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GCET 2021 Counseling, Important Dates, Documents Required, And Counselling Procedure

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GCET 2021 Counselling will be conducted in online mode. The first round of counseling is expected to take place in the month of May. During the GCET seat allotment, candidates are being allotted according to their merit, preferences, and availability of seats. To confirm their admission through GCET, the candidates will have to verify their documents and pay the fee. Common counseling and document verification process will be organized by DTE for GCET Participating Colleges  

GCET offers various courses to candidates, and those applicants who are seeking to get admission to the institute of Goa can fill the application form of GCET to give the examination.

The seat allotment will be done through the GCET counseling process. The various professional colleges of DTE are located in Goa, and the Goa resident candidates can apply for this exam. The details of GCET 2021 Counselling are given below. 


Counselling Schedule

GCET 2021 Counselling Schedule

Candidates can check here all the related official schedule of the admission process.

Events Dates (Tentative)
Prospectus upload 4th week of February 2021
Application Form releases 4th week of March 2021
Last date to submit an application form at application center (without late fee) 4th week of March 2021
Last date to submit an application form at DTE (with late fee of Rs. 1500/-) 4th week of April 2021
Admit card availability 4th week of March to 4th week of April 2021
GCET 2021 Exam Date 1st week of May 2021
Result declaration 3rd week of May 2021
Counseling process 4th week of May 2021

Test Counseling 2021

Goa Common Entrance Test Counseling 2021

GCET counseling 2021 will be announced once the exam is conducted and the results are out. GCET counseling is an important admission criterion to enter into the various professional courses of Goa. Shortlisted candidates must appear in person for the counseling process. The counseling will be done in two rounds. The factors influencing the seat allotment are ; 

  • Availability of Seats
  • Merit rank of the candidates
  • Order of seat preference
  • Reservations etc. 

In the first round, seats will be allotted to the candidates on the basis of the merit rank of the candidates and preference of seats. The subsequent rounds of counseling will be held if the seats are left vacant. 

The verification of documents will be done during the counseling process. It is very important for the students to participate in person in the counseling process to avoid any inconvenience. 

Documents Required For Verification 

  • 3 passport size photographs (recent) 
  • Class 12th mark sheet or it's equivalent. 
  • Birth certificate
  • Resident certificate
  • Transfer certificate from the last attended Institution ( signed by principle) 
  • Income certificate
  • Non - migrant caste certificate 
  • Non - creamy and non - migrant caste certificate (if applicable) 
  • Service certificate from the Children of Goa state/Central Government employees. 
  • PH certificate
  • Domicile certificate
  • Certificate of Nativity. 

Counseling Procedure

GCET 2021 Counseling Procedure

Given below are the steps that are considered during GCET counseling; 

  • Step 1: GCET 2021 counseling from filling: Candidates need to fill in the important details which include candidate’s name, registration number, email, etc. 
  • Step 2: Uploading the documents: Candidates need to upload all the required documents as per the given instruction. The list of essential documents is mentioned above. 
  • Step 3: Reporting in person for the counseling process: The merit list is prepared by the valid authorities. Shortlisted candidates are called for document verification. 
  • Step 4: Seat allotment process of GCET counseling: Seats are allotted to students on the basis of their valid GCET score and their preference of colleges. 

GCET Reservations

GCET 2021 Reservations

Reservations are provided to students belonging to weaker sections of society. The details of reservations policy extended by the authorities for different categories are given below ; 

  • Other Backward Class (OBC) - 27%
  • Scheduled Caste (SC) - 02%
  • Scheduled Tribe (ST) - 12%
  • Persons with Disability (PwD) -03%
  • Defence Personnel Wards - 01%
  • Kashmiri Migrant - Supernumerary (AICTE courses)
  • NRI - 05%

Counselling 2021 FAQS

GCET 2021 Counselling FAQS

Ques. What are the documents required for GCET counselling process? 

Ans. Candidates will need the printout of the GCET Admit Card, GCET Acknowledgement Card with Photograph, in case of Caste/Category candidate must provide valid documents, for age proof, a candidate needs to submit the 10th Admit Card/Pass Certificate issued by the Board/ Council, class 10th standard mark sheet or certificate, class 12th Mark Sheet and passing certificate.

Ques. Is counselling form for GCET available online?

Ans. No, candidates will have to submit the duly filled application forms in person than the further process will start. 

Ques. What are the essential details need to be filled in GCET 2021 counselling form?

Ans.Candidates must fill the GCET 2021 registration number, GCET unique ID, category of the candidate, name of the candidate, gender, mobile number of the candidate, H.S.S.C details and GCET Marks.

Ques. Who organises GCET counselling process?

Ans. Directorate of Technical Education, Goa organises GCET counselling for the process of document verification and seat allotment. 

Ques. When will counselling start for GCET 2021?

Ans. GCET 2021 counselling has started. Candidates whose name will appear in the merit list will be eligible to appear in counselling process. Please scroll the page to download the merit list pdf.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College.

GCET 2021 : 4 answered questions

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Ques. How many marks do I need on the GCET to get into Goa Engineering College?

● Top Answer By Ankita Mitra on 12 Jan 21

Ans. To get admission in GEC, you need to score marks above 70 in both mathematics and physics respectively. The cut off rank varies with branches and categories as well and the factors like competition, number of applications received, etc. also plays a big role in setting lower or higher cut off every year. But a good rank under 200 will definitely help you grab a confirmed seat in one of your favorite branches of engineering in GEC. That’s the case when you are from the general category, if you are from any reserved category then the cut off rank might be lower for you.  Here’s the list of cut off ranks which you need to have to get your dream branch -  Rank under 150-200 will surely get you a seat in any branch in the first round itself. A rank under 300 then you can apply for IT, ENE, ETC.  Rank under 500 then you can go for civil branch. So with the help of the list given above you can easily set your target score and prepare yourself to get into your preferred branches like Mechanical, Computer science, Electrical and others.Read more
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Ques. How have you have prepared for GCET?

● Top Answer By Shivam Bhola on 12 Jan 21

Ans. For GCET (Goa Common Entrance Test) there’s nothing extra you need to do. The only section on which you need to focus is your board result and JEE Main score. Covering the whole syllabus of 12th and preparing for JEE main exams will help you secure a good score in GCET for sure. In order to qualify for GCET, you must score under 5000 to get admission for sure. But in case you’re targeting a branch like Mechanical, Computer Science then you need a higher rank somewhere under 200. Apart from this, you can apply for other branches with a lower rank as well. Follow tips and guidelines given by your mentors or seniors and do not attempt the questions in which you’re not fully sure. With the help of these simple tricks you can easily clear the GCET and get admission in any preferred branch.Read more
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Ques. What is the GCET rank required to get into Goa Engineering College?

● Top Answer By Raktim Tarafdar on 12 Jan 21

Ans. One of my friends completed his engineering in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering in 2017. As per his experience, the cut off range varies as per the branch you are opting for. If your rank is under 130 then getting your desired branch in GEC in the first round itself is easy. But if your rank is under 150-250, then it all depends on your luck and level of competition which branch you’ll get. So if you want to play safe then get the best score in GCET and grab the seat in one of your dream branches in GEC.  For your help the list of cut off score (according to latest trends and competition) is mentioned below -  If you have a rank under 80-100, you’ll surely get a seat in the CS branch in the first round itself. In a rank under 300 you can apply for every branch other than CS which is out of your reach with this rank. Try to get in Mechanical or Electrical branch as you might manage to get a seat in the second round. A rank under 700, will have you waiting till the third round and believe in your luck as it might get you a good branch. But with this rank you can still manage to get enrolled in other branches in GEC. It is suggested that you should not lose hope and have patience till the last round. If getting admission in GEC is your only goal then it is also possible for you to get a good branch with lower rank as well as in case if the number of seats per class has been increased keeping in mind the number of applications.Read more
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Ques. What is the GCET rank required for Padre Conceicao College in Goa? Can I get into it if my rank is 600?

● Top Answer By Akhil Guska on 12 Jan 21

Ans. For getting admission in Padre Conceicao College of Engineering (PCCE) Goa, a GCET 600 Rank is enough. But making it to one of your dream branches will be tough for sure. There’s competition between candidates for getting admission in PCCE in their dream branches that are Mechanical and CE.  The cut off rank for branches like Mechanical remains up to 350 in GCET, but you can go for branches like CE. You might not get in the first round but waiting till the second round will improve your chances to get in successfully. Mechanical and Computer Engineering are branches in which seats get filled soon due to high competition. But if you are comfortable with other branches, then don’t worry as you will get the admission for sure. The other way of getting admission is through management quota, but you need to pay a good amount of money for this. So it is suggested that you can try for a branch like CE till the second and third round and if you still can’t make it due to the high cut off then go for other branches. A rank under 300 is a good score if you want to get enrolled in your favorite branch, but as your rank is 600 then getting the dream branch is something not possible for you due to certain criteria followed by PCCE for aspiring engineering candidates.Read more
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