GPAT Exam Pattern 2020

Deepika Narwal Updated On: 22 Aug, 2019 12:41 IST

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GPAT 2020 Exam Pattern

GPAT 2020 exam pattern will help candidates get an idea about the kind of questions asked in the exam as well as what should be the GPAT preparation strategy. GPAT 2020 will take place on 24th January 2020. The exam will be held in a single session for about 3 hours and the candidates must know about the detailed syllabus of GPAT once they understand the exam pattern.

GPAT exam pattern is expected to remain the same even though from 2020 it will be conducted by NTA. The conducting body of GPAT is the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). GPAT 2020 score will be accepted by all AICTE approved universities, institutes, and colleges.  

GPAT 2020 is an online exam, which is organised once a year. The examination will comprise of 125 questions, and candidates will get 180 minutes to complete the exam. GPAT will have MCQs (Multiple Choice Type questions) related to various subjects such as Organic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Pharmaceutics, Physical Pharmacy, and Pharmaceutical Chemistry among others.

Highlights of GPAT 2020 Exam Pattern

Name of examination

Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test 

Popularly known as



Once a year

Examination Mode


Total number of questions


Total Duration

3 Hours (180 minutes)

Total Marks


GPAT Exam Pattern

The table below lists the number of questions and maximum marks for each section:

Types of questions

Maximum Marks

No. of Questions

Logical Reasoning



General Awareness



Language Comprehension



Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation



A trial test will be available for the candidates so they get an idea of the online test.

At the test center, every candidate will be given a computer terminal and a scratch paper for calculations. After the exam, the candidate must leave the scratch paper at the desk. Rough work cannot be done on any other sheet/paper as that will not be allowed inside the room. No breaks will be given during the exam.

GPAT 2020 Marking Scheme

  • Every correct answer is awarded 4 marks. Thus, the total maximum possible score in GPAT 2020 is 500.
  • For every incorrect answer in GPAT, 1 mark is deducted.
  • Unanswered question or not attempting a question does not attract any negative marking in GPAT 2020.

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