GPAT 2022 exam analysis - Student reactions, difficulty level, expected cutoff
GPAT 2022 exam analysis - The National Testing Agency (NTA) will conduct the Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test (GPAT) in a computer-based mode across the country. The GPAT exam analysis 2022 will be updated on this page shortly after the conclusion of the M.Pharm entrance test. In GPAT 2022 exam analysis, candidates will be able to check the pre and post exam student reactions, expert analysis, difficulty level, and expected cutoff. With the help of GPAT exam analysis, aspirants can analyse their performance in the Pharmacy entrance exam and chances of admission into colleges. Meanwhile GPAT exam analysis 2022 is released, students can check the last year analysis of M.Pharm entrance exam. With the help of last year GPAT exam analysis, candidates can get an idea of the difficulty level, type, and number of questions asked from GPAT syllabus in the exam.
As per last year GPAT exam analysis, the entrance test was of moderate difficulty. The Pharmacognition section was the most difficult of all while the Pharmaceutics section was the easiest in the NTA GPAT exam. As per student reactions and GPAT exam analysis, conceptual questions were asked in GPAT. One of the GPAT test takers was quoted saying, “The language of the GPAT questions was tweaked to puzzle the students.” The GPAT cutoff for General category candidates last year was 359 - 186 marks. To know GPAT 2022 exam analysis, students reactions, expert views, and other details, read the article below.
GPAT exam analysis 2022
The analysis of GPAT 2022 will be updated as soon as released. In the meantime, students can check the last year's GPAT exam analysis below.
GPAT 2021 exam analysis by experts
As per GPAT Adda Pharma Academy, the GPAT exam last year was of moderate difficulty level. “Overall the GPAT exam was moderate. GPAT 2021 cutoff marks will be between 150-160,” said expert. “The GPAT question pattern was slightly different than the previous year. Even this was the first time when NTA had shared the GPAT exam pattern and subject-wise weightage,” the expert added.
GPAT exam analysis - Distribution of questions
Check the subject wise number of questions asked in last year GPAT exam in the table below.
GPAT number of questions
Types of questions
Number of questions
Subject-wise GPAT exam analysis
Students can check the last year subject-wise GPAT exam analysis by experts from GPAT Adda Pharma Academy below.
The difficulty level of Pharmacology was of moderate level. "If the candidates would have done their self-study properly and have revised the Cology topics, then it was moderate for them. Indirect questions were asked."
Like Pharmacology, questions in the Pharmaceutics section were also easy to answer. "The easiest section was Pharmaceutics. First, Pharmaceutics, then Pharmacology followed by Pharmaceutical Chemistry and last the Pharmacognition."
"If an aspirant would have studied the Chemistry section carefully, then it was average."
"Some of the topics in the GPAT syllabus contain less weightage, and Pharmacognition had questions from that section, which was tricky for candidates. Though, such sections are the easiest one, but aspirants and coaching centres avoid them because of less weightage."
"Unlike previous year trends, the pattern of questions was different yet easy. In previous years, questions were asked from Microbiology, while this year, no question was asked."
Last year GPAT exam analysis - Student reactions
Majority of candidates said in GPAT exam analysis that the M.Pharm entrance test was of moderate difficulty. Additionally, most of the candidates found Pharmacology and Pharmaceutics as the easiest section in the GPAT exam. One of the GPAT test takers said, “GPAT 2021 question was of moderate level. I have attempted 60 questions. Pharmacology and Pharmaceutics were easy and the rest were quite hard. Questions from other subjects were also easy.”
Though the exam was of moderate difficulty, some conceptual questions were asked. "Overall the GPAT exam was easy to moderate. 30-35 questions were easy. Some were conceptual questions,” said GPAT aspirant, Giriraj Bhardwaj. Another candidate said, "GPAT 2021 was so easy for me, likewise JEE Main. Pharmaceutics and Pharmacology sections were easy for me and questions asked from other subjects were also easy. The language of the GPAT questions was tweaked to puzzle the students." Check detailed GPAT exam analysis in the video below.
GPAT pre exam analysis - Student reactions
Check student reactions on GPAT preparations, expectations from the paper, and exam-day strategy in the video below.
Previous year GPAT exam analysis
As per the GPAT 2020 exam analysis, though there were technical questions in the exam, the overall difficulty level was easy. According to GPAT test takers, three hours were enough to complete the GPAT exam. Questions on sections such as Celtics, Microbiology, Pharmaceutical Analysis, Pharmaceutical Jurisprudence, Cognosy, Medicinal Chemistry, Organic and Inorganic Chemistry, Cology, and Pharmaceutical Management were asked in the M.Pharm entrance exam.
GPAT exam analysis - Number of questions
Check the distribution of questions and difficulty level asked in GPAT 2020 in the table below.
GPAT distribution of questions
GPAT exam sections
Number of questions
Easy to Moderate
Easy to Moderate
Pharmaceutical Jurisprudence/Pharmaceutical Management/Microbiology
Subject-wise GPAT exam analysis 2020
Check the section wise GPAT exam analysis to know the difficulty level and type of questions asked in each section.
Pharmaceutics: The Pharmaceutics section of the GPAT exam was easy. A total of 20 questions were asked from which 12 to 14 questions were easy to answer. No set based questions were asked in the Pharmaceutics section of the GPAT exam.
Pharmacognosy: Direct questions of moderate difficulty were asked inPharmacognosy section of GPAT exam. As per GPAT exam analysis, there were 18 to 20 questions in the Pharmacognosy section.
Pharmaceutical analysis: Overall simple questions were asked in the Pharmaceutical analysis section. 3 questions were asked based on the Statement/Conclusion format. No set based questions were asked.
Pharmacology: As per GPAT exam analysis, the Pharmacology section had questions on topics such as Pharmacology of Central Nervous System, Pharmacology of Cardiovascular System, Pathophysiology of normal ailments, Endocrine System, Chemotherapy, Principles of Toxicology, Basic Concepts of Pharmacotherapy, Important Disorders of Organs, Systems and their Management, CNS Disorders, and Drug Class.
Pharmaceutical Jurisprudence/Pharmaceutical Management/Microbiology: Simple yet concept based questions were asked in this section. There were 7 to 10 questions. Like other sections, no set-based questions were asked in this section too.
What after the GPAT 2022 exam analysis ?
After the GPAT exam analysis 2022, the answer key will be released. NTA will release the GPAT answer key at the official website gpat.nta.nic.in. Authorities will publish the provisional GPAT 2022 answer key followed by the final answer key. To check the answer key of GPAT 2022, candidates will have to login using their application number and password/DoB. Students will be given the facility to challenge the provisional GPAT answer key by paying the required fee. After handling the challenges, NTA will publish the final GPAT answer key 2022 in a PDF format at the official website. On the basis of the final answer key, GPAT 2022 results will be prepared and released at gpat.nta.nic.in.
Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - GPAT 2022 exam analysis - Student reactions, difficulty level, expected cutoff
Question: What is the GPAT 2022 exam date?
The GPAT exam date for 2022 session has not been announced yet.
Question: How many questions are asked in the GPAT exam?
A total of 125 multiple choice questions are asked in the GPAT exam.
Question: When will the GPAT 2022 exam analysis be released?
The GPAT exam analysis 2022 will be released soon after the conclusion of the exam.
Question: What is the use of GPAT exam analysis?
Using GPAT 2022 exam analysis candidates can know the difficulty level of the exam, type of questions asked, subject-wise analysis, and expected cutoff and analyse their chances of admission.
Question: What was GPAT 2021 difficulty level?
As per GPAT exam analysis 2021, the M.Pharm exam was of moderate difficulty.
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Questions related to GPAT
As I could not qualify GPAT,can I try for next time ?
There is no limit on appearing for the Graduate Pharmacy aptitude test (GPAT) examination. If you want to qualify this examination, you must follow previous year's question papers, practice sample papers and also attempt the mock tests. You must make a schedule for your study.
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i qualified gpat in 3rd year is it eligible for NIPER exam in 4th year
GPAT score is valid for three years from the date of GPAT result declaration. You shouldn't have used the GPAT score before to seek admission in a college. You must have qualified in GPAT only then you can use the previous year GPAT score to get admission in 2021. You must fulfill the NIPER 2021 eligibility criteria and it is as follows a candidate must have passed B.Pharm from a recognized board. Candidates belonging to general category must score minimum 60% aggregate marks or 6.75 CGPA on a 10 point scale, for SC/ST category candidates it is minimum 55% aggregate marks or 6.25 CGPA on a 10 point scale and for PWD category candidates it is minimum 50% aggregate marks or 5.75 CGPA on a 10 point scale. You can refer the link below for more details
we qualified GPAT exam in 3rd year is it eligible for niperjee exam in this year
Yes, if you have valid GPAT score you can use that GPAT score to get admission through NIPER JEE. GPAT score is valid for 3 years from the date of results announcement. So if you have qualified in GPAT 2020 you can use that score card to apply for NIPER JEE 2021. To apply for NIPER JEE you must have valid GPAT/GATE/NET score and you must have passed B.Pharm from a recognized board. You must score minimum 60% marks or 6.75 CGPA on a 10 point scale if you belong to general category, if you belong to SC/ST category you need to score minimum 55% marks or 6.25 CGPA on a 10 point scale and if you belong to PWD category you need to score minimum 50% marks for 5.75 CGPA on a 10 point scale.
Iam belongs to Veeeashaiva lingayat caste from telangana.In state we have BC-D reservation,in central list our caste is removed recently from OBC Category.I have qualified in gpat sir.so iam eligible to apply ebc certificate sir??.pls reply sir.
The candidate whose family income is less than 2.50 lacs per annum and does not belong to any reservation category like SC ST OB can apply for EBC certificate economically backward caste certificate. Only two child from this family can avail of this benefit.
The EBC student who doesn't have a gap of more than two years of studies are eligible for ebc scholarship means economically backward class scholarships.
As your category B C d has been removed from Central list then you can apply for ebc certificate for getting scholarship and economic advantages from the college authority for your education after fulfilling above mentioned all the conditions.
Hope this help.
Iam belongs to Veerashaiva lingayat caste in state level ,we have BC-D reseravation.In central list they have recently removed .I have qualified in gpat under obc reservation.can i eligible to apply EBC certificate for further studies(m.pharm).
You don't have to worry. As far as you have your category certificate with you I don't think you might face any problem.. If your BC-D category ahs been removed from the central list and you have the provision of getting your OBC certificate made then I believe you can get the benefit of reservation everywhere where it's given.
You must have a valid OBC certificate before applying anywhere under the OBC category.
Hope that helps.