GPAT Eligibility Criteria 2020
Ridhi.Khurana, 01 Nov 2019, #GPAT
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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.
LATEST- NTA has started GPAT Registration 2020 from November 1, 2019, exam date rescheduled to January 28.

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

As NTA has already amended the GPAT important dates and is now going to conduct the exam on January 28, the dates have been provided below. 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

November 1, 2019

Last date to fill Application Form

November 30, 2019

Last date to upload documents and pay application fee

To be notified

Availability of Admit Card

December 24, 2019

GPAT 2020 online examination

January 28, 2019

Availability of answer key

To be notified

Declaration of GPAT Result 2020

February 3, 2020

GPAT Registration 2020

National Testing Agency (NTA), the conducting body of GPAT has started the GPAT Registration 2020 on November 1, 2019 in online mode. Candidates have to fill the GPAT application form 2020 and upload requisite documents on the official website of NTA before last date, i.e. November 30, 2019. 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)


1600 + Bank transaction charges

OBC (Non-Creamy Layer)

1600+ Bank transaction charges


800 + Bank transaction charges


800 + Bank transaction charges


800 + Bank transaction charges

800 + Bank transaction charges


800 + 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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mock test for gpat 2020?????????

Mayank Chowdhary 11th Nov, 2019

Giving down mock tests helps one a lot as you are able to channelize yourself in a better way like you can understand where exactly do you stand. What more things you've to work upon and what things you've already mastered. You also learn to manage time through this.

Here is the link for sample papers and mock tests of GPAT exam..

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Provide me GPAT sample papers .

Manisha Gupta Expert 8th Nov, 2019

Hello Aspirant,

I would suggest you to go through with the given below link to check the previous year papers of GPAT entrance exam.

Good Luck!


gpat is January much time i take revice my topics...

Payal 8th Nov, 2019

Hii aspirants

let me clear your doubt.

It totally depends upon you how much time you will take to do the revision. It depends upon how much hour you study daily and how much time you will take to revise one topic.

So according to your potential make a proper time table of every chapter which you have to study.

i hope my answer will help you out

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can i prepare gpat for 2months?how did i plan for my perfect timetable?can u suggest..!

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 8th Nov, 2019


you can prepare with in 2 months if you have basic concepts clear,

see gpat is a competitive entrance exam and needs serious preparation. I would suggest you to make a routine and study at least 9-10 hours a day. make short notes and point out your weak areas. review the previous years question and make weightage of marks coming from each chapters.

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pls send the link for gpat 2018 question paper and answer key

Manisha Gupta Expert 6th Nov, 2019

Hello Aspirant,

It would be difficult to provide you the answer key but if you are looking  for the previous year papers then you can go through with the given below link.

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