Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test

Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test

Mode of ExamOnline
Level of ExamNational Level


Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test (GPAT) is a national level entrance exam conducted by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) every year as per the directions of Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Govt. of India 
This test facilitates institutions to select suitable Pharmacy Graduates for admission into the Master’s (M.Pharm) Programme. The GPAT is a three hour computer based online test which is conducted in a single session 

AICTE is conducting National Level Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test (GPAT) on 20th January 2018 for facilitating AICTE approved Institutions, University Departments/Constituent Colleges/ Affiliated Colleges to select suitable candidates for admission in Post Graduate Pharmacy Programmes for the academic year 2018-19

GPAT 2018 will be held on 20th January 2018. AICTE is going to open registration for GPAT 2018 from 20th October 2017. Candidates who wish to appear for AICTE GPAT 2018 can apply online at

GPAT 2018 Scores 

The GPAT score is accepted by all AICTE-Approved Institutions/University Departments/Constituent Colleges/Affiliated Colleges
A few scholarships and other financial assistance in the field of Pharmacy are also given on the basis of the GPAT score. 

Admission Process through GPAT

The detailed merit list will be provided to the respective state governments for allotting the students through central counseling or otherwise as per their notified admission procedure

In case there is no central counseling, scores awarded will be used for admission in the AICTE approved institutes/university departments

Test Cities

A list of cities where AICTE will hold GPAT 2018 will be announced soon. Given below is the list of cities where exam usually takes places

Ahmedabad, Allahabad, Amravati, Amritsar, Aurangabad, Bangalore, Bareilly, Bhavnagar, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Dehradun, Delhi, Gulbarga, Gurgaon, Guwahati, Gwalior, Hyderabad, Indore, Jabalpur, Jaipur, Jammu, Kanpur, Kochi, Kolhapur, Kolkata, Kozhikode, Kurnool, Lucknow, Madurai, Mangalore, Meerut, Mumbai, Mysore, Nagpur, Nanded, Nasik, Nellore, Noida, Panaji, Patna, Pune, Raipur, Rajahmundry, Rajkot, Ranchi, Shimla, Srinagar, Surat, Thiruvananthapuram, Tirupati, Udaipur, Vadodara, Varanasi, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Warrangal

Note: AICTE reserves the right to change or cancel any test venue/centre and/or change the test time and dates at their own discretion

How to Apply for GPAT 2018 ?

Candidates who are eligible for this exam (See Eligibility requirements below) are required to visit the official website that is; after visiting the site, you need to do Self Registration and firstly read the instructions carefully and fill the required details

GPAT 2018 Exam Fee

For SC/ST/PD Category - Rs.700/- plus Bank charges as applicable

Payment Process

Payment can be done via two modes:

i) Online Payment: You can select online payment mode and then do the payment using Credit Card/Debit Card/Net Banking

Once your payment is successfully done, you will receive a confirmation E-mail and SMS. Once you have received the successful payment confirmation, you can proceed with the remaining part of registration process

ii) Cash Payment in SBI bank: You can select this option to pay by CASH at any of the designated SBI bank branch. Once you select this option and proceed, you will see a CHALLAN on your screen with your details already filled in it. You need to take 3 PRINT OUTS of this CHALLAN, fill in the details wherever required in all the copies, and walk in to your nearest SBI bank branch with CASH on the next day of generation of Challan. Cash Deposit will be accepted only from the next day of your Challan generation

E.g. If you Generate and Print the Challan copies on 24th October 2017, then walk in to the nearest SBI bank branch with Challan copies and CASH from 25th October 2017 onwards

The last date to pay ’CASH’ in bank is 15th December 2017 and from there onwards to complete registration is 17th December 2017. Submission of final application after payment will not be possible after 17th December 2017

Kindly refer to our website  for details regarding online registration, payment mode, online test and other related issues of GPAT-2018

All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE)

All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) (A Statutory Body of the Govt of India), 7th Floor, Chanderlok Building, Janpath, New Delhi-110001, Tel: 011-23724151, Email, Website or



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  • Applicant must be a citizen of India.
  • They must be Bachelor’s degree holders in Pharmacy (4 years after 10+2, including lateral entry candidates)
  • Those who are in the final year of B. Pharmacy course are also eligible for appearing in GPAT exam.


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Application Start Date :

20th October 2017

Application End Date :

25th November 2017

Exam Date :

20th January 2018

Result Date :
Conducted By :

All India Council for Technical Education

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