GPAT Exam Analysis 2018

Shreya Sareen Updated On: 15 Nov, 2018 11:37 IST

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GPAT 2018 Exam Analysis

GPAT is a popular exam for admission to best M.Pharm Colleges in India. Conducted by AICTE every year in the month of January, the online exam is a gateway for students to pursue higher education in the field of Pharmacy. Once the result is out, the admission rounds take place until the month of April and the academic sessions start in July-Aug. GPAT 2018 was held on 21st January, 2018, and candidates would be able to check the GPAT Answer Key 2018 soon after the exam is conducted.

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GPAT 2017 Exam Analysis

GPAT 2017 was conducted on 28th & 29th January 2018. Overall, the examination was easy as compared to the GPAT exam conducted in 2016. According to some students, 3 hours was sufficient for them to complete the paper and they even had spare time to review their answers. The questions asked in the paper were from various topics including Microbiology, Ceutics, Pharmaceutical Jurisprudance, Pharmaceutical Analysis, Medicinial Chemistry, Cognosy, Organic & Inorganic Chemistry, Cology & Pharmaceutical Management.

Section-wise Analysis of GPAT 2017

Pharma Ceutics: This section was quite simple. Out of the total 20 questions, around 12-14 turned out to be quite easy as they only required implementation of basic concepts. Around 15-17 attempts with 90% accuracy was considered good for this section.

Cognosy: With moderate difficulty level, this section had many direct questions. Out of the 19 questions, around 13-15 attempts with 90% accuracy was considered good.

Pharmaceutical Analysis: Rated as an easy section to attempt, it had a total of 13 questions. In this section, there were 3 Statement/Conclusion type questions. Also, there were single questions only and no set-based questions in this section. Out of the 13 questions, around 8-9 attempts with 90% accuracy was considered good.

Chemistry (Medicinal/Organic/Inorganic): The difficulty level of this section was easy-to-medium, with total number of 30 questions. Around 15-17 attempts with 85-90% accuracy was considered good.

Pharma Cology: There were around 15 questions in this section and the difficulty level was moderate. Around 9-11 attempts with 85% accuracy was considered good.

Pharmaceutical Jurisprudance/Pharmaceutical Management/Microbiology: This section had been rated as easy. Out of all 26 questions, around 6-8 attempts with 90% accuracy was considered good.

Section  No. of Questions Difficulty Level Good Attempts
Pharma Ceutics 20 Easy to Moderate 15+
Cognosy 19 Easy to Moderate 13+
Pharmaceutical Analysis 13 Easy 8+
Chemistry 30 Moderate to Difficult 15+
Pharma Cology 17 Moderate 9+
Pharmaceutical Jurisprudance / Pharmaceutical Management / Microbiology 26 Easy to Moderate 20+
Overall 125 Easy to Moderate 80+

Disclaimer: All details related to analysis have been gathered from various sources, and are subject to change. Candidates must cross-check with the official website of the examination before taking a final decision.

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