NTA Pharmacy Exam: Online GPAT 2022 Dates, NTA Syllabus


NTA Pharmacy Exam: GRADUATE PHARMACY APTITUDE TEST (GPAT) is a national level entrance examination for entry into M.Pharm programmes. This exam is held once a year. The GPAT is a computer-based online test that is conducted in a single session for three hours. Its score is accepted by all AICTE-Approved Institutions/University Departments/Constituent Colleges/Affiliated Colleges. A few scholarships and other financial assistance in the field of Pharmacy are also given on the basis of the GPAT score. Those who are seeking to apply must read the whole article to know GPAT 2022.

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NTA Pharmacy Exam GPAT 2022 Important Dates


From now onwards, the National Testing Agency is being conducted Authority for Conducting the GPAT as declared by MHRD. Candidates can check the Important Dates below.

GPAT 2022 Schedule(Tentative)
Events Dates
GPAT application form 2022 release date 23 December 2021
Last date to submit the form 30 January 2022
Last date to pay the application fee 06 February 2022 up to 11:59 PM
Correction Window 01 – 02 February 2022
Availability of admit card 13 February 2022
GPAT 2022 exam date 27 February 2022
Display of recorded responses and answer key 07-09 March 2022
Display of Final answer key 18 March 2022
Declaration of result 19 March 2022

NTA Pharmacy Exam GPAT 2022 Registration

Important instructions for applying NTA Pharmacy Exam GPAT 2022 has been given below:

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  • Candidate must apply in online mode only at the official website gpat.nta.nic.in.
  • Alos, more then 0ne form will lead to the cancellation of candidature.

Things to keep ready before filling the form:

  1. A computer with an internet connection
  2. Qualification details
  3. Scanned copy of passport size photograph
  4. Scanned copy of the signature
  5. Valid email id
  6. Valid mobile number
  7. Credit/debit card, or net banking details to pay fee
  8. Printer

How to apply for GPAT 2022? – Following are the steps to be followed to fill the form:

  • Step 1- Go to gpat.nta.nic.in and register by filling up the details asked in the registration form. Note down the application number.
  • Ste 2 – Then login with application number and password and upload documents – photo, signature.
  • Step 3 – After that pay fee.
  • Step 4 – Then print the confirmation page and take multiple copies of it.
  • Step 5 – Finally, choose the exam city.

NTA Pharmacy Exam GPAT 2022 Application Fee

The candidates can pay the application fee using debit card/credit card / net banking / UPI services / Paytm. The fee is as follows

GPAT 2022 Enrollment Fee
Categories Amount
GEN (UR) Boys – Rs 2000
Girls – Rs 1000
Gen-EWS/ SC/ST/PwD /OBC-(NCL) Boys – Rs 1000
Girls – Rs 1000

NTA Pharmacy Exam GPAT 2022 Eligibility Criteria

The candidate can go through the eligibility criteria before appearing in the test.

  • The foremost criteria are that the aspirant must be a citizen of India.
  • Bachelor’s degree holders in Pharmacy are must (4 years after 10+2, including lateral entry candidates).
  • B. Pharmacy course is also eligible for appearing in GPAT exam those who are in the final year.
  • B. Tech (Pharmaceutical and fine chemical technology) / Equivalent Students are not eligible to appear for GPAT examination.

NTA Pharmacy Exam GPAT 2022 Question Pattern

Candidates can check below NTA Pharmacy Exam GPAT 2022 QUestion Pattern:

  • Medium of question paper: English medium
  • Type of questions: There are multiple-choice questions in the test
  • Duration: The candidates are given a 03 hours duration(180 minutes)
  • No. of questions: There are 125 MCQs in the test
  • Each question is of 04 marks.
  • For each incorrect answers, 01 marks shall be deducted
  • Unanswered question will lead to 0 marks

Examination Scheme

TOPIC No. of Qs Max Marks
Pharmaceutical Chemistry 38 152
Pharmaceutics 38 152
Pharmacognosy 10 40
Pharmacology 28 112
Other Subjects 11 44
Total 125 500

NTA Pharmacy Exam GPAT 2022 Syllabus

PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY Composition & 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
PHARMACEUTICS Pharmacy Profession & 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
PHARMACOLOGY 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 the 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 & Minerals, Principles of toxicology
PHARMACOGNOSY Introductory Pharmacognosy, Classification of crude drugs, Factors influencing the 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 drug, Quantitative microscopy, Biogenetic pathways, Carbohydrates & 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 & atomic absorption spectrometry, Infrared spectrometry, Proton nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometry, Mass spectrometry, Polarography, Nephelometry & Turbidimetry, Chromatography, Miscellaneous.
BIOCHEMISTRY Cell, Carbohydrates, Lipids, Vitamins, Biological oxidations & reductions, Enzymes, Nucleic acids, Hereditary diseases.
BIOTECHNOLOGY Plant Cell and Tissue Culture, Animal Cell Culture, Fermentation Technology and Industrial Microbiology, Recombinant DNA Technology, Process and Applications, Biotechnology-Derived Products.
MICROBIOLOGY Introduction to Microbiology, Microscopy and staining technique, Biology of Microorganisms, Fungi and Viruses, Aseptic Technique, Sterilization & Disinfection, Microbial spoilage, Vaccines & Sera, Microbial Assay.
PATHOPHYSIOLOGY 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, etc.
BIOPHARMACEUTICS AND PHARMACOKINETICS Bio-pharmaceutics, Bio-availability & Bio-equivalence, Bio- pharmaceutical statistics.
HUMAN ANATOMY & 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 & safety precautions.
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 organization (WTO) and trade-related intellectual property rights
(TRIPS), Standard institutions and regulatory authorities.
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY General principles, Different classes of compounds, Protection & deprotection of groups, Aromaticity & chemistry of aromatic compounds, Different aromatic classes of compounds, Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, Carbonyl Chemistry, Heterocyclic Chemistry, Bridged rings, Kinetic & thermodynamic control, Stereochemistry, Carbohydrates, Amino acids & proteins, Pericyclic reactions
PHARMACEUTICAL CHEMISTRY I. Pharmaceutical Inorganic Chemistry – Pharmaceutical Impurities, Monographs, Isotopes, Dentifrices desensitizing agents & anticaries agents.
II. Medicinal Chemistry – Therapeutic classes of drugs, Various classes of therapeutic agents, Different classes of therapeutic drugs, Different classes of therapeutic drugs

Important Links

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NTA Pharmacy Exam GPAT 2022 Highlights

Candidates can check below in the table short details about NTA Pharmacy Exam 2022:

GPAT 2022 Basic Details
Exam Name GPAT (Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test) 2022
Conducting Body NTA (National Testing Agency)
Level of exam National Level
Frequency Once a Years
Official website gpat.nta.nic.in

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Question 1. What is the mode of Examination?

Answer 1. The examination was conducted in online mode as a computer-based test (CBT).

Question 2. How many times GPAT 2022 is conducted in a year?

Answer 2. It is conducted once a year.

Question 3. Will I receive my scorecard through Post?

Answer 3. No, you have to download it from the official website of GPAT.

For more details visit the NTA GPAT official website: http://nta.ac.in/Pharmacyexam

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