MHT CET Syllabus 2020: Books and Exam Pattern

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    Candidates seeking admission to B.E./B.Tech courses in Maharashtra must keep a note of the prescribed syllabus while preparing for MHT CET 2020. The syllabus for MHT CET will comprise of the in-depth curriculum of class 11 and 12 of Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education. MHT CET 2020 Admit card and exam dates are expected to release after countrywide lockdown due to coronavirus pandemic gets over. 

    MHT CET Syllabus consists of chapters and topics from Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, and Biology as per the subjects selected during the registration. The exam will be conducted in two streams of subject viz Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics, Chemistry and Biology. Candidates can choose the stream according to the subjects they have studied during 11th and 12th standard. DTE Maharashtra has released  MHT CET 2020 new updated syllabus with official notification to help candidates prepare for the exam in a better way. 

    MHT CET 2020 has been postponed earlier it was scheduled between April 13-17,2020. In the exam, 20% weight will be given to standard XI curriculum and 80% weight will be given to standard XII curriculum while setting the question paper.  MHT CET 2020 syllabus of examination and  exam pattern  is provided in the following article.
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    MHT CET 2020 Syllabus

    MHT CET Syllabus 2020

    A detailed syllabus is very helpful for the candidates in preparation. They can outline the exact topics they are required to prepare. MHT CET 2020 syllabus will also help the candidates to figure out the important topics and make sure they do not miss out any topic. MHT CET Syllabus for Engineering, Pharmacy and Agriculture courses will be as per the class 11th and 12th. The chapter on Complex Numbers from Mathematics is no longer part of the MHT CET syllabus.

    • The syllabus will include all the topics from class 12th Maths/Physics/Chemistry/Biology.
    • The topics from class 11 that are needed to be covered by students are mentioned below:
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    The difficulty level will be somewhat similar to the JEE Main for Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and difficulty level for Biology will be comparative to NEET. The exam consists of 3 papers of 100 marks each and there will be no negative marking. The subject wise syllabus for CET 2020 is mentioned below:

    Conducting BodyDTE, Maharashtra
    Mode of ExaminationOnline (Computer-Based Test)
    Medium of ExaminationEnglish, Marathi, Urdu
    Number of Papers3 (Physics/Chemistry, Zoology/Botany and Mathematics)
    Question Paper TypeMultiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
    Negative MarkingNo

    Class XI Syllabus

    • Mathematics Syllabus: Trigonometric functions, Trigonometric functions of Compound Angles, Factorization Formulae, Straight Line, Circle and Conics, Sets, Relations and Functions, Probability, Sequences, and series.
    • Physics Syllabus: Measurements, Scalars, and Vectors, Force, Friction in solids and liquids, Refraction of Light, Ray optics, Magnetic effect of electric current, Magnetism.
    • Chemistry Syllabus: Some basic concepts of chemistry, States of Matter: Gases and liquids, Redox reaction, Surface chemistry, Nature of chemical bond, Hydrogen, s-Block elements(Alkali and alkaline earth metals), Basic principles and techniques in organic chemistry, Alkanes.
    • Biology (Botany) Syllabus: Diversity in organisms, Biochemistry of cell, Plant Water Relations and Mineral Nutrition, Plant Growth and Development.
    • Biology (Zoology) Syllabus: Organization of Cell, Animal tissues, Human Nutrition, Human Respiration.

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    Class XII Syllabus

    • Mathematics Syllabus: Mathematical Logic, Matrices, Trigonometric functions, Pair of straight lines, Circle, Conics, Vectors, Three-dimensional geometry, Line, Plane, Linear programming problems, Continuity, Differentiation, Application of derivative, Integration, Applications of definite integral, Differential equation, Statistics, Probability distribution, Bernoulli trials and Binomial distribution
    • Physics Syllabus: Circular motion, Gravitation, Rotational motion, Oscillations, Elasticity, Surface tension, Wave motion, Stationary waves, Kinetic theory, Wave theory, Interference and diffraction, Electrostatics, Current electricity, Magnetic effects of electric current, Magnetism, Electromagnetic inductions, Electrons and Photons, Atoms, Molecules and Nuclei, Semiconductors, Communication systems.
    • Chemistry Syllabus: Solid State, Solutions and colligative properties, Chemical Thermodynamics and energetic, Electrochemistry, Chemical Kinetics, General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements, p-Block Elements, d and f Block Elements, Coordination Compounds, Halogen derivatives of alkanes (and arenes), Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers, Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids, Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen, Biomolecules, Polymers, Chemistry in Everyday Life.
    • Biology (Botany) Syllabus: Genetic Basis of Inheritance, Gene: its nature, expression and regulation, Biotechnology: Process and Application, Enhancement in Food Production, Microbes in Human Welfare, Photosynthesis, Respiration, Reproduction in Plants, Organisms and Environment -I. 
    • Biology (Zoology) Syllabus: Origin and the Evolution of Life, Chromosomal Basis of Inheritance, Genetic Engineering and Genomics, Human Health and Diseases, Animal Husbandry, Circulation, Excretion and osmoregulation, Control and Co-ordination, Human Reproduction, Organisms and Environment-II
    MHT CET Books

    Recommended Books MHT CET 2020

    MHT CET is based on the curriculum of class 11th and 12th of Maharastra state board of secondary and higher education. Most of the questions are directly asked from the syllabus of Maharastra state board textbook. A candidate needs to practice at least twice from the textbooks as it will help in the preparation of most of the basic concepts ensuring 100 marks in the exam. Next 100 marks can be achieved by following dedicated competitive books for MHT CET as mentioned below-

    Books for Physics

    Objective Physics MHT CETR.P Biradar S.J ChandelePradnya PLPN
    Physics (MCQ) MHT CETA.J RajputMarvel Publications
    MHT CET Prep Guide PhysicsM.K DikshitArihant Publications

    Books for Chemistry

    MHT CET ChemistryNavneetNavneet publication
    Chemistry (MCQ) MHT CET

    Mayur Mehta 

    Chitra Joshi

    Marvel Publications
    MHT CET Prep Guide ChemistryArihant ExpertsArihant Publications

    Books for Maths

    Mathematics (MCQ) MHT CETHemant G. AinapureMarvel Publication
    MHT CET Prep guide MathematicsArihant ExpertsArihant Publications
    Navneet MHT CET Mathematics(Part 1 and 2)Navneet Navneet Publications

    Books for Biology 

    Objective MHT CET BiologyNikhil M. SriwastavaMTG Publication
    MHT CET prep guide BiologyArihant ExpertsArihant Publication
    Biology (MCQ) MHT CET 

    Dr.  K. Shankaran

    Devki Rama devi

    Marvel Publication

    MHT CET Exam Pattern

    Brief of MHT CET Exam Pattern

    The question paper will be set on the whole syllabus of Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics subjects of class 11 & 12. To attempt 3 papers & you will get 180 minutes in total. In the maths paper for every correct answer you be awarded 2 marks and in other papers 1 mark will be given for a correct answer.

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    MH CET Helpline

    MHT CET Helpline

    In case of any queries, you can contact on the helpline numbers mentioned below:

    Directorate Of Technical Education, Maharashtra State, Mumbai
    3, Mahapalika Marg, Post Box No.1967,
    Opp. Metro Cinema, Mumbai - 400 001
    Tel: (022) 2264 1150, 2264 1151, 2262 0601, 2269 0602
    Fax: (022) 2269 2102, 2269 0007

    Frequently Asked Questions


    Ques. What is the weight of chapters in MHT CET ?

    Ans. As the level of difficulty of MHT CET exam has changed to JEE Main and NEET, so chapter-wise weight cannot be determined for MHT CET 2020. Prepare for the entrance as of the level of JEE Main to secure a good rank. Check List of Participating Colleges in MHT CET.

    Ques. How much time will I get to attempt 3 papers?

    Ans. You will get 180 minutes each to attempt 3 papers. The syllabus will be from 11th and 12th standards. The difficulty level of the exam will be high so all the candidates need to prepare well. Once you go through the exam pattern and syllabus it will become very easy for you to prepare for the exam. 

    Ques. In what ratio should I prepare from class 11th and 12th syllabus?

    Ans. 20% weight will be given to standard XI curriculum and 80% weight will be given to standard XII curriculum while setting the question paper. So you can prepare according to this and give more importance to class 12th syllabus. You can merge your preparation for MHT CET 2020 with JEE Main and NEET because the difficulty will be the same as of these exams.

    Ques. Can I carry a calculator with me for Maths Paper?

    Ans. No, you cannot carry any electronic device with you. If you found with any then this may lead to your disqualification from the exam. All the rules and regulations will be written in your Admit Card. Read them carefully and follow them. 

    Ques. In what languages the question paper is available?

    Ans. The question paper is available in 3 languages that are English, Marathi, Urdu. 

    *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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    Ayush Chandekar

    Which exams are required for agriculture after 12th

    06 Dec, 2019 19:13
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Ayush, in most of the colleges, admission to UG courses is done on the basis of merit only. However, an entrance may also be conducted by the university if deemed necessary.

    09 Dec, 2019 18:04
    Aditi Mishra

    sir pleaes tell me that by this mh cet exam can we get admission in masters also

    14 Feb, 2019 11:01
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Aditi, MH CET scores are acceptable for taking admission in UG courses only.

    14 Feb, 2019 11:58
    Sakshi Anil bhorkar

    I am in 12th class in the group PCB I wan't to give MH CET

    16 Jun, 2018 00:20
    Garima Bansal

    Hi Sakshi, To get eligibility for the MHCET exam You may check this link:- Eligibility.

    08 Aug, 2018 12:28

    does mhcet is having negative marking

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    Umang verma


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