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What is GPAT Exam?

Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test (GPAT) is one of the entrance exams conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA). This national level entrance exam is conducted for admission to M.Pharm or its equivalent courses in various institutes spread across the country. 

Earlier, GPAT is conducted by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). It was transferred to NTA as per the directions of Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India. 

The GPAT score is accepted by all AICTE-Approved Institutions/ University Departments/ Constituent Colleges/ Affiliated Colleges. More than 800 participating institutes accept GPAT score. Aspirants are also provided with a few scholarships and other financial assistance on the basis of GPAT score.

GPAT Exam Details 

Exam Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test (GPAT)
Conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA)
Frequency  Once a year
Eligibility B. Pharmacy (10+2+4) 
Age limit  No
Application mode  Online 
Exam mode  Computer-based test
Application fee  Rs 1600
Admit card mode  Online
Call centre number  0120-6895200
Official website  gpat.nta.nic.in 

GPAT Notification 2020 

Interested aspirants who are aiming for GPAT exam 2020 are advised to refer the official notification meticulously before kick-starting the application process. One can find GPAT eligibility, exam pattern and syllabus in the GPAT notification 2020. Candidates can download the GPAT 2020 notification pdf below. 

Download GPAT notification 2020

GPAT 2020 Important Dates 

NTA will conduct the GPAT 2020 exam on January 28 between 2.30 pm to 5.30 pm. 

GPAT Notification  November 1, 2019 
Online application form  November 1 to December 10, 2019 
Application fee (final transaction) November 1 to December 11, 2019 
Choice of city  November 1 to December 12, 2019 
GPAT 2020 admit card  December 24, 2020 
GPAT exam date 2020  January 28, 2020 
GPAT result  February 7, 2020 

GPAT Eligibility 

Candidates who hold a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy (4 years after 10+2) or equivalent from a recognized board are only eligible to apply for GPAT. Students who are appearing for the final year of B. Pharmacy are also eligible to apply. B.Tech. (Pharmaceutical and Fine Chemical Technology)/ equivalent candidates are not eligible for GPAT. There is no maximum age limit for GPAT. 

GPAT 2020 Application Form 

Aspirants have to apply online for GPAT 2020 and no other modes are allowed. One should visit the official website to register for the GPAT 2020 examination. The below steps will help candidates to register for GPAT 2020 exam. 

  • Visit the official website
  • Fill in the online application form 
  • Note down the system generated Application Number
  • Upload the scanned images of the candidate's photograph and signature
  • Pay the prescribed application fee amount
  • Submit the GPAT Application Form and take a printout of the same for future reference 
  • Choose the city for GPAT 2020 examination

  • GPAT Application Fee 

    Category  Boys Girls
    General/ Gen-EWS/ OBC (NCL) Rs 1600 Rs 800
    SC/ST/PwD/ Transgender Rs 800 Rs 800

    Note: Service/ processing charges & GST are to be paid by the candidate, as applicable.

    GPAT Test Centre 

    Candidates are provided with an option to choose the city for examination after submission of the examination fees. The allotment of exam city will be based on the first come- first serve. Candidates can check the availability of the seat before submitting the fees. They should note that NTA may change the chosen city and/or the allocated centre for logistic and administrative reasons.

    GPAT Answer Key 2020 

    After the GPAT 2020 examination, NTA will display the answer keys and question paper attempted by the candidate on its official website. Candidates who are unsatisfied with the provisional answer keys displayed by NTA can challenge them. They should pay Rs.1000/- per question as the processing charge, which can be paid by credit/debit card/Net banking. 

    GPAT Score 2020 

    The GPAT result will be based on the final answer keys released by NTA. The Agency will not dispatch any score card to the candidates. Hence, candidates are advised to download the GPAT score card 2020 from the official website. There is no provision for re-valuation/re-checking of the GPAT score.

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