List of Pharmacy Entrance Exam 2020 in India
List of Pharmacy Entrance Exam 2020 in India - Aspirants seeking information regarding taking admission in courses other than medical, pharmacy is among one of the most pursued professional courses in India. India is growing with a rapid speed in the pharmaceutical industry, seeing the growth in the admission to the pharmacy courses can be easily seen. The admission to pharmacy is mainly granted on the basis of the centralized process of the respective states. With a wider pharmacy sector in India, many reputed institutions or universities provide pharmacy education on various degree levels like Diploma, Undergraduate and Postgraduate.
Pharmacy Council of India (PCI) regulates pharmacy education in India on all degree levels. However, the list of colleges approved for granting pharmacy education is done by AICTE (All India Council of Technical Education), New Delhi. Aspirants wanting to make their career in the pharmaceutical industry are required to qualify any of the pharmacy entrance exams on the basis of their degree eligibility. For convenience, aspirants can read the list of top pharmacy entrance exams 2020 in India, to know the details about various national and state-level pharmacy exams.
Highlights of Pharmacy education in India
Level of pharmacy degree
Varies around Rs. 75,000 to 3 lakhs
Years of study
Pharmacy admission through
Centralised admission of respective states
Careers prospects of pharmacy
Pharma/Biotech industry, Drug inspector, Pharmacist, etc.
Top pharmacy entrance exam 2020
Seeing the scenario, the pharmacy education in India is also growing with the rapid speed but there are only a few Pharmacy entrance exams which need to be focussed more for getting admission. Candidates can go through the list of pharmacy entrance exams from the table below.
Top 10 pharmacy entrance exam in India
Name of the Pharmacy exam
National level exams
GPAT (Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test)
National Testing Agency (NTA)
National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER), Mohali
State level exams
Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS)
Rajasthan University of Health Sciences
Chhattisgarh Professional Examination Board (CG Vyapam)
Uttarakhand Technical University (UKTU)
Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE)
Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad (JNTUH)
Jawaharlal Nehru Technical University (JNTU), Kakinada
Odisha Joint Entrance Examination Board (OJEEB)
Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test, commonly known as GPAT is conducted for granting M. Pharma or its equivalent courses admission, across the country. Authorities will conduct the exam of GPAT in computer based test (CBT) mode. GPAT question paper comprises 125 multiple choice questions (MCQs) which have to be completed in three hours exam duration. GPAT qualified aspirants will be granted admission in 39,670 Masters in Pharmacy (M.Pharm) seats offered by more than 782 participating institutes.
National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research Joint Entrance Examination, commonly known as NIPER JEE is conducted for granting admissions to Masters in Pharmacy (M.Pharm) and Ph.D programmes in pharmacy. NIPER JEE is a computer-based examination.
The question paper of NIPER JEE will be english language mode, which is conducted for two hours with a total of 200 multiple choice questions which are subject to negative marking. NIPER JEE exam will be held for admission to 820 seats offered in Masters in Pharmacy (M.Pharm), Masters of Science (MS Pharm), Masters of Technology (M.Tech Pharm) and Ph. D courses in NIPER institutes located in Ahmedabad, Guwahati, Hajipur, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Raebareli and SAS Nagar.
Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies commonly known as NMIMS is conducted for granting the admission to the NMIMS NPAT for B.Pharm + MBA (Pharma. Tech). On the basis of scores of NPAT for B.Pharm + MBA (Pharma. Tech) in entrance test for getting admission into NPAT institutes offered or located in Mumbai, Shipur and Hyderabad. NMIMS NPAT exam is conducted in computer based mode. The question paper of NMIMS NPAT comprises 120 multiple choice questions (MCQs), which have to be completed in 100 minutes duration.
The Rajasthan University of Health Sciences Pharmacy commonly known as RUHS Pharmacy is conducted for granting admissions to B. Pharm and D. Pharm courses respectively. Admission test of RUHS Pharmacy is conducted in computer based mode for granting admission to B.Pharm and D.Pharm courses offered across participating institutes which are affiliated to the university. The entrance examination of RUHS Pharmacy is conducted in English medium and is divided into two sections, i.e. Chemistry and Physics having 50 questions per section.
Chhattisgarh Pre-Pharmacy Test commonly known as CG PPHT is conducted for granting admission to Bachelor of Pharmacy (B Pharma) & Doctor of Pharmacy (D.Pharma) offered by various pharmacy colleges located in the state of Chhattisgarh. The examination of CG PPHT will be conducted in offline, pen and paper mode. The offline exam contains objective type questions with a total of 150 questions divided into 3 sections, which is to be completed in three hours exam duration.
Uttarakhand State Entrance Examination for Pharmacy or commonly known as UKSEE Pharmacy is conducted to offer admission to undergraduate Pharmacy course (B.Pharm) and Postgraduate Pharmacy course (M.Pharm) in the institutions affiliated to UKTU. The UKSEE pharmacy question will comprise 2020 multiple type questions (MCQ). The language of the question paper in English and Hindi only. The criteria of admission will only be based upon the merit rank secured by the candidates in the UKSEE exam.
The Manipal Entrance Test for Pharmacy, commonly known as MET Pharmacy for granting pharmacy admission in institutes affiliated under Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE). MET Pharmacy exam is conducted annually in a computer-based mode and the aspirants will be eligible to apply for two attempts. The question paper of MET Pharmacy entrance exam will comprise 200 MCQs questions. The test duration of MET Pharmacy will be 150 minute. Aspirants can register for a total of 2 attempts based on Test centre/Slot, for the MET Pharmacy ranking, the best score among the attempts will be considered by the authorities.
The Telangana State Engineering, Agriculture & Medical Common Entrance Test, commonly known as TS EAMCET is a common entrance test conducted for granting pharmacy admission. The entrance exam of TS EAMCET for pharmacy will be conducted in computer based mode. The pharmacy question of TS EAMCET will be bilingual, English and Telugu or English and Urdu. The question paper of TS EAMCET B.Pharm entrance exam consists of a total of 160 comprising 80 questions from Biology (Botany- 40, Zoology - 40) and 40 questions from Physics and 40 questions from Chemistry. The exa, duration of TS EAMCET is of three hours duration.
The Andhra Pradesh Engineering, Agriculture & Medical Common Entrance Test, commonly known as AP EAMCET is a common entrance test conducted for granting pharmacy admission to B.Pharm and Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D) courses. AP EAMCET Pharmacy exam is a computer based test of three hours with 160 questions from Biology, Physics and Chemistry. The question paper of AP EAMCET pharmacy will be available in English and Telugu language.
Odisha Joint Entrance Examination Pharmacy popularly known as OJEE pharmacy is conducted for granting admission Undergraduate as well as Postgraduate courses of Pharmacy. Through OJEE Pharmacy entrance exam, aspirants will be granted admission to 1339 B.Pharm seats to 17 pharmacy colleges. The mode of OJEE Pharmacy exam will be offline. The OJEE Pharmacy exam will be the multiple type questions (MCQ) comprising 120 questions in 2 hours of duration.