GCET 2018 – DTE Goa will conduct GCET 2018 for admission to undergraduate engineering courses in state engineering colleges in Goa on May 8 & 9, 2018. Application forms will open tentatively in 1st week of April. There will be two sets of GCET 2018 application forms – Form A and Form B. To appear in GCET 2018 candidates have to fill Form A. Before filling the form, candidates must ensure they meet the prescribed eligibility criteria, like age limit and academic qualification. GCET 2018 will include three subjects -physics, chemistry, and mathematics, and the test for each subject will be held separately. The exam duration of each subject is 120 minutes and each paper will have 75 questions. The total marks is 225, and there is no negative making. Candidates who qualify GCET 2018 will have to participate in counselling round, which will start tentatively in 3rd week of June. To participate in GCET 2018 counselling, B.Tech aspirants will have to fill Form B (B1 by B.Arch candidates). Candidates will be invited for counselling based on their merit rank. The result of GCET 2018 will be declared tentatively in 3rd week of May, 2018. GCET has five participating institutes offering B.Tech/B.Arch programmes and offers around 1300 seats. Go through the rest of the article to learn all key elements of GCET 2018.
GCET 2018 Quick Facts
Name of Exam
Goa Common Entrance Test
Directorate of Technical Education (DTE), Goa
B.Tech admission in State Engineering Colleges
Offline (Pen and paper based)
Two hours for each Paper
Number of Papers
Three – Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics
As prescribed by Goa Board of Secondary Education & Higher Secondary Education for 10+2
Type of Questions Asked
Multiple-choice questions (MCQs)
Frequency of Test
Conducted in 15 test centres across Goa
Number of Questions
Each paper comprises 75 questions
Each question carries 1 mark
There is no negative marking
Second week of May (Tentative)
Announcement of Result
Third week of May (Tentative)
Reservation of Seats
As per the Government of India Regulations
GCET Important Dates 2018
The sequence of important events related to GCET 2018 and their corresponding dates are given in the table below.
GCET 2018 Important Dates
Events of Goa CET 2018
Release of notification
September 29, 2018
Availability of official prospectus for download
Third week of March, 2018
Start date for submission of application form (Form A)
Last week of March, 2018
Deadline to submit application form
First week of April, 2018
Admit Card availability
First to second week of April, 2018
Deadline to submit application with late fine (of Rs. 1500)
Fourth week of April, 2018
May 8-9, 2018
Release of GCET 2018 answer key
Third week of May, 2018
Declaration of result
Third week of May, 2018
Submission of GCET Form (B/B1) for counselling
Third week of May, 2018
Last date to submit form B/B1
Fourth week of May, 2018
Publication of eligibility list
First week of June, 2018
Last date to comply with eligibility requirements
Second week of June, 2018
Release of Provisional Merit List
Second week of June, 2018
Publication of final Merit List
Third week of June, 2018
Round 1 of counselling
Third week of June, 2018
Round 2 of counselling
Third week of July, 2018
Any additional round of counselling
Will be notified
GCET Eligibility Criteria 2018
Candidates seeking admission to participating institutes of GCET 2018 are required to fulfill the eligibility criteria of the entrance exam. The important GCET 2018 eligiblity criteria that candidates need to meet are:
There is no age limit for candidates applying to engineering courses.
Must have passed H.S.S.C. examination of Goa Board or any examination conducted by CBSE, New Delhi, or an equivalent examination with English, Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects and any one of Chemistry/Bio-Technology/Computer Science /Biology
Minimum Marks in Qualifying Exam
Minimum 45% (40% in case of SC, ST, and OBC candidates) aggregate marks in above subjects
Additionally, the candidate needs to qualify GCET 2018 to be in contention for an engineering seat.
The application form of GCET 2018 is likely be available in the third week of March 2018. There are two sets of Forms A and Form B associated with GCET 2018 admission. Candidates need to fill only Form A to sit in the entrance examination. If a candidate qualifies in the entrance examination, only then the candidate has to fill Form B, as it is meant for counselling round. Candidates are required to fill the application form in their own handwriting and follow all the prescribed instructions when filling it.
Procedure to fill GCET 2018 application form
- Download the application form (Form A) and print it on a good quality A4 size bond paper
- Fill in fields like personal, academic, category-related details
- Affix a recent photograph in the alloted slot. Also, enclose two additional photographs with the form
- The name of the candidate should be in Capital letters while the date of birth should be the same as mentioned in Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) certificate.
- Enter postal code and address
- Pay the application fee through demand draft (DD)
- After filling in all necessary details, enclose the form in an envelope along with the DD and send it to the following address:
Directorate of Technical Education,
Porvorim, Goa 403521
Payment of Application Fee: The application fee of Rs. 1800 has to be paid in the form of a Demand Draft drawn in favour of ‘Director of Technical Education’ to be payable at Panaji- Goa, India, at scheduled bank.
How to prepare for GCET 2018
Candidates who are planning to appear in GCET 2018 can maximize their chances of admission if they have the right preparation strategy in place. And one can make a effective strategy if one is familiar with exam details like types of questions asked, marking scheme, and the syllabus. So, here we bring you information on GCET syllabus, exam pattern and more in detail so that you can prepare for the exam in detail.
GCET Exam Pattern 2018
The exam pattern of GCET (Goa CET) 2018 isn’t yet released by Directorate of Technical Education (DTE), Goa. Going by previous years’ trends, GCET 2018 is likely to be pen/pencil and paper based test. Candidates will be given Objective Response Sheets (ORS) where they have to mark their answers. Candidates are allowed to keep a copy of the ORS. The key details of GCET 2018 exam pattern are listed in the table below.
GCET 2018 Exam Pattern
Offline (Pen-paper based)
Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics
Duration of Exam
Each subject will be held separately and will be of 2 hours duration.
Total number of questions per subject
Marks alloted per paper
Total Marks of GCET 2018
Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
1 mark will be awarded for correct attempt. There is no penalty (negative marking) for wrong attempts.
The candidate is urged to go through the GCET exam pattern 2018 carefully, and take a personal note of its many features. For example, as per exam pattern of GCET 2018, it will be an objective-type test, with no negative marking. This means, even if a candidate doesn’t know the answer to a question, he/she must attempt each and every question.
GCET Syllabus 2018
The syallabus of GCET 2018 will be released by the exam conducting authority and will contain details about the topics and sub-topics that will be covered in the entrance examination. The GCET 2018 syllabus will be available for all three subjects -physics, chemistry, and mathematics. The GCET syllabus 2018 will be platform based on which the candidate will formulate his/her preparation strategy. For instance, the candidate must break down the GCET 2018 syllabus into smaller sections, like difficult, moderate and easy and allot preparation time accordingly.
GCET 2018 Syllabus
Atoms and nuclei
Relations and functions
Vectors and three-dimensional geometry
GCET Exam Centres 2018
There will be 15 GCET 2018 exam centres across the state of Goa where the entrance exam will be conducted. At the time of filling the application form of GCET 2018, candidates can choose a centre that is most convenient to them. Each exam center of Goa CET 2018 will have a code alloted to them, which the candidate has to enter in the assigned slot when filling the application form. The tentative list of exam centres of GCET 2018 along with the center codes are listed in the table below. The list of GCET exam centres 2018 will be updated once the official notification for the same is released.
Goa CET (GCET) 2018 Exam Centres
Tiswadi Cujira (Bambolim)
Dhempe Higher Secondary School of Arts & Science
Goa College of Pharmacy
Fr. Agnel Multipurpose Hr. Secondary School
Rosary College/Higher Secondary School of Arts & Commerce
Deep Vihar High School
Purushottam Walawalkar Higher Secondary School
A. J. De Almeida High School
G. V. Ms. Smt. N. J. Aguiar Higher Secondary School
Narayan Zantye College of Commerce
Smt. Chandrabhaga T. Naik Higher Secondary School
Vidya Prabodhini Higher Secondary School
DM’s PVS Sarojini M. Kushe Higher Secondary School
Govt. Higher Secondary School
Maria Bambina Higher Secondary School
BBSS, Vishweshwar Shankar Laad Higher Secondary School
GCET Admit Card 2018
The admit card of GCET 2018 will be issued in offline mode tentatively in the first week of April by the DTE Goa for candidates who have correctly filled the GCET application form and paid the exam fee. The admit card will carry vital information about the candidate and the exam, like details about the exam centre, exam date and time, and instructions to be followed on exam day. Once a candidate receives the GCET admit card 2018, the candidate must check it for any discrepancy. In case of any discrepancy, the candidate must immediately get in touch with the admission authority.
How to obtain GCET 2018 admit card
To obtain the GCET admit card 2018, the candidate must approach notified designated centres of DTE and submit the application form and pay the application fee. The GCET 2018 admit card will be issued immediately on the spot and handed over to the candidate. The admit card of GCET 2018 will not be available in online mode.
The answer key of GCET 2018 will be released by the DTE Goa within a week of the conclusion of the entrance exam. The GCET answer key 2018 will contain the correct answers to all 225 questions that will be asked from three sections - Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. By comparing their answers with the ones given in the answer key, the candidate will be able to calculate an probable score for the exam, before actual results are declared. The candidate can thus take an early decision about future course of action based on the probable score, without having to wait for results to be anounced.
The result of GCET 2018 will be published tentatively in May, 2018. To check the result of GCET 2018, the candidates will have to go to the result window and enter their GCET number. The result page will display the role number of candidates and the corresponding marks obtained by the candidate in the three subjects. The merit list of GCET 2018 will be published based on the GCET result 2018 and candidates will be invited for counselling. Candidates will be called for counselling based on their GCET 2018 merit list, with higher ranked candidates called first.
GCET 2018 Cutoff
The cutoff of GCET 2018 is the minimum score candidates need to score to be eligible for B.Tech admission at the participating institutes. The GCET 2018 cutoff will be determined institute-wise and discipline-wise. This means, candidates who is eligible for B.Tech admission at one institute or branch may not be eligible for another institute or branch. For determining the GCET cutoff 2018, the admission body will take into account factors like number of seats available, total number of candidates and also reservation of seats. The GCET 2018 cutoff will be updated on this page once it is available.
The competent authority will first release the provisional merit list of GCET 2018 in online mode tentatively in the second week of June; it will be followed by the final merit list. The GCET 2018 merit list will be prepared category-wise based on the marks obtained by the candidate in Physics and Mathematics in GCET 2018. Candidates who have any complaints regarding the provisional GCET merit list can send in their complaints. The final GCET 2018 merit list will be prepared after considering all such complaints.
GCET Counselling 2018
The counselling of GCET 2018 will be conducted in offline mode. Also, counseling will be held for only those candidates who have been shortlisted based on marks obtained in GCET 2018. Shortlisted candidates will have to to fill Form B to participate in counselling of GCET 2018. Two rounds of counselling will be held initially, followed by additional rounds 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 a 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 given preference during seat allotment.
GCET 2018 Participating Institutes
The participating institutes of GCET 2018 are engineering colleges and institutes where candidates who qualify in the entrance examination will get admission into. At the time of counselling candidates will be offered their choices of preferred institutes based on their merit rank in GCET 2018.
GCET 2018 Participating Institutes
GCET Reservation Criteria 2018
The GCET 2018 reservation criteria will be as per the guideline issued by the Government of Goa. Under GCET reservation criteria 2018, there are certain categories like SC, ST and PH for whom a certain percentage of the total seats will be reserved. These reserved seats will be available only to candidates belonging to that particular category. However, to avail the benefits endowed by GCET reservation criteria 2018, the candidate needs to mention his/her category at the time of filling the application form along with the necessary supporting documents. The candidate will also be required to submit original documents at the time of concelling during the document verification process.
GCET 2018 Reservation Criteria
Schedule Caste (SC)
Schedule Tribe (ST)
Other Backward Classes (OBC)
Physically Handicapped (PH)
Freedom Fighter (FF)
Central & State Personnel
Ex- Defence Service Personnel
GN (Grandparent/Parent from Goa)
Up to 5%
On supernumerary basis for AICTE courses
Chairman, Admission Committee
Directorate of Technical Education
Alto-Porvorim, Bardez, Goa, 403 521.
Phone (0832) 2416370