GPAT Syllabus 2020 PDF – Download NTA Exam Pattern Here!!!

GPAT Syllabus 2020 PDF – Download NTA Exam Pattern Here!!!
GPAT Syllabus 2020 PDF – Download NTA Exam Pattern Here!!!

GPAT Syllabus 2020 PDF – Download Exam Pattern. National Testing Agency (NTA) has updated the Syllabus for Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test (GPAT). The entrance exam date will be Announced Soon. Well, the applicants can gather the GPAT Syllabus 2020 PDF of this article. We have arranged the link to download the PDF at the last of this post.

GPAT Syllabus 2020

Name of the Board National Testing Agency (NTA)
Exam Name Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test (GPAT)
Category Entrance Exam
Exam Date Announced Soon
Status Syllabus Available

GPAT Exam Pattern 2020:

Type of Questions No. of Questions Maximum Marks
Pharmaceutical Chemistry 38 152
Pharmaceutics 38 152
Pharmacognosy 10 40
Pharmacology 28 112
Other Subjects 11 44
Total 125 500

Note: The medium of Question Paper shall be in English only.

Marking Scheme:

  • Each question carries 04 (four) marks.
  • For each correct response, candidate will get 04 (four) marks
  • For each incorrect response, 01 (one) mark will be deducted from the total score.
  • Un-answered/un-attempted will be given no marks.

GPAT Syllabus 2020:

The syllabus for the exam will be as per prescribed by AICTE.


Pharmacy Profession & Introduction to Pharmaceuticals: Pharmacy as a career, evaluation of Pharmacy, earlier period middle to modern ages. Definition, importance of pharmaceuticals, areas concerned, scope of Pharmaceutics, history and development of the profession of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical industry in India. A brief review of present Indian Pharma. Industry in global perspective.

Introduction to dosage form: Definition of the drug. New drug and dosage form. The desirable properties of a dosage form, the need of dosage form. Ideas about the available type of dosage forms and new drug delivery system.

Sources of drug information: Introduction to Pharmacopoeia with reference to IP, BP, USP and International Pharmacopeia. Study of structure/features (index) general notice and compartment of monographs of excipients, drug and drug product. Other sources. Textbooks, journals, internet (drug information system, online database, patient/ consumer information and non- print material. Classification of information, primary, secondary and tertiary. Nomenclature of the drug.

Allopathic dosage form Merits/demerits, importance, formulation development – vehicles/excipients with examples for the dosage form: liquid dosage form: monophasic liquid dosage form. Aromatic waters, syrup, elixir, linctus, lotion, liniment, glycerites, solutions, spirits, ENT preparations, mixtures, paints, mouthwash.

Crude extract: Infusion, decoction, maceration, percolation, tincture and extract. Methods of preparations of dry, soft and liquid extract.

Allergenic extract: Types of allergens, preparation of extract, testing and standardization of extracts.

Biological products: Absorbable and non-absorbable material types, sutures and ligatures, processing, manufacturing, sterilization, packing, QC tests of materials like catgut and nylon.

Pharmaceutical Plant, location, layout: Plant location and layout of an industry. Various factors affecting locational aspects of chemical and pharmaceutical plants. The layout of plant building and importance of flow sheet, the difference between scientific process and technological process, the layout of various departments, equipment, and product layout v/s process layout.


General Pharmacology: Introduction to Pharmacology- Definition, scope and source of drugs, dosage forms and routes of drug administration. Pharmaco dynamics-Mechanism of drug action, Receptors, classification and drug-receptor interactions, combined effects of drugs, factors modifying drug actions. Pharmacokinetics-Mechanism and principle of absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion of drugs. Principles of basic and clinical pharmacokinetics. Pharmacogenetics. Adverse drug reactions. Discovery and development of new drugs-Preclinical and clinical studies. Detailed pharmacology including classification, mechanism of action and therapeutic uses of following classes:

Nerohumoral transmission in autonomic and central nervous system: Neurohumoral transmission (Autonomic and somatic). Neurohumoral transmission in the CNS with special emphasis on Pharmacology of various neurotransmitters. Nitric oxide: Biosynthesis of nitric oxide and its physiological role. Therapeutic use of nitric oxide and nitric oxide donors. Clinical condition in which nitric oxide may play a part. Peptides and proteins as mediators: General Principal of peptide pharmacology Biosynthesis and regulation of peptides Peptide antagonists. Protein and peptide as drugs.

Pharmacology of peripheral nervous system: Parasympathomimetics, Parasympatholytics, Sympathomimetics, Sympatholytics, Ganglionic stimulants and blockers. Neuromuscular blocking agents and skeletal muscle relaxants (peripheral). Local anesthetic agents. Drugs used in Myasthenia Gravis.

Download GPAT Syllabus 2020 PDF

Official Site

For Online Test SeriesClick Here
To Join Whatsapp
Click Here
To Subscribe Youtube Click Here
To Join Telegram Channel
Click Here
To Join FacebookClick Here

What is the Exam Date for GPAT NTA 2020?

The GPAT Exam Date will be Announced Soon.

How to Download GPAT Syllabus 2020?

Candidates can download the GPAT Syllabus from our website.