GPAT Eligibility Criteria 2020
Khushboo Verma, 26 Jul 2019, #GPAT

GPAT Eligibility Criteria 2020 - The National Testing Agency (NTA) sets the eligibility criteria of GPAT 2020. Candidates planning to appear for Graduate Pharmacy Admission Test (GPAT), the national level entrance examination for admission to various PG courses in pharmacy, should first understand the GPAT Eligibility Criteria 2020. Various facets like nationality, having particular education in pharmacy excepting some specific course are the base behind eligibility criteria of GPAT 2020. These factors are important to know because one misunderstanding might result in cancellation of candidature at some later stage. Registration is the next step for students fulfilling the GPAT 2020 eligibility criteria which will be open in the first week of November tentatively. It may be noted that till 2018, All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) was the conducting body for GPAT. But since 2019, NTA is the authority that conducts GPAT for admission to postgraduate courses in pharmacy. Thus, GPAT eligibility criteria 2020 is declared by NTA for this pharmacy entrance examination.

GPAT 2020 Eligibility Criteria

A candidate becomes eligible to apply and appear for the entrance examination in order to seek admission to various courses of M. Pharm, only when they comply with eligibility criteria of GPAT 2020. So one should know the GPAT 2020 eligibility criteria as provided below:

Eligibility Criteria for GPAT 2020

No Bar
Qualifying examination
  • 4 year course in Pharmacy 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 2020-2021 session commences.
Who is not Qualified

Candidates with a degree in B.Tech (Pharmaceutical and Fine Chemical Technology) are not to be considered eligible.

GPAT Important Dates 2020

NTA has not made any official notification for GPAT 2020 till date and the same is expected to be announced anytime soon. The tentative dates for GPAT 2020 are provided below based upon the previous sessions. The GPAT eligibility criteria 2020 has to comply with important dates duly by the candidate so that important events are not missed out by aspiring candidates.

GPAT 2020 Dates



Commencement of Applications for GPAT 2020

First week of November, 2019

Last date to fill Application Form

First week of December, 2019

Last date to upload documents and pay application fee

First week of December, 2019

Availability of Admit Card

First week of January, 2020

GPAT 2020 online examination

Last week of January, 2020

Availability of answer key

First week of February, 2020

Declaration of GPAT Result 2020

First week of February, 2020

GPAT Registration 2020

National Testing Agency (NTA), the conducting body of GPAT is expected to start GPAT Registration 2020 in the first week of November 2019 in online mode. Candidates will have to fill the GPAT application form 2020 and upload requisite documents on the official website of NTA within the specified period. Candidates should assure that they comply with the GPAT 2020 eligibility criteria while registering for the exam.

Applicants will have to make the payment of the GPAT 2020 application fee by choosing any of the following two modes-

  • Online mode with payment using credit card/debit card/net banking

  • Offline mode by paying Cash at any of the designated SBI bank branches

GPAT 2020 Application Fee


Application fee (in INR)


1400 + Bank transaction charges


700+ Bank transaction charges


700 + Bank transaction charges


700 + Bank transaction charges


700 + Bank transaction charges

700 + Bank transaction charges


700 + Bank transaction charges

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - GPAT Eligibility Criteria 2020

Question: Who is eligible to take GPAT 2020?


Candidates who are graduates in Pharmacy (4 years of B. Pharm) are eligible for GPAT 2020. Those who are in the last year of B. Pharm are also eligible for the exam.

Question: Who is eligible to take GPAT under disabilities categories?


Candidates who fall under the category of disabled as per the 'Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016' are regarded as disabled. The categories of disabilities are: (i) Blindness and low vision (ii) Deaf and hard of hearing (iii) Locomotor disability including cerebral palsy, leprosy cured, dwarfism, acid attack victims and muscular dystrophy (iv) Autism, intellectual disability, specified learning disability and mental illness, and (v) Multiple disabilities from amongst persons under clauses (i) to (iv) (vi) Other ‘specified disabilities’ mentioned in the Schedule of the RPwD Act 2016.

Question: Can a Third year student apply for GPAT 2020?


No, a candidate who is in the third year of B. Pharm is not eligible for appearing in the exam. 

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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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