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GPAT 2021 Results (Out), Scorecard, Cutoff, Answer Key, Merit List, and Counselling

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 GPAT 2021 Results has been announced on March 19, 2021 by NTA.  Candidates who have appeared for GPAT 2021 can visit the official website i.e. to access their results. Previously the result was expected on March 15, however, it got delayed. GPAT 2021 Scores will be valid for 3 years from the date of issuance and the scores will be accepted by around 800+ colleges across India. Check GPAT 2021 Results  

NTA is soon going to release GPAT 2021 Merit list in PDF format, based on candidates' results.  Moreover, GPAT 2021 toppers list is now available and Gaurav Gupta from DIPSR has topped the list. GPAT 2021 has successfully been conducted on February 27, 2021. Around 45,000 candidates appeared for the exam to get admission into the premier institutes for Post Graduate Pharmacy Programs.  GPAT 2021 Final Answer keys have been released by NTA and GPAT 2021 Scores will be prepared based on the final answer key.

Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test (GPAT 2021) is a national-level exam conducted by NTA every year to grant admission in Post Graduate Pharmacy (M. Pharma) and its equivalent courses. GPAT 2021 will be conducted at various Exam Centers across India. The exam is conducted through CBT (Computer Based Test) mode. 

Highlights of GPAT 2021

Exam Name Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test
Exam Conducting Authority NTA (National Testing Agency)
Cycle of Examination Annually
Mode of Application Online only
Date of Exam February 27, 2021
Mode of Exam Computer-Based i.e. Online
Courses Offered M.Pharma/  Integrated PhD

GPAT 2021 Exam Dates

GPAT 2021 Exam Dates

Events Dates
Release of GPAT 2021 Application Form  December 23, 2020
Last day for GPAT 2021 Registration  January 30, 2021
Last Date to pay GPAT 2021 Application Fee January 31, 2021
GPAT 2021 Form Correction Feb 2 and 3, 2021
Availability of GPAT 2021 Admit Card  February 14, 2021
GPAT 2021 Exam Date  February 27, 2021
Announcement of GPAT 2021 Result  March 19, 2021

GPAT 2021 Result

GPAT 2021 Result

GPAT Result Date: March 19, 2021 

GPAT Result will be released in March 2021. GPAT Score is accepted by around 800 participating pharmacy institutes. GPAT is accepted by all AICTE approved institutions, universities and colleges.

  • Candidates must apply separately to the desired GPAT 2021 participating institutes with the scores of the examination.
  • 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 2021 on their respective websites.

The steps for downloading GPAT 2021 scorecard is as follows:

  • Visit the official website.
  • Login by using your user ID and password.
  • Click on the link that says “GPAT 2021 scorecard”. You will be redirected to a page where you can download your scorecard.
  • Enter your roll number.
  • Your GPAT 2021 scorecard will appear on your computer screen. Download the scorecard and take a printout of it as it will be required during counseling.

Know more about GPAT 2021 Result

GPAT Cutoff 2021 (Expected)

The cutoff marks are the minimum marks that candidates have to obtain for qualifying in the entrance examination. It will be set by NTA depending on the number of candidates who have appeared in the examination and the difficulty level of the examination. Candidates can check the cut-off marks to understand if they have qualified in the examination. The expected GPAT 2021 cut off marks for various category is given table below.

Category Qualifying Marks
Unreserved/Open Category 161
OBC 132
SC 105
ST 70
EWS 103

Scholarship/ Financial Assistance Through GPAT 2021

GPAT qualified candidates can also avail scholarship through NTAor CSIR for pursuing further studies and research in the field of pharmacy. GPAT qualified candidates can subsequently register for NIPER JEE to pursue M.Pharma in NIPER, the nation’s premier Pharmacy Institute.

  • The financial assistance through NTA can be availed through the institute from where the institute is pursuing M.Pharma. The scholarship is tenable for the period of pursuing the postgraduate program. CSIR’s financial assistance (fellowship) on the other hand is available for pursuing integrated 5-year M.Pharma-PhD from AcSIR or any other laboratory of CSIR. 
  • These scholarships are also available for GATE qualified candidates for pursuing M.E/M.Tech/Ph.D. The fellowship amount through CSIR is INR 25000. The fellowship is however not available for candidates who have qualified SRF (Senior Research Fellowship). 
  • Scores obtained in GPAT are used by all the institutions, departments and colleges approved by AICTE to provide admission to M.Pharma programs. GPAT 2021 Scores will be valid for three years from the date of announcement of the result for admission in PG program and for the purpose of applying for scholarship in M. Pharma course. 

Even after completing M.Pharma degree, if someone is interested in getting registered for Ph.D. degree and availing National Doctoral Scholarship, the same score will be applicable. Candidates qualified in GPAT 2021 can apply for scholarship. 

GPAT 2021 Counselling

GPAT 2021 Counselling

Candidates will be called for GPAT 2021 Counselling on the basis of their merit list. GPAT 2021 Merit List will specify the roll number of candidates, category, rank, total score, and qualified/non-qualified status. Counselling of candidates will be conducted individually by the various NTA approved institutions. Allotment of seats will be on the basis of scores that candidates have obtained in the entrance examination. Check GPAT Counselling Process

All the documents mentioned below should be carried at the time of counselling:

  • Mark sheet and certificate of the qualifying examination
  • Category certificate (if applicable)
  • Migration certificate
  • Transfer certificate
  • GPAT 2021 admit card
  • GPAT 2021 scorecard
  • Passport size photographs

Candidates need to follow the admission procedure of institutions that will be allotted to them on the basis of their GPAT 2021 scores. The notification of admission will be published on the official website. NTA will then send GPAT 2021 Merit List to the respective state governments for allotting seats to qualified candidates. The participating institutions/colleges of GPAT will then offer admission to candidates on the basis of their GPAT scores.

GPAT 2021 Admit Card

GPAT 2021 Admit Card

GPAT Admit Card: February 14, 2021, Onwards

Candidates who have registered successfully can download GPAT 2021 Admit Card from NTA’s website. The document carries all the details related to the candidate and examination. Steps to download the same are as follows:

Step 1: Visit the official website for GPAT,

Step 2: Log in with your application number and password.

Step 3: Select GPAT 2021 admit card from the menu.

Step 4: Enter your application number and click the “Submit” button.

Step 5: GPAT 2021 Hall Ticket will appear on your computer screen. Check and download the document.

Without admit card, candidates will not be allowed to give the entrance examination. Candidates must check if all the details mentioned on their GPAT 2021 admit card are accurate. Candidates must immediately contact the conducting authority if there is any discrepancy in the admit card. The details that will be mentioned on your GPAT 2021 admit card is as follows:

  • Name of candidate
  • Roll Number
  • Date of birth
  • Name of exam center
  • Address of exam center
  • Date and time of examination
  • Instructions for exam

Candidates are advised to read the instructions for an exam that will be printed on the back of their admit card. Candidates must carry their admit card to the exam center on the day of examination along with an identity proof, such as Voter ID Card, PAN Card, Aadhaar Card, etc.

GPAT 2021 Exam Centers

GPAT 2021 Exam Center

  • The exam center for GPAT 2021 will be clearly mentioned on the admit card of candidates.
  • There are approximately 90 GPAT exam centers spread all over India.
  • Candidates need to report to the exam center at least 30 minutes before the exam starts.
  • Candidates are required to choose a maximum of four centers as per their preference while filling the application form.
  • The conducting authority will not change the exam center once it is allotted to candidates.

GPAT 2021 Exam Pattern

GPAT Exam Pattern

GPAT 2021 is a computer-based test (CBT). Candidates appearing in GPAT 2021 must know the exam pattern so that they can prepare accordingly. You can find the detailed exam pattern of GPAT in the table below:

GPAT Exam Pattern, GPAT Paper Pattern
Mode of examination Online (Computer-based test)
Duration of examination 3 hours
Type of questions Multiple-choice questions
Total marks 500
No. of Questions 125
Language of Question Paper English
Marking Scheme 4 marks will be awarded for each right answer
Negative Marking 1 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer
Note: If candidates do not attempt a question, then there will be no negative marking.

GPAT 2021 Syllabus

GPAT Syllabus 2021

There are four main sections of GPAT 2021 Syllabus. The subjects and topics that are there in GPAT 2021 syllabus are as follows:

  • General
  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Pharmacognosy
  • Pharmaceutics

Candidates can solve the previous year question papers to score well in GPAT 2021 examination. Candidates are advised to collect the best books and study materials so that they can prepare well for the examination.

GPAT 2021 Coaching Centers

Top GPAT Coaching Centers

GPAT Coaching has gained significant popularity in recent years. The syllabus for GPAT is based on the undergraduate curriculum prescribed by the Pharmacy Council of India. Most aspirants opt for coaching to gain expert guidance and specialized study material. Coaching institutes usually offer exclusive coaching for GPAT or more generalized coaching for other pharmacy exams as well like NIPER JEE.

Candidates can find the list of top GPAT Coaching Centers in the country below:

Name of Institute Location Rating Batches
RAHE (Ratiram Academy of Higher Education) Laxmi Nagar, New Delhi ★★★★★ GPAT Batch1 Batch 2
Weekend batch (8 hours study) 1 year 9 months
Weekend batch (8 hours study) 6 months 4 months
Distance learning 1 year 1 year
Online test series 1 year 1 year
Pharma Sapience Kalkaji, Delhi ★★★★★ Contact:
Score Tutorials New Delhi ★★★★ Contact:
Elite Academy Andheri West, Mumbai ★★★★1/2 Contact:
The GATE Academy Thane, Mumbai ★★★★1/4 Contact:
Pharma Glimps Sector 38C, Chandigarh ★★★★1/2 Contact:
RAHE (Ratiram Institute of Higher Education) Jadavpur, Kolkata ★★★★★ Contact:
Score Tutorials Kolkata ★★★★ Contact:

GPAT 2021 Eligibility

GPAT 2021 Eligibility

Aspirants must thoroughly go through the eligibility standards before applying for the examination. Major pointers are listed below:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy of a minimum of 4 years duration after 10+2.
  • Candidate must be a citizen of India.
  • There is no age restriction for appearing in GPAT.
  • Candidates who have passed or will be appearing in the lateral entry B.Pharma program can also apply online.
  • Students in the final year of B.Pharma are also eligible for applying in the examination.

If candidates satisfy all GPAT Eligibility conditions, they should proceed to fill the application form.

GPAT 2021 Applications

GPAT Application Form 2021

GPAT Application Dates: December 23, 2020 – January 30, 2021

Candidates can Fill GPAT 2021 Application form via online mode only. Applications sent via post or email will not be accepted under any circumstances. 

Major steps involved in GPAT Registration:

Step 1: Self Registration i.e. register for Online Application Form and note down system generated Application Number.

  • Enter all the required details
  • Set Password
  • Choose a security question and enter an answer

Step 2: Fill and Complete GPAT Application Form 2021

  • Login with the system generated User ID and Password.
  • Enter your Personal, Academic and other details.

Step 3: Upload Scanned Images of Candidate Photograph and Candidate Signature.

  • Scan your Photo and Signature as per the defined standards. Check Now
  • Failing to do the same will result in cancellation of candidature.

Step 4: Pay Examination Fee by SBI MOPS (Net Banking/Debit/Credit Card/eChallan)

  • The fee varies as per candidate’s category.
  • For General/ OBC- NCL – Male: INR 2000 | Female: INR 1000
  • For SC/ ST/ PwD – Male: INR 1000 | Female: INR 1000
  • For Transgender – INR 1000

Check detailed GPAT 2021 Registration

Frequently asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Ques. When will GPAT 2021 Results be released?

Ans. GPAT 2021 Results are expected to be released by March 15, 2021. Candidates will be able to download GPAT Scorecards from the official website of GPAT.

Ques. How to check the answer key for GPAT 2021?

Ans. You can check the answer key for the examination by login to the official website of GPAT NTA at using the credential received at the time of the registration process.

Ques. Can I receive the scorecard of GPAT 2021 through offline mode?

Ans. No, you will not receive the scorecard or GPAT 2021 Result through any offline mode. You have to download it via online mode and from the official website of GPAT

Ques. What are the duration and the time of GPAT 2021?

Ans. The duration of this aptitude test is 3 hours and the time will be from 2.30 PM to 5.30 PM. And there is only one shift.

Ques. What is the maximum age limit to apply for GPAT 2021?

Ans. There is not any age limitation to appear in GPAT 2021. You can sit for the examination at any age.

Ques. How many candidates have been registered for the examination in the year 2021?

Ans. There are 50,975 candidates who have been registered for the entrance examination in 2021.

Ques. Do I need to carry any category certificate on the day of the entrance examination in 2021?

Ans. Yes, you need to bring the admit card along with a valid photo ID proof and a category certificate, if possible, on the day of the examination.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College.

GPAT 2021 : 3 answered questions


Ques. How should I get a good rank in the GPAT?

● Top Answer By Supriya Sarkar on 16 Jan 21

Ans. Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test is a computer-based online national level entrance exam held for Masters in Pharmacy by National Testing Agency. GPAT is a competitive exam and in order to get into a good college, you need a good rank. Exam Tips for GPAT: The only way to crack any entrance exam is to practice question papers and sample papers. You must look up last year’s question papers and try to solve as many as possible before the final exam. Understanding the concepts thoroughly is better than rote learning. You should try to read all the concepts diligently so that you can understand them properly and apply them. Refer to the books listed on the GPAT website and use the books by foreign authors for your preparation. Try to remain confident and patient. Entrance exams can be tough and you need to prepare nicely in order to get a great rank, thus, believing in yourself and your ability is extremely important.  Focus on some important subjects like Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmacology and Pharmacognosy. These are tough subjects but you can score well in them. Keep in touch with your professors while preparing for the exam. Your teachers can guide you and help solve all your doubts and queries. Another important tip is to practice test series. Test series are available online, you can practice them and improve your chances. Having a healthy mindset is important so prepare carefully and diligently.  Important details about GPAT 2021: Category GPAT Exam 2021 Courses offered Masters in Pharmacy Exam Date 22/27 February 2021 Duration of the Exam 3 hours Timing of the Exam 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM or 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM Mode of Exam Computer- Based Test Medium of Exam English Clearing GPAT allows you to seek admission in over 800 institutes for post-graduation in pharmacy. Thus, a good rank can be beneficial in the long run.Read more
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Ques. What should be my GPAT score to get into NIPER Mohali or any top 40 colleges in India?

● Top Answer By Mohit Sarohi on 16 Jan 21

Ans. For admissions in post-graduate programs at NIPER, candidates have to qualify for the GPAT exam to appear for NIPER- JEE exam. A good GPAT rank is not an important requirement for NIPER- Mohali. Admissions are based upon NIPER- JEE rank.  Following are a few important details for NIPER- JEE: This exam is conducted every year for admissions to postgraduate courses like M. S, M. Pharma, M.Tech Pharma, and M.B.A Pharma. It is a computer-based online exam The exam consists of 125 multiple choice objective questions. The total weightage of the exam is 500 marks. For every correct answer, you are rewarded one mark. For every incorrect answer, 0.25 mark is deducted. The duration of the exam is 2 hours. In case of other top colleges for pharmacy, a good GPAT score is important. The GPAT cutoff depends on various parameters such as the level of difficulty of the exam, competition, and the total number of candidates. GPAT cutoff for 2020: Category Cutoff 2020 General 163 OBC 131 SC 103 ST 76 EWS 104 If you wish to seek admission in NIPER or any of the top colleges for Pharmaceuticals, try to score well in both entrance exams because the competition is tough.Read more
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Ques. What are the most common mistakes done in the GPAT that lowers your score?

● Top Answer By Aniket Atul Mahulikar on 16 Jan 21

Ans. Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test or GPAT exam is conducted every year for admissions to Masters in Pharmacy programs, by the National Testing Agency (NTA). Important details regarding GPAT Exam: Category GPAT Exam Administering Body National Testing Agency Purpose Masters in Pharmacy  Mode of Examination Computer-Based Exam Frequency Annual Common Mistakes and Preparation Tips: The most common mistake made by GPAT aspirants is to skip topics like Medicinal Chemistry. This is a scoring subject so try to cover it properly to get a good rank. The best way to prepare for the GPAT exam is to have a proper timetable. Try to make a timetable you will adhere to so that you can prepare consistently. Preparing in order to clear the cutoff is another common mistake. Many aspirants try to score just enough to clear the cutoff which is not a great idea as cutoffs tend to differ every year. Try to prepare in a holistic manner and cover all the aspects.  Not covering the numerical aspect of the exam syllabus can significantly impact your rank. Being overconfident in your ability is a huge mistake. If you have covered the entire syllabus, then try to solve last year’s question papers and sample papers to check your progress.  Blindly reading reference books like Lachman, Goodman, etc without understanding them is the most common mistake. Also, avoid making certain books like Pearson or Inamdar, your main reference material. Not making notes is another common mistake. Try to make notes for all the topics so that your revision is completed on time for the exam. The best way to prepare for the GPAT exam is to avoid these common mistakes and to study all the given topics. Keep practicing and solving question papers frequently to overcome the time limitations during the examination.Read more
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kollabathula sony
i want to apply for pharm d course i have done my b pharm ..
abdul nazir

Hi Kollabathula, To get admission in D. Pharma or post graduate degree course, you need to register yourself for GPAT  2021 which is tentatively scheduled for last week of January 2021. The application form will be released in December 2020. Those who qualify the test will get admisison to pharmacy courses in AICTE approved institutions. To know more visit GPAT 2021 registration.

siddhant manjhi
i got 111 in gpat which college can i get
atul thorat
Want to know fees structure
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Atul, as mentioned above, application fee for general candidates is INR 1,400 while it is INR 700 for SC/ST/PWD/Transgender candidates.
biswanath mondal
About D farm
akhil pasanth
Hi Dipen, Please mention the college name in which you want the information regarding D Pharm.
Im studying 12th and i wish to study my higher studies in pshychology what all entrance exams are available? and what are the categories eligible to join the course
akansha expert
Hi Sreeram, Please let me know the College name that in will give information regarding this.