B Pharmacy interview exam for freshers – Part 1

B pharmacy job selection process

The job selection process of pharmaceutical companies varies from company to company. Depend upon the company, you may appear for the B Pharmacy interview with or without writing a qualifying exam. Usually the reputed pharmaceutical companies conduct a qualifying exam before selecting candidates for interview. This qualifying exam will helps them to assure that the job aspirant is having minimum basic knowledge about the subject. As well as it helps to reduce the number of candidates appearing for interview.

For eg: 20 positions(Jobs) are available. But 300 candidates came to the interview location. Exam conducted for all the candidates; then top 60 or top 80 graduates selected for the interview based on the marks. Now the Job selection process is based on 1:3 or 1:4 ratio. Out of 3 or 4 candidates they offer job for one candidate.

Here we have given a model B Pharmacy interview exam paper for candidates who are looking for a b pharmacy fresher’s jobs in the pharmaceutical production plant and R&D. This exam contains only multiple choice questions or descriptive type questions or combinations of both.

b paharmacy interview exam

Answer all the questions (Each correct answer carries 2 marks)

  1. Write the chemical names?
    • a. Vitamin B6
    • b. Vitamin B12
  2. Write any two lubricants, which are used in tablets manufacturing?
  3. Write the abbreviations of IP and BP?
  4. What is friability test and how to calculate it?
  5. What are the steps involved in wet granulation process?
  6. Define API and explain it?
  7. Write any two types of formulations and explain it?
  8. Name any two sources of Vitamin C? Write any disease caused by vitamin c deficiency?
  9. What is oxymel?
  10. Expand the UHPLC, TLC, LVP and SVP?



  1. a) Vitamin B6- Pyridoxine
  2. b) Vitamin B12 – Cyanocobalamin

2) Commonly used lubricants are Talc, silica, Stearic acid and Magnesium stearate etc

3) IP full form Indian Pharmacopoeia

BP full form British Pharmacopoeia

4)  Friability test is conducted to know the physical strength of a tablet. It is the withstanding capacity of a tablet when it is on manufacturing and transportation.

It is calculated by using this formula

Friability =(Initial weight- Final weight)/Initial weight * 100

Initial weight in mg- before test

Final weight in mg- after completion of test

5) Following steps involved in the wet granulation process.

  • Mixing
  • Drying
  • Dry screening
  • Fluid bed granulation

6) API is known as Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient. First and most important component of any formulation. There is no finished dose formulation is available without an API.

7) Various types of formulations are available

Topical formulations:

This type of formulations are administered by local route, applied on the skin. The active ingredient in formulation does not enter into the systemic circulation.

e.g Topical creams

Parenteral formulations:

These formulations are administered by the parenteral route that in to blood. The ingredients in the formulation is directly enter in the blood. Bioavailability is high for this formulations.

ex: Intravenous Injections

8)  Oranges, Lemons and Tomotos are sources for vitamin C. Severe deficiency of vitamin C causes “scurvy” disease.

9)  Oxymel is a mixture of honey , water and vinegar.

10) UHPLC is known as Ultra High Performance Liquid Chromatography.

LVP is known as Large Volume Parenteral

SVP is known as Small Volume Parenteral 

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How much percentage of marks you need to maintain in B pharmacy?

Required marks Percentage in B pharmacy

Your performance measured in the marks by testing your knowledge in form of several lab, theory internal and external examinations. You are in the B pharmacy course, it means you just completed 10th and intermediate previously. At that time, everyone is forcing you to get very good marks to improve and fulfil your future goals. It may correct in that time to get good marks because in intermediate you have marks Weight age for EAMCET(Engineeting and Agriculture Common Entrance Test) examination.
The same mentality and character will be is carry forwarded to this course also. Here we don’t have a marks weightage for GPAT examination, in this case what is required percentage of marks need to maintain? Here I will discuss you with reasons. Definitely everyone will try to get good marks, this nature is more common in above average and topper students. Toppers in the intermediate are also present in B pharmacy now because they didn’t get the seat in MBBS, BDS or Agricultural BSc in government universities/colleges (Truth to be told).

      Marks percentage

General classification for percentage of marks division defined as Distinction (75% above), First class (60 to 75%), second class (50 to 60%) and Third class (35 to 50%). Opportunities wise, there is no much difference between a 90% marks student and 75% marks student. Eligibility for all of the opportunities for a b pharmacy student does not require distinction marks profile that is above 75%. Generally the eligibility criteria will be like this, for open category students it will be minimum 60% (first class), and for other categories there may an exemption, it may be given 55% in most of the cases.
Maintaining the minimum first class percentage in b pharmacy is mandatory and is suggestible for every student, irrespective of the category and reservation. Getting the distinction percentage is more than enough for any student. No need to maintain above 80% of marks like as you did in your previous studies (10th , intermediate). It won’t give you much benefit in anyway.

  The best strategy to be followed in the B pharmacy is as follows

B pharmacy percentage calculated finally by adding all the marks in all semesters of 4 years. No matter in which semester you got more or less marks. They will consider your  percentage as a whole.  So try to concentrate on getting more marks up to the time of third year first semester. This time on wards start preparing the GPAT(Coaching will helps you a lot), you can also cover a few common subjects which is also present in your next semester academic syllabus. Concentrate on GPAT exam, which will be useful in your future a lot.

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 Getting more marks involves several factors. for eg if your college supports you in the internal examinations (by giving more marks), definitely your marks percentage automatically high after final examinations. In one university, getting of 85% marks is easier than the getting of 70% marks in another university. This is true and it involves several factors, the strategy of gaining marks is varies from university to university.

For your information, here I have included some notifications, it will give you a better idea.

They have clearly mentioned B pharmacy with 70%
Here they did not mentioned any percentage requirement.
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