GCET 2020 Exam - Recommended Books for Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics

Published on : 6th October 2019    Author : Himanshu Basant Bhatt

Goa Common Entrance Test is conducted by the Directorate of Technical Education, Goa. The syllabus for the exam is based on the latest syllabus of class XII as per the Goa Board of Secondary & Higher Secondary Education. So, candidates must read their curriculum books thoroughly to understand the basic concepts. Along with the curriculum books, studying from some additional preparation books is also a must. These preparation books comprise of previous years’ question papers, practise questions for each topic, explanation of important topics, short-cuts and tricks to solves questions, etc. Thus, getting a good book will help in a great way in exam preparation. Here, we are providing some of the GCET recommended books by experts and previous years’ qualifiers. We hope these books will help you with exam preparation. The GCET 2020 exam is scheduled to be held on 5th and 6th May 2020. The exam dates are announced and the complete schedule will be released later.

Recommended Books for GCET 2020

As mentioned above, NCERT is a must for clearing the basic concepts. Along with the NCERT, here are some other books to be considered:

Name of the Book

Author’s Name

Purchase Link

Understanding Physics (set of 5) for JEE Main & Advanced

D.C. Pandey

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I.E. Irodov

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Comprehensive Organic Chemistry: For JEE MAINS, ADVANCED, NEET, AIIMS, OLYMPIAD, KVPY and SAT

Amitava Mazumder

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Atkin’s Physical Chemistry

Peter Atkins, Julio de Paula, James Keeler

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Practice Book Mathematics for JEE Main & Advanced

Arihant Experts

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Objective Mathematics for JEE (Main & Advanced) & other Engineering Entrance Examinations

R.D. Sharma

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Now that you have the list of recommended books, buy one for each subject and start your preparation today. Don’t jump to the next book till you complete one. Have a clear idea of the syllabus and exam pattern and make a strategy accordingly. Let’s have a look at the exam pattern.

GCET 2020 Exam Pattern

Multiple Choice Questions are asked from each section in the GCET exam. There are three sections in the exam as under:

Sections/ Papers

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As you can see there is an equal number of questions in each section so you are required to make a time-table which has equal time for each subject. Also, there is no negative marking in the exam so candidates can answer by making guesses.

Order the books and start working on the preparation strategy today.

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