GPAT | GRADUATE PHARMACY APTITUDE TEST
Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test (GPAT 2010) is an all India Examination to be conducted by The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara on behalf of All India Council for Technical Education, New Delhi.
The Scores in Graduate Aptitude Test for Engineering (GATE) have been in use till the year 2009 for admission in Master’s Programme in Pharmacy (M.Pharm) and also for awarding fellowships/scholarships to Pharmacy Graduate along with engineering graduates. The Organizing Committee for GATE has expressed its inability to include Pharmacy graduates in GATE with effect from the year 2010, owing to operational problems due to large number of candidates appearing for GATE examination.
Therefore, in order to facilitate admission of Pharmacy graduates in M.Pharm as also to award fellowships/scholarships to Pharmacy graduates, AICTE decided to organize and conduct an examination in the name of Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test (GPAT) with effect from academic year 2010-11. Accordingly, a National Monitoring Committee (NMC) was constituted for monitoring the issues pertaining to the policy as well as conduct of GPAT examination.
NMC has recommended for the conduct of 1st GPAT examination for Pharmacy graduates, i.e. GPAT-2010 by ‘The M.S.University of Baroda’, Vadodara–390 002, who have agreed to conduct the examination on May 02, 2010 throughout the country.
The M.S.University of Baroda, Vadodara is the sole authority for conducting GPAT-2010 examination through out the country and declaring the result for the year 2010.