GCET 2020- Registration, Exam Dates, Syllabus,Pattern,Eligibility

Goa Common Entrance Test (GCET 2020) is conducted to offer admission in engineering and various other courses. GCET is conducted by the Directorate of Technical Education, Government of Goa. It is a state-level entrance exam which is conducted once in a year.

GCET 2020 Schedule


Date (tentative)

Application form availability 7th April 2020
Application form closing 28th April 2020
Exam Date 10th May 2020
Result Declaration 16th May 2020
Last of receiving admission form 28th May 2020
Counseling 1st June 2020

GCET 2020 Admit Card

The admit card for GCET 2020 will be available after the application submission process is successfully conducted. Applicants can collect their GCET 2020 admit card on the same day on which they submit their application form.

Steps to download the admit card:

  • Go to the official website of GCET
  • Click on download admit cards link
  • Submit the required details
  • Your GCET 2020 admit card will be displayed on the screen
  • Download and take a print out

GCET 2020 Syllabus

The GCET 2020 syllabus consists of 3 sections i.e. Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics

Section 1. Physics:

  • Electrostatics
  • Current Electricity
  • Magnetic Effects Of Current And Magnetism 
  • Electromagnetic Waves
  • Optics
  • Dual Nature Of Matter And Radiation
  • Atoms And Nuclei
  • Electronic Devices
  • Communication Systems

Section 2. Chemistry:

  • Solid State
  • Solutions
  • Electrochemistry
  • Chemical Kinetics
  • Surface Chemistry
  • General Principles And Processes Of Isolation Of Elements
  • P-Block Elements
  • D And F Block Elements
  • Coordination Compounds
  • Haloalkanes And Haloarenes
  • Alcohols, Phenols, and Ethers
  • Aldehydes, Ketones And Carboxylic Acids
  • Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen
  • Biomolecules
  • Polymers

Section 3. Mathematics:

  • Relations And Functions
  • Algebra
  • Calculus
  • Vectors And Three-Dimensional Geometry
  • Linear Programming
  • Probability

GCET 2020 Exam Pattern

  • Mode of Exam: The examination will be conducted through offline mode (pen paper-based).
  • Type of Questions: Objective type questions will be asked in the exam.
  • Duration of Exam: 120 minutes will be provided for the exam.
  • of Questions: 75 questions will be asked from each subject.
  • Marking Scheme: 1 mark will be allotted for each correct answer.
  • Negative Marking: There is no negative marking

GCET 2020 Cut-Off

GCET 2020 cut-off will be released by the Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) Goa on their official website after the result is out. Applicants failing to meet GCET cut off 2020 will not be considered eligible for admission to BTech/BE programs at the universities and colleges in Goa. The merit list is prepared on the basis of cut-off and candidates are allocated seats as per their rank in the merit list.

GCET 2020 Application Form

The application form for GCET 2020 will be available from 1st week of April 2020 on the official website of DTE Goa. The last date for fill up the application form will be during the last week of April. The application form can only be filled through offline mode only.

Steps to Apply:

  • Download the application form from the official website to fill 
  • Enter all required particulars like Personal details, details related to the category of the candidates, etc.
  • Check your Subject-Codes and encircle them
  • Choose your preferred exam centre
  • Enter the details of the Demand Draft
  • Affix the required documents

Send it to the following address:
Ravindra Bhavan, Margao (For South Goa District GCET Exam Centres, including Ponda)
Directorate of Technical Education, Porvorim (For North Goa District GCET Exam Centres)

Application fee:
The candidates need to get a DD of Rs.1800 prepared in favor of "Director of Technical Education" drawn on any of the authorized banks payable at Panaji branch against the application fee of GCET 2020.

Documents needed to be affixed:

  • 3 passport size photographs
  • Class 10th and +2 mark sheets
  • DD of the application fee

GCET 2020 Counseling

The counseling process for GCET 2020 will be done during the month of June 2020. Directorate of Technical Education, Goa organizes GCET counseling for the process of document verification and seat allotment. Candidates are allocated seats into their choice of college and courses basis their GCET scores and availability of seats in that particular course and college. 

Steps conducted during counseling are:

  • Fill the GCET 2020 counseling form
  • Submission of counseling form
  • Reporting at the allotted center
  • Seat Allotment
  • Reporting at the allotted institute

Documents required during counseling:

  • Class X and XII mark sheet along with the passing certificate
  • GCET 2020 Admit Card
  • GCET 2020 Acknowledgement Card
  • School Leaving Certificate
  • Caste Certificate

GCET 2020 Result

The result for GCET 2020 will be published during the 3rd week of May at their official website. Along with the exam results, DTE Goa also releases the rank/ merit list of GCET qualifiers. The scorecard will consist of the overall mark and sectional mark.

Steps to view the result:

  • Go to the official website of GCET
  • Click on the result link
  • view the result linked to your registration number

GCET 2020 Answer Key

The answer key will be released soon after the exam is conducted. It will consist of the answers to all the questions asked in the exam. The answer keys are released for all the undergraduate engineering and health sciences courses admissions into which are offered through GCET scores. The candidate can compare and get a brief idea about his/her result.

GCET 2020 Eligibility Criteria


  • Candidates who have already passed/have appeared, or are appearing at HSSC (Std. 12th Science) or equivalent examination, before the start of the academic session, are eligible to appear for GCET 2020
  • Candidates seeking admissions only to Pharmacy Course need not appear in Mathematics subject in GCET 2020. 


  • GCET is open to Indian nationals.
  • Non-resident Indians holding Indian passport may apply for seats reserved under the NRI category. OC
  • I/PIO cardholders will be considered eligible for admissions to seats under NRI Category.

Age Limit:

  • For Degree courses in Medicine, Dentistry, Homoeopathy, Ayurveda, Allied Health Sciences and Nursing must have completed the age of 17 years on or before 31st December of the academic year of admission.
  • No age limit, minimum or maximum, is specified for admission to Engineering and Pharmacy courses.


Q:  What is the validity of the GCET score?
A:  The GCET score is valid for that particular year only until the admission process closes.

Q:  What is the late fee for GCET application form?
A:  The late fee of the GCET application form is Rs. 1500

Q:  What is the age limit to apply for GCET?
A:  There is no lower or upper age limit to apply for GCET.

Q:  Is there any negative marking in GCET?
A:  No, there is no negative marking in GCET.

Q:  Can I pay the application fee online?
A:  No, the application fee shall only be paid through demand draft.

Q:  Do I need to carry any acknowledgment card during GCET Counselling?
A:   Yes, after filling in the GCET counselling form, an acknowledgement card will be issued to the candidates as proof of receipt. This card needs to be carried during counselling.

Q:  What is the medium of the GCET exam?
A:  The GCET exam is conducted in only one medium i.e. English.

Q:  Will there be any application form correction window for GCET?
A:  Yes, the form correction window for GCET will be provided before the release of the admit card.

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