How to Crack GPAT

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Aspirants who are serious about cracking the Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test exam must prepare a strategy in advance because based on merit admission is given to students.

There is a high level of competition in the GPAT Exam. There are fewer seats in reputed institutes of India and many candidates register for this examination. If you are planning or thinking about cracking the GPAT 2022, start doing it from now onwards.

This blog post is an effort to help in your GPAT preparation

GPAT 2022 Preparation Tips

If you have ample time to prepare for the GPAT, reach out to your coaching or institute teacher for clearing your concepts. When you have your concepts clear then you automatically develop a better strategy on your own for clearing the GPAT exam.  You can solve any tough question in less time and this will be your competitive edge.

To gain capability on subjects you have to study for at least 4 to 4.5 hours every day. Cover each subject that will come in the GPAT exam. Below are the subjects which you can focus on for GPAT Exam:

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Biotechnology
  • Physical Pharmacy
  • Microbiology
  • Pharmaceutics
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacognosy
  • Pharmaceutical Analysis
  • Pathophysiology
  • Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics
  • Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
  • Pharmaceutical Engineering
  • Pharmaceutical Management
  • Pharmaceutical Jurisprudence
  • Dispensing and Hospital Pharmacy

It is seen that students require 8 days of investment to prepare for each subject, you can fix your time for other daily activities accordingly and set your daily routine. By doing this you will learn more and your body clock will also remain in tune. It will also help you to stay active during examination time. And, yes never forget to take a short break while studying.

While preparing for GPAT you can also prepare for other competitive exams such as NIPER JEE, BITS, JNU, IIT and several state-level M.Pharm entrance exams.  

In the final year of the B.Pharm course, make the most of your free time, go to your college or institute library and read as many books as possible for the GPAT. But firstly make a note of books that you think and feel covers the complete Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test (GPAT) exam syllabus. Few books for the GPAT exam come with practice papers and solutions.

How to Find the Best Books for GPAT Preparation

If books are not available at the college or institute library, ask the librarian to bring some books and issue them for your preparation.  If this does not work out, there are many e-commerce sites available today, look out for books there, buy them and study because self-study is the best way to crack the GPAT exam. A teacher or an online GPAT tutorial can only take you to the lake but can’t make you drink.

Before selecting books, review their demo version online. You will get to know whether the language used in the books is easy to digest or not. Always select an easy language book and it should be of the latest edition, the reason is obvious you will see the latest questions and their best solutions. If you are buying a book from an e-commerce site check author popularity, reviews and comments. Also, have a look on the index page of the page, see whether the book has covered topics or subtopics or not. Select only those books for GPAT preparation that covers both. 

When you are done with books, solve more Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) from GPAT competitive books. It will give you the complete look and feel of questions that frequently come in the GPAT exam. Some of the books are:

  • GPAT: A Companion
  • MCQs IN PHARMACOGNOSY by Prajjul Makhaik
  • Pharmacy Quiz: GPAT- Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test

There are much more available, help yourself by solving different types of questions from many books.  Remember the more you practice questions before the GPAT exam, the better will be the final result.

Although it is essential that you make notes while preparing for the GPAT, what if you forget to make notes?

Nowadays many scholars and GPAT rankers publish handouts for the GPAT exam online. Just type Notes for GPAT preparation on a search engine and you will get a number of notes for your preparation.

But remember self-prepared notes are always going to help you in the long term. You will realize its benefits during revision time.

Now you might be thinking, is there any benefit of solving previous years’ GPAT Exam question paper, right? There are many benefits, some are listed below:

  • You will familiarize yourself with the GPAT questions pattern. Along with this, you will know which topics you have ignored and must be covered.
  • Please note one more added benefit of solving previous years’ GPAT Exam question paper  Easy identification of areas of improvement
  • Better time management, accuracy and speed also come by solving previous years GPAT question papers.
  • Add Mock tests too in your GPAT preparation strategy.

Now you are aware of books, tips, tricks and strategies to prepare for GPAT 2022.

But you must be having one question: When to Start Preparing for the GPAT, isn’t it?

The honest answer to this question is that there is no such specific time. Some may crack even in a few days of coaching, some crack GPAT exam through self-study, online GPAT tutorials or by simply taking GPAT Test Series just to find out areas of improvement in their GPAT preparation strategy.

But for the safer side, what you can do is instead of just mugging up chapters, solve numerical questions as many as possible. And yes, ask your institute teachers’ your every doubt. Don’t be afraid of what others will think. Remember faculty may come and go but you have to achieve the ROI of your investment in a coaching institute or college by scoring well in competitive exams such as GPAT and don’t ignore your B.Pharm semesters’ exams. They are important too.

In case, you came to know about the GPAT 2022 Exam lately or due to some medical reason you have lost a lot of time, no need to worry you can still crack the GPAT 2022 Exam. Connect with your friends and teachers for notes. And also cover those topics which come every year in the GPAT examination. It will increase your chances of scoring well in the GPAT exam. And when it is covered, leverage online GPAT preparation materials.

Online GPAT Preparation Strategies 

In today’s times, you are blessed to have different online learning platforms. The best part of a digital learning platform is that it consolidates heavyweight books into mini-courses. Few more benefits are:

  • It is interactive and 24×7 availability.
  • It is easy to grasp from digital charts, graphs and tables  
  • You can share your valuable feedback and comments which digital publisher take it very seriously and work on it for the benefit of the audience
  • Digital media platforms like Facebook and YouTube automatically suggest more relevant videos and ads.
  • Less chance of boredom
  • As GPAT Exam is a computer-based test, it is best to get acquainted with online learning and test

There are many online platforms to explore for the preparation of GPAT.  Some are listed below.

YouTube:  In your free time you might have experienced the feasibility of using YouTube for knowing the “Do it yourself (DIY)” approach, “Know-how”, “How to” and for many other purposes. Then why not use the potential of such a huge platform for clearing GPAT.

So instead of watching different YouTube videos just for passing time, use YouTube for achieving a good score in GPAT.  The best part of YouTube is that some videos are also available in National and Regional languages as well. You will get a number of useful learning materials. In the YouTube search box just type GPAT Preparation Tips and you will get GPAT coaching institute online classes, specific topic session videos, tech talks and success stories. Apart from this some instructors and students who have cleared the GPAT exam with good scores and rank also share their tips and tricks on YouTube for the benefit of other GPAT aspirants. 

If you are afraid that you may waste a lot of time on irrelevant YouTube videos just check the credibility of the video by watching its number of views, length of the video and genuine comments on the video. If this sounds Okay to you, you can make a note of a few instructors, coaching academy and GPAT All India Ranker videos and start watching it in your free time. Also, you can join LIVE GPAT CLASSES, GPAT DISCUSSION CENTER, and take Online GPAT MOCK TEST. You will definitely get some more benefits apart from your books, coaching institute and tutor.

National Testing Agency (NTA) Test Practice Centre: If you are not familiar with the online test you can try the National Testing Agency (NTA) Test Practice Centre. This is beneficial for GPAT aspirants because it charges no cost. In addition to this, Nodal officers and experienced staff will be available for your service. They will help you to motivate whenever you will low and clear your doubts. But to avail of this service, you have to do registration for Test Practice Centres (TPCs) at the NTA website.

LinkedIn:  You will be glad to know that one of the best professional networking platforms can also be used to prepare for GPAT.  You just type GPAT on the LinkedIn search box and you will get the online tutorial for GPAT preparation, Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) for GPAT and many other learning materials for the GPAT exam. And if you found learning material for GPAT good then you can also connect with like-minded people like you.

So if you are in the final year of B.Pharm or as a professional preparing for GPAT you can also use LinkedIn for more learning and make connections with GPAT Rank Holders, Scholars and Professors. You can pitch your doubts or queries through messaging and you may get a new idea or thought to fine-tune your GPAT preparation strategy.

Quora: Some GPAT Rank Holders also use this platform for sharing GPAT preparation strategies which really works for them. And they think this may work for other candidates also. So you can just post your query on Quora and wish that you get the best possible answer for your query.

Facebook: Many GPAT/NIPER JEE/GATE coaching institutes faculty members also publish GPAT LIVE CLASSES, GPAT QUIZ  and other useful tips from time to time for the benefits of GPAT Aspirants.

CAUTION: During online learning don’t invest too much time in friendly social media chit-chat

Android/iOS Apps:  If you grasp more knowledge, tips and strategy for GPAT through digital mode then you can also utilize GPAT preparation mobile apps. There are many mobile apps available today for taking free GPAT Mock Test, test series and topic-wise test

Why Prepare for the Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test (GPAT)?

When you score well in GPAT you not only get admission to top-notch institutes of India for doing M.Pharm but also get a scholarship for doing the same. Few colleges and institutes are listed for your information.

  • Indian Institute of Technology Banaras Hindu University (BHU)
  • National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (Mohali, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Kolkata and Raebareli)
  • Jamia University
  • BITS Pilani
  • Jadavpur University
  • Delhi Institute of Pharmaceutical Science and Research

Also, you get a stipend of Rs 12000 per month from the All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE). When you complete your M.Pharm from such institutes you get good opportunities from renowned institutes and organizations.

Summing Up

Preparation for GPAT is easy with the right strategy.  In a day everyone is given 24 hours. Try to make the best use of it, allot some time to study, entertainment and of course health maintenance because a sound mind resides in a sound body.

So just Read, Solve, Practice and Take Offline or Online GPAT Tests on a frequent basis. You will come up with flying colours.

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