks



Other Backward Class


Scheduled Caste


Scheduled Tribe


Prerequisites for GPAT Counselling 2020

  • GPAT 2020 Counselling letter (original)

  • GPAT admit card 2020 (original)

  • GPAT rank card 2020

  • 10th class marksheet (original)

  • 12th class marksheet (original)

  • Graduation certificate (original/ provisional)

  • Character certificate (original)

  • Category certificate (if applicable)

  • Latest passport size photographs

GPAT Counselling 2020

Candidates must note that the GPAT 2020 counselling process will be conducted by the participating institutes individually and not by NTA as a whole. Counselling dates of GPAT 2020 may differ for different ranks of students. Accordingly, candidates must report to the venue of GPAT counselling 2020 at the correct date and time with the required documents. The documents will be required for verification purposes.

Counselling of GPAT 2020 will be conducted in four stages:

  1. Document Verification

  • Check the rank wise GPAT 2020 counselling dates which will be released by the participating institutes.

  • Report to the particular venue/ institute with the mandatory documents.

  • Candidates will not be asked to submit their original documents as those will be checked only for verification purposes.

  1. Web Options Entry

  • Click on the ‘Web Options Entry’ portal on the official GPAT website.

  • A list of participating institutes will be displayed.

  • Candidates can fill in the options with the names of their preferred institutes. It is advisable to choose as many institutes as possible.

  • Preview carefully and if satisfied, ‘Save’ and ‘Lock’ the choices. Thereafter, candidates will not be able to alter their choices.

  • Candidates can take a print out for future reference.

  1. Seat Allotment

  • The allotment of seats will be based on the merit list and candidates’ scores.

  • The GPAT 2020 seat allotment order can be downloaded from the official website.

  1. Reporting to the Institute

  • Once the allotment process is complete, candidates must reach the allotted institute with the required documents.

  • The admission fee (as per the fee structure of each institute) must be paid to conclude the admission process.

GPAT Participating Institutes 2020

Given below is the list of top institutes that participate and accept GPAT score:

  • University Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chandigarh

  • Government College of Pharmacy, Bangalore

  • Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak

  • National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Mohali

  • Jadavpur University, Kolkata

  • Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai

  • Department of Pharmaceutics, IIT BHU, Varanasi

  • Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara

  • Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi

  • National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Raebareli

  • National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Kolkata

  • National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Ahmedabad

  • Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Manipal

  • Poona College of Pharmacy, Bharati Vidyapeeth University, Pune

  • Sri Ramachandra University, Chennai

  • Nirma University, Ahmedabad

  • RC Patel Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Shirpur

  • SRM University, Chennai

  • SLT Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Bilaspur

  • National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Hyderabad

  • Delhi Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research, New Delhi

  • Andhra University, Visakhapatnam

  • Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University, Nagpur

  • Bombay College of Pharmacy, Mumbai

  • JSS College of Pharmacy, Ooty

  • Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra

  • JSS College of Pharmacy, Mysuru

  • University College of Pharmaceutical Science, Kakatiya University, Warangal

  • School of Pharmacy, Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, Indore

  • Dibrugarh University, Dibrugarh

  • Dr Harisingh Gour Vishwavidyalaya, Sagar

  • Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani

  • Soniya Education Trust's College of Pharmacy, Dharwad

  • Seemanta Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Jharpokharia

  • Al-Ameen College of Pharmacy, Bangalore

  • Amrita School of Pharmacy, Kochi

  • PSG College of Pharmacy, Coimbatore

  • Sinhgad College of Pharmacy, Pune

  • KLE University College of Pharmacy, Belgaum

  • Chitkara University, Patiala

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - GPAT Counselling 2020

Question: What is GPAT score?


The marks obtained by a candidate in the exam is termed as GPAT score. Admissions to respective participating institutes is based on this score only. 

Question: What is the use of GPAT exam?


GPAT stands for Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test and is the entrance examination for admission to various M. Pharm courses. 

Question: Who is the conducting body for the GPAT exam and counselling?


The GPAT exam is conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA), while, counselling is conducted by the respective participating institutes only.

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where i can get ebooks for gpat study

Yash Dev Student Expert 13th Oct, 2019
Hello student  National Testing Agency (NTA) has announced exam dates for GPAT 2020. The exam is to be conducted on January 24, 2020 for which, applications will be made available between November 1 and 30, 2019
Important books are mentioned below:-
you can find GPAT ebooks /previous year sample paper in link mentioned below :-

actually I am in final year but I have 3rd year backlogs can I apply for gpat

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 12th Oct, 2019

hello aspirant,

yes you can apply for gpat exam which is the gate way of m.pharma course in top institute in india. however during the m.pharma admission process you need to show your clear mark sheets and if that time you have any current  back logs you cannot take admission. if you clear the back log before admission process , then it will be fine.


what is syllabus of gpat in 2020?

Papeya Dubey Student Expert 10th Oct, 2019


Go to the link provided below to get detailed syllabus for GPAT 2020-


how to prepare G Pat exams,& standard book for G Pat exam

Ronak Gala Student Expert 7th Oct, 2019

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.

Youu can take help of the following books.

P harmaceutics: 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.

Biochemistry: Satyanarayan

Best wishes. Thank-you.


can third year gpat qualified person eligible for admission into m pharmacy after completion of graduation

Sanjana Singh 6th Oct, 2019

Hey Santosh,

Hope You are doing Well!

Well,Yes,dear after you complete your graduation you can apply for m pharmacy,you just need to fulfill their required elligibilty criteria and give an admission test if they conduct any then.

Hope This was helpful!

All The Best!

Keep Smiling :)

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