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Old June 7th, 2014, 12:39 PM
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As you want to get the syllabus of exam of Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test 2014 so here is the information of the same for you:

Introduction to Physical pharmacy
Importance of microbiology in pharmacy
Introduction to pharmaceutical jurisprudence & ethics
Introduction to dispensing and community pharmacy
Importance of unit operations in manufacturing, Stoichiometry:
Dosages Forms, designing & evaluation
Biopharmaceutics & Pharmacokinetcs

Inorganic pharmaceutical & medicinal chemistry
Physical Chemistry and its importance in pharmacy

Biochemistry in pharmaceutical sciences
The Citric Acid Cycle
Lipids Metabolism
Biological Oxidation
Metabolism of ammonia and nitrogen containing monomers
Purine biosynthesis:
Pyrimidine biosynthesis:
Biosynthesis of Nucleic Acids:
Genetic Code and Protein Synthesis:

Medicinal Chemistry
Basic Principles:
Drug metabolism and Concept of Prodrugs; Principles of Drug Design (Theoretical Aspects):
Synthetic Procedures, Mode of Action, Uses, Structure Activity Relationships including Physicochemical Properties of the Following Classes of Drugs:
Drugs acting at synaptic and neuro-effector junction sites: Cholinergics, anti-cholinergics and cholinesterase inhibitors, Adrenergic drugs, Antispasmodic and anti-ulcer drugs, Local Anesthetics, Neuromuscular blocking agents;
Steroidal Drugs:
Drugs acting on the central nervous system:
Diuretics; Cardiovascular drugs:
Thyroid and Anti thyroid drugs; Insulin and oral hypoglycemic agents;
Enzyme Immobilization:
Different techniques of pharmaceutical analysis, Preliminaries and definitions:

Pharmaceutical Analysis
Fundamentals of volumetric analysis:
Acid Base Titrations:
Oxidation Reduction Titrations:
Precipitation Titrations:
Gravimetric Analysis:
Non-aqueous titrations:
Complexometric titrations;
Miscellaneous Methods of Analysis:
Extraction procedures including separation of drugs from excipients; Potentiometry:
The Theoretical Aspects, Basic Instrumentation, Elements of Interpretation of Spectra, and Applications (quantitative and qualitative) of the Following Analytical Techniques:
Quality assurance:

Systematic pharmacognostic study of the followings:
CARBOHYDRATES and derived products:
Phytochemical Screening:

Study of the biological sources, cultivation, collection, commercial varieties, chemical constituents, substitutes, adulterants, uses, diagnostic macroscopic and microscopic features and specific chemical tests of following groups of drugs:

Saponins :
Cardioactive glycosides:
Anthraquinone cathartics:
Psoralea, Ammi majus, Ammi visnaga, gentian, saffron, chirata, quassia.

Quinoline and Isoquinoline:
Alkaloidal Amine:

Studies of Traditional Drugs:
Common vernacular names, botanical sources, morphology, chemical nature of chief constituents, pharmacology, categories and common uses and marketed formulations of following indigenous drugs: Amla, Kantkari, Satavari, Tylophora, Bhilawa, Kalijiri, Bach, Rasna, Punamava, Chitrack, Apamarg, Gokhru, Shankhapushpi, Brahmi, Adusa, Atjuna, Ashoka, Methi, Lahsun, Palash, Guggal, Gymnema, Shilajit, Nagarmotha and Neem. The holistic concept of drug administration in traditional systems of medicine. Introduction to ayurvedic preparations like Arishtas, Asvas, Gutikas, Tailas, Chumas, Lehyas and Bhasmas.
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Old September 30th, 2015, 04:31 PM
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Introduction to Physical pharmacy:

Matter, Properties of Matter:
State of matter, change in the state of matter, latent heats and vapor pressure, sublimation critical point, Eutectic mixtures, gases, aerosols-inhalers, relative humidity, liquid. Complexes, liquid crystals, glassy state, solids- crystalline, amorphous and polymorphism.

Micromeretics and Powder Rheology:

Particle size and distribution, average particle size, number and weight distribution, particle number, methods for determining particle volume, methods of determining particle size- optical microscopy, sieving, sedimentation; measurements of particle shape, specific surface area; methods for determining surface area; permeability, adsorption, derived properties of powders, porosity, packing arrangement, densities, bulkiness & flow properties.

Surface and Interfacial Phenomenon:
Liquid interface, surface and interfacial tensions, surface free energy, measurement of surface and interfacial tensions, spreading coefficient, adsorption at liquid interfaces, surface active agents, HLB classification, solubilization, detergency, adsorption at solid interfaces, solid-gas and solid-liquid interfaces, complex films, electrical properties of interface.

Viscosity and Rheology:

Newtonian systems, Law of flow, kinematic viscosity, effect of temperature; non-Newtonian systems: pseudoplastic, dilatant, plastic; thixotropy, thixotropy in formulation, negative thixotropy, determination of viscosity, capillary, falling ball, rotational viscometers.

Dispersion Systems:

Colloidal dispersions:
Definition, types, properties of colloids, protective colloids, applications of colloids in pharmacy; Suspensions and Emulsions: Interfacial properties of suspended particles, settling in suspensions, theory of sedimentation, effect of Brownian motion, sedimentation of flocculated particles, sedimentation parameters, wetting of particles, controlled flocculation, flocculation in structured vehicles, rheological considerations; Emulsions-types, theories, physical stability.


Classification of complexes, methods of preparation, analysis, & applications.

Kinetics and Drug Stability:

General considerations & concepts, half-life determination, Influence of temperature, light, solvent, catalytic species and other factors, Accelerated stability study, expiration dating.

Importance of microbiology in pharmacy
Structure of bacterial cell; Classification of microbes and their taxonomy:
Actinomycetes, bacteria, rickettsiae, spirochetes and viruses.

Identification of Microbes
Stains and types of staining techniques, electron microscopy; Nutrition, cultivation, isolation of bacteria, actinomycetes, fungi, viruses, etc; microbial genetics and variation.

Control of microbes by physical and chemical methods:

Disinfection, factors influencing disinfectants, dynamics of disinfection, disinfectants and antiseptics and their evaluation;.


Different methods, validation of sterilization methods &equipments; Sterility testing of all pharmaceutical products. Microbial assays of antibiotics, vitamins & amino acids.

Immunology and Immunological Preparations:

Principles, antigens and heptans, immune system, cellular/humoral immunity, immunological tolerance, antigen-antibody reactions and their applications. Hypersensitivity, active and passive immunization. Vaccines and sera: their preparation, standardization and storage.

Genetic Recombination:

Transformation, conjugation, transduction, protoplast fusion and gene cloning and their
applications. Development of hybridoma for monoclonal antibodies. Study of drugs produced by biotechnology such as Activase, Humulin, Humatrope, HB etc.


Historical development of antibiotics. Antimicrobial spectrum and methods used for their
standardization. Screening of soil for organisms producing antibiotics, fermenter, its design, control of different parameters. Isolation of mutants, factors influencing rate of mutation. Design of fermentation process. Isolation of fermentation products with special reference to penicillins, streptomycins, tetracyclines and vitamin B12

Introduction to pharmaceutical jurisprudence & ethics:
Pharmaceutical Legislations:

A brief review; Drugs & Pharmaceutical Industry - A brief review; Pharmaceutical Education

An elaborate study of the followings:

Pharmaceutical Ethics; Pharmacy Act 1948; Drugs and Cosmetics Act 1940 and Rules 1945; Medicinal & Toilet Preparations (Excise Duties) Act 1955; Narcotic Drugs & Psychotropic Substances Act 1985 & Rules; Drugs Price Control Order.

A brief study of the following Acts with special reference to the main provisions and the latest amendments:

Poisons Act 1919; Drugs and Magic Remedies (Objectionable Advertisements) Act 1954; Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act 1970 & Rules 1975; Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1960; States Shops & Establishments Act & Rules; Insecticides Act 1968; AICTE Act 1987; Factories Act 1948; Minimum Wages Act 1948; Patents Act 1970.

A brief study of the various Prescription/Non-prescription Products. Medical/Surgical accessories, diagnostic aids, appliances available in the market.

Introduction to dispensing and community pharmacy:

Handling of prescription, source of errors in prescription, care required in dispensing procedures including labeling of dispensed products. General dispensing procedures including labeling of dispensed products; Pharmaceutical calculations: Posology, calculation of doses for infants, adults and elderly patients; Enlarging and reducing recipes percentage solutions, alligation, alcohol dilution, proof spirit, isotonic solutions, displacement value etc.

Principles involved and procedures adopted in dispensing of:

Typical prescriptions like mixtures, solutions, emulsions, creams, ointments, powders, capsules, pastes, jellies, suppositories, ophthalmic, pastilles, lozenges, pills, lotions, liniments, inhalations, paints, sprays, tablet triturates, etc.


Physical and chemical incompatibilities, inorganic incompatibilities including incompatibilities of metals and their salts, non-metals, acids, alkalis, organic incompatibilities. Purine bases, alkaloids, pyrazolone derivatives, amino acids, quaternary ammonium compounds, carbohydrates, glycosides, anesthetics, dyes, surface active agents, correction of incompatibilities. Therapeutic incompatibilities.

Community Pharmacy:

Organization and structure of retail and whole sale drug store-types of drug store and design, legal requirements for establishment, maintenance and drug store-dispensing of proprietary products, maintenance of records of retail and wholesale, patient counseling, role of pharmacist in community health care and education (First aid, communicable diseases, nutrition, family planning).

Organization and Structure of hospital pharmacy:

Organization of a hospital and hospital pharmacy, Responsibilities of a hospital pharmacist, Pharmacy and therapeutic committee, Budget preparation and Implementation.

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