GPAT 2023 Application Form, Exam Date, Pattern, Syllabus, Eligibility Criteria

The AICTE previously held a graduate pharmacy aptitude exam (GPAT 2023) for admission to M. Pharma programmes offered by AICTE-approved institutions and institutes. The National Testing Agency will conduct this national level admission exam beginning this year. Applicants must apply to take the GPAT exam in order to be considered for admission to the course. The exam will be taken entirely online. By accessing the official website, applicants can apply for the GPAT exam. Applicants should read the article for more information about the GPAT 2023 Entrance Exam.

Important Dates of GPAT 2023 Exam

The National Testing Agency has confirmed the real dates for GPAT 2023 Exam, which are listed below.

Events of GPAT 2023 ExamDates of GPAT 2023 Exam
Beginning of Registration for GPAT 2023 ExamOctober 2022
Last date to register for GPAT 2023 ExamDecember 2022
Release of Admit card of GPAT 2023 Exam2nd week of January 2023
Date of Examination of GPAT 2023 ExamJanuary 2023
Declaration of Result of GPAT 2023 Exam3rd week of February 2023
All India Merit list announcement for GPAT 2023 Exam3rd week of February 2023

Exam Pattern of GPAT 2023 Exam

It is critical for applicants to understand the exam pattern in order to become familiar with the exam. Applicants can use the information provided to learn about the exam pattern.

Exam type: computer-based (Online)

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Exam time: three hours.

 Exam language: English

Marks allotted: 500 Marks

Total no. of questions: 125 questions

Marking Scheme: Each correct answer receives +4 points.

Negative Marking: For each incorrect response, one mark will be deducted.

Syllabus of GPAT 2023 Exam

PharmacologyDrugs acting on Respiratory system Drugs acting on urinary system General Pharmacology Immunopharmacology Pharmacology of cardiovascular system Pharmacology of central nervous System Pharmacology of peripheral nervous system Principles of toxicology Autacoids and their Antagonists Chemotherapy Chronopharmacology Neurohumoral transmission in autonomic and central nervous system Pharmacology of drug acting on the gastrointestinal tract Pharmacology of Endocrine system Vitamins & Minerals
Physical ChemistryColligative Properties Composition & physical states of matter Electrochemistry, Ionic equilibrium Kinetics Refractive index Solutions Thermodynamics
Physical PharmacyBuffer Complexation Dispersion systems Matter, properties of matter Micromeritics and powder rheology Solubility Surface and interfacial phenomenon Viscosity and rheology
Organic ChemistryAmino acids & proteins Aromaticity & chemistry of aromatic compounds Bridged rings Carbohydrates Carbonyl Chemistry Different aromatic classes of compounds Different classes of compounds General principles Heterocyclic Chemistry Kinetic & thermodynamic control Pericyclic reactions Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons Protection & deprotection of groups Stereochemistry
Dispensing and Hospital PharmacyCompounding and dispensing of following prescriptions Enlarging and reducing formula, displacement value Introduction to laboratory equipment, weighing methodology, handling of prescriptions, labelling instructions for dispensed products Posological calculations involved in the calculation of dosage for infants. Preparations of formulations involving allegation, alcohol dilution, isotonic solution Reading and counselling of prescriptions from the clinical practice Study of current patent and proprietary products, generic products and selected brand products, indications, contraindications, adverse drug reactions, available dosage forms and packing
Pharmaceutical ChemistryPharmaceutical Inorganic Chemistry Dentifrices, desensitizing agents, & anticaries agents Pharmaceutical Impurities Isotopes Monographs Medicinal Chemistry Various classes of therapeutic agents Different classes of therapeutic drugs Therapeutic classes of drugs Different classes of therapeutic drugs
Pharmaceutical JurisprudenceAn Introduction to Standard Institutions and Regulatory Authorities such as BIS, ASTM, ISO, TGA, USFDA, MHRA, ICH, WHO Consumer Protection Act Drug (Price Control) Order Drugs and Cosmetics Act 1940, Rules 1945, including New Drug applications Drugs and Magic Remedies (Objectionable Advertisements) Act 1954 Factory Act Historical background Drug legislation in India, Code of Ethics for Pharmacists Indian Pharmaceutical Industry- An Overview Industrial Development and Regulation act 1951 Introduction to Intellectual Property Rights and Indian Patent Act 1970 Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act 1970 and Rules 1975 Medicinal and Toilet Preparations (Excise Duties) Act 1955, Rules 1976 Minimum Wages Act 1948 Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, and Rules thereunder Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1960 Prevention of Food Adulteration Act 1954 and Rules Shops and Establishment Act The Pharmacy Act 1948
Pharmaceutical ManagementCommunication GATT Human resource and development (HRD) Introduction to management Inventory Management Leadership and motivation Marketing Research Organization Planning and Forecasting Research Management Standard institutions and regulatory authorities World trade organization (WTO) and trade-related intellectual property rights (TRIPS)
PharmaceuticsBiological products Cosmetics Dosage Form Necessities and Additives Introduction to dosage form Ophthalmic preparations Packaging Materials Pharmaceutical Plant, location, layout Pharmacy Profession & Introduction to Pharmaceuticals Pilot plant scale-up techniques Powders Pre-formulations Sources of drug information Allergenic extract Allopathic dosage form Capsules Crude extract Emulsions GMP and Validation Liquids (solutions, syrups, elixirs, spirits, aromatic water, liquid for external uses) Novel Drug delivery system Parenteral – product requiring sterile packaging Pharmaceutical Aerosols Prolonged Action Pharmaceuticals Semisolids Stability of formulated products Suppositories Suspensions Tablets
Pharmaceutical EngineeringAutomated process control systems Crystallization Dehumidification and humidity control Distillation Drying Evaporation Extraction Filtration and Centrifugation Fluid flow Heat transfer Industrial hazards & safety precautions Material of constructions Mixing Refrigeration and air conditioning Size reduction and size separation
PharmacognosyAdulteration and evaluation of crude drugs Animal products Ayurvedic system of medicine Classification of crude drugs Enzymes Factors influencing quality of crude drugs Homeopathic system of medicine Introduction to phytoconstituents Introductory Pharmacognosy Natural pesticides and insecticides Patents Pharmaceutical aids Plant products Plants based industries and research institutes in India Principles of plant classification Quantitative microscopy Techniques in microscopy Toxic drugs Traditional herbal drugs Alkaloids Biogenetic pathways Carbohydrates & lipids Extraction and Isolation Techniques Glycosides Herbal cosmetics Herbal formulations Phytopharmaceuticals Quality control and Standardization of herbal drugs Resinous drugs Tannins Volatile oils Worldwide trade of crude drugs and volatile oils
Human Anatomy and PhysiologyAutonomic nervous system Cardiovascular system Cell physiology Central Nervous system Endocrine Glands Gastrointestinal tract Lymphatic system Reproductive System Respiratory System Sense organs Skeletal System The Blood Urinary System
Pharmaceutical AnalysisAcid-base titrations Calibration Chromatography Complexometric titrations Extraction techniques Flame photometry & atomic absorption spectrometry General principles of spectroscopy Gravimetry Importance of quality control in pharmacy Infrared spectrometry Mass spectrometry Miscellaneous Miscellaneous methods of analysis Nephelometry & Turbidimetry Non-aqueous titrations Oxidation-reduction titrations Polarography Potentiometry Precipitation titrations Proton nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometry Spectro fluorimetry Ultraviolet-visible Spectrometry
Clinical Pharmacy and TherapeuticsAge-related drug therapy: concept of posology, drug therapy for neonates, paediatrics and geriatrics. Drugs used in pregnancy and lactation. Clinical trials, type and phases of clinical trials, placebo, ethical and regulatory issues including Good clinical practice in clinical trials. Drug information services, Drug interactions Drug interaction in paediatric and geriatric patients, drug treatment during pregnancy, lactation and menstruation Drug therapy for malignant disorders like leukaemia, lymphoma, and solid tumours Drug therapy for neurological and psychological disorders Drug therapy for rheumatic, eye, and skin disorders Drug therapy for thyroid and parathyroid disorders, diabetes mellitus, menstrual cycle disorders, menopause, and male sexual dysfunction Drug therapy in gastrointestinal, hepatic, renal, cardiovascular and Respiratory Disorders Drug therapy in infections of respiratory system, urinary system, infective meningitis, TB, HIV, malaria and filaria General Principles, preparation, maintenance, analysis of observational records in Clinical Pharmacy Pharmacovigilance, Therapeutic drug monitoring, Neutraceuticals, essential drugs and rational drug usage Therapeutic drug monitoring, adverse drug reaction (ADR), types of ADR, Mechanism of ADR. Drug interaction, Monitoring and reporting of ADR and its significance.
BiochemistryBiological oxidations & reductions Carbohydrates Cell Enzymes Hereditary diseases Lipids Nucleic acids Proteins Vitamins
Biopharmaceutics and PharmacokineticsBioavailability & Bio-equivalence Bio-pharmaceutical statistics Biopharmaceutics
BiotechnologyAnimal Cell Culture Biotechnology-Derived Products Fermentation Technology and Industrial Microbiology Plant Cell and Tissue Culture Process and Applications Recombinant DNA Technology
PathophysiologyBasic principles of cell injury and adaptation Laboratory tests for Liver function tests and kidney function tests Neoplastic diseases Pathophysiology of common diseases Basic mechanisms of inflammation and repair Disorders of fluid, electrolyte and acid-base balance Disorders of homeostasis: white blood cells, lymphoid tissues, and red blood cells related diseases Immunopathology including amyloidosis Infectious diseases
MicrobiologyAseptic Technique Biology of Microorganisms Fungi and Viruses Introduction to Microbiology Microbial Assay Microbial spoilage Microscopy and staining technique Sterilization & Disinfection Vaccines & Sera

Preparation Strategy for GPAT 2023 Exam

  • GPAT is a very competitive admission exam that requires extra work from students in order to pass. Applicants should follow the following crucial advice on how to prepare for the exam:
  • Make your own exam preparation method. Don’t follow in the footsteps of others.
  • Make a schedule and stick to it on a regular basis.
  • As an actual source, choose dependable study materials. Avoid collecting books only for the purpose of passing an exam. Make use of a couple sets of books and prepare thoroughly.
  • Don’t forget to go over the topics you’ve studied again. Before taking the exam, try to go over the entire curriculum at least twice.
  • To improve your performance and learn time management, complete exam series, mock tests, and previous year papers.
  • Spending time on social media or other platforms that are unrelated to the exam is not recommended.
  • Books to Study for the GPAT Exam

The following are some of the most extensively utilised reference books for the GPAT 2023 exam:

G. Vidya Sagar’s GPAT & GATE Pharmacy

Mohd. Ali’s GPAT

N.N. INAMDAR’s GPAT- A Companion

Silverstein, Skoog’s, and Dr.Ravi Shankar’s pharma analysis

Pharma Analysis: Silverstein, Skoog’s, Dr.Ravi Shankar

Pharmacognosy: Kokate, Trease & Evans

Application Form of GPAT 2023 Exam

Only the online application form for the GPAT examination is available. Applicants can fill out the form on the GPAT’s official website, Applicants must first register for the exam before filling out the application form. Following that, they will be prompted to pay the exam’s application fee. Applicants can fill out the application form after paying the application cost. The information in the form must be filled carefully because there will be no way to fix mistakes once the form has been submitted successfully. While registering for the GPAT exam, candidates must also have a scanned copy of their signature and photograph on hand. The authorities will consider the application form invalid/incomplete if it is submitted without the cost. To avoid disappointment, candidates should complete the form within the time limit.

Fees for applications of GPAT 2023 Exam

The registration/application cost for applicants from the General/OBC category is Rs. 1400/-. (excluding bank charges). The application cost for those belonging to the SC/ST category is Rs. 700/-. (Bank charges applicable).

Payment Options: Applicants can pay the fee either online (through credit card, net banking, or debit card) or using E-Challan of SBI Bank.

Eligibility Criteria of GPAT 2023 Exam

  • If an applicant wishes to take the GPAT entrance exam, he or she must meet the qualifying requirements set forth by the authorities. The following are the requirements for all candidates wishing to take the exam:
  • Applicants must have a valid Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmacy (4 years after 10+2 for lateral entrance candidates) from an accredited college or institution.
  • Applicants in their final year of pharmacy school are also able to apply.
  • Applicants with a B.Tech in Pharmaceutical and Fine Chemical Technology or an equivalent degree are ineligible to take the GPAT exam.

Admit Card of GPAT 2023 Exam

Admit card can be downloaded from the official website. Candidates can download their admit card in the 2nd week of January 2023. It is mandatory for the candidates to carry the admit card and a valid ID proof in the exam hall, the entry without which will not be allowed. No physical admit card will be sent to the candidates by post or whatever means. Candidates should keep a printout of the admit card for future reference.

Declaration of Result of GPAT 2023 Exam

The outcome will be presented in the form of a merit list. The merit list will be compiled based on a candidate’s examination scores. Applicants can see their scorecards by entering their registration ID and password on the official website. The scorecard for the GPAT 2023 will be valid for a year. Applicants with high GPAT scores can apply to a variety of universities.

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