Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test Exam

What is GPAT Exam?

Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test (GPAT) is one of the entrance exams conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA). This national level entrance exam is conducted for admission to M.Pharm or its equivalent courses in various institutes spread across the country. 

Earlier, GPAT is conducted by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). It was transferred to NTA as per the directions of Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India. 

The GPAT score is accepted by all AICTE-Approved Institutions/ University Departments/ Constituent Colleges/ Affiliated Colleges. More than 800 participating institutes accept GPAT score. Aspirants are also provided with a few scholarships and other financial assistance on the basis of GPAT score. 

GPAT Exam Details 

Exam Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test (GPAT)
Conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA)
Frequency  Once a year
Eligibility B. Pharmacy (10+2+4) 
Age limit  No
Application mode  Online 
Exam mode  Computer-based test
Application fee  Rs. 2000/-
Admit card mode  Online
Call centre number  0120-6895200
Official website 

GPAT Notification 2021

Interested aspirants who are aiming for GPAT exam 2021 are advised to refer the official notification meticulously before kick-starting the application process. One can find GPAT eligibility, exam pattern and syllabus in the GPAT notification 2021. Candidates can download the GPAT 2021 notification pdf below. 

Download GPAT notification 2021

GPAT 2021 Important Dates 

NTA will conduct the GPAT 2021 exam on February 22/27, 2021 & Timings from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM OR 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM

GPAT Notification  December 23, 2020
Online application form  December 23 to January 22, 2021

Last date for submission of Examination fee

(through Canara / ICICI Credit Card / Debit Card / Netbanking

& Paytm Payment Modes upto 11:50 PM)

January 23, 2021
Correction in the Particulars of Application Form Online Only January 25 - 30, 2021
GPAT 2021 Admit Card  1st Week of February, 2021
GPAT Exam Date 2021 February 22/27, 2021
GPAT Result  1st Week of March, 2021

GPAT Eligibility 

Candidates who hold a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy (4 years after 10+2) or equivalent from a recognized board are only eligible to apply for GPAT. Students who are appearing for the final year of B. Pharmacy are also eligible to apply. B.Tech. (Pharmaceutical and Fine Chemical Technology)/ equivalent candidates are not eligible for GPAT. There is no maximum age limit for GPAT. 

GPAT 2021 Application Form 

Aspirants have to apply online for GPAT 2021 and no other modes are allowed. One should visit the official website to register for the GPAT 2021 examination. The below steps will help candidates to register for GPAT 2021 exam. 

  • Visit the official website
  • Fill in the online application form 
  • Note down the system generated Application Number
  • Upload the scanned images of the candidate's photograph and signature
  • Pay the prescribed application fee amount
  • Submit the GPAT Application Form and take a printout of the same for future reference.

GPAT Application Fee 

Category  Boys Girls
General UR Rs 2000/- Rs 1000/-
Gen-EWS / SC/ST/ PwD/ OBC-(NCL) Rs 1000/- Rs 1000/-
Transgender Rs. 1000/-

Note: Service/ processing charges & GST are to be paid by the candidate, as applicable.

GPAT Test Centre

Candidates are provided with an option to choose the city for examination after submission of examination fees. The allotment of exam city will be based on first come-first serve. Candidates can check the availability of the seat before submitting the fees. They should note that NTA may change the chosen city and / or the allocated center for logistic and administrative reasons.

GPAT Answer Key 2021

After the GPAT 2021 examination, NTA will display the answer keys and question paper attempted by the candidate on its official website. Candidates who are unsatisfied with the provisional answer keys displayed by NTA can challenge them. They should pay Rs.1000/- per question as the processing charge, which can be paid by credit/debit card/Net banking. 

GPAT Score 2021

The GPAT result will be based on the final answer keys released by NTA. The Agency will not dispatch any score card to the candidates. Hence, candidates are advised to download the GPAT score card 2021 from the official website. There is no provision for re-valuation/re-checking of the GPAT score. 

GPAT 2021 Notification Released

The NTA has released the GPAT 2021 notification. The online applications were accepted between December 23, 2020, and January 22, 2021. 

The GPAT 2021 exam will be conducted on 22/27 February 2021. NTA has also provided an option to make corrections in the particulars of application forms. The entrance exam is conducted for entry into M.Pharma programmes. 

24 December 2020
GPAT Result 2020 Declared

The NTA has released the GPAT result 2020. Candidates who have appeared for the written examination conducted on January 28 can visit the official website to check their results. 

Candidates should use their login details such as application number and date of birth to access the GPAT result 2020. It is advised to download the GPAT result and take a printout for future reference. 

Click here for GPAT result 2020

The Agency also released the GPAT final answer key 2020 along with merit list of GPAT 2020. 

5 February 2020
GPAT 2020 Admit Card Released

The NTA has released the GPAT admit card 2020. Candidates who have registered online for the examination can download the GPAT admit card 2020 on the official website. The written exam will be held on January 28, 2020. 

Candidates can download GPAT admit card 2020 through their login details such as application number and password/ date of birth. Candidates should take a printout of the GPAT admit card 2020 and carry the same to the examination centre. The GPAT admit card will be available on the official website until the exam date. 

The GPAT 2020 will be held in online mode at different centres located in 109 cities. The result will be released in February 2020. 

24 December 2019
GPAT 2020: Last Day To Register Online

The National Testing Agency (NTA) likely to close the application window of the Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test (GPAT) 2020 examination. Candidates who have not yet registered for the examination can visit the official website to apply online. 

Earlier, the NTA has extended the application last date for GPAT from November 30 to December 10, 2019. The application fee can be paid until December 11, 2019. Candidates do a choice of the city until December 12, 2019. 

The GPAT 2020 will be conducted on January 28. The GPAT admit card 2020 will be available on official site from December 24, 2019. The GPAT result will be released on February 7, 2020.

10 December 2019
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