Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test (GPAT) is an all India examination to facilitate admissions of pharmacy graduates to M. Pharm / Ph. D. This exam is useful to fellowship / Scholarship for the candidates pursuing M. Pharm. It is conducted by All India Council for Technical Education, New Delhi.

"Candidates declared as GPAT Qualified are only eligible for UGC/AICTE 24 Months Fellowship."

  • Some Colleges / Institutes specify GPAT as mandatory qualification for admission to M. Pharm as well as Ph. D course
  • GPAT qualified Candidates eligible for Scholarship / fellowship during M. Pharm, so students can easily afford his / her need.
  • Most of Pharmaceutical Industries have shown there in trust in GPAT/GATE qualified Candidates.

GRADUATE PHARMACY APTITUDE TEST (GPAT) is a national level entrance exam conducted by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) every year as per the directions of Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India. This test facilitates institutions to select suitable Pharmacy graduates for admission into the Master’s (M.Pharm) program. The GPAT is a three hour computer based online test which is conducted in a single session.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. The GPAT 2016 will be conducted on 17th January 2016.

  • Applicant must be a citizen of India.
  • They must be Bachelor’s degree holders in Pharmacy (4 years after 10+2, including lateral entry candidates)
  • Those who are in the final year of B. Pharmacy course are also eligible for appearing in GPAT exam.

Please Refer This Link http://aicte-gpat.in/home/main.html

Course Syllabus

  • Detailed information about Physical pharmacy, Matter, Properties of Matter
    •  Surface and Interfacial Phenomenon
    •  Viscosity and Rheology
    •  Micromeretics and Powder Rheology
    •  Complexation
    •  Dispersion Systems
    •  Kinetics and Drug Stability
  • Microbiology in Pharmacy
    •  Identification of Microbes
    •  Control of microbes by physical and chemical methods
    •  Immunology and Immunological Preparations
    •  Genetic Recombination
    •  Sterilization
    •  Antibiotics
  • Dispensing and community pharmacy, Prescription:
    Principals involved and procedures adopted in dispensing of:

    •  Incompatibilities
    •  Organization and Structure of hospital pharmacy
    •  Community Pharmacy
    •  Hospital Formulary
    •  Drug Store Management and Inventory Control
    •  Drug distribution Systems in Hospitals
    •  Central Sterile Supply Unit and their Management
    •  Manufacture of Sterile and Non-sterile Products
    •  Drug Information Services
    •  Records and Reports
    •  Nuclear Pharmacy

M.Pharm college list

Model paper

GPAT Study Guidelines