Goa Common Entrance Test (GCET/ Goa CET) is organized and conducted by the Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) Authority of Goa. GCET is a state level entrance exam. This exam is a gateway for those students who are planning to get enrolled to an undergraduate course in various programmes in the field of Engineering, Architecture, Pharmacy and Homeopathy courses offered by the Government and Private colleges/institutions of Goa.

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Courses Offered

S.NoCoursesDuration of course
1M.B.B.S5 and Half Year.
2B.D.S5 years
3B.E (Information Technology, Computer, Electronics & Communication, Electrical & Electronics, Mechanical, Civil, Mining)4 Years
4B. Arch5 years
5B.H.M.S5 and Half Year.
6B.A.M.S5 and Half Year.
7B.Sc in Nursing4 Years (including Internship)
8Allied Health Science
9B.P.T (Bachelor of physioterapy therapy)4 Years (including 6 months Internship)
10B.Opt (Bachelor of Optometry)4 Years (including 12 months Internship)
11B.Sc.M.I.T (B.Sc in Medical Imaging Technology)4 Years (including 12 months Internship)
12B.Sc.A.T.(B.Sc. In Anaesthesia Technology)4 Years (including 12 months Internship)

Important Update of GCET 2018

 The last date for the first round of Admission of GCET 2018 is 22nd June 2018. Click here to view the details of the Counselling.

GCET 2018 Final Merit List Released- Click Here to view the list.

GCET 2018 Provisional Merit List released – Click here

GCET 2018 Admission List has been released. Click here to view.

GCET 2018 Results have been declared. Click here to Know your Scores.

GCET 2018 Answer Key Has been released for Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics. Click here to View Answer key A and B of these subjects.

5% of Supernumerary seats have been incorporated to the PH Reservation in Government Institutions. Check all the details here.

The official admission committee has released the dates of the counselling procedure for GCET 2018. The update has been made in the “important dates” section of this article. Read below

Directorate of Technical Education has announced that the Candidates have to download and take a printout of the application form(A) which has been made available on the official website in March 2018. Forms could be submitted from 2nd – 7th April 2018. The offline (pen-paper based) mode of the exam was held on 8th and 9th May 2018. For admission to Medical and Dental courses candidates had to appear for National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) – 2018 conducted by CBSE. For admission to Architecture, course candidates have to appear for  NATA (National Aptitude Test in Architecture) conducted by the Council of Architecture.

Important Dates Regarding the GCET 2018

The official admission committee of GCET 2018 had announced the dates of the significant activities. The official dates of declaration of result, merit list and multiple rounds of counselling have been announced. The information regarding the same has been provided below

S.NoEventsDates (announced)
1.Start of receiving of application forms for GCET-18 at Application Reception Centre02-04-2018(Mon)
2.Last date for receiving forms for GCET-18 at Application Reception Centre & Collecting Admit Cards07-04-2018(Sat)
3.Last date for receiving of GCET-2018 at DTE and collecting Admit Cards (with late fees)27-04-2018 (Fri)
4.Dates of GCET-1808-05-18 (Tue) & 09-05-18(Wed)
5.Result of GCET-1815th May 2018
6.Start of receiving of application forms for Admission (FORM A/B/C) at notified location17-05-18 (Thu)
7.Last date for receiving forms for Admission (FORM A/B/C) at notified location25-05-18 (Fri)
8.Display of Eligibility List at Admission Centre06-06-18 (Wed)
9.Last date for compliance with deficiencies in eligibility08-06-18 (Fri)
10.Display of Provisional Merit List at Admission Centre13-06-18 (Wed)
11.Display of Final Merit List at Admission Centre15-06-18 (Fri)
12.First Round of Admission18-06-18(Mon) to 22-06-18(Fri)
13.Second Round of Admission12-07-18 (Thu) to 18-07-18(Wed)
14.Third Round of Admission9-08-2018(Thu) to 13-08-18(Mon) 15.
15.Additional Round of Admission (if required)As notified in news papers
16.Special Round of Admission to fill vacant seats (if any) in MBBS/BDS CoursesAs notified in news papers

GCET 2018 Result

GCET 2018 Exams Result had been announced on 15th May 2018. Candidates who had taken the examination could check their results via online mode through the website. No offline individual score card was issued to Candidates. On the basis of the result, the merit list was prepared for providing admission. To view previous year result you can visit http://www.dtegoa.gov.in/cad2017/cet/rgcet2017.pdf

Eligibility Criteria for GCET 2018

Candidates must fulfill all the Eligibility Criteria before filling up the GCET 2018 Application Form

S.NoParticularRequired Eligibility Criteria
1.AgeCandidates applying for GCET 2018 should not be less than 17 years of age as on 31st December 2017.
2.NationalityCandidate must be a citizen of India.

The OCI (Overseas Citizens of India), NRI( Non – Resident of India), PIO (Persons of Indian Origin) card holder can also apply.

Educational qualifications

S. NoCoursesRequired Qualification
1.EngineeringApplicants should have passed 10+2 or equivalent with English, Mathematics and Physics as mandatory subjects with one of following additional subjects i.e. Biotechnology/ Biology / Computer Science / Chemistry. They must pass the qualifying examination with minimum of 45% marks (40% marks for SC/ST/PwD categories).
2.B. ArchApplicants should clear 10+2 or equivalent examination with Mathematics as one of the subjects with scoring 50% marks (45% marks in case of candidates from SC/ST & OBC category). Applicants need to appear for the NATA exam.
3.BHMS & AHSCandidates need to pass the 10+2 of Goa Board or its equivalent examination with English along with Physics, Chemistry & Biology as core subjects. They must clear the qualifying examination with minimum 50% marks (40% marks in case of SC/ST and OBC category).
4.B. Sc NursingApplicants should clear the HSSC or 12th with Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English obtaining not less than 45% marks (40% marks in case of candidates from SC/ST/OBC category)

GCET 2018 Registration / Application Form

Coming to the most crucial part of the exam where most of the student commit mistakes, application/registration forms play an important role in the process of acquiring a seat in college. All candidates must have a clear look at the brochure before filling in the form of GCET. The application form of GCET has to be submitted only in the offline mode. Candidates must verify that they fulfill the eligibility criteria of GCET 2018 before filling the application form.

Step by step procedure to fill and submit GCET Application Form 2018

  1. The GCET 2018 application form was available for download and could be submitted from 2nd – 7th April 2018.
  2. Download the application form (A) from link http://www.dtegoa.gov.in and take a printout of the same.
  3. Candidates are required to fill all details in their application form carefully..
  4. Paste recent passport size photograph on the application form.
  5. Attach all the required documents like (Demand Draft) DD, qualifying exam certificates with the application form.
  6. Candidates have to submit the application form at the notified locations (as per centre opted) on specified dates, along with self-attested copies of required documents.

GCET 2018 Application Fee:

  1. The application fee of GCET 2018 was Rs.1500/-.
  2. Candidates have to submit the application fee by making Demand Draft.
  3. The late fee of Rs 1000 will be charged if the candidate fills the form after the last date of submission of application form.
  4. The demand draft should be made in favor of “Director of Technical Education” payable at Panaji from any scheduled bank.

Syllabus for GCET 2018

The Syllabus of GCET 2018 is based on subjects like Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology of class 11th and 12th of Goa board of Secondary & Higher Secondary Education.

The entire question paper will only be asked on these subject. The topics under the subjects Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology are as follows :

1.ElectrostaticsSolid State
2.Current ElectricitySolutions
3.Magnetic Effects Of Current And MagnetismElectro Chemistry
4.Electromagnetic Induction And Alternating CurrentsChemical Kinetics
5.Electromagnetic WavesSurface Chemistry
6.OpticsGeneral Principles And Processes Of Isolation Of Elements
7.Dual Nature Of Matter And RadiationP-Block Elements
8.Atoms And NucleiD And F Block Elements
9. Electronic DevicesCoordination Compounds
10. Communication Systems


Haloalkanes And Haloarenes
11.Alcohols, Phenols And Ethers
12.Aldehydes, Ketones And Carboxylic Acids
13.Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen
14. Biomolecules
15.Polymerschemistry In Everyday Life
1.Relations And FunctionsReproduction
2.AlgebraGenetics And Evolution
3.CalculusBiology And Human Welfare
4.Vectors And Three-Dimensional GeometryBiotechnology And Its Applications
5.Linear ProgrammingEcology And Environment

Reservation of Seats for GCET 2018

Reservation of seats is made in favor of candidates belonging to the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward classes, physically disabled etc in GCET 2018. Candidates will have to choose their category while filling the GCET 2018 application form. Candidates claiming reservation are required to submit documents such as valid certificates as proof in the original forms during document verification at the time of admission & counselling procedure.

GCET Exam Pattern 2018

Candidates are advised to understand the GCET 2018 Exam Pattern so as to plan a proper strategy in their preparation for the GCET 2018. Following are the details of GCET exam pattern 2018-

1.Mode of ExaminationGCET 2018 is an offline (pen-paper based) examination.
2.Types of QuestionsThe paper consists of objective type multiple choice questions. Each question contains four options out of which only one response is correct.
3.Total Number of papers There will be total 3 Papers consisting of questions from Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics and total marks will be 225 (75 Marks for each paper).
4.Distribution of MarksThe maximum marks for each paper is 75.
5.Marking Scheme


1 Mark will be awarded for each correct answer. There is no negative marking.
6.DurationTime allowed to complete each paper is 2 hour. The exam schedule and time of GCET 2018 will be uploaded on this page as soon as Exam conducting Authority announces the same.

GCET 2018 Time Table

The Time Table for GCET 2018 has been officially released and are as follows:

1.Physics08.05.1810AM – 12NoonTuesday
2.Chemistry08.05.182PM – 4PMTuesday
3.Mathematics09.05.1810AM – 12NoonWednesday

GCET 2018 Exam Centre

GCET 2018 was held at various centers across Goa state. Candidates had to fill in their choices for the exam centers at the time of filling the GCET 2018 application form. Exams centre must be selected by candidates in order of their preference. Each GCET exam center had a code allotted to it. The candidate had to fill in the particular code which is assigned to the chosen exam center while filling up the application form.

GCET 2018 Admit Card / Hall Ticket

Admit Card of GCET 2018 was issued to candidates in person only after the successful application submission in offline mode. GCET 2018 admit card was issued from today i.e 7th April 2018. Candidates who had successfully completed the offline registration process were issued the GCET 2018 Hall Tickets. The GCET 2018 admit card contained important information such as name of the candidate, address of exam centre, exam date and time and exam day guidelines.

Participating Institutes in GCET 2018

A Candidate who has qualified the GCET 2018 exam gets enrolled in the colleges of Goa to complete their undergraduate courses of their preferred choice. The DTE ( Directorate of Technical Education ) is conducting this opportunity for candidates to provide them admission and there are 1292 seats that are available for B.E. (Bachelor of Engineering) program.

The participating colleges of GCET are mentioned below for candidates and they are as follows:

S. NoCollege nameS.NoCollege name
1.Goa Medical College9.Goa Dental College & Hospital
2Goa College of Engineering10.Padre Conceicao College of Engineering
4.Shree Rayeshwar Institute of Engg. & Info Tech.11.Don Bosco College of Engineering
5.Agnel Institute of Technology and Design12.Goa College of Pharmacy
6.P.E. S.Rajaram & Tarabai Bandekar College of Pharmacy13.Goa College of Architecture
7.Shri Kamaxidevi Homoeopathic Medical College & Hospital14.Gomantak Ayurveda Mahavidyalaya & Research Centre
8.Institute of Nursing Education15.Vrundavan Institute of Nursing Education, Colvale

GCET 2018 Counselling

The Counselling of GCET 2018 will be conducted in offline mode and the registration for the same has started from 17th May 2018. Also, counselling was held for only those candidates who had been shortlisted based on marks obtained in GCET 2018 Exam. Shortlisted Candidates will have to fill Form (B) to participate in counselling process. Two rounds of counselling will be held initially, additional rounds will be followed if required. Candidates are required to bring along originals of all relevant documents and photocopies for verification to the counselling venue. The admission conducting authority will announce the schedule for counselling for various rounds based on the merit rank of the candidate. Candidates who are placed higher in the merit list of GCET 2018 will be given preference during seat allotment.

GCET 2018 Cut Off

After few days of the publication of GCET 2018 Result, DTE will upload the cut-off marks at their official website. Cut-off marks vary for different courses and colleges. Candidates have to score above or equal to the cut-off marks to qualify for Goa common entrance test. Candidate will get admission on the basis of marks obtained by the candidates in entrance test.  Cut- off marks of GCET exams depend on factors like the number of applicants, the number of vacant seats etc. To have a idea of cut-off marks, candidates are advised to check the previous year’s cut-off marks. This will give you an idea to score and also college selection of your choice.

GCET 2018 Sample Paper

Candidates preparing for GCET 2018 are advised to practice the question papers of previous years so that they can analyze and keep a track of their preparation level. Solving previous year Question papers helps candidates to get a fair idea of question pattern and questions that might be asked in the entrance exam. Practicing the GCET sample papers will help candidates to spot their weak areas. Each aspirant is advised to solve previous years question papers of GCET sample papers so as to make the preparation for the entrance examination more effective.

Have a look at the previous year question papers – Click Here

Answer Key for GCET 2018

Directorate of Technical Education (DTE), Goa, had released the GCET 2018 answer key online on 15th May 2018. The state level engineering entrance test was held in offline mode on 8th and 9th May, 2018. GCET 2018 answer key was available for candidates as per different paper codes, therefore, they had to check the answer key of the corresponding paper they have appeared in. The GCET answer key helped candidates to calculate their probable score in the exam.

GCET 2018 Seat Allotment

Applicant’s admission depends on the merit list. For admissions, applicants must apply, fill and submit the form(B) at DTE, Goa or other shortlisted centers and get the Acknowledgement card in form of Registration Number as a proof of submission. Nominated applicants must visit the Admission Centre at official address with admit card, fees and other required documents. Admission of Applicants in Architecture degree programme will depend on NATA result/score and candidates seeking admission to medical and dental courses programme will depend on NEET score.

FAQ about GCET 2018

How can I pay the fee for GCET exam?

The fee of Amount Rs 1500 can be paid through demand draft only.

How and when I can get the Admit Card of GCET 2018?

Admit Card of GCET 2018 will be handed to you manually by the authority as soon as you submit the application form.

NRI candidate can apply for the GCET 2018 exam?

Ans : Yes, NRI candidate is also eligible to apply for GCET 2018.

What will happen If I miss to fill one column while filling up the application form?

Candidates must fill that all the mandatory columns carefully otherwise your application form will be rejected.

GCET Contact Details


Phone Number : 0832-2413571.

Fax : 0832-2413571

Email : dir-dte.goa @ nic.in


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