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GPAT Syllabus 2022: The syllabus for the Graduate Pharmacy Admission Test (GPAT) is prescribed by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). GPAT 2022 Syllabus covers all the major as well as sub-topics that would help aspirants to prepare for the entrance examination. The syllabus also carries the subjects and topics from which the questions will be asked. With the help of this article, aspirants will be able to get a thorough insight into what they should study. Along with the GPAT 2022 syllabus, aspirants must also be aware of the exam pattern which is also mentioned below so that no doubts remain.

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    GPAT 2022 books should be picked wisely and previous question papers should be studied after understanding and studying initially, this paces up the level of preparation. It is extremely crucial for aspirants who are appearing for GPAT to be fully aware of the syllabus in order to score well and stand better chances to secure seats in 39,670 Masters in Pharmacy (M.Pharm) seats offered by more than 800 participating institutes. Aspirants can go through the article to know the GPAT 2022 syllabus in detail.

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    GPAT 2022 Syllabus

    The syllabus of the GPAT 2022 entrance examination majorly concenters on the various dimensions of pharmaceutics. Aspirants can take references to the table mentioned below to prepare for GPAT 2022 and understand the detail and depth. A PDF of the GPAT 2022 syllabus has also been attached below to get more clarity.

    GPAT Syllabus 2022




    General Pharmacology

    Principles of toxicology

    Drugs acting on urinary system

    Pharmacology of peripheral nervous system

    Pharmacology of central nervous System

    Pharmacology of cardiovascular system


    Drugs acting on Respiratory system

    Pharmacology of Endocrine system

    Neurohumoral transmission in autonomic and central nervous system

    Vitamins & Minerals


    Autacoids and their Antagonists

    Pharmacology of drug acting on the gastrointestinal tract


    Physical Chemistry

    Composition & physical states of matter

    Refractive index




    Colligative Properties


    Ionic equilibrium

    Physical Pharmacy



    Matter, properties of matter

    Viscosity and rheology

    Surface and interfacial phenomenon

    Dispersion systems


    Micromeritics and powder rheology

    Organic Chemistry

    General principles

    Pericyclic reactions

    Aromaticity & chemistry of aromatic compounds

    Different classes of compounds

    Amino acids & proteins

    Different aromatic classes of compounds

    Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons



    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, labelling instructions for dispensed 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 counselling of prescriptions from the clinical practice

    Enlarging and reducing formula, displacement value

    Preparations of formulations involving allegation, alcohol dilution, isotonic solution

    Pharmaceutical Chemistry

    Pharmaceutical Inorganic Chemistry

    Dentifrices, desensitizing agents, & anticaries agents

    Pharmaceutical Impurities



    Medicinal Chemistry

    Various classes of therapeutic agents

    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


    Research Management

    Human resource and development (HRD)

    Planning and Forecasting


    World trade organization (WTO) and trade-related intellectual property rights (TRIPS)

    Standard institutions and regulatory authorities


    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


    Size reduction and size separation




    Automated process control systems

    Industrial hazards & safety precautions



    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, paediatrics and geriatrics. Drugs used in pregnancy and lactation

    Drug therapy in gastrointestinal, hepatic, renal, cardiovascular and Respiratory Disorders

    Pharmacovigilance, Therapeutic drug monitoring, Neutraceuticals, essential drugs and rational drug usage

    General Principles, preparation, maintenance, analysis of observational records in Clinical Pharmacy

    Drug therapy in infections of 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 disorders like leukaemia, lymphoma and solid tumours

    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





    Nucleic acids


    Biological oxidations & reductions



    Hereditary diseases

    Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics


    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

    GPAT 2022 Exam Pattern

    Along with the syllabus of GPAT 2022, it is also necessary to know to be aware of the exam pattern of the exam. The GPAT exam pattern 2022 provides all the important insights of the entrance examination. Aspirants can check the GPAT 2022 exam pattern from the table mentioned below.

    Exam pattern of GPAT 2022



    Mode of the exam


    Exam duration

    3 hours

    Total number of questions


    Maximum marks


    Type of questions

    Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

    Marks per question

    4 marks for each question

    Negative marking

    +4 for every correct response

    -1 for every incorrect response