GPAT 2024: Final Answer Key, Result, Merit List

Aug 21, 2023 | Pharmacy


GPAT 2024 application form will be made available on Feb 16, 2024, on the official website at In addition, GPAT 2024 exam is expected to be conducted on Apr 9, 2024. Candidates can access their results from the candidate portal using the application number, date of birth and security pin.

There are over 24,000 seats for admission to M.Pharm under GPAT, and around 841 pharmacy colleges and universities will be participating in it.

GPAT Cutoff 2024 GPAT Counselling 2024

National Testing Agency (NTA) conducts GPAT exam 2024 as a national-level entrance exam. Till 2018, it was conducted by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) according to the bearings of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India. Here are the updates that will help you crack GPAT examination 2024.

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GPAT 2024 Highlights

National Testing Agency (NTA) released the official notification for GPAT 2024. This exam is conducted once every year, and is a Computer-Based Test (CBT).Before applying for GPAT 2024 exam, candidates must ensure that they are meeting all the eligibility criteria as set by the exam officials. Following are the details regarding the GPAT 2024 examiantion.

GPAT 2024 Exam Highlights
Exam Name GPAT 
Full Form Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test
Conducting Authority National Testing Agency
Level National Level
Category Postgraduate
Course Offered M.Pharm
Duration 3 Hours
Mode Computer-Based Test (online)
No of Questions 125
Type of Questions Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
Marking Scheme For every Correct Answer (+4) mark and Wrong Answer (-1) mark.

GPAT 2024 Exam Date

NTA will release the publication of GPAT 2024 exam dates. The GPAT exam date 2024 will be posted on the official website. Below are the expected dates for some important events related to GPAT exam 2024.

Events Dates
GPAT 2024 Application form starts Feb 16, 2024
Last date of submission of application form first week of Mar 2024
GPAT 2024 Admit Card fourth week of Mar 2024
GPAT 2024 Exam Date first week of Apr 2024
GPAT Answer Key 2024 third week of Apr 2024
GPAT 2024 Result fourth week of Apr 2024

Read More: GPAT 2024 Exam Dates

GPAT 2024 Eligibility

The exam officials have set some GPAT 2024 eligibility for the candidates who are willing to appear for the exam. Candidates must ensure that they are satisfying all the requirements and if they fail to do so, the exam authority has the right to cancel their application. The detailed criteria are given below.


  • Candidates applying for GPAT 2024 exam must be a citizen of India.

Age Limit

  • There is no upper age limit set for candidates applying for the Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test (GPAT).

Educational Qualification

  • The educational qualification of the applicants is that they must have a Bachelor's degree in Pharmacy (4 years after 10+2, including lateral entry candidates) from any recognized colleges, universities, or institutes from India or abroad.

Final Year Graduates

  • Candidates pursuing the final year of the B.Pharm course are eligible for appearing in GPAT 2024 Exam.
  • Students pursuing B. Tech (Pharmaceutical and fine chemical technology)/equivalent courses are not eligible to appear for GPAT 2024 exam.
  • Aspirants should provide certificates from the college or university in which they aspirant is pursuing the final year of B.Pharm.
  • Students should not have any backlogs from previous semesters.

Read More: GPAT 2024 Eligibility Criteria

GPAT 2024 Registration

GPAT 2024 application form will be released on the official website by the conducting authority on Feb 16, 2024. Before applying for GPAT exam, candidates are advised to check the eligibility criteria for the exam. The last date to enrol for the exam will be in first week of Mar 2024.

Steps to Register for GPAT 2024 Exam

Candidates can follow the steps given below to Register for GPAT 2024.

Stage 1: Register Online

  • Visit the official website of NTA. Candidates should register themselves by clicking on "New Registration".
  • Provide all the details such as e-mail Id, phone number, etc.
  • Create a password and choose a security question. Save the password, security question, and its answer.
  • Candidates will receive an application number after registration is over. Keep the application number safe for future purposes.

Stage 2: Fill GPAT 2024 Application Form

  • Login to the account by using the application number and password.
  • Fill the application form by providing all the details.
  • Preview the details before submitting the application form.

Stage 3: Upload Scanned Images

  • Upload a scanned copy of your passport-size photograph in JPG format.
  • Upload a scanned copy of your signature in JPG format.
  • Preview the photograph and the signature before submitting them.

Stage 4: Pay GPAT 2024 Application Fees

  • Candidates can pay the application fee through any of these online modes.
    • Net Banking
    • Credit Card
    • Debit Card
    • E-challan
  • Take the printout of the payment receipt. Candidates can pay GPAT Application Fee both in online and offline mode.
  • If a candidate opts for the online mode, he/she can pay through their credit card/ debit card/ net banking.
  • If a candidate opts for the offline mode, he/ she can pay by cash at any of the designated SBI bank branches. The table given below has the list of the registration fees for various categories.
GPAT 2024 Registration Fee
Category Registration Fee
  • Male: INR 2000
  • Female: INR 1000
SC/ ST/ PWD/ Non-creamy Layer OBC
  • Male: INR 1000
  • Female: INR 1000
  • Transgender: INR 1000

Note: The National Testing Agency (NTA) will not bear any charges on the application form sent through email and post. GPAT 2024 application form can only be applied online.

Read More: GPAT 2024 Application Form

GPAT 2024 Reservation Statistics

The official authorities responsible for organizing GPAT 2024 have reserved individual seats for applicants from specific class backgrounds.

GPAT 2024 Reservation
Category Reservation (in %)
Scheduled Caste (SC) 15%
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 7.5%
Non-Creamy–Other Backward Classes (NC-OBC) 27%
People with Disability/Disabilities (PwD) 5%
Total 54.5%

GPAT 2024 Admit Card

After successful registration, candidates will be able to download GPAT 2024 admit card from the official website. Candidates must log in with their application form number and password on the login page to download their e-admit cards.

Candidates should take a printout of the admit card using the print option on an A4 size paper only. Candidates will not be allowed to take this entrance test without their admit card. If there is any discrepancy in the hall ticket, a candidate must inform the conducting body immediately.

How to Download GPAT 2024 Admit Card?

To download GPAT 2024 admit card, candidates can follow the steps given below.

  • Step 1: Go to the official website and click on the "Admit Card" link.
  • Step 2: Login by entering the application number and password.
  • Step 3: Click on the "Submit" button.
  • Step 4: Download and take a printout of admit card

Details Mentioned on GPAT 2024 Admit Card

GPAT 2024 exam will contain the following details. Candidates must check them carefully before attempting the exam.

  • Candidate's full name
  • GPAT 2024 roll number
  • Candidate's photograph
  • Candidate's signature
  • Test date and time
  • Exam centre address
  • Exam instructions and guidelines for GPAT.

Read More: GPAT 2024 Admit Card

GPAT 2024 Exam Centres

GPAT 2024 exam city slip will be issued on the official portal. Candidates can download using GPAT 2024 login credentials. GPAT 2024 will be conducted in 110 cities across India. Candidates will have the option to choose their test city when they were filling up GPAT 2024 application form. Candidates must choose their test city very carefully because there will be no option to make changes.

Exam centre and venue will be mentioned on GPAT 2024 admit card. No candidates will be allowed inside the designated test centre without GPAT 2024 admit card.

The list of GPAT 2024 exam centres is provided below.

GPAT 2024 Exam Centres
GPAT 2024 Exam Centres
Port Blair Guntur Kurnool Nellore Rajahmundry
Tirupathi Vijayawada Visakhapatnam Itanagar Dibrugarh
Guwahati Muzaffarpur Patna Chandigarh Bhilai Nagar/Durg
Raipur Delhi/New Delhi Panaji (Goa) Ahmedabad Anand
Bhavnagar Mehsana Rajkot Surat Vadodara
Ambala Faridabad Gurugram Hissar Bilaspur
Hamirpur Shimla Solan Jammu Srinagar
Dhanbad Jamshedpur Ranchi Belagavi Bengaluru
Gulbarga Dharwad Mangalore Mysore Udupi
Ernakulam Kottayam Kozhikode Trivandrum Thrissur
Leh Kavaratti Bhopal Indore Jabalpur
Sagar Ahmednagar Aurangabad Dhule Kolhapur
Mumbai Nagpur Nanded Nashik Pune
Solapur Thane Imphal Shillong Aizawl
Dimapur Kohima Bhubaneshwar Behrampur Sambalpur
Puducherry Amritsar Bhatinda Ludhiana Jaipur
Jodhpur Kota Udaipur Sikar Chennai
Coimbatore Madurai Trichy Tirunelveli Hyderabad
Karimnagar Warangal Agartala Agra Allahabad
Bareily Ghaziabad Gorakhpur Noida Kanpur
Lucknow Meerut - - -

Documents Required on GPAT 2024 Exam Day

Candidates appearing for GPAT 2024 examination must carry the following documents to the exam hall.

  • GPAT 2024 Admit Card
  • Government ID proof such as Aadhar card, PAN card, Voter ID, Passport, Driving License, etc.
  • Passport size coloured photo.

Read More: GPAT 2024 Exam Centres

GPAT 2024 Exam Pattern

Before starting the preparation for GPAT 2024 exam, candidates must go through the detailed exam pattern. Knowing the exam format and the structure of the exam can help the candidate in cracking GPAT 2024 exam easily.

GPAT exam pattern comprises exam mode, duration, number of questions, marking scheme and many more. Candidates can check GPAT 2024 exam pattern given below.

GPAT 2024 Exam pattern
Particulars Details
Mode Online - Computer-based test (CBT)
Question type Multiple-choice Questions (MCQ)
Total Questions 125 Questions
Duration 3 hours
Total Marks 500 marks
Marking scheme
  • +4 marks awarded for the correct answer
  • 1 mark deducted for each incorrect answer
  • Unattempted questions do not carry any negative marking.
Frequency Once a year
Medium English

An exact exam pattern cannot be predicted, since the conducting authority brings a minor change in the pattern every year.

Read More: GPAT 2024 Exam Pattern

GPAT 2024 Syllabus

GPAT 2024 syllabus will be decided by the National Testing Agency (NTA). Candidates must know the exam pattern and syllabus very well to crack the exam and secure the cut off marks. There are a total of 16 subjects in GPAT 2024 syllabus. The list of all 16 subjects is mentioned below.

  • Physical Chemistry
  • Physical Pharmacy
  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Pharmaceutics Pharmacology
  • Pharmacognosy
  • Pharmaceutical analysis
  • Biochemistry
  • Biotechnology
  • Microbiology
  • PathoPhysiology
  • Microbiology
  • Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics.
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Pharmaceutical Engineering
  • Pharmaceutical Management

Read More: GPAT 2024 Syllabus

How to Prepare for GPAT 2024?

To crack any examination, a student needs to have a certain level of preparation. The method of preparation the pupil opts for is completely personal. However, here, we do have some tips and suggestions for you. 

  • Go through GPAT 2024 syllabus and start your preparation according to it.
  • Focus on Pharmacology as 25-30% of questions are asked from this field.
  • Plan your everyday activity which will help in time management.
  • Prepare notes when you are studying, this will help you refer to them later.
  • Take a mock test and assess your performance.
  • There are a lot of study materials available in the market and online that cover the whole GPAT 2024 syllabus. Refer to those for better results and revise before this exam.
  • One very important point that many tend to ignore deliberately is got proper sleep. Do not stuff knowledge into an already-tired mind.

Prepare with the Best

Research and find out the best available study materials to prepare for GPAT 2024. There are plenty of good books that will prepare you to solve questions in a snap. Believe it or not, there is a formula to solve every type of question in seconds. So keep practising and find the best books.

Use Breaks While Studying

Give your mind time to recharge. Reward yourselves, Scientifically, this creates a habit of performing well knowing that you get rewarded after every achievement. This will help you to keep yourselves keep competitive for the preparation of GPAT 2024.

GPAT 2024 Reference Books

GPAT is a national level examination and the competition is very high among students. Candidates who aspire to pursue M.Pharm through GPAT must learn and study from the best available GPAT 2024 reference books. Candidates should also practise previous year's papers and mock tests. The list of a few books for GPAT 2024 is given below.

  • Pharmaceutics: The Science of Dosage Form Design by Aulto
  • GPAT: A Companion by N N Inamdar
  • Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics by Goodman and Gillman
  • Pharmacology Test Prep: 1500 USMLE-Style Questions & Answers by Mario Babbini and Mary L. Thomas
  • Medicinal Chemistry by S N Pandey
  • Organic Chemistry by Morrison & Boyd
  • Advanced Physical Chemistry by Carol A. Venanzi
  • Biochemistry and Clinical Pathology by M. R. Chaudhari, Y. A. Kulkarni, S. B. Gokhale
  • Introductory Physical Chemistry by Rob Schurko
  • Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics by Roger Walker & Cate Whittlesea

Read More: GPAT 2024 Reference Books

GPAT 2024 Result

GPAT 2024 result will be released on Apr 2024, on the official website at Candidates can check their GPAT 2024 results using their registered credentials such as the application number, date of birth and security pin.

After GPAT 2024 result will be declared, a merit list of short-listed candidates is prepared which includes the score, roll number and rank of a candidate. GPAT score will be accepted by around 800 participating Pharmacy institutes.

Score Tie-Breaker: In the case of a tie-breaker situation among candidates with equal marks, the authority has decided to resolve it in the following descending order.

  • Marks obtained in Pharmaceutics
  • Marks obtained in Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Candidates having less negative responses in the paper
  • Candidates older in age.

Candidates must note that no scorecard will be dispatched or sent to the candidates via post. The scorecard must be downloaded from the website only.

Steps to Download GPAT 2024 Result

Candidates can follow the steps given below to download GPAT 2024 result from the official website.

  • Step 1: Candidates must visit the official website and click on the 'Result'link.
  • Step 2: Enter the application number and password in the required fields.
  • Step 3: Then, click on the 'Submit' button.
  • Step 4: Soon after, a screen will be displayed and the results can be viewed.
  • Step 5: Download and take a printout of the results. The scorecard will be required at the time of counselling and the admission process.

Details Mentioned on GPAT 2024 Scorecard

GPAT 2024 scorecard contains the following details.

  • Application Number
  • Candidate's Name
  • Mother's Name
  • Father's Name
  • Category
  • Gender
  • Person with Disability
  • State of Residence
  • Date of Birth
  • Nationality
  • Marks Obtained in GPAT 2024
  • Maximum Marks
  • NTA Score
  • All India Rank (AIR)
  • Validity of Scorecard
  • Category-wise Cut Off Qualifying Scores
  • Other Important Information by NTA

Read More: GPAT 2024 Results

GPAT 2024 Answer Key

GPAT 2024 final answer key will be released on second week of Apr 2024, on the official website at  Candidates will be able to download the final answer key without any login credentials. The final answer key for GPAT 2024 will release after considering the objections raised against the provisional answer key.  

Candidates will be given the option to challenge the provisional answer key in case they find any discrepancy. For raising an objection, the candidates have to pay the pre-requisite amount in favour of the exam authority within the due date. 

How to Download GPAT 2024 Answer Key?

To download GPAT 2024 answer key, candidates must follow these steps.

  • Step 1: Click on the official GPAT answer key link.
  • Step 2: Log in to the applicant portal of GPAT 2024 by entering the application number and password/phone number.
  • Step 3: Preview the particular code-wise answer key.
  • Step 4: Match the answers marked with the solutions provided in GPAT 2024 answer key.
  • Step 5: Download GPAT questions along with their solutions for future references.

Read More: GPAT 2024 Answer Key 

GPAT 2024 Paper Analysis

GPAT 2024 paper analysis will offer the candidates an opportunity to learn about each section's difficulty level, pattern, and weightage of questions. Candidates are advised to prepare well and follow the books recommended by the conducting authority. Besides, NTA will conduct the exam, and the competitive level is high. Thus, candidates must prepare for their best.

Read More: GPAT 2024 Paper Analysis

GPAT 2024 Cut Off

Candidates have to qualify for the GPAT 2024 cut off to progress to the next stage of selection. The cut off is the minimum marks a candidate has to score to get admission into a course. Cut off will be released along with the result. It will be mentioned on the candidate's scorecard. Cut off is determined by considering various factors which are mentioned below.

  • Total number of students who appeared for GPAT 2024 Exam
  • Level of difficulty of question paper
  • Previous year cut-off trends
  • Number of seats available

GPAT 2024 cut off for various categories will be declared by the conducting authority. Candidates aspiring for the exam can go through the GPAT 2024 expected cut off marks for reference purposes as mentioned below. The list also shows the total number of candidates who qualified and the increase in the cut-off marks with respect to the previous year.

GPAT 2024 Cut Off - Expected
Category Cut Off Score Eligible Candidates Increment in comparison to GPAT 2019
General 163 1974 22
Other Backward Caste - NCL 131 1350 14
SC 103 727 18
ST 76 373 2
EW 104 489 -

Read More: GPAT 2024 Cut Off

GPAT 2024 Counselling

GPAT 2024 counselling will be based on marks scored by candidates and seat allotment will be done based on the merit list. GPAT 2024 Counselling will commence soon after the declaration of GPAT 2024 Result.

National Testing Agency is the conducting body of GPAT 2024 exam but it is not responsible for conducting GPAT 2024 counselling. Candidates who are eligible for GPAT 2024 counselling have to apply separately at the participating institutes in their order of preference soon after the declaration of results. The counselling procedure for GPAT 2024 are listed below.

  • Document verification
  • Choice filling and locking
  • Seat allotment
  • Reporting at the college/institute

Document Required for GPAT 2024 Counselling

Candidates must bring all the required documents which are mentioned below.

  • Marksheets of classes 10 and 12
  • Degree mark sheet
  • Migration certificate
  • Category certificate
  • Transfer certificate
  • GPAT 2024 scorecard
  • Passport size photo

GPAT 2024 Counselling Process

The counselling process of GPAT has been discussed below.

Document Verification Stage

  • This is the first stage wherein the candidates will have to check rank wise counselling dates. The dates will be available on the official website after the exam gets over.
  • Candidates must carry all the important documents for the verification process and report at GPAT counselling venue.
  • In case the candidate fails to bring the documents, then their candidature will be cancelled.

Web Options

  • Post completion of the document verification, candidates must visit the official website.
  • At the official website, there will be a link that will display ‘Web Options Entry Portal’.
  • A list of colleges will be displayed.
  • Candidates can fill the options with the institutes in order of their preference.
  • If the candidates fill the maximum number of preferences, then it will increase the chance of getting the college they preferred.
  • After filling the preferences candidates must save and lock their choices.
  • Candidates must remember that the changes they made cannot be reverted.
  • Take a printout of the same.

Seat Allotment

  • Seats will be allocated to the candidates on the basis of GPAT 2024 score.
  • Candidates will get a seat in the institute of their choice only if their names are there in the merit list and they are within the short-listed range.
  • Candidates can visit GPAT official website to download GPAT 2024 seat allotment order.

Reporting at Allotted Institute

  • Candidates need to report to the allotted college with all the documents after the completion of the counselling process.
  • They need to pay the admission fees as specified by the College/University.

Read More: GPAT 2024 Counselling

GPAT 2024 Toppers

GPAT 2024 toppers list will be released after the result declaration on Apr 2024. GPAT toppers list 2024 will contain candidate's name list, and rank obtained in the GPAT 2024 exams. The detailed toppers list will be updated soon.

GPAT Exam General Guidelines

Candidates can follow the below guidelines to be prepared for GPAT 2024 Exam day.

  • Candidates shall maintain perfect silence and focus on the question paper only.
  • Any conversation or gesture or disturbance in the examination hall shall be deemed as misconduct of rules.
  • If a candidate is found using unfair means or impersonating, his/her candidature shall be cancelled and it will be treated as the usage of unfair means. Candidature of those candidates will be cancelled and he/she will be debarred from taking this exam either permanently or for a specified period according to the nature of the offence.
  • Candidates are not allowed to carry any textual material, calculators, doc pen, slide rules, log tables, and electronic watches with facilities of calculator, printed or written material, and bits of papers, mobile phone, pager or any other device, except your GPAT admit card inside the examination hall.
  • If any candidate owns any of the above items, it will be treated as the usage of unfair means and his/her candidature will be cancelled & he/she will also be debarred for future examination(s). Moreover, their equipment(s) will be seized.
  • The decision of NTA on unfair means will be final and no correspondence will be entertained in this regard.
  • Print a copy of your admit card downloaded from NTA’s website.
  • One passport size photograph (same as uploaded on your online Application Form) should be taken for pasting at a specific space on the attendance sheet at the centre during GPAT Examination.
  • One of the authorized photo IDs (must be original, valid and non-expired)- PAN card/Driving license/Voter ID /Passport/Aadhaar Card (With photograph)/Ration card shall be kept handy with you along with your admit card at the test venue.
  • Candidates shall co-operate during the routine frisking by the authorized personnel.
  • A PwD certificate issued by the competent authority must be carried if one is claiming relaxation under the PwD category.
  • Candidates shall report at the allotted exam centre two hours before the commencement of the exam to complete the frisking and the registration formalities well before time. The registration desk will be closed 60 minutes before the exam conduction.
  • A candidate must show, on-demand, his/her admit card downloaded/printed from NTA’s website for entry in the examination hall. A candidate who does not possess a valid Admit Card shall not be permitted to give GPAT under any circumstances by the centre superintendent.
  • A seat indicating roll number will be allocated to each candidate. Candidates should find and sit on their allocated seats only.
  • Any candidate found to have changed room/hall or a seat on his/her own other than allotted, his/her candidature shall be cancelled and no plea would be accepted in his/her defence for it.
  • No candidate, without the special permission of the centre superintendent or the invigilator concerned, will leave his/her seat or examination room/hall until the duration of the exam is over.
  • Candidates must follow the given instructions strictly as instructed by the centre superintendent/invigilators. Candidates should not leave their exam hall without handing over their rough sheets to the invigilator on duty.
  • Smoking, chewing gutka, spitting, etc. in the examination room/hall is strictly prohibited.
  • For those who are unable to appear on the scheduled date of tests for any reason, NTA shall not be responsible for the conduction of a re-test, under any circumstances.

GPAT 2024 Contact Details

If a candidate has any queries related to GPAT 2024 Exam then, he/she can contact the conducting body.

GPAT 2024 Contact Details
Address National Testing Agency,
Block C-20/1A/8, Sector-62,
IITK Outreach Centre,
Gautam Buddh Nagar, Noida-201309,
Uttar Pradesh (India)
Phone Number 0120-6895200


When will GPAT exam 2023 be held?

GPAT 2023 exam was conducted on May 22, 2023.

When GPAT answer key 2023 was released?

GPAT 2023 provisional answer key was released on Jun 1, 2023, and candidates were able to raise the objection till Jun 3, 2023.

Is GPAT 2023 conducted twice a year?

No, GPAT 2023 is conducted once a year in the month of January.

Is there any age limit for candidates who apply for GPAT 2023?

No, there is no age limit to apply for GPAT 2023 Exam.

How long is GPAT 2023 Scores valid?

GPAT 2023 scores are valid for 3 years.

Is there any break during the GPAT 2023 Exam?

No, there will not be any breaks in between GPAT 2023 Exam.

Can I leave the GPAT 2023 Exam if I finish it early?

No, candidates will not be allowed to leave GPAT 2023 exam hall before the scheduled time.

Is there a negative marking in GPAT 2023?

Yes, there is a negative marking. For every wrong answer, 1 mark will be deducted from the total.

How many times can I attempt GPAT 2023 Exam?

A candidate can attempt GPAT 2023 any number of times. As of now, there is no limited number of attempts.

How many questions will be asked in GPAT 2023?

In GPAT 2023 exam 125 questions will be asked as Multiple Choice Questions.

Do all Universities accept GPAT 2023 Scores?

All AICTE-approved institutes accept GPAT 2023 Scores.


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