G-PAT 2010 (Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test-2010): Alternative for GATE 2010 Pharmacy - Problem Solved
Dear Friends, Happy to share with you all regarding GPAT 2010.
The M S University of Baroda, Vadodara on behalf of All India Council for Technical Education, AICTE.
Eligibility: B.Pharm degree completed students and those students who are in B.Pharm Final year.
Important Dates and Examination Schedule:
Issue of application forms and information brochures at designated Bank of Baroda counters or by post from The M S University of Baroda, Vadodara: 18th January - 2010(Monday)
Last date for receipt of requests at The M S University of Baroda, for issue of application material by post / at Bank counters: 20th February - 2010(Monday)
Last date for receipt of completed OMR Application form along with Pay-in - slip and Demand Draft at the organizing institute The M S University of Baroda: 18th March - 2010(Monday)
Date of GPAT – 2010: 2nd May - 2010(Sunday)
Announcement of the results of GPAT-2010: At 17.00 Hrs 24th May - 2010(Monday)
For General/OBC Category candidates: Rs. 1000/-
For SC/ST/PD Category candidates: Rs. 500/-
Pattern: Objective type only (Four choices with one correct answer)
Answering: ORS (Optical Response Sheet)
Number of questions: 100
Duration: 3 Hours
Marks: Each question carries one mark – Total 100 Marks
Negative Marks: 1/3 marks for ever wrong answer
ONE Year from the date of announcement of Results
Stipend/ Scholarship pattern:
As per the directives of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India, the candidate is to be selected through interview for post graduate programmes, minimum 70% weightage is to be given to the GPAT performance and the remaining weightage (30% maximum) can be given to the candidate’s academic record/performance in interview, with MHRD scholarship/assistantship.
Some colleges/institutes specify GPAT qualification as the mandatory requirement even for admission without MHRD scholarship/assistantship.
Syllabi for GPAT 2010: (Similar to GATE 2009)
Natural Products: Pharmacognosy & Phytochemistry, Chemistry tests, isolation, characterization and estimation of phytopharmaceuticals belonging to the group of Alkaloids, Glycosides, Terpenoids, Steroids, Bioflavanoids, Purines, Guggul lipids. Pharmacognosy of crude drugs that contain the above constituents. Standardization of raw materials and herbal products. WHO guidelines. Quantitative microscopy including modern techniques used for evaluation. Biotechnological principles and techniques for plant development, Tissue culture.
Pharmacology: General pharmacological principles including Toxicology. Drug interactions. Pharmacology of drugs acting on Central nervous system, Cardiovascular system, Autonomic nervous system, Gastro intestinal system and Respiratory system. Pharmacology of Autocoids, Hormones, Hormone antagonists, chemotherapeutic agents including anticancer drugs. Bioassays, Immuno Pharmacology. Drugs acting on the blood & blood forming organs. Drugs acting on the renal system.
Medicinal Chemistry: Structure, nomenclature, classification, synthesis, SAR and metabolism of the following category of drugs, which are official in Indian Pharmacopoeia and British Pharmacopoeia. Introduction to drug design. Stereochemistry of drug molecules. Hypnotics and Sedatives, Analgesics, NSAIDS, Neuroleptics, Antidepressants, Anxiolytics, Anticonvulsants, Antihistaminics, Local Anaesthetics, Cardio Vascular drugs, Antianginal agents Vasodilators, Adrenergic & Cholinergic drugs, Cardiotonic agents, Diuretics, Antijypertensive drugs, Hypoglycemic agents, Antilipedmic agents, Coagulants, Anticoagulants, Antiplatelet agents. Chemotherapeutic agents, Antibiotics, Antibacterials, Sulphadrugs. Antiproliozoal drugs, Antiviral, Antitubercular, Antimalarial, Anticancer, Antiamoebic drugs. Diagnostic agents. Preparation and storage and uses of official Radiopharmaceuticals, Vitamins and Hormones. Eicosonoids and their application.
Pharmaceutics: Development, manufacturing standards Q.C. limits, labeling, as per the pharmacopoeal requirements. Storage of different dosage forms and new drug delivery systems. Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics and their importance in formulation. Formulation and preparation of cosmetics lipstick, shampoo, creams, nail preparations and dentifrices. Pharmaceutical calculations.
Pharmaceutical Jurisprudence: Drugs and cosmetics Act and rules with respect to manufacture, sales and storage. Pharmacy Act. Pharmaceutical ethics.
Pharmaceutical Analysis: Principles, instrumentation and applications of the following: Absorption spectroscopy (UV, visible & IR). Fluorimetry, Flame photometry, Potentiometry. Conductometry and Plarography. Pharmacopoeial assays. Principles of NMR, ESR, Mass spectroscopy. X-ray diffraction analysis and different chromatographic methods.
Biochemistry. Biochemical role of hormones, Vitamins, Enzymes, Nucleic acids, Bioenergetics. General principles of immunology. Immunological. Metabolism of carbohydrate, lipids, proteins. Methods to determine, kidney & liver function. Lipid profiles.
Microbiology: Principles and methods of microbio0logical assays of the Pharmacopoeia. Methods of preparation of official sera and vaccines. Serological and diagnostics tests. Applications of microorganisms in Bio Conversions and in Pharmaceutical industry.
Clinical Pharmacy: Therapeutic Drug Monitoring Dosage regimen in Pregnancy and Lactation, Pediatrics and Geriatrics. Renal and hepatic impairment. Drug - Drug interactions and Drug - food interactions, Adverse Drug reactions. Medication History, interview and Patient counseling.
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