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Knowledge assessment of pharmaceutical sciences (KAPS) pharmacist exam Australia

The Australian Pharmacy Council (APC) conducts the knowledge assessment of pharmaceutical sciences (KAPS) exam to invite skilled pharmacists to practice as registered pharmacists and gain experience in Australia.

KAPS exam is eligible to all international pharmacists who have finished an accredited pharmacy programme after January 1, 2006, that included at least four years of a full-time degree course. A Stream A eligibility letter is required to determine whether or not you are eligible to take the KAPS exam.

How can a foreign pharmacist register in Australia?

Step 1: Initial skill assessment

Step 2: KAPS Exam Preparation

Step 3: English Test (PTE)

KAPS Exam guide and sample papers?

The KAPS exam covers the following four domains from the National Competency Standards Framework for pharmacists in Australia in 2010:

Domain 1– Pharmaceutics

Domain 2– Therapeutics

Domain 3– Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Domain 4- Pharmacology and Physiology

Paper 1–Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Physiology, Pathophysiology and Pharmacology

Paper 2 –Pharmaceutics and Therapeutics

Examination question types of questions may either stand-alone or be associated with a patient profile.

KAPS exam pass percentage?

To pass the exam, you need: a mark of at least 50% in all subsections of the exam. an overall mark of at least 50%.

How many questions are on the KAPS exam?

The KAPS Examination is 100-questions long and candidates have 2 hours to complete it. Due to the frequent changes to the scope and content within the practice of pharmacy in Australia, the APC does not guarantee that the information in this paper is accurate or relevant once published publicly.

Note:- KAPS exam is conducted thrice a year in some of the major cities across the world.

KAPS Exam Centres in Different Countries:

CountryKAPS Exam centres Cities
KAPS exam centres in AustraliaDarwin, Hobart, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Townsville, Perth, Sydney
KAPS exam centre in EgyptCairo and surrounding areas
KAPS exam centre in GreeceAthens
KAPS exam centre Hong Kong SARHong Kong
KAPS exam centres in IndiaBangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, New Delhi, Mumbai, Noida and Gurgaon
KAPS exam centre in KenyaNairobi
KAPS exam centres in New ZealandAuckland and Wellington
KAPS exam centres in SingaporeSingapore
KAPS exam centre in South AfricaJohannesburg
KAPS exam centre in United Arab EmiratesDubai and surrounding area
KAPS exam centre in OmanMuscat
KAPS exam test centre in PakistanIslamabad
KAPS exam test centre in PeruLima
KAPS exam test centre in PhilippinesManila
KAPS exam test centre in United KingdomLondon
KAPS exam test centre in ZimbabweHarare
KAPS exam test centre in QatarDoha
KAPS exam test centre in Saudi ArabiaRiyadh, Jeddah, Dammam
KAPS exam test centre in ArgentinaBuenos Aires

KAPS Exam Dates in 2023:

Registration openRegistration CloseExam Dates
24 January 202313 February 20236 – 8 March 2023
21 February 202313 June 202317 – 19 July 2023
20 June 20239 October 202320 – 22 November 2023

KAPS Exam Validity Period:

A candidate’s results are valid for four years after passing both exams.

KAPS Exam Fees:

The online KAPS exam costs $2,190 AUD per attempt. For further information about other fees and charges, please see the APC website.

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Applicants who do not have any centre in their respective countries need to travel to their neighbouring country where the centres have been set up for the KAPS exam. It’s preferable to stay in touch with institutes or platform while you’re applying for the KAPS exam because generally applicants get confused with the date and time and fail to fill the form on time. Academically helps applicants start from the filling up of forms to result declaration. We stick by your side till the end and help you ace the exam.

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