National Testing Agency (NTA) is all set to begin with the registration procedure for Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test (GPAT) and Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) tomorrow, on November 1. NTA will conduct next editions of Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test (GPAT) and Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) on February 3, 2020. The registration process for both the tests will conclude on November 30. GPAT 2020 and CMAT 2020 registrations can be done on the official websites, ntagpat.nic.in and ntacmat.nic.in, respectively. GPAT is a national level entrance examination for entry into MPharm programmes. Till 2018, it was conducted by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) every year as per the directions of Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India. GPAT, these days, is being conducted by the NTA.
This test facilitates institutions to select suitable Pharmacy graduates for admission into the Master’s (M.Pharm) program. The GPAT is a three-hour computer-based online test which is conducted in a single session. The GPAT score is accepted by all AICTE-Approved Institutions/University Departments/Constituent Colleges/Affiliated Colleges. A few scholarships and other financial assistance in the field of Pharmacy are also given on the basis of the GPAT score.
CMAT is a national level entrance examination for entry into management programmes. Till 2018, it was conducted by AICTE every year as per the directions of MHRD. The CMAT is a three-hour computer-based online test which is conducted in a single session to evaluate the candidate’s ability across various segments like Quantitative Technique, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension and General Awareness.