Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test (GPAT) is the gateway for admission to various M. Pharm programmes. National Testing Agency (NTA) is the conducting body for upcoming sessions of GPAT as earlier, it was conducted by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). There are around 800 participating institutes which accept GPAT score and offer more than 40 thousand seats. All AICTE approved institutes/ colleges/ universities accept GPAT score.
GPAT is a national level computer based examination conducted once a year in english medium. The exam consists of 125 multiple choice questions conducted for 3 hours in one sitting. There is a provision of negative marking as well under which a correct response brings +4 marks and an incorrect response results in -1 mark.
Upcoming Dates and Events
01 Nov, 2019 - 30 Nov, 2019
Application | Mode: Online Ongoing
24 Dec, 2019
Admit Card | Mode: Online
28 Jan, 2020
Exam | Mode: Online
07 Feb, 2020
Result | Mode: Online
Past Dates and Events
31 Oct, 2019
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The eligibility criteria for GPAT lays the minimum requisites that a candidate has to fulfill in order to appear for GPAT. Candidates must meet the following eligibility criteria prescribed by the authorities:
Nationality: Must be a citizen of India
Qualifying Examination: Must hold Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy (4 years after class 12).Lateral entry candidates can also apply. Apart from this, candidates who are in the final year of B. Pharmacy course are also eligible.
Who is not eligible: B.Tech (Pharmaceutical and fine chemical technology)/ Equivalent Students are not eligible.
Age Limit: There is no age limit for appearing in GPAT
Mode of Application : Online
Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card | Paytm | BHIM | Other
To fill the GPAT application form candidates have to first register and then enter their details related to academic, personal, communication address, qualifying examination etc. Thereafter, scanned images of photograph and signature are uploaded.
Steps to fill GPAT Application Form
Step 1: Registration
Candidates must enter their personal and contact details, chose a password and then submit them. A system generated Application Number displays which must be noted down. This is used to complete the remaining details and steps in the GPAT application form. It is also required for all future correspondence and subsequent loginsStep 2: Complete the GPAT Application Form
Candidates must login with their GPAT Application Number and Password to fill the remaining details in the application form.
Step 3: Upload Scanned Images of Candidate
The images as specified below must be uploaded. Both the photograph and signature should be in JPG/JPEG format. The size of scanned photograph should be between 10 kb to 200 kb while that of the signature should be between 4 kb to 30 kb. Photograph should be coloured or black/white (but in clear contrast).
Imp: Facility for correction in images is not provided. So it is advisable to upload the images correctly
Step 4: Pay Examination Fee
Candidates have to deposit application fees either through online and offline mode.
Step 5: Print Confirmation Page
After successful payment, candidates are able to print the Confirmation Page. This is to be kept safe for future reference.
In case the Confirmation Page is not generated after payment of fee, candidates may note that the transaction may have been cancelled and the amount is refunded to the candidate's account. In such a case, they may have to make another payment to successfully submit the GPAT application form.
GPAT exam pattern is announced by the conducting body, i.e. NTA. Candidates appearing for the exam are advised to know the GPAT exam pattern to get an understanding of the medium, type of questions to expect, duration of exam etc.
GPAT Exam Pattern can be checked as follows
The admit card of GPAT is released by NTA in online mode on the official website. The admit card of GPAT carries details related to exam, test centre, hall ticket number, the name of the candidate etc. To download GPAT admit card candidates need to log-in using application number and date of birth/password. However, before downloading the admit card, candidates must check all the details furnished on it. Also, candidates must remember that GPAT admit card is an important document. If a candidate fails to carry it to the examination hall, they are not allowed to appear for the entrance exam.
Steps to download GPAT admit card:
1. Visit the website of NTA and click on the link to GPAT
2. Click on the link to 'download GPAT admit card'
3. Candidate can download by using the application number and password or date of birth
4. Enter the login credentials and click on submit
5. The GPAT admit card appears on screen for download.
Documents to be carried along with GPAT admit card
Unable to download the GPAT Admit Card?
Candidates who are unable to download their admit cards must send an email to the official email ID provided by NTA for the cause citing their name, application number and other details.
GPAT Answer Key contains the correct answers to the questions asked in the entrance exam. Candidates become able to cross-check and then calculate their scores. They can raise objections to any answer with the payment of requisite fee if they have proof of the same. The amount paid for challenging is refunded if the challenges are correct.
Follow the steps below to know how to calculate your probable GPAT score:
Use the official marking scheme of GPAT to calculate your score. According to the GPAT marking scheme, candidates are rewarded 4 marks for every correct answer while every incorrect response deducts one mark.
GPAT score = (4 x Number of correct responses) + (1 x Number of incorrect responses)
How to challenge the GPAT answer key?
The result of GPAT is announced in online mode only. The result carries details such as candidate’s rank, qualifying status and score. To check the GPAT result, candidates have to enter their email-id and password. Also, after the announcement of the result, the authorities release GPAT merit list and scorecard in online mode. To check the scorecard candidates need to enter their registered e-mail ID and password.
Steps to check GPAT result:
1. Visit the official website of NTA and go for GPAT
2. Click on the link 'View GPAT result'
3. Enter the login credentials, i.e. candidate application number and password or date of birth
4. Click on 'Sign in' and then 'View result'
The result page will show the maximum marks, candidate's NTA score and All India Rank (AIR). GPAT result is valid for a period of three years from its declaration. The scorecard is used for admissions at more than 800 institutes offering M.Pharm courses across the country.
GPAT cutoff is taken as the screening process for admission to various Master of Pharmacy (M.Pharmacy) programmes. NTA, i.e. the conducting body determines the cutoff of GPAT which is the minimum qualifying score required for admissions. Various factors like availability of seats, the difficulty level of exam, number of candidates applied for etc are considered while determining the GPAT cutoff.
GPAT Cutoff Trends
General and OBC
Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe
Mode of Counselling:
NTA does not conduct the counselling for GPAT. Individual participating institutes conduct the counselling based on the GPAT score. Qualified candidates have to register to the institutes for the counselling procedure separately. The counselling schedule is then released by the GPAT participating institutes separately. More than 800 institutes offer admissions to the masters in Pharmacy programmes in the country on the basis of GPAT scores.
Documents required for GPAT Counselling
GPAT Counselling letter (original)
GPAT admit card (original)
GPAT rank card
10th class marksheet (original)
12th class marksheet (original)
Graduation certificate (original/ provisional)
Character certificate (original)
Category certificate (if applicable)
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Here is the link for sample papers and mock tests of GPAT exam..
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I would suggest you to go through with the given below link to check the previous year papers of GPAT entrance exam.
let me clear your doubt.
It totally depends upon you how much time you will take to do the revision. It depends upon how much hour you study daily and how much time you will take to revise one topic.
So according to your potential make a proper time table of every chapter which you have to study.
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you can prepare with in 2 months if you have basic concepts clear,
see gpat is a competitive entrance exam and needs serious preparation. I would suggest you to make a routine and study at least 9-10 hours a day. make short notes and point out your weak areas. review the previous years question and make weightage of marks coming from each chapters.
hope you may understand.
It would be difficult to provide you the answer key but if you are looking for the previous year papers then you can go through with the given below link.
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