MHT CET (Maharashtra Common Entrance Test)

MH CET or Maharashtra Common Entrance Test is a state level entrance examination conducted by the Directorate of Technical Education (Government of Maharashtra) for granting admissions in various engineering, pharmacy, and agricultural courses offered by different colleges located in the state of Maharashtra. Every year around 4 to 5 Lakh students register for MH CET examination. Previously, the marks secured in MH CET or MHT CET were valid for admissions in Medical degree courses, however, after implementation of NEET, the students were granted admissions only for engineering and pharmacy courses through MHT CET.

The key dates for the MH CET exam for the year 2020-21 are mentioned below. Find the dates in this table.


Application form availability 07 January 2021
Last Date to Fill the Application Form 29 February 2021

MH CET Courses Offered:

B.Tech. – Agriculture Engineering B.Sc. – Forestry (Honours)
B. Tech. – Bio-Tech. B.Tech – Food Tech.
B.Sc. – Animal Husbandry (Honours) B.Sc. – Horticulture (Honours)
B.Sc. – Agriculture (Honours) BFSc Fisheries
B.Sc. – Community Science (Honours)

The marks secured in MH CET are also valid for admission into B.Sc. (Honours) (Agricultural Business Management) course. However, the State Agricultural Universities will conduct the counseling and admission process. Last year, the Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) released MH CET Application Form in the 3rd week of January 2019 till last week of March 2019. DTE conducted MH CET common entrance test 2019 in the offline mode.

MH CET Exam is conducted in three sections (Paper 1, 2 and 3). Paper 1 and 2 are for candidates aspiring for engineering courses. Paper 2 and Paper 1/Paper 3 (Both or Any) are for candidates aspiring for pharmacy or Pharm/D courses in the state of Maharashtra.

MHT CET Subjects Total Questions (MCQ) Total Marks
Class 11th Class 12th
Paper 1 Maths 10 Questions 40 Questions 100 Marks
Paper 2 Physics 10 Questions 40 Questions 100 Marks
Chemistry 10 Questions 40 Questions
Paper 3 Botany 10 Questions 40 Questions 100 Marks
Zoology 10 Questions 40 Questions

MHT CET Syllabus of Maths, Biology, Physics, and Chemistry is designed by the Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) after considering the syllabus prescribed by the State Board of Maharashtra (Higher Secondary Education).

MHT CET Class wise weightage

Marks scheme is as follows: Around 20% of weightage is allocated to class 11th syllabus whereas a majority of weightage (80%) is given to class Maharashtra HSC Board syllabus. Negative marking is excluded from the marking scheme. However, it is expected that the difficulty of MH CET physics, maths, and chemistry is very much similar to JEE Mains and biology section is quite similar to NEET. The questions asked in the MHT CET exam are based mostly on the applications of concepts and theorems. The students are advised to analyze the exam paper patterns thoroughly and design a suitable preparation strategy to ensure the successful completion of the entire syllabus well before and secure a meritorious position in the examination.

Stay tuned with BYJU’S to get more information on MH CET common entrance test related dates, eligibility criteria, cutoff, exam pattern, previous years question papers, and other examination related details.


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