Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test is an all India Examination to be conducted by the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara on behalf of All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) , New Delhi.
The scores in GATE have been in use till 2009 for admission in M.Pharmacy and also for awarding fellowships / scholarships to Pharmacy Graduates.
However AICTE has decided to organize and conduct an examination separately in the name of GPAT with effect from the year 2010-11 to facilitate the increase in the number of students aspiring for M.Pharmacy and awarding fellowships / scholarships. A National Monitory Committee (NMC) was constituted for monitoring the issues and conducting the GPAT Examination.
The GPAT-2013 question paper will consist of one hundred fifty (150 Nos.) multiple choice objective questions only. Candidates have to mark the correct choice by darkening the appropriate bubble against each question on an Optical Response Sheet (ORS). Each right answer will carry three (03) marks while for each wrong answer one (01) mark will be deducted.
Each question will have four choices for the answer. Out of these, only one choice is correct. Each choice contains a single, stand-alone statement / phrase / data / structure.
The type of questions asked in this examination would be to evaluate a candidate’s aptitude and subject knowledge of Pharmacy field which may involve basic principles,facts, formulae/laws, understanding of the fundamental ideas, and application or drawing observations of the fundamentals of pharmacy discipline.
For more details regarding syllabus and other information visit: http://www.gpat.in/