Exam Detail

GCET Gujarat Common Entrance Test

  • Test Level-: State Level
  •     Eligibility-: Graduation
  • Duration-:3 Hours
  • Stream-: Management
  • Medium-: English
  • Examination Mode-: Online
  • Total Questions-: 100

Eligibility Criteria

Bachelor’s Degree from recognized university with minimum 50% marks or UPSEE / CAT / MAT qualified.

Exam Pattern

Common Admission Test is one of the distinguished entrance tests of the nation and almost every MBA aspirant craves to crack it. CAT  is the stairway to the 20 IIMs and top-notch B-Schools of India. This stairway is steep, so buckle up, be familiar with the CAT exam pattern, prepare, practice and give the shot. The exam pattern will help the candidates devise a strategy for attempting the test.

Some aspects of the CAT Exam Pattern  –  

  • It was a computer based test.
  • Total number of questions were 100, comprising of both MCQs and Non-MCQs.
  • The questions were asked from 3 sections, which are – Quantitative Aptitude, Verbal & Reading Comprehension and Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning. 
  • Duration of the exam was 180 minutes. However, it was 240 minutes for PwD candidates.
  • 60 minutes each were given to attempt a section. PwD candidates got 20 minutes extra for attempting each section.
  • A basic CAT virtual calculator was provided for doing the calculations.

The table given below will provide more clarity on the CAT Exam Pattern. The candidates must note that the sections in the table have been placed in the same order as they will be there in the actual test. The number of questions in the table below is as per the last years exam and this years official CAT mock test. These may vary in the actual exam but the experts are of the view that same number of questions will be asked in CAT 2016. 

S. No. Name of the sections No. of MCQs No. of Non-MCQs Marks Total questions which were asked each section Time that was allotted to attempt each section
1 Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC) 24 10 102 34 60 minutes
2 Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR) 24 8 96 32 60 minutes
3 Quantitative Ability (QA) 27 7 102 34 60 minutes
4. Total 75 25 300 Marks 100 questions 180 minutes




  • Counselling and seat allocation process for Gujarat CET (GCET) 2017 is held by DTE Goa simply on the basis of merit list/rank list of Gujarat CET 2017 which purely means that an individual’s performance in the CET would be the only basis to get admission in the universities and engineering colleges of Goa.
  • Before you appear for counselling process, you need to check that you fulfill all the Eligibility circumstances of Goa CET 2017.
  • If you fail to fulfill with any of the circumstances, his/her application can get cancelled at any stage. 
  • You need to appear in the process of document verification during Goa Common Entrance Test 2017 Counselling.
  • You need to make sure the authenticity of all the documents before appearing for the counselling.

You have to bring the following documents in original along with 1 set of photocopies:

  • Certificate of Eligibility from Gujarat University (for applicants other than Gujarat Board)
  • Class 12th passing certificate or statement of marks
  • Certificate to claim reserved category
  • School/college leaving certificate
  • Acknowledgement card of GCET 2017 with photograph
  • GCET 2016 Admit Card
  • Copies of photograph identical to that of affixed on the Application Form of GCET 
  • Certificate for proof of Date of Birth (class 10th Certificate)
  • Documents to claim relaxation in the period of residence (if applicable)
  • Income Certificate (For Tuition Fee Waiver)
  • Residence Certificate

 Apply for GCET

  1. Create Login ID for the filling the application form for the Gujarat Common Entrance Test GCET MBA https://iimcat.ac.in
  2. Fill all the personal information like Name, User ID, Password, Category, Gender, E-mail ID, Security Question & Answer and Date Of Birth in the application form.
  3. Scanned all the Documents in required size and format. Documents may include Passport size photograph, Community/Caste Certificate (only if the applicant belongs to OBC/SC/ST), Educational Documents, Identity Proof, Domicile Certificate (if applicable) and other supporting documents as mentioned.
  4. Pay the application fee online by mentioned bank in the exam details.
  5. Downloads & prints hall ticket from the official site.


English/Verbal Ability: Reading comprehension, verbal reasoning, syllogisms, analogies, antonyms and synonyms, fill in the blanks, sentence correction, idioms, etc.

Maths/Quant Ability: Number systems, geometry, trogonometry, probability, permutation combination, algebra, mensuration, time and work, averages, percentages, profit and loss, quadratic and linear equations, etc.

Data Interpretation: Interpretation and analysis of data based on text, tables, graphs (line, area), charts (column, bar, pie), venn diagram, etc.

Logical Reasoning: Clocks, calendars, binary logic, seating arrangement, blood relations, logical sequence, assumption, premise, conclusion, linear and matrix arrangement, etc.

  • For Maths rs Aggarwal and Ranjesh Verma
  • For Reasoning rs Aggarwal and M.K. Pandey
  • For English S.P. Bakshi and Wren and Martin


Give yourself the best chance with these top ten study tips.

  1. Give yourself enough time to study. Don't leave it until the last minute.
  2. Organize your study space. 
  3. Use flow charts and diagrams. 
  4. Practice on old exams. 
  5. Explain your answers to others.
  6. Organize study groups with friends. 
  7. Take regular breaks. 
  8. Snack on 'brain food'


Seat Reservation

Seats reserved for different categories are mentioned below:

Categories Seats Reserved
Scheduled Castes (SC) 2%
Scheduled Tribes (ST) 12%
Other Backward Communities (OBC) 27%
Physically Handicapped (PH) 3%
Freedom Fighters (FF) 1%
Non-resident Indian (NRI) 5%


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