GPAT 2022: Exam Date, Registration, Eligibility, Syllabus, Pattern, Result, Cousnelling

Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test by NTA is the only national-level entrance exam conducted for admission to M.Pharm programmes. The National Testing Agency (NTA) conducts the entrance exam facilitating colleges to choose the right students for the Master’s programme. The GPAT score will be accepted by more than 800 participating institutes. Previously, AICTE (All India Council for Technical Education) was the exam-conducting body of GPAT. It used to administer the exam as per the “directions of Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India”.

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.

About GPAT-2022

  • National Testing Agency (NTA) had successfully conducted the Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test – 2022 (GPAT-2022) for admission to various M. Pharma or its equivalent courses across the country. The 800 participating institutes of GPAT-2021 were the institutions which had accepted the GPAT Score.
  • The GPAT 2022 will be conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA) on the same pattern as per the Year 2021 i.e., Computer Based Test on 22/27 February 2022 from 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM OR 3.00 PM to 6.00 PM for admission to M. Pharma or its equivalent courses across the country.
  • The result of GPAT-2022 will be declared by March, 2022 as GPAT Score which will be accepted by over 800 participating Institutes. The participating Institutes of GPAT-2022 are the Institutions which will be accepting the GPAT Score. Candidates must apply separately to the desired GPAT-2021 participating institutes with the GPAT Score 2022.
  • Candidates are advised to see the details of the admission process of each participating institute of GPAT-2022 on their respective website.

GPAT 2022 Overview:

Exam NameGPAT
Extended FormGraduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test
AuthorityNational Testing Agency (NTA)
PurposeAdmission to Master’s programmes
Application ModeOnline
Exam ModeOnline
Official Website
Exam Commences22nd to 27th February 2022

GPAT 2022 Important Dates

The Online Application form for GPAT 2022 will be available soon and the online application process is expected to start from 23rd December 2021.

GPAT 2022 Exam Dates

Release of GPAT 2022 Application FormLast week of December 2021
Last day for GPAT 2022 RegistrationLast week of January 2022
Last Date to pay GPAT 2022 Application FeeLast week of January 2022
Last date to select test cityFirst week of February 2022
GPAT 2021 Form CorrectionFirst week of February 2022
Availability of GPAT 2022 Admit CardSecond week of February 2022
GPAT 2021 Exam DateLast week of February 2022
Announcement of GPAT 2022 ResultFirst week of March 2022

Eligibility Criteria for GPAT 2022

The candidates shall have to satisfy all the eligible conditions so as to apply for the examination. The GPAT 2022 Eligibility Criteria are illustrated here. The aspirant must satisfy the minimum eligibility criteria at the time of applying for GPAT 2022


The candidate must be a citizen of India.

Age Limit

There is no age restriction for appearing in GPAT 2022.

Academic Qualification

  • The candidate must hold a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy (4 years after 10+2, including lateral entry students) or equivalent from a recognized university.
  • Candidates appearing for the final year of bachelor’s degree B. Pharmacy (10+2+4) whose result will be declared before commencement of admission for the academic year 2021-22 can also apply for GPAT-2022 computer-based test (CBT).
  • B.Tech. (Pharmaceutical and Fine Chemical Technology)/ equivalent candidates are not eligible to apply.

Who’s not eligible?

Candidates who have done B.Tech (Fine Chemical Technology and Pharmaceutical) or equivalent are debarred from taking the Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test 2022.

GPAT 2022 Exam Pattern

  • Mode: GPAT 2021 was conducted in online mode. On the day of the examination, each candidate was allotted a computer terminal at the exam centre. For rough work, each candidate will be provided with a rough sheet and a pen/pencil.
  • Medium: The exam pattern of GPAT 2022 clearly states that the medium for the examination will be English only. Any requests for a different medium/ language will not be entertained by the NTA.
  • Type and number of questions: Candidates will be tested on the basis of 125 objective type questions. An objective type question gives candidates 4 or more response options. Thus, instead of writing the answer, the candidate has to choose the correct response from the options given and mark it.
  • Marking scheme: As stated in the GPAT exam pattern 2022, NTA will deduct marks for incorrect responses. Refer to the table given below to know the marking scheme.

GPAT 2022 marking scheme

Type of responseMarks awarded
Correct answer(+) 4
Incorrect answer(-) 1

GPAT 2022 Syllabus

National Testing Agency – NTA officially announced the GPAT syllabus 2022 in the month of November 2022 for postgraduate pharmacy admissions. The entrance exam will be held on February 22/27, 2022, for offering admissions to nearly 25,000 seats. It comprises of all the topics from which questions will be asked in the entrance test. Complete GPAT 2022 Syllabus is given below.

Physical chemistry

  • Composition and physical states of matter
  • Colligative properties
  • Thermodynamics
  • Refractive index
  • Solutions
  • Electrochemistry
  • Ionic equilibrium
  • Kinetics

Physical pharmacy

  • Matter, properties of matter
  • Micromeritics and powder rheology
  • Surface and interfacial phenomenon
  • Viscosity and rheology
  • Dispersion systems
  • Complexation
  • Buffer
  • Solubility

Organic chemistry

  • General principles
  • Different classes of compounds
  • Protection and deprotection of groups
  • Aromaticity and chemistry of aromatic compounds
  • Different aromatic classes of compounds
  • Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons
  • Carbonyl chemistry
  • Heterocyclic chemistry
  • Bridged rings
  • Kinetic and thermodynamic control
  • Stereochemistry
  • Carbohydrates
  • Amino acids and proteins
  • Pericyclic reactions

Pharmaceutical chemistry

  • Pharmaceutical inorganic chemistry
  • Medicinal chemistry


  • Pharmacy profession and introduction to pharmaceuticals
  • Introduction to dosage form
  • Sources of drug information
  • Allopathic dosage form
  • Crude extract
  • Allergenic extract
  • Biological products
  • Pharmaceutical plant, location, layout
  • Dosage form necessities and additives
  • Powders
  • Capsules
  • Tablets
  • Parenterals: product requiring sterile packaging
  • Suspensions
  • Emulsions
  • Suppositories
  • Semisolids
  • Liquids(solutions, syrups, elixirs, spirits, aromatic water, liquid for external uses)
  • Pharmaceutical aerosols
  • Ophthalmic preparations
  • Preformulations
  • Stability of formulated products
  • Prolonged action pharmaceuticals
  • Novel drug delivery system
  • GMP and validation
  • Packaging materials
  • Cosmetics
  • Pilot plant scale-up techniques


  • General pharmacology
  • Neurohumoral transmission in the autonomic and central nervous system
  • Pharmacology of peripheral nervous system
  • Pharmacology of central nervous system
  • Pharmacology of cardiovascular system
  • Drugs acting on urinary system
  • Drugs acting on respiratory system
  • Pharmacology of endocrine system
  • Chemotherapy
  • Autacoids and their antagonists
  • Pharmacology of drug acting on the gastrointestinal tract
  • Chronopharmacology
  • Immunopharmacology
  • Vitamins and minerals
  • Principles of toxicology


  • Introductory pharmacognosy
  • Classification of crude drugs
  • Factors influencing quality of crude drugs
  • Techniques in microscopy
  • Introduction to phytoconstituents
  • Principles of plant classification
  • Pharmaceutical aids
  • Animal products
  • Plant products
  • Toxic drugs
  • Enzymes
  • Natural pesticides and insecticides
  • Adulteration and evaluation of crude drugs
  • Quantitative microscopy
  • Biogenetic pathways
  • Carbohydrates and lipids
  • Tannins
  • Volatile oils
  • Resinous drugs
  • Glycosides
  • Alkaloids
  • Extraction and isolation techniques
  • Phytopharmaceuticals
  • Quality control and standardization of herbal drugs
  • Herbal formulations
  • Worldwide trade of crude drugs and volatile oils
  • Herbal cosmetics
  • Traditional herbal drugs
  • Plants based industries and research institutes in India
  • Patents
  • Ayurvedic system of medicine
  • Homeopathic system of medicine

Pharmaceutical analysis

  • Importance of quality control in pharmacy
  • Acid-base titrations
  • Non-aqueous titrations
  • Oxidation-reduction titrations
  • Precipitation titrations
  • Complexometric titrations
  • Gravimetry
  • Extraction techniques
  • Potentiometry
  • Miscellaneous methods of analysis
  • Calibration
  • General principles of spectroscopy
  • Ultraviolet-visible spectrometry
  • Spectrofluorimetry
  • Flame photometry and atomic absorption spectrometry
  • Infrared spectrometry
  • Proton nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometry
  • Mass spectrometry
  • Polarography
  • Nephelometry and turbidimetry
  • Chromatography


  • Cell
  • Carbohydrates
  • Proteins
  • Lipids
  • Vitamins
  • Biological oxidations and reductions
  • Enzymes
  • Nucleic acids
  • Hereditary diseases


  • Plant cell and tissue culture
  • Animal cell culture
  • Fermentation technology and industrial microbiology
  • Recombinant DNA technology
  • Process and applications
  • Biotechnology derived products


  • Introduction to microbiology
  • Microscopy and staining technique
  • Biology of microorganisms
  • Fungi and viruses
  • Aseptic technique
  • Sterilization and disinfection
  • Microbial spoilage
  • Vaccines and sera
  • Microbial assay


  • Basic principles of cell injury and adaptation
  • Basic mechanisms of inflammation and repair
  • Disorders of fluid, electrolyte and acid-base balance
  • Disorders of homeostasis: white blood cells, lymphoid tissues, and red blood cells related diseases
  • Immunopathology including amyloidosis
  • Infectious diseases
  • Neoplastic diseases
  • Pathophysiology of common diseases
  • Laboratory tests for liver function tests and kidney function tests

Biopharmaceutics and pharmacokinetics

  • Bio-pharmaceutics
  • Bio-availability and bio-equivalence
  • Biopharmaceutical statistics

Clinical pharmacy and therapeutics

  • General Principles, preparation, maintenance, analysis of observational records in clinical Pharmacy.
  • Clinical trials, type and phases of clinical trials, placebo, ethical and regulatory issues including Good clinical practice in clinical trials.
  • Therapeutic drug monitoring, adverse drug reaction (ADR), types of ADR, Mechanism of ADR. Drug interaction, Monitoring and reporting of ADR and its significance.
  • Drug information services, Drug interactions.
  • Drug interaction in pediatric and geriatric patients, drug treatment during pregnancy, lactation and menstruation.
  • Pharmacovigilance, Therapeutic drug monitoring, Neutraceuticals, essential drugs and rational drug usage.
  • Age-related drug therapy: concept of posology, drug therapy for neonates, paediatrics and geriatrics. Drugs used in pregnancy and lactation.
  • Drug therapy in gastrointestinal, hepatic, renal, cardiovascular and respiratory Disorders.
  • Drug therapy for neurological and psychological disorders.
  • Drug therapy in infections of the respiratory system, urinary system, infective meningitis, TB, HIV, malaria and filaria.
  • Drug therapy for thyroid and parathyroid disorders, diabetes mellitus, menstrual cycle disorders, menopause and male sexual dysfunction.
  • Drug therapy for malignant disorders like leukaemia, lymphoma and solid tumours.
  • Drug therapy for rheumatic, eye and skin disorders.

Human anatomy and physiology

  • Cell physiology
  • The blood
  • Gastrointestinal tract
  • Respiratory system
  • Autonomic nervous system
  • Sense organs
  • Skeletal system
  • Central nervous system
  • Urinary system
  • Endocrine glands
  • Reproductive system
  • Cardiovascular system
  • Lymphatic system

Pharmaceutical engineering

  • Fluid flow
  • Heat transfer
  • Evaporation
  • Distillation
  • Drying
  • Size reduction and size separation
  • Extraction
  • Mixing
  • Crystallization
  • Filtration and centrifugation
  • Dehumidification and humidity control
  • Refrigeration and air conditioning
  • Material of constructions
  • Automated process control systems
  • Industrial hazards and safety precaution

Pharmaceutical Management

  • Introduction to management
  • Planning and forecasting
  • Organization
  • Research management
  • Inventory management
  • Communication
  • Marketing research
  • Leadership and motivation
  • Human resource and development (HRD)
  • Gatt
  • World trade organisation (WTO) and trade-related intellectual property rights (trips)
  • Standard institutions and regulatory authorities

Pharmaceutical jurisprudence

  • Historical background Drug legislation in India, Code of Ethics for Pharmacists
  • The Pharmacy Act 1948 (inclusive of recent amendments)
  • Drugs and Cosmetics Act 1940, Rules 1945, including New Drug applications
  • Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, and Rules thereunder
  • Drugs and Magic Remedies (Objectionable Advertisements) Act 1954
  • Medicinal and Toilet Preparations (Excise Duties) Act 1955, Rules 1976
  • Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act 1970 and Rules 1975
  • Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1960
  • Drug (Price Control) Order
  • Shops and Establishment Act
  • Factory Act
  • Consumer Protection Act
  • Indian Pharmaceutical Industry- An Overview
  • Industrial Development and Regulation act 1951
  • Introduction to Intellectual Property Rights and Indian Patent Act 1970
  • An Introduction to Standard Institutions and Regulatory Authorities such as BIS, ASTM, ISO, TGA, USFDA, MHRA, ICH, WHO
  • Minimum Wages Act 1948
  • Prevention of Food Adulteration Act 1954 and Rules

Dispensing and hospital pharmacy

  • Introduction to laboratory equipment, weighing methodology, handling of prescriptions, labelling instructions for dispensed products.
  • Posological calculations involved in the calculation of dosage for infants. Enlarging and reducing formula, displacement value.
  • Preparations of formulations involving allegation, alcohol dilution, isotonic solution.
  • Study of current patent and proprietary products, generic products and selected brand products, indications, contraindications, adverse drug reactions, available dosage forms and packing of Antihypertensive drug, Anti-amoebic drugs, Antihistaminic drugs, Antiemetic drugs, Antacids, and ulcer healing drugs. Antidiarrheal and laxatives Respiratory drugs, Antibiotics, Analgesics and antipyretic drugs.
  • Compounding and dispensing of following prescriptions Mixtures Solutions Emulsions Lotions (External preparations) Liniments (External preparations) Powder Granules Suppositories Ointments / Paste Cream Incompatibility: Prescription based on physical, chemical and therapeutic incompatibility. Tablets Page 50 of 54 Inhalations.
  • Reading and counselling of prescriptions from the clinical practice. Designing from mock Pharmacy: Layout and structure of retail Pharmacy, compounding, dispensing, storing, labelling, pricing, recording and counselling of prescription. Procurement of information for the given drug for drug information services. Preparation of Hospital Formulary.

GPAT 2022 Application Form

Aspirants have to apply online for GPAT 2022 and no other modes are allowed. One should visit the official website to register for the GPAT 2022 examination. The below steps will help candidates to register for GPAT 2022 exam.

Step-by-Step Guide to Fill the GPAT 2022 Application Form

Step 1: Register online and note down the system generated application number

  • Go to the official website –, whenever the application opens
  • Candidates have to register themselves first by clicking on the “New Registration” button
  • Candidates have to provide details such as Email Id, mobile number, etc.
  • Create a password
  • Choose security question
  • Note down your password, security question and its answer
  • A system generated application will be generated and candidates are required to note down the system generated application number for future references

Step 2: Complete the GPAT application form

  • Login using application number and password
  • Proceed to fill the application form
  • Provide all the necessary details
  • Check all the details before submitting the form

Step 3: Upload scanned images

  • Upload scanned copy of a passport-sized photograph
  • Upload scanned copy of the signature
  • Check the photograph and signature before final submission

Step 4: Pay GPAT application fee

  • Choose the desired mode of payment (Net banking/ credit card/ debit card/ e-challan)
  • Print the confirmation page

GPAT Application Fee

General UIRs 2000/-Rs 1000/-
Gen-EWS / SC/ST/ PwD/ OBC-(NCL)Rs 1000/-Rs 1000/-
TransgenderRs 1000/-

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

How to pay the GPAT 2022 application fee using the e-challan?

If a candidate chooses to pay the application fee through the SBI MOPS e-challan, he/she has to follow the below-mentioned steps:

  • Print the e-challan
  • Locate the nearest State Bank of India branch
  • Deposit the GPAT 2021 application fee and the e-challan in the branch
  • Save the receipt with the transaction Id
  • Go to the official website of
  • Enter login credentials
  • Check payment status
  • Print confirmation page

GPAT registration 2022: Important points to remember

  • If a candidate fails to complete all the four steps mentioned above, his/ her GPAT 2020 application form will be considered incomplete.
  • The application fee is non-refundable.
  • Candidates need not send the GPAT 2022 application form or confirmation by post to the NTA.
  • NTA is not responsible for the verification of the information provided by the candidate nor the documents uploaded by him/ her.

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 2022 Admit Cards

Candidates can download their GPAT 2022 Admit Card from the official NTA GPAT website GPAT 2022 admit cards will be available from February 2022. Candidates must note that the admit card will not be sent to their address of correspondence by post or any offline method. Candidates can follow the steps listed below to download their GPAT 2022 Admit Card.

How to Download GPAT 2022 Admit Card

  • Visit the official NTA GPAT website.
  • Select the link for downloading GPAT 2022 Admit Card.
  • Enter their login id and password.
  • On entering the login id and password, the admit card will be displayed on the screen.
  • Candidates are now advised to look for all details carefully and check that all data mentioned on the admit card is correct.
  • Take a print out of GPAT 2022 Admit Card. Candidates are also advised to download the file for future reference.

Documents Required with GPAT 2022 Admit Card

  • Driving License
  • Passport
  • PAN Card
  • Voter Id card
  • UID Card
  • Notarized Affidavit in English along with a Photo, Signature, Date of Birth and Residential Address.

GPAT 2022 Exam Day Instructions

  • Candidates will have to take a print out of their GPAT 2022 Admit Card and duly sign it. They will also have to attach their recently clicked passport size photograph on the admit card.
  • The Admit Card and required photocopies of important documents have to be attested by the principal/ institute head where the candidate is currently studying.
  • They will not be allowed inside the exam hall without their admit card and identity proof. Impersonation of the admit card is a punishable offence and candidates must note that legal action could be taken against them if found guilty.
  • Candidates will have to report to the exam hall 90 minutes prior to the exam on the exam day.
  • No electronic gadgets or equipment like mobile phone, wristwatch, calculators etc. are not permitted to be carried inside the exam hall.

GPAT 2022 Result

GPAT 2022 result has been released on the official website on 19th March 2022. Candidates must visit the authorized portal and check the result by using the login credentials. Candidates can also check out the National Testing Agency (NTA) website to obtain the online GPAT Result 2022. Along with the result, students can get hold of the scorecard and know the qualifying status. Check below the steps to obtain the Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test (GPAT) result 2022.

  • Open the official website link of GPAT 2022.
  • On the homepage, click on the relevant result link and enter all the asked information in the provided space.
  • Once you completed the steps, your GPAT 2022 result will appear on the screen.
  • Download the result and keep a printout for future needs.

GPAT 2022 Scorecard

The GPAT 2022 scorecards were released on the official website on 19th March 2022. Candidates need to visit the official website and download the scorecards. The scorecards can be downloaded using the application number and date of birth. Candidates can obtain the GPAT 2022 scorecard only through the official website i.e.

GPAT Cut-off 2022

The National Testing Agency determines the GPAT 2022 cut-off, which is the minimum qualifying mark for admission to the master’s course. For general and OBC categories, the cut-off mark is 113. For SC/ ST/ PWD, it is 82 marks.

GPAT Counselling 2022

The qualified students will be required to participate in the GPAT 2022 counselling, which will be organised by the participating institutes. The counselling will tentatively begin in the month of March 2022.


Q1. Can I take the test from any computer?

Ans. NO. The candidate will have to take the test on the pre-assigned computer at the test centre only.

Q2. Is there any age restriction for appearing in GPAT 2022?

Ans. NO. There is no age restriction for appearing in GPAT 2022.

Q3. How to pay my registration fee?

Ans. Candidates are required to pay the fee through online or challan/cash at any SBI branch.

Q4. Can I choose a test city?

Ans. Yes. Candidates can choose up to 3 test cities as their preference. However, actual allotment will be subject to availability of the slot in that particular city.

Q5. When will I get my admit card?

Ans. You can download and print the admit cards from 2nd week of February2021.

Q6: What is the mode of the exam?

A: Online i.e. Computer Based Test.

Q8: What should I do if my GPAT admit card has errors?

A: In that case, you need to report it to the officials right away.

Q9: If an applicant is 22 years old, is he eligible for the test?

A: NTA has not set the upper age criterion. It means the candidate can surely appear for the test.

Q10: What is the nature of the question pattern?

A: MCQs. There will be 125 questions carrying 500 works.

Q11: What about negative marking scheme?

A: 1 wrong answer would reduce 1 mark from the total. 1 mark will be deducted for one incorrect answer.

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