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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 B.E courses via the GCET. The entire list of the participating institutes is given below:</p> <ul> <li>Goa College of Engineering</li> <li>Padre Conceiao College of Engineering</li> <li>Don Bosco College of Engineering</li> <li>Shree Rayeshwar Institute Of Engineering and Information Technology</li> <li>Agnel Institute of Technology and Design.</li> </ul>

I have filled up the form successfully but now, can I change/correct the details as entered in the Application form? <p>No change can be made at this stage in the application form. However, if the time is still left for filing up the online application form, the applicant can resubmit corrected application with the prescribed fee. In this case a new ID will be generated by the system. The fee paid previously will not be refunded. The latest application shall be treated as final.</p>

If I got Blank/Zero Registration No after submission of application form then what I should do? <p>It means that the application form has not been submitted successfully and you are required to apply afresh.</p>

What details should I retain after completion of successful submission of my form? <p>The candidate must have:</p> <ul> <li>Hard copy of the filled-in form.</li> <li>Fee receipt detail</li> <li>Auto generated ID and Password.</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>

What is the eligibility criteria for Goa Common Entrance Test (GCET)-B.E.? <ul> <li>The candidate must be an Indian National.</li> <li>Applicants should pass XII standard in order to appear in the entrance exam.</li> <li>They should pass from a recognised Central/ State Board.</li> <li>Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry should be compulsory subjects and Biology/ Chemistry/Bio technology/Computer Science must be one of the optional subjects.</li> <li>For qualifying in the entrance exam minimum percentage marks is 45% for General and 40% marks for reserved categories such as ST, SC and OBC etc./ Diploma in any course from State Education Board or Central Board Education with a minimum of 50% / Diploma in International Baccalaureate with 50% marks and Maths as a compulsory subject.</li> <li>If in any case candidates fills up the application form and is discovered as Ineligible then the GCET conducting body can cancel/reject the application without giving any prior notice to the candidates.</li> </ul>

My board doesn't give aggregate marks for 12th exam. What marks should I enter? <ul> <li>For CBSE, include PCM and English/Hindi and one additional elective (total five subjects) in your aggregate. For ISCE, include PCM and English in the aggregate.</li> <li>Others should calculate the aggregate marks (or its equivalent) and attach a note explaining the method used by them to calculate the aggregate. &nbsp;</li> </ul>

While entering the 12th exam marks, should I include the practical marks also? Can I include 11th and 12th year marks? <p>The subject-wise and aggregate marks are to be given for the 12th year examination only. Don&#39;t include the 11th year exam marks. For practical marks, use the method used by your board to calculate the subject-wise marks.</p>

I have taken Physics, Chemistry and Biology in 10+2.Am I Eligible to Apply for GCET(B.E)? <p>Candidates can write GCET (B.E) with Physics, Chemistry and Biology in 10+2.However they will be eligible to apply only for the B. Pharm program. They will not be eligible for any other first degree program of institute.</p>

I passed 12th exam in 2016. Am I eligible to appear for GCET (B.E)-2017? <p>As advertised, you are eligible to Apply for GCET (B.E) .</p>

I had appeared in GCET (B.E)-2016 but my marks were below the cut-off marks. Can I appear in GCET (B.E)-2017? <p>Yes. as advertised subject to eligibility conditions you can apply again for GCET (B.E)-2017.</p>

How am I Eligible for admission to B.E. programmes after 12th? <p>The B.E. programmes are 4-year programme after 12th. There is no intermediate degree awarded.</p>

On what basis will the merit list be prepared? <p>a)The merit list shall be based on aggregate marks of GCET in the subjects of Physics and Mathematics.<br /> b)In case the above marks of two or more applicants are equal, applicant with more marks in GCET Mathematics shall be placed higher in the merit list.<br /> c)In case the marks in Mathematics are also equal, applicant with more marks in GCET Chemistry will be placed higher in the merit list.<br /> d)In case the marks in GCET in Chemistry are also equal, applicant with more<br /> e)aggregate marks in Physics and Mathematics at the qualifying examination (Std.XII th )will be placed higher in the merit list. In case of tie at this stage, applicant scoring more marks in Mathematics at the qualifying examination (Std.XII th ) will be placed higher in the merit list<br /> If all the above are also equal, then the applicant with earlier date of birth will be placed higher in the order of merit.</p>

For how long is the GCET B.E score valid? <p>The GCET B.E score is valid for just one year.</p>

What are the programmes offered under GCET for B.E? <ul> <li>B.E (Information Technology)</li> <li>B.E. (Computer)</li> <li>B.E. (Electronics &amp; Telecom.)</li> <li>B.E. (Electrical &amp; Electronics)</li> <li>B.E. (Mechanical)</li> <li>B.E. (Civil)</li> <li>B.E. (Mining).</li> </ul>

What is the Counselling fee? <p>Counselling fee is the payment made by a candidate to show his/her seriousness/commitment in taking admission in any of the participating NLU(s). Counselling fee is not a separate fee, it is the adjustable advance paid which subsequently gets adjusted at the time of admission from the fee payable to the respective University by a candidate.</p>

How is seat allocation done? <p>The first indicative seat allocation list may comprise of some additional seats over and above the total available seats among the participating institutions.</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 B.E before the already notified date. Counselling for GCET will be conducted purely on the basis of the merit list prepared by the DTE.</p>

What are the important documents need to be submitted at the time of admission? <p>Given below is the list of documents required by the candidates at the time of GCET Counselling Process:</p> <ul> <li>Date of Birth Proof</li> <li>GCET Admit Card</li> <li>Candidate&rsquo;s Photograph</li> <li>Acknowledgement Slip of GCET with photograph</li> <li>Class X Mark Sheet</li> <li>Class X Certificate</li> <li>Class XII Mark Sheet</li> <li>Class XII Passing Certificate</li> <li>School Leaving Certificate</li> <li>Caste Certificate (if applicable)</li> <li>Residence Proof</li> <li>Documents to claim relaxation in the period of residence (if applicable)</li> <li>Family income certificate (or tuition fee waiver)</li> <li>Certificate of eligibility from Goa University (for applicants other than Goa Board).</li> </ul>