Tuesday, December 6, 2011


The Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test (GPAT 2012) would be conducted under the aegis of National Monitoring Committee, All India Council for Technical Education, New Delhi by The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara, as per AICTE guidelines.

The scores in graduate aptitude test for engineers (GATE) have been in use till that year 2012 for admission in Master’s programme in Pharmacy (M.Pharma) and also for awarding fellowships/scholarships to Pharmacy graduate along with engineering graduates. The organizing committee for GATE has expressed its inability to include pharmacy graduates in GATE with effect from the year 2012, owing to operational problems due to large number of candidates appearing for GATE examination.

GPAT 2012 being organised by M.S. University of Baroda

Therefore, in order to facilitate admission of Pharmacy graduates in M.Pharma as also to award fellowships/scholarships to Pharmacy graduates, AICTE has decided to organize to conduct an examination in the name of Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test (GPAT) with effect from academic year 2010-11. Accordingly, a National Monitoring Committee (NMC) was constituted for monitoring the issues pertaining to the policy as well as conduct of GPAT.
NMC, constituted by AICTE has recommended for conduct of 1st GPAT i.e. GPAT-2012 by the M.S. university of Baroda, Vadodara-390002, which has agreed to conduct the examination on May 06, 2011 throughout the country.
Candidates willing to appear in GPAT-2012 may obtain application form along with information brochure from either the office of coordinator GPAT-2012, the M.S. university of Baroda, Vadodara-390002 or from the designated branches of Bank of Baroda.


Persons holding Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy (4 years after 10+2) or appearing in the Final year examination of B. Pharmacy (4 years after 10+2) in the year 2012 only are eligible for appearing for GPAT-2012 examination.

GPAT Qualification: Admission to postgraduate programmes with MHRD and other government scholarships/assistantships in pharmacy colleges/institutes is open to those who qualify through GPAT. Candidates who qualify GPAT examination and have Four years Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy are eligible for admission to Master/Doctoral programmes in Pharmacy. To avail the scholarship, the candidate must secure admission to such a postgraduate programme, as per the prevailing procedure of the admitting institution. However, candidates with Master’s degree in Pharmacy may seek admission to relevant Ph.D. programmes with scholarship/assistantship without appearing in the GPAT examination.
Some institutions specify GPAT qualification as mandatory even for admission of self-financing students to postgraduate programmes. GPAT qualified candidates are also eligible for the award of Junior Research Fellowship in CSIR Laboratories and CSIR/UGC sponsored projects.


Online Application website opens
17th January 2011 (Monday)
Online Application website closes
21st February 2011 (Monday)
Last date for receipt of photo‚ signature‚ original copy of bank challan as a proof of payment for examination fees along with the printout of application (upto 17.00 hrs) at GPAT Office‚ The M.S. University of Baroda‚ Vadodara
28th February 2011 (Monday)
Date of Examination (GPAT - 2011)
8th May 2011
(Sunday‚ 14.00-17.00 Hrs)
Declaration of GPAT - 2011 Result
31st May 2011
(Tuesday‚ 17.00 Hrs)


The application of GPAT-2012 examination can be filled Only Online from the above mentioned websites.

GPAT Exam Structure

The GPAT-2012 examination will consist of a single paper of 3 hours duration containing 100 questions carrying a maximum of 100 marks. The question paper will consist of only multiple choice objective-type questions. Each question will have four choices for the answer. The candidates will have to mark the correct choice on an Optical Response Sheet (ORS) by darkening the appropriate bubble against each question. There will be negative marking for each wrong answer that is 1/3 (one-third) mark will be deducted.

GPAT 2012 Result

a) GPAT 2012 result will be announced on Thursday, 31.05.2012 at GPAT office. The result will also be available on the website.

 b) GPAT 2012 score is valid for ONE YEAR from the date of announcement of the result.
c) The machine-gradable Optical Response Sheets (ORS) are graded and scrutinized with extreme care. There is no provision for regrading or retotalling. No photocopies of the machine-gradable Optical Response Sheets (ORS) will be made available. No correspondence in this regard will be entertained.

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