NIPER JOINT ENTRANCE EXAMINATION –
Test is a multiple-choice admission test For admission to M.S. (Pharm.); M.Pharm.; M.Tech. (Pharm.); M.B.A. (Pharm.) conducted by National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER) at S.A.S Nagar (Mohali). This center has been created as Centre of Excellence in imparting higher education, research and development in pharmaceutical sciences and is the first Institute of its kind in India. Government of India declared this Institute as a National Importance through an Act of Parliament, notified on 26th June 1998. The Institute is a member of the Association of Indian Universities and Association of Common wealth Universities.
In the year 2007 Government of India established four more NIPERs at the following locations with the help of mentor Institutes:-
- Ahmedabad [Mentor Institute- B. V. Patel Pharmaceutical Education and Research Development (PERD) Centre],
- Hyderabad (Mentor Institute- Indian Institute of Chemical Technology)
- Kolkata (Mentor Institute- Indian Institute of Chemical Biology) and
- Hajipur (Mentor Institute- Rajendra Memorial Research Institute of Medical Sciences)
- Guawahati (Mentor Institute GMCH)
- Raibareli (Mentor Institute CDRI)
Exam is conducted by central as well as state Gov. of India according to vacancy in various states, and central departments.
- Educational : Degree in Pharmacy or Pharmaceutical Sciences or Medicine with specialization in Clinical Pharmacology from a recognized University or equivalent. Pharmacy degree obtained must be from PCI approved college and candidate be registered with state or central pharmacy council.
- Experience : 18 month experience in the manufacture or testing of Biological and special products specified in Schedule ‘C’ and ‘C'(1) to the Drugs & Cosmetics Rules, 1945.
- Postings at – HQ : Central Drugs Standard Control Organizations (CDSCO) Headquarters, Zonal / Sub-Zonal / Port Offices etc. but liable to serve anywhere in India.
The Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) General Test is a multiple-choice admission test for applicants to graduate schools. The test is administered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS), under the sponsorship of the Graduate Record Examinations Board. The GRE is a computer-adaptive test (CAT), and consists of three scored sections. Students who are Graduate in the field pharmacy also eligible for this test for their higher study at abroad for MS (Pharm)
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The NAPLEX (North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination,) is a exclusively computer-administered standard exam created by the National Association of Board of Pharmacy (NABP) to help individual state boards of pharmacy assess an individual’s competency and knowledge so that he or she may be given a license to practice.
The exam consists of 185 questions and has a time limit of four hours and fifteen minutes, with an optional ten-minute break after approximately two hours. Of the185 questions, only 150 are used to tabulate the applicant’s score. The remaining 35 are trial balloon” questions under consideration for inclusion on future NAPLEX tests.
Result of Exam will be display on the website of the state Board of Pharmacy after two business days of administration. A score of 75 or higher is required for passing.
PATENT AGENT EXAM
Exam is Conducted by Indian Patent Office once every year in the month of December or January
A Patent agent is a registered person with Indian Patent Office whose name is entered in the patent agent register after being declared qualified the patent agent examination conducted by the patent office and who is entitled—
(a) to practice before the Controller; and
(b) to prepare all documents, transact all business and discharge such other functions as may be prescribed in connection with any proceeding before the Controller under this Act.
Degree in science, engineering or technology (Pharmacy is included in technology) from any university established under law for the time being in force in the territory of India or possesses such other equivalent qualifications as the Central Government may specify in this behalf
Written Examination Paper Pattern
1. Paper-I – Patents Act and Rules: will have 40 objective type questions of one mark each and descriptive type questions of 60 marks.
2. Paper-II– Drafting and Interpretation of the Patent Specification and other documents: will have a set of two questions (different sets for science and engineering) on drafting of 30 marks each consisting of:
a. Drafting of specification from given claims and background.
b. Drafting of claims from given specification.
and the rest will be descriptive/interpretative type questions of 40 marks.
3. Viva-voice examination will be based only on domain knowledge.
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