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GPAT [Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test]

Exam Description:

Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test (GPAT) is a national level entrance exam conducted by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) every year as per the directions of Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Govt. of India 
This test facilitates institutions to select suitable Pharmacy Graduates for admission into the Master’s (M.Pharm) Programme. The GPAT is a three hour computer based online test which is conducted in a single session 

GPAT 2017 Scores 

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 


Date of Examination 28 January 2017
Time of Examination 2:30 PM
Examination Fees Rs.1200/-
Eligibility 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) and those who are in the final year of B.Pharmacy course are eligible for appearing in GPAT-2017-18 examination 
Starting date of registration 10 October 2016
Last date of registration 10 December 2016
Syllabus * 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; Structure of bacterial cell; Classification of microbes and their taxonomy : * Identification of Microbes : * Control of microbes by physical and chemical methods : * Sterilization : * Immunology and Immunological Preparations : * Genetic Recombination : * Antibiotics : * Introduction to pharmaceutical jurisprudence & ethics : * An elaborate study of the followings : * A brief study of the following Acts with special reference to the main provisions and the latest amendments : * Introduction to dispensing and community pharmacy; Prescription : * Principles involved and procedures adopted in dispensing: * Incompatibilities : * Community Pharmacy : * Organization and Structure of hospital pharmacy : * 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; Stoichiometry : * 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 : * Pharmaceutical Aerosols : * Ophthalmic Preparations : * Capsules : * Micro – encapsulation : * Tablets : * Coating of Tablets : * Parenteral Products : * Surgical products : * Packaging of Pharmaceutical Products : * Designing of dosage forms; Pre-formulation studies : * Performance evaluation methods : * Biopharmaceutics : * Pharmacokinetics : * Clinical Pharmacokinetics : * Bioavailability and Bioequivalence : PHARMACEUTICAL CHEMISTRY ------------------------ * Importance of inorganic compounds in pharmacy and medicine : * Gastrointestinal Agents : * Major Intra and Extra – cellular Electrolytes : * Essential and Trace Elements : * Topical Agents : * Gases and Vapors : * Dental Products : * Miscellaneous Agents : * Pharmaceutical Aids Used in Pharmaceutical Industry : * Acids, Bases and Buffers : * Inorganic Radiopharmaceuticals : * Importance of basic fundamentals of physical chemistry in pharmacy; Behaviour of Gases : * The Liquid State : * Solutions : * Thermodynamics : * Photochemistry : * Chemical Kinetics : * Quantum Mechanics : * Properties : * Stereochemistry : * Preparation and Reactions of : * Nucleophilic and Electrophilic Aromatic Substitution Reactions : * Heterocyclic Compounds : * Biochemistry in pharmaceutical sciences; The concept of free energy : * Enzymes : * Co – enzymes : * The Citric Acid Cycle : * Lipids Metabolism : * Biological Oxidation : * Metabolism of ammonia and nitrogen containing monomers : * Purine biosynthesis : * Pyrimidine biosynthesis : * Biosynthesis of Nucleic Acids : * Mutation : * Genetic Code and Protein Synthesis : * Basic Principles of Medicinal Chemistry : * Drug metabolism and Concept of Prodrugs; Principles of Drug Design ( Theoretical Aspects ) : * Synthetic Procedures, Mode of Action, Uses, Structure Activity Relationships including Physicochemical Properties of the Following Classes of Drugs : * Autacoids : * Steroidal Drugs : * Drugs acting on the central nervous system : * Diuretics; Cardiovascular drugs : * Thyroid and Anti thyroid drugs; Insulin and oral hypoglycemic agents : * Immunosuppressives and immunostimulants; Diagnostic agents; Pharmaceutical Aids; Microbial Transformations : * Enzyme Immobilization : * Different techniques of pharmaceutical analysis, Preliminaries and definitions : * Fundamentals of volumetric analysis : * Acid Base Titrations : * Oxidation Reduction Titrations : * Precipitation Titrations : * Gravimetric Analysis : * Non – aqueous titrations : * Miscellaneous Methods of Analysis : * Potentiometry : * Conductometry : * Coulometry : * Polarography : * Amperometry : * Chromatography : * The Theoretical Aspects, Basic Instrumentation, Elements of Interpretation of Spectra, and Applications ( quantitative and qualitative ) of the Following Analytical Techniques : * Quality assurance : PHARMACOLOGY ------------ * Pathophysiology of common diseases; Basic Principles of Cell Injury and Adaptations : * Basic Mechanisms involved in the process of inflammation and repair : * Immunopathophysiology : * Pathophysiology of Common Diseases : * Fundamentals of general pharmacology : * Pharmacology of Peripheral Nervous System : * Pharmacology of Central Nervous System : * Pharmacology of Cardiovascular System : * Drugs Acting on the Hemopoietic System : * Drugs acting on urinary system : * Autacoids : * Drugs Acting on the Respiratory System : * Drugs acting on the Gastrointestinal Tract : * Pharmacology of Endocrine System : * Chemotherapy : * Principles of Toxicology : * Basic Concepts of Pharmacotherapy : * Important Disorders of Organs, Systems and their Management : * CNS Disorders : PHARMACOGNOSY ------------- * Sources of Drugs : * Classification of Drugs : * Study of medicinally important plants belonging to the families with special reference to : * Cultivation, Collection, Processing and Storage of Crude Drugs : * Quality Control of Crude Drugs : * Systematic pharmacognostic study of the followings : CARBOHYDRATES and derived products : (agar, guar gum acacia, Honey, Isabagol, pectin, Starch, sterculia and Tragacanth;) Lipids : (Bees wax, Castor oil, Cocoa butter, Codliver oil, Hydnocarpus oil, Kokum butter, Lard, Linseed oil, Rice, Bran oil, Shark liver oil and Wool fat; ) * RESINS : * TANNINS : * VOLATILE OILS : * Phytochemical Screening : * FIBERS : * Studies of Traditional Drugs : * General Techniques of Biosynthetic Studies and Basic Metabolic Pathways / Biogenesis : * Lignans, quassanoids and flavonoids. Role of plant – based drugs on National economy : * Plant Tissue Culture : * Marine pharmacognosy :
Mode of application

Candidates who are eligible for this exam are required to visit the official website that is www.aicte-gpat.in; after visiting the site, you need to do Self Registration and firstly read the instructions carefully and fill the required details 

GPAT 2017 Exam Fee 
For SC/ST/PD Category - Rs.700/- plus Bank charges as applicable 

Payment Process 
Payment can be done via two modes: 

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 

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 PRINT OUTS 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 10th October 2016, then walk in to the nearest SBI bank branch with Challan copies and CASH from 06th November 2016 onwards 
Kindly refer to our website www.aicte-india.org for details regarding online registration, payment mode, online test and other related issues of GPAT-2017

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List of institutes accepting
JSS Academy of Technical Education Ali Yavarjung Institute of Hearing Handicapped Ambedkar Institute of Technology Bhai Parmananad Institute of Business Studies Delhi Institute of Heritage Research and Management Dr BR Sur Homeopathic Medical College and Hospital and Research Centre Institute of Applied Manpower Research Lok Nayak Jayaprakash National Institutte of Criminology and Forensic Science National Institute of Mentally Handicapped National Power Training Institute State Council of Education Research and Training National Institute of Communicable Diseases (NICD) Directrate General of Health Services) Apeejay School of Management Aditya College of Pharmacy and Science Amity Institute of Education Beri Institute of Technology Bharati Vidyapeeth University Medical College New Delhi Institute for Information Technology RC Institute of Technology Sirifort College of Computer Technology and Management Tecnia Institute of Advanced Studies Rukmini Devi Institute of Advanced Studies Guru Nanak Institute of Management Maharaja Agrasen Institute of Technology Maharaja Surajmal Institute of Pharmacy Northern India Engineering College Jagan Institute of Management Studies DAV Institute of Management Government Institutes Vardhman Mahavir Medical College Self-Financing Affiliated Institutes Ansal Institute of Technology Banarsidas Chandiwala Institute of Professional Studies Bhagwan Mahabir Jain Girls College of Education Bhagwan Parshuram Institute of Technology BLS Institute of Management COMM-IT Career Academy Chanderprabhu Jain College of Higher Studies Delhi College of Advanced Studies Delhi Institute of Rural Development Delhi Institute of Advanced Studies Delhi School of Professional Studies Gitarattan Institute of Advanced Studies Gitarattan International Business School Guru Nanak College of Education Guru Nanak Institute of Management Guru Premsukh Memorial College of Engineering Guru Tegh Bahadur Institute of Technology HMR Institute of Technology Ideal Institute of Management and Technology Institute of Information Technology and Management Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine Institute of Vocational Studies ISIC Institute of Rehabilitation Sciences Jagan Institute of Management Studies Jagannath International Management School Kalka Institute for Research Kasturi Ram College of Higher Education Lakshmi Bai Batra College of Nursing Lalita Devi Institute of Management and Science Madhu Bala Institute of Communication Maharaja Agrasen Institute of Management Studies Maharaja Surajmal Institute of Technology Mother Teresa Institute of Management Pradeep Memorial Comprehensive College of Education

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