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The MHT - CET or Common Entrance Test is an annual entrance exam conducted by the Government of Maharashtra. It is conducted by the Directorate of Technical Education.

In 2013, the exam was scrapped and the admission to undergraduate engineering programmes (BE/BTech) was done on the basis of JEE Main. However, from 2016 onwards, the exam was started again after which the government assigned 50% weightage to Class 12 marks and 50% to CET scores, instead. From 2018, MHT - CET was mandatory for admissions in the state.

It is one of the largest exams in terms of test-takers in India as around three lakh applicants appear in MHT - CET every year. MHT - CET is considered a relatively tough exam to attempt and there is usually a huge buzz among aspirants on how to prepare for it.

As per the changes made by DTE Maharashtra, MHT - CET 2020 will be conducted in online CBT mode in multiple shifts.

Eligibility Criteria

Before applying for MHT - CET 2020, candidates must check the eligibility criteria set by the Directorate of Technical Education, Maharashtra. Only those candidates who will satisfy the eligibility criteria will be allowed to appear in MHT - CET 2020. Below is the eligibility of MHT - CET 2020:

  • The candidate should be a citizen of India.

  • Age Limit : There is no age limit to appear in MHT - CET 2020.

  • Other State candidates : Candidates of other state having Domicile Certificate / Residence and Date of Birth Certificate/ Residential Certificate issued from the competent authority other than Maharashtra state are eligible.

  • Qualifying Exam : Candidate must have passed his/her 10+2 level exam or its equivalent from a recognized Board or University.

  • Qualifying Marks : Applying candidate must have secured minimum of 50% marks (45% for reserved categories) in the qualifying exam.

  • Appearing :Candidates appearing in the final year of the qualifying exam can also apply.

Registration For MHT - CET

Firstly, candidates aspiring for MHT - CET 2020 have to register themselves on the official portal by entering the required details. You will get a unique user id and password on the registered email id or contact number. Without registration, candidates will not be able to fill the MHT - CET 2020 application form.

Steps For Filling The Application Form.

  • Fill the MHT - CET 2020 Application Form and provide your personal information, contact information, and academic details carefully before submitting them.

  • Also, reservation information needs to be filled along with other details.

  • Candidates are instructed to please select the Medium /Language of Question Paper very carefully before submitting the application of MHT - CET 2020 examination.

  • The medium for the examination will be English, Urdu, Marathi for Physics, Chemistry and Biology whereas for Mathematics paper will only be available in the English Language.

Steps For Uploading Documents.

  • Candidates have to upload one Id Proof also in .pdf format between the size of 15 to 256 KB only.

  • Upload your passport size photograph clicked on a white background and a scanned copy of your signature.

  • The photograph size should be in .jpg format ranging from 15kb-50 kb.

  • The size of the signature should range from 5kb-20kb.

  • The signature should be done with black ink and should be scanned at 200 dpi.

Application Fees for MHT - CET

For exams centres in India

Categories Application Fee
General candidates of PCM Group 800/-
ST/ SC/ OBC/ PWD/ NT/ SBC candidates of PCM Group 600/-

Admit Card for MHT - CET

After completing the registration process, you can download your Admit Card

  • To download the admit card, visit the website and enter your roll number/registration id and password/date of birth.

  • The admit card will be released on the website from 5th April – 23rd April 2020. Candidates on the exam day must carry their admit card with a valid photo id proof to get entry into the examination hall.

  • The details in the admit card will be printed as per the details filled during the submission of application form. In case of any discrepancy in the admit card, contact the officials.

MHT - CET 2020 Important Dates

Events Dates
Starting of Online Registration 7th January 2020
Last date to fill and submit the Online application (without late fee) 29th February 2020
Online registration with late fee of Rs.500 1st March to 7th March 2020
Payment of application fee through online mode 7th January to 7th March 2020
Release of Admit card 5th April – 23rd April 2020
MHT - CET 2020 Exam 13th April, 15th April to 18th April 2020 and 20th April to 23rd April 2020
Submission of objections on question paper 27th April to 30th April 2020
Declaration of Results On or before 3rd June 2020
Starting of Counselling 1st week of June 2020

Notes : These are tentative date check from official website.

Syllabus for MHT - CET

MHT - CET 2020 syllabus has been released by the DTE, Maharashtra, on the official website through a notification. The syllabus will include three subjects - Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. The questions in MHT - CET will be based on the syllabus of the Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Secondary Education (MSBSSE).

Mathematics :

Sets, Relations, and Functions, Quadratic Equations, Matrices and Determinants, Permutations and Combinations, Mathematical Induction, Binomial Theorem and its Simple Applications, Sequences and Series, Limits Continuity and Differentiability, Integral Calculus, Differential Equations, Coordinate Geometry, Three-dimensional Geometry, Vector Algebra, Statistics and Probability, Trigonometry, Mathematical Reasoning.

Physics :

Physics and Measurement, Kinematics, Laws of Motion, Work, Energy and Power, Rotational Motion, Gravitation, Properties of Solid and Liquids, Thermodynamics, Kinetic Theory of Gases, Oscillations and Waves, Electrostatics, Current Electricity, Magnetic Effects of Currents and Magnetism, Electromagnetic Induction, Alternating Currents, Electromagnetic Waves, Optics, Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation, Atoms and Nuclei, Electronic Devices, Communication Systems and Experimental Skills.

Chemistry :

Some Basic Concepts in Chemistry, The States of Matter, Atomic Structure, Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure, Chemical Thermodynamics, Solutions, Equilibrium, Redox Reactions and Electrochemistry, Chemical Kinetics, Surface Chemistry, Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties, General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Metals, Hydrogen, s-Block Elements, p-Block Elements, d- and f-Block Elements, Coordination Compounds, Environmental Chemistry, Purification and Characterisation of Organic Compounds, Some Basic Principles of Organic Chemistry, Hydrocarbons, Organic Compounds Containing Halogens, Organic Compounds Containing Oxygen, Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen, Polymers, Biomolecules, Chemistry in Everyday Life, Principles Related to Practical Chemistry.

MHT - CET 2020 Exam Pattern

The pattern for MHT - CET exam 2020 is given below:

Section wise Physics Chemistry Maths
Section - 1 1 1 2
No. of MCQs of class XI 10 10 10
No. of MCQs of class XII 40 40 40
Marks per questions 1 1 2
Total Marks 50 50 100
Duration in Minutes 45 45 90

Online Answer Key For MHT - CET

  • MHT - CET 2020 answer keys (provisional) will be released by DTE Maharashtra, tentatively in the third week of May, 2020. Candidates can view the answer keys of MHT - CET 2020 by logging in to the official website with their credentials. The exam conducting body will also release the response sheet of candidates along with the MHT - CET answer keys 2020

  • The exam conducting body will also allow candidates to challenge the answer keys if they think the answer to a particular question or questions is not right. To challenge the answer key, candidates must have to submit a valid proof within the declared date.

Result for MHT - CET

  • MHT - CET 2020 Result will be released on or before 3rd June 2020. Candidates will be able to check their results and download the scorecards from the website.

  • To check the result candidates have to enter the application number and password. No candidates will be sent scorecards through post or any other offline mode.

  • According to the marks of the candidate, merit list will be published by the Board on the website. Qualified candidates will be shortlisted in the merit list for counselling process.

Cut-off for MHT - CET

In order to be eligible for admission to B.Tech programs offered by the institutes, candidates must score requisite cut off. The cut off is released after every round of seat allotment by DTE Maharashtra. For determining MHT - CET Cutoff, certain parameters are considered such as the total number of seats available, the number of candidates that appeared in MHT - CET and the level of difficulty of the exam.

Rank And Counselling

MHT - CET 2020 Counselling Process will start after shortlisting the eligible candidates in the merit list. Candidates will be able to participate in the counselling process in the 1st week of June 2020.

During the counselling process, seat allotment and document verification of the candidates will be done. Candidates must carry their all the required documents for verification.

Tentative List Of Few Participating Colleges In MHT - CET 2020

  • KJ Somaiya Institute of Engineering and Information Technology, Mumbai

  • Maharashtra Institute of Technology, Pune

  • Dwarkadas J Sanghvi College of Engineering, Mumbai

  • Fr. C Rodrigues Institute of Technology, Navi Mumbai

  • Pune Institute of Computer Technology, Pune

  • Thadomal Shahani Engineering College, Mumbai

Preparation Tips For MHT - CET

It is a State level engineering entrance exam whose scores will be considered by a majority of the engineering institutes of the state for admission in B.E programs.

Lakhs of candidates will appear for the MHT - CET 2020 exam, the success will depend on how well you will prepare for the exam as the competition level of the exam is going to be quite high.

Here are some important tips on how to prepare for MHT - CET exam

  • Always begin with the Board -

    MHT - CET exam preperation is incomplete without the Class XI and Class XII textbooks of Maharashtra board as they serve as a baisc for the exam. Candidates should not take this lightly as these books provide the foundation for the studies. Go through the books for class 11th and 12th thoroughly and then only proceed for other books.

  • Don't forget to practise -

    Practise is the key. Only studying for the exam will not help the candidates much but practicing the sample papers will definitely yield positive results. dubbtr gives you a real-time environment on its platform to practise. Do solve previous year paper, as they are very helful.

  • Clear all your doubts -

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  • Don’t neglect revision -

    Revision helps you keep all the topics fresh in your mind. When you go through a formula or concept, maintain revision notes in the form of points. These points will be useful when the exam is close and you need a revision. Just by going through these points your will revision will be done.

Recommended Preparation Books for MHT - CET

  • Marvel Chemistry for MHT - CET

  • MHT - CET Physics

  • Marvel MHT - CET Mathematics

  • Physics - H.C.Verma

  • Cengage - Organic Chemistry