GPAT 2014 Goes Online – To be a Computer based Test

The next edition of the GPAT, scheduled on Feb next year will be entirely computer-based. The following is a rundown of what changes applicants can expect from this change introduced by AICTE.GPAT 2014 goes Online to be a Computer based test

 All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), the statutory body overseeing technical education in India, announced earlier this year that they were making the National Level Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test (GPAT)  entirely computer-based.

The GPAT, which happens to be a national level entrance examination, is held to accommodate the selection process for admission to M.Pharm programs in various institutions across the country

The GPAT 2014, according to AICTE notifications, will be held in 57 cities across the country.

 It is worth mentioning that AICTE has been successfully conducting the online Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) for admission into PG management programs on a pan India scale. In fact, it is their success with the online CMAT that first persuaded the council to turn the GPAT into an online test.

 

In order to make sure that GPAT 2014 is executed flawlessly, the AICTE has directed the respective state secretaries dealing with technical education to inform all concerned States and Jurisdiction agencies about the revamped pattern of the examination.

 

The State Governments, under the new system, are required to register online free of charge for accessing scores as well as detailed merit list of qualified students.

 

AICTE claims that the decision to turn GPAT into a computer-based entrance exam brings along with it a multitude of positive outcomes, including:

 

·         The online entrance test will allow students to select their preferred exam center (read: city) from a list of 57 designated locations across the country.

·         Candidates are also allowed to select their preferred date of appearing in the exam (the forthcoming GPAT will be held from Feb 25 to Feb 27, 2014)

·         All allotment will be made on a first come first served basis. However, the final allotment will be subject to the number of available slots in a particular city,

·         The entire process will carve in the way for unprecedented transparency and accountability.

·         24 x 7 support will be available (GPAT helpline number: 022-66258304; Fax number: 022-25814283; email id: customercare@aicte-gpat.in)

For further insight into the dates of the examination and designated venues, candidates can access the official AICTE-GPAT press note at

http://www.aicte-gpat.in/PdfDocuments/Press_Note.pdf

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