GCET 2018 - DTE Goa has successfully conducted Goa Common Entrance Test (GCET) 2018 in the pen and paper mode on May 8 and 9, 2018. There are two sets of GCET 2018 application forms Form A and Form B. To appear in GCET 2018, candidates had to fill Form A while they have to submit Form B for counseling. The exam has been conducted in pen & paper mode in around 15 centres for a duration of 120 minutes in multiple sessions. Each paper consists of 75 questions and each correct answer carries one mark. Through GCET 2018, candidates will be granted admission to undergraduate engineering programmes offered by 5 participating institutes of GCET. As per GCET eligibility criteria, candidates who have passed class XII were eligible to apply for the entrance test. To obtain the admit card of GCET 2018, candidates were required to approach designated centres of DTE and submit the application form along with application fee. For complete information about GCET 2018 important dates, eligibility criteria, application form, exam pattern and more read the article given below.
|Exam name||Goa Common Entrance Test (GCET)|
|Exam Mode||Pen & Paper (Offline)|
|Conducting Body||Directorate of Technical Education, Goa|
|Commonly known as||GCET or Goa CET|
|Exam Duration||2 hours|
DTE Goa has announced the important dates for GCET 2018. Candidates can check GCET important dates from the table given below:
GCET 2018 Important Dates
|GCET 2018 Events||Dates|
|GCET 2018 prospectus will be made available||April 2, 2018|
|Start date for submission of GCET application form (Form A)||April 2, 2018|
|Last date to submit application form||April 7, 2018|
|Issuance of admit card||April 2 to 7, 2018|
|Last date for receiving of GCET 2018 (Form A) at DTE and collecting admit cards (with late fees)||April 27, 2018|
|Publication of GCET answer key||Third week of May, 2018|
|Declaration of GCET result||May 16, 2018|
|Availability of application form (Form B) for admission at notified location||May 17, 2018|
|Last date to submit admission form||May 25, 2018|
|Publication of eligibility list||June 6, 2018|
|Last date to comply with eligibility requirements||June 8, 2018|
|Provisional merit list at the admission centre||June 13, 2018|
|Publication of final merit list at admission centre||June 15, 2018|
|First Round of counselling||June 18 - 22, 2018|
|Second Round of counselling||July 12 - 18, 2018|
|Third Round of counselling||August 9 - 13, 2018|
|Any additional round of counselling||To be notified|
The eligibility criteria of GCET 2018 states the norms that candidates must fulfill to appear in GCET. The eligibility criteria of GCET includes age requirement, nationality, academic qualification among others. Candidates can check GCET eligibility criteria 2018 below:
Age requirements - There is no age limit for candidates to apply for engineering courses.
Nationality - Candidates must be an Indian national. NRI, OCI and PIO candidates can also apply under NRI reserved seats.
Qualifying examination Candidates must have passed class XII examination or equivalent exam from Goa Board or conducted by CBSE, New Delhi
Qualifying marks - Candidates must secure minimum 45% (40% in case of SC, ST, and OBC candidates) aggregate marks in Physics, Mathematics, and any of Chemistry/Bio-Technology/Computer Science /Biology
Below is the table given for candidates who belong to the reserved category and percentage of seats reserved for the admission. Candidates must note that information will be updated as soon as the brochure of GCET 2018 is released.
|S. No.||Reservation Category||Percentage of Seats Reserved|
|1.||Schedule Caste (SC)||2%|
|2.||Schedule Tribe (ST)||12%|
|3.||Other Backward Classes (OBC)||27%|
|4.||Physically Handicapped (PH)||3%|
|5.||Wards of Freedom Fighters (FF) from Goa||1%|
|6.||Children of Central & State Personnel||3%|
|7.||Wards of Ex-Servicemen||1%|
|8.||GN (Parent/Grandparent born in Goa)||2%|
|9.||NRI||Up to 5%|
|10.||Kashmiri Migrant||On supernumerary basis for AICTE course|
GCET 2018 application form was available online. The GCET application process included five steps. In order to apply for GCET 2018, candidates had to follow the below-mentioned steps:
Step 1: Downloading of GCET 2018
Step 2: Filling up offline GCET 2018 application form
Step 3: Attaching of photograph
Step 4: Payment of application fee through DD
Step 5: Enclosing the application in an envelope with two passport size photographs
The admit card of GCET 2018 was issued from April 2 to 7, 2018. Candidates were able to collect their admit card from the designated offices. After making payment and submitting application form candidates were issued the admit card. The admit card included the name, photograph, date of birth, exam roll number, exam centre address and date and time of exam. It was necessary for aspirants to carry GCET admit card 2018 and other relevant documents to the examination centre on the day of entrance test. Candidates cannot download the admit card from any website and it will not be sent via post/email/fax.
DTE Goa announced the list of exam centres where the pen and paper entrance examination was conducted. The entrance test was held in 15 cities in Goa. Candidates had to choose any two Goa CET 2018 exam centres as per their preferences while filling the application form. The exam centre details was printed on the admit card. Change in the examination centre was not accepted after submission of application form.
The exam pattern of GCET includes the types of questions, the total number of questions, marking scheme, duration of the exam. The question paper is divided into three sections Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics. GCET 2018 will be conducted in the pen & paper mode for 2 hours. Candidates will have to answer 225 questions from Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics. The total marks for GCET 2018 are 225. For each correct answer, one mark will be awarded while there no negative marking for wrong answers.
The syllabus of GCET 2018 consists of all the subject areas from Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics studied in standard XII science syllabus as prescribed by Goa Board. Candidates were able to prepare well by going through the syllabus of GCET 2018 which provided complete details of the topics and sub-topics to be covered for the above-mentioned subjects. Questions asked in the exam were from prescribed GCET syllabus. Candidates were advised to check the detailed syllabus before starting their preparation for the exam.
GCET result is expected to be announced by DTE Goa on May 16, 2018. The result of GCET 2018 will be declared online and candidates can download it by entering their GCET registration number. The result will consist the scores obtained by candidates in Goa CET and roll number. After declaration of result, merit list will be released.
Merit List for the candidates will be prepared on the basis of the marks secured in the entrance exam. Below are the criteria that will be considered for breaking tie:
The cutoff of GCET 2018 is the minimum qualifying marks to be scored by candidates to be eligible for admission in 8 B.Tech courses. As per the availability of seats in different courses, cut off rank for counseling will be notified by DTE Goa. The cutoff will be announced discipline wise and category wise. Candidates, having rank above GCET cut off, shall be called for counselling.
GCET counselling will be held in the offline mode from June 18, 2018. Only those candidates who are shortlisted in the merit list will be called for GCET counselling. On the basis of the ranks, candidates have to be present in person to participate in the counselling of GCET. Verification of documents would be done at the time of counseling. During verification a candidates identification, age, qualifying examination and category will be checked with all the documents. If documents do not match, candidates will not be considered for admission.
The seat allotment of GCET 2018 will be conducted by DTE Goa. GCET seat allotment is organised along with the counselling rounds. Shortlisted candidates have to report at the designated centres for GCET seat allotment process. On the basis of merit list, preferences of courses and availability of seats, aspirants are granted admission to 8 B.Tech programmes. Candidates called for counseling must bring their original documents during the seat allotment process.
The participating institutes of GCET 2018 lists out the names of institutes which will offer admission to qualified candidates in various undergraduate engineering courses. Candidates check names of GCET participating institutes below:
1. Goa Engineering College, Farmagudi
2. Padre Conceicao College of Engineering, Verna
3. Shree Rayeshwar Institute of E. & Info Tech.,Goa
4. Don Bosco College of Engineering, Fatorda
5. Agnel institute of Technology & Design
Chairman, Admission Committee
Directorate of Technical Education
Alto-Porvorim, Bardez, Goa, 403 521.
Phone number - (0832) 2416370