GPAT 2022 Exam: Result (Out), Counselling (Soon), Cutoff, Dates, Syllabus, Question Papers

Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test 2022 ( GPAT )

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Nidhi Gupta

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Updated on Jun 29, 2022 14:13 IST

GPAT 2022 result has been declared on May 20. Along with the scorecards, NTA has also released the final answer keys. As many as 50,508 candidates appeared for the test out of 53,302 applicants. The provisional answer keys were released by NTA on April 30. Candidates could check and submit objections against the answer keys till May 2, 11.50 pm, by paying a fee of INR 200 per question. The exam was conducted on April 9, from 9 AM to 12 noon in 121 cities across India.  

Latest Update:

May 20, 2022: GPAT 2022 Result Declared; Download Scorecards at

What is Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test

The National Testing Agency (NTA) conducts the Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test exam for admission to MPharma or equivalent courses. The scores are accepted by 800 participating institutes and all the All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) approved institutions and universities. The exam was conducted by AICTE up to 2017. Approximately 50,000 candidates take the test every year.

Highlights of GPAT 2022 Exam

Below are the quick highlights of the entrance exam: 

Particulars                                                                                                       Details

Name of the examination

Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test

Competent Authority

National Testing Agency (NTA)

Level of the examination


Frequency of the examination


Courses offered

MPharma and equivalent courses

Mode of the examination


Total Number of Registrations


Official Website

Contact Details

011-69227700, 011-40759000

GPAT 2022 Result

GPAT 2022 result was released by NTA on May 20. The result was released in the form of scorecards which can be downloaded in PDF format. Candidates have to visit the official website and can check their scorecard for the national level exam by logging in via their mail ID and roll number.

How to check the result?

To check results, candidates should follow these steps on the official website

  • Candidates have to visit the official website, or directly enter the link
  • After visiting the NTA website, candidates have to click on the 'Result of GPAT 2022 is Live Now' button appearing on top of the page
  • Candidates are required to log in using their application number and date of birth along with the security pin
  • Candidates have to press the 'Sign in' button and then on the 'View result' button
  • The candidate's result will be displayed. Candidates can refer to the image below to know how the scorecard below

  • Download or save the online scorecard. The candidates are advised to take at least three to four copies printed for future use

GPAT 2022 Cutoff

NTA is expected to release the GPAT cutoff and merit list soon. The merit list consists of the list of toppers. The merit list has details such as a candidate’s name, roll number, all India rank, sectional scores, sectional percentile, overall percentile, and sectional percentiles.

The merit list will contain the All India Rank (AIR) of qualifiers declared with the result. The percentile determines how many candidates have scored below a particular candidate.

The tentative GPAT 2022 cutoff is given in the table below:



Unreserved (General)


Economically Weaker Section


Other Backward Class (OBC-NCL)


Scheduled Caste (SC)


Scheduled Tribe (ST)


GPAT Answer Key

The final GPAT answer key 2022 was released on May 20 along with the result. The provisional answer keys were released on April 30. Candidates had to log in using the application number and password or date of birth to download the answer key. GPAT 2022 answer key carried all the answers to the questions asked in the examination. Candidates can calculate and estimate their scores by using the provisional answer key. They had the provision to challenge the answer key by paying INR 200 per question till May 2, 11.50 pm.

GPAT 2022 Application Form

GPAT Registration 2022 had commenced on February 16 and ended on March 17. Every year, the National Testing Agency conducts the Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test (GPAT), a computer-based National Level Entrance Examination (NTA). All AICTE-approved Institutions, University Departments, Constituent Colleges, and Affiliated Colleges shall shortlist qualified students for admission into MPharma. programmes.

How to fill GPAT application form 2022?

Below is a step-by-step guide to completing the GPAT registration and application:

  • Step 1: GPAT registration 2022
  • Step 2: Fill GPAT 2022 application form
  • Step 3: Upload documents in GPAT application form
  • Step 4: GPAT application form fee
  • Step 5: GPAT 2022 exam city choices
  • Step 6: Printout of GPAT registration form

GPAT Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria are set by the National Testing Agency (NTA) which determines the ability and basic acumen of the candidate to appear for the exam. Below are the criteria:

  • The candidate must possess a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy or equivalent from a recognised university.
  • Candidates appearing for the qualifying examination of a bachelor’s degree whose result will be declared before commencement of admission for the academic year 2022-23 can also apply.
  • The candidate must be a citizen of India
  • There is no age restriction for appearing in the national level entrance exam

GPAT 2022 Important Dates

Below are the important dates and events the candidates should follow before appearing for the exam:



Salient Features

Application form available 


The candidate had to register online 


Last date to submit the application form and registration fee


The application form had to be submitted online

Last date to upload documents and pay the application fee

18-Mar-2022 Upload the documents and pay the application fee online

Application correction window

19-Mar-2022 to 21-Mar-2022 Candidates could correct or edit their information in the application form

Admit card release



  • The admit card has been released online
  • The candidate have to log in to the registered account to download it
  • Admit Card must be printed using the official website of NTA only

Exam date


  • The exam will be conducted in online mode
  • The duration of the examination will be 180 minutes
  • The total number of questions in the examination will be 125

GPAT answer key release


Candidates will be able to access the answer key by logging into the registered account only

Answer key challenge

30-Apr-2022 to 02-May-2022

Candidates will be able to challenge the answer key by logging into the registered account

Result Announcement


  • The result will be uploaded online
  • Individual scorecards can be downloaded by logging into the registered accounts
  • Scorecard/ result will not be sent by post

*Dates are tentative and are subject to change

Exam Statistics

NTA has released the stats regarding the number of candidates registered in 2020 on January 27, 2020, on their official website. The number of registered candidates was 50,975 and the actual number of candidates who appeared was 48,360. The exam was concluded on January 27, 2021 (3:00 PM to 6:00 PM), and a total of 4,447 candidates passed the entrance exam and  50,975 candidates have been registered for the entrance examination in 2021. To have better clarity we have gathered some statistics from 2020 mentioned in the infographic below.

GPAT 2021 Student Reaction

GPAT 2021 student reaction video has been uploaded. According to the candidates, there were 28 questions from each Pharmacology, Pharmaceutics, and Chemistry. Pharmacology and Pharmaceutics were the easiest sections of all. The Pharmaceutics section was divided into two sections. Questions were basic and were concept-based. Candidates are advised to watch the students' reaction video below:

GPAT Admission Process

The admission process started with the registration process for the examination. Aspirants of the PG entrance test were required to register themselves on the official website. After completion of the registration process, candidates could proceed to fill out the application form.

The applications undergo scrutiny after successful submission. The applicants whose applications are accepted by the NTA will issue the admit card. Candidates then need to appear for an online test.

The results will be declared for the candidates who write the examination, following which the candidates who qualify for the examination participate in the counselling rounds.

To participate in the counselling, candidates will have to apply separately to the desired institute/college. The participating institute basis the applications received released the cut-off scores. Candidates who fall inside the cutoff range get admission to that institute.

Exam Centres 2022

The National Testing Agency (NTA) had released the list of locations of the GPAT exam centres last year, as well as other critical exam information. The NTA has designated 121 cities around the country as locations for its test centres. Below is the tentative list of centres. Candidates will have to enter four cities of their choice in preferential order. The final CMAT 2022 exam centre will be notified on the admit card.

Exam Day Guidelines

NTA has set a particular guideline that is to be followed by the candidates on the exam day. Below is the exam day guideline in a nutshell.

What to carry on the exam day?

  • Print copy of Admit Card downloaded from NTA’s website.
  • One passport size photograph (same as uploaded on the Application Form)
  • Original, valid, and non-expired photo ID
  • PWD certificate (if applicable)

What not to carry on the exam day?

  • Textual material, Calculators, Docu-Pen, Slide Rule, Log Tables, and Electronic Watches with facilities of calculator, printed or written material, and bits of papers, mobile phone, pager or any other electronic device
  • Smoking, chewing gutka, spitting, etc. in the examination hall is prohibited.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Q: When is the GPAT 2022 result likely to be announced?

A: The GPAT 2022 result was declared on May 20.

Q: What is the marking scheme for Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test 2022?

A: Each correct answer will be awarded 4 marks and for every incorrect answer, 1 mark will be deducted. 

Q: Can I take GPAT on my personal computer?

A. No, the candidate had to take the test on a pre-assigned computer at the exam centre

Q: I am 32 years old, Can I apply?

A: Yes, there is no age restriction. Therefore, you can apply for the exam.

Q: What are the time slots for the Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test?

A: There is only a one-time slot for the entrance exam. GPAT 2022 was conducted on April 9, 9 AM to 12 noon.

Q: What is the last date to apply for Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test 2022?

A: The last date to apply was March 17, 2022, till 11:50 PM. Except for the dates related to the registration and exam, no event dates have been released yet.

Q: Can I leave the examination hall if I complete my test before time?

A: No, even if you finish the examination before time, you will not be allowed to leave the examination hall. Candidates will be allowed to leave the examination centre after completion of the designated 3 hours only.

Q: How many institutes will be participating in GPAT 2022?

A: A total of 800 pharmaceutical participating institutes are expected to participate in GPAT 2022.

Q: How many seats will be available in the GPAT 2022 examination?

A: Aspirants who pass the GPAT 2022 entrance exam will be eligible for admission to 39,670 Masters in Pharmacy (MPharma) seats.

Q: How many questions will there be on the GPAT 2022 exam?

A: A total of 125 questions will be asked in the GPAT 2022 exam, with three hours allotted to answer them.

Q: Who will announce the GPAT exam dates for 2022?

A: The GPAT exam dates for the 2022 session were announced by the National Testing Agency (NTA).  

Q: Can I directly fill out the GPAT 2022 application form?

A: No, you cannot fill out the GPAT 2022 application form directly without registering yourself on the NTA GPAT portal. GPAT 2022 registration is mandatory to apply for the national level entrance exam.

GPAT 2022 Contact Information


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Can I take admission in M pharmacy without GPAT?


heena agrawal

Scholar-Level 17

3 weeks ago

Hi. GPAT is the most widely accepted entrance exam for M.Pharma admissions and most top pharmacy institutes offer admissions based on GPAT scores only. Nonetheless, if a student is not willing to sit for GPAT, there are other options available but the state level exam entrance is mandatory.


Are there any universities for M.Pharm without GPAT qualification?

Vinay kr Pandey

Scholar-Level 16

a month ago

Dear aspirant, The list of colleges offering M.Pharma without GPAT are mentioned below;Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi. Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani. JSS College of Pharmacy, Ooty. Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Manipal. JSS College of Pharmacy, Mysore. Birla Institute ...Dear aspirant,
The list of colleges offering M.Pharma without GPAT are mentioned below;
Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi.
Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani.
JSS College of Pharmacy, Ooty.
Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Manipal.
JSS College of Pharmacy, Mysore.
Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra.
Hope it helps.

Dinesh upadhyay

Guide-Level 13

a month ago

You can explore about -
Also you can refer Pharma NIRF ranking and check the university level entrance exams of those ranked colleges. Best wishes.


When will the result of GPAT 2022 get declared?

Vinay kr Pandey

Scholar-Level 16

2 months ago

GPAT 2022 results will be announced in the fourth week of April 2022 (tentatively) as per the annual schedule. The exam was held on April 9.

505 Institutes accepting GPAT

M.Pharma. in Pharmacology
  • Total Fees: ₹ 2.20 Lakh
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  • 2 years
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  • Full Time
M.Pharm. in Pharmaceutical Chemistry
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  • 2 years
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  • Total Fees: ₹ 2.43 Lakh
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  • 2 years
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  • Full Time

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