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What is GCET? <p>A Common Entrance Test is conducted by the Directorate of Technical Education, Government of Goa for the candidates seeking admission to first year degree courses in Medicine, Dentistry, Engineering, Pharmacy and Architecture in various colleges in Goa.</p>
What is/are the college/colleges covered under GCET examination? <p>Many colleges and esteemed institutions offer admissions for its BDS courses via the GCET. The entire list of the participating institutes is given below:</p> <ul> <li>Government Institutions</li> <li>Self Financed Institutions .</li> </ul>
When will I get my Admit Card? <p>The admit card will be available on the website of GCET only from first week of May (onwards). The applicant is required to print the admit card from the university Website.However, he/ she is required to bring a passport-size photograph (similar to that pasted on the application form) along with the admit card to the entrance-test center for verification. </p>
Once I apply what will happen? <p>Once you send in your application along with the required documents and application fee, we will register it and allot an application number. Application number will be informed to you by e.mail. In the e.mail, we will also inform you as to when we will be offering the admission letter or if we require some additional information, we will write to you.</p>
I missed the last date for sending in my application. Can I still apply? <p>Sorry, we do not entertain any applications after the last date for submission.</p>
Do you have to apply for separately for BDS & BHMS? <p>Yes, separate applications are required for each.</p>
What are the enclosures to be sent with the filled application form? <ul> <li>The enclosures to be sent with the duly filled application form are:</li> <li>Demand Draft, drawn from Scheduled bank , in favor of “Director of Technical Education” at Panaji – Goa, , for Rs 1500/- as registration Fee Photocopy of :- <ul> <li>10 th/ Equivalent Mark sheet</li> <li>Mark sheet of Higher Secondary or qualifying Examination</li> <li>Transfer Certificate</li> <li>Conduct Certificate</li> </ul> </li> </ul> <p><strong>The duly filled in application form may be sent to </strong></p> <p>Chairman, Admission Committee<br /> Directorate of Technical Education<br /> Alto-Porvorim, Bardez, Goa. 403 521.</p>
If one does not get Admit Card, whom should he contact? <p>Admit cards will not be sent to candidates. These will be uploaded on website. Candidates need to download the Admit Card from the website only.</p>
What is the eligibility criteria for Goa Common Entrance Test for BDS? <p>Applicant should have passed the Higher Secondary Certificate (Std. XII) examination of Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education or its equivalent examination with English and secured not less than 50% marks in the aggregate of subjects of Physics, Chemistry, and Biology taken together. <strong>(40% for the applicants belonging to SC, ST and OBC only and 45% for applicants belonging to PH category for MBBS and BDS Course).</strong></p>
Can the students who have cleared their 10 + 2 level examination before 2017 also apply? <p>Yes students who have passed their 10 + 2 level examinations before 2017 and satisfy the eligibility conditions can apply for this course.</p>
What preparation must a student do for the entrance examination of Goa Common Entrance Test for BDS ? <p>The students must be through with Physics, Chemistry,Biology,English concepts till 10 + 2 level.</p>
Are diploma holders eligible to apply for the program? <p>No. Diploma holders are not eligible to apply for the program.</p>
I am applying for GCET (BDS). I am appearing in XII (Qualifying exam). My result is not yet declared. I don’t have any percentage to fill in the columns asking for percentage. What should I do? <p>Leave blank, if appearing / result not declared.</p>
Is there any other source of information regarding the admissions other than the website? <p>The admission brochure will be available . However, please refer to the website regularly for updates and notifications.</p>
Are there any breaks during the test? <p>There are no scheduled breaks in the test. However, test takers can take unscheduled breaks if they want during the test session. An unscheduled break means a break during which the test clock does not stop. If a test taker chooses to take a break, the actual time spent on the break will be deducted from the time allocated to complete the test. No extra time will be given to complete the test. During the break, the test taker must leave the testing room. Upon re-entering the testing room, the test taker must show a valid ID.</p>
How will one know the result of the GCET BDS? <p>The result of GCET BDS will be uploaded on the official website as per schedule.</p>
For how long is the GCET BDS score valid? <p>The GCET BDS score is valid for just one year.</p>
What does the Counselling process comprises of? <p>Counselling for GCET 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 BDS before the already notified date. Counselling for GCET will be conducted purely on the basis of the merit list prepared by the DTE.</p>
Do my parents need to accompany me when I come for counselling? <p>No, it is not mandatory for your parents to be come with you. </p>
Are the colleges where the seats are allocated fixed? <p>The colleges where the reserved seats are allocated may vary from year to year.</p>
If a candidates does not want to take admission after applying or being selected what is to be done? <p>The candidate is required to inform Director of Technical Education”,Goa in writing/email of his/her intent.</p>
Can a candidate change his allocated college for admission? <p>No, seat once allocated will not be changed.</p>
What documents are required at the time of Joining/ Reporting in allotted Medical / Dental College? <p>Original documents (along with attested photocopies of documents) for admission to under-graduate medical courses for admission as mentioned below.</p> <ul> <li>Admit Cards of Exam issued by Director of Technical Education.</li> <li>Result/ Rank letter issued by DTE.</li> <li>Date of Birth Certificate (if Metric Certificate does not bear the same)</li> <li>Class 10th Certificate</li> <li>Class 10+2 Certificate</li> <li>Class 10+2 Marks Sheet</li> <li>Eight (8) Passport size photograph same as affixed on the application form.</li> <li>Provisional allotment letter generated on-line.</li> <li>Proof of identity.</li> </ul>
How To Download My Seat Allotment Order? <p>The provisional seat allotment order of candidates can be downloaded from official website after web counseling option entry.</p>
Can I take back the original documents with me? <p>Your original documents will be retained by the University until the completion of your course. We will however give you an acknowledgement for your original documents.</p>