KAPS (Knowledge Assessment of Pharmaceutical Sciences) is an evaluating exam, which is conducted by Australian & New Zealand Pharmacy council.  This exam assesses your understanding and knowledge in pharmaceutical sciences. To practice as a registered pharmacist in Australia or New Zealand, an overseas pharmacist must pass this exam. Candidates who want to practice in New Zealand must first pass a language exam (OET or IELTS) to be able to take the KAPS Exam. Candidates who pursue the Australian path will be eligible to sit for the KAPS exam without having to pass the language exam. However, before beginning an internship, you must pass both the KAPS and the language exam (OET, PTE, IELTS).


KAPS exam consist of 2 papers.

PAPER 1 Pharmaceutical chemistry,

                  Pharmacology & Physiology


PAPER 2 Pharmaceutics & Therapeutics


If you’re outside of Australia, you can sit your KAPS exam in the following cities:


Country City
Argentina Buenos Aires
Egypt Cairo and surrounding areas
Greece Athens
Hong Kong SAR Hong Kong
India Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, New Delhi and Mumbai
Kenya Nairobi
New Zealand Auckland and Wellington
Oman Muscat
Pakistan Islamabad
Peru Lima
Philippines Manila
Qatar Doha
Saudi Arabia
Singapore Singapore
South Africa Johannesburg
United Arab Emirates Dubai and surrounding areas
United Kingdom London*
Zimbabwe Harare


Exam duration     2 Hours for each paper

Exam pattern       100 Multiple choice questions     for each paper.

Validity of KAPS Exam     3 years


Each paper has a 50 percent pass mark. If a candidate fails one of the papers, he or she must retake the failed paper within two years of passing the other. The number of times a candidate can take the KAPS exam is unlimited.

Course Duration  : The Course Duration is 6 Months.

KAPS 2022 Batch
   1. September/October – March
   2. January – July
   3. May- November

We offer mentoring till the candidate passes the exam. Our institution also assists candidates in obtaining internship placement in Australia as well as employer sponsorship for 407 and 494 visa applications.