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MHT CET 2018 Exam Pattern and Subject wise Weightage

Updated On - April 27th 2018 by SONAL ROHATGI

MHT CET 2018 Exam pattern and Syllabus circular has been released by the DTE Maharashtra on its official website i.e. As per the official, MHT CET 2018 exam will carry 20% weightage to Class XI curriculum and 80% weightage to Class XII. Thereby if a paper has total 50 Multiple choice questions, then 10 MCQs will be based on Std XI syllabus and 40 MCQs will be set from Std XII syllabus. 

  • There is no negative marking and the difficulty level of the exam will be at par with JEE Main. 
  • MHT CET 2018 will be conducted on May 10, 2018 in offline or pen and paper mode.
  • Each paper will have a duration of 1.5 hours.
  • MHT CET 2018 question papers will be available in English or Marathi or Urdu for Physics, Chemistry and BiologyThe Mathematics paper will only be available in English.
  • Syllabus for MHT CET 2018 will be based on the lines of current year HSC Examination of Maharashtra HSC board.
  • Since there are 3 papers in MHT CET, it is mandatory for candidates seeking admission to engineering courses to appear for both Paper I and Paper II.
  • For candidates seeking admission to Pharmacy courses, it is mandatory to appear for Paper II and Paper-I or Paper-III. 

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MHT CET 2018 Sample Papers

MHT CET 2017 Paper Analysis and Answer Keys


MHT CET 2018 Exam Pattern Highlights

Conducting BodyDTE, Maharashtra
Mode of ExaminationOffline (Pen Paper Based)
Medium of ExaminationEnglish, Marathi, Urdu
Number of Papers3 (Physics/Chemistry, Zoology/Botany and Mathematics)
Time Duration of Exam1 hour and 30 minutes for each paper
Question Paper TypeMultiple Choice Questions
No. of Questions

Paper 1: 50

Paper 2,3: 100

MHT CET 2018 Total Marks200
Negative MarkingNo

MHT CET 2018 Exam Pattern (Detailed)

MHT CET 2018, being a common entrance test, the examination has been divided into three papers. Candidates applying for a particular course are required to appear for a specified set of papers.

  • Health Science and BVSc AH candidates are required to attempt Paper I and Paper II.
  • Engineering candidates are required to attempt Paper I and Paper III.
  • Pharmacy candidate are required to attempt Paper I and Paper II/Paper III.
  • Provided below is the distribution of subjects and their marks in various papers:
PaperSubjectApproximate No. of MCQ Based onMarks Per QuestionTotal MarksDuration in Minutes
--Std. XIStd. XII---
Paper 1 (10.00 a.m. to 11.30 a.m)Mathematics1040210090
Paper 2 (12.30 p.m. to 02.00 p.m)







Paper 3 (03.00 p.m. to 04.30 p.m)

Biology (Botany)

Biology (Zoology)






Note: Exam will be conducted at all the district headquarters in the State of Maharashtra.

MHT CET 2018 Marking Scheme

All three papers are of 1000 marks each. However, the marking scheme is different in Paper 1 and Paper 2 and 3. Each correct answer will be given mark/(s). There shall be no negative marking for wrong answers.

Check the marking scheme for each paper in table below:

PaperSubjectsNo. of MCQsMarks per QuestionTotal Marks
Paper 1Mathematics502100
Paper 2Physics501100
Paper 3Botany501100

Candidate seeking admission to Engineering degree courses must appear for both Paper I and Paper II and candidate seeking admission to Pharmacy degree course must appear for Paper II as well as in Paper-I and/or Paper-III.

MHT CET 2018 Syllabus

Syllabus for MHTCET 2018 of all the subjects i.e. Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Biology will be the same as for the HSC (12th Standard) Examination of HSC Board of Maharashtra. Check here the subject wise syllabus of MHT CET 2018.

Physics Syllabus

Following are topics of Physics from both Class XI and Class XII of Maharashtra board:

Class XI TopicsClass XII Topics
MeasurementsCircular Motion
Scalars and VectorsGravitation
Projectile MotionRotational Motion
Friction in Solids and LiquidsElasticity
Sound WavesSurface Tension
Thermal Properties of MatterWave Motion
Refraction of LightStationary Waves
Ray OpticsKinetic Theory of Gases and Radiation
ElectrostaticsWave Theory of Light
Current ElectricityInterference and Diffraction
Magnetic Effect of Electric CurrentElectrostatics
MagnetismElectromagnetic Inductions
Electromagnetic WavesElectrons and Photons
--Atoms, Molecules and Nuclei
--Communication Systems

Mathematics Syllabus

Same for Mathematics, the topics will be from both Class XI and Class XII of Maharashtra board:

Class XI TopicsClass XII Topics
Measurement of AnglesMathematical Logic Statements
Trigonometric FunctionsMatrices
Trigonometric Functions of Compound AnglesTrigonometric Functions
Factorization FormulaePair of Straight Lines
Straight LineConics
Circle and ConicsVectors
VectorsThree-Dimensional Geometry
Linear In-equationsLine
MatricesLinear Programming Problems
Sets, Relations and FunctionsContinuity
Complex NumbersApplications of Derivative
Sequences SeriesIntegration
PermutationsnCombinationsApplications of Definite Integral
Mathematical Induction and Binomial TheoremDifferential Equation
DifferentiationProbability Distribution
IntegrationBernoulli Trials and Binomial Distribution

Chemistry Syllabus

Chemistry of MHT CET also consists of topics from Class XI and XII, that are mentioned below:

Class XI TopicsClass XII Topics
Some Basic Concepts of ChemistrySolid State
States of Matter: Gases and LiquidsSolutions and Colligative Properties
Structure of AtomChemical Thermodynamics and Energetic
Periodic TableElectro-chemistry
Redox ReactionsChemical Kinetics
Chemical EquilibriumGeneral Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements
Surface Chemistryp-Block elements Group 15 elements
Nature of Chemistry Bondd and f Block Elements d-Block Elements
HydrogenCoordination Compounds
s-Block Elements (Alkali and Alkaline Earth Metals) Group 1 and Group 2 ElementsHalogen Derivatives of Alkanes (and arenes)
p-Block ElementsAlcohols, Phenols and Ether Alcohol
Basic Principles and Techniques in Organic ChemistryAldehydes, Ketones and Carbooxylic Acids
AlkanesOrganic Compounds containing Nitrogen
AlkenesBiomolecules Carbohydrates
Aromatic CompoundsChemistry in Everyday Life
Environmental Chemistry--

Biology Syllabus

Biology is consisting of both Zoology and Botany of Class XI and Class XII. Here are some important topics:

Class XI TopicsClass XII Topics
Diversity in Living WorldReproduction
Structural Organization in Animals and PlantsGenetics and Evolution
Cell Structure and FunctionBiology and Human Welfare
Plant PhysiologyBiotechnology and Its Applications
Human physiologyEcology and environment

MHT CET 2018 Important Books

MHT CET 2018 is composed of syllabus from Class XI and Class XII textbooks of Maharashtra board. Candidates are advised to first go through their board exam books for preparation. However, here are some other important books that will help in better preparation of MHT CET 2018:

SubjectBook NameAuthorISBN
ChemistryMarvel Chemistry for MHT CETMayur Mehta, Chitra Joshi, Rekha Diwekar8193264746
PhysicsMHT CET Physics (Marvel)AJ Bapat8193264754
MathematicsMarvel MHT-CET MathematicsHemant G. Ainapure8193264738
BiologyMarvel Biology for MHT-CETK. Shankaran, Devaki Rema Devi8192993345

Important Instructions 

MHT CET is a pen paper based test. Candidates will be provided with OMR answer sheets with each question paper. At the end of each paper, candidate must hand over the OMR Answer sheet to the invigilator. Candidates are permitted to take the Question Booklet outside the exam centre. Following are some instructions to follow while answering on OMR sheet.

  • The candidates are required to mark the correct answer by blackening the corresponding circle against the serial number of the question in the answer sheet with black ballpoint pen only.
  • Candidate should not use any other method for answering in OMR sheet like Half circle, tick mark, or cross etc. This may not be read by the machine.
  • The candidates must fully satisfy themselves about the accuracy of the answer before darkening the appropriate circle, as no change in the answer once marked is allowed.
  • Answer sheet will be evaluated by computerized scanning method only. So, candidates should completely darken one and the only one best response (circle).
  • Please do not fold the OMR sheet and do not make any stray marks on it.

*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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1 Comment
Tanmay dahale

Syllabus for MHTCET is 12 std and 11th std is proportional 80:20 or 50:50 like jee

26 Oct, 2017 09:30
Bhawna Vedwal

Hello Tanmay, Approximately 20% weightage will be given to Std. XI curriculum and 80% weightage will be given to Std. XII curriculum while setting MHT CET Question Paper. To get information regarding syllabus you can go through with this link SYLLABUS.

11 May, 2018 16:49

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