Pharmacy AICTE GPAT 2017: Notification, Exam date, Syllabus, Pattern, Admit card, Result Date

The Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude test GPAT is conducted by AICTE nationally. GPAT score is accepted by all AICTE Approved Institutions for admission to M.Pharm program. A few scholarships and other financial assistance in the field of Pharmacy are also given on the basis of the GPAT score.


Registration Starts on: 10th Oct 2016
Last Date for Online Registration: 10th Dec 2016
Print out of Hall ticket: Expected in first week of January 2017
Computer Based GPAT Exam Date: 28th January is exam date, 29th Jan 2017 is reserved day
Declaration of Result: Yet to be announced
Print out of Score Card: After declaration of Result



  • Applicant must be a citizen of India.
  • They must be Bachelor’s degree holders in Pharmacy (4 years after 10+2, including lateral entry candidates)
  • Those who are in the final year of B. Pharmacy course are also eligible for appearing in GPAT exam.
  • They must be Bachelor’s degree holders in Pharmacy (4 years after 10+2, including lateral entry candidates)
  • No age limit

Application Fee:

  • The registration fee for General/OBC candidates is Rs. 1400 + Bank charges as applicable.
  • Female/SC/ST/PWD category candidates have to pay Rs. 700 + Bank charges as applicable for registration.

Pre-requisites before starting Registration for GPAT-2017:
We suggest you have the following ready before starting the GPAT registration process

  • A Computer with good Internet connectivity so that there is no breakage of Internet during registration.
  • All your qualification details as you need to enter them while registering for GPAT exam.
  • You need to upload your scanned photo while registering, hence keep ready a scanned clear photo of yours taken on a white background. The size of this photo should be 140 x 160 (≤ 60Kb).
  • You need to upload your scanned signature while registering, hence keep ready your scanned clear signature done on a white background. The size of this signature file should be 60 x 90 (≤ 30Kb).
  • A Valid e-mail id which you will be using at least for the next 6 months. All communication will be done on this e-mail id which you will enter while registering for GPAT exam.
  • A Valid mobile number as all information via SMS will be sent to this number.
  • A valid Credit / Debit card in case you want to pay ONLINE.
  • A Printer connected to your system as you will have to PRINT 3 copies of CHALLAN in case you are planning to pay by CASH at the bank.

Registering for GPAT on AICTE website is a 3 Step process as mentioned below:
Step-1:- Read Instructions and Self Registration:
First time you will enter as NEW USER. Here you will read the instructions carefully, accept the declaration and proceed. Now you need to do Self Registration. Here you need to enter few basic details. Please ensure you enter the correct details on this Self Registration form and verify it before you click on SUBMIT button on this page. Once you SUBMIT this page, you cannot edit any data entered on this page. Submitting this page will generate a unique 6 digit password. This password will be shown on your screen and will be sent to you via E-mail and SMS. From now onwards, whenever you wish to login to the registration portal, you will come as an EXISTING USER and login with your e-mail id and this unique 6 digit password. This completes your self-registration.
Step -2:- Payment Process:
You can do the payment in either of the two modes mentioned below
Mode i) ONLINE PAYMENT: You can select ONLINE PAYMENT mode and then do the payment using Credit card / Debit card / Net Banking Once your payment is successfully done, you will receive a confirmation E-mail and SMS. Once you have received the successful payment confirmation, you can proceed with the remaining part of registration process.
Mode ii) CASH Payment in SBI bank: You can select this option to pay by CASH at any of the designated SBI bank branch. Once you select this option and proceed, you will see a CHALLAN on your screen with your details already filled in it. You need to take 3 PRINTOUTS of this CHALLAN, fill in the details wherever required in all the copies, and walk in to your nearest SBI bank branch with CASH on the next day of generation of Challan. Cash Deposit will be accepted only from the next day of your Challan generation.
E.g. If you Generate and Print the Challan copies on 10th October 2016, then walk in to the nearest SBI bank branch with Challan copies and CASH from 11th October 2016 onwards. Similarly if you PRINT the CHALLAN copies on 11th October 2016, then walk in to the nearest SBI bank branch with Challan copies and CASH from 12th October 2016 onwards.
NOTE: The last date to pay CASH in bank is 11th December 2016 and from there onwards to complete registration is 13th December 2016. Submission of final application after payment will not be possible after 13th December, 2016.
In return to the CASH Deposit, the bank will give you one copy of CHALLAN with their stamp and a JOURNAL number written on it. Please ensure the JOURNAL number written is clearly visible before you leave the bank. Now that you have deposited the CASH and got the acknowledgement CHALLAN, you need to wait for 48 hours. In these 48 hours, your payment will get updated in the registration portal. You will receive an E-mail and SMS confirming that your payment data has got updated in the registration portal. Then you need to re login to the portal proceed with the remaining part of registration process
Step 3) Now that you are done with the payment, you need to fill the remaining part of the form. Once you have filled the complete form, we suggest you once again check the complete data entered by clicking on VIEW/MODIFY button. Clicking on VIEW/MODIFY button will allow you to modify your data in case you want to modify. Once you are sure that all the data entered is accurate, you will have to accept a declaration and click on I AGREE. The system will re-confirm to you for SUBMIT. Once you confirm, your form will get finally SUBMITTED and no change in the data is possible after this SUBMIT.
You will see a message on your screen stating “Thank you for successfully registering for the AICTE GPAT 2017 exam. Please login from 13th January, 2017 onwards to download your exam ADMIT CARD. For latest updates, please visit” Here you can click on PREVIEW button to view your filled form. If you wish, you can PRINT your filled form and keep a copy with you for reference. This completes the registration process
NOTE -: The detailed instructions are also available under “NEWS TAB-‘How to Apply’” on the home page In case of any query you can contact our helpline number mentioned under the Helpline tab. Please visit our website for all the latest updates.
GPAT Test Duration & Pattern: There will be 125 questions. The duration of test will be 180 minutes (3 hours) without any break. For each correct answer there are 4 marks, for each wrong answer 1 mark shall be deducted.
GPAT Syllabus: GPAT syllabus is quite comprehensive. For syllabus chapters and syllabus PDF go to
GPAT Previous papers: You must solve previous year GPAT papers and pharmacy GATE papers to understand the questions and pattern of GPAT. You can easily download previous papers from here
GPAT Books: For GPAT examination pharmacology, pharmaceutics and medicinal chemistry are most important subjects. You should study all standard books as per syllabus and also one good GPAT guide. You can see names of recommended books for GPAT here

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