Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test

Computer Based Test

GPAT Basic Information

  • Application Fee:₹ 2,000
  • Number Of Attempts:1
  • Examination Modes:Computer Based Test
  • Exam Conducting Body:National Testing Agency (NTA)
  • Courses:M.PHARM
  • Streams:Pharmacy

GPAT 2021: Scorecard(Released), Result, Merit List, Cut Off

Updated On - April 30 2021 by Ganesh Wankhede

GPAT 2021 Scorecard has been released.The result was released on 19 March 2021. GPAT 2021 last date to fill the application form was 30 January 2021. GPAT 2021 Application form was released by NTA on 23 December 2020. GPAT 2021 will be conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA). This exam is conducted once every year at the National Level to provide admission to the candidates into the M.Pharm programme. Earlier this exam was being conducted by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE).The GPAT 2021 conducted in computer-based online mode. The GPAT score is accepted by all AICTE-Approved Institutions/ Constituent Colleges/ University Departments/Affiliated Colleges. Candidates can apply for the GPAt by online mode. The candidates must read the complete article to know all about GPAT 2021 Important Dates, Application Form, Eligibility Criteria, Admit Card, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Result, Counseling etc.

GPAT 2021 Exam Status

Candidates can check the GPAT 2021 exam status from the below table:

Exam statusResult declared

Latest Updates:

GPAT 2021 Important Dates

Candidate can check here all the important GPAT 2021 dates for the application form in the given table below:

GPAT 2021 Important Dates

Commencement of applications for GPAT 2021

23 December 2020

Last date to fill application Form

30 January 2021

Last date to upload documents and pay the application fee

31 January 2021

Availability of admit card

13 February 2021

GPAT examination

27 February 2021

Question paper and candidate response sheet release

07 March 2021

Availability of answer key

18 March 2021

Declaration of GPAT result 2021

19 March 2021

GPAT 2021 Result 

Candidates can check the GPAT result 2021 declared by National Test Agency(NTA). Candidates must go through the given below points regarding result:

  • The result has been announced based on the final answer key.
  • Candidates are advised to download their scorecard from the website only because no scorecard will be sent to the candidate.
  • There shall be no chance for re-valuation/re-checking of the Score.
  • GPAT 2021 scorecard will be valid for three years.
  • The actual marks obtained by a candidate will be considered further for computation of the result of GPAT-2021. 
  • No complaint concerning answer key(s) after the declaration of result of GPAT will be considered.

GPAT 2021 All India Merit List

National Testing Agency announces All India rank list based on the total marks obtained by the candidates in Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test (GPAT). The list is declared with the result in the PDF format. Candidates who qualify the test by obtaining minimum cutoff marks are given place in the GPAT 2021 merit list. The merit list has the below-given details:

  • Rank
  • Roll number
  • Name
  • Marks
  • NTA score (The NTA Score or the Percentile indicates the percentage of candidates that have scored eual to or below you)
  • Status – qualified/unqualified

GPAT 2021 Cut off Marks

The GAPT cutoff 2021 marks are declared with the release of the merit list and the same varies for all categories. Candidates can refer to previous year cut off marks from the table below.

GPAT Cut off
CategoryCutoff marks in 2019
Unreserved (UR)141
Other Backward Class (OBC-NCL)117
Scheduled Caste (SC)95
Scheduled Tribe (ST)74

GPAT 2021 Counseling

NTA conducts the GAPT 2021 counselling process after the announcement of the result through online mode. The candidates who meet the cut-off criterion are shortlisted for the counselling. As per the exam, all necessary documents including academic certificates, identity proof, work experience certificate (if applicable), etc. will be verified. After that, candidates can take admission for the course allotted to them by paying the course fee.
Documents Required at Counseling
  • Admit Card
  • Photo Identity Proof
  • Passport Size Photograph
  • Scorecard
  • Academic Certificates

Admission Process via GPAT 2021

There is no centralized counselling process for GPAT 2021. Candidates have to apply separately for various institutes. Then, on the basis of GPAT 2021 score and all India rank, the candidates are called for the counselling process. The process of counselling for each college varies.

GPAT 2021 Reservation

In case of institutes run by the central government, the rervation of seats among the various categories is as follows:

Note: Each category also has 5% horizontal reservations for Persons with Disabilities (PwD).

GPAT 2021 Information brochure Pdf 

GPAT 2021 Participating Institutes

There are over 800+ participating institutes for GPAT. Some of the top GPAT institutes are as follows:

  • National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Mohali
  • Jadavpur University, Kolkata
  • Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi
  • Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai
  • Delhi Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research, New Delhi
  • Department of Pharmaceutics, IIT BHU, Varanasi
  • Andhra University, Vishakhapatnam
  • University Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chandigarh
  • Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara
  • Amrita School of Pharmacy, Kochi, etc.

GPAT 2021 Application Form

GPAT Application Form 2021 was available online. Candidates must go through given details about GPAT Application Form:
  • Candidates need to go to the official website and fill the online application form.
  • The candidates are allowed to submit one application only.
  • The candidates must fill the GPAT 2021 application form carefully and submit the same on time.
  • Multiple applications submitted by the candidate will not be accepted by conducting body.
  • Candidates must provide a valid email id and password as this will be used for providing necessary details about the examination.
  • Upload scanned copy of recent photograph and signature in the prescribed format.
  • Candidates must regularly visit NTA's website for getting the latest updates and must check their email id regularly to know every information regarding GPAT.
  • After completion of the application process, candidates must take the print out copy of their filled registration form for further process.

GPAT 2021 Application Fee

Candidates can check the category wise GPAT application fees 2021 in the given below table:

GPAT Application Fee

General/ Non-creamy layer OBC

Male - Rs. 2,000/-

Female - Rs. 1000/-


Male - Rs. 1000/-

Female - Rs. 1000/-


Rs. 1000/-
Mode of Payment: Candidates can pay the application fee using SBI MOPS (Multiple Option Payment System) of India either through:
(i) Online Mode: Credit/ Debit card and Net Banking
(ii)Offline Mode:  Cash Deposit through e-challan at State Bank of India Branches only

GPAT 2021 Eligibility Criteria

The candidates need to have all the information about the GPAT Eligibility 2021. This information will enable the candidates to ensure their eligibility before they start filling the application form. Following are the details about GPAT Eligibility:

  • Educational Qualification: A bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy is mandatoryThere is no minimum percentage of marks required
  • Duration of graduation course: Candidates must have completed 4 years of graduation after 10+2. Lateral entry candidates must also complete 4 years of graduation after 10+2
  • Age limit: There is no age limit to apply for GPAT.
  • Nationality: The candidate must be a citizen of India.

GPAT 2021 Reservation

Category wise Reservation list mentioned in the given below table:

Scheduled Caste (SC)15%
Scheduled Tribe (ST)7.5%
Other Backward Classes belonging to the “Non-Creamy Layer” (OBC - NCL)27%
Persons with Disabilities (PwD)  in each category5%

GPAT 2021 Admit Card

Candidates has been able to download the admit card on 13 February 2021. Candidates must go through the given below points regarding GPAT admit card 2021:

  • Candidates have to download the admit card from the official website.
  • Candidates required to login with their registration number and password.
  • Candidates must check the whole admit card carefully that there is no mistake.
  • Admit card contains details such as candidate name, roll number, exam centre, exam date and time, test centre address.
  • Candidates must take the print out of their admit card for examination.

GPAT 2021 Exam Pattern

Candidates can check the given below information regarding GPAT Exam Pattern 2021:

Exam Pattern for GPAT 2021
Exam ModeOnline(Computer Based Test)
Duration180 Minutes(3 Hours)
Type of QuestionsMultiple Choice Questions
Number of Questions125 Questions
Total Marks500 Marks
Marking Scheme

Correct Answer: +4 Marks

Wrong Answer: -1 Marks

GPAT 2021 Syllabus

Candidates must go through the given below points regarding GPAT syllabus 2021 for better preparation:

  • Physical Chemistry
  • Physical Pharmacy
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Pharmaceutics
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacognosy
  • Pharmaceutical Analysis
  • Biochemistry
  • Biotechnology
  • Microbiology
  • Pathophysiology
  • Biopharmaceutics and Pharma
  • Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Pharmaceutical Engineering
  • Pharmaceutical Management
  • Pharmaceutical Jurisprudence
  • Dispensing and Hospital Pharmacy 

GPAT 2021 Preparation Tips

The Preparation Tips are listed below by the experts and are targeted for the Candidates planning to look for some guidance and moral support for their preparation which might help them in scoring good in the examination:

  • Candidates are requested to go through the Syllabus first of all the things and before even starting their preparation, they must prepare how to go on with each subject which includes the time distribution, management of resources and various other important factors.
  • Make notes of everything, put tags and sticky notes.
  • Daily revision is an important aspect as what candidate studied becomes faded which needs to be polished time and again.
  • Make stronger points even better and work on weak points as well.

GPAT 2021 Books

GPAT 2021 Question Paper and Response Sheet

NTA will release question paper and response sheet for GPAT 2021 at its the official website. To download these, candidates need to log in using application number, password/date of birth. The responses marked by the candidate in the exam is available in the question paper itself. Candidates can view/download GPAT question paper and response sheet for a limited time period only. Use these to cross-check your answers with that provided in the answer key.

GPAT 2021 Exam Day Instructions

On the exam day, the candidates have to follow certain rules and times. The same is available below:

  • The candidates shall report at the Examination Centre two hours before the commencement of the examination to complete the frisking and registration formalities well before the time.
  • Registration desk closes 60 minutes prior to the examination.
  • The candidate must show, on-demand, the Admit Card downloaded/printed from the NTA’s website for entry in the examination room/hall.
  • A candidate who does not possess the valid Admit Card shall not be permitted for the examination under any circumstances.
  • A seat indicating roll number is allocated to each candidate. Candidates should find and sit on their allocated seats only. Any candidate found to have changed room/hall or the seat on his/her own other than allotted, his/her candidature shall be canceled.
  • For those who are unable to appear on the scheduled date of tests for any reason, the NTA shall not be responsible for the conduct of re-test, under any circumstance.

GPAT 2021 Answer Key

NTA GPAT Answer key has been released after examination on the official website. Candidates must go through the given below point related with GPAT 2021 answer key:

  • After examination, NTA will release the answer key on the website(
  • Information regarding date shall be displayed on the NTA website.
  • Those candidates, who are not satisfied with the answer key may challenge the authority by a challenge by filling the online application form and paying a processing charge.
  • Processing charge is Rs.1000/- per question.
  • Candidates can pay the processing charge by using credit/debit card/Net banking.
  • Once the candidate pays the charge it cannot be refunded in any situation.

GPAT Test Centers 2021

Candidates should check the GPAT 2021 Test centre list(Tentative) which is mentioned below in the table:

StateTest Centers (Tentative)
Andhra Pradesh









Bhilai/Durg/Bhilai Nagar


New DelhiNew Delhi













Himachal Pradesh



Jammu & Kashmir


















Madhya Pradesh














Navi Mumbai















Tamil Nadu








Uttar Pradesh




Greater Noida/Noida





West BengalKolkata

GPAT 2021 Highlights

Candidates must check the GPAT 2021 entrance basic information given below:

GPAT 2021 Highlights
Exam Name
GPAT 2021
Full name
Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test 2021
Conducting Body

National Test Agency(NTA)

Exam Level

National Level


 Pharmacy Courses

GPAT Official website
Application Link
Exam Mode

Online (CBT)

Exam Purpose

Offer admission into M.Pharm

National Test Agency

National Test Agency is a government agency that has been established in 2017 to conduct entrance exam for higher education institute. It has been approved by the Union Council of Minister. Vineet Joshi is appointed as the first director-general of the agency. NTA office is in Sector 62, Noida, Uttar Pradesh. NTA conducts the Various exam to offer admission in engineering, medical, pharmacy, management, Delhi University and college or university teaching and fellowship.

Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test

Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test is an entrance exam for providing admission in Master of Pharmacy. Till 2018, this national level entrance exam was conducted by All India Council for Technical Education, but from 2019 exam is conducted by the National Test Agency(NTA). Only those candidates who possess Indian citizenship are allowed to appear for the examination.

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GPAT Important Dates

GPAT 2021 Exam Date27 Feb 2021
Admit Card Downloading Date13 Feb 2021
GPAT 2021 Form Date23 Dec - 30 Jan 2021
Result Date19 Mar 2021
Application Correction01 Feb - 02 Feb 2021

Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test Exam Pattern

Paper 1
Exam Duration:

3 hours

Total Marks:


Question Paper Type :

Multiple Choice Questions

Negative Marking:


NOTE:1 mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer.


Frequently Asked Questions


Form Start Date:

23 Dec 2020

Form End Date:

30 Jan 2021

The last date to submit the form was on 30 Jan 2021
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