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MHT CET Syllabus 2021 has been released by State Common Entrance Test (CET) Cell, Maharashtra​. MHT CET Syllabus 2021 will not contain the deleted portions of HSC 2021 examination, as confirmed by Directorate of Technical Education, Maharashtra.  MHT CET syllabus is based on the curriculum of class 11 and 12 of Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education. Check MHT CET Exam Pattern

MHT CET Syllabus consists of chapters and topics from Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, and Biology as per the subjects selected during the registration. In MHT CET 2021, 20% weightage will be given to standard XI curriculum and 80% weightage will be given to standard XII curriculum while setting the question paper. The exam will be conducted in two streams of subject viz PCM & PCB. Candidates can choose the stream according to the subjects they have studied during 11th and 12th standards. 

Latest Updates

  • June 8: Registrations open for MHT CET 2021, candidates can apply until July 7, 2021. Check Here
  • June 6: Higher Education Ministry of Maharashtra has announced that MHT CET 2021 will be held either in the July end or August beginning. Read More
  • April 20: MHT CET Mock Tests available for students to practice. Check Here

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Syllabus 2021

MHT CET Syllabus 2021

A detailed syllabus is very helpful for the candidates in preparation. They can outline the exact topics they are required to prepare. MHT CET 2021 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 syllabus. 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:

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 2021 is mentioned below:

Download MHT CET Previous Year Question Papers

MHT CET 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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MHT CET 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 Coordination, Human Reproduction, Organisms and Environment-II

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Weightage of Topics

Weightage of Important Topics from MHT CET Syllabus

Based on the papers of previous years a rough idea about the weightage of different sections is provided below. By going through the weightage of different topics you can get an idea of the most and least important topics. 

Weightage of Topics from Mathematics Section

Important Topics Weightage of Marks
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%

Weightage of Topics from Physics Section

Important Topics Weightage of Marks
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%

Weightage of Topics from Chemistry Section

Important Topics Weightage of Marks
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%

Recommended Books

Recommended Books MHT CET 2021

MHT CET is based on the curriculum of class 11th and 12th of Maharashtra state board of secondary and higher education. Most of the questions are directly asked from the syllabus of Maharashtra 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

Books for Physics
Book Author Publication
Objective Physics MHT CET R.P Biradar S.J Chandele Pradnya PLPN
Physics (MCQ) MHT CET A.J Rajput Marvel Publications
MHT CET Prep Guide Physics M.K Dikshit Arihant Publications

Books for Chemistry

Books for Chemistry
Book Author Publication
MHT CET Chemistry Navneet Navneet publication
Chemistry (MCQ) MHT CET Mayur Mehta 
Chitra Joshi
Marvel Publications
MHT CET Prep Guide Chemistry Arihant Experts Arihant Publications

Books for Maths

Books for Maths
Book Author Publication
Mathematics (MCQ) MHT CET Hemant G. Ainapure Marvel Publication
MHT CET Prep guide Mathematics Arihant Experts Arihant Publications
Navneet MHT CET Mathematics(Part 1 and 2) Navneet  Navneet Publications

Books for Biology 

Books for Biology 
Book Author Publication
Objective MHT CET Biology Nikhil M. Sriwastava MTG Publication
MHT CET prep guide Biology Arihant Experts Arihant Publication
Biology (MCQ) MHT CET  Dr. K. Shankaran
Devki Rama devi
Marvel Publication

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Exam Pattern 2021

MHT CET 2021 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 are awarded 2 marks and in other papers 1 mark will be given for a correct answer. Know More MHT CET 2021 Exam Pattern

  • No. of Groups in MHT CET: 2 i.e. PCM & PCB
  • Papers in PCM Group: 3 i.e. Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics
  • Papers in PCB Group: 3 i.e. Physics, Chemistry, Biology
  • Weightage of Paper 1 - Mathematics Questions: 50
  • Weightage of Paper 2 - Physics & Chemistry Questions: 100
  • Weightage of Paper 3 - Biology Questions: 100
  • Maximum Marks to PCM & PCB: 200 each
Particulars Details
Mode of Examination Online Mode (Computer Based Test)
Time Duration of Exam 180 Minutes
Question Paper Type Multiple Choice Questions
Total No. of Questions in PCM 150
Total No. of Questions in PCB 200
Negative Marking No
Medium of MHT CET Exam
  • Paper 1: English 
  • Paper 2 and 3: English, Marathi, Urdu

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

MHT CET Syllabus 2021 FAQs

Ques. Which is the hardest section to crack in the Mathematics paper of MHT CET 2021?

Ans. Over the years the students found the Mathematics MHT CET Syllabus difficult to complete. It is the lengthiest and time-consuming section. The candidates must spend a considerable amount of time preparing this section.

Ques. Do the authorities release MHT CET Syllabus 2021?

Ans. The authorities have released the official MHT CET Syllabus 2021. The students need to visit the official website for checking out the same. On completing the syllabus, they must practice as many practice papers as possible to ace the exam.

Ques. Will MHT CET Syllabus 2021 subject to changes?

Ans. In view of the COVID-19 situation, the authorities have excluded the syllabus which was deleted from the H.S.C examination. The students can check out the revised MHT CET Syllabus 2021 from the official website.

Ques. What is the distribution of questions in the Physics section of the MHT CET Syllabus 2021?

Ans. A total of 50 questions will be asked from the Physics section of the MHT CET Syllabus 2021. These questions will be MCQ-type. For each correct answer, the students will be awarded one mark. There will be no negative marking from this section.

Ques. Is MHT CET Syllabus 2021 similar to the CET Syllabus of other states?

Ans. No, the pattern and syllabus of other states CET and MHT CET 2021 are different. The candidates won’t find any similarity. They need to visit the official websites to check the syllabus of each exam.

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

Ans. As the level of difficulty of MHT CET has changed to match that of JEE Main and NEET, so chapter-wise weight cannot be accurately determined for MHT CET 2021. 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 in MHT CET?

Ans. You will get 180 minutes to attempt 3 papers in MHT CET 2021. 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 for MHT CET 2021?

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 2021 with JEE Main and NEET because the difficulty will be the same as of these exams.

Ques. Can I carry a calculator with me in MHT CET for the Maths Paper?

Ans. No, you cannot carry any electronic device with you for MHT CET. If you are 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. What are the languages in which MHT CET question papers are written?

Ans. MHT CET question papers are available in 3 languages, ie: are English, Marathi and Urdu. 

Ques. Which topic in mathematics has the highest weightage in MHT CET?

Ans. Based on previous years trends, Calculus (with an emphasis on integration) has one of the highest weightages in MHT CET Mathematics. 

Ques. Which topic in Physics has the highest weightage in MHT CET?

Ans. Based on previous years trends, Kinetic Theory of Gasses and Radiation has one of the highest weightages in MHT CET Physics. 

Ques. Which topic in Chemistry has the highest weightage in MHT CET?

Ans. Based on previous years trends, Chemical Thermodynamics and Energetics has one of the highest weightages in MHT CET Chemistry. 

Ques. What are the best books to refer to while preparing for MHT CET?

Ans. MHT CET prep guides by Arihant experts are a very good source to help candidates prepare for each subject in MHT CET 2021. 

Ques. What will be the marking scheme of questions in MHT CET?

Ans. MHT CET 2021 marking scheme is as follows. 2 marks will be awarded for every correct answer in the mathematics paper and 1 mark in other papers. There is no negative marking in any of the papers. You have to attempt 3 papers in 180 minute each and each paper will have 50 questions.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College.


MHT CET syllabus for getting admissions in M pharmacy?
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For Pharmacy, MHT CET exam is conducted for admisison to Engineering and Pharmacy courses which includes D. Pharma and B.Pharma. M.Pharma is not included under MHT CET exam. The exam is conducted for admission to different colleges in Maharashtra only. Find details at MHT CET 2021 courses offered.

ankur jain
Which subjects are there in MHT CET?
rakhisree chatterjee


MHT CET Exam Pattern: An Overview

Paper Subject Marks per question
Paper-1 Mathematics 2
Paper-2 Physics Chemistry 1
Paper-3 Biology (Botany) Biology (Zoology) 1
uma goenka
What is a good score in MHT CET?
arvind kumar

Hi Uma, 140+ marks is considered in MHT CET. For details visit: MHT CET EXAM

gouri kumari
What is the passing marks of MHT CET?
arvind kumar

Hi Gouri, 50% are passing marks in MHT CET. For details visit: MHT CET EXAM

shivkumar dama
Are 12th marks important for CET?
rakhisree chatterjee

Hi Shivkumar, Class 12 marks have no weightage in the preparation of JEE Main ranks. Students should know that the ranks will be determined based on their score in the entrance exam. However, for admission into IITs, NITs, CFTIs the score that candidates have secured in their class 12 board exam will be taken into account.

How can I download the syllabus for MHT CET Exam?
rakhisree chatterjee

Hi Bhumika, You can download the syllabus from the official website of MHT CET Exam.

kashish tomar
Am I allowed to edit/make changes to the data filled during MHT CET online registration?
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Hii Kashish, Greetings from collegedunia. Yes, you are allowed to make changes before submitting but No changes in Name, Father's Name, Date of Birth, Mobile No., and Email ID are permitted once confirmed and submitted. For more details Click Here

sakshi dilip sarode
Plz send pdf mht cet chapter wise weighted

Hi Sakshi

Click here to know the weightage of each chapters according the the subjects.

ayush chandekar
Which exams are required for agriculture after 12th
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.
aditi mishra
sir pleaes tell me that by this mh cet exam can we get admission in masters also
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Aditi, MH CET scores are acceptable for taking admission in UG courses only.
sakshi anil bhorkar
I am in 12th class in the group PCB I wan't to give MH CET
garima bansal

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

does mhcet is having negative marking
umang verma