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GPAT Syllabus 2014 AICTE GPAT Exam Pattern Download PDF

GPAT Syllabus 2014

GPAT Syllabus 2014 to assist the applicants of AICTE GPAT Exam is being published by recruitmentresult.com. Syllabus is available with Exam Pattern to Download in PDF format.

Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test (GPAT) is an Entrance Examination conducted by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi to offer the admission of the candidates from Pharmacy graduates in M. Pharm and also to award fellowships/scholarships to Pharmacy graduates. The M.S. University of Baroda has the authority for conducting the examination and declaring the results of AICTE GPAT Exam.

GPAT Syllabus 2014 in Detail-


Introduction to Physical pharmacy; Matter, Properties of Matter:

  • Micromeretics and Powder Rheology
  • Surface and Interfacial Phenomenon
  • Viscosity and Rheology
  • Dispersion Systems
  • Complexation
  • Kinetics and Drug Stability

Importance of microbiology in pharmacy; Structure of bacterial cell; Classification of microbes and their taxonomy:

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

Introduction to pharmaceutical jurisprudence & ethics

An elaborate study of the followings:

Pharmaceutical Ethics; Pharmacy Act 1948; Drugs and Cosmetics Act 1940 and Rules 1945; Medicinal & Toilet Preparations (Excise Duties) Act 1955; Narcotic Drugs & Psychotropic Substances Act 1985 & Rules; Drugs Price Control Order;

A brief study of the following Acts with special reference to the main provisions and the latest amendments:

Introduction to dispensing and community pharmacy; Prescription:

Principals involved and procedures adopted in dispensing of:

  • Incompatibilities
  • Community Pharmacy
  • Organization and Structure of hospital 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

Importance of unit operations in manufacturing; Stoichiometry

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

Industrial Hazards and Safety Precautions:

  • Automated Process Control Systems
  • Liquid Dosages Forms
  • Semisolid Dosage Forms
  • Suppositories
  • Extraction and Galenical Products
  • Blood Products and Plasma Substitutes
  • Ophthalmic Preparations
  • Capsules
  • Micro-encapsulation
  • 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


  • 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:

  • Glycoside Containing Drugs
  • Alkaloid Containing Drugs

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

  • Terpenes
  • Glycosides
  • Alkaloids
  • Role of plant-based drugs on National economy
  • Applications of plant tissue culture in pharmacognosy. Marine pharmacognosy

AICTE GPAT Exam Pattern 2014

The GPAT-2014 examination will consist following pattern in 2014:

Paper Only one
Duration 03 hrs
No. of Questions 125
Total Marks 125
Type of Paper Objective-Type (MCQ)
Process Online
Negative Marking 1/4 (one-fourth) mark

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