GPAT Exam Pattern 2018

GPAT Exam PatternGPAT Exam Pattern 2018 – All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), the exam conducting body will announce exam pattern of GPAT 2018 in the month of October 2017. Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test (GPAT) 2018 will be held on January 21, 2018 across 58 cities in India. Admissions in Pharmacy programmes will be given to qualified eligible candidates on the basis of their performance in GPAT 2018. Thus, it becomes very important for the candidates to know the detailed GPAT 2018 exam pattern to have a fair idea. Test-takers can check GPAT exam pattern 2018 including mode of test, number of questions, types of questions, maximum marks, marking scheme, test duration and more on this page.

LATEST - GPAT 2019 announced!! Application form to be available from October 22 to December 27, 2018. Exam will be held on January 27, 2019.


GPAT 2018 Exam Pattern- An Overview

  • Exam Mode – Online

  • Exam Duration – 3 hours (2.30 PM to 5.30 PM)

  • Total Questions – 125

  • Maximum Marks – 500

  • Type of Questions – Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

GPAT 2018 Marking Scheme

  • Marks per question – Each question will carry 4 marks

  • Negative marking – One mark will be deducted from the total score for every wrong response. 

Note: The questions marked with wrong answer option/response or marked with more than one option will be considered for negative marking.


AICTE has provided an online trial test from October 27, 2017 onwards for candidates so that they can have a fair idea about the actual GPAT exam pattern 2018. They can get familiarised with the GPAT 2018 modalities. As per the earlier announced dates, the trial test was to be made available on October 25. 


GPAT MOCK TestClick here to practise on GPAT trial test 2018 (Enter Roll Number, Password and PIN to start the GPAT Mock Test)


GPAT Syllabus 2018

Questions will be asked questions from the prescribed GPAT 2018 syllabus that comprises following topics-


GPAT 2018 Syllabus

Physical Chemistry


Physical Pharmacy


Organic Chemistry

Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics

Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics


Anatomy, Physiology and Health Education


Pharmaceutical Engineering


Pharmaceutical Management

Pharmaceutical Analysis

Pharmaceutical Jurisprudence


Dispensing & Hospital Pharmacy  


GPAT Sample Papers 2018


Candidates appearing in PG pharmacy admission test can download previous years’ question papers of GPAT. The GPAT sample papers will aid the students in practising for the Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test 2018 in a better way.


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Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test (GPAT) is a national level entrance exam conducted by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) every year to select candidates for offering Pharmacy graduates admission to Masters (M. Pharm) programmes.


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