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How to Get Admission in M.Pharm Without GPAT score?

Diksha Nautiyal
Diksha NautiyalUpdated On: February 23, 2022 01:04 am IST | GPAT

If you are looking for M.Pharm admissions without GPAT scores then you have landed on the right place. Learn about the different ways and alternatives for you to study M.Pharm without having to appear in GPAT examination here.

M.Pharm Admission Without GPAT Scores

The Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test (GPAT) is a national-level entrance examination conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA). As the name suggests, the examination is a gateway for students who want to pursue M.Pharm at the top pharmacy colleges in India. There are many high-ranked colleges in India which offer admissions based on GPAT scores.

But, if you are looking for an alternative for GPAT i.e.,M.Pharm admissions without GPAT scores, then you have landed on the right place. There are many colleges that either conduct their own entrance exams for pharmacy courses or accept students through merit lists based on marks scored by candidates at the undergraduate level (B.Pharm).

In this article, you can check out the different methods of pursuing M.Pharm admissions without GPAT scores in India. ​

Eligibility Criteria for M.Pharm Courses

In order to get admission to a Pharmacy college in India to pursue M.Pharm courses, candidates are required to meet the following minimum requirements. Appearing in the GPAT examination is one of the most important requirements at top colleges. But there are some other requirements that are indispensable to pursue M.Pharm. The requirements are mentioned below.

  • The minimum requirement to pursue an M.Pharm course is to hold a Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy (B.Pharm).

  • The Bachelor's degree should be awarded by a PCI/UGC/AICTE recognised university or institute.

  • Although the minimum percentage requirement varies from institution to institution, you must have at least scored 50 percent marks in the qualifying examination.

  • In some colleges, you might also be required to have work experience in the relevant industry for a minimum of 1-2 years.

  • Some Pharmacy institutions in India also conduct interviews for admission.

  • The merit is then prepared on the basis of your academic qualifications, entrance examination scores, and performance in the interview round.

  • There is no age requirement for M.Pharm as such. But you must at least be older than 17 years on 31st December of the present year.

How to Get Admission in M.Pharm With Low GPAT Scores?

Scored low in GPAT? Worry not! There are various other ways for you to make it to the postgraduate Pharmacy courses in India. How? Check out the different examples of M.Pharm applications below.

Example 1: 

For candidates who have scored less in GPAT can apply for Pharmacy colleges through state-level examinations. There are various states that conduct separate entrance exams for admission to the Pharmacy colleges in that state. You will have to fill an application form for that particular examination and then you can use the scorecard to get admission the participating colleges of the exam.

Example 2: 

Another way to get admission in M.Pharm is through direct admissions. A number of private universities in India offer postgraduate Pharmacy courses with a minimum requirement of a Bachelor's degree in the relevant field. For this, you will have to apply separately for the university/ college directly through its official website.

Example 3: 

If you do not want to go for either of the two mentioned ways, you can also apply for the colleges/ universities that conduct their own pharmacy entrance exams. In such a case, you will have to apply for that institution and you will be allocated a seat in the intended course on the basis of your scores.

State-Level Entrance Exams for M.Pharm

Here is a list of some of the state-level entrance exams for M.Pharm that you can refer to. You can click on the exam name to get more information about it.

Karnataka PGCET

Gujarat PGCET
UPSEE (Uttar Pradesh State Entrance Exam)

AP PGCET Pharmacy

MET (Manipal Entrance Test)

HPCET (Himachal Pradesh Common Entrance Test)

UKSEE (Uttarakhand State Entrance Exam)

Colleges Accepting M.Pharm Admissions Without GPAT Score

Here is a list of pharmacy colleges in India that offer M.Pharm without GPAT. Next to the colleges, you can also find the entrance examinations conducted by these colleges for the course.

Colleges/ Universities

Entrance Exams

BITS Pilani, BITS Goa and BITS Hyderabad


G.D. Goenka University

GATA (Goenka Aptitude Test for Admission)

GLA University, Mathura

GLAET (GLA University Entrance Test)

Bharati Vidyapeeth University

BVP CET (Bharati Vidyapeeth Common Entrance Test)

National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education & Research

NIPER JEE (Joint Entrance Exam)

Hope the information mentioned above helped clear your doubts. Here are more links related to GPAT 2020 that might be of some more help to you.

Top Colleges for M.Pharm in India

There are several colleges in India that offer a 2-year postgraduate programme in Pharmacy. You can check out the list of top M.Pharm colleges in India here along with the courses they offer and their respective course fee.

Name of College

Course Offered

Annual Course Fee

St Peter’s Institute of Pharmaceutical Science Hyderabad

M.Pharm in Industry Pharmacy


M.Pharm in Pharma Analysis

M.Pharm in Pharmaceutics

M.Pharm in Pharmacology

T. John Group of Institutions Bangalore

M.Pharm Pharmaceutical Chemistry


M.Pharm in Pharmaceutics


Sundar Deep Group of Institutions Ghaziabad

M.Pharm in Pharmaceutics


M.Pharm in Pharmaceutical Chemistry

M.Pharm in Pharmacology

CT University Ludhiana

M.Pharm in Pharmaceutical Analysis


M.Pharm Pharmacology

M.Pharm in Pharmaceutics

Acharya Institutes Bangalore

M.Pharm in Drug regulatory Affairs


M.Pharm in Industrial Pharmacy

M.Pharm in Pharmaceutical Analysis

M.Pharm in Pharmaceutical Chemistry

M.Pharm in Pharmaceutics

M.Pharm in Pharmacognosy

M.Pharm in Pharmacology

M.Pharm in Quality Assurance

These are some of the many colleges that offer M.Pharm colleges in India. If you are interested in taking admission to an M.Pharm course in the country, you can also fill out the Common Application Form and let our counsellors help you choose the course and college as per your requirements.

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