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GPAT 2017 Exam Pattern

The GPAT 2017 Exam pattern details the complete information about exam duration, total number of questions, marking scheme and other related notable points. In the article below, the aspiring candidates of GPAT can find all the important information about the GPAT Exam Pattern. The candidates can also find the section wise detailed GPAT Syllabus in the article below.

The GPAT 2017 is a national level examination conducted by AICTE (All India Council of Technical Education). The GPAT exam is a computer based exam.The GPAT Exam is conducted for admission into M. Pharm courses in various AICTE approved participating institutes in India.

It is of utmost importance for the candidates to check the exam pattern and the GPAT Syllabus carefully, once they have completed filling the GPAT Application Form and start their preparationsfor the entrance test. It will help them to target the important topics and adopt the correct strategy to score good marks.

GPAT 2017 Exam Pattern Highlights

The GPAT 2017 exam pattern highlights  gives an outline of the structure of the entrance examGPAT 2017 is a 3 hours duration exam. The details regarding the structure of GPAT 2017 is mentioned below.

Mode of examinationOnline
Total duration of the exam3 hours
Total number of questions GPAT 2017125 questions
Total marks GPAT 2017500 marks
Marks per question GPAT 20174 marks
Negative marks deduction1 mark

GPAT 2017 Exam Pattern

The detailed version of GPAT 2016 Exam Pattern is given below. GPAT is a computer based exam with 3 hours of duration. As mentioned in the GPAT 2017 Exam Pattern, there is a negative marking fo 1 mark in GPAT 2017.

Mode Examination GPAT 2017

  • The GPAT 2017 exam is conducted in online mode. The exam will be conducted at the alloted GPAT test center. The candidate must reach the test center defined in the GPAT 2017 Admit card 30 minute before the commencement of the exam.

Duration of the exam GPAT 2017

  • The duration of GPAT 2017 is 3 hours duration. The candidate has to attempt all the questions in the defined duration. Since it is an online based exam so the system will be auto close after the defined timed duration. In case an applicant tries to disrupt the online system the candidature will be terminated.

Total number of questions GPAT 2017

  • The GPAT exam has 125 questions in total. The questions have to be completed in the 3 hours time duration defined. The exam is MCQ (Multiple Choice Question) based. There are total 4 options given in each question. The candidate has to choose the right option and fill it in the online answer sheet. The answer cannot be changed once locked by the candidate. The candidates will get questions from the GPAT Syllabus as defined by AICTE.

Total marks GPAT 2017

  • The total marks for the GPAT 2017 is 500. Every question carries 4 marks each. For every correct answer, 4 marks are awarded. There is a negative marking of 1 mark for every wrong answer

GPAT 2017 Syllabus

The GPAT 2017 syllabus clearly defines the syllabus for the preparation of GPAT exam. The GPAT syllabus is for admission to the post- graduate pharmacy program. The GPAT Syllabus is based on the bachelor’s syllabus as specified by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). Please check the detailed syllabus below for GPAT 2017:

PharmaceuticsGPAT syllabus
Pharmaceutical chemistryGPAT syllabus
PharmocologyGPAT syllabus
PharmacognosyGPAT syllabus

Read more on GPAT Syllabus.

GPAT Preparation Tips

The aspirants of GPAT Exam can go through the preparation strategy that they can adopt while preparing for the examination. It is of paramount importance for the candidates to solve and practice the GPAT Question Papers during their preparation. Besides, going through the GPAT Paper Analysis will benefit the candidates in understanding the examination and knowing various factors such as difficulty level, mostly covered sections and so on. Persistently practicing the GPAT question papers will aid the candidates in self-analysis in context with the examination. This, on the other hand, will help them in deducing a proper timeline-based preparation strategy.

Find the complete above mentioned details of How to prepare for GPAT 2017

GPAT 2016 Paper Analysis

The aspiring candidates of GPAT 2017 can find the GPAT 2016 Paper analysis in the section below. The difficulty level of the GPAT exam for the year 2016 ranged from easy to moderate. The question paper has been divided into various sections as per the GPAT Syllabus. The questions from Medicinal Chemistry and BPP- (Biophysical profile) was estimated to be the most difficult ones. Although it is debatable, as the difficulty level of the paper will vary from candidate to candidate. On the other hand, another section of candidates found the Ceutics & Cology section to be more difficult compared to the other sections. Besides there was one question from general knowledge-  “In which country the  Therapeutic Goods Authority was established?”.  A very few reasoning questions of moderate level was also asked.

Find the detailed section-wise GPAT Paper analysis for 2016.

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