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GCET [Goa Common Entrance Test]

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GCET 2016GCET 2016 - Directorate of Technical Education, Goa State (DTE Goa) conducted Goa Common Entrance Test (GCET/Goa CET) 2016 on May 10 and 11, for admissions to nearly 1,300 B.E. seats available across various engineering institutes in the state. An applicant for degree courses in engineering must have appeared and obtained valid score in Goa Common Entrance Test (GCET) 2016 conducted by Government of Goa for the year of admission. Interested candidates can check below complete details of GCET 2016 including Eligibility Criteria, Application Form, Syllabus, Exam Pattern, Exam Centres, Admit Card, Participating Institutes and Important Dates.

Exam date9th May 2017 (Physics & Chemistry) and 10th May 2017 (Mathematics & Biology)

Date of Examination 09 May 2017
Time of Examination 10:00 AM
Examination Fees Rs.1500
Eligibility based on Nationality
It is also important that a candidate must be a resident of Goa to apply for entrance exam.
Candidates from states other than Goa are not allowed to apply for GCET.
Admission to engineering programmes in Goa is open to Indian nationals. 
Non-resident Indians holding Indian passport may also apply for seats reserved under NRI category. Overseas Citizens of India (OCI)/Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) cardholders are considered eligible for admissions under NRI Category.
 Eligibility based on Qualifying Examination
Applicants must have passed class XII from Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education or its equivalent examination.
They must have studied English, Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry/Bio-Technology/Computer Science/Biology with minimum aggregate marks of 45% for general category candidates.  Applicants belonging to SC/ST/OBC categories must have studied English, Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry/Bio-Technology/Computer Science/Biology  with minimum aggregate marks of 40%.
Starting date of registration 19 March 2017
Last date of registration 30 April 2017
Syllabus Unit I:Solid State Classification of solids based on different binding forces: molecular, ionic, covalent and metallic solids, amorphous and crystalline solids (elementary idea), unit cell in two dimensional and three dimensional lattices, calculation of density of unit cell, packing in solids, voids, number of atoms per unit cell in a cubic unit cell, point defects, electrical and magnetic properties. Unit II : Solutions Types of solutions, expression of concentration of solutions of solids in liquids, solubility of gases in liquids, solid solutions, colligative properties - relative lowering of vapour pressure, elevation of B.P., depression of freezing point, osmotic pressure, determination of molecular masses using colligative properties, abnormal molecular mass. Unit III: Electrochemistry Redox reactions; conductance in electrolytic solutions, specific and molar conductivity variations of conductivity with concentration, Kohlrausch's Law, electrolysis and laws of electrolysis (elementary idea), dry cell - electrolytic cells and Galvanic cells; lead accumulator, EMF of a cell, standard electrode potential, Nernst equation and its application to chemical cells, fuel cells; corrosion. Unit IV: Chemical Kinetics Rate of a reaction (average and instantaneous), factors affecting rates of reaction: concentration, temperature, catalyst ;order and molecularity of a reaction; rate law and specific rate constant, integrated rate equations and half life (only for zero and first order reactions); concept of collision theory (elementary idea, no mathematical treatment) Unit V: Surface Chemistry Adsorption - physisorption and chemisorption; factors affecting adsorption of gases on solids; catalysis :homogenous and heterogeneous, activity and selectivity: enzyme catalysis; colloidal state: distinction between true solutions, colloids and suspensions; lyophillic, lyophobic multimolecular and macromolecular colloids; properties of colloids; Tyndall effect, Brownian movement, electrophoresis, coagulation; emulsions - types of emulsions. Unit VI: General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements Principles and methods of extraction - concentration, oxidation, reduction electrolytic method and refining; occurrence and principles of extraction of aluminium, copper, zinc and iron. Unit VII : p-Block Elements Group 15 elements: General introduction, electronic configuration, occurrence, oxidation states, trends in physical and chemical properties; nitrogen - preparation, properties and uses; compounds of nitrogen: preparation and properties of ammonia and nitric acid, oxides of nitrogen ( structure only); Phosphorous-allotropic forms; compounds of phosphorous: preparation and properties of phosphine ,halides (PCl3, PCl5) and oxoacids (elementary idea only) Group 16 elements : General introduction, electronic configuration, oxidation states, occurrence, trends in physical and chemical properties; dioxygen: preparation, properties and uses; simple oxides; ozone. Sulphur - allotropic forms; compounds of sulphur: preparation, properties and uses of sulphur dioxide; sulphuric acid: industrial process of manufacture, properties and uses, oxoacids of sulphur (structures only). Group 17 elements : General introduction, electronic configuration, oxidation states, occurrence, trends in physical and chemical properties; compounds of halogens: preparation, properties and uses of chlorine and hydrochloric acid, interhalogen compounds, oxoacids of halogens (structures only). Group 18 elements: General introduction, electronic configuration, occurrence, trends in physical and chemical properties, uses. Unit VIII: d and f Block Elements General introduction ,electronic configuration, occurrence and characteristics of transition metals, general trends in properties of the first row transition metals - metallic character, ionization enthalpy, oxidation states, ionic radii, colour, catalytic property, magnetic properties, interstitial compounds, alloy formation. Preparation and properties of K2Cr2O7 and KMnO4. Lanthanoids - electronic configuration, oxidation states, chemical reactivity and lanthanoid contraction. Actinoids - Electronic configuration, oxidation states. Unit IX Coordination Compounds Coordination compounds - Introduction, ligands, coordination number, colour, magnetic properties and shapes, IUPAC nomenclature of mononuclear coordination compounds, bonding; isomerism, importance of coordination compounds (in qualitative analysis, extraction of metals and biological systems). Unit X: Haloalkanes and Haloarenes Haloalkanes: Nomenclature, nature of C-X bond, physical and chemical properties, mechanism of substitution reactions. Haloarenes: Nature of C-X bond, substitution reactions (directive influence of halogen for monosubstituted compounds only) Uses and environmental effects of - dichloromethane, trichloromethane, tetrochloromethane, iodoform, freons, DDT. Unit XI: Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers Alcohols: Nomenclature, methods of preparation, physical and chemical properties (of primary alcohols only); identification of primary, secondary and tertiary alcohols; mechanism of dehydration, uses, some important compounds - methanol and ethanol. Phenols : Nomenclature, methods of preparation, physical and chemical properties, acidic nature of phenol, electrophillic substitution reactions, uses of phenols. Ethers : Nomenclature, methods of preparation, physical and chemical properties, uses. Unit XII: Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids Aldehydes and Ketones: Nomenclature, nature of carbonyl group, methods of preparation, physical and chemical properties, and mechanism of nucleophilic addition, reactivity of alpha hydrogen in aldehydes; uses. Carboxylic Acids: Nomenclature, acidic nature, methods of preparation, physical and chemical properties; uses. Unit XIII: Organic compounds containing Nitrogen Amines: Nomenclature, classification, structure, methods of preparation, physical and chemical properties, uses, identification of primary secondary and tertiary amines. Cyanides and Isocyanides - will be mentioned at relevant places in context. Diazonium salts: Preparation, chemical reactions and importance in synthetic organic chemistry. Unit XIV: Biomolecules Carbohydrates - Classification (aldoses and ketoses), monosaccahrides (glucose and fructose), oligosaccharides (sucrose, lactose, maltose), polysaccharides (starch, cellulose, glycogen); importance. Proteins - Elementary idea of - amino acids, peptide bond, polypeptides, proteins, PROSPECTUS FOR PROFESSIONAL DEGREE COURSES 2008-09 DIRECTORATE OF TECHNICAL EDUCATION, ALTO-PORVORIM, GOA, 403521 primary structure, secondary structure, tertiary structure and quaternary structure (qualitative idea only), denaturation of proteins; enzymes. Vitamins - Classification and functions. Nucleic Acids: DNA & RNA . Unit XV: Polymers Classification - natural and synthetic, methods of polymerization (addition and condensation), copolymerization. Some important polymers: natural and synthetic like polythene, nylon, polyesters, bakelite, rubber. Unit XVI: Chemistry in everyday life 1. Chemicals in medicines - analgesics, tranquilizers, antiseptics, disinfectants, antimicrobials, antifertility drugs, antibiotics, antacids, antihistamines. 2. Chemicals in food - preservatives, artificial sweetening agents. 3.Cleansing agents - soaps and detergents, cleansing action. Prescribed textbooks (Published by Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education, Porvorim) 1. Chemistry Part-I Textbook for Class XIIth 2. Chemistry Part-II Textbook for Class XIIth Mathematics Subject Syllabus GOA Common Entrance Test: ------------------------------------------------------ UNIT -I : RELATIONS AND FUNCTIONS UNIT - II : ALGEBRA UNIT - III CALCULUS UNIT - IV : VECTORS AND THREE-DIMENSIONAL UNITS - V : PROBABILTY APPENDIX 1. Proofs in Mathematics : Through a variety of examples related to mathematics & already familiar to the leaner, bring out different kinds of proofs direct, contra positive, by contradictions, by counter example. 2. Mathematical Modelling : Modelling real-life problems where many constraints may really needs to be ingoted (continuing form Class XI) However now the models concerned would use techniques/results of matrices, calculus and linear programming. PROSPECTUS FOR PROFESSIONAL DEGREE COURSES 2008-09 DIRECTORATE OF TECHNICAL EDUCATION, ALTO-PORVORIM, GOA, 403521 Prescribed textbooks (Published by Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education, Porvorim) 1. Mathematics Part-I Textbook for Class XIIth 2. Mathematics Part-II Textbook for Class XIIth Physics Syllabus in GOA Common Entrance Test: --------------------------------------------- Chapter I: Electric Charges and Fields Chapter II: Electrostatic Potential and Capacitance Chapter III: Current Electricity Chapter IV: Moving Charges and Magnetism Chapter V: Magnetism and Matter Chapter VI: Electromagnetic Induction Chapter VII: Alternating Current Chapter VIII: Electromagnetic waves Chapter IX: Ray Optics and Optical Instruments Chapter X: Wave Optics Chapter XI: Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation Chapter XII: Atoms Chapter XIII:Nuclei Chapter XIV: Semiconductor Electronics: Materials, Devices and Simple Circuits Unit XV: Communication Systems * 1. Physics Part-I Textbook for Class XII * 2. Physics Part-II Textbook for Class XII
Mode of application

The prospectus of GCET has two application forms. 
Candidates will apply for the entrance exam by filling Form A. 
GCET Prospectus also consist of Form B which is required during GCET counselling. It is advised to the examinees to keep Form B safe till result of GCET is announced..

Goa CET Application Form A

Applicants have to download and take the print out of GCET Application Form A

They have to post the application form A at location as per the centre opted by them, on specified dates along with application fee of GCET with a demand draft drawn in favor of “Director of Technical Education” at Panaji in Goa in any scheduled bank. They have to send three photographs other relevant certificates (self- attested photo copies).

Applicants shall ensure that the validity of the DD is atleast 3 months from the date of issue. 

Details to be filled in GCET Application Form A

  • Photograph
  • Name
  • Address
  • Contact number
  • Subject code
  • Centre code

Self-attested photo copies of certificates of  class XII and class X passing certificate or passing certificate of  equivalent exam.

 GCET Application Form B

Candidates shall also submit Goa CET Application Form B during counselling of GCET.

This form will be accepted at the Directorate of Technical Education, Porvorim, Goa, and other notified locations, as per schedule.

Documents to be carried with GCET Application Form B include 2 passport size photographs (taken not earlier than three months from the date of application), one of which should be affixed to Application Form B and the other photograph should be affixed to the acknowledgement card of GCET.

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List of institutes accepting
Padre Conceicao College of Engg, Verna Shree Rayeshwar Institute of Engineering and Information Technology, Shiroda

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