GPAT 2023: Application Form, Syllabus, Exam Pattern

GPAT 2023: Application Form, Syllabus, Exam Pattern

GPAT 2023: The National Testing Agency has been conducting the Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test since 2019.  It is a national level entrance exam that is organized every year under the MHRD, Government of India to provide admissions to Masters in Pharmacy (M.Pharm) programmes. GPAT 2023 score will be valid for admission to all the universities and colleges affiliated to AICTE. Candidates aspiring admission to M. Pharma program through GPAT can find all the necessary information about this exam through this article.

GPAT 2023 Quick Overview

Exam Name

GPAT 2023

Full Form


Who conducts the exam?

National Testing Agency (NTA)

Level of Exam

National Level

Mode of Application


Mode of Exam


Official Website

GPAT 2023 Important Date

We have updated the tentative schedule of GPAT 2023 below. We’ll update the actual schedule after the release of its respective notification:

Important Events Dates 
Starting of Registration December 2022
 Availability of Mock Test December 2022
Closing of the registration process January 2023
Publication of Admit Card February 2023
Date of Exam February 2023
Objection Tracker March 2023
Result Declaration March 2023
All India Merit List March 2023

GPAT 2023 Application form

GPAT 2023 application form will be accessible online at the official website of National Testing Agency Application forms submitted through any other mode will be considered invalid.

  • In order to apply for GPAT 2023, Candidates have to register themselves online.
  • During the registration process, candidates have to enter all their qualification and personal details on the registration form.
  • After entering the details, the scanned copy of a recent passport size photo along with the signature also need to be uploaded by the candidates.
  • Candidates are advised to verify the details entered in the application form as no changes will be allowed after the final submission.
  • Finally, candidates should take a printout of duly filled application form for future reference.

GPAT 2023 Application fee

  • The application fee for GPAT 2023 will be Rs. 1400/- for General/OBC candidates and Rs. 700/- for SC/ST/Girls/PWD candidates.
  • Candidates can pay the application fee either online or by cash through any branch of SBI in the form of Bank Challan.
  • Candidates willing to pay the application fee in cash should download at least three copies of Bank Challan.

GPAT 2023 Eligibility Criteria

  • Only Indian candidates will be allowed to apply for this exam.
  • The candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree in pharmacy (4 years degree after 12th, including candidates having a lateral entry in the second year).
  • Candidates appearing for the final year’s exam are also eligible.
  • Age Limit: There is no age limit for GPAT exam.

Note: – The candidates having B.Tech (Pharmaceutical and Fine Chemical Technology) are not eligible to apply.

GPAT 2023 Exam Pattern

Have a look at the prescribed exam pattern of GPAT 2023:

Mode of Examination Online Computer Based Exam
Number of Questions to be asked 125 Questions will be asked
Duration of Exam 3 Hours
Types of Questions to be asked Only Multiple Choice Questions will be asked
Language of Question paper English language only
Marking Scheme +4 marks for a correct answer
Negative Marking -1 marks for an incorrect answer

Check details of number of questions, type of questions and maximum marks in GPAT exam 2023:

Questions’ type

NO. of Questions

Maximum marks

Pharmaceutical Chemistry & Allied Subjects



Pharmaceutics & Allied Subjects



Pharmacognosy & Allied Subjects



Pharmacology & Allied Subjects



Other Subjects




125 questions

500 marks

GPAT Syllabus 2023

The official syllabus will be published by the authorities on their website. However, some of the important topics regarding GPAT 2023 are as follows:

  • Physical Pharmacy,
  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry,
  • Pharmacognosy,
  • Physical Chemistry,
  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry,
  • Organic Chemistry,
  • Microbiology,
  • Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics,
  • Anatomy, Pharmaceutical Engineering,
  • Pharmaceutical Management,
  • Biochemistry,
  • Physiology and Health Education,
  • Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics etc.

GPAT 2023 Admit Card

Candidates will be able to download the admit card from January 2023 from the official website. No Hard copies of GPAT 2023 admit card will be sent to any of candidates by post or any other offline medium.

However, the authorities will send the admit card download links to the registered email id of the candidates. It is mandatory for every candidate to carry an admit card at the time of examination.

 GPAT 2023 Result

The authorities will publish the result online in the 2nd week of February 2023. Candidates have to enter their login credentials in order to check their individual results.

It is advisable for applicants to keep their GPAT 2023 result card with them till the selection procedure is completed.

GPAT 2023 Score Card

The scorecard of GPAT 2023 exam will be valid for 3 years from the date of its declaration. These scores will be applicable for 3 Years scholarship in M.Pharmacy courses only.

In order to download the scorecard, candidates have to enter their login details on the official website of the department.

GPAT 2023 Result

After the declaration of result, an all India level and a state level merit list will be published by the authorities. Candidates will be called for counseling on the basis of rank scored by the candidates in these merit lists.

Qualified candidates have to register separately for each of the participating institutes for counseling. The allotment of seat will solely depend upon the candidate’s marks in GPAT 2023 exam and availability of seats.


What will be the mode of GPAT application?

Online mode

What will be the total number of questions in exam?

125 questions

Is there any negative marking in the exam?



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