GPAT Syllabus 2019
Khushboo Verma, 03 Nov 2018, #GPAT

GPAT Syllabus 2019 - National Testing Agency (NTA) released the syllabus of GPAT 2019 on November 1 with the application form. Candidates who are appearing for Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test must follow GPAT 2019 syllabus to effectively prepare for the exam. GPAT syllabus 2019 includes subject-wise topics and sub-topics, specified by the authorities that will be covered in the exam. The syllabus, therefore, is a must to know for those who are appearing for GPAT. By referring to the syllabus, students can make a routine and follow it religiously. Go through this article to get complete information on GPAT syllabus 2019.

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GPAT 2019 is a national level entrance exam for admission into M.Pharm programmes. Till 2018, GPAT was conducted by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), but National Testing Agency (NTA) will conducting the same from 2019. The exam is a computer-based one and held for three hours in a single session. The score of GPAT is accepted by all AICTE-approved institutions, University and colleges.

GPAT Syllabus 2019

Candidates can refer to the table below to know the syllabus of GPAT. The syllabus can help them know the scoring areas topics to cover and they can make their study plan accordingly.

GPAT 2019 Syllabus

Subjects 

Topics 

Pharmacology

  • General Pharmacology
  • Principles of toxicology
  • Drugs acting on urinary system
  • Pharmacology of peripheral nervous system
  • Pharmacology of central nervous System
  • Pharmacology of cardiovascular system
  • Immunopharmacology
  • Drugs acting on Respiratory system
  • Pharmacology of Endocrine system
  • Neurohumoral transmission in autonomic and central nervous system
  • Vitamins & Minerals
  • Chemotherapy
  • Autacoids and their Antagonists
  • Pharmacology of drug acting on the gastrointestinal tract
  • Chronopharmacology

Physical Chemistry

  • Composition & physical states of matter
  • Refractive index
  • Solutions
  • Electrochemistry,
  • Kinetics 
  • Colligative Properties
  • Thermodynamics
  • Ionic equilibrium

Physical  Pharmacy

  • Buffer
  • Solubility
  • Matter, properties of matter
  • Viscosity and rheology
  • Surface and interfacial phenomenon
  • Dispersion systems
  • Complexation
  • Micromeritics and powder rheology

Organic Chemistry

  • General principles
  • Pericyclic reactions
  • Aromaticity & chemistry of aromatic compounds
  • Different classes of compounds
  • Amino acids & proteins
  • Different aromatic classes of compounds
  • Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons
  • Stereochemistry
  • Carbohydrates
  • Carbonyl Chemistry
  • Heterocyclic Chemistry
  • Protection & deprotection of groups
  • Bridged rings
  • Kinetic & thermodynamic control
Dispensing and Hospital Pharmacy
  • Introduction to laboratory equipment, weighing methodology, handling of prescriptions, labelling instructions for dispensed products
  • Posological calculations involved in the calculation of dosage for infants. 
  • Study of current patent and proprietary products, generic products and selected brand products, indications, contraindications, adverse drug reactions, available dosage forms and packing
  • Compounding and dispensing of following prescriptions
  • Reading and counselling of prescriptions from the clinical practice
  • Enlarging and reducing formula, displacement value
  • Preparations of formulations involving allegation, alcohol dilution, isotonic solution

Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Pharmaceutical Inorganic Chemistry

  • Dentifrices, desensitizing agents, & anticaries agents
  • Pharmaceutical Impurities
  • Isotopes
  • Monographs

Medicinal Chemistry

  • Various classes of therapeutic agents
  • Different classes of therapeutic drugs
  • Therapeutic classes of drugs
  • Different classes of therapeutic drugs
Pharmaceutical Jurisprudence
  • Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, and Rules thereunder
  • Factory Act
  • Shops and Establishment Act
  • Introduction to Intellectual Property Rights and Indian Patent Act 1970
  • An Introduction to Standard Institutions and Regulatory Authorities such as BIS, ASTM, ISO, TGA, USFDA, MHRA, ICH, WHO
  • Minimum Wages Act 1948
  • Prevention of Food Adulteration Act 1954 and Rules
  • Industrial Development and Regulation act 1951
  • Drugs and Magic Remedies (Objectionable Advertisements) Act 1954
  • Medicinal and Toilet Preparations (Excise Duties) Act 1955, Rules 1976
  • Historical background Drug legislation in India, Code of Ethics for Pharmacists
  • The Pharmacy Act 1948
  • Drugs and Cosmetics Act 1940, Rules 1945, including New Drug applications
  • Consumer Protection Act
  • Indian Pharmaceutical Industry- An Overview
  • Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act 1970 and Rules 1975
  • Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1960
  • Drug (Price Control) Order
Pharmaceutical Management
  • Introduction to management
  • Inventory Management
  • Communication
  • Research Management
  • Human resource and development (HRD)
  • Planning and Forecasting
  • Organization
  • World trade organization (WTO) and trade-related intellectual property rights (TRIPS)
  • Standard institutions and regulatory authorities
  • GATT
  • Marketing Research
  • Leadership and motivation

Pharmaceutics

  • Pharmacy Profession & Introduction to Pharmaceuticals
  • Introduction to dosage form
  • Biological products
  • Pharmaceutical Plant, location, layout
  • Ophthalmic preparations
  • Preformulations
  • Packaging Materials
  • Cosmetics
  • Pilot plant scale-up techniques
  • Dosage Form Necessities and Additives
  • Powders
  • Sources of drug information
  • Tablets
  • Parenteral - product requiring sterile packaging
  • Suspensions
  • Emulsions
  • Suppositories
  • Stability of formulated products
  • Prolonged Action Pharmaceuticals
  • Novel Drug delivery system
  • GMP and Validation
  • Semisolids
  • Allopathic dosage form
  • Crude extract
  • Allergenic extract
  • Capsules
  • Liquids(solutions, syrups, elixirs, spirits, aromatic water, liquid for external uses)
  • Pharmaceutical Aerosols
Pharmaceutical Engineering
  • Material of constructions
  • Drying
  • Size reduction and size separation
  • Extraction
  • Mixing
  • Crystallization
  • Automated process control systems
  • Industrial hazards & safety precautions
  • Evaporation
  • Distillation
  • Fluid flow
  • Heat transfer
  • Filtration and Centrifugation
  • Dehumidification and humidity control
  • Refrigeration and air conditioning

Pharmacognosy

  • Introductory Pharmacognosy
  • Classification of crude drugs
  • Plant products
  • Principles of plant classification
  • Pharmaceutical aids
  • Animal products
  • Traditional herbal drugs
  • Plants based industries and research institutes in India
  • Patents
  • Ayurvedic system of medicine
  • Homeopathic system of medicine
  • Toxic drugs
  • Enzymes
  • Natural pesticides and insecticides
  • Adulteration and evaluation of crude drugs
  • Quantitative microscopy
  • Factors influencing quality of crude drugs
  • Techniques in microscopy
  • Introduction to phytoconstituents
  • Biogenetic pathways
  • Carbohydrates & lipids
  • Tannins
  • Volatile oils
  • Resinous drugs
  • Glycosides
  • Alkaloids
  • Extraction and Isolation Techniques
  • Phytopharmaceuticals
  • Quality control and Standardization of herbal drugs
  • Herbal formulations
  • Worldwide trade of crude drugs and volatile oils
  • Herbal cosmetics
Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Cell physiology
  • Endocrine Glands
  • Reproductive System
  • Gastrointestinal tract
  • Respiratory System
  • Autonomic nervous system
  • Cardiovascular system
  • Lymphatic system
  • The Blood
  • Sense organs
  • Skeletal System
  • Central Nervous system
  • Urinary System

Pharmaceutical Analysis

  • Importance of quality control in pharmacy
  • Acid-base titrations
  • Gravimetry
  • Extraction techniques
  • Potentiometry
  • Calibration
  • General principles of spectroscopy
  • Mass spectrometry
  • Polarography
  • Nephelometry & Turbidimetry
  • Ultraviolet-visible Spectrometry
  • Spectrofluorimetry
  • Flame photometry & atomic absorption spectrometry
  • Infrared spectrometry
  • Miscellaneous methods of analysis
  • Non-aqueous titrations
  • Oxidation-reduction titrations
  • Precipitation titrations
  • Complexometric titrations
  • Proton nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometry
  • Chromatography
  • Miscellaneous
Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
  • Drug information services, Drug interactions
  • Drug interaction in pediatric and geriatric patients, drug treatment during pregnancy, lactation and menstruation
  • Therapeutic drug monitoring, adverse drug reaction (ADR), types of ADR, Mechanism of ADR. Drug interaction, Monitoring and reporting of ADR and its significance
  • Age-related drug therapy: concept of posology, drug therapy for neonates, paediatrics and geriatrics. Drugs used in pregnancy and lactation
  • Drug therapy in gastrointestinal, hepatic, renal, cardiovascular and Respiratory Disorders
  • Pharmacovigilance, Therapeutic drug monitoring, Neutraceuticals, essential drugs and rational drug usage
  • General Principles, preparation, maintenance, analysis of observational records in Clinical Pharmacy
  • Drug therapy in infections of respiratory system, urinary system, infective meningitis, TB, HIV, malaria and filaria
  • Drug therapy for thyroid and parathyroid disorders, diabetes mellitus, menstrual cycle disorders, menopause and male sexual dysfunction
  • Drug therapy for malignant disorders like leukaemia, lymphoma and solid tumours
  • Drug therapy for rheumatic, eye and skin disorders
  • Clinical trials, type and phases of clinical trials, placebo, ethical and regulatory issues including Good clinical practice in clinical trials
  • Drug therapy for neurological and psychological disorders

Biochemistry

  • Cell
  • Lipids
  • Enzymes
  • Nucleic acids
  • Vitamins
  • Biological oxidations & reductions
  • Carbohydrates
  • Proteins
  • Hereditary diseases
Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics
  • Bio-pharmaceutics
  • Bio-pharmaceutical statistics
  • Bio-availability & Bio-equivalence
Biotechnology
  • Plant Cell and Tissue Culture
  • Fermentation Technology and Industrial Microbiology
  • Recombinant DNA Technology
  • Process and Applications
  • Animal Cell Culture
  • Biotechnology-Derived Products
Pathophysiology
  • Basic principles of cell injury and adaptation
  • Neoplastic diseases
  • Pathophysiology of common diseases
  • Laboratory tests for Liver function tests and kidney function tests
  • Immunopathology including amyloidosis
  • Infectious diseases
  • Basic mechanisms of inflammation and repair
  • Disorders of fluid, electrolyte and acid-base balance
  • Disorders of homeostasis: white blood cells, lymphoid tissues, and red blood cells related diseases
Microbiology
  • Introduction to Microbiology
  • Microscopy and staining technique
  • Biology of Microorganisms
  • Microbial spoilage
  • Vaccines & Sera
  • Fungi and Viruses
  • Aseptic Technique
  • Sterilization & Disinfection
  • Microbial Assay

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GPAT Exam Pattern 2019

Parameters 

Particulars 

Exam mode

Online

Exam duration

3 hours

Total questions

125

Maximum marks

500

Types of questions

Multiple choice questions (MCQs)

Marks per question

4 marks each question

Negative marking

One mark will be deducted from the total score for every wrong response.

GPAT Question Papers 

Candidates should solve the previous year question papers to analyse their preparation levels. Candidates can download the question paper and start practising to hone their preparation. Solving the question paper will help them know the question pattern and type, and prepare effectively for GPAT 2019.

 

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