GPAT 2023 Application Form, Exam Date, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Pattern

GPAT 2023: Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test (GPAT) is conducted by NTA. It is a national level examination which offers M. Pharm course. The GPAT scores will also provide scholarships and other forms of financial aids to deserving candidates. Candidates can submit the application form of GPAT 2023 from 1st week of November. GPAT 2023 will be held on the online mode for a duration of three hours. More details about GPAT 2023 are given in the following article.

GPAT 2023: Important Dates

Online GPAT Registration Start Date 1st week of November 2022
Image correction started 1st week of December 2022
Closing of registration 2nd week of December 2022
Last date for uploading images & fee payment 2nd week of December 2022
Admit Card Availability 1st week of January 2023
Date of Examination 4th week of January 2023
Answer Key, responses & QP release 1st week of February 2023
Last date to submit objection regarding answer key 1st week of February 2023
The announcement of the Results 2nd week of February 2023
All India Merit List 2nd week of February 2023

Eligibility Criteria

  • The applying candidate must be a citizen of India.
  • Candidates should have passed a Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy.
  • The degree should be of a minimum of 4 years’ duration after 10+2.
  • There is no age restriction for appearing in GPAT.
  • Passed or appearing candidates in the lateral entry B. Pharma program can also apply online.
  • The final year candidates of B. Pharma are also eligible to apply.

GPAT 2021

Application Fee

General / OBC Candidates Rs. 1400 + Bank charges as applicable
Female / SC / ST / PwD Candidates Rs. 700 + Bank charges as applicable
  • The registration fee can only be paid through online mode (credit/debit card/net banking.
  • For offline payments, the applicants have to generate challan from the official portal.

Exam Pattern

  • The medium of the exam will be English only.
  • The duration of the exam will be 3 hours.
  • There will be 125 questions, related to different subjects.
  • The Questions will be Multiple Choice Type (MCQ) questions.
  • Each question carries a weightage of 4 marks.
  • 1 mark will be deducted for every incorrect response.

GPAT 2023 Counselling

  • Candidates will be called for counseling on the basis of the merit list.
  • Details like the roll number of candidates, category, rank, total score, and qualified/non-qualified status will be in the Merit List.
  • Counseling of candidates will be conducted individually by the various NTA-approved institutions.
  • On the basis of scores that candidates have obtained in the entrance examination, the allotment of seats will be done.

GPAT Counselling

Subjects covered in the Syllabus

Microbiology Pathophysiology Human Anatomy and Physiology
Pharmacology Organic Chemistry Pharmaceutical Jurisprudence
Biochemistry Physical  Pharmacy Dispensing and Hospital Pharmacy
Pharmacognosy Pharmaceutical Analysis Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
Biotechnology Physical Chemistry Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics
Pharmaceutics Pharmaceutical Chemistry Pharmaceutical Management/ Engineering


Physical Chemistry Physical Pharmacy Biochemistry
Kinetics Matter Cell
Solutions Buffer Proteins
Phase rule Viscosity Lipids
Thermodynamics Solubility Vitamins
Refractive index Complexation Carbohydrates
Electrochemistry Micromeritics Enzymes
Ionic equilibrium Dispersion systems Nucleic Acids
Chemical equilibria Properties of matter Hereditary diseases
Colligative properties Rheology and Powder rheology Biological Oxidations
Composition and physical states of matter Surface and interfacial phenomenon Biological Reductions

Other Subjects

Biotechnology Microbiology Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Proteomics Microbial Assay Isotopes
Fermentation technology Vaccines and sera Monographs
Industrial microbiology Fungi and viruses Drug metabolism
Process and applications Immunology and health Pharmaceutical impurities
Recombinant DNA Technology Biology of microorganisms Therapeutic classes of drugs
Biotechnology-derived products Introduction to microbiology Various classes of therapeutic agents
Formulation of proteins and peptides Sterilization and disinfection Different classes of therapeutic drugs
Animal cell, Plant cell, and tissue culture Microscopy and staining technique
Aseptic technique and Microbial spoilage

Pharma Subjects

Pathophysiology Pharmaceutical Management Pharmaceutical Engineering
Shock GATT Heat transfer
Vitamins Organization Crystallization
Hypersensitivity Communication Extraction and Mixing
Neoplastic diseases WTO and TRIPS Fluid flow and Drying
Infectious diseases Marketing research Material of constructions
Obesity and starvation Research management Evaporation and Distillation
Protein-calorie malnutrition Inventory management Filtration and centrifugation
Biological effects of radiation Planning and forecasting Automated process control systems
Pathophysiology of common diseases Introduction to management Size reduction and size separation
Autoimmunity and diseases of immunity Leadership and motivation Refrigeration and air conditioning
The basic mechanism of inflammation and repair Human resource development Dehumidification and humidity control
Basic principles of cell injury and adaptation Standard institutions and regulatory authorities Industrial hazards and safety precautions

Important Books for GPAT 2023

  • Industrial Microbiology by Cascida
  • Physical Chemistry by Dr. R. R. Misra
  • Textbook of Pharmacognosy by K. Kokate
  • GPAT: A Companion by Career Publications
  • Biochemistry by Lehninger or Satyanarayan
  • Synopsis for GPAT by Dhawan Book Publication
  • GPAT Cracker (2017) by Piyush Book Publications
  • Instrumental Methods of Chemical Analysis by B. K. Sarma
  • Pharmaceutics: The Science of Dosage Form Design by Aulton
  • Advanced Organic Chemistry: Reaction, Mechanism & Structure by Jerry March
  • Health Education & Community Pharmacy: For First Year Diploma by N. S. Parmar
  • The Pearson Guide to GPAT and Other Entrance Examination in Pharmacy by Pearson Education
  • Compete Pharma (A Guide for Preparation of GPAT/NIPER/BITS/CEEB/CET and Other Pharma Competitive Exams) by Altbs Publishers

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