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GPAT 2021 Answer Key (Out): Download Question Paper & Answer Key PDFs, Response sheet

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GPAT 2021 Final Answer Key has been released on March 19, 2021. Previously provisional Answer Keys were released online on March 7, 2021. GPAT Answer key is available on the official website along with question paper which could be challenged till March 11, 2021. The candidates were required to pay online fees of Rs. 1000/- as processing fee for each key challenged. GPAT 2021 Results will tentatively be released in the 3rd week of March 2021. check GPAT Result 2021

Candidates who appeared for the test can challenge the answer key by paying a requisite fee through online mode. An interim answer key for GPAT 2021 will be followed by the final answer key. With the help of GPAT 2021 Answer Key, the candidate can calculate their score expected to get in the result. The official answer key also helps all the candidates to evaluate their answer marked in the question paper in the exam.

Direct Link to Check & Challenge GPAT 2021 Answer Key

  • Candidates will have to pay INR 1,000 via Credit Card/Debit Card/Net Banking per question to challenge the answer key.
  • The processing charge to challenge GPAT 2021 Answer key is non-refundable.
  • GPAT 2021 Answer key will consist of the list of correct answers as Correct Option ID and the list of questions as Question ID
  • Candidates can download both the answer key from the official website of GPAT NTA without login to the website.
  • No objection can be raised regarding the answer key after releasing the final answer key and the announcement of the result.

GPAT Answer Key Dates

GPAT 2021 Answer Key Dates

The below table presents all the events and tentative dates regarding GPAT 2021 Answer Key.

Events Dates
Releasing date of Provisional GPAT 2021 Answer Key March 7, 2021
Date to challenge the answer key March 7 to 9, 2021
Due date to pay the charge to raise an objection for the answer key March 11, 2021
Final Answer Key released on 3rd week of March 2021

Download Official GPAT 2021 Answer Keys

Steps to Download Official GPAT 2021 Answer Key

Candidates can download both the provisional and final answer key only from the official website of NTA GPAT 2021.. The Steps to download GPAT 2021 Answer Key is mentioned below.

  • Go to the official website of GPAT NTA at
  • Click on the tab “Login for GPAT 2021” on the homepage of the site
  • On the login window, enter the Application Number, Date of Birth or Password, Security Pin as displayed below
  • Click on the “Sign In” button
  • GPAT 2021 Answer Key will be disclosed on the screen
  • Download the answer key in a PDF format and check all the answers printed on it
  • If required take a print out of it and keep it as a future reference 

Procedure to Challenge GPAT Answer Key

Procedure to Challenge GPAT 2021 Answer Key

In case of any discrepancies regarding the answer, the candidate is allowed to challenge GPAT 2021 Answer Key before the declaration of the final answer key. Candidates will be able to raise an objection only through the official website of GPAT NTA. To challenge the answer key all the candidates must fill up an online application form by login into the website with the credentials. The process to challenge GPAT 2021 Answer Key is given below.

  • Visit the official website of GPAT NTA i.e
  • Click on the “Challenge Answer Key” button displayed on the homepage of the site
  • Enter the details such as Application Number, Date of Birth or Password and the security code for login
  • After login to the site, click on the link “Apply here for GPAT 2021 Answer Key challenge”
  • Select the number of the answer from 125 questions in total that are required to challenge from the list
  • Choose the question or answer with the option ID
  • Click on the button “Save your Claims”
  • Click the upload button and fetch the necessary documents
  • Click on the save button again and proceed to pay the fee
  • Pay the necessary amount by selecting the mode of payment
  • Complete the online transaction
  • After completion of the payment process, take the print out of the acknowledgement slip

GPAT Score Calculation

How to calculate the Score from GPAT 2021 Answer Key?

Candidates can calculate GPAT 2021 Answer Key by following some formula. Before that, the candidate should know the marking scheme of it. In the question paper, there are 125 questions in total out of 500 marks. Each correct answer will carry 4 marks whereas 1 mark will be deducted for each incorrect answer as negative marking. No marks will be removed for any unanswered question. Formula to calculate GPAT 2021 Answer Key is given below.

The score secured in the entrance test = +4*total number of right answers – (1*total number of incorrect answers)

Note: Candidates can check their answers using the response sheet with the question paper in which all the questions will be printed code wise. Both the question paper and the response sheet can also be downloaded from the official website of GPAT NTA.

The candidate will not get permission to raise any objection against any answer printed on the final answer key.

*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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megha p
when will the appilcation for m pharm ayu 2021 gujarat university available ?