Best Books for GPAT Preparation 2020

Deepika Narwal Updated On: 17 Jul, 2019 12:30 IST

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Best Books for GPAT 2020

As part of your preparation for GPAT, you must have started your search for the best study material for GPAT 2020. Starting from finding the best books for GPAT 2020 to taking the GPAT mock tests, your preparation journey would only matter if it has the potential to help you qualify the exam.

To score well,  you must shortlist books that cover all the topics as prescribed in the  GPAT syllabus. There are a number of books available in the market that can help you prepare well for GPAT 2020. The ones that can be counted among the best are those with adequate practice papers and sample papers with solutions.

GPAT is a national-level entrance test for admission into M.Pharm programmes. Until 2018, GPAT was conducted by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) as per the directions of Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India.  From 2020, GPAT will be held by the National Testing Agency (NTA), which is also conducting other major entrance exams like JEE Main, NEET, CMAT and UGC NET.

How to Select the Best Books for GPAT 2020 Preparation

  • While selecting the books to study for GPAT 2020, you must keep in mind that the language used in the books has to to be simple and easy to understand.

  • Always believe in the study material that you have. Avoid picking up any new study material at the last minute of the preparation.

  • You must select the books,  that had recently been published.

  • Always choose a book of famous authors in order to have the correct explanation of all the topics in the syllabus.

  • Choose a book that covers all the topics and sub-topics of the GPAT syllabus.

Best Books for GPAT 2020 Preparation

We've provided the list of best books for GPAT preparation as per different sections of the entrance exam.

Books for Pharmacology

Name of the book


Pharmacology Test Prep: 1500 USMLE-Style Questions & Answers

Mario Babbini, Mary L. Thomas

Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics

Goodman and Gillman

Basic and Clinical Pharmacology 14E

Bertram G. Katzung, Anthony J. Trevo

Basic and Clinical Pharmacology



Rang & Dale

Essential of Medical Pharmacology

K D Tripathi

Books for Pharmaceutics

Name of the book


Pharmaceutics: The Science of Dosage Form Design


GPAT: A Companion

N N Inamdar

Physical Pharmacy


Modern Pharmaceutics

Banker Rhodes

Books for Pharmacognosy

Name of the book


Text Book of Pharmacognosy

E. Walis

Trease and Evan’s Pharmacognosy

William Charles Evans

Text Book of Pharmacognosy

 Treas and Evans

The Pearson Guide to GPAT

Umang Shah


C K Kokat

Books for Pharmaceutical Analysis

Name of the book




Instrumental methods of Chemical Analysis  

B. K. Sarma

Spectroscopy and Titration


Modern Technology of Pharmaceutical Analysis

Nirav Son



Text Book of Pharmaceutical Analysis

K. A. Connors

Books for Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Name of the book


Medicinal Chemistry

S N Pande

Organic Chemistry

Morrison & Boyd

Books for Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics

Name of the book


Davis’s Pocket Clinical Drug Reference

Cynthia Sanoski & Shamim Tejan

Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics

Roger Walker & Cate Whittlesea

Books for Microbiology

Name of the book


Industrial microbiology

Prescott and Dunn

Industrial microbiology




Books for Physical Chemistry

Name of the book


Advanced Physical Chemistry

Carol A. Venanzi

Physical Chemistry Lecture Notes

Prof. Rob Schurko R.W. Schurko, University of Windsor

Physical Chemistry

Dr. R. R. Misra

Introductory Physical Chemistry

Rob Schurko

Books for Biochemistry

Name of the book


Lipids: Biochemistry, Biotechnology and Health

Michael I. Gurr, John L. Harwood, Keith N


By Lehninger

Biochemistry of Lipids, Lipoproteins and Membranes edited

J.E. Vance, Dennis E. Vance

Biochemistry and Clinical Pathology

M. R. Chaudhari, Y. A. Kulkarni, S. B. Gokhale

Books for Organic Chemistry

Name of the book


Advance Organic Chemistry: Reaction, Mechanism & Structure

Jerry March

Organic Chemistry

Morrison & Boyd

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