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GCET 2024 - Exam (SCRAPPED), Admit Card, Syllabus, Exam Pattern, How to Prepare

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GCET 2024

GCET exam has been scrapped by the authorities and now admission to Engineering courses in Goa will be based on JEE Main.

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Goa CET Exam Highlights


Conducting Body

Directorate of Technical Education Goa

Programmes for which Goa CET is Conducted 

Engineering, Nursing, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Medicine, Homeopathy, Architecture, Ayurveda and Allied Health Sciences

Category of Exam


Level of Exam


Frequency of Exam

Once a Year

Goa CET Exam Mode


Question Type

Multiple Choice

Number of Papers


Time Duration of Exam

2 Hours

Number of Questions per Paper


Maximum Marks


Marking Scheme

+1 Marks for Correct Response

Negative Marking


Goa CET Application Process 


Participating Institutes

Government, Government-Aided and Unaided Colleges in Goa State

GCET 2023 Conducting Body

GCET is conducted by the Directorate of Technical Education, Goa. The responsibility of DTE is to facilitate new technical education institutions as well as courses in Goa. The Directorate also facilitates the centralized admission of the candidates to Technical and Professional institutes in the state.

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Goa CET Exam Dates 2023

DTE, Goa has released the exam dates of GCET 2023. Candidates must keep a track of the dates to avoid missing any major event. The Goa CET 2023 schedule can be found from the table below - 



Releasing of GCET 2023 application form

April 10, 2023

Last date to submit the GCET 2023 online application form

April 20, 2023 (Closed)

Last date to submit Goa CET 2023 application form in person May 5, 2023 (Closed)

Availability of GCET 2023 admit card

May 12, 2023 

GCET 2023 Exam Date 

May 13 and 14, 2023

Declaration of GCET 2023 Result

May 17, 2023

Goa Cet Counselling Process

June 2023

GCET 2023 Exam Timings

Candidates can check the subject and shift wise timings for the GCET 2023 exam days from the table below.





May 13, 2023

10:00 am to 12:00 pm


May 13, 2023

2:00 pm to 4:00 pm


May 14, 2023

10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Stages Involved in Goa CET

The Goa CET exam is divided into the following stages:

  1. Online Application Process

  2. Submission of Application Forms in Offline Mode

  3. Goa CET Admit Card Availability

  4. Conduct of GCET Exam

  5. Release of GCET Answer Key

  6. Declaration of Goa CET Result in Online Mode

  7. GCET Counselling Process

  8. Seat Allotment and Final Admission Process

GCET 2023 Eligibility Criteria

The GCET 2023 eligibility criteria includes nationality, educational background, GCET score, and age restriction. Read through the eligibility requirements for GCET 2023 provided below.



Age Limit

There is no fixed age limit for the Goa CET 2023 examination

Educational Qualification:

  • Candidates must have passed the Goa Board Higher Secondary School Certificate Examination
  • An examination administered by the Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi, or any other test equal to the Goa Board's H.S.S.C. examination
  • They must also have a minimum percentage of marks in the particular disciplines


Candidates must be Indian citizens.

GCET Score

Candidates must have taken and received a valid score in the GCET. The prior year's GCET score is not deemed valid.

GCET Application Form 2023

The GCET 2023 application process is now closed. Applications were invited till May 5, 2023with a late fee of INR 3500 in offline mode at the DTE Goa Office. The last date to apply for GCET 2023 exam in online mode was April 20, 2023. Only applicants who submitted the completed the Goa CET 2023 Application Process are eligible to download the admit card and appear for the entrance test.

GCET Exam Pattern 2023

GCET 2023 exam patterncomprises details on how the entrance examination will be administered including the method, length, kind of questions, sections, and marking scheme. The GCET 2023 will be administered in offline mode.



Mode of Exam


Type of Questions

Multiple Choice Questions

Total Questions

75 Questions


2 hours

Marking Scheme

1 marks is awarded for every correct response

Negative marking

There is no negative marking

GCET 2023 Syllabus

Candidates must be thorough with the GCET 2023 syllabus and go through each topic well to clear the exam. The subjects included in the GCET syllabus are Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics. The topics covered in these subjects are of class 12th level. The candidate should study well and do a revision of the whole GCET syllabus 2023 to score good marks in the exam. 

GCET Admit Card 2023

The GCET 2023 admit card is an essential document that needs to be carried to the exam center failing which candidates are allowed to appear for the examination. Candidates whose applications were accepted could collect their GCET admit card 2023 online or from the centres.

GCET 2023 Exam Centres

The exam centres of GCET 2023 are spread across the State of Goa. Candidates were required to fill in the preferred examination centres along with the centre code in the application form. The details of the allotted examination centres are mentioned in the GCET 2023 Hall Ticket.

Test Centre


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


Narayan Zantye College of Commerce


Smt. Chandrabhaga T. Naik Higher Secondary School


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

GCET 2023 Preparation Tips

Several students from the state participate in the GCET 2023 exam. To pass this engineering entrance exam, candidates need to follow a proper preparation strategy. Follow the GCET 2023 preparation tips given below. 

  • Go through the whole GCET syllabus and exam pattern 2023, and understand the marking scheme, and section-wise weightage
  • Make a proper study plan and follow it
  • Study each subject of the whole syllabus and don't miss any topic
  • Select the top authors' best books to study for the GCET exam 2023
  • Do continuous revision of what you have studied
  • Work on your time management skills

GCET 2023 Books

Candidates preparing for the competitive exams should study from the best authors' GCET 2023 books. The right choice of books will help you understand each topic well. Check the list of GCET books for preparation 2023 given below. 

  • Physical Chemistry by Peter Atkins
  • Concepts of Physics by HC Verma
  • Mathematics by R S Agarwal 
  • GCET Chemistry by Rajhauns Publications 

Goa CET Answer Key 2023

The DTE had set the question paper of Goa Cet and will release the official answer key shortly since the exam has been concluded on July 11. The Goa Cet 2023 answer key will be available for all the sets of question paper. The Goa CET 2023 answer key will contain all the correct answers of questions asked in the Goa Cet paper. Candidates can cross check their performance with the help of answer key and will be able to get a probable score. 

GCET 2023 Result

GCET 2023 result has been declared on May 17, 2023 in online mode. Candidates should visit the GCET official website to check your Goa CET result 2023. The merit list was prepared on the basis of the candidate's performance in the exam. Candidates who will secure qualifying marks in the GCET 2023 result, will be eligible for the counselling process. 

Also read: GCET Cutoffs 

Goa CET Previous Year Statistics

The previous year stats of Goa CET has been summarised in the table below:


Number of Applicants

3400 (20% dip from the previous year)

Total Number of Test-Takers


%age of Applicants Eyeing Admission into Engineering Programmes

50% Approximately

Goa CET Result Declared

11 May 2019

Goa CET Physics Topper

Uttam Desai

Goa CET Chemistry Topper

Rahul Damodar Shanbhag

GCET Math Topper

Jaiprakash Suresh Gaurav

Also read: GCET merit list

GCET 2023 Counselling Process

After the results are published on the official website, the GCET 2023 counselling will be made available by the Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) Goa. Prior to filling up their choices, applicants must complete the GCET counselling registration for 2023. According to the GCET merit list, candidates who will pass the exam will receive calls for GCET counselling 2023. To participate in GCET counselling 2023, candidates must complete Form A, which will be made available by DTE Goa and may be found on the GCET 2023 website. 

The GCET 2023 counselling process entails the completion of a form, submission, uploading of supporting documentation, and reporting to the designated centres. Candidates will be given admission at GCET 2023 counselling based on their merit, preferences, and the availability of seats. The candidates will need to validate their documentation and pay the money in order to confirm their admission through GCET.

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FAQs about Goa CET (GCET)

When is the Goa CET 2023 exam scheduled to be conducted?

The Goa CET 2023 exam date is from May 13 to 14, 2023.


What is the mode of the Goa CET 2023 exam?

The Goa CET 2023 exam will be administered in offline mode.


Is there any negative marking in the Goa CET 2023 exam?

There is no negative marking in the Goa CET 2023 exam.


What is the Goa CET 2023 official website?

The Goa CET 2023 official website is


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