GCET 2021/ Goa CET: Registration, Exam Date, Pattern, Admit Card, Result, Counselling

Exam Date

Jul 29, 2021

Result Date

Aug 3, 2021

Aug 23, 2021 | Architecture, Engineering


For all the aspirants willing to make a career in Engineering, Architecture or Medicine in Goa, can appear for the GCET 2021 exam. Give GCET Goa exam to get admission into the best colleges of Goa. The Goa Common Entrance Test (Goa CET) is a state-level entrance exam administered by the Department of Technical Education in Goa (DTE Goa) for admission to professional degree courses in Engineering and other fields offered at various colleges in Goa. GCET 2021 is a state-level entrance exam. The candidates can visit the GCET official website to register online.

All details related to GCET 2021 such as the important dates, application form, eligibility conditions, etc are given below for your reference.

Latest Updates:

  • Aug 08, 2021: The counselling for GCET has begun. Read more about GCET Counselling Process & Dates.
  • Aug 03, 2021: The results for GCET 2021 are released. Candidates who have taken part in the exam can check their results by following the steps mentioned on GCET Result.


What is GCET?

The full form fo GCET is Goa Common Entrance Test. GCET is a state-level entrance examination test conducted by the Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) under the regulation of the Government of Goa. DTE invites candidates of Goa state for admission to the first year of professional degree courses in Engineering and Pharmacy, Architecture courses through NATA, and admissions to MBBS, BDS, BHMS (Homeopathy), Allied Health Sciences, BAMS (Ayurveda) and Nursing courses will be based on NEET-UG.

Introduction GCET
  • Authority: Directorate of Technical Education (DTE), Government of Goa, has complete rights for conducting GCET/Goa CET and decides the admissions and allotment of seats for various courses in different colleges.
  • Level: Goa CET 2021 or GCET 2021 is a state-level entrance examination conducted by the government of Goa for pursuing degree courses like Nursing, Pharmacy, Engineering, Architecture, etc.

Applicants who wish to pursue any of the courses mentioned above in the state of Goa have to appear for the GCET Exam, after which they can take admission into these courses. Applicants can apply to the GCET 2021 by visiting the official website of the GCET Exam and registering for the same. After the GCET Results are declared candidates will be given admission into these courses accordingly.

Candidates should note that the GCET 2021 Exam has already published a result for this year. Candidates who had taken the GCET 2021 Exam can check their results by going to the GCET 2021 official website. A detailed process to check the result is mentioned on this page.

Please read below for more information on the GCET 2021 Exam. The following table gives some important pointers about the GCET Exam.

GCET Highlights
Exam Name GCET
Full form Goa Common Entrance Test
Level State Level
Conducting Authority of GCET Directorate of Technical Education (DTE), Government of Goa
Exam Category Undergraduate
Courses Offered Engineering, Architecture, Medical, Pharmacy, Bachelor of Science
Exam Mode Offline i.e. Pen & Paper-based Test (PPT)
Questions Type Multiple Choice Question (MCQ)
No. of Questions 225
Sections & Questions Physics - 75, Chemistry - 75, and Mathematics - 75
Duration 2 Hours i.e. 120 minutes for each subject
Marking Scheme (+1) for Each Correct Answer, No Negative Marking
Medium English
  • Schedule: The schedule of Goa Common Entrance Test 2021 has been announced on the official website of the DTE. The GCET 2021 exam is going to take place on Jul 29, 2021 and Jul 30, 2021.
  • Note: For admission in BE and B.Pharm courses in institutes in Goa state, the candidates are required to appear for Goa Common Entrance Test 2021.

GCET 2021 Important Dates

Application Form for GCET will be available on the official website of the DTE i.e. dte.Goa.gov.in. Candidates will have to submit their application form in the given location (Directorate of Technical Education & Ravindra Bhavan).

At the time of submitting GCET application form, candidates have to collect the GCET 2021 admit card from the concerned official. He/she has to submit the application within the submission date.

GCET/ Goa CET 2021 will be conducted through offline i.e. Pen & Paper-based Test (PPT) in July month [Physics (10:00 AM to 12:00 PM) and Chemistry (02:00 PM to 04:00 PM)]. The exam for Mathematics subject will take place from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM.

  • Results: Result will be declared on the official website.
  • Counselling: The DTE will invite those students who have cleared the cutoff for the counselling process. Here the candidate can choose college and course for admission.

Some Important Dates of GCET are given below, these dates may change after the official announcement.

GCET 2021 Dates
GCET 2021 Events Dates
Releasing of application form Jun 21, 2021
Last date to submit the form Jun 30, 2021
Availability of admit card Jun 21, 2021 onwards
GCET Exam Date Jul 29, 2021 and Jul 30, 2021
Declaration of result Aug 3, 2021
Commencement of counselling Aug 08, 2021

GCET 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates need to check the basic eligibility criteria for GCET 2021. He/she must ensure that they satisfy the eligibility criteria to appear in the GCET exam before filling up the application form. The basic GCET eligibility criteria 2021 are as under:

GCET Eligibility
Courses Eligibility Requirements
Engineering Courses
  • He/she should have Physics, Mathematics, and English as the compulsory subjects and one of the subjects in Chemistry/ Biotechnology/Biology/ Computer Science.
  • Candidates should have completed 10+2 or its equivalent exam from a recognized board.
  • Applicants should have scored at least 45% marks aggregate (40% for SC/ST/PH candidates)
  • There is no age limit prescribed.
B. Arch.
  • Candidates must qualify for the NATA exam.
  • Applicant must have passed 12th or equivalent exam with Mathematics subject.
  • He/she should have scored a minimum of 50% marks (45% for SC/ST/OBC candidates).
  • There is no age limit for this course.
  • Candidates should have completed 17 years as on 31st December of the admission year.
  • Candidates must have completed 10+2 or its equivalent exam with Physics, Chemistry & Biology subject.
  • They must have secured at least 50% marks (40% for SC/ST/PH candidates).
B. Sc. Nursing
  • He/she should have got at least 45% marks (40% marks for SC/ST/OBC candidates).
  • Candidates passed in 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English subject.
B. Pharma.
  • 12th or equivalent exam passed with Physics, Chemistry, and English as the compulsory subjects.
  • Apart from the above subjects, candidates should have an additional subject in Mathematics, Biotechnology, Biology, and Computer Science.
  • There is no age limit.
  • Age: There is no age limitation for candidates applying for any of the Engineering or Architectural courses under GPCET 2021. An applicant to degree courses in medical courses like Medicine, Dentistry, Homoeopathy, Ayurveda, Allied Health Sciences, and Nursing must have completed the age of 17 by 31st December of the academic year of admission to become eligible admission to the first year.
  • Qualification: Candidates should have qualified the 10+2 mode of education from any of the government recognized state boards or any other equivalent boards with Physics, Mathematics, and Chemistry as the main subjects to appear in GCET 2021.
  • Citizenship: The candidate should be an Indian citizen in order to qualify for the GCET 2021. Non-resident Indians or NRI with a valid passport can also apply under-seat reservations for the NRI category.

GCET 2021 Syllabus

The syllabus for GCET 2021 will be based on the prospectus recommended by the Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education, Porvorim. Standard twelfth (Science) subjects, for example, Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics will be incorporated into the syllabus. 

  • BE: The syllabus for B.E includes the topic from Physics, Mathematics, and Chemistry of Class XI and Class XII prescribed by the State Government of Goa.
  • B.Arch: The syllabus for B.Arch will be prescribed by the NATA (National Aptitude Test in Architecture) and the students can follow the NATA Board for regular updates.
  • Medical: The syllabus for Medical courses will be from the Science (Physics, Chemistry, Botany, and Zoology) from Class XI and Class XII prescribed by the State Government of Goa.
  • Books: Candidates can refer to the books which are prescribed by the conducting authority and the toppers.

GCET 2021 Reference Books

Some of the Reference Books for the preparation of GCET/ Goa CET are mentioned below:

GCET 2021 Reference Books
Subjects Name of the Book
  • Concepts of Physics (Part I & II) by HC Verma
  • Understanding Physics Electricity & Magnetism for JEE Main and Advanced by DC Pandey
  • GCET Preparatory Series for Physics by Rajhauns Publications
  • Mathematics XI & XII by RD Sharma
  • GCET 2020 Mathematics by Rajhauns Publications
  • Mathematics by RS Aggarwal
  • Physical Chemistry by Peter Atkins
  • Organic Chemistry by David Klein
  • Concise Inorganic Chemistry by JD Lee

GCET 2021 Exam Pattern

Goa CET 2021 will be conducted through offline mode i.e. Pen & Paper-based Test (PPT). The question paper will contain 225 Multiple Choice Question's (MCQ's) for a duration of 2 Hours i.e. 120 Minutes.

GCET 2021 Exam Pattern
Exam Details Specifications
Exam Mode Offline
Language English
Question type Multiple-choice questions
Total Papers
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
Total number of questions( per paper) 75
Time allotted to attempt the test Two hours for each paper
GCET exam total marks 225
  • Marking Scheme: +1 marks are awarded for each correct answer and there is no negative marking for incorrect and unanswered questions.

Read More: GCET Exam Pattern

GCET 2021 Application Form

Aspirants are advised to fill the application form carefully within the stipulated time period. Go through the application details given below to fill the application form.

  • GCET Application Form will be available on the official website i.e. dte.goa.gov.in. The procedure and schedule regarding the acceptance of application forms will start from Jun 21, 2021. The last date to register is Jun 30, 2021.
  • GCET Application Forms:
    • Form A: For admission into Engineering & Pharmacy Courses.
    • Form B: For admission into NEET based professional degree courses in MBBS/ BDS/ AHS/ BHMS/ BAMS/ Nursing.
    • Form C: For admission into Architecture [B.Arch] degree course based on NATA.
  • GCET Registration Fee: There is no option to pay GCET 2021 Application Fee through the online method. Candidate has to pay the registration fee only by Demand Draft of INR 2000 payable at Panaji, in the favor of “Director of Technical Education” drawn on any Scheduled Bank, or any other approved form of remittance, as may be duly notified (currently candidate should pay in HDFC Bank).

How to fill GCET 2021 Application Form

  • Step 1: Log on to website www.goacet.in and follow instructions stated.
  • Step 2: Register using email-ID and password.
  • Step 3: Click on the verification link sent on email-ID and log in to fill the application form.
  • Step 4: Fill in all particulars on the application form, upload photos, and signature, and choose the subject options (PCM OR PC).
  • Step 5: Click on the link to proceed to the payment portal to pay the GCET application fee of INR 2000.
  • Step 6: Upon successful completion of the payment process, select the exam center.

GCET 2021 Exam Centres

GCET 2021 will be held at given test centres in the state of Goa. The code for preferred centres should be correctly entered on the application form. Any request for a change in choice of papers and/or centre selected/allotted will not be entertained after the issue of the Admit Card.

  • GCET Centre: GCET/ Goa CET 2021 will be conducted across various centers in Goa.
  • Choice: Candidates have to choose the GCET exam centre 2021 while filling the application form from the available alternatives.
  • Cancellation: The conducting authority has the right to cancel or change the exam centre if necessary. The candidate has no authority to question the DTE.
  • Note: The candidate must be present one hour before at the GCET 2021 exam centre for verification. If the candidate is not able to appear for the exam in time, then he/she won't be allowed to write the examination. The candidate will have to carry the admit card along with anyone Government Photo ID to the exam centre on the day of the examination.
GCET 2021 Exam Centres
S.No Goa CET 2017 Exam Centre Centre Code Exam Centre Address
1. Tiswadi Cujira(Bambolim) 10 Dhempe Higher Secondary School of Arts & Science
2. Panaji 11 Goa College of Pharmacy
3. Verna 12 Fr. Agnel Multipurpose Hr. Secondary School
4. Navelim 13 Rosary College/Higher Secondary School of Arts & Commerce
5. Vasco 14 Deep Vihar High School
6. Mapusa 15 Purushottam Walawalkar Higher Secondary School
7. Ponda 1 16 A.J. De Almeida High School
8. Ponda (Farmagudi) 17 G. V. Ms. Smt. N. J. Aguiar Higher Secondary School
9. Bicholim 18 Narayan Zantye College of Commerce
10. Curchorem 19 Smt. Chandrabhaga T. Naik Higher Secondary School
11. Porvorim 20 Vidya Prabodhini Higher Secondary School
12. Assagao 21 DM’s PVS Sarojini M. Kushe Higher Secondary School
13. Sanquelim 22. Govt. Higher Secondary School
14. Cuncolim 23. Maria Bambina Higher Secondary School
15. Dharbandora 24. BBSS, Vishweshwar Shankar Laad Higher Secondary School

Note: DTE will not entertain any request with regard to change in the examination centre.

GCET 2021 Admit Card

The candidates who will effectively present their GCET 2021 application form alongside the application charges can get their admit card. GCET admit card will be issued to the candidates after submission of the application structure. The elements, for example, roll no, test date, time and it will be mentioned on the admit card. It will be obligatory for each contender to submit the admit card during the test.

Steps to download GCET Admit Card

  • Step 1: Log on to website www.goacet.in and follow instructions stated.
  • Step 2: Register using email-ID and password.
  • Step 3: Click on the verification link sent on email-ID and log in to fill the application form.
  • Step 4: Fill in all particulars on the application form, upload photos, and signature, and choose the subject options (PCM OR PC).
  • Step 5: Click on the link to proceed to the payment portal to pay the GCET application fee of
  • INR 2000.
  • Step 6: Upon successful completion of the payment process, select the exam center.
  • Step 7: Download and print admit card sent on your registered email.

Note: Inform DTE Goa, immediately, in case of any mistake/discrepancy in the GCET Admit Card, make sure to tally the details with the application form. Send the image of the Admit Card with mention of the correction required.

Details on GCET Admit Card

GCET 2021 will have the following details printed on it.

  • Name of the Candidate
  • GCET Application Number
  • Photograph of Candidates
  • Roll Number
  • Name of Course
  • Schedule of GCET Exam
  • Personal details such as contact number/email
  • Address of GCET Centre
  • Instrauctions related to venue and reporting time

GCET 2021 Results

The GCET Result was announced on the official website by the Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) Goa on Aug 3, 2021. The Provisional merit list of GCET 2021 will consist of the ranks secured by the candidates along with their 12th standard and GCET 2021 scores.

How to check GCET 2021 Results?

You can check the GCET Results by going to the official website and logging in with credentials. Then click on the results tab to check individual results. Take a print of the same. Also, you can download the GCET Merit List prepared by the exam board itself. This list will be curated on the basis of all the admission considerations such as community/tie-breaker marks if needed. This list will be available on the notification section of the GCET website, hence easy to download. This list will give you a perspective in understanding your chances of getting your desired college from GCET.

Tie Break: Situations where two or more candidates securing the same aggregate marks may arise during the preparation of GCET 2021 merit list, the authorities will use the following methods as per the listed order:

  • Candidates with more marks in Mathematics will be ranked higher.
  • If there is a tie in Mathematics score, then the candidate who has scored more in Chemistry will be ranked higher.
  • If the tie is still not broken, then the candidate with higher aggregate marks of Physics and Mathematics in the 12th standard will be ranked higher. If the tie still persists, then those candidates who have scored higher in Mathematics (12th standard) will be placed higher in the rank list.
  • Finally, if the tie is still not broken, then the older candidate will be given preference.

GCET 2021 Cut Off

Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) Goa will determine the minimum scores obtained by the candidates to be considered for admission to various undergraduate engineering courses at the universities and colleges in Goa. The GCET Cutoff will be based on the following factors:

  1. Number of candidates appearing for GCET
  2. The difficulty level of GCET 2021 Paper
  3. Number of Seats available
  4. Cutoff may also be sectional wise

GCET 2021 Counselling

After the announcement of the result, the candidates need to fill the admission form, for example, Form A or Form B or Form C according to the ideal course. After the submission of the admission structure, the shortlisted applicants' list will be discharged. The candidates whose name is there in the merit list will be called for the first round. The candidates need to enter their preferred college and course at the time of Counselling. The confirmation will be affirmed after the verification of documents. A candidate is suggested to scrutinise the college he/she is dreaming to opt for. 

After the successful allotment of college/seats, candidates will be required to submit the fee against the admission process and the first semester, within due time. Failing to do so will result in the voiding of seat allotment, and the seat will become open for the next round/candidate.

  • Application Form for Admission:
    • Form A: For admission into Engineering & Pharmacy Courses.
    • Form B: For admission into NEET based professional degree courses in MBBS/ BDS/ AHS/ BHMS/ BAMS/ Nursing.
    • Form C: For admission into Architecture [B.Arch] degree course based on NATA.

GCET 2021 Counselling Procedure:

  • Step 1: Candidates have to fill the above-mentioned admission application form based on the course opted.
  • Step 2: Completed forms have to be submitted in person at the Directorate of Technical Education, Porvorim.
  • Step 3: After submission, the candidate will be issued an acknowledgement card which has to be produced at the time of counselling.
  • Step 4: There will be three rounds of Goa CET Counselling, but an additional round may be held in case there are vacant seats left.
  • Step 5: Only those candidates who are listed on the merit list of GCET will be allowed to participate in the counselling.

Details required in the GCET 2021 Counselling Form

  • Registration Number/Application Number of GCET 2021
  • GCET Id (A unique Id is provided to candidates)
  • Category of Candidate
  • Candidate's Name
  • Gender of Candidate
  • Registered contact number
  • GCET Score
  • 10th and 12th Marks

Documents Required for GCET 2021 Counselling

  • GCET Admit Card
  • GCET Rank List
  • Aadhar Card
  • 10th and 12th Marksheets
  • Character Certificate
  • Transfer Certificate
  • 2 recently taken photographs not older than 3 months from the date of form filling
  • Category Certificate (If applicable)
  • Other Certificates: PwD, Extra-Curricular, Sports Certificates, etc. (If applicable)
  • Income Certificate (If tution fee waiver is applicable)
  • A special eligibility certificate from Goa University for Non Goan Candidates.

Read more: GCET 2021 counselling.

GCET 2021 Courses Offered

Following courses are offered after GCET Exam.

Courses offered by GCET
S.No Courses Offered
1 Medicine (MBBS)
2 Dentistry (BDS)
3 Engineering (BE)
4 Pharmacy (B.Pharm)
5 Architecture (B.Arch)
6 Homeopathy (BHMS)
7 Ayurveda (BAMS)
8 Allied Health Sciences
9 (BPT, BOT, B.Opt, B.Sc. MIT, B.Sc. AT)
10 B.Sc. Nursing

GCET Contact Details


Directorate of Technical Education, Goa State

DTE Building, Alto-Porvorim, Bardez, Goa, Pin - 403521

Phone: 0832-2413571

Fax: 0832-2413571

Email: [email protected]


When can I get the application form for GCET 2020?

GCET application form will be available online at the official website www.dteGoa.gov.in from April 1, 2020. The form has to be downloaded from the online prospectus of GCET 2020.

Is the GCET Application form available online?

Yes, the application form is available online. Candidates who are interested can go to the official website of the GCET Exam and apply for the same.

Which documents candidate needs to send along with the Application Form?

Along with the GCET application form, the candidates need to send self-attested copies of the following documents: 3 passport size photographs, where the photograph should be a recent one. Copy of Class 12 passing certificate. Copy of SSCE passing certificate. Demand Draft for the application fee.

What is the validity of GCET Goa Scores?

GCET score is valid only for one year (till the admission process closes). If a candidate wants to take admission next year, then he or she will have to appear for the GCET Exam again.

I am a Diploma holder, can I apply for GCET?

Yes, Candidates who have completed 10+3 (diploma) with at least 50% aggregate marks are eligible to apply for GCET.

I am from another state, can I apply for GCET Goa?

Yes. Candidates who are not from the state of Goa can also apply for the GCET Exam. Since the admission to these courses in the State of Goa is open for all Indian nationals.

What is the duration of the GCET Exam?

The GCET Exam duration is of 2 hours i.e. 120 minutes


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