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GPAT 2018: Registration, Eligibility, Syllabus, Admit Card, Pattern

GPAT 2018GPAT 2018 Notification has been released now. Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test (GPAT) is administered by the All India Council For Technical Education (AICTE). This test is conducted to select the most appropriate candidates for Pharmacy education. Every year, GPAT is conducted in the month of January for admission to postgraduate pharmacy courses.  GPAT score is being used by all AICTE approved Institutions/University Departments and Constituent Colleges. Scores are also considered for providing scholarships and other financial assistance in the field of Pharmacy. Candidates willing to take admission in M.Pharma programme for the academic year 2018-2019 can check details about GPAT 2018 in this article.

Registration Exam Dates Eligibility

Exam Pattern FAQs

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GPAT 2018 Notification – Exam Dates Released

newiconGPAT 2018 Notification has been released now. Registration will be started from 20th October 2017. for registration details.

GPAT 2018 Exam Date

Check the GPAT Exam Date 2018 including the dates of application, admit card, exam and result. All the dates given below are officials:

EventsDates (Announced)
Online GPAT Registration Start Date20th October 2017
Last Date for Registration15th December 2017
Date of GPAT 2018 Examination20th January 2018
Admit Card Availability2nd week of January 2018
Announcement of the Results of GPAT 2018To be Announced
Downloading of Score CardsTo be Announced

GPAT 2018 Registration

  • Candidates can register for GPAT 2018 through online mode only by accessing the official website of AICTE-GPAT.
  • AICTE will release the GPAT application form 2018 from 20th October 2017.
  • The facility for online registration will be available till 15th December 2017.
  • The registration process involves 3 steps: self-registration, fee payment and filling of details in application form.
  • At the time of registration, candidates also need to upload scanned signature (size should be 60 x 90 (≤30 Kb))and scanned photograph (size should be 140 x 160 (≤60 Kb)).
  • Candidates should make sure that all the fields in the application form are filled correctly as no date will change once the form is finally submitted.
  • At last, candidates can print their filled form and retain the copy of same for further references.

Registration Fee:

The details of application fee category-wise are given in the below table:

CategoryApplication Fee
GEN/OBC CandidatesRs. 1400/- + Bank Charges
SC/ST/PWD CandidatesRs. 700/- + Bank Charges

Mode of Payment:

Applicants for GPAT 2018 can choose to pay the fee online through credit card/debit card/net banking. Applicants can also make payment through SBI Challan. Such candidates have to download the challan from the official website and then visit to the nearby SBI branch with the requisite cash and challan for paying the fee. In case of Challan, Cash will be accepted from the next day of challan generation.

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates shall have to fulfill the following eligibility requirements to be eligible for applying GPAT 2018:

  • Nationality: Candidate should be the citizen of India.
  • Qualifying Examination: The minimum educational requirement is Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy (B.Pharma) of duration 4 years. Candidates passed/appearing the lateral entry B.Pharma programme is also eligible to apply.
  • Appearing Candidates: Those who are in final year of B.Pharma course are eligible for appearing the GPAT 2018.
  • No Age Criteria: No age restriction is there for appearing the online examination of GPAT.

GPAT Exam Pattern 2018

Candidates can check the GPAT exam pattern 2018 to know the structure of question paper and marking scheme. The details are given below:

  • Exam Mode: The examination will be carried out as online Computer Based Test (CBT) where questions will be shown on a computer screen.
  • Type of Questions: The question paper will contain multiple-choice questions only.
  • Maximum Marks: There will be total 125 questions carrying 500 marks.
  • Medium: The medium of the test paper will be English only.
  • Exam Duration: The duration of the examination will be 3 hours.
  • Marking Scheme: Each right answer will carry 4 marks.
  • Negative Marking: The wrong answer will result in negative marking. For each wrong answer, 1 mark will be deducted. Question not attempted will result in zero marks.

GPAT Syllabus 2018

GPAT syllabus includes the questions of Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharm) level. The subjects covered under the syllabus are Physical Chemistry, Physical Pharmacy, Organic Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Pharmaceutics, Pharmacology, Pharmacognosy, Pharmaceutical Analysis, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Microbiology, Pathophysiology, Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics, Clinical Pharmacy  and Therapeutics, Anatomy, Physiology and Health Education, Pharmaceutical Engineering, Pharmaceutical Management, Dispensing and Hospital Pharmacy. The detailed syllabus will be provided when it will be released by the authority.

GPAT Preparation Tips 2018

  • First of all, collect all the details regarding exam pattern and syllabus.
  • Selection of right book is the most important step for the exam preparation.
  • Practice sample papers/previous year question papers.
  • Revision is very important to make your schedule like you will get enough time for revising the earlier prepared topics.
  • Take a proper sleep and also maintain your health.

FAQs (Most Asked Questions)

Answer: The examination will be conducted in online mode as computer based test (CBT).
Answer: It is conducted once in a year.
Answer: Yes, 1 mark will be deducted for each wrong response.
Answer: Refer eligibility criteria section of our article to check the eligibility.
Answer: Candidates can pay registration fee through credit card/debit card/net banking or SBI Challan.
Answer: The validity for GPAT 2018 score card is valid for three years.
Answer: No, you have to download it from the official website of GPAT.
Answer: Once the application is submitted, no changes will be allowed further.


Still any question, leave your comment.

GPAT Admit Card 2018

  • GPAT 2018 admit card will be available for download from AICTE-GPAT website in the second week of January 2018.
  • Candidates need to log in using username and password to download the admit card.
  • A printout of downloaded admit card must be brought to the test center on the day of examination.

GPAT Result 2018

  • GPAT 2018 result is expected to be declared in the second week of February 2018.
  • The result will be announced online through the official website of AICTE-GPAT.
  • Candidates can apply for admission to M.Pharma course on the basis of GPAT scores.

GPAT Score Card:

  • GPAT 2018 Scorecard will be released by AICTE after the declaration of results.
  • To download the scorecard, candidates have to enter details like email address and password.
  • The scorecard is valid only for three years. It will be comprised of the maximum score, score secured, All India Rank, etc.

GPAT Merit List:

  • All India merit list will be prepared based on the scores obtained by the candidates in online entrance examination of GPAT.
  • The merit list specifies Rank, Candidate Roll number, Total Score, Category and Qualified/Not-Qualified status of all the candidates.

GPAT Counselling 2018

  • Candidates can participate in the GPAT counselling conducted individually by the institutions.
  • Candidates are required to take part in the admission procedure of respective institutions based on GPAT scores 2018.
  • Allotment of seats will depend upon candidate scores in the entrance exam.

For any queries regarding GPAT 2018, you may leave your comments below.

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  1. Shahabuddin says:

    Nepali student can appear gpat?? How about scholarship?

  2. NOORUDDINNAWAB says:

    Hlo sir
    i am from 3rd b pharm and j have intrest to appsar for gpat 2018 am j elligible to xam

  3. prapti pattanayak says:

    sir,
    i am 3 rd year caddidate.can i appear for gpat 2018 exam?

  4. Manoj Bhaybhang says:

    I have completed my b.pharm in 2016 am i eligible for gpat 2018?

  5. Rubi says:

    Sir those 3rd year students qualified in 2017 can use their score card in 2018

  6. Dayasagar singh says:

    Sir I am final year student sir two subject me backlog hu b.pharma course kitney year me passout krna rhta hai

  7. Ananda Kumar Khanda says:

    I am from Odisha and I want to seat in the gpat exam in Sikkim…Is it possible?
    And I crack gpat and not take admission then what is the validity of the score card?
    And can I do job and admission at a time ?
    Please thoroughly
    answer it

    • SearchCollegeForm Team says:

      If you will score good marks in GPAT exam, then you can get admission in Sikkim. The validity of GPAT score card is only one year.

  8. Vinoddube says:

    Documents details to be filled online form

  9. Akshay borkar says:

    Sir gpat 2018 ke from kab start hoge…??

  10. Beldar Kareemoddin says:

    Dear sir
    I am already qualified in Gpat Exam in 2017 due to some problem The score card of Gpat 2017 is extended for 3 years so Can I take admission in 2018 in For M.pharmacy..Or I am eligible to give NIPER 2018 Exam again on Gpat score of 2017 because it is valid…
    Please suggest me it’s urgent

  11. Subhashini says:

    Myself subhashini,I have. Completed my mpharm in 2013,can I write gpat in 2018 to get admission in PhD ,if I qualify in that can I get stipend

  12. kiran says:

    respected sir/madam
    i already qualified gpat before 2 years can i write for phd

  13. Sunil pratap says:

    Sir i m from mp i wanna do pharm D.
    There gpat Score card will be helpful to find scholarship in other state please suggest me

  14. Sunil pratap says:

    Sir
    Gpat score card is helpful for Pharm D course after b pharmacy ???
    Please suggest me

  15. jesbin says:

    sir
    gpat exam is only for mpharm,is it possible for pharma mba

  16. p.s.devi says:

    is this useful for ph.d

  17. t shankar says:

    actually I’m B.Pharm passed in 2017 can i eligible GPAT 2018?

  18. S.Rajalakshmi says:

    I want to know whether gpat score will any way help for ph.D entrance

  19. Mahendran says:

    Hello sir/madam, im mahendran. Im get pass mark GPAT 2017. I Need to know how long period valid of GPAT 2017

  20. Hemalatha says:

    Sir can u give me conformation about score for o.c students minimum score that means cut off marks please sir. Thank u sir.

  21. santhosh says:

    How many times we able write?

  22. Raju Hundekar says:

    Dear sir
    What should be minimum score for qualifying GPAT for General, OBC, SC/ST, If scored & qualified in GPAT, is it useful for Ph.D

  23. Mumtaj.J says:

    Please send the 2018 gpat exam full syllabus

  24. Nagendrababu says:

    Sir…. I’m studied b. Pharmacy 2013-2017 Batch , I have an one back log in finel year 2nd semister. I want to wrote for Goat 2018 exam, can I eligible for this exam……?
    Please….. Give a suggestion to me.

  25. Prem rakhecha says:

    How much scholarship gives after qualifying gpat exam..??

  26. Kundan sah says:

    Sir I am student of Nepal currently persuing bpharma in India …can I apply for gpat entrance exam or not

  27. Imnaz says:

    Now am in final year can i write the exam next year..?

  28. Your Name... says:

    Am persuing B.Tech Pharmaceutical Technology( Final year) now at Anna University. Am I eligible to compete in GPAT 2018?

  29. Madhu says:

    Is this goat rank is useful for pH.d or not

  30. manjusha says:

    Supplimentaries in any year of B pharm ( one or more times wrote and then passed ), That students are eligible or not for gpat exam.

  31. Priyadharshini.k says:

    I can get both stipens from gpat& MMC

  32. Priyadharshini.k says:

    If I gpat qualified means I can do my m.pharmacy in mmc

  33. Priya says:

    What is the fee for girls for filling application form of gpat?

  34. K Anitha says:

    I have completed my B.Pharmacy in 2011, am I elligible for GPAT 2018

  35. Akhilesh Kumar says:

    B pharm all subject sylabus

  36. rati ranjan says:

    sir,i am gpat qualified in 2017 with 1798 after revised merit list published . so i want to give gpat 2018 ..if in 2018 i am not able to crack gpat ..can i use my gpat 2017 score card to join in any m.pharm college or can i use my 2017 gpat score card or not??please sir give me the right suggestion.
    thanking you

  37. eram says:

    I completed my B pharma in year 2013. So I am eligible for GAPAT exams in 2018.

  38. Amol Magdum says:

    Sir. I m Maharashtra student Bt I doing b pharmacy in karnatak state ..10+2 in Maharashtra studying so can apply GPAT EXAM? then GPAT exam after passing can I get scholarship r no.. ?

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