GCET 2024: Application Form, Dates, Eligibility Criteria, Syllabus

Goa Common Entrance Test abbreviated as GCET is a state-level entrance exam. It is organized by the Directorate of Technical Education (DTE), Goa. The exam is conducted once a year for offering admission to Degree courses in the field of Architecture, Pharmacy, Engineering, Dentistry, etc.

Candidates seeking admission to the medical and architecture courses need to appear in NEET UG and NATA exams respectively. Through GCET exam scores, candidates will get admission to various government and private Pharmacy and engineering colleges of Goa. Aspirants can check the complete details about GCET Exam 2024 from the article below.

GCET 2024 Highlights

Name of the examinationGCET
GCET full formGoa Common Entrance Test
Level of examState-level
Exam frequencyOnce a year
Conducting BodyDirectorate of Technical Education (DTE), Goa
CategoryUG exam
Exam modeOffline
Application modeOnline

GCET Important Dates 2024 (Tentative)

The tentative schedule for GCET Exam 2024 is mentioned below.

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EventsDates (tentative)
GCET application form 2024 release dateMarch 2024
Last date for the submission of GCET formApril 2024
Availability of admit cardMay 2024
Date of GCET Exam 2024May 2024
Release of answer keyMay 2024
Result announcementJune 2024
Date of counsellingJune 2024

GCET Eligibility Criteria 2024

Candidates must satisfy the necessary eligibility criteria before applying for the exam. The eligibility criteria for the GCET exam are as follows:

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General Eligibility Criteria

Indian nationals will be able to apply for the exam. The NRI/OCI/PIO card holders will be allowed to apply under the NRI category.

The minimum age of candidates must be 17 years.

Course-wise Eligibility Criteria

CoursesEligibility criteria
B.TechCandidate must have passed class 12th with Mathematics, Physics, with one following subject Bio-Technology, Chemistry, Biology, Technical Vocational as a mandatory subject or its equivalent examination from any recognized board. Candidates must pass the qualifying exam with a minimum of 45% marks (40% marks for SC/ST category).
B.Arch coursesApplicants should have passed 10+2+3 with mathematics as a compulsory subject or its equivalent examination from any recognized board. Candidates should have a valid NATA 2024 score.

GCET Application Form 2024

The GCET 2024 application form will be available through online mode. It is expected that the authority will release the application form in March 2024. Interested and eligible candidates must submit the application form as per the prescribed schedule.

Candidates will have to complete the GCET registration 2024 process by entering the basic details.  

Once the registration is over, candidates will be able to login and fill up the details in the application form.

Applicants need to provide the required details such as academic, personal, address details, etc. in the application form carefully and correctly.

Upload the scanned images of documents as per the prescribed format.

Candidates will have to select the subject options and proceed with the fee payment.

After the application fee payment, candidates need to select the subject options.

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Review the details before final submission.

Take the printout of the application form for future use.

Application Fee

The GCET application form 2024 fees will be Rs 2000/- for all candidates. The payment of the application fee can be made through online mode using a credit card, debit card, and net banking platform.

GCET Exam Pattern 2024

The GCET exam will be held for various subjects. Therefore, the examination pattern may vary depending on the course. Candidates can check the basic details regarding the GCET exam from the table below.

Examination modeOffline mode (Pen-paper-based test)
Total number of questions75 questions
Type of questionsMultiple choice questions (MCQs)
Medium of paperEnglish
Exam duration2 hours
Marking criteria+1 mark for each correct answer No negative marking

GCET Syllabus 2024

The syllabus for the GCET exam will be decided by the conducting board. The GCET Syllabus will comprise topics studied in class 12th of the Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education. Some important topics covered in the GCET 2024 syllabus are given below:

PhysicsCurrent Electricity, Electrostatics, Magnetic effects Of Current and Magnetism, Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents, Optics, Electromagnetic Waves, Atoms and Nuclei, Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation, Electronic Devices, Communication Systems, etc.
MathematicsAlgebra, Relations and Functions, Calculus, Linear Programming, Vectors and Three-Dimensional Geometry, Probability, etc.
ChemistrySolutions, Solid State, Electrochemistry, Surface Chemistry, Chemical Kinetics, General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements, Coordination Compounds, D And F Block Elements, Alcohols, Haloalkanes and Haloarenes, Phenols and Ethers, ketones and Carboxylic Acids, aldehydes, Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen.

GCET Admit Card 2024

The authority will release the GCET admit card most likely in May 2024. The admit card will be available in online mode only. Candidates who registered successfully will be able to download the GCET Hall ticket from the GCET official website by providing their login details.

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The admit card will include the important details related to the exam such as the date and time of the exam, candidate’s name, roll number, examination venue, etc. Candidates must carry the admit card to the exam centre on the day of the exam. The authority will not allow any candidate to sit in the exam hall without having a valid admit card.

GCET Answer Key 2024

The GCET answer key will be released a few days after the completion of the exam. The authority will publish the answer key through online mode only. Candidates will be able to download the answer key from the website by providing their logging details in the given fields.

The authority will provide the facility to raise objections against the provisional answer key within the given time limit. After reviewing the raised objection, the authority will release the final answer key. Through the answer key, applicants will be able to calculate their probable scores in the exam.

GCET Result 2024

The DTE, Goa will announce the GCET 2024 result through online mode on the official website. It is expected that the result will be declared in June 2024. To download the result, candidates need to provide their registration number and date of birth in the given fields.

The result will include the details like the candidate’s overall score, rank, and qualifying status. A merit list will be prepared by the authority based on the candidate’s marks scored in the exam. Candidates should take the printout of the result and keep it safe till the admission process is not over.

GCET Counselling 2024

The process of GCET counselling will be commenced after the announcement of the result. The counselling will be held online in June 2024. The qualified candidates should attend the counselling process as per the prescribed schedule.

The shortlisted candidates will be invited to the counselling process after the submission of the admission form. Candidates must bring important documents while appearing in the counselling process. Seats will be allotted among the candidates after the document verification. The final admission will be based on the candidate’s merit rank.

GCET Participating Institutes 2024

The list of colleges/institutes that accepts GCET score is mentioned below.

Don Bosco College of Engineering, Fatorda

Agnel Institute of Technology & Design

Goa Engineering College, Farmagudi

Padre Conceicao College of Engineering, Verna

Shree Rayeshwar Institute of Engineering and Information Technology, Goa

Goa Medical College

Institute of Nursing Education

E.S Rajaram & Tarabai Badekar College of Pharmacy

Shree Kamaxidevi Homeopathic Medical College and Hospital

Goa College of Architecture

Vrundavan Institute of Nursing Education

Goa Dental College and Hospital

Gomantaki Ayurveda Mahavidyalaya and Research Centre


What is a good score for GCET Exam?

A score of more than 66 is considered a good score in the exam.

What is the minimum educational requirement for GCET exam 2024?

Candidates must have passed the 12th level examination or equivalent from the recognized board.

Is the GCET exam tough?

The difficulty level of the exam is moderate to difficult.

How many questions are there in the GCET exam?

The exam will consist of 75 multiple-choice type questions in each paper.

What will be the application fee for GCET Exam 2024?

Candidates will have to pay Rs 2000/- as an application fee.

What will be the GCET 2024 registration last date?

The registration process will be closed in April 2024.

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