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GPAT Syllabus is very vast. GPAT 2018 examination for admission to M.PHARM programme was held in January 2018 by AICTE. About 35000 Students appeared in this exam in year 2018.

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Introduction to Physical pharmacy

 Matter, Properties of Matter
 Micromeretics and Powder Rheology
 Surface and Interfacial Phenomenon
 Viscosity and Rheology
 Dispersion Systems
 Complexation
 Kinetics and Drug Stability

Importance of microbiology in pharmacy

 Structure of bacterial cell; Classification of microbes and their taxonomy:
 Identification of Microbes:
 Control of microbes by physical and chemical methods:
 Sterilization:
 Immunology and Immunological Preparations:
 Genetic Recombination:
 Antibiotics

Introduction to pharmaceutical jurisprudence & ethics
 Pharmaceutical Legislations:
 An elaborate study of Acts
 A brief study of the Acts
A brief study of the various Prescription/Non-prescription Products. Medical/Surgical accessories,
diagnostic aids, appliances available in the market.

Introduction to dispensing and community pharmacy
 Prescription:
 Principles involved and procedures adopted in dispensing of:
 Incompatibilities:
 Community Pharmacy:
 Organization and Structure of hospital pharmacy:
 Hospital Formulary:
 Drug Store Management and Inventory Control:
 Drug distribution Systems in Hospitals:
 Central Sterile Supply Unit and their Management:
 Manufacture of Sterile and Non-sterile Products:
 Drug Information Services:
 Records and Reports:
 Pharmacoepidemiology:
 Nuclear Pharmacy:

Importance of unit operations in manufacturing, Stoichiometry:

 Unit processes
 Fluid Flow:
 Heattransfer:
 Evaporation:
 Distillation:
 Drying:
 Size Reduction:
 Mixing:
 Filtration and Centrifugation:
 Crystallization:
 Dehumidification and Humidity Control:
 Refrigeration and Air Conditioning:
 Material of Construction:
 Material Handling Systems:
 Corrosion:
 Plant location:
 Industrial Hazards and Safety Precautions:
 Automated Process Control Systems

Dosages Forms, designing & evaluation
 Liquid Dosages Forms:
 Semisolid Dosage Forms:
 Suppositories:
 Extraction and Galenical Products:
 Blood Products and Plasma Substitutes:
 Pharmaceutical Aerosols:
 Ophthalmic Preparations:
 Cosmeticology and Cosmetic Preparations:
 Capsules:
 Micro-encapsulation:
 Tablets:
 Coating of Tablets:
 Parenteral Products:
 Surgical products:
 Packaging of Pharmaceutical Products:
 Designing of dosage forms:
 Performance evaluation methods:

Biopharmaceutics & Pharmacokinetics

 Introduction to biopharmaceutics:
 Pharmacokinetics:
 Clinical Pharmacokinetics:
 Bioavailability and bioequivalence

Inorganic pharmaceutical & medicinal chemistry

 Importance of inorganic compoundsin pharmacy and medicine
 Gastrointestinal Agents:
 Major Intra- and Extra-cellular Electrolytes:
 Essential and Trace Elements:
 Topical Agents:
 Gases and Vapors:
 Dental Products:
 Miscellaneous Agents:
 Pharmaceutical Aids Used in Pharmaceutical Industry

Physical Chemistry and its importance in pharmacy

 Acids, Bases and Buffers:
 Inorganic Radiopharmaceuticals:
 Importance of basic fundamentals of physical chemistry in pharmacy:
 The Liquid State:
 Solutions:
 Thermodynamics:
 Thermochemical equations; Phase rule; Adsorption:
 Photochemistry:
 Kinetics:
 Quantum Mechanics:

Organic Chemistry and its importance in pharmacy

 Importance of fundamentals of organic chemistry in pharmaceutical
 Stereochemistry:
 Stereoselective and stereospecific reactions; Structure, Nomenclature,Preparation and Reactions
 Nucleophilic and Electrophilic Aromatic Substitution Reactions:
 Elimination reactions; Conservation of Orbital Symmetry and Rules:
 Neighboring group effects; Catalysis by transition metal complexes;Heterocyclic Compounds:


 Biochemistry in pharmaceuticalsciences:
 Enzymes:
 Co-enzymes:
 The Citric Acid Cycle:
 Lipids Metabolism:
 Biological Oxidation:
 Metabolism of ammonia and nitrogen containing monomers:
 Purine biosynthesis:
 Biosynthesis of Nucleic Acids:
 Mutation:
 Genetic Code and Protein Synthesis:

Medicinal Chemistry

 Basic Principles:
 Drug metabolism and Concept of Prodrugs; Principles of Drug Design(Theoretical Aspects):
 Synthetic Procedures, Mode of Action, Uses, Structure Activity Relationships including Physicochemical Properties of the Classes of Drugs:
 Autacoids:
 Steroidal Drugs:
 Drugs acting on the central nervous system:
 Diuretics; Cardiovascular drugs:
 Thyroid and Anti thyroid drugs; Insulin and oral hypoglycemic agents:Chemotherapeutic Agents used in bacterial, fungal, viral, protozoal, parasitic and other infections.Pharmaceutical Aids.
 Microbial Transformations:
 Enzyme Immobilization:

Pharmaceutical Analysis

 Different techniques of pharmaceutical analysis, Preliminaries and definitions:
 Fundamentals of volumetric analysis:
 Acid Base Titrations:
 Oxidation Reduction Titrations:
 Precipitation Titrations:
 Gravimetric Analysis:
 Non-aqueous titrations:
 Complexometric titrations:
 Miscellaneous Methods of Analysis:
 Extraction procedures including separation of drugs from excipients
 Conductometry:
 Coulometry:
 Polarography:
 Amperometry:
 Chromatography:
 The Theoretical Aspects, Basic Instrumentation, Elements of Interpretation of Spectra, and Applications (quantitative and qualitative) of the Analytical Techniques:
 Quality assurance:

 Pathophysiology of common diseases; Basic Principles of Cell Injury and Adaptations:
 Basic Mechanisms involved in the process of inflammation and repair:
 Immunopathophysiology
 Pathophysiology of Common Diseases
 Fundamentals of general pharmacology
 Pharmacology of Peripheral Nervous System
 Pharmacology of Central Nervous System
 Pharmacology of Cardiovascular System
 Drugs Acting on the Hemopoietic System
 Drugs acting on urinary system
 Autacoids
 Drugs Acting on the Respiratory System
 Drugs acting on the Gastrointestinal Tract
 Pharmacology of Endocrine System
 Chemotherapy
 Principles of Toxicology
 Basic Concepts of Pharmacotherapy
 Important Disorders of Organs, Systems and their Management: Cardio-vascular disorders
 CNS Disorders:
 Respiratory disease
 Gastrointestinal Disorders
 Endocrine Disorders
 Infectious Diseases ,HematopoieticDisorders- Anemias,
 Joint and Connective tissue disorders.
 Neoplastic Diseases . Therapeutic Drug Monitoring, Concept of Essential Drugsand Rational Drug use.

 Sources of Drugs:
 Classification of Drugs:
 Study of medicinally important plants belonging to the families
 Cultivation, Collection, Processing and Storage of Crude Drugs
 Quality Control of Crude Drugs
 Introduction to Active Constituents of Drugs
Systematic Pharmacognostic study of the followings:
 Carbohydrates and derived products
 Lipids
 Resins
 Tannins
 VolatileOils
 Phytochemical Screening
 Fibers


 Saponins
 Cardioactive glycosides
 Anthraquinone cathartics
 Others

 Pyridine-piperidine
 Tropane
 Quinoline and Isoquinoline
 Indole
 Imidazole
 Steroidal
 Alkaloidal Amine
 Glycoalkaloid
 Purines

Studies of Traditional Drugs:

General Techniques of Biosynthetic Studies and Basic Metabolic Pathways/
Brief introduction to biogenesis ofsecondary metabolites of pharmaceutical importance.
 Terpenes
 Carotenoids
 Glycosides
 Alkaloids
 Lignans, quassanoids and flavonoids. Role of plant-based drugs on National economy

A brief account of plant based industries and institutions involved in work on medicinal and aromatic plants in India. Utilization and production of phyto-constituents
Utilization of aromatic plants and derived products
World-wide trade in medicinal plants and derived products
 Plant Tissue Culture:
 Marine pharmacognosy:

Natural allergens and photosensitizing agents and fungal toxins. Herbs as health foods. Herbal cosmetics.
Standardization and quality control of herbal drugs, WHO guidelines for the standardization of herbal drugs

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