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GCET 2020 – Directorate of Technical Education, Government of Goa will be conducting the annual Goa Common Entrance Test for the academic admission of 2020 session. Candidates, who are interested in pursuing their undergrad engineering programs from one of colleges located in the state of Goa, can start applying from the 1st week of April 2020. GCET 2020 will be a state-level examination which will be conducted in the month of May 2020, and candidates will have the provision of applying for GCET till the 2nd week of April 2020. The GCET 2020 Admit Card will be available online in the official website during the 3rd week of April 2020. After the Result declaration during the 3rd week of May 2020, DTE Goa will carry GCET 2020 Counselling though out the month of June 2020.

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In this article, read about GCET 2020 Examination, its important dates, applying procedure, GCET 2020 Result date, Counselling schedule and other important details.

GCET 2020 – A Brief Outlook

ParticularsOverview
Exam NameGoa Common Entrance Test
AcronymGCET 2020
Conducting BodyDirectorate of Technical Education, Govt. of Goa
Exam LevelState Level
Admission CentresDirectorate of Technical Education, Alto-Porvorim, Goa
Exam ModeOffline (Pen and Paper Exam)
Official WebsiteDte.goa.gov.in

GCET 2020 – Important Dates

DTE Goa will be conducting the annual Common Entrance Exam, i.e. GCET 2020, during the month of May 2020. Candidates can start applying from the 1st week of April 2020. It is important for candidates to be aware of the complete GCET 2020 dates and schedule so as to not miss out any important details.

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GCET 2020 Exam Dates are as given below. (Dates given are subject to changeability).

S. No.EventsDates
1GCET 2020 Notification ReleaseSeptember 2019
2Application Form Release for GCET 20201st week of April 2020
3Deadline for GCET 2020 Registration2nd week of April 2020
4Admit Card Release3rd week of April 2020
5GCET 2020 Exam2nd week of May 2020
6Answer Key Release3rd week of May 2020
7Result Declaration of GCET 20203rd week of May 2020
8GCET 2020 CounsellingJune 2020

GCET 2020 – Eligibility Criteria

DTE Goa has set forth certain guidelines for the GCET 2020 aspirants so as to maintain a minimum standard among the student resource who will be appearing for the GCET 2020 Exam. Candidates must necessarily clear these guidelines as failing to clear may lead to disqualification. DTE Goa has prepared the eligibility criteria on the basis of certain criterions such as age factor, nationality, qualifying exam and marks and so on.

The GCET 2020 Eligibility Criteria is as given below.

S. No.Eligibility CriterionCriteria
1NationalityAdmission to professional courses in State of Goa is open to Indian nationals fulfilling the eligibility criteria under various categories. Non-resident Indians holding Indian passport may apply for seats reserved under NRI category. Overseas Citizens of India (OCI)/ Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) cardholders are considered eligible for admissions to seats under NRI Category
2AgeAn applicant to Degree courses in Medicine, Dentistry, Homoeopathy, Ayurveda, Allied Health Sciences and Nursing must have completed the age of 17 years on or before 31st December of the academic year of admission to become eligible for admission to First Year. No age limit, minimum or maximum, is specified for admission to Engineering and Pharmacy Courses
3Qualifying ExaminationAn applicant must have passed the Higher Secondary School Certificate Examination of the Goa Board or an examination conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi, or any other examination, which in scope and standard, is deemed to be equivalent to the H.S.S.C. examination of Goa Board, and must have obtained the minimum percentage of marks in the specific subjects,
4Qualifying Marks in Qualifying ExaminationFor B. E.
The applicant should have passed the Higher Secondary School Certificate (Std. 12th) examination of the Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education or its equivalent examination with English, Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects with one of the following subjects Chemistry/ Bio-Technology/ Computer Science / Biology and secured not less than 45% marks in the aggregate of subjects of Physics & Mathematics with one of the following subjects Chemistry/ Bio-Technology/ Computer Science/ Biology. (40% for the applicants belonging to SC, ST and OBC only). For B Arch
The applicant should have passed the Higher Secondary School Certificate (Std.XIIth) examination of the Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education or its equivalent examination with Mathematics as one of the subjects and secured at least 50% marks in aggregate (45% aggregate marks for applicants belonging to SC/ ST/ OBC). For Kashmiri Migrants for Engineering
The applicant should have passed the Higher Secondary School Certificate (Std. 12th) examination or its equivalent examination with English, Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects with one of the following subjects Chemistry/ Bio-Technology/ Computer Science/ Biology and secured not less than 45% marks in the subjects of Physics & Mathematics with one of the following subjects Chemistry/ Bio-Technology/ Computer Science/ Biology.

GCET Application Form 2020 Submission Procedure

Directorate of Technical Education Goa will be releasing the GCET 2020 Application Form during the 1st week of April 2020. Candidates will have to submit their entries within the stipulated time frame. The candidate can download the application form from the official website, which then is to be filled in and sent to prescribed address.

The complete procedure is laid down below.

  • Go to the official website of DTE Goa.
  • Locate ‘Application Forms’ under the Admission panel in the main menu.
  • Click on the GCET Application Form.
  • The Application Form Annexure will be accessible to the candidates.
  • At this point, candidates will have to take a print of the Application Form on a A-4 size sheet.
  • Candidates are advised to read instructions overleaf carefully before filling the form.
  • Applicant must fill this form in his/ her own handwriting, after downloading & printing this FORM from the website, on good quality A4 Size bond paper, and submit the same at the notified locations (as per Centres opted), on specified dates, along with self-attested copies of required documents.
  • Self-attested photo copies of the following Certificates to be enclosed: a) SSCE Passing Certificate. b) Std. 12th passing certificate or HSSC Examination Hall Ticket.
  • The Form should be accompanied by Demand draft for INR 1800 payable at Panaji, in favor of “Director of Technical Education” drawn on any Scheduled Bank, or any other approved form of remittance, as may be duly notified.

GCET 2020 – Admit Card

Candidates will be asked to collect the GCET 2020 Admit Card as this document is what will grant them the access inside the examination hall. The Admit Card for Goa CET 2020 Exam will be available in the offline mode. Candidates will have to reach out to the designated centers of DTE Goa. The Admit Card will include details such as exam date, venue, address, roll number, candidate’s personal information and so on. GCET 2020 Admit Card will be available during the 3rd week of April 2020.

GCET 2020 Exam Pattern

DTE Goa has incorporated several norms and structures for the conduct of the Goa CET 2020 Examination. Candidates will be benefited with the awareness of GCET 2020 Exam Patten. It includes examination mode, question paper pattern, answering mode, number of sections, subject wise distribution of questions and so on.

Particulars Exam Patterns
Exam Conducting ModeOffline (Pen and Paper)
Duration120 minutes or 2 Hours
Type of QuestionsObjective Type Multiple Choice Questions
Subjects
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
Distribution of questions75 Questions each
Maximum Marks225 Marks
Negative MarkingThere will be No Negative Marking
Marking Scheme1 mark for every correct answer

GCET 2020 Syllabus

Syllabus for Physics

Laws of Motion; Work, Energy, and Power; Properties of Matter; Electrostatics; Current Electricity; Magnetic Effects of Electric Current; Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents; Optics; Dual Nature of Radiation and Atomic Physics; Nuclear Physics; Semiconductor Devices and their Applications.

Syllabus for Chemistry

Atomic Structure; p, d, and f block elements; Coordination Chemistry and Solid State Chemistry; Thermodynamics, Chemical Equilibrium, and Chemical Kinetics; Electrochemistry; Isomerism in Organic Compounds; Alcohols and Ethers; Carbonyl Compounds; Carboxylic Acids and their derivatives; Organic Nitrogen Compounds and Bio-molecules.

Syllabus for Mathematics

Sets, Relations, & Function; Complex Numbers & Quadratic Equations; Matrices & Determinants; Permutation & Combination; Mathematical Induction; Binomial Theorem; Sequences and Series; Limit, Continuity & Differentiability; Integral Calculus; Differential Equations; Coordinate Geometry; 3-D Geometry; Vector Algebra; Statistics & Probability; Trigonometry; Mathematical Reasoning; Discrete Mathematics; Analytic Geometry of two dimensions.

GCET 2020 – Answer Key

The GCET answer key 2020 will be released by the exam conducting authority in a few days after the examination has been concluded. The Answer key of GCET will carry all the correct answer key option number to the questions asked in the examination. With the help of the answer key, candidates will be able to cross check their answers that they have provided in the Goa CET 2020 examination. The answer key will also help the candidate calculate the probable score that they will get in the examination before the final results are out. Using the answer key, candidates will be able to have an idea of which institute they will probably get admission in with the score calculated.

GCET 2020 Result

DTE Goa will be releasing the Goa CET Exam Results for the candidates who will be appearing for the examination. The Result will be published during the 3rd week of May 2020. Candidates can view their results from the official website of DTE Goa. The Goa CET 2020 Result will be displayed in the form of PDF format and candidates will be able to see their subject wise score, overall score, and rank.

GCET 2020 Merit List

Merit List of the eligible candidates shall be prepared in the descending order of the qualifying Goa CET 2020 marks. For Bachelors in Engineering, the merit list shall be based on aggregate marks of GCET 2020 in the subjects of Physics and Mathematics.

Tie Break Scenario

  • In case the above marks of two or more applicants are equal, applicant with more marks in GCET 2020 Mathematics shall be placed higher in the merit list.
  • If the marks in Mathematics are also equal, applicant with more marks in GCET 2020 Chemistry will be placed higher in the merit list.
  • In case the marks in GCET 2020 in Chemistry are also equal, applicant with more aggregate marks in Physics and Mathematics at the qualifying examination (Std. 12th) will be placed higher in the merit list.
  • In case of tie at this stage, applicant scoring more marks in Mathematics at the qualifying examination (Std. 12th) will be placed higher in the merit list.
  • If all the above are also equal, then the applicant with earlier date of birth will be placed higher in the order of merit.

GCET Counselling 2020

The GCET Counselling 2020 will be conducted in the month of June – July 2020. The counselling procedure will be held in 3 rounds and there may/ may not be an additional round if required. Only those candidates who have been listed on the merit list will be able to participate in the GCET 2020 counselling round. The committee in charge of conducting the counselling will release the counselling schedule and candidates will be called according to their rank in the Goa CET 2020 merit list. Candidates must not forget to bring their original documents and the required photocopies to the allotted venue for verification.

GCET 2020 Exam Centres

S. No.Exam CentresCentres CodeAddress
1Tiswadi Cujira (Bambolim)10Dhempe Higher Secondary School of Arts & Science
2Panaji11Goa College of Pharmacy
3Verna12Fr. Agnel Multipurpose Hr. Secondary School
4Navelim13Rosary College/ Higher Secondary School of Arts & Commerce
5Vasco14Deep Vihar High School
6Mapusa15Purushottam Walawalkar Higher Secondary School
7Ponda 116A. J. De Almeida High School
8Ponda (Farmagudi)17G. V. Ms. Smt. N. J. Aguiar Higher Secondary School
9Bicholim18Narayan Zantye College of Commerce
10Curchorem19Smt. Chandrabhaga T. Naik Higher Secondary School
11Porvorim20Vidya Prabodhini Higher Secondary School
12Assagao21DM’s PVS Sarojini M. Kushe Higher Secondary School
13Sanquelim22Govt. Higher Secondary School
14Cuncolim23Maria Bambina Higher Secondary School
15Dharbandora24BBSS, Vishweshwar Shankar Laad Higher Secondary School

GCET Reservation Categories and Seats

The reservation in GCET will be as per the guidelines issued by the Government of Goa. The GCET reservation criteria are as given below.

CategoryReservation (%)
Schedule Caste (SC)2%
Schedule Tribe (ST)12%
Other Backward Classes (OBC)27%
Physically Handicapped (PH)3%
Freedom Fighter (FF)1%
Central & State Personnel3%
Ex- Defense Service Personnel1%
GN (Grandparent/ Parent from Goa)2%
NRIUp to 5%
Kashmiri MigrantOn supernumerary basis for AICTE course

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