GPAT 2020: Application Form, Eligibility, Syllabus, Exam Pattern

NTA will be conducting GPAT 2020 in order to screen candidates for admission into master’s degree program in the field of Pharmacy (M.Pharma). The GPAT score will be accepted by all AICTE Approved Institutions/ University Departments/ Constituent Colleges/ Affiliated Colleges. On the basis of their score, the candidates will also be considered for few scholarships and other financial assistance.

It is important to get a good rank in this exam in order to be eligible for scholarships or financial assistance. This article provides certain tips, tricks and reference books that can help the candidates in clearing this exam will a good rank. In addition to this, other details related to GPAT 2020 such as eligibility, application process, syllabus, etc is also provided in this post.

GPAT 2020 Important Dates

Below here are given the tentative dates related to GPAT exam 2020. These dates are subject to change as per the official announcement made by the concerned authority.

Important EventExpected Dates
Starting of registration process4th week of October 2019
Last date to submit application form3rd week of December 2019
Release of admit card2nd week of January 2020
Exam dateLast week of January 2020
Announcement of result1st week of February 2020

GPAT Exam Pattern 2020

A fair understanding of exam pattern can help you in better preparation for the exam. To provide you an overview of GPAT 2020, the exam pattern is given below:

  • Mode of exam: Online
  • Duration of exam: 3 hour
  • No. of questions: 125
  • Total marks: 500
  • Type of questions: Objective type
  • Marking scheme: +4 marks for each right answer
  • Negative marking: -1 marks for each wrong answer

GPAT Syllabus 2020

The following topics will be covered under the GPAT 2020 syllabus:

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

How to prepare for GPAT 2020?

A large number of students appear for GPAT every year, thus making it a highly competitive exam. In order to get good score in this test, you really need to work hard. We are providing certain basic strategies that can help you in clearing this test and getting a better rank:

  1. Only refer standard books while studying. A list of certain most recommended books is provided to you in this article.
  2. A time table can help you in completing your syllabus in a timely manner. So, make a practical time table and study accordingly.
  3. Practice more and more. Once you complete your syllabus on time, try to solve sample papers as much as you can.
  4. Revise on a regular basis. This will keep the topics always fresh in your mind.

GPAT 2020 Reference Books

Some of the highly recommended books that can help you in effective exam preparation are listed below:

  • Instrumental Methods of Analysis: H.H. Willard, L.L. Merrit and J.A. Dean
  • Introduction to Spectroscopy: D.L.Pavia, G.M.Lampman, G.S.Kriz
  • Basic & Clinical Pharmacology: Bertram G. Katzung, Susan B Masters
  • Martindale: The Complete Drug Reference, Sean C. Sweetman
  • Textbook of Pharmacognosy: Noel M Ferhuson
  • Marketing Management: Phillip Kotler, Prentice Hall
  • Microbiology: Michael Pelczar, Tata McGraw-Hill Publishing Company Ltd
  • Harper’s Illustrated Biochemistry: Robert Murray, David Bender, McGraw- Hill

GPAT Application Form 2020

The interested applicants can submit their application for GPAT 2020 in online mode. In the application form, the candidates will have to enter their personal details, educational details, exam city choice, upload scanned copies of required documents, etc. The application form can then be submitted finally along with the required application fee. The application fee will be Rs. 1400/- (Rs. 700/- for SC/ ST/ PWD candidates) and the payment can be done via debit card/ credit card/ net banking or through SBI bank Challan.

GPAT 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Only the candidates following the below-mentioned criteria will be considered eligible for GPAT:

  • Only candidates of Indian nationality can apply.
  • The candidates should hold a B.Pharma degree in order to be eligible for GPAT.
  • Final year candidates can also apply.

GPAT 2020 Admit Card

The GPAT admit card 2020 will be released in online mode hopefully in the month of January 2020. The admit card will be available on the official website and will also be sent to the registered email address. The candidates are required to take a printout of the admit card to be carried to the exam center. The admit card will contain the photo, name and signature of the candidate, roll number, test date, time and venue details.

GPAT 2020 Result

The GPAT result 2020 will be announced around 4 weeks after the commencement of exam. The score card of the candidates will be made available on the official website and the candidates will be able to download it by providing their login credentials. On the basis of the score obtained by the candidates, merit list will be drawn. The merit list will contain the rank, candidate roll number, total score, category and status of all the candidates.

GPAT 2020 Counseling

The candidates with a valid GPAT score will be eligible for admissions into the different participating institute. On the basis of their rank, the candidates will be invited to participate in the centralized counseling process or the admission procedure of state governments. As per the rank and the choices made by the candidates, they will be considered for final enrolment.

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