GCET Exam 2020 – Notification, Application Form, Exam Pattern, Syllabus and Counselling


GCET, Goa Common Entrance Test, is a state-level exam conducted by the Directorate of Technical Education, Goa for admission to Engineering and Pharmacy courses offered by the participating colleges. The admission to Architecture courses is done through NATA score while admission to MBBS, Dental, and other medical courses is done through the NEET UG score. The seat allotment is done by DTE through the Goa Common Entrance Test Counselling process. Thus, candidates need to register for the counselling process. In the article here, we will be discussing the application process, schedule, eligibility, exam pattern, syllabus, and more information related to the GCET 2020 exam.

GCET 2020 Latest Update - As per the latest notification released on the official website, GCET 2020 exam is scheduled to be held on 5th and 6th May 2020. The detailed notification for 2020 admissions will be released soon.

GCET 2020 Quick Overview

Exam name

Goa Common Entrance Test (GCET)

Exam conducting authority

Directorate of Technical Education Goa

Official 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


GCET Exam 2020 Important Dates

The exam dates are announced by DTE through an official notification. Other important details will be announced later. The application dates and other dates are tentative.

Exam Events

Important Dates

Prospectus availability

Last week of February 2020

Application form download begins

Last week of March 2020

Application form download ends

Last week of March 2020

Last date of submitting the filled-in GCET application form at DTE

Last week of April 2020

Last date of receiving the admit card

Last week of April 2020

GCET 2020 exam (dates announced)

5th May 2020 Physics and Chemistry

6th May 2020 Mathematics


Third week of May 2020

Counselling begins

First week of June 2020

GCET Exam 2020 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 Mathematics paper.

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

GCET 2020 Syllabus -

GCET syllabus is based on the current year syllabus of Class XII of the Goa Board of Secondary & Higher Secondary Education. The syllabus for the year 2019 is as follows:

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 2020 Eligibility

Candidates must fulfil the following criteria for admission to professional courses through the GCET 2020 exam:


Indian nationals, NRIs holding an Indian passport, 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 on 31st December of the academic year of admission.

Educational Qualification -

For Engineering Course

Candidate should have passed class XII examination from Goa Board or other 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 recognised board with Chemistry and Physics as compulsory subjects with Mathematics or Biology as optional subjects.

GCET Exam 2020 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 2020 Application Form -

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

  • Visit the official website - https://dte.goa.gov.in.
  • Click on the ‘Admissions’ tab on 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, correspondence details, select subjects, and enter the centre code.
  • Pay the application fee ₹ 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 bank pay-in-slip in the application form.
  • Complete other details in the application form.
  • Fix a recent photograph at the space provided. Include 2 additional passport size photographs along with the application form.

Submit the filled-in application form, self-attested copies of 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 centre selected by you. The centre details and corresponding address are available in the ‘Other Details’ section below.

Other Details

The list of the centre is as per 2019 notification. There might be changes in the examination centre as per the new notification. The same will be updated later.





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 2020 Admit Card

The admit card for the GCET 2020 exam has to be obtained from the admission committee in Person after submitting the application form. After you submit your application form at the respective centre, the form will be checked. The admission committee will issue the Photo Admit Card to you.

GCET 2020 Result

The GCET 2020 result will be 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 2020 Counselling

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


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