GPAT 2020 – National Testing Agency has announced the exam date of Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test (GPAT). Students who wish to get postgraduate admission into M.Pharm or its equivalent medical courses can apply at https://ntagpat.nic.in. The online registration will start from on 01st November 2019. GPAT 2020 examination will be held on January 24, 2020. GPAT 2020 Score is accepted by all AICTE approved institutions, universities and colleges. Here, candidates can get more details regarding the GPAT 2020 Application form, exam pattern, syllabus, Admit card for GPAT 2020 examination, the announcement of the result, etc.,
Summary of GPAT 2020 Exam
|Examination Name||Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test (GPAT) – 2020|
|Exam Conducting Body||National Testing Agency (NTA)|
|Examination Level||National Level|
|Frequency of Examination||Once a year|
|No. of Participating Institutes||More than 800|
|Validity of GPAT Score||Three Years|
|GPAT official website||https://ntagpat.nic.in|
|Helpline Numbers||7042399521, 7042399525,7042399526|
Important Dates of GPAT 2020
|Starting Date of Online Application Form||01 November 2019|
|Closing Date for Submission of Application Form||30 November 2019|
|Date of Successful Final Transaction of Fees||01 November 2019 to 01 December 2019|
|Printing of Admit Card||24 December 2019|
|Date of Examination||24 January 2020|
|Display of Answer Key||Last Week of January 2020|
|Announcement of Result||03 February 2020|
- Till 2018, Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test (GPAT) has conducted by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE).
- In 2019 onwards, National Testing Agency has the control of conducting the GPAT examination for getting admission into medical courses across the country.
GPAT 2020 Eligibility Criteria
Applicants should first check and ensure the eligibility criteria for applying the GPAT 2020 examination before starting to fill the application form of GPAT 2020.
Candidates must be a citizen of India
Candidates must secured a bachelor’s degree in the field of pharmacy (4 years after 10+2 and including lateral entry students) from a recognized university.
The Candidates who appear for the final year of bachelor’s degree whose result will be announced before the commencement of the admission in the academic year of 2020-2021 can also apply.
- B. Tech (Pharmaceutical and Fine Chemical Technology)/equivalent candidates are not eligible to apply the GPAT 2020 examination.
There is no upper or lower age restriction for participating in the Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test (GPAT).
GPAT 2020 Reservation
For getting admission from a particular institute based on the GPAT score candidates should check the reservation applicable that institute.
|Other Backward Classes (NCL)||27%|
|Scheduled Caste (SC)||15%|
|Scheduled Tribes (ST)||7.5%|
|Person with Disability (PwD)||5% from each category|
Note: No change in the category will be entertained after the due date of GPAT – 2020 application form and no subsequent changes will be effective for the score of GPAT 2020.
GPAT 2020 Application Form
Aspirants who have fulfill the eligibility criteria for GPAT can apply the application form for GPAT 2020. The online application form filling process has the five steps to complete the entire process. It can be listed as follows.
- Fill the application form
- Upload the necessary documents
- Pay the application fees
- Print confirmation page
Necessary Documents for filling Application Form
Students should keep the original documents in their hands during filling the online application form. Only one application is to be submitted by a candidate. More than one application forms submitted by a candidate will be rejected.
- A Computer with Internet Connectivity
- Education Qualification details
- Candidate’s clear photograph and signature in the format of JPG/JPEG
- A valid Email id, Mobile Number
- If you want to pay online mode must have the valid credit card/debit card/Net Banking account
Step 1: Registration
Registration is the mandatory one before starting to apply the application form of GPAT. Candidates should visit the official page of NTA GPAT 2020. In Registration stage, applicants should provide the basic details such as the full name, email id, mobile number for registering purpose. After submitting the valid details, the application number and password will send to the registered email address and mobile number. This log in credential will useful for complete the remaining part of the application process.
Step 2: Fill the Application Form
Candidates should log in with valid application number has generated at the time of registration. In this stage, applicants should fill their personal details such as their name, mother and father name, gender, DOB, Category, and also have to fill the educational details like qualifying degree. All the details are should be verified by the candidate before submitting the entered details. If once submitted, it cannot be changed in the application forms. So, candidates are advised to fill carefully with valid details during filling the application form of GPAT 2020.
Step 3: Upload the Necessary Documents
After filling the personal and education details in the application form, candidates should have to upload their images of photograph and signature. The candidate’s photograph and signature should be scanned in the format of JPG/JPEG. The photograph should be colored or black/white (clear contrast).
- The size of the scanned candidate’s photograph should be between 10kb to 200kb.
- The size of the scanned candidate’s signature should be between 4kb to 30kb.
Note: Candidates are advised to upload the correct images of photograph and signature as the facility for correction in images will not be given.
Step 4: Pay the Application Fees
Mode of Fees Payment:
There are two ways to pay the application fees for Graduate Aptitude Pharmacy Test (GPAT) – 2020.
- Online Mode – Credit/Debit/Net Banking
- Offline Mode – SBI Challan
Candidates are confirmed only after the successfully paid the application fees in the online or offline mode. Students can choose any one of the listed payment gateways as listed on the screen and pay the application fees as per their category wise.
GPAT 2020 Application Fees
|General/OBC Non-Creamy Layer||Male – Rs. 1400/-||Female – Rs. 700/-|
|Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribes/PwD||Male – Rs. 700/-||Female – Rs. 700/-|
Note: Service and Processing charges & GST should be paid by the candidates during the transaction of payment of fees.
Step 5: Print Confirmation Page
Students should print the confirmation page once the payment has successfully paid. Applicants is considered for participate in the GPAT examination that only candidates who has received the confirmation page after payment of fees. Students can check their confirmation of payment transaction at NTA GPAT official website. In case the confirmation page is not generated after payment of application fees then the transaction is canceled, and the amount will be refunded to the concerned candidate’s account.
GPAT 2020 Exam Pattern
|Examination Mode||Computer Based Test (CBT)|
|Question Paper Language||English only|
|Time Duration||3 Hours|
|Number of Questions||125|
|Type of Questions||Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)|
Marking Scheme of GPAT
Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test have totally 125 questions in the test pattern. All the questions will be asked in the type of Multiple Choice Questions.
|Question Types||No. of Questions||Marks||Maximum Marks|
|Multiple Choice Questions||125||Correct Answer: +4 Marks|
Incorrect Answer: -1 Mark
For each correct answer, candidates will get 4 marks and also for the incorrect answer have the weightage of 1 mark that will be deducted from the total marks. There are no marks will be provided for unattempted questions.
GPAT 2020 Syllabus
GPAT 2020 examination syllabus is under the topics from the below-mentioned categories. Students are advised to start their preparation in all the mentioned topics here.
|Composition & Physical states of matter|
|Matter, Properties of Matter|
Micromeritics and Power Rheology
Surface and Interfacial Phenomenon
Viscosity and Rheology
Buffer (Equation and Capacity)
Different Classes of Compounds
Protection & Deprotection of Groups
Aromaticity & Chemistry of Aromatic Compounds
Different Aromatic Classes of Compounds
Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons
Kinetic and Thermodynamics control
Amino Acids & Proteins
|I. Pharmaceutical Inorganic Chemistry|
Dentifrices, Desensitizing agents & Anticaries Agents
II. Medicinal Chemistry
Therapeutic Classes of Drugs
Various Classes of therapeutic agents
Different Classes of therapeutic drugs
|Pharmacy profession & Introduction to Pharmaceutics|
Introduction to the dosage form
Sources of drug information
Allopathic dosage form
Crude and Allergenic extract
Pharmaceutical Plant, Location, Layout
Dosage form Necessities and Additives
Powders, Capsules, Tablets
Suspensions, Emulsions, Suppositories, Semisolids, and Liquids
Parenterals – Product Requiring and Sterile Packaging
Cosmetics, Packaging Materials
Pilot plant scale-up techniques
GMP and Validation
Novel drug delivery system
Prolonged action Pharmaceuticals
Preformulations and Ophthalmic preparations
Pharmacology of Peripheral Nervous System
Drugs Acting on Respiratory System
Pharmacology of Central Nervous System
Pharmacology of Cardiovascular System
Drugs Acting on Urinary System
Pharmacology of Endocrine System
Autacoids and their Antagonists
Vitamins & Minerals
Principles of toxicology
Classification of Crude Drugs
Factors Influencing Quality of Crude Drugs
Techniques in Microscopy
Introduction to Phytoconstituents
Principles of Plant Classification
Animal and Plant Products
Natural Pesticides and Insecticides
Adulteration and Evaluation of Crude Drugs
Carbohydrates & Lipids
Glycosides and Alkaloids
Herbal formulations and Cosmetics
Ayurvedic System of Medicine
Homeopathic System of Medicine
|Quality Control in Pharmacy|
Miscellaneous Methods of Analysis
Principles of Spectroscopy
Infrared and Mass Spectrometry
Polarography and Chromatography
Nephelometry & Turbidimetry
Biological Oxidations & Reductions
Enzymes, Nucleic Acids
|Plant Cell and Tissue Culture|
Animal Cell Culture
Recombinant DNA Technology
Process and Applications
|Microbiology and Staining Technique|
Biology of Microorganisms
Fungi and Viruses
Sterilization & Disinfection
Vaccines & Sera
|Cell Injury and Adaptation|
Mechanisms of Inflammation and Repair
Disorders of Fluid, Electrolyte and acid-base balance
Disorders of homeostasis
Immunopathology including amyloidosis
Pathophysiology of Common Diseases
Biopharmaceuticals and pharmacokinetics
Bio-availability & Bio-equivalence
Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
|General principles, Preparation, Maintenance, and Analysis|
Clinical trials, type, and phases
Drug Information Services
Drug Interaction in pediatric and geriatric patients
Therapeutic drug monitoring
Drug Therapy in Gastrointestinal and infections of the respiratory system
Drug Therapy for thyroid and parathyroid disorders
Human Anatomy & Physiology
Autonomic Nervous System
Central Nervous System
Urinary and Lymphatic System
Reproductive and Cardiovascular System
|Fluid flow, Heat transfer, Evaporation, Distillation|
Drying, Extraction, Mixing, Crystallization
Filtration and Centrifugation
Size reduction and size separation
Dehumidification and Humidity Control
Refrigeration and air conditioning
Material of Constructions
Automated process control systems
Industrial hazards & safety precautions
|Planning and Forecasting|
Leadership and Motivation
Human Resource and Development (HRD)
GPAT 2020 Admit Card
Admit card for GPAT 2020 examination will be available for only the candidates who have successfully submitted their application form. Admit card is the entry point for attending the GPAT examination. It contains the details regarding the exam date, time and other important general instruction about the examination. Candidates can get it from the NTA official site before few days from before the commencement of the GPAT 2020 Examination.
How to download the GPAT Admit card 2020
Aspirants should follow the below-mentioned steps for how to download the GPAT 2020 Admit card.
- Visit the GPAT official site
- Choose the link for Download Admit card.
- Provide the Application number and password then submit it.
- Candidates respected admit card will open on the screen.
- Take two or more copies for the exam uses.
Exam Preparation Tips for GPAT 2020
There are some useful tips are mentioned below for candidates can get more ideas to the upcoming examination
- Candidates can take Mock Test will be available in the online mode at NTA official website for knowing the examination pattern and how to handle the time management also from this test.
- Exam applied candidates are should focus the GPAT previous years old question paper for the practice purposes. Candidates can check and download the previous year question papers/sample papers according to their selected subject.
- Students should take the number of online tests of GPAT exam to practice themselves to achieve the eligible criteria to get the admission into the well-reputed universities/colleges/institutions.
GPAT 2020 Mock Test
Candidates whoever wants the basic awareness about the examination and how to face the questions and how the questions will be asked can be known clearly from this type of Mock Test. If applicants prepare more number of mock test it will be led to get higher marks in the examination. Candidates can take and prepare themselves well to the examination as per their applied examination and its syllabus based.
Display of Answer keys and Recorded Responses
After GPAT examination, National Testing Agency will display recorded responses of the candidates. Candidates can check it from the NTA GPAT official page. Approximately the recorded responses of candidates, and answer keys will release before the declaration of the GPAT result.
GPAT 2020 Answer Key
After the examination concludes, the answer key will be announced by the exam conducting authority at the NTA official website. Students who are all participated in the GPAT 2020 exam can check and download the answer keys. Approximately the provisional answer key will be released before the announcement of the result and also candidates’ responses. Candidates can download the GPAT 2020 Answer Key PDF in the online mode of its official page.
Students can check their correct and incorrect answer from that answer key. Subsequently, the final answer key shall issue after some days from the announcement of provisional answer key. Candidate’s marks will be finalized based on the final answer has been released by the exam conducted authority.
GPAT 2020 Challenging the Answer key
After the declaration of the provisional answer key, candidates can raise their hands for the answer to questions that they think are wrong. They can participate in the contest to provide their suggestions about that the answer the question with paying the applicable fees for that within the stipulated time. The paid amount will not be refunded.
How to challenge the GPAT 2020 Answer Key
Applicants who wish to participate in the event of challenging the answer key should follow the below-mentioned steps.
- Visit the GPAT official page
- Select the link for the contest of challenging the answer key
- Provide your valid reason for that assumed answer to the question.
- Pay the application fees for that concerned questions
GPAT 2020 Result
National Testing Agency will announce the GPAT 2020 result at the official page of the NTA GPAT. Students who have completed their examination can check their result with valid login details. The final answer key will be finalized for the candidate’s responses in the examination. Based on the final key, the result will be declared for all the participated candidates. After a few days, the merit list will be prepared by the NTA for the qualified candidates in the examination.
How to check and download the GPAT 2020 Result
Students should follow the below mentioned simple instruction for how to check the result of Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test – 2020.
- Go to the NTA GPAT official page
- Choose the suitable link for GPAT Result 2020
- Enter the valid details and then submit it
- The requested result will be open on the screen
- Take a printout for further upcoming processes.
GPAT 2020 Cutoff Marks
The cutoff mark is the required percentile marks for getting an admission into a particular institution/university/college. After the result declaration, NTA will release the All India merit list for the qualified candidates. All the participating institutes are shall announce their required cutoff marks for the admission of postgraduate courses at their campuses. Candidates who meet the necessary cut off marks to particular institutes can apply the counselling process on that institute through its official page.
GPAT 2020 Score Card
Students can download their merit list after it is announced by the NTA. Students can download it from the NTA website. Candidates can get the admission into the participating institution they have to apply the particular institutes according to the merit list. The seat will be allocated by the particular institute after their selection processes.
Details mentioned on the Score Card
GPAT scorecard contains the details about the candidate and examination. That important details are listed as follows.
- Candidate Name & Roll Number
- Date of Birth
- Date of Examination
- Category & Gender
- Overall Rank and Percentage
- Maximum and Secured Score
- Category wise Rank
GPAT 2020 Counselling Procedure
Students who are qualified the GPAT 2020 examination with necessary cutoff mark can eligible to attend the counselling process of the participating institutes/universities/colleges. GPAT score is accepted by more than 800 participating pharmacy institutes across the country. All the participating institutes will release their respective cut off marks. Students are advised to register themselves for the counselling process in a particular institute and also checking the seat availability based on the candidate’s category before counselling via their official website.
Necessary Documents for Counselling Process
- Candidate’s Photograph
- 10th and 12th Certificated and Mark Sheets
- Community Certificate
- Provisional and Degree Certificates
- Photocopy of GPAT Admit card
Shortlisted candidates will get a call letter from the counselling authority. Students should have to attend the counselling process in offline mode. At the time of counselling candidates should keep the original certificates with them for verification purpose. The seat allotment will be based on the counselling.