Goa Common Entrance Test (GCET) 2024

Goa Common Entrance Test (GCET) 2024 exam dates have been released and the Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) administers the exam. It is a state-level entrance exam for admission to degree programs in engineering and pharmacy, architecture, dentistry, and other fields.

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GCET 2024 will be held in May as a pen-and-paper exam at various locations across Goa. To participate in the examination, applicants must submit their completed GCET, 2024 application form before the deadline. The official GCET 2024 eligibility criteria will be released alongside the information brochure. The GCET admit card is made available online once the registration process is completed.


Full Exam NameGoa Common Entrance Test 2024
Short Exam NameGCET 2024
Conducting BodyThe Directorate of Technical Education
Frequency of ConductAnnually
Exam LevelState 
No. of papers3 – Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Mode of ExamPen-And-Paper Based test (PBT)
Mode of CounsellingOnline
Exam Fees Rs. 2000/-
Exam Duration3 Hours
Official Websitedte.goa.gov.in

GCET 2024 Exam Dates (Tentative)

Candidates can check the tentative dates for GCET 2024 from the table given below.

EventsImportant Dates (Tentative)
Start of receiving of GCET 2024 application formsTo be notified
Last date to submit the filled application formTo be notified
Release of admit cardTo be notified
Exam date13 May 2024-14 May 2024
Release of answer keyTo be notified
Declaration of ResultsTo be notified
Availability of online counseling formTo be notified
Availability of offline counseling formTo be notified
Final date to submit the online and offline counseling formTo be notified
Announcement of the eligibility listTo be notified
Final date to comply with eligibility requirementsTo be notified
Release of provisional merit listTo be notified
Availability of final merit listTo be notified
GCET 2024 admissionsTo be notified

GCET 2024 Syllabus


MathematicsRelations And FunctionsCalculusLinear Programming Probability
ChemistrySolid StateSolutionsElectrochemistryChemical KineticsSurface Chemistry P-Block Elements D And F Block ElementsCoordination CompoundsHaloalkanes And HaloarenesAlcohols, Phenols And EthersAldehydes, Ketones And Carboxylic AcidsOrganic Compounds Containing NitrogenBiomolecules
PhysicsElectrostaticsCurrent Electricity Magnetic Effects Of Current And Magnetism Electromagnetic Induction And Alternating CurrentsElectromagnetic Waves Optics  Dual Nature Of Matter And RadiationAtoms And NucleiElectronic Devices

GCET 2024 Exam Pattern

The GCET exam pattern, 2024 will be available online soon. The GCET exam pattern will provide details on how the entrance examination will indeed be administered. Exam mode, duration, type of questions, sections, marking scheme, and other information are made available.

GCET Eligibility Criteria


Admission to professional courses in the State of Goa is open to Indian nationals fulfilling the eligibility criteria under various categories. Non-resident Indians holding Indian passports may apply for seats reserved under the NRI category. Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) /Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) cardholders are considered eligible for admissions to seats under NRI Category.


An applicant to degree courses in Medicine, Dentistry, Allied Health Science, B.V.Sc.&H and Nursing must have completed the age of 17 years on or before 31st December of the academic year of admission to become eligible for admission to first Year. No age limit, minimum or maximum, is specified for admission to engineering and pharmacy courses.


  •  An applicant must have passed the Higher Secondary School Certificate Examination of the Goa Board or an examination conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi, or any other examination, which in scope and standard, is deemed to be equivalent to the H.S.S.C. examination of Goa Board, and must have obtained the minimum percentage of marks in the specific subjects, as prescribed for the admission to respective professional courses, as under
  • The applicant should have passed the Higher Secondary School Certificate (Std.XIIth) examination of the Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education or its equivalent examination with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects  along with one of the following subjects Chemistry/Bio-Technology/Biology/Technical Vocational, and secured not less than 45% marks in the aggregate of subjects of Physics & Mathematics with one of the following subjects Chemistry/Bio-Technology/Biology/Technical Vocational/Computer Science /Information Technology /Information Practices /Agriculture /Engineering Graphics/Business Studies, (40% for the applicants belonging to SC, ST and OBC only). 
  • Candidates should have passed the Diploma (in Engineering & Technology) examination with at least 45% marks (40% for the applicants belonging to SC, ST, and OBC only).

Application Form for GCET 2024

Here are the specifics for the GCET Application Form 2024:

  • The application process will begin in the fourth week of March 2024.
  • The GCET 2024 application form will be made available online.
  • Candidates must enter personal information such as their name, father’s name, mother’s name, valid email address, and phone number.
  • All important information will be sent to the candidate’s registered email address and phone number, which must be valid and operational.
  • Candidates should remember to include a recent photograph and signature in their application form.
  • Candidates are advised to double-check the information they enter in the application form before submitting it.
  • The application form must be submitted by the end of the second week of April 2024.
  • Candidates must bring the printout with them.

Documents Required

Documents Required for GCET Application Form 2024

Candidates required certain documents before filling up the application form for GCET as provided below:

  • Identical passport-size photographs (3 in number).
  • Class 10 mark sheet.
  • Class 12 mark sheet.
  • Certificate of category (Reserved category).
  • Residence certificate.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is the full form of GCET?

A. GCET stands for Goa Common Entrance Test (Goa CET). DTE Goa administers the GCET exam, a state-level entrance exam for admission to professional degree courses in engineering. Candidates must complete and submit the application form offline.

Q. What is the mode of GCET 2023?

A. GCET 2023 will be held as a pen-and-paper-based test.  

Q. What is the duration of the GCET 2023 entrance test?

A. GCET 2023 is 3 hours long for every section and it will be in offline mode.

Q. When will the GCET 2023 application form be available?

A. GCET 2023 application form dates are yet to be announced.

Q. What is the validity of GCET Goa Scores?

A. The GCET score is only valid for one year (till the admission process closes). If a candidate wishes to be admitted the following year, he or she must retake the GCET Exam.

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