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) and also for awarding scholarships to Pharmacy Graduates
along with engineering graduates. The Organizing Committee for GATE expressed
its inability to include Pharmacy graduates in GATE with effect from the year
2010, owing to operational problems due to large number of candidates appearing
for GATE examination.
Therefore, in order to facilitate admission of Pharmacy graduates in M. Pharm
and also to award fellowships/scholarships to Pharmacy graduates, AICTE decided
to organize and conduct an examination in the name of Graduate Pharmacy
Aptitude Test (GPAT) with effect from academic year 2010-11. Accordingly, a
National Monitoring Committee (NMC) was constituted for monitoring the issues
pertaining to the policy as well as conduct of GPAT examination.
On the recommendation of the National Monitoring Committee for GPAT (GPAT-NMC),
the onus of conducting the first GPAT examination i.e. GPAT-2010 and the
subsequent one i.e. GPAT-2011 was given to The M. S. University of Baroda,
Vadodara by All India Council for Technical Education, New Delhi.
The responsibility of conducting the third consecutive GPAT examination i.e.
GPAT-2012 examination has also been given to The M. S. University of Baroda,
The M. S. University of Baroda, Vadodara is the sole authority for conducting
GPAT-2012 Examination on behalf of AICTE, New Delhi, throughout the country,
and declaring the result for GPAT-2012 Examination.
The M. S. University of Baroda, Vadodara is the sole authority for conducting
the examination and declaring the result for GPAT- 2012.
The following candidates are eligible to appear for
Bachelor’s degree holders in Pharmacy (4 years after 10+2,
including lateral entry candidates) and those who are in the final year of B.
Pharmacy course are eligible for appearing in GPAT-2012 examination.
Application Fee & Submission Process
The application fee is Rs. 1000/- for General & OBC
Category candidates, and Rs. 500/- for SC/ST/PD* Category candidates. The
application fee is inclusive of bank charges. Application fee once remitted to
the bank will be NON-REFUNDABLE under any circumstances. (* Person with
The mode of applying for GPAT-2012 Examination will be ONLINE. The detailed
process of ONLINE application is described at appropriate place in the website.
Once the ONLINE application process is completed by a candidate, a printout of
the completed application form having photograph and signature of the applicant
along with the original GPAT copy of the bank challan has to be sent to GPAT
Office. The last date for receipt of the duly completed printout of application
form at GPAT Office is 27th February 2012 (Monday) up to 17.00 Hrs.
The application details (i.e. personal details like corrections in name, date
of birth, category etc. and other details like examination city/choice of
examination center etc.) will not be modified under any circumstance. However,
in case of extraordinary situations, a change will be entertained on request in
writing, on case to case basis by remitting a fee of Rs. 400/- in favor of
“GPAT” as DD/cheque payable at Vadodara.
Online Application website opens
14th January 2012 (Saturday)
Online Application website closes
20th February 2012 (Monday)
Last date for receipt of ONLINE filled printout
of Application form with photograph & signature of the
applicant, and original GPAT copy of bank challan as a proof of payment for
examination fee, at ‘GPAT Office, The M.S. University of Baroda, Vadodara’
27th February 2012 (Monday)
(upto 17.00 Hrs)
Date of Examination
6th May 2012
(Sunday, 14.00-17.00 Hrs)
Declaration of GPAT-2012 ExaminationResult
31st May 2012
(Thursday, 17.00 Hrs)
As per the directives of the Ministry of Human Resource
Development (MHRD), Government of India, the following procedure is to be
adopted for admission to postgraduate programmes (Master and Doctoral). The
GPAT performance of the candidate will be considered for such admissions. If
the candidate is to be selected through interview for postgraduate programmes,
a minimum of 70% weightage is to be given to the GPAT performance. The
remaining weightage (a maximum of 30%) can be given to the candidate’s academic
record/performance in interview. The admitting institution will prescribe
minimum passing percentage of marks in the interview. Some colleges/institutes
specify GPAT qualification as the mandatory requirement even for admission
without MHRD scholarship/assistantship.
GPAT-2012 Examination will be paper-pencil examination. It
will consist of a single paper of 3 hours duration containing 150 questions,
each of three (03) marks. The question paper will consist of multiple choice
objective questions only. Each question will have four choices for the answer.
The candidates will have to mark the correct choice on an Optical Response
Sheet (ORS) by darkening the appropriate bubble against each question. Three
(03) marks will be awarded for each right answer and zero (00) marks for no
attempts. There will be negative marking for the wrong answers. One (01) mark
will be deducted for each wrong answer.
GPAT-2012 result will be announced on 31st May 2012, 17: 00
Hrs. The result will be available on the websites, as listed in Section 9
GPAT-2012 score is valid for ONE YEAR ONLY from the date of announcement of the
The machine-gradable Optical Response Sheets (ORS) are graded and scrutinized
with extreme care. There is no provision for re-grading/re-checking or
re-totaling. Photocopy/printout of the scanned copy of the machine-gradable
Optical Response Sheet (ORS) will be made available on demand with the payment
of Rs. 300/- (cheque or DD in favor of “GPAT”) upto 30th June 2012 ONLY. No correspondence
in this regard will be entertained beyond this time period.
GPAT scorecard will be made available on the website at an
appropriate time. All qualified applicants will get one printed scorecard
Duplicate scorecards will not be issued. In case of extraordinary situations
like theft or loss, duplicate scorecard will be issued. For this, the affected
candidate has to apply to the GPAT Office in writing giving one’s application
details, original FIR copy and a DD/Cheque for Rs. 300/- in favor of “GPAT”
payable at Vadodara
Admission to postgraduate programmes with MHRD and other
government scholarships/assistantships in pharmacy colleges/institutes is open
to those who qualify through GPAT. Candidates, who qualify GPAT examination and
have Four years Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy, are eligible for admission to
Masters/Doctoral programmes in Pharmacy. To avail the scholarship, the
candidate must secure admission to such a postgraduate programme, as per the
prevailing procedure of the admitting institution. However, candidates
with Master’s degree in Pharmacy may seek admission to relevant Ph.D.
programmes with scholarship/assistantship without appearing in the GPAT
examination. Some institutions specify GPAT qualification as mandatory even for
admission of self-financing students to postgraduate programmes. GPAT qualified
candidates are also eligible for the award of Junior Research Fellowship in
CSIR Laboratories and CSIR/UGC sponsored projects.
The GPAT Office, The M.S. University of Baroda will not be
responsible for any postal delay or loss in transit of the printouts of
applications, score cards or any other document during correspondence with the
Candidates can appear in the examination against valid admit cards downloaded
from the GPAT website. Candidates must bring one copy of the same photograph
which they have affixed in the Registration form and a Photo-identity proof
(passport, driving license, voter’s card). In case of some problem they should
contact the Co-ordinator, GPAT-2012 Examination Cell (Office), Shri G.H. Patel
Pharmacy Building, Opp. University Main Office, Donors’ Plaza, The M. S.
University of Baroda, Fatehganj, Vadodara-390 002.
The GPAT-NMC, AICTE has the sole authority to decide the qualifying score for
the examination. In case of any claim or dispute in any matter relating to
GPAT-2012, it is hereby made absolutely clear that the Courts and Tribunals in
Vadodara and Vadodara alone shall have the exclusive jurisdiction to entertain
and settle any such dispute or claim.
The completed printout of the application form should be sent to GPAT Office
i.e. The Co-ordinator, GPAT-2012 Examination Cell, Shri G. H. Patel Pharmacy
Building, Opp. University Main Office, Donors’ Plaza, The M.S. University of
Baroda, Fatehganj, Vadodara-390 002, Gujarat.
The applicant is fully responsible for the information given in the ONLINE
application form. The information given by the applicant can not be changed
later on. GPAT Examination Cell, The M. S. University of Baroda, Vadodara will
not have any responsibility/liability with respect to the information given by
the applicant in the GPAT Application form. The information given by the
applicant only would be reflected in the Scorecard issued by this office. The
information given in the Scorecard like, date of birth, parentage, Community
category etc. can not be used by the applicant for obtaining any sort of
benefit/concession from any government/private agency.
For information, announcements and results, visit the website listed below:
GPAT Examination Cell - http://www.gpat.in
The M. S. University of Baroda, Vadodara - http://www.msubaroda.ac.in
E-mai : [email protected]
E-mail : [email protected]
FAX : 0265-2750819
Cell : 09408151958
Applicants are advised to seek details of admission
procedures and availability of MHRD scholarship/assistantship from the
concerned admitting institution. The criteria for postgraduate admission with
scholarship/assistantship are different for different admitting institutions.
GPAT office will not entertain any enquiry about admission and award of
It is the responsibility of the admitting institution to award the MHRD
scholarship/assistantship to only those candidates who are ‘Qualified for
Scholarship and M. Pharm admission’. The management of the postgraduate
scholarship/assistantship is also the responsibility of the admitting institution.
The M. S. University of Baroda has no role in the award or disbursement of
scholarship/assistantship. Reservation of seats under different categories
would be as per the policies and norms prevailing at the admitting institution
and Government of India rules.
A candidate declared “Qualified for Scholarship and M. Pharm admission” and
having the valid score is eligible for MHRD fellowship for 24 months unless
he/she loses it due to poor performance in the registered programme. It may be
noted however, that the award of scholarships by AICTE, New Delhi, to the
eligible applicants would be decided on the basis of norms existing at the time
of application of awards. Qualifying in GPAT Examination alone does not entitle
the applicants automatically for scholarship.
GPAT scorecard will be issued only to those applicants who quality in the GPAT
Examination. Only those applicants who are “Qualified for Scholarship and M.
Pharm admission” would be entitled for scholarship.