GPAT 2018 ELIGIBILITY
NATIONAL LEVEL ONLINE TEST
GPAT (Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test) is a Pan India level entrance exam conducted for admission to the Pharmacy programmes at the masters’ level offered by various AICTE approved Pharmacy colleges/institutions. GPAT is conducted and managed by the AICTE (All India Council for Technical Education).
Before applying for GPAT 2018, candidates should go through GPAT 2018 Eligibility Criteria and check whether they are eligible or not. The basic GPAT 2018 eligibility for candidates is a Bachelor’s degree in pharmacy.
GPAT Application Form filling for the 2018 session has started from October 10, 2017. The last date of applying to GPAT Exam is December 25, 2017.
GPAT Admit Card would beissued only to those candidates who have submitted the duly filled application form on time and who meet the desired eligibility criteria as specified by AICTE for appearing in the entrance test.
Candidates who fulfil the eligibility criteria notified by AICTE can only appear for GPAT 2018 exam. In order to appear for GPAT 2018, candidates should fulfill the below GPAT 2018 eligibility criteria:
The candidates willing to appear for GPAT must be Indian citizens.
There is no age restriction criteria specified by AICTE to appear for GPAT 2018 exam.
As per the Persons with Disability (PwD) Act, 1995, a candidate appearing forGPAT exam, qualifies to be a PwD candidate if he/she is suffering from any of the below listed disabilities. The extent of physical disability should be at least 40% as prescribed by a recognized medical committee. The categories for PwD candidates as defined by the AICTE are discussed below:
Persons with Disability candidates are also provided with approved means of teaching assistance, as chosen by the candidate on his/her application form. The form of teaching assistance provided for different types of the PwD candidates is presented below in the table:
|TESTING ASSISTANCE||APPLICABLE FOR||TO BE ARRANGED BY|
|Screen/Font magnification||Visually impaired||Test center|
|Hearing aid||Hearing impairment||Candidate|
|Abacus (without calculator)||Visually impaired||Candidate|
|Wheel chair||Locomotor disability/Cerebral palsy||Candidate|
|Scribe/reader||Visually impaired/Cerebral palsy||Candidate|
Visually impaired and cerebral palsy candidates are allowed to bring a reader/scribe as per the scribe form mentioned on the GPAT website. Moreover, candidates can also avail the scribe facility from the AICTE.
Candidates opting for scribe/reader will be given the opportunity to interact with them a day before the GPAT 2018 examination. Once the candidate has met with his/her scribe, he/she will be required to submit an undertaking regarding the same.
It must be noted that candidates with scribes/readers will be provided with a time extension of one hour for the computer-based exam.
Any visually challenged candidate who wants to opt for a scribe/reader are required to fulfil certain eligibility criteria. GPAT 2018 eligibility criteria for a scribe/reader is as follows:
NOTE: It must be noted that the age certificate of the scribe must be presented at the test center.
Candidates must note that in case any of the above-mentioned criteria is not met by the scribe/reader, then he/she will not be permitted to assist the PwD candidate for the GPAT 2018 exam.
Ans. No, there is no upper age limit for appearing in GPAT.
Ans. GPAT 2018 is not meant for getting admission into B. Pharmacy course for any state in India. For admission into B. Pharm course every state has a policy. GPAT 2018 is valid for all the states and Union Territories in India for admissions into postgraduate in Pharmacy courses.
Ans. No, only candidates who are in the final year of B.Pharm course and the candidates who have completed the course earlier are eligible.
Ans. Yes, you can appear in GPAT 2018 examination but your admission into a PG course in pharmacy and scholarship will be governed by the rules and norms set by MHRD, Government of India.
Ans. Qualifying in GPAT 2018 examination with a score card having “Qualified for scholarship and admission into M. Pharmacy” is the minimum eligibility condition for getting a scholarship in M. Pharm course. There is no reservation criteria for GPAT 2018 admissions. Seats of M. Pharm are reserved as per state/central government policy. Scholarship to the GPAT 2018 qualified candidates would be given by AICTE as per the rules/norms prevailing at that time.
Ans. GPAT 2018 score card is valid only for 1 year. This score card is valid only for pursuing M.Pharm course. However, if a candidate completes the M.Pharm course and is interested in PhD degree then this score card is valid for 1 more year. And applicants need not appear in any PhD entrance examination.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College
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