GPAT 2021: Application Form Extended, Exam Date Announced, Syllabus

GPAT 2021

Latest – Application form deadline has been extended up to 30 January 2021. Check the official extension notice.

GPAT 2021 application form has been released, and the exam date has been announced. NTA will conduct GPAT on 22, 27 February 2021. The application form is now available in online mode only at gpat.nta.nic.in.

GPAT 2021

GPAT 2021 is conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA). The Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test (GPAT) 2021 will be held in different centers across India. GPAT is the national level pharmacy entrance exam for admission to M.Pharm programs. It is a 3 hours long exam with 125 MCQs, and maximum 500 marks. The syllabus comprises of topics taught in B.Pharmacy program. Last year 50,747 candidates had applied for the exam. More than 800 participating institutes offer admission to M.Pharm on the basis of GPAT exam. Get here complete details of GPAT 2021 including exam date, registration, application form, syllabus, exam pattern, admit card, result, counselling.

  • Click here to download the GPAT 2021 Corrigendum.
  • Download the GPAT 2021 notice on dates, application form by NTA in English, and in Hindi.
  • Click here to download the GPAT 2021 information brochure.
  • GPAT 2021 registration has started. To know more about it and to get direct link to apply, click here.

Dates for GPAT 2021 Exam, Application Form

GPAT 2021Important Dates
GPAT application form 2021 release date23 Dec 2020
Last date to submit the form22 Jan 2021 30 Jan 2021
Last date to pay the application fee23 Jan 2021 31 Jan 2021
Correction Window01 – 02 Feb 2021
Availability of admit card Feb 2021
GPAT 2021 exam date22, 27 Feb 2021
Display of recorded responses and answer keyTo be announced
Declaration of result 31 Mar 2021

GPAT 2021 Registration

The National Testing Agency has started GPAT 2021 registration / application form in online mode, at gpat.nta.nic.in. All candidates who wish to appear in the Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test must register and apply for the exam. Important instructions for applying are as follows.

  • Candidate must apply in online mode only at the official website gpat.nta.nic.in.
  • Do not submit more than one application.

Things to keep ready before filling the form:

  1. A computer with internet connection
  2. Qualification details
  3. Scanned copy of passport size photograph
  4. Scanned copy of signature
  5. Valid email id
  6. Valid mobile number
  7. Credit / debit card, or netbanking details to pay fee
  8. Printer

How to apply for GPAT 2021? – There are 5 steps in filling up the application form of NTA GPAT exam. They are as follows.

  1. Go to gpat.nta.nic.in and register by filling up the details asked in the registration form. Note down the application number.
  2. Then login with application number and password and upload documents – photo, signature.
  3. After that pay fee.
  4. Then print the confirmation page and take multiple copies of it.
  5. Finally, choose the exam city.

Application Fee: The candidates can pay the application fee for GPAT 2021 using debit card / credit card / net banking / UPI services / Paytm. The fee is as follows

CategoriesAmount
GEN (UR)Boys – Rs 2000
Girls – Rs 1000
Gen-EWS/ SC/ST/PwD /OBC-(NCL)Boys – Rs 1000
Girls – Rs 1000

GPAT 2021 Application Form Correction: In this process, candidates can edit the registration form during the GPAT correction 2021 window. Candidates can make changes to images, as well as information in the form. GPAT 2021 Application Form Correction window can be accessed from gpat.nta.nic.in. 

GPAT 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Check the eligibility criteria for GPAT 2021 given below.

Nationality: The candidates must be citizen of India.

Age Limit: There is no age limit to apply for GPAT 2021.

Educational Qualification

  • The candidates must have a bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy or equivalent from a recognized university.
  • The candidates who are in the final year of their B.Pharm degree and whose result will be declared before the starting of the academic session for 2021 can also apply.
  • The candidates who have done B.Tech (Pharmaceutical and Fine Chemical Technology) or equivalent cannot apply for GPAT 2021.

Note: The candidates must have completed 4 years of Graduation after completing 10+2 including Lateral Entry students.

GPAT 2021 Exam Pattern

Check the exam pattern for GPAT 2021 below.

  • Medium of question paper: The question paper for GPAT is set in English only
  • Type of questions: There are multiple-choice questions in the test
  • Duration: The candidates are given a 3 hours duration to complete the test
  • No. of questions: There are 125 MCQs in the test

Marking scheme

  • Each question is of 04 marks.
  • For each incorrect answers, 01 marks shall be deducted
  • Unanswered question will lead to 0 marks

Examination Scheme

TOPICNo. of QsMax Marks
Pharmaceutical Chemistry38152
Pharmaceutics38152
Pharmacognosy1040
Pharmacology28112
Other Subjects1144
Total125500

GPAT 2021 Syllabus

PHYSICAL CHEMISTRYComposition & physical states of matter, Colligative Properties, Thermodynamics, Refractive index, Solutions, Electrochemistry, Ionic equilibrium, Kinetics
PHYSICAL PHARMACYMatter properties of matter, Micromeritics and powder rheology, Surface and interfacial phenomenon, Viscosity and rheology, Dispersion systems, Complexation, Buffer, Solubility
ORGANIC CHEMISTRYGeneral principles, Different classes of compounds, Protection & deprotection of groups, Aromaticity & chemistry of aromatic compounds, Different aromatic classes of compounds, Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, Carbonyl Chemistry, Heterocyclic Chemistry, Bridged rings, Kinetic & thermodynamic control, Stereochemistry, Carbohydrates, Amino acids & proteins, Pericyclic reactions
PHARMACEUTICAL CHEMISTRYI. Pharmaceutical Inorganic Chemistry – Pharmaceutical Impurities, Monographs , Isotopes, Dentifrices desensitizing agents & anticaries agents.
II. Medicinal Chemistry – Therapeutic classes of drugs, Various classes of therapeutic agents, Different classes of therapeutic drugs, Different classes of therapeutic drugs
PHARMACEUTICSPharmacy Profession & Introduction to Pharmaceuticals, Introduction to dosage form, Sources of drug information, Allopathic dosage form, Crude extract, Allergenic extract, Biological products, Pharmaceutical Plant location layout, Dosage Form Necessities and Additives, Powders, Capsules, Tablets, Parenterals – product requiring sterile packaging, Suspensions, Emulsions, Suppositories, Semisolids, Liquids(solutions, syrups, elixirs, spirits, aromatic water, liquid for external uses), Pharmaceutical Aerosols, Ophthalmic preparations, Preformulations, Stability of formulated products, Prolonged Action Pharmaceuticals, Novel Drug delivery system, GMP and Validation, Packaging Materials, Cosmetics, Pilot plant scale-up techniques
PHARMACOLOGYGeneral Pharmacology, Nerohumoral transmission in autonomic and central nervous system, Pharmacology of peripheral nervous system, Pharmacology of central nervous System, Pharmacology of cardiovascular system, Drugs acting on urinary system, Drugs acting on Respiratory system, Pharmacology of Endocrine system, Chemotherapy, Autacoids and their Antagonists, Pharmacology of drug acting on the gastrointestinal tract, Chronopharmacology, Immnopharmacology, Vitamins & Minerals, Principles of toxicology
PHARMACOGNOSYIntroductory Pharmacognosy, Classification of crude drugs, Factors influencing 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, Adulteration and evaluation of crude drug, Quantitative microscopy, Biogenetic pathways, Carbohydrates & lipids, Tannins, Volatile oils, Resinous drugs, Glycosides, Alkaloids, Extraction and Isolation Techniques, Phytopharmaceuticals, Quality control and Standardization of herbal drugs, Herbal formulations, Worldwide trade of crude drugs and volatile oils, Herbal cosmetics, Traditional herbal drugs, Plants based industries and research institutes in India, Patents, Ayurvedic system of medicine, Homeopathic system of medicine.
PHARMACEUTICAL ANALYSISImportance of quality control in pharmacy, Acid-base titrations, Non-aqueous titrations, Oxidation-reduction titrations, Precipitation titrations, Complexometric titrations, Gravimetry, Extraction techniques, Potentiometry, Miscellaneous methods of analysis, Calibration, General principles of spectroscopy, Ultraviolet-visible Spectrometry, Spectrofluorimetry, Flame photometry & atomic absorption spectrometry, Infrared spectrometry, Proton nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometry, Mass spectrometry, Polarography, Nephelometry & Turbidimetry, Chromatography, Miscellaneous.
BIOCHEMISTRYCell, Carbohydrates, Lipids, Vitamins, Biological oxidations & reductions, Enzymes, Nucleic acids, Hereditary diseases.
BIOTECHNOLOGYPlant Cell and Tissue Culture, Animal Cell Culture, Fermentation Technology and Industrial Microbiology, Recombinant DNA Technology, Process and Applications, Biotechnology Derived Products.
MICROBIOLOGYIntroduction to Microbiology, Microscopy and staining technique, Biology of Microorganisms, Fungi and Viruses, Aseptic Technique, Sterilization & Disinfection, Microbial spoilage, Vaccines & Sera, Microbial Assay.
PATHOPHYSIOLOGYBasic principles of cell injury and adaptation, Basic mechanisms of inflammation and repair, Disorders of fluid electrolyte and acid-base balance, Disorders of homeostasis: white blood cells, lymphoid tissues, and
red blood cells related diseases, Immunopathology including amyloidosis, Infectious diseases, Neoplastic diseases, Pathophysiology of common diseases, Laboratory tests for Liver function tests and kidney function tests
BIOPHARMACEUTICS AND PHARMACOKINETICSBio-pharmaceutics, Bio-availability & Bio-equivalence, Bio- pharmaceutical statistics.
CLINICAL PHARMACY AND THERAPEUTICSCLINICAL PHARMACY AND THERAPEUTICS
HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGYCell physiology, The Blood, Gastrointestinal tract, Respiratory System, Autonomic nervous system, Sense organs, Skeletal System, Central Nervous system, Urinary System, Endocrine Glands, Reproductive System, Cardiovascular system, Lymphatic system.
PHARMACEUTICAL ENGINEERINGFluid flow, Heat transfer, Evaporation, Distillation, Drying, Size reduction and size separation, Extraction, Mixing, Crystallization, Filtration and Centrifugation, Dehumidification and humidity control, Refrigeration and air conditioning, Material of constructions, Automated process control systems, Industrial hazards & safety precautions.
PHARMACEUTICAL MANAGEMENTIntroduction to management, Planning and Forecasting, Organization, Research Management, Inventory Management, Communication, Marketing Research, Leadership and motivation, Human resource and development (HRD), GATT, World trade organization (WTO) and trade-related intellectual property rights
(TRIPS), Standard institutions and regulatory authorities.
PHARMACEUTICAL JURISPRUDENCEPHARMACEUTICAL JURISPRUDENCE
DISPENSING & HOSPITAL PHARMACYDISPENSING & HOSPITAL PHARMACY

Important Books To Prepare for GPAT 2021

For the preparation of GPAT 2021, the candidates must prepare from the good sources only. Check the important books given below.

Books Links
GPAT a Companion SeventeenBuy Here
Piyush GPAT Cracker – 4th – 2019 EditionBuy Here
Complete Companion for GPAT and Other Entrance Examination in Pharmacy |
With Previous Years Solved Question Paper
Buy Here
Introduction to the Pharmaceutical Sciences An Integrated ApproachBuy Here
An Introduction to Pharmaceutical Sciences: Production,
Chemistry, Techniques and Technology
Buy Here
Inorganic Pharmaceutical Chemistry (practical) Buy Here
A Practical Book of Pharmaceutical Inorganic ChemistryBuy Here
Essentials of Medical PharmacologyBuy Here

GPAT 2021 Admit Card

NTA releases admit card of GPAT exam online at gpat.nta.nic.in. The candidates can download GPAT 2021 admit card by entering the application number and date of birth / password. GPAT admit card is an important document that has to be carried positively to the exam centre as without having it, candidates cannot take entry in the examination hall. It consists of the details like roll number, exam date, exam time, reporting time, gate closing time, general instructions for the candidates etc.

On the day of examination, the candidates are required to take the following documents as well along with the printed copy of GPAT 2021 admit card.

  • one passport size photograph
  • One valid and and non-expired ID proof (aadhar card / voter id / driving license / passport / ration card / PAN card / Aadhaar Enrolment No./Ration Card)
  • PwD certificate (if applicable)

Note: Those candidates whose name has been changed due to events such as marriage, they must show the relevant document at the time of exam. Marriage Certificate / Divorce / Decree / Legal Name Change Document.

Guidelines to Follow on GPAT 2021 Exam Day

There are some instructions that candidates have to follow on the day of examination. Check the points given below for the same:

  • The candidates must report to the examination center 02 hours before the commencement of the exam.
  • The registration desk closes 90 minutes before the exam starts. Candidates shall not be allowed to enter the Examination Centre after 07:30 am for the morning shift and 01:30 pm for the afternoon shift.
  • The candidates must sit on the allocated seat only.
  • Until the exam is over, candidates cannot leave the examination hall without the permission of the invigilator.
  • Smoking, chewing gutka, spitting, etc is prohibited inside the examination hall.
  • Candidate must check the question paper available on the computer is as per the opted Subject Code/ Discipline indicated in the Admit Card. In case, the subject of the question paper is changed, then candidates should notify the Exam Invigilator.
  • Candidates are not allowed to carry any baggage inside the Examination Centre.
  • Candidates have to do the calculations/writing work in rough sheet only, provided at the center in the Examination Room/Hall, and on completion of the test candidates must hand over the rough sheets to the exam invigilator.
  • Candidates have to sign and paste the photograph on the Attendance Sheet at the appropriate place.

GPAT 2021 Exam Centres

The candidates must note that the selection of the examination city can be done during filling the application form. The allotment of the exam centers is done on the first-come-first-serve-basis. The request for the change in the exam city will be not be entertained once the city is locked. Check the list of the exam centers for GPAT 2021 given below.

StateCity
Andaman & NicobarPort Blair
Andhra PradeshGuntur
Kurnool
Nellore
Rajahmundry
Tirupathi
Vijayawada
Visakhapatnam
Arunachal PradeshItanagar / Naharlagun
AssamDibrugarh
Guwahati
BiharBhagalpur
Darbhanga
Gaya
Muzaffarpur
Patna
Chandigarh / MohaliChandigarh / Mohali
ChhattisgarhBhilai Nagar / Durg
Raipur
DelhiDelhi
GoaPanaji
GujaratAhmedabad / Gandhinagar
Anand
Bhavnagar
Bhuj
Himmatnagar
Jamnagar
Mehsana
Rajkot
Surat
Vadodara
Valsad / Vapi
HaryanaAmbala
Faridabad
Gurugram
Hissar
Himachal PradeshBilaspur
Hamirpur
Shimla
Solan
JammuJammu
Jammu & KashmirSrinagar
JharkhandDhanbad
Ranchi
Jamshedpur
KarnatakaBelagavi
Bengaluru
Dharwad / Hubballi
Gulbarga
Mangaluru
Mysuru
Udupi / Manipal
LadakhLeh
LakshadweepKavaratti
Madhya PradeshBhopal
Gwalior
Indore
Jabalpur
Sagar
MaharashtraAhmednagar
Amravati
Aurangabad
Dhule
Kolhapur
Mumbai / Navi Mumbai
Nagpur
Nanded
Nashik
Pune
Solapur
Thane
ManipurImphal
MeghalayaShillong
MizoramAizawl
NagalandDimapur
 Kohima
OdishaBalasore
Berhampur – Ganjam
Bhawanipatna / Kalahandi
Bhubaneshwar
Jeypore / Koraput
Sambalpur
PuducherryPuducherry
PunjabAmritsar
Ludhiana
Bhatinda
Patiala / Fatehgarh Sahib
RajasthanJaipur
Jodhpur
Kota
Sikar
Udaipur
TamiL NaduChennai
Coimbatore
Madurai
Tiruchirappalli
Tirunelveli
TelanganaHyderabad
Karimnagar
Warangal
TripuraAgartala
Uttar PradeshAgra
Allahabad/Prayagraj
Bareilly
Ghaziabad
Gorakhpur
Kanpur
Lucknow
Meerut
Noida / Greater Noida
Varanasi
UttrakhandDehradun
Haldwani
Roorkee
West BengalKolkata
Siliguri
KeralaErnakulam
Kottayam
Kozhikode
Thiruvananthapuram
Thrissur

GPAT 2021 Answer Key

NTA releases GPAT answer key at gpat.nta.nic.in. Candidates can download GPAT 2021 answer key by entering their application number, date of birth / password. Along with the answer key, GPAT question papers are also published. The candidates can use the answer key and question paper to calculate the scores for GPAT 2021.

The candidates get a one-time facility to challenge GPAT 2021 answer key if they find any errors in it. To submit the challenges, the candidates have to submit Rs 1000 per question. The processing fee for submitting the challenges can be paid by debit card / credit card / net banking. After reviewing the errors, a final answer key is published by NTA.

GPAT 2021 Response Sheet

Besides releasing the answer key and question paper for GPAT, National Testing Agency also releases the GPAT 2021 response sheet at gpat.nta.nic.in. Candidates can download GPAT 2021 response sheet by entering the application number, date of birth / password.

A response sheet is basically the sheet where all the recorded responses of the candidates are shown. The candidates can use GPAT 2021 response sheet to cross-check the answers.

GPAT 2021 Result

The candidates can check GPAT 2021 result online only at gpat.nta.nic.in. It is released in the form of a scorecard. To check GPAT 2021 result, the candidates are required to enter their application number and date of birth. The result is compiled as per the answers indicated in the final answer key. A merit list is also published with All India Rank of the qualified candidates.

If two more candidates obtain the same marks in GPAT 2021, then, the following tie-breaking criteria is applied to resolve the ties.

  • The age of the candidates is considered if the tie persists, score shall be listed in a chronological (ascending) order as per their date of birth.
  • Candidates having the same score would be given the same Merit, and the Merit number would be increased by the same number i.e. if there are two candidates at Merit 2, Merit 3 would not be awarded to the next candidate but Merit 4 would be given.

GPAT 2021 Reservation

Check the reservation for GPAT 201 given below. This reservation is for the institutes run by Central Government.

CategoriesPercentage
GEN-EWS10%
SC15%
ST7.5%
OBC – NCL27%
GPAT 2021

GPAT 2021 Cut Off

Check the previous year cut off for GPAT given below.

For the year 2020

CategoryCut off marksTotal no. of candidates
General1631974
EWS104489
OBC-NCL1311350
SC103727
ST76373

For the year 2019

CategoriesCut Off marks
Unreserved141
OBC117
SC95
ST74

GPAT 2021 Participating Institutes

Almost 800 plus accept GPAT scores. Check some of the participating institutes for GPAT given below.

  • Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra
  • Jadavpur University, Kolkata
  • Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi
  • Government College of Pharmacy, Bengaluru
  • Maharaja Sayajirao Baroda, Vadodra
  • Institute of Chemical Technology, Kolkata
  • Andhra University, Visakhapatnam
  • Dibrugarh University, Dibrugarh
  • Bombay College of Pharmacy, Mumbai
  • Amrita School of Pharmacy, Kochi

About NTA

National Testing Agency is an Indian government agency that is set up by the Union Council of Ministers to conduct entrance examinations for higher educational institutions. It is an autonomous organization. It was established in the year 2017. It follows the motto, “Excellence in Assessment”. It is now responsible to conduct many national level entrance examinations like JEE Main, NEET, CMAT, UGC NET, ICAR AIEAA UG and PG, AIAPGET etc.

Contact Details:
Block C-20/1A/8, Sector 62,
Gautam Budh Nagar, Noida -201309(UP)
Helpline number: 0120-6895200

Official Website: gpat.nta.nic.in

For more information about GPAT 2021, Download Previous Year’s Information Brochure.

FAQs for GPAT 2021

Ques. Who is the exam conducting body of GPAT 2021?

Ans. National Testing Agency (NTA) is the exam conducting body of GPAT 2021.

Ques. Can I submit GPAT 2021 application form via offline mode?

Ans. No, the application form for GPAT 2021 can be submitted only via online mode.

Ques. Is GPAT a pen-paper based test?

Ans. No, GPAT is a computer-based test.

Ques. How can I get my GPAT 2021 admit card?

Ans. The candidates can submit GPAT 2021 admit card by entering the application number, date of birth / password.

Ques. Is there any negative marking in GPAT 2021?

Ans. Yes, there shall be deduction of 01 marks in case of incorrect answers.

Ques. Is there any age limit to apply for GPAT 2021?

Ans. No, there is no age restriction to apply for GPAT 2021.

Ques. Can I challenge GPAT 2021 answer key if there is any error in it?

Ans. Yes, the provisional answer keys can be challenged if there is any error. The candidates have to pay the processing charge as well.

Ques. Can I take rough sheet and a pen inside the examination hall?

Ans. No, you are not allowed to take the rough sheet and pen inside the examination hall. These things will be provided at the test center only. Also, while leaving the exam center, you will have to submit the rough sheets to the invigilator.

Ques. Will I be allotted any All India Rank if I appear in GPAT 2021?

Ans. Yes, all the qualified candidates will be allotted AIR for GPAT 2021.

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