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Exam Highlights
  • Exam Name
    National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER)
  • Mode of Conduction
    Computer Based test
  • Exam Duration
    120 minutes
  • Official Website
  • No. of Papers
  • Total Marks
    200 Marks
  • Total No. of Questions
    200 Questions
  • No. of Sections
  • Medium of the exam
Event Date
Date of Examination June 12, 2022
Declaration of Results June 21, 2022
Counselling Phase 1 registration and Web options selection July 11 – July 13, 2022
Seat Allotment Process July 14 – July 18, 2022
Admission Fee Payment & Downloading of Provisional Seat Allotment letter July 21 – July 25, 2022
Eligibilty Criteria

Candidates are advised that before registering for NIPER 2022 examination and applying for the same, they should first of all ensure that they are eligible for applying for the exam. Post checking eligibility one should apply. Kindly take a note that incase candidate is not eligible but still applied and paid application fee for NIPER JEE 2022 exam then, engineering council can nullify the application and the application fee will not be refunded under such circumstances.

  1. For M. Pharma course:

  • The qualifying degree should be either B. Pharma or a master degree in chemistry, life science, botany etc.
  • B.Tech chemical engineers are also eligible.
  • M.B.B.S or BAMS degree will also work as eligibility criteria.
  • Applicants must have a minimum percentage of 60% in aggregate in previous qualifying degree to qualify for the exam.
  • For SC/ST a minimum of 55% is required in aggregate.
  • For physically challenged candidates minimum 50% marks is required to qualify.
  • Final year students can also apply depending upon their pretest and test results.
  1. For Ph.D. in Pharma courses and the like:

  • One needs to be M.S in Pharma, M. Pharma, MTech Pharma or any other degree in similar discipline in order to be eligible for applying for applying for the above course.
  • Here too candidates must secure minimum 60% marks in the previous exam.
  • SC/ST candidates are given a leverage of 55% marks.
  • And the same is 50% for physically challenged individuals.
  • Candidates must have a valid GATE, NET or GPAT score.
  • Final year students are eligible.
Exam Pattern

NIPER JEE 2022 Exam Pattern will consist of 200 Multiple type questions and each question will carry one mark. There is a negative marking in the paper and 0.25 marks will be deducted for every incorrectly answered question. The exam will be conducted for a duration of  2 hours in online mode. National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research conducts a Joint Entrance examination (NIPER JEE) every year for admission to M. Pharm, M.S.(Pharm.), M.Tech.(Pharm.), MBA (Pharm.) and Ph.D. courses (Pharmaceutical and Biological Sciences disciplines). NIPER JEE 2022 will be conducted on June 12, 2022.

  • NIPER JEE 2022 Question paper will comprise questions that will be objective in nature and you need to select one out of the given 4 options.
  • The syllabus would consist of Chemistry, Biotechnology, Pharmacology, and Pharmaceutical subjects, the syllabus for which is given below.
  • The medium of NIPER JEE 2022 is English.
Subject Topics
Natural Products Secondary metabolites
Methods of extraction, isolation and characterization of natural products
Biosynthetic pathways
Important therapeutic classes
Primary metabolites
Marine natural products
Plant growth regulators
Dietary antioxidants
Stereochemistry Pharmacology and toxicology
Evaluation of formulation, principles and methods of release control in oral formulations
Bioavailability, bioequivalence studies
Compartmental modeling
Dosage forms
Additives of formulation, types, examples, advantages, disadvantages, drug excipient interaction, incompatibility, various types of incompatibilities
Fischer, sawhorse and newmon projection formulas
Standardization of natural products
Various adrenergic, cholinergic and other receptors
Pharmaceutics and formulation (Pharmaceutical Technology)
Pharmacological effect, desired, undesired, toxic, adverse effects
Bioavailability, bioequivalence, various factors of ADME
Drug metabolism
Drug interactions, agonist, antagonist, protein binding, drug distribution, distribution volume, excretion pathways
Pharmacological screening
Mechanism of drug action
Drug-receptor interaction
Detailed study of CNS pharmacology Transdermal drug delivery systems
Chemotherapy and pathophysiology
Bioassay methods
Drug delivery systems (DDS)
Carriers in DDS
Biological sources of important classes of natural products
Drug targeting
Dosage form development- stages, implications of dosage form
Viscosity measurements
Pharmaceutical analysis Stability testing of pharmaceuticals, various stability tests, kinetic studies, shelf life determination, thermal stability, formulation stability
Various analytical techniques
Tests: physical and chemical tests, limit tests, microbiological tests, biological tests, disintegration and dissolution tests.
Transdermal drug delivery systems (TDDS): principles, absorption enhancers, evaluation of TDDS.
Carriers in DDS: polymers and their classification, types, carbohydrates, surfactants, proteins, lipids, prodrugs etc.
Drug delivery systems (DDS): NDDS models, osmotic pumps, various release patterns
Osmolality, osmolality, osmotic pressure, conductivity, Preservatives, Media for bioassay.
Spectroscopic methods
NMR Peaks
Particle sizing
Chromatography- detailed QA and QC: GLP, TQM, ISO system
Preformulation, cyclodextrin inclusion compounds
Crystallinity, polymorphism, solvates and hydrates, crystal habits, porosity, surface area flow properties.
Dosage forms, Stages of dosage form development
Biotechnology and biochemistry Pharmaceutical technology
Classification of enzymes and their functions mechanism of action of
Genetic Engineering
Blotting techniques(Western, southern)
Gel electrophoresis
Gene cloning
Immunoassays, protein
RNA synthesis
DNA synthesis
rDNA technology
Gene expression Mutation
Transcription, translation
Recombination, bacteriophages
Cloning Fermentation
Methods, isolation of nucleic acids, enzymes in cloning
Chemistry Basic organic chemistry and biochemistry Stereochemistry
Osazone test
Medicinal chemistry and Bulk Drugs
Keto-enol tautomerism
IUPAC nomenclature
Introduction to thermal methods of analysis
Introduction to Redox reactions
Amino acids proteins
type of stereoisomer
Basic methods of synthesis of various organic compounds
Named reactions
Various Heterocycles, Heterocycle synthesis, reactions
Resolution methods
Reaction kinetics, first second third and pseudo first order reactions, radio labeling for determination of mechanism.
Racemic mixture
R and S nomenclature
Reactions like Cannizarro’s reaction
Pericyclic reactions
Ester hydrolysis
Huckel’s rule reaction mechanisms-
E and Z isomerism
Common condensation reactions like Aldol, Claisen Perkin, Dickmann, Darzen
Carbohydrates classification
Aptitude Simple Mathematics
logical reasoning and data analysis,
questions based on English language
Pharmacology Bioavailability, bioequivalence, various factors of ADME
Bioassay methods, various requirements. Brief knowledge of the statistical tests.
Chemotherapy and pathophysiology- knowledge of antibiotics, their mode of action and the microorganisms responsible for various common diseases.
Diseases: study of the pharmacology of the diseases and drugs used with mode of action especially of diabetes, malaria, leishmaniasis, TB, hypertension, myocardial ischemia, inflammation, and immunomodualtion.
Study of basis of threshold areas of work in NIPER in pharmacology dept. Mentioned in brochure.
Detailed study of CNS pharmacology specially opiod receptors
Pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, pharmacological effect, desired, undesired, toxic, adverse effects.
Drug metabolism: various pathways and other details.
Drug interactions, agonist, antagonist, Mechanism of drug action, drug-receptor interaction.
Various adrenergic, cholinergic and other receptors
partial agonist, protein binding, drug distribution, distribution volume, excretion pathways etc.
Phytochemistry Methods of extraction, isolation and characterization of natural products.
Various separation techniques used for isolation of natural products.
Biosynthetic pathways.
Primary metabolites, their examples
Secondary metabolites, various classes of secondary metabolites (eg. Alkaloids, glycosides, tannins, lignans, saponins, lipids, flavonoids, coumarins, etc.).
Important therapeutic classes: antidiabetics, hepatoprotectives, immmunomodulators, neutraceuticals, natural products for gynaecological disorders, anti-cancer, anti-viral (mainly anti-HIV), adaptogens etc.
Dietary antioxidants, Marine natural products, Plant growth regulators.
Fischer projection formulas.
Biological sources of important classes of natural products. (Selected ones only)
Standardization of natural products, analytical pharmacognosy.
What is difference between natural products and pharmacognosy ?
Some knowledge about types and preparation of ayurvedic formulatios like asava, arista etc.

Candidates who have applied to courses such as M.S. (Pharm), M. Pharm and M. Tech (Pharm) are required to undergo counselling. MBA (Pharm) applicants will be selected on the basis of their performance in the group discussion and personal interview as well as the qualifying marks in the entrance examination.

Candidates will be notified through an email with links on their registered email id to view their Counselling letter. NIPER JEE 2022 Counselling Letter should be printed out and carried along on the day of counselling. They are required to submit Original Documents along with sets of photocopies of the following:

  • Certification of Age-proof and Name, Matriculation Certificate
  • Mark lists of the Qualifying degree (All Semesters)
  • GPAT/GATE Scorecard
  • NIPER JEE 2022 Admit Card
  • Category Certificate
  • Disability Certificate, if applicable
  • Medical Certificate (Candidates can check Annexure-1 on the official website for Format)
  • Affidavit in form of Undertaking (Candidates can check Annexure-3 on the official website)
  • An Undertaking should be provided by the Candidate’s Parents against ragging. (Candidates can check Annexure-4 in the Information Brochure on the official website)
  • Migration Certificate or Transfer Certificate, if applicable

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