List of Top Pharmacy Entrance Exams in India

 

List of Top Pharmacy Entrance Exams in India

Pharmacy is one of the top courses opted by students across the country. Pharmacy profession includes the industrial and servicing sectors, undergoing a rapid change. Various universities and colleges in India offer D.Pharma, B.Pharma, M.Pharma and other courses in this field. There are a number of options to choose specializations at the PG and doctoral level courses. Candidates who are willing to start their career in the field of pharmacy have to crack any one of Pharmacy Entrance Exams. We have listed here the National Level & State-level Pharmacy Entrance Exams in India.

Presently, there is a great demand for pharmacologists in various areas such as pharmaceutical research and development, production and manufacturing, analysis and testing, marketing, hospital pharmacy, community pharmacy, etc. Pharmaceuticals Sciences basically aims at teaching its students how to dispense and prepare medicines. Aspirants who are willing to pursue a degree in the field of pharmacy can know the list of Pharmacy Entrance Exams.

 

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National Level Exams

GPAT

The GPAT (Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test) is a national level pharmacy entrance exam organized by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). From 2019, the responsibility of organising GPAT exam is handed over to the National Testing Agency (NTA). This test is a gateway for admission into the Master's (M.Pharm) programmes. GPAT examination is a Computer-based test, conducted annually. This exam is a gateway for admission into the Master’s programme of Pharmacy (M.Pharma). 

 

State Level Exams

Andhra Pradesh

AP EAMCET

AP EAMCET is a state-level entrance exam conducted for admissions into engineering, pharma and agriculture graduate courses. Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Kakinada organizes the AP EAMCET examination, annually. Intermediate students or students who have appeared for plus two exams are eligible for AP EAMCET exam. Though AP EAMCET is a state-level examination, students from neighbouring states also apply for this exam for admissions into pharmacy, engineering, agriculture and other courses in colleges located in Andhra Pradesh state.

 

AP Polycet

AP Polycet is a state-level entrance test organized by the Andhra Pradesh state board of Technical Education and Training. AP Polycet is an entrance exam for admissions into various polytechnic/diploma courses. A passed out in 10th standard is essential to apply for AP Polycet. Through this examination, students will get admissions into various diploma courses in pharmacy offered by different polytechnic colleges in Andhra Pradesh state.

 

AP PGECET

Andhra Pradesh Post-Graduate Engineering Common Entrance Test (AP PGECET ) is a state-level exam regulated by the Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU), Kakinada. Candidates looking for admissions into postgraduate pharmacy courses (M.Pharma) and other courses in Andhra Pradesh state may appear for this test. It will be a pen and paper-based examination. Candidates who wish to apply for AP PGECET should have completed their graduation, Final year graduates can also apply for this exam, with assurance to provide original certificates, during counselling of AP PGECET.

 

AP ECET

Andhra Pradesh Engineering Common Entrance Test (AP ECET) is organized by the Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Anantapur. The authority shall conduct the examination in the second week of May. Through this examination, aspirants will get admissions into the second year of B.Pharma and B.Tech programmes.

 

Assam

Assam Polytechnic (PAT)

The Assam Polytechnic (PAT) is the state level examination organized for Assam students. The exam is conducted by the Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) in the month of May. The exam is held for candidates looking for admissions in various polytechnic courses offered by the different colleges of the Assam state.

 

Bihar

BCECE

Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination (BCECE) is a state-level examination organized by the Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination Board. This test is conducted in the month of June. Through this exam, students may get admission to the first year UG courses in the field of engineering, pharmacy and agriculture offered by the colleges located in Bihar state.

 

Bihar Polytechnic

Bihar Polytechnic also referred to as Diploma Certificate Entrance Competitive Examination is a state-level exam conducted by the BCECE Board. Usually, the application form will be available in the month of March. Candidates looking for admissions into polytechnic/Diploma pharmacy courses in Bihar state appear for this examination.

 

Goa

GCET

Directorate of Technical Education, Government of Goa conducts the GCET (Goa Common Entrance Test). Through this examination, candidates will get eligible for admissions into various pharmacy, architecture and other courses. The application will be released via online and offline mode. The authority shall organize the GCET exam in the first week of May.

 

Karnataka

KCET

Karnataka Common Entrance Test (KCET) is also referred to as Karnataka CET is a state-level exam organized by the Karnataka Examination Authority. It is a yearly examination conducted in the month of May. This examination is organized for providing admission to students in pharmacy, engineering and architecture courses.

 

Karnataka Polytechnic

Karnataka Polytechnic is organized by the Directorate of Technical Education (DTE), Karnataka. The application form will be released in the month of April. It is a state-level polytechnic exam which is conducted for providing admission in different diploma programmes offered by various institutions of Karnataka state.

 

Uttarakhand

UKSEE

Uttarakhand Technical University organizes the Uttarakhand State Entrance Exam (UKSEE). Through UKSEE examination, students will get admission in the first year of B.Pharma, M.Pharma and other courses. The examination will be conducted in the month of May. This exam is also organized for admissions into the lateral entry in B.Pharma programmes.

 

Uttarakhand Polytechnic (JEEP)

Uttarakhand Polytechnic (JEEP) is a state-level examination organized by the Uttarakhand Board of Technical Education Roorkee (UBTER). This examination is a gateway for providing admission to students in various diploma programmes in the field of engineering, pharmacy, fashion designing and many others. The application form will be released via offline mode.

 

Uttar Pradesh

UPSEE

Uttar Pradesh State Entrance Exam (UPSEE) is also known as UPTU exam. It is a state-level entrance test regulated by Dr A P J Abdul Kalam Technical University (AKTU), Uttar Pradesh. The application form will be released in the month of January. This examination is organized for providing admissions into various courses in the field of pharmacy, engineering and many other courses.

 

JEECUP

JEECUP (Joint Entrance Examination Council of UP) is a state-level Polytechnic entrance examination also called as UP Polytechnic examination. This examination is a gateway for those students willing for admissions into a diploma, post diploma & PG diploma programmes in the pharmacy, engineering, technology and other fields. JEECUP exam will be conducted in the month of April.

 

Maharashtra

MH CET

MH CET (Maharashtra Common Entrance Test) is a common entrance test conducted for providing admissions in health science degree, engineering, technology and pharmacy courses. The exam will be organized in the first week of May. Various colleges and institutions of Maharashtra consider the MH CET score for providing admission in pharmacy courses.

 

MHT CET Pharmacy

Government of Maharashtra, State Common Entrance Test Cell organizes the MHT CET Pharmacy examination. On the basis of this exam, admission into B.Pharma and Pharma.D courses is provided. The application form will be released in the month of February. Candidates can fill the application via online mode.

 

West Bengal

WBJEE

West Bengal Joint Entrance Examinations Board conducts the WBJEE (West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination). It is a state-level test which is organized for providing admissions in undergraduate engineering, architecture & pharmacy programmes. The application form is available via online mode.

 

Punjab

PTU

The PTU (Punjab Technical University) is situated at Kapurthala, Punjab. This university offers various UG and PG courses in the field of engineering, pharmacy, architecture and many others. Advertisement for admission will be released in the month of May. Admissions will be done on the basis of merit list of entrance exam or qualifying examination (as applicable).

 

Punjab JET

Punjab Joint Entrance Test (Punjab JET) is the polytechnic admission procedure which is organized for Punjab candidates. There is no state-level examination is organized for providing admissions in polytechnic courses. The application will be released in the month of May. Admissions will be done on the basis of merit list of the qualifying examination.

 

Delhi

Delhi CET

Delhi CET also referred as Delhi Polytechnic entrance exam is a state-level examination regulated by the Department of Training and Technical Education, Delhi. The exam will be conducted in the first week of June. This exam offers an opportunity to those students seeking admissions in polytechnic courses offered by the different institution in Delhi.

 

Haryana

Haryana DET

Haryana State Technical Education Society (HSTES) organizes the Haryana DET admission process. There will be no entrance exam organized for admissions into polytechnic courses. The application form will be released in the fourth week of April. Candidates can apply for admissions on the basis of Inter-Se-Merit of the qualifying exam.

 

Himachal Pradesh

HP PAT 

Himachal Pradesh Polytechnic Entrance Test (HP PAT) is the state level polytechnic exam organized by the Himachal Pradesh Technical Education Board (HPTEB). It is a yearly examination which is conducted for admissions in polytechnic courses offered by the government/private polytechnic colleges of Himachal Pradesh state. The exam will be conducted in the month of May.

 

Odisha

Odisha DET

DET Odisha is the state level admission process which is administrated by the Directorate of Technical Education & Training, Odisha. No entrance exam is conducted for admitting students in the first year or second year diploma courses in the field of pharmacy, engineering and other courses. Admissions will be done as per the merit of the qualifying exam.

 

OJEE

Odisha Joint Entrance Examination (OJEE) is the state level entrance test regulated by the state government. The examination will be organized in the second week of May. This exam is conducted for admission to the pharmacy, management and other courses offered by private and governmental institutions of Odisha.

 

Kerala

KEAM

Commissioner of Entrance Examination (CEE), Kerala organizes a state level examination named as KEAM. This exam is conducted for providing admissions in various courses in the field of pharmacy, engineering and many others. Candidates can register for this exam via online and offline mode.

 

Pondicherry

CENTAC

CENTAC (Central Admission Committee) owes the authority to organize the admission process for admission into various undergraduate courses in the field of engineering, pharmacy & other courses. No entrance exam will be conducted for providing admissions. Admission will be done on the basis of the qualifying examination.

 

Chhattisgarh

CG PPHT

CG PPHT (Chhattisgarh Pre Pharmacy Test) is a state-level exam organized for the pharmacy aspirants. Through this exam, students will get admission in B.Pharma and D.Pharma courses. Various government and private institutions of the Chhatisgarh state consider the CG PPHT Score for providing admissions.

 

Gujarat

GUJCET

Gujarat Common Entrance Test (GUJCET) is a state-level entrance test which is regulated by the Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board (GSEB). This exam will be conducted in the month of May. GUJCET will be held for admission to engineering and degree/diploma pharmacy courses in various institutions of Gujarat state.

 

Telangana

TS EAMCET

 Telangana State Engineering, Agriculture & Medical Entrance Test (TS EAMCET) is a state-level exam regulated by the Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad on behalf of TSCHE. The application form will be released in the third week of March. This entrance exam is organized for providing admission into UG professional courses in the field of pharmacy, engineering, etc.

 

TS Polycet

TS Polycet also referred to as Telangana State Polytechnic Common Entrance Test is a state-level entrance exam organized by the Telangana State Board of Technical Education. The exam is held for the candidates those wish to get admission in various polytechnic courses (Diploma in Pharmacy) of Telangana state. Candidates can fill the application form from the 3rd week of March.

 

TS PGECET

TS PGECET is a state level examination regulated by Osmania University on behalf of Telangana State Council of Higher Education (TSCHE). The examination will be organized in the last week of May. This exam is organized for admission to the first-year postgraduate courses in pharmacy, engineering and many other fields.

 

TS ECET

JNTU, Hyderabad conducts the Telangana State Engineering Common Entrance Test (TS ECET) examination for providing admissions into the lateral entry in B.Pharma and B.Tech programmes. The exam will be organized in the second week of May. Various colleges and institutions of Telangana give admissions on the basis of TS ECET scores.

 

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