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VMU AICEE(M.Pharm.) Exam Pattern

Exam Pattern

Exam Pattern for M.Pharm

The entrance examination for admission to the M. Pharm course will usually have an objective model question paper.

  • Pharmaceutics- 20 questions

  • Pharmacology- 20 questions

  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry- 20 questions

  • Pharmaceutical Analysis- 20 questions

  • English Proficiency- 20 questions

  • 20 questions will be there from each section, total 100 questions, with 1 mark for each question.


Test duration- 1.30 Hours

Marking System – There is no negative marking. Candidates are required to answer 100 questions within 90 minutes.

Syllabus Summary

No. Of Subject 9
No. Of Unit 9
No. Of Chapter 70
  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
  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
  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
  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
  1. Preformulation studies
  2. Pharmaceutical calculations
  3. blood products and plasma substitutes and surgical products
  4. Cosmetic preparations
  1. Gastrointestinal agents
  2. Electrolytes
  3. Haematinics
  4. Topical agents
  5. Dental products
  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
  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
  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

Exam syllabus for M.Pharm-

The M.Pharm entrance will be based on the syllabus of B. Pharm course. Candidates are required to have knowledge of subjects studied at the graduate level.

  • Pharmaceutics

  • Pharmacology

  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry

  • Pharmaceutical Analysis

  • English Proficiency


Preparation Strategy

Make a proper Time Table

It is very important that you make a time table 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 rote 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 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. 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 : 90 Minutes

Important Instructions

Fill in each colomn in your own handwriting. Place a tick mark ( ) wherever necessary. Strike off the por tion(s) not applicable when alternatives are stated. Incomplete applications will be summarily rejected. Do not enclose any original cer tificates. Ensure all information furnished in the application are clear and correct, failing which the application / admission may be cancelled. Mere admission to the entrance examination does not confer on the candidate any right of admission to the course of study applied for. Candidates should report at the examination hall, at least 30 minutes before the scheduled time of starting of the examination with Hall Ticket, pen, pencil and eraser. Hall Ticket should be produced at the time of entrance examination without fail. No candidate shall be allowed to write the entrance examination without the Hall Ticket. Those issued with provisional Hall Tickets must get them regularized as directed, before the examination. Candidates shall not carry any bits of paper or other incriminating materials, including calculators and mobile phones, inside the examination hall. No candidate will be allowed to go outside the examination hall till completion of the first one hour duration. Candidates found misbehaving or using unfair means or resorting to impersonation, will have their candidature cancelled and will be liable to be debarred from taking Entrance Examinations of this University any further. The OMR answer sheet of the candidate should be handed over to the Hall Superintendent along with the question booklet. If any candidate fails to do so, his/her candidature shall be cancelled. University will not be responsible for any postal delay or loss in postal transit.