AICTE has been conducting the National level GRADUATE PHARMACY APTITUDE TEST (GPAT) since 2010-11 in paper pencil mode for facilitating institutions to select suitable students for admission in all postgraduate pharmacy programmes approved by AICTE.
The notification is issued to announce the schedule for conducting computer based online GPAT for admission for academic year 2013-14.
The testing window will be open for three days i.e. from 16th May 2013 to 18th May 2013 in 57 cities. The candidates will have option of selecting date and city for appearing in the test.
GPAT-2013 is a multiple choice test of 3 hours duration with 125 questions. For each correct answer 4 marks are awarded and for each wrong answer 1 mark shall be deducted.
The Scores in Graduate Aptitude Test for Engineering (GATE) have been in use till the year 2010 for admission in Master’s Programme in Pharmacy (M. Pharm) & Engineering and also for awarding fellowships/scholarships to Pharmacy Graduates along with engineering graduates. Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test (GPAT) an all India Examination was then launched by All India Council for Technical Education, New Delhi separately with effect from academic year 2011-12 for admission in Master’s Programme in Pharmacy (M. Pharm) and for award of fellowships.
The first GPAT examination i.e. GPAT-2010 and the subsequent one for 2011 and 2012 was conducted in paper pencil mode by All India Council for Technical Education, New Delhi in association with M. S. University of Baroda, Vadodara.
Computer Based Online GPAT-2013
AICTE has been conducting computer based online common management admission test (CMAT) as entrance test for admission into post graduate management programmes. Considering the success of online CMAT, AICTE has decided to conduct GPAT also online from 2013. The GPAT-2013 will be conducted online in 57 cities from 16th May to 18th May, 2013 and scores awarded will be used for admission in the post graduate pharmacy programs at national level for year 2013-14.
The respective Secretaries of the state dealing with technical education have been requested to inform all concern in their respective States & jurisdiction to notify the change in the pattern of the exam for academic year 2013-14. The State Governments are required to register online free of charge for accessing detailed merit list and scores of qualified students for academic year 2013-14.
Advantages accrued due to online GPAT
The National level test will be conducted for three days from 16th May to 18th May, 2013 in two shifts at 57 cities/locations.
The online test will facilitate students to select the city and date of appearing in examination.
Choice of 3 cities for online examination in the order of preference may be exercised.
Choice of 3 dates for online examination in the order of preference may be exercised.
Allotment will be based on first come first served. Actual allotment however will be subject to availability of the slots in a particular city.
The complete process of examination including registration, allotment of centre, printout of admit card, capturing the photograph and biometric, writing the test, announcement of result, display of merit list, downloading score cards is online, which offers higher grade of transparency & accountability in the process and also saves the time.
Phone support availability: 8th March, 2013 to 30th June, 2013 (24X7) Helpline number : 022-66258304, Fax Number: 022-25814283 & E-mail Id: email@example.com
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