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Maharashtra Agriculture Universities Examination Board PhD Common Entrance Test

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MCAER CET PHD Basic Information

  • Application Fee:₹ 1,500
  • Examination Modes:Pen & Paper Mode
  • Exam Conducting Body:Maharashtra Council of Agricultural Education and Research (MCAER Pune)
  • Courses:PhD
  • Streams:Engineering

MCAER Ph.D. CET 2023: Application Form(Soon), Dates(Soon), Eligibility, Syllabus

Updated On - March 01 2023 by Akriti Maurya

MCAER PhD. CET 2023 i.e. Maharashtra Agriculture Universities Examination Board PhD. Common Entrance Test that will be conducted by the Maharashtra Agriculture University Examination Board(MAUEB) to offer admission to the Doctoral programs in Agricultural Engineering/ Biotechnology, Home Sciences, Fisheries, etc in the University of Maharashtra State. Candidates must have to hold a Master's Degree in the relevant stream. Before applying for MCAER PhD. Common Entrance Test, candidates are advised to read the eligibility carefully. It is conducted annually at the state level. To get more information about MCAER PhD. CET 2023, application fees, admit card, result, etc. check the complete article.


Latest Updates

  • No official notification regarding MCAER PhD. CET 2023 will released soon by the conducting authority.

MCAER PhD. CET 2023 Exam Status

Candidates can check the MCAER PhD. CET 2023 exam status from the below table:


Maharashtra Agriculture Universities Examination Board PhD Common Entrance Test 2023 Status

Official notification is yet to release.

MCAER PhD. CET 2023 Dates

Candidates can check the dates for MCAER PhD. CET 2023 from the table given below:-
MCAER PhD. CET 2023 Schedule
EventsDates (tentative)

Last date of submission of online applications

To be notified soon

Last date of payment of fees in online mode or Cash payment at SBI branch 

To be notified soon

Provisional list of Eligible/Non-eligible candidates 

September 2023

Grievances for students

September 2023

Display of Final list of eligible/Non-eligible candidates

September 2023

Date of release of admit card

October 2023

MCAER Ph.D. CET 2023 exam date

October 2023

Display of answer keys 

November 2023

Declaration of results and merit list 

November 2023
Note: Above mentioned rates are based on the previous year's. Once the official announces the dates, the page will update.

MCAER Ph.D. CET 2023 Application Form 

The application process of the MCAER PhD. 2023 Common Entrance Test is completely online and, candidates can apply for the entrance exam as under: 

  1. Visit the official website of MAUEB.
  2. Select the link given MCAER PhD. CET 2023 Application form.
  3. Candidates are required to register online with details such as email ID, phone number, etc.
  4. Then fill the application form properly with academic details and personal details. 
  5. Upload documents such as signature, photograph, and academic and category related.
  6. Pay the application fee in online mode using Debit Card, Net Banking, Credit Card, or UPI methods
  7. Save the application form and submit it once the payment status is updated.
  8. Download the application form and take the printout for future references.


  • The details provided should be correct in all senses.
  • No applicant should submit a duplicate form.
  • The fee once paid will not be refunded in any case.

MCAER Ph.D. CET 2023 Application Fee

Candidates must pay the application fee to complete the registration process. Candidates can check the application for a different category below:- 

MAUEB PhD. CET Registration Fee 2023
CategoryApplication Fee
General CandidatesRs. 1500/-
ST/SC/PwD CandidatesRs. 750/-
Students outside of MaharashtraRs. 1500/-

MCAER PhD. CET 2023 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must ensure that they fulfil the eligibility criteria before they fill the MCAER PhD. Application form 2023. Any candidate found to be ineligible will be disqualified from the admission procedure. Those candidates who pass Master degree in relevant fields are eligible to apply for MCAER PhD. Admission 2023, check detailed eligibility criteria for each course below:-

StreamEligibility Criteria
Agriculture coursesCandidates must hold a Master degree in relevant subjects i.e. Agronomy, Biochemistry, Plant Physiology, Agricultural Meteorology, Soil Science & Agricultural Chemistry, Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Entomology, Plant Pathology, Genetics & Plant Breeding, Seed Technology, Agriculture Extension Education, Fruit Sciences, Vegetable Science, Floriculture and Landscaping, Plantation Spices, Agricultural Microbiology, Animal Husbandry, Dairy Science, Medicinal and Aromatic Crops, Irrigation Water Management. 
Home ScienceCandidates must hold a master's degree in Home Science with a specialization in Food and Nutrition.
FisheriesMaster degree with relevant specialization in Aquaculture, Fisheries Resources Management, Fish Nutrition & Feed Technology, Fish Processing & Technology, Aquatic Environment Management, and Fisheries Extension 
Food TechnologyCandidates must hold a Master of Technology degree in the relevant stream
Agril. Biotechnology Candidates must hold a Master degree in Agriculture Technology
Agril. Engineering Candidates must hold a Master degree in Irrigation & Drainage Engineering, Farm Power & Machinery, Renewable Energy Sources, Soil & Water Conservation, Process & Food Engineering

MCAER Ph.D. CET 2023 Exam Pattern

Candidates are advised to check MCAER CET 2023 for the PhD admission exam pattern for better preparations below:-

  • Total Marks: The Common Entrance Exam will be conducted for 200 marks.
  • Question Type: The question paper contains 200 questions of objective nature along with four alternative options.
  • Marks for Correct Answer: +1 marks will be allotted on the correct answer.
  • Negative Marking: No, zero marks will be deducted on the wrong answer.
  • All questions are mandatory to be answered.
  • The candidate is required to mark the correct answer by blackening the corresponding circle against the serial number of the question in the Response sheet with a black ink ballpoint pen only.

MCAER Ph.D. CET 2023 Syllabus

The syllabus for Ph.D. Admission MCAER CET 2023 syllabus is mentioned below, to know the detailed syllabus check the previous year's information brochure.

Agriculture Syllabus:

  • Agricultural Economics
  • Agricultural Entomology
  • Agricultural Extension
  • Agricultural Meteorology
  • Agricultural Microbiology
  • Seed Technology
  • Soil Science & Agricultural Chemistry
  • Agronomy
  • Animal Husbandry
  • Biochemistry
  • Dairy Science
  • Food Technology
  • Genetics and Plant Breeding
  • Irrigation Water Management
  • Plant Pathology
  • Plant Physiology

Home Science Syllabus:

  • Human Development
  • Introduction to the Foundation of Food and Nutrition
  • Computational Skills
  • Applied Physical Sciences
  • Family Resource Management
  • Foundation of Fabric of Apparel Science
  • Computational Skills
  • Dynamics of Human Communication
  • Human Nutrition
  • Home Science Extension Education
  • Fundamentals of Sociology: Social and Culture
  • Applied Life Sciences

Fisheries Syllabus:

  • Aquaculture
  • Fisheries Hydrography
  • Fisheries Biology
  • Fisheries Engineering
  • Fisheries Technology
  • Fisheries Resources, Economics, Statistics and Extension Education

Food Technology Syllabus:

  • Principles of Food Processing
  • Food Packaging Technology
  • Food Quality Systems and Management
  • Techniques in Food Analysis
  • Food Chemistry and Nutrition
  • Food Microbiology
  • Food Engineering
  • The technology of Fruits and Vegetable Processing
  • The technology of Cereals, Pulses & Oilseeds
  • Nutraceuticals and Health Foods
  • Statistical Methods for Applied Science
  • Business Management and International Trade

Agriculture Biotechnology Syllabus:

  • Principles of Biotechnology
  • Fundamentals of Molecular Biology
  • Molecular Cell Biology
  • Plant Tissue Culture & Genetic Transformation
  • Immunology and Molecular Diagnostics
  • Biostatics and Computers
  • Techniques In Molecular Biology
  • Genomics and Proteomics
  • Introduction to Bioinformatics
  • Molecular Breeding
  • Biosafety, IPR & Bioethics
  • Physiological and Molecular Responses of Plants to Abiotic Stresses
  • Carbon and Nitrogen Metabolism

Agriculture Engineering Syllabus:

  • Irrigation & Drainage Engineering
  • Process and Food Engineering
  • Farm Machinery and Power Engineering
  • Soil & Water Conservation Engineering

MCAER Ph.D. CET 2023 Admit Card

The MCAER Ph.D. CET Admit Card will be issued to the candidates who have submitted their application form can download the hall ticket online mode by visiting the MAUEB website.

  • The authority does not send the hall ticket via post. Hence it has to be downloaded from the web portal.
  • Admit card is the mandatory document, which candidates must require to carried at the examination centre on the schedule.
  • The candidates must preserve the admit card till the admission process is over.

MCAER Ph.D. CET 2023 Result

MCAER Ph.D. CET 2023 will be released on the official website of MAUEB. MCAER Ph.D. CET Result will declare and those candidates will have obtained qualified marks in the examination, they can check their results through online mode. The Result has been displayed in the pdf form. Hence no login details are required to check the same.

Candidates can apply for re-verification of marks within 7 days after the result declarations in writing.  Candidates are required to pay re-verification of Rs. 750/- through Demand Draft in favour of Controller, MAUEB, Pune.

MCAER PhD CET 2023 Cut-Offs

Candidates can check minimum qualifying marks for MCAER PhD. CET below:-

Category Cut off criteria
Open and Outside Maharashtra candidates 65% marks out of 200 
Reserved categories60% marks out of 200 

MCAER PhD. CET 2023 Counselling Process

The Authority will be conducting a centralized counselling process of MCAER PhD. CET 2023 for all the participating universities of Maharashtra.

  • The counselling schedule and process will be shared on the official website of MAUEB after the declaration of results.
  • All shortlisted candidates in the merit list need to take part in the counselling rounds to secure a seat.
  • All qualified candidates who will be eligible to participate in the counselling must carry the documents for verification purposes.

MCAER PhD. CET 2023 Highlights

Candidates check basic information related below:-

Exam NameMCAER PhD. CET 2023
Conducting BodyMaharashtra Agriculture University Examination Board
Exam LevelState Level
FrequencyOnce a Year
Available CoursesDoctoral Program
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MCAER CET PHD Important Dates

Form Date20 Jul - 13 Aug 2023 (Tentative)
Admit card30 Sep 2023 (Tentative)
Result17 Dec 2023 (Tentative)

Maharashtra Agriculture Universities Examination Board PhD Common Entrance Test Exam Pattern

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Instructions:The Examination will be conducted for 200 marks. The question booklet will contain 200 questions of objective nature along with answers in the form of 4 alternatives. There will not be any choice or option for questions, i.e. all questions have to be answered.

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