NTA GPAT 2019
Naureen Gurung, 07 Feb 2019

NTA GPAT 2019: The National Testing Agency (NTA) has declared the Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test (GPAT) 2019 result on online mode. Moreover, the final answer key and GPAT merit list are also available on the official website of NTA. The authorities conducted the GPAT 2019 on January 28 in online mode. The GPAT admit card 2019 was released on January 7 in online mode. Earlier, All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) was the conducting body of this national-level entrance exam. The image correction facility of GPAT 2019 had commenced on December 6; corrections were to be made using the same id created for filling the application form. Candidates could fill and submit the NTA GPAT application form 2019 till December 7, 2018 (11:50 PM). NTA GPAT 2019 aspirants must be Indian citizens and hold a Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy to be eligible for applying. The application fee of NTA GPAT 2019 was Rs. 1400 with some relaxation for candidates of special categories. Payment for this amount could be done online and offline before December 8, 2018 (11:50 PM). Around 23 states in India participated in conducting the NTA GPAT 2019 exam.
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With more than 840 participating institutes, NTA GPAT qualifiers can get admission to some of the most sought-after Pharmacy institutes in India. NTA GPAT 2019 will not only open the doors for students to pursue M. Pharmacy but NTA will also provide financial aid to deserving candidates based on their GPAT 2019 ranks. NTA 2019 GPAT was held in a single session for a duration of three hours. The questions of NTA GPAT 2019 were objective in nature and the marking scheme includes negative marking for incorrect responses. 

An Overview of NTA GPAT 2019

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. Next year onwards, NTA will be the exam conducting body of some major entrance exams like GPAT, JEE Main, UGC NET, NEET, etc.

NTA GPAT 2019: Important Dates

Events

Dates 

Announcement of GPAT application form 2019

November 1, 2018

Image correction in GPAT Application Form 2019
December 6, 2018

Last date for submission of GPAT 2019 application form

December 7, 2018 (11:50 PM)

Last date for uploading documents and making fee payment

December 8, 2018 (11:50 PM)

Availability of GPAT admit card 2019

January 7, 2019

NTA GPAT 2019 (online)

January 28, 2019 (2:30 PM- 5:30 PM)

Declaration of GPAT result 2019

February 6, 2019


All about NTA GPAT 2019

  • Mode of Exam: According to NTA, GPAT 2019 was a computer-based entrance exam consisting of 125 MCQs. Candidates were required to attempt all the questions within a time limit of three hours.

  • Frequency of the Exam: Unlike JEE Main, NTA GPAT 2019 will be held once a year in a single session.

  • Age Limit: NTA had not modified the age criteria of GPAT 2019. There was no age bar for candidates applying for NTA GPAT 2019.

  • Application Fees: Those wanting to apply for NTA GPAT 2019 had to pay a sum of Rs. 1400. However, for female and PwD candidates, there was a 50% reduction in the NTA GPAT application fee.

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

  • Syllabus and Difficulty level: NTA has not introduced any major changes in the syllabus of GPAT 2019. Hence, it was speculated that there would not be any rise in the difficulty level as well.

  • Exam Centres: NTA GPAT 2019 was conducted across 58 cities. Candidates were required to carry their NTA 2019 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. were prohibited inside the NTA GPAT exam centres.

NTA GPAT Test Practice Centres 2019

NTA has brought together various schools, institutes and other government bodies to register as TPCs. These TPCs were set up in the third week of August for the convenience of NTA GPAT 2019 candidates, especially those belonging to rural backgrounds. TPCs functioned 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 2019. 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 2019

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 2019:

GPAT 2019 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 2019

Candidates were asked to choose the four most preferred exam cities while filling the GPAT application form 2019. The final exam centre allotted by NTA was mentioned on their GPAT admit card 2019.

NTA GPAT Exam Cities 2019

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 2019?

The fact that the exam conducting body has changed to NTA did not make the students fret as the syllabus and exam pattern of GPAT 2019 were kept similar. Thus, it is sheer hard work, diligence and sincerity that helped candidates ace NTA GPAT 2019. Even so, 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 2019 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. 

NTA GPAT 2019: Frequently Asked Questions

Question. Since NTA GPAT 2019 is computer-based, can I appear for the exam from any computer?

Answer. No, the candidate can only attempt NTA GPAT 2019 from a pre-assigned computer at one of the exam centres.

Question. Is there any negative marking?

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 2019. 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 2019.

Question. I just completed class XII. Can I appear for NTA GPAT 2019?

Answer. No, according to the GPAT eligibility criteria 2019, candidates must possess a Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy.

Question. I have cancelled my GPAT application form 2019. When and how will I get the refund?

Answer. The application fee of NTA GPAT 2019 is a non-refundable amount. 


Question. How many choices do I get while selecting an exam conducting city for NTA GPAT 2019?

Answer. While filling the GPAT application form 2019, 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 2019 be conducted in?

Answer. NTA will conduct GPAT 2019 on January 28 in one session. 

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