GITAM GAT PGP Exam Pattern 2018

Last Updated - February 13 2018

GITAM GAT PGP 2018 exam format has been defined by Gandhi Institute of Technology and Management (GITAM) University for the admission year 2018.

  • GAT PGP (GAT PG in Pharmacy) is organized for the admission of aspirants in different Master of Pharmacy (M.Pharm) Programs organized by The Gandhi Institute of Technology and Management (GITAM) University at Visakhapatnam Campus.
  • For GITAM GAT PGP 2018 exam, the total number of questions is 100 and total marks are 400.
  • Gandhi Institute of Technology and Management (GITAM University) organizes GITAM Admission Test PGP, which is an online admission test.
  • It is organized in English medium only with the questions in multiple choice format.

GITAM GAT PGP 2018 exam format announced by the GITAM University gives the details about the following:

  • Types of questions in the entrance test
  • Marking scheme
  • Total time allotted for the entrance exam
  • Sectional weight

GITAM GAT PGP Exam format 2018 in detail

All questions are of the MCQ type (multiple choice questions) with 4 options for each question and the period of the GITAM GAT PGP 2018 exam is 2 hours. The below table shows the detailed structure of the number of marks and questions for each section and subject.

SectionSubjectNo. of questionsNo. of marks
BPharmaceutical Analysis & Quality Assurance25100
DPharmaceutical Chemistry25100

Exam Marking scheme for GITAM GAT PGP 2018

The total marks for GITAM GAT PGP 2018 Exam are 400 marks. The negative marking system is there for GITAM GAT PGP 2018. The below scheme is used for marking in the GITAM GAT PGP 2018 exam.

  • Each accurate response will be honored 4 marks.
  • Each unresponsive questions will receive no marks.
  • Each wrong response will result in the deduction of 1 mark.

Exam syllabus for GITAM GAT PGP 2018

The detailed chapter-wise syllabus for GITAM GAT PGP 2018 can be established below:

  1. Section A: Pharmaceutics
  • Pharmacy Exercise
  • Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics and their importance in formulation
  • Pharmaceutical Engineering
  • Biological Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
  • Physical Pharmacy
  • Pharmaceutical Technology
  1. Section B: Pharmaceutical Analysis and Quality Assurance
  • Quality assurance
  • Chromatographic methods of pharmaceutical analysis
  • Instrumental methods of pharmaceutical analysis
  • Fundamental of pharmaceutical analysis, Theoretical consideration, application in drug analysis
  1. Section C: Pharmacology
  • Drugs acting on urinary system
  • Autacoids
  • Fundamentals of general pharmacology
  • Drugs acting on the Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Drugs Acting on the Respiratory System
  • Pharmacology of Endocrine System
  • Pathophysiology of common diseases; Basic Principles of Cell Injury and Adaptations:
  • Drugs Acting on the Hemopoietic System
  • Pharmacology of Central Nervous System
  • Principles of Toxicology
  • Chemotherapy
  • Pharmacology of Cardiovascular System
  • Pharmacology of Peripheral Nervous System
  1. Section D: Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Pharmacognosy
  • Pharmaceutical inorganic chemistry
  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry
  • Biochemistry

Preference Books for GITAM GAT PGP 2018

Aspirants preparing for Gitam University Test (GITAM GAT PGP 2018) can refer the following books for the better understanding of the topics mentioned above:

The Theory and Exercise of Industrial Pharmacy Liebermann and Lachman, Lackman, Remington, IP, Martin, NK Jain (for NDDS), GK Jani (For calculation)
Physical PharmacyMartin
Pharmaceutical engineeringSubramanyam
PharmacologyTripathi, Rang and Dale, Katzung and Trevor multiple choice, Lippincott wilium Illustrated Review of Pharmacology, color atlas of Pharmacology
Pharm-AnalysisSpectroscopy and Titration from Chatwal, Chromatography from Remington
PharmacognosyKokate, Trease and Evans, Wills
Medicinal ChemistryHarkishan Singh & V K Kapoor
Organic ChemistryMorrison and Boyd.
Natural Products ChemistryO.P Agarwal
Physical ChemistryShishir Mittal (Disha Publication)
MicrobiologyPelzar, Presscott
AnalysisSilversteine, Willard, Vogel, Scoog, Y R Sharma
JurisprudenceN. K. Jain

The books also have sample papers and practices, which the aspirants must practice for GITAM GAT PGP, it will increase their speed and the students will understand the exam format as well. Also, they will be able to identify their weak areas and will be able to concentrate on those topics better.

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