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GPAT Eligibility Criteria 2022

Updated By Samiksha Rautela on 11 Mar, 2022 17:45

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GPAT 2022 Eligibility Criteria

Before applying for the examination, candidates must check the GPAT 2022 eligibility criteria. Fulfilling the eligibility criteria of GPAT 2022 is essential before beginning with the application form. The eligibility criteria include parameters such as age limit, educational qualifications, and nationality which have to be fulfilled.

GPAT will be conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA). The mandatory criterion is a Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy. GPAT 2022 admit card will be issued only after the candidates have submitted their application form on time and fulfilled the eligibility criteria specified by NTA.

Detailed GPAT 2022 Eligibility Criteria

Following is the GPAT 2022 eligibility criteria:


  • The candidate should be a citizen of India.

Age Criteria

  • There is no upper age limit for this examination.

Academic Qualification

  • The candidate should have a Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy, which means 4 years after 10+2, including lateral entry candidates.
  • Candidates in the final year of the B. Pharmacy programme are also eligible to appear for GPAT
  • B. Tech in Pharmaceutical and fine chemical technology/any Equivalent examination candidates are not eligible to appear for GPAT examination.

GPAT Eligibility Criteria for Visually Challenged Candidates

Visually challenged candidates who opt for a reader have to fulfil the following eligibility criteria:

  • The reader’s academic qualifications should be lower than that of the candidate.

  • He/she cannot be a family member of the candidate.

  • The reader must not be involved in the academic preparation for GPAT 2022

  • The reader’s age must be less than 19 as of January 17, 2022.

GPAT Eligibility Criteria for PwD Candidates

The PwD categories for GPAT as defined by NTA are given below:

  • Visually impaired
  • Physically handicapped
  • Hearing-impaired
  • Dumb

PwD candidates are given testing assistance and it depends on what the candidate has specified in the application form.

The visually impaired will be offered screen/font enlargement. They are also offered an abacus (without the calculator). Screen magnification will be done by the test centre whereas the abacus will have to be arranged by the candidate.

Visually impaired as well as candidates who have cerebral palsy will be allowed to have a reader. This has to be arranged by the candidate.

Hearing-impaired candidates will be allowed to have hearing aids, which must be arranged by the candidate.

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FAQs about GPAT Eligibility

What is the maximum age limit to apply for GPAT 2022?

There is no upper/ maximum age limit for GPAT 2022 exam.

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