GPAT 2021: Application Form, Exam Dates, Eligibility, Pattern, Syllabus

GPAT 2021GPAT 2021 (Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test) will be organized by the National Testing Agency (NTA). It is conducted once in every year for admission to various M. Pharma or its equivalent courses across the country. On qualifying this national level examination, the candidates will get admission to 24000 seats in nearly 841 participating pharmacy institutions. Get all information of GPAT 2021 through this article.

GPAT 2021 Important Dates

Candidates must go through the events and their respective dates which are given below to appear in the exam.

EventsDates (Tentative)
Online submission of application form1st week of November 2020
Last date of submission of application formLast week of November 2020
Last date of successful transaction of fee1st week of December 2020
Choice of City1st week of November 2020 to 1st week of December 2020
Release of admit card4th week of December 2020
Date of ExaminationLast week of January 2021
Declaration of Result1st week of February 2021

GPAT 2021 Application Form

Here, we have given the complete application process to fill the GPAT 2021 application form.

  • Candidates can fill the application form only through online mode.
  • No other mode will be entertained in this regard.
  • Only one application can be submitted by the candidate. More than one application will be rejected.
  • Candidate should have scanned images of photograph & the signature while filling the GPAT application form 2021.
  • Once the application form will be submitted, no correction facility provided further.
  • There is no need to send the hardcopy of the filled in submitted application form to the official authority.
  • Must print at least four printout of the confirmation page after transaction of application fee.

Application Fee:

Candidates can submit the application fee through online mode. The fee can be paid using debit or credit card or net banking method. Through offline mode, the fee can be paid by SBI Bank Challan method.

  • For General/Gen-EWS/OBC (NCL) candidates: Rs.1600 (Boys) & Rs. 800/- (Girls)
  • For ST/SC/PwD/Transgender: Rs.800 (Boys) & Rs. 800/- (Girls).

GPAT 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates can check the eligibility criteria which is given below in order to be eligible for the application form.

  • Nationality: The candidate must be a citizen of India.
  • Age Criteria: There is no age restriction for appearing in GPAT 2021 examination.
  • Qualifying Exam: The candidate should hold a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy (4 years after 10+2, including lateral entry students) or equivalent from a recognized university.
  • Appearing Candidates: Such candidates appearing for the final year of bachelor’s degree B. Pharmacy (10+2+4) whose result will be declared before commencement of admission for academic year 2021-22 can also apply for exam.

Note: B.Tech. (Pharmaceutical and Fine Chemical Technology)/ equivalent candidates are not eligible to apply.

GPAT 2021 Exam Pattern

Check the exam pattern to appear in the GPAT 2021 examination:

  • Mode: The exam will be conducted through online mode.
  • Language: The question paper will be published in English language only.
  • Type of Questions: The question paper will contain total of 125 multiple choice questions.
  • Time Duration: To complete the exam paper 3 hours will be provided.
  • Total Marks: The exam will be of total 500 marks.
  • Marking Scheme: For each correct response, 4 marks will be awarded.
  • Negative Marking: For each incorrect response, 1 mark will be deducted from the total score.

GPAT 2021 Syllabus

Here, we have given the few topics of the syllabus. The complete syllabus will be provided by the official authority along with the information brochure. Check below few topics of the entrance exam:

  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Pharmaceutical Management
  • Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics
  • Dispensing and Hospital Pharmacy
  • Pharmaceutical Engineering
  • Clinical pharmacy and therapeutics
  • Pharmaceutical Jurisprudence
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmaceutics
  • Pharmaceutical Analysis
  • Pharmacognosy
  • Biotechnology
  • Biochemistry
  • Physical Pharmacy
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Pathophysiology
  • Microbiology

GPAT 2021 Preparation Tips

Candidates can check here some preparation tips and follow then for preparation of the examination:

  • Candidates should go through the complete official syllabus.
  • Go through previous year question papers to know the exam pattern and marking scheme.
  • Make short notes on daily basis and revise them regularly.
  • Take online or offline mock tests.
  • Eat healthy food and take proper sleep.

FAQ’S (Frequently Asked Questions)

Answer: The application form will be available only through online mode.

Answer: No corrections can be made at a later stage after submission of an application.

Answer: You can get the TPC in all over India.

Answer: If the fee is paid through credit/debit card and status is not OK, means the transaction is cancelled and the amount will, automatically, be refunded to concerned credit/debit card within 15 days.

Answer: No change in the category will be entertained after the last date of GPAT 2021 application form.

Answer: No, there is no age limit to apply.

Answer: The admit card will be issued by the NTA through online mode in the 4th week of December 2020.

GPAT 2021 Admit Card

The candidates are advised to read the instructions on the admit card carefully and follow them during the conduct of the examination.

The candidate must show, on demand, the admit card downloaded from the NTA’s website for entry in the examination hall. A candidate who does not possess the valid admit card shall not be permitted for the examination.

Candidate should carry one passport size photograph (same as uploaded on the Online Application Form), any one of the authorized photo IDs – PAN card/ Driving License/ Voter ID/ Passport/ Aadhaar Card (With photograph)/ Ration Card/PwD certificate issued by the authorized medical officer, if claiming the relaxation under PwD category.

GPAT 2021 Answer Key

After few days of the examination, the NTA will release answer keys & Question Paper attempted by the candidate on the NTA’s website.

The candidates those will not be satisfied with provisional answer keys, may challenge by filling online application form. Candidates have to pay Rs.1000/- per question. The processing charge can be paid by credit/debit card/Net banking.

The NTA’s decision on the answer keys challenges will be final and no further communication will be entertained in this regard.

GPAT 2021 Result

The result of GPAT 2021 will be declared in the first week of February 2021. The result will be released on the basis of final answer keys.

The result will released in the form of score card. GPAT Score will be accepted by over 800 participating Institutes.

Candidates can apply separately to the desired GPAT 2021 participating institutes with the GPAT Score 2021.

GPAT 2021 Score Card

GPAT 2021 score card will be released through online mode after few days the of the releasing of result.

The actual marks obtained by a candidate will be mentioned in the score card. These marks will be considered further for computation of the result of GPAT. There shall be no provision for re-valuation/re-checking of the Score.

No score card will be dispatched to the candidates and candidates can download their score cards from the website.

GPAT 2021 Merit List

The exam conducting authority will prepare the merit list on the basis of scores and rank obtained by the candidates in the entrance exam.

The board will prepare and publish the All India merit list which included rank, score, roll number, qualifying status and other details.

The merit list will be released in the third week of February 2021 through online mode. In case more than two candidates secure equal marks in the exam, the tie breaking criteria will be used by the officials.

GPAT 2021 Counselling

Candidates have to apply separately in each participating institution for admission. Each participating institute will release their respective cut off score which candidates should meet to get qualified for admission to that particular institute.

Candidates are advised to check the details of the admission process of each participating institute of GPAT-2021 on their respective website. Also, carry the original documents along with the admission letter for final admission.

If you have any query regarding GPAT 2021, you can ask your query in the comments section given below.

Displaying 9 Comments
  1. tejasvini says:

    how many attempts one can take?

  2. Jayant Singh says:

    Does 3rd year B pharmacy student give this exam

  3. Vinay says:

    Can 3rd year students can apply for gpat

  4. Aarti says:

    What if any 3rd year student qualified gpat…will their score be considered next year…as the validity of gpat score is 3 years.

  5. S.Saranya says:

    How I can get my application form
    Which website?
    When the application form will be received?

  6. P.salma meharaj says:

    Ur article very good but how to prepare for GPAT and mock test

  7. A.bheemudu says:

    I just need to prepare shortly . So I need the quantity of the marks for each subject.due to this it will be easy for quick preparation. Which Will appear in exam

  8. Mahitha kattula says:

    Please provide subject wise syllabus and provide link to download it

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