Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test (GPAT): Forensic Pharmacy Syllabus

The Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test (GPAT), opens doors to infinite opportunities for students from pharmaceutical domain. GPAT is a National level entrance exam for admission into prestigious NIPERs and University colleges. Since 2009, the importance of GPAT has increased as the branch turned into a autonomous exam and separated from GATE (PY). The exam will be conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA) from 2019, previously by AICTE under the guidance of MHRD, India.

Syllabus prescribed by NTA for GPAT includes FORENSIC PHARMACY is a minor subject with topics that are elaborated below.


  • Historical background Drug legislation in India, Code of Ethics for Pharmacists.
  • The Pharmacy Act 1948 (inclusive of recent amendments).
  • Drugs and Cosmetics Act 1940, Rules 1945, including New Drug applications.
  • Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, and Rules there under.
  • Drugs and Magic Remedies (Objectionable Advertisements) Act 1954.
  • Medicinal and Toilet Preparations (Excise Duties) Act 1955, Rules 1976.
  • Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act 1970 and Rules 1975.
  • Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1960.
  • Drug (Price Control) Order.
  • Shops and Establishment Act.
  • Factory Act.
  • Consumer Protection Act.
  • Indian Pharmaceutical Industry- An Overview.
  • Industrial Development and Regulation act 1951.
  • Introduction to Intellectual Property Rights and Indian Patent Act 1970.
  • An Introduction to Standard Institutions and Regulatory Authorities such as BIS,
  • Minimum Wages Act 1948.
  • Prevention of Food Adulteration Act 1954 and Rules 1955.

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