GCET 2020
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GCET 2020 - The Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) will conduct GCET 2020 for admissions in engineering colleges in the state of Goa. The exam conducting authority has released an official notification stating the eligibility criteria, exam dates and other important information related to Goa Common Entrance Test 2020. Candidates seeking admission in engineering colleges in Goa will be required to submit the GCET 2020 application form in person along with photocopies of all the required documents. The exam will comprise of 3 subjects - Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics and the syllabus will comprise topics from class XII of Goa board. GCET 2020 will be conducted on May 5 and 6, 2020, the Physics and Chemistry exam will be conducted on May 5 whereas the Mathematics paper of GCET will be conducted on May 6. The entrance test for admission in engineering colleges in Goa will be held in offline mode. Go through the complete article to know more about application form, eligibility criteria, syllabus, exam pattern and other important aspects of GCET 2020.


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GCET 2020 - Highlights



Name of the examination

Goa Common Entrance Test

Popularly Known As


Conducting Authority

Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) Goa

Level of exam

State Level



Purpose of Exam

Admissions in engineering colleges of Goa

Exam mode

Offline (Paper and Pen-Based)

Exam duration

2 hours per paper

Total number of marks


Total seats for admission

Over 1300

GCET 2020 - Important Dates


Important Dates

Official notification

October 17, 2019

Release of information brochure

To be notified

Start of receiving of application forms for GCET 2020 from the reception centre

Third week of March 2020

Last date for receiving application from and collecting of admit card

Last week of March 2020

Last date for receiving form at DTE and collecting admit cards (with late fees)

Last week of April 2020

GCET 2020

May 5, 2020 - Physics (10 am to 12 pm)

May 5, 2020 - Chemistry (2 pm to 4 pm)

GCET 2020

May 6, 2020 - Mathematics (10 am to 12 pm)

Availability of answer key

Second week of May 2020

Announcement of Result

Second week of May 2020

Filling and submission of counselling form at the notified centres (Form A and C)

Third week of May 2020

GCET 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates seeking admissions in engineering colleges in Goa through GCET must first go through the eligibility criteria specified by the conducting authorities to check whether they are eligible for admission. The detailed eligibility criteria of GCET 2020 is given below:

Age Limit: There is no specific age limit for appearing in GCET 2020.

Nationality: Candidates appearing for the entrance exam must hold Indian nationality. Non Resident Indians (NRIs) will be eligible for admission in NRI seats. PIO and OCI candidates are also eligible for admission under this category.

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Qualifying exam: Candidates who have passed their class 12 from Goa board or CBSE or any other equivalent board will be eligible to appear for GCET 2020. Along with this, candidates must have also compulsorily studied English, Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects any one of the following – Chemistry/Bio-Technology/Computer Science/Biology.

Minimum marks: Candidates must have scored a minimum of 45% (for SC/ST/OBC candidates, the marks to be secured has to be 40%) in the above mentioned subjects.

GCET 2020 Reservation Criteria


Reservation (%)

Scheduled Caste (SC)


Scheduled 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%

Kashmiri Migrant

On the supernumerary basis for AICTE courses

GCET 2020 Application Form

The application process of GCET 2020 will be conducted in offline mode. The detailed application process of GCET 2020 is given below:

Steps to fill GCET application form 2020

  1. Candidates are required to download the GCET application form from the official website of DTE Goa and take a print of the same.

  2. After taking a print of the application form, candidates are required to duly fill all the necessary details asked in the application form.

  3. Along with all the academic, personal and communication details candidates must also affix a recent passport size photograph in the given slot and also enclose two additional photographs.

  4. After completing all the above steps candidates will have to pay an application fee of rupees 2000 in online mode.

  5. Once the application form of GCET 2020 is completely filled, candidates will have to send the application form to the following address:
    Admission Committee,
    Directorate of Technical Education,
    Porvorim, Goa – 403521
    Application Fee of GCET 2020 – Rs. 2000

GCET 2020 exam centres

GCET 2020 exam centres are the venues where the entrance exam will be conducted. Candidates will have to select their preference of GCET 2020 exam centre while filling the application form of GCET 2020. Given below are the exam centres of GCET 2020 where the exam will be conducted:

GCET Exam Centres 2020

Exam Centres

Centre Code


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

Ponda 1


A. J. De Almeida High School

Ponda (Farmagudi)


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 Exam Pattern 2020

Students preparing for GCET 2020 must acquaint themselves with the exam pattern of GCET 2020 to strengthen their preparation and get a basic know-how of the entrance test. GCET will be conducted offline through a pen and paper test mode. The detailed exam pattern of GCET 2020 is given below:

GCET 2020



Mode of Examination

Pen and Paper Based (Offline)

Duration of Exam

2 hour for each paperrefernce

Type of Questions

Objective. Multiple Choice Questions


  • Physics – 75 Questions

  • Chemistry – 75 Questions

  • Mathematics – 75 Questions

Total Marks


Marking Scheme

For every correct answer, one mark will be awarded

Negative Marking

No marks will be deducted for wrong answers

GCET Syllabus 2020

Before starting the preparations, candidates must check the GCET syllabus 2020 to know what subjects and topics that will comprise the question paper of GCET 2020. The entrance test wil constitute 3 subjects - Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics and the topics will be from class 12 syllabus of Goa board.

GCET 2020 Syllabus





Current electricity

Electromagnetic induction and alternating currents

Magnetic effects of current and magnetism

Electromagnetic waves

Optics Reference

Dual nature of matter and radiation

Electronic devices

Atoms and nuclei

Communication systems


Relations and functions



Vectors and three-dimensional geometry

Linear programming



Solid state



Surface chemistry

Chemical kinetics

General principles and processes of isolation of elements

P-block elements

d and f block elements

Haloalkanes and haloarenes

Coordination compounds

Alcohols, phenols and ethers

Aldehydes, ketones and carboxylic acids

Organic compounds containing nitrogen



Chemistry in everyday life

GCET 2020 Admit Card

The Directorate of Technical Education Goa will issue the GCET 2020 admit card after the successful submission of the application form. The GCET admit card 2020 will be generated as soon the application form is submitted at the designated centres of DTE Goa. Candidates can collect their admit card from the DTE centres. In case of any discrepancies in the admit card, candidates are required to immediately contact the exam conducting authorities for rectification. Students must also note that GCET 2020 admit card is a mandatory document that every student is required to carry on the exam day.

GCET Answer Key 2020

The exam conducting authorities will release the answer key of GCET 2020 in pdf format through the official website of DTE Goa. The answer key will carry all the correct responses from all the 3 papers - Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. Using the GCET 2020 answer key, candidates can check their probable marks in the entrance exam. Using the marking scheme and answer key students candidates can find the correct responses and calculate their probable scores in GCET 2020.

GCET Result 2020

DTE Goa will release the GCET 2020 result in online mode through its official website. Candidates will be able to access their subject wise scores through the result of the entrance test. Students must note that the result of GCET will be declared in pdf format and candidates need to find their roll number and name in the list to check their result.

GCET Merit List 2020

After the announcement of the results of the entrance exam, the authorities will release the GCET 2020 merit list based on the performance of candidates in the test. The admission authorities will release the GCET merit list in online mode through a pdf which will carry the merit ranks and details of the candidates. DTE Goa will first release a provisional merit list and after checking all the details the authorities will release the final merit list. Students must note that DTE Goa will release category wise GCET 2020 merit list.

GCET Counselling 2020

Candidates whose name will appear in the merit list will be eligible to appear for GCET 2020 counselling. Students seeking admissions through GCET must fill the counselling form and submit in person at the DTE office. The authorities will allot seats to candidates on the basis of their merit ranks, preferences entered by the candidate and the availability of seats. The authorities will conduct 3 rounds of counselling.

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what is the last date of application form of GCET 2020?

Sujatha Venkat 18th Feb, 2020

Hello  Aspirant,

The application form of gcet will be available in official website.Candidates can submit the GCET applications by end of march. Exam will be conducted on 5th and 6th of may for undergraduate courses in different colleges. Use below link for more information


Hope this is useful.


Is MBA colleges there in Goa for civil engineering and how to prepare for gcet exams. is there any books available to prepare for this exams

L RESHMASREE 13th Jan, 2020

M.B.A colleges in Goa are :-

  • GIM - Goa Institute of Management

  • GU - Goa University

  • Sri Sri Institute of Management Studies

  • Ann Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology

  • IIAS School of Management (IIAS Goa)

  • National Institute of Construction Management and Research, Goa

Civil Engineering colleges in Goa are :-

  • Goa College Of Engineering

  • Goa College of Engineering, Ponda

  • Shri Rayeshwar Institute of Engineering And Information   Technology,  Ponda

  • Birla Institute of Technology and Sciences, Zuarinagar

Best book to help your preparation for GCET is - Practice Books for JEE Main & Advanced (Arihant)


How to apply for gcet exam plz I need some guidance

Devang Prajapati 26th Dec, 2019

GCET exam conducted by goa state.Last Date to of application is third week of March and exam will be conducted in may.you can gell full information on link"GCET Application Form 2020, Registration - Apply online here" https://engineering.careers360.com/articles/gcet-application-form/amp


How to study (in what way & what things) to qualify uptu examination for GCET (Greater Noida) for cse?

Ritu Raj 23rd Dec, 2019

For the UPTU / UPSEE examination you should cover whole syllabus and practice questions a lot.

You should go through the previous year papers and try to solve it in the required time .
This will boost up your confidence before examination.


hello sir/mam, i am deepa rawat have done d. pharma. now, i want admission for b.pharma by this entrance. my registration form delhi council and my diploma done from uttrakhand state with 82 percent. so, i m asking, can i apply for exam. so, please guide me. thank you

Piyush kumar 27th Nov, 2019
Hi there!
National institute of pharmaceutical education and research,Mohali
Institute of chemical technology,Mumbai
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Indian institute of technology,Banaras Hindu University,varansi.
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