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GPAT (Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test)

Written by  Piyush Bhartiya, MBA

Published on Fri, February 21, 2020 9:21 AM   Updated on Tue, August 25, 2020 3:19 PM   5 mins read
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Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test (GPAT) is a nation-wide test for section into M.Pharm programs. Not long ago it was led by AICTE consistently according to the bearings of the Ministry of Human Resource Development. NTA is the body that will be handling this examination from now on as they have taken over it and have set the paper accordingly.

This test encourages organizations to choose appropriate graduates for entrance into the desired research and pharma program. It is a three-hour PC based evaluation that is directed in a solitary session. The GPAT score is acknowledged by all governing body-Approved Institutions/University Departments/Constituent Colleges/Affiliated Colleges. A couple of grants and other monetary help with the field of Pharmacy are additionally given based on the score.

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Benefits Of GPAT

After qualifying the examination, there are a few benefits which an individual will get. This helps them to work upon something they are passionate about and determined about.

Some of the benefits of GPAT are:

  • After qualifying, one will get a stipend of INR 13,000 per month as they can be selected in any pharmaceutical job.
  • This opens the door for high profile institutes like BITS, IIT, etc and if the score is good enough, one may get a good scholarship.
  • One can even pursue a Ph.D. in the research and development field as for that, the score will be valid for about 3 years. One can try and make the most use of it and pursue a higher degree just after post-graduation.

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Preparation For GPAT

This examination opens the door for various other examinations and scholarship degrees. This is considered one of the most important exams when it comes to biosciences. Therefore, one has to be well prepared before giving this exam and has to figure the best way to score maximum.

Some of the most important topics in this examination which have been repeated year after year are:

  • Pharmaceutics 
  • Pharmacology: Parts and loads of weightage. Study tranquilize cooperation, system, and symptoms (not general ones like sickness spewing). Use memory aids to learn to a group of medications and their names.
  • Pharmacognosy: This is a hypothetical area that requires intensive perusing of sections that too completely. For the most part, asked drugs from this part are SENNA, MORPHINE, and VINCA. Concentrate every one of their ideas of medications, an instrument of activity, impact, and employments.
  • Pharma chemistry: Exceptionally fundamental and effectively got ideas. Concentrate on natural science (study nucleophilic, electrophilic, substitution, expansion response, and transitional response).

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Eligibility For GPAT

The aspirant who wants to give this examination should follow the below-mentioned criteria to see if they are eligible for the evaluation or not.

  • The aspirant should be of Indian originality having valid documents.
  • The aspirant should have done a basic of graduation in B.Pharma.
  • There is no age cap for the aspirants. Anyone can apply for this test following they have a degree or are in the final year of getting one.
  • Aspirants having a B.Tech degree are not eligible.

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Dates and Result For GPAT

Some of the following dates which one needs to keep in mind if they are interested in giving this examination are:

  • In November, the registration for the exam begins.
  • The last date for online registration is the first week of December.
  • The aspirant receives the admit card by the last week of December.
  • The final date of the examination is around the last week of January or the first week of February.
  • An answer key is out after 2-3 days of the examination.
  • The results of the examination are out within 7-8 days after the examination. Cut off is decided by the governing body and changes every year depending on the average marks the community gets.


What is meant by GPAT?

Ans. Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test (GPAT) is a nation-wide test for section into M.Pharm programs. Not long ago it was led by AICTE consistently according to the bearings of the Ministry of Human Resource Development.

How do you qualify for the GPAT exam?

Ans. For qualifying GPAT exam you can start solving previous years’ questions and mock papers. 25-30% of the questions in the GPAT exam come from chapters covered in Pharmacology. So you should be through with that.

Who can apply for GPAT?

Ans. The candidates who can apply for GPAT should have passed class 10th and 12th examination from any recognized board. With that the candidate must have an undergraduate degree in pharmacy for sitting in GPAT exam.

How many seats are there in Gpat?

Ans. There are 39,670 seats approximately in GPAT. All the candidates who get college are on the basis of GPAT exam are all AICTE approved.

About the Author & Expert


Piyush Bhartiya

Author • MBA • 20 Years

Piyush values education and has studied from the top institutes of IIT Roorkee, IIM Bangalore, KTH Sweden and Tsinghua University in China. Post completing his MBA, he has worked with the world's # 1 consulting firm, The Boston Consulting Group and focused on building sales and marketing verticals for top MNCs and Indian business houses.

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