GPAT 2022 - Syllabus, Eligibility, Application form, 2022 Notification

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Exam Name Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test
Commonly Known As GPAT
Organizing Authority All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE)
Official Website
Exam Type State Level Entrance Examination
Programs Offered M.Pharm
Mode of Exam Computer Based
Number of questions 125
Total Marks 500
Type of questions MCQ
Exam duration 3 hours
Exam Date 21st January 2018

What is GPAT?

Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test (GPAT) is a national level medical exam for Admission into 24000 seats of Master’s in Pharmacy (M.Pharm) program. It is conducted by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) as per the directions of the Ministry of Human Resource & Development.

GPAT 2018 was conducted on 21st January 2018. Aspirants can use the score of this exam for admission into different pharmacy courses. It is a gateway for admission into 841 AICTE approved pharmacy institutions/colleges/universities.

It is to be noted that, the scores are also used by colleges to grant scholarships and financial assistance to deserving students with good score.

Structure of GPAT exam

GPAT 2018 is an online computer based test. It is conducted only once in a particular year.

The exam consists of 125 questions which are to be answered in a 180 minutes i.e 3 hours. For every correct answer, the candidate will get 4 Marks and 1 Mark will be deducted from the total score for every wrong answer.

The exam will be conducted only in the English language. The maximum marks for the exam is 500 (125 Questions X 4 Marks).

Candidates have to report to the exam center where they will be provided a computer on which the exam will be conducted. The questions will be Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) wherein the candidate will have to choose one answer out of the 4 options.

NOTE- If the candidate does not mark any option, he/she will not be given any marks.

Candidates should visit the official website before the exam day and attempt the test paper/mock test for a better understanding of the exam pattern/questions. By doing this, they will have a good idea about their preparation.

Below is a list of few major topics covered in the exam-

Physical Chemistry Microbiology
Organic Chemistry Pharmaceutical Management
Pharmaceutics Dispensing & Hospital Pharmacy
Bio Chemistry Pathophysiology
Biotechnology Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics

GPAT 2018 Eligibility Criteria

It is very important for each candidate to satisfy the eligibility criterion laid down by the exam conducting body-

  1. The candidate should be an Indian citizen.
  2. He/she should have a graduation degree (4 years after 10+2) in Pharmacy from a recognized institution. Candidates appearing/passed in B.Pharm lateral entry can also apply.
  3. Aspirants in the final year of graduation can also apply.
  4. There is no age restriction for appearing ion GPAT 2018.

Who cannot apply?

  • Any candidate who does not fulfill any of the above conditions cannot appear for the exam.
  • Tech (Pharmaceutical and fine chemical technology) pursuing/passed students cannot appear for the exam.

NOTE- Any candidate who suffers not less than 40% of the below-listed disabilities qualifies as a ‘Person with Physical Disabilities (PWD)’-

  • Dumb
  • Physically Handicapped
  • Visually Impaired
  • Hearing Impaired

Application forms and submission procedure

 Registration for GPAT 2018 was available from 18th October 2018 to 25th December 2018.

Candidate need to visit the official website to register for the exam.

We have provided a sample of the registration form below. Candidates need to fill out their personal and communication details on this form. They are required to fill in 3 preferred cities for the exam.

Below is a step by step explanation on registration for GPAT 2018.

STEP-1: Self Registration

  1. Candidates need to visit the official site of AICTE-GPAT and fill the registration form.
  2. In the form, they need to fill in personal details and communication details. It should be noted that information once filled cannot be changed.
  3. Once the form is submitted, the candidate will receive a 6 digit password which he/she needs to use along with their email-id for login into their account.

STEP-2: Payment of Application Fee

Application fee can be paid via online or offline mode.

ONLINE MODE- Credit Card/Debit Card/Net Banking

OFFLINE MODE- Candidates can download the challan from the official website and visit the nearest SBI Bank with the challan and the required cash. It should be noted that the cash will be deposited only from the next day of challan generation.

Below is a breakdown of application fee category-wise:

Category Fee(Rs)
General/OBC 1400

*PWD- Person with Physical Disability

STEP-3 Submission

Once the candidate is done with the payment, he/she will be asked to complete the rest of the form. Once completed, they need to submit the same.  They need to accept a declaration and click on ‘I AGREE’ checkbox/button.

Required documents

  1. The candidate will be required to upload a photograph of his/her. Make sure the image is clicked on a white background and the dimension and size is 140X160 and 60Kb respectively.
  2. A photo of your signature on a white background. The dimension and size should be 60X90 and 30Kb respectively.

It is to be noted that once submitted the form cannot be rectified in any case.

Prerequisites before you fill the application form-

  • A computer/laptop with a good Internet connection.
  • A valid email id. All communication will be done through this for the duration of the exam.
  • A valid mobile number.
  • A credit/debit card in case of online transaction.
  • A printer to print challan, in case of offline transaction.

Admit Card

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The admit card for GPAT 2018 was released online on 12 January 2018.


Candidates can download the admit card from the official website of the exam. To download the admit card, he/she has to fill in email-id and password.

Candidates are advised to wait for some time as the site will take a few seconds to upload.

Below is a sample of the screen which the candidate will see once they login to the admit card page on the official website.

Below is a step by step process “How to download the Admit Card”

  1. Click on this link
  2. Use your login credentials i.e Emailid and Password. In case, the candidate has forgotten their password, they can click on ‘Forgot Password’ option to retrieve it
  3. Click on ‘Sign in’ button to access the admit card
  4. The admit card will appear on the screen. Download it and take a print out

The candidate should carry atleast one of the below mentioned documents-

  • Driver’s License
  • Passport
  • Pan Card
  • Voter Id
  • Aadhaar Card
  • Or any other notarized document with candidates Name, Photo, Signature and Residential Address.

Details on the Admit Card

The GPAT 2018 Admit card will contain the following information of the candidate-

  • Name
  • Photograph and signature
  • Roll Number
  • Test date and time
  • Reporting time
  • Venue name
  • Exam center address
  • Important instructions

Points to remember-

  1. Candidates belonging to SC/ST category need to bring along valid caste certificate.
  2. Physically disabled candidates need to bring along a valid Disability Certificate.
  3. The exam center once allotted cannot be changed.
  4. The name of the candidate provided in the registration process and the name on the class 10th mark sheet should be the same. Any discrepancy will lead to cancellation of the registration.

Admission Procedure

GPAT 2018 result has been declared on 15 February, 2018.

The result of the exam will be announced on the official website. Through GPAT scores candidates can apply for admissions into M.Pharm course in all AICTE approved colleges.

Once, the results are out candidates can apply for coucelling into the respective colleges separately. The admission will be based on GPAT scores.

Post result, an All India Merit List is declared which contains the Candidate’s Name, Roll Number, Rank/score, Category, Qualified or not status.

This year the merit list was declared on 17th February, 2018.


GPAT 2019 notification will be announced in the month of October 2018.


The GPAT 2019 syllabus is as follows:

Subject Syllabus
Physical Chemistry Composition & physical states of matter

Colligative Properties


Chemical Equilibria.

Phase rule

Refractive index



Ionic equilibrium


Physical Pharmacy Matter, properties of matter

Micrometrics and powder rheology

Surface and interfacial phenomenon

Viscosity and rheology


Organic Chemistry General principles

Different classes of compounds

Protection & deprotection of groups

Aromaticity & aromatic chemistry

Different aromatic classes of compounds

Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons Syntheses

Carbonyl Chemistry

Heterocyclic Chemistry

Organometallic chemistry

Pericyclic reactions

Pharmaceutical Chemistry Pharmaceutical Impurities



Therapeutic classes of drugs

Drug metabolism

Various classes of therapeutic agents

Different classes of therapeutic drugs

Different classes of therapeutic drugs

Pharmaceutics Pharmacy Profession

Introduction to Pharmaceuticals

Introduction to dosage form

Route of administration


Sources of drug information

Allopathic dosage form

Crude extract

Allergenic extract


Pharmaceutical Plant, location, layout

Dosage Form Necessities and Additives




Parenteral – product requiring sterile packaging





Liquids (solutions, syrups, elixirs, spirits, aromatic water, liquid for external uses)

Pharmaceutical Aerosols

Ophthalmic preparations


Radio Pharmaceuticals

Stability of formulated products

Kinetic Principles and Stability Testing

Prolonged Action Pharmaceuticals

Novel Drug delivery system


Packaging Materials

GMP and Validation

Pilot plant scale up techniques

Pharmacology General Pharmacology

Pharmacology of peripheral nervous system

Pharmacology of cardiovascular system

Drugs acting on urinary system

Drugs acting on Respiratory system

Pharmacology of central nervous System

Pharmacology of Endocrine system


Autacoids and their Antagonists

Pharmacology of drug acting on the gastrointestinal tract



Chemotherapy of malignant diseases

Peptides and proteins as mediators


Pharmacognosy Introductory Pharmacognosy

Introduction to phytoconstituents

Principles of plant classification

Pharmaceutical aids


Natural pesticides and insecticides

Adulteration and evaluation of crude drugs

Resinous drugs




Extraction and Isolation Techniques


Quality control and Standardization of herbal drugs

Herbal formulations

Worldwide trade of crude drugs and volatile oils


Pharmaceutical Analysis  

Complexometric titrations


Extraction techniques


Miscellaneous methods of analysis


General principles of spectroscopy

Ultraviolet-visible Spectrometry


Flame photometry & atomic absorption spectrometry

Infrared spectrometry

Proton nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometry

Mass spectrometry





Biochemistry Cell





Biological oxidations & reductions


Biotechnology Plant Cell and Tissue Culture

Animal Cell Culture

Fermentation Technology and Industrial Microbiology

Recombinant DNA Technology

Process and Applications

Biotechnologv Derived Products


Microbiology Introduction to Microbiology

Microscopy and staining technique

Biology of Microorganisms

Fungi and Viruses

Aseptic Technique

Sterilization & Disinfection

Microbial spoilage

Pathophysiology The basic principles with cell injury and adaptation

Basic mechanisms of inflammation and repair


Auto-immunity & diseases of immunity

Neoplastic diseases



Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics Bio-pharmaceutics

Bio-availability & Bio-equivalence

Bio- pharmaceutical statistics

Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics General Principles, preparation, maintenance, analysis of observational records in clinical Pharmacy.

Drug information services, Drug interactions


Pharmacovigilance, Therapeutic drug monitoring, Neutraceuticals, essential drugs and rational drug usage.

Drug interaction in pediatric and geriatric patients, drug treatment during pregnancy, lactation and menstruation.

Drug therapy in gastrointestinal, hepatic, renal, cardiovascular and respiratory Disorders.

Age-related drug therapy: concept of posology, drug therapy for neonates, pediatrics and geriatrics. Drugs used in pregnancy and lactation.

Drug therapy in infections of respiratory system, urinary system, infective meningitis, TB, HIV, malaria and filaria.


Anatomy, Physiology and Health Education Cell physiology

The Blood

Gastrointestinal tract

Respiratory System

Autonomic nervous system

Sense organs

Skeletal System

Central Nervous system


Pharmaceutical Engineering Fluid flow

Heat transfer




Size reduction and size separation




Filtration and Centrifugation


Pharmaceutical Management Introduction to management

Planning and Forecasting


Research Management

Inventory Management



Pharmaceutical Jurisprudence  

Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, and Rules thereunder.

Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act 1970 and Rules 1975

Medicinal and Toilet Preparations (Excise Duties) Act 1955, Rules 1976.

Drug (Price Control) Order.

Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1960.



Dispensing & Hospital Pharmacy Introduction to laboratory equipments, handling of prescriptions, weighing methodology, labeling instructions for dispensed products.

Preparations based on maceration process.

Preparations based on percolation process.

Posological calculations involved in calculation of dosage for infants. Enlarging and reducing formula, displacement value


GPAT 2018 Important Dates

The important dates for the GPAT 2019 are as shown below:

Events Dates (Tentative)
Opening of registration portal 3rd week of October 2018
Closing of registration 4th week of December 2018
Releasing of admit card 2nd week of January 2019
Exam date 3rd week of January 2019
Declaration of result 2nd week of February 2019

List of GPAT Examination Centres

The exam centers conducting the GPAT 2019 are as follows:

Test City Test City Test City Test City
Ahmedabad Lucknow Jammu Tirupati
Allahabad Madurai Kanpur Udaipur
Amravati Mangalore Kochi Vadodara
Amritsar Meerut Kolhapur Varanasi
Aurangabad Mumbai Kolkata Vijayawada
Bangalore Mysore Khozikode Visakhapatnam
Bareilly Nagpur Kurnool Warangal
Bhavnagar Nanded Gulbarga Raipur
Bhopal Nasik Gurgaon Rajahmundry
Bhubaneswar Nellore Guwahati Rajkot
Chandigarh Noida Gwalior Ranchi
Chennai Panaji Hyderabad Shimla
Dehradun Patna Indore Srinagar
Delhi Pune Jabalpur Surat
Jaipur Thiruvananthapuram

Contact Details

For more information regarding the GPAT 2019, kindly contact the following:


Telephone no: +91-8429996897, 9453827201 & 9453827203

Official Website-


List of colleges accepting GPAT score

The various institutes accepting the GPAT 2019 are as shown below:

Institutes accepting GPAT Institutes accepting GPAT
National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Mohali Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Manipal
Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi JSS College of Pharmacy, Ooty
University Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chandigarh Bombay College of Pharmacy, Mumbai
Jadavpur University, Kolkata Poona College of Pharmacy, Bharati Vidyapeeth University, Pune
Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai Sri Ramachandra University, Chennai
Department of Pharmaceutics, IIT BHU, Varanasi Nirma University, Ahmedabad
Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra
National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Hyderabad JSS College of Pharmacy, Mysuru
Delhi Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research, New Delhi Al-Ameen College of Pharmacy, Bangalore
Andhra University, Vishakhapatnam Amrita School of Pharmacy, Kochi
Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University, Nagpur PSG College of Pharmacy, Coimbatore
University College of Pharmaceutical Science, Kakatiya University, Warangal RC Patel Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Shirpur
School of Pharmacy, Devi AhilyaVishwavidyalaya, Indore SRM University, Chennai
Dibrugarh University, Dibrugarh SLT Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Bilaspur
Dr Harisingh Gour Vishwavidyalaya, Sagar Sinhgad College of Pharmacy, Pune
Government College of Pharmacy, Bengaluru KLE University College of Pharmacy, Belgaum
Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak Chitkara University, Patiala
National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Raebareli Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani
National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Kolkata Soniya Education Trust’s College of Pharmacy, Dharwad
National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Ahmedabad Seemanta Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Jharpokharia

GPAT Result

The result for GPAT 2019 is to be announced during the 2ndweek of February, 2019. The registered candidates are advised to download their marks card by applying their user login details. The candidates are also advised to keep their GPAT result 2019 till the admission procedure is completed.


The cutoff for the GPAT 2019 will be the minimum marks which are to be secured by candidates for qualifying the entrance exam and forbeing shortlisted for the counselling procedure in their respective individual participating college. Moreover, there will be no sectional GPAT 2019 cutoff announcement by the exam conducting authority.

Aspirants can check the GPAT cutoff of 2017 for each category as shown below in order to have a fair idea about the 2019 admissions:

GPAT Cutoff

Category Minimum Qualifying Marks (out of 500)
General and OBC 113 marks
Scheduled Caste (SC) 82 marks
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 82 marks
Physically Handicapped 82 marks

Score Validity

The validity of the examination score stands for the particular academic year only. Hence, the validity of GPAT 2019 score will only be for the academic year 2019-20.

Every candidate will get only one chance to write GPAT for a particular academic year. Request for multiple attempts in any scenario will not be entertained by the exam conducting body.

However, if the candidate is registering for Ph.D. degree and is also availing the National Doctoral Scholarship, then the GPAT 2019 score will be valid for up to three years after the announcement of GPAT 2019 result.

Reservation/Seat Distribution

There are no specific reservations for and candidates for the GPAT 2019. The reservation will depend solely on the colleges that the candidates wish to apply.

GPAT 2018 Counselling Schedule

There will not be any specific counselling that will take place for GPAT 2019. However, candidates are requested to appear to their respective institutions for their respective counselling. The allotment of seats will depend on the candidates test score in the given examination.

Sample Paper

The mock test is available for practice on the official website.

Registered candidates can visit the given link and can attempt the mock test of GPAT. They are advised to attempt these papers before taking the actual test. This will help them to get accustomed to the level of the questions asked in the examination.


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