Best Books and How to prepare for Pharmacist Job Exam – All Tips

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Candidates for DSSSB pharmacist, ESIC pharmacist, Railways Pharmacist, RRB pharmacist exam etc face common questions like How to prepare for government pharmacist exam and best books for pharmacist job exam. So we are giving best books and preparation tips for pharmacist job exam.

The pattern in various pharmacist exams are different. Some exam give equal weightage to pharmacy and non pharmacy parts, some give different. Rajasthan pharmacist exam till now only asked pharmacy questions.

 Pharmacist Exam Pattern 

ESIC pharmacist, Railways Pharmacist, state pharmacist etc exam pattern is commonly same and paper consist of two parts, technical and non technical.

Questions Ratio is different for different exams.

Like in ESIC technical part is of 100 marks and 100 question while non technical is 25 marks for 25 question.

In DSSSB latest pharmacist exam, ratio was 100 marks for both parts.

In CGHS new pattern 40 questions are from technical part while 60 are from general knowledge. CGHS Pharmacist Exam Syllabus And Pattern

Pharmacist paramedical government job exam has objective questions. So preparation tips and best books list for pharmacist exam are given accordingly.

  Best Books And Strategy For Technical Part 

In technical part pharmacy subjects are asked. In most pharmacist exams pharmacy subjects constitutes the major part of the exam, so technical part is very important. Now let us see which guide and what books are good for technical paper

Best Guide for Pharmacist Exam

You should buy two guides for pharmacist and drug inspector exams.  They will help lot. Guides are cheaper than coaching. Guide will have some good compilations useful for every pharmacist exam.

  1. Piyush Guide for Drug Inspector and Pharmacist Exam Piyush Pharmacist Guide on Amazon
  2. Advanced Entrance Guide For Pharmacist Exam By Birla Advanced Pharmacist Entrance Guide By Birla On Amazon

Pharmacy kit is also a fine book.

If you have any two of above three then enough.

• What to study: Read the guide as per syllabus. For example CGHS pharmacist exam do not ask pharmacognosy and pharmaceutics now.

 Do not waste time on medicinal chemistry part for most pharmacist job exams. 

For ESIC pharmacist exam you can prepare basic structure of common drugs only. No synthesis etc.

Other Books For Detailed Study

CGHS, DSSSB, ESIC pharmacist exam are diploma level generally . After once completing diploma books you can follow the strategy below. Please note that Pharmacognosy is not asked in CGHS exam.

Pharmacology

Preferred Book: Essentials of medical Pharmacology by KD Tripathi

• What to study: First do introduction chapters for basics. Then focus on classifications, mechanism, toxicity and antidotes, name side effects like red men syndrome, grey baby syndrome etc. Then look what differentiate a given drug from other drug in same class orr what makes it special. Like how a second generation antibiotic differ from first.
• All chapters are to be done many times. Still important chapters are antimicrobials or antibiotics, anticancer, cholinergic and adrenergic, Hypoglycemic drugs , heart and blood chapters, hypnotics, NSAIDs

Price: INR 1,030.00
Was: INR 1,295.00

Pharmaceutics

Biopharmaceutics & Pharmacokinetics by Brahmankar. Do this thoroughly.

Pharmaceutical engineering by cvs subrahmaniam
• What to study: Do applications of mills , driers etc

Physical Pharmaceutics by CVS subrahmaniam
• What to study: suspension, emulsion are important

Theory and Practice of Industrial Pharmacy –Lieberman & Lachman
• What to study: Tablet defects are important and also tables in book for various additives are important

Other pharmaceutics topics

• Distegraton and dissolution tests, Prescription abbrevations

 

Pharmacognosy

Pharmacognosy by C.K Kokathe, purohit and gokhale
• classification tables alkaloid, glycosoids, resins, major tests, plant hormones

Jurisprudence 

A Textbook of Forensic Pharmacy – B M Mithal or any good book
• What to study: years, members, definitions, schedules

Hospital Pharmacy and Drug store management

Any good book of the subject. You can buy these two.

For hospital and clinical pharmacy latest edition of PC  dandya book is also fine.

Anatomy and Pathophysiology

• Heart, blood group and nutrition chapters from any good anatomy and physiology, like Book By gandhi

Pharmaceutical Analysis

Uv, visible, IR, chromatography and titration basics only

Other Topics To Study

• Basics from Good inorganic chemistry book

Previous Papers

• What to study: dsssb paramedical, esic paramedical, railway paramedical and gpat previous year papers

Download DSSSB, GPAT, ESIC etc Previous year Paramedical Papers for Practice

 Best Books For Non Technical Part 

Most pharmacist Job exams pattern show that they will ask questions about general awareness and logical reasoning etc. Prepare this part also as per syllabus of your exam. Below is the strategy and best books list to prepare non technical part.

General awareness & GK

Lucent general knowledge by Arihant latest published edition is a must if your general awareness is not good

Wish to do static general knowledge more thoroughly ? you can refer following books

Polity for UPSC by laximikant
NCERT old editions of history books
Economics by ramesh singh
Geography Of india by khullar
Science and technology by spectrum

Departmental GK

If you are preparing for DSSSB exam get gk book for delhi, For ESIC study about ESIC, For ITBP pharmacist exam study about paramilitary forces. For state pharmacist exam read that state gk.

For Current Affairs

One year current affairs from Partiyogita Darpan

Quantitative Aptitude

Fast Track Objective Mathematics by Rajesh Verma

Reasoning

Verbal and Non Verbal Reasoning by R.S Aggarwal

English

Kiran previous Year SSC Papers. Introduction chapter is very useful

Objective English by Sp bakshi

Any simple high school grammar

Previous papers

Please note for non -technical part practicing is even more important. You can use previous papers of banking to practice for reasoning, quantitative aptitude and English.
For practice of general awareness prefer SSC previous year solved papers chapterwise by kiran prakashan

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45 thoughts on “Best Books and How to prepare for Pharmacist Job Exam – All Tips”

    1. You can download previous papers and pharmacology objective question PDf from download section of pharmagang Downloads. No other good free notes are avialable. Pharmagang will develop such notes but it will take time. you can purchase Inamdar GPAt guide and study your diploma books.

  1. Sir, Maine dsssb pharmacist ke form Mai OBC certificate number niche Vala daal diya Hai jab ki upar Vala dalne tha, so, is there any method to correct it, or in future any problem. Pls must reply sir
    Thank

  2. Vipin kumar sahai

    Sir can you please clear my doubt
    I am vipin ,12th passout with phy,chem and math
    And i am done diploma in pharmacy
    Ques : i am eligible for 2018 dsssb pharmacist vacancy ?

    1. yes in medium budget that is good option . study it according to syllabus. and do not forget to study subjects from main books also. like kd tripathi and hospital pharmacy books. Also practice from previous papers given in our downloads section.

      1. OK sir. Thank you.. We can rarely find someone giving someone much of information..thaks for the effort sir. Please intimate the date for the cghs exam ..I have started preparing now as I couldn’t make it up due to my other exams. I hope I can do it.

      2. yes choose piyush guide and target syllabus only. also use main books. practice. You can succeed in 20 days preparation if you work hard and smart.Because same things are tought during pharmacy courses, just improve yourself.
        date expected after mid november

    1. Use one good guide for pharmacist exam, select one from as we discussed in post. Birla advanced guide is fine .read kd tripathi again and again for pharmacology. Focus on pharmacology, clinical and hospital pharmacy, jurispudence but also do other subjects as per d.pharm syllabus. you can use b.pharm books, but choose topics as given in syllabus here UPNRHM Pharmacist Exam Syllabus

  3. sir can you suggest the diploma books name for esic pharmacist 2019 preparation? the d.pharm syllabus is as per pci?

  4. Good evening sir.

    I am doing preparation for esic pharmacist. I bought a book for compitition from Pharmarock . Unfortunately this book have very tough mcq. I don’t think these will come under esic pharmacist as these are degree level type questions like in GPAT
    So please suggest me any best book have mcq as per diploma level having more possibility to come in esic exam

    1. make sure you read the theory. for practice visit our downloads section. and purchase birla advanced guide or pharmacy kit for esic level questions. link and book name of these books is given is above post.

  5. Sir , I am persuing b.pharm and I am in 8th sem. now….sir I want to know about delhi drug inspector vacancy of 2019-2020 and other government pharmacist vacancy also.
    Please help me!

    1. drug inspector vacancy do not come every year. All regular government drug inspector and pharmacist vacancy are posted on pharmagang.com. you can also subscribe to our monthly mails for getting important posts in your inbox.

  6. Hii sir..I’m writing RRB pharmacists..pls suggest me a good book which I may cover in short time and any other important books which are compulsory. I have done my graduation in 2013.
    And also pls suggest me a book for my state Andhra Pradesh ‘s Polytechnic college lectures in pharmacy stream.. this exam is in June month..
    Pls tell me the important areas where I need to focus more…. I would be happy to talk with you if it’s possible..9652357914
    Thanks you.

    1. we have provided link of pharmacy kit in above post. use that for railways pharmacist exam. Also do kd tripathi, jurispudence and dosage forms throughly. Also see here pattern and syllabus of rrb pharmacist and prepare accordigly. use previous papers of esic and cghs given in downloads section. we will also soon prepare rrb pharmacist model papers. Find them in download sections in 2-3 days.

  7. Hii sir , when will be the dssb pharmacists exam ..I have applied for last year for this post ..any idea..thank you

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