MHT CET 2021 Registration , Eligibility, Exam Dates, Syllabus and Pattern

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    MHT CET (Maharashtra Common Entrance Test) is a common state level entrance examination conducted by the state Common Entrance Test Cell, Government of Maharashtra every year. This is a state-level examination through which qualified students can get admission to B.Tech/ B.E, Pharma D and B.Pharmacy courses in different fields including Engineering, Pharmacy, Agriculture etc.

    Apply for MHT CET 2020

    MHT CET is an online examination in which the candidates have to appear for three papers i.e. Paper 1, Paper 2 and Paper 3 respectively. The candidates are required to attempt 2 papers according to their subjects. A large number of institutes consider MHT CET scores for providing the admission. The application process for 2021 session is expected to start from the month of January 2021. In order to apply, the candidates have to fill and submit the application form in online mode.

    MHT CET 2020 Exam Dates Released.Check here

    The Candidates successfully qualifying the entrance examination will be provided admission in Engineering, Agriculture & Pharmacy Programmes. Applicants can get the complete information related to MHT CET 2021 application form, dates, eligibility, pattern, syllabus, etc from the given below article.

    MHT CET 2021-Exam Dates

    MHT CET 2021-Examination Dates

    MHT CET 2021 is a state level examination conducted by the Government of Maharashtra through which students can get admission in different B.Tech, BE and B.Pharma courses in more than 300 institutes across Maharashtra.

    The exam will be operated at 36 exam centres in Maharashtra. While registering for the exam, candidates can choose their preferred exam centres.

    The tentative dates for the online examination are out. The exam will be conducted in the 1st week of May 2021.

    MHT CET 2021 Eligibility

    MHT CET 2021 Eligibility

    Before applying for the MHT CET 2021, candidates must check the eligibility criteria set by the Directorate of Technical Education, Maharashtra. Only those candidates who satisfy the eligibility criteria will be allowed to appear in the online examination. Below is the eligibility of MHT CET. Students should take a quick view of all the details before making an application.

    • Nationality: The candidates applying for the examination should be the citizen of India.

    • State Candidates: The Candidates must have the Birth Certificate/ Domicile Certificate/ Residential Certificate that is issued by the Government of Maharashtra and is eligible for the MHT CET 2021.

    • Qualifying Exam: Candidate must have passed 10+2 examination or its equivalent from a recognized Board or University.

    • Qualifying Marks: The candidate must have qualified the exam with a minimum of 50% marks (45% for reserved categories) in the qualifying exam.

    • Eligibility: The candidates have been in the final year of their Qualifying Exam are also eligible. For Mining Engineering Course, female candidates are not eligible to apply.

    • Age limit: There is no age limit to appear in MHT CET 2021.

    For Engineering Courses:

    • Candidates must have passed 10+2 examination or HSC examination with the following subjects: Physics, Chemistry, English and Mathematics/ Biotechnology/ Biology/Technical Vocational subject.

    • Students should secure minimum 50% aggregate marks (45% aggregate marks for reserved category candidates).

    • Students should have passed Diploma in Engineering and Technology and obtained at least 50% marks (45% in case of reserved category).

    • Candidates should obtain qualifying marks in JEE Main Paper 1 (All India Candidature Candidates, Jammu and Kashmir Migrant Candidature Candidates).

    For Pharmacy courses:

    • Applicant must have passed 10+2 with English, Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics/ Biology /Biotechnology/ Technical Vocational subject.

    • For candidates of general category, the minimum percentage criterion is 45% and for reserved category, it is 40%.

    MHT CET 2020 Eligibility Criteria defined.Read in detail

    MHT CET 2021 Appliction Process

    MHT CET 2021 Application Process

    Students can apply for the MHT CET 2021 online examination by visiting the online application portal. The registration for the MHT CET examination will begin in the 2nd week of February 2021. The last date to apply and submit the application form is the 4th week of March 2021.

    The application process to apply for the MHT CET examination include these steps:

    Step 1: Registration for the examination:

    • Visit the official website of MHT CET and look for a ‘registration link’.

    • Click on ‘new user’ and enter details like email ID, phone number, password, etc.

    • Candidates will get a unique user id and password on the registered email id or contact number.

    Step 2: Form Filling:

    • After registering for MHT CET, Students are required to fill the MHT CET 2021 application form and provide their personal and academic details carefully before submitting them. Also, reservation information needs to be filled along with other details.

    Step 3: Uploading documents:

    • Candidates are required to upload their passport size photograph clicked on a white background and a scanned copy of their signature. The photograph size should be in .jpg format ranging from 15kb-50 kb. The signature should be done with black ink and should be scanned at 200 dpi. The size of the signature should range from 5kb-20kb.

    Step 4: Payment of Application Fee:

    • Students can make the payment of the application fee via online as well as offline mode. Students will be able to pay the application fee through online mode by internet banking/debit/credit card. The offline payment can be done through e-challan which will be generated automatically.

    For various categories the application fee is described below:

    For General/ J&K Migrants/ OMS candidates – Rs. 800

    For ST/ SC/ OBC/ PWD/ NT/ SBC candidates – Rs. 600

    MHT CET 2021 Admit Card

    MHT CET 2021 Admit Card

    MHT CET 2021 Admit Card will be released through online mode for the candidates to download. The MHT CET 2021 Admit Card will be released in the 4th week of April 2021. MHT CET 2021 Admit Card will be available only for the candidates who have successfully registered for the entrance test.

    To download the MHT CET 2021 Admit Card, students have to visit the official website and login with credentials they have created at the time of the registration. Students must affix their photograph on the MHT CET 2021 Admit Card after downloading it from the web portal.

    Students must verify the details present on the MHT CET 2021 Admit Card. All the details mentioned in the hall ticket must be correct. If there is any detail on the MHT CET Hall Ticket is wrong, Candidates must contact the official authority before the exam date. Candidates must bring the MHT CET 2021 Admit Card on the day of the exam along with the government ID proof. No student will be allowed to enter the exam hall without the MHT CET 2021 Admit Card.

    MHT CET 2021 Exam Centers

    MHT CET exam will be conducted at 36 exam centers in Maharashtra. Candidates have to choose their preferred exam centres while registering for the exam.

    The exam of MHT CET 2021 will be conducted at the following places:

    MumbaiMumbai SuburbanThaneSolapur
    SindhudurgJalgaonDhule Sangli

    MHT CET 2021 Exam Pattern

    MHT CET 2021 Exam Pattern

    • MHT CET 2021 will be organized as an online Computer Based Test (CBT).

    • The online examination will consist of the following three papers.

    Paper 1: Mathematics

    Paper 2: Physics and Chemistry

    Paper 3: Biology

    • The candidates looking for admission into B.Tech / B.E course need to attempt the Paper 1 and Paper 2. For admission into B.Pharmacy and Pharma D course, the candidates have to attempt the Paper 2 along with any one of Paper 1 or Paper 3.

    • The question paper will cover the syllabus of Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education.

    • Approximately 20% weight will be given to class 11th curriculum and 80% weight will be given to class 12th curriculum while setting the question paper.

    • The questions will be Multiple Choice Objective (MCQ) types.

    • No penalty will be levied for wrong answers.

    • The duration of the exam is of 2 hours.

    • There will be a total of 150 questions in the examination.

    • The exam will be a total of 150 marks.

    • The question paper will be in two languages English and Marathi

    SubjectsNumber of MCQsMarks Awarded per questionTotal Marks
    Biology (Zoology)501100

    MHT CET 2021 Syllabus

    MHT CET 2021 Syllabus

    The syllabus of MHT CET will consist of topics from Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics/ Biology subjects. The syllabus for the MHT CET examination of various subjects is given below:


    Measurements, Friction in solids and liquids, Scalars and Vectors, Force, Ray optics, Magnetism, Refraction of Light, Magnetic effect of electric current, etc.


    States of Matter: Gases and liquids, Surface chemistry, Hydrogen, Some basic concepts of chemistry, Basic principles and techniques in organic chemistry, Redox reaction, Nature of chemical bond, Alkanes, S-Block elements (Alkali and alkaline earth metals), etc.


    Trigonometric functions, Circle and Conics, Trigonometric functions of Compound Angles, Factorization Formulae, Relations and Functions, Straight Line, Sets, Sequences and series, Probability, etc.


    Botany – Diversity in organisms, Plant Growth and Development, Plant Water Relations and Mineral Nutrition, Biochemistry of a cell.

    Zoology – Organization of Cell, Animal tissues, Human Nutrition, Human Respiration.

    MHT CET 2021 Preparation Tips

    Preparation for any entrance test requires hard work as well as smart work. Candidates can follow the below-given preparation tips to prepare for the entrance test:

    • First of all, Students should have complete information about the exam pattern, syllabus and the marking scheme of the examination they are appearing for.

    • Candidates must have prepared effective Timetable and follow the time table regularly.

    • Students should go through the sample papers and previous year papers and solve for practice. Students should appear for the Mock Tests regularly for better preparation.

    • Candidates should go for the online or offline mock tests for good speed and accuracy.

    • Do not forget to make the short notes and read them daily for better understanding.

    • Do meditation or yoga for good concentration power.

    MHT CET 2021 Sample Papers

    The sample papers for MHT CET are available on the official website of MHT CET online examination. The Sample papers include previous years’ question papers and model question papers based on a similar pattern of MHT CET examination. They are a helpful tool for measuring performance, weak and strong areas.

    Students should practice these papers which will help the candidates in familiarizing them with MHT CET Exam Pattern and Syllabus. It also benefits them in gaining speed & precision required to score well in MHT CET. The Sample Papers aid candidates identify the important topics and the weightage of marks.

    MHT CET 2021 Cut Off

    MHT CET 2021 Cut Off

    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 CET and the level of difficulty of the exam.

    MHT CET 2021 Colleges

    Deemed University, Autonomous211
    University Department694
    University Managed732
    Autonomous, Government-Aided1720
    Government, Autonomous2040
    Autonomous, Un-Aided6330
    Un-Aided, Autonomous, Linguistic Minority25776

    MHT CET 2021 Counselling

    The MHT CET 2021 Counselling will be based on the CAP (Centralized Admission Process). The tentative dates to begin the MHT CET 2021 Counselling has been out. It has been announced that the counselling for the MHT CET 2021 will be started from the 1st week of June 2021. The candidates who have been selected in the merit list for being eligible for the counselling process.

    • The allotment of seats will be according to the merit and preference of seats.

    • After the allotment of the seats, the candidates have to apply for the Verification of documents and uploading and confirmation of application form.

    • Registration of MHT CET Counselling includes the following 6 steps:

    1. Registration

    2. Type of candidature

    3. Qualification and examination details

    4. Uploading of scanned images

    5. Payment of fees

    6. Print of counselling application form

    • The first two rounds will be through CAP.

    • The 3rd offline round will be only for Maharashtra state candidates. In the third level counselling, the reserved seats will be treated as General seats.

    • Candidates can check their Counselling Dates at the regional centers for different categories.

    • Candidates will be required to fill preference form for counselling rounds to indicate the choice of colleges and courses in decreasing order of preference.

    MHT CET 2021 Answer Key

    The answer key for the MHT CET will be released by the conducting authority after few days of the examination. Candidates can check the answer key for each set of questions from the official site. Candidates can download the answer key by entering the password and registration ID.

    MHT CET 2021 Result

    MHT CET 2021 Result

    The conducting authority of the MHT CET 2021 will release the result in the month of June 2021. Candidates can check their results from the official web site. To check the result candidates will have to enter the application number and password. The result will contain a name, application variety, folks name, category, Section wise score and overall percentile of the candidate. According to the marks of the candidate, merit list is going to be revealed by the Board on the web site. Qualified candidates are going to be shortlisted within the merit list for counselling method.

    Frequently Asked Questions


    Ques. What is the mode of examination?

    Ans. MHT CET exam is conducted in online (Computer Based Test) mode. 

    Ques. Can an NRI student apply for MHT CET 2021?

    Ans. No, only Indian students are eligible to apply for MHT CET exam.

    Ques. Can a diploma holder apply for MHT CET to get admission into the first year of engineering courses?

    Ans. No, they are eligible for lateral entry, they don't have to appear for MHT CET examination

    Ques. In how many languages does MHT CET exam held?

    Ans. MHT CET exam is held in ENGLISH, URDU, MARATHI. However paper in URDU and MARATHI will only be available to those who opt for it in preferred language section while filling up the form.

    Ques. What is the duration of MHT CET exam?

    Ans. The total duration of MHT CET is  180 min, the exam is held in two parts consisting of paper 1 and paper 2. Each paper is 90 min long.

    Ques. Is there any negative marking in MHT CET exam?

    Ans. NO, There are no negative marks in the exam.

    Ques. Where can I apply for MHT CET 2021?

    Ans. The exam form can be filled in online mode only through the official website of MHT CET 2021, The application form will be available in the First or second week of January 2021.

    Ques. Can candidates from other state appear for MHT CET 2021?

    Ans. Yes, candidates  from outside of Maharashtra can appear for MHT CET 2021, but for those students, NO government college or government-aided institute will be allotted and They can only go for Private institutes 

    *The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College

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    Sarat Das

    I have completed my 10th Std from Navy Children School(NCS) Mumbai and continuing my 12th from Dixit Road Junior College of Science, Dixit Road, Vile-Parle(East), Mumbai. I'm a domicile of Odisha. Am I eligible for State candidature for MHT-CET?

    26 Feb, 2020 00:20
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Soumya, yes, you can apply for MHT-CET but 85% seats are reserved under state quota while only 15% seats are reserved for all India Quota through which you will be applying. You can check other eligibility criteria for this exam from here: MHT-CET Eligibility Criteria

    26 Feb, 2020 18:14

    My daughter has completed her 10th & 12th thru CBSE Delhi board but in Dubai. Her father has a domicile certificate for Maharashtra. Can she still appear for MHT CET

    29 Jan, 2020 00:20
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Greta, yes, you are eligible for this exam.

    29 Jan, 2020 12:16
    Pahel Jain

    Is MHCet helpful for student who want to go for psychology?

    21 Jan, 2020 20:07
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Pahel, this depends on the college in which you are applying for admission as selection criteria varies from college to college. However, you may check the list of the colleges accepting MHT-CET score from here: MHT-CET Participating Colleges

    22 Jan, 2020 16:36

    Hello..I am awdhesh Kumar, from Jabalpur (M.P) I am completing my diploma in mechanical branch 2019 year .. So , what process get admission in COEP Pune .. Diploma result - last semester - 8.2 SGPA. Over all - 7.2 CGPA

    24 Dec, 2019 08:57
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Awdhesh, kindly mention the course in which you want to take admission. However, you can check the eligibility criteria and Admission Procedure of the concerned course (if available) in the college from here.

    24 Dec, 2019 11:05
    Anurag kumr

    Can other state people van apply for this exam.......and if yes than students who choose pcb than they will have too give mathematics paper

    29 Nov, 2019 16:49
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Anurag, candidate must have studied Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects in intermediate to be eligible for this exam. Thus, you are not eligible.

    30 Nov, 2019 11:22
    ulhas vasant ambre

    We are native of Mumbai ; Maharashtra but presently residing in Tamilnadu state.My son is completing his 12 th CBSE under Tamilnadu board and also appearing for JEE MAIN exam.Is my son eligible to appear for MH-CET ? Pl advise.

    29 Oct, 2019 00:20
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Vasant, there is no criteria for a specific state, thus you are eligible to apply for the exam. However, you may check other Eligibility Criteria in MHT CET from here.

    30 Oct, 2019 12:19
    Sri Balaji Srinivas Katakam

    can you tell me UG 4th counselling result date

    23 Aug, 2019 10:06
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Srinivas, you can check Counselling Details from here.

    23 Aug, 2019 11:06
    Anjali Hanamant Nagane

    I have 68.92%marks in 12th board

    01 Aug, 2019 00:20
    Vritika Kapoor

    Hi Anjali. If you have cleared your 12th from science background then you are eligible to take admission

    10 Sep, 2019 12:38
    Krishna Dhumal

    Where is Admission Cancellation Link in why they not provided Admission Cancellation Link till now

    22 Jul, 2019 00:20
    vivek kumar

    Hello Krishna. Please contact the official website for details regarding the cancellation of the admission form.

    29 Jul, 2019 12:25
    Parth Patel

    I got 88.05 percentile in MHTCET,Suggest me a best college for CSE in PUNE.

    20 Jul, 2019 00:20
    Megha Rohilla

    Hi Parth Patel, here is the list of colleges in India accepting MHTCET. Please check on the link provided.

    25 Jul, 2019 16:41

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