Gujarat Common Entrance Test (GUJCET 2013) is conducted for admission in engineering, medical and dental courses in the state.
A total of 39,567 students appeared for the common entrance test in 27 examination centres across Gujarat. Ahmedabad City hosted 3,088 students while 1,471 appeared for the test in district centres.
GUJCET was not to be conducted in the first place. National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) was to replace it, but a delay in Supreme Court's decision to conduct the national-level test came as a boon to state students. GUJCET was conducted, and all questions were from the course textbook of the state board. Questions in NEET would have based on CBSE syllabus.
"The paper was easy and without any bloopers. Only a few MCQs were difficult in the physics test," said Parth Patel, one of the students.
"It was not as tough as we expected it to be considering the joint entrance examination (JEE) standards," one of the GUJCET student said.
According to the Gujarat Secondary and Higher Education Board, admission to the professional courses is based on weightage of marks in GUJCET and Class 12. GUJCET has 60% weightage, and higher secondary exam has 40%.