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GPAT 2020 Exam Pattern

By: Archana on May 22, 2019

All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), the exam directing body will be conducting the GPAT Application Procedure in the month of October. Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test (GPAT) will be conducted on January all over 58 cities in India. Admissions in Pharmacy courses would be given to qualified eligible on the basis of their performance in the exam. It becomes very important for candidates to know the detailed GPAT exam pattern to have a fair idea of the same. Test-takers can have an idea of the GPAT exam pattern 2020 including mode of exam, the number of questions, types of questions, maximum marks, marking scheme, test duration and more on the GPAT Exam.

The characteristics of the GPAT exam pattern is as follows:

  • Exam Mode – Online
  • Exam Timing – 3 hours (2.30 PM to 5.30 PM)
  • Total count of Questions – 125
  • Maximum Marks – 500
  • Type of Questions – Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
  • GPAT Marking Scheme

Marks per question – Each question will carry 4 marks

Negative marking – One mark will be deducted from the total score for each wrong reaction.

AICTE will release an online trial test or mock test from October onwards for candidates so that they have a clear idea of GPAT Exam Pattern. The candidates can become familiar with the question type and marking scheme. The trial test was supposed to be available once the registration window opens.

GPAT Syllabus

Questions will be asked from the mentioned topics of GPAT syllabus that contains the following topics:

  • Physical Chemistry
  • Microbiology
  • Physical Pharmacy
  • Pathophysiology
  • Natural Chemistry
  • Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics
  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
  • Pharmaceutics
  • Life structures, Physiology and Health Education
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmaceutical Engineering
  • Pharmacognosy
  • Pharmaceutical Management
  • Pharmaceutical Analysis
  • Pharmaceutical Jurisprudence
  • Organic chemistry
  • Apportioning and Hospital Pharmacy
  • Biotechnology

GPAT Sample Papers:

Applicants showing up in PG Pharmacy Admission test can download earlier years' inquiry papers of GPAT. The GPAT test papers will help the undergraduates in practicing for the Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test.

Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test (GPAT) is a national level placement test conducted by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) consistently to choose candidates for offering Pharmacy graduates admission to Masters (M. Pharm) programs.

The exam pattern of GPAT is as follows:

  • Number of Questions: 125 questions
  • Time Duration: 180 Minutes
  • Negative Marking is applicable
  • For each correct answer, candidates will be awarded 4 marks, for each wrong answer 1 mark will be deducted
  • There will be no breaks during the exam

The questions will be based on the following topics:

  • Introduction to Physical Pharmacy
  • Importance of Microbiology in Pharmacy
  • Introduction to pharmaceutical jurisprudence & ethics
  • Introduction to dispensing and community pharmacy 
  • Importance of unit operations in manufacturing, Stoichiometry
  • Dosages Forms, designing & evaluation
  • Biopharmaceutics & Pharmacokinetics
  • Inorganic pharmaceutical & medicinal chemistry 
  • Physical Chemistry and its importance in pharmacy
  • Organic Chemistry and its importance in pharmacy
  • Biochemistry
  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Pharmaceutical Analysis
  • Pharmacology 
  • Pharmacognosy

GPAT 2020 Syllabus

GPAT Syllabus is an exhaustive checklist of the topics that the candidates must prepare in order to do well in the GPAT Examination. While the checklist is based on the pattern of questions that appeared in the previous years, this checklist should help candidates prioritize their preparation in addition to practice of the previous year and mock question papers. A probable list of topics from which questions would be posed have been mentioned as below:
 
Questions in the exam will be based on the following topics:
 
- Introduction to Physical Pharmacy
- Importance of Microbiology in Pharmacy
- Introduction to pharmaceutical jurisprudence & ethics
- Introduction to dispensing and community pharmacy 
- Importance of unit operations in manufacturing, Stoichiometry
- Dosages Forms, designing & evaluation
- Biopharmaceutics & Pharmacokinetics
- Inorganic pharmaceutical & medicinal chemistry 
- Physical Chemistry and its importance in pharmacy
- Organic Chemistry and its importance in pharmacy
- Biochemistry
- Medicinal Chemistry
- Pharmaceutical Analysis
- PHARMACOLOGY 
- PHARMACOGNOSY

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