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Syllabus for GPAT 2020 Examination | GATE Exam Syllabus

Syllabus for GPAT-2020 Examination – Given below is the syllabus for Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test (GPAT 2020) being conducted for admission to  M.Pharma in Colleges and Universities

SYLLABUS for GPAT 2020 Entrance Exam

Partial Syllabus is given below:
Natural Products :


Pharmacognosy & Phytochemistry – Chemistry, tests, isolation, characterization and estimation of phytopharmaceuticals belonging to the group of Alkaloids, Glycosides, Terpenoids, Ster oids, Bioflavanoids, Purines, Guggul lipids. Pharmacognosy of crude drugs that contain the above constituents. Standardization of raw materials and herbal products. WHO guidelines. Quantitative microscopy including modern techniques used for evaluation. Biotechnological principles and techniques for plant development, Tissue culture.

Pharmacology :

General pharmacological principles including Toxicology. Drug interaction. Pharmacology of drugs acting on Central nervous system, Cardiovascular system, Autonomic nervous system, Gastro intestinal system and Respiratory system. Pharmacology of Autocoids, Hormones, Hormone antagonists, chemotherapeutic agents including anticancer drugs. Bioassays, Immuno Pharmacology. Drugs acting on the blood & blood forming organs. Drugs acting on the renal system.

Medicinal Chemistry :

Structure, nomenclature, classification, synthesis, SAR and metabolism of the following category of drugs, which are official in Indian Pharmacopoeia and British Pharmacopoeia. Introduction to drug design. Stereochemistry of drug molecules. Hypnotics and Sedatives, Analgesics, NSAIDS, Neuroleptics, Antidepressants, Anxiolytics, Anticonvulsants, Antihistaminics, Local Anaesthetics, Cardio Vascular drugs – Antianginal agents Vasodilators, Adrenergic & Cholinergic drugs, Cardiotonic agents, Diuretics, Anti-hypertensive drugs, Hypoglycemic agents, Antilipedmic agents, Coagulants, Anticoagulants, Antiplatelet agents. Chemotherapeutic agents – Antibiotics, Antibacterials, Sulphadrugs. Antiprotozoal drugs, Antiviral, Antitubercular, Antimalarial, Anticancer, Antiamoebic drugs. Diagnostic agents. Preparation and storage and uses of official Radiopharmaceuticals, Vitamins and Hormones. Eicosanoids and their application.

Pharmaceutics :

Development, manufacturing standards Q.C. limits, labeling, as per the pharmacopoeial requirements. Storage of different dosage forms and new drug delivery systems. Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics and their importance in formulation. Formulation and preparation of cosmetics – lipstick, shampoo, creams, nail preparations and dentifrices. Pharmaceutical calculations.

Pharmaceutical Jurisprudence :

Drugs and cosmetics Act and rules with respect to manufacture, sales and storage. Pharmacy Act. Pharmaceutical ethics.

Pharmaceutical Analysis :

Principles, instrumentation and applications of the following: Absorption spectroscopy (UV, visible & IR). Fluorimetry, Flame photometry, Potentiometry. Conductometry and Polarography. Pharmacopoeial assays. Principles of NMR, ESR, Mass spectroscopy. X-ray diffraction analysis and different chromatographic methods.

Biochemistry :

Biochemical role of hormones, Vitamins, Enzymes, Nucleic acids, Bioenergetics. General principles of immunology. Immunological. Metabolism of carbohydrate, lipids, proteins. Methods to determine, kidney & liver function. Lipid profiles.

Microbiology :

Principles and methods of microbiological assays of the Pharmacopoeia. Methods of preparation of official sera and vaccines. Serological and diagnostics tests. Applications of microorganisms in Bio Conversions and in Pharmaceutical industry.

Clinical Pharmacy :

Therapeutic Drug Monitoring Dosage regimen in Pregnancy and Lactation, Pediatrics and Geriatrics. Renal and hepatic impairment. Drug – Drug interactions and Drug – food interactions, Adverse Drug reactions. Medication History, interview and Patient counseling.

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19 Responses to “Syllabus for GPAT 2020 Examination | GATE Exam Syllabus”

  1. ravali says:


  2. RAMESH says:

    best suggestion for study material for gpat pls any one pls…………..

  3. syed arif hussain says:

    please provide model question papers

  4. rushik patel says:

    industrial pharmacy subject is there in this test or not?

  5. chamele sachin says:

    plz send all details regarding G-pat 2010

  6. Baljeet Singh says:

    Is the govt. Of India(MHRD) giving scholarship like gate exam

  7. Prashant saxena says:

    Respected sir,
    i am B.pharmacy 8th sem student.i want to take admission for M.PHARM. so plz guide me…and give some important things which are helpful in G PAT 2010.
    Prashant saxena

  8. paramjot kaur says:

    please provide mock test papers n guide us study material

  9. vinod royal says:

    sir this is vinod royal suggest me which books should follow for specific subjects and from which reference question areasked

  10. vinod royal says:

    sir this is vinod royal plz suggest the best books for gpat

  11. deepika says:

    is 3rd year student of b.pharm elligeble for gpat or not?

  12. kadam prapti l says:

    mock test papers which guide us study material

  13. kadam prapti l says:

    model question papers

  14. Geethu Narayanan says:

    Im Geethu Narayanan.I have completed my B.Pharm in the year 2008.
    Now i got admission for M.Pharm in a self financing college at Kozhykode,
    Kerala.If i get the gpat score,will I get styphent from the college I
    have joined now??
    thank u
    geethu narayanan

  15. pavani says:

    i want study material for gpat 2011

  16. anuj rai says:

    sir, i am b.pharm 3rd year student,and i want to do m.pharm after this so i am prepaing for gpat. but could u please suggest me about good study material. soon reply

  17. snigdha says:

    plz provide mock test papers and suggest the best book for the prepartion for GPAT

  18. himabindu says:

    helo sir i want to know the qualified marks for gpat

  19. pooja mishra says:

    please give me inform the gpate exam 2011

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