The registration process for both Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) and Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test (GPAT) will commence on 1st November 2018 and will continue till 30th November 2018. The National Testing Agency (NTA) will conduct the examinations on 28th January 2019. The admit card will be available for download from 7th January 2019. The results for both the examinations will be declared on 10th February 2019.
The eligibility criteria for CMAT is graduates in any discipline, or final year students of Graduate Courses (10+2+3) whose result will be declared before commencement of admission for the academic year 2018-19 can also apply.
The duration of the computer-based CMAT online test is three hours and it is carried out in a single session. Candidate’s ability across various segments like quantitative technique, logical reasoning, language comprehension and general awareness are evaluated.
Over 3500 AICTE approved B-schools are expected to take CMAT scores including JBIMS, Sydenham, KJ Somaiya, IMT and GIM among others.
The eligibility criteria for GPAT is having bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy (4 years after 10+2, including lateral entry candidates), and those who are in the final year of B Pharmacy course are also eligible to apply. However, the B Tech (pharmaceutical and fine chemical technology)/equivalent students are not eligible to apply.
The duration of the GPAT exam is three hours and a total of 125 questions of four marks each are asked. There is negative marking as well. A total of 841 institutions take part in GPAT, offering about 24,096 seats for candidates. Scholarships and other financial assistance in the field of pharmacy are also provided on the basis of the GPAT score.