GPAT 2022 registration, application, pattern and syllabus to guide the aspirants and to boost up their preparation strategies to crack the exam. Read the full article to understand the ins and outs of the national level entrance exam.
GPAT results for the previous session were announced in March last year and out of the total of 48360 appeared candidates, only 4,447 candidates have qualified for the GPAT 2021 exam. As many as 43,447 candidates were not able to qualify for the national level entrance exam.
National Testing Agency or the NTA has concluded the GPAT 2021 exams on February 27, 2021, and announced the GPAT 2021 results on March 19, 2021. Candidates who aspire to qualify for the GPAT 2022 can refer to the article to know more about the GPAT 2022 registration, application, pattern and syllabus to boost up their preparations and can align their strategies to crack the exam.
The Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test, or GPAT 2022, will be administered by the National Testing Agency for admission to MPharma or similar programmes. More than 800 participating institutes, as well as all AICTE-approved colleges and universities, recognise GPAT scores. AICTE administered the GPAT test till 2017.
Important Dates and Events for GPAT 2022
Below are the GPAT important dates and events the candidates should follow before appearing for GPAT 2022:
Commencement of applications for GPAT 2022
Last week of December 2021
Last date to fill application Form
Last week of January 2022
Last date to upload documents and pay the application fee
|Last week of January 2022|
Last date to select examination city
|First week of February 2022|
Availability of admit card
|Second week of February 2022|
Last week of February 2022
Question paper and candidate response sheet release
To be notified
Availability of answer key
To be notified
Declaration of GPAT result 2022
|First week of March 2022|
GPAT Eligibility Criteria 2022
GPAT 2022 eligibility criteria are set by the National Testing Agency (NTA) which determines the ability and basic acumen of the candidate to appear for the GPAT 2022 exam. Below are the criteria for GPAT 2022:
- The candidate must possess a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy or equivalent from a recognised university.
- Candidates appearing for the qualifying examination of a bachelor’s degree whose result will be declared before commencement of admission for the academic year 2022-23 can also apply for GPAT 2022.
- The candidate must be a citizen of India.
- There is no age restriction for appearing in GPAT 2022 exam
Step-by-Step Guide to Fill the GPAT 2022 Application Form
Step 1: Register online and note down the system generated application number
- Go to the official website – nic.in, whenever the application opens
- Candidates have to register themselves first by clicking on the “New Registration” button
- Candidates have to provide details such as Email Id, mobile number, etc.
- Create a password
- Choose security question
- Note down your password, security question and its answer
- A system generated application will be generated and candidates are required to note down the system generated application number for future references
Step 2: Complete the GPAT application form
- Login using application number and password
- Proceed to fill the application form
- Provide all the necessary details
- Check all the details before submitting the form
Step 3: Upload scanned images
- Upload scanned copy of a passport-sized photograph
- Upload scanned copy of the signature
- Check the photograph and signature before final submission
Step 4: Pay GPAT application fee
- Choose the desired mode of payment (Net banking/ credit card/ debit card/ e-challan)
- Print the confirmation page
GPAT registration/application fee
Fee (in Rs)
General/ OBC (Male)
General/ OBC (Female)
SC/ ST/ PWD (Male)
SC/ ST/ PWD (Female)
How to pay the GPAT 2022 application fee using the e-challan?
If a candidate chooses to pay the application fee through the SBI MOPS e-challan, he/she has to follow the below-mentioned steps:
- Print the e-challan
- Locate the nearest State Bank of India branch
- Deposit the GPAT 2020 application fee and the e-challan in the branch
- Save the receipt with the transaction Id
- Go to the official website of nic.in
- Enter login credentials
- Check payment status
- Print confirmation page
GPAT registration 2022: Important points to remember
- If a candidate fails to complete all the four steps mentioned above, his/ her GPAT 2020 application form will be considered incomplete.
- The application fee is non-refundable.
- Candidates need not send the GPAT 2022 application form or confirmation by post to the NTA.
- NTA is not responsible for the verification of the information provided by the candidate nor the documents uploaded by him/ her.
GPAT 2022 Exam Pattern
- Mode: GPAT 2020 was conducted in online mode. On the day of the examination, each candidate was allotted a computer terminal at the exam centre. For rough work, each candidate will be provided with a rough sheet and a pen/pencil.
- Medium: The exam pattern of GPAT 2022 clearly states that the medium for the examination will be English only. Any requests for a different medium/ language will not be entertained by the NTA.
- Type and number of questions: Candidates will be tested on the basis of 125 objective type questions. An objective type question gives candidates 4 or more response options. Thus, instead of writing the answer, the candidate has to choose the correct response from the options given and mark it.
- Marking scheme: As stated in the GPAT exam pattern 2022, NTA will deduct marks for incorrect responses. Refer to the table given below to know the marking scheme.
GPAT 2022 marking scheme
Type of response
GPAT 2022 Syllabus
The syllabus of GPAT 2022 comprises nineteen subjects. Knowing the GPAT syllabus is an essential part of preparation. A list of the subjects/ topics covered under the GPAT 2022 syllabus is given below:
- Composition and physical states of matter
- Colligative properties
- Refractive index
- Ionic equilibrium
- Matter, properties of matter
- Micromeritics and powder rheology
- Surface and interfacial phenomenon
- Viscosity and rheology
- Dispersion systems
- General principles
- Different classes of compounds
- Protection and deprotection of groups
- Aromaticity and chemistry of aromatic compounds
- Different aromatic classes of compounds
- Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons
- Carbonyl chemistry
- Heterocyclic chemistry
- Bridged rings
- Kinetic and thermodynamic control
- Amino acids and proteins
- Pericyclic reactions
- Pharmaceutical inorganic chemistry
- Medicinal chemistry
- Pharmacy profession and 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
- Parenterals: product requiring sterile packaging
- Liquids(solutions, syrups, elixirs, spirits, aromatic water, liquid for external uses)
- Pharmaceutical aerosols
- Ophthalmic preparations
- Stability of formulated products
- Prolonged action pharmaceuticals
- Novel drug delivery system
- GMP and validation
- Packaging materials
- Pilot plant scale-up techniques
- 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 urinary system
- Drugs acting on respiratory system
- Pharmacology of endocrine system
- Autacoids and their antagonists
- Pharmacology of drug acting on the gastrointestinal tract
- Vitamins and minerals
- Principles of toxicology
- Introductory pharmacognosy
- Classification of crude drugs
- Factors influencing quality of crude drugs
- Techniques in microscopy
- Introduction to phytoconstituents
- Principles of plant classification
- Pharmaceutical aids
- Animal products
- Plant products
- Toxic drugs
- Natural pesticides and insecticides
- Adulteration and evaluation of crude drugs
- Quantitative microscopy
- Biogenetic pathways
- Carbohydrates and lipids
- Volatile oils
- Resinous drugs
- Extraction and isolation techniques
- 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
- Ayurvedic system of medicine
- Homeopathic system of medicine
- Importance of quality control in pharmacy
- Acid-base titrations
- Non-aqueous titrations
- Oxidation-reduction titrations
- Precipitation titrations
- Complexometric titrations
- Extraction techniques
- Miscellaneous methods of analysis
- General principles of spectroscopy
- Ultraviolet-visible spectrometry
- Flame photometry and atomic absorption spectrometry
- Infrared spectrometry
- Proton nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometry
- Mass spectrometry
- Nephelometry and turbidimetry
- Biological oxidations and reductions
- Nucleic acids
- Hereditary diseases
- Plant cell and tissue culture
- Animal cell culture
- Fermentation technology and industrial microbiology
- Recombinant DNA technology
- Process and applications
- Biotechnology derived products
- Introduction to microbiology
- Microscopy and staining technique
- Biology of microorganisms
- Fungi and viruses
- Aseptic technique
- Sterilization and disinfection
- Microbial spoilage
- Vaccines and sera
- Microbial assay
- 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
- Immunopathology including amyloidosis
- Infectious diseases
- Neoplastic diseases
- Pathophysiology of common diseases
- Laboratory tests for liver function tests and kidney function tests
Biopharmaceutics and pharmacokinetics
- Bio-availability and bio-equivalence
- Biopharmaceutical statistics
Clinical pharmacy and therapeutics
- General Principles, preparation, maintenance, analysis of observational records in clinical Pharmacy.
- Clinical trials, type and phases of clinical trials, placebo, ethical and regulatory issues including Good clinical practice in clinical trials.
- Therapeutic drug monitoring, adverse drug reaction (ADR), types of ADR, Mechanism of ADR. Drug interaction, Monitoring and reporting of ADR and its significance.
- Drug information services, Drug interactions.
- Drug interaction in pediatric and geriatric patients, drug treatment during pregnancy, lactation and menstruation.
- Pharmacovigilance, Therapeutic drug monitoring, Neutraceuticals, essential drugs and rational drug usage.
- Age-related drug therapy: concept of posology, drug therapy for neonates, paediatrics and geriatrics. Drugs used in pregnancy and lactation.
- Drug therapy in gastrointestinal, hepatic, renal, cardiovascular and respiratory Disorders.
- Drug therapy for neurological and psychological disorders.
- Drug therapy in infections of the respiratory system, urinary system, infective meningitis, TB, HIV, malaria and filaria.
- Drug therapy for thyroid and parathyroid disorders, diabetes mellitus, menstrual cycle disorders, menopause and male sexual dysfunction.
- Drug therapy for malignant disorders like leukaemia, lymphoma and solid tumours.
- Drug therapy for rheumatic, eye and skin disorders.
Human anatomy and 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
- Fluid flow
- Heat transfer
- Size reduction and size separation
- Filtration and centrifugation
- Dehumidification and humidity control
- Refrigeration and air conditioning
- Material of constructions
- Automated process control systems
- Industrial hazards and safety precaution
- Introduction to management
- Planning and forecasting
- Research management
- Inventory management
- Marketing research
- Leadership and motivation
- Human resource and development (HRD)
- World trade organisation (WTO) and trade-related intellectual property rights (trips)
- Standard institutions and regulatory authorities
- Historical background Drug legislation in India, Code of Ethics for Pharmacists
- The Pharmacy Act 1948 (inclusive of recent amendments)
- Drugs and Cosmetics Act 1940, Rules 1945, including New Drug applications
- Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, and Rules thereunder
- Drugs and Magic Remedies (Objectionable Advertisements) Act 1954
- Medicinal and Toilet Preparations (Excise Duties) Act 1955, Rules 1976
- Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act 1970 and Rules 1975
- Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1960
- Drug (Price Control) Order
- Shops and Establishment Act
- Factory Act
- Consumer Protection Act
- Indian Pharmaceutical Industry- An Overview
- Industrial Development and Regulation act 1951
- Introduction to Intellectual Property Rights and Indian Patent Act 1970
- An Introduction to Standard Institutions and Regulatory Authorities such as BIS, ASTM, ISO, TGA, USFDA, MHRA, ICH, WHO
- Minimum Wages Act 1948
- Prevention of Food Adulteration Act 1954 and Rules
Dispensing and hospital pharmacy
- Introduction to laboratory equipment, weighing methodology, handling of prescriptions, labelling instructions for dispensed products.
- Posological calculations involved in the calculation of dosage for infants. Enlarging and reducing formula, displacement value.
- Preparations of formulations involving allegation, alcohol dilution, isotonic solution.
- Study of current patent and proprietary products, generic products and selected brand products, indications, contraindications, adverse drug reactions, available dosage forms and packing of Antihypertensive drug, Anti-amoebic drugs, Antihistaminic drugs, Antiemetic drugs, Antacids, and ulcer healing drugs. Antidiarrheal and laxatives Respiratory drugs, Antibiotics, Analgesics and antipyretic drugs.
- Compounding and dispensing of following prescriptions Mixtures Solutions Emulsions Lotions (External preparations) Liniments (External preparations) Powder Granules Suppositories Ointments / Paste Cream Incompatibility: Prescription based on physical, chemical and therapeutic incompatibility. Tablets Page 50 of 54 Inhalations.
- Reading and counselling of prescriptions from the clinical practice. Designing from mock Pharmacy: Layout and structure of retail Pharmacy, compounding, dispensing, storing, labelling, pricing, recording and counselling of prescription. Procurement of information for the given drug for drug information services. Preparation of Hospital Formulary.
FAQs Regarding GPAT 2022
Q: What are the time slots for GPAT 2022?
A: There is only a one-time slot for GPAT 2022. The examination is conducted in a single shift only.
Q: What is the reporting time for GPAT 2022?
A: Candidates are required to report to the exam centre by 1 pm in the last week of January (tentatively). The examination will start at 2:30 pm.
Q: Can I leave the GPAT 2022 examination hall if I complete my test before time?
A: No, even if you finish the examination before time, you will not be allowed to leave the examination hall. The candidate will be allowed to leave the examination centre after completion of the designated 3 hours only.
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