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GPAT (Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test)


The National Testing Agency, or NTA, will plan and carry out GPAT 2023. In 2023, there were as many as 50,508 applicants who took the GPAT test. Last year, the exam was held on April 9 from 9 AM to 12 PM in 121 cities across India.



What is Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test:


The Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test is administered by the National Testing Agency (NTA) to applicants for admission to MPharm or programmes that are similar. All of the universities and institutions that have been authorised by the All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) as well as the 800 participating institutes recognise the results. Up till 2017, AICTE conducted the test. Every year, around 50,000 candidates take the exam.



Highlights of GPAT 2023 Exam.


Below are the quick highlights of the entrance exam: 


Particulars Details
Name of the examination Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test
Competent Authority National Testing Agency (NTA)
Level of the examination Postgraduate
Frequency of the examination Annual
Courses offered MPharma and equivalent courses
Mode of the examination Computer-based
Total Number of Registrations 53,302
Official Website


GPAT Eligibility Criteria:


The National Testing Agency (NTA), which assesses a candidate's aptitude and fundamental knowledge, establishes the eligibility requirements. Here are the requirements:


The applicant must hold a pharmacy bachelor's degree from an accredited university, or an equivalent degree.

Candidates who will be taking the bachelor's degree qualifying exam, the results of which will be released prior to the start of admission for the academic year 2023–2023, may also apply.

The applicant must be an Indian national.

The national level entrance exam does not have an age restriction.



GPAT 2023 Important Dates:


The following are crucial dates and occasions that candidates should observe before taking the exam:



Salient Features

Application form available 


The candidate had to register online 


Last date to submit the application form and registration fee


The application form had to be submitted online

Last date to upload documents and pay the application fee


Upload the documents and pay the application fee online

Application correction window


Candidates could correct or edit their information in the application form

Admit card release


  • The admissions card was made available online.
  • To download it, the applicant must sign into their registered account.
  • Admit Card can only be printed on NTA's official website.

Exam date


  • The exam will be conducted in online mode
  • The duration of the examination will be 180 minutes
  • The total number of questions in the examination will be 125

GPAT answer key release


Candidates will be able to access the answer key by logging into the registered account only

Answer key challenge

Apr-2023 to May-2023

Candidates will be able to challenge the answer key by logging into the registered account

Result Announcement


  • The outcome will be posted online.
  • You can get individual scorecards by logging into your registered accounts.
  • No scorecard or result will be mailed.




GPAT 2023 Application Form:


The publication of GPAT Registration 2023 is anticipated for February 2023, and the online application process is open for a further 30 days after that. The Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test (GPAT), a computer-based National Level Entrance Examination, is administered annually by the National Testing Agency (NTA). For MPharma admission, all AICTE-approved institutions, university departments, constituent colleges, and affiliated colleges must shortlist qualifying applicants. programmes.



How to fill GPAT application form 2023?


An outline for completing the GPAT registration and application is provided below:


Step 1: Register for the GPAT in 2023

Fill out the GPAT 2023 application form in step two.

Step 3: Add supporting documentation to the GPAT application form.

Step 4: The GPAT application fee

Step 5: Exam city selections for GPAT 2023

Step 6: Print the registration form for the GPAT.



GPAT Answer Key:-


Along with the results, the GPAT final answer key 2023 is also made available. NTA initially makes the preliminary answer keys available. To get the answer key, applicants must log in using their application number, password, or date of birth. The GPAT 2023 answer key contains all of the solutions to the test's questions. Candidates can use the provisional answer key to calculate and estimate their scores. They had the option to contest the answer key till May 2 by paying INR 200 per question.



GPAT 2023 Result:-


NTA makes the GPAT results available online. Scorecards that can be downloaded in PDF format represent the results that are made public. Candidates must go to the official website and log in using their mail ID and roll number to view their scorecard for the national level exam.



How to check the result?


Candidates should follow these procedures on the official website to check their results.


Candidates must access either the official website,, or the direct link,, to submit their applications.

Candidates must go to the NTA website and click the "GPAT Result is Live Now" button that appears at the top of the page.

Candidates must provide their application number, date of birth, and security pin to log in.

Candidates must first click the "Sign in" button before clicking the "View result" button.

The candidate's outcome will be shown. Candidates can use the accompanying graphic to see how the scorecard looks.

GPAT 2023 Cutoff:-


The GPAT cutoff and merit list are anticipated to be made public soon by NTA. The list of top students makes up the merit list. A candidate's name, roll number, overall rank, sectional scores, sectional percentile, overall percentile, and sectional percentiles are among the information on the merit list.


The All India Rank (AIR) of qualifiers, which was released along with the results, will appear on the merit list. The percentage tells us how many contenders have received lower scores than a specific candidate.

The tentative GPAT exam cutoff is given in the table below:





Unreserved (General)


Economically Weaker Section


Other Backward Class (OBC-NCL)


Scheduled Caste (SC)


Scheduled Tribe (ST)



GPAT Exam Statistics


On their official website, NTA publishes statistics on the number of applicants who have enrolled for the exam. In 2022, there were 50,975 candidates registered, but only 48,360 candidates actually showed up. A total of 4,447 students passed the entrance exam, which was completed on January 27, 2021, between 3:00 PM and 6:00 PM, and 50,975 candidates have enrolled to take the entrance exam in 2023. In order to have more clarity, we have collated the 2020 facts listed in the infographic below.



Admission to the GPAT:-


The registration for the exam served as the beginning of the admissions procedure. On the official website, candidates for the PG entrance exam were needed to register. Candidates could fill out the application form after completing the registration process.


The applications are examined after being successfully submitted. The NTA will issue the admit card to the candidates whose applications were approved. After that, candidates must take an online test.


The candidates who take the examination will have their results announced, and those who pass will then engage in the counselling stages.


Candidates will need to submit a separate application to the selected institute/college in order to participate in the counselling. The participating institute announced the deadline based on the submitted applications.



GPAT Test Centers


Along with other crucial exam material, the National Testing Agency (NTA) publishes a list of the locations of the GPAT exam centres. The NTA chose 121 towns around the nation as the sites for its test centres last year. The potential list of centres is provided below. The four cities of the candidates' choosing must be entered in that order. The admit card will include information about the actual GPAT 2023 exam location.

Guidelines for Exam Days


The candidates must adhere to a specific directive that NTA has established on the day of the exam. The exam day protocol is summarised here.

What should you bring on test day?


Printout of the admit card obtained from the NTA website.

one photo the size of a passport (same as uploaded on the Application Form)

original photo ID that is valid and has not expired (if applicable)

What not to bring to your exam?


Textbooks, calculators, DocuPens, Slide Rules, Log Tables, electronic watches with calculator functions, printed or handwritten materials, and scraps of paper, as well as any other electronic devices like a phone, pager, or other electronic watch

It's not allowed to smoke, chew gutka, spit, etc. in the exam room.