GCET Exam Dates, Fees, Eligibility & Notification

GCET Exam Dates, Fees, Eligibility & Notification

GCET Exam Dates, Fees, Eligibility & Notification
GCET Exam Dates, Fees, Eligibility & Notification
October 1, 2021
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The article gives an overall idea about the GCET exam. GCET full form of the exam  Goa Common Entrance Exam. It is a state-level exam. It is meant for undergraduates.

The Goa Common Entrance Test (GCET) 2022 has been postponed by the Directorate of Technical Education (DTE). The test, which was originally slated for May 11 and 12, 2022, will now take place on June 27 and 28, according to DTE Goa.

Many colleges participate in the GCET exam. The test scorecard is used as an entry point to several colleges. The courses for the exam include:

  • Engineering.
  • Nursing.
  • Pharmacy.
  • Dentistry.
  • Medicine.
  • Homoeopathy.
  • Architecture.
  • Ayurveda.
  • Allied Health Sciences.

The exam is conducted once a year. https://dte.goa.gov.in is the official website for aspirants. The exam is conducted for 2 hours each. The exam is administered for 2 days. There are 3 segments for the test. Each category has 75 questions. The DTE is responsible for administering the exam.

The challenge for aspirants is to score the maximum. The students are selected as per the scorecards. Along with the highest rank on the merit list. Qualified students are called for counseling purposes. At present, the counseling process for 2021 is still on. This spot counseling is happening since 21st September 2021.

Students should aim to get through these colleges.

  • Angel Institute of Technology and Design.
  • Goa Medical College.
  • Don Bosco College of Engineering.
  • Goa Engineering College.
  • Shree Rameshwar Institute of Engineering and IT
  • Goa College of Architecture.
  • Goa Dental College.
  • Institute of Nursing Education.
  • Vrindavan Institute of Nursing.
  • Gomantakl Ayurved Mahavidyalaya & Research Center.
  • Shri Kamaxidevi Homeopathic Medical College & University.
  • Padre Conceicao College of Engineering.

Table of Contents

Latest news:

  • The Goa Common Entrance Test (GCET) 2022 has been postponed by the Directorate of Technical Education (DTE).
  • The test, which was originally slated for May 11 and 12, 2022, will now take place on June 27 and 28, according to DTE Goa.

Only 10 days before the exam, the dates must be confirmed.

The procedure and timetable for accepting GCET-2022 application forms will be posted on the DTE website. Following the completion of the GCET-2022, a schedule of further admissions activities will be announced.

Highlights for GCET:

GOA COMMON ENTRANCE TEST (GCET)
Name of the exam GCET
Conducting Authority Directorate of Technical Education
Exam Category State Level
Courses offered for GCET Engineering.
Nursing.
Pharmacy.
Dentistry.
Medicine.
Homeopathy.
Architecture.
Ayurveda.
Allied Health Sciences.
Exam Level Under-graduate
Conduction of exam Once in a year
Mode of Exam Offline
Type of Question Multiple Choice
Application Payment 2000
Segments of question paper 3
Total Duration of Exam 2 Hours
Total Marks 225
Marking Criteria Plus 1 for correct response. No negative marks.
Validity of Scorecard 1 year
Seat Reservation As per government policy
Official Website https://dte.goa.gov.in

The applicants can check the tentative dates of GCET 2022 from the table given below. The dates will be updated here as soon as it is officially released.

GCET Exam date:

Events

Important Dates (Tentative)

Start of receiving of GCET 2022 application forms

To be notified

Last date to submit the filled application form

To be notified

Availability of offline GCET 2022 application form with an application fee of Rs. 3500 (including late fees of Rs. 1500)

To be notified

Release of admit card 

To be notified

Exam date

27-Jun-2022 to 28-Jun-2022

Release of answer key

To be notified

Declaration of Results 

To be notified

Availability of online counselling form

To be notified

Availability of offline counselling form 

To be notified

Final date to submit the online and offline counselling form

To be notified

Announcement of the eligibility list

To be notified

Final date to comply with eligibility requirements

To be notified

Release of provisional merit list

To be notified

Availability of final merit list

To be notified

GCET 2022 admissions 

To be notified

For a better understanding of the order of events, the 2021 time schedule is given for reference.

Events for GCET Exam Schedules
Exam Notification 20-Jun-21
Release of Application 05-Jul-21
Final date for Application Submission 23-Jul-21
GCET Physics Exam 29-Jul-21
GCET Chemistry Exam 29-Jul-21
GCET Mathematics Exam 30-Jul-21
Declaration of Result 03-Aug-21
Admission/ Counselling 08-Aug-21

GCET Notification:

The candidates who desire to appear in the GCET 2022. have to wait for the notification. The exam is already administered. IThe test, which was originally slated for May 11 and 12, 2022, will now take place on June 27 and 28, according to DTE Goa.

The candidates are required to fill the application form for GCET offline. They have to submit the hard copy at the DTE office. The admit card is available offline. The result is based on merit performance. The selection is done as per the rank of the candidates.

Events for GCET Exam Schedules
Exam Notification 20-Jun-21
Release of Application 05-Jul-21
Final date for Application Submission 23-Jul-21
GCET Physics Exam 29-Jul-21
GCET Chemistry Exam 29-Jul-21
GCET Mathematics Exam 30-Jul-21
Declaration of Result 03-Aug-21
Admission/ Counselling 08-Aug-21

Eligibility criteria:

Candidates appearing for GCET 2022 must check their eligibility. The basic criteria to satisfy are:

  • The “Nationality Criteria”. Indian and NRIs can apply for the GCET exam. OCI and PIO can be applicants for the exam.
  • The “Age Limit”. The candidate has to be more than 17 years.
  • Aspirants with valid scorecards are eligible for the GCET exam. Scorecards of GCET, NEET, NATA.
ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA DETAILS
Associated Courses Qualifications Percentage Criteria Focus Subjects
B. Tech Qualified individuals from any recognised board Minimum 45% in general category. 40% in terms of SC/ST/OBC category Physics. Mathematics. Biology.
Chemistry. Biotechnology.
B. Arch Passed 10+2 from recognised board. 50% minimum in general category. 45% for OBC/SC/ST.
B. Sc ( Nursing ) Qualified 10th and 12th from an acknowledged board. 45% in general category. With PCB subjects.40% for SC/ST/OBC Physics. Biology. Chemistry. English.
B. Pharma Cleared 10+2 exam from an acclaimed board of Goa. Secured a minimum of 45% in general category. 40% for SC/ST/OBC Physics.
Biology.
Chemistry.
English.
  • Registration process:The Kashmiri Migrants can also apply for GCET. The student should be 12th passed. Must have English, Physics, and Maths as compulsory subjects. Must have scored 45% or more in Physics and Mathematics.

The registration channel is yet not open for aspiring GCET students. Candidates can start the registration process for 2022 after the dates are announced.

The application form will be available online. Students have to download and file the application offline. It is advised to check the eligibility. The candidates can fill the online applications by entering the credentials. For offline applications, individuals have to follow certain steps. Early applicants can pay 2000 as the registration amount. Late applicants will pay 3500. During the registration process, the candidates are asked to fill the exam centre.

GCET Application Dates:

The dates will be updated here as soon as it is officially released.

Till then, for a better understanding of the order of events, the 2021 time schedule is given for reference.

Facets of Registration Dates/ Fee
Release of Application 21-Jun-21
Final date for Application Submission 30-Jun-21
Application fee (Before due date) Rs. 2000
Offline Availability of forms 5 July 2021- 23 July 2021
Late Fee Rs.3500 (2000+1500)
Commencement of GCET 29th July and 30th July 2021.
Announcement of Results 03-Aug-21
Counselling Process Ongoing

How to apply for GCET 2022?

Given below are the steps for filling out an application. Candidates interested in the GCET exam can do the same.

  • Log in to the official website https://dte.goa.gov.in.
  • Go to the “ Admission Advertisement”. Click on the tab.
  • Download Form A of GCET application.
  • Take a printout.
  • Fill in the details
    a) Personal Credentials.
    b) Details of Education.
    c) Details of Exam.
  • Attach a recent photograph in the allotted space.
  • Signature of the candidate in the box given in the form.
  • A demand draft of Rs.2000 should be made. The application has to be sent to DTE.
  • Photocopies of Demand Draft. The self-attested certificates are to be sent.
  • The admit card is to be collected from the official website.
  • The application should be sent to the postal address.

The postal address of DTE:

To,
Director of Technical Education.
DTE Building. AT- Alto-porvorim, Bardez.
State- Goa. Pin Code- 403521
Contact no- 0832-2413571

NOTE:

  • The authority rejects the incomplete forms.
  • The application without additional fees is unacceptable.

GCET Syllabus:

For Physics:

  • Current Electricity
  • Atoms & Nuclei
  • Electromagnetic Induction
  • Alternating Currents
  • Electromagnetic Waves
  • Optics
  • Electromagnetic Waves
  • Electronic Devices
  • Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation
  • Electrostatics
  • Magnetic Effects of Current
  • Magnetism

For Chemistry:

  • Solutions
  • Coordination Compounds
  • p-block elements
  • d and f block elements
  • Solid State
  • Haloalkanes and Haloarenes
  • Organic Compounds that has Nitrogen
  • Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids
  • Alcohols, Phenols, and Ethers
  • Surface Chemistry
  • Chemical Kinetics
  • Electrochemistry
  • Biomolecules
  • Polymers
  • Chemistry in Everyday life

For Mathematics:

  • Trigonometry
  • Continuity and Differential
  • Differential Equations
  • Integrals
  • Geometry
  • Linear Programming
  • Probability
  • Determinants
  • Matrics
  • Derivatives
  • Relations and functions

GCET Exam Pattern:

It is important to know the basic pattern of the exam. The exam pattern helps in preparing the student. It is an overview that explains the proper divisions of the exam. Given below, the GCET exam pattern. The exam pattern discusses the following:

  • There are three focus subjects.
  • A total of 75 questions are allotted to each section.
  • Each response carries 1 mark. It means a total of 225 is given to students.
  • The total duration to complete the exam is 120 minutes.
  • The exams are operated at different time schedules.
  • To add, there is no negative marking for incorrect responses.
Name of the subjects Physics Chemistry Mathematics
Total No. of questions 75 Seventy-five 75
Marks for each question 75 75 Seventy-five
Duration of the exam 120 minutes 2 hours 120 minutes
Time Schedule 10am – 12pm 2pm – 4pm 10am – 12pm

Given below is an overview of the exam pattern. It states the availability of the total questions. The level of difficulty each subject has. The total marks for each question. The duration of the exam. Lastly, the prime focus topics.

Criteria Subjects
Physics Chemistry Mathematics
Total no. of questions Seventy five 75 Seventy five
Level of difficulty Tough Hard Tough
Total marks 75 Seventy five 75
Duration of the exam 120 minutes 2 hours 120 minutes
Focus topics (presume) Magnetism. Mechanics. Electricity. Organic Chemistry. Physical Chemistry Calculus.
Trigonometry.
Number System.

Why is it important to practice previous year paper?

Advantages of practising the previous year GCET question paper:

  • It will teach the students how to manage time. Candidates can set a timer for 2 hours and practice the same.
  • The student will overcome the fear of attempting the GCET exam.
  • The candidates will know about their strengths and weaknesses. And they can work upon it.
  • Practising helps them to understand concepts in a better way.
  • It will also help the candidates to strategically plan their studies.

Important instruction for GCET:

  • The aspirants must bring a hall ticket. The admit card must have the photo of the candidate.
  • The candidate should be present 15 minutes before.
  • The students are not permitted to leave the hall before time.
  • Candidates with electronic devices are not allowed to the exam center.
  • Unfair activities are not permitted inside the hall. Any act of discipline will lead to the cancellation of the exam. (Only for the student)
  • The students must follow the instructions given in the OMR sheet.
  • The exam is of objective type. The students are allowed to encircle only the right option.
  • The announcement of the result will be done on the official website.
  • Rechecking of results is not available for GCET.

GCET Admit Card:

The admit card for GCET is generally available from the fourth week of completion of registration. Individuals have to log in to the official website https://dte.goa.gov.in. They then have to enter the credentials to download the admit card. Every individual has to carry the admit card to the exam hall. Without an admit card. The student is not permitted to enter the hall. Candidates must carry a photo ID card.

The subsequent steps should be followed to get a GCET to admit card:

  • Candidates have to visit the DTE centre in Goa.
  • The candidate has to submit the application form.
  • The photo id card will be given to the aspirant.
  • The aspirant must check all the details mentioned.
  • Individuals must keep a photocopy of the admit card for reference.

GCET Result:

There is no information regarding GCET 2022 results.

For 2021:

The GCET 2021 result was released on 3rd August 2021. It got released on the official website. The result was available in PDF format. In the PDF, the candidate’s name and subject-wise marks are given. The GCET merit list will be released on August 31st, 2021. On September 1st, the final merit list will be available. The students are given seats according to their rank.

To download the result from the website, the students must proceed stepwise i.e

  • Log in to the official GCET website.
  • A link would be provided showing “ Results Declared for GCET”.
  • The page would redirect the candidate to the login window to view the result.
  • The scorecard for the GCET test will be displayed on the screen.
  • In the PDF, the student’s roll number and marks will be mentioned.
  • The students must save the scorecard. The PDF will be required during admission.

GCET Answer- Key:

GCET 2022 answer key will surely be released after the completion of the examination.

For 2021:

The answer key will be released by August 3rd, 2021. The answer key is available on the website. Students can download the same. The answer will be in PDF format. The contents will be available in different sections. The student can click on any section to verify their answers. The candidate can follow.

  • The answer score will be released on August 3rd, 2021.
  • The answer key is available in PDF format. There are segments of the answer key.
  • The candidate can open the desired section to verify the answers.
  • The applicant can also download the PDF.

Exam Cut-off:

The candidates with the highest marks in mathematics and physics are eligible for engineering college. However, different colleges have different cut-off standards. It is up to students that should report on time. Delay might lead to filling up of seats fast.

Exam Merit List:

The GCET results 2022 merit list for is set to be released by DTE. The list is disclosed on the official website. The candidates who have cleared the exam have access to view the list. The merit list is based on the rank of the student. The provisional merit list’s release date is not out yet. The final list will be disclosed by the board online. The counseling of the students will be done accordingly. If the candidate finds any fault then they may raise a complaint.

GCET Counselling:

The counseling process is announced by the DTE. The counseling process will take place in two phases. Candidates have to get themselves registered. The students have to select their college for admission. The GCET counselling will happen in offline mode. The counselling is purely rank-based.

The seat allotment for candidates is done as per selection in the first round. The seats will remain vacant.  The students will be called in the next round. The students must get their documents verified. Any student failing to report for counselling will lose the seat.

The GCET 2022councelling date is not out yet.

Given below are the dates for counseling of 2021 solely for the purpose of reference:

Facets of Counselling Dates
Commencement of GCET 29th July and 30th July 2021.
Declaration of Result 03-Aug-21
Admission/ Counselling 10-Aug-21
On-Spot Counselling 21-Sep-21
End of Counselling sessions Yet to be Notified.

Steps for GCET counselling:

1) File the Counselling Form:

  • The candidate has to fill the counselling form. It will be available offline.
  • The candidate needs to fill in their credentials in the form.

2) Submit the Application Form:

  •  After the form fills up the candidate has to submit the form. It is to be submitted at
    DTE, Goa.
  • A confirmation receipt is given by the DTE official.

3) Counselling Phase:

  • The students are selected based on their rank.
  • The seat allotment of candidates is based on diverse factors.
  • If any student fails to do so, it will lead to the cancellation of seats.

4) Report the allotted Institute:

  • The student must report to the institute allotted to them their rank.
  • The student should carry a seat allotment letter.
  • Students have to carry the original documents along with fees.

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Frequently Asked Questions:

Q.1 Who conducts the GCET 2022 exam?  

Ans. GCET stands for the Goa Common Entrance Test. It is a state-level exam for undergraduates conducted by the Directorate of Technical Education on an annual basis. For 2022, the exam is scheduled for 27-28th June.  

Q.2 How much do I have to pay for the form fill-up? Are there any changes for late fee payments? 

Ans. Candidates interested in taking the GCET 2022 Exam can apply for the exam till 10th June, 2022. Along with the application form, a fees of Rs. 2000/- has to be paid. If a candidate fails to fill the form on time, then a late fee of Rs 1500/- will be charged which is to be submitted at the CAD Section, DTE Goa in person.   

Q.3 How is Gcet exam conducted? 

Ans. The GCET Exam is conducted in an offline pen-and-paper based mode. There are 75 MCQ-type questions for each section – Physics, Chemistry and Maths – with one mark being awarded for every right answer and no negative marking for wrong answers.  

Q.4 What is a good score for GCET 2022 exam? 

Ans. The GCET Exam is conducted for a total of 225 marks with 75 MCQ-type questions for each section – Physics, Chemistry and Maths – with one mark being awarded for every right answer and no negative marking for wrong answers. Looking at previous years’ trend, a score above 70 marks is considered to be good and can fetch a rank among the top 200-300 students.  

Q.5 Who can apply for Gcet 2022? 

Ans. GCET is conducted annually for admission into B. Tech, B. Arch, B. Sc. (Nursing) and B. Pharma courses in the state-run colleges of Goa. The eligibility criteria for different courses is as follows:  

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA DETAILS 

Associated Courses 

Qualifications 

Percentage Criteria 

Focus Subjects 

B. Tech 

Qualified individuals from any recognised board 

Minimum 45% in general category. 40% in terms of SC/ST/OBC category 

Physics. Mathematics. Biology. 

Chemistry. Biotechnology. 

B. Arch 

Passed 10+2 from recognised board. 

50% minimum in general category. 45% for OBC/SC/ST. 

 

B. Sc ( Nursing ) 

Qualified 10th and 12th from an acknowledged board. 

45% in general category. With PCB subjects.40% for SC/ST/OBC 

Physics. Biology. Chemistry. English. 

B. Pharma 

Cleared 10+2 exam from an acclaimed board of Goa. 

Secured a minimum of 45% in general category. 40% for SC/ST/OBC 

Physics. 

Biology. 

Chemistry. 

English. 

Q.6 How to file an application form for the GCET exam? 

Here is a step-by-step guide for filing the GCET 2022Application Form:  

  • Log in to the official website and click on the “Admission Advertisement”. 
  • Download Form A of GCET application and take a printout. 
  • Fill in the following details – personal credentials, details of education, details of exam. 
  • Attach a recent photograph in the allotted space. 
  • Signature of the candidate in the box given in the form. 
  • A demand draft of Rs.2000 should be made. The application has to be sent to DTE, Goa.  
  • Photocopies of Demand Draft and self-attested certificates are to be sent. 
  • The admit card is to be collected from the official website. 
  • The application should be sent to the postal address available on the official website.  

Candidates must note that the authority rejects the incomplete forms and application without additional fees is unacceptable. 

Q.7 Name the colleges that are participating in the GCET 2022? 

Ans. The GCET Exam is conducted for admission into the following state-run colleges of Goa:  

  • Angel Institute of Technology and Design. 
  • Goa Medical College. 
  • Don Bosco College of Engineering. 
  • Goa Engineering College. 
  • Shree Rameshwar Institute of Engineering and IT 
  • Goa College of Architecture. 
  • Goa Dental College. 
  • Institute of Nursing Education. 
  • Vrindavan Institute of Nursing. 
  • Gomantakl Ayurved Mahavidyalaya & Research Center. 
  • Shri Kamaxidevi Homeopathic Medical College & University. 
  • Padre Conceicao College of Engineering. 

 

 

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