GPAT Preparation Tips 2020
GPAT Preparation Tips 2020 - The National Testing Agency (NTA) has been conducting the Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test (GPAT) from 2019 onwards. As NTA has started the registration for GPAT 2020, and the entrance exam is to be held on January 28, candidates have buckled up for the exam. To start, first of all one should refer to the GPAT preparation tips that they should follow in order to assure that they ace the exam. Deciding what to study and how to make notes, and the overflowing choice in the market makes choosing the right GPAT 2020 preparation books a herculean task. Thus, it becomes important that candidates follow reliable GPAT preparation tips and reference books to crack the exam. According to their GPAT ranks, candidates will get admission into some of the nation’s top institutes and will be able to avail scholarships by NTA. For further information regarding GPAT 2020 preparation tips and GPAT preparation books 2020, read the article below.
Latest: NTA extended last date of GPAT 2020 Registration to December 10, 2019.
GPAT 2020 Preparation Tips
Even though success only comes with sheer hard work, sincerity and practice, one can always look up for expert advice and pearls of wisdom from previous years’ toppers for that extra boost of motivation. Having a goal and a role model to keep one fired up is always a good idea.
Given below are some GPAT 2020 preparation tips which will help candidates crack the exam with ease:
Candidates must focus on getting their basic concepts clear. If the foundation is not strong enough, all that gets piled-up is bound to break down. Only after the basics are clearly understood, students can grasp more difficult topics.
Candidates should ensure that they spare some time to practice numerical questions every day. Topics like alligation method, depression in freezing point, dose on the basis of body weight and age, and biopharmaceutics are commonly assessed in the form of numericals. The formulae should also be remembered by heart.
Topics like NMR spectroscopy, Mass spectrometry, IR and UV have been frequently covered in the previous years’ question papers. Candidates should put greater emphasis on these while preparing for GPAT 2020.
Making short notes and flashcards will prove helpful in the last few days before the exam. Shortage of time will make them unable to go through lengthy written matters about each topic so, in such a situation, flashcards will come in handy. Pharmacognosy can be understood in detail with short notes and flashcards on uses, mechanisms and unique side effects of various drugs.
If a candidate starts his/ her GPAT 2020 preparation late, he/ she should concentrate on Pharmacology, Pharmaceutics, Pharm Analysis, Pharmacognosy, and Pharmaceutical chemistry (especially Organic chemistry) first and then move on to other subjects.
GPAT Preparation Books 2020
With a gazillion options in the market, choosing the right reference books for GPAT becomes more and more challenging. Hence, a few tried and tested books have been listed below which the students can use to enhance their GPAT 2020 preparation.
The Pearson Guide to GPAT and Other Entrance Examination in Pharmacy
Akaberi Shah Baser
Compete Pharma (A Guide For Preparation Of GPAT/NIPER/BITS/CEEB/CET And Other Pharma Competitive Exams)
Tarun Kumar Das
Synopsis for GPAT
Dhawan Book Publication
Dr. Surendra H. Bodakhe, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Prof. Vijay Juyal, Dr. Munish Ahuja
GPAT: A Companion
Nazma N. Inamdar
GPAT Cracker (2017)
Piyush Book Publications
Dr. Sanjar Alam and others
GPAT Exam Pattern 2020
NTA, the exam conducting body, has formulated the GPAT 2020 exam pattern. Knowing the exam pattern of GPAT 2020 helps candidates furnish a timetable that they can follow to achieve a good GPAT score.
GPAT Exam Pattern
Once a year
3 hours (9:30 am to 12:30 pm)
Type of questions
Multiple choice questions
Total number of questions
4 marks for every correct response
-1 mark for every wrong response
No marks for no response
GPAT Syllabus 2020
Candidates can check the GPAT 2020 syllabus below to know the topics which will be tested in the exam.
List of topics for GPAT 2020
- Physical Pharmacy
- Pharmaceutical Jurisprudence
- Pharmaceutical Management
- Pharmaceutical Engineering
- Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics
- Physical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry
- Dispensing and Hospital Pharmacy
- Human Anatomy and Physiology
- Pharmaceutical Analysis
- Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
- Pharmaceutical Chemistry
GPAT Question Papers 2020
Since 2013, GPAT has been conducted in online mode. Therefore, due to unavailability of the question papers from 2013 onwards, the table below lists the GPAT question papers till 2012. Check the question papers below to test your level of preparation for GPAT 2020:
Previous Years’ GPAT Question papers
Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - GPAT Preparation Tips 2020
Question: When should I start preparing for GPAT exam?
There is no fixed time of preparation that can ensure success in the exam. Even dedicated study for 2-3 months can result in great score.
Question: Who can give the GPAT 2020 exam?
NTA has provided a basic GPAT eligibility criteria that candidates have to meet for appearing in GPAT 2020.
Question: Can a B. Pharm 3rd year student apply for GPAT 2020?
No, a student in the last year of 4 year B. Pharm course can apply for GPAT 2020 exam. provided that the results are declared before admission to the session.
Questions related to GPAT
l am not qulifying gpat but i got marks near about qulifying marks can i get gov clg ?
I am sorry to say but you can't get government college. To get government college, you must qualify GPAT.
Eligibility criteria for GPAT:-
Candidates must hold a 4 year course in Pharmacy after 10+2 from a recognized university
Final year students of B.Pharm are also eligible to apply, provided that their result should be declared before admission to the 2021-2022 session begins.
Those who have a degree in B.Tech (Pharmaceutical and Fine Chemical Technology) are not to be considered eligible.
You can't get government college but you can get private college so try to take admissions in any private college.
For more information follow the following link given below
To know about the participating colleges/institute follow the following link given below
Hope this will help you!
I want to know about GPAT exam
Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test (GPAT) is the gateway for admission to various Masters in Pharmacy (M. Pharm) programmes. It is conducted once in a year is and national level exam and is conducted online. Please click the below link to know more about GPAT.
please share name and link of best books for GPAT preparation
List of books that you can refer
For Industrial Pharmacy
Ansel's Pharmaceutical Dosage Forms and Drug Delivery System
For Physical Pharmacy.
Alfred Martin is the best book.
For Pharmaceutical Engineering
Cooper and Gunn's Tutorial Pharmacy by SJ Carter
Pharmaceutical Engineering by CVS Subrahmanyam
Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics by D.M Brahmankar
For Dispensing and Hospital Pharmacy
Cooper and Gunn's Dispensing for Pharmaceutical students
Pharmaceutical calculations by Howard C. Ansel
Rang and Dale's Pharmacology
For Human Anatomy & Physiology
Principles of Anatomy and Physiology by Gerard Tortora
Ross & Wilson's Anatomy & Physiology
For Pathophysiology & Pharmacothearapy
Goodman & Gillman's The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics
For Pharmaceutical Analysis.
Introduction to Spectroscopy by D.L Pavia
Principles of Instrumental Analysis by Skoog
For Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Wilson and Giswolds Textbook of Organic, Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Textbooks by Morrison and Boyd
Paula Yurkanis Bruise
Trease and Evan's Pharmacognosy
Pharmacognosy by C.K Kokate
For other subjects like Biochemistry,Microbiology,Biotechnology,Jurisprudence,and Pharmaceutical Management
Harper's Illustrated Biochemistry.
Biocgemistry by U. Satyanarayana
Microbiology , Michael Pelczar.
Marketing Management, Phillip Kotler
I am pharmacy student , for preparation of GPAT 2021 How you can help me?
Instead of choosing a random topic from the syllabus, you must break your preparation into sections. Sub-topics from each section should be selected and then strategy on clearing concepts must be made. Making short notes and flashcards will prove helpful in the last few days before the exam. Never leave any concepts doubtful or unsolved. Once done with the syllabus and concept clarity, you should move towards solving previous years papers. Give mock tests as much as possible. Time management is one more important thing you should look upon. Some important topics you must revise- Pharmacology, Pharmaceutics, Pharm Analysis, Pharmacognosy, and Pharmaceutical chemistry (especially Organic chemistry). Topics like NMR spectroscopy, Mass spectrometry, IR and UV have been frequently covered in the previous years’ question papers. You must put greater emphasis on these while preparing for GPAT.
Some best books for GPAT Preparation-
- The Pearson Guide to GPAT and Other Entrance Examination in Pharmacy
- GPAT: A Companion by Nazma Inamdar
Can i get admission in csif Jrf after B pharmacy if i qualified GPAT?
see it depends on the organization, if they allow gpat score you may apply for research fellow post, however csir junipr research fellow position is filled through score in csir net exam.
however some times university like jadavpur, cal cutta university, iit kharagpur offers research assistant post based on net/gpat/ gate score.