Sunday, 28 April 2013
What to study for the GPAT in last 15 days?
The countdown for GPAT has begun as only few days are left for the exam. Now the time has come to give the sprint to the marathon race of your preparation. In this article I am discussing the most hit topics which should be covered or revised in the last few days of the GPAT. Also here worth mentioning that this time AICTE is conducting the exam so it is expected that standard of the exam will be little higher than the previous one and so the cut off will be low.
So now coming to the core of the topic let’s discuss about the important topics which should be studied in the last 15 days for the GPAT. Due to shortage of time now there is need of smart work along with the hard work. The GPAT aspirant now should be more focused on the core subjects. Now let us divide our topics of extreme importance subject wise.
Pharmacology and medicinal chemistry can be studied simultaneously. While studying these topics one should be focused mainly on the classification, mechanism of action, adverse reactions and structural activity part. Here is the list of important topics for GPAT which must be covered during this short period of time:
ix) Drug metabolism
Pharmacognosy is considered as the most scoring subject for GPAT therefore should be studied carefully to have maximum output from this section. Important topics from this section include:
ii) Types of trichomes and stomata
iv) Detailed study of the following drugs: Digitallis, Senna, Aloe, Cascara, Rhubarb, Glycirrhyza, Opium, Cinchona, Tropane alkaloids, Ergot, Vinca, Mint, Clove, Zinger, Cardamom, Fennel, Eucalyptus,Arteminisin, Guggul lipid. ( Click for the study glycosidal drugs)
Along with the above mentioned topics one should try to remember the biological source of as many drugs as he can.
Pharmaceutics is considered as the core of Pharmacy and also has a very high weightage in the GPAT exam. While preparing for the GPAT exam in last days one should focus on the following topics of the pharmaceutics:
i) All main formulation ( Click for tablets)
iii) Pharmaceutical calculation
iv) Types of mills
Apart from the above core subjects there are certain miscellaneous topics which should also be covered and of extreme importance in the GPAT preparation.
ii) Basic concepts of organic chemistry
iv) Schedules of the drug
v) Sterlizaion techniques
So, these are the important topics which one should include in their plan of the study for GPAT in last fifteen days of the preparation. Although here I must say that nothing can substitute the thorough study for the preparation of any exam but sometimes smart work can give you the desired confidence and slight edge over the others single mark means a lot in the competitive exams.
In the last the most important thing for the GPAT preparation, spare the last three days of your preparation for solving the question papers of previous ten years of the GPAT. No matter if your preparation is not complete but in the last three days nothing else should be studied except the previous year’s exam papers.
All the best for all the aspirants of the GPAT and all queries are welcomed with open heart.
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