NIPER JEE 2023 Syllabus: Download Latest Syllabus PDF

NIPER Joint Entrance Examination 2023 ( NIPER JEE )

Nidhi Gupta

Nidhi GuptaDeputy Manager

Updated on Sep 23, 2022 19:10 IST

NIPER JEE 2023 Syllabus is set by the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER), which is the conducting body of the examination. NIPER has announced the confirmed dates for the examination. As per the past trend, NIPER JEE 2023 will tentatively be held in June 2023. The exam is a two-hour computer-based test that comprises 200 Multiple-Choice Questions. NIPER JEE 2023 syllabus is based on the subjects taught in graduation. The exam is also aimed to test the candidate’s aptitude and hence, an aptitude section can be found in the examination.

NIPER JEE 2023 Syllabus

Candidates can refer to the detailed syllabus in the table below:



Natural Products

  • Secondary metabolites
  • Phytochemistry
  • Methods of extraction, isolation, and characterization of natural products
  • Biosynthetic pathways
  • Important therapeutic classes
  • Primary metabolites
  • Marine natural products
  • Plant growth regulators
  • Spectroscopy
  • Dietary antioxidants


  • Pharmacology and toxicology
  • Evaluation of formulation, principles, and methods of release control in oral formulations
  • Bioavailability, bioequivalence studies
  • Compartmental modelling
  • Packaging
  • Dosage forms
  • Additives of formulation, types, examples, advantages, disadvantages, drug excipient interaction, incompatibility, various types of incompatibilities
  • (TDDS)
  •  Fischer, sawhorse and Newman projection formulas
  •  Standardization of natural products
  •  Various adrenergic, cholinergic and other receptors
  •  Pharmaceutics and formulation (Pharmaceutical Technology)
  •  Pharmacokinetics
  •  Pharmacodynamics
  •  The pharmacological effect, desired, undesired, toxic, adverse effects
  •  Bioavailability, bioequivalence, various factors of ADME
  •  Drug metabolism
  •  Drug interactions, agonist, antagonist, protein binding, drug distribution, distribution volume, excretion pathways
  •  Pharmacological screening
  •  Mechanism of drug action
  •  Drug-receptor interaction
  •  Detailed study of CNS pharmacology Transdermal drug delivery systems
  •  Diseases
  •  Chemotherapy and pathophysiology
  •  Bioassay methods
  •  Drug delivery systems (DDS)
  •  Carriers in DDS
  •  Biological sources of important classes of natural products
  •  Parenteral
  •  Drug targeting
  • Complexation
  • Solubilisation
  • Dosage form development- stages, implications of dosage form
  • Viscosity measurements

Pharmaceutical analysis

  • Stability testing of pharmaceuticals, various stability tests, kinetic studies, shelf-life determination, thermal stability, formulation stability
  • Various analytical techniques
  • Tests: physical and chemical tests, limit tests, microbiological tests, biological tests, disintegration and dissolution tests.
  • Solubility
  • Transdermal drug delivery systems (TDDS): principles, absorption enhancers, evaluation of TDDS.
  • Carriers in DDS: polymers and their classification, types, carbohydrates, surfactants, proteins, lipids, prodrugs etc. 
  • Drug delivery systems (DDS): NDDS models, osmotic pumps, various release patterns
  • Osmolality, osmolality, osmotic pressure, conductivity, Preservatives, Media for bioassay.
  • Spectroscopic methods
  • Electrophoresis
  • UV-Visible
  • NMR
  • XRD
  • IR
  • Fluorimetry
  •  HPLC
  •  IR
  •  GC
  •  LCMS
  •  Mass
  •  NMR Peaks
  •  Particle sizing
  •  Chromatography- detailed QA and QC: GLP, TQM, ISO system
  •  Preformulation, cyclodextrin inclusion compounds
  •  Crystallinity, polymorphism, solvates and hydrates, crystal habits, porosity, surface area flow properties.
  •  Dosage forms, Stages of dosage form development

Biotechnology and biochemistry

  • Pharmaceutical technology
  • Classification of enzymes and the mechanism of their function of action of
  •  Genetic Engineering
  •  Blotting techniques(Western, southern)
  •  Gel electrophoresis
  •  Gene cloning
  •  Immunoassays, protein
  •  RNA synthesis
  •  DNA synthesis
  •  rDNA technology

Gene expression

  • Mutation
  • Replication
  • Transcription, translation
  • Recombination, bacteriophages


  • Fermentation
  • Methods, isolation of nucleic acids, enzymes in cloning


  • Basic organic chemistry and biochemistry Stereochemistry
  • Osazone test
  • Mutarotation
  • Medicinal chemistry and Bulk Drugs
  • Keto-enol tautomerism
  • IUPAC nomenclature
  • Introduction to thermal methods of analysis
  • Introduction to Redox reactions
  • Imine-enamine
  • Hybridization
  • Amino acids proteins
  • Type of stereoisomer
  • Basic methods of synthesis of various organic compounds
  • Named reactions
  • Various Heterocycles, Heterocycle synthesis, reactions
  • Tautomerism
  • Spectroscopy
  • Resolution methods
  • Reaction kinetics, first second third and pseudo-first-order reactions, radiolabeling for determination of mechanism.
  • Racemic mixture
  • R and S nomenclature
  • Reactions like Cannizarro’s reaction
  • Pericyclic reactions
  • Ester hydrolysis
  • Huckel’s rule reaction mechanisms-
  • E and Z isomerism
  • Common condensation reactions like Aldol, Claisen Perkin, Dickmann, Darzen
  • Chromatography
  • Carbohydrates classification
  • Aromaticity


  • Simple Mathematics
  • logical reasoning and data analysis,
  • questions based on the English language 


  • Bioavailability, bioequivalence, various factors of ADME
  • Bioassay methods, various requirements. Brief knowledge of the statistical tests.
  • Chemotherapy and pathophysiology- knowledge of antibiotics, their mode of action and the microorganisms responsible for various common diseases.
  • Diseases: a study of the pharmacology of the diseases and drugs used with the mode of action especially of diabetes, malaria, leishmaniasis, TB, hypertension, myocardial ischemia, inflammation, and immunomodulation.
  • Study of the basis of threshold areas of work in NIPER in the pharmacology dept. Mentioned in the brochure.
  • Detailed study of CNS pharmacology especially opioid receptors
  • Pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, pharmacological effect, desired, undesired, toxic, adverse effects.
  • Drug metabolism: various pathways and other details.
  • Drug interactions, agonist, antagonist, Mechanism of drug action, drug-receptor interaction.
  • Various adrenergic, cholinergic and other receptors
  • Partial agonist, protein binding, drug distribution, distribution volume, excretion pathways etc.


  • Methods of extraction, isolation, and characterization of natural products.
  • Various separation techniques used for the isolation of natural products.
  • Biosynthetic pathways.
  • Primary metabolites, their examples
  • Secondary metabolites, various classes of secondary metabolites (Alkaloids, glycosides, tannins, lignans, saponins, lipids, flavonoids, coumarins, etc.).
  • Important therapeutic classes: anti-diabetics, hepato-protectives, immunomodulators, nutraceuticals, natural products for gynaecological disorders, anti-cancer, anti-viral (mainly anti-HIV), adaptogens etc.
  • Dietary antioxidants, Marine natural products, plant growth regulators.
  • Fischer projection formulas.
  • Biological sources of important classes of natural products. (Selected ones only)
  • Standardization of natural products, analytical pharmacognosy.
  • Difference between natural products and pharmacognosy
  • Some knowledge about types and preparation of ayurvedic formulations like asava, arista etc.

FAQs Regarding NIPER JEE 2023 Syllabus

Q: Who releases NIPER JEE 2023 syllabus?

A: NIPER exam conducting body decides and furnishes the NIPER JEE 2023 syllabus.

Q: How many sections are there in NIPER JEE 2023 exam?

A: The NIPER JEE 2023 exam comprise of one section that carries 200 questions. Candidates get 120 minutes (two hours) to attempt the NIPER JEE exam.

Q: Is it mandatory to attempt all the questions in NIPER JEE 2023 exam?

A: No, it is not mandatory to attempt all the 200 questions in the NIPER JEE exam.

Q: Which topics will have more weightage in the NIPER JEE 2023 exam?

A: All the topics are equally important from NIPER JEE exam perspective. Candidates should prepare all the topics to ace the exam on the final day.

Q: Can you tell some important topics to prepare for the NIPER JEE 2023 exam?

A: NIPER JEE 2023 syllabus comprise of Natural Products, Stereochemistry, Pharmaceutical analysis, Biotechnology and biochemistry, Gene expression, Cloning, Chemistry, Pharmacology, Phytochemistry and Aptitude.

Q: How many marks are allotted to each question in the NIPER JEE 2023 exam?

A: For every correct answer, candidate will secure +1 marks in the exam.

Q: Is there any negative marking in the NIPER JEE 2023 exam?

A: For every incorrect option chosen in the exam, 0.25 marks will be deducted. Therefore, candidates are advised to refrain from attempting incorrect choice.

Q: Should we practice the previous year papers before appearing for the NIPER JEE 2023 exam?

A: Candidates can choose to practice from the NIPER JEE previous year papers to gain understanding of the type and difficulty level of the questions. This will also help you time your performance in the exam before the final exam day.

Q: How should I prepare for the NIPER JEE 2023 exam?

A: As a NIPER JEE aspirant, you are advised to focus on understanding the topics of the syllabus with complete focus. Make a dedicated time table and keep monitoring your performance. Revise the concepts regularly and refer to the books that is based on the latest NIPER JEE exam pattern 2023.

Q: What should I prepare for the NIPER JEE 2023 Aptitude Section for MBA (Pharma)?

A: Candidates will be assessed on the basis of questions related to mathematics, logical reasoning, English language, and data analysis.

Q: Which books are best to prepare for NIPER JEE syllabus?

A: Candidates can refer to books such as: Biochemistry by U Satyanarayana, Pharmacology by Rang and Dale, Organic Chemistry by Morrison Boyd. Candidates can refer to List of books to prepare for NIPER JEE 2023. T o know more about the books for the entrance exam preparation.

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