GCET 2020 – Application (Postponed), Dates, Eligibility, Pattern, Result

GCET or Goa Common Entrance Test is a state-level entrance exam organized for taking in admissions for  Pharmacy and Engineering courses. The Directorate of Technical Education Goa conducts the GCET exams. The GCET Application form has been postponed due to COVID-19, and the authority has not announced anything regarding the new dates yet. Aspirants can get insights about GCET 2020, including application form, exam dates, syllabus, exam design through this post.

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Examination NameGoa Common Entrance Test
Commonly Known AsGCET
Conducting AuthorityDirectorate of Technical Education Goa
 Examination ModeOffline
Level of ExaminationState  Level
Category of ExaminationUndergraduate
Selection ProcessThrough GCET 2020 Examination and Counselling
Exam Duration2 Hrs

Important Dates

The new GCET Exam Dates have not been released yet. Many events related to the exam has been postponed. The new GCET schedule will be updated soon.

Availability of notificationAugust 2020
Starting of the application form and collecting admit cardTo be notified soon
The last date of submission of application form and collecting admit cardTo be notified soon
Written Exam DateTo be notified soon
Answer key ReleasingTo be notified soon
Announcement of resultTo be notified soon
Starting of Counselling (submission of application form B)To be notified soon


The GCET Application Process was set to be held from 26 March to 1 April but has been postponed due to COVID-19. We advise all the candidates to fill the details carefully. The complete information regarding the Application Form has been given below:

  • GCET Application Form will be available in the Offline  Mode.
  • Candidates can download the Application Form and take a print out and fill it in the candidate’s own handwriting
  • The new dates for the application form will be released soon.

Application Fee:

  • The Application Fee for the Examination is Rs 2000/-
  • Candidates make a Demand Draft to pay the Application Fee.
  • The Demand Draft is in favour of “Director of Technical Education”.
  • Application form should be sent along with the Demand Draft and payable at Panaji

Eligibility Criteria

The GCET Eligibility Criteria has been briefly mentioned below:


  • Candidates should be Indian.
  • NRIs with a passport can also apply under the NRI category.
  • Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) and Persons of Indian origin (PIO) can also apply

Age limit

  • There is no age restriction on the lower and upper age limit for admission in Pharmacy and Engineering courses.
  •  For Homeopathy, Ayurveda, Allied Health Sciences, Dentistry and Nursing,  the applicant must be at least years old as on 31 December of the year of admission.

Exam Pattern

The GCET Exam Pattern has been described below:

Mode of ExamPen & Paper-based (PBT)
Type of QuestionsObjective type
Number of Questions75 MCQ type questions.
Exam Duration2 hours for each subject (Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics)
Marking Scheme+1 mark for every correct answer.

There is no negative marking applicable in GCET

Check the subject wise number of Question and Maximum marks for the Particular Subjects;

SubjectsNo. of QuestionsMaximum Marks


GCET Syllabus will be released by the “Goa Board of Secondary & Higher Secondary Education”. Every year the syllabus of the examination will be similar. The syllabus will be set according to the class XII level. The syllabus includes:

  • Physics,
  • Chemistry,
  • Mathematics.

Preparation Tips

GCET Preparation Tips are essential for every exam preparation. Candidates should make the correct Strategy to crack the examination. Check the preparation tips for the GCET examination below:

  • Be updated with the latest Syllabus and Exam Pattern.
  • Make separate notes for each and every subject.
  • Make a time table and study according to it.
  • Give equal time to each subject.

Admit Card

Those who have successfully registered with GCET after successfully application fee submission will be able to get their GCET Admit Card. Admit card will not be reissued if it is lost. Admit card will consist of all the crucial details about the exam like dates & timing, candidate’s name & roll number, venue for the exam.


The authority will release the GCET Result in the online mode. The result will be displayed on the official website of the exam conducting body. The result of the examination will be released after the successful conduction of the exam. The authority will also publish the examination result in the newspaper. The authority will not send the result to the candidates individually.

Answer Key

The Answer Key of the Examination will be released by the authority after the few days of the examination. The GCET answer key will be released in the online mode only. Candidates can visit the official website of the administration and download the answer key in the PDF Format.


Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.

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