GPAT - Eligibility Criteria

Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test 2021

Form Date: 01 Nov - 17 Dec 2020 (Tentative)

Computer Based Test

Form Date: 01 Nov - 17 Dec 2020

GPAT 2021 Eligibility Criteria: Age Limit, Educational Qualification, Reservation

Updated On - July 14 2020 by Latika Kalra

GPAT 2021 Eligibility will be released by the National Test Agency (NTA) on the official website. Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test (GPAT) entrance exam will be held in the First week of  February 2021. This exam is conducted twice a year in an online (computer-based test) mode. On the GPAT score basis, candidates get admission to the candidates into M.Pharm programme. Earlier this exam was being conducted by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). The GPAT score is accepted by all AICTE-Approved Institutions/ Constituent Colleges/ University Departments/Affiliated Colleges.
Before filling the application form, candidates must check the GPAT 2021 Eligibility to know whether they are eligible for the exam they are applying for. Therefore, candidates can go through the whole article below to know about officially announced eligibility of GPAT Admission Test 2021.  

GPAT 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must check their GPAT 2021 Eligibility before the start registration process. Given below are the information regarding eligibility:

General Eligibility Criteria 

Given below are the general eligibility criteria for GPAT exam:

  • Candidates should possess the Indian nationality to eligible for the entrance exam.
  • Candidates of any age are eligible for the examination. There is no age restriction.

Educational Qualification

Check the given below information of GPAT educational qualification 2021:

  • Candidates should possess a Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy (B. Pharm) of 4 years after their 10+2.
  • The lateral entry candidates should also pass the Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy of 4 years duration after their 10+2.
  • Candidates in the final/fourth year of the Graduate Pharmacy Programme are also eligible to appear for the GPAT 2021.
  • 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.

Appearing Candidates

Check the condition require to fulfil for GPAT 2021 entrance exam:

  • Candidates those are in their final year of B.Pharma degree can also apply for the entrance test.
  • Candidates those are in between 1st to 3rd year in B.Pharma are not eligible to appear in the entrance test.
  • B. Tech (Pharmaceutical and Fine Chemical Technology) candidates or its equivalent are not eligible to apply.

Eligibility Criteria for Scribe/Reader

Check the given mention points for Scribe or Reader:

  • They are not involved in any academic tutoring/preparation for the test to be administered.
  • They must not be a family member/member of the candidate.
  • They have academic qualification lower than that of the candidate.
  • They should not have attained the age of 19 years of age as on January 17, 2021.

GPAT 2021 Reservation

Candidates must check the given below table of category wise GPAT reservation criteria 2021:

Scheduled Caste (SC)15%
Scheduled Tribe (ST)7.5%
Other Backward Classes (OBC-NCL)27%
PwD (each category)5%
GEN-EWS Category10%
The Person with Disabilities(PwD): The person with not less than forty per cent (40%) of a specified disability where specified disability has not been defined in measurable terms and includes a person with a disability where specified disability has been defined in measurable terms, as certified by the certifying authority. “Specified Disability” means the disabilities as specified in the Schedule of the RPwD Act 2016.
Categories of Disabilities:
  • Blindness and low vision
  • Deaf and hard of hearing
  • Locomotor disability including cerebral palsy, leprosy cured, dwarfism, acid attack victims and muscular dystrophy
  • Autism, intellectual disability, specified learning disability, and mental illness
  • Multiple disabilities from amongst persons under clauses (i) to (iv)
  • Other ‘specified disabilities’ mentioned in the Schedule of the RPwD Act 2016.
Other Backward Classes(OBC-NCL): are as per the Central list of Other Backward Classes available on National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC), Government of India website ncbc.nic. Thus, the candidates falling in this list may mention OBC in the Category column. State list OBC candidates who are not in OBC-NCL (Central List) must choose General category.

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Form Start Date:

01 Nov 2020

Form End Date:

17 Dec 2020

The forms will open on 01 Nov 2020



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