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MHT CET 2018 Exam Pattern: Marking Scheme, Guidelines, Weightage, Syllabus

Updated On - May 25th 2018 by SHIVANI TIWARI

MHT CET Exam Pattern 2018: The Director of Technical Education, Maharashtra declares the MHT CET exam pattern. The questions in entrance exam are based on syllabus of Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education. Approximately 20% weightage will be given to class 11th curriculum and 80% weightage will be given to class 12th curriculum while setting the question paper.

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MHT CET consists of 3 papers (Mathematics, Physics & Chemistry and Biology) with 50 MCQs each. There shall be no negative marking on marking an incorrect answer. Read the following article to know more about MHT CET exam pattern such as mode of examination, language medium, types of questions, marking scheme and preparation books.

MHT CET 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

Negative MarkingNo

MHT CET Exam Schedule

MHT CET 2018 Exam Pattern (Detailed)

The questions are based on Syllabus of Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education. MHT CET holds 3 Papers- Paper1 (Mathematics), Paper 2 (Physics & Chemistry) and Paper 3 (Biology). 

  • The difficulty level will be at par with the JEE (Main) for Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and difficulty level for Biology will be at par with NEET.
  • The questions will be mainly application based. 
  • The question will be set on whole syllabus of Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics subjects of Std. XII.
  • However, 10 questions from each subject will be based on class 11th.

MHT CET 2018, being a common entrance test, the examination has been divided into three papers.

Provided below is the distribution of subjects, questions, duration and marks in various papers:

MHT CET Distribution of Questions

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.

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

Marking Scheme

MHT-CET will consist of 3 question papers of MCQ and each paper will be of 100 marks. Only the difference varies in per mark question in the 3 papers. In Paper 1 (Mathematics), each question carries 2 marks. While each MCQ in Paper 2&3 carries 1 mark. 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

Preparation Books

MHT CET 2018 is composed of syllabus from Class XI and Class XII textbooks of Maharashtra board. Listed below are some preparation books for MHT CET exam:

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

15% All India Quota

As per DTE Maharashtra, 85% of the seats in Private Unaided Engineering Institutes in Maharashtra will be filled through MHT CET. While remaining, 15% seats will be filled/ reserved for All India Quota based on MHT CET. 

MHT CET Statistics

  • As per the press note relesed by DTE Maharashtra, in 2018, 4,35,606 candidates registered for MHT CET and 4,19,052 appeared for it.
  • In 2017, 3,89,520 candidates had registered for the MHT CET. Of which, 3,76,282 candidates (96.60%) appeared for the exam.
  • In 2016, 4,09,276 candidates had registered for MHT CET whereas only 3,97,768 candidates took the test. 

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, they must hand over the OMR Answer sheet to the invigilator. But they are permitted to take the Question Booklet outside the exam centre.

Following are some instructions to follow while answering on OMR sheet.

  • Mark the correct answer by darkening the corresponding circle against the serial number of the question in the answer sheet with black ballpoint pen only.
  • Do not mark answer like half circle, tick mark, or cross etc. This may not be read by the scanner.

MHT CET Darkening of Circle

  • Darken one and the only one best response as no change in the answer once marked is allowed.
  • 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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