All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) conducted Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test (GPAT) 2018, a national level entrance exam, on January 21. The entrance test was held as per the directions of Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India across 58 cities of India. The three-hour computer based online test (GPAT 2018) was conducted in a single session.
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Questions in GPAT 2018 were asked from Physical Chemistry, Physical Pharmacy, Organic Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Pharmaceutics, Pharmacology, Pharmacognosy, etc. The online exam was of total 500 marks, and as many as 125 multiple choice questions (MCQs) were asked. Each correct response will be rewarded 4 marks, whereas 1 mark will be deducted for every wrong answer.
AICTE will not publish answer keys of GPAT 2018 as this was an online exam. Also, no coaching institute will release them. Careers360 will bring you the GPAT answer keys 2018 in case these are issued by the exam conducting body.
AICTE, the exam conducting body, will declare GPAT 2018 result cum merit list on February 18. The score card will also be available from the same day. The GPAT score card 2018 will be valid for only one year to obtain scholarship in Masters in Pharmacy programme. In case, if a candidate is interested in pursuing PhD programme in Pharmacy, the score card will be valid for three years for availing National Doctoral Scholarship.
Eligible qualified candidates will be given admissions to the Master’s (M.Pharm) programme across all AICTE-approved institutions/university departments/constituent colleges/affiliated colleges. A few scholarships and other financial assistance in the field of Pharmacy will also be given on the basis of the GPAT 2018 score.