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Goa CET-BE -
Goa Common Entrance Test-B.E.
Pen & Paper | State Level Exam
Important Dates
Registration Date
Mar 28, 2016
Admit Card Date
Apr 02, 2016
Test Date
May 10, 2016
Result Date
May 18, 2016

How to Prepare for Goa CET-BE 2016

Preparation Strategy

Make a proper Time Table

It is very important that you make a time table and stick to it and you will have an exact idea of what you are required to study and the time required for it.

Concept clarity rather than rote learning

It is essential that you have a clear idea of the formulas and concepts rather than rote learning of things for the papers. While you might require it for memorizing formulas it is important that for other stuff you make sure you clear your basics and concepts before moving on.

Prepare Notes

It is very important make small notes or a comprehensive list of formulas on each covered topic and chapter which will come in handy at the time of revision. This will require you to be regular with your work but will surely make things easy at the time of revision.

Revision of Class XI and XII basic concepts

Make sure that you revise the basic concepts from the syllabus of these classes before starting anything new as most of the engineering exams will be for admission to undergraduate courses and so the syllabi from class XI and XII becomes the testing ground to check students.

Seek guidance

It is not possible for you to know everything in your syllabus, at least not at the time of preparation. Sooner or later you will run into a concept or so which will give you trouble and then it is best you seek guidance from an instructor or a teacher. It is necessary that you clear your doubts at regular intervals and don’t prolong things for long. Getting into a good coaching class is nothing to be ashamed off and if anything a regular coaching class will enable you to avoid roadblocks in your preparation.

Sample Papers

Even though there may be a complete change in the exam pattern or the expected questions altogether, it is important that you practice on the sample and previous years question papers available for the engineering exam you’d be attempting. You will know the existing pattern and have a fair idea of the type of questions to expect in the paper along with the time constraint.

Mock tests

The paper pattern, duration of the paper and the number of questions to be attempted in the given amount of time is not something you will be able to pick up on the day of the examination. A Mock Test tests a student’s abilities as it not only provides a similar feel of real exams but also helps in building speed and confident to face the exam. Furthermore, they can improve their performance to get an extra edge in actual exams. Try to build up an Engineering Entrance Exam Test Prep MCQ Question Bank

Time management

Time management can be learnt through thorough practice and regular test taking. So it is important that you practice it and practice it well.

Negative marking

Most the entrance examinations will have negative marking and everyone would suggest you stay clear of questions are not sure about. But some experts are of the opinion that you answer the questions in which you are confused between an option or two because there will also be a chance of getting it right.

Goa CET-BE 2016 Important Instructions

The Directorate of Technical Education, Government of Goa shall conduct Goa Common Entrance Test 2016 (GCET-16) for admissions to Professional Degree courses in Medical, Dental, Engineering, Pharmacy, Homeopathy, Ayurveda, Allied Health Sciences and Nursing (at Institute of Nursing Education)in the State of Goa, for the academic year 2016-17. This prospectus is uploaded on the website: of the Directorate of Technical Education. Applicants shall download, print and submit an application form for GCET-2016(Form A), at notified locations as per Centre opted, on specified dates, along with application fee of Rs. 1500/- payable vide demand draft drawn in favour of “Director of Technical Education” at Panaji – Goa, on any Scheduled Bank, and three identical photographs as indicated, and other relevant certificates (self-attested photocopies), to obtain the Photo-Admit Card, from the Admission Committee. Admit cards will be issued only to candidates in person. Applicants shall ensure that the validity of the Demand Draft is at least 3 months from the date of issue. All candidates desirous of seeking admissions to Professional Degree courses in Medicine, Dentistry, Engineering, Pharmacy, Homoeopathy, Ayurveda, Allied Health Sciences and Nursing (at Institute of Nursing Education) in the colleges within the State of Goa (except AIQ & GOI) during the academic session 2016-2017, must appear and have a valid score in GCET-16, and should fulfil other eligibility criteria for admission as given in this prospectus. Merit list for these courses shall be based only on the GCET-16 score. Candidates who have already passed/have appeared, or are appearing at HSSC (Std. XII the Science) or equivalent examination, before the start of the academic session, are eligible to appear at GCET–16.


1) What is GCET?

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.

2) What is/are the college/colleges covered under GCET examination?

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:

  • Goa College of Engineering
  • Padre Conceiao College of Engineering
  • Don Bosco College of Engineering
  • Shree Rayeshwar Institute Of Engineering and Information Technology
  • Agnel Institute of Technology and Design.

3) I have filled up the form successfully but now, can I change/correct the details as entered in the Application form?

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.

4) If I got Blank/Zero Registration No after submission of application form then what I should do?

It means that the application form has not been submitted successfully and you are required to apply afresh.

5) What details should I retain after completion of successful submission of my form?

The candidate must have:

  • Hard copy of the filled-in form.
  • Fee receipt detail
  • Auto generated ID and Password.

6) When will I get my Admit Card?

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.

7) What is the eligibility criteria for Goa Common Entrance Test (GCET)-B.E.?

  • The candidate must be an Indian National.
  • Applicants should pass XII standard in order to appear in the entrance exam.
  • They should pass from a recognised Central/ State Board.
  • Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry should be compulsory subjects and Biology/ Chemistry/Bio technology/Computer Science must be one of the optional subjects.
  • 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.
  • 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.

8) My board doesn't give aggregate marks for 12th exam. What marks should I enter?

  • 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.
  • Others should calculate the aggregate marks (or its equivalent) and attach a note explaining the method used by them to calculate the aggregate. 

9) While entering the 12th exam marks, should I include the practical marks also? Can I include 11th and 12th year marks?

The subject-wise and aggregate marks are to be given for the 12th year examination only. Don't include the 11th year exam marks. For practical marks, use the method used by your board to calculate the subject-wise marks.

10) I have taken Physics, Chemistry and Biology in 10+2.Am I Eligible to Apply for GCET(B.E)?

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.

11) I passed 12th exam in 2016. Am I eligible to appear for GCET (B.E)-2017?

As advertised, you are eligible to Apply for GCET (B.E) .

12) 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?

Yes. as advertised subject to eligibility conditions you can apply again for GCET (B.E)-2017.

13) How am I Eligible for admission to B.E. programmes after 12th?

The B.E. programmes are 4-year programme after 12th. There is no intermediate degree awarded.

14) On what basis will the merit list be prepared?

a)The merit list shall be based on aggregate marks of GCET in the subjects of Physics and Mathematics.
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.
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.
d)In case the marks in GCET in Chemistry are also equal, applicant with more
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
If all the above are also equal, then the applicant with earlier date of birth will be placed higher in the order of merit.

15) For how long is the GCET B.E score valid?

The GCET B.E score is valid for just one year.

16) What are the programmes offered under GCET for B.E?

  • B.E (Information Technology)
  • B.E. (Computer)
  • B.E. (Electronics & Telecom.)
  • B.E. (Electrical & Electronics)
  • B.E. (Mechanical)
  • B.E. (Civil)
  • B.E. (Mining).

17) What is the Counselling fee?

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.

18) How is seat allocation done?

The first indicative seat allocation list may comprise of some additional seats over and above the total available seats among the participating institutions.

19) What does the Counselling process comprises of?

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.

20) What are the important documents need to be submitted at the time of admission?

Given below is the list of documents required by the candidates at the time of GCET Counselling Process:

  • Date of Birth Proof
  • GCET Admit Card
  • Candidate’s Photograph
  • Acknowledgement Slip of GCET with photograph
  • Class X Mark Sheet
  • Class X Certificate
  • Class XII Mark Sheet
  • Class XII Passing Certificate
  • School Leaving Certificate
  • Caste Certificate (if applicable)
  • Residence Proof
  • Documents to claim relaxation in the period of residence (if applicable)
  • Family income certificate (or tuition fee waiver)
  • Certificate of eligibility from Goa University (for applicants other than Goa Board).