GPAT Syllabus 2016 - 2017 PDF Download GPAT Exam Paper Pattern

GPAT Syllabus

All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) holds Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test every year for admission in post
graduate programme for pharmacy. Applicants can download latest PDF version of GPAT Syllabus from the link furnished below.

(GPAT Entrance Notification Details)

Exam Pattern is also mentioned for contenders who are going to apply for exam. For preparation of GPAT Papers, important links are also given in further section. Those applicants who are Pharmacy graduates must apply for this exam. The M.S. University of Baroda has the right for conducting the examination and declaring the results of Exam.

Candidates, who are qualified according to eligibility criteria should download the syllabus. Improve your skills to test the paper and complete it within time duration.

GPAT Syllabus PDF

Exam name: Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test

GPAT Syllabus Overview

Syllabus of Pharmaceutics:  

Detailed information about Physical pharmacy, Matter, Properties of Matter:
  • Surface and Interfacial Phenomenon
  • Viscosity and Rheology
  • Micromeretics and Powder Rheology
  • Complexation
  • Dispersion Systems
  • Kinetics and Drug Stability

microbiology in pharmacy:
  • Identification of Microbes
  • Control of microbes by physical and chemical methods
  • Immunology and Immunological Preparations
  • Genetic Recombination
  • Sterilization
  • Antibiotics

Dispensing and community pharmacy, Prescription:
Principals involved and procedures adopted in dispensing of:
  • Incompatibilities
  • Organization and Structure of hospital pharmacy
  • Community Pharmacy
  • Hospital Formulary
  • Drug Store Management and Inventory Control
  • Drug distribution Systems in Hospitals
  • Central Sterile Supply Unit and their Management
  • Manufacture of Sterile and Non-sterile Products
  • Drug Information Services
  • Records and Reports
  • Nuclear Pharmacy

Unit operations in manufacturing:
  • Heat transfer
  • Distillation     
  • Drying
  • Fluid Flow
  • Mixing
  • Evaporation
  • Filtration and Centrifugation
  • Crystallization
  • Dehumidification and Humidity Control
  • Size Reduction
  • Refrigeration and Air Conditioning:
  • Material of Construction
  • Material Handling Systems
  • Plant location
  • Corrosion

Trade Hazards and Safety Protection:
  • Semisolid Dosage Forms
  • Automated Process Control Systems
  • Liquid Dosages Forms
  • Suppositories
  • Extraction and Galenical Products
  • Blood Products and Plasma Substitutes
  • Ophthalmic Preparations     
  • Micro-encapsulation
  • Capsules
  • Tablets
  • Coating of Tablets
  • Parenteral Products
  • Surgical products
  • Designing of dosage forms; Pre-formulation studies
  • Performance evaluation methods
  • Biopharmaceutics
  • Pharmacokinetics
  • Clinical Pharmacokinetics
  • Bioavailability and bioequivalence

Pharmaceutical Chemistry-
  • Biochemistry in pharmaceutical sciences
  • Basic Principles of Medicinal Chemistry

  • Pathophysiology of Common Diseases
  • Immunopathophysiology
  • Fundamentals of general pharmacology
  • Basic Concepts of Pharmacotherapy

Sources of Drugs:
  • Carbohydrates
  • Tannins
  • Volatile Oils   
  • Fibers
  • Glycoside Containing Drugs
  • Alkaloid Containing Drugs

Common Techniques of Biosynthetic Studies and Basic Metabolic Pathways/Biogenesis:
  • Glycosides
  • Terpenes
  • Marine pharmacognosy
  • Alkaloids
  • Role of plant-based drugs on National economy
  • Applications of plant tissue culture in pharmacognosy

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AICTE GPAT Exam Pattern:
The GPAT examination will consist following pattern in this year:
No. of Exams
Just One
03 hours
No. of Questions
Total Marks
Type of Paper
Objective-Type (MCQ)
Negative Marking
1/4 (one-fourth) mark
Note: For Syllabus, follow this Official link to get more information.

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