MHT CET (DTE MAHARASHTRA) 2020 QUESTION PAPER
STATE LEVEL ONLINE TEST
Maharashtra Common Entrance Test (MHT CET) is conducted by Mumbai's State Common Entrance Test Cell for admission to the state's first year of courses in Engineering and Technology (B.E / B.Tech) and Pharmacy (B.Pharm/ PharmaD). The examination will be conducted throughout Maharashtra and outside the state at different centers. The exam has 3 papers. Paper 1 is Mathematics, and Paper 2 is Physics and Chemistry. The Zoology and Botany questions are presented in Paper 3. All papers concentrate on MCQs and they each have a set 90 minute duration. Check MHT CET Exam Pattern
|Examination Mode||Online Mode (Computer Based Test)|
|Examination Medium||English, Marathi, Urdu|
|Number of Papers||3 (Physics/Chemistry, Zoology/Botany and Mathematics)|
|Exam Duration||1 hour and 30 minutes|
|Question Type||Multiple Choice Questions|
|Number of Questions||50 from each Subject|
The questions will be based upon the secondary and higher secondary education syllabus of the Maharashtra State Board. MHT CET papers come from three topics: Mathematics / Biology, Physics & Chemistry. The difficulty level for Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry will be on par with the JEE (Main) level. Biology will be on par with NEET. The questions will primarily be focused on application.
|Paper||Subject||Approximate No of MCQs Based on||Marks per Question||Total Marks||Duration in Minutes|
|Class XI||Class XII|
|Section||Subject||Number of Questions||Marks||Total Marks|
Candidates can choose to attempt the question paper either in English, Marathi, or Urdu. These options will be available for all the candidates.
|Particular/Paper||MHT CET PCM||MHT CET PCB|
|Medium of paper||English, Marathi, or Urdu||English, Marathi, or Urdu|
|Mode of Paper||Online Mode (Computer Based Test)||Online Mode (Computer Based Test)|
The previous years' question papers play a vital role in the preparatory work for MHT CET. If candidates include preceding year papers in their preparation and solve them wisely, it would help them score high.
Keep in mind the following pointers while solving previous years’ question papers of MHT CET -
Apart from recognizing the exam pattern and its difficulty level, you can also identify your weak and strong areas. While the question papers are being solved, make a note of the sections or topics that you find difficult to answer. Later, practice more to strengthen your weak areas. More advantages of solving MHT CET Question Paper are outlined below:
It is helpful to understand the viewpoints of students who have answered MHT CET in the previous years. This will make you understand how the papers were and how you can prepare accordingly.
|2017||Paper I (Version 11) - Mathematics||Download|
|2017||Paper I (Version 44) - Mathematics||Download|
|2017||Paper II (Version 11) - Physics & Chemistry||Download|
|2017||Paper II (Version 33) - Physics & Chemistry||Download|
|2017||Paper III (Version 44) - Biology||Download|
|2016||Paper I (Version 11) - Physics & Chemistry||Download|
|2016||Paper I (Version 22) - Physics & Chemistry||Download|
|2016||Paper II (Version 11) - Biology||Download|
|2016||Paper II (Version 33) - Biology||Download|
|2016||Paper III (Version 11) - Mathematics||Download|
|2016||Paper III (Version 22) - Mathematics||Download|
A few sample questions from MHT CET important topics are given below.
Ques. The highest rate of photosynthesis is in ____ and ____ region of the spectrum of light.
2. The pH of nutrient medium in plant tissue culture gets adjusted between _____
A) 3 - 4
B) 4.1- 4.8
C) 5 - 5.8
D) 6 - 7
3. Which is the simplest of all nutrient cycles operating in an ecosystem?
A rough idea of the number of questions asked from different sections is mentioned in the table below based on the analysis of preceding years' papers. While going through this table, candidates can know the weightage of various topics and can prepare for the exam appropriately.
|MHT CET Mathematics Chapter Name||Weightage|
|Three Dimensional Geometry||8%|
|Applications of Derivatives||5%|
|Bernoulli Trials And Binomial Distribution||4%|
|Pair Of Straight Lines||5%|
|Linear Programming Problems||2%|
|Applications of Definite Integrals||4%|
|MHT CET Physics Chapter Name||Weightage|
|Kinetic Theory Of Gases And Radiation||12%|
|Atoms, Molecules, And Nuclei||8%|
|Magnetic Effects Of Electric Current||6%|
|Interference And Diffraction||4%|
|Electrons And Photons||3%|
|Wave Theory Of Light||2%|
|MHT CET Chemistry Chapter Name||Weightage|
|Chemical Thermodynamics And Energetics||15%|
|p-Block Elements – Group 15 To 18||9%|
|d And f Block Elements||8%|
|Alcohols, Phenols, And Ethers||8%|
|Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen||8%|
|Solutions And Colligative Properties||6%|
|Halogen Derivatives Of Alkanes And Arenes||5%|
|Aldehydes, Ketones And Carboxylic Acids||5%|
|Chemistry In Everyday Life||5%|
Each topic of the syllabus has a critical role to play in clearing MHT CET 2020. Candidates must be skilful in preparing for subject matter. The test would offer 20 percent weightage to the standard XI curriculum and 80 per cent weightage to the standard XII curriculum when the question paper is being set. Instead of implementing the same technique of practice to all subjects, seek to follow the methods of study as per the subject requirements.
Before you start attempting MHT CET question papers, follow these tips to score better.
Physics is a very typical topic, as it includes mathematical formulae and derivations. Thus, more and more practice is required. Candidates could do well in physics through everyday practice, and work to solve the derivation, rather than attempting to cram it. Candidates have to go through the papers of the previous year and refer to NCERT books, because they will help reinforce the basic concepts.
Chemistry is the subject that has the highest scoring prospects in the MHT CET. Students, with a bit of hard work, can get better scores in this segment. Mostly, questions concerning chemistry would be asked from the 12th standard syllabus, and you will have to grasp this topic well to ace the exam.
Mathematics is wholly based on calculations and derivations so you have to work a lot with calculations. Concentrate more on topics such as Conic Section with an ellipse, hyperbola, parabola and rectangular parabola, Trigonometry, Vectors, 3D, and Integral Calculus to get good marks. Note that there will be no calculator allowed in the test. Manually solve all the questions while practising. That will enable you to increase your speed.
Biology is a key subject of the MHT CET Exam. Therefore, candidates have to prepare well for the topics of Biology. Biology consists of questions relating to Zoology and Botany. Students therefore need to be aware of the basics of the subject, and also use flow charts. Candidates need to adequately revise the topics of zoology and botany because the concepts or wording in these topics are difficult and complicated. So, revision does make the paper well understood.
MHT CET 2020 has the syllabus from Class XI and Class XII textbooks of Maharashtra board. Given below are a few important preparation books for MHT CET.
|Chemistry||Marvel Chemistry for MHT CET||Mayur Mehta, Chitra Joshi, Rekha Diwekar||8193264746|
|Physics||MHT CET Physics (Marvel)||AJ Bapat||8193264754|
|Mathematics||Marvel MHT-CET Mathematics||Hemant G. Ainapure||8193264738|
|Biology||Marvel Biology for MHT-CET||K. Shankaran, Devaki Rema Devi||8192993345|
Ques. What is the mode and medium of MHT CET 2020 question paper?
Ans. MHT CET 2020 will be conducted in the Computer-Based Test mode. The medium will be English, Urdu, or Marathi.
Ques. What is the time duration of MHT CET 2020?
Ans. The exam will have 3 papers and you will have 180 minutes for every paper. No extra time will be provided to any candidate. Exam mode will be online. You have to practice a lot to solve a maximum number of questions in a specific time period. Attempt to try some online mock exams and previous years' papers so you can practice online, and calculate your response speed.
Ques. How can I prepare for MHT CET 2020?
Ques. What is the difficulty level of the MHT CET question paper?
Ans. The difficulty level of the MHT CET question paper will be almost equal to the one of JEE Main for Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics. For Biology, the difficulty level will almost be on par with NEET.
Ques. Can I use a calculator to solve the MHT CET question paper?
Ans. No, you cannot use a calculator to solve the MHT CET question paper. Practice to solve the question paper manually to improve your speed.