GPAT 2024 Application Form, Exam Date, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Pattern

GPAT 2024: NTA (National Testing Agency) conducts national level examination GPAT (Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test) to offer admission to eligible applicants in the Master’s degree of Pharmacy. The applicants are advised to go through the eligibility criteria before they start the application process. GPAT score is being used by all AICTE approved Institutions/University Departments and Constituent Colleges. In the field of Pharmacy, scores are also considered for providing scholarships and other financial assistance.

GPAT 2024: Important Dates

Online GPAT Registration Start Date 1st week of November 2023
Image correction started 1st week of December 2023
Closing of registration 2nd week of December 2023
Last date for uploading images & fee payment 2nd week of December 2023
Admit Card Availability 1st week of January 2024
Date of Examination 4th week of January 2024
Answer Key, responses & QP release 1st week of February 2024
Last date to submit objection regarding answer key 1st week of February 2024
The announcement of the Results 2nd week of February 2024
All India Merit List 2nd week of February 2024

Eligibility Criteria

  • The applicants must be an Indian national.
  • The applicants must have completed their Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy (4 years after 12th standard, including lateral entry applicants).
  • Those applicants who are in the final year of B.Pharma are also eligible to apply for GPAT 2024.
  • There is no age limit for appearing in the examination.
  • Tech (Pharmaceutical and Fine Chemical Technology)/Equivalent candidates are not eligible to apply.
  • There is no age limit to appear in the exam.

GPAT 2024 Application Form

The candidates have to do registration through online mode. Visit the official website of GPAT and fill their necessary details as required in the registration form. It is advised to re-check all the details prior to submit it. You can note down your Login ID and password for further reference. Pay the application fee to complete the form. The application fee can be paid either online or offline. To complete the registration process, the candidates have to log in once again using their login ID and password. Now, they need to click on the “view” or “modify” button for review or to do any corrections. If everything goes well, now you can click on the “submit” button. Now the registration process has been completed.

GPAT 2022

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.
  • The offline fee can be paid at any branch of SBI using this challan.

GPAT Counselling

Exam Pattern

  • The examination will be conducted in online mode and will be held in a single session.
  • The duration of the examination is 3 hours.
  • There will be a total of 125 questions and total marks will be 500.
  • The applicants will be awarded 4 marks for each correct answer.
  • 1 mark will be deducted as a penalty for wrong answers.
Mode of Exam CBT (Computer Based Test)
Exam Duration 3 Hours
The number of Questions 125 Questions
Marks 500 Marks
Negative Marking 1 Mark will be deducted for each incorrect answer
Marking Scheme 4 Marks will be awarded for every right answer

GPAT 2024 Syllabus

General Syllabus

Alkaloids Basic Metabolic Pathways/Biogenesis
Terpenes General Techniques of Biosynthetic Studies
Glycosides The role of plant-based drugs on the national economy
Marine pharmacognosy Applications of plant tissue culture in pharmacognosy

Pharma Subjects

Pharmacognosy Pharmaceutical Chemistry Pharmaceutics
Volatile of Drugs Medical Chemistry Microbiology in pharmacy
Sources of Drugs Biochemistry Physical pharmacy
Carbohydrates Pharmaceutical analysis Stoichiometry
Alkaloid Containing Drugs Physical Chemistry and its importance in pharmacy Pharmaceutical Jurisprudence & ethics
Glycoside Containing Drugs Inorganic Pharmaceutical & Medical chemistry Dosages forms, designing & evaluations
Studies of Traditional Drugs Organic Chemistry and its importance in pharmacy The Importance of unit operations in manufacturing
Fibers Introduction to Dispensing and community pharmacy

GPAT 2024 Important Points

  • The examination will be conducted in online mode as a computer-based test (CBT).
  • GPAT 2024 is conducted once in a year.
  • 1 mark will be deducted for each wrong response.
  • Refer to the eligibility criteria section of our article to check eligibility.
  • Candidates can pay the registration fee through credit card/debit card/net banking or SBI Challan.
  • The validity of the GPAT 2024 scorecard is only for one year.
  • You have to download the scorecard from the official website of GPAT.
  • Once the application is submitted, no changes will be allowed further.
  • There are no age criteria for applying GPAT 2024.

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