Strategy to prepare for Government Pharmacist exam in 2024

Strategy to prepare for Government Pharmacist exam in 2024

Most of the Pharma degree or diploma holders wish to get pharmacist job in government sector. In 2024, there are lots of good opportunity for government pharmacist job aspirants. It is important to have strategy to prepare for government pharmacist exam in 2024. Various central and state government departments are going to conduct exam to fulfil pharmacist posts. For example, Delhi subordinate staff selection (DSSB) has already invited application for the 318 posts. SSC phase XII also released notification for almost 50 pharmacist post in various central government departments. Indian Army and Indian Air force also started their recruitment rally. Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) is going to release notification to recruit pharmacists in railway department in 2024.

Along with these major central government departments other central government departments like Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), banks- SBI, RBI, etc and PSUs- ONGC, SAIL, etc also frequently take examination for pharmacist. We may see bulk recruitment for various state government pharmacists in 2024, so be prepared to achieve your dream job. In this article we will see a general strategy to prepare for all government pharmacist exams. Here is a step-by-step guide to start your preparation,

Exam pattern and syllabus

Official notification of exam contains the exam pattern and syllabus, familiarize yourself with the exam pattern. Which include the number of subjects, number of questions, marks distribution among the subject. For example, if any exam having 60% weightage to pharmacy subject and 40% weightage to non-pharmacy subjects or some exam may have 100% weightage to pharmacy subjects or 100% weightage to non-pharmacy subjects. According to that we need to decide our strategy for preparation.

The most common subjects for non-pharmacy topics are,

  • Quantitative aptitude
  • Reasoning
  • English grammar/ Hindi grammar
  • Current affairs
  • General knowledge

For pharmacy related topic we must need to complete all D.Pharmacy subjects, as most of the government exam have basic qualification as In pharmacy related syllabus, generally following subjects have more weightage.

  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmaceutics
  • Pharmacognosy
  • Pharmaceutical jurisprudence
  • Human anatomy and physiology

So, it is important for all government pharmacist job aspirants to prepare for all of these subjects. We can restructure our strategy according to individual exam requirement.

Study material

Collect necessary study material for your exam. For your reference we are providing some standard book list.

For pharmacy syllabus

Subject Reference/book
PharmacologyBy KD Tripathi

By FSK Barar

PharmaceuticsBy Lachman

By RM Mehta part I

By RM Mehta part II

PharmacognosyBy Gokhle and Kokate
Pharmaceutical jurisprudenceBy BS Kuchekar

By NK jain

Human anatomy and physiologyBy Ross & Wilson
All in oneBy Pearson publications

By Birla publications

By Piyush publications

Previous year question papersBy PV Thorat and Rushi Sapkal

By Sia Publication

For non-pharmacy syllabus

Quantitative aptitudeBy RS Agarwal
ReasoningBy RS Agarwal
English grammarBy SP Bakshi
Current affairsAny banking exam magazine

YouTube channels

Crazy GK Trick

Next Exam

General knowledgeBy Lucent publication

Note: This list is for your reference only, if you already preferring any book, you can continue that. The only thing to remember while preparing for pharmacy subjects is to clear your basics. (These reference books contain affiliate link. We may receive a commission if you make a purchase after clicking on one of these links.)

Practice with previous years question papers

Practicing previous year question papers is important to get basic idea about the exam pattern and difficulty of exam. You can refer the book above mention. If you are studying in group, you can distribute topic and make your own practice MCQs for each topic.

There are some YouTube videos which have strategy to prepare for government pharmacist exam. For your reference here some suggestions are,


There is no standard pattern in government pharmacist exam, each department and recruiting authority have their separate exam pattern. But as we discuss there are some common subjects that you can keep studying. By analysing strategy from 2-3 authentic sources and official exam pattern make your own strategy to prepare for exam. Take all these guidance as base to prepare your own route of success. All the best.

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