GPAT 2018: Application process Completed; check exam date, syllabus and other details here

Candidates who have registered for Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test (GPAT) 2018 are now preparing for the examination to be held on January 21, 2018.

The registration for the GPAT 2018 has been closed now. Every year, about 30,000 candidates appear for the examination. GPAT will be conducted at various cities which have been stated on the official website.

Following are detailed information about the examination:

  • The exam is being organized by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE)
  • Registration for the examination has been closed
  • The exam is scheduled for January 21, 2018
  • The release date for the admit card is yet to be announced
  • A total of 125 questions carrying 500 marks will be asked in the examination. For each right answer, a candidate will score 4 marks. There is also a negative marking i.e. for each wrong answer, 1 mark will be deducted
  • Total time for test is 180 minutes (3 hours)
  • The examination will be conducted through online Computer Based Test (CBT). There will be multiple choice answer questions in the paper

Syllabus for the examination:

Given below is a snippet of the full syllabus that is available on the official website. Candidates can visit the official website to check out the full GPAT syllabus:

Physical Chemistry: Composition and physical states of matter, Colligative Properties, Thermodynamics, Refractive index, Solutions, Electrochemistry, Ionic equilibrium and Kinetics

Physical Pharmacy: Matter, properties of matter, Micromeritics and powder rheology, Surface and interfacial phenomenon, Viscosity and rheology, Dispersion systems, Complexation, Buffer and Solubility

Organic Chemistry: General principles, Different classes of compounds, Protection and deprotection of groups, Aromaticity and chemistry of aromatic compounds, Different aromatic classes of compounds, Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, Carbonyl Chemistry, Heterocyclic Chemistry, Bridged rings, Kinetic and thermodynamic control, Stereochemistry, Carbohydrates, Amino acids and proteins and Pericyclic reactions

About GPAT examination:

  • GPAT is a national level entrance examination that is conducted every year by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) as per the directions of Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India
  • This test facilitates institutions to select suitable Pharmacy graduates for admission into the Master's (M.Pharm) program
  • The GPAT is a three-hour computer based online test which is conducted in a single session
  • The GPAT score is accepted by all AICTE-approved Institutions/University Departments/Constituent Colleges/Affiliated Colleges
  • A few scholarships and other financial assistance in the field of Pharmacy are also given on the basis of the GPAT score
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