GPAT 2024 Exam Day Instructions: Guidelines, What to Carry, Tips

Rahul Raj
Rahul RajUpdated On: November 02, 2023 01:13 pm IST

GPAT 2024 exam is expected to be conducted in 3rd week of May, so candidates must be aware of GPAT 2024 exam day instructions, guidelines, what to carry, and reporting time. Check out the barred items and what to carry during the GPAT exam.

GPAT Exam Day Instructions and Tips

GPAT 2024 Exam Day Instructions: To ensure smooth and hassle-free conduct of the GPAT 2024 pharmacy entrance exam, the National Testing Agency (NTA) has issued comprehensive GPAT exam day guidelines specifically for the exam day. These guidelines, released along with the information brochure PDF on the official website, are crucial for all candidates to follow.

The GPAT 2024 exam day instructions contain essential instructions, including both do's and don'ts, that candidates must strictly adhere to. Familiarizing oneself with these guidelines is of utmost importance as it helps candidates avoid unintentional errors. GPAT 2024 will be conducted in the Computer-Based mode and serve as a gateway to secure admission in 39,890 Masters in Pharmacy (M.Pharm) seats offered by over 800 participating institutes.

Candidates scheduled to appear for the GPAT 2024 exam are advised to download the GPAT admit card 2024 that was released on May 19, 2024 and review the guidelines provided in this article carefully. Adhering to these GPAT exam instructions 2024 ensures smooth and efficient exam conduct, allowing candidates to perform at their best.

GPAT 2024 Exam Day Schedule

Exam day is an important part of the schedule, so being fully aware of the same is very important. Please note the full schedule of the GPAT 2024 exam day below so that you are well aware of all major events.



Registration Start Date

2nd week of February 2024

Registration End Date

Last week of February/1st week of March 2024

Admit Card

Last week of April 2024

Examination Date

3rd week of May 2024

Result Date

2nd week of July 2024

GPAT 2024 Highlights

Check out GPAT 2024 highlights below:

Exam Name

Graduate Pharmacy Admission Test (GPAT)

Exam Level


Mode of Exam


Exam Type

Computer Based Test (CBT)

Exam Duration


Question Type


Total Number of Questions


GPAT 2024 Exam Day Instructions

On the day of the exams, there are various rules and regulations that the candidates will have to abide by, ranging from stationery and required documents that are required at the time of examination. Check the following guidelines for GPAT 2024 entrance exam such as what to bring, what not to bring, and important documents that needed to be submitted on the GPAT examination day. The general tips and advice for the GPAT 2024 entrance exam are discussed below. Due to the ongoing pandemic, NTA will issue some guidelines that are to be followed during GPAT 2024 exam day to ensure social distancing and the safety of the students.

  • To avoid any last-minute confusion it is best to reach the examination centers at least two hours before the start of the examination.

  • Candidates may not enter the examination center until 8:30 a.m.

  • Candidates will be required to wear a face mask.

  • In the GPAT exam hall, no multimedia or textual content is allowed. Any found to do the same will be indefinitely debarred from participating in the GPAT entrance exam.

  • Only the GPAT Admit Card is allowed inside the examination hall.

  • The invigilator will declare time at the start of the test, at half time and at the conclusion of the examination.

What to Carry on GPAT 2024 Exam Day?

The following is a list of items you will have to carry at the time of the GPAT 2024 examination.

  • The first and foremost important thing for the entrance exam is the GPAT 2024 Admit Card. You must ensure that all the information that is mentioned in the admit card is correct such as Candidate Name, Signature, Roll Number, Photograph, Date of birth, Gender, Father’s Name, Name and address of the exam center state code, etc.

  • One-passport size photograph. The passport size photograph should be exactly the same as in the application form.

  • One Original proof of identification such as Aadhaar card, PAN card, Voter ID, Driving License, Passport, Ration Card.

  • A valid PwD certificate issued by the authorized medical officer if any candidate claims relaxation under the PwD category

  • During the entrance exam, candidates are advised to follow the instructions given on the admit card at the time of examinations.

What Not to Carry on GPAT 2024 Exam Day?

The only thing that candidates are allowed to bring to an Examination Hall is the list of items mentioned above. All other things must be stored outside the examination room. Here is a list of items that you can not carry at the time of examination into the examining hall:

  • GPAT candidates are barred from taking any bags or luggage of any kind at the exam hall.

  • Drinking or eating in the exams hall is also forbidden

  • Inside an examination hall, electronic gadgets such as mobile phones, calculators, cameras, earphones, headphones, tape recorders, etc are forbidden.

  • Furthermore, candidates will not be allowed to wear any kind of jewelry or accessories in the examination hall, such as watches. Candidates are advised to wear simple clothes, with minimal pockets, to alleviate suspicion of using unfair means.

  • Candidates are also not permitted to bring any kind of stationery items such as Pen, Pencil, Paper, Rulers, Eraser, etc.

Also Read:GPAT 2024 Subject/Topic-Wise Weightage & List of Important Topics

GPAT Tips and Guidelines to follow on Exam Day

There are several other rules outlined for the GPAT 2024 entrance exam to ensure that the exams are conducted without the use of unfair means. Here are some GPAT 2024 tips and guidelines that needed to follow on Examination Day.

  • The candidates shall report two hours before the start of the examination at the Examination Center in order to complete the formalities. The registration desk will be closed 60 minutes before the examination starts.

  • One of the most important documents at the examination centre is the GPAT 2024 admit card. A candidate with no valid Admit Card may not appear for the GPAT entrance exam.

  • In any case, if any candidate is unable to access his / her Admit Card, then he/she will send an email to The candidates must also notice that no Admit Card will be sent by post.

  • Candidates shall keep absolute silence and attend to their Question Papers. Every argument, movement, or interruption in the examination room/hall will be deemed as misbehaviour.

  • Candidates with barred items like Kara, Kirpan, etc. in particular, should report to their respective examination centers one and a half hours before the closing of the gate

  • If an applicant is found by unfair means or by impersonating means, then his / her examination will be revoked & the material will be seized and he/she will be responsible for not taking the examination for a specified period of time as a nature of offence or crime.

  • The candidate will be assigned a seat based on their roll number. Candidates should sit on their assigned seats. And if any candidate is found to have changed his / her room or seat then the candidate examination will be cancelled and no plea will be accepted

  • No candidate without the special permission of the Invigilator or Centre Superintendent may leave his / her seat or the examination/hall until the full time of the examination is over without the special permission of the Center Superintendent or the Invigilator in question.

  • Candidates should not leave the exam room without handing over their rough sheets to the duty invigilator present at the exam room

  • The competent, trained, and skilled Nodal officer and staff at the exam hall will support and help them to clear their doubts and familiarize them with the CBT mode of exams.

  • If any candidates can not take part for any reason in the scheduled entrance exam, NTA shall not be responsible for re-testing

Apart from the instructions that have been mentioned above, candidates must ensure that they listen to and abide by the rules and regulations that will be spoken out by the invigilator before the examination starts. It is therefore recommended that the candidates arrive at the exam centre two hours before the start of the entrance exam. Therefore, during the test, the candidates are advised to refrain from using unfair means, which also include talking or passing chits during the examination. Those candidates who find themselves using unfair means during the examination will be disqualified or debarred from the exam.

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Related Questions

Is there m pharm in regulatory affairs course available?

-Arya Sandeep JadhavUpdated on December 27, 2023 11:43 AM
  • 1 Answer
Priya Haldar, Student / Alumni

Dear Arya Sandeep Jadhav,

Dr. Bhanuben Nanavati College of Pharmacy offers an M.Pharm course in four specialisations: pharmaceutics, quality assurance, pharmacology, and pharmaceutical analysis. For admission to M.Pharm, the candidate should have appeared in all the subjects in MHT-CET 2022 and obtain a non-zero score in MHT-CET (for Maharashtra candidates). Candidates outside Maharashtra should obtain non-zero positive scores in the NEET.


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