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)|
|Exam mode||Computer-based test|
|Application fee||Rs 1600|
|Admit card mode||Online|
|Call centre number||0120-6895200|
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.
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|
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.
GPAT Application Fee
|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.