GPAT Eligibility: The National Testing Agency (NTA) has released the eligibility criteria for the GPAT 2021 on the official website. The candidate must check their eligibility before filling the application. There is no age restriction. Only Indian nationals can apply for GPAT 2021. The candidates with a Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy are eligible for the test. For more information about GPAT Eligibility, keep reading this article.
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Age Restriction: None
Educational Qualification: The candidate must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmacy (4 years after 10+2, including lateral entry students) or equivalent from a recognized university. Candidates appearing for the final year of Bachelor’s Degree B. Pharmacy (10+2+4) whose result will be declared before commencement of admission for the academic year 2021-22 can also apply for GPAT 2021 Computer Based Test (CBT).
Important Note: B.Tech. (Pharmaceutical and Fine Chemical Technology)/ equivalent candidates are not eligible to apply.
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In the case of Institutes run by the Central Government, the reservation would be applicable as mentioned below:
(i) 15% of the seats Scheduled Castes (SC) candidates.
(ii) 7.5% seats for Scheduled Tribes (ST) candidates.
(iii) 27% seats for Other Backward Classes (OBC) Non-Creamy Layer (NCL) candidates as per the Central List.
(iv) 10% of the seats for General Economically Weaker Sections (General – EWS) candidates.
(v) Persons with Disability (PwD) with 40% or more disability.
Facilities for PwD candidates to appear in the exam
The facility of the Scribe, in case he/she has a physical limitation and a scribe is essential to write the examination on his/her behalf, being so certified in the aforesaid format by a CMO/Civil Surgeon/ Medical Superintendent of a Govt. Health Care Institution. However, as a measure of caution and due to the prevailing circumstances of COVID-19 Pandemic, such candidate is required to bring his/her own Scribe along with an undertaking in the format given at Annexure-III.
Compensatory time of one hour for the examination of three hours duration, whether such candidate uses the facility of Scribe or not.