GPAT Syllabus 2019, Download PDF GPAT Exam Paper Pattern

GPAT Syllabus

Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test (GPAT) is conducted by All India Council For Technical Education (AICTE) every year for admission in post graduate programmes for pharmacy. Candidates can download latest PDF version of syllabus for GPAT from the link given below.

Those candidates who are Pharmacy graduates in M. Pharm and need an award fellowships/scholarships to Pharmacy graduates must apply for this exam. The M.S. University of Baroda has the authority for conducting the examination and declaring the results of AICTE GPAT Exam.

Exam Name:Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test (GPAT)

Exam Date:- 28.01.2019

Admit Card Availability:- 07.01.2019

GPAT Syllabus in Detail


Introduction to Physical pharmacy; Matter, Properties of Matter:
  • Micromeretics and Powder Rheology
  • Surface and Interfacial Phenomenon
  • Viscosity and Rheology
  • Dispersion Systems
  • Complexation
  • Kinetics and Drug Stability

Importance of microbiology in pharmacy:
  • Identification of Microbes
  • Control of microbes by physical and chemical methods
  • Sterilization
  • Immunology and Immunological Preparations
  • Genetic Recombination
  • Antibiotics

Introduction to dispensing and community pharmacy; Prescription:
Principals involved and procedures adopted in dispensing of:
  • Incompatibilities
  • Community Pharmacy
  • Organization and Structure of hospital pharmacy
  • Hospital Formulary
  • Drug Store Management and Inventory Control
  • Drug distribution Systems in Hospitals
  • Central Sterile Supply Unit and their Management
  • Manufacture of Sterile and Non-sterile Products
  • Drug Information Services
  • Records and Reports
  • Nuclear Pharmacy

Importance of unit operations in manufacturing:
  • Fluid Flow
  • Heat transfer
  • Evaporation
  • Distillation
  • Drying
  • Size Reduction
  • Mixing
  • Filtration and Centrifugation
  • Crystallization
  • Dehumidification and Humidity Control
  • Refrigeration and Air Conditioning:
  • Material of Construction
  • Material Handling Systems
  • Corrosion
  • Plant location

Industrial Hazards and Safety Precautions:
  • Automated Process Control Systems
  • Liquid Dosages Forms
  • Semisolid Dosage Forms
  • Suppositories
  • Extraction and Galenical Products
  • Blood Products and Plasma Substitutes
  • Ophthalmic Preparations
  • Capsules
  • Micro-encapsulation
  • Tablets
  • Coating of Tablets
  • Parenteral Products
  • Surgical products
  • Designing of dosage forms; Pre-formulation studies
  • Performance evaluation methods
  • Biopharmaceutics
  • Pharmacokinetics
  • Clinical Pharmacokinetics
  • Bioavailability and bioequivalence

Pharmaceutical Chemistry-
  • Biochemistry in pharmaceutical sciences
  • Basic Principles of Medicinal Chemistry

  • Immunopathophysiology
  • Pathophysiology of Common Diseases
  • Fundamentals of general pharmacology
  • Basic Concepts of Pharmacotherapy


Sources of Drugs:
  • Carbohydrates
  • Tannins
  • Volatile Oils
  • Fibers
  • Glycoside Containing Drugs
  • Alkaloid Containing Drugs

General Techniques of Biosynthetic Studies and Basic Metabolic Pathways/Biogenesis:
  • Terpenes
  • Glycosides
  • Alkaloids
  • Role of plant-based drugs on National economy
  • Applications of plant tissue culture in pharmacognosy
  • Marine pharmacognosy

AICTE GPAT Exam Pattern

The GPAT examination will consist following pattern:-

No. of Exams
Just One
03 hours
No. of Questions
Total Marks
Type of Paper
Objective-Type (MCQ)
Negative Marking
1/4 (one-fourth) mark
Note:Dear aspirants visit this link for GPAT Syllabus PDF.


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