The National Testing Agency (NTA) is receiving applications for the Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test or GPAT 2022. Interested candidates must note that the last date for submitting the completely-filled application form is tomorrow, i.e. March 17, 2022. Hence, to avoid last-minute delay, they should submit the GPAT 2022 application form at the earliest via gpat.nta.nic.in.
The applying candidate must have a bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy or equivalent from a recognized university. However, candidates having a B.Tech in Pharmaceutical and Fine Chemical Technology or equivalent are not eligible to apply for GPAT 2022. Nonetheless, the candidate must be a citizen of India and there is no age restriction to appear for the test.
GPAT 2022 Application Form
Prior to filling out the application form, candidates must complete the registration process on the official website. The details required to be filled for each stage of application are:
- Registration – name, father’s name, mother’s name, date of birth, gender, identity type, identification number, present address, permanent address, password and the displayed security pin.
- Application Form – personal details, examination centre details, qualification details and uploading documents.
After final submission of the application form, the candidate needs to pay the required application fee. The application fee is Rs. 2000 for GEN (UR) category male candidates and Rs 100 for the GEN (UR) category female candidates. For GEN – EWS, SC, ST, PWD, OBC (NCL), the application fee is Rs 1000 for both male and female candidates. Similarly, for third gender candidates, the fee is Rs 1000.
Exam Date & Admit Card
According to a public notice released on the official website, the GPAT 2022 examination will be conducted on April 09, 2022, from 9 AM to 12 noon. Candidates have been advised to keep an eye on the official website for all updates. However, there has been no mention of the date on which the admit cards will be released.
In 2021, the admit cards were released on February 14, 2021 while the examination was set to be conducted on February 27, 2021. This means that the admit card was released 13 days prior to the examination. Going by this trend, it can be assumed that the GPAT 2022 admit card will be released in the last week of this month, i.e. by March 27, 2022.
The admit card contains details such as examination centre, date, timing, discipline, etc. In case of any discrepancy in the admit cards, candidates may approach the helpline numbers between 10 AM to 5 PM. It must be noted that the admit cards will not be sent via post or any other means.