Goa Common Entrance Test (GCET)

Conducted By

Directorate of Technical Education, Government of Goa

Exam Date




Goa Common Entrance Test Exam 2018(GCET)

The GCET 2018 also known as the Goa Common Entrance Test is an exam which is conducted statewide organized by the by Directorate of Technical Education, Government of Goa. Students who wish to seek to gain admission in professional degree courses in the state of Goa musty undertake this examination. Candidates who wish to get admission in Goa state for engineering specializations generally opt for this GCET entrance test.

What is GCET Entrance Exam :-

Goa Common Entrance Test (Goa CET) exam is conducted by the Directorate of Technical Education, Goa State (DTE Goa) for admissions to first year of professional degree courses like Medicine, Dentistry, Engineering, Pharmacy, Architecture, Homeopathy and Nursing and other allied courses offered by colleges located in Goa.


The date schedule for GCET 2018 Is tentative and is most likely to change. Students are advised to keep a track on the official website of the exam page in order  stay in touch with any new updates in the date sheet: 


Dates (Announced)

Notification release date

21st March 2018

Application (Form A) starts & collecting admit card

3rd April 2018 – 8th April 2018 (10:00 AM to 1:00 PM & 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM)

Last date to receive application & collecting admit card (with Rs.1500/- late fee)

28th April 2018

Exam date

9th May 2018 (Physics & Chemistry) and 10th May 2018 (Mathematics & Biology)

Result announcement

16th May 2018

Answer key release

16th May 2018

Submission of application for admission (Form B/B1/B2)

18th May to 26th May 2018

Source:- http://www.dtegoa.gov.in/

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GCET 2018 Important Dates

21/03/2018 to 03/04/2018

Applicate Date (Online Offline)

03/04/2018 to 08/04/2018

Admit Cards (Online)

09/05/2018 to 10/05/2018

Exam Dates (Offline)

19/06/2018 to 20/07/2018

Counselling Date (Online)

16/05/2018 to 16/05/2018

Result Dates (Online)

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GCET 2018 Eligibility Criteria :-


  •  Candidates should be an Indian National
  • Non-resident Indians holding Indian passport may also apply for seats reserved under NRI category.
  • Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) /Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) cardholders are also considered eligible for admissions to seats under NRI Category.
  • Foreign Nationals must apply to Govt. of India.

 Valid score:

  • Aspirants must have appeared and obtained valid score in GCET conducted for the year of admission. GCET score of the previous year/s is not considered valid.
  • For Architecture, aspirant must have appeared and obtained valid score at NATA conducted by Council of Architecture.

 Qualifying Examination & Minimum Marks:

  • Candidates should have cleared 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 equivalent to the H.S.S.C.examination of Goa Board.
  • They must also have acquired the minimum percentage of marks in the specific subjects.

First Year B.E.:

  •  Aspirants 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 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).
  • Candidates 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).


  • 10+3 Diploma (any stream) recognised by Central/State Governments with 50% aggregate marks.


  •  International Baccalaureate Diploma, after 10 years of schooling, with not less than 50% marks in aggregate and with Mathematics as compulsory subject of examination.
  • Applicants scoring minimum 80/200 at NATA are eligible for admission to B.Arch.,provided NATA score is obtained by answering NATA exam before last date of submission of admission form.

GCET Exam Application Process :-

  • Step 1: Candidates seeking admission are required to download and take a print out of GCET 2018 prospectus available on the official website of the Directorate of Technical Education. Candidates are also able to receive application form from the Application Reception centre.
  • Step 2: The prospectus will contain two different forms namely Application Form A and Form B along with Photo Admit card. They have to submit Application Form A and Photo Admit card to apply in the entrance exam (without late fee) latest by April 2, 2018.
  • Step 3: The applicants have to fill their personal details in Application Form A and also select their centre preferences. Request for change of papers or centre will not entertained once the Admit card is issued to the candidates. Also, incomplete forms are not accepted by the institutes.
  • Step 4: Candidates have to submit the Application Form (A) in person at the notified application reception centre opted, along with a demand draft of INR 1500 drawn in the favour of Director of Technical Education payable at Panaji, Goa from any Scheduled Bank.
  • Step 5: The form has to be submitted along with Demand Draft, three passport size and self-attested photocopies of SSCE passing certificate and 12th standard passing or hall ticket (if appearing) IN PERSON at GCET application form receiving centres. The Admission Centre have given two location for the candidates to submit:
  • Ravindra Bhavan, Margao in South Goa District
  • Directorate of Technical Education, Porvorim in North Goa District
  • Students have to submit Application Form B only after the declaration of results. The receiving of Admission Form B will begin in May 2018 and candidates have to apply for more than one course. The candidate must carefully go through the prospectus before filling the application form.


Students who wish to seek admission in various engineering specialization in state must undergo the GCET 2018 (Goa Common Entrance Test). Students must ensure that they satisfy each rule of eligibility as set by the conducting authority and fill the form. Students who get shortlisted after the examination get to appear for the counselling and the interview round which will finalize their seat in various participating colleges of the state. 

GCET 2018 Application Fee :

To pay the fee of registration for the GCET 2018 forms, students have to submit the form and along with a demand draft of INR 1500/1800 (sum may or may not change) drawn in the favor of Director of Technical Education payable at Panaji, Goa from any Scheduled Bank.

GCET Exam Reservation Details :-


Seats Reserved

Scheduled Castes (SC)


Scheduled Tribes (ST)


Other Backward Communities (OBC)


Physically Handicapped (PH)


Freedom Fighters (FF)


Non-resident Indian (NRI)



Source:- http://www.dtegoa.gov.in/

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