GPAT 2020 Syllabus – Exam Date, Exam Pattern, Subject Wise Syllabuses

GPAT 2020 Syllabus – GPAT is a national level entrance exam for getting admission into M.Pharm courses at various AICTE approved institutes/universities/colleges. GPAT 2020 registration will be starting on 1st November 2019. Admit card for GPAT 2020 exam will be issued on 24 December 2019, and also the examination will be held on 24 January 2020. Candidates can download the subject wise GPAT 2020 Syllabus from here. Students are advised to prepare themselves with the syllabus pattern of GPAT examination.

Important Exam Dates of GPAT 2020

Events Dates
Starting Date of Online Application Form 01 November 2019
Closing Date for Submission of Application Form 30 November 2019
Printing of Admit Card 24 December 2019
Date of Examination 24 January 2020
Announcement of Result 03 February 2020

GPAT Syllabus

GPAT 2020 Exam Pattern

Examination Mode Computer Based Test (CBT)
Question Paper Language English only
Time Duration 3 Hours
Number of Questions 125
Type of Questions Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)

GPAT Syllabus 2020

GPAT 2020 syllabus has under the topics from the below-mentioned categories. Students are advised to start their preparation in all the mentioned topics here.

Subjects Important Topics
Physical Chemistry
Composition & Physical states of matter

Colligative Properties



Refractive Index




Logic Equilibrium


Physical Pharmacy
Matter, Properties of Matter

Micromeritics and Power Rheology

Surface and Interfacial Phenomenon

Viscosity and Rheology

Dispersion Systems


Buffer (Equation and Capacity)


Organic Chemistry
General Principles

Different Classes of Compounds

Protection & Deprotection of Groups

Aromaticity & Chemistry of Aromatic Compounds

Different Aromatic Classes of Compounds

Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons

Carbonyl Chemistry

Heterocyclic Chemistry

Bridged Rings

Kinetic and Thermodynamics control



Amino Acids & Proteins

Pericyclic Reactions

Pharmaceutical Chemistry
I.                    Pharmaceutical Inorganic Chemistry

Pharmaceutical Impurities



Dentifrices, Desensitizing agents & Anticaries Agents

II.                  Medicinal Chemistry

Therapeutic Classes of Drugs

Various Classes of therapeutic agents

Different Classes of therapeutic drugs

Pharmacy profession & Introduction to Pharmaceutics

Introduction to the dosage form

Sources of drug information

Allopathic dosage form

Crude and Allergenic extract

Biological Products

Pharmaceutical Plant, Location, Layout

Dosage form Necessities and Additives

Powders, Capsules, Tablets

Suspensions, Emulsions, Suppositories, Semisolids, and Liquids

Parenterals – Product Requiring and Sterile Packaging

Cosmetics, Packaging Materials

Pilot plant scale-up techniques

GMP and Validation

Novel drug delivery system

Prolonged action Pharmaceuticals

Preformulations and Ophthalmic preparations

Pharmaceutical Aerosols

General Pharmacology

Neurohumoral Transmission

Pharmacology of Peripheral Nervous System

Drugs Acting on Urinary System

Pharmacology of Central Nervous System

Pharmacology of Cardiovascular System

Drugs Acting on Respiratory System

Pharmacology of Endocrine System


Autacoids and their Antagonists



Vitamins & Minerals

Principles of toxicology

Introduction Pharmacognosy

Classification of Crude Drugs

Factors Influencing Quality of Crude Drugs

Techniques in Microscopy

Introduction to Phytoconstituents

Principles of Plant Classification

Pharmaceutical Aids

Animal and Plant Products

Toxic Drugs


Natural Pesticides and Insecticides

Adulteration and Evaluation of Crude Drugs

Quantitative Microscopy

Biogenetic Pathways

Carbohydrates & Lipids


Resinous Drugs

Glycosides and Alkaloids


Herbal formulations and Cosmetics

Ayurvedic System of Medicine

Homeopathic System of Medicine

Pharmaceutical Analysis


Quality Control in Pharmacy

Acid-base titrations

Non-aqueous titrations

Oxidation-reduction titrations

Precipitation titrations

Complexometric titrations


Extraction Techniques


Miscellaneous Methods of Analysis


Principles of Spectroscopy

Ultraviolet-visible Spectrometry


Infrared and Mass Spectrometry

Polarography and Chromatography

Nephelometry & Turbidimetry






Biological Oxidations & Reductions

Enzymes, Nucleic Acids

Hereditary Diseases

Plant Cell and Tissue Culture

Animal Cell Culture

Fermentation Technology

Recombinant DNA Technology

Process and Applications

Biotechnology-Derived Products

Microbiology and Staining Technique

Biology of Microorganisms

Fungi and Viruses

Aseptic Technique

Sterilization & Disinfection

Microbial Spoilage

Vaccines & Sera

Microbial Assay

Cell Injury and Adaptation

Mechanisms of Inflammation and Repair

Disorders of Fluid, Electrolyte and acid-base balance

Disorders of homeostasis

Immunopathology including amyloidosis

Infectious Diseases

Neoplastic Diseases

Pathophysiology of Common Diseases

Biopharmaceuticals and pharmacokinetics

Bio-availability & Bio-equivalence

Bio-pharmaceutical statistics

Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
General principles, Preparation, Maintenance, and Analysis

Clinical trials, type, and phases

Drug Information Services

Drug Interaction in pediatric and geriatric patients

Therapeutic drug monitoring

Drug Therapy in Gastrointestinal and infections of the respiratory system

Drug Therapy for thyroid and parathyroid disorders

Human Anatomy & Physiology
Cell Physiology

The Blood

Gastrointestinal tract

Respiratory System

Autonomic Nervous System

Sense Organs

Skeletal System

Central Nervous System

Urinary  and Lymphatic System

Endocrine Glands

Reproductive and Cardiovascular System

Pharmaceutical Engineering
Fluid flow, Heat transfer, Evaporation, Distillation

Drying, Extraction, Mixing, Crystallization

Filtration and Centrifugation

Size reduction and size separation

Dehumidification and Humidity Control

Refrigeration and air conditioning

Material of Constructions

Automated process control systems

Industrial hazards & safety precautions

Pharmaceutical Management
Planning and Forecasting


Research Management

Inventory Management


Marketing Research

Leadership and Motivation

Human Resource and Development (HRD)


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