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Facts about MHT CET

What is MHT CET?

MHT CET (MHTCET) or Maharashtra Common Entrance Test is conducted by the DTE (Directorate of Technical Education), Maharashtra for admissions to first year Engineering and Technology programmers (BE/BTech) and Pharmacy programmers (BPharma/PharmaD) in the state. MHT CET 2019 will tentatively be held in the second week of May, 2019.  The exact dates of the exam are yet to be declared on www.dtemaharashtra.gov.in. MHT CET 2018 was held on May 10.

MHT CET 2019 Eligibility

All aspirants who have passed / appeared in the qualifying examination i.e. HSC/12th Standard examination or its equivalent examination and having Indian Nationality are eligible for appearing for MHT-CET. There is no age limit for admission and appearing to MHT-CET.

A. Candidature Type

       Maharashtra State Candidature: A Candidate can claim only one type of Maharashtra State Candidature Type i.e. from Type A to E.

Type Eligibility Criterion Home University
Type A Candidates passing SSC and also HSC or Diploma in Engineering or Bachelor of Science Examination from a recognised institution in Maharashtra State.   Candidate who is either Domicile of Maharashtra and/or is born in Maharashtra; Place of passing of Qualifying Examination falling within the jurisdiction of the respective University area.
Type B A Candidate who does not fall in Type-A above, but who or whose Father or Mother is domiciled in the State of Maharashtra and possess Domicile Certificate. Place of Domicile Certificate issuing authority falling within the jurisdiction of the respective University area.
Type C A Candidate who does not fall in either Type-A or Type B but whose Father or Mother is an employee of the Government of India or Government of India Undertaking and who has been posted and reported to duty in Maharashtra State before the last date for submission of Application Form for CAP. Place of posting of Father or Mother of Candidate falling within the jurisdiction of the respective University area.
Type D A Candidate who does not fall in any of the above Type-A, Type B and Type-C but whose Father or Mother is an employee or retired employee of the Government of Maharashtra or Government of Maharashtra Undertaking. Place of posting of Father or Mother of Candidate or the place of settlement of the Father or Mother if retired or the place of last posting if deputed outside Maharashtra falling within the jurisdiction of the respective University area.
Type E Candidates passing SSC and/or HSC Examination from a recognised institution located in a disputed Maharashtra Karnataka Border Area and whose Mother tongue is Marathi. Candidate shall be considered for the Outside Home University or State Level Seats.

2. All India Candidature: The Candidates having Indian Nationality are eligible under this Category.

3. Minority Candidature:  The Candidate belonging to a particular Linguistic or Religious Minority Community from State of Maharashtra and as notified by the Government are eligible under this Category

4. Jammu and Kashmir Migrant Candidature:

The children of citizens, who are displaced from Jammu and Kashmir to any part of India or from unsafe border area of Jammu and Kashmir to a relatively safer place in Jammu and Kashmir from 1990 onwards due to terrorist activities.

The children of officers belonging to Indian Administrative Services (IAS) or Indian Police Services (IPS) or Indian Foreign Services (IFS) and children of staff belonging to military and paramilitary forces transferred to Jammu and Kashmir to combat terrorist activities and joined the post on or before the last date for submission of application for admission; or

The children of staff and officers of Jammu and Kashmir police engaged in combating terrorism are eligible under this category; Note: However as preference is given to the J & K Migrant candidates appeared for JEE (Main) over MHT-CET are advised to appear for JEE(Main).

5. Children of NRI / OCI / PIO, Children of Indian workers in the Gulf countries, Foreign National – These types of Candidature Candidates are exempted from appearing for MHT-CET.

(a) It is mandatory to appear for MHT-CET for candidates belonging to Maharashtra State Candidature, Minority Candidature seeking admission to B./BTech. However All India Candidature & Jammu and Kashmir Migrant Candidature candidates may or may not appear for MHT-CET as Score of JEE (Main) Paper I shall be preferred over MHTCET for admission to BE/BTech

(b) It is mandatory to appear for MHT-CET for candidates belonging to Maharashtra State Candidature, Minority Candidature All India Candidature, & Jammu and Kashmir Migrant Candidature seeking admission to BPharm / PharmD

The eligibility criteria for MHCET 2019 for engineering students:    

Interested candidates should be an Indian National

They should have passed/appeared the HSC (Std.XII)Examination of Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education or its equivalent examination with one of the Chemistry or Biotechnology or Biology or Technical or Vocational subjects

They should have secured at least required percentage of marks (as notified by the Government from time to time) in the above subjects taken together;

There is no age limit for MHCET

Eligibility criteria for Candidates belonging to Person with Disability:

In addition to the basic qualification mentioned above, candidate who is suffering from any one of the following permanent disability is eligible to seek admission against seats reserved for Persons with Disability candidates (i.e. Candidate who is visually impaired (blind) Candidate type- P1, Candidate who is speech & hearing impaired (deaf & dumb) Candidate type- P2, Candidate who has orthopedic disorders, learning disabilities, Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia, Spastic Candidate type -P3), provided they submit a certificate clearly stating that the extent of disability is not less than 40% and the disability is of permanent nature.

Admission to Mining Engineering course:

Female candidates are not eligible for admission to Mining Engineering course.

Syllabus and Pattern

MHT CET syllabus & Pattern 2019

from 2019, MHT CET will be conducted in online mode and there will be no negative marking in the exam. The difficulty level of the exam will be at par with JEE Main for PCM (Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics). On the other hand, the difficulty level of Biology will be at par with NEET. According to DTE Maharashtra, the questions in MHCET will be application based. 

In 2018, the syllabus, pattern and weightage of MHCET (MHTCET) have been revised. Take a look at the syllabus of MHCET 2019 here.  MHT-CET 2019 consists of three question papers. All the question papers are of multiple choice type ( four options with one correct choice) to be answered on the OMR sheet. Each paper will be of 100 marks and 90 minutes. Take a look at the break up below:

Paper Subject Approximate no. of MCQ s based on Marks per question Total marks Duration in minutes
Paper I Mathematics 10 40 2 100 90
Paper II Physics 10 40 1 100 90
Chemistry 10 40 1 100 90
Paper III Biology(Botany) 10 40 1 100 90
Biology(Zoology) 10 40 1 100 90

The candidate seeking admission to Engineering and Technology degree courses it is mandatory that the candidate must appear for both Paper I and Paper II. 

MHT CET Syllabus 2019

From 2019, the questions will be based on the syllabus of Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Secondary Education. According to the official website, 20% of the weightage will be given to Class XI curriculum and 80% of the weightage will be given to Class XII curriculum.

There would be no negative marking but the exam would be at par with JEE Main 2019 for PCM. The difficulty level of Biology will be at par with NEET (UG). The questions will typically be application based.

SN no. Subject Chapters/Units of Std XI Syllabus
1 Physics Measurements of Scalers and Vectors, Force, Friction in Solids and liquids, Refraction of Light, Ray optics, Magnetic effect of electric current, Magnetism.
2 Chemistry Some basic concepts of Chemistry, States of Matter, Gases and Liquids, redox reactions, surface chemistry, Nature of Chemical Bond, Hydrogen, s-Block elements(Alkali and alkaline earth metals), Basic principles and techniques in organic chemistry, Alkanes.
3 Mathematics Trigonometric functions, Trigonometric functions of compound Angles, Factorization Formulae, Straight line, Circle and Conics, Sets, Relations and Functions, Probability, Sequences and Series.
4 Section I - Botany Diversity in organisms, Biochemistry of cell, Plant water Relations and Mineral Nutrition, Plant growth and Development.
Section II - Zoology Organization of cell, Animal tissues, Human nutrition, Human respiration

MHCET questions will be set on the entire syllabus of PCM/B subjects of Class XII. Take a look at Class XI syllabus below:

Important Guidelines

What to carry on Exam Day?

MHTCET 2019 will be conducted in offline mode. Carry along one ball pen with you as you would be provided a sheet of paper for rough work at the exam hall.


What not to carry to the exam hall?

Mobile Phones, calculators, watch, alarm clocks, digital watches with built-in calculators/memory, scanner devices, Bluetooth enabled devices etc. will not be allowed inside the exam hall.


Documents required

Aspirants appearing for the exam must ensure that they carry their MHTCET admit cards to the exam centre. The hall ticket should have your photo affixed on it. Along with this, candidates must carry one valid, state/central government-issued photo identification card. The documents that can be carried are:

Driving license

Student Identity Card

Aadhaar card

PAN card

Passport

Voter ID

Please note that E-Aadhaar Card and Ration Card are not valid id proofs for MHTCET 2019.

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