Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test (GPAT 2017)

GPAT is an entrance exam conducted nation wide by AICTE every year for admissions to Master's programs in Pharmacy. GPAT score is accepted by all University Departments/Constituent colleges/Affiliated colleges and institutes approved by AICTE as selection criteria for filling seats to M.Pharm programs. GPAT is a Computer Based Test (CBT) with duration of 3 hours and is conducted in a single day in single session. GPAT 2017 will be conducted on 28th of January, 2017, and 29th  will be reserved day for conducting exam. Registration for the exam begins on 10th October, 2016 and las t day for applying online is 10th December 2016.


The candidate aspiring to take GPAT 2017 must be an Indian national and should be a graduate in pharmacy (B.Pharm 4Years) studied after 10+2 or lateral entry (after D.pharm).  Candidates appearing final year exam of B.pharm program in 2017 are also eligible for taking GPAT.

Application Process for GPAT 2017

To apply for GPAT 2017 the candidates have to under go 3 step process i.e, Registration, Payment and Final submission of Application.

    1. Registration
        The candidates willing to take GPAT 2017 are required to register first through the official web page online. An application form will be available on the web page which is required to be filled with the self information of the applicant and submit to complete the registration. A six digit password will be generated on the screen and forworded to the applicant through SMS amd E-mail. Once the registration is completed, candidate cannot edit the data entered in the form.
    2. Payment Process
        Once after registering for the exam the applicant has to pay the application fee by choosing one of the 2 available payment modes.
        Mode 1(ONLINE PAYMENT) : The application fee can be paid online by selecting 'ONLINE PAYMENT' and do the payment using CREDIT CARD/DEBIT CARD/ NET BANKING. A Payment confirmation Email and SMS shall be received by the applicant upon successfull payment. Upon receiving the payment confirmation candidate can continue for the 3rd step of the application process.
        Mode 2(CASH PAYMENT in SBI BANK) : The application fee can also be paid by cash through State Bank of India by selecting the option 'CASH PAYMENT in SBI Bank'. Once the option is selected a CHALLAN will be generated on the screen filled with the details of the applicant and 3 copies of the CHALLAN have to be printed out and fill the information required. A day after the CHALLAN is generated, cash deposit can be made in any of the SBI branches. Note that Cash Deposit will be accepted from next day of generation of CHALLAN only. A Payment confirmation shall be received through Email and SMS upon successfull updation of payment in the registration portal with in 48 hours. The candidate can then continue for submission of final application.
            Fee for General/OBC candidates : Rs 1400.00/-
            Fee for Female/SC/ST/PWD Candidates : Rs 700.00/-
    3. Submission of Final Application
        Once the payment is successfully updated on the registration portal the candidate can fill the remaining part (other than self information) of the application form by signing in to the portal and click VIEW/MODIFY button. Once the form is filled with accurate information SUBMIT button can be clicked to complete the final submission for GPAT 2017.
        Choosing the Test Center: A choice of 3 test centers can be made and center will be slloted as per the order of preference and availability.

Download of ADMIT CARD

ADMIT CARD/ HALL TICKET is required to attend the GPAT 2017 on the scheduled date which can be downloaded by signing in to the portal with the id and password obtained during the registration. Date for availability and download of Admit card will be announced later, admit card will also be mailed to the registered email ID.

Exam Pattern

GPAT 2017 will be a computer based test and will consist 125 objective type questions. 4 marks will be given for every correct answer and 1 mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer. Duration of the test is 3 hours.

Important Dates

    Registration starts on : 10th October, 2016

    Registration ends on : 25th December, 2016

    Admit Card download : will be announced later

    Exam Date : 28th January, 2017 (from 2:30PM to 5:30PM)

    Results on : will be announced later

    Printout of Scorecards on : soon after results