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Maharashtra Common Entrance Test

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MHT CET Basic Information

  • Application Fee:₹ 800
  • Number Of Attempts:1
  • Examination Modes:Online Mode
  • Exam Conducting Body:State Common Entrance Test Cell, Maharashtra (SCETC MH)
  • Courses:B.Tech, BSc Agri
  • Streams:Engineering, Agriculture

MHT CET 2024 : Maharashtra Common Entrance Test Dates, Application

Updated On - October 20 2023 by Abhinandan Singh

MHT CET 2024 will be conducted on 9 May 2024. MHT CET also known as Maharashtra Common Entrance Test is conducted by State Common Entrance Test Cell, Maharashtra. MHT CET is a State level entrance exam conducted once a year. The Maharashtra Common Entrance Test will be held for admission to Engineering, Agriculture, Pharmacy & Management courses. Candidates should go through the given article regarding the information of Maharashtra CET 2024 such as the application form, eligibility, exam pattern, exam syllabus, etc.

Maharashtra Common Entrance Test (MHT CET) Latest Updates

  • MHT CET 2024 Exam Dates Announced: The State Common Entrance Test Cell, Maharashtra, has released the exam dates for MHT CET 2024-25 for various courses, including engineering, MBA, MCA, and law.
  • Exam Calendar: The MHT CET exam calendar for the academic year 2024-25 is available on the official website, cetcell.mahacet.org.
  • Engineering Exam Date: The MHT CET 2024 engineering exam is scheduled to be held from April 16 to May 2.
  • Start Date: The CET exams will commence with MAH-BEd MEd and the three-year integrated course on March 2.
  • Eligibility: Students from all over India are eligible to apply for the MHT CET exam. It is a state-level entrance examination for admission to various colleges in Maharashtra.
  • Qualifying Marks: To secure admission in courses like BTech, MCA, and Pharmacy, candidates must achieve the minimum qualifying marks. General category candidates should have a qualifying percentage of 45%, while reserved category candidates should have a qualifying percentage of 40%.

Common Entrance Test Maharashtra (MHT CET) Highlights 2024

MHT CET or Maharashtra Common Entrance Test is conducted by the State Common Entrance Test Cell, Maharashtra for admission to various undergraduate courses in Engineering, Pharmacy, Agriculture, and Fisheries courses in colleges in Maharashtra. Here are some important points about MHT CET:
  1. Exam Pattern: MHT CET is conducted in computer-based mode. The exam comprises multiple-choice questions. The questions are based on the syllabus of Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Mathematics of Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education.
  2. Eligibility Criteria: Candidates must have passed Class 12th or equivalent examination from a recognized board with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics/Biology as compulsory subjects. Candidates should have obtained at least 50% marks (45% for reserved category candidates) in the qualifying examination.
  3. Application Process: The application process for MHT CET is online. Candidates can register on the official website of MHT CET by filling in their personal details, academic qualifications, and other required information.
  4. Admit Card: The admit card for MHT CET is released on the official website. Candidates can download their admit cards by entering their registration number and password.
  5. Results: MHT CET results are declared on the official website. Candidates can check their results by entering their registration number and password.
  6. Counseling Process: After the results are declared, the counseling process for MHT CET is conducted. The counseling process is conducted in online mode. Candidates are allotted seats based on their rank and preference of college and course.

MHT CET 2024 Exam Dates

Must go through the below details of MHT CET 2024 Dates mentioned in the table:
Maharashtra CET Exam Dates

MHT CET exam

Dates

MAH-BEd MEd, three-year integrated course

March 2

MAH-MEd CET

March 2

MAH-MPEd CET

March 9

Field Test: March 10 to 11

MAH-LLB 3 year CET

March 11 to 13

MAH-BPEd-CET

March 15

Field test: March 16 to 18

MAH-BEd (General and Special) and

BEd ELCT-CET

March 18 to 21

MAH- MBA/MMS-CET

March 23 to 24

MAH-MCA CET

March 30

MAH-BDesign CET

April 6

MAH-MARCH CET

April 7

MAH-MHMCT CET

April 7

MAH-BHMCT CET

April 13

MAH-BPlanning CET

April 13

MHTCET

April 16 to May 2

MAH-BA/BSc BEd (Four year integrated course)-CET

May 6

MAH- L.LB 5 year CET

May 7 to 8

MAH-B.Sc. Nursing CET

May 9 to 10

MAH-ANM -GNM CET

May 9 to 10

MAH-AAC CET

May 12

MAH-PGP-CET, PGO-CET, MSc (A and SLP)-CET, MSc(P and O)-CET

May 12

MHT CET 2024 Admission Process

Candidates who are interested in MHT CET 2024 admission can check the exam admission process which is mentioned below steps wise:

  • STEP 1: Apply for the exam
  • STEP 2: Download the Admit Card
  • STEP 3: Appear for the entrance exam
  • STEP 4: Result announcement 
  • STEP 5: Counselling Process

MHT CET 2024 Application Form

The conducting authority will release the MHT CET 2024 application form in February 2024. The registration process will end on 11th May 2024. Candidates interested in MHT CET 2024 can go through the below points of the MHT CET 2024 Application Form:
  • MHT CET 2024 registration forms will be available online.
  • Before filling out the application form candidates must read the information brochure available on the website.
  • Candidates must register themselves before filling out the form.
  • Upload the scanned copy of all the required documents in the prescribed format.
  • In case more than one application form is submitted, the Board will treat the last submitted application form as valid and the rest invalid.
  • Maharashtra Common Entrance Test Application Fees can be paid through the online mode only.
  • Application fees once paid, can not be refunded in any condition.

MHT CET Application Fees 2024

Check the given mentioned table of category-wise MHT CET 2024 Application Fee:

MHT CET Registration Fee 2024
Categories
Application Fee

General/J&K Migrants/OMS candidates

Rs 800/-

ST/SC/OBC/PWD/NT/SBC candidates

Rs 600/-

Mode of Payment: Aspirants could make payment of registration fees through online mode via using debit card/credit card/net banking/e-challan system and mobile wallets.

MHT CET 2024 Eligibility Criteria 

MHT CET Eligibility criteria 2024 for the candidates who wish to appear for the test is stated below:

Eligibility criteria for Engineering aspirants:
Undergraduate (BE/B.Tech)

For candidates belonging to the state of Maharashtra,

  • He/ She should be an Indian national.
  • Passed HSC or equivalent examination with Physics, chemistry, and mathematics as compulsory subjects with at least 50% aggregate and 45% for backward classes.
  • Passed Diploma in engineering with at least 50% marks aggregate and 45% marks for backward classes.
For all India candidates, J&K migrants candidature candidates:
  • He/She should be an Indian national.
  • Passed HSC or equivalent examination with Physics, chemistry, and mathematics as compulsory subjects with at least 50% aggregate and 45% for backward classes and should score a nonzero JEE Main examination or score a nonzero in the CET.
  • Passed Diploma in engineering with at least 50% aggregate and 45% for backward classes.
For NRI/OCI/PIO, Children of Indian workers working in Gulf countries:
  • Passed HSC or equivalent examination with Physics, chemistry, and mathematics as compulsory subjects with at least 50% aggregate.
Direct second year (Lateral entry):
  • He/She should be an Indian national.
  • Passed Diploma in engineering with at least 50% aggregate and 45% for backward classes from AICTE-approved college or a State Government-approved college.
  • Passed BSc degree (UGC approved) with at least 50% aggregate and 45% for backward classes or passed HSC with Mathematics as a compulsory subject.
  • The candidate should be able to pass engineering graphics or drawings, and engineering mechanics along with the subjects of the second year of engineering.
Postgraduate (ME/M.Tech)

For Maharashtra candidature and all Indian candidates,

  • It should be an Indian national.
  • Should have passed a bachelor’s degree in the relevant field of engineering and technology from AICTE, Central government, or State government-approved institutions with at least an aggregate of 50% or 45% for students belonging to backward classes.
  • Obtain a nonzero GATE score to fall in the right category.
  • For sponsored candidates, a minimum of 2 years of work experience in a registered firm/company/institution or a research organization.

For NRI/OCI/PIO, Children of Indian workers working in Gulf countries,

  • Should have passed a bachelor's degree in the relevant field of engineering and technology from AICTE, Central government, or State government-approved institutions with at least an aggregate of 50%.
Eligibility for Pharmacy aspirants:
Undergraduate (B.Pharm)

For candidates belonging to the state of Maharashtra,

  • It should be an Indian national.
  • Passed HSC or equivalent examination with Physics, chemistry, and mathematics as compulsory subjects with at least 50% aggregate and 45% for backward classes.

For all India candidates, J&K migrants candidature candidates,

  • It should be an Indian national.
  • Passed HSC or equivalent examination with Physics, chemistry, and mathematics as compulsory subjects with at least 50% aggregate and 45% for backward classes and should score a nonzero NEET examination or score a nonzero in the CET.

For NRI/OCI/PIO, Children of Indian workers working in Gulf countries,

  • Passed HSC or equivalent examination with Physics and Chemistry as compulsory subjects along with either mathematics or biology with at least 50% aggregate.

Direct second year (Lateral entry),

  • It should be an Indian national.
  • Passed diploma course in Pharmacy with at least 45% aggregate and 40% for backward classes from AICTE-approved college or a State Government-approved college.
Postgraduate (M.Pharm)

For Maharashtra candidature and all Indian candidates,

  • It should be an Indian national.
  • Should have passed a bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy AICTE, Central government or State government-approved institutions with at least an aggregate of 55% or 50% for students belonging to backward classes.
  • Obtain a nonzero GPAT score to fall in the right category.
  • For sponsored candidates, a minimum of 2 years of work experience in a registered firm/company/institution or a research organization.

For NRI/OCI/PIO, Children of Indian workers working in Gulf countries,

  • Should have passed a bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy from AICTE, Central government, or State government-approved institutions with at least an aggregate of 55%.
Eligibility for Architecture aspirants:
Undergraduate (B.Arch)

For candidates belonging to the state of Maharashtra, All India candidates, and J&K migrants: 

  • It should be an Indian national.
  • Passed HSC or equivalent examination with Physics, chemistry, and mathematics as compulsory subjects with at least 50% aggregate and 45% for backward classes.
  • Passed diploma (10+3) from AICTE-approved college with at least 50% aggregate and 45% for backward classes and mathematics as a compulsory subject.
  • The candidate should have obtained nonzero marks in NATA or JEE main examination to fall in the right category.

For NRI/OCI/PIO, Children of Indian workers working in Gulf countries,

  • Passed HSC or equivalent examination with Physics, chemistry, and mathematics as compulsory subjects with at least 50% aggregate.
  • Passed diploma (10+3) from AICTE approved college with at least 50% aggregate and mathematics as a compulsory subject.
  • The candidate should have obtained nonzero marks in NATA or JEE main examination to fall in the right category.
Postgraduate (M.Arch)

For Maharashtra candidature and all Indian candidates,

  • It should be an Indian national.
  • Should have passed a bachelor’s degree in Architecture from AICTE, Central government, or State government-approved institutions with at least an aggregate of 50% or 45% for students belonging to backward classes.
  • Obtain a nonzero CET score to fall in the right category.
For NRI/OCI/PIO, Children of Indian workers working in Gulf countries,
  • Should have passed a bachelor’s degree in the relevant field of Architecture from AICTE, Central government, or State government-approved institutions with at least an aggregate of 50%.
Eligibility for Hotel management and catering technology:
Undergraduate (B.HMCT)

For Maharashtra candidates, all India candidates, and J&K candidature candidates,

  • It should be an Indian national.
  • Passed HSC or equivalent examination with at least 45% aggregate and 40% for backward classes.
  • The candidate should have obtained nonzero marks in CET to fall into the right category.
For NRI/OCI/PIO, Children of Indian workers working in Gulf countries,
  • Passed HSC or equivalent examination with at least an aggregate of 45%.
Postgraduate (M.HMCT)
For Maharashtra candidates, all India candidates, and J&K candidature candidates,
  • It should be an Indian national.
  • Passed a bachelor’s degree in hotel management and catering technology with at least 50% aggregate and 45% for backward classes.
  • The candidate should have obtained nonzero marks in CET to fall into the right category.
  • For sponsored candidates, a minimum of 2 years of work experience in a registered firm/company/institution or a research organization.
For NRI/OCI/PIO, Children of Indian workers working in Gulf countries,
  • Should have passed a bachelor’s degree in hotel management and catering from AICTE, Central government, or State government-approved institutions with at least an aggregate of 50%.

MHT CET 2024 Exam Pattern

Candidates before appearing for the exam must follow the MHT CET 2024 exam pattern for an exam for better preparation. Go through the given below details of the exam pattern:

MHT CET 2024 Paper Pattern
Exam ModeCBT Mode
Type Of QuestionsMultiple-Choice Questions
Number of Question PapersThree
Total Marks100 Marks
Duration Of Exam

Mathematics-90 minutes

Physics and Chemistry- 90 minutes

Biology-90 minutes

SyllabusPhysics, Mathematics/Biology, and Chemistry
Marking Scheme Paper I+2 marks will be awarded for each correct answer
Marking Scheme Paper II & III+1 mark will be awarded for each answer
Negative MarkingNo negative marking 
Medium of Examination

Paper 1: English

Paper 2: English/ Marathi/Urdu

Candidates can also check the marking scheme for each paper given in the table below-
PapersSubjectsNo. of QuestionsMarks allottedTotal Marks
Part 1Physics50150
Chemistry50150
Part 2Biology1001100
Part 3Mathematics502100

There is a list of MHT CET 2024 books that will help candidates for better preparation.

MHT CET 2024 Syllabus

The MHT CET 2024 syllabus for the examination will contain various topics from subjects Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics/Biology.

The topics included in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics/Biology are as follows:

Physics:
  • Measurements
  • Scalars and Vectors
  • Friction in solids and liquids
  • Force
  • Ray optics
  • Refraction of Light
  • Magnetic effect of electric current,
  • Magnetism, etc.
Chemistry:
  • Some basic concepts of chemistry
  • Redox reaction
  • States of Matter: Gases and liquids
  • Surface chemistry
  • Basic principles and techniques in organic chemistry
  • Nature of chemical bond
  • Hydrogen
  • S-Block elements (Alkali and alkaline earth metals)
  • Alkanes, etc.
Mathematics:
  • Trigonometric functions
  • Trigonometric functions of Compound Angles
  • Relations and Functions
  • Factorization Formulae
  • Circle and Conics
  • Straight Line
  • Sets
  • Sequences and series
  • Probability, etc.
Biology: Biology is divided into two parts namely-
Botany
  • Diversity in organisms,
  • Plant Water Relations and Mineral Nutrition,
  • Plant Growth and Development,
  • Biochemistry of the cell, etc.
Zoology
  • Organization of Cell,
  • Human Nutrition,
  • Animal tissues,
  • Human Respiration

Candidates can download the MHT CET 2024 Syllabus Pdf here.

MHT CET 2024 Admit card

Candidates appearing for Maharastra Exam Must download the MHT CET 2024 Admit card/Hall Ticket before appearing in the exam. Given below are some important points related to admit cards:

  • The MHT CET 2024 Admit card will only be available for candidates with a valid application form after verification.
  • The official website will release the Admit card which can further be downloaded by the students by entering their enrollment number/registration number, password/date of birth.
  • After downloading the Admit card, applicants are supposed to affix their recent photograph on the printed Admit card.
  • Candidates on the exam day must carry the admit card with a valid photo id proof to get entry into the examination hall.

MHT CET 2024 Answer key

The answer key for the Maharastra CET will be released after the exam. The description given below has all the information related to it.

  • The MHT CET 2024 answer key will be released after the commencement of the examination on the official website so the students can calculate their marks following the answer key and marking scheme.
  • The answer key helps the students to predict their score and based on that score they can know about the chances of getting to a certain college.
  • Candidates can submit their objections against the question paper and answer key till the announced date.

MHT CET 2024 Result

The following section has all the updates related to the Score Card of the candidate who will appear for the Maharastra Common Entrance Test. See the details provided below.

  • The MHT CET 2024 result will be released on the official website after the exam.
  • The students are supposed to download their scorecards for further proceedings.
  • Students need to put their application number and password to check their results on the official website.
  • According to the marks scored by individual applicants, the board will release a merit list and publish it on the official website following which the shortlisted students will sit for Counselling.

MHT CET 2024 Counselling

Counselling for Maharastra CET will begin after the publishing of the Result card and Merit list. Further, the eligible candidate will be called to announce their admission to a specific college.

  • MHT CET 2024 Counselling will start after shortlisting the eligible candidates on the merit list.
  • Candidates will be able to participate in the Counselling process after the announcement of the result.
  • The Board will conduct the Centralized Admission Process (CAP) in various rounds.
  • According to the rank of the candidates, admission will be provided to the candidates.
  • During the Counselling process, seat allotment and document verification of the candidates will be done.
  • Candidates must carry all the required documents for verification.
  • Check Official Website for more updates i.e. http://cetcell.mahacet.org/

MHT CET 2024 Counselling – CAP

MHT CET 2024 counseling will be held via a centralized admission process called the CAP. The process of CAP includes the below-given steps:

  • Step 1: Filling Online Application Form by Candidate for participation in the Centralised Admission Process (CAP).
  • Step 2: Document Verification at Facilitation Centre
  • Step 3: Display or Publishing of Provisional merit list, Submission of grievances, if any, and Display or Publishing of Final Merit Lists
  • Step 4: Display of Category wise Seats (Seat Matrix) available for respective CAP Rounds
  • Step 5: Filling up and confirmation of online option form having preferences of Courses and Institutions before respective CAP Rounds
  • Step 6: Display of Provisional Allotment of respective CAP Round indicating the allotted institute and Course to the candidate
  • Step 7: Reporting and accepting the offered seat at Admission Reporting Centre by the Candidate.

MHT CET 2024 Highlights

Candidates should check the MHT CET 2024 entrance exam basic information from the given below mentioned table:

Exam Name

MHT CET 2024 or Maharashtra Common Entrance Test

Conducting Body of MHT CET

State Common Entrance Test Cell, Mumbai (previously conducted by DTE)

Level

State Level

Courses offered

Various Undergraduate and Postgraduate Courses

MHT CET 2024  Official website
http://cetcell.mahacet.org/ 
Application Form link
Apply Here
Exam Mode

Online (CBT)

Exam Purpose

To offer admission in Undergraduate and Postgraduate Courses Offered by various colleges in Maharashtra

All the information or basic details of the MHT CET can be seen in the above table.

About State Common Entrance Test Cell, Maharashtra

The State Common Entrance Test Cell, Maharashtra State is set up by the government of Maharashtra to conduct common entrance tests for admission in various courses in the state of Maharashtra. This body is responsible for the conduction of entrance exams in online mode across the state. The candidates who wish to take admission in any of the courses in the participating college if MHT CET, have to appear in the exam conducted by State Common Entrance Test Cell, Maharashtra State.

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MHT CET Important Dates

TitleDates
MHT CET 2023 Form Date10 Feb - 15 Mar 2023 (Tentative)
MHT CET 2023 Exam Date05 Aug - 20 Aug 2023 (Tentative)
Result Date01 Sep - 30 Sep 2023 (Tentative)

Maharashtra Common Entrance Test Exam Pattern

Paper 1
Exam Duration:

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Total Marks:

300

Question Paper Type :

Multiple Choice Questions

Negative Marking:

No

S.No
Subjects
Questions
Marks
Total
1Mathematics502100
2Physics50150
3Chemistry50150
4Biology1001100

Instructions:The candidates who wish to take admission in Engineering and Technology courses have to appear for Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. Candidates who wish to take admission in of Pharm.D courses have to appear for Physics, Chemistry as well as Mathematics and/or Biology.

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Form Start Date:

10 Feb 2023

Form End Date:

15 Mar 2023

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