NIPER JEE 2024 Syllabus: Check Latest Syllabus Here!

NIPER Joint Entrance Examination 2024 ( NIPER JEE )

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NIPER JEE 2024 Syllabus is designed by the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER), Guwahati which is the conducting body of the examination. NIPER JEE is a two-hour computer-based test that comprises 200 Multiple-Choice Questions.

This year NIPER JEE 2024 exam was conducted by NIPER Guwahati in offline mode on June 15, 2024. By knowing the syllabus in detail, applicants can increase their chances of qualifying. 

NIPER JEE 2024 syllabus is based on the subjects taught at graduation. The exam is also aimed to test the candidate’s aptitude and hence, an aptitude section can be found in the examination.

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Q:   Which topics will have more weightage in the NIPER JEE 2024 exam?


All the topics are equally important from NIPER JEE exam perspective. Candidates are advised to prepare all the topics to ace the exam on the final day. Important topics to prepare for the MPharma entrance exam are Chemistry, Biotechnology, Pharmacology, Pharmaceutical analysis. 


Q:   Who releases NIPER JEE 2024 syllabus?


NIPER exam conducting body decides and furnishes the NIPER JEE 2024 syllabus. Candidates will be able to check the details in the prospectus issued by the NIPER institute. There has not been any change in the NIPER JEE syllabus, however candidates are advised to check the syllabus released for the current academic year in order to avoid any confusion.  


Q:   How many sections are there in NIPER JEE 2024 exam?


The NIPER JEE 2024 exam comprise of one section that carries 200 questions. Candidates get 120 minutes (two hours) to attempt the NIPER JEE exam. For every correct answer, a candidate will be rewarded +1 mark, and for evey incorrect answer -0.25 mark will be deducted. All the questions will objective-type. 


Q:   Is it mandatory to attempt all the questions in NIPER JEE 2024 exam?


No, it is not mandatory to attempt all the 200 questions in the NIPER JEE exam. Questions from Chemistry, Biotechnology, Pharmacology, Pharmaceutical analysis topics will be asked in the question paper. Overall there will be 200 objective-type questions of 1 mark each in the MPharma entrance exam. 


NIPER JEE 2024 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.

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


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


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


For every incorrect option chosen in the NIPER JEE exam, 0.25 marks will be deducted. Therefore, candidates are advised to refrain from attempting incorrect choice to avoid negative marking. 


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


For every correct answer, candidate will secure +1 marks in the exam. For every incorrect choice made, 0.25 mark will be deducted. There will be 200 questions in the entrance exam. Candidates will get 120 minutes to appear for the exam. It will be an online exam. 


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


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 them manage their time and performance in the exam before the final exam day.


NIPER JEE 2024 Exam Pattern

Applicants can check the exam pattern details of NIPER JEE 2024 which will help them to qualify the exam. 

Parameters Details
Total no of questions 200
Total marks in the exam 200 in each paper
Mark for one correct answer 0.5
Mark for one in correct answer


Negative marking scheme Yes, applicable

FAQs Regarding NIPER JEE 2024 Syllabus

Read all important FAQs related to NIPER JEE 2024 exam here:

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


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


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. To know more about the books for the entrance exam preparation.


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


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


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Answered 3 weeks ago

Yes, NIPER Guwahati increase the time limit to apply for the exam. Earlier the last date to register for the exam was May 24 but now as per the new dates, studenst can register and apply for the NIPER JEE 2024 exam till May 30, 2024 (up to 8:30 PM) in online mode. 


Piyush Dixit

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Answered a month ago

The minimum eligibility criteria required to appear for NIPER JEE is, the candidate should have graduated in Pharmacy or any equivalent course or Master’s in a relevant stream with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent GPA (55% for SC/ ST candidates and 50% for PH candidates). Apart from this, aspira



Arti Tiwari

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Answered a month ago

Applicants who want to appear in the NIPER JEE exam must fill the application form within the given time. This year, NIPER JEE registration was strated from April 25, 2024. 

Earlier the last date to apply online for NIPER JEE 2024 and pay application fees was May 24, 2024 but now students can registe



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