GPAT 2021: The Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test (GPAT) will be conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA). It is a national level exam and thus offers admission to students in courses such as M.Pharma across the country. The authorities usually conduct this entrance test in the month of January. Further, it is conducted in online mode, i.e it will be a computer-based test. Candidates will, however, have to first submit the application form in order for being eligible to appear for the exam. In addition, do not forget to check out the eligibility criteria. Moreover, after the result declaration of GPAT 2021, the cutoff and counselling will be under the control of the respective institutes offering admissions. For more details about the admission process, application, eligibility, and result, read further.

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GPAT 2021 Examination

Through this exam, students will be eligible for admission to more than 782 institutes participating in the admission process. The candidates should further be aware of all the NTA Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test important events and dates. Thus, the tentative schedule is provided below as the officials haven’t announced the dates yet. The provided schedule will be updated after the release of the official information brochure.

Events

Dates (Tentative)

Commencement of Applications for GPAT 2021

– November 2020 –

Last date to fill Application Form

– December 2020 –

Last date to upload documents and pay Application Fee

– December 2020 –

Last Date to select Examination City

– December 2020 –

Availability of Admit Card

– December 2020 –

GPAT Exam

– January 2020 –

Question Paper and candidate Response Sheet

– January 2020 –

Availability of Answer Key

– January 2020 –

Declaration of GPAT Result 2021

– February 2020 –

GPAT Eligibility Criteria 2021

The eligibility criteria defined the conditions which each candidate must satisfy for being eligible to appear for the exam. Note that the authorities will accept applications of students who satisfy the eligibility criteria. Furthermore, the GPAT Eligibility Criteria prescribed by the NTA is as follows:

  • The applicant must be an Indian national.
  • There is no age bar for applying, hence students of different age categories can apply.
  • Moreover, it is important for the applicant to have a 4-year B.Pharmacy degree from a recognized university.
  •  Further, the students who are in the final year of the B.Pharma course are also eligible for the course. However, their result should be declared before the session commences.
  • In addition, the students with a B.Tech (Pharmaceutical and Fine Chemical Technology) are not eligible for the course.

Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test Application Form 2021

If an applicant satisfies all the eligibility conditions, then he/ she can fill the GPAT Application Form 2021. The NTA releases the application form in online mode. That is, the students will have to visit their official website to fill and submit the form. The application process further comprises certain steps which include registration, filling up details, uploading documents, and payment of application fee. Furthermore, a candidate cannot submit multiple applications. In case any of the students submit multiple applications, then those will get rejected by the authorities. The step by step guide to apply successfully is further mentioned below, as some of the students may face difficulty in submitting an online application.

How To Apply for GPAT 2021?

The different stages of the GPAT application process are as follows:

  1. Registration: All the applicants will have to register first so that a unique application number is generated. In addition, the students will have to provide some basic details for completing the registration process. Moreover, ensure that you provide the correct contact details, as the authorities will further send notifications through those only.
  2. Filling up DetailsAfter registering successfully, you will further have to use the registration ID and password to login. Further, the application form will appear on the screen, and students can start filling the asked details. Moreover, ensure that the details you provide match the one present on your official documents.
  3. Upload Documents: Candidates will then have to upload certain documents as per the prescribed specifications. Note that the scanned copies of documents have to be uploaded. Wherein, the size of the photograph should be between 10-200 Kb and signature 4- 30 Kb. Candidates should upload the documents carefully as you may not be able to make any changes in this section further.
  4. Payment of Application Fee: After uploading the documents, students will have to make a payment of the application fee. The category-wise application fee for GPAT is mentioned in the table given below. In addition, the payment can be done through Credit Card/ Debit Card/ Net Banking.

    Category

    Application fee

    General/ Non- Creamy layer OBC

    Rs 1600

    SC/ ST/ PwD

    Rs 800

    Female

    Rs 800

    Transgender

    Rs 800

  5. Download Confirmation Page: After the completion of payment, a confirmation page will appear on your screen. Candidates need to download it and take a printout of the same for future reference.

Therefore, by following these steps you can successfully fill and submit the application form.

NTA GPAT Exam Centres

The GPAT Examination Centres are located in different cities across the country. Candidates will have to choose 4 preferred exam centers out of the provided list while filling the form. Note that the authorities will allow the exam center as per the filled in choices only. The NTA will further mention allotted exam center details on the admit card. After the issuance of the hall ticket, the allotted exam centre will not get changed under any circumstances. The list of cities where the exam will be conducted is further provided below. Candidates will have to make a choice out of these only.

State

Exam City

ANDHRA PRADESH

  • GUNTUR
  • KURNOOL
  • NELLORE
  • RAJAHMUNDRY
  • TIRUPATI
  • VIJAYAWADA
  • VISAKHAPATNAM

ASSAM

GUWAHATI

BIHAR

PATNA

CHANDIGARH

CHANDIGARH/ MOHALI/ PANCHKULA

CHHATTISGARH

  • BHILAI/ DURG/ BHILAI NAGAR
  • RAIPUR

DELHI/NEW DELHI

DELHI/ NEW DELHI

GOA

PANAJI/ MADGAON

GUJARAT

  • AHMEDABAD
  • ANAND
  • BHAVNAGAR
  • GANDHINAGAR
  • KADI/MEHSANA
  • SURAT
  • RAJKOT
  • VADODARA

HARYANA

  • FARIDABAD
  • GURUGRAM
  • HISAR

HIMACHAL PRADESH

  • HAMIRPUR
  • SHIMLA

JAMMU & KASHMIR

  • JAMMU
  • SRINAGAR

JHARKHAND

  • DHANBAD
  • JAMSHEDPUR
  • RANCHI

KARNATAKA

  • BELAGAVI (BELGAUM)
  • BENGALURU
  • DAVANAGERE
  • DHARWAD
  • GULBARGA
  • MANGALURU
  • MYSORE

KERALA

  • KOCHI
  • KOZHIKODE
  • THIRUVANANTHAPURAM

MADHYA PRADESH

  • BHOPAL
  • GWALIOR
  • INDORE
  • JABALPUR

MAHARASHTRA

  • AHMEDNAGAR
  • AMRAVATI
  • AURANGABAD
  • DHULE
  • KOLHAPUR
  • MUMBAI
  • NAGPUR
  • NANDED
  • NASHIK
  • NAVI MUMBAI
  • PUNE
  • SOLAPUR
  • THANE

ODISHA

  • BHUBANESWAR
  • SAMBALPUR

PUNJAB

  • AMRITSAR
  • BHATINDA
  • LUDHIANA

RAJASTHAN

  • JAIPUR
  • JODHPUR
  • UDAIPUR

TAMIL NADU

  • CHENNAI
  • COIMBATORE
  • MADURAI
  • TIRUNELVELI

TELANGANA

  • HYDERABAD
  • WARANGAL

TRIPURA

AGARTALA

UTTAR PRADESH

  • ALLAHABAD/PRAYAGRAJ
  • BAREILLY
  • GHAZIABAD
  • GREATER NOIDA/ NOIDA
  • KANPUR
  • LUCKNOW
  • MEERUT
  • VARANASI

UTTARAKHAND

DEHRADUN

WEST BENGAL

KOLKATA

GPAT Syllabus Details

The students should gather all the information about the GPAT exam syllabus before starting the preparation. It helps in preparing an efficient plan of action. Further, subject-wise important topics are mentioned below.

Subject

Topic

PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY

Composition & physical states of matter, Colligative Properties, Thermodynamics, Refractive index, etc.

PHYSICAL PHARMACY

Matter, properties of matter, Micromeritics and powder rheology, Surface and interfacial phenomenon, Viscosity and rheology, etc.

ORGANIC CHEMISTRY

General principles, Different classes of compounds, Protection & deprotection of groups, Aromaticity & chemistry of aromatic compounds, etc.

PHARMACEUTICAL CHEMISTRY

  •  Pharmaceutical Inorganic Chemistry
  •  Medicinal Chemistry

PHARMACEUTICS

Pharmacy Profession & Introduction to Pharmaceuticals, Introduction to dosage form, Sources of drug information, Allopathic dosage form, etc.

PHARMACOLOGY

General Pharmacology, Detailed pharmacology including classification, mechanism of action, and therapeutic uses.

PHARMACOGNOSY

Introductory Pharmacognosy, Classification of crude drugs, Techniques in microscopy, Introduction to phytoconstituents, etc.

PHARMACEUTICAL ANALYSIS

Importance of quality control in pharmacy, Acid-base titrations, Non-aqueous titrations, Oxidation-reduction titrations, etc.

BIOCHEMISTRY

Cell, Carbohydrates, Proteins, Lipids, Vitamins, Biological oxidations & reductions, Enzymes, Nucleic acids, and Hereditary diseases.

BIOTECHNOLOGY

Plant Cell and Tissue Culture, Animal Cell Culture, Fermentation Technology, and Industrial Microbiology, Recombinant DNA Technology, etc.

MICROBIOLOGY

Introduction to Microbiology, Microscopy and staining technique, Biology of Microorganisms, Fungi and Viruses, etc

PATHOPHYSIOLOGY

Basic principles of cell injury and adaptation, Basic mechanisms of inflammation and repair, Disorders of fluid, electrolyte and acid-base balance, etc.

BIOPHARMACEUTICS AND PHARMACOKINETICS

Bio-pharmaceutics, Bioavailability & Bioequivalence, and Biopharmaceutical statistics.

CLINICAL PHARMACY AND THERAPEUTICS

Clinical pharmacy, Trials, The therapeutic drug, etc

HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY

Cell physiology, The Blood, Gastrointestinal tract, Lymphatic system, etc

PHARMACEUTICAL ENGINEERING

Fluid flow, Heat transfer, Evaporation, Distillation, etc.

PHARMACEUTICAL MANAGEMENT

Introduction to management, Planning and Forecasting, Organization, Research Management, etc.

PHARMACEUTICAL JURISPRUDENCE

Historical background Drug legislation in India, Code of Ethics for Pharmacists, and other specific legislation.

DISPENSING & HOSPITAL PHARMACY

Introduction to laboratory equipment, weighing methodology, handling of prescriptions, labeling instructions for dispensed products, etc.

GPAT Exam Pattern for 2021 Session

The exam pattern gives an insight to students about the details of the exam. From the mode of exam to no. of questions, students will be able to get complete knowledge about the exam. The exam pattern will be defined in the information brochure that will be released by the authorities. Further, it helps you in prioritizing as well. While preparing for the exam, it is important to focus more on the sections that carry higher marks. Further, it also tells about the type of questions that will be there in the exam. The GPAT Exam Pattern is thus described in the table given below.

Particulars

Details

Mode of Exam

Online

Exam type

Computer-based test

Duration

3 hours

Question type

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)

Total Questions

125

Marks for a correct response

4

Marks to be deducted for wrong response

-1

DownloadGPAT Question Papers

NTA GPAT Admit Card 2021

The admit card will be issued to students whose applications will reach on time. Moreover, it is considered as one of the most important documents due to the details mentioned in it. It consists of exam date, time, exam hall details, and candidates’ details. Further, the students will have to visit the NTA Official Website to download their GPAT 2021 Hall Ticket. Candidates will have to carry the photocopy of the admit card to the exam hall. Note that under no circumstances a candidate will be allowed inside the exam hall without the hall ticket. The invigilators’ basically refers to it for cross-checking whether the registered student has appeared for the exam or not. Furthermore, students can follow the below-mentioned steps to download their admit card.

Steps To Download Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test Hall Ticket

  • Visit the Official Website of National Testing Agency (NTA) – www.nta.ac.in
  • Click on the “Download GPAT Hall Ticket” link.
  • Further, enter your login credentials to download the hall ticket.
  • After entering the details, the admit card will appear on your screen.
  • In addition, download the admit card then and do take out 2-3 printouts of it.

Candidates are advised to take out 2-3 copies of admit card for future reference as it will be required for admission processes further. Moreover, ensure that all the details on it are clear and can be read without difficulty.

Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test Answer Key

The answer key contains the solutions to all the questions that were asked in the entrance exam. It will be released by the authorities before the result declaration. In addition, it is released before the scorecard for allowing students to calculate a rough score. Further, you will be able to predict your chances of clearing the exam. The GPAT answer key solution will be available for download on the official website only. Candidates should refer to the solution key available on the official website only. As the result is prepared considering this only. Furthermore, it will be available in PDF format, so that the students can easily check it out and download it.

NTA GPAT Scorecard 2021

The scorecards will be released in online mode for allowing students to check their actual marks. Candidates will have to visit the official website and enter their login credentials to check the results. In addition, there shall be no provision for re-evaluation of the score. The marks mentioned in the scorecard will thus be final and shall be considered for further processes. Furthermore, do not forget to take out a printout of the GPAT result 2021 for future reference. Candidates can then apply to the desired participating institutes as per their scores. In addition, do check the cutoff marks of these institutes to check whether you have scored the minimum qualifying marks or not.

Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test 2021 Merit List

The National Testing Agency (NTA) will release the All India Merit List. It will indicate the student’s name, rank, roll number, and qualifying status. In addition, the students will be ranked in order of merit in this list. Wherein, the student’s performance in the entrance exam will be considered for the ranking purpose. GPAT merit list 2021 will further be published on the NTA Official Website. Moreover, if two students would have scored the exact same marks, then tie-breaking criteria will be considered during ranking.

GPAT 2021 Cut Off

The cutoff list will indicate the minimum qualifying marks, which candidates need to score for being eligible for admission. It depends upon certain factors which include difficulty level of exam, no. of students who appeared for the exam, and seat availability. That is why the cutoff marks always vary every year. This list will further be published on the NTA Official Website.

Category

Cutoff scores

Total candidates

Increase in comparison to 2019 cutoff

General

163

1974

22

OBC-NCL

131

1350

14

SC

103

727

8

ST

76

373

2

EWS

104

489

NTA GPAT Counselling 2021

The GPAT Counselling will be conducted separately by the respective admission providing institutes. Only the students who will score the cutoff marks will be eligible for the GPAT counselling round. Further, this admission round will begin soon after the result declaration. Only the students who will clear this admission round will be allotted seats. Moreover, the selection committee will consider students’ rank, and score during the allotment process. The procedure of document verification will be carried out on the same day. Candidates will further have to carry originals and photocopies of the documents. The list of documents you need to carry is further provided below.

Required 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

GPAT 2021- Participating Institutes

The GPAT score is accepted by all AICTE approved colleges, institutes, and universities. In addition, as per the records, there are more than 800 institutes that accept GPAT score. Further, some of the top institutes that participate in the admission process are listed below. Candidates will have to apply separately for each of the institutes. Moreover, the cutoff list of each institute will be released separately. The students will have to match the cutoff marks in order for being to get admission.

List of Top Institutes

  1. Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi
  2. Indian Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Mohali
  3. Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai
  4. Jadavpur University, Kolkata
  5. University of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chandigarh

Highlights of GPAT 2021

Particulars

Details

Name of the Exam

Graduate Pharmacy Admission Test

Conducting Authority

NTA- National Testing Agency

Exam level

National

Purpose of GPAT exam

Admission to postgraduate in Pharmacy (M. Pharm)

Mode of Exam

Online

Exam Type

Computer-based test

Type of Questions

Multiple Choice Questions

Total number of Questions

125

Exam Duration

3 hours

Official Website

www.nta.ac.in

Helpline Number

7042399521/ 7042399525

GPAT 2021 FAQs

Ques: Will the GPAT Application Form be available in offline mode?
Ans: No, the form will be available in online mode only. Hence, the students will have to visit the NTA Official Website to submit the form. In addition, the complete details about the application process are provided in the above article.
Ques: Can I make corrections in the form after submission?
Ans: No, the NTA does not offer a form correction facility. Hence, the students should fill the form correctly.
Ques: Is there any age limit to apply?
Ans: No, there is no age restriction and thus students can apply without any hesitation.
Ques: What if I missed the last date to submit the application fee?
Ans: The applications of candidates who will not submit the fee on time will get rejected.
Ques: Is it important to carry Admit Card to the exam centre?
Ans: The hall tickets acts as an entry pass due to the details that are mentioned on it. Hence, no student will be allowed to sit for the exam without it.
Ques: What does the cutoff list indicates?
Ans: The cutoff list indicates the minimum qualifying marks, which a candidate needs to score for being eligible to get admission.
Ques: How is GPAT Merit List prepared?
Ans: The merit list is prepared by considering the student’s score in the entrance exam. On the basis of their score, the students are ranked in order of merit in this list.
Ques: What is GPAT Counselling?
Ans: The counselling will be the last and final round of the admission process. Moreover, the seat allotment and document verification process will be carried out in this admission round.

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