GPAT Merit List 2021: The overall merit list will be released by the National Testing Agency (NTA). It will be released soon after the GPAT 2021 exam. In addition, the students will be ranked in order of merit in this list. This helps the authorities in segregating students on the basis of merit. It will be available for download on the official website. The students should check the GPAT 2021 Merit List carefully, as there could be two students of the same name. Furthermore, it will be available in PDF format, and thus the students will be able to download it easily. Candidates with higher rank in the list will be given preference during admission rounds. Moreover, for steps to download the merit list, cutoff, tie-breaking criteria, and counselling, read further.

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GPAT Merit List 2021

The students must keep a note of all the GPAT 2021 Admission important events and dates. It will help you in staying updated and you will not miss out on any of the events. Moreover, the authorities haven’t announced the admission activities schedule. Hence, the tentative schedule of all the important events is provided below. The schedule table will be updated after the release of the official notification.


Dates (Tentative)


– January 2020 –

Question Paper and candidate Response Sheet

– January 2020 –

Availability of Answer Key

– January 2020 –

Declaration of GPAT Result 2021

– February 2020 –

How To Check the Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test 2021 Merit List?

As mentioned above, the rank list will be available in online mode only. Hence, to ensure that the students do not face any difficulty in downloading the merit list, the step by step guide is provided below. The students can download the merit list by following the steps mentioned below.

  • Visit the NTA Official Website-
  • On the homepage, click on the link to download the “GPAT Merit List”.
  • Then the rank list will appear in the new window.
  • Press Ctrl+F and type your name, however, carefully check the other details as well to avoid inconvenience and confusion.
  • Click on the download icon and save it for future reference.

Thus, in this way, you can download the rank list. Note that only the merit list students will be eligible to take part in the counselling.

Details Mentioned in GPAT Rank List

  • Name of the Candidate
  • Exam Roll Number
  • Total Marks Secured
  • Rank of the Candidates as per the Score
  • Guardians’ Name

GPAT Admission Procedure 2021

The admission in pharmacy courses will be done entirely on the basis of merit. Wherein, only the students who appeared for the NTA GPAT 2021 will be eligible for admission. However, just appearing for the exam does not guarantee a seat in pharmacy colleges. After the exam, the authorities will release the merit list result. Candidates will be ranked in order of merit in this list as per their performance in the entrance test. Further, these merit list students will have to appear for the round of counselling. In this admission round, the students will have to choose the pharmacy college within which they want to get admission. Moreover, on the basis of students rank in the merit list and seat availability, the seat allotment process will be carried out. The students will further have to join the allotted institute on the given date.

NTA GPAT Tie-Breaking Criteria

The tie-breaking criteria are taken into consideration when two students end up scoring the exact same marks. In such cases, to rank students in the merit list properly and to prioritize one of them this criterion is considered. Further, the rules or the criteria prescribed by the authorities for tie-breaking is as follows:

  • The student with a better score in Pharmaceutics will be given preference.
  • If the tie still exists, then the candidate with more marks in Pharmaceutical Chemistry will be ranked higher in the merit list.
  • Further, the student with lesser no. of wrong responses will be given preference.
  • In case the tie still exists, then the student older in age will be ranked higher in the rank list.

GPAT Cut Off 2021

The cutoff marks are the minimum qualifying marks, only the students with this much marks will be eligible for admission. Moreover, the cutoff marks of each pharmacy institute may vary from the other. Thus, the students should check the cutoff list of the institute in which they want to get admission. The GPAT Cut-Off List will further be released category-wise. The minimum qualifying marks for each category student will be different. Hence, do check the list carefully. For reference, a previous year list is provided below. Moreover, note that if the seats will be left vacant after the first cutoff. Then the authorities will lower the cutoff marks for filling the vacant seats.

CategoryGPAT 2019 Cut-Off MarksNumber of Qualifiers
Unreserved (UR)119 marks1952
OBC-NCL117 marks1103
SC95 marks626
ST74 marks313

GPAT 2021 Reservation Policy

The reservation policy is prescribed by the NTA for indicating the no. of seats reserved for a section of category students. This will be considered during the seat allotment process. Further, the no. of seats reserved for each category are mentioned below. If any of the changes will be introduced, then the same will be updated here.

CategoryReservation of Seats

Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test Scorecard

The candidates will have to visit the official website to check their scorecard. Wherein, you will have to first enter the login credentials. The GPAT 2021 Scorecard will further indicate the total marks scored in the exam. It will also contain the other details of the candidate, such as roll no, name, guardian’s name, etc. Further, the students should take out a printout of the scorecard for future reference. Candidates should keep at least 2 copies of the result as it will be required during the admission processes.

NTA Pharmacy Counselling 2021

The rounds of counselling will begin after the release of the merit list. It will be the last and final round of the admission process. Thus, it is important for all merit students to take part in GPAT Counselling. In addition, the absentees will lose out their seats to other deserving candidates. However, in case of an emergency, you should contact the authorities and if they allow then your guardians’ may act as a proxy. Furthermore, this round is conducted for the verification process and seat allotment. For the verification process, the students will have to carry a set of documents. The list of documents that the students must have is provided below.

Important Documents

  • GPAT Admit Card
  • Counselling Letter
  • Scorecard
  • Latest Passport size Photograph
  • Class 10th Marksheet
  • Class 12th Marksheet
  • Category Certificate (If Applicable)
  • Graduation Certificate
  • Character Certificate


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