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GPAT 2023 | Notification, Eligibility, Exam fee

Sohini Chattopadhyay | Updated On - May, 20 2023

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GPAT 2023 | Notification

Application forms for the GPAT 2023 are now available. The National Testing Agency (NTA) has opened the application window for GPAT 2023 on the official website on February 13, 2023. Candidates can register online for the MPharma exam from February 13, 2023. Currently, NTA is not announcing the date of the GPAT exam, but candidates can expect the GPAT exam to be held in April 2023. The 2023 GPAT exam will be organised and administered by the National Testing Agency, NTA. The GPAT registration window will remain open until March 13, 2023 (upto 11.50 pm).
Official Website

GPAT 2023 | Overview

GPAT 2023 is administered by The National Testing Agency (NTA) for admission to MPharma or equivalent degree programmes. The results are accepted by 800 participating institutes and all All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) approved institutions and universities. The exam was previously administered by the AICTE until 2017.

Events

Dates

Name of the examination

Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test (GPAT)

Competent Authority

National Testing Agency (NTA)

Mode of the examination

Online

Official Website

gpat.nta.nic.in

GPAT 2023 Registration

13 Feb '23 - 13 Mar '23

Application Form Last Date

13 Mar '23

Application correction window

14 Mar '23 - 16 Mar '23

GPAT 2023 Admit Card

Before exam

GPAT 2023 Exam Date

22 May 2023

GPAT 2023 | Important Dates

Candidates appearing for GPAT 2023 can refer to the below table for important dates-

Events

Dates

GPAT 2023 Registration

13 Feb '23 - 13 Mar '23

Application Form Last Date

13 Mar '23

Application correction window

14 Mar '23 - 16 Mar '23

GPAT 2023 Admit Card

20th May 2023

GPAT 2023 Exam Date

22 May 2023

GPAT 2023 | Application Fee

GPAT 2023 Application Forms can only be submitted online. No applications will be accepted via post or email. GPAT registration involves the following steps-
Step 1- Register for the Online Application Form and note down the system-generated Application Number. Enter all the required details, set a Password, and create login credentials.
Step 2- Fill and Complete GPAT Application Form 2023 – Login with the system-generated User ID and Password. Enter your personal, academic, and other details.
Step 3- Scan Photo and Signature as per the defined standards. Failing to do so will result in the cancellation of the candidature.
Step 4- Pay Examination Fee by SBI MOPS, Net Banking, Debit/Credit Card, or e-Challan. The fee varies depending on the candidate's category.
Category Fees
General/ OBC- NCL

Male: INR 2000

Female: INR 1000

For SC/ ST/ PwD

Male: INR 1000

Female: INR 1000

For Transgender INR 1000

GPAT 2023 | Eligibility

The eligibility criteria for appearing in the 2023 GPAT, the national-level entrance exam, are as follows-
  • The candidate must possess a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy or equivalent from a recognised university.
  • Candidates appearing for the qualifying examination for a bachelor’s degree whose result will be declared before the commencement of admission for the academic year 2023-23 can also apply.
  • The candidate must be a citizen of India.
  • There is no age restriction for appearing on the national-level entrance exam.

GPAT 2023 | Admission Process

The admission process for the PG entrance test started with the registration process. Candidates had to fill out the application form and submit it to the NTA, who issue the admit cards to the candidates who wrote the examination.
The admission process began with registration for the exam. Applicants for the PG entrance test are required to register themselves on the official website. After completing the registration process, applicants could fill out the application form.
After successful submission, the applications will be reviewed. The applicants whose applications are accepted by NTA will receive the admit card. The applicants then have to appear for an online test.
The results will be announced for the applicants who will take the test, after which the applicants who qualify for the test will attend the counselling sessions.
To participate in the counselling, applicants must apply separately to the desired institution/university. The participating institution will base on the applications received and announce the minimum score (cut-off). Applicants who score within the cut-off range will be admitted to that institute.

GPAT 2023 | Exam Pattern

The exam pattern for the GPAT is provided below-
  • Exam mode: the exam will be CBT (Computer Based Test).
  • Medium: The medium of the exam is English.
  • Duration: The total duration of the exam is 3 hours.
  • Grading scheme: For each correct answer, candidates will get 4 points.
  • Negative grading: 1 point will be deducted for each wrong answer. 
The section wise exam pattern for GPAT is as follows-
Type of Questions No. of Questions No. of Marks
Pharmaceutical chemistry 38 152
Pharmaceutics 38 152
Pharmacognosy 10 40
Pharmacology 28 112
Other subjects 11 44
Total 125 500

GPAT 2023 | Syllabus

The syllabus for the GPAT is prescribed by the National Testing Agency (NTA). Candidates will be able to check the syllabus for the GPAT through the website. Candidates can refer to the table below -

 Syllabus of Pharmaceutical Chemistry-

Subjects Topics
Pharmaceutical Chemistry Pharmaceutical Inorganic Chemistry Dentifrices, desensitizing agents, & anticaries agents Pharmaceutical Impurities Isotopes Monographs Medicinal Chemistry Various classes of therapeutic agents Different classes of therapeutic drugs Therapeutic classes of drugs Different classes of therapeutic drugs

Syllabus of Pharmaceuticals-

Subjects Topics
Pharmaceutics Pharmacy Profession & Introduction to Pharmaceuticals Introduction to dosage form Biological products Pharmaceutical Plant, location, layout Ophthalmic preparations Preformulations Packaging Materials Cosmetics Pilot plant scale-up techniques Dosage Form Necessities and Additives Powders Sources of drug information Tablets Parenteral – product requiring sterile packaging Suspensions Emulsions Suppositories Stability of formulated products Prolonged Action Pharmaceuticals Novel Drug delivery system GMP and Validation Semisolids Allopathic dosage form Crude extract Allergenic extract Capsules Liquids(solutions, syrups, elixirs, spirits, aromatic water, liquid for external uses) Pharmaceutical Aerosols

 Syllabus of Pharmacology-

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

GPAT 2023 | Answer Key

The GPAT final answer key is released along with the results. NTA first releases provisional answer keys. Candidates are required to log in using the application number and password or date of birth to download the answer key. The GPAT 2023 answer key contains all the answers to the questions asked in the examination. Candidates can calculate and estimate their scores using the provisional answer key. They had the option to challenge the answer key by paying INR 200 per question till May 2, 11.50 pm.

GPAT 2023 | Result

GPAT results are released online by NTA. The results are published in the form of scorecards that can be downloaded as PDFs. In order to check the scorecard for the national level exam, candidates must log in with their mail ID and roll number on the official website.

GPAT 2023 | Previous Exam History

Candidates appearing for GPAT can refer to the table below for previous exam history-
Events Dates 2022
Online submission of application form 16th February 2022
Last date of submission of application form 17th March 2022
Last date of successful transaction of fee 18th March 2022
Correction Facility 19th to 21st March 2022
Release of admit card 6th April 2022
Date of Examination 9th April 2022
Answer key 1st May 2022
Declaration of Result 20th May 2022

Previous Paper link

Candidates can check the link from the question paper to the previous paper-
GPAT 2019

GPAT 2023 | FAQs

Q. I have just completed class XII. Can I appear for NTA GPAT 2023?

Ans- No. GPAT is an entrance examination for the PG course in Pharmacy. Therefore, having a bachelor’s degree is required to appear for NTA GPAT 2023.

Q. How many choices do I get while selecting an exam conducting city for NTA GPAT 2023?

Ans-  While filling out the GPAT application form 2023, candidates will be able to choose three cities in order of preference. Accordingly, NTA will allocate a suitable exam centre to the candidates.

Q. What will be the mode of exam?

Ans- The GPAT 2023 examination will be conducted in online mode (Computer Based Mode) only.

Q. How many questions will there be on the GPAT 2023 exam?

Ans-  A total of 125 questions will be asked in the GPAT 2023 exam, with three hours allotted to answer them. In the GPAT exam, there will only be objective-type (MCQ questions).

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