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.
Total number of questions
Type of questions
Multiple Choice Questions
4 marks are awarded for every correct response and 1 mark is deducted for each wrong response
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.
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.
GPAT is the entrance examination for admission to M. Pharm courses offered by more than 800 participating institutes.
Candidates should follow a set of GPAT preparation tips and thus prepare for the exam accordingly.
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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.
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.
Go to the link provided below to get detailed syllabus for GPAT 2020-
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.
The Theory and Practice of Industrial Pharmacy by Liebermann and Lachman.
Pharmaceutical engineering by Subramanyam
K.D Tripathi, Rang and Dale, Katzung and Trevor multiple choice.
Spectroscopy and Titration from Chatwal, Chromatography from Remington
Kokate, Trease and Evans
Harkishan Singh & V K Kapoor
Morrison and Boyd.
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