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GRADUATE PHARMACY APTITUDE TEST (GPAT) is a national level entrance examination for entry into M.Pharm programmes. Till 2018, it was conducted by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) every year as per the directions of Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India. The Test will now be conducted by the NTA.
This test facilitates institutions to select suitable Pharmacy graduates for admission into the Master''s (M.Pharm) program. The GPAT is a three hour computer based online test which is conducted in a single session. The GPAT score is accepted by all AICTE-Approved Institutions/University Departments/Constituent Colleges/Affiliated Colleges. A few scholarships and other financial assistance in the field of Pharmacy are also given on the basis of the GPAT score.
NATIONAL TESTING AGENCY (NTA) will conduct computer based Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test 2019 (GPAT - 2019) on Monday, January 28, 2019 from 2.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. for admission to M. Pharma or its equivalent courses across the country. The result of GPAT - 2019 will be declared by February 8, 2019 as GPAT Score which will be accepted by around 800 participating pharmacy institutes. GPAT is accepted by all AICTE approved institutions, universities and colleges. Candidates must apply separately to the desired GPAT - 2019 participating institutes with the GPAT Score 2019. Then, each participating institute will release their respective cut – off GPAT Score which candidates should meet to get qualified for admission to that particular institute. Candidates are advised to see the details of the admission process of each participating institute of GPAT - 2019 on their respective website.
Eligibility GPAT - 2019:
The candidate must hold a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy (4 years after 10+2, including lateral entry students) or equivalent from a recognized university. Candidates appearing for the final year of bachelor’s degree B. Pharmacy (10+2+4) whose result will be declared before commencement of admission for academic year 2019-20 can also apply for GPAT - 2019 computer-based test (CBT). B.Tech. (Pharmaceutical and Fine Chemical Technology)/ equivalent candidates are not eligible to apply. The candidate must be a citizen of India. There is no age restriction for appearing in GPAT - 2019.
The medium of Question Paper shall be in English only. GPAT is an online computer-based test of 3 hours duration with 125 objective type questions. There are 4 marks for a correct answer. There shall be negative marking for wrong answers, for each wrong answer 1 mark shall be deducted. At the test Centre, each candidate will be seated at a desk with a computer terminal and he/she will be provided with rough papers for calculations and a PEN/PENCIL. After the test, candidate must leave the rough papers at the desk. Rough work cannot be done on any other paper/sheet, as nothing will be allowed inside the examination room/hall.
Cities/Towns of GPAT - 2019 Examination Centres: Please go to the GPAT website and visit “Information Bulletin”
How to Apply:
INSTRUCTIONS FOR FILLING ONLINE APPLICATION FORM
Candidates have to apply for GPAT- 2019 “Online” ONLY by accessing the website www.ntagpat.nic.in. The Application Form other than online mode would not be accepted, in any case. Only one application is to be submitted by a candidate. More than one application i.e. Multiple application forms submitted by a candidate will be rejected
Download information Bulletin. Read it carefully to ensure your eligibility and acquaint with the requirements for submission of Online Application Form.
No corrections can be made at a later stage after submission of an application. No change will be accepted through offline mode i.e. through fax/application including e-mail etc.
Follow following 4 (Four) Steps to Apply Online:
Step 1: Register for Online Application Form and note down system generated Application Number. The candidate should supply all the details while filling the Online Application Form and is also required to create PASSWORD and choose Security Question and enter his/her Answer. After successful submission of the personal details, Application number will be generated and it will be used to complete the remaining Steps of the Application Form and will also be required for all future correspondence. For subsequent logins, candidate will be able to login directly with the respective system generated Application Number and created Password.
Step 2: Complete the Application Form Candidate can login with the system generated Application Number and created Password for completing the Application Form.
Step 3: Upload Scanned Images of Candidate Photograph and Candidate Signature: Scanned photograph and signature should be in JPG/JPEG format. Size of scanned photograph should be between 10 kb to 200 kb. 1. Size of scanned signature should be between 4 kb to 30 kb. The photograph should be coloured or black/white (but clear contrast).Note: Upload the correct Photograph and Signature as the facility for correction in images will not be given.
Step 4: Pay Examination Fee by SBI MOPS (Net Banking/Debit/Credit Card/eChallan): Payment by Debit/Credit Card/Net Banking/e-Challan: The candidate has to select Debit/Credit Card/Net Banking option to pay the application fee and follow the online instruction to complete the payment of fee. After successful payment, candidate will be able to print the Confirmation Page. In case the Confirmation Page is not generated after payment of fee then the transaction is cancelled and amount will be refunded to the candidate's account. However the candidate has to make another transaction, in case the Confirmation Page is not generated.
All the 4 Steps can be done together and separately also.
(i) The final submission of online Application form will remain incomplete if Step – 2, Step – 3 and Step – 4 are not completed. Such forms will stand rejected and no correspondence on this account will be entertained.
(ii) No request for refund of fee once remitted by the candidate will be entertained
(iii) The entire application process of GPAT - 2019 is online, including uploading of scanned images, Payment of Fees and Printing of Confirmation page. Therefore, candidates are not required to send/submit any document(s) including Confirmation page to NTA through Post/Fax/ By Hand.
(iv) Candidates are advised to keep visiting the NTA’s website regularly for latest updates and to check their e-mails.
(v) The NTA can make use of the data generated for the purpose of research and analysis.
All the candidates who have submitted the online application and paid the examination fee till last date will be allowed to appear in GPAT - 2019 and their admit cards will be uploaded on the website as per schedule. The NTA do neither verify the information filled by the candidates in the application form nor verify any certificate of category/educational qualification for deciding the eligibility of candidates. The certificates of educational qualification and category (if applied under reserved category) will be verified by the concerned institution. The candidates are, therefore, advised to ensure their eligibility and the category (if applying under reserved category). The NTA will, in no way, be responsible for any wrong/incorrect information furnished by the candidate(s) in their online application form. The letter/e-mails in this regard will not be entertained by the NTA.
Fee payable for GPAT – 2019:
· General/ Non-creamy layer OBC: Male - Rs 1400/-, Female – Rs. 700/-
· SC/ST/PwD: Male - Rs 700/-, Female – Rs. 700/-
· Transgender: Rs 700/-
On-line submission of Application Form (Upto 11.50 p.m.): 1st November, 2018 to 30th November, 2018
Date for uploading the scanned images of Candidate’s Photograph and Candidate’s Signature (Upto 11.50 p.m.): 1st November, 2018 to 1st December, 2018
Date of Examination: 28th January, 2019 (Monday) from 02:30 p.m. to 05:30 p.m.
To know more Information about this Exam please visit: www.ntagpat.nic.in