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GITAM GAT PGP 2017 Preparation Tips

Last Updated - November 17, 2016

Candidates who are seeking admission in the M.Pharmacy programmes need to appear for GITAM GAT PGP 2017 an Online Admission Test. This test is conducted by GITAM University. The university has three campuses located in Vishakhapatnam, Bengaluru and Hyderabad.

The GITAM GAT 2017 online test is scheduled to be conducted on April 19-May 8, 2017. Candidates can register themselves by submitting the application form on April 2, 2017. Candidates are advised to check their eligibility criteria before applying for the entrance exam.

GAT PGP 2017 Syllabus is shown on its official website of the university. Candidates can download the syllabus from the university website.


How to prepare for GITAM GAT PGP 2017

Following table shows the books for preparation of GITAM GAT PGP 2017 which are as below:

The Theory and Practice of Industrial PharmacyThe theory and practice of Industrial Pharmacy by Liebermann and Lachman, Lackman, Remington, IP, Martin, NK Jain (for NDDS), GK Jani (for calculation)
Physical PharmacyMartin
Pharmaceutical EngineeringPharmaceutical Engineering by Subramanyam
PharmacologyK.D. Tripathi, Rang and Dale, Katzung and Trevor multiple choice, Lippincott William Illustrated Review of Pharmacology, Color Atlas of Pharmacology
Pharm-AnalysisSpectroscopy and Titration from Chatwal, Chromatography from Remington
PharmacognosyKokate, Trease and Evans, Willis
Medical ChemistryHarkishan Singh and VK Kapoor
Organic ChemistryMorrison and Boyd
Natural Products ChemistryO.P Agarwal
Physical ChemistryShishir Mittal (Disha Publication)
MicrobiologyPelzar, Presscott
AnalysisSilversteine, Willard, Vogel, Scoog, YR Sharma
JurisprudenceN.K. Jain
Clinical PharmacologyFor Pathophysiology & Management of disease: Kodakimble, Dipiro, Roger Walker
BiochemistryU V Satyanarayan, Lehninger, Lippincott Wilium illustrated review of Biochemistry, Harper.
PharmacologyPharma Chemistry: Jerry March, I.L Finar, Wilson-Gisvold, foye, D.Sriram & P.Yogessawari (medicinal chemistry)

The paper is divided into four sections from which the questions were asked in the paper. Following table shows the subject and topics that candidate has to prepare for the examination which is explained as below:


Introduction to physical pharmacy

Importance of microbiology in pharmacy

Introduction to pharmaceutical jurisprudence & ethics

Introduction to dispensing and community pharmacy

Importance of unit operations in manufacturing

Dosages forms

Designing & evaluation

Bio-pharmaceutics & Pharmacokinetics

Pharmaceutical chemistry

Inorganic pharmaceutical & medicinal chemistry

Physical chemistry and its importance in pharmacy

Organic chemistry and its importance in pharmacy


Medicinal chemistry

Pharmaceutical analysis



Pathophysiology of common diseases

Fundamentals of general pharmacology

Pharmacology of peripheral nervous system

Drugs acting on the hemopoietic system


Drugs acting on the respiratory system

Gastrointestinal tract

Pharmacology of endocrine system


Principles of toxicology

Basic concepts of pharmacotherapy


Sources of drugs

Crude drugs

Systematic pharmacognostic study



Studies of traditional drugs


Chemical nature of chief constituents


Categories and common uses and marketed formulations of indigenous drugs

General techniques of biosynthetic studies and basic metabolic pathways or biogenesis


Role of plants based drugs on national economy

Tips to write GITAM GAT PGP 2017

Once the candidate has information about the syllabus, their weakness and strengths then they can start practicing the paper by forming strategy. According to the examination, the candidate should divide their time and practice those topics which require more time.

Candidates should remember the following topics while preparing for the GITAM GAT PGP entrance examination:

  • Candidate’s basic concepts should be clear from B.Pharmacy textbooks.
  • While revising, candidate need to practise their test topics from study material and syllabus and covers all the important topics by using graphs and charts for quick revision.
  • Candidates are advised to read all the questions carefully before attempting it.
  • With the help of mnemonics, candidates can easily remember the names of drugs, ingredients etc.
  • For better practice candidate should sketch molecular structures.
  • Group study is the best way of preparation in which candidates can quiz each other with multiple choice questions.
  • Candidates should practice numerical also because there are 3-4 numerical questions in the paper also.
  • Candidate must practice previous year papers also because then also candidate comes to know their weakness and strengths in the examination.
  • Candidates are advised to attempt all the questions because there is no negative marking for wrong answers.

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GITAM GAT PGP 2017 Exam Pattern

The time duration to complete the examination is 2 hours. The GAT PGP 2017 comprises 100 multiple choice questions asked from 4 different sections namely Pharmaceutics, Pharmaceutical Analysis & Quality Assurance, Pharmacology, and Pharmaceutical Chemistry. Candidates who qualify the examination will be called for GITAM GAT 2017 counselling.

For every correct answer candidate will be awarded by 3 marks and for each incorrect answer, 1 mark will be deducted. Selection of the candidate is based on the marks secured by them in the entrance examination but final selection of the candidate is based on the counselling conducted by the college authorities. GITAM GAT 2017 Result will be announced on the official website of the university in the month of May.

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