Goa Common Entrance Test News

Goa Common Entrance Test returns : Goa Government decides on May Dates

With the National eligibility-cum-entrance test ( NEET ) out of the picture for now, the state is returning to the Goa Common Entrance Test ( GCET ) in 2014 as the single exam for entry to all professional degree courses like medicine, dentistry, homeopathy, pharmacy and engineering. Directorate of Technical Education ( DTE ) has decided to hold GCET on 7th, May, 2014 and 8th May, 2014.

After the central board of secondary education’s NEET was held in 2013 for admissions to medical colleges across the country, Goa had decided to join the central test for entry into engineering colleges as well in 2014. The state was in the process of deciding the admission process to homeopathy and pharmacy degree courses for 2014 and doing away with GCET.

The plans had to be redrawn after the Supreme Court rejected NEET as the only and centralized examination for entry into all medical and dentistry courses across the country.

“With NEET no more the single entry to medicine and dentistry courses, it does not make much sense for Goa to hold multiple processes for admissions to different professional courses, so we have decided to go with the admission system that was applicable in 2012, which is through GCET. The state may only consider changing the admission system if NEET is made the single entrance exam to medical and dentistry colleges again by the Supreme Court. As of now we are going with GCET,” a DTE official said.

Over 3,500 students answered GCET pre-2013 for entry to the five professional courses in Goa. GCET is an objective multiple-choice exam with each paper containing 75 questions of one mark each and no negative marking. GCET is based on syllabus prescribed by Goa board of secondary and higher secondary education Class XII syllabus for physics, chemistry, mathematics, biology and computer science.