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AICTE GPAT Pharmacy Exam Notification

Those students who want to settle their career early, right after completing their 12th standard with science subjects, can do so by opting for B.Pharmacy course. This is one of the most popular course among those students who want to make their career in medical field. In this course student studies about various medicines, which allows them to work in companies related to medicine manufacturing, prescription and facilitating of medicines. There is an ample opportunity of job for students both in private as well as government sector. Every year requirement of Pharmacists is going up.

In Pharmacy Course student study about Drugs and medicines, Pharmaceutical Engineering, Medicinal Chemistry etc. After doing B. Pharma course one go for M.Pharma course also. 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 of Technical Education) or PCI (Pharmacy Council of India).

About Pharmacy Entrance Exam

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

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

GPAT is a national level entrance test conducted by AICTE for admission into the M.Pharma course. In order to know further about the GPAT Exam read below-

Eligibility for Pharmacy Course

  • Candidate should be a citizen of India.
  • Candidate should have done the B.Pharmacy course of 4 years duration from the AICTE recognized institution or college.
  • Those candidates who are appearing in the final year of B.Pharma are also eligible to apply for the exam.
  • There is no age limit for appearing in the exam.

Pharmacy Course Admission Process

The application form of GPAT can be availed online only. It cannot be availed through offline mode. Candidate should fill the online application form in three stages. The registration has begun on October 10th, 2016 and it has closed on December 25th, 2016. The application form should be filled before the last date of the application.

How To Apply

  • A candidate can apply online for the GPAT 2017 Exam.
  • He should visit the official website of the GPAT. First of all a candidate should get registered for the exam by providing his email id, name and contact number. Upon registration a candidate is sent login details on his email id. A candidate should keep his login id till the completion of the selection process because all important communication with the candidate is done through the email id.
  • With the help of login id candidate can access the application form of the exam. A candidate should fill all the necessary column of the application form. He should provide details about his educational background, address and parent’s detail.
  • Along with the application form a candidate should give the scanned copies of his photo and signature.
  • Candidate should also pay the application fee for the exam. The application fee can be paid online through Net Banking, Credit or Debit card.

Application fee

Category of Candidate

Application Fee

General/ OBC

Rs. 1400.



Mode of Application Fee Payment

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

Pharmacy Course Pattern (Syllabus)

Exam Pattern

About GPAT 2017 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 Schem

1 mark deducted for every incorrect answer.

Pharmacy Course Important Dates

About the GPAT Exam


Examination Date

January 28th and 29th, 2017.

Online Registration Date

October 10th, 2016.

Closing of Registration Date

December 25th, 2016.

Availability of Admit Card

January 16th, 2017.

Result Declaration

February 8th, 2017.

Admit Card

Candidate can download their admit card from the official website of the GPAT by entering their registration number and name. Admit card is also sent on the registered email id of the candidates. It should be noted that no hard copy or printed copy of the admit card will be sent on the residential address of the candidate. It is important to carry the admit card at the centre of examination as without admit card candidate will not be allowed to take his exam.


Result was declared on February 8th, 2017. All India merit list was prepared on the basis of the candidate performance in the exam. A candidate is called for counselling and admission on the basis of his rank in the All India merit list.


Q. When will the GPAT 2017 Exam be conducted?

The exam will be conducted on January 28th and 29th, 2017.

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 Rs.1400.

Q. What is the mode of GPAT 2017 Exam?

It is a Computer Based Test.

Q. How many questions are there in the GPAT 2017 Exam?

There are 125 questions in the GPAT 2017 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 in the admit card section by entering their registration number and name download their admit card.