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 2023: Results, Answer Key, Counselling, Admission Dates

Updated On - July 05 2023 by Abhinandan Singh

GPAT 2023 Application form last date is March 13, 2023. The date for the exam will be announced in the official website very soon. GPAT exam is conducted once every year at the National Level to provide admission to the candidates into the M.Pharm programme. GPAT is conducted by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) 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 online mode. The candidates must read the complete article to know all about GPAT 2023 Important Dates, Application Form, Eligibility Criteria, Admit Card, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Result, Counseling etc.

Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test (GPAT) Latest Updates

  • The final answer key for GPAT 2023 has been released.
  • The National Testing Agency (NTA) has dropped four questions from the GPAT 2023 answer key.
  • Two questions each were dropped from the May 22 shift 1 and shift 2 exams.
  • Candidates will receive full marks for the four dropped questions, even if they did not attempt them.
  • The GPAT 2023 result has already been announced, and candidates had the opportunity to challenge the answer key until June 3.
  • The final answer key has been released after considering the grievances raised and verifying the challenges with a panel of subject experts.
  • One question in the final answer key of GPAT has two options, and only candidates who have attempted it correctly using any of the provided keys will be awarded marks according to the marking scheme.
  • Candidates who appeared for the GPAT 2023 exam on May 22 will receive full marks for the four dropped questions, regardless of whether they attempted them or not.
  • GPAT 2023 was conducted online in 116 cities across 221 centers.
  • Out of the total 68,439 candidates who registered for GPAT 2023, 62,275 candidates took the examination on May 22.
  • The GPAT scorecard was issued on July 2, following much speculation.

GPAT 2023 Exam Status

Candidates can check the GPAT 2023 exam status from the below table:
Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test (GPAT)

Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test 2023 Status


GPAT 2023 Important Dates

Candidate can check here all the important GPAT 2023 dates for the application form in the given table below:

GPAT 2023 Schedule
EventsDates (Tentative)

Commencement of applications for GPAT 2023

 13 February 2023

Last date to fill application Form

06 March 2023

Last date to upload documents and pay the application fee

18 March 2023

Application Form Correction

07 to 09 March 2023

Availability of admit card


GPAT examination


Question paper and candidate response sheet release


Availability of answer key


Declaration of GPAT result 2023


GPAT 2023 Application Form

GPAT Application Form 2023 are available online. Candidates must go through the given details about GPAT Application Form:
  • Candidates need to go to the official website and fill out the online application form.
  • The candidates are allowed to submit one application only.
  • The candidates must fill out the GPAT 2023 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 the information regarding GPAT.
  • After completion of the application process, candidates must take the printout copy of their filled registration form for further process.

GPAT 2023 Application Fee

Candidates can check the category wise GPAT application fees 2023 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 2023 Eligibility Criteria

The candidates need to have all the information about the GPAT Eligibility 2023. 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 mandatory. There is no minimum percentage of marks required
    • Applicants who have in Pharmaceutical and Fine Chemical Technology or any equivalent degree are not eligible for the examination. 
  • 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 2023 Admit Card

Candidates can download the GPAT 2023 Admit Card from 06 April 2023. Candidates must go through the given below points regarding GPAT admit card 2023:

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

GPAT 2023 Exam Pattern

Candidates can check the given below information regarding GPAT Exam Pattern 2023:

Exam Pattern for GPAT 2023
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 2023 Syllabus

Candidates must go through the given below points regarding GPAT syllabus 2023 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 
Candidates can download the GPAT 2023 Information Brochure Pdf here.

GPAT 2023 Preparation Tips

The Preparation Tips are listed below by the experts and are targeted at 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 the candidate studied becomes faded and needs to be polished time and again.
  • Make stronger points even better and work on weak points as well.

GPAT 2023 Books

GPAT 2023 Question Paper and Response Sheet

NTA will release the question paper and response sheet for GPAT 2023 on its official website. To download these, candidates need to log in using the application number, and password/date of birth. The responses marked by the candidate in the exam are available in the question paper itself. Candidates can view/download the 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 2023 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 to the Examination Centre two hours before the commencement of the examination to complete the frisking and registration formalities well before the time.
  • The 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 a 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 in 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 cancelled.
  • 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 a re-test, under any circumstance.

GPAT 2023 Answer Key

NTA GPAT Answer key will release after examination on the official website. Candidates must go through the given below point related to GPAT 2023 answer key:

  • After examination, NTA will release the answer key on the website(
  • Information regarding the 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 out the online application form and paying a processing charge.
  • The processing charge is Rs.200/- 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 2023 Result 

GPAT 2023 result regarding important information .Candidates can check the GPAT result 2023 declared by National Test Agency(NTA). Candidates must go through the given below points regarding the result:

  • The result has been announced based on the final answer key.
  • Candidates are advised to download their scorecards 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 2023 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-2023. 
  • No complaint concerning answer key(s) after the declaration of result of GPAT will be considered.

GPAT 2023 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 2023 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 2023 Cut off Marks

The GAPT cutoff 2023 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 2023 Counseling

NTA conducts the GAPT 2023 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 2023

There is no centralized counselling process for GPAT 2023. Candidates have to apply separately for various institutes. Then, on the basis of GPAT 2023 score and all India rank, the candidates are called for the counselling process. The process of counselling for each college varies.

GPAT 2023 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 2023 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 Test Centers 2023

Candidates should check the GPAT 2023 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 2023 Highlights

Candidates must check the GPAT 2023 entrance basic information given below:

GPAT 2023 Highlights
Exam Name
GPAT 2023
Full name
Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test 2023
Conducting Body

National Test Agency(NTA)

Exam Level

National Level


 Pharmacy Courses

GPAT Official website
Application Link
Apply Here
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 2023 Form Date13 Feb - 06 Mar 2023
Admit Card Downloading Date06 Apr 2023
GPAT 2023 Exam Date09 Apr 2023

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:

13 Feb 2023

Form End Date:

06 Mar 2023

The last date to submit the form was on 06 Mar 2023
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