Pharmacist - How to become a Pharmacist?


Pharmacy is a health profession that combines chemical sciences and health sciences together. It is concerned with the safe and effective utilization of pharmaceutical drugs. Individuals who apply the science of pharmacy in their daily work are known as Pharmacists. Candidates who have finished their course in pharmacy can find work with the pharmaceutical industry, universities, hospitals in addition to investigation and research institutes. They are also hired by companies like the Department of National Defense and the Health Protection Branch of the Department of Health and Welfare. The Provincial Departments of Agriculture or the Environment also employs students of pharmacy. The salary of the candidates will vary according to their qualification and the type of the company that hires them.

Qualifying Exam

Candidates who aspire to become pharmacists must appear and pass in an entrance exam that is conducted by universities and autonomous institutions across India. Some of them are - Banaras University B.Pharm entrance test, B.Sc Pharma Common Entrance Test, Kerala, B.Sc Pharma Entrance Exam Hissar, Poona College of Pharmacy B. Pharma Entrance Exam, B.Sc Pharma Entrance Exam Rohtak, B.Sc Pharma Entrance Exam in Maharashtra, B.Sc Pharma Entrance Exam in Punjab, Rajasthan Pre Entrance Test for Pharmacy, State Entrance Examination Uttar Pradesh and B.Sc Pharma Entrance Exams Bareilly.

After finishing the bachelor’s course in Pharmacy, students can go for M. Pharma or research.

Who is eligible to apply?

Candidates who desire to become Pharmacists must be permanent residents of India. They should be no less than 17 years when they apply. Those who are applying for B.Pharm course are supposed to have a pass in class 12 with Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry. Those who have studied Biology and Physics plus Chemistry are also eligible to apply.

How to prepare for exam and interview?

Candidates who are appearing for the written examination can prepare themselves by reading articles on the subject of Pharmacy. It is also possible for them to practice of question papers of the previous years. This will help them to get a clear cut idea about the pattern and syllabus of the question paper. Another good option is to search the internet. There will be various sites that have detailed information about pharmacy. An important thing a student needs in order to pursue pharmacy is strong analytical skills along with logical thinking and patience. This will enable them to be more precise in their work. At the time of the interview, candidates must make sure that they are calm and confident when they are replying.



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3 Responses to “Pharmacist - How to become a Pharmacist?”

  1. 3

    I have completed my BSC in Biology, Chemistry and Zoology.
    I want to pursue my career as a Pharmacist.
    Please suggest me best options to start with.


  2. 2
    Renu Lohia:

    how many colleges or institutes of B.pharma are there in delhi ?what are the name of these institutes?

  3. 1

    If i am a commerce student then can i do b pharm course