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, to find all the latest updates.  Let us discuss the major highlights of the GPAT 2024 Exam-

GPAT 2024 Exam Overview
Exam Conducting BodyNational Testing Agency (NTA)
Exam NameGPAT 2024
Full FormGraduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test
LevelNational Level
CategoryEntrance Exam
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Mode of ExamOnline
Courses OfferedMPharma

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 StartsFebruary 2024
GPAT 2024 Registration window closesMarch 2024
GPAT 2024 Application Correction WindowMarch 2024
Last Date to pay GPAT 2024 Application FeeTo be Notified
GPAT 2024 Exam DateTo 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
NationalityCandidates must be citizens of India to apply for the GPAT 2024
Age LimitThere is no age restriction for appearing in the national-level entrance exam
Educational QualificationsThe candidate must possess a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy or equivalent from a recognised university.
AppearingThose 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 CandidateGenderFee
General/ URMaleRs. 2200
FemaleRs. 1100
Gen-EWS/ SC/ST/PwD /OBC-(NCL)MaleRs. 1100
FemaleRs. 1100
 Third GenderRs. 1100

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 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.

  1. Visit the GPAT 2024 official website at
  2. Click on New Registration.
  3. Fill in all the details asked in the GPAT 2024 registration form.
  4. Register with your Email Id and Mobile No. and note down system-generated Application Numbers.
  5. After rechecking the details, click on submit.
  6. 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.

  1. Log in to the official website at
  2. 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.
  3. A passport-size image of the candidate, as well as his or her signature, should be provided in the prescribed size and format.
  4. Upload the required documents in accordance with the GPAT 2024 application form instructions.
  5. Candidates must pay the GPAT 2024 application fee via online mode after uploading the documents.
  6. 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. 

  1. Each correct answer will be awarded 4 marks.
  2. Each incorrect answer will result in a deduction of 1 mark.
  3. Unanswered/un-attempted will be given no marks.
GPAT 2024 Exam Pattern 
SectionsNo. of QuestionsMaximum Marks
Pharmaceutical Chemistry & Allied Subjects38152
Pharmaceutics & Allied Subjects38152
Pharmacognosy & Allied Subjects1040
Pharmacology & Allied Subjects28112
Other Subjects1144

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
  1. Introduction to Pharmaceutics
  2. Physical Pharmacy
  3. Dosage Forms
  4. Microencapsulation
  5. Novel Drug Delivery Systems, etc.
Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  1. Medicinal Chemistry
  2. Biochemistry
  3. Organic Chemistry
  4. Physical Chemistry, etc
  1. General Pharmacology
  2. Neuropharmacology
  3. Cardiovascular Pharmacology
  4. Clinical Pharmacology, etc.
  1. Introduction to Pharmacognosy
  2. Carbohydrates
  3. Alkaloids
  4. Glycosides, etc.
  1. Introduction to Biochemistry
  2. Proteins
  3. Lipids
  4. Carbohydrates
  5. Enzymes
  6. Vitamins, etc.
  1. Introduction to Microbiology
  2. Bacteria
  3. Fungi
  4. Viruses
  5. Antimicrobial Agents, etc.
Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
  1. Introduction to Clinical Pharmacy
  2. Drug Interactions
  3. Adverse Drug Reactions, etc
  1. Introduction to Biotechnology
  2. Genetic Engineering
  3. Hybridoma Technology, etc.
Pharmaceutical Analysis
  1.  Introduction to Pharmaceutical Analysis
  2. Titrimetry
  3. Chromatography
  4. Spectroscopy, etc.
Anatomy, Physiology, and Health Education
  1. Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology
  2. Pathophysiology
  3. Nutrition
  4. Public Health, etc.


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
CategoryCutoff scores
General (EWS)90.16
GPAT 2024: FAQs

Ans. The GPAT 2024 Exam is yet to be announced by NTA.

Ans.The GPAT 2024 Registration will start in February 2024.

Ans. Yes, 1 mark will be deducted for the wrong answers.

Ans. The GPAT 2024 Exam will be held in a computer based test.

Ans. The GPAT 2024 exam will be conducted in 2 shifts from 9 am to 12 pm and 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm.

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