GPAT Syllabus 2017 Check NEW Topics For Exam Download PDF, Exam Pattern


GPAT Syllabus

GPAT Syllabus 2017: Don’t Use the Old Syllabus: Let’s Prepare with New GPAT Syllabus!!! Check It Out: GPAT (Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test) is a national level entrance exam and it is conducted by the All India Council for Technical Education. This exam is conducted for admission to Master’s Programme of Pharmacy (M.Pharma). Candidates if you are planning to prepare for the GPAT Entrance Exam first they should know the GPAT Exam Syllabus, so here on this page you may get the complete syllabus topic wise along with the GPAT Exam Pattern. Candidates can also download the syllabus in PDF form from official site through online mode.
GPAT Syllabus
All India Council for Technical Education conducts Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test every year for admission to M.Pharma Course. Those candidates who will qualify in the entrance exam may get the admission in Master’s Programme. For getting more details, check the below section of this page which is written by the team members of Have a look below!!!

GPAT Syllabus


Introduction to Physical pharmacy

  • Matter, Properties of Matter
  • Micromere tics and Powder Rheology
  • Surface and Interfacial Phenomenon
  • Viscosity and Rheology
  • Dispersion Systems
  • Complexation
  • Kinetics and Drug Stability 
Importance of microbiology in pharmacy

  • Identification of Microbes
  • Control of microbes by physical and chemical methods
  • Sterilization
  • Immunology and Immunological Preparations
  • Genetic Recombination
  • Antibiotics 
Introduction to pharmaceutical jurisprudence & ethics

  • Pharmaceutical Legislations
  • Pharmaceutical Ethics
  • A brief study of the various Acts with special reference to the main provisions and the latest amendments 

Introduction to dispensing and community pharmacy

  • Principles involved and procedures adopted in dispensing of
  • Incompatibilities
  • Community Pharmacy
  • Organization and Structure of hospital pharmacy
  • Hospital Formulary
  • Drug Store Management and Inventory Control
  • Drug distribution Systems in Hospitals
  • Central Sterile Supply Unit and their Management
  • Manufacture of Sterile and Non-sterile Products
  • Drug Information Services
  • Records and Reports
  • Nuclear Pharmacy 
Importance of unit operations in manufacturing, Stoichiometry

  • Unit processes
  • Fluid Flow
  • Heat transfer
  • Evaporation
  • Distillation
  • Drying
  • Size Reduction
  • Mixing
  • Filtration and Centrifugation
  • Crystallization
  • Dehumidification and Humidity Control
  • Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
  • Material of Construction
  • Material Handling Systems
  • Corrosion
  • Plant location
  • Industrial Hazards and Safety Precautions
  • Automated Process Control Systems 
Dosages Forms, designing & evaluation

  • Liquid Dosages Forms
  • Semisolid Dosage Forms
  • Suppositories
  • Extraction and Galenical Products
  • Blood Products and Plasma Substitutes
  • Pharmaceutical Aerosols
  • Ophthalmic Preparations
  • Cosmetic logy and Cosmetic Preparations
  • Micro-encapsulation
  • Parenteral Products
  • Surgical products
  • Packaging of Pharmaceutical Products
  • Designing of dosage forms
  • Performance evaluation methods 
Biopharmaceutics & Pharmacokinetics

  • Introduction to Biopharmaceutics
  • Pharmacokinetics
  • Clinical Pharmacokinetics
  • Bioavailability and bioequivalence 
Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Inorganic pharmaceutical & medicinal chemistry

  • Importance of inorganic compounds in pharmacy and medicine
  • Gastrointestinal Agents
  • Major Intra- and Extra-cellular Electrolytes
  • Essential and Trace Elements
  • Topical Agents
  • Gases and Vapors
  • Dental Products
  • Miscellaneous Agents
  • Acids, Bases and Buffers


  • Immunopathophysiology
  • Pathophysiology of Common Diseases
  • Fundamentals of general pharmacology
  • Basic Concepts of Pharmacotherapy

Sources of Drugs
  • Glycoside Containing Drugs
  • Alkaloid Containing Drugs 
General Techniques of Biosynthetic Studies and Basic Metabolic Pathways/Biogenesis
  • Terpenes
  • Glycosides
  • Alkaloids
  • Role of plant-based drugs on National economy
  • Applications of plant tissue culture in pharmacognosy. Marine pharmacognosy

GPAT Paper Pattern:
GPAT entrance exam will be a computer based online test (CBT) that will be organized in a single session.
The duration of exam is of three hours.
There will be 125 questions in the exam and it will be of 500 marks.
There is provision of negative marking.
For each correct response 4 marks will be awarded and 1 mark will be deducted for incorrect response.

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