GPAT 2024: National Testing Agency conducts the Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test (GPAT) every year for the candidates willing to pursue M Pharma Course. GPAT 2024 is a national-level entrance exam that shortlists interested and eligible students seeking admission into the master’s degree program in the field of Pharmacy. On qualifying for the GPAT exam, applicants will be offered admission into the AICTE Approved Institutions/ University Departments/Constituents/ Colleges/ Affiliated Colleges across the Nation. The GPAT 2024 Exam Registration/Application process will be announced by NTA on its official website in February 2024.
GPAT 2024 Exam Overview
The students who want to appear for the GPAT 2024 Exam can visit the official website i.e, www.gpat.nta.nic.in to find all the latest updates. Let us discuss the major highlights of the GPAT 2024 Exam-
|GPAT 2024 Exam Overview
|Exam Conducting Body
|National Testing Agency (NTA)
|Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test
|Mode of Application
|Mode of Exam
GPAT 2024 Important Dates
All the GPAT 2024 Important Dates have been updated in the table below for the convenience of the candidates. Candidates are advised to bookmark all the important dates of GPAT 2024 given in this article below for future reference.
|GPAT 2024 Important Dates
|GPAT 2024 Registration Starts
|GPAT 2024 Registration window closes
|GPAT 2024 Application Correction Window
|Last Date to pay GPAT 2024 Application Fee
|To be Notified
|GPAT 2024 Exam Date
|To be Announced
GPAT 2024 Exam Notification
NTA will release the official notification regarding the GPAT 2024 exam in January/February 2024 . The GPAT 2024 Information Brochure will be released along with the application forms on official website. All the important tips and instructions to be followed such as application form filling or the choice of exam centres will be discussed in the GPAT 2024 Exam Notification PDF. Candidates must refer to the official GPAT 2024 Exam Notification to know all the details regarding the same.
GPAT 2024 Eligibility Criteria
The GPAT 2024 Eligibility Criteria are specified by the National Testing Agency (NTA). The candidate must satisfy the eligibility requirement prescribed by (NTA) to be successfully able to appear for the exam. There is no age restriction for the candidates willing to participate in the exam. The detailed information about eligibility will be as follows
|GPAT 2024 Eligibility Criteria
|Candidates must be citizens of India to apply for the GPAT 2024
|There is no age restriction for appearing in the national-level entrance exam
|The candidate must possess a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy or equivalent from a recognised university.
|Those candidates who are going to appear in the final year of their bachelor’s in 2024 are also able to apply for the examination.
GPAT 2024 Registration
All the students who want to pursue postgraduate courses in Pharmacy from recognized AICTE AICTE-approved institutions will first have to register successfully. NTA will activate the registration link on the official website tentatively in the month of February 2024. NTA also provided the application correction window facility for the applicants to edit or correct their application forms just once. Various government-funded and Private institutes will be participating institutes in GPAT 2024. The candidates will be able to select their preferred choices of college. Seats will be allocated in the GPAT 2024 participating institutes based on the candidate’s merit, preferences, and availability of seats.
GPAT 2024 Application Fee
Candidates need to pay the application fee as the last and final step of registering themselves for the GPAT 2024 exam. The table given below discusses the amount to be paid by different categories of students.
|GPAT 2024 Application Fee
|Category of Candidate
|Gen-EWS/ SC/ST/PwD /OBC-(NCL)
Steps to apply for GPAT 2024 Exam
The application process for GPAT Exam 2024 will commence in February 2024 and end in March 2024. The GPAT 2024 application form will be filled out only through “Online” mode at www.gpat.nta.nic.in. Candidates not complying with the instructions of the GPAT 2024 application form shall be disqualified. Follow the steps given below to fill out the GPAT 2024 Application form. The GPAT 2024 Application form-filling process would be done in 3 parts- Registration and Application form.
Part A- GPAT 2024 Candidate Registration
Candidates appearing for the GPAT 2024 exam for the first time must register themselves and the candidates who have already generated the registration number must proceed to fill up the GPAT 2024 Application form. Follow the steps given below for GPAT 2024 New candidate registration.
- Visit the GPAT 2024 official website at www.gpat.nta.nic.in.
- Click on New Registration.
- Fill in all the details asked in the GPAT 2024 registration form.
- Register with your Email Id and Mobile No. and note down system-generated Application Numbers.
- After rechecking the details, click on submit.
- Note the registration number which shall be used as GPAT 2024 user Id.
PART B- GPAT 2024 Application Form
After completing the GPAT 2024 registration process, candidates shall move to the next step of filling out the GPAT 2024 application form filling. GPAT 2024 application forms must be filled out very carefully only by the registered candidates to avoid the chances of a form rejection. GPAT 2024 application form could be filled out by following the given steps.
- Log in to the official website at www.gpat.nta.nic.in.
- Fill out all of the information such as the applicant's name, father's name, active phone number, correspondence address, permanent address, email address, and other necessary details.
- A passport-size image of the candidate, as well as his or her signature, should be provided in the prescribed size and format.
- Upload the required documents in accordance with the GPAT 2024 application form instructions.
- Candidates must pay the GPAT 2024 application fee via online mode after uploading the documents.
- Candidates must ensure to keep a copy of the GPAT 2024 application form for future reference.
GPAT 2024 Exam Pattern
The detailed GPAT 2024 Exam Pattern has been discussed in the official information brochure released by NTA. According to the official notice, the GPAT 2024 exam will be a Computer-Based Test (CBT) and the medium of the paper will be English only. The duration of the exam will be 3 hours and the GPAT 2024 exam will only consist of multiple-choice questions. The total marks for the test will be 500.
- Each correct answer will be awarded 4 marks.
- Each incorrect answer will result in a deduction of 1 mark.
- Unanswered/un-attempted will be given no marks.
|GPAT 2024 Exam Pattern
|No. of Questions
|Pharmaceutical Chemistry & Allied Subjects
|Pharmaceutics & Allied Subjects
|Pharmacognosy & Allied Subjects
|Pharmacology & Allied Subjects
GPAT 2024 Syllabus
GPAT 2024 syllabus has been released on the official website. Candidates are recommended to thoroughly go through the GPAT 2024 Syllabus to ingrain a deep understanding of the topics to be asked. Preparing for the exam by referring to GPAT 2024 syllabus will increase the chances of cracking the exam with decent scores. To prepare for the GPAT 2024 exam, candidates need to understand the syllabus well. The syllabus for the GPAT 2024 exam is as follows-
|GPAT 2024 Syllabus
|Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
|Anatomy, Physiology, and Health Education
GPAT 2024 Cut Off
The GPAT 2024 cut-off is the minimum mark candidates need to score to qualify for postgraduate pharmacy courses in various institutes across India. The cut-off marks will be decided by the National Testing Agency (NTA) based on various factors such as the difficulty level of the exam, the number of candidates appearing for the exam, and the number of seats available in various institutes. Candidates who score above the cut-off marks will be eligible for admission to postgraduate pharmacy courses in various institutes across India. The below table provides category-wise GPAT Cut Off for the previous year (2024).
|GPAT 2024 Qualifying Cut Off