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GPAT 2021 Application Form: Corrections (Closed), Dates, Registration, Fee and Eligibility

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GPAT 2021 GPAT 2021 form correction was opened from Feb 2, 2021. Candidates could edit and make changes in their application by visiting the official website i.e gpat.nta.nic.in. GPAT Application Forms were released on December 23, 2020, while last date to upload documents and pay application fee was Jan 31, 2021.  

The application fee has been increased this year, unlike last year, this year, General/Gen-EWS/OBC (NCL) category boys have to pay an application fee of an amount INR 2000 while girl candidates and SC/ST/PwD/ Transgender category candidates have to pay INR 1000. Application Fee can be paid until Jan 31, 2021.

  • Those willing to apply can go through GPAT Eligibility before filling up the application forms. 
  • Successfully registered candidates will be able to download GPAT admit card in online mode
  • Candidates can submit the application fee in online mode, through Internet banking, Debit/Credit Card, and UPI. 
  • Multiple Applications for GPAT 2021 will not be accepted in any case.  
  • GPAT 2021 is scheduled to be held on February 22 and 27 2021 in computer-based mode. 
  • The exam will be held in a single session from 02.30 p.m.to 05.30 p.m. Check GPAT Exam Pattern

Direct Link to Apply for GPAT 2021 Form Correction


Registration Dates 2021

GPAT 2021 Registration Dates

NTA has released all the important dates related to the application form. They are given below:

Event Date
Release of GPAT 2021 Application Form December 23, 2020
Last Date of GPAT 2021 Registration January 30, 2021
Last Date of Fee Submission January 31, 2020
GPAT 2021 Form Correction February 1-2, 2021
Issue of GPAT 2021 Admit Cards To be announced
GPAT 2021 Exam Date February 22 and 27, 2021

Eligibility 2021

GPAT 2021 Eligibility 

The major highlights of the eligibility criteria for appearing in GPAT 2021 is listed below. The standards are prescribed are similar to that of previous years. Candidates must go through the criteria before filling the form online.

  • An aspirant must be an Indian Citizen.
  • There is no age bar to take this exam. 
  • A Bachelor’s Degree holder in Pharmacy (4 years after 10+2, including lateral entry candidates).
  • Candidates who are in the final year of B. Pharmacy are also eligible to apply for GPAT.
  • B.Tech. (Pharmaceutical and Fine Chemical Technology)/ equivalent candidates are not eligible to apply.

Check detailed GPAT Eligibility


Application Form 2021

Steps to Fill GPAT 2021 Application Form

Before starting the registration for the online pharmacy test, candidates must keep the following documents and details ready:

  • A computer with good Internet connectivity
  • All your qualification details
  • Scanned clear passport photograph in JPG/JPEG format
  • Scanned clear signature in JPG/JPEG format
  • A valid e-mail ID as all communication will be made on it
  • A valid mobile number as all information via SMS will be sent to this number
  • A valid debit/credit card or Net bank account if you want to pay ONLINE
  • A printer connected to your system to print e-challan and confirmation page

There is no offline application form is available. The four steps are given below in detail:

Step 1: Registration for Online Application

  • Visit the official NTA-GPAT website, i.e, gpat.nta.nic.in.
  • Click on ‘Fill Online Application Form’. The following window will appear:
GPAT Application form
  • Click on the ‘New Registration’ tab under the New Candidate Registration box.
  • Read the Instructions and Procedure before starting the process.
  • Also, download the Information Bulletin and then select the ‘Click here to Proceed’ tab.
  • Fill in all the fields viz.
    • Personal details
    • Contact details
    • Choose Password
    • Security Pin

After furnishing all the details, candidates must review all the particulars carefully. In case of any changes, select the ‘Edit Registration Form’. 

Step 2: Complete Application Form

  • Using the system generated application number and created a password, login again.
  • Select four choices for the exam cities. 
  • Fill all the other required fields and review the form again.

Step 3: Upload Images

Candidates are required to scan and upload the following:

  • Photograph
  • Signature
GPAT Application Form, GPAT Registration
  • Enter the security pin.
  • Select ‘I have verified Uploaded images carefully.
Note: Upload your recent passport size photograph and signature.

Step 4: Fee Payment

After completing all the three steps mentioned above, the last is to make the payment as per your category.

GPAT Application Form, GPAT Registration
  • Examination Fee by SBI MOPS can be made using Net Banking/Debit/Credit Card/ PayTM.
  • Check the validity of the Debit/ Credit Card and keep it ready with you while logging on to the website for submitting the application form. Enter the information asked for and make payment through Debit/ Credit Card.
  • Through Net Banking, check the balance in your account and keep all credentials ready with you while logging on to the website for submitting the application form.
  • Candidate should log in with his/her credentials of net banking and make payment through Net Banking.

Service/ Processing Charges and GST:

Mode of Payment Bank Service/ Processing charges/ transaction
(GST applicable @18%)
Net Banking SBI INR 5.00 + GST
Other Banks
Debit Card SBI/ other Banks NIL
Credit Card Domestic 0.80% of Fee + GST (min. INR 11)
International 3.50% of Fee + GST (min. INR 11)
E-challan At all SBI Branches in India NIL
UPI (-) NIL
  • After successful payment, candidate will be able to print the Confirmation Page.
  • In case the Confirmation Page is not generated after payment of fee then the transaction will be canceled and the amount will be refunded to the candidate's account.
  • However, the candidate has to make another transaction, in case the Confirmation Page is not generated.

Check GPAT 2021 Syllabus

GPAT 2021 Application Fee

Candidates applying for GPAT 2021 have to pay a nominal application fee. This year, there is a hike in the application fee. Tabulated below is the fee payable for GPAT 2021. 

Category Fee
- Boys Girls
General INR 2000 INR 1000
Gen-EWS/SC/ST/PwD/ Transgender/OBC (NCL) INR 1000 INR 1000

Details in Application Form

Details in GPAT 2021 Application Form

GPAT 2021 Application Form asks the candidate’s personal details, academic details and contact information to be filled.

Details Asked How to fill
Name Enter your full name
Father’s name Enter your Father’s full name
Mother’s Name Enter your mother’s full name
Gender Choose your gender
Date of Birth Fill your birth date
Email ID Enter a valid Email ID
Phone Number Enter your contact number
Nationality Indian or other
State of Eligibility State from which you have passed 12th standard
Name of Institution Name of the school from which you passed Class XII
Name of College College name from where you got the Bachelor’s degree
Name of the Board Name of your Board in Class 12
Year of Passing Year in which you studied Class XII
Year of Graduation Year in which you graduated from college
Uploading documents Upload your photo, signature and finger impression in JPG format
Size of photos Photo<60 KB and Signature<30 KB
City Choice Choose your test city preference

GPAT 2021 Form Correction

GPAT 2021 Form Correction window will open from February 1, 2021 for candidates to make changes/edit in their application form in case they entered inccorect details.

  • Candidates will be able to edit their application by logging into their account once the correction window open (Feb 1-2, 2021).
  • No further opportunity will be provided to candidates after the correction period is over.
  • Authority will not accept any requests for correction in offline mode whatsoever.

After making corrections candidates will have to finally save and submit the edited application form, certain charges can be levied in case the correction are made in basic details like candidates name, contact particulars, etc.   


Application Form FAQs

GPAT Application Form FAQs

Ques. Is any break time provided during the test?

Ans. Candidates are not provided any break in between the exam duration.

Ques. I mistakenly chose the wrong city. How can I change my city's choice?

Ans. Sorry, there is no way of changing the choice of exam center.

Ques. I have done Graduation through Part-Time or Distance Learning Mode, am I eligible to apply for GPAT 2021 exam?

Ans. Yes; Applicants passed who have done graduation through Part-Time or Distance Learning Mode approved by respective statutory bodies are eligible for GPAT 2021.

Ques. What is the application fee of GPAT 2021 for the female candidate belonging to the general or OBC category?

Ans. Female candidates belonging to general or OBC category need to pay INR 800 as the application fee of GPAT 2021.

Ques. Is the application fee for GPAT 2021 refundable?

Ans. No, the application fee for GPAT 2021 is non-refundable after the successful completion of the payment process. If the confirmation page does not generate after the payment then the candidate will get the refund of the application fee.

Ques. Is it mandatory to meet with the minimum eligibility criteria to fill up the application form for GPAT 2021?

Ans. Yes, it is mandatory to meet with the minimum eligibility criteria otherwise your application form will not be validated and you will not be allowed to sit for the examination.

Ques. Who will release the application form for GPAT 2021?

Ans. The application form for GPAT 2021 will be released by NTA or National Testing Agency on their official website.

Ques. Can I submit the application form without the scanned signature for GPAT 2021?

Ans. No, you cannot submit the application form of GPAT 2021 without the scanned signature. It is essential to upload else your application form will not be submitted.

*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

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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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