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GPAT Syllabus

GPAT SyllabusAll India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) is going to organize GPAT exam very soon. Students will start preparing for the exam according to GPAT Syllabus which is now available on Official website in PDF form. We have brought details about GPAT Exam Pattern and GPAT Syllabus 2016 in below section. So participants start preparing for the exam.Every single detail or latest information regarding GPAT Syllabus will be provided to you by the team of For more details about the exam pattern, GPAT Syllabus, and other essential details given below by this page. Please have a look.

GPAT Exam Pattern:

Paper Only One
Duration 03 hours
No. of Questions 125
Total Marks 500
One Question contains 04 marks
Type of Paper Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) Objective-Type
Process Online
Negative Marking 1/4 (one-fourth) mark

GPAT Syllabus

GPAT Syllabus is given topic wise on this page. So, read it and gather all details of GPAT Syllabus in an easy way.


Introduction to Physical pharmacy:

i.        Matter, Properties of Matter

ii.        Micromeretics and Powder Rheology

iii.        Surface and Interfacial Phenomenon

iv.        Viscosity and Rheology

v.        Dispersion Systems

vi.        Complexation

vii.        Kinetics and Drug Stability

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Importance of microbiology in pharmacy:

i.        Structure of bacterial cell; Classification of microbes and their taxonomy

ii.        Identification of Microbes

iii.        Control of microbes by physical and chemical methods

iv.        Sterilization

v.        Immunology and Immunological Preparations

vi.        Genetic Recombination

vii.        Antibiotics

Introduction to pharmaceutical jurisprudence & ethics:

i.        Pharmaceutical Legislations

ii.        Pharmaceutical Ethics

iii.        Pharmaceutical Acts

Introduction to dispensing and community pharmacy:

i.        Prescription

ii.        Principles involved and procedures adopted in dispensing

iii.        Incompatibilities

iv.        Community Pharmacy

v.        Organization and Structure of hospital pharmacy

vi.        Hospital Formulary

vii.        Drug Store Management and Inventory Control

viii.        Drug distribution Systems in Hospitals

ix.        Central Sterile Supply Unit and their Management

x.        Manufacture of Sterile and Non-sterile Products

xi.        Drug Information Services

xii.        Records and Reports

xiii.        Nuclear Pharmacy

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Importance of unit operations in manufacturing, Stoichiometry:

i.        Unit Process

ii.        Fluid Flow

iii.        Heat transfer

iv.        Evaporation

v.        Distillation

vi.        Drying

vii.        Size Reduction

viii.        Mixing

ix.        Filtration and Centrifugation

x.        Crystallization

xi.        Dehumidification and Humidity Control

xii.        Refrigeration and Air Conditioning:

xiii.        Material of Construction

xiv.        Material Handling Systems

xv.        Corrosion

xvi.        Plant location

xvii.        Industrial Hazards and Safety Precautions

xviii.        Automated Process Control Systems

Industrial Hazards and Safety Precautions:

i.        Automated Process Control Systems

ii.        Liquid Dosages Forms

iii.        Semisolid Dosage Forms

iv.        Suppositories

v.        Extraction and Galenical Products

vi.        Blood Products and Plasma Substitutes

vii.        Ophthalmic Preparations

viii.        Capsules

ix.        Micro-encapsulation

x.        Tablets

xi.        Coating of Tablets

xii.        Parenteral Products

xiii.        Surgical products

xiv.        Designing of dosage forms; Pre-formulation studies

xv.        Performance evaluation methods

xvi.        Biopharmaceutics

xvii.        Pharmacokinetics

xviii.        Clinical Pharmacokinetics

xix.        Bioavailability and bioequivalence


  • Biochemistry in pharmaceutical sciences
  • Basic Principles of Medicinal Chemistry


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


Sources of Drugs:

i.        Carbohydrates

ii.        Tannins

iii.        Volatile Oils

iv.        Fibers

v.        Glycoside Containing Drugs

vi.        Alkaloid Containing Drugs

General Techniques of Biosynthetic Studies and Basic Metabolic Pathways/ Biogenesis:

i.        Terpenes

ii.        Glycosides

iii.        Alkaloids

iv.        Role of plant-based drugs on National economy

v.        Applications of plant tissue culture in pharmacognosy. Marine pharmacognosy

All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) organize Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test (GPAT) Entrance Exam on a big scale and many students participate in this exam for taking admission Mater’s/Doctoral programs in Pharmacy.

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