Goa Common Entrance Test (GCET) for admission to Bachelor of Engineering (B.E) was conducted this year in May by the Directorate of Technical Education, Goa (DTE) for around 1,300 seats across the state of Goa.
According to GCET 2017 Eligibility Criteria, candidates must have passed their class XII examinations with Physics, Mathematics and English as the compulsory subjects. GCET 2017 has four papers each of two hours and will be conducted in the offline mode only.
Candidates are required to fill their GCET 2017 Application Form online. Once the form has been duly filled, applicants are required to take a print out of the same and submit the Form A at the notified Application Reception Center in person along with the required application fees of 1,500 INR.
GCET 2017 Admit Card without which the applicants cannot appear for the test can be collected by candidates from the specified centers on the day of their application form submission itself.
The merit list prepared for B.E will be based on the aggregate marks of GCET 2017 in the subjects of Physics and Mathematics. GCET Result is expected to be out in the month of May. GCET 2017 counselling process will begin from June going until July.
The candidates must note that the counselling for GCET 2017 which will be conducted in two rounds will be purely on the basis of the merit list prepared by the DTE.
GCET 2017 Important Dates
GCET 2017 is application process will begin from March 23, 2017. GCET 2017 exam will be held on May 9, 2017 and May 10, 2017. Given below in the table is the schedule of important dates regarding GCET 2017:
|Announcement of dates||November 30, 2016|
|Upload of Prospectus on the website||January 31, 2017|
|Start of receiving forms||March 23, 2017|
|Last date for receiving applications and issue of admit cards||April 1, 2017|
|Last date for receiving applications and issue of admit cards (with late fee of 1,000 INR)||April 30, 2017|
|Dates for GCET||May 9, 2017 and May 10, 2017|
|Date of result||May 14, 2017|
GCET 2017 Participating Institutes
Many colleges and esteemed institutions offer admissions for its B.E courses via the GCET. The entire list of the participating institutes is given below:
Goa College of Engineering
- Padre Conceiao College of Engineering
- Don Bosco College of Engineering
- Shree Rayeshwar Institute Of Engineering and Information Technology
- Agnel Institute of Technology and Design
GCET 2017 Eligibility Criteria
GCET 2017 is open to all Indian nationals. Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) cardholders, Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) cardholders and Non-Resident Indians (NRI) holding Indian passports are also eligible to apply for admission under the NRI category.
The detailed GCET 2017 Eligibility Criteria is described below:
There is no specified age limit, minimum or maximum, for candidates seeking admission to the B.E course.
The minimum academic qualification required for GCET 2017 is given below:
- The candidate should have passed the class XII examination of the Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education or its equivalent examination.
- He or she must have studied English, Physics and Mathematics as the main subjects along with Chemistry/Bio-Technology/Computer Science /Biology.
- A candidate must have scored minimum 45% aggregate (40% marks for reserved category candidates) marks in 10+2 examinations.
GCET 2017 Reservation of Seats
A fixed number of seats are reserved for various categories in the GCET 2017. The Reservation of Seats in details is described below:
|Category||Percentage Seat Reservation|
|Scheduled Caste (SC)||2|
|Scheduled Tribe (ST)||12|
|Other Backward Classes (OBC)||27|
|Physically Handicapped (PH)||3|
|Central Service Personnel||3|
|Non-Resident Indians||1 seat in each Technical/Engineering colleges|
|Kashmiri Migrants||1 seat in each Technical/Engineering colleges|
Scheduled Caste (SC)
2% of the total numbers of seats are reserved for candidates belonging to Scheduled Category (SC). Given below in the list are the five castes eligible under the SC category. They are as follows:
- Mahyavanshi (Vankar)
- Chambhar (Hadi)
Applicants claiming for seats reserved under the SC category are required to produce a valid Non Migrant Caste Certificate in the prescribed pro-forma.
Schedule Tribe (ST)
12% of the total numbers of seats are reserved for candidates belonging to this category. Applicants belonging to any of the following eight castes included in the list of Scheduled Tribes will be eligible for admission under this category. They are as follows:
- Dubla (Talavia)
- Naikda (Nayaka)
- Dhodia (Halpati)
Applicants claiming for seats reserved under the ST category are required to produce a valid Non Migrant Caste Certificate in the prescribed pro-forma.
Other Backward Classes (OBC) (Non-Creamy Layer)
27% of the total numbers of seats are reserved for candidates belonging to this category. Applicants belonging to any of the following castes included in the below mentioned list will be eligible for admission under this category:
- Bhandari Naik
- Christian Barber
- Kharvi (I/C Christian Kharvi)
- Christian Mahar
- Kalaikar/Black Smith/Tin Smith
- Vishwakarma /Chari/ Mesta
- Kumbhar (I/C Christian Kumbhar)
- Mahalo, Nabhik, Nai, Napit, Nhavi
- Christian Renders
- Dhobi, Rajak, Madval (I/C Christian Dhobi)
Applicants claiming for seats reserved under the OBC category are required to produce a Caste certificate (non-creamy layer and non-migrant) in the prescribed pro-forma.
Physically Handicapped (PH)
3% seats are reserved for candidates belonging to this category.
Any PH candidate suffering from not less than 40% disability will be eligible for admission under this category.
Candidates seeking admission under Physically Handicapped category are required to produce a certificate from the Medical Board of Goa Medical College regarding his/her disability and ability/ fitness to undergo all parts of syllabus for the applied course, such as theory, practical, workshop, etc.
GCET 2017 Application Fee
Once the candidates have filled up their GCET 2017 forms, they are next required to pay the application fee to obtain their photo admit cards necessary for the GCET test from the Admission Committee. The payment method for GCET is an offline one, to be done through banks.
Once the application forms for GCET 2017 have been filled, candidates have to submit the same along with an application fee 1,500/- INR payable vide demand draft drawn in favour of “Director of Technical Education” at Panaji – Goa, on any Scheduled Bank.
GCET 2017 forms that are late will be accepted with an additional late fee of 1000/- INR till the notified date post which no forms will be accepted.
GCET 2017 Application Process
The prospectus issued by DTE Goa consists of GCET 2017 Application Form A and B. Candidates must note that Form A is to apply for GCET 2017 while Form B is for GCET 2017 Counselling only.
Candidates must keep Form B safe until the results are announced and fill it later at the time of applying for the counselling procedure. The steps involved in the application process for GCET 2017 are as follows:
- Open the official website of DTE, Goa.
- Next, the candidates are advised to very carefully read the information with regard to GCET 2017 and thereby, fill all the necessary details as required in the form.
- Once the form has been duly filled, applicants are required to take a print out of the same and submit the Form A at the notified Application Reception Center in person along with the required application fees.
- At the Application Reception Center, along with the Form A and the application fees, candidates have to submit three identical photographs as specified and obtain their Photo Admit Cards from the Admission Committee on the same day.
- Late application forms will be accepted with a late fee of 1,000 INR until previously notified date. No late forms beyond this date will be accepted.
The particulars to be filled in the GCET 2017 Application Form includes details like
- Contact details
- Date and Place of birth
- Academic details
- GCET subjects and center
- GCET payment details
- Declaration by the applicant
Documents To Be Submitted With The GCET 2017 Application Form
Given below is the list of documents to be attached with Form A of GCET 2017 application form:
- SSCE Passing certificate
- Class XII passing certificate
- HSSC Examination hall ticket
The photograph affixed by the candidate on the Form A of GCET 2017 should be a recent one, not earlier than three months from the date of application. Moreover, the applicants are required to enclose two additional identical photographs along with the form.
GCET 2017 Admit Card
In order to appear for GCET 2017, candidates must have their Photo Admit cards issued by the DTE, Goa. The Photo Admit Card for GCET 2017 can be collected by candidates from the specified centers on the day of their application form submission itself.
It must however be noted that the admit cards for GCET 2017 are issued to the candidates in person only. Candidates are advised to check all their particulars as mentioned on the admit cards to check for any error. In case of any error, candidates must contact the concerned authority at the earliest.
Instructions For The Day Of Examination
- The instructions, which the applicants are required to adhere to, are as follows:
- All applicants are required to carry their photo admit cards to their designated centers on the day of the GCET 2017 exam.
- No candidate will be allowed to take their test without his or her photo admit card.
- All candidates must be seated in the examination hall at least 15 minutes before the commencement of GCET 2017.
- No candidate will be permitted entry inside the examination hall thirty minutes after the start of the exam.
- No candidate will be allowed to leave the examination hall until the exam is completed and all the answer sheets are collected by the invigilators.
- Electronic gadgets of any type are not allowed inside the examination hall.
- Any candidate guilty of using unfair means or acts of discipline will be severely punished.
- Candidates are permitted to retain their copy of the ORS. Since ORS are evaluated electronically, with utmost care and scrutinized, there is no provision for verification/revaluation. Therefore, no complaints in this regard will be entertained.
- In case there is any change in the schedule of operations of GCET 2017, the same will be notified to the applicants in the designated newspapers. Moreover, candidates are advised to avoid any telephonic enquiries.
GCET 2017 Exam Centers
GCET 2017 is conducted across the state of Goa at many centers. Presented below in the table is a list of test centers along with their codes for GCET 2017.
|10||Panaji-1||Don Bosco Higher Secondary School|
|11||Panaji-2||Goa College of Pharmacy|
|12||Verna||Fr. Agnel Multipurpose Higher Secondary School|
|13||Navelim||Rosary College / Higher Secondary of Arts & Commerce|
|14||Vasco||Deep Vihar High School|
|15||Mapusa||Purushottam Walawalkar Higher Secondary School|
|16||Ponda-1||A. J. De Almeida High School|
|17||Ponda-2||G. V. Ms. Smt. N. J. Aguiar Higher Secondary School|
|18||Bicholim||Narayan Zantye College of Commerce|
|19||Curchorem||Smt. Chandrabhaga T. Naik Higher Secondary School|
|20||Porvorim||Vidya Prabodhini Higher Secondary School|
|21||Assagao||DM’s PVS Sarojini M. Kushe Higher Secondary School|
GCET 2017 Exam Pattern
GCET 2017 Exam Pattern is prepared by the authority responsible for conducting the exam, DTE. GCET 2017 Exam will be divided into papers, with each pertaining to questions from its field of study. Each paper will be of two hours. Candidates must note that GCET is conducted in the offline format, that is, pen and paper mode.
Combining the four papers, there will be a total of 225 questions with each question carrying one mark. There is no negative marking. Below presented table discusses paper wise number of questions and marks for GCET 2017:
|SUBJECT/PAPER||NUMBER OF QUESTIONS||MARKS|
|Biology and Computer Science||75||75|
GCET 2017 Entrance Test Schedule Subject Wise
Presented below in the table is a schedule of the GCET entrance test schedule for B.E subject wise:
|SUBJECT||DAY AND DATE||TIME||DURATION|
|Physics||May 9, 2017||10.00-12.00||2 hours|
|Chemistry||May 9, 2017||14.00-16.00||2 hours|
|Mathematics||May 10, 2017||10.00-12.00||2 hours|
|Biology||May 10, 2017||14.00-16.00||2 hours|
GCET 2017 Syllabus
The syllabus for the different subjects in GCET 2017 is as follows:
- Current electricity
- Magnetic effects of current and magnetism
- Electromagnetic induction and alternating currents
- Electromagnetic waves
- Dual nature of matter and radiation
- Atoms and nuclei
- Electronic devices
- Communication systems
- Solid state
- 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
- Chemistry in everyday life
- Relations and functions
- Vectors and three-dimensional geometry
- Linear programming
GCET 2017 Results
The result for GCET 2017 will be declared by DTE on April 18, 2017 on its official website. Candidates must remember that no individual score cards will be published.
Steps to download GCET 2017 Result
Given below are the steps to be followed to check the GCET Result.
- Open the official website of DTE, Goa www.dtegoa.gov.in
- Look for the link of GCET 2017 result.
- Once there, fill in the required details like roll number and the date of birth.
- Once the details have been correctly submitted, the result will appear on the screen.
GCET 2017 Merit List
Separate Provisional GCET 2017 Merit List will be prepared for all categories. The provisional merit list thus prepared will be displayed on the notice board of Admission Committee, Goa and also be published on its website.
Candidates are advised to very carefully check their marks and merit position in the merit list. In case of any error, the same must be reported at the earliest to the concerned authority, failing which the Admission Committee will not be held accountable for any such error.
The merit list prepared for B.E will be based on the aggregate marks of GCET 2017 in the subjects of Physics and Mathematics.
GCET 2017 Tie Breaker
In case of two or more candidates scoring same marks, the following tie breaker procedure will be followed:
- Candidate with more marks in GCET 2017 Mathematics will be placed higher in the merit list.
- In case the marks in Mathematics are also equal, the candidate with more marks in GCET 2017 Chemistry will be placed higher in the merit list.
- In case the marks in GCET 2017 in Chemistry are also equal, the candidate with higher aggregate marks in Physics and Mathematics in class XII examination will be placed higher in the merit list.
- In case of tie at the above stage, candidate with more marks in Mathematics in class XII examination will be placed higher in the merit list
- If all the above are also equal, then the candidate with earlier date of birth will be placed higher in the order of merit.
GCET 2017 Counselling Process
Counselling for GCET 2017 will be conducted in the beginning of June until July by DTE. To participate in counselling, candidates need to first fill and submit the Form B before the already notified date. Counselling for GCET 2017 will be conducted purely on the basis of the merit list prepared by the DTE.
GCET 2017 Seat Allotment Process
GCET 2017 allotment of seats for counselling will be conducted purely on the basis of merit list, rank, number of vacancies, reservation criteria among other factors. For the entire duration of the counselling process, candidates have to be present in person. The counselling process will include applying for admissions, document verification, seat allotment and admissions.
GCET 2017 counselling will be held in 2 rounds. Candidates, who fail to secure a seat in the first round of counselling, will be eligible for the second round. In case, the candidate fails to secure a seat even in the second round then the center may conduct an extra round of admissions, if required.
Below mentioned are some important points regarding GCET 2017 seat allotment:
- At the time of counselling, candidates will be allotted seats on the basis of their rank.
- The admission will be completed only after the candidate has deposited his/her original documents and paid the fees.
- In case a candidate reaches late for the seat allotment process, he or she will be considered only for remaining seats at that time.
- If a candidate does not appear for the seat allotment process or does not accept the admission offered in the particular round then he/she will have to forfeit his/her claim of that seat for that round.
- Remaining seats will be filled up in the subsequent rounds, by following the same procedure as in the first round.
- Vacant seats left from the reserved categories will be transferred to the general category at the end of admission of reserved category in each round.
- If a candidate has not appeared for previous rounds of counselling, then also he or she is eligible for all other rounds.
- An applicant once admitted to a particular seat under any category is not allowed to take admission to the same seat in any situation.
- All eligible candidates from the general category merit list will be considered eligible for availing seats under Tuition Fee Waiver Scheme.
- Important Documents required at the time of GCET 2017 Counselling Process are:
Given below is the list of documents required by the candidates at the time of GCET 2017 Counselling Process:
- Date of Birth Proof
- GCET 2017 Admit Card
- Candidate’s Photograph
- Acknowledgement Slip of GCET 2017 with photograph
- Class X Mark Sheet
- Class X Certificate
- Class XII Mark Sheet
- Class XII Passing Certificate
- School Leaving Certificate
- Caste Certificate (if applicable)
- Residence Proof
- Documents to claim relaxation in the period of residence (if applicable)
- Family income certificate (or tuition fee waiver)
- Certificate of eligibility from Goa University (for applicants other than Goa Board)
- ₹ 1500