GRADUATE PHARMACY APTITUDE TEST (GPAT) came as a replacement to GATE (Pharmacy) in year 2010. This a national level Masters in Pharmacy (M.Phrama)  entrance exam was initially conducted by MS University, Baroda on behalf of All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) . After 2013 AICTE itself has been conducting the test every year as per the directions of Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India.


Mode of test ONLINE
Duration 3 hours
Syllabus Almost all B.Pharmacy Syllabus (Click here to download GPAT syllabus)
Number of questions 125
Marking 4 marks for each correct answer
Negative Marking Yes (-1 marks for each wrong answer)
Maximum Marks 125 x 4 =500

The GPAT score is accepted by all AICTE-Approved Institutions/University Departments/Constituent Colleges/Affiliated Colleges. A few scholarships and other financial assistance in the field of Pharmacy are also given on the basis of the GPAT score.

GPAT Admission Process 2017

GPAT Score 2017 can be employed to get admission in a number of colleges offering Masters in Pharmacy (M.Phrama) programme across India for the academic session 2017-19. Important dates and data includes:

GPAT 2017 Exam Events Date
Date of Notification 6th Oct 2016
GPAT Online application starts October 10, 2016
GPAT application ends December 10, 2016
GPAT admit card/hall ticket January 13, 2017
GPAT 2017 Entrance Test January 28 and January 29, 2017 (reserve day)
Declaration of GPAT result by February 10, 2017
Print out of GPAT Score by February 10, 2017

Eligibility: Bachelor’s degree holders in Pharmacy (4 years after 10+2, including lateral entry candidates) and those who are in the final year of B. Pharmacy course ONLY are eligible for appearing in GPAT 2017 Examination. [B. Pharmacy 1st year to 3rd year students are NOT ELIGIBLE to appear in GPAT 2017 Examination.]

GPAT 2017 Registration process

The Registration process for the GPAT is divided into three steps which are mentioned below:

Self Registration:

This step will contain the registration done by candidates on official gpat aicte website. Here the candidate is required create a login account and fill all the details in the registration form. Candidate must ensure that all the details filled by him are correct as details once submitted can not be changed. Keep your login ID and 6 digit password for the future login.

First time you will enter as NEW USER. Read the instructions carefully, accept the declaration and proceed. Now you need to do Self Registration. Here the candidate is required fill all the details in the registration form. Candidate must ensure that all the details filled by him are correct as details once submitted can not be changed. After submitting the form, the candidate will get a 6 digit password on your phone/email. This login ID and password should be kept safe for the future login. Next time when the candidate comes to the website, he will enter as an EXISTING USER.

Payment Process:

After registration, the candidate has to make payment through online mode or cash mode in SBI bank. Online payment can be made via debit card, credit card or net banking. A confirmation mail or SMS follows every successful payment.

Candidates opting for cash payment mode will see the Challan on the screen. The challan is to be printed in triplicates and is to be deposited against your exam fee in any SBI branch.

Category wise application fee for GPAT 2017 (in INR)
General / OBC 1400 + Bank transaction charges
SC 700 + Bank transaction charges
ST 700 + Bank transaction charges
PwD 700 + Bank transaction charges
Female 700 + Bank transaction charges

After 48 hours of submission of fee, go back to the official gpat website and submit form.

Form Submission:

This is the final step, click on EXISTING USER on official GPAT website, login again with your account and fill the remaining part of the application form. Click on the view or modify button for reviewing  before submission. Once you click the submit button, a message confirming your form submission will appear on the screen.

GPAT Admit Card 2017

As per the official GPAT website, the admit cards of GPAT 2017 would be available online by January 13. For downloading the admit card, candidate will have to fill his application form number and date of birth/password. Applicants should check the personal details, exam date, exam timing and test venue from the GPAT hall ticket. In case of any discrepancy in any relevant information on the GPAT 2017 admit card, the candidate should contact GPAT Call Centre / Helpdesk at: 022-66258304

GPAT Sample Papers 2017
Pharmacognize has plenty of mock/sample papers of GPAT 2017 which can be accessed online or offline. Some of these are paid while others are free. Candidates should call 9779737368 or CLICK HERE to opt for the suitable package

GPAT 2017 Exam Centres

AICTE GPAT 2017 authorized test centres in 58 cities across the country including  Ahmedabad, Amravati, Aurangabad, Bhavnagar, Chandigarh, Delhi, Gulbarga, Jammu, Kolhapur, Kurnool, Madurai, Mysore, Nanded, Nellore, Noida, Patna, Srinagar, Shimla, Tirupati, Varanasi and Warangal.

GPAT Result 2017

As per the AICTE GPAT official website, the result of GPAT 2017 would be declared by 10th February 2017. The result will be announced on the website: An all India Merit list will also be available on the website.

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