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    Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test (GPAT) is an all India level examination conducted by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) New Delhi. GPAT is conducted for the student seeking admission in all post graduate pharmacy programmes. AICTE has started conducting the computer based online national level GPAT test since 2013 for facilitating institution to select suitable students for admission in all post-graduate programmes approved by AICTE. The GPAT exam will be held usually in month of February- March.

    General Information about GPAT 2018

    Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test (GPAT) is an annual all India examination conducted by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) to select suitable students for admission into Postgraduate pharmacy programmes, i.e. M.Pharm.

    The Scores in Graduate Aptitude Test for Engineering (GATE) have been in use till the year 2010 for admission in Master’s Programme in Pharmacy (M. Pharm) and Engineering and also for awarding fellowships/scholarships to Pharmacy Graduates along with engineering graduates. Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test (GPAT) an all India Examination was then launched by All India Council for Technical Education, New Delhi separately with effect from academic year 2011-12 for admission in Master’s Programme in Pharmacy (M. Pharm) and for award of fellowships.

    • Registration of the Applicants will be ONLINE
    • Admit Cards to be downloaded from the website by the applicants. No hard copy of the Admit cards would be sent to the applicants
    • GPAT Examination Result to be displayed for all the appearing candidates on the website
    • GPAT score card to be issued only to the ‘Qualified Candidates’


    GPAT Examination Pattern

    Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test will consist of a single paper of 3 hours duration containing 125 questions, each of four (04) marks. The question paper will consist of multiple choice objective questions only.

    Four (04) marks will be awarded for each right answer and zero (00) marks for no attempts. There will be negative marking for the wrong answers. One (01) mark will be deducted for each wrong answer.

    GPAT scorecard will be issued only to those applicants who qualify in the GPAT Examination. Only those applicants who are “Qualified for Scholarship and M. Pharm admission” would be entitled for scholarship.

    GPAT score is valid for ONE YEAR ONLY from the date of announcement of the result.

    Online Application website opens November 2017
    Online Application website closes December 2017
    Date of online Examination                             (GPAT-2018 Examination)

    Last week of January

    Test Timing:- (9:30-12:30, 14.30-17.30 Hrs)

    Declaration of GPAT-2018 Result

    Second week of March



    Registration Process

    • Online process: visit official website
    • Choice of 3 cities for online examination in order of preference
    • Allotment will be based on 1st come first serve basis. Actual allotment however will be subject to availability of the slots in a particular city.


    Test Fee

    • General and OBC candidate: Rs. 1400 + Bank Challan Applicable
    • SC/ST/PD: Rs. 700 + Bank Challan Applicable


    Why GPAT

    • Some colleges/Institute specifies GPAT as a mandatory qualification for admission of the slots in a particular city.
    • Scholarship of 12,400/ per month, so student can easily afford his/her education.
    • Most of pharmaceutical industries and academicians have shown their trust in GPAT Qualified students.



    Eligibility for GPAT 2018

    The candidates having Bachelor’s degree holders in Pharmacy (4 years after 10+2, including lateral entry candidates) and those who are in the final year of B. Pharmacy course ONLY are eligible for appearing in GPAT-2016 Examination.


    To avail GPAT Scholarship, the candidate must secure admission to Masters/Doctoral programmes in Pharmacy as per the prevailing procedure of the admitting institution. However, candidates with Master’s degree in Pharmacy may seek admission to relevant Ph.D. programmes with scholarship/ assistantship without appearing in the GPAT examination. Some institutions specify GPAT qualification as mandatory even for admission of self-financing students to postgraduate programmes.


    Download Syllabus of GPAT here

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