Maharashtra Council of Agricultural Education and Research PG Common Entrance Test

Form Date: 15 Jul - 16 Aug 2021 (Tentative)

Pen & Paper Mode

Form Date: 15 Jul - 16 Aug 2021

MCAER PG CET Basic Information

  • Application Fee:₹ 800
  • Examination Modes:Pen & Paper Mode
  • Exam Conducting Body:Maharashtra Agricultural Universities Examination Board (MAUEB)
  • Courses:MSc Agri
  • Streams:Agriculture

MCAER PG CET 2021: Application Form, Eligibility, Exam Pattern, Dates, Syllabus

Updated On - June 05 2021 by Swagota Nandi

MCAER PG CET 2021 also known as Maharashtra Council Of Agriculture Education And Research Post Graduate Common Entrance Test 2021. This exam will be conducted in May 2021 tentatively by the Maharashtra Agricultural Universities Examination Board (MAUEB). MCAER is a State Level exam conducted annually. MCAER PG offers admissions into various Post Graduate programs in the State Agricultural Universities (SAUs) in Maharashtra.  MCAER Post Graduate CET 2021 will be held offline (PBT mode). Candidates will get all the necessary information below regarding the MCAER exam. Interested candidates can go through the following article for more details.

MCAER PG CET 2021 Exam Status

Candidates can check the MCAER PG CET 2021 exam status from the below table:

Exam statusOfficial notification is yet to release

MCAER PG CET 2021 Important Dates  

Candidates can check the important dates and events regarding the PG CET 2021 from the below-given table:

MCAER PG CET Exam Schedule 2021
EventsDates (Tentative)
Application Form Release March 2021
Last date for the submission of the Application FormMarch 2021
Last date for the payment of Application FeesMarch 2021
Display of the list for eligible candidatesMarch 2021
Date of grievances of candidates for Eligible candidates listMarch 2021
Release of the final list for the eligible candidatesApril 2021
Admit Card Release April 2021
Examination DateMay 2021
Answer KeyJune 2021
Result DeclarationsJuly 2021

Above mentioned dates are tentative and this page will be updated as soon as official dates are announced by the University.

MCAER PG CET 2021 Application Form

Before filling the MCAER PG application form 2021 candidate must go through the eligibility criteria. The MCAER PG CET application form is mentioned below:
  • The application form for the MCAER PG exam will be released in March 2021.
  • The MCAER PG CET Application form 2021 can only be filled in online mode.
  • The MCAER PG CET online form filling process can be completed on the official website only.
  • The interested applicant has to create an MCAER log-in ID first.
  • Candidates should mention the correct information in the application form if the candidate will not fill in the valid information in the application form that the candidate will be disqualified from the further procedure.
  • Multiple applications from the same candidate would be summarily rejected.
  • Candidates must keep ready all the documents ready along with a soft copy of the photograph and signature before filling the online application form.

MCAER PG CET 2021 Application Fee

The details of the MCAER PG CET Application fee 2021 is given below:
  • The Registration fee can be paid through both online and offline mode.
  • Once the form is filled and submitted, the candidates can pay the fee.
  • The Application process would be considered complete only after the payment is made.
The Registration fee varies for different categories which are given as follows:
MCAER PG CET Application Fee
Category of CandidateApplication fee to be paid
Male/Transgender (General/OBC)Rs.800/-
Female candidatesRs.800/-
Physically handicapped (General)Rs.800/-
Other State CandidatesRs.800/-
Mode of Payment: 
  • Online- Candidates can either use Credit Card/ Debit Card/ Net Banking to make the payments.
  • Offline- It can also be made through Bank Challan. Download the Challan and pay the amount and take a printout of it for future references.

MCAER PG CET 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility of the MCAER CET exam 2021 varies from course to course and the candidates who are willing to appear for the entrance exam must fulfill the eligibility criteria. The candidate must hold a bachelor's degree as follows: 
MCAER PG CET Eligibility 2021
For M.Sc. (Agriculture) B. Sc. (Agriculture), B. Sc. (Hort.), B. Sc. (Forestry), B. Sc. (Agriculture Biotechnology), B.B.M. (Agriculture) / B.Sc. (A.B.M), B. Tech. (Food Science / Tech.), B. Tech. (Agriculture Engg.), B. Sc. (Hon.) Home Science of Agriculture the university only and passing CET for M.Sc. (Agri.)
For M.Sc. (Hort.)B. Sc. (Hort.), B. Sc. (Agriculture), B. Sc. (Forestry) of Agriculture University only and passing CET for M.Sc. (Hort.)
For M.Sc. (Forestry) B. Sc. (Forestry) or B. Sc. (Agriculture), B. Sc. (Hort.) of Agriculture the university only and passing CET for M.Sc. (Forestry).
For M.Sc. (Home Science)B.Sc. (Hon.) Home Science of Agriculture University only and passing CET for M.Sc. (Home Sc.).
For M.Sc. (Agril. Biotechnology)B. Sc. (Agriculture Biotechnology), B. Sc. (Agriculture), B. Sc. (Hort.), B. Sc. (Forestry), B. Tech. (Food Sc./Tech.) of Agriculture University only, B.F.Sc. and passing CET for M.Sc. (Agriculture Biotechnology.)
For M.Tech. (Agri. Engg.)B. Tech. (Agriculture Engg.) of Agril. University only and passing CET for M.Tech. (Agriculture Engg.)
For M.Tech. (Food Tech.)B. Tech. (Food Sc./Tech.) of Agril. University only and passing CET for M.Tech. (Food Tech.)
For M.B.A. (Agriculture)B.B.M. (Agriculture) / B. Sc. (A.B.M) or B. Sc. (Agriculture) or B. Sc. (Hort.) or B. Sc. (Forestry) or B. Sc. (Agriculture Biotechnology) or B. Tech. (Food Sc./Tech.) or B. Tech. (Agriculture Engg.) or B.Sc. (Hon.) Home Sc. of Agril. university only or B.F.Sc.and passing CET for M.B.A. (Agri.)
For M.F.Sc.B.F.Sc. and passing CET for M.F.Sc.
For M.Sc. (P.H.M.)B.B.M. (Agriculture) / B. Sc. (A.B.M), B. Sc. (Agriculture), B. Sc. (Hort.), B. Sc. (Forestry), B. Sc. (Agriculture Biotechnology), B. Tech. (Food Sc./Tech.), B. Tech. (Agriculture Engg.),B.Sc. (Hon.) Home Sc. of Agriculture university only, B.F.Sc. and passing CET for Post Harvest Management (PHM).

Candidates can keep visiting this page for the latest updates in MCAER PG CET Eligibility criteria 2021. This is the eligibility criteria is based on the previous exam.

MCAER PG CET 2021 Exam Pattern

Candidates must refer to the table given below to have an understanding of the MCAER PG CET 2021 Exam Pattern. The candidates have to mark the correct answer on OMR sheets. Candidates have to darken the answer to the respective number of the question with a black ink ballpoint pen only. Below given is the MCAER CET question paper pattern candidate must go through.
MCAER PG CET Exam Pattern 2021
Mode of  Exam
Offline( Pen Paper-based)
Total Number of questions
Duration of Exam
2 Hours
Maximum marks
200 marks                    
Marking Scheme
+1 marks for each correct Answer
No Negative marking
Type of Questions
Objective Type, Multiple Choice
Medium of language

Candidates are advised to check the official website or this page for the latest updates or any sort of changes in the exam pattern in the upcoming exam.

MCAER PG CET 2021 Syllabus

Candidates should check the MCAER PG Syllabus 2021 below for exam preparation. Candidates can also check the previous year's MCAER PG CET question paper which will help in preparation. The syllabus has been given as one view under every subject for the candidate's reference.
  • Principles of Agronomy
  • Practical Crop Production (I) (Kharif Crops)
  • Agricultural Meteorology
  • Field Crops-(II) (Rabi Crops)
  • Introductory Agriculture
  • Practical Crop Production (II) (Rabi Crops)
  • Water Management including Micro-irrigation
  • Weed Management
  • Field Crops – (I) (Kharif Crops)
  • Farming Systems and Sustainable Agriculture
  • Introductory Plant Pathology
  • Diseases of Field Crops and their Management
  •  Agricultural Microbiology
  • Diseases of Horticultural Crops and their Management
  • Principles of Plant
  • Pathology
  • Environmental Science
  • Breeding of Field and Horticultural Crops
  • Principles of genetics
  • Principles of Seed Technology
  • Crop Physiology
  • Principles of Plant Biotechnology
  • Principles of Plant Breeding
  • Production Technology of Fruit Crops
  • Production Technology of Spices
  • Aromatics
  • Medicinal and Plantation Crops
  • Post-Harvest Management and Value Addition of Fruits and Vegetable
  • Production Technology of Vegetables and Flowers
Animal Science & Dairy Science:
  • Livestock Production and Management
  • The technology of milk and Milk Products
  • Livestock Breeding and Nutrition
  • Sheep & goat production
Agricultural Extension:
  • Fundamentals of Rural Sociology and Educational Psychology
  • Extension Methodologies for Transfer of Agricultural Technology
  • Dimensions of Agricultural Extension
  • Entrepreneurship Development and Communication Skills
Agricultural Economics:
  • Principles of Agricultural Economics
  • Agricultural Marketing
  • Trade and Prices
  • Production
  • Economics and Farm Management
  • Agri-Business Management
  • Agricultural Finance & Co-operation
  • Statistics

MCAER PG CET 2021 Preparation Tips

While preparing for MCAER PG CET, candidates can follow the below tips for preparation: 

  • Candidates should be able to manage their time wisely to not get exhausted during their study time. A proper schedule should be made and followed.
  • Since the Exam has no negative marking, the candidates should attempt every single question and not leave any question blank.
  • While studying, students should take enough breaks to make sure that their mind is calm and composed.
  • All the previous year's question papers should be carefully solved by the candidate.

MCAER PG CET 2021 Admit Card

MCAER PG CET 2021 Admit Card will be released in April 2021 by the conducting authority. Applicants should read the points below to know the important points about the admit card/hall ticket:
  • Candidates can download their admit cards from the official website.
  • No candidate will receive the admit card/hall ticket through the post.
  • The admit card will contain necessary details like:
    • Name
    • Exam date
    • Time
    • Reporting time
    • Application number
    • Course details
    • Exam day instructions, etc.
  • The candidates must check the mention details on the Admit card correctly.
  • Candidates must bring their admit card along with one photo ID proof to the exam hall.
  • No candidate will be allowed to seat in the examination without an admit card or Photo ID proof.

MCAER PG CET Exam Centres

MCAER CET test centers 2021 have not been declared for PG CET. These exam centers are based on the previous year. MCAER CET exam 2021 is conducted across 14 exam centers. Listed below are MCAER CET 2020 test centers:

MCAER PG CET Exam Centres
Test Centre Code
Name of Centre


College of Agriculture, Pune

All Streams except Fisheries & Home Science


College of Agriculture, Akola

All Streams except Fisheries & Home Science


College of Agriculture, Nagpur

All Streams except Home Science


College of Agriculture, Parbhani

All Streams


College of Agriculture, Dapoli

All Streams except Home Science


Dr. AS College of Agril. Engg., Rahuri

All Streams except Forestry, Home Sc. & Fisheries


College of Agriculture, Kolhapur

All Streams except Forestry, Home Sc., Fisheries


College of Agriculture, Dhule

All Streams except Forestry, Home Sc. & Fisheries


College of Agriculture, Latur

Only for Agriculture, Agri. Business Management, Agril. Biotech. & PHM


College of Agriculture, Badnapur

Only for Agriculture & PHM


College of Agricultural Biotechnology, Yavatmal

Only for Agriculture


College of Agriculture, Karad

Only for Agriculture


College of Agriculture, Ambejogai

Only for Agriculture


College of Agriculture, Sonapur (Gadchiroli)

Only for Agriculture

Candidates can keep visiting this page for MCAER PG 2021 exam centers as notified by the Maharashtra Agricultural Universities Examination Board (MAUEB).

MCAER PG CET 2021 Answer Key

Maharashtra Agriculture University releases the official Answer Key for MCAER PG CET. Candidates can check the Answer Key on their official website of MCAER. Candidates must download their Answer Key and take a printout of it. Candidates can match their answers with the answers given in the PG CET 2021 Answer Key of MCAER to calculate their marks secured in the examination.

MCAER PG CET 2021 Results

MCAER PG CET 2021 Result will be announced July 2021 on the official website. Candidates can check their results by following  these simple steps:
  • Visit the MCAER PG CET 2021 official website.
  • Click on MCAER PG CET 2021 Results.
  • Enter roll number.
  • Click on submit.
  • Scores would get displayed on the screen.
  • The results will be declared in the form of a merit list.
  • Download it and take a printout for the counseling round.

Based on these results counseling will be done for the allotment of seats under various disciplines of PG courses.

MCAER PG CET 2021 Counselling

Once the Cet agriculture Results are declared, the university will release the merit list and announce the name of the candidates who will be eligible for the MCAER Counselling session.
  • MCAER Admission will be given based on merit generated by considering weightage of 70 percent of the CET score and 30 percent of the CGPA of the student.
  • Other weights if any and the reservations as per guidelines of the State Government will also be considered.
  • The minimum cut-off will be 55 percent of total merit for PG admission.

Courses offered by MAUEB:

The list of the courses offered by the Maharashtra Agricultural Universities Examination Board (MAUEB):
MSc Agriculture Course Subjects:
  • Agronomy
  • Agricultural Botany
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Animal Husbandry & Dairy Science
  • Extension Education
  • Agricultural Entomology
  • Plant Pathology
  • Agricultural Microbiology
  • Soil Science & Agricultural Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Agricultural Meteorology
  • Irrigation Water Management
  • Food Technology
MSc Horticulture Course Subjects
  • Fruit Science
  • Vegetable Science
  • Floriculture and Landscaping
  • Plantation Spices, Medicinal, and Aromatic Crops
MSc (Forestry) Course Subjects
  • Silviculture & Agro-Forestry
  • Natural Resource Management
  • Forest Biology & Tree Improvement
  • Fish Processing Technology
  • Forest Product & Utilisation
  • Aquatic Environment Management
  • Fish Engineering and Technology
  • Aquaculture
  • Fish Biotechnology
  • Fisheries Resource Management
  • Fish Nutrition and Feed Technology
  • Fisheries Extension
  • Fish Economics
MTech Food Technology Course Subjects
  • Food Technology
MSc Agricultural Bio-Technology Course Subjects
  • Agricultural Biotechnology
MTech Agricultural Engineering Course Subjects
  • Process and Food Engineering
  • Irrigation & Drainage Engineering
  • Farm Power and Machinery
  • Soil & Water Conservation
  • Agriculture Structure and Environment Management
  • Renewable Energy Sources
MSc (Hons) Home Science Course Subjects
  • Home Management
  • Food Science & Nutrition
  • Child Development & Family Relationship
MBA in Agriculture Course Subjects
  • Agricultural Business Management
MSc Post-Harvest Management Course Subjects
  • Post-harvest Management of Fruits, Vegetable and Flower crops
  • Post-harvest Management of medicinal, aromatic, plantation, spices, and forest crops
  • Post-harvest Management of Fish, meat, poultry, and marine products
  • Post-harvest Engineering
  • Post-harvest Management of Foodgrain and seeds

MCAER PG CET 2021 Highlights

Below is the important information or highlights are given for the MCAER Exam which candidates can refer to for a quick view:

Exam Name


Full form of Exam Name
Maharashtra Council Of Agriculture Education And Research Post Graduate Common Entrance Test 2021
Conducting Body
Maharashtra Agricultural Universities Examination Board (MAUEB)

State Level


Postgraduate Courses in Medical Sciences

MCAER Official website
Exam Mode

Offline (Pen-Paper Based)

Exam Purpose

To offer admission in various Postgraduate Courses offered at Maharashtra State Agricultural Universities

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MCAER PG CET Important Dates

MCAER PG CET 2021 Form Date15 Jul - 16 Aug 2021 (Tentative)

Maharashtra Council of Agricultural Education and Research PG Common Entrance Test Exam Pattern

Paper 1
Exam Duration:

2 hours

Total Marks:


Question Paper Type :

Multiple Choice Questions, Objective

Negative Marking:



Instructions:Subjects are different for different courses and programme.

Frequently Asked Questions




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Form Start Date:

15 Jul 2021

Form End Date:

16 Aug 2021

The forms will open on 15 Jul 2021



Examination Date:


Application Fees:

₹ 800

Admissions open for

GD Goenka University Admission 2021

01 Mar 2021-31 May 2021

UPES Dehradun

01 Jan 2021-12 Jun 2021


16 Jun 2021-16 Jun 2021

Amrita University

01 Feb 2021-05 Jul 2021


15 Feb 2021-31 Jul 2021