Gujarat PGCET 2023: Application Form (Jun 28), Eligibility Criteria

Rajalakshmi BK
Rajalakshmi BK

Updated on - Nov 14, 2023

Gujarat PGCET 2023 registration process has been commenced on Jun 28, 2023, for ME and M.Tech programs, and for M.Pharma course registration will start on Jul 1, 2023. Interested candidates must check the eligibility criteria before registering for the Gujarat PGCET exam. During the registration, candidates must upload documents and pay the registration fee.

The last date to apply for ME and M.Tech programs is Jul 7, 2023, whereas for the M.Pharma program is Jul 9, 2023. Gujarat PGCET provisional merit list will be announced on Jul 27, 2023.

Gujrat PGCET stands for Gujarat Post Graduate Common Entrance Test, which is conducted by the Admission Committee for Professional Courses (ACPC) for candidates seeking admission into various professional courses in M.Tech/M.E to various institutes/universities in the top M.Tech/M.E. colleges in Gujarat. The candidates aspiring to pursue courses for further studies in the field of engineering and technological sciences can appear for the PGCET Gujarat 2023 exam. The candidates can visit the official website to register for the PGCET Gujarat 2023 examination. 

Gujarat PGCET Eligibility Criteria 2023 Gujarat PGCET Exam Pattern 2023

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Gujarat PGCET 2023 Registration

The application process is one of the primary parameters to apply for the exam. Candidates who are seeking admission to M.Tech, ME and M.Pharma courses have to submit their Gujarat PGCET 2023 Application Form. Generally, Application involves different specifications that candidates need to follow. For M.Tech, M.Pharma registration process will commence on Jun 28, 2023, and Jul 1, 2023, respectively. The registration late date for M.Tech and M.Pharma program is Jul 7, 2023, and Jul 9, 2023. Parameters of the Application process are listed below.

Gujarat PGCET 2023 Online Registration

After you finish purchasing Pin and User Id, you have to register for the exam online. Candidates have to provide all necessary personal details in Gujarat PGCET 2023 registration form. Candidates need to take a printout of the submitted registration form, as it will be required at the verification centre. After registration, a unique registration id will be generated.

Document verification

After successfully registering for Gujarat PGCET Exam 2023, applicants have to submit a printout of the filled application form along with self-attested copies of certificates that are required at the help centre.

Candidates must bring their original documents along with the photocopies for verification purposes.

Gujarat PGCET 2023 Application Form

The application form of Gujarat PGCET 2023 has been released by Admission Committee for Professional Courses (ACPC) on Jun 28, 2023. Different specifications of filling up of Application Form are mentioned below:

Step 1: New candidate registration

Step 2: Profile Creation for registered Candidate (after successful creation of User ID) 

Step 3: Application for individual programs 

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About Gujarat PGCET 

Gujarat Post Graduate Common Entrance Test (Gujarat PGCET) is conducted by the Admission Committee for Professional Courses (ACPC) for ME/M. Tech seats in government, Grant-in-aid and self-financed institutes in the state of Gujarat. Highlights of the PGCET Gujarat 2023 exam are given below:

  • Conducting Authority: Gujarat PGCET 2023 exam will be conducted by the Admission Committee for Professional Courses (ACPC).
  • Courses: Gujarat PGCET 2023 will offer admission to various professional courses in M.Tech/M.E to various institutes/universities in Top M.Tech/M.E. colleges in Gujarat.
  • Level: Gujarat PGCET 2023 is a State level Exam that is similar to the UPTET 2023 exam that is conducted in Uttar Pradesh. Those candidates who have completed their 10+2 in the state of Gujarat are eligible for the PGCET exam.
  • Frequency: Gujarat PGCET 2023 exam is conducted once a year.

Gujarat PGCET

Admission Committee for Professional Courses (ACPC) conducts Gujarat PGCET Exam 2023 for admissions into the M.E. courses offered by participating institutes. All the important details regarding Gujarat PGCET Exam are mentioned below -

Gujarat PGCET 2023 at a glance
Exam Name Gujarat PGCET
Full Form Gujarat Post Graduate Common entrance test
Exam level State Level Examination
Exam Mode Offline
Exam Language English
Conducting Body Admission Committee for Professional Courses (ACPC)
Courses Offered M.Tech/M.E.

Gujarat PGCET 2023 Exam Dates

The Gujarat PGCET 2023 exam dates are available on the official website. The applications is live from Jun 28, 2023, after which the admit cards will be released about a day or two in advance from the day of examination. All the Gujarat PGCET 2023 important dates are listed below in the given table:

Gujarat PGCET 2023 Important Dates
Important Events/ Schedules Dates
Gujarat PGCET 2023 Application Form Start Date
  • For ME/M.Tech - Jun 28, 2023
  • For M.Pharma - Jul 1, 2023
Gujarat PGCET 2023 Application Form Last Date
  • For ME/M.Tech - Jul 7, 2023
  • For M.Pharma - Jul 9, 2023
PGCET 2023 for different disciplines for non GATE, or non GPAT candidates
Jul 15 - 16, 2023
Last date of Submission/uploading of Pendingdocuments (if any)
Jul 25, 2023
Declaration of Provisional Merit List Jul 27, 2023
Choice Filling Schedule for Mock (trial) Round Jul 28 - 30, 2023
Mock Round Result
Aug 2, 2023
Filling and Alternation of Choices By Candidates for Actual Admission Round I Aug 2 - 4, 2023
Declaration of Allotment List Round I Aug 8, 2023
Deposition of Tution Fee via Online Payment Aug 8 -10, 2023
Commencement of Academic Term Aug 10, 2023
Display of Vacant Seat after Round I Aug 14, 2023
Consent for Reshuffling or Upgradation and Choice Filling for Actual Admission Round-II Aug 14 - 16, 2023
Declaration of Result of Actual Admission Round-II (Reshuffling/ Upgradation Round) Aug 19, 2023

Deposition of Token Tuition fees by Online Payment after Actual Admission Round-II (in case of any change in course or Institute)

Aug 19 - 21, 2023
Online Cancellation of Admission After Round-II Aug 19 - 21, 2023
Display of Vacancy After Cancellation Aug 24, 2023

The candidate's application might be rejected at any time during the process of admission if the candidate is found to be ineligible for the examination. Before appearing for any exam, candidates need to be well versed with the eligibility criteria scenarios such that any important events related to eligibility criteria should not be missed out under any circumstances. Applicants must go through the Gujarat PG CET 2023 Eligibility Criteria before filling out the application form. Eligibility criteria for candidates appearing for Gujarat PGCET 2023 are listed below.

  • Domicile: Candidates must be a resident of Gujarat and should have completed their 10+2 in the state of Gujarat.
  • Qualification: To qualify in the exam, candidates must have passed the 12th class qualifying examination from the state of Gujarat only. Candidates must have cleared the B. Tech/B.E. Degree course with a minimum score of 50% in aggregate for general category candidates and 40% for SC/ST/SEBC category candidates.

Note: GATE qualified candidates are eligible to fill the Gujarat PGCET 2023 application form online and they need not take the entrance test.

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Gujarat PGCET 2023 Eligibility

Gujarat PGCET 2023 eligibility criteria are one of the key exam elements that candidates must meet in order to take the exam. As a result, candidates planning to take the Gujarat PGCET in 2023 must ensure that they meet the PGCET exam requirements. The Gujarat PGCET eligibility criteria include, among other things, requirements for grades and educational qualifications. Candidates who do not meet the eligibility requirements will be disqualified from the Gujarat PGCET 2023 admissions process.

Gujarat PGCET 2023 Eligibility Criteria
Particulars Eligibility Criteria
Qualification Candidates must have passed B.E/B.Tech. in their respective disciplines with a minimum of 50% aggregate (45% for SC/ST/SEBC candidates) to be eligible for Gujarat PGCET 2023 and applicants must have passed their 10+2 and qualifying exam in the state of Gujarat to be eligible for Gujarat PGCET 2023.
Qualifying Marks Candidates should have passed the qualifying examination with the relevant discipline with at least 50% marks (45% for candidates belonging to SC/ST/SEBC).
GATE Admissions will also be conducted through GATE score. Candidates should have a valid GATE 2023 score. Candidates who have qualified in GATE 2023 must also apply online and are excused from Gujarat PGCET 2023.

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Gujarat PGCET 2023 Syllabus

The syllabus is the main section, which will give you the topics to study for the exam and apart from this proper understanding of the syllabus section will help the candidates to prepare for the exam. Therefore, Candidates are highly advised to go through the Gujarat PGCET 2023 Syllabus thoroughly before preparing for the examination.  Gujarat PGCET 2023 Syllabus differs for every programme.

For better preparation of examination make sure that you go through Gujarat PGCET 2023 syllabus details mentioned below in the given table.

Gujarat PGCET 2023 Syllabus
Name of the Subject Subject Code
Civil Engineering CE
Mechanical Engineering ME
Electrical Engineering EE
Electronics & Communication EC
Instrumentation & Control Engineering IC
Chemical Engineering CH
Environment Engineering EN
Metallurgy MT
Textile Engineering TE
Computer Engineering and CO Information Technology CO
Bio-Medical Engineering BM
Mechatronics Engineering MC
Networking, Communication NW & Web Technology NW

How to prepare for Gujarat PGCET 2023?

Preparation is an important method through which the candidate will be able to score good marks in the examination. To appear and crack this exam for the very first time, candidates have to follow some important preparation tricks and trips which are given below:

  • Practise well for the Exam: Go through the Previous Year question papers, sample test papers and take up mock tests which will help you get familiar with the question paper pattern and syllabus of the Gujarat PGCET Exam. Collect at least the last 5 years question papers and try to solve them.
  • Prepare a Time Table: Prepare a timetable for yourself. This will help you become more organised while studying. Early morning is the best time to study. Make sure that you wake up early and prepare for this exam. However, studying during the evening time can be also considered. The late-night study is not good.
  • Time Management: Candidates who had written this exam previously often end up leaving some questions unanswered because they do not have enough time to finish the question paper. So make sure that you practise well for the exam and this would help you to learn how to manage time.
  • Revision: Daily revise the points that you have studied. This will sharpen your memory, and every weekend revise all major topics that you have studied throughout the week. Take breaks in between which would help you relax.

Gujarat PGCET 2023 Exam Pattern

The mode of Examination is Offline (pen and paper) mode. Time duration is about 90 minutes for 100 Objective MCQ's. Candidates get one mark for every right answer and there is no negative marking. Highlights of the Gujarat PGCET 2023 exam pattern is notified below:

Gujarat 2023 PGCET Exam Pattern
Examination Mode Pen and Paper Based (Offline Mode)
Exam Duration 1 Hour 30 Minutes
Medium of Examination English
Type of Questions Objective MCQs - (Multiple Choice Questions)
Number of Questions 100 Questions
Marking Scheme One mark for every right answer. There is no negative marking in Gujarat PGCET 2023

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Gujarat PGCET 2023 Admit Card

Candidates who have successfully submitted Gujarat PGCET 2023 Application Form can download Gujarat PGCET 2023 Admit Card from the official website of ACPC. Candidates before downloading Admit Card need to fill out the application form clearly because without filling application form neatly candidates will not be able to download admit card. Parameters involving Gujarat PGCET 2023 Admit Card section are specified as below:

  • Credential: Candidates need to download Gujarat PGCET 2023 Admit Card, and for downloading, candidates are required to enter their Application Number and Password.
  • Print Out: Applicants are required to take a printout of Admit Card which is a valid document from an exam point of view.

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Gujarat PGCET 2023 Exam Centres

Before the commencement of the exam, candidates need to look at the exam centre name mentioned on top of the Admit Card. There are most probably 62 institutes where the exam is conducted. Applicants need to have a close view of the exam centres before appearing for the exam. Applicants can have a look at the Gujarat PGCET 2023 Exam Centres mentioned in the below table:

Gujarat PGCET 2023 Exam Centres 

State City
Gujarat Ahmedabad

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Gujarat PGCET 2023 Results

Gujarat PGCET 2023 Results dates will be declared on the official website. The conducting authority has not yet announced the release dates of the examination result. Gujarat PGCET 2023 Result date will be updated here soon once it is announced. The result section consists of different parameters that candidates need to follow. The stepwise procedure of downloading results is given below:

  • Step 1: Candidates need to visit the official website for downloading the result.
  • Step 2: Applicants need to click on the link which has "Gujarat PGCET 2023 Results".
  • Step 3: Candidates need to enter Application Number/ Roll Number and Password and after entering Application Number candidates need to click on the final "submit" button.
  • Step 4: The result will appear on the screen with the marks of each section separately.
  • Step 5: Candidates can download and take a printout of the report card.

Note: Candidates need to take a printout of the result/scorecard for future communications.

Read More: Gujarat PGCET Results 2023

Gujarat PGCET 2023 Cut Off

Conducting body will release two separate Gujarat PGCET cutoff, one for candidates who have qualified GATE and another one for Gujarat PGCET qualified candidates. Two rounds of counselling will be conducted for allotting seats to candidates. ACPC will prepare a merit list separately for GATE candidates, PGCET candidates and reserved category candidates.

Gujarat PGCET 2023 Cut-off depends on conditions mentioned below -

  • The total number of candidates who have appeared and qualified in PGCET 2023.
  • The total number of students who appeared and qualified in the GATE Exam.
  • A total number of seats available for admission.

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Gujarat PGCET 2023 Counselling

The counselling process of Gujarat PGCET 2023 will be conducted by the Admission Committee for Professional Courses. Candidates will be called to the counselling process based on the merit list prepared by the admission committee. Parameters involved in the Counselling process are specified below:

  • Number of Rounds: Gujarat PGCET 2023 Counselling will be conducted in two rounds, and will be notified to candidates on the official website.
  • Verification: Candidates are required to bring all relevant original documents along with recent passport size photos for document verification purposes.
  • Counselling Fee: Admission fee of INR 10000/- must be paid online or through PNB bank challan and after that candidates shall be called for document verification at help centres.

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Gujarat PGCET 2023 Course Wise Specializations

Candidates can refer to the below table to know about Gujarat PGCET 2023 Course wise specializations:

Gujrat PGCET 2023 - Specializations
Specialization (M.Tech/M.E)
Networking, Communication and Web Technology (NW)
Biomedical Engineering (BM)
Metallurgy (MT)
Electronics & Communication
Environmental Engineering (EC)
Computer Engineering & Information Technology (CO)
Civil Engineering (CE)
Textile Engineering (TE)
Mechatronics Engineering (MC)
Mechanical Engineering (ME)
Instrumentation & Controls (IC)
Electrical Engineering (EE)
Chemical Engineering (CH)
Pharmacy (PY)

Gujarat PGCET 2023 Reference Books

The syllabus for preparation of the Gujarat PGCET 2023 examination will be consistent with the B.Tech./B.E. final year level. All the important reference books required to prepare for Gujarat PGCET 2023 are mentioned in the table below -

GUJARAT PGCET 2023 Reference Books
Subject Books
Civil Engineering
  • Advanced Engineering Mathematics
  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Civil Engineering: Conventional and Objective Type
Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering: Conventional and Objective Types
  • Conventional & Objective Type Question and Answers On Mechanical Engineering for Competitions
Electrical Engineering
  • ESE Prelims Exam: Electrical Engineering–Topicwise Objective Solved Paper – Vol. II
Electronics & Communication
  • GATE: Electronics & Communication Engineering – Solved Papers - VOLUME-01
  • Electronics and Communication Engineering GATE 2019
Instrumentation & Control Engineering
  • GATE 2018: Instrumentation Engineering – Solved Papers
  • Instrumentation Engineering GATE 2019
Chemical Engineering
  • Perry’s - Chemical Engineering Handbook
Environment Engineering
  • Wastewater Engineering Treatment and Reuse
  • Industrial Water Pollution Control
  • Objective Type Questions And Answers In Metallurgical Engineering
  • Gate Guide Metallurgical Engineering 2018
Textile Engineering
  • Textile Engineering: An Introduction
Computer Engineering and Information Technology
  • GATE Computer Science and Information Technology 2019
Bio-Medical Engineering
  • Introduction to Biomedical Engineering
  • Principles of Medical Electronics & Biomedical Instrumentation
Mechatronics Engineering
  • Mechatronics: Electronic Control Systems in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
Networking, Communication NW & Web Technology
  • Data, Network, & Internet Communications Technology

Gujarat PGCET Contact Details

Admission Committee for Professional Courses (ACPC)

Admission Building, Nr. Library,

L. D. College of Engg. Campus,

Ahmedabad 380015, India


From where and when application form for Gujarat PGCET can be acquired?

The application form can be obtained from the official website. For M.E and M.Tech application has been released on Jun 28, 2023.

What is application form fee for Gujarat PGCET?

The application form fee will be INR 500. This can be paid in cash in the designated centre.

How can a candidate register for the exam?

Aspirants should visit the designated centre to purchase the user ID and 14 digit pin after paying the application form fee.

Is GATE compulsory for Gujarat PGCET?

No. It is not compulsory. Candidates with a valid GATE score must apply for exam but are exempted from writing exam.

Who is eligible to write the exam?

Candidates who passed 10+2 or equivalent in Gujarat are eligible to write the exam. Candidates with 50% aggregate (general category) in their Bachelor\'s degree are eligible to write the exam. There is a 5% relaxation for reserved category students.

What percent of reservation is provided for candidates from Gujarat?

95% of seats are reserved for candidates from Gujarat. 5% of the seats are for students from outside the state.

Who are all eligible to write Gujarat PGCET 2023 exam?

Applicants from India are eligible to write the exam. Candidates with a valid GATE score should apply for the exam but are exempted from writing the exam.

How does counselling process take place?

Counselling process of Gujarat PGCET happens through online. Aspirants will be trained with a mock counselling to familiarise with the process.

Who can participate in counselling process?

Applicants who have cleared Gujarat PGCET and the candidates with a valid GATE score can participate in the counselling.

How to know the details about exam centre allotted?

Admit card will provide all the necessary information regarding the exam centre. It will also contain other important details.

Who are all exempted from writing exam?

Candidates with the valid GATE score are exempted from writing the exam.



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