GPAT 2021 expert analysis; Check section-wise analysis, expected cutoff here

Experts say the difficulty of the GPAT 2021 exam, conducted on February 27, was moderate.

GPAT 2021 expert analysis; Check section-wise analysis, expected cutoff here
Pallavi Goel | Mar 1, 2021 - 2:36 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test (GPAT) 2021 was concluded on February 27 in 121 cities across the country. A total of 125 multiple-choice questions were asked in the GPAT exam 2021. The NTA is expected to release GPAT answer key 2021 soon at Based on the students’ reaction, the difficulty level of GPAT exam was moderate. Check the detailed expert analysis of GPAT 2021 and the expected cutoff below.

GPAT 2021 analysis

Talking to the Careers360 correspondent, a faculty member of GPAT Adda Pharma Academy shared the detailed analysis of GPAT 2021. Check the overall and section-wise difficulty level of the GPAT exam, what was new this year and the expected cutoff below.

GPAT 2021 - What was new this year?

“NTA for the first time has released the subject-wise weightage along with the GPAT 2021 exam pattern,” the faculty member of GPAT Adda Pharma Academy said.

GPAT 2021 overall analysis

According to the expert faculty of GPAT Adda Pharma Academy, “Overall, the difficulty level of GPAT exam was moderate. The GPAT pattern 2021 was slightly different from the previous years. Questions from unexpected sections with less weightage were also asked in the GPAT exam. Pharmaceutics was the easiest section in the GPAT 2021 exam followed by Pharmacology, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, and Pharmacognition.” said the expert.

Commenting on time management for the GPAT exam, the expert said, “Time was more than sufficient for this exam. Candidates who answered 50 to 60 questions in GPAT 2021 as per their revision, have 50-50 chances of qualifying the Pharmacy entrance test.”

GPAT 2021 section-wise analysis

Check the sectional analysis of GPAT 2021 by the expert below.

Pharmacology analysis

"The Pharmacology section was of moderate difficulty and indirect questions were asked,” said GPAT Adda Pharma Academy faculty member. “Candidates who prepared well from self-study and did revision would have found the exam moderately difficult.” the expert added.

Pharmaceutical Chemistry analysis

“For candidates who prepared for the syllabus carefully, this section was of average difficulty.”

Pharmaceutics analysis

“Pharmaceutics was the easiest of all sections in the GPAT exam 2021. There were direct questions from this section,” the member added

Pharmacognition analysis

“The Pharmacognition section was normal. However, three to four questions in the exam were asked from lesser weightage portions of the GPAT syllabus,” said the expert on the GPAT exam.

“Questions from such sections are easy to answer but are usually paid less attention due to their less weightage in the GPAT exam,” added the expert.

Other subjects analysis

“The other section of the GPAT exam was easier than last year. The pattern of questions asked was also different yet easier than last year, ” said GPAT Adda Pharma Academy expert. “In previous years GPAT exam, questions were asked from Microbiology, however, there were no direct questions on Microbiology in GPAT 2021.”

GPAT 2021 - Expected cutoff

The expert said, “GPAT cutoff 2021 will be between 150 to 160 marks.” Candidates must note that last year's GPAT cutoff for the general category was 163 marks.

GPAT exam - What students have to say?

Based on student reactions, the GPAT 2021 exam was of moderate level. Check what students have to say on GPAT exam difficulty below.

  • GPAT aspirant Ritesh, who is from Rohtak, said, “The exam was neither too easy nor too difficult. Pharmaceutics and Pharmacology were the easiest sections in the GPAT exam.”

  • Girijaj Bharadwaj, a first-time GPAT aspirant said, “The exam was of easy to moderate difficulty. 30 to 35 questions asked in GPAT 2021 were of easy level.”

  • Harikishan who appeared for the second time in the exam said, “I found the overall exam level moderate. Some questions were very easy to answer while some were quite difficult.”

What after the GPAT 2021 exam?

The NTA is expected to release the official answer key of GPAT 2021 anytime soon at With the help of the GPAT answer key, candidates can calculate their expected score in the Pharmacy entrance exam. NTA will also provide candidates with the facility to challenge the GPAT answer key 2021. The result of GPAT 2021 will be declared by NTA in an online mode at the official website. The GPAT result date has not been announced yet.

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