GPAT (Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test)

GPAT 2024: Exam Date, Registration, Syllabus, Admit Card

The Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test, or GPAT, is an annual national entrance exam.  This test, which is conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA), makes admittance to M. Pharma programs easier.

All AICTE institutes, the Pharmacy Council of India (PCI), connected colleges, and other pertinent institutions accept GPAT scores, making them widely recognized.

In the second week of February 2024, the GPAT 2024 Application Form will be available.  In 2024, the GPAT examination is expected to take place during the second week of May 2024.  The candidates will also have access to the correctional institution in the second week of March 2024, according to the authority.

Here, applicants will get all the information they need on the exam schedule and GPAT 2024. 

GPAT  2024 Exams Highlights-

Name of Exam

GPAT 2024

Exam Level


Conducted by

National Testing Agency (NTA)

Courses offered

Master's degree in Pharmacy

Exam Mode


Registration Mode


Exam Frequency

Once in year

Exam Duration

3 hours

Exam Medium


GPAT  2024 Exam Dates-


Event Dates (Tentative)

Application start

2nd week of February 2024

Application closes

1st week of March 2024

Correction Facility

2nd week of March 2024

Admit Card

4th week of March 2024

Exam Date

1st week of April 2024

Provisional Answer Key

3rd  week of April 2024

Declaration of Result

4th  week of April 2024

GPAT  2024 Eligibility Criteria-

You must be aware of the GPAT 2024 Eligibility Criteria to take the written exam. The National Testing Agency (NTA) specifies the required GPAT eligibility criteria.

  • Nationality:

Applicants for the GPAT 2024 exam must be citizens of India. 

  • Age Restriction:

There is no upper or lower limit age prescribed for applying for the GPAT 2024 exam. 

  • Qualifications for Education:

The candidate needs to have passed the 10th  and 12th  grade exams, or an equivalent test, from an accredited school or board. 

To be qualified for GPAT 2024, a candidate for lateral entry into the pharmacy field must have completed the four years of their undergraduate degree.

Eligibility for Appearing Candidates-

  • Applicants may also apply for the admission exam if they are in their last year of a B.Pharma program.
  • Candidates who are in between 1st and 3rd year of B.Pharma are not eligible to appear in the entrance test.
  • Applicants who hold a B.Tech in Pharmaceutical and Fine Chemical Technology, or its equivalent, are not permitted to apply.

Qualification as a Scribe or Reader.

The scribe or reader must meet the following requirements to be eligible:

  • Candidate should not have completed 19 years of age as of 27th January 2024. It is not advisable to engage in academic tutoring or test preparation.
  • The applicant shouldn't be a relative or friend.
  • The candidate should have an academic qualification lower than the candidate.

Note: At the allocated exam centre, the scribe needs to show his proof of age.

In case the above criterion is not followed, the scribe will not be permitted to assist the candidate.

Read More - GPAT 2024 Eligibility

GPAT  2024 Application Process-

Online access will be provided for the GPAT 2024 application form. In the second week of February 2024, the GPAT 2024 Application Form will be available. The 1st week of March 2024 will be the deadline for applying.

Steps to apply in GPAT 2024-

  • Check out the official website-
  • Applicants must register by providing their mobile number and email address.
  • Applicants must complete the application form by providing personal, educational, and other information.
  • Upon completing the form, the candidate must select "Save and Preview."
  • Upload a scanned copy of your photo, between 10 and 200 KB in size, and a signed copy, between 4 and 30 KB.
  • Make an online payment for the application fee.
  • Save the application form printout for your records.

Read More - GPAT 2024 Application Form

GPAT  2024 Admit card-

The GPAT Admit Card will be available online. The candidate must enter their registration number and birthdate to download their hall pass. It will be released in 4th week of March 2024.

Steps to  download GPAT admit card 2024-

  • Visit  the official website-
  • Click on the "GPAT admit card" link.
  • Go to the login section.
  • Enter your password and email ID.
  • Next, press the button for login.
  • Carefully review the details on the admit card.
  • Download it & take a print copy of it for further reference. 

GPAT 2024 Syllabus-

The GPAT 2024 Syllabus will assist candidates in understanding what subjects to cover and which to avoid. The NTA will specify the GPAT syllabus.

The syllabus of GPAT 2024 will include questions from the subjects of Pharmacology, Pharmaceutics, Pharmaceutical chemistry, Pharmacognosy, Pharmacology, Organic chemistry, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Microbiology, Pharmaceutical Analysis, Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics, Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics, Anatomy, Pharmaceutical Management, Dispensing and Hospital Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Engineering subjects.


General Pharmacology, Pharmacology of the central nervous system, Pharmacology of the cardiovascular system, Pharmacology of the peripheral nervous system, Pharmacology of the Endocrine system, Neurohumoral transmission in autonomic and central nervous system, Drugs acting on Respiratory system, Drugs acting on urinary system, Chemotherapy, Chronopharmacology, Pharmacology of drug acting on the gastrointestinal tract, Autacoids and their Antagonists, Immunopharmacology, Principles of toxicology, Vitamins & Minerals. 


Pharmacy Profession & Introduction to Pharmaceuticals, Allopathic dosage form, Introduction to dosage form, Sources of drug information, Crude extract, Dosage Form Necessities and Additives, Allergenic extract, Pharmaceutical Plant, location, layout, Biological products, Parenterals – product requiring sterile packaging, Capsules, Powders, Tablets, Suspensions, Suppositories, Emulsions, Semisolids, Pilot plant scale-up techniques, Pharmaceutical Aerosols, GMP and Validation, Ophthalmic preparations, Pre formulation, Prolonged Action Pharmaceuticals, Novel Drug delivery system, Stability of formulated products, Packaging Materials, Cosmetics.

Pharmaceutical Chemistry

  • Pharmaceutical Inorganic Chemistry
  • Pharmaceutical Impurities, Isotopes, Monographs,
  • Dentifrices, desensitizing agents, & anticaries agents
  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Therapeutic classes of drugs, Different classes of therapeutic drugs, various classes of therapeutic agents, Different classes of therapeutic drugs


Introductory Pharmacognosy, Classification of crude drugs, Factors influencing the quality of crude drugs, Techniques in microscopy, Introduction to phytoconstituents, Principles of plant classification, Pharmaceutical aids, Animal products, Plant products, Toxic drugs, Enzymes, Natural pesticides and insecticides, Glycosides, Herbal formulations, Alkaloids, Extraction and Isolation Techniques, Traditional herbal drugs, Phytopharmaceuticals, Quality control and Standardization of herbal drugs, Plants based industries and research institutes in India, Herbal cosmetics, Worldwide trade of crude drugs and volatile oils, Patents, Homeopathic system of medicine, Ayurvedic system of medicine.


General Pharmacology, Neurohumoral transmission in the autonomic and central nervous system, Pharmacology of the peripheral nervous system, Pharmacology of the central nervous System, Pharmacology of the cardiovascular system, Drugs acting on the urinary system, Drugs acting on the Respiratory system, Autacoids and their Antagonists, Chronopharmacology, Vitamins & Minerals.

Organic Chemistry

General principles, Different classes of compounds, Aromaticity & chemistry of aromatic compounds, Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, Carbonyl Chemistry, Heterocyclic Chemistry, Bridged rings, Stereochemistry, Carbohydrates, Amino acids & proteins, Pericyclic reactions


Plant Cell and Tissue Culture, Animal Cell Culture, Fermentation Technology and Industrial Microbiology, Recombinant DNA Technology, Process and Applications, Biotechnology Derived Products.


Introduction to Microbiology, Biology of Microorganisms, Aseptic Technique, Sterilization and disinfection, Vaccines and sera, Microbial Assay, Microbial spoilage, Fungi and Viruses, Microscopy and staining technique.


Cell, Proteins, Carbohydrates, Vitamins, Biological oxidations & reductions, Nucleic acids, Hereditary diseases, Enzymes, Lipids.

Pharmaceutical Analysis

Importance of quality control in pharmacy, Acid-base titrations, Non-aqueous titrations, Oxidation-reduction titrations, Complexometric titrations, Precipitation titrations, Extraction techniques, Potentiometry, Calibration, General principles of spectroscopy, Ultraviolet-visible Spectrometry, Flame photometry & atomic absorption spectrometry.

Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics

General Principles, preparation, maintenance, analysis of observational records in clinical Pharmacy, ethical and regulatory issues including Good clinical practice in clinical trials, Therapeutic drug monitoring, adverse drug reaction (ADR), types of ADR, Mechanism of ADR, Drug information services, Drug interactions, Drug interaction in pediatric and geriatric patients, drug treatment during pregnancy, lactation and menstruation, Pharmacovigilance, essential drugs and rational drug usage.

Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics

Bio-pharmaceutics, Biopharmaceutical statistics, Bio-availability & Bio-equivalence.

Pharmaceutical Management

Introduction to management, Organization, Communication, Inventory Management, Marketing Research, Human resource and development (HRD), GATT, Standard institutions and regulatory authorities, World Trade Organization (WTO) and trade-related intellectual property rights (TRIPS), Leadership and motivation.

Dispensing and Hospital Pharmacy

Study of current patent and proprietary products, generic products and selected brand products, indications, contraindications, Antiamoebic drugs, Antihistaminic drugs, Antiemetic drugs, Antacids and ulcer healing drugs., Respiratory drugs, Antibiotics, Analgesics and antipyretic drugs, Compounding and dispensing of prescriptions, and Reading and counselling of prescriptions from the clinical practice.


Cell physiology, Gastrointestinal tract, Autonomic nervous system, Skeletal System, Urinary System, Reproductive System, Cardiovascular system, Lymphatic system, Sense organs, and Central Nervous system.

Pharmaceutical Engineering

Fluid flow, Distillation, Heat transfer, Size reduction and size separation, Filtration and Centrifugation, Crystallization, Dehumidification and humidity control, automated process control systems, Refrigeration and air conditioning, Industrial hazards & safety precautions.

Read More - GPAT 2024 Syllabus

GPAT  2024 Exam Pattern-

The GPAT  2024 Exam Pattern  is available to candidates below:

Types of Questions

No. of Questions

Total Marks

Pharmaceutical Chemistry












Other Subjects



  • Exam mode: An online exam will be used to administer the test.
  • Duration: Candidates will have three hours to complete the paper.
  • Exam question count: The exam will consist of 125 questions in total.
  • Medium: The article will only be written in English.
  • Marking Scheme: A correct response will receive four marks. You will lose one mark for a wrong response.

Read More - GPAT 2024 Exam Pattern

GPAT  2024 Result-

The GPAT results will be made available online around the 4th week of April 2024. For eligible applicants, the merit list will be prepared by the authority. A candidate must provide their password and roll number to view their results.

The processes listed below must be followed by the candidate to download the GPAT result.

  • Visit  the official website-
  • Enter your password and user ID to log in.
  • Click on the "GPAT 2024 result" link. Applicants will be taken to a portal where their results are available for download.
  • Now, enter your roll number.
  • GPAT 2024 results will appear on the computer screen. Download the result and take a printout of it as it will be required during counseling. 

GPAT  2024 Exam FAQs-

Ques.1 What is the maximum age at which candidates may appear for the exam based on GPAT Eligibility 2024?

Ans.  An upper age limit for candidates is not specified in GPAT Eligibility 2024. Candidates may appear for the exam at any age.  However, they need to make sure that they fulfil the rest of the criteria before appearing for the exam. 

Ques.2 Can foreign nationals who meet the requirements for GPAT Eligibility 2024 appear in the exam?

Ans. Foreign nationals are not permitted to participate in the GPAT 2024, according to GPAT Eligibility 2024. Students must only be Indian citizens by birth. It is recommended that candidates review their eligibility before registering for GPAT 2024. 

Ques.3 What will be the exam medium of GPAT 2024?

Ans. GPAT 2024 will be conducted in the English language only. 

Ques.4 When GPAT 2024  application process will be expected to begin?

Ans. The application process for GPAT 2024 is expected to begin in 2nd week of February  2024. 

Ques.5 What will be the marking scheme in the GPAT 2024 exam?

Ans.  In GPAT 2024 exam a correct response will receive four marks. You will lose one mark for a wrong response.

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