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Goa Common Entrance Test (GCET/ Goa CET) is organized and conducted by the Directorate of Technical Education (DTE), Authority of Goa. This article provides the information about the cut-off and seat reservation for GCET 2018 exam. Candidates must know seat reservation eligibility criteria before mentioning category in the application form of GCET 2018.

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GCET 2018 Cut Off

  • Few days after the announcement of Result, in around the 3rd week of May, 2018, DTE, Goa (Directorate of Technical Education) will determine the minimum scores that the candidates need to obtain and will release an online definite cut – off mark for admission to various undergraduate courses at the universities and colleges in Goa.
  • Candidate’s are advised to visit the official website on regular basis in order to keep themselves updated.
  • DTE determines GCET 2018 cut-off that depend on various factors like candidate’s performance, seat capacity for the respective courses and the college, total number of test takers, difficulty level of the paper and reservation policy.
  • Applicants failing to meet GCET cut off 2018 will not be considered eligible for admissions to under graduate programmes at the universities and colleges in Goa.
  • On the basis of GCET 2018 cut-off, Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) Goa prepares GCET 2018 merit list for the examinees.
  • Seats are allocated to candidates as per their ranks in GCET 2018 merit list.

GCET 2018 Seat Reservation

Directorate of Technical Education, Goa reserves a definite number of seats for the candidates belonging to special categories such as Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST), Other Backward Classes (OBC), Physically Disabled etc. Candidates have to mention their category while filling the application form of GCET 2018. Students claiming reservation are required to produce valid supporting documents in the prescribed format at the time of counselling in order to avail the benefit of GCET reservation of seats 2018. The seat matrix of GCET 2018 will be uploaded here as soon as it gets released by DTE.

Meanwhile, Candidates can check the reserved seats for  each category of GCET 2018 by having a look at the table below:-

GCET 2018 reservation table for seats under Government Quota

S. No. Categories Percentage of Reservation
1. Schedule Caste (SC) 2%
2. Schedule Tribe (ST) 12%
3. Other Backward Classes (OBC) 27%
4. Physically Handicapped (PH) 3%
5. Freedom Fighter (FF) 1%
6. Central & State Personnel 3%
7. Ex- Defence Service Personnel 1%
8. GN (Grandparent/Parent from Goa) 2%
9. NRI Up to 5%
10. Kashmiri Migrant On supernumerary basis for AICTE courses

Eligibility Criteria for Different Caste

SC Category (2%): There are 5 castes mentioned below which will be considered under the list of Scheduled Castes in the State of Goa. Candidates belonging to below mentioned castes will have to provide the caste certificate from Competent Authority with the view to avail all the benefits in Goa CET reservation criteria.

S.No. Caste
1. Bhangui
2. Chambhar (Hadi)
3. Mahar
4. Mahyavanshi (Vat)
5. Mang

ST Category (12%): There are eight castes mentioned below. If there are candidates belonging to any of these castes, they will be considered for the reservation benefits under Scheduled Caste in the State of Goa. Candidates belonging to this category, have to provide the caste certificate from Competent Authority for availing all the benefits in Goa CET 2018 reservation criteria.

S.No. Caste
1 Dhodia (Halpati)
2 Dubla (Talavia)
3 Naikda (Nayaka)
4 Siddi
5 Varli
6 Kunbi
7 Gawda
8 Velip

OBC Category (27 %): Candidates coming from the 20 backgrounds (as mentioned below), will be considered in the list of OBC (Other  Backward Class) in the State of Goa and can avail the benefits of reservation criteria under OBC-Non Creamy Layer.

Applicants belonging to this category will have to provide the caste certificate from Competent Authority for availing all the benefits.

S. No. Caste S. No. Caste
1 Bhandari Naik 11 Kumbhar (I/c Christian Kumbhar)
2 Christian Barber 12 Mahalo, Nabhik, Nai, Napit, Nhavi
3 Christian Mahar 13 Nathjogi
4 Vishwakarma /Cbari/ Mesta 14 Pagui Gabit
5 Dhangar 15 Satarkar
6 Dhobi, Rajak, Madval (I/c Christian Dhobi) 16 Shimpi
7 Gosavi 17 Thakar
8 Koli 18 Teli
9 Kharvi (I/c Christian Kharvi) 19 Christian Renders
10 Kalaikad Black SmitWT in Smith 20 Komarpant

GCET 2018 Participating Institute

S. No. Participating Institutes
1. Goa Engineering College, Farmagudi
2. Padre Conceicao College of Engg, Verna
3. Shree Rayeshwar Institute of E. & Info Tech., Shiroda
4. Don Bosco College of Engineering, Fatorda
5 Agnel institute of Technology & Design

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