GPAT Pattern – Check the GPAT 2021 Exam Pattern Here

GPAT Exam Pattern: The National Testing Agency (NTA) has uploaded the GPAT 2021 Exam Pattern on the official website. The candidate must go through the exam pattern before starting the preparation. An exam pattern gives an overall idea of the examination. The medium of the paper is in English only. For more information about the GPAT Pattern, keep reading this article.

GPAT Pattern

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GPAT Pattern

Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test (GPAT) is a National Level Entrance Examination for entry into M. Pharma programs. All the questions will be in the Multiple Choice Type Questions (MCQs) format. Each question carries 04 (four) marks. There are five sections – Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Pharmaceutics, Pharmacognosy, Pharmacology, and Other Subjects.

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Detail Exam Pattern of GPAT

Mode of Examination: Computer Based Test (CBT) mode.

The medium of Question Paper: English only.

Duration of Examination: 180 minutes (3.00 hours).

Syllabus: The syllabus for the exam will be as prescribed by AICTE.

Type of Questions No. of Questions Maximum Marks
Pharmaceutical Chemistry 38 152
Pharmaceutics 38 152
Pharmacognosy 10 40
Pharmacology 28 112
Other Subjects 11 55
Total 125 500

Marking Scheme

  • Each question carries 04 (four) marks.
  • For each correct response, 04 (four) marks.
  • For each incorrect response, 01 (one) mark will be deducted from the total score.
  • No marks for Un-answered/un-attempted.
  • To answer a question, the candidate needs to choose one option as the correct option.
  • However, after the process of Challenges of the Answer Key, in case there are multiple correct options or change in key, only those candidates who have attempted it correctly as per the revised Answer key will be awarded marks.
  • In case a Question is dropped due to some technical error, full marks shall be given to all the candidates who have attempted it.

Important Instructions for Candidates

The Candidates are advised to go through instructions printed on Admit Card carefully before going for the Examination. Candidates MUST bring the following documents on the day of examination at the test centre.

i. Print copy of Admit Card.
ii. One passport size photograph (same as uploaded on the Online Application Form) for pasting on the specific space in the attendance sheet at the Centre during the Examination
iii. Any one of the authorized Govt photo IDs (original, valid and non-expired), viz. PAN card/ Driving License/ Voter ID/ Passport/ Aadhaar Card (With photograph)/ Aadhaar Enrolment No/ Ration Card
iv. PwD certificate issued by the Competent Authority, if claiming the relaxation under PWD category.

The candidates shall report at the Examination Centre two hours before the commencement of the examination so as to complete the frisking and registration formalities well before the time of the exam.

The registration desk will close 90 minutes prior to the examination. Candidates shall not be permitted to enter the Examination Centre after 07:30 A.M for the morning shift OR 01:30 P.M. for the afternoon shift.

The candidates are advised to read the instructions on the Admit Card carefully and follow them strictly. Candidates should take their seats immediately after the opening of the examination hall on their allotted seats. If not they are likely to miss some of the general instructions to be announced in the Examination Rooms/Halls. The NTA shall not be responsible for any delay.


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