GPAT 2020 Answer Key Released at; Know how to challenge

GPAT 2020 Answer Key Released at; Know how to challenge
PriyamDave | Jan 30, 2020 - 11:50 p.m. IST
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New Delhi: The answer key for Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test - GPAT has been released on January 30, 2020. GPAT answer keys have been made available only for the paper code which was allotted to the candidate on the day of exam. It contains answers to questions asked in the entrance exam. While, the response sheet of NTA GPAT displays marked responses of an individual. So, using the official answer key and response sheet, one can calculate expected score before actual results of GPAT 2020 is declared on or before February 7.


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Candidates however, think that a particular code is not correct in the official version or has any doubts regarding the GPAT official answer key, they have an opportunity to register a complaint against the key(s). The final official answer key of GPAT 2020 will be released along with the announcement of the result, considering all such complaints, post which no request will be entertained.

Procedure for checking official GPAT 2020 answer key

1. Go to the official website of NTA -

2. Click on the ‘candidate login’ section

3. Enter GPAT application number and password/date of birth

4. Upon successful login, click on ‘Answer Key’ button available

5. The code of question paper allotted to aspirant will be displayed on the screen with the answer specified by NTA

6. Also, the column will be provided to select the number of questions to challenge and the suggested answers by candidate

7.After challenging verify the details carefully and click on ‘submit’ button

Once the objections are raised, candidates have to pay Rs. 1000 per question, in online mode using credit/debit cards and net banking. After the successful transaction is done, download and take a printout of confirmation slip for future references.

Formula to calculate expected score:

By comparing the recorded responses in the OMR sheet and the answers given in the official key, the candidate can calculate the expected score using the following formula, which has been derived through the marking scheme.

GPAT scores = (Number of correct answers X 4) - (Number of incorrect responses X 1)

GPAT 2020 marking scheme

  • +4 marks for every correct answer

  • -1 mark for a wrong attempt

  • 0 mark for unanswered question

GPAT qualifying scores for various categories


Qualifying scores









GPAT 2020 was conducted on January 28, in computer based mode, for admission to around 39,890 M.Pharm seats offered by 800 institutes. As many as 50,970 candidates took GPAT entrance examination. The result of GPAT 2020 will be declared in the form of scorecards, and will contain information like roll number, category-wise qualifying percentile and score, subject-wise and total marks, and GPAT AIR and category rank.

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