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MHT CET Eligibility 2021, Age Limit and Educational Qualification

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Candidates have to MHT CET Eligibility Criteria laid down by the conducting authority to appear for the exam. All Indian Nationals who have passed HSC/12th class exam or its equivalent examination are eligible to appear for MHT CET 2021As per DTE Maharashtra, 85% of the seats in private unaided engineering institutes in Maharashtra will be filled through MHT CET, while 15% seats will be filled/reserved for All India Quota based on MHT CET. Read More

Latest Updates

  • April 15, 2021: MHT CET 2021 Exam Dates can be delayed until June 2021 due to increasing COVID-19 cases. Check Here
  • April 10, 2021: MHT CET Application Forms expected in the 1st week of May 2021. Read More
  • Also, the candidates appearing in the qualifying examination (HSC/12th) in 2021 are considered eligible.
  • There is no age limit for appearing in MHT CET 2021.

Read the following article to know more about MHT CET 2021 conditions for eligibility such as domicile, age, educational qualification, qualifying examination, and subject combinations.

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Eligibility Criteria 2021

MHT CET 2021 Eligibility Criteria

  • Nationality of a Candidate – The candidates should be of Indian nationality.
  • Age Limit – There is no age limit prescribed for the candidates by the authorities. 
  • Qualifying Examination – The candidates should have passed 12th or the equivalent examination from a recognized board/university with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics as the compulsory subjects. Candidates appearing for the qualifying exam i.e. 12th in 2021 are also eligible for the exam. 
  • Minimum Marks Required – General category candidates should have secured minimum 50% aggregate marks in 12th standard examination whereas the valid percentage for SC/ ST/ OBC candidates is 45%. 

Candidature Type Eligibility

MHT CET 2021 Eligibility Criteria Based on Candidature Type 

Students’ Category Eligibility Criteria
Candidates of Maharashtra State (State Quota) Nationality: ONLY Indian Nationals are eligible. Educational Qualification: Candidates should have passed HSC/equivalent exam with Mathematics and Physics as compulsory subjects with any one of the subjects – Chemistry/ Biotechnology/ Biology/ Technical/ Vocational subjects. In these subjects, the candidates should have secured a minimum of 50% marks for General Category and at least 45% marks for reserved category and PwD candidates (belonging to Maharashtra State only). OR Candidates must have passed Diploma in Engineering and secured a minimum of 50 % marks in aggregate (for General category) and at least 45% aggregate marks (for reserved/ backward category/ Persons with Disability) belonging to Maharashtra State only. OR Should have passed B.Sc. Degree from a recognized university as defined by UGC with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks (for General category) and at least 45% aggregate marks (for backward class/ Persons with Disability) belonging to Maharashtra State only. These candidates should have passed XII class with Mathematics as a subject
All India Candidates (AI Quota)
Jammu & Kashmir Migrant Candidates
Children of NRI/OCI/PIO/Indian workers in Gulf Countries (CWGC), Foreign National (FN) Candidates These candidates must have passed HSC or equivalent exam with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects with one of these – Chemistry/ Biotechnology/ Biology/ Technical/ Vocational subjects and obtained at least 50% marks in the above subjects taken together

MH State Candidature Eligibility

Maharashtra State Candidature Criteria for MHT CET 2021

A Candidate can claim only one type of Maharashtra State Candidature Type i.e. from Type A to E. Candidates who have a domicile of Maharashtra state fall under this category.

Candidature Type Eligibility Criterion
Type A Candidates passing SSC and also Diploma in Engineering or HSC or Bachelor of Science Exam from a recognized institution in the state of Maharashtra. Candidate who is either a domicile of Maharashtra and/or is born in Maharashtra
Type B Candidates not falling in Type A but their mother or father are domiciles of Maharashtra. (They must possess a domicile certificate).
Type C Candidates who do not fall in Type A or Type B but their mother or father is a Government of India or Government of India Undertaking employee. Either of the parents should be posted and reported to the duty in Maharashtra before the deadline of MHT CET application submission.
Type D Candidates who do not fall in (Type A, B and C category), but either of their parents are employees of or are retired as Government of Maharashtra or Government of Maharashtra Undertaking.
Type E Candidates passing SSC and/or HSC Exam from a recognized institution situated in a disputed Maharashtra-Karnataka Border Area and whose Mother tongue is Marathi.

All India Candidature

  • Candidates who don't have a domicile of Maharashtra and are seeking admission into the engineering colleges in Maharashtra fall under this category.
  • The Candidates having Indian Nationality are eligible under this category.

Minority Candidature

  • The Candidates belonging to a particular Linguistic or Religious Minority Community from the State of Maharashtra and as notified by the Government are eligible under this category.

Other State Candidature (OMS)

  • The Candidates having a Domicile Certificate / Residential Certificate / Residence and Date of Birth Certificate issued from the competent authority other than Maharashtra state are eligible under this category.
  • Jammu and Kashmir Migrant Candidates will be considered as OMS candidates.

Direct Admission Eligibility

MHT CET 2021 Eligibility Criteria for Direct Admission

  • NRI/ OCI/ PIO children or the children of Indian workers in the Gulf countries or Foreign National, if you belong to these types of candidature then you are exempted from appearing for MHT CET 2021.
  • But it is mandatory to appear in MHT CET 2021 for admission in B.E./B.Tech for candidates belonging to Maharashtra State Candidature or Minority Candidature.
  • All India Candidature candidates may or may not appear for MHT CET 2021 because JEE Main scores shall be preferred over MHT CET 2021 scores for admission to B.E./B.Tech.
  • It is mandatory to appear for MHT CET 2021 for candidates belonging to Maharashtra State Candidature, Minority Candidature All India Candidature seeking admission to B. Pharm. / Pharm. D.

Conditions for Scribe Facility

  • Candidates with more than 40% disability are eligible to get the facility of a scribe. 
  • Candidates who are not in a position to write like candidates who are Blind, or have low vision or persons affected with Cerebral Palsy and Learning Disability can avail of a scribe.
  • The scribe shall be arranged by the candidate only. 
  • The candidate has to indicate willingness at the time of online submission of the application form for the scribe. 
  • The candidate has to fill the declaration form for a scribe in the format available on the official website. 
  • Paste photographs of the candidate and the scribe with signatures and submit this declaration form before reporting to the examination hall on the examination day to the “Venue Officer”. 
  • The candidates have to produce the disability certificate in original along with Admit Card to the “Venue Officer” during the time of examination.
  • Candidates will be given 20 minutes extra. 

Important Instructions

Important Instructions for MHT CET 2021 Candidates

  • The Question Paper will contain Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs).
  • Each question will have Four options (answers).
  • Only one option among the four will be correct.
  • Physics, Chemistry, Biology subjects will have 1 mark for each question
  • Mathematics subjects will have 2 marks for each question.
  • The total duration for the MHT CET is 180 Minutes.
  • The candidate has to solve 150 questions.
  • There is no Negative Marking.
  • Candidates are advised not to spend too much time on any particular question.
  • Questions will be available in English/Urdu/Marathi languages.
  • Question Paper in Urdu & Marathi will only be available to the candidates who have opted for that particular language in the online CET Application form.
  • In case of any dispute regarding the question, the Original English version will be considered as Final. 

Also Check MHT CET Pharmacy Cut off 


Frequently Asked Questions

MHT CET Eligibility 2021 FAQs

Ques. I will complete my qualifying exam (HSC/12th) in March 2021, will I be eligible to apply for MHT CET 2021?

Ans. Yes, you are eligible to apply for MHT CET 2021. But you have to provide your provisional mark sheet of class 12th during the time of admission. 

Ques. I have got a compartment in class 12th, can I apply for MHT CET 2021?

Ans. Yes, you can apply but your MHT CET admission will be finalized only if you clear the compartment of that subject.

Ques. What are the requirements of the minimum mark to apply for MHT CET 2021?

Ans. You need a minimum of 50% aggregate marks in class 12th. If you are appearing in 12th then also you are eligible to apply but you have to provide the mark sheets of the same at the time of admission.

Ques. What is the minimum age limit requirement for MHT CET?

Ans. There is no minimum age limit to apply for MHT CET 2021.

Ques. I am an NRI, what will be the eligibility criteria for me in MHT CET?

Ans. NRI candidates must have passed HSC or equivalent exam with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects with one of these Chemistry/Biotechnology/Biology/Technical/Vocational subjects and obtained at least 50 % marks in the above subjects taken together.

Ques. Is Aadhaar Card mandatory for MHT CET 2021?

Ans. No Aadhar Card is not the only valid ID proof. Other than this you can have Voter Card, Driving License, e-Aadhaar card with a photograph, PAN Card, Indian Passport, Bank Passbook with photo, Any Photo ID proof issued by the Gazetted Officer/ People’s Representative, Recent ID card issued by recognized college or university. Ration cards will not be accepted as a valid ID proof forMHT CET.

Ques. Are candidates from outside Maharashtra eligible for reservations under the SC category in MHT CET?

Ans. No. Reservations under any category are only for candidates who are from Maharashtra.

Ques. Will the exam conducting authorities of MHT CET 2021 provide scribes for the candidates who need them?

Ans. No. Candidates who need scribes for MHT CET have to personally arrange for them.

Ques. Do NRI candidates have to appear for MHT CET in order to get admissions into universities in Maharashtra?

Ans. No. NRI candidates are eligible for direct admission and thus they do not need to sit for MHT CET.

Ques. What percentage of seats are reserved for all India candidates in private unaided engineering institutes of Maharashtra?

Ans. 15% of seats are reserved for all India candidates who are applying for admission to private unaided engineering institutes of Maharashtra either through MHT CET 2021 or JEE.

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

Comments


30 Comments
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pooja more
I want to fill mhcet form for may 2021 exams as well register myself but unable to do that i have been checking the site from mid feb Can you tell me are the forms already out? And when is the last date of registration?
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simran singh

Yes, MH CET form ha already been released. The last date to fill application form will be in fouth week of March 2021. You can fill the application form by visiting the offical website of MH CET EXAM 2021. Fill the form and provide details such as personal information, contact information and personal details.

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suresh buche
NOW I'M IN CLASS 11TH AND AFTE A MONTH WILL MOVE TOWRADS CLASS 12TH ..IS I'M ELIGIBLE FOR MHCET2021
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sinbad chongtham

You will be eligible to appear for the MHT CET in 2022. Only candidates appearing in the 12th examination in 2021 are considered eligible to appear in MHT CET 2021.

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atharva
I am born in Maharashtra but did my schooling from Gujarat. But My mom is Domiciled at Maharashtra. I am I eligible for state candidature.
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diya suresh

As your mother is a domicile at Maharashtra, you are eligible for state candidature and will fall under type B of the same on condition that domicile certificate must be produced at the time of admission. There are other criterias related to nationality, educational qualification, age etc. that must also be fulfilled to appear for the entrance test. Find more details at MHT CET eligibility 2021.

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manisha malik

Yes, you are eligible for the state candidature category of Type B, where your mother or father are domiciles of Maharashtra. They must possess a domicile certificate that you need to submit during the counseling procedure of the exam. 

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preeti sadaram kewat
I don't have birth certificate.is birth certificate modetory while taking admission in B.E or btech courses through mht cet 2020
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diya suresh

Hi Preeti, No birth certificate is not  a mandatory document for admissions but you need to provide any proof for date of birth that can be 10th class certificate as well. There are other documents that are required at the time of counselling. To know more visit MHT CET results.

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uma goenka
Who can apply for MHT CET exam?
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manika gupta

Hi, Candidates must have passed B.Sc. Degree from a recognized university with at least 50% aggregate marks (for General category) and at least 45% aggregate marks (for backward class/ Persons with Disability belonging to Maharashtra State only). These candidates should have passed XII class with Mathematics as a subject.

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prahasti
Can 19 years old candidate give MHT CET?
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gurpreet singh

Hi Prahasti

There is no age restriction for applying in MHT CET. you just need have passed 12th with PCM from a recognized board

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muheshraaj
Can other state students apply for MHT CET?
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aditi arun

Hello Muheshraaj,

Yes, any Indian National who has passed 12th with Physics, Chemistry and Maths as a compulsory subject can apply for MHT CET. For information on the various eligibility criteria, visit- MHT CET Eligibility

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shiya devi
Can i give this exam after 12th
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aditi arun

Hello Shiya,

You can give this examination only if you had Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as a compulsory subject in class 12th. To know about the eligibility criteria, visit – MHT CET Eligiiblity

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shivkumar dama
What is the eligibility criteria for foreign candidates?
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manika gupta

Hi, 

Course Compulsory Subjects Qualifying Percentage of Marks
HSC or equivalent examination Physics Mathematics General category- 50%
Reserved category/Person with disabilities – 45%
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utkarsha khatri
Who qualifies for MHT CET?
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gurpreet singh

Hi Utkarsh

You can click here to know the qualification for MHT CET.

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rashmi
Can a 17 year old candidate apply?
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swati srivastava

Hi Rashmi, a 17 year old candidate can apply for the exam. For more details visit: MHT CET EXAM

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jatin sharma
Can candidates outside Maharashtra appear for MHT CET 2021?
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swati srivastava

Hi Jatin, candidates outside Maharashtra can appear for MHT CET 2021. For details visit: MHT CET EXAM

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bhumika
What are the minimum marks required in the qualifying exam for MHT CET 2021?
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swati srivastava

Hi Bhumika, the minimum marks required are 50%. For details visit: MHT CET EXAM

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karan rathod
Is the MHT CET exam only for science students?
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swati srivastava

Hi Karan, MHT CET exam is only for science students. For more details visit: MHT CET 2020

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yash raj singh
Do I need to have a domicile of Maharashtra to fill the application form for the MHT CET?
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swati srivastava

Hi Yash, other state students can also apply for MHT CET exam. For more details visit: MHT CET ELIGIBILITY

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pradeepraje
Can students outside of Maharashtra apply for the MHT CET exam?
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aditi arun

Hello Pradeepraj,

Yes, any Indian Citizen can apply for MAH CET.

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nitika
How much marks are required in MHT CET for OBC students to get admission in VJTI Mumbai computer Science.
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swati srivastava

Hi Nitika, The cutoff list has not been released but according to previous year cutoff, you need to score at least 167 marks for computer science. For more details visit: MHTCET CUTOFF

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ibtesam pathan
Minimum marks in PCM to NT B CASTE STUDENT to take admission in engineering ?
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shobhna chaturvedi

Hi Ibtesam, you can check the cut off marks required in various affiliated colleges from here: MHT-CET Cut Off

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ankit dubey
Hi,how many times one can appear for mhcet?, Is there any fixed no of attempts one can give?
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shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Ankit, no, there are no fixed number of attempts for this exam.
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antara tandon
i am born in maharashtra . am i eligible for MHCET in state quota or all india quota
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shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Payal, yes, you are eligible to apply for this exam under state quota.
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abhishek rajkumar sanas
Sir in mht cet 2020 EWS quata is conserved or not
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shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Abhishek, no, EWS quota is not provided in MHT-CET.