GPAT Exam Pattern 2020
Updated on Dec 11, 2019 - 2:06 p.m. IST by Ridhi.Khurana
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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 to be conducted 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.

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: NTA has released GPAT 2020 Admit Card on December 24; Exam to be conducted on January 28, 2020.

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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Devraj choudhary Student Expert 22nd Jan, 2020


Please mention the querry properly, what information you are seeking. If you are asking for qualifying percentile,  than if you are general category than you have low chances to qualify for jee advanced or counselling since last year the cutoff was 89 percentile.  This year too it will be somewhat same. So, focus on jee mains of april session

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what is the scope of pharma MBA after b. pharmacy

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 21st Jan, 2020


see there is really good career option available if you want to change your career field in pharma management from core pharmacy related work, you may do mba in

MBA(Pharmaceutical Marketing)

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some of the best institute for studying mba in pharmacy,

Indian Institute of Education and Business Management (IIEBM), Pune

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hello im in second year of bpharmacy can i fulfill for give the gpat exam

Akram Khan 12th Jan, 2020


GPAT- graduate pharmacy aptitude test is conducted by nta to admission for M.pharm course in various college.

The educational eligibility according to nta is those candidate can apply who have bachelors degree in pharmacy or Those who are in the final year of B. Pharmacy course are also eligible for appearing in GPAT exam.

Unfortunately as you are not in final years of your pharmacy graduation you can not apply to this exam for this year.

Hope you find this helpful.


I have cleared GPAT 2019 and it has the validity of THREE YEAR and I want to take NIPER JEE 2020 EXAM ANY HOW do I need to give GPAT 2020 test or GPAT 2019 will be VALID? and suppose that UNFORTUNATELY I am not able to clear GPAT 2020 THEN GPAT 2019 scorecard will be valid or not? plz do reply.....

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 11th Jan, 2020


see gpat score is valid for 3 years, if you will not able to clear gpat 2020 this time, based on your gpat 2019 score you may take admission in m.pharma courses. niprjee is conducts by National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, and its mandatory to have either of the score card of gpat/gate/ net.

you may follow the below link to know details,



Arya 11th Jan, 2020

Hi Nirali,

The Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test is held by AICTE for admissions to the various M.Pharm courses in country which is a Postgraduate course in the field of Pharmacy. Once issued, the GPAT examination score card holds valid for a maximum of three years.

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