GPAT 2021: Application Form, Eligibility, Exam Date, Rank Predictor


GPAT 2021 is also known as the Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test 2021. This aptitude test is conducted by the National Testing Agency(NTA) at the national level once in a year in January. This entrance exam offers admission into various M. Pharma or its equivalent courses across the country. On qualifying this examination, the candidates will get admission to 24000 seats in nearly 841 participating pharmacy institutions. Interested candidates can go through the following article for the detailed information regarding the GPAT 2021 like dates, application form, eligibility, syllabus etc.

Candidate can check here all the important details regarding GPAT 2021

GPAT 2021 Important Dates

The important dates for GPAT 2021 examination are given in the table below.

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GPAT 2021 Important Dates
Events Dates (Tentative)
Starting of the Registration procedure First week of November 2020
Image correction window opens Last week of November 2020
Last date to make fee payment First week of December 2020
Choice of City First week of November 2020 to First week of December 2020
Admit card Fourth week of December 2020
Exam 24 January 2020
Results Last week of January 2021
Declaration of Result First week of February 2021

These are the tentative dates based on the GPAT 2020. Candidates can keep visiting this page for the latest updates.

GPAT 2021 Application Form

The detailed information regarding the GPAT Application Form is given below.

  • GPAT Application Form date is in the first week of November 2020.
  • The authority will release the application form through online mode.
  • Candidates will be able to fill the application form through the official website.
  • No other mode will be entertained by the conducting body.
  • Only one application can be submitted by the candidate.
  • More than one application will be rejected.
  • Applicants are requested to fill the application carefully because there is no provision of correction.
  • Take the printout of the confirmation page after transaction of application fee.

Application Fee

The category wise GPAT registration fees details are mention below.

GPAT 2020 Application Fee
Category Application Form Fee
Unreserved / Other Backward Classes Rs. 1400/- + Bank Charges
Scheduled Castes / Scheduled Tribes / Persons With Disability Rs. 700 /- + Bank Charges

Mode of Payment: Candidates can pay through online mode and offline mode.

  • Online Mode: Candidate can pay through credit card, debit card or net banking.
  • Offline Mode: Applicants can also pay the application form fee through State Bank of India Challan.

How to fill the GPAT Application Form?

The procedure of filling the Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test Application Form is given below.

  • Visit the GPAT official website. i.e.
  • Click on “Fill the Application Form”.
  • Then, candidate have to register themselves.
  • After that, fill the form.
  • Moreover, there are three stages in the online registration process.
    • Self Registration
    • Fee Payment
    • Filling of Details
  • But, while registering, the candidates also need to upload their recent photograph (permissible size is 140 X 160 (less than or equal to 60 KB)) and signature (permissible size is 60 X 90 (less than or equal to 30 KB)).
  • Pay application fee.
  • Click on “Submit”.

GPAT 2021 Eligibility Criteria

The vital information regarding the GPAT Eligibility Criteria is given below.

  • Nationality: The candidates must be of Indian Nationality.
  • Qualifying Examination: The aspirants must have Four Years Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmacy (B.Pharma.). Also, the candidates who have passed/are appearing in the lateral entry B. Pharma. Program are also eligible for application.
  • Appearing Candidates: The students of Final Year of B. Pharma. The course can also appear in the examination.
  • Age Criteria: There are no age criteria for candidates to appear in the Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test 2021 Examination.

Note: B.Tech. (Pharmaceutical and Fine Chemical Technology)/ equivalent candidates are not eligible to apply.

GPAT 2021 Exam Pattern

The complete information regarding the GPAT Exam Pattern is given below in the table.

GPAT 2021 Exam Pattern
Mode of Test Computer Based Test (CBT)
Duration of Test 03 Hours (2.30 PM- 5.30 PM)
Number of Questions 125
Type of Questions Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
Marking Scheme 4 marks will be given for every correct answer
Negative Marking 1 mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer
Language English

GPAT 2021 Syllabus

The complete GPAT Syllabus will be provided by the official body along with information brochure. Check below the topics of the exam.

  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Pharmaceutical Management
  • Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics
  • Dispensing and Hospital Pharmacy
  • Pharmaceutical Engineering
  • Clinical pharmacy and therapeutics
  • Pharmaceutical Jurisprudence
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmaceutics
  • Pharmaceutical Analysis
  • Pharmacognosy
  • Biotechnology
  • Biochemistry
  • Physical Pharmacy
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Pathophysiology
  • Microbiology

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GPAT 2021 Preparation Tips

Candidates can check here GPAT preparation tips and follow then for preparation of the examination:

  • Candidates should go through the complete official syllabus.
  • Go through previous year question papers to know the exam pattern and marking scheme.
  • Make short notes daily and revise them regularly.
  • Take online or offline mock tests.

GPAT 2021 Admit Card

The complete detailed information regarding the GPAT Admit Card is given below.

  • GPAT Admit Card date is in the fourth week of December 2020.
  • Hall ticket will be released through online mode on the official website.
  • Candidates may note that no hard copy of admit card will be sent to any applicant individually.
  • Admit Card will also be sent to the registered email address given by the applicant at the time of registration.
  • A candidate who does not possess the valid admit card shall not be permitted for the examination.
  • Aspirant must show their admit card on-demand at the entry in the examination hall.
  • Candidate should carry one passport size photograph, any authorized photo IDs.

How to download the GPAT 2021 Admit Card?

The procedure of downloading the GPAT Admit Card is given below.

  • Visit the official website of GPAT. i.e.
  • Then, Click on ‘GPAT 2021 Admit Card’.
  • After that applicant has to fill the Application Number, Date of Birth and Security Pin.
  • The hall ticket will be displayed on the screen.
  • Candidate can download their Admit Card.

NTA GPAT 2021 Exam Centres

The list of the GPAT Exam Centres are given below.

  • Hyderabad
  • Indore
  • Jabalpur
  • Jammu
  • Kanpur
  • Kolhapur
  • Kolkata
  • Kochi
  • Kozhikode
  • Kurnool
  • Lucknow
  • Ludhiana
  • Madurai
  • Mangalore
  • Meerut
  • Mohali
  • Mysore
  • Mumbai
  • Nagpur
  • Nanded
  • Nasik
  • Nellore
  • Panaji
  • Patna
  • Pune
  • Raipur
  • Rajahmundry
  • Rajkot
  • Ranchi
  • Shimla
  • Srinagar
  • Surat
  • Thiruvananthapuram
  • Tirupati
  • Udaipur
  • Visakhapatnam
  • Vadodara
  • Varanasi
  • Vijayawada
  • Warangal
  • Ahmedabad
  • Allahabad
  • Amravati
  • Amritsar
  • Aurangabad
  • Bangalore
  • Bareilly
  • Bhopal
  • Bhavnagar
  • Bhilai-Durg
  • Bhubaneswar
  • Chandigarh
  • Chennai
  • Coimbatore
  • Dehradun
  • Delhi
  • Ghaziabad
  • Gurgaon
  • Gulbarga
  • Guntur
  • Gwalior
  • Guwahati
  • Gautam Budh Nagar
  • Jaipur

GPAT 2021 Answer Key

The detailed information regarding the GPAT Answer key is given below.

  • After the few days of the exam, the NTA will release answer keys.
  • Answer Key will be available through online mode on the official website.
  • Candidates those will not be satisfied with provisional answer keys may challenge by filling online application form.
  • Candidates have to pay Rs.1000/- per question. The processing charge can be paid by credit/debit card/Net banking.
  • Final answer key will no be challenge, no further communication will be entertained in this regard.

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How to Download GPAT 2021 Answer Key?

Applicants can download the answer key of Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test 2021 exam by following steps given below:

  • Firstly, visit the official website of NTA.
  • Then, click on the link of Answer key.
  • Now, a new page will be displayed with the answer key.
  • Also, click on the download option and check the answers mentioned in the answer key.
  • Finally, take out a copy of the answer key for future reference.

GPAT 2021 Cut Off

GPAT Exam 2021 Cut off marks will be decided by the authority and also based on various factors like the number of applicants appeared for the examination, the difficulty level of the exam etc. It will be issued through online mode.

Applicants have to obtain minimum cut off marks to be eligible for admission process.

GPAT 2021 Result

The vital information regarding the GPAT Result is given below.

  • Result of GPAT 2021 will be declared in the first week of February 2021.
  • The result will be released based on final answer keys.
  • Result will be declared on the official website through online mode.
  • The result will be released in the form of scorecard.
  • GPAT Score will be accepted by over 800 participating Institutes.

How to check the GPAT 2021 Result?

The procedure to check the GPAT result is given below.

  • Visit the official website of GPAT. i.e.
  • Then, Click on ‘View Result/Scorecard’.
  • After that applicant has to fill the Application Number, Date of Birth and Security Pin.
  • The result will be displayed on the screen.
  • Candidate can download their result.

GPAT 2021 Score Card

The complete information regarding the GPAT Scorecard is given below.

  • GPAT 2021 scorecard will be declared after a few days the of the releasing of result.
  • Scorecard will be released through online mode on the official website.
  • The actual marks obtained by a candidate will be mentioned in the scorecard.
  • These marks will be considered further for computation of the result of GPAT.
  • There shall be no provision for re-valuation/re-checking of the Score.

GPAT 2021 Merit List

The complete information regarding the GPAT Merit list is given below.

  • The merit list will be released in the third week of February 2021
  • List will be declared through online mode on the official website.
  • Merit list will be prepared based on scores and rank obtained by the candidates in the entrance exam.
  • In case more than two candidates secure equal marks in the exam, the tie-breaking criteria will be used by the officials.

GPAT 2021 Counselling

The complete information regarding the GPAT Counselling is given below.

  • Candidates have to apply separately in each participating institution for admission.
  • Each participating institute will release their respective cutoff score which candidates should meet to get qualified for admission to that particular institute.
  • Candidates are advised to check the details of the admission process of each participating institute of GPAT-2021 on their respective website.
  • Also, carry the original documents along with the admission letter for final admission.

NTA GPAT Highlight

The vital information regarding the NTA GPAT exam is given below.

Exam Name GPAT
Full-Form Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test
Exam Types PG Level
Exam Level National
Courses Offered Pharmacy
Conducting Body National Testing Agency (NTA)
Official website
Helpline 7042399521, 7042399525

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What is GPAT score?

The GPAT is a three-hour computer-based online test which is conducted in a single session. The GPAT score is accepted by all AICTE-Approved Institutions/University Departments/Constituent Colleges/Affiliated Colleges.

Can 3rd-year student apply for GPAT?

Candidates in the final/fourth year of the Graduate Pharmacy Programme are also eligible to appear for the GPAT 2020. It must be noted that Bachelor of Pharmacy students from the first to the third year is not eligible to take the GPAT 2021 exam.

How do I prepare for GPAT?

GPAT preparation can be done by using different techniques to study, solving previous years' questions and mock papers. Aspirants should be thorough with GPAT Exam Pattern to prepare well for the exam. Focus on all important chapters covered in Pharmacology as 25- 30% questions are asked from this section.

How many questions are in GPAT?

GPAT 2021 is a computer-based examination. GPAT exam pattern 2021 will have 125 multiple choice questions carrying a total of 500 marks and a duration of 3 hours.


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