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Friday, March 8, 2013

GPAT 2013 -Full Information (

About GPAT
The Scores in Graduate Aptitude Test for Engineering (GATE) have been in use till the  year 2010 for admission in Master’s Programme in Pharmacy (M. Pharm) & Engineering and  also for awarding fellowships/scholarships to Pharmacy Graduates along with engineering  graduates. Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test (GPAT) an all India Examination was then  launched by All India Council for Technical Education, New Delhi separately with effect from  academic year 2011-12 for admission in Master’s Programme in Pharmacy (M. Pharm) and for  award of fellowships. The first GPAT examination i.e. GPAT-2010 and the subsequent one for 2011 and 2012  was conducted in paper pencil mode by All India Council for Technical Education, New Delhi in association with M. S. University of Baroda, Vadodara.
Computer Based Online GPAT-2013
AICTE has been conducting computer based online common management admission  test (CMAT) as entrance test for admission into post graduate management programmes.  Considering the success of online CMAT, AICTE has decided to conduct GPAT also online from  2013. The GPAT-2013 will be conducted online in 57 cities from 16th May to 18th May, 2013 and  scores awarded will be used for admission in the post graduate pharmacy programs at national  level for year 2013-14. The respective Secretaries of the state dealing with technical education have been  requested to inform all concern in their respective States & jurisdiction to notify the change in  the pattern of the exam for academic year 2013-14. The State Governments are required to  register online free of charge for accessing detailed merit list and scores of qualified students for  academic year 2013-14. 
Advantages accrued due to online GPAT

  •  The National level test will be conducted for three days from 16th May to 18th May, 2013 in two shifts at 57 cities/locations.
  • The online test will facilitate students to select the city and date of appearing in examination.
  •  Choice of 3 cities for online examination in the order of preference may be exercised.
  •  Choice of 3 dates for online examination in the order of preference may be exercised.
  •  Allotment will be based on first come first served. Actual allotment however will be subject to availability of the slots in a particular city.
  •  The complete process of examination including registration, allotment of centre, printout  of admit card, capturing the photograph and biometric, writing the test, announcement of result, display of merit list, downloading score cards is online, which offers higher grade of transparency & accountability in the process and also saves the time.
  • Phone support availability: 8th March, 2013 to 30th June, 2013 (24X7) Helpline number : 022-66258304, Fax Number: 022-25814283 & E-mail Id:
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Pattern of examination for GPAT-2013
GPAT-2013 is a multiple choice test of 3 hours duration with 125 questions. For each  correct answer 4 marks are awarded and for each wrong answer 1 mark shall be deducted.

Admission Process
The Institutes and central admission authorities will use scores awarded to the students for  allotment of seat in the registered pharmacy institutes. 

Eligibility for GPAT - 2013
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 ONLY are eligible for appearing in GPAT-2013 
Examination. [B. Pharmacy 1st year to 3rd year students are NOT ELIGIBLE to appear in  GPAT-2013 Examination. Any inquiry in this regard will not be  entertained]

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