GPAT Exam Pattern 2019
Khushboo Verma, 25 Oct 2018, #GPAT

GPAT Exam Pattern 2019 - National Testing Agency (NTA) announces GPAT exam pattern. GPAT is a computer based exam, which will be held on January 28, 2019. With the help of GPAT exam pattern 2019, candidates can plan their preparation strategy. Aspirants also get familiar with the type of questions asked in the exam, marking scheme, duration along with their weightage. The Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test (GPAT) is conducted to give admission in pharmacy programmes to qualified candidates. The GPAT exam is held for multiple subjects, such as Physical Chemistry, Physical Pharmacy, Organic Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, and Pharmaceutics among others. The exam is held for three hours in a single session. Go through this article to get detailed information on GPAT exam pattern 2019.

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Till 2018, GPAT was conducted by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), but from 2019 it will be conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA). The GPAT 2019 score is accepted by all AICTE-approved institutions, University and colleges.

GPAT Exam Pattern 2019



Exam mode

Computer based mode

Exam duration

3 hours

Total number of questions


Type of questions

Multiple choice questions

Marking scheme

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

Maximum marks



Once a year

Exam Time

9:30am to 12:30pm

Reporting time


GPAT Marking Scheme 2019 

  • 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 2019.

GPAT Syllabus 2019 

Students must go through GPAT syllabus to get complete idea about the topics from which questions are asked. There are questions that have probability of repeating, candidates, therefore, can emphasize on the same that will help them score maximum marks.

GPAT Question Papers 

Practising 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 clear idea to students about the exam pattern.

GPAT 2019 Preparation Tips

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

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

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