The Gujarat Government has finally come up with the official declaration on the validity of GUJCET (Gujarat Common Entrance Test) for admissions in Engineering, Pharmacy courses. In a notice issued by the Admission Committee for Professional Courses (ACPC) on December 1, government quota and management quota seats in Government, Grant in aid and self-finance institutions in the State will be filled on the basis of GUJCET merit list. The Government resolution was passed on November 19 in this regard.
As per the GR, the result of GUJCET will be the sole criteria for admissions carried out by ACPC to Degree Engineering and Degree/Diploma Pharmacy courses. For admissions to All-India quota seats, the admissions will be done on the basis of JEE scores. It has also been made clear that the decision to replace JEE with GUJCET for state quota admissions has been taken to relieve the aspirants for taking up a National-level exam. The GUJCET syllabus will be based on the curriculum of Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board (GSEB) and hence the state board students will perform better in GUJCET.
With the issuance of the notification, it is clear that the merit list will be prepared by taking into account 60% weightage of percentile marks in theory subjects of Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics/Biology of Class XII (or all four four semesters examination of Class XI and XII) and 40% weightage to GUJCET.
The students who wish to take admissions in institutes outside the purview of state government can take JEE Main exam, the notice further states.
Earlier in June, Gujarat Education Minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasama had announced that GUJCET will replace JEE as the compulsory entrance exam for admission in State’s colleges, however, the aspirants were in a state as no official notification was released in this regard.
The notification for GUJCET 2017 is still awaited by the aspirants as only it will clear the syllabus related doubts.