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GCET 2018 Exam Pattern

Last Updated - April 26, 2017

GCET exam will be conducted in May 2018. GCET Exam Pattern and question paper is different for each course. The pattern is designed to test candidates’ aptitude and test their knowledge with standards of the chosen course. GCET 2018 Exam Pattern is conducted in 3 sections viz. Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. Each section holds 33% weightage (75 questions) of the total paper. Total marks allotted for GCET 2018 is expected to be 225 with 2 hours’ duration for each section.

Questions asked in engineering entrance of Goa CET is of higher secondary and secondary level. The questions are asked in MCQ (Multiple Choice Question) format without any negative marking and candidates gain 1 mark for each correct response.

DTE Goa conducts GCET exam for admission to undergraduate courses like B.E., B.Pharm, BHMS, BAMS, Allied Health Sciences, B.Sc. in Nursing and B.Arch. The is exam is conducted yearly for said streams. Interested candidates can check details for GCET 2018 Exam Pattern in the article.

Exam Pattern Highlights

Number of Sections3
Type of examMCQ (Multiple Choice Questions)
Total time6 hours
Duration of each Section2 hours
Negative markingNo
Mode of ExamOffline (pen paper based)
Total number of questions225
Total marks 225

GCET 2018 Exam pattern

As mentioned earlier, GCET 2018 Exam Pattern is designed to test candidates’ ability to solve complex questions in minimal time possible. DTE Goa believes in upholding candidates’ confidence and thus there is no negative marking in the exam. Each correct response adds 1 mark to your final score. Subject-wise GCET 2018 Exam Pattern is as follows:

GCET 2018 Exam Pattern for Physics

Total questions75
Difficulty levelModerate to hard
Maximum Marks75
Total time2 hours
Most asked topicsMechanics, electricity and magnetism

GCET 2018 Exam pattern for Chemistry

Total questions75
Difficulty levelHard
Maximum Marks75
Total time2 hours
Most asked topicsPhysical chemistry

GCET 2018 Exam Pattern for Mathematics

Total questions75
Difficulty levelHard
Maximum Marks75
Total time2 hours
Most asked topicsNumber System, Calculus & Trignometry

Marking Scheme in GCET 2018

Marking Scheme in any exam is set to decide marks allotted to each question. Marking Scheme in GCET exam follows +1 for every correct answer and no marks are deducted for incorrect responses. Questions not attempted in GCET exam does not affect total marks scored by candidates. Each question carries equal importance in the exam.

  • Correct Response: +1 marks
  • No Negative Marking

The marking scheme mentioned above is followed in each section. Candidates scoring highest according to the marking scheme will be deemed topper of the exam. All the qualified candidates will be sorted in a merit list based upon marks obtained in their GCET 2018 exam.

GCET 2018 Syllabus

Syllabus of GCET exam varies from plus one level to plus two level. The syllabus of Physics range from easy kinematic questions to complex and hard equations from Modern Physics. Chemistry Syllabus of GCET 2018 also ranges from Physical Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry and Organic Chemistry. Mathematics Section of GCET is considered to be most complex section of all. GCET section for Mathematics carries maximum weightage of plus one syllabus as compared to plus two.

GCET 2018 Syllabus for Chemistry

The Chemistry section of GCET could be argued as the most confusing section of the three. The test comprises questions from different aspects of the subject covering Physiological, analytical and behavioral topics of the subject. The topics of the section is listed below:

  • Solutions
  • Solid State
  • Electrochemistry
  • Surface Chemistry
  • General Principles and Processes of Isolation Of Elements
  • Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen
  • Chemical Kinetics
  • d and f Block Elements
  • Coordination Compounds
  • Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers
  • Haloalkanes And Haloarenes
  • Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids
  • Chemistry in Everyday Life
  • Polymers
  • Biomolecules

GCET 2018 Syllabus for Physics

Physics section of GCET exam covers numerical and concepts based questions. Most of the questions from the section comes from the topics listed below. Candidates appearing for GCET is advised to go through GCET Physics Syllabus for better approach at the paper:

  • Atoms and Nuclei
  • Electrostatics
  • Current Electricity
  • Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents
  • Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism
  • Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation
  • Electromagnetic Waves
  • Optics
  • Electronic Devices 

GCET 2018 Syllabus for Mathematics

The Mathematics section of the exam is considered to be the toughest and most difficult to solve. The section comprises questions from listed topics. Here we list GCET 2018 Syllabus of Mathematics section:

  • Relations and Functions
  • Algebra
  • Calculus
  • Vectors and Three-Dimensional Geometry
  • Linear Programming
  • Probability

Recommended Books for GCET 2018 Chemistry:

SectionsBook NameAuthorISBN No.
Physical ChemistryPhysical ChemistryPeter Atkins0199543372
Inorganic ChemistryConcise Inorganic ChemistryJD Lee8126541474
Organic ChemistryOrganic ChemistryDavid Klein111801040X

Recommended Books for GCET 2018 Physics:

SectionsBook NameAuthorISBN No.
PhysicsConcepts of PhysicsHC Verma8177091875
Electricity & MagnetismUnderstanding PhysicsDC Pandey9351761010
QuestionsConcepts of Physics: Part 2HC Verma9351761010

Recommended Books for GCET 2018 Mathematics:

SectionsBook NameAuthorISBN No.
Maths XIMaths XIRD Sharma9383182350
Maths XIIMaths XIIRD Sharma9383182340
MathsMathsRS Agarwal9382543340

Important Instructions for GCET 2018

Candidates appearing for GCET 2018 are advised to follow the instructions mentioned below to ensure smooth conduct of the examination. As mentioned earlier the exam will be conducted in offline mode for 6 hours:

  • Use black ball pen while GCET 2018 OMR sheet
  • You are not allowed to bring anything except GCET 2018 Admit Card and stationeries.
  • All the rough work in GCET 2018 is to be done in the space provided for it.
  • The time allotted for each section is two hours which will be not be extended in any situation.
  • The circle provided for each question in the OMR sheet is to be darkened properly and completely. Since the OMR sheets are checked digitally, there could be a possibility of incomplete circles being left out.



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