GPAT Exam Pattern 2020 - The National Testing Agency (NTA) releases the exam pattern for GPAT- Graduate Pharmacy Admission Test. The GPAT 2020 exam pattern provides the examination details which helps candidates understand the exam better and strategize their preparation accordingly. GPAT 2020 is a computer-based examination which has been successfully conducted by the authority on January 28, 2020 in online mode. GPAT exam pattern 2020 will have 125 multiple choice questions carrying a total of 500 marks and a duration of 3 hours. There will be questions based on multiple subjects that include physical chemistry, organic chemistry, pharmacology, biotechnology, etc. complying with the GPAT exam pattern 2020. GPAT 2020 has a provision of negative marking as well which requires the candidates to attempt question paper vigilantly. The article below provides more information on exam pattern for GPAT 2020.


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Candidates may note that till 2018, GPAT was conducted by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). From 2019 onwards, National Testing Agency (NTA) took over the charge of conducting GPAT 2020, the entrance examination dedicated for admissions to various courses of M. Pharm. In 2019, the exam was conducted on January 28, 2019 in which, 4119 candidates qualified out of 42827 registered candidates.
Latest: GPAT 2020 exam concluded on January 28.

GPAT Exam Pattern 2020



Exam mode

Computer-Based Mode

Exam duration

3 hours

Total number of questions


Type of questions

Multiple Choice Questions

Marking scheme

4 marks are awarded for every correct response and 1 mark is deducted for each wrong response

Maximum marks



Once a year

GPAT Marking Scheme 2020

  • Marks per question – Each question will carry 4 marks

  • Negative marking– One mark is deducted for every wrong response

  • Unanswered question or not attempting a question does not attract any negative marking in GPAT 2020.

GPAT Syllabus 2020

Students must go through GPAT syllabus to get the complete idea about the topics on which GPAT 2020 will be based. There are sections which are more focused in the examination and there are questions that have a probability of repeating. Therefore, candidates can emphasize the same that will help them score maximum marks.

GPAT Question Papers

Practicing previous GPAT question papers makes students get rid of the exam fear and gain confidence. It, moreover, enables them to prepare better for the exam. Solving GPAT question paper will also offer a clear idea to students about the exam pattern. Candidates of GPAT 2020 can also check the GPAT Sample papers released by Careers360 for better practice.

GPAT 2020 Preparation Tips

  • Understand the concepts-Candidates must have a clear concept on each and every topic as this will keep them far from any confusion at the time of the exam.

  • Make an effective plan- Before executing anything, planning is most important. Candidates should make a study plan for the preparation as this will help them obtain a good score.

  • Focus on weak areas- Candidates should focus on weak areas more while preparing for the exam. They should make a regular routine and it should be followed religiously.

  • Understand the exam pattern- Candidates must have the exam pattern at their fingertips and prepare for the exam according to the pattern. The exam pattern familiarizes students about the type of questions, time duration and marking scheme.

  • Solve sample papers- Solving the sample papers is one of the best ways for preparing the exam. Doing so makes students aware of the difficulty level and type of questions asked in the exam.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - GPAT Exam Pattern 2020

Question: How do you qualify the GPAT exam?


One can qualify for the GPAT exam by preparing well. NTA shall release a category wise cutoff and separate cutoff by participating institutes is also released. Candidates complying with the individual participating institute's cutoff can apply for admission accordingly.

Question: What is the use of GPAT exam?


GPAT is the entrance examination for admission to M. Pharm courses offered by more than 800 participating institutes. 

Question: How do I prepare for GPAT 2020 exams?


Candidates should follow a set of GPAT preparation tips and thus prepare for the exam accordingly. 

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Can anyone tell me how much marks i need to score in GPAT to get admission in BHU (Pharmaceutics) for M Pharmacy or in BIT (Mishra)..?

Deepshikha Student Expert 8th Apr, 2020
National Testing Agency (NTA) has declared the GPAT 2020 cutoff along with the GPAT result by February 4.
GPAT cutoff scores 2020 for General category candidates is 163, while for OBC-NCL, it is 131. GPAT cutoff 2020 scores for EWS is 104, and for SC and ST, it is 103 and 76, respectively.
The exact prediction of cutoff for bhu and bit is not possible because the cutoff changes every year depending upon the difficulty level of the examination,the number of candidates appearing in the examination and the category of candidates etcetra.
Those candidates who will be shortlisted in the merit list will be called to attend the counselling procedure at the participating institutes.
Hope this helps.
Good luck.

Currently I am doing my graduation but my career 360 profile is still showing studying in class 12 how can I change that?

sathwika 2nd Apr, 2020

Hello Aspirant,

As ypur doing your graduation in career 360 which is  one of the top college in India  as you wanted to change it as graduate of career 360 and its showing you 12th standard so pls go to the website of that college list out your problem in there helping box so thatit may help you to change the studying profile of yours  so go to the website and ALL THE BEST for your future and i think my suggestions and knowledge may be helpful to u.


Can I apply in Gpat affiliated colleges for Pg if I dont qualify in GPAT?

sathwika 2nd Apr, 2020

Hello Aspirant,

As you are not qualified for the gpat and you wanted to apply for the colleges you can apply for the colleges but in nri quota were you should pay lot of amount and it is risky too so better attempt the exam once again and try to get scholarships from the government as applying for the affiliated colleges or universities is not possible in all the cases we can prefer this in the less cases so study well and work hard to get good marks in the future examinations ALL THE BEST for your future and i think my suggestions and knowledge may be helpful to u.


Can you upload Solved GPAT question papers of 2018, 2019 & 2020.

chinmayi 30th Mar, 2020


You can get solved papers for GPAT of 2018,18,20 by the given below links :


GPAT exam is applicable to both M.pharm and PHARMA MBA... IS IT TRUE?

Nikki Nair 28th Mar, 2020

Hello Aspirant

Yes it is true that GPAT exam is applicable for Pharma MBA also

GPAT is an online exam that is conducted once in  a year.There are around 274 colleges participating in this exam for admission purpose.

For more details regarding the exam you can visit the website given below


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