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MHT CET 2021 will be conducted in the 2nd week of May, 2021. As the examination will take place in multiple slots or sessions, the aspirants can check the thorough analysis of every slot here. This will assist the candidates in last-minute revision for other slots or shifts. Check your rank using MHT CET Rank Predictor

The exam analysis of MHT CET 2021 will encompass difficulty level, important questions, chapters with most weightage and other relevant details. Candidates need to be thorough with the textbooks in order to score well in this entrance exam. Know Important Books for MHT CET Preparation


MHT CET 2020 Paper Analysis

MHT CET 2020 Paper Analysis

MHT CET PCB Paper Analysis – Day 4 (Oct 5, 2020)

Subject  Shift I Shift II
Biology Easy Easy to Moderate
Physics Easy Easy to Moderate
Chemistry Easy Easy
Overall Difficulty Level Easy Easy
Most Asked Topics – Physics Thermodynamics, Rotational Motion Modern Physics
Most Asked Topics – Chemistry - Chemical Bonding, Polymer 
Most Asked Topics – Biology Reproduction, Growth, Genetics and Photosynthesis  -

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MHT CET PCB Paper Analysis – Day 3 (Oct 4, 2020)

Subject  Shift I
Biology Moderate
Physics Easy to Moderate
Chemistry Easy
Overall Difficulty Level Easy to Moderate
Most Asked Topics – Physics Rotational Motion, Thermodynamics
Most Asked Topics – Chemistry Chemical Kinetics, Chemical Bonding
Most Asked Topics – Biology -

MHT CET PCB Paper Analysis – Day 2 (Oct 2, 2020)

Subject  Shift I Shift II
Biology Easy Easy to Moderate
Physics Easy to Moderate Easy
Chemistry Easy Easy
Overall Difficulty Level Easy Easy
Most Asked Topics – Physics Nuclear Physics, Thermodynamics -
Most Asked Topics – Chemistry Chemical Kinetics, Solutions, Polymer, Biomolecules, p-block and d-block Elements Chemical Kinematics, Chemical Bonding
Most Asked Topics – Biology Plant Reproduction, Respiration, Circulation, Genetics, Control Coordination, Human Reproductions -

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MHT CET PCB Paper Analysis – Day 1 (Oct 1, 2020)

Subject  Shift I Shift II
Biology Easy to Moderate Moderate
Physics Moderate Moderate
Chemistry Easy Easy
Overall Difficulty Level Easy to Moderate Moderate
Good Attempts 155+ 150+
Most Asked Topics – Physics Circular Motion, Rotational Motion Modern Physics, Nuclear Physics, Thermodynamics, Kinetic theory of gases
Most Asked Topics – Chemistry Chemical Bonding Chemical Bonding
Most Asked Topics – Biology Animal Husbandry, Organisms -

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MHT CET 2019 Paper Analysis

MHT CET 2019 Paper Analysis

MHT CET 2019 was administered from May 02 to 13, 2019 in multiple slots or sessions. Approximately, 4.13 lakh aspirants of engineering, pharmacy and agriculture appeared for the MHT CET 2019 examination, which spanned for 12 days. In comparison to 4.36 lakh registrations in 2018 , the total number of candidates who registered for the exam in 2019 fell by 5 per cent. Out of all the candidates who enrolled for the 2019 MHT CET, 1.20 lakh opted for PCM while 1.22 lakh opted for PCB. For all four papers - Physics , Chemistry, Mathematics, and Biology (PCMB), roughly 1.7 lakh aspirants appeared.

Total number of applications  422425
Total number of incomplete applications 9141
Total number of completed applications  413284
Total number of candidates who appeared for PCM 120000
Total number of candidates who appeared for PCB 122000
Total number of candidates who appeared for both (PCMB) 170000

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The difficulty level of MHT CET 2019 was easy to moderate, based on the overall feedback obtained from students of all sessions and slots. All of the primary MHT CET 2019 exam highlights can be reviewed below. 

Level of Difficulty: The exam's overall level of difficulty was said to be easy to moderate. Many difficult questions were not asked. In all shifts or slots, about 60% of the paper was found to be easy. 

Easy Subject: In all shifts, mathematics was considered to be the easiest subject while physics had an easy to moderate in difficulty level. 

Difficult Subject: For most of the students, chemistry proved to be difficult. MHT CET's section on Chemistry had an equal combination of theory and numerical problems. 

Questions from Mathematics: Most of the questions from Mathematics were asked from the topics given below - 

  • Logic Truth Table
  • Set Relation
  • Area under Curve
  • LPP – Maximize, Minimize
  • Vectors 3D (7 Questions)
  • Continuity
  • Calculus (8-10 Questions)
  • Matrices (3 Questions)
  • Sequence & Series (3 Questions)
  • Circle (3 Questions)
  • Conic (3 Questions)

MHT CET 2019 Cut-off 

Rounds Cut Off Lists for Maharashtra Cut Off Lists for All India
Round I Cutoff List Cutoff List
Round II Cutoff List Cutoff List
Round III Cutoff List Cutoff List

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MHT CET 2018 Paper Analysis

MHT CET 2018 Paper Analysis

This year, MHT-CET 2018 observed a rise in the number of applicants from Maharashtra state by almost 14 per cent. Roughly, 4.34 lakh candidates had registered for the exam. The paper was considered extremely simple by the candidates who appeared for the MHT-CET 2018 entrance exam on 10th May. The first reaction that was received from students and experts as Physics and Chemistry concluded is that there were almost no conceptual questions in the paper. Nearly all of the questions asked in the entrance exam were either based on information or on formulas. 

Additionally, students stated that they found MHT-CET 2018 to be one of the easiest entrance examinations for engineering. According to others, the difficulty level of the paper was not even half in comparison with the JEE Mains 2018. Another comment from the students was that in both papers this year, they faced no time management problem. There were lesser calculations, and a few questions were even non-numerical ones. 

MHT CET 2018 Section-wise Difficulty 

Subject  Level of Difficulty Good Attempts  Accuracy  Good Score 
- Easy Moderate Difficult - - -
Maths 15 25 10 42 90% 76
Physics 20 22 8 45 90% 40
Chemistry 18 18 14 44 90% 38
Total 53 65 32 131 154 -
  • All three sections, namely mathematics, physics , and chemistry, were of moderate level of difficulty. 
  • In Physics, there were more numerical-based questions than theoretical ones. 
  • In Chemistry, many questions were asked from Chemical bonding and Organic Chemistry. 
  • In the mathematics section, there was a lot of emphasis given to limits, logs, calculus, probability, functions, and graphs questions. But, the questions were not very difficult. 
  • 80 percent of the questions in all three sections were from the syllabus of Class 12 while only 10 percent were from the syllabus of Class 11. 
  • Since there was no negative marking, all 150 questions could be attempted.
  • It was not very difficult for a well-prepared student to answer 130 out of 150 questions with an accuracy of about 85 to 90 per cent. 
  • This could lead to a score of 150 plus, which is a quite good score for obtaining a seat in the chosen stream in colleges like Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute (VJIT), K J Somaiya and College of Engineering, Pune. 
  • One could expect a rank of nearly 6000 with a score of 130, which also ensured secure admission in top government engineering colleges and universities. 
  • A score of 100 is also good for getting a place in Maharashtra's Top 30 Engineering Colleges.
  • There are several engineering colleges in the state of Maharashtra which provide admission through MHT CET. So, even with a rank of 2 lakh, a candidate can avail admission in lower ranked colleges.

MHT CET 2018 Cut-off 

Rounds Cut Off Lists for Maharashtra Cut Off Lists for All India
Round I Cutoff List Cutoff List
Round II Cutoff List Cutoff List
Round III Cutoff List Cutoff List
Additional Round Cutoff List Cutoff List

MHT CET 2019 & 2018 Topics

Important Topics with Weightage in MHT CET 2019 and 2018

Mathematics

MHT CET Mathematics Chapter Name Weightage
Integration 9%
Trigonometric Functions 8%
Three Dimensional Geometry 8%
Differentiation 7%
Probability Distribution 8%
Matrices 5%
Circles 6%
Conics 5%
Vectors 7%
Continuity 5%
Applications of Derivatives 5%
Differential Equations 6%
Bernoulli Trials And Binomial Distribution 4%
Pair Of Straight Lines 5%
Line 3%
Plane 4%
Linear Programming Problems 2%
Applications of Definite Integrals 4%
Statistics 3%
Mathematical Logic 3%

Physics 

MHT CET Physics Chapter Name Weightage 
Kinetic Theory Of Gases And Radiation 12%
Oscillations 8%
Atoms, Molecules, And Nuclei 8%
Rotational Motion 7%
Electrostatics 7%
Magnetic Effects Of Electric Current 6%
Electromagnetic Induction 6%
Semiconductors 6%
Wave Motion 5%
Magnetism 5%
Circular Motion 4%
Surface Tension 4%
Interference And Diffraction 4%
Current Electricity 4%
Gravitation 3%
Stationary Waves 3%
Electrons And Photons 3%
Elasticity 2%
Wave Theory Of Light 2%
Communication Systems 1%

Chemistry

MHT CET Chemistry Chapter Name Weightage
Chemical Thermodynamics And Energetics 15%
p-Block Elements – Group 15 To 18 9%
Coordination Compounds 9%
d And f Block Elements 8%
Alcohols, Phenols, And Ethers 8%
Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen 8%
Solid State 6%
Solutions And Colligative Properties 6%
Chemical Kinetics 5%
Halogen Derivatives Of Alkanes And Arenes 5%
Aldehydes, Ketones And Carboxylic Acids 5%
Biomolecules 4%
Polymers 4%
Chemistry In Everyday Life 5%

Tips to Ace MHT CET 2021

Tips to Ace MHT CET 2021 from Toppers of 2019 and 2018

The 2019 and 2018 MHT CET rank holders have shared their experiences of taking the MHT CET entrance exam and how they prepared for the same. Take a look at the tips given below to gain important insights for your MHT CET preparation. 

  1. The more the students practice, the greater the chances are of them qualifying with appreciable marks in the MHT CET entrance exam. 
  2. The candidates must never make the mistake of overlooking their weaker areas. Rather, they must recognize them as soon as possible, and work on them. 
  3. "Shyness is the enemy of clarity," i.e. in the event of any doubt, the aspirants must not act timidly while obtaining the experts or teachers' suggestions. 
  4. It is really important that they understand the definitions in detail. 
  5. It is very important for the test-takers to know how to manage the time during the exam.
  6. Prescribed textbooks for classes 11 and 12 must be studied well first and then, additional or reference study materials must be used. 

Question Attempting Insights from Experts to Clear MHT CET 2021 Cut off

Although toppers are the people that have come out in flying colours in MHT CET, it is the educators behind them who could be credited with some of the success. As most of the coaching experts and teachers possess years of experience, their tips, if abided, will help students with concerns on how to crack MHT CET 2021. Experts from leading coaching centers and school teachers point out that MHT CET is based more or less on the syllabus covered in Maharashtra's state syllabus for class 11 and class 12. It is essential that they begin to study and prepare themselves from class 11 by practicing the problems given at the end of each chapter and understanding the concepts before practising. 

Nagesh Sawant, Mathematics teacher at Ghonse Academy affirms this. His advice, "Since the MHT CET syllabus is from Class 11 and Class 12, organizing it from Class 11 itself is wise. Learn the chapter well, practice questions from the textbook at the end of every chapter. Next, answer the same topic questions from various other sources such as coaching content, online review papers and papers from previous years. In the said topic, this helps them get strong. Other than that, they must check and see where they have gone wrong every time a question goes wrong, and improve that. Practice allows them to be perfect in the subject matter and helps in managing time.” 

Subject-wise Insights

Every syllabus topic plays a central role in clearing MHT CET 2021. Candidates should prepare their subject matter wisely. In the test, the standard XI curriculum will be given 20 per cent weightage and the standard XII curriculum will be given 80 percent weightage when the question paper is being set. Instead of applying the same study technique to all subjects, try to follow the study patterns subject-wise. 

Physics 

Physics is a very typical subject, since there are mathematical formulas and derivations in physics. Thus, it requires more and more practice. Through regular practice, candidates can do well in physics and work to solve the derivations, instead of trying to cram it. Candidates must go through previous year's papers and refer to NCERT books, because they will help to strengthen the basic concepts. 

  • Solving the subject of numerical physics is a major challenge for students, but daily learning strengthens the calculation skills. 
  • Keep a time check when answering a question. This helps to handle time effectively during the exam.

Chemistry 

Chemistry is the subject with the highest scoring potential in MHT CET. In this segment, students can get good marks with a bit of hard work. Mostly, Chemistry questions will be asked from the 12th standard syllabus, so you have to master this topic to ace the exam. 

  • Students must study all the basic concepts of chemistry and attempt to understand equations of all molecules and mixtures. 
  • Numerical chemistry is not too hard for candidates to easily achieve quite good marks.

Biology 

Biology is one of the key topics for MHT CET. Candidates therefore need to prepare well for the Biology topics. Biology consists of the Zoology and Botany questions. So, students need to be familiar with the subject's fundamentals and use flow charts as well. Candidates must revise the topics from zoology and botany properly because the concepts or wording used in these topics are difficult and confusing. So, revision makes the paper easier to solve. 

  • Make sure you prepare with the latest syllabus and examination pattern. Biology will cover the highest marks in the question paper. 
  • Study Zoology and Botany consistently because marks are equally distributed.

Mathematics 

Mathematics is based entirely on calculations and derivations, therefore you have to work on calculations. To get good marks, focus more on topics like Conic Section with an ellipse, hyperbola, parabola, and rectangular parabola, Trigonometry, Vectors, 3D and Integral Calculus. Remember that no calculator will be allowed in the exam. Solve all the questions manually while practicing. This will allow you to improve your speed. 

  • Take note of formulas on one page and try revising them over and over again.
  • Discover tricks, math shortcuts, and memory methods, so that papers can be solved in an easy and effective way.

MHT CET Paper Analysis FAQs

MHT CET Paper Analysis FAQs

Ques. What was the difficulty level of MHT CET 2019?

Ans. For MHT CET 2019, the exam's overall level of difficulty was said to be easy to moderate. Many difficult questions were not asked. In all shifts or slots, about 60% of the paper was found to be easy. 

Ques. What was the difficulty level of MHT CET 2018?

Ans. Students stated that they found MHT-CET 2018 to be one of the easiest entrance examinations for engineering. According to others, the difficulty level of the paper was not even half in comparison with the JEE Mains 2018.

Ques. What was the most difficult subject in MHT CET 2020?

Ans. Physics and biology were considered to be the toughest subjects in MHT CET 2020, although the overall level of difficulty of the exam was fairly easy.

Ques. When is MHT CET 2021 scheduled to be held?

Ans. MHT CET 2021 will be conducted in the 2nd week of May, 2021.

Ques. Is it possible to get full marks in MHT CET 2021?

Ans. Yes, according to the difficulty levels of previous years papers, its is quite possible to attain full marks in MHT CET 2021.

*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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