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Good Morning Friends,

How you look at your career is very important in this phase. Your
final year will decide your career destiny.

There are many careers prospective after B.pharma U need to opt for
your interests and prepare likewise. If you permit may I show various
options after B.pharma?


M.pharma GPAT GPAT (Ph, BPT, Green


M.Sc (Cology, Chemistry) MBA

Ph.D /Int Ph.D Gpat Abroad MS (Europe, US,


Civil Services (DI, Govt Org.) JOB GPAT

Any career option can be choosen based upon your personal

preferences and ambitions. Any professional job will provide you
with Money, Respect and Societal status.

But as you can see many career options need GPAT as a token of
your excellence and knowledge, only b.pharm degree will not serve to
your best unless You secured good rank in GPAT or any other further
competitive exams.

So lets analyze GPAT:

AIM: To get Good Rank in GPAT

Pros: - Monthly stipend of 8,000/- p.m. that will support financially to

ur studies and will give a moral push up for higher studies. (Any

- Admission to premier and esteemed institutes (Good rank)

- CSIR/Ph.D 25,000 + HRA

Cons:- Requires consistent and rigorous preparation.

Why consistent slow and steady wins the race. Let me quote an
example, have u seen any tap which is so stubborn that wont close
after evry attempt and some water drop by drop pours down. Now
look the imporatnce of consistency the drop in its own is not having
any power but continous draining of that tap water drops makes hard
impressions on stone or sometimes a hole. But such is not the case
with intermittenly flowing waterfalls. Though the water fall has much
more power as compare to water drop but its intermittent flow makes
it useless.

So my dear friends what you aspire for, Now is the time for its
preparation. Tommorow never comes, you will surely succeed if you
utilize each minute for your goals.

The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining

Bill gates repeated the saying of Benjamin franklin "If you fail to
plan, you plan to fail.
We need a perfect plan and a strong preparation to achieve the
targeted success.

So let us plan our studies properly.

Some of you might raise a question,

What for weprepare?GPAT or University exams what should be

the target of preparation. So my dear friends both are nothing but
two faces of same coin. The Syllabus is same, only U need to change
your orientations. In GPAT objective while university exams need to
be answereddescriptively.

For Example:

In a Clothing factory it is always determined to prepare beautiful and

fine quality fabric. It is designers choice later to convert the fabric
into desired clothes as per the trend. So a cotton shirt or cotton kurta
or cotton trouser they were never intended before preparing cotton

So taking Responsibility of being exactly where you are gives you

the power to be exactly where you want to be.

Let me quote some examples;

Example: Have you noticed how the buildings are build? Initially
foundation is led and then building is built on. What if the foundation
is not constructed properly? The building hardly gets its length.
Conclusion: These two examples show us that our basic knowledge
(foundation) must be very good if we want to clear any competitive
exam. For GPAT you need to be well aware of your B.pharm Ist to
final Yr. syllabus.

We had critically analysed the earlier Pharma GATE and GPAT

papers and came to some conclusions that there are always 4 types of
questions in GPAT

Type A: Simple Questions that can be answered based on your free

learning style. 20% on Basic Pharma Science.
Type B: Medium but tricky questions that can be answered if you
study with understanding. 50% on Conceptual pharma topics
Type C: Hard but simple question that can be solved if you are
thorough with each and every important topic of GPAT. 20% on your
knowledge application Type D: Hard intended to confused students.
10% on

The most exciting part of GPAT is that even if u appearedthe exam

without strong preparation u can solve the questions of type A. But
its not worth when it comes to qualifying GPAT. And keep one thing
in your mind only GPAT qualification is not important your rank
decides your career destiny. There are students who had qualified
GPAT but unable to achieve good rank limiting them to go for
premier institutes and thus no proper future.
GPAT Ist Ranker is never topped because he/she has solved all 100 %
paper correctly. He/She has taken more appropriate risk and applied
his/her understanding to more extent than other students.

Its not the will to win that matters everyone has that. Its the
will to prepare to win that matters.

"Qualifying GPAT/NIPER is an ART and Not SCIENCE".

It means that reading hundreds of books will never help you to crack
GPAT. What you need to know is the ART of studying these hundred
books. In other words, your hard work needs to be regulated by smart
work. Smart work is indeed very necessary.

Let us see what I mean by smart work.

PROBLEM WITH MOST OF US: The basic problem with most of

us is that we think its necessary to study complete syllabus. But none
of us can succeed in doing that effectively as the syllabus is very vast.
And the real fact is, its not essential to study the entire syllabus.

You can qualify GPAT by studying even 70 % topics from the whole
syllabus. The most important thing is to properly select your syllabus.
Most of us select unnecessary topics for study and many a times
whatever we study is not sufficient to qualify GPAT.

Pharmaceutics 8 % Pharmacology 15 %
DMHP 2 % Clinical 2 %
Physical Pharmacy 4 % Anatomy 3 %
Biopharm 4 % Patho 1 %
PJ 2 % Micro 4 % = 25 %
PE 4 %
Management 1 % = 25 %
Organic Chemistry 10 % Analysis I 7 %
Inorganic Chemistry 2 % Analysis II 8 % = 15 %
Biochemistry 3 %
Medicinal Chemistry 10 % = 25
Cognosy 7 %
Biotech 3 % = 10 %

I have seen students studying syllabus of one specialization of their

interest and getting failed as these topics are not of much importance
to GPAT.

For example, one of my student came to me and asked me about

thermodynamics I told him that it is very difficult topic and drop it as
its not required for GPAT. He denied and spent complete 2 weeks for
studying it. He became expert in that topic no doubt but unfortunately
there was no question on it. Instead if he had spent those two weeks in
some other important topic it would have served him some score.
Thus, it is highly essential to quantitatively and qualitatively analyse
the exam patternand the weightage of the topics asked in concerned
exam and prepare likewise.

GPAT exam has been conducted as paper based test for three years
(i.e. from 2010 2012) and as online internet based test last year and
hence forth it will be conducted online.We had strictly prepared a
report of weightage of topics to their occurrences in GPAT, and you
will find a repetitive pattern in type and number of questions from a
particular topic.
Once you have selected the topics, the most important part is how
to study the selected topics.

This is the most difficult and trickiest part of preparation. The main
problem that most of us face is "we dont find any questions in the
exam from the study material that we read or refer". I think most of u
will agree with this.

This happens because of our wrong methodology and improper

orientation of study. What approach we should have to follow while
studying a particular topic.

Let me tell you a real life incident occurred with one of my friend. He
was very hard working and nearly completed studying the syllabus
twice before exam but failed in GPAT. He asked me the reason for his
failure. At first instance I was stunned and did not know what to say.
Next, I asked him regarding the problem that he faced in exam. His
answer was "jo maine padha uspe question hi nahi aya". On getting
such an answer, I asked him to specify this problem because I knew
he studied the whole syllabus of GPAT. He gave me an example "we
have CNS in our syllabus. I have studied CNS for one and half month.
I have refereed most of books. I have gained so much knowledge on
CNS that I can write a Ph. D. thesis on it. Unfortunately, in spite of
studying this much, when I looked at GPAT paper, I find a very
different question on this topic which I am unable to solve." The
fellow went back depressed. I was wondering for the reason regarding
his failure. Later in our group discussion I met a student from Pune
University who has cleared GPAT. The most exciting thing about him
was that he had qualified GPAT when he was in IIIrd yr. I asked few
questions to this fellow and I was shocked to hear that this fellow has
studied only for 2 weeks for CNS SAR and cleared GPAT. I asked
him regarding the method of his study to be more precise for the topic
of CNS. The fellow replied that he has initially analysed the questions
on the topic CNS from the old GATE exam papers and found that
from the questions asked so far on CNS are based on basic
pharmacophore and therefore I studied only nucleus and nothing else.
This required only 1hr. When I went to last GPAT exam there was a
question on CNS SAR.

Compare two students now:

One fellow is studying for one and half month on CNS for 4 hours a
day. He can write a phd thesis on this topic but unfortunately he could
not attempt the question in GPAT on the same topic.THE OTHER
TOPIC.This is because; first fellow has not solved MCQs on that
topic and was not acquainted to what type of questions asked in exam.
Instead, daily he used toget very good reference books on this topic
and use to read the complete book from Ist page to last.
The other fellow has initially analysed the questions in previous
exams and has come to some sound conclusion and therefore could
study exact literature and daily soved the questions on that topic
which he used to study.

Analyse yourself now. What type of student you are? Whether type I
or type II?
You will find that applicative questions are asked on most of the
topics. We usually do not study applications.

GPAT TIPS and TRICKS . These words on internet seem as

familiar as the oxygen we breathe in. Of Course, there are plenty of
GPAT tips and tricks available, some of which are specically meant
for GPAT while the most focus on a generic approach to solve
multiple choice questions (MCQs). All in all, its quite likely that these
tips could assist you to score GPAT higher. But while stressing too
much on these, we might forget certain important things that
ultimately brings our score down in GPAT. GPAT-2017 is not much
far and we have only one month in hands. As you worked hard for
more than a year and we dont want you to lose the battle in this last
month, we bring you the most common mistakes that GPAT aspirants
often make

Committing these mistakes may prove costly at later stages as even a

difference of one mark could make huge difference in ranks.

Mistake No. 1 NO REVISION: We know that GPAT syllabus is

huge and almost impossible to cover with perfection so try to accept
that there will always be a little portion of the syllabus that you will
not be able to cover. They key is, NOT TO RUN FOR WHAT IS
ALREADY DONE. No exam preparation is perfect. You have to
accept that there will always be some aws in your preparation. Your
endeavour should be to minimize them and not to eliminate them as it
is virtually impossible

Mistake No. 2 THE DO IT LATER APPROACH: It happens with

most us that while studying, for some reason we have to stop give a
break to our studies. This primarily happens in two reasons as
mentioned below.
1) Either we stop learning the chapter as soon as something difficult
topic appears.
2) Or we have some important (not that important actually, so
basically an excuse) work in our mind so we leave the topic in

I am not saying that you should keep studying like a machine even
when you are mentally exhausted but what I mean here is to take a
small break, refresh your mind and resume again. If you have
something really important coming your way, then mark the topic
where you left and schedule it down in your daily diary for the next
day or some convenient time. When the allotted time comes, make
sure you dont postpone the topic at all. If you are scheduling the
topic for next day or later, give a brief revision to all the content
already covered in context to the subject topic. Not following the
schedule and leaving the topic in-between breaks your rhythm. Hence
your mind is not able to effectively assimilate the learning that

Mistake No. 3 CHAT WHILE YOU STUDY: We have got plenty

of good friends and plethora of exciting topics to chat on. In reality,
chatting while studying is not a commendable habit. While learning
our mind needs to focus but chatting alongside doesnt allow our
mind to do the same. Ultimately, we end up spending hours in front of
books without learning anything that could last long. It is always
recommended to have your phone on silent mode or switch off mode
as cell phones are the biggest source of distraction nowadays.

Mistake No. 4 TOO MANY SHORTCUTS: When I say shortcuts, it

implies calculation short cuts, tricks, memory aids, mnemonics etc.
Shortcuts do have added advantages over orthodox methods as these
saves times and also allows your mind to register thing in easier way
without missing a word. At times, students devise their own personal
shortcuts else they opt for the more established ones that often came
from seniors/teachers. With increased access of internet, some of us
spend hours looking for shortcuts. Sometimes it comes handy and at
other occasions, just a waste of time.

The problem with shortcuts is that trying to learn too many of them
(that are not devised by the user himself) may lead to confusion.
Often we over rely on them and during exam either we are not able to
recall them or intermix two or more. This way rather than proving an
asset, they act as curse. So the tip is to make your own shortcuts
preferably and if you are using others then revise/ practise them


know your competitors- The students who would be taking the exam
with you. Not knowing your rivals is one of the biggest preparation
mistakes that most students make. You could be the topper of your
college but this doesnt warrant that you will be GPAT topper as well.
Even your chances qualifying GPAT can not be ascertained. Class
toppers are often In todays time, checking your AIR rank beforehand
is very much possible with some good test series. Having an idea of
your AIR beforehand could help you adjust your preparation strategy.
This is particularly important to develop a sense of predicting cut off
and top score. This enables you to face the real exam more condently
and ultimately you score GPAT higher.

Mistake No. 6 NOT ANALYSING PAPER: A proper and thorough

analysis of previous years GPAT is not really possible because the
test is online. The questions never come out of the exam hall. It is
virtually impossible to reproduce the whole paper outside
examination hall. Often we get to see some of these papers in books
but actually these papers are memory based reproduction. Hence,
cannot be perfect. Still these papers serve in having a rough idea
about the trend of the exam. Decoding the trend could help you
predict the important topics/questions. If you already know some of
the important topics, you can score GPAT higher and if you miss this
little trick, your best performance could not be achieved.

Mistake No. 7 GETTING ANXIOUS: Anxiety and panic is a

natural consequence of an upcoming performance event/exam. To an
extent, performance anxiety is your friend as it is necessary for better
results but beyond a limit, it becomes a foe. Students often panic in
last few days if their syllabus is not complete. This hyper-anxiousness
take their score down. It may decrease their brains ability to recall
things before and during the exam. It is really necessary to manage
this anxiety and dont get stressed. As already mentioned dont go for
completion of whole syllabus instead prefer revision of already
covered. Do not compare your preparation with others. Theirs may be
quantitatively superior but qualitatively inferior. If you are still not
able to control your nerves, try some meditation

Mistake No. 8 PRACTISING OFFLINE TESTS: Many of us opt for

GPAT test series. Out of laziness, we opt to solve them offline while
lying on the bed or with an intermittent break. The approach hampers
our preparation in three significant ways.
(1) It doesnt allow our brain to condition properly for real time exam
(2) No comparison with others.
(3) Post-test attempt analysis is rarely done.

Ultimately the purpose of the test series is defeated. Even practising

free papers doesnt offer any merit. Well knowing the fact that the
final GPAT paper is computer based, it is absolutely necessary to
attempt the practise papers online.
This is the very rst step of self-destruction. In an endeavour to stuff
too much in our brains, we try to push ourselves too much beyond the
limit. This may lead to increased anxiety and ultimately takes our
performance down. The ultimate way to prepare is to study regularly
with a proper routine. In last few days cover very important topics and
do revision only

Mistake No. 10 LAST DAY OVERNIGHT STUDY: In order to

cover the most some students spend the whole night before the exam
in studying. This overnight study is a major deterrent to next days
performance. Sleep deprivation causes drowsiness, forgetfulness,
irritability and headache. So facing exam with all these conditions is
never a good idea. Actually, proper sleep repairs and heals the human
mind and allows you to recall all the things that you have learned.
GPAT cut off is usually near 25% and above mentioned mistakes
could take your score below this mark. It is therefore absolutely
necessary to avoid these mistakes and give your best shot.