The number of students applied for the Goa Common Entrance Test (GCET) is expected to be less in numbers from 200 to 300 in 2013. All the aspirants in state have to take NEET for Medical and dental courses seats for admissions in Goa state medical & Dental colleges.
The centralized National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET UG) for undergraduate medical & dental courses, to be held by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on May 05, 2013.
The GCET will be answered in 2013 only by students who want to seek admission for engineering and pharmacy courses. The prospectus for GCET and NEET students will remain common though, and will contain rules for admissions for both tests.
The prospectus will also include the form to apply for GCET. The process for NEET applications has already ended on January 31, 2013.
The NEET will be held in Goa on May 5, 2013, at a centre in Panaji. The GCET is set to be held after the NEET on May 8, 2013.
Till 2012, the GCET was held for admissions to all professional courses in the state including Medical, Dental, pharmacy, engineering and homeopathy.
Around 3,500 aspirants to professional seats in Goa would take the common entrance test until last year.
The common national entrance test NEET has been introduced by th central government to save students in getting trouble and stress of answering separate state and all India competitive entrance tests to be able to weigh their options of the medical and dental colleges available to them.