MHT-CET

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What is MHT-CET?

Maharashtra Common Entrance Test (MHT-CET or MHCET) is a state-level test conducted by State Common Entrance Test Cell, Mumbai for admission to B.Tech/B.E, B.Pharm and Pharm D in the state of Maharashtra.

In the year 2013, the examination was scrapped and the admission to Engineering courses was on the basis of JEE Main. However, the examination started again in the year 2016. From 2016, the merit list was prepared giving 50% weightage to Class 12 marks and 50% weightage to MHT-CET score.

MHT-CET 2020 Overview

Maharashtra Common Entrance Test (MHT-CET) 2020
Frequency One time in a year
MHT CET exam dates Postponed – dates will be announced later
Mode of examination Online
Duration of examination 90 minutes for each paper
Official website http://cetcell.mahacet.org/
Courses B.E/B.Tech, B.Pharm and Pharm D
Subject Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology
Question Type Multiple Choice Questions

Eligibility Criteria

The candidates who want to attempt MHT-CET must be an Indian citizen. There is no age limit to apply for MHT-CET.

Maharashtra State Candidature

The candidate can claim only one type of candidature from the following list

Type-A
  1. 1. Candidates who have passed the following examination from a recognised institution in the state of Maharashtra
  • SSC
  • HSC
  • Diploma in Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science

2. The candidate whose domicile is Maharashtra and/ or is born in the state of Maharashtra

Type-B Candidates whose father or mother is domiciled in the state of Maharashtra and possess Domicile Certificate (For the candidate who does not come under Type-A)
Type-C The candidate whose father or mother is an employee of the Government of India or Government of India Undertaking and who has been posted and reported to duty in the state of Maharashtra before the last date of submission of Application Form.
Type-D The candidate whose father or mother is an employee or retired employee of the Government of Maharashtra or Government of Maharashtra Undertaking.
Type-E Candidates passing SSC and/or HSC examination from a recognised institution located in a disputed Maharashtra Karnataka Border Area and whose mother tongue is Marathi.

All Indian Candidature

The candidates having Indian nationality are eligible under this category.

Minority Candidature

The candidate belonging to a particular linguistic or religious minority community from the state of Maharashtra.

Children of NRI / OCI / PIO

Children of Indian workers in the Gulf countries

Foreign Nationals

(These types of candidature candidates are exempted from appearing for MHT-CET 2020)

Please Note:

(a) It is mandatory to appear for MHT-CET 2020 for candidates having Maharashtra state candidature and minority candidature seeking admission to BE/BTech. However, All India candidature candidates may or may not appear for MHT-CET 2020 as the score of JEE (Main) shall be preferred over MHT-CET 2020 for admission to BE/BTech..

(b) It is mandatory state to appear for MHT-CET 2020 for candidates belonging to Maharashtra state candidature, minority candidature and All India candidature seeking admission to BPharm/ PharmD

Jammu and Kashmir Migrant Candidature

  • The children of citizens who have moved to a different part of India or to a relatively safer part of Jammu and Kashmir after 1990 due to terrorist activities.
  • The children of Indian Administrative Services (IAS), Indian Police Services (IPS) or Indian Foreign Services (IFS) officers posted in Jammu and Kashmir.
  • The children of staff belonging to military or paramilitary forces transferred to Jammu and Kashmir to combat terrorist activities.
  • The children of staff and officers of Jammu and Kashmir police engaged in combating terrorist activities.

MHT CET Application Form Details

The MHT-CET application form can be filled in the official website. Online application form submission is done in four steps

  • Registration
  • Filling the application form
  • Upload photograph and signature
  • Payment of fees

Important dates

Online registration and filling of application form starting date 7 January 2020
Online registration and filling of application form closing date 29 February 2020 (11:59 pm)
Submission of application form with late fee 1 March 2020 to 7 March 2020
Last date of payment through Netbanking or credit/debit card 7 March 2020
Correction window of application form 21 March 2020 to 24 March 2020

The candidates should upload the documents with the following specification while filling the application form

Type Specifications
Photograph Size limit: 5KB to 50KB
Format: JPEG/JPG
Signature Size limit: 5KB to 20KB
Format: JPEG/JPG

Important Documents

The candidates should take the printout of the admit card from the official website. It is mandatory that the candidates should take the following documents to the examination hall on the day of the examination.

  • Printout of the Admit card
  • Original photo ID proof – Pan card, Indian Passport, Driving License, Voter’s Card, Bank Passbook, Aadhar card, School Identity card.

MHT- CET Syllabus

The MHT-CET syllabus includes all the topics from Class 12 of Maharashtra State Board and a few topics from Class 11 syllabus. The topics included from Class 11 are tabulated below

Subject Topics
Mathematics Trigonometric functions, Trigonometric functions of Compound Angles, Factorization formulae, Straight line, Circle and Conics, Sets, Relations and Functions, Probability, Sequences and Series.
Physics Measurements, Scalars, and Vectors, Force, Friction in solids and liquids, Refraction of Light, Ray optics, Magnetic effect of electric current, Magnetism.
Chemistry Some basic concepts of Chemistry, States of Matter (gases and liquids), Redox reaction, Surface Chemistry, Nature of chemical bond, Hydrogen, s-Block elements (Alkali and alkaline earth metals), Basic principles and techniques in organic chemistry, Alkanes.
Biology (Botany) Diversity in organisms, Biochemistry of cell, Plant Water relations and Mineral Nutrition, Plant growth and development.
Biology (Zoology) Organization of cell, Animal tissues, Human Nutrition, Human Respiration.

Exam Marking Scheme

The questions are based on the syllabus of Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education. There is 80% weightage given to Class 12 syllabus and remaining 20% weightage is given to Class 11 syllabus. The questions are all MCQs with four options. There is no negative marking. The following table gives details of the marking scheme for every subject.

Subject Number of questions Marks per question Total marks Duration in minutes
Class 11 Class 12
Mathematics 10 40 2 100 90
Physics 10 40 1 100 90
Chemistry 10 40
Biology (Botany) 10 40 1 100 90
Biology (Zoology) 10 40

MHT-CET Question Paper

The MHT-CET 2020 question paper with solutions will be uploaded soon after the examination.

Frequently Asked Questions on MHT-CET

What is MHT-CET exam?

Maharashtra Common Entrance Test (MHT-CET or MHCET) is a state-level test conducted by State Common Entrance Test Cell, Mumbai for admission to B.Tech/B.E, B.Pharm and Pharm D in the state of Maharashtra

What is the syllabus of MHT-CET 2020?

The syllabus of MHT-CET 2020 is based on the syllabus of Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education. There is 80% weightage given to Class 12 topics and 20% given to Class 11 topics.

What is the last date to apply for MHT-CET 2020?

The last date of online registration and filling of application form without late fee is 29 February 2020.

Online submission of application form with late fee is from 1 March 2020 to 7 March 2020.

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