MHT CET 2021: Updates, Application, Dates, Syllabus, Eligibility & More

Have you passed 12th standard? Do you want to crack MHT CET this year? If yes, this post will be of help to you. Here, we will have an in-depth analysis of MHT CET test.

MHT CET 2021

In this post, readers will find the following details – MHT CET 2021 schedule, application process, eligibility criteria, syllabus, exam pattern, admit card, result, answer key, counseling and admission process. In short, this post contains all the important details that you need to know about this test.

 

MHT CET is also known as MH CET. It stands for Maharashtra Common Entrance Test. Come, let us take a closer look at test-overview:

Name of the entrance exam:MHT CET (Maharashtra Common Entrance Test)
Conducted by:Common Entrance Test Cell, Maharashtra
Mode of application:Online
Level:State (Maharashtra)
Frequency:Conducted once in a year
Purpose:Admission into UG programs (engineering, pharmacy, agriculture etc)
Mode of examination:Online
Medium (language) of examination:English & Marathi
Duration:2 hours
Number of questions:150
Marking scheme:1-2 mark(s) for each correct answer
Negative marking scheme:No
Nature of questions asked:MCQs

 

MHT CET is a state level entrance exam. The main aim of this test is to facilitate admission of candidates into state (Maharashtra) colleges for UG level courses (engg, pharmacy, agriculture etc).

 

Candidates who have passed 12th standard with specific subjects are eligible to take part in this test. Each year, hundreds of thousands of such candidates apply for MHT CET. This post has been crafted keeping their needs in mind.

 

Our MHT CET guide can be broadly divided into six sections –

  1. Section 1: Schedule and important dates
  2. Section 2: Eligibility criteria
  3. Section 3: Application process
  4. Section 4: Syllabus and exam pattern
  5. Section 5: Admit card
  6. Section 6: Post-exam activities (result, counseling and admission process)

 

Let us kick-off our guide with section 1 –

 

MHT CET 2021: Schedule & Important Dates

EventDate
Online application process to start on1st or 2nd week of February, 2021
Last date to apply online4th week of March, 2021
Admit card to be released on4th week of April, 2021
Date of examination2nd week of May, 2021
Result to be declared on1st week of June, 2021
Counseling process will start on1st week of June, 2021

 

MHT CET is known to facilitate admission into different types of UG level programs – Engineering, Pharmacy, Agriculture etc. Eligibility criteria may vary from one academic program to another! CET Cell, Maharashtra is known to entertain application forms from eligible candidates only!

 

Am I eligible to apply, some of you may ask. Let us check out the course-wise eligibility criteria and find out –

 

MHT CET 2021 Eligibility Criteria

In order to be considered eligible to apply for MHT CET, one must meet certain conditions set forth by the CET Cell, Maharashtra. These conditions are both academic and non-academic in nature. Age limit, educational qualification and nationality – these factors form an important part of eligibility criteria.

 

Age limit

No age limit.

 

Nationality & domicile

  • Indian nationals are eligible to apply for this test.
  • Candidates must also possess birth certificate/domicile certificate/residential certificate provided by the Government of Maharashtra.
  • Non-Maharashtra candidates too are eligible to apply for this test.

 

Educational qualification for engineering admission

  • Minimum educational qualification required is – completed 12th Science with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as compulsory subjects from a recognized board.
  • Minimum aggregate marks required is – 50% (45% for SC/ST candidates).

 

Educational qualification for pharmacy admission

  • Minimum educational qualification required is – completed 12th Science with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics/Biology subjects from a recognized board.
  • Minimum aggregate marks required is – 45% (40% for SC/ST candidates).
  • Candidates appearing for 12th board final examination are also eligible to apply for this test. They must be able to provide proof of passing the exam at the time of admission. All India level candidates may use JEE main score to securing admission into Maharashtra state colleges.

 

Let us move to section 3 –

 

MHT CET 2021 Application Process

Candidates may apply for this test online. Application process is quite simple and straightforward. Here are important dates related to this process –

EventDate
Online application process to start on1st or 2nd week of February, 2021
Last date to apply online4th week of March, 2021
Admit card to be released on4th week of April, 2021

 

What is the registration process like, some of you may ask. MHT CET application process can be divided into four main stages –

  1. Registration
  2. Form-filling
  3. Uploading required documents
  4. Payment of application fee

 

Here are some important documents that you need to keep ready while filling the application form –

  • 10th board marksheet
  • Scanned images of passport size photo and signature specimen
  • Scanned image of valid ID proof
  • Domicile certificate
  • Valid email id
  • Mobile number

 

Let us check out the step by step registration process now –

 

Step by step registration process

  1. Visit the official website of MHT CET.
  2. Search for MHT CET registration link and click on it.
  3. Register as a new user by entering your email id, name, mobile number etc.
  4. On successfully completing registration, you will obtain login credentials via email or SMS.
  5. Use your credentials and login to official website of MHT CET.
  6. Search for MHT CET application form.
  7. Fill up the application form by entering details such as – personal details, academic details, category details etc.
  8. Upload scanned image of candidate’s passport size photograph and signature specimen. Scanned images must adhere to the guidelines set by the authorities.
  9. Upload your photo id.
  10. Pay the application fee. Candidates may pay it online (credit/debit cards, net banking UPI etc).
  11. Print the application form for further use and reference.

 

Application fee

Here’s category-wise application fee –

CategoryFee
General/UR candidates800 INR
ST/SC/OBC/PwD candidates600 INR

 

As discussed before, scanned images of photo and documents must adhere to the guidelines set by the authorities. Let us check out these guidelines –

 

Guidelines for scanned images

DocumentFormatSize
Passport size photoJPG15-50KB
Signature specimenJPG5-20KB

 

While filling up the form, make sure that you enter the correct details. Mistakes in the application form can lead to problems during document verification.

 

If you want to crack MHT CET with flying colors, you must have in-depth knowledge about the syllabus and exam pattern. If you understand the syllabus inside-out, you will be able to prepare efficiently for the test!

 

Come, let us check out section 4 now –

 

MHT CET 2021 Syllabus and Exam Pattern

Highlights of MHT CET syllabus –

  • MHT CET consists of three papers – Paper 1 (Mathematics), Paper 2 (Physics and Chemistry) & Paper 3 (Biology).
  • Questions will be based on Maharashtra state board syllabus.
  • MCQ type questions will be asked in the paper.
  • 20% weightage will be give to 11th class curriculum and 80% weightage will be given to class 12th curriculum.
  • Engineering admission aspirants may face papers 1 and 2. Pharmacy admission aspirants may face Paper 2 and Paper 1/3.

 

Let us take a closer look at subject-wise syllabus. Let us begin –

 

Syllabus

  • Mathematics: Trigonometric functions, trigonometric functions of compound angles, factorization, straight line, circle, conics, sets, relations, functions, probability, sequence, series, integral calculus, differential calculus etc.
  • Physics: Units and measurement, scalars and vectors, force, work and energy, friction, refraction of light, optics, electric current, electromagnetic induction, magnetism etc.
  • Chemistry: States of matter, organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, redox reaction, surface chemistry, chemical bonds, hydrogen, s-Block elements, alcohols, ethers and phenols etc.
  • Biology (Botany): Diversity in organisms, cell structure, biochemistry, plant physiology, mineral nutrition, plant growth and development etc.
  • Biology (Zoology): Cell structure, animal tissues, human physiology, human nutrition, human respiration, reproduction etc.

 

Marks distribution

Here is what section-wise marks distribution looks like –

SectionNo of questionsMarks per questionDuration
Mathematics50290 minutes
Physics & Chemistry100190 minutes
Biology50190 minutes

 

Here is what class-wise question distribution looks like –

Subject11th Class12th class
Mathematics10 questions40 questions
Physics10 questions40 questions
Chemistry10 questions40 questions
Biology (Botany)10 questions40 questions
Biology (Zoology)10 questions40 questions

 

Let us check out the exam pattern now –

 

Exam pattern

Medium (language) of examination:English & Marathi
Duration:2 hours
Number of questions:150
Marking scheme:1-2 mark(s) for each correct answer
Negative marking scheme:No
Nature of questions asked:MCQs

 

Let us check out section 5 now –

 

MHT CET 2021 Admit Card

MHT CET admit card contains the following details –

  • Name of the candidate
  • Names of guardians
  • Date of Birth
  • Date and time of exam
  • Exam center
  • Roll number
  • Subjects chosen by the candidate
  • General instructions
  • And more…

 

Candidates must bring their admit card to the exam center. Without valid admit card, they won’t be allowed to enter the exam hall.

 

Obtaining the admit card is quite easy. It is usually released online. Candidates may obtain their admit card online by following these steps –

  1. Visit the official website of MHT CET.
  2. Search for admit card link and click it.
  3. Login by entering relevant credentials.
  4. Get your admit card on the screen.
  5. Download it and take printout for further use/reference.

 

While going to appear for the exam, candidates must carry their admit card and a valid id proof. Without these documents, they won’t be allowed to appear for the exam. Valid id proof could be one of the following documents – PAN card, driving license, voter id, Aadhaar card, Passport, ID card issued by school of college (recent), photo id proof issued by a Gazetted Officer etc.

 

MHT CET 2021 Result

CET Cell, Maharashtra is usually known to declare result on 1st week of June each year. Result is usually declared on their official website. Candidates may follow these steps to check their result –

  1. Visit the official website of MHT CET.
  2. Once the result is announced, you will find the official ‘result’ link on their website. Click it.
  3. Enter your roll number and click ‘search’.
  4. Result will be declared on screen.
  5. You may download your result and take printout for further use.

 

Result declaration initiates counseling process. Based on the cutoff marks, candidates are deemed eligible for counseling and admission.

 

MHT CET 2021 Counseling & Admission

Cutoff marks declared by the CET Cell determines whether a candidate is eligible for admission or not! Eligible candidates may take part in online counseling process. The entire counseling process can be divided into three rounds.

 

Counseling process involves three main stages –

  • Registration (online).
  • Seat allocation.
  • Document verification.
  • Admission.
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