GPAT Exam Pattern 2020
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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 24, 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, 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 is going to commence GPAT 2020 Registration from November 1, 2019.

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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what is gpat . which marks clear to the gpat exam in general cast .

Aman Raj Student Expert 15th Oct, 2019

Hello Sir

Last year the Cutoffs for General was around 118

GPAT is a national level entrance exam which is held for Pharmacy graduates so that they can get admission to M.Pharmacy program. It is conducted once in a year.

AICTE Conducts this exam that is AICTE is the conducting body of GPAT exam.

It is a three hour duration computer based test.

To apply for this exam one has to fulfill few eligibility criteria which are as follows-

A student must have Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy (4 years after 10+2, including lateral entry candidates).

Students who are in the final year of B.Pharmacy are also eligible to appear in GPAT.

Note- Applicant must be a citizen of India.


where i can get ebooks for gpat study

Yash Dev Student Expert 13th Oct, 2019
Hello student  National Testing Agency (NTA) has announced exam dates for GPAT 2020. The exam is to be conducted on January 24, 2020 for which, applications will be made available between November 1 and 30, 2019
Important books are mentioned below:-
you can find GPAT ebooks /previous year sample paper in link mentioned below :-

actually I am in final year but I have 3rd year backlogs can I apply for gpat

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 12th Oct, 2019

hello aspirant,

yes you can apply for gpat exam which is the gate way of m.pharma course in top institute in india. however during the m.pharma admission process you need to show your clear mark sheets and if that time you have any current  back logs you cannot take admission. if you clear the back log before admission process , then it will be fine.


what is syllabus of gpat in 2020?

Papeya Dubey Student Expert 10th Oct, 2019


Go to the link provided below to get detailed syllabus for GPAT 2020-


how to prepare G Pat exams,& standard book for G Pat exam

Ronak Gala Student Expert 7th Oct, 2019

GPAT aspirants should focus on the five main papers namely Pharmaceutics, Pharmacology, Pharmacognosy, Pharm Analysis and Pharmaceutical chemistry with special emphasis on organic chemistry. Few questions are being asked from Jurisprudence, Microbiology and Biochemistry.

Youu can take help of the following books.

P harmaceutics: The Theory and Practice of Industrial Pharmacy by Liebermann and Lachman.

Physical Pharmacy: Martin

Unit Operation: Pharmaceutical engineering by Subramanyam

Pharmacology: K.D Tripathi, Rang and Dale, Katzung and Trevor multiple choice.

Pharm-Analysis: Spectroscopy and Titration from Chatwal, Chromatography from Remington

Pharmacognosy: Kokate, Trease and Evans

Medicinal Chemistry: Harkishan Singh & V K Kapoor

Organic chemistry: Morrison and Boyd.

Biochemistry: Satyanarayan

Best wishes. Thank-you.

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