GCET 2023 – Exam Date(Released), Application Form(Soon), Admit Card, Eligibility, Syllabus, Counselling, Result

Last Modified on : 18 Jul 2024

GCET, Goa Common Entrance Test, is a state-level exam conducted by the Directorate of Technical Education (DTE Goa) for admission to Engineering and Pharmacy courses offered by the participating colleges. Admission to Architecture courses is made through NATA score, while admission to MBBS, Dental, and other medical courses is made through the NEET UG score. DTE Goa does the seat allotment through the Common Entrance Test Counselling process. Thus, candidates need to register for the counselling process. This article will discuss the application process, schedule, eligibility, exam pattern, syllabus, and more information related to the GCET 2023 exam.

GCET 2023 Latest Update -

  • The GCET 2023 Exam dates are declared. The exam will be held on 13th May 2023(Physics & Chemistry) and 14th May 2023(Mathematics). 

GCET 2023 Quick Overview

Exam name

Goa Common Entrance Test (GCET)

Exam conducting authority

Directorate of Technical Education Goa

Official GCET website


Exam Level

State-Level, UG-Level

Exam Occurrence

Once a year

Exam mode


Application mode


Exam Duration

2 hours for each section (Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics)

Exam Language


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GCET Exam 2023 Important Dates

DTE Goa announces the exam dates through an official notification.

GCET 2023 Events

Important Dates

Prospectus availability

March 2023

Application form availability begins

March 2023

Last date for submitting the application form

April 2023

Admit card availability

April 2023

GCET 2023 exam dates

13th, 14th May 2023


May 2023

Counselling begins

June 2023

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Counselling Schedule 2023

GCET 2023 Counselling

Important Dates

Last date for receiving forms for Admission


Display of Eligibility List for GCET-based courses at the Admission Centre


Display of Provisional Merit List of GCET-based courses at the Admission Centre


Display of Final Merit List of GCET-based courses at Admission Centre


First Round of Admission to ENGG., PHARM courses


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GCET 2023 Exam Schedule


Date and Day



13th May 2023

10:00 to 12:00 hrs


13th May 2023

14:00 to 16:00 hrs


14th May 2023

10:00 to 12:00 hrs

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GCET Exam 2023 Pattern & Syllabus

The GCET exam is conducted through offline mode where candidates are required to mark their answers in an Objective Response Sheet (ORS). All the questions are Multiple-Choice type with four options. Candidates are required to select the correct response and mark it as their answer. The distribution of questions in different sections of the exam is as under:


Number of Questions




2 hours



2 hours



2 hours

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Candidates who are interested in B.Pharm. course need not take a Mathematics paper.

Marking Scheme: Each question is 1 mark. There will be no negative marking for wrong or multiple responses.

GCET 2023 Syllabus -

GCET syllabus is based on the current year syllabus of Class XII of the Goa Board of Secondary & Higher Secondary Education.

Physics: Electrostatics, Current Electricity, Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism, Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents, Electromagnetic Waves, Optics, Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation, Atoms and Nuclei, Electronic Devices, and Communication Systems.

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, Chemistry in Everyday Life

Mathematics: Relations and Functions, Inverse Trigonometric Functions, Algebra, Matrices, Determinants, Calculus, Continuity and Differentiability, Applications of Derivatives, Integrals, Applications of the Integrals, Differential Equations, Vectors, and Three-Dimensional Geometry, Linear Programming, and Probability.

GCET Exam 2023 Eligibility

Candidates must fulfill the following criteria for admission to professional courses through the GCET 2023 exam:


Indian nationals, NRIs holding an Indian passport, and OCI/ PIO are eligible to apply for the exam.

Age Limit

There is no age limit (minimum or maximum) for admission to Engineering and Pharmacy courses. For Medical and Allied Health Sciences courses, the minimum age limit is 17 years as of 31st December of the academic year of admission.

Educational Qualification -

For Engineering Course

Candidate should have passed the class XII examination from Goa Board or another recognized board with Physics,  Mathematics, and English as compulsory subjects with one of the subjects - Biology/ Chemistry/ Bio-Technology/ Computer Science. The minimum aggregate marks in Mathematics, Physics, and one of the optional subjects should be 45% (40% for SC/ST/OBC category candidates.)

For Pharmacy Course

Candidates should have passed class XII or equivalent examination from Goar or any other recognized board with Chemistry and Physics as compulsory subjects with Mathematics or Biology as optional subjects.

GCET Exam 2023 Application Process

The GCET application process is offline, where candidates are required to download the application form from the official website. The application is to be submitted within the given time. Here are the steps for submitting the application form.

Steps for submitting the GCET 2023 Application Form -

Read the instructions provided with the application form carefully before filling it out.

  • Visit the official website - http://dte.goa.gov.in/.
  • Click on the Admissions tab at the top of the home page.
  • Move the mouse over the ‘Application Forms’ option and select the ‘GCET Application Form’ option from the pop-up window.
  • The application form will appear on the screen.
  • Download it and take a print on a good quality A4 size bond paper.
  • Fill the form with personal details, academic details, and correspondence details, select subjects, and enter the center code.
  • Pay the application fee of ₹ 2000/- to the “Directorate of Technical Education” with the given client code in any branch of HDFC Bank in the state of Goa.
  • After successful payment, enter the details of the bank pay-in-slip in the application form.
  • Complete other details in the application form.
  • Fix a recent photograph in the space provided. Include 2 additional passport-size photographs along with the application form.

Submit the filled-in application form, self-attested copies of the SSCE passing certificate and Class XII passing certificate/ HSSC examination hall ticket, and two passport-size photographs similar to the one pasted on the application form to the respective address as per the center selected by you. The center details and corresponding address are available in the ‘Other Details’ section below.

GCET Exam 2023 Other Details

GCET Exam Center 2023 -

Check out the list of exam centers for the DTE Goa entrance test 2023.





Tiswadi Cujira (Bambolim)

Dhempe Higher Secondary School of Arts & Science



Goa College of Pharmacy



Fr. Agnel Multipurpose Higher Secondary School



Rosary College / Higher Secondary of Arts & Commerce



Deep Vihar High School



Purushottam Walawalkar Higher Secondary School



A. J. De Almeida High School


Ponda (Farmagudi)

G. V. Ms. Smt. N. J. Aguiar Higher Secondary School



Shantadurga High School



Govt. Polytechnic, Curchorem



Vidya Prabodhini Higher Secondary School



DM’s PVS Sarojini M. Kushe Higher Secondary School



Govt. Higher Secondary School



Maria Bambina Higher Secondary School



BBSS, Vishweshwar Shankar Laad Higher Secondary School

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GCET 2023 Admit Card

DTE Goa released the admit card for the GCET 2023 exam through the official website. Those candidates, who have registered online for GCET, can download their GCET 2023 hall ticket. GCET admit cards will have all the vital information about candidates, like details of the test venue, timings of the exam, and other important information and instructions related to the test and the candidate. The GCET 2023 admit card will be made available online by the exam authorities.

GCET 2023 Result

The GCET 2023 result was made available on the official website and at DTE Notice Board. Candidates can check the result from these places. On the official website, the result will be available in PDF format. Candidates are required to check their roll number in the list of qualified candidates. The subject-wise score will be mentioned in the list. No individual scorecard will be issued. The merit list will be prepared on the basis of the scores obtained by the candidates.

GCET 2023 Counselling

Qualified candidates are required to register for the counselling process. The counselling form has to be filled out offline and submitted at the DTE office in person. On submission of the form, candidates will get an acknowledgment card. Candidates are required to be present at the admission center carrying original documents, acknowledgment cards, and fees. Candidates will be given the choice of selecting the seat as per their merit. After seat allotment, candidates are required to report to the allotted college within 3 working days to confirm admission. Failing to do so will result in the cancellation of admission.

GCET Exam Frequently Asked Questions

No, the counselling process and counselling registration process will be offline.


No, there is no negative marking.

Each section in the exam will be of 2 hours. There will be three sections - Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics.

The GCET admit card will be issued in person at the form submitting centre.

The application fee for all the categories is the same i.e. Rs. 2000 (Two Thousand).

The GCET 2023 application forms will be available on the official website of DTE Goa.

The last date to submit the application forms will be in April 2023.

For the 2023 session, the application process will start in March 2023.

GCET stands for Goa Common Entrance Test. The exam is conducted for admission to the first year of professional courses such as Pharmacy and Engineering.