Pharmacy Courses: Important Exam Date, Application Form, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Pattern

Pharmacy Course

The students who want to settle in a career right after Class 12th can do so by opting for the B.Pharmacy course. Nowadays, this is one of the popular career choices among science students after Class 12th. In the B. Pharmacy course, students are taught about every aspect of medicine, like medicine manufacturing, composition, prescription, and facilitation of medicines.

Career & Job

There is an ample job opportunity for Pharmacists both in the Private as well as the Government sector.

The Pharmacy students, study about Drugs and medicines, Pharmaceutical Engineering, Medicinal Chemistry, etc. After doing B. Pharma one go for M.Pharma course. Often students get employed by bigwig Pharmaceutical companies like Cadila Healthcare, Ranbaxy, Cipla, etc.

There are various government and private institutions which provide B.Pharma and M.Pharma course. But it is mandatory that such institutions should be recognized by the AICTE (All India Council for Technical Education) or PCI (Pharmacy Council of India).

Popular Pharmacy Entrance Exams

There are various national and state level exams to get admission in some of the top-ranked Pharmacy colleges and Institutions.

GPAT (Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test) which is conducted on a national level. Some other state level entrance exams are -TS EAMCET (Telangana Engineering, Agriculture, and Medical common entrance test), AP EAMCET, MH EAMCET etc.

GPAT is a national level entrance test conducted by the AICTE for admission in the M.Pharma course.

Read below to know more about the GPAT Exam.

Available Application Forms

Pharmacy Course 2018 Important Dates

About the GPAT Exam


Examination Date

January 2018

Online Registration Date

October 2017

Closing of Registration Date

December 2017

Availability of Admit Card

January 2018

Result Declaration

February 2018

Pharmacy Course 2018 Pattern & Syllabus

Exam Pattern

About GPAT 2018 Question Paper


Mode of Exam

Computer Based Test

Number of questions


Total marks



3 hours

Marking Scheme

4 marks for every correct answer

Negative Marking Scheme

1 mark deducted for every incorrect answer

Pharmacy Course 2018 Eligibility

  • A candidate should be an Indian citizen.
  • A candidate should have done the B.Pharmacy of 4 years duration from the AICTE recognised institution or college.
  • The candidates in the final year of B.Pharma are also eligible to apply for the exam.
  • There is no age limit to appear in the exam.

Pharmacy Course 2018 Application Process

The GPAT application form can be availed online from October 2017 until December 2017. 

How To Apply

  • A candidate can apply online for the GPAT 2018 Exam.
  • He/ She should visit the official website of the GPAT. First of all, a candidate should get registered for the exam by providing his/her email id, name, and contact number.
  • Upon registration, a candidate is sent login details on his email id. A candidate should keep the login id until the completion of the selection process because all important communication with the candidate is done through the email id.
  • With the help of the login id, a candidate can access the application form of the exam. A candidate should fill all specified columns of the application form. He/she should provide details about his educational background, address and parent’s detail.
  • A candidate should upload the scanned copies of his/her recent photo and signature.
  • A candidate should pay the application fee for the exam.

Application fee


Category of Candidate

Application Fee

General/ OBC

₹ 1400.



Mode of the Application Fee Payment

  • A candidate can pay the application fee online through Credit or Debit Card or Internet Banking.
  • A candidate can also pay the application fee offline through Bank Challan. The Bank challan should be paid at any SBI branch.

Other Details

Pharmacy Course: Admit Card

Candidates can download the admit card from the GPAT official website by entering their Registration number and Name. The admit card is also sent on the registered email id of the candidate. It should be noted that no hard copy or the printed copy of the admit card is sent to the residential address of the candidate. A candidate should carry the admit card at the examination center, as without admit card he/she will not be allowed to take the exam.

Pharmacy Course: Result

The results will be declared in February 2018. An All India merit list is prepared on the basis of the candidate’s performance in the exam. A candidate is called for counselling and admission on the basis of their rank in the merit list.

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Q. When will the GPAT 2018 Exam be conducted?

The exam will be conducted in January 2018.

Q. Is there any age limit for the exam?

There is no age limit for the exam. A candidate at any age can appear for the exam.

Q. Is there any scheme of negative marking in the exam?

Yes, there is a scheme of negative marking in the exam. For every incorrect answer, 1 mark is deducted.

Q. What is the mark given for every correct answer in the exam?

For every correct answer, 4 marks are given in the GPAT Exam.

Q. What is the application fee for General or OBC candidate for the exam?

The application fee for the General and OBC candidate is ₹1400.

Q. What is the mode of GPAT 2018 Exam?

It is a Computer Based Test.

Q. How many questions are there in the GPAT 2018 Exam?

There are 125 questions in the GPAT 2018 Exam.

Q. What is the total marks for which the exam is conducted?

The exam is conducted for 500 marks.

Q. How to get the admit card for the exam?

Candidate can get their admit card online. They should visit the official website of GPAT, and download their admit card from the admit card section by entering their registration number and name.