GPAT Merit List 2021: GPAT Question Paper & Solution Key has been released, hence, the merit list will be released soon. The overall merit list is published by the National Testing Agency (NTA). It is released soon after the GPAT 2021 exam. In addition, the students are ranked in order of merit in this list. This helps the authorities in segregating students on the basis of merit. It is made 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 is released in PDF format, and thus the students can download it easily. Candidates with higher ranks in the list are 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 shall help you in staying updated and you do not miss out on any of the events. Hence, all the important events and dates are mentioned in the table provided below. If the dates are revised, then the same shall be updated in the schedule table as well.




22/ 27th February 2021

Declaration of GPAT Result 2021

– March/ April 2021 –

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

As mentioned above, the rank list is released 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 appears 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 are 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

Admission in pharmacy courses is done entirely on the basis of merit. Wherein, only the students who appeared for the NTA GPAT 2021 are eligible for admission. However, just appearing for the exam does not guarantee a seat in pharmacy colleges. After the exam, the authorities release the merit list result. Candidates are ranked in order of merit in this list as per their performance in the entrance test. Further, these merit list students have to appear for the round of counselling. In this admission round, the students 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 is carried out. The students 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 is given preference.
  • If the tie still exists, then the candidate with more marks in Pharmaceutical Chemistry is ranked higher in the merit list.
  • Further, the student with a lesser no. of wrong responses is given preference.
  • In case the tie still exists, then the student older in age is ranked higher in the rank list.

GPAT Cut Off 2021

The cutoff marks are the minimum qualifying marks, only the students with this many marks are 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 to which they want to get admission. The GPAT Cut-Off List further is released category-wise. The minimum qualifying marks for each category of the student shall be different. Hence, do check the list carefully. For reference, a previous year’s list is provided below. Moreover, note that if the seats are left vacant after the first cutoff. Then the authorities 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 shall be considered during the seat allotment process. Further, the no. of seats reserved for each category are mentioned below. If any of the changes are introduced, then the same shall be updated here.

CategoryReservation of Seats

Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test Scorecard

The candidates have to visit the official website to check their scorecard. Wherein, you have to first enter the login credentials. The GPAT 2021 Scorecard further indicates the total marks scored in the exam. It also contains 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 is required during the admission process.

NTA Pharmacy Counselling 2021

The rounds of counselling begin after the release of the merit list. It is 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 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 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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