How should I get a good rank in the GPAT?

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Supriya Sarkar Jan 16, 2021

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:


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


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.