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GPAT Syllabus 2020. Information about Syllabus for Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test.

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National Testing Agency (NTA)releases the Graduate Pharmacy Admission Test- GPAT 2020 syllabus. Major topics and sub-topics to be covered thereunder are mentioned explicitly in the curriculum of GAPT 2020. The candidates who prepare with all focus on the Syllabus of GPAT 2020 score well and stand better chances to crack the examination securing a seat in top institutes offering M. Pharm. And Detailed Information about GPAT Syllabus 2020 to follow this page.

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GPAT Syllabus 2020. Information about Syllabus for Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test.

GPAT Syllabus 2020. Information about Syllabus for Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test.

GPAT 2020 Syllabus @gpat.nta.nic.in

 GPAT 2020 Syllabus focuses on various dimensions of pharmaceutics. Candidates can refer to the following Syllabus for GPAT 2020 and understand the GPAT syllabus in detail.


  • General Pharmacology
  • Principles of toxicology
  • Drugs acting on the urinary system
  • Pharmacology of peripheral nervous system
  • Pharmacology of central nervous System
  • Pharmacology of the cardiovascular system
  • Immunopharmacology
  • Drugs acting on Respiratory system
  • Pharmacology of Endocrine system
  • Neurohumoral transmission in autonomic and central nervous system
  • Vitamins & Minerals
  • Chemotherapy
  • Autacoids and their Antagonists
  • Pharmacology of drug acting on the gastrointestinal tract
  • Chronopharmacology

Physical Chemistry:

  • Composition & physical states of matter
  • Refractive index
  • Solutions
  • Electrochemistry,
  • Kinetics
  • Colligative Properties
  • Thermodynamics
  • Ionic equilibrium

Physical Pharmacy:

  • Buffer
  • Solubility
  • Matter, properties of matter
  • Viscosity and rheology
  • Surface and interfacial phenomenon
  • Dispersion systems
  • Complexation
  • Micromeritics and powder rheology

Organic Chemistry:

  • General principles
  • Pericyclic reactions
  • Aromaticity & chemistry of aromatic compounds
  • Different classes of compounds
  • Amino acids & proteins
  • Different aromatic levels of compounds
  • Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons
  • Stereochemistry
  • Carbohydrates
  • Carbonyl Chemistry
  • Heterocyclic Chemistry
  • Protection & deprotection of groups
  • Bridged rings
  • Kinetic & thermodynamic control

Dispensing and Hospital Pharmacy:

  • Introduction to laboratory equipment, weighing methodology, handling of prescriptions, labeling instructions for distributed products
  • Posological calculations involved in the calculation of dosage for infants.
  • Study of current patent and proprietary products, generic products and selected brand products, indications, contraindications, adverse drug reactions, available dosage forms, and packing
  • Compounding and dispensing of following prescriptions
  • Reading and counseling of medicines from the clinical practice.
  • Enlarging and reducing formula, displacement value
  • Preparations of formulations involving allegation, alcohol dilution, isotonic solution

Pharmaceutical Chemistry:

Pharmaceutical Inorganic Chemistry

Medicinal Chemistry

Dentifrices, desensitizing agents, & anticaries agents

Various classes of therapeutic agents

Pharmaceutical Impurities

Different classes of therapeutic drugs


Therapeutic classes of drugs


Different classes of therapeutic drugs

Pharmaceutical Jurisprudence:

Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, and Rules thereunder

Factory Act

Shops and Establishment Act

Introduction to Intellectual Property Rights and Indian Patent Act 1970

An Introduction to Standard Institutions and Regulatory Authorities such as BIS, ASTM, ISO, TGA, USFDA, MHRA, ICH, WHO

Minimum Wages Act 1948

Prevention of Food Adulteration Act 1954 and Rules

Industrial Development and Regulation act 1951

Drugs and Magic Remedies (Objectionable Advertisements) Act 1954

Medicinal and Toilet Preparations (Excise Duties) Act 1955, Rules 1976

Historical background Drug legislation in India, Code of Ethics for Pharmacists

The Pharmacy Act 1948

Drugs and Cosmetics Act 1940, Rules 1945, including New Drug applications

Consumer Protection Act

Indian Pharmaceutical Industry- An Overview

Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act 1970 and Rules 1975

Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1960

Drug (Price Control) Order

Pharmaceutical Management:

  • Introduction to management
  • Inventory Management
  • Communication
  • Research Management
  • Human resource and development (HRD)
  • Planning and Forecasting
  • Organization
  • World trade organization (WTO) and trade-related intellectual property rights (TRIPS)
  • Standard institutions and regulatory authorities
  • GATT
  • Marketing Research
  • Leadership and motivation


Pharmacy Profession & Introduction to Pharmaceuticals

Introduction to dosage form

Biological products

Pharmaceutical Plant, location, layout

Ophthalmic preparations


Packaging Materials


Pilot plant scale-up techniques

Dosage Form Necessities and Additives


Sources of drug information


Parenteral - product requiring sterile packaging




Stability of formulated products

Prolonged Action Pharmaceuticals

Novel Drug delivery system

GMP and Validation


Allopathic dosage form

Crude extract

Allergenic extract


Liquids(solutions, syrups, elixirs, spirits, aromatic water, liquid for external uses)

Pharmaceutical Aerosols



Pharmaceutical Engineering:

  • Material of constructions
  • Drying
  • Size reduction and size separation
  • Extraction
  • Mixing
  • Crystallization
  • Automated process control systems
  • Industrial hazards & safety precautions
  • Evaporation
  • Distillation
  • Fluid flow
  • Heat transfer
  • Filtration and Centrifugation
  • Dehumidification and humidity control
  • Refrigeration and air conditioning


Introductory Pharmacognosy

Classification of crude drugs

Plant products

Principles of plant classification

Pharmaceutical aids

Animal products

Traditional herbal drugs

Plants based industries and research institutes in India


Ayurvedic system of medicine

Homeopathic system of medicine

Toxic drugs


Natural pesticides and insecticides

Adulteration and evaluation of crude drugs

Quantitative microscopy

Factors influencing quality of crude drugs

Techniques in microscopy

Introduction to phytoconstituents

Biogenetic pathways

Carbohydrates & lipids


Volatile oils

Resinous drugs



Extraction and Isolation Techniques


Quality control and Standardization of herbal drugs

Herbal formulations

Worldwide trade of crude drugs and volatile oils

Herbal cosmetics




Human Anatomy and Physiology:

  • Cell physiology
  • Endocrine Glands
  • Reproductive System
  • Gastrointestinal tract
  • Respiratory System
  • Autonomic nervous system
  • Cardiovascular system
  • Lymphatic system
  • The Blood
  • Sense organs
  • Skeletal System
  • Central Nervous system
  • Urinary System

Pharmaceutical Analysis:

Importance of quality control in pharmacy

Acid-base titrations


Extraction techniques



General principles of spectroscopy

Mass spectrometry


Nephelometry & Turbidimetry

Ultraviolet-visible Spectrometry


Flame photometry & atomic absorption spectrometry

Infrared spectrometry

Miscellaneous methods of analysis

Non-aqueous titrations

Oxidation-reduction titrations

Precipitation titrations

Complexometric titrations

Proton nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometry






Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics:

  • Drug information services, Drug interactions
  • Drug interaction in pediatric and geriatric patients, drug treatment during pregnancy, lactation, and menstruation
  • Therapeutic drug monitoring, adverse drug reaction (ADR), types of ADR, Mechanism of ADR. Drug interaction, Monitoring, and reporting of ADR and its significance
  • Age-related drug therapy: concept of posology, drug therapy for neonates, pediatrics, and geriatrics. Drugs used in pregnancy and lactation
  • Drug therapy in gastrointestinal, hepatic, renal, cardiovascular and Respiratory Disorders
  • Pharmacovigilance, Therapeutic drug monitoring, Neutraceuticals, essential medicines, and rational drug usage
  • General Principles, preparation, maintenance, analysis of observational records in Clinical Pharmacy
  • Drug therapy in infections of the respiratory system, urinary system, infective meningitis, TB, HIV, malaria, and filaria
  • Drug therapy for thyroid and parathyroid disorders, diabetes mellitus, menstrual cycle disorders, menopause, and male sexual dysfunction
  • Drug therapy for malignant diseases like leukemia, lymphoma and solid tumors
  • Drug therapy for rheumatic, eye and skin disorders
  • Clinical trials, type, and phases of clinical trials, placebo, ethical and regulatory issues including Good clinical practice in clinical trials
  • Drug therapy for neurological and psychological disorders.


  • Cell
  • Lipids
  • Enzymes
  • Nucleic acids
  • Vitamins
  • Biological oxidations & reductions
  • Carbohydrates
  • Proteins
  • Hereditary diseases

Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics:

  • Bio-pharmaceutics
  • Bio-pharmaceutical statistics
  • Bio-availability & Bio-equivalence


  • Plant Cell and Tissue Culture
  • Fermentation Technology and Industrial Microbiology
  • Recombinant DNA Technology
  • Process and Applications
  • Animal Cell Culture
  • Biotechnology-Derived Products


  • Basic principles of cell injury and adaptation
  • Neoplastic diseases
  • Pathophysiology of common diseases
  • Laboratory tests for Liver function tests and kidney function tests
  • Immunopathology including amyloidosis
  • Infectious diseases
  • Basic mechanisms of inflammation and repair
  • Disorders of fluid, electrolyte and acid-base balance
  • Disorders of homeostasis: white blood cells, lymphoid tissues, and red blood cells related diseases


  • Introduction to Microbiology
  • Microscopy and staining technique
  • Biology of Microorganisms
  • Microbial spoilage
  • Vaccines & Sera
  • Fungi and Viruses
  • Aseptic Technique
  • Sterilization & Disinfection
  • Microbial Assay


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