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Siksha 'O' Anusandhan University Admission Test (M.Pharma) Exam Pattern

Exam Pattern

The entrance exam question paper shall be of multiple choices.

Exam pattern covers various areas of the subjects according to the units mentioned in Syllabus viz. 

  • Pharmaceutics, 
  • Medicinal Chemistry ,
  • Pharmacology, 
  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry,
  •  Pharmaceutical Analysis, 
  • Biochemistry, 
  • Microbiology.

Total Question - 120

Total Marks - 120 x 4 = 480 marks

Test duration- 2 Hours

Marking System –

  • Each correct answer shall carry four marks whereas each incorrect answer will lead to deduction of one mark.
  • Each unanswered question will carry zero marks.
  • If more than one circle is darkened for one question, it will be treated as an incorrect answer and one mark will be deducted.

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 Schedule of studies

 

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

Focus on Concept clarity

It is essential that you have a clear idea of the concepts and formulae 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.

Arm yourself with relevant Notes

It is very important 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.

Revision of basic concepts from your school books

Make sure that you revise the basic concepts from the syllabus of these classes before starting anything new as most of the Pharmacy exams will be for admission to undergraduate courses.

Go to a mentor and 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.

Keep a piles of 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 Pharmacy 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.

Write 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. Try to build up an Pharmacy Entrance Exam Test Prep MCQ Question Bank

Beat the Ticking Demon

Every exam calls for answering maximum number of questions within a stipulated time. Hence, time management is very important. It can be mastered 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

1.The SAAT – 2016 will be held at different centers as per the schedule. 2.The medium of examination is English. 3.The examination hall shall be opened to the candidates half an hour before the examination commences. No candidate will be allowed to enter into the examination hall without a valid original / duplicate admit card. 4.Candidates are required to take their respective seats at least 15 minutes before the commencement of the examination, strictly according to the sitting chart notified earlier by the Centre Superintendent. 5.In no case a candidate shall be allowed to enter the examination hall after the examination starts. 6.Attendance will be taken by the invigilators on the Attendance Roll sheets provided by the Director (Admissions), with full signature of candidates against their Roll Numbers, 15 minutes before the commencement of examination. During the examination the candidates have to enter their Roll Number, the Application Number and the Answer Sheet and also Serial Number on the Attendance Roll sheets, which shall be verified by the invigilators. 7. No candidate will be allowed to leave the hall without surrendering his/ her question booklet and answer sheet until the examination is over. Ordinarily no candidate shall be allowed to leave the hall temporarily during the examination. 8.Candidates suffering from any disease which renders their presence in the examination hall undesirable in the interest of other candidates will not ordinarily be allowed to enter the examination hall. Candidates are not allowed to have substitute writers, normally. 9.Candidates should bring their own black / blue ball pens, HB pencils for writing and blackening the circles. Books, printed papers (other than their Admit Cards), manuscripts, or electronic gadgets such as mobile phones, cell phones and electronic diary calculators etc, should not be taken into the examination hall. 10.The candidates are advised to check the perfectness the question booklet and answer sheet before attempting to answer. In case page/pages are found missing, torn or not in order, the candidates should immediately report to the invigilator and get a fresh question answer book issued after surrendering the defective ones. 11.Candidates are not permitted to talk to each other in the examination hall. No one should receive any help from or assist another in any manner. Malpractice in any form detected during or after the examination would lead to not only cancellation of candidature but also more severe punishment as deemed fit by the SAAT–2016 committee. 12. A candidate should write his/her roll number as assigned in his/her admit card and sign in the space provided in the question booklet and answer sheet. He/she should in no case write anywhere else in the answer sheet his/ her own name, roll number or any thing else that is not strictly related with the answers to the questions given. Writing of any such thing a serious offence. The answersheet without the candidate’s roll number clearly written in the space provided will not be examined. 13.A candidate wishing to say anything should stand up in his/her seat and remain standing till the invigilator attends him/her. He/she should in no case leave the seat or make any noise to draw the invigilator’s attention. 14.In any other matter not mentioned in these rules, the Centre Superintendent is empowered to take necessary decisions.