GPAT Eligibility Criteria 2019

Deepika Narwal Updated On: 04 Oct, 2018 15:57 IST


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GPAT 2019 Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility norms for appearing in GPAT 2019 is defined by NTA (National Testing Agency). Candidates should go through the norms before filling the online application form. Following is the GPAT 2019 eligibility criteria:

  • Candidate should be a citizen of India.
  • Candidate should have a Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy, which means that 4 years after 10+2, including lateral entry candidates.
  • Candidates in the final year of B. Pharmacy programme are also eligible to appearing in the GPAT exam.
  • B.Tech in Pharmaceutical and fine chemical technology/any Equivalent examination candidates are not eligible to appear for GPAT examination.
  • There is no upper age limit for this examination.



1. If a candidate has done graduation through part-time or distance learning mode, is he/she eligible to apply for GPAT 2019?

Yes, the candidate can apply as long as the Bachelor's degree is approved by respective statutory bodies.

2. Will a B. Pharmacy third-year student be eligible for GPAT 2019?

No, B. Pharmacy third-year students are not eligible to appear in GPAT examination.

3. Can a candidate appear for GPAT 2019 for practice purpose even if he/she is not eligible?

No. Only eligible candidates are allowed to appear for the entrance test.

4. Who is eligible to appear for the test under Physically Disabled category?

As per the “Persons with Disability Act, 1995”, a candidate appearing for GPAT 2019 qualifies to be Physically Disabled (PD) if he/she suffers from any of the below listed disabilities, to the extent of not less than 40% as certified by a medical authority. Below mentioned are the categories defined by NTA for PWD candidates: Dumb, Visually impaired, Hearing Impairment, Physically handicapped.

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