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GITAM GAT PGP 2019 Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Marking Scheme

Updated On - January 7th 2019 by DEEKSHA

GITAM GAT PGP 2019 exam pattern is defined by Gandhi Institute of Technology and Management (GITAM) University every year. The exam is conducted in online (Computer-Based) mode. GITAM GAT PGP 2019 will be conducted from April 10 to April 22, 2019.

The paper is conducted in English medium only. The question paper consists of total 100 questions worth 400 marks. All the questions will be in MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions) format. 

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GITAM Admission Test for Post Graduate Course in Pharmacy or GITAM GAT PGP is a national level entrance exam, it is conducted for admission to various Master of Pharmacy (M.Pharm) Programs conducted by GITAM University Visakhapatnam Campus.

GITAM GAT PGP 2019 exam pattern released by the GITAM University gives the details about the following sections:

  • Marking scheme
  • Types of questions in the entrance test
  • Total time allotted for the entrance exam
  • Sectional weightage

GITAM GAT PGP 2019 Exam Pattern in Detail

All questions are of the MCQ type (multiple choice questions) with 4 options for each question. The below table shows the detailed structure of number of marks and questions for each section and subject.

SectionSubjectNo. of questionsNo. of marks
BPharmaceutical Analysis & Quality Assurance25100
DPharmaceutical Chemistry25100

GITAM GAT PGP 2019 Exam Marking scheme

Candidates have to attempt 100 objective type of questions in the exam. Each question carries 4 marks. Negative marking is also applicable. The below scheme is used for marking in GITAM GAT PGP 2019 exam.

  • Each correct answer will be awarded 4 marks.
  • Each wrong answer will result in deduction of 1 mark.
  • Each unanswered questions will receive no marks.

GITAM GAT PGP 2019 Syllabus

The detailed chapter-wise syllabus for GITAM GAT PGP 2019 can be found below:

  1. Section A: Pharmaceutics
  • Physical Pharmacy
  • Pharmaceutical Engineering
  • Pharmacy Practice
  • Pharmaceutical Technology
  • Biological Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
  • Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics and their importance in formulation
  1. Section B: Pharmaceutical Analysis and Quality Assurance
  • Fundamental of pharmaceutical analysis, Theoretical consideration, application in drug analysis
  • Chromatographic methods of pharmaceutical analysis
  • Instrumental methods of pharmaceutical analysis
  • Quality assurance
  1. Section C: Pharmacology
  • Pathophysiology of common diseases; Basic Principles of Cell Injury and Adaptations:
  • Fundamentals of general pharmacology
  • Pharmacology of Peripheral Nervous System
  • Pharmacology of Central Nervous System
  • Pharmacology of Cardiovascular System
  • Drugs Acting on the Hemopoietic System
  • Drugs acting on urinary system
  • Autacoids
  • Drugs Acting on the Respiratory System
  • Drugs acting on the Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Pharmacology of Endocrine System
  • Chemotherapy
  • Principles of Toxicology
  1. Section D: Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Pharmaceutical inorganic chemistry
  • Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry
  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Pharmacognosy

Read More GAT PGP Syllabus

GITAM GAT PGP 2019 Books

Candidates preparing for GITAM GAT PGP exam can refer the following books for better understanding of the topics mentioned above:

The Theory and Practice of Industrial Pharmacy Liebermann and Lachman, Lackman, Remington, IP, Martin, NK Jain (for NDDS), GK Jani (For calculation)
Physical PharmacyMartin
Pharmaceutical engineeringSubramanyam
PharmacologyTripathi, Rang and Dale, Katzung and Trevor multiple choice, Lippincott wilium Ilustrated Review of Pharmacology, color atlas of Pharmacology
Pharm-AnalysisSpectroscopy and Titration from Chatwal, Chromatography from Remington
PharmacognosyKokate, Trease and Evans, willis
Medicinal ChemistryHarkishan Singh & V K Kapoor
Organic ChemistryMorrison and Boyd.
Natural Products ChemistryO.P Agarwal
Physical ChemistryShishir Mittal (Disha Publication)
MicrobiologyPelzar, Presscott
AnalysisSilversteine, Willard, Vogel, Scoog, Y R Sharma
JurisprudenceN. K. Jain

The books also have sample papers and exercises, which the candidates must practise for GITAM GAT PGP, it will increase their speed and the students will understand the exam pattern as well. Also, they will be able to identify their weak areas and will be able to concentrate on those topics better.

*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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