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Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test (GPAT) is a national level entrance exam conducted by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) every year as per the directions of Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India. The GPAT 2018 was conducted on 21st January 2018.

The test is the criteria for the selection of suitable candidates into Master’s programme of Pharmacy in institutes across India. The GPAT was three-hour computer based online test which was 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.

The GPAT 2018 Exam Score will be valid for THREE years from the date of announcement of the result for admission in PG programme.

The GPAT Result was announced on 15th February 2018 on the official website after 1700hrs.

Important Dates For GPAT 2018 For M.Pharma

Event

Dates

Registration start date 20th October 2017
Registration end date 18th December 2017 (10:00 am)
Admit card download 12th January 2018(Available Now)
Exam date 21st January 2018
Result declaration 15th February 2018
Print out of score Card 15th February 2018

Eligibility Criteria For GPAT 2018 M.Pharma

In order to apply for the GPAT 2018, the candidates were required to meet the following eligibility conditions. In case they were not met, the candidature of the student was cancelled. Please check the minimum eligibility criteria below.

The GPAT 2018 Eligibility Criteria for GPAT 2018 are

  1. Applicant must be a citizen of India.
  2. They must be Bachelor’s degree holders in Pharmacy (4 years after 10+2, including lateral entry candidates)
  3. Those who are in the final year of B. Pharmacy course are also eligible for appearing in GPAT exam.

Application Form For GPAT 2018 For M.Pharma

The Online Registration Form for Submitting the Application for GPAT 2018 started on 20th October 2017 and had to last until 18th December 2017 (10:00 am).

Prerequisites for the GPAT 2018

  • All your qualification details as you needed to enter them while registering for GPAT exam.
  • Scanned photograph taken on a white background.
    Dimensions: 140 cm x 160 cmSize: ≤ 60 Kb
  • Scanned clear signature done on a white background.
    Dimensions: 60cm x 90cmSize: ≤ 30 Kb
  • A Valid e-mail id which you were to use at least for the next 6 months. All communication was to be done on this e-mail id which you will be entering while registering for GPAT exam.
  • A Valid mobile number as all information via SMS was to be sent to this number.
  • A valid Credit / Debit card in case you preferred to pay ONLINE.
  • A Printer connected to your system as you will have to PRINT 3 copies of CHALLAN in case you are planning to pay by CASH at the bank.

GPAT 2018 Registration Process

Registration

  1. Click on the “New Registration” option under the Registration Info Tab on the GPAT website.
  2. Registration page must have appeared where you had to fill in the following information:
    1. Bachelor’s degree Status in Pharmacy (Final year or Completed)
    2. Candidates’s name
    3. Father’s name
    4. Mother’s Name
    5. Date of Birth
    6. Category (General/OBC/SC/ST)
    7. Gender (Male/Female/Transgender)
    8. Religion
    9. Physical Disability (YES/NO)
    10. Email Id
    11. Aadhar Number
    12. Mobile Number
    13. Password recovery question and its answer
    14. Preferred centre for online test (3 options)
    15. Characters given in the Verification Image
  3. Click on the SUBMIT button after filling in the details. You were directed to a Page saying “Thank you for successfully registering to AICTE GPAT 2017 exam
  4. A 6 digit password was generated which had to be your Login password in future and your E-mail Id had to be your Login ID.

Payment Of Application Fee

After Registering yourself, you had to pay the application fee to proceed further.

The application fee was as follows:

General/OBC Rs. 1450/-
ST/SC/PWD Rs. 700/-

The application fee was to be paid in two ways:

  • Online Payment:

Online payment was to be made using Net banking/ Credit card/ Debit card. The required credentials were to be mentioned correctly on the payment gateway.

  • Cash payment in SBI bank:

Once you select this option and proceed,  CHALLAN appeared on your screen with your details already filled in it.

Take 3 Print outs of this challan, fill in the details wherever required in all the copies, and walk in to your nearest SBI bank branch with CASH.

Cash Deposit was to be accepted only from the next day of your Challan generation.

On successful payment of the amount, you were to be notified through your registered E-mail and Phone number.

NOTE: The last date to pay CASH in the bank was 19th December 2017 and from there onwards to complete registration was 20th December 2017.

Filling The Remaining Details

  1. The remaining part of the form had to be completed after you were done with the payment.
  2. Once you had filled the complete form, it was suggested that you check the complete data entered once again by clicking on VIEW/MODIFY button.
  3. Clicking on VIEW/MODIFY button allowed you to modify your data in case you wanted to modify.
  4. Once you were sure that all the data entered was accurate, you had to accept a declaration and click on I AGREE. The system was to ask you to re-confirm before SUBMIT.
  5. Once you confirm, your form got SUBMITTED and no change in the data was possible after this SUBMIT.
  6.  A message displayed on your screen stating “Thank you for successfully registering for the AICTE GPAT 2018 exam. Please login from 5th January, 2018 onwards to download your exam ADMIT CARD.”
  7. You had to keep a printout a copy of your filled form for future reference.
Exam Pattern For GPAT 2018 For M.Pharma

Mode: Online

Date: 21st January 2018

Time: 9 AM No. Of MCQs: 125 (4 marks each)

Maximum Marks: 500

Duration: 180 minutes

Negative marking: 1 marks for wrong answers

Syllabus For GPAT 2018 For Admissions To M.Pharm Programme

The questions in the Entrance test was asked from the following topics:

S.No.

Topic

Sub Topic

1

Physical Chemistry Composition & Physical states of matter

Colligative properties

Thermodynamics

Refractive Index

Solutions

Electrochemistry

Ionic Equilibrium

Kinetics

2

Physical Pharmacy Matter, properties of matter

Micromeritics and powder rheology

Surface and interfacial phenomenon

Viscosity and rheology

Dispersion systems

Complexation

Buffer

Solubility

3

Organic Chemistry General Principles

Different classes of compounds

Protection and deprotection of groups

Aromaticity & chemistry of aromatic compounds

Diff. Aromatic classes of compounds

Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons

Carbonyl chemistry

Heterocyclic chemistry

Bridged rings

Kinetic & thermodynamic control

Stereochemistry

carbohydrates

amino acids and proteins

Pericyclic reactions

4

Pharmaceutical Chemistry Pharmaceutical impuities

monographs

isotopes

dentifrices,desensitizing agents & anticaries agent

Therapeutic classes of drugs

Various classes of therapeutic agents

different classes of therapeutic drugs

5

Pharmaceutics Pharmacy profession & Introduction to pharmaceuticals

Introduction to dosage form

sources of drug information

Allopathic dosage form

Crude extract

Allergenic extract

Biological products

Pharmaceutical plant,location,layout

Dosage form znecessities and additives

Powders

Capsules

tablets

Parenterals- products requiring sterile packaging

suspensions

Emulsions

Suppositories

semisolids

Liquids

Pharmaceutical aerosols

Ophthalmic preparations

Preformulations

Stability of formulated products

Prolonged Action Pharmaceuticals

Novel Drug delivery system

GMP and validation

Packaging materials

cosmetics

Pilot plant scale-up techniques

6

Pharmacology General pharmacology

Nerohumoral transmission in automatic and CNS

Pharmacology of CNS

Pharmacology of cardiovascular system

drugs acting on urinary system

Drugs acting on Respiratory system

Pharmacology of endocrine system

chemotherapy

Autocoids and their Antagonists

Pharmacology and gastrointestinal system

Chronopharmacology

Immnopharmacology

Vitamins and Minerals

Principles of toxicology

7

Pharmacognosy Introductory Pharmacognosy

Classification of crude drugs

Factors influencing quality of crude drugs

Techniques of microscopy

Introduction to phytoconstituents

Principles of plant classification

Pharmaceutical aids

Animal products

plant products

Toxic drugs

Enzymes

Natural pesticides and insecticides

Adulteration and evaluation of crude drugs

Quantitative microscopy

Biogenetic pathways

Carbohydrates and lipids

Tanning

Volatile oils

resinous drugs

Glycosides

Alkaloids

Extraction and isolation techniques

Phytopharmaceuticals

Quality control and standardization

Herbal formulations

Worldwide trade of crude drugs

herbal cosmetics

Traditional herbal drugs

Plants based industries and research intitutes

Patents

Ayurvedic system of medicine

Homeopathic system of medicine

8

Pharmaceutical Analysis Importance of quality control in pharmacy

Acid-base titrations

Non-aqueous titrations

Oxidation-reduction titrations

Precipitation titrations

Complexometric titrations

Gravimetry

Exatraction techniques

Potentiometry

Miscellaneous methods of analysis

Calibration

General principles of spectroscopy

UV visible spectroscopy

spectrofluorimetry

Flame photometry & AAS

Infrared Spectrometry

Proton nuclearmagnetic resonance spectrometry

Mass spectrometry

Polarography

nephelometry and turbidimetry

Chromatography

9

Biochemistry Cell

Carbohydrates

Proteins

Lipids

Vitamins

biological oxidation and reduction

Enzymes

Nucleic acids

Hereditary diseases

10

Biotechnology Plant cell and tissue culture

Animal cell culture

fermentation tech and industries

Recombinant DNA technology

Process and applications

Biotech derived products

11

Microbiology Introduction

Microscopy and staining technique

Biology of microorganisms

Fungi and viruses

Aseptic technique

Sterilisation and Disinfection

Microbial spoilage

Vaccines & sera

Microbial assay

12

Pathophysiology Basic principles of cell injury and adaptation

basic mechanisms of inflammation and repair

disorders of fluid, electrolyte and acid-base reaction

disorders of homeostasis

Immunopathology including amyloidosis

Infectious diseases

neoplastic diseases

Pathophysiology of common diseases

Lab tests for liver function and kidney tests

13

Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics Bio-pharmaceutics

Bio-availability and bio-equivalence

Bio-pharmaceutical statistics

14

Clinical Pharmacy and Therapautics

15

Human Anatomy and Physiology Cell physiology

The blood

Gastrointestinal tract

Respiratory system

Autonomic nervous system

Sense organs

skeletal system

Central nervous system

Urinary system

Endocrine glands

Reproductive system

Cardiovascular system

Lymphatic system

16

Pharmaceutical Engineering Fluid flow

Heat transfer

evaporation

Distillation

Drying

size reduction and size separation

extraction

Crystallization

Filtration and centrifugation

Dehumidification & humidity control

Refrigeration and air conditioning

Material of constructions

Automated process control systems

Industrial hazards & safety precautions

17

Pharmaceutical management Introduction to management

Planning and forecasting

organization

Research management

Inventory management

Communication

Marketing research

Leadership and motivation

HRD

GATT

WTO and TRIPS

Standard institutions and regulatory bodies

18

Pharmaceutical Jurisprudence

19

Dispensary and Hospital Pharmacy

Admit Card For GPAT 2018

Admit card was available to be downloaded online from the official website from 12th January onwards.

The admit card contained the photo, name and signature of the candidate, GPAT Roll number, test date, time, reporting time at the venue, venue name, venue address and brief instructions for the candidate.

It was mandatory for the candidate to bring their admit card on the day of the online entrance test.

Result And Score Card For GPAT 2018

The result was expected to be available on the website by 14th February and the candidates who appeared for the test were to download the scorecard.

The scorecard contained all the details of the candidate and should be used for admission into AICTE approved institutions.

The qualifying marks in the test for different categories were:

Category

Qualifying marks

General and OBC 113
SC/ST/PWD 82

A revised national merit ranking list was made based on the Score of the qualifying candidates.

In case more than one candidate had secured the same score then the same rank was to be assigned to all of them but their names were to be displayed alphabetically in the merit list.

Counselling And Admission For GPAT 2018

All the students who had qualified the entrance test and have got a ranking in the merit list were eligible to go for the counselling procedure. The candidates must have fulfilled the maximum eligibility criteria and allotment of seats and institutions was solely depended upon the score and ranking in the entrance examination.

Based on the GPAT 2018 rank/score, students were to apply in participating institutions for admission to the Post Graduate Pharmacy programmes. The Admission process had to be accomplished through a centralized counselling programme.

However, if centralized counselling did not happen, the candidates had to directly apply to the AICTE approved institutes/University departments/constituent colleges/affiliated colleges. The merit list was to be forwarded by AICTE to the participating instutions.

The counselling is likely to happen in the month of MAY 2018

The counselling for GPAT 2018 included the following steps:

Document Verification

  1. Check the rank wise counselling dates which were available on the official website.
  2. Arrive at the designated venue on the assigned date and time with all your original documents.
  3. Get the documents verified by the authorised person at the venue.

Web Options Entry

  1. Log on to and click on the web options entry portal.
  2. Select all the institutes of your choice from the list that appears. It was advised to select a maximum number of institutions to increase the chances of getting a seat.
  3. Lock your selected choices. Choices were not be changed hereafter.
  4. Take a printout of the locked choices for future reference.
  1. Allotment Of Seats

    1. Seats had to be alloted from the choices filled by the candidates owing to the availability and rank scored in the entrance exam.
  2. Reporting At The Alloted Institute

    1. Report at the alloted institute along with your required certificates.
    2. Pay the admission as per the norms of the college and confirm your seat.
    3. List Of Documents To Be Submitted At The Time Of Counselling Of GPAT 2018:
      1. GPAT 2017 Score Card
      2. Character Certificate
      3. Domicile Certificate
      4. 10th Class Mark Sheet
      5. 12th Class Mark Sheet
      6. Graduation Mark sheet (all years)
      7. Provisional Degree Certificate
      8. Category Certificate (if any)
      9. Latest passport size color photograph.
      10. Participating Institutes In The GPAT 2018

The following is a list of the TOP 10 AICTE approved institutions that accepted GPAT 2018 scores

S. No

GPAT 2018 participating institutes

1

National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Mohali

2

Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi

3

University Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chandigarh

4

Jadavpur University, Kolkata

5

Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai

6

Department of Pharmaceutics, IIT BHU, Varanasi

7

Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara

8

National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Hyderabad

9

Delhi Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research, New Delhi

10

Andhra University, Vishakhapatnam

NOTE: There are many more universities across India that accept GPAT scores. This is a list of the ones that are most sought after.

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