GITAM GAT PGP 2019 Preparation Tips

    Risha Sinha Risha Sinha
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    Candidates who are seeking admission in the M.Pharmacy programmes need to appear for GITAM GAT PGP 2019 an Online Admission Test. This test is conducted by GITAM University Vishakhapatnam. The university has three campuses located in Vishakhapatnam, Bengaluru and Hyderabad.

    GAT PGP preparation Tips helps the students to score good marks in the examination. In these articles, we are providing some useful tips & guidelines that will definitely help the students for securing good marks in the examination.

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    The online test is tentatively scheduled for April 19-May 8, 2019. Candidates can register themselves by submitting the application form on April 2, 2019. Candidates are advised to check their eligibility criteria before applying for the entrance exam.

    GAT PGP 2019 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 2019?

    The paper is divided into four sections from which the questions were asked in the paper. From which certain section of questions were repeated every year. The preparation tips candidates can use for each section are given below:

    1. Pharmacognosy

    This is a very theoretical section. Applicants must read the chapters comprehensively and make micro notes based on it. These micro notes can help in last minute revision.

    From the analysis of previous years’ exam papers, it can be seen that the most asked drugs from this section are Senna, Morphine and Vinca. Individuals must study all the concepts of these drugs; understand their mechanisms and their effects & uses. It is best to devote recurrent time periods to Pharmacognosy so that candidates do not forget the concepts and details.

    2. Pharmacology

    Many students find this section very interesting. Topics from this section carry a lot of weightage in GITAM GAT PGP exam . Aspirants must study drug interaction and mechanisms as well as unique side effects of drugs (not general side effects like body pain). For the chapter of Classification of drugs, candidates can use acronyms to remember the names. For eg:

    1. Semisynthetic derivatives: Atropine Methonitrate, Homatropine, Hyoscine butyl bromide, Ipratropium bromide, Tiotropium Bromide (AHITH)
    2. Quaternary compounds: Propantheline, Clidimium, Oxyphenonium, Pipenzolate methyl bromide, Isopropamide, Glycopyrrolate (PCO PIG)

    3. Pharmaceutical Chemistry

    The questions asked from this section are very basic and only require conceptual clarity. Applicants should focus on organic chemistry in this section. Study electrophilic, nucleophilic reactions (substitution and addition) and intermediate reactions.

    4. Pharmaceutics

    This section is very essential for all students appearing in GPAT 2019. Candidates should begin this section by studying the formulation of tablets and emulsions. They must go through different techniques of sterilization. There can also be some numerical problems which can be asked from this section. 

    Important Topics for GITAM GAT PGP

    The 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 crack GITAM GAT PGP 2019

    Once the candidate has information about the syllabus, their weakness and strengths then they can start practicing the paper by forming the 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.

    Read More GITAM GAT PGP Results

    GITAM GAT PGP 2019 Exam Pattern

    • The time duration to complete the exam is 2 hours.
    • It comprises 100 objective type questions.
    • The paper is conducted in English medium only.
    • The paper is divided into 4 sections namely Pharmaceutics, Pharmaceutical Analysis & Quality Assurance, Pharmacology, and Pharmaceutical Chemistry.
    • For every correct answer candidate will be awarded by 3 marks and for each incorrect answer, 1 mark will be deducted. Read More GITAM GAT PGP Exam Pattern

    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 2019 Result will be announced on the official website of the university in the month of May.

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

    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.



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