Reference Books for GPAT


The syllabus for Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test is entirely similar to that prescribed for Bachelors’ programme in Pharmacy. Hence candidates can refer to the books prescribed in academics for this exam. Some of such books are Modern Pharmaceutics, Sahana’s Text Book of Anatomy, Principles of Biochemistry by Lehninger A. L etc.

An Over View of GPAT Exam

The examination will contain 150 multiple choice questions. Questions will be asked from Pharmacy subjects and other subjects related to Pharmacy. Candidates can expect graduate level questions in this exam. It will cover the following topics.

  • Pharmaceutics
  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacognosy
  • Marine pharmacognosy

Books for Pharmaceutics

  • Modern Inorganic Pharmaceutical Chemistry by Disher L A
  • Physical Chemistry and its Biological Applications by Brey W. S
  • Vogel’s Textbook of Micro and Semimicro Qualitative Inorganic Analysis by Suchla G
  • Bentley and Driver’s Text Book of Pharmaceutical Chemistry by Atherden L.M

Books for Pharmaceutical Biochemistry

  • Principles of Biochemistry by Lehninger A. L
  • A Text book of Biochemistry by Rama Rao
  • Laboratory Manual in Biochemistry by Jayraman J

Books for Dispensing Pharmacy

  • The Science and Practice of Pharmacy by Remington’s
  • Dispensing of Medication by Martin E. W
  • Dispensing for Pharmaceutical Students by Carter S

Books for Pharmaceutical Technology

  • Introduction to Pharmaceutical Dosage Forms by Ansel H. C
  • The Science DosageForm Design by Aulton M. E

Books for Pharmaceutical Biology

  • Pharmaceutical Botany by Youngken H. S
  • Practical Pharmacognosy by Kokate C. K
  • Pharmacognosy by Wallis T. E

Books for Human Anatomy, Physiology

  • Human Anatomy and physiology by Derashari and Gandhi
  • Basics of Health Education and Community Pharmacy by Goyal, Bhatt and Kumar
  • Sahana’s Text Book of Anatomy

Books for Pharmacology

  • Essential of Pharmacology by Crossland J. and Thomsen J.H
  • Essentials of Therapeutics by Barar F. S. K
  • Essentials of Medical Pharmacology by Tripathi, K.D
  • Pharmacology by B. C. Bose
  • Pharmacology materia medical and therapeutics by Ghosh
  • Text Book of Experimental Pharmacology by Goyal R. K

Books for Biopharmaceutics

  • The Theory and Practice of Industrial Pharmacy by Lachmen L, Lieberman
  • Handbook of Basic Pharmacokinetics by Wagner, J.G
  • Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics by Gibaldi M
  • Basic Clinical Pharmcokinetics by Winter M.E
  • Pharmacokinetics in Drug Discovery and Development by Schoenwald R.D

Books for Pharmacognosy

  • The Pharmacological basis of Therapeutics by J.G.Hardman
  • Basic and Clinical Pharmacology by Katzung B. G
  • A Pathophysiological Approach by Dipiro, J.L.Elseuier
  • Text Book of Experimental Pharmacology by Goyal R. K
  • Pharmacology materia medical and therapeutics by Ghosh
  • Hand Book of Experimental Pharmacology by Kulkarni S. K

Books for Marine pharmacognosy

  • Marine Pharmacognosy; Trends and Applications by Se-Kwon Kim
  • Plankton and Productivity in the Oceans by John Edwin

Apart from these books, candidates can refer to the text books prescribed for B.Pharm students. They can download previous years’ question papers for further reference.



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