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GPAT 2015: Apply by Jan 12

Dr.S.Rajookrishnan

 Thiruvananthapuram: All India Council for Technical Education has announced the Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test (GPAT) 2015for facilitating institutions to select suitable students for admission to Postgraduate Pharmacy Programmes approved by AICTE. Pharmacy graduates need to appear in GPAT-2015 in order to be eligible for getting scholarship in M. Pharmacy course.

Applicant should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmacy of 4 years duration after 10+2. Those who hold the degree through lateral entryand those who are in the final year of B. Pharmacy course are eligible for appearing in GPAT-2015.A person can appear for GPAT any number of times. There is no upper age limit for appearing in GPAT examination for applicants who are otherwise eligible as per the laid down criteria.

GPAT 2015 will be a computer based online test. The testing window will be open for 2 days, on 23rdFebruary, 2015 and 24thFebruary, 2015.The Examination will be held in two sessions, the morning session being from 9.30 am to 12.30 pm and the afternoon session being from 2.30 pm to 5.30 pm.

The 58 test venues includeAhmadabad, Allahabad, Amravati, Amritsar, Aurangabad, Bangalore, Bareilly, Bhavnagar, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Dehradun, Delhi, Gulbarga, Gurgaon, Guwahati, Gwalior, Hyderabad, Indore, Jabalpur, Jaipur, Jammu, Kanpur, Kochi, Kolhapur, Kolkata, Kozhikode, Kurnool, Lucknow, Madurai, Mangalore, Meerut, Mumbai, Mysore, Nagpur, Nanded, Nasik, Nellore, Noida, Panaji, Patna, Pune, Raipur, Rajahmundry, Rajkot, Ranchi, Shimla, Srinagar, Surat, Thiruvananthpuram, Tirupati, Udaipur, Vadodara, Varanasi, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam and Warangal.

GPAT-2015 will be a multiple choice test of 3 hours duration with 125 questions. For each correct answer 4 marks will be awarded and for each wrong answer 1 mark will be deducted. Syllabus for the test is available at http://www.aicte-gpat.in/

The Test Fee for General/OBC applicants is Rs.1400 + Bank charges as applicable. For SC/ST/PD applicants, it is Rs.700 + Bank charges as applicable.The fee can be paid throughNet Banking /Credit / Debit Card Online through www.aicte-gpat.in. It can also be paid by Cash using the challan generated online and depositing cash in any branch of State Bank of India.

The Registration window of GPAT will be open at http://www.aicte-gpat.in/ for OnlineRegistration, till 12th January, 2015. Applicants will have option of selecting date and city for appearing in the test.Theywill be required to give 3 choices of cities for online examination in the order of preference. Allotment will be based on first come first served and subject to availability of the slots on a particular city.

Before proceeding with the GPAT Registration, applicant should have the following items ready.
(i) Computer with good Internet connectivity so that there is no breakage of Internet during registration
(ii) All the details of the qualification of the applicant as they have to be entered during registration
(iii) A scanned clear photo of the applicant taken on a white background with the size of the photo not exceeding 140 x 160 (60 KB). This will have to be uploaded while registering
(iv) A scanned clear signature of the applicant on a white background with size not exceeding 60 x 90 (30KB). This also will have to be uploaded while registering
(v) A valid e-mail id which the applicant should be using at least for the next 6 months. All communication will be mailed to this e-mail id which will have to be entered while registering
(vi) A valid mobile number as all information via SMS will be sent to this number
(vii) A valid Credit / Debit card in case payment of fee is being made online
(viii) A Printer connected to the Computer system in case the applicant is planning to pay the fee by way of cash at the bank in which case, 3 copies of Challan will have to be printed

Online registration for GPAT is to be completed in three steps. In the first step, the applicant is expected to read the Instructions and do the Self Registration. Initially, for the first time, the applicant will have to enter the process of registration as a ‘New User’, accept the declaration and proceed. After this, self-registration has to be done. Here applicant will be required to enter few basic details. The details entered should be verified before clicking on the ‘Submit’ button on this page. Once the ‘Submit’ button is clicked, it will not be possible to edit any data entered there. Onsubmitting, a unique 6 digit password will be generated by the system and shown on the computer screen. It will be sent via e-mail and SMS to the applicant. From this time point, applicant will be an ‘Existing User’. Applicant should now use his/her registered e-mail id and this unique 6 digit password, to login to the registration portal. This completes the self- registration.

In the next step, payment of application fee has to be done. If opting for online payment, the applicant should select ‘Online Payment’ mode and then complete the payment using Credit/Debit Card/ Net Banking. Once the payment is successfully done, applicant will receive a confirmation e-mail and SMS. Once the applicant gets the successful payment confirmation, he/she can proceed with the remaining part of registration process.

If the option is to pay the fee by cash, the applicant should select this option to pay by ‘Cash’ at any of the designated branch of SBI. Once this option is selected, applicantwill see a ‘Challan’ on the screen with his/her detailsalready filled in it. Applicant should take 3 printouts of this Challan, fill in the details wherever required in all the copies, and pay the fee by cash at the nearest branch of SBI, on the next day of generation of Challan. Cash Deposit will be accepted only from the next day of Challan generation. If challan is generated on 17th November, 2014, then cash can be remitted only from 18thNovember onwards.

On remitting the cash, the bank will return one copy of Challanwith their stamp and a ‘Journal’ number written on it. Applicant should ensure that the ‘Journal’ number written is clearly visible. Applicant should than wait for 48 hours to proceed further. In these 48 hours, the payment details of the applicant will get updated in the registration portal.The applicant will receive an e-mail and SMS confirming that the payment data has got updated in the registration portal. Then the applicant should re-login to the portal and complete the remaining part of registration process.

The last date to pay CASH in bank is 13thJanuary 2015 and from there onwards to complete registration is 15thJanuary 2015. Submission of final application after payment will not be possible after 15thJanuary 2015.

In Step 3, applicant needs to fill the remaining part of the online application form. Once this is completed, applicant should once again check the complete data entered by clicking on ‘View/Modify’ button. This will allow the applicant to modify data, in case one needs to modify. Once the applicant is sure that all the data entered is accurate, he/she will have to accept a declaration and click on ‘I Agree’. The system will re-confirm the applicant for ‘Submit’. Once confirmed, the form will get finally ‘Submitted’ and no change in the data is possible after this ‘Submit’.

Applicant will see a message stating ‘Thank you for successfully registering for the AICTE GPAT 2015 exam. Please login from 2ndFeb 2015 onwards to download your exam ADMIT CARD. For latest updates, please visit www.aicte-gpat.in
Applicant may PRINT his/her filled form and keep a copy for reference. This completes the registration process.

For latest updates, visit www.aicte-gpat.in’.

Applicant can also click on ‘Preview’ button to view his/her filled form. If needed, the applicant may ‘Print’ the filled form and keep a copy for reference. This completes the registration process

Applicants will be able to take the Print out of Hall ticket from www.aicte-gpat.in from 2.2.2015 to 24.2.2015.

Admit Card is a mandatory requirement in order to take the test. Attested copy of GPAT 2015 Admit Card with recent passport size photo pasted on it should be brought for the test. Applicant is also required to bring at least one original and valid (not expired) photo identification with name on the photo identification, matching the name as entered in the GPAT application. Acceptable forms of photo identification types are Driver's license, Passport, PAN Card, Voter ID, UID card or a notarized Affidavit (in English) with Photo, Signature, Date of Birth and Residential Address. Photocopies/Scanned copies of the original will not be accepted. Candidates will not be permitted to take the test if photo identification is not presented.SC/ST candidates and Physically Disabled candidates are required to bring the valid caste certificate/valid Disability certificate as applicable,in Original along with an attested photocopy of the same.

For the Test beginning at 9.30 am, applicants are required to arrive at the test centre latest by 8 am for Security checks, Identity verification, and check-in. For the afternoon session which will begin at 2.30 pm, candidates are required to arrive at the test centre latest by 1 pm.

The results of the test will be declared on 27.3.2015

GPAT- 2015 scorecard is valid for one year from the date of announcement of the result.

Candidates will have the facility to take the Print out of Score Cards of GPAT 2015,from 27.3.2015 to 27.4.2015.
The detailed merit list will be provided to the respectiveState Governments for allotting the students through centralcounseling or otherwise as per their notified admissionprocedure.In case there is no central counseling Scores awarded willbe used for admission in the AICTE approvedInstitutes/University Departments.

Qualifying in GPAT-2015 examination with a scorecard reading ‘Qualified for scholarship and admission into M. Pharmacy’ is the minimum eligibility criteria for getting a scholarship in M. Pharmacy.

Seats of M. Pharmacy are reserved as per state/central government policy. Scholarship to the GPAT-2015 qualified candidates would be given by AICTE as per the rules/norms prevailing at that time.

The GPAT-2015 scorecard is valid only for one year for the purpose of obtaining scholarship in M. Pharmacy course. In respect of a person interested in getting registered for Ph.DDegree after completing M. Pharm Degree, GPAT scorecard is valid beyond one year. Such applicants need not appear in Ph.D. entrance/eligibility examination conducted by Indian Universities.

For detailed information, visit www.aicte-gpat.in.

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