NTA GPAT 2020
Ridhi.Khurana, 4 days ago

NTA GPAT 2020: The National Testing Agency (NTA) has extended the last date of GPAT registration to December 10 which was commenced on November 1, 2019 in online mode. Now, GPAT 2020 exam will be conducted on January 28, 2020 (which was earlier scheduled for January 24). The NTA GPAT admit card will be released on December 24 on the official website of NTA and candidates will be able to download the same by entering their respective login credentials. There is a specific eligibility criteria for GPAT exam which has to be complied with by aspirants of NTA GPAT 2020 as ineligible candidates can not claim any right to admission at any stage. The result of this computer-based examination will now be declared on February 7, 2020 (the previous date was February 3). After this, the qualified candidates will have to apply in NTA GPAT participating institutes according to their cutoff scores respectively. NTA GPAT 2020 is the entrance examination for admission to various M. Pharm courses. With more than 800 participating institutes, NTA GPAT qualifiers can get admission to some of the most sought-after Pharmacy institutes in India. NTA GPAT 2020 will also provide financial aid to deserving candidates based on their GPAT ranks. NTA GPAT 2020 will be held in a single session for a duration of three hours.
Latest: NTA GPAT 2020 Registration extended till December 10, 2019.

Overview of NTA GPAT 2020

Exam Name

Graduate Pharmacy Admission Test

Commonly known as

GPAT

Conducting body

National Testing Agency (NTA)

Course offered

M. Pharma.

Exam type

Postgraduate (PG)

Exam level

National

Exam mode

Online

Participating institutes

841

Total seats

24,096

What is NTA?

National Testing Agency (NTA) is a premier, self-governing and self-sustained testing organization. One of its main functions is to develop a state of the art culture of testing in the country by using national and international expertise. From 2019 onwards, NTA is the exam conducting body of major entrance exams including GPAT, JEE Main, UGC NET, NEET, etc.

NTA GPAT 2020: Important Dates

Events

Dates

NTA GPAT 2020 Notification

August 21, 2019

Commencement of GPAT Registration 2020
November 1, 2019

Last date to submit NTA GPAT 2020 application form

December 10, 2019 (Extended)

Availability of Admit Card

December 24, 2019

NTA GPAT Online Exam 2020

January 28, 2020

Declaration of Result

February 7, 2020


All about NTA GPAT 2020


  • Mode of Exam: According to NTA, GPAT 2020 is a computer-based entrance exam consisting of 125 MCQs. Candidates will be required to attempt all the questions within a duration of three hours.

  • Frequency of the Exam: Unlike JEE Main, NTA GPAT 2020 is conducted once a year in a single session.

  • Age Limit: There is no age bar announced by authorities related to candidates applying for NTA GPAT 2020.

  • Application Fees: Those wanting to apply for NTA GPAT 2020 will have to pay a sum of Rs. 1400. However, for female and PwD candidates, there is a 50% reduction in the NTA GPAT application fee.

  • Test Practice Centres (TPCs): NTA has established TPCs in rural areas to help familiarize the students with the online mode of exam. Candidates will be required to register to avail such services of NTA.

  • Syllabus and Difficulty level: NTA has not yet introduced any major changes in the syllabus of GPAT 2020. Hence, it is speculated that there would not be any rise in the difficulty level as well.

  • Exam Centres: NTA GPAT 2020 will be conducted across 58 cities. Candidates will be required to carry their NTA GPAT admit card, an original photo identity proof, caste and/ or disability certificate (if applicable). Any type of watches and electronic devices, such as cellular phone, mobile, pager, calculator, etc. are prohibited inside the NTA GPAT exam centres.

NTA GPAT Test Practice Centres 2020

NTA has brought together various schools, institutes and other government bodies to register as TPCs. These TPCs are set up for the convenience of NTA GPAT 2020 candidates, especially those belonging to rural backgrounds. TPCs function in weekends to help familiarize each and every candidate with the examination process of computer-based tests. The NTA TPCs have a downloaded Computer Based Test (CBT) exactly like the actual GPAT 2020. Candidates can understand the process of logging in, viewing the exam instructions, using the mouse and keyboard, navigating between questions, editing, reviewing and submitting their answers. The facility of TPCs has been provided free of cost by NTA.

NTA GPAT Syllabus 2020

The team of education administrators, researchers, experts, and assessment developers under NTA have been familiarized with the previous years’ exam pattern. Hence, the syllabus and difficulty level did not undergo any major changes. Candidates can check the table below to know the syllabus of NTA GPAT 2020:

GPAT 2020 Syllabus

  • Pharmacology
  • Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics
  • Biotechnology
  • Pathophysiology
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Physical Pharmacy
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Dispensing and Hospital Pharmacy
  • Microbiology
  • Pharmacognosy
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Pharmaceutical Analysis
  • Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Pharmaceutical Jurisprudence
  • Pharmaceutical Management
  • Pharmaceutics
  • Pharmaceutical Engineering
  • Biochemistry

NTA GPAT Exam Centres 2020

Candidates will be asked to choose the four most preferred exam cities while filling the GPAT application form 2020. The final exam centre allotted by NTA will be mentioned on the candidate's GPAT admit card 2020.

NTA GPAT Exam Cities 2020

S.No.

GPAT Exam city

S.No.

GPAT Exam city

1

Warangal

30

Kurnool

2

Vijayawada

31

Kolkata

3

Varanasi

32

Kolhapur

4

Vadodara

33

Kochi

5

Visakhapatnam

34

Kozhikode

6

Udaipur

35

Kanpur

7

Tirupati

36

Jammu

8

Thiruvananthapuram

37

Jaipur

9

Surat

38

Jabalpur

10

Srinagar

39

Indore

11

Shimla

40

Hyderabad

12

Ranchi

41

Gwalior

13

Rajkot

42

Guwahati

14

Rajahmundry

43

Gurgaon

15

Raipur

44

Gulbarga

16

Pune

45

Delhi

17

Patna

46

Dehradun

18

Panaji

47

Chennai

19

Noida

48

Chandigarh

20

Nellore

49

Bhubaneswar

21

Nasik

50

Bhopal

22

Nanded

51

Bhavnagar

23

Nagpur

52

Bareilly

24

Mysore

53

Bangalore

25

Mumbai

54

Aurangabad

26

Meerut

55

Amritsar

27

Mangalore

56

Amravati

28

Madurai

57

Allahabad

29

Lucknow

58

Ahmedabad

How to prepare for NTA GPAT 2020?

Candidates preparing for NTA GPAT 2020 should first understand the GPAT exam pattern 2020 before kick-starting with the preparation. It is sheer hard work, diligence and sincerity that will help candidates ace NTA GPAT 2020. Some of the GPAT experts and previous years’ toppers have sworn by a few studying tips and tricks that will definitely help future aspirants as well. To know the same, candidates can check the list below:

  • Numerical questions must be practised thoroughly every day. Topics like depression in freezing point, biopharmaceutics, dose on the basis of body weight and age, and alligation method are commonly assessed in the form of numericals.

  • Learn and remember all the formulae by heart.

  • Try to make short notes and flash-cards for vital topics like Pharmacognosy, Organic Chemistry, Mass spectrometry, NMR spectroscopy, etc. Doing so will prove beneficial in the last few days before NTA GPAT 2020 is conducted when candidates are left with little time for revision.

  • Candidates must focus on uses, mechanisms and unique side effects of various drugs. One can make use of abbreviations in order to remember the names.

  • It must be ensured that candidates strengthen their hold on basic concepts. This will help them understand tougher sections and eventually complete the syllabus on time. While making a time-table for studying, candidates must allot some time for revision so that they can retain all that they have learnt throughout the day.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - NTA GPAT 2020

Question: Since NTA GPAT 2020 is computer-based, can I appear for the exam from any computer?

Answer:

No, the candidate can only attempt NTA GPAT 2020 from a pre-assigned computer at one of the exam centres.

Question: Is there any negative marking for GPAT?

Answer:

Yes, candidates will be awarded 4 marks for every correct answer whereas every incorrect answer will deduct one mark. Total number of questions in the exam are 125 and maximum marks to be scored are 500.

Question: I have already appeared for GPAT before but I am not satisfied with my rank so I want to attempt NTA GPAT 2020. Is there any bar on the number of trials for this entrance exam?

Answer:

No, NTA has not specified any maximum limit of attempts for GPAT 2020.

Question: I just completed class XII. Can I appear for NTA GPAT 2020?

Answer:

No. GPAT is an entrance examination for PG course in Pharmacy. According to the GPAT eligibility criteria 2020, candidates must possess a Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy.

Question: How many choices do I get while selecting an exam conducting city for NTA GPAT 2020?

Answer:

While filling the GPAT application form 2020, you will be able to choose three cities in order of preference. Accordingly, NTA will allocate a suitable exam centre to you.

Question: How many sessions will NTA GPAT 2020 be conducted in?

Answer:

NTA will conduct GPAT 2020 on January 28 in one session. 

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