GPAT 2020 Exam

GPAT 2020 Exam Dates, Eligibility, Online Application, Deadline

GPAT 2020 Exam – Important Dates To Remeber 

GPAT 2020 Events Dates
On-line submission of GPAT 2020 Application Form 01.11.2019 to 30.11.2019 10.12.2019(up to 11.50 p.m.)
Successful transaction of fee 01.11.2019 to 01.12.2019 11.12.2019 (through Credit card/Debit card/Net banking/UP and PAYTM service up to 11.50 p.m.)
Choice of City 01.11.2019 to 02.12.2019 12.12.2019 (up to 11.50 p.m.)
Date of GPAT 2020 Examination 28th January 2020
Timing of the GPAT 2020 Exam 02.30 p.m. to 05.30 p.m.
Printing of Admit Cards from NTA’s website From 24th December 2019
Display of recorded responses and Answer Keys for inviting challenges on NTA’s website The date shall be displayed on the NTA’s website
Declaration of GPAT 2020 Exam Result on NTA’s website By 07th February 2020



NATIONAL TESTING AGENCY (NTA) had successfully conducted the GRADUATE PHARMACY APTITUDE TEST – 2019 (GPAT-2019) for admission to various M. Pharma or its equivalent courses across the country. The 800 participating institutes of GPAT-2019 were the institutions that had accepted the GPAT Score.

The GPAT 2020 exam will be conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA) on the same pattern as per the Year 2019 i.e., Computer Based Test on January 28, 2020, from 02.30 p.m. to 05.30 p.m. for admission to M.pharma or its equivalent courses across the country. The result of GPAT-2020 will be declared by February 7, 2020, as GPAT Score which will be accepted by over 800 participating Institutes. The participating Institutes of GPAT-2020 are the Institutions that will be accepting the GPAT Score.

Candidates must apply separately to the desired GPAT-2020 participating institutes with the GPAT Score 2020. Then, each participating institute will release their respective cut – off GPAT Score which candidates should meet to get qualified for admission to that particular institute. Candidates are advised to see the details of the admission process of each participating institute of GPAT-2020 on their respective websites.

  • Helpline number: 0120-689-5200
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Address for correspondence: Block C-20/1A/8, Sector 62, Gautam Budh Nagar, Noida -201309 (UP)
  • HelpLine: For Technical Support, contact following during working days between 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.
  • Call Centre Numbers: 0120-6895200

Note: For any Query use the Register Query Link in the Menu TAB of Candidate Login Page


  • The candidate must hold a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy (4 years after 10+2, including lateral entry students) or equivalent from a recognized university.
  • Candidates appearing for the final year of bachelor’s degree B. Pharmacy (10+2+4) whose result will be declared before commencement of admission for the academic year 2020-21 can also apply for GPAT – 2020 computer-based test (CBT).
  • B.Tech. (Pharmaceutical and Fine Chemical Technology)/ equivalent candidates are not eligible to apply.
    The candidate must be a citizen of India. There is no age restriction for appearing in GPAT – 2020.


Candidates have to apply for GPAT- 2020 “Online” ONLY by accessing the website Application Form other than online mode would not be accepted, in any case. Only one application is to be submitted by a candidate. More than one application i.e. Multiple application forms submitted by a candidate will be rejected.

It is suggested that you have the following ready before starting the filling of the application form:

• A computer with good Internet connectivity
• All your qualification details
• Scanned clear passport photograph in JPG/JPEG format (size between 10 kb–200 kb)
• Scanned clear signature in JPG/JPEG format (size between 4 kb–30 kb)
• A valid e-mail Id as all communication will be made on this e-mail Id
• A valid mobile number as all information via SMS will be sent to this number
• A valid debit/credit card or Net banking account for online payment
• A printer connected to your system to print the confirmation page

– Download information Bulletin. Read it carefully to ensure your eligibility and acquaint with the requirements for submission of the Online Application Form.

-No corrections can be made at a later stage after the submission of an application. No change will be accepted through offline mode i.e. through fax/application including e-mail etc.

Follow the following 5 (Five) Steps to Apply Online for GPAT 2020 Exam:

Step-1: Fill in the online Application Form and Note down the system generated Application Number

: Upload scanned images of Candidate’s Passport size Photograph (between 10 kb–
200 kb) and Candidate’s Signature (between 4kb – 30 kb) in JPG/JPEG format.

: Make a payment of fee using Credit/Debit Card, Net Banking, UPI, PayTM and keep proof of fee paid.

: Print at least four printouts of Confirmation Page after successful remittance of fee

: Choose the city for giving the examination GPAT-2020

All the 5 Steps can be done together or separately also.


(i) The final submission of the online Application form will remain incomplete if Step – 2 Step – 3, Step – 4 and Step – 5 are not completed. Such forms will stand rejected and no correspondence on this account will be entertained.

(ii) No request for refund of fee once remitted by the candidate will be entertained

(iii) The entire application process of GPAT 2020 exam is online, including uploading of scanned images, Payment of Fees and Printing of Confirmation page. Therefore, candidates are not required to send/submit any document(s) including Confirmation page to NTA through Post/Fax/ By Hand/E-mail.

(iv) Candidates are advised to keep visiting the NTA’s website regularly for the latest updates and to check their e-mails.

(v) The NTA can make use of the data generated for the purpose of research and

All the candidates who have submitted the online application and paid the examination fee till last date will be allowed to appear in GPAT – 2020 and their admit cards will be uploaded on the website as per schedule. The NTA do neither verify the information filled by the candidates in the application form nor verify any certificate of category/educational qualification for deciding the eligibility of candidates. The certificates of educational qualification and category (if applied under reserved category) will be verified by the concerned institution. The candidates are, therefore, advised to ensure their eligibility and the category (if applying under reserved category). The NTA will, in no way, be responsible for any wrong/incorrect information furnished by the candidate(s) in their online application form. The letter/e-mails in this regard will not be entertained by the NTA.

The candidates are required to check the status of fee payment at the NTA website ( and if the status is ‘OK’ the candidate will be able to take the printout of Confirmation Page. In case, the fee payment status is not ‘OK’ the candidates are advised as following: –

  • If the fee is paid through credit/debit card and status is not OK, it means the
    the transaction is canceled and the amount will, automatically, be refunded to
    concerned credit/debit card within 15 days. Therefore, such candidates have to pay
    the fee once again and ensure the OK fee status.

The medium of Question Paper shall be in English only.
GPAT 2020 exam is an online computer-based test of 3 hours duration with 125 objective type questions

Important Note:

i) Each question carries 04 (four) marks.
ii) For each correct response, the candidate will get 04 (four) marks.
iii) For each incorrect response, 01 (one) mark will be deducted from the total score.
iv) To answer a question, the candidates need to choose one option corresponding to the
correct option.
v) However, after the process of challenges of the key, if more than one option is found to
be correct then the multiple correct options will be given the four marks (+4).

Any incorrect option marked will be given the minus one mark (-1). Un-answered/Un-attempted will be given no marks. In case, a question is dropped/ignored, all candidates will be given four marks (+4) irrespective of the fact whether the question has been attempted or not attempted by the candidate.

At the test Centre, each candidate will be seated at a desk with a computer terminal and he/she will be provided with rough papers for calculations and a PEN. After the test, the candidate must leave the rough papers at the desk. Rough work cannot be done on any other paper/sheet, as nothing will be allowed inside the examination room/hall.

Candidates are NOT allowed to carry Instrument/ Geometry/ Pencil box,
Handbag, Purse, Any kind of Paper/ Stationery/ Textual material (printed or
written material), Eatables and Water (loose or packed), Mobile Phone/ Ear
Phone/ Microphone/ Pager, Calculator, Camera, Tape Recorder, any metallic item
or electronic gadgets etc. in the Examination Room/ Hall.


  • The City for the examination will be chosen by the applicants after submission of examination fees on the first-come-first-served basis.
  • However, before submitting the fees candidate can check the availability of the seat. It may be noted that if the last few seats are available in a city, these may get filled by the time of completing the payment formalities.
  • The applicants can choose any available city which will be immediately allotted to the applicant.
  • Please note that this will be active only after the payment of fees.
  • There will be a drop-down list of States then choose the city where the applicant wishes to give the examination in online computer-based test mode.
  • The city of examination once chosen and allotted cannot be changed and any request in this regard will not be entertained.
  • NTA will allocate the examination center in the chosen city, which will be displayed in the admit card.
  • NTA may change the chosen city and/or the allocated center for logistic and administrative reasons.


After the GPAT 2020 exam, the NTA will display answer keys & Question Paper attempted by the candidate on the NTA’s website The details of the date shall be displayed on the NTA’s website. The candidates, who are not satisfied with provisional answer keys, may challenge by filling the online application form and paying a processing charge of Rs.1000/- per question. The processing charge can be paid by credit/debit card/Net banking. The processing charge once paid is non-refundable.
The NTA’s decision on the answer keys challenges shall be final and no further communication will be entertained.


The result will be compiled on the basis of final answer keys. No grievance with regard to answering key(s) after the declaration of result of GPAT-2020 will be entertained. The raw (actual) marks obtained by a candidate will be considered further for computation of the result of GPAT-2020. No score card will be dispatched to the candidates and the candidates are advised to download their score cards from the website: only.

There shall be no provision for re-valuation/re-checking of the Score. No correspondence in this regard shall be entertained.

The National Testing Agency (NTA) is an examination conducting body and will provide the GPAT Score 2020. The NTA does not collect the information regarding the total number of seats available in the institutions and reservation criteria followed by the institutions.

Rules for tie-breaking:-

In case of a tie among candidates with equal marks, it will be resolved by the following in
descending order:

• Marks Obtained in Pharmaceutics
• Marks obtained in Pharmaceutical Chemistry
• Candidates having less negative responses in the paper.
• Candidates older in age.


National Testing Agency (NTA) has established a network of Test Practice Centres spread all over India to help the students aspiring to appear in examinations to be conducted by the NTA from 2020 onwards. The students can practice and train themselves before the examination for the “Computer Based Test (CBT)” mode of examinations.

The experienced, qualified and professional Nodal officer and staff available at the TPC will help and motivate the students to clear their doubts and solve problems and to make them familiar with the CBT mode of examinations. For details see the NTA Website


National Testing Agency (NTA) has established a Query Redressal System (QRS), an online web-enabled system developed by NTA. QRS is the platform based on web technology which primarily aims to enable submission of queries/grievances by the Registered Candidate(s) of GPAT-2020 Examination with (24×7) facility for speedy and favorable redressal of the queries/grievances. A Unique Registration Number will be generated for tracking the status of the queries/grievances. The Registered Candidate(s) are advised to use the online facility for speedy and favorable response before mailing their queries on the official email id of GPAT i.e. [email protected]


Candidates MUST bring the following documents on the day of examination at the test center.

Candidates who will not bring these will not be allowed to sit in the examination.

➢ Print copy of Admit Card downloaded from NTA’s website.
➢ One passport size photograph (same as uploaded on the Online Application Form) should
be taken for pasting on the specific space in the attendance sheet at Centre during GPAT
➢ Any one of the authorized photo IDs (must be original, valid and non-expired) – PAN card/ Driving License/ Voter ID/ Passport/ Aadhaar Card (With photograph)/ Ration Card
➢ PwD certificate issued by the authorized medical officer, if claiming the relaxation under
PwD category

The candidates shall report at the Examination Centre two hours before the commencement of the examination so as to complete the frisking and registration formalities well before the time.

The registration desk will be closed 60 minutes prior to the commencement of the examination. Candidates shall not be permitted to enter in the Examination Center after 8:30 a.m.

The candidates are advised to read the instructions on the admit card carefully and follow them during the conduct of the examination. The candidate must show, on-demand, the Admit Card downloaded/printed from the NTA’s website for entry in the examination room/hall. A candidate who does not possess the valid Admit Card shall not be permitted for the examination under any circumstances by the Centre Superintendent. A seat indicating roll number will be allocated to each candidate. Candidates should find and sit on their allocated seats only.

Any candidate found to have changed room/hall or the seat on his/her own other than allotted, his/her candidature shall be canceled and no plea would be accepted for it. No candidate, without the special permission of the Centre Superintendent or the Invigilator concerned, will leave his/her seat or Examination Room/Hall until the full duration of the paper is over.

Candidates must follow the instructions strictly as instructed by the Centre Superintendent/Invigilators. Candidates should not leave the room/hall without handing over their rough sheets to the invigilator on duty in the Room/Hall.

Smoking, chewing gutka, spitting, etc. in the Examination Room/Hall is strictly prohibited.

For those who are unable to appear on the scheduled date of tests for any reason, the NTA shall not be responsible for the conduct of the re-test, under any circumstances.

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