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AICTE GPAT 2017: GPAT Exam Date 2017 is Jan 28 only, Jan 29 will be a Reserve Day

Last Updated - October 10, 2016

AICTE, the conducting body of GPAT, has recently released a notification informing candidates about shifting of exam days. Now, the exam will be conducted in one day session instead of two days’ session. The GPAT 2017 Exam which was scheduled to be held on January 28 and January 29 respectively, will be held on January 28 only. The second day i.e. January 29, 2017 has been declared as the ‘Reserve Day’.

AICTE has been known for its fluctuating stand from quite a long time now. This is because, in the year 2016, the conducting body made changes in the format as well as revamped the structure of GPAT Exam. Now, on October 6 at around 5 PM, AICTE notified on its official website about January 29, 2017 being the Reserve Day. It means that only in dire emergency, the second day will be used as a test day otherwise GPAT will be over within a single session on January 28, 2017.

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What is the AICTE GPAT 2017 Exam Pattern?

GPAT (Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test) is a national level entrance exam conducted by AICTE (All India Council for Technical Education) every year. The exam is conducted for all the qualified Pharmacy graduates for admission into the Master’s (M.Pharm)/ Ph.D. programmes offered by various GPAT Score accepting institutes.

The GPAT Exam is a three-hour long exam and is purely a computer based online one, which is conducted in a single session. If you are sitting for the exam, then it is important for you to thoroughly go through the GPAT Exam Pattern. The details regarding the structure of GPAT 2017 is mentioned below.

Total number of questions in GPAT 2017

125 questions

Total marks in GPAT 2017

500 marks

You should know that each question carries a weight of 4 Marks. But, every wrong answer will cost you a minus 1 Mark. Hence, we suggest you to answer every question wisely.

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What will be the AICTE GPAT 2017 Syllabus?

Got an idea about the GPAT Exam Pattern? Now, do you know from where will the GPAT Questions come from? Is it a NO!

Worry not! We are here for you all! We have provided you with a brief about the GPAT Syllabus. The GPAT 2017 syllabus is based on the bachelor’s syllabus as specified by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). You can go through the following article to know about all topics that will be covered under the GPAT Exam.

From Pharmaceutical

  • Biopharmaceutics & Pharmacokinetics
  • Introduction to Physical pharmacy
  • Importance of microbiology in pharmacy
  • Introduction to pharmaceutical jurisprudence & ethics
  • Introduction to dispensing and community pharmacy
  • Importance of unit operations in manufacturing, Stoichiometry
  • Dosages Forms, designing & evaluation

From Pharmaceutical Chemistry

  • Inorganic pharmaceutical & medicinal chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry and its importance in pharmacy
  • Organic Chemistry and its importance in pharmacy
  • Biochemistry
  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Pharmaceutical Analysis
  • PHARMACOLOGY
  • PHARMACOGNOSY
  • Systematic Pharmacogenetic study
  • GLYCOSIDE CONTAINING DRUGS
  • ALKALOID CONTAINING DRUGS
  • Studies of Traditional Drugs
  • General Techniques of Biosynthetic Studies and Basic Metabolic Pathways/ Biogenesis

From Pharmacology

  • Immunopathophysiology
  • Pathophysiology of Common Diseases
  • Fundamentals of general pharmacology

From Pharmacognosy

  • Sources of Drugs: Biological, marine, mineral and plant tissue cultures as sources of drugs;
  • Classification of Drugs: Morphological, taxonomical, chemical and pharmacological classification of drugs;
  • Study of medicinally important plants belonging to the families with special reference to: Apocynacae, Solanaceae, Rutacease, Umbelliferae, Leguminosae, Rubiaceae, Liliaceae, Graminae, Labiatae, Cruciferae, Papaveraceae;
  • Cultivation, Collection, Processing and Storage of Crude Drugs: Factors influencing cultivation of medicinal plants, Types of soils and fertilizers of common use.

You should make sure to cover each of the topics properly. As the exam is scheduled to be held on January 28, now all of you should start gearing up and start preparing yourself with a suitable GPAT Time Schedule. Make sure to religiously follow the GPAT Schedule prepared.

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What should a GPAT Aspirant do?

For the current academic session, as well, AICTE has again injected confusion and fear in the minds of the aspirants. Now, the candidates are panicking if they can opt for January 29 or will have to appear in GPAT 2017 only on January 28. The conducting body is yet to give any clarifications for the same.

For all those candidates sitting for the exam of GPAT, we suggest you to keep a regular check on the AICTE Official Website. This will help you to keep a tap on what all latest developments are happening around the GPAT Exam.

The candidates are also requested to keep their calm and until the news is totally confirmed by the AICTE. As the exam of GPAT is any which ways going to be conducted, this news should not affect the preparation scenario of yours. One should try and prepare for the exam with all their heart and not let this news lower your morale.

Also, make sure to regularly check the AICTE Official website so as to keep yourself updated with the GPAT Exam.

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