What is GCET?

Directorate of Technical Education, Goa State (DTE Goa) conducts Goa Common Entrance Test (GCET/Goa CET) for admissions to undergraduate engineering exams in Goa. The admission is conducted for around 1,300 seats across various engineering institutes in the state. Read More

GCET Important Dates

Exam Date
Exam Date


08/May/2018  10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

08/May/2018  2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

09/May/2018  10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

GCET Application Details

  • The prospectus of GCET has two application forms. 

  • Candidates will apply for the entrance exam by filling Form A. 

  • GCET Prospectus also consist of Form B which is required during GCET counselling. It is advised to the examinees to keep Form B safe till result of GCET is announced.

Application Fee of GCET - Rs. 1800


Goa CET Application Form A

Applicants have to download and take the print out of GCET Application Form A

They have to post the application form A at location as per the centre opted by them, on specified dates along with application fee of GCET with a demand draft drawn in favor of “Director of Technical Education” at Panaji in Goa in any scheduled bank. They have to send three photographs other relevant certificates (self- attested photo copies).

Applicants shall ensure that the validity of the DD is atleast 3 months from the date of issue.


Details to be filled in GCET Application Form A

  • Photograph

  • Name

  • Address

  • Contact number

  • Subject code

  • Centre code

  • Self-attested photo copies of certificates of  class XII and class X passing certificate or passing certificate of  equivalent exam.

 GCET Application Form B

  • Candidates shall also submit Goa CET Application Form B during counselling of GCET.

  • This form will be accepted at the Directorate of Technical Education, Porvorim, Goa, and other notified locations, as per schedule.

  • Documents to be carried with GCET Application Form B include 2 passport size photographs (taken not earlier than three months from the date of application), one of which should be affixed to Application Form B and the other photograph should be affixed to the acknowledgement card of GCET.



GCET Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility based on Nationality

  • It is also important that a candidate must be a resident of Goa to apply for entrance exam.

  • Candidates from states other than Goa are not allowed to apply for GCET.

  • Admission to engineering programmes in Goa is open to Indian nationals. 

  • 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 considered eligible for admissions under NRI Category.

 Eligibility based on Qualifying Examination

  • Applicants must have passed class XII from Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education or its equivalent examination.

  • They must have studied English, Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry/Bio-Technology/Computer Science/Biology with minimum aggregate marks of 45% for general category candidates.  Applicants belonging to SC/ST/OBC categories must have studied English, Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry/Bio-Technology/Computer Science/Biology  with minimum aggregate marks of 40%.


Modes of Payment

Credit Card
Debit Card
Net Banking
Demand Draft

GCET Exam Pattern

Mode of Exam: Offline
Exam Format: Objective

GCET Counselling Details

Qualified candidates have to appear in GCET Counselling in person. GCET Counselling will be conducted at  the process of document verification of GCET Counselling.

  • The candidates must ensure to bring valid documents before appearing for the counselling of GCET. 

  • The original documents of verification along with one set of photocopy is required to appear in GCET counselling.

  • Passport size photographs identical to that of photograph affixed on Application Form of GCET

  • Certificate for proof of Date of Birth (class X certificate)

  • Class XII passing certificate or statement of marks

  • School/college leaving certificate

  • Residence Certificate

  • Certificate to claim reserved category

  • Documents to claim relaxation in the period of residence (if applicable)

  • Acknowledgement card of GCET with photograph affixed to it

  • GCET Admit Card

  • Income Certificate (For Tuition Fee Waiver)

  • Certificate of Eligibility from Goa University (for applicants other than Goa Board of Exam)




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Chhotu Kumar 14 days ago

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Can other state Students Apply for GCET 2018 ?

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Surbhi Mehtani 14 days ago

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HiNo, candidates from other states cannot apply for GCET 2018. However, candidates can apply for Management Quota which will be at the discretion of the management. The eligibility criteria of GCET is...Read More

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How to apply for gcet examinatio

how to apply for GCET examination

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Ankur Sehgal 1 month ago

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HeyHere are the important dates - to apply for GCETImportant Dates related to GCET 2018 Application Form S.No.EventsDates1Submission of GCET application form 2018 (Form A)First week of April 20182Dead...Read More
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I live in Maharashtra can i give other states entrance exams like dtu,gcet?

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Shefali Expert 1 month ago

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To take admission in DTU you have to appear for JEE Main exam and counselling will be held through JAC Delhi.To be eligible for DTU you should have 60% aggregate marks in P/C/M. There is reservation f...Read More
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s kumar 4 months ago

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I belong to uttar pradesh. am i eligible for GCET (goa common entrance test for engineering )please guide me

i have visited the website of GCET but not clear my doubt because this matter was not discussed at website

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Manisha Gupta Expert 4 months ago

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If you belong to UP & do not have the domicile of Goa then you can not apply for the exam. you can check the eligibility given below.Eligibility:Candidates who are not having domicile or the citiz...Read More

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My father earn 30 lacs ped annum and im in obc do i will get that benifits??????

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Priyanka Kashyap Expert 4 months ago

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No, you will not get any benefit as you will be considered OBC in creamy layer and you will be treated as a general candidate only.

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