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MHT CET 2020 Exam Dates, Application Form, Notification, Syllabus & Result

Last Updated - March 19, 2019

Maharashtra Common Entrance Test (MHT CET) is conducted by State Common Entrance Test Cell on behalf of Directorate of Technical Education, Maharashtra.

  • MHT CET is conducted as a state level entrance test every year to offer admission into B.E/B.Tech, B.Pharmacy and Agriculture courses in various government and private institutions situated in the state of Maharashtra.
  • As per the changes made by DTE Maharashtra, MHT CET will be conducted in online CBT mode.
  • The difficulty level in MHT CET question papers will be similar to JEE Main for Physics, chemistry and Mathematics and Biology paper difficulty level will be at par with NEET exam.
  • MHT CET 2020 Application Form will be released in the month of February 2020. Since less than a year is left candidates must start preparation for the exam. Read the article to know the tentative exam dates, preparation tips, important books, syllabus and pattern.

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MHT CET 2020 Exam Dates

The online application process for MHT CET 2020 is expected to start from the second week of February 2020. MHT CET 2020 examination will be conducted in the second week of May 2020 (tentative). Tentative important dates of MHT CET 2020 is given below:

Starting of MHT CET Online RegistrationSecond week of February 2020
Last date to submit MHT CET 2020 Application FormFourth week of March 2020
Release of MHT CET 2020 Admit cardFourth week of April 2020
MH CET 2020 Exam DateSecond week of May 2020
Declaration of MHT CET 2020 ResultsFirst week of June 2020
Starting of MHT CET 2020 CounsellingSecond week of June 2020

MHT CET 2020 Preparation Tips

To score well and qualify MHT CET 2020, candidates must follow the given below preparation tips:

  • Make a proper timetable for the exam preparation before starting.
  • Review the complete syllabus and understand the exam pattern and marking scheme.
  • Make short notes for each chapter while preparing. They help in quick revision in the last days of preparations.
  • It is very important for you to clear your concepts, as the questions can be set in any manner. When the concepts are clear it won’t be difficult to answer even the twisted questions.
  • After learning the concepts and syllabus, you should attempt mock test and sample paper to get an idea about your preparation and exam pattern.
  • Revise all the topics you have studied at the end of the day.

What Books Should You Read to Prepare for MHT CET 2020?

As MHT CET 2020 is conducted by State Common Entrance Test Cell, Government of Maharashtra, all aspirants must first of all go through all the State board books at least once before referring to any other books.

NCERT books and State board books for Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics/Biology is best while preparing for MHT CET. Candidates can also refer to the following books for extra practice:

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

MHT CET 2020 Exam Pattern & Syllabus

MHT CET 2020 will be organized as an online Computer Based Test (CBT). It holds 3 Papers - Paper 1(Mathematics), Paper 2(Physics & Chemistry) and Paper 3 (Biology – Zoology & Botany).

  • The question paper will cover the 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.
Mode of ExaminationOnline Mode (Computer Based Test)
Number of PapersPaper 1: Mathematics Paper 2: Physics/Chemistry Paper 3: Zoology and Botany
Time Duration of Exam90 minutes for each paper
Question Paper TypeMultiple Choice Questions
No. of QuestionsPaper 1: 50 questions Paper 2 and 3: 100 questions each
Negative MarkingNo
Marks per questionPaper 1: +2 marks for each correct answer. Paper 2 and 3: +1 mark for each correct answer.
Medium of ExaminationPaper 1: English Paper 2 and 3: English, Marathi, Urdu

Here is the number of papers with no. of questions and marking scheme:


MHT CET 2020 Syllabus

The Syllabus includes all the topics of Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics and Biology from class XII and the following topics from class XI:

MHT CET 2020

MHT CET 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Before applying for MHT CET 2020, candidates must check the eligibility criteria set by the Directorate of Technical Education, Maharashtra. Only those candidates who will satisfy the eligibility criteria will be allowed to appear in MHT CET 2020. Below is the eligibility of MHT CET 2020:

  • The candidate should be a citizen of India.
  • There is no age limit to appear in MHT CET 2020.
  • Candidate must have passed HSC/class XII exam or its equivalent examination with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects with any one of the subjects – Chemistry/Biotechnology/Biology/Technical/Vocational subjects.
  • Candidates appearing in the qualifying examination (HSC/XII) in 2020 are considered eligible.
  • Candidates must have secured a minimum of 50% marks (for General Category) and at least 45% marks (for reserved category and Persons with Disability candidates) in aggregate of 5 subjects.
  • Female candidates are not eligible for mining engineering course.

MHT CET 2020 Application Form

MHT CET 2020 application form will be released in the second week of February 2020 tentatively. The last date to fill and submit the application form will be in the fourth week of March 2020.

  • Aspirants can complete the registration process through the official website of MHT CET 2020 -
  • Applicants will have to enter his/her personal details, educational details, contact details, medium of language, choice of paper and exam center city.
  • Candidates will also have to upload his/her photograph, signature and other required documents as asked.
  • After completing these steps, candidates will have to pay the application fee to confirm their candidature.

MHT CET 2020 Application Fee

Candidates can pay the application fee by any online system through internet banking/Debit/Credit Card/UPI payment. Fee once paid will not be refunded in any case. Candidates may check the application fees below:

CategoriesApplication Fee
General/J&K Migrants/OMS candidates800 INR
ST/SC/OBC/PWD/NT/SBC candidates600 INR

MHT CET 2020 Answer Key

After the exam commencement, the conducting authority will publish the answer key on the website along with the question papers soon after the conclusion of exam.

  • Candidates can download the answer keys by logging in the official website.
  • Candidates will be able to send their representation against the answer keys, if any.
  • MHT CET Answer Key will be useful in predicting scores in the entrance test.

MHT CET 2020 Result

MHT CET 2020 Result will be announced on the official portal by the exam conducting body.

  • Applicants will be able to check MHT CET 2019 results in the first week of June 2020.
  • Candidates who will clear the MHT CET cut off will be eligible to attend the counselling process.
  • Based on the marks of candidates, a merit list will also be published on the official website.

MHT CET 2020 Cut Off

MHT CET 2020 Cut Off is the minimum score required to secure admission in the various colleges offering admission through MHT CET 2020 score in Maharashtra. The cut off will depend on a lot of factors such as:

  • The number of applicants,
  • The number of seats available,
  • Previous year cut off marks and
  • The difficulty levels of the entrance test.

MHT CET 2020 cut off will be published along with the result.

MHT CET 2020 Counselling

MHT CET 2020 Counselling Process will start after shortlisting the eligible candidates in the merit list. The counselling process will begin soon after the results are declared in the first week of June 2020.

  • The State Common Entrance Test Cell will conduct Centralized Admission Process (CAP) in various rounds.
  • According to the rank of the candidates, seats will be allotted to candidates.
  • Candidates’ document will also be verified during the counselling process.
  • Candidates are advised to carry all the required documents for verification at the time of Counselling.



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