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GITAM GAT PGP 2017 Exam Pattern

GITAM University conducts GAT PGP examination to offer post-graduate courses in Pharmacy. Candidates who have secured minimum 50% score in B.Pharma are eligible to appear in GAT PGP 2017 University admission test. GAT PGP 2017 exam will be conducted online for admission in M.Pharmacy degree course. GITAM University provides the syllabus for GAT PGP 2017 Exam on its official website. candidates can visit the site and may download the syllabus for consideration.

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GITAM GAT PGP 2017 Exam Pattern

GAT PGP 2017 examination paper is of 300 marks and contains 100 questions collectively from 4 sections. Candidates need to complete their paper within the specified duration i.e. 2 hours. Candidates who will qualify the GAT PGP 2017 exam will be called for the counselling session and will be given admission in the M.Pharmacy course.

SectionsSubjectsNo. of QuestionsMarks
BPharmaceutical Analysis & Quality Assurance2575
DPharmaceutical Chemistry2575

Time duration

GAT PGP 2017 Exam duration is 2 hours and candidates are required to finish their paper within the estimated time duration. The examination terminates automatically at the completion of 2 hours. GAT PGP examination question paper is divided into 4 sections and hence it is very important for the candidates to attempt all the sections within 2 hours. GAT PGP question paper has the following sequence of section:

  1. Pharmaceutics
  2. Pharmaceutical  Analysis & Quality Assurance
  3. Pharmacology
  4. Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Each section will have 25 questions of 75 marks and hence the total no. of questions will be 100 of total 300 marks.
  • Candidates are required to divide their time equally among each section and try to attempt maximum correct questions.
  • Candidates are advised to give 30 minutes individually to each section this is how they will be able to attempt each section within the time limit.
  • Do not give more than 1 minute to any single question else you will not be able to attempt all questions from each section.

Marking Scheme

GAT PGP 2017 question paper is divided into 4 sections and each section has multiple choice objective type questions. Each section consists of 25 questions of 75 marks and in total 4 sections have 100 questions of 300 marks.

Each correct answer will score 3 marks and each wrong answer will deduct 1 mark. Hence candidates are advised to attempt questions very carefully. Try to answer the questions you are very confident about and know very well.

Type of QuestionCorrect answerIncorrect answerUn-attempted question
MCQs3 marks1 mark0 mark

GITAM GAT PGP 2017 Syllabus

GAT PGP 2017 syllabus is defined by the university and will be made available on the official website of GITM i.e. candidates are requested to visit the website and download the GAT PGP syllabus.

Here is the section wise description of GAT PGP Syllabus mentioned below:

GITAM GAT PGP 2017 Exam Pattern

Other Important topics which the candidate must focus on are as follows:

Pharmaceutical TechnologyDrugs acting on the Gastrointestinal Tract
Biological PharmacyPharmacology of Endocrine System
Bio pharmaceuticsChemotherapy
Instrumental methods of Pharmaceutical AnalysisPrinciples of Toxicology
Quality AssuranceDrugs Acting on the Respiratory System

GITAM GAT PGP 2017 Books

Candidates preparing for Gitam University Test (GITAM GAT PGP 2017) can refer the following books for better understanding of the topics mentioned above:

The Theory and Practice of Industrial Pharmacy Liebermann and Lachman, Lackman, Remington, IP, Martin, NK Jain (for NDDS), GK Jani (For calculation)
Physical PharmacyMartin
Pharmaceutical engineeringSubramanyam
PharmacologyTripathi, Rang and Dale, Katzung and Trevor multiple choice, Lippincott wilium Ilustrated Review of Pharmacology, color atlas of Pharmacology
Pharm-AnalysisSpectroscopy and Titration from Chatwal, Chromatography from Remington
PharmacognosyKokate, Trease and Evans, willis
Medicinal ChemistryHarkishan Singh & V K Kapoor
Organic ChemistryMorrison and Boyd.
Natural Products ChemistryO.P Agarwal
Physical ChemistryShishir Mittal (Disha Publication)
MicrobiologyPelzar, Presscott
AnalysisSilversteine, Willard, Vogel, Scoog, Y R Sharma
JurisprudenceN. K. Jain

The books also have sample papers and exercises, which the candidates must practise for GITAM GAT PGP, it will increase their speed and the students will understand the exam pattern as well. Also, they will be able to identify their weak areas and will be able to concentrate on those topics better.



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