The list was released by senior party leader Oscar Fernandes.
Senior Gujarat Congress leader Shaktisinh Gohil is contesting from Mandvi constituency.
Indranil Rajyaguru is pitted against Chief Minister Vijay Rupani from Rajkot.
Dilipsinh A Gohil will clash with BJP state president Jitu Vaghani from Bhavnagar West.
Earlier in the day, Congress state Bharatsinh Solanki confirmed that a reservation policy has been worked out with the Patidars.
In the first list, there are three Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) contestants - Lalit Basoya (Dhoraji), Nilesh Kumbani (Kamrej) and Amit Thummar (Junagadh).
Out of the 77 candidates, there are 11 ST candidates and 7 SC candidates.
The elections in Gujarat will be held in two phases on December 9 and 14. (ANI)