Graduate Pharmacy Test Important Information, Eligibility and Application Process

About GPAT 2020

Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test (GPAT) is the gateway for admission to various M. Pharm programmes. National Testing Agency (NTA) is the conducting body for upcoming sessions of GPAT as earlier, it was conducted by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). There are around 800 participating institutes which accept GPAT score and offer more than 40 thousand seats. All AICTE approved institutes/ colleges/ universities accept GPAT score. 

GPAT is a national level computer based examination conducted once a year in english medium. The exam consists of 125 multiple choice questions conducted for 3 hours in one sitting. There is a provision of negative marking as well under which a correct response brings +4 marks and an incorrect response results in -1 mark. 

gpat important information

Upcoming Dates and Events –

  • 01 Nov, 2019 – 30 Nov, 2019
    Application | Mode: Online
  • 24 Dec, 2019
    Admit Card | Mode: Online
  • 24 Jan, 2020
    Exam | Mode: Online
  • 03 Feb, 2020
    Result | Mode: Online

GPAT 2020 Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for GPAT lays the minimum requisites that a candidate has to fulfill in order to appear for GPAT. Candidates must meet the following eligibility criteria prescribed by the authorities:

Nationality: Must be a citizen of India

Qualifying Examination: Must hold Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy (4 years after class 12).
Lateral entry candidates can also apply. Apart from this, candidates who are in the final year of B. Pharmacy course are also eligible.

Who is not eligible: B.Tech (Pharmaceutical and fine chemical technology)/ Equivalent Students are not eligible. 

Age Limit: There is no age limit for appearing in GPAT

GPAT 2020 Application Process

Mode of Application : Online

Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card | Other

To fill the GPAT application form candidates have to first register and then enter their details related to academic, personal, communication address, qualifying examination etc. Thereafter, scanned images of photograph and signature are uploaded.

Steps to fill GPAT Application Form

Step 1: Registration

Candidates must enter their personal and contact details, chose a password and then submit them.  A  system generated Application Number displays which must be noted down. This is used to complete the remaining details and steps in the GPAT application form. It is also required for all future correspondence and subsequent logins

Step 2: Complete the GPAT Application Form 

Candidates must login with their GPAT Application Number and Password to fill the remaining details in the application form.

Step 3: Upload Scanned Images of Candidate 

The images as specified below must be uploaded. Both the photograph and signature should be in JPG/JPEG format. The size of scanned photograph should be between 10 kb to 200 kb while that of the signature should be between 4 kb to 30 kb. Photograph should be coloured or black/white (but in clear contrast).

Imp: Facility for correction in images is not provided. So it is advisable to upload the images correctly

Step 4: Pay Examination Fee 

Candidates have to deposit application fees either through online and offline mode. 

  • For online mode: Candidates can use credit/debit card/net banking
  • For Online mode: Payment through cash at any designated SBI bank branches

Payment Details:

  • General/ OBC: Rs 1400
  • SC/ST/PwD/Female: Rs 700

Step 5: Print Confirmation Page

 After successful payment, candidates are able to print the Confirmation Page. This is to be kept safe for future reference. 

In case the Confirmation Page is not generated after payment of fee, candidates may note that the transaction may have been cancelled and the amount is refunded to the candidate’s account. In such a case, they may have to make another payment to successfully submit the GPAT application form.

Application Fees

Category Quota Mode Gender Amount
OBC, General   Offline, Online Male ₹ 1400
OBC, SC, General, ST   Offline, Online Transgender, Female ₹ 700
OBC, SC, General, ST PWD Offline, Online Female, Transgender, Male ₹ 700

Also check out details about GPAT Syllabus, Exam Pattern and Results.