GPAT Important Dates 2020
Updated on Dec 2, 2019 - 9:03 a.m. IST by Ridhi.Khurana
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GPAT Important Dates 2020- The National Testing Agency (NTA) announced the important dates of Graduate Pharmacy Admission Test- GPAT 2020 on October 31 for admission to various courses of Master in Pharmacy (M. Pharm). An official notification by NTA for GPAT 2020 announced for the exam to be conducted on January 28, 2020. Applications for GPAT 2020 were released on November 1 with the extended last date of December 10, 2019. Candidates are now able to download GPAT 2020 admit card as released on December 24. The GPAT result will be declared on February 7 after interim answer key is released and challenges are made by candidates. After that, a merit list will be released by NTA that contains important information related to the exam and meritorious candidates of GPAT 2020. Prospective aspirants of GPAT seeking admissions to the postgraduate programme of Pharmacy across top most AICTE approved institutions, colleges or universities can check GPAT important dates 2020 hereunder and know about applications and examination, etc.

Latest: GPAT Admit Card 2020 released on December 24, 2019 for exam to be conducted on January 28.

GPAT 2020 Important Dates



GPAT 2020 notification release date

October 31, 2019

Online submission of GPAT 2020 application form starts

November 1, 2019

Last date of GPAT 2020 registration

December 10, 2019

Availability of GPAT 2020 admit card

December 24, 2019

GPAT 2020

January 28, 2020

Release of GPAT answer key
To be notified
Closing date of GPAT 2020 answer key
To be notified

Declaration of GPAT 2020 result, merit list and final answer key

February 7, 2020

Important Dates of GPAT 2020

Release of GPAT 2020 notification- NTA released the official notification for GPAT 2020 on October 31, 2019. The notification provides for GPAT 2020 dates including applications, exam date, admit card and result.

Availability of GPAT 2020 registration - Online GPAT registration 2020 commenced on November 1, 2019. The last date to fill the same was extended to December 10, 2019 respectively. Candidates were able to pay the application fee till December 11 upto 11:50 PM.

Uploading of scanned documents and fee payment: Candidates were able to upload the soft copies of their photograph and signature, and pay the application fee of GPAT 2020 before December 11.

Downloading GPAT admit card 2020- The admit card of GPAT 2020 is now available for download by the candidates since December 24 onwards. The GPAT admit card is available in online mode through login.

Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test 2020- GPAT 2020 exam will now be conducted on January 28, 2020. The entrance examination will be a 'Computer-based test'.

Availability of GPAT Answer Key 2020- NTA is expected to release the official answer key, question paper and response sheet of GPAT 2020 shortly after GPAT 2020 is conducted. The last date to challenge the same will also be notified by NTA.

GPAT Result, merit list and final answer key 2020- NTA will be declaring the GPAT 2020 result on February 7. Candidates will require their login credentials to get access of the same and download their scorecard. Along with that, the GPAT merit list and final answer key will also be made available on the NTA website.

Till 2018, GPAT was conducted by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). But from 2019 onwards, NTA started to conduct the GPAT. It was approved by the Union Cabinet in November 2017 as an autonomous and self-sustained premier testing organization.

Graduate Pharmacy Admission Test is a postgraduate national level online entrance exam, and approximately 30,000 candidates appear every year for it. They compete for nearly 24,000 seats that are offered across 841 participating institutes.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - GPAT Important Dates 2020

Question: How many students appeared for GPAT 2019?


In 2019, a total of 40649 candidates had appeared in GPAT exam, out of which, 4119 candidates could qualify the exam. 

Question: When should I start preparing for GPAT?


However this totally depends upon individual ability, students should dedicate at least 3 months of concentration preparing for GPAT exam.

Question: Which is the best book for GPAT?


Candidates aspiring for 2020 exam can go through best books for GPAT and prepare accordingly.

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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.


WHAT ARE THE CRITERIA TO APPEAR IN NIPER JEE 2020? i have CLEARED GPAT 2019 and also going to appear in GPAT 2020 but if unfortunately i wont be able to qualify...then can it be an issue for NIPER JEE 2020 EXAM REGISTRATION? PLEASE REPLY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE

shivangi mehta 11th Jan, 2020


Eligibilty criteria to appear in NIPER JEE 2020 is mentioned below:

NIPER JEE 2020 Eligibility

For Master’s Courses:

  • Qualifying Exam: For M.S. (Pharm.)/M.Pharm./M.Tech. (Pharm.), the qualifying degree should be B.Pharm. or M.Sc. (Biological Sciences) or M.Sc (Organic/Analytical Chemistry/Life Sciences/Botany) or B.Tech. (Chemical Engineering) or equivalent or B.V.Sc. or M.B.B.S. or BAMS.
  • Minimum Marks: The candidates have to score minimum 60% marks in aggregate in the qualifying exam.
  • Relaxation: For SC/ST candidates, the minimum marks required in qualifying exam should be 55%. For Physically Handicapped candidates, the minimum marks are 50%.
  • Appearing candidates: Final year candidates can also apply.

For Ph.D Pharmacy Courses:

  • Qualifying Exam: The prerequisite qualification is M.S.(Pharm.)/M.Pharm/M.Tech.(Pharm.) in relevant discipline.
  • Minimum Marks: Candidates are required to pass the qualifying exam with at least 60% marks (55% for SC/ST and 50% marks for PH candidates)

GPAT score card will be valid for 3 years. So, If you have cleared the exam of GPAT 2019, it is still valid and you can appear in NIPER JEE 2020 based on that. But, now if you appear in GPAT 2020 then your latest score of GPAT i.e GPAT 2020 score will be considered amd in case you fail then you are not eligible.

Hope, it helps.


only gpat study material is enough to crack the xam?

Manisha Gupta Expert 9th Jan, 2020

Hello Aspirant,

To prepare the exam, You should be aware with the complete syllabus & also need to prefer quality books or material. Here are some important points given below. You can follow for GPAT Exam Preparation.

Plan your studies - The first step which you need to do is plan your studies appropriately and this is only possible when you make proper schedule to complete your syllabus.

Sort out the important topics - Go through the syllabus and check all the lengthy topics and devote your maximum time in important topics only.

Comparison of your university and GPAT syllabus - Mark the common topics as the topics that are common need an increased attention as you prepare for your GPAT exam. Once you have finished creating a list of the common topics, start with your favorite topic. Choose a topic that is simpler than the others and immediately start studying it.

To know the complete syllabus & recommended books you can go through with the given below link.

Good Luck!

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