The Maharashtra Common Entrance Test [ MHT CET ]

By Srushti Pargat Last Updated: November 27th, 2020

About MHT CET 2021

Maharashtra Common Entrance Test is an online undergraduate state level examination conducted once a year for students looking to pursue their bachelor's degree in Engineering and Pharmacy fields, i.e., B.Tech/ B.E, Pharma.D, and B.Pharmacy. This examination is conducted by the State Common Entrance Test Cell, Maharashtra, in about 48 cities in Maharashtra and 12 cities other than Maharashtra. There are over 1 lakh applicants that take up this examination every year.

MHT CET is a computer-based online examination that consists of 50 questions from each Subject. It consists of three papers, i.e., paper I, paper II, and paper III, which candidates have to choose according to the course they are opted for. The paper consists of questions based on both the XI and XII subjects of Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Biology. Aspiring candidates must have to complete the exam within a time duration of 2 hours 30 minutes.

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MHT CET Exam 2021: Key Element

Full-Form Maharashtra Common Entrance Test
Conducting Authority State Common Entrance Test Cell
Exam Level State-level examination
Exam Frequency Annually once
Course Offered B.Tech/ B.E, Pharma.D, and B.Pharmacy
Registration Mode Online
Exam Mode Centre Based Test (CBT)
Numbers of Questions 50 questions from each Subject
Exam Pattern MCQ
Duration 2 hours 30 minutes
Registration Fee 1000 INR General Category
800 INR Reserved Categories
Language English
Exam Website

MHT CET Exam Important Dates 2021

Candidates can check all the important dates such as application form, admit card, exam, and the result of MHT CET exam from the table mentioned below:

Release of application form The second week of February 2021
Last date to fill the application form The fourth week of March 2021
Last date to fill the application form (with late fees) The third week of April 2021
MHT CET Admit card release The fourth week of April
MHT CET Exam date The first week of May 2021

MHT CET Eligibility Criteria 2021

In order to write the MHT CET examination, all applicants need to pass the eligibility criteria. These criteria are stated below:

  • A candidate seeking admission for the undergraduate courses must have passed class 10+2 or equivalent in a relevant stream from a recognized board or university with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks.
  • Relaxation of 5% has been given to the reserved category.
  • Nationality: Only Indian Nationals are eligible.
  • Students in Class 10+2 or awaiting board results are also eligible to apply for MHT CET.

MHT CET Exam Pattern 2021

MHT CET 2021exam is conducted in the computer-based online (CBT) mode. The MHT CET exam consists of 50 questions from each subject. The exam paper is divided into three papers, i.e., Paper I, Paper II, and Paper III comprise the subjects such as Mathematics (for paper I), Physics, Chemistry (for paper II), and biology (for paper III). Students have to choose the exam paper based on the course they are opted for. They will have to answer all the questions within the time duration. In the MHT CET exam, 20% weightage will be given to the 11th class syllabus means that 20 percent of questions out of the 50 questions will be asked from the syllabus of class XIth.

  • MHT CET 2021 entrance will be going to be conducted in computer-based mode.
  • The paper consists of MCQ type questions.
  • Duration:
    • 90 minutes – Mathematics (Paper I)
    • 90 minutes – Physics/Chemistry (Paper II)
    • 90 minutes – Biology (Paper III)
  • Total no of questions: 50 Questions from each subject
  • Each correct answer in the exam will consist of 02 marks in paper I (mathematics) and 01 marks in paper II (physics and chemistry).
  • No marks will be deducted for wrong answers and unattempted questions.
  • According to the course, one has opted for they have to choose the subjects from the given group, i.e., group 1: PCM and group 2: PCB
Paper/ Subject Number of questions from class XI Number of questions from class XII Total Marks
Paper 1- Mathematics 10 40 100
Paper 2 - Physics 10 40 50
Paper 2 - Chemistry 10 40 50
Paper 3 - Biology (Botany) 10 40 50
Paper 3 - Biology (Zoology) 10 40 50

MHT CET Syllabus 2021

The syllabus consists of topics from Physics, Chemistry, Maths, and Biology (depending upon the subjects selected during registration based on the course one is opted for) from the basic curriculum of classes 11 and 12.

Given below is the syllabus for the subjects of PCMB:

MHT CET Physics Syllabus

Topics of Physics
Motion in a plane Laws of Motion Gravitation
Thermal properties of matter Sound Optics
Electrostatics Semiconductors

MHT CET Chemistry Syllabus

Topics of Chemistry
Some basic concepts of chemistry structure of atom Chemical Bonding
Redox Reactions Elements of group 1 and 2 States of Matter (Gaseous and Liquids)
Adsorption and colloids (Surface Chemistry) Hydrocarbons basic principles of organic chemistry

MHT CET Mathematics Syllabus

Topics of nMathematics
Trigonometry Straight Line Circle
Measures of Dispersion Probability Complex Numbers
Permutations and Combinations Functions Limits

MHT CET Biology Syllabus

Topics of Biology
Biomolecules Respiration and Energy Transfer Human Nutrition
Excretion and Osmoregulation

MHT CET Exam Registration Process 2021

Candidates who want to participate in the MHT CET exam have to apply for the exam by filling the application form through the official website. It is an online process that involves the following steps:

Step 1: Registration

  • Visit the official website of MHT CET 2021
  • Fill in the required details.
  • After submitting the details, your user login ID and password will get generated that will be used for the further process.

Step 2: Fill MHT CET online application form 2021

  • Re-login using unique MHT CET ID
  • Fill in all the details that are required, such as contact, personal, education, etc.

Step 3: Upload Documents

  • Upload the scanned photograph (15 KB to 50 KB.).
  • Upload the scanned signature (5 KB to 20 KB).

Step 4: Fee Payment

  • Choose payment mode (Net Banking, Credit card, and Debit Card).
General INR 800 /-
Backward Class [SC, ST, VJ/DT- NT(A), NT(B), NT(C), NT(D), OBC, SBC] & PwD belonging to Maharashtra State only. INR 600 /-
Additional Late Registration fee (March 1 to 7, 2021 for all categories) INR 500 /-

Step 5: Final Submission

  • After completing all the steps mentioned above, candidates will have to do the final submission of the MHT CET application form.

Courses Offered MHT CET 2021 Score

Listed below are the courses offered by the MHT CET exam 2021:

Colleges accepting MHT CET 2021 Score

Listed below are some of the top Colleges/institutes accepting the scores of the MHT CET entrance exam:

MHT CET Exam Centres

There are overall 36 districts in the state of Maharashtra and 12 outside of Maharashtra state where the MHT CET will be conducted. These districts can be distributed into eight divisional authorities. These include Mumbai, Pune, Amravati, Nagpur, Nashik, Aurangabad, Nanded, and Sangli.

The exam centers, cities and center codes can be seen in the table below:

Domestic Centers of Maharashtra

  • Mumbai
  • Mumbai Sub Urban
  • Thane
  • Palghar
  • Raigad
  • Pune
  • Ahmednagar
  • Solapur
  • Satara
Miraj (Sangli)
  • Sangli
  • Kolhapur
  • Ratnagiri
  • Sindhudurga
  • Jalgaon
  • Dhule
  • Nandurbar
  • Nashik
  • Aurangabad
  • Jalna
  • Beed
  • Osmanabad
  • Nanded
  • Parbhani
  • Latur
  • Hingoli
  • Buldhana
  • Akola
  • Washim
  • Amravati
  • Yavatmal
  • Wardha
  • Nagpur
  • Bhandara
  • Gondia
  • Chandrapur
  • Gadchiroli

Exam Centers Other than Maharashtra

Ahmedabad Gandhinagar Bangalore
Bhopal Delhi Delhi-NCR
Jaipur Kolkata Lucknow
Ranchi Panaji Verna

Candidate Statistics of MHT CET 2021

Examination Number of Candidates Type/ Number of candidates
PCM 174679
  • OPEN - 76193
  • FEMALE - 57661
  • MALE - 117008
  • RESERVED - 98486
PCB 211925
  • OPEN - 77851
  • FEMAIL - 106360
  • MALE - 105555
  • RESERVED - 134074

MHT CET Exam Tips

Candidates who are intending to appear in the MHT CET need a study plan that is detailed and efficient, so it can cover-up all the syllabus for the MHT CET. Also, the new syllabus has some addition of topics from class 11th as well. It might seem a bit more tricky for the candidate to complete the syllabus in time and score optimally in the required amount of time. But even after completing all the syllabus, the candidate must revise the given syllabus and work towards solving the questions at a fast pace so it can help them not only in clearing the cut-off but also to score higher marks to get a lower rank.

Candidates should practice through the previous year's question papers and make sure that they mark the tricky questions to remember what to go through during the final few days of revision.

It is suggested that the candidate should attempt the easy questions first and uses the saved time to venture into the more difficult questions that require more time.

As there is no negative-marking scheme, the candidates should try and attempt all the questions. Attempting these questions brings in the possibility that the answers should be correct. Hence, use this opportunity to the fullest to score good marks in the exam.

The question paper’s difficulty level is considered easy to moderate. Direct questions based on the formulas and the NCERT textbooks are asked in the examination that enables the aspirants to solve the questions in an easier and faster manner. Candidates should make sure that they attempt and focus on solving these direct questions first.

As this examination has no negative marking, the candidate should maintain an accuracy level of 80% or above for both the Maths and Science papers. Mathematics holds the highest weightage and should not be overlooked. A higher priority should be given to it while the candidate is preparing for the exam in order to score more.


Q1. What is the duration of the examination?

A1. The duration for the MHT CET exam is as follows:

  • Mathematics - 90 minutes
  • Physics & Chemistry paper - 90 minutes (combined)
  • Biology – 90 minutes

Q2. Where can I get the application form?

A2. The application form is made available on the official website and can be filled and processed only in online mode.

Q3. What are the necessary steps involved in the process to fill the application form?

A3. The Online Application Submission has four steps in the following process:

  • Registration which includes the creation of a Username and a Password 
  • Filling up Application Form for MHT CET 2021: State your personal and educational details on the online application form.
  • Upload your Photograph and Signature: Candidates have to upload a recent photograph and signature as per the specified format and file size.
  • Payment of Fees: The candidate needs to make the payment of fees using the online payment mode only.

Q4. What has to be the size and format of the uploaded photo?

A4. The size of the photograph should be between 15 KB and 50 KB, whereas the signature should be between 5 KB and 20 KB per file. Photograph and signature are to be submitted in .jpg format.

Q5. What is the relevant fee required for the application to the MHT CET exam?

A5. If the candidate has chosen only PCM or only PCB:

  • General Category - 800 INR
  • Reserved Categories if the candidate from the State of Maharashtra - 600  INR

If any candidate opts for both the groups, i.e., PCM and PCB:

  • General Category - 1600  INR
  • Reserve Categories candidates from the State of Maharashtra - 1200  INR

Best Wishes to all the MHT CET exam aspirants from the CollegeMarg team!

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