GPAT Eligibility Criteria 2020
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GPAT Eligibility Criteria 2020 - GPAT 2020 exam has been successfully concluded on January 28, 2020 at 5:30 PM. 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 lasted till December 10. 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- GPAT 2020 has been successfully concluded on 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

NTA had already amended the GPAT important dates and the exam has successfully concluded on January 28. All 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

December 10, 2019 (Extended)

Availability of Admit Card

December 24, 2019

GPAT 2020 online examination

January 28, 2019- Concluded

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 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 new last date, i.e. December 10, 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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How counciling proceed for GPAT

anima chaudhary 18th Feb, 2020


GPAT stands for Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test will be conducted by the National Testing Agency for admission to M. Pharma or equivalent courses.The students  who qualify for the gpat entrance exam will be shortlisted for the GPAT .the students will have to check rank wise and the  counselling dates.students need to carry all important documents for verification.the seats will be allocated to the candidates on the basis of goat score.

These are the few list of the documents that are required in GPAT consulleing.

GPAT Rank Card 2020

GPAT Counselling Admit Card

12th class mark sheet 10th class mark

Character certificate

Graduation or Provisional Certificate all the documents that are required in the counselling it should be original.

For more details this link will help you.


Sir Gpat me selection ke liye sc walo ko kitna no. Lana hota hi or kitna question solve karna hota hi

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 16th Feb, 2020


see cutoff score varies from institute to institute and it changes every year depends on soma facts like number of participants, questions difficulty level , seat matrix etc.

now gpat is total marks of 500 , and the number of questions is 125, so if you get 300+ out of 500, you have decent chances for tier 1 colleges.

hope you may understand.


what are the eligibilities for EWS category students for GPAT?

Sanjay Khandelwal 15th Feb, 2020
If there is reservation then EWS quota will be given for any exam for job as well as education admission. So if you have EWS certificate then you will be eligibile for that in the exam. You will be provided by tehsildar office. Your parents must have income of less than 8 lakhs, less than 1000 sq ft house, not more than 5 acre agriculture land and some other points are there.

sir ,I am qualified GPAT under general ews catagery .If I qualify NIPER under general not with ews ,i need to submit ews certificate during NIPER councilling??

Sharon Rose Student Expert 15th Feb, 2020


If you have filled your category as general EWS while filling the application form you need to provide valid EWS category certificate at the time of counselling.And GPAT score is necessary to get admission through NIPER.So your category should match in both the application form.Because qualifying marks for each category will be different.When you qualified GPAT under EWS cut off that score is considered during NIPER counselling.Whether or not you have qualified under general category cut off you need to provide EWS certificate as per the details you have filled in online application form.


Some tips to crack gpat and niper.

hrithik jain 13th Feb, 2020


Below mentioned are some of the the tips for GPAT and NIPER:

1. Focus on your basics first and be thorough with them to make the further concepts clear.

2. Make sure that you are doing practical questions each and every day. Learn the formula by heart and make sure that you practice them everyday.

3. Also, focus on the topics that come frequently in the previous years exams.

4. Make notes and sticky notes together which will help you in the last days.

5. Take a look at the syllabus and prepare your time table.

6. Always keep the deadlines and time management in mind which will help you to achieve your target on time.

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