GPAT 2021: Application form, Eligibility, Admit Card, Exam Dates & Syllabus

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GRADUATE PHARMACY APTITUDE TEST (GPAT) is a national level entrance examination for entry into M.Pharm programs.

Till 2018, the Test was conducted by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). NTA is conducting this Test since 2019.

This test facilitates institutions to select suitable Pharmacy graduates for admission into the Master’s (M.Pharm) program. The GPAT is a three-hour computer-based online test that is conducted in a single session. The GPAT score is accepted by all AICTE-Approved Institutions/University Departments/Constituent Colleges/Affiliated Colleges. A few scholarships and other financial assistance in the field of Pharmacy are also given on the basis of the GPAT score.

GPAT-2021 will be conducted by NTA as a three-hour entrance examination in Computer Based Test (CBT) mode to evaluate the candidates’ ability across various segments, for admission to the Masters (M.Pharma) Program in the Academic Session 2021-22. The participating Institutions of GPAT-2021 are the Institutions that will be accepting the Score of GPAT-2021.

The National Testing Agency (NTA) announces the conduct of GPAT-2021 as per the following details: with IMPORTANT DATES:
Duration of Online registration and submission of online Application Form for GPAT-202123 December 2020 to 22 January 2021
Last date for submission of Examination fee (through Canara/ ICICI Credit Card/ Debit Card/Net Banking & Paytm Payment Modes upto 11:50 pm)23 January 2021
Correction in the Particulars of Application Form online only25-30 January, 2021
Date of Examination for GPAT-202122/27 February 2021
Duration of Examination180 minutes (3.00 Hours)
Timing of Examination09:00 AM to 12:00 PM OR 3.00 PM to 6.00 PM
Mode of ExaminationComputer Based Test (CBT) mode
Medium of Question PaperEnglish
SyllabusSyllabus for GPAT
GPAT 2021
Fee payable for GPAT– 2021
General (UR)Male- ₹ 2000/-; Female- 1000/-
Gen-EWS/ SC/ST/PwD /OBC-(NCL)Male- ₹ 1000/-; Female- 1000/-

Scheme of GPAT 2021 Examination

Type of Questions/SubjectsNo. of QuestionsMaximum Marks
Pharmaceutical Chemistry38152
Pharmaceutics38152
Pharmacognosy1040
Pharmacology28112
Other Subjects1144
Total125500
Question Pattern of GPAT

Marking Scheme:

i) Each question carries 04 (four) marks.
ii) For each correct response, the candidate will get 04 (four) marks.
iii) For each incorrect response, 01 (one) mark will be deducted from the total score.
iv) Un-answered/un-attempted will be given no marks.
v) To answer a question, the candidate needs to choose one option as the correct option.
vi) However, after the process of Challenges of the Answer Key, in case there are multiple correct options or change in key, only those candidates who have attempted it correctly as per the revised Answer key will be awarded marks.
vii) In case a Question is dropped due to some technical error, full marks shall be given to all the candidates who have attempted it.

Eligibility Criteria for GPAT-2021

1. The candidate must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmacy (4 years after 10+2, including lateral entry students) or equivalent from a recognized university.
2. Candidates appearing for the final year of Bachelor’s Degree B. Pharmacy (10+2+4) whose result will be declared before commencement of admission for academic year 2021-22 can also apply for GPAT – 2021 Computer Based Test (CBT).
3. B.Tech. (Pharmaceutical and Fine Chemical Technology)/ equivalent candidates are not eligible to apply. The candidate must be a citizen of India.
4. There is no age restriction for appearing in GPAT – 2021.


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