GCET Exam Pattern 2018

Last Updated - February 12 2018

GCET exam will be organized in May 2018. GCET Exam Format and question paper are various for each course. The format is designed to test aspirants’ aptitude and test their knowledge with standards of the chosen course.

  • DTE Goa organizes 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 organized yearly for stated streams. Interested aspirants can check details for GCET 2018 Exam Format in the article.
  • GCET 2018 Exam Format is organized in 3 sections viz. Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics. Each section holds 33% weight (75 questions) of the total paper. GCET Syllabus is based on the selection of branch of undergraduate level.
  • Total marks allotted for GCET 2018 is expected to be 225 with 2 hours’ period for each section.
  • The questions are asked in MCQ (Multiple Choice Question) patterns without any negative marking and aspirants gain 1 mark for each accurate answer.
  • Questions asked in engineering entrance of Goa CET is of higher secondary and secondary level.

GCET 2018 Exam Format Highlights

Exam Format Highlights
Number of Sections3
Type of examMCQ (Multiple Choice Questions)
Total time6 hours
Period of each Section2 hours
Negative markingNo
Method of ExamOffline (pen paper based)
Total number of questions225
Total marks 225

Exam format for GCET 2018

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

GCET Exam Format 2018 for Physics

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

GCET Exam format 2018 for Chemistry

Exam format for Chemistry
Total questions75
Difficulty levelHard
Maximum Marks75
Total time2 hours
Most asked topicsPhysical chemistry

GCET 2018 Exam Format for Mathematics

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

GCET 2018 Marking Scheme

Marking Scheme in any exam is set to decide marks allotted to each question. Marking Scheme in GCET exam follows +1 for every accurate response and no marks are deducted for inaccurate answers. Each question carries equal importance in the exam. Questions not attempted in GCET exam does not affect total marks scored by aspirants.

  • Accurate Answer: +1 marks
  • No Negative Marking

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

GCET Syllabus 2018

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

GCET Syllabus 2018 for Chemistry

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

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

GCET Syllabus 2018 for Physics

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

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

GCET Syllabus 2018 for Mathematics

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

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

Preference Books for GCET 2018

Advisable Books for GCET 2018 Chemistry:

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

Advisable Books for GCET 2018 Physics:

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

Advisable Books for GCET 2018 Mathematics:

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

GCET 2018 Important Instructions

Aspirants appearing for GCET 2018 are advised to follow the instructions mentioned below to ensure smooth organize of the examination. As mentioned previously the exam will be organized in an offline method for 6 hours:

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

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