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Guru Nanak Dev University Common Entrance Test(M.Pharmacy)
Pen & Paper | State Level Exam
Application Fee - General - Rs.1000 | SC / ST - Rs.500
Important Dates
Registration Date
Jun 03, 2016
Admit Card Date
Jul 01, 2016
Test Date
Jul 11, 2016
Result Date
Jul 17, 2016

How to Prepare for GNDU CET 2016

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.

GNDU CET 2016 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.


1) Tell me about Guru Nanak Dev University(GNDU)?

Guru Nanak Dev University was established at Amritsar on November 24, 1969 to mark the 500th birth anniversary of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji. It is both a residential and an affiliating university. In conceiving the future course of the University, the objectives enshrined in the Guru Nanak Dev University Act 1969, emphasised that the new University would make provision for imparting education and promoting research in the humanities, learned professions, sciences, especially of applied nature and technology.

2) Where is GNDU(Guru Nanak Dev University)?

Guru Nanak Dev University Grand Trunk Road, Off NH1, Amritsar, Punjab 143001.

3) What is the procedure for taking admission in GNDU CET ?

The admission will be made, in the order of preference for specialization, on the basis of score in the GPAT and in case of non-availability of GPAT qualified candidates the admission will be based on merit in the Entrance Test to be conducted by the Department.
GPAT qualified candidates must indicate their GPAT score and rank in admission form under the column "Any other Qualification". 

4) How do I get the application form for admission?

For filling up application form online can be accessed at official website.The candidates shall fill up online the application form very carefully. They are required to fill up all the applicable columns with utmost care. They are advised to remember their ‘password’ as the same may be needed at the time of counselling.

5) The admit card has been issued but I am unable to login. What should I do now?

Not to worry, when the admit card is released the website crashes down due to high traffic. The conducting body will take the appropriate measures to resolve the issue.

6) Where Will I Find The Test Syllabus ?

Go to the website , click on the admission read more tab,then click on the test syllabi tab under heading “about GNDU application”. 

7) How Can I Make Corrections In My Application Form ?

Write an application mentioning the corrections to be done in the application form & send it along with the application form.

8) How will I get my Admit Card?

You will need to download your Admit Card from the official website of Guru Nanak Dev University.

9) I forgot my application number, how do I download my admit card?

It can be downloaded by submitting e­mail id and DoB. However, check the confirmation page of the application form, the required number will be given there.

10) When shall I receive the GNDU CET admit card?

You can download admit card from first week of July. You must not mutilate the admit card nor make any change therein.

11) What details will be mentioned in the Admit Card?

The admit card will contain the photo, name and signature of the candidate, GNDU Roll number, test date, time, reporting time at the venue, venue name, venue address and brief instructions for the candidate.

12) Can I change my preferred test city after I have submitted my form?

No. No data can be changed once the form is finally submitted.

13) If I do not take my test, will I be eligible for a refund?

No. Your fees will not be refunded in case you do not appear for your test as per your scheduled location, date and time.

14) What are the permitted materials I can bring with me to the test centre?

None. You will not be permitted to bring any personal items to the test centre, including but not limited to wrist-watch, cellphones, calculators, etc.

15) What are the eligibility criteria for taking GNDU CET M.Pharmacy ?

  • B. Pharmacy degree examination of Guru Nanak Dev University or any other recognized University/Institution with 60% marks (55% for SC/ST).
  • 80% seats are reserved for candidates who have qualified GPAT and passed B. Pharmacy examination of GuruNanakDevUniversity. However, if eligible candidate(s) are not available under above category, the vacant seats shall be open to the candidates who have qualified GPAT and B.Pharm. examination from other universities.

16) I am 35 years old, B.pharm degree holder. should I eligible for GNDU CET M.Pharmacy ?

Yes, any person from pharmacy professional (degree holder)can appear for examination of GNDU CET M.Pharmacy. Currently there is no age limit for appearing GPAT Examination.

17) I received GPAT scorecard. Am I eligible to apply fo GNDU CET M.Pharmacy?

Having received GPAT scorecard does not mean that you have qualified in GPAT. Please see the GPAT scorecard for details on qualification. Make sure that your GPAT marks are above the cut-off marks of your category and GPAT paper. You will not be considered for GNDU admission if you do not meet the GPAT qualifying marks criterion even though you are allowed to submit the application.

18) What is the duration of the test?

The duration of test will be 120 minutes.

19) If I have done Graduation through PART TIME or DISTANCE LEARNING MODE, am I eligible to apply for GNDU CET M.Pharmacy exam?

No,you are not allowed.

20) Will there be negative marking in GNDU CET M.Pharmacy exam?

No,there are no negative marking.

21) If I complete my exam before two hours, can I leave early?

No. even if you complete the exam before the scheduled end time, you will not be allowed to leave the exam hall. You are allowed to leave the exam only after the scheduled two hours of exam are over. You cannot leave in between the exam even if you finish the exam early.

22) I am a B. Pharmacy third year student. Am I eligible for GNDU CET M.Pharmacy ?

No, B. Pharmacy third year students are not eligible to appear in GNDU CET M.Pharmacy examination.

23) Will I get to see my scores on the test day? cannot see your scores on the test day.

24) Is GNDU CET (M.Pharmacyh) result based on ranking or percentile?

The result is based on ranking.

25) For how long is the GNDU CET (M.Pharmacy) score valid?

The GNDU CET (M.Pharmacy) score is valid for just one year.

26) How many Seats are covered under the GNDU CET (M.Pharmacy)Entrance test ?

  • There are 30 seats covered under the GNDU CET (M.Pharmacy) Entrance test  
  • Note:-80% seats are reserved for candidates who have qualified GPAT and passed B. Pharmacy examination of GuruNanakDevUniversity.

27) What is the fee structure for M.Pharmacy program at Guru Nanak Dev University ?

Fee (Approximate) Rs. 86465/-(1st.Sem.) Rs.69000/-(2nd Sem.) .

28) Guru nanak dev university approved by the Government ?

G.N.D.U. is both a residential and an affiliating university.The National Assessment and Accreditation Council accredited. The university at the five star level.

29) How is seat allocation done?

The first indicative seat allocation list may comprise of some additional seats over and above the total available seats among the participating institutions.

30) Do all students get hostel facilities?

  • All rights of admission to the hostels are reserved with the Dean Students Welfare. Application for admission, on the prescribed Form, available in the offices of the wardens, accompanied by two passport size photographs, attested by the Head of the Department will be made in the students own handwriting and personally submitted to the warden of the hostel. Local students from within a radius of 40 kilometers (25 kilometers in case of girls), evening students, employees and part-time students are not eligible for admission to the hostel. Admission to hostel will be sought afresh in every academic session. Research Fellows are treated at par with other students.  
  • As the number of seats in the hostels is limited, accommodation in hostel shall not be available to all the applicants. The students are advised to make alternative arrangements for their stay outside the campus in that case.

31) What is the Counselling fee?

Counselling fee is the payment made by a candidate to show his/her seriousness/commitment in taking admission in any of the participating NLU(s). Counselling fee is not a separate fee, it is the adjustable advance paid which subsequently gets adjusted at the time of admission from the fee payable to the respective University by a candidate.

32) Do my parents need to accompany me when I come for counselling?

No, it is not mandatory for your parents to be come with you.