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Guru Nanak Dev University Common Entrance Test(M.Pharmacy) Exam Pattern

Exam Pattern

  • M. Pharmacy Entrance Exam is an Objective Type paper.
  • The paper will consist of 100 objective type questions.
  • Sections -
  • Pharmaceutics, 
  • Medicinal Chemistry and
  • Pharmacology, 
  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry, 
  • Pharmaceutical Analysis,
  •  Biochemistry, 
  • Microbiology.

Test Duration- 2 hours

Total Marks:- 100

Marking System –

  • 1 mark will be given for each right answer .
  • There will be no negative marking.

Syllabus Summary

No. Of Subject 9
No. Of Unit 9
No. Of Chapter 70
Chapters
  1. Matter and properties of matter
  2. Micromeretics and powder rheology
  3. Surface and interfacial phenomenon
  4. Viscosity and rheology
  5. Dispersion systems
  6. Complexation
  7. Kinetics and drug Stability
Chapters
  1. Sources of crude drugs of natural origin and their classification
  2. plant growth regulators
  3. Adulteration and types of adulterants
  4. Methods of evaluation of crude drugs
  5. classes of phytoconstituents- Alkaloids
  6. diagnostic features
  7. chemical constituents
  8. substituents and allied drugs
  9. Study of fibres used in pharmacy
  10. Plant tissue culture
  11. Applications of plant tissue culture
Chapters
  1. Quality assurance and quality control methods
  2. Pharmacopoeial assays
  3. Chromatographic methods (Paper, TLC, Column, GC and HPLC)
  4. Conductometry and Polarography
  5. Gravimetric analysis
  6. Concepts of qualitative and quantitative analysis
Chapters
  1. General pharmacological principles including Toxicology
  2. Autonomic nervous system
  3. Gastro intestinal system and Respiratory system
  4. Pharmacology of Autacoids
  5. Pharmacology of Endocrine system
  6. Thyroid hormones and Antithyroid drugs
  7. Insulin
  8. Oral hypoglycemics
  9. Estrogens
  10. Progesterone and Oral contraceptives
  11. Androgens and Anabolic steroids
  12. Chemotherapeutic agents
  13. Clinical Pharmacy
Chapters
  1. Preformulation studies
  2. Pharmaceutical calculations
  3. blood products and plasma substitutes and surgical products
  4. Cosmetic preparations
Chapters
  1. Gastrointestinal agents
  2. Electrolytes
  3. Haematinics
  4. Topical agents
  5. Dental products
Chapters
  1. Passage of drugs across biological barrier
  2. Basic principles of Pharmacokinetics
  3. Compartment kinetics
  4. Concept of clearance
  5. I.V. drug administration
  6. Bioavailability and bioequivalence
  7. Concept of clearance
Chapters
  1. Introduction to drug design
  2. Stereochemistry of drug molecules
  3. Hypnotics and Sedatives
  4. Neuroleptics
  5. Antidepressants
  6. Anxiolytics
  7. Anticonvulsants
  8. Local Anaesthetics
  9. Cardiovascular drugs
  10. Antihypertensive drugs
  11. Antihistaminics
  12. Analgesics
  13. Chemotherapeutic agents
Chapters
  1. Pharmacy Act 1948
  2. Drugs and Cosmetics Act 1940 and Rules 1945 and amendments thereto
  3. Narcotic Drugs & Psychotropic Substances Act 1985 and Rules
  4. Drugs Price Control Order

How to prepare

Preparation Strategy

Make a proper Time Table

It is very important that you make a timetable and stick to it and you will have an exact idea of what you are required to study and the time required for it.

Concept clarity rather than rotes learning

It is essential that you have a clear idea of the formulas and concepts rather than rote learning of things for the papers. While you might require it for memorizing formulas it is important that for other stuff you make sure you clear your basics and concepts before moving on.

Prepare Notes

It is very important to make small notes or a comprehensive list of formulas on each covered topic and chapter which will come in handy at the time of revision. This will require you to be regular with your work but will surely make things easy at the time of revision.

Seek guidance

It is not possible for you to know everything in your syllabus, at least not at the time of preparation. Sooner or later you will run into a concept or so which will give you trouble and then it is best you seek guidance from an instructor or a teacher. It is necessary that you clear your doubts at regular intervals and don’t prolong things for long. Getting into a good coaching class is nothing to be ashamed off and if anything a regular coaching class will enable you to avoid roadblocks in your preparation.

Sample Papers

Even though there may be a complete change in the exam pattern or the expected questions altogether, it is important that you practice on the sample and previous years question papers available for the engineering exam you’d be attempting. You will know the existing pattern and have a fair idea of the type of questions to expect in the paper along with the time constraint.

Mock tests

The paper pattern, duration of the paper and the number of questions to be attempted in the given amount of time is not something you will be able to pick up on the day of the examination. A Mock Test tests a student’s abilities as it not only provides a similar feel of real exams but also helps in building speed and confident to face the exam. Furthermore, they can improve their performance to get an extra edge in actual exams.

Time management

Time management can be learnt through thorough practice and regular test taking. So it is important that you practice it and practice it well.

Negative marking

Most the entrance examinations will have negative marking and everyone would suggest you stay clear of questions are not sure about. But some experts are of the opinion that you answer the questions in which you are confused between an option or two because there will also be a chance of getting it right.

Duration : 2 Hours

Important Instructions

a)  For Bachelor Degree Courses, candidates can submit a single form for applying in more than one course within a stream (Sciences/Humanities) giving the names of the courses in the order of priority. For streams of Science and Humanities separate applications shall be submitted.

b)  For Postgraduate Courses and other courses candidates applying in more than one course shall have to submit separate forms.

c) Each application form shall be submitted with an application fee of Rs. 1000/-. For schedule caste candidates the application fee shall be Rs. 500/-. However for B.Tech./B.Arch. Courses (except B.Tech. URP) the one time counselling fee will be Rs. 2000/-(Non-refundable).

d) There will be no migration from the Academic Session 2016-17.