GPAT 2020

Exam Date : January 28, 2020
Result Date : February 8, 2020

Looking forward to pursue M. Pharm Programs? There are over 24,000 seats for admissions to M.Pharm under GPAT and around 841 Pharmacy colleges and universities are participating in it. GPAT is conducted in month of January. Here are the updates that will help you crack GPAT 2020.

What is GPAT?

National Testing Agency (NTA) conducts Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test (GPAT) as a National level Entrance Exam.

GPAT 2020 score is accepted by all NTA-approved Institutions, University Departments, Constituent Colleges, and Affiliated Colleges in India. As it is a National Level Pharmacy Entrance Test all the Indian students are eligible for applying. This Exam is conducted once in every year. It is a Computer-Based Test (CBT).

GPAT 2020

GPAT 2020 at a glance
Exam Name Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test 
Acronym GPAT
Conducting Authority National Testing Agency
Level National Level
Category Postgraduate
Course Offered M.Pharm
Exam Date January 28, 2020
Duration 3 Hours
Mode Computer-Based Test (online)
No of Questions 125
Type of Questions Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ's)
Marking Scheme For every Correct Answer (+4) marks and Wrong Answer (-1) mark.

Exam Dates

GPAT exam will be conducted online mode only. Only eligible candidates can apply for this exam. Application Form will be available on the official website ( from November 2, 2019.

GPAT 2020 Exam Dates will be announced by the conducting Authority. Below mentioned are the dates for some important events related to GPAT 2020.

GPAT 2020 Exam Dates
Events Dates
Availability of Application Form November 2, 2019 
Last date to submit Application Form December 6, 2019 
Admit card January 7, 2020 
Exam Date January 28, 2020 
Result February 8, 2020 
Counselling February 28, 2020 

Note: Above mentioned GPAT 2020 dates are tentative. Exam Dates will be updated once it is been announced by the conducting authority.

Who can apply for GPAT?

Only if candidates have satisfied GPAT Eligibility, they can apply for GPAT exam. Applying candidate must be a citizen of India. There is no age restriction for applying GPAT 2020.

Educational qualification of the applicants for GPAT 2020 is that they should 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 Aboard.

Even the candidates pursuing final year of B.Pharm course are eligible for appearing in GPAT 2020 Exam. Students pursuing B. Tech (Pharmaceutical and fine chemical technology)/equivalent courses are not eligible to appear for GPAT 2020 Examination.

Aspirants should provide certificates from college or university in which the aspirant is pursuing final year of B.Pharm. Students should not have any backlogs in previous semesters.

Reservation Statistics

There are certain reservations for seats offered for reserved category candidates. An exact count is as shown below:

GPAT 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 exam will be conducted on January 28, 2020. GPAT 2020 Syllabus is decided by the Conducting Authority.  Subjects like Physical Chemistry, Physical Pharmacy, Organic Chemistry, Pharmaceutics, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Pharmacology, and Pharmacognosy will be asked in GPAT 2020 Exam.

Exam Pattern

4 marks will be awarded for each correct answer and 1 mark will be deducted for an incorrect answer. GPAT 2020 examination will be conducted Online (Computer-based test). CAT 2020 paper will consist of 2 types of questions: MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions) as well as non-MCQs.

There will be a total of 100 questions. Candidates will be provided 3 hours to complete GPAT 2020 exam. There will be a total of 125 questions which if answered wrong will incur negative marking.

An exact GPAT 2020 pattern cannot be predicted and is changed a little every year. But, most of the pattern looks as below:

 GPAT Exam pattern
Mode Online i.e., Computer-based test (CBT)
Question type Multiple-choice Questions (MCQ)
Duration 3 hours
Total Marks 500 marks
Marking scheme +4 marks for a correct answer, -1 mark for an incorrect answer
Medium English

How to prepare for GPAT?

Go through the syllabus and start your preparation according to it. Focus on Pharmacology about 25-30% questions are asked from this subject. Plan your everyday activity this will help in time management. Prepare notes when you are studying you can refer to it later. Take a mock test and assess your performance. There are a lot of study materials available which cover whole syllabus. Refer to it for better results revise before this exam.

Prepare with the best.

Use the best study materials to prepare for GPAT. There are plenty of good books which 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. Ah! Alright, I will give you one of the great books to prepare from. It's GPAT: A companion by N.N. Inamdar.

Use breaks while studying.

It's an old saying that "All work and no play makes jack a dull boy." Hence, it is good to keep your mind in this game. Give your mind the time to recharge. Reward yourselves with your favourite food or activity. 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.


Online GPAT 2020 Application Form will roll out on November 2, 2019 and last date to apply for GPAT 2020 will be December 6, 2019. Application Process will be available online on the official website

How to register for GPAT?

Candidates can follow steps given below to Register for GPAT 2020 Exam:

  • Step 1: Go to official website and click on "New Registration" link and fill your Application Form.
  • Step 2: Now click on apply button and you will be redirected to next Registration page.
  • Step 3: Read the procedure given and click on the proceed button.
  • Step 4: Enter details asked and click on submit button.

How to apply for GPAT?

Candidates who are aspiring to write GPAT 2020 can follow steps given below to apply for exam:

  • Step 1: Go to the official website and find Registration Link.
  • Step 2: Upon landing on the page, you have to fill your application form by entering all the details asked.
  • Step 3: Afterwards, you will be asked to upload a scanned file of your photograph and signature.
  • Step 4: At last, you will need to complete your application form by payment of your application fee.

Documents required to apply for GPAT

Candidates who are applying for GPAT 2020 will need the following documents to apply:

  • Past academic details of the candidate
  • Marksheets of class 10 and 12
  • Degree Certificate
  • Scanned image file of Photograph and Signature
  • A valid credit/debit/net banking facility for the Application Fee payment.

Application Form

GPAT 2020 Application Form will be available on official website of conducting authority from November 2, 2019 and the last date to submit application form is December 6, 2019. Before applying for GPAT exam, candidates are advised to check eligibility criteria for it.

Candidates can pay GPAT Application Fee both in Online and Offline mode. If a candidate opts for online mode, he/she can pay through their Credit/ Debit/ Net Banking. If a candidate opts for offline, he/ she can pay by Cash at any of designated SBI bank branches.vTable given below has the list of Registration Fee for various categories:

GPAT Registration Fee
Category Registration Fee
General/Non-creamy layer OBC Male - Rs 1400/- Female – Rs. 700/-
SC/ST/PWD Male - Rs 700/- Female – Rs. 700/-
Transgender Rs 700/-

Note: NTA will not bear any charges on application form sent through email and post. GPAT 2020 application form can only be applied online.

Admit Card

After successful registration, candidates can download GPAT 2020 Admit Card from National Testing Agency's Official Website ( Admit Card for GPAT will be available on official website from January 7, 2020. Candidates can log in with their Application Form number and password on login page to download their e-Admit Card.

Candidates should take a print out of e-Admit Card using print option on A4 size paper only. Please ensure that all information on e-Admit Card including photograph is visible on the printout.

Candidates will not be allowed to take this entrance test without their admit card. Check if all details are accurate on your Admit Card. If there is any discrepancies in hall ticket, a candidate must inform the conducting body immediately.

How to download GPAT Admit Card?

To download GPAT 2020 admit card candidates can follow the steps given below:

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

Exam Centres

GPAT 2020 will be conducted in 56 cities across India. Candidates will get an option to choose their test city when they are filling up GPAT Application Form. Candidates will have to choose their test city very carefully because once the form is submitted, there will be no option to make further changes.

Exam Centre and venue will be mentioned on GPAT Admit Card. NTA makes sure that a candidate gets the centre which he/she have opted for. But in some cases, due to limited seats, it might be changed. Without Admit Card candidates will not be allowed into designated Test Centre.

Documents required on GPAT Exam Day

Candidates must carry following documents to the exam hall:

  • Admit Card
  • Government ID proof
  • Passport size photo


Candidates can check their GPAT 2020 Results on official website of AICTE - GPAT using their Login ID and Password. Results will be declared by the Conducting Authority on February 8, 2020.

Raw (actual) marks obtained by a candidate will be considered further for computation of results for GPAT 2020. After GPAT Result is declared, a merit list of shortlisted 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.

How to Download GPAT Result?

Candidates can follow steps given below to download GPAT Result from the Official Website:

  • Step 1: Go to the Official Website and click on Result link.
  • Step 2: Enter your Application Number and password in the required fields.
  • Step 3: Afterwards, click on "Submit" button.
  • Step 4: Soon after, a screen will be displayed. Now, you will b able to view your results.
  • Step 5: Download and take a printout of your results.


GPAT Counseling will be based on marks scored by candidates and seat allotment will be done based on the merit list. GPAT 2020 Counselling will commence from February 28, 2020. Candidates must bring all the required documents which are mentioned below:

  • Marksheets of class 10 and 12
  • Degree Marksheet
  • Migration Certificate
  • Category Certificate
  • Transfer Certificate
  • GPAT Scorecard
  • Passport size photo


Candidates have to qualify the cutoff to progress to next stage of selection. GPAT Cutoff is the minimum marks a candidate has to score to get Admission into a course. 

Cutoff will be released along with the result. It will be mentioned on candidate's scorecard. Cutoff is determined by considering various factors which are mentioned below:

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

Selection Process

Candidates whose names are on GPAT Merit List will be called for counseling process. Only the eligible candidates will be given admission to courses they have applied for.

General Guidelines

You can follow below guidelines to be prepared for GPAT Exam day.

  • Candidates shall maintain perfect silence and focus on the question paper only.
  • Any conversation or gesture or disturbance in 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 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 Admit Card inside examination hall.
  • If any candidate owns any of the above items, it will be treated as 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.
  • 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 specific space on 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 by you along with your admit card at test venue.
  • Candidates shall cooperate during routine frisking by the authorized personnel.
  • PwD certificate issued by competent authority must be carried if one is claiming relaxation under PwD category.
  • Candidates shall report at allotted exam centre two hours before the commencement of exam to complete frisking and registration formalities well before time. Registration desk will be closed 60 minutes before exam conduction.
  • A candidate must show, on-demand, his/her Admit Card downloaded/printed from NTA’s website for entry in 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 seat only.
  • Any candidate found to have changed room/hall or 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 special permission of Centre Superintendent or Invigilator concerned, will leave his/her seat or Examination Room/Hall until duration of exam is over.
  • Candidates must follow given instructions strictly as instructed by 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 examination room/hall is strictly prohibited.
  • For those who are unable to appear on scheduled date of tests for any reason, NTA shall not be responsible for conduction of a re-test, under any circumstances.

Contact Details

If a candidate has any queries related to GPAT 2020 Exam then, he/she can contact the following.

GPAT 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 7042399521, 7042399525, 7042399526 


Q. How many questions will be asked in GPAT?

Ans. 125 questions will be asked and the questions will be of MCQ type.

Q. Is GPAT conducted twice a year?

Ans. No, GPAT is conducted once in a year in January

Q. Is there any age limit for candidates who apply for GPAT?

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

Q. Can I change my choice of test city?

Ans. No, choice of test city cannot be changed once the form is submitted

Q. If I don't appear for the test am I eligible for Refund?

Ans. No, Application fee will not be refunded at any cost

Q. Is there any break during the Exam?

Ans. No, there will not be any breaks in between an Exam

Q. Can I leave the Exam if I finish it early?

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

Q. Do all Universities accept GPAT Scores?

Ans. All AICTE approved institutes accept GPAT Scores

Q. How long is GPAT Scores valid?

Ans. GPAT scores are valid for 3 years.

Q. Is there negative marking in GPAT?

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

Q. How many times can I attempt GPAT Exam?

Ans. A candidate can attempt GPAT any number of times as of now there is no limited number of attempts.

Colleges which accept [GPAT]

Want to get in ?
Master of Pharmacy [M.Pharm] (Pharmaceutics), batch of 2019
30 Apr 2019
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

The eligibility criteria is based on GPAT score after b.pharma course. The GPAT exam was taken The cutoff was 55.

Want to get in ?
Master of Pharmacy [M.Pharm] (Pharmaceutics), batch of 2017
27 Apr 2019
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

B.pharm passout student apply for m.pharm . Gpat are required for admission. Non zero

Want to get in ?
Master of Pharmacy [M.Pharm] (Pharmaceutical Chemistry), batch of 2018
25 Apr 2019
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

For M.pharm you should appear GPAT exam. Then the next procedure is first form filling after your name in the list of college in round 1,2, or 3 then with your original document you should conform your admission with ARC center. After conforming your admission next step is to fill the college admission form and all requirements of college should be completed. Then your admission is down. GPAT is entrance exam form our field. For SC category you should first class in degree and you should appear for GPAT. For OBC GPAT score 100 and open category 120 cutoff

Want to get in ?
Master of Pharmacy [M.Pharm] (Pharmaceutical Analysis and Quality Assurance), batch of 2020
19 Jun 2018
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

Eligibility criteria should be bpharm graduate from PCI and aicte recognized college and should be gpat qualified student and should be amongst 150 rank in gpat .

Want to get in ?
Master of Business Administration [MBA], batch of 2019
02 Mar 2018
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

It's an institute of national importance! NIPER Mohali is a premier institute started in 1994 for the betterment of pharma education and industry Eligibility criteria- bachelor in Pharmacy with CGPA 7 Admission procedure- counselling (RANKwise)for master courses whereas for MBA course GD+PI as well as a good Rank Entrance examination- GPAT(qualifying exam)+ NIPER JEE Cutoff- 1. Pharm analysis- <20 rank 2. Pharmaceutics- <50 rank 3. Pharmacology- <50 rank 4. Medchem-< 300 rank 5. Regulatory and toxicology- <300rank 6. Clinical research -< 500 rank 7. Pharmaceutical Management MBA- <200 rank+ GDPI. Just unleash the knowledge gained in bpharm! Regards, Ajay MBA scholar

Want to get in ?
Master of Pharmacy [M.Pharm] (Pharmaceutical Technology), batch of 2017
04 Jan 2018
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

The candidate must clear the GPAT exam and must have passed the 12th from a recognized institute.

Want to get in ?
Master of Pharmacy [M.Pharm], batch of 2017
14 Sep 2017
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

I completed Bachelor's in pharmacy with first class. I qualified GPAT examination with rank 504 in Maharashtra.

Want to get in ?
Master of Pharmacy [M.Pharm], batch of 2015
24 Jun 2017
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process
  • The admissions at Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and Technology, Hisar are done on the basis of GPAT.
  • Eligibility criteria at the University is 60% in bachelor's degree.

Want to get in ?
M-PHARMACY, batch of 2014
31 May 2017
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process
  • The eligibility criteria to get into Samskruti College of Engineering and Pharmacy Institutions is to get through PGCET AND GPAT
  • The typical cutoff is 120 in PGCET exam


Want to get in ?
Master of Pharmacy [M.Pharm], batch of 2016
19 May 2017
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process
  • Admissions at Pacific Academy of Higher Education & Research Society are through GPAT EXAMINATIONS. 

Discussion Forum

I want to practice the GPAT exam pattern. how to do?

I want to practice the GPAT exam pattern. how to do?

Asked By: Satish shende,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Hello Satish,

You can practice the exam pattern by solving the previous papers and sample papers. You can go to the below link for related Sample papers and mock test. 

What is the fee for the test? how o i pay?

What is the fee for the test? how o i pay?

Asked By: Sachin borekar,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Hello Sachin,

The Fee structure is as follows.





SC/ST and 




Online Net Banking

INR 700

Offline E-challan

INR 700

Female Candidates


Online Net Banking

INR 700

Offline E-challan

INR 700

All Other Candidates


Online Net Banking

INR 1400

Offline E-challan

INR 1400



Which are the college who accepts the GPAT score?

Which are the college who accepts the GPAT score?

Asked By: Radhika Apte,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Hello Radhika,

following is the link for all the colleges accepting GPAT Score.

Click Here.

marking system

is there a negative marking for wrong answer? if yes, then what is the marking system?

Asked By: Ayushi,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Hello Ayushi,

Yes, there is negative marking for the wrong response. The correct response will yield 4 marks and incorrect response will deduct 1 mark.

Computer based test?

What does a computer based test look like?

Asked By: abrakadabra,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Hello abrakadabra,

GPAT Trial Test will be available on the official website from last week of October. Applicants can use the mock test to understand the online application of the computer-based test.

How can I check my GPAT results?

How will I be able to check my GPAT Results once they are released?

Asked By: Madhu Sharma,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

The candidate will have to go to the Official Website of GPAT.

Then go over to the "Results" tab to find your Results, once they are published.

How can I check my GPAT results?

How will I be able to check my GPAT Results once they are released?

Asked By: Madhu Sharma,

GPAT 2018 Brief Overview

Can you give me a brief about the GPAT exam?

Asked By: Surendar T,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

The Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test (GPAT) is a national level entrance exam which is conducted annually by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi. It falls under the authority of Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India. GPAT is conducted for the aspirants who want to seek admission into the Master’s (M.Pharm) or doctoral program in the field of pharmacy. GPAT is a computer based 3-hour online test which is conducted in a single session.

GPAT 2018 Exam

When is the GPAT exam?

Asked By: Manjula S,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

The GPAT examination is held every year in the month of February.

GPAT 2018 single session

Will the GPAT exam be conducted in a single session?

Asked By: Manjula Shaw,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Yes, the GPAT exam is a computer based 3-hour online test which is conducted in a single session.