Application process of GPAT 2019 from November 1, 2018

The National Test Agency (NTA) will conduct the Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test (GPAT) in January 2019, and the application process will commence from November 1, 2018. Till last year, GPAT was conducted by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE).

The candidates who are seeking admission into Master of Pharmacy program, they need to clear the GPAT, which is a three-hour online examination. The GPAT accesses pharmacy students to seek admission to suitable colleges for pursuing the Master’s degree program. The score of GPAT is considered by all AICTE affiliated and approved schools, colleges and institutes.

Key Dates

  • The application process commences on November 1, 2018
  • The closing date for application submission is November 30, 2018
  • Date of Examination January 28, 2019
  • Duration of Examination: Three Hours
  • Mode of Examination: Online

How to Apply for GPAT 2019

Step 1: Filling the online registration with necessary details on the NTA website –

Step 2: Fill up the application form using all your academic information. Keep scanned copies of certificates ready.

Step 3: One can use either offline or online mode of payment. For offline payment, generate a challan while filling the application form and pay that in the bank.

Eligibility Criteria

Educational qualification for GPAT 2019:

  • Candidates should be holding a Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy (4 years after 10+2, including lateral entry candidates)
  • Those who are in the final year of B Pharmacy course are also eligible for apply
  • B Tech (pharmaceutical and fine chemical technology)/equivalent students are not eligible to apply

The duration of the exam is three hours, and a total of 125 questions of four marks each will be asked in the GPAT. There is negative marking as well. A total of 841 institutions participate in GPAT, offering about 24,096 seats for candidates. Scholarships and other financial assistance in the field of pharmacy are also provided by GPAT score.

A national level competition examination, GPAT is held across the country. The syllabus is a critical component. The examination contains 125 objective type of questions. You gain +4 marks if you answer the question correctly and if your answer turns out to be incorrect, then you will lose -1 mark for the same. Also, if any of the questions are marked inappropriately or more than once, then to you will attract negative mark. The total scores will be 500. You can take the help of a few reference books to prepare yourself better.

The reference books are as follows:

The Pearson Guide to GPAT

GPAT Cracker

Synopsis for GPAT

GPAT: A Companion

The Complete Pharma

Preparation Tips

It is advisable for all the candidates that they should be practising the fractional part more.

Candidates should be referring to the online mock tests, reference books etc.

Previous year examination papers should also be practised thoroughly, by the candidates once done with their preparations.

It is also essential for all the candidates to revise every day, at the end of the day, or whatever they were able to prepare throughout the day.

It is also suggested that all the candidates should complete their GPAT 2019 Syllabus two days before the examination.

Once done with all the preparations, the candidates should give light revisions to all they have prepared for the GPAT 2019 Examination.

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