MHT CET 2024 - Revised Exam Date (May 2 to 17), Registration (Closed), Admit Card, Syllabus, Pattern

Maharashtra Common Entrance Test
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Exam Dates: 22nd Apr 2024
to 17th May 2024
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Updated on 17th April, 2024 | 14 min read

MHT CET 2024 – The Maharashtra CET Cell has revised the exam dates of MHT CET 2024 on April 10. As per the new and revised schedule, the MHT CET Exam Date 2024 is May 2, 3, 5, 9, 10, 11, 15, 16 and 17 for engineering exam while the MHT CET 2024 Exam Dates for Pharmacy exam is April 22, 23, 24, 28, 29, and 30, 2024. The MHT CET 2024 Admit Card will now be released during the third week of April. Students appearing in the exam can also check MHT CET 2024 Syllabus PDF, Exam Pattern and Marking Scheme on the official website of MHTCET. The syllabus of MHT CET will also consist of the weightage of PCM and PCB. 

Read Here - MHT CET Previous Year Question Papers

The State CET Cell conducts MHT CET Exam every year for admission to engineering and pharmacy programs. Qualifying the exam will get students admission to colleges and universities of Maharashtra state. As per the previous MHT CET 2024 Exam Dates, the exam was scheduled to be conducted from April 25 to 30 for engineering and from April 16 to 23 for pharmacy.  

MHT CET 2024 Registration window now stands closed. Students who wish to take the exam have registered themselves by filling the MHT CET Application Form. The last date to apply for MHT CET 2024 was March 1, 2024. Students can fill MHT CET Form on the official website – cetcell.mahacet.org. Candidates must stand eligible as per the minimum eligibility criteria defined by the state cell.

Candidates must secure at least 45% marks in class 12th boards (40% for SC/ST/OBC category candidates).  

The difficulty level of MHT CET is same as that of JEE Mains. The MHT CET 2024 Exam Pattern consists of 2 papers of 100 marks each. The exam is conducted for engineering and pharmacy. Students appearing for engineering will take PCM paper while students appearing for Pharmacy paper will be appearing for PCB Paper. For PCM, the first paper will be Mathematics, and for PCB, the first paper will be Biology. Paper 2 is common for all the students since it consists of questions from Physics and Chemistry. The total exam duration of MHT CET is 3 hours.

Besides, the MHT CET 2024 Syllabus PDF has also been made available on the official website. The syllabus usually covers all the topics from class 11 and class 12 syllabus of Maharashtra State Board. In MHT CET Question Paper, 80% of the questions are from class 12 syllabus only and only 20% weightage is given to the topics of class 11 syllabus.

Below are some of the important points that candidates must note while appearing for MHT CET 2024-

  • There is no negative marking in MHT CET Exam.
  • PCM Paper consists of 150 questions while PCB paper consists of 200 questions.
  • Candidates scoring 140 or above have higher chances of qualifying the exam.
  • MHTCET is an online Computer Based Test conducted in 4 languages – English, Hindi, Marathi, and Urdu.
  • Candidates applying for the exam are advised to go through previous year question papers and attempt mock tests and sample papers to become efficient in solving the question paper.

The MHT CET Cell will conduct the MHT CET 2024 PCB and PCM Exam in April 2024. The admit card for MHT CET 2024, for both PCM and PCB groups, will be released right before the examination. Candidates can download the MHT CET hall ticket from the activated download link at mhtcet2024.mahacet.org.

Read More About: MHT CET Admit Card

The MHT CET 2024 exam consists of three papers: Mathematics (Paper 1), Physics and Chemistry combined (Paper 2), and Biology (Paper 3). Candidates applying for Engineering courses (PCM Group) need to appear in Papers 1 and 2, while those applying for Pharmacy courses (PCB Group) need to appear in Papers 2 and 3. Before applying for the exam, it is advised to check the eligibility criteria for MHT CET 2024.

The registration for MHT CET 2024 hasn't been started yet. The last date to apply for MHT CET 2024 will be in April. The last date to fill the MHT CET application form 2024 without late fees will also be April. The MHT CET 2024 syllabus and exam pattern have also been released.

MHT CET 2024 Highlights

Particular

Detail

Exam

Maharashtra Common Entrance Test (MHT CET)

Conducted by

State Common Entrance Test Cell/ Government of Maharashtra

Level of Exam

State Level

Frequency

Once a year

Exam mode

Online

Exam duration

3 hours

No. of Papers and Total Marks

Paper-1:  Mathematics (100 marks)

Paper-2:  Physics and Chemistry (100 marks)

Paper-2: Biology (100 marks)

Number of Questions

BE/BTech (PCM Group): 150 Questions

B. Pharma (PCB Group): 200 Questions

Marking Scheme

1 mark for every correct answer in Physics and Chemistry

2 marks for every correct answer in Mathematics

Negative Marking

No Negative Marking

Exam Medium

English, Hindi, and Urdu

Eligibility Criteria

Bachelor's degree securing at least 50% marks in aggregate

Application Fee

INR 800 for unreserved categories

INR 650 for reserved categories

Courses Offered

B. E., B. Tech, B. Pharm, D. Pharm

Total Registrations

4.4 lakh in 2022

MHT CET Accepting Colleges

~400

MHT CET Test Cities

~100 in 2022

Admission Process

Entrance Examination/Lateral Entry

Exam helpdesk number and Email id

022-2264 1150 | 2264 1151 | 2262 0601 | 2269 0602

Official Website

 cetcell.mahacet.org

What is MHT CET Exam?

The full form of MHT CET is Maharashtra Common Entrance Test (MHT CET) and it is a state level entrance examination conducted for admission to B.E.,B. Tech, B. Pharm programs offered by several Government and Private institutions across the state of Maharashtra. MHT CET is conducted once a year and candidates belonging to the other states can also apply for the exam.

The Maharashtra State Government has formulated fresh regulations for the admission process of BTech and other professional degree programs starting from the academic session of 2024-25. According to the information, beginning in 2024, the marks obtained in class 12 will carry significance for admission into BTech and other courses, in addition to the MHT CET scores. Both class 12 marks and CET scores will be given equal weightage.

MHT CET 2024 Exam Dates

MHT CET 2024 Exam Dates will be released on the official website along with the opening of registration window. Below mentioned are the important dates of MHT CET Exam 2024:

Event

Dates

MHT CET 2024 Registration Start Date

January 16, 2024

Last Date to Apply for MHT CET 2024

March 1, 2024

MHT CET Registartion with Late Fee

March 1, 2024

MHT CET Admit Card 2024

3rd Week of April 2024

MHT CET Exam Date 2024 (Revised)

For Engineering - May 2, 3, 5, 9, 10, 11, 15, 16 and 17, 2024

For Pharmacy - April 22, 23, 24, 28, 29, and 30, 2024

MHT CET Answer Key 2024

May 2024

MHT CET Result Date 2024

Last Week of May 2024

MHT CET Counselling Date 2024

June to August 2024

MHT CET Eligibility 2024

Candidates who are interested in taking the exam must ensure that they stand eligible as per the standards defined by the examination conducting authority. They must also notice that there is no upper and lower age limit to appear in the exam. Besides, candidates must have passed 12th class securing at least 45% marks in aggregate and in the subjects mentioned below in the table:

Program

Subjects in 12th Class

Marks Obtained

B. Tech/ B. E.

Candidates must have passed or appeared in 2023 in HSC or its equivalent examination with compulsory subjects of Physics and Mathematics along with Chemistry/Biotechnology/Biology/Computer Science/ IT/Agriculture/Engineering Graphics/Business Studies/ Technical Vocational subject or Passed Diploma in Engineering and Technology

Candidates must have secured at least 45% marks in aggregate (40% for Reserved categories)

B. Pharm

Candidates must have passed or appeared in 2023 HSC or its equivalent examination with Physics and Chemistry along with either Mathematics/ Biology

Candidates must have secured at least 45% marks in aggregate (40% for Reserved categories)

D. Pharm

Candidates must have passed or appeared in HSC in 2023 or its equivalent examination with Physics and Chemistry along with either Mathematics/ Biology or Passed Diploma Course in Pharmacy from affiliated institutes

Candidates must have secured at least 45% marks in aggregate (40% for Reserved categories)

 

Below are the other eligibility criteria candidates must possess:

Particulars

Eligibility Criteria

Nationality

Indian

Age Limit

No upper and lower age limit for MHT CET 2024

MHT CET 2024 Application Form

Maharashtra Common Entrance Test Cell has released MHT CET Application Form 2024 on the official website. The application process began on January 16, 2024 and the last date to apply for the MHT CET 2024 is March 1, 2024. Interested candidates can visit the official website and fill the application form before the last date to apply for the exam arrives.

Filling MHT CET Application form requires entering details such as personal, contact, reservation, educational, qualification, etc. Candidates must follow the below mentioned set of steps to fill the application form in a correct order:

How to Apply for MHT CET 2024?

  • Step 1: Creating MHT CET 2024 Login Credentials
  • Step 2: Filling MHT CET 2024 Application Form
  • Step 3: Uploading MHT CET 2024 Documents
  • Step 4: Paying MHT CET 2024 Application Fees
  • Step 5: Submitting the online application form

Applicants can process the payment of MHT CET Application Fee via online payment mode such as Net Banking, Credit Card, and Debit Card. The application fee is not refundable and without making the payment of application fee, the application form will not be considered submitted.

Below mentioned is the application fee of MHT CET 2024:

Category

Fee

General

INR 1000

Reserved

INR 800

Late Registration Fee (Additional)

INR 500

MHT CET 2024 Documents Upload Guidelines

Candidates will be required to upload the essential documents once the application form is successfully filled. The important details to consider while uploading the documents are given below:

Document

Size

Format

Photograph

15kB to 50kB

JPG/JPEG

Signature

15kB to 50kB

JPG/JPEG

Id Proof

15kB to 256kB

PDF

MHT CET Admit Card 2024

The admit card for MHT CET 2024, for both PCM and PCB groups will be released. You can download the MHT CET hall ticket from the activated download link at mhtcet2024.mahacet.org. MHT CET Admit Card is one most essential document that students must carry at the examination hall. MHT CET Admit Card 2024 will be made available on the online portal of the official website. Besides, we will also provide the direct download link once it is out.

The admit card consists of various details regarding students such as MHT CET Exam Date and Time, Exam Centre, Paper for which candidate is appearing, Name, Photograph, Signature, etc. Before mentioned are the steps to download MHT CET Admit Card:

How to Download MHT CET Admit Card?

  • Visit the official website of MHT CET i.e. cetcell.mahacet.org.
  • Navigate to and click on ‘MHT CET 2024 Admit Card' link.
  • Enter your user id and password.
  • Click on ‘Submit' and download your admit card.

In any case students find any discrepancy in their downloaded admit card, they must immediately report it to the concerned authority and get them rectified.

Documents Required with MHT CET Admit Card

Along with MHT CET Admit Card 2024, candidates must also bring any of the below mentioned documents on the examination day:

  • Driving Licence
  • Aadhar Card
  • Indian Passport
  • Any photo id proof issued by gazetted officer or people's representative
  • Recent id card issued by recognized university or college.

MHT CET Exam Pattern 2024

MHT CET Question Papers consist of a total of 150 and 200 questions for Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics, and Physics, Chemistry, and Biology group candidates respectively. MHT CET Exam Pattern offers 20% weightage to 11th class curriculum and the remaining 80% to 12th class curriculum. The total time duration of the paper is 90 minutes. Each MHT CET Paper will be of 100 marks.

Below mentioned are the important details related to the MHT CET Exam Pattern and MHT CET Marking Scheme:

Particular

Details

Mode of Exam

Online (CBT)

Duration of Exam

3 hours i.e. 180 minutes

Types of Questions

MCQs

Total No. of Questions in PCM

150

Total No. of Questions in PCB

150

Total No. of Papers

3 i.e. Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics, Biology

Medium of Exam

English, Urdu, and Marathi

MHT CET Marking Scheme

MHT CET 2024 Marking Scheme for each paper in given below in the table:

Paper

Subject

No. of MCQs

Marks Allotted to Each Question

Total Marks

10th Class

12th Class

Paper 1

Mathematics

10

40

2

100

Paper 2

Physics

10

40

1

100

Chemistry

10

40

Paper 3

Biology – Botany

10

40

1

100

Biology – Zoology

10

40

MHT CET 2024 Syllabus

MHT CET Syllabus 2024 is as same as that of 11th and 12th class. The topics in subjects i.e. Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics/Biology. The exact MHT CET 2024 Syllabus will be released by the common entrance test cell. As per the information received, 20% weightage is given to the topics of 11th class and the remaining 80% to 12th class topics.

MHT CET 2024 Syllabus for Physics

Some of the important topics from MHT CET Physics syllabus are mentioned below:

Physics

Laws of motion

Motion in a plane

Gravitation

Thermal Properties of Matter

Sound

Optics

Electrostatics

Semiconductors

MHT CET 2024 Syllabus for Chemistry

Some of the important topics from MHT CET Chemistry syllabus are mentioned below:

Chemistry

Basic Concepts of Chemistry

Structure of Atom

Chemical Bonding

Redox Reaction

States of Matter

Absorption and Colloids

Hydrocarbons

Basic principles of Organic Chemistry

MHT CET 2024 Syllabus for Mathematics

Some of the important topics from MHT CET Maths syllabus are mentioned below:

Mathematics

Straight Line

Circle

Measures of Description

Probability

Complex Numbers

Permutations and Combinations

Functions

Limits

Continuity

Trigonometric II

MHT CET 2024 Syllabus for Biology

Some of the important topics from MHT CET Biology syllabus are mentioned below:

Biology

Biomolecules

Respiration and Energy Transfer

Human Nutrition

Excretion and Osmoregulation

MHT CET 2024 Exam Centers

MHTCET Exam will be conducted in 100 cities across Maharashtra state and a few cities outside Maharashtra. The details about the examination center will be mentioned on candidates' MHT CET Admit Card. Candidates appearing in the exam will be allotted exam centers based on the preference entered by them while filling the application form. Once the exam center is allotted to candidates, there can be no changes made to it. Candidates are thus advised to ensure the correct filling of application center at the time of registration.

  • MHT CET 2024 will be conducted in online mode (computer-based test).
  • The capital districts in which the exam will be conducted are of the states like Delhi-NCR, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Karnataka, Jharkhand, Telangana, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, and Uttar Pradesh.
  • The exam center will be allotted to candidates based on their preference filled by them in mht cet application form.
  • Students can't request to change their allotted exam center once MHT CET Admit Card is released.

MHT CET 2024 Exam Day Guidelines

Candidates are advised to go through the exam day guidelines mentioned on their admit card and follow them on the day of examination. The guidelines are mentioned on MHT CET 2024 Admit Card in a detailed manner. Below mentioned are some of the guidelines that students must follow while they appear for the exam:

  • Maintain social distance in and around the MHT CET Exam Center.
  • Avoid public gathering in and outside the exam center.
  • Report to the exam center at least 1 hour before the exam is commenced.
  • Wear a face mask and hand gloves.
  • Carry a small bottle of hand sanitizer.

Below mentioned are some of the items that are allowed and prohibited in the exam center on exam day. Items that are prohibited must not be carried inside the exam center as it could lead to cancelation of candidates' candidature:

Items Allowed

Items Prohibited

One ball point pen and any of your id proofs such as Driving License, Student Identity Card, Aadhaar Card, PAN Card, Passport, Voter ID.

Mobile Phones, Calculators, Watch, Alarm Clocks, Digital Watches with built-in Calculators/Memory, Scanner Devices, Bluetooth enabled devices etc.

MHT CET 2024 Exam Day Schedule

Below mentioned is the tentative exam day schedule of MHTCET Exam:

MHT CET Exam Group

Exam Schedule

PCM Group

Morning shift 09:00 AM To 12:00 AM Afternoon shift 02.00 PM to 05.00 PM

PCB Group

Morning shift 09:00 AM To 12:00 AM Afternoon shift 02:00 PM To 05:00 PM

MHT CET Question Papers

The exam will be conducted in online mode i.e. it is a computer-based test and candidates must know they will not be given any question paper after the exam. However, the examination conducting cell will release the question paper online on the official website of MHT CET after a few days of exam conclusion. In order to check the question paper, candidates will be required to visit the official website and log in to it using their login credentials i.e. application number and date of birth. They can also download their MHTCET 2024 Question Paper. Along with their question papers, they can also download their MHT CET 2024 Answer Key one it is released on the official website.

MHT CET Question Papers prove to be useful when it comes to preparing for the examination. Candidates seeking admission through MHT CET and willing to qualify the exam are advised to visit the official website and download MHT CET Previous Year Question Papers and solve them. Solving these question papers will help students get an idea of how the question paper is formed and topic wise weightage of all the sections. Doing this, candidates will also be able to measure their preparation and learning levels, weak and strong areas.

MHT CET Answer Key 2024

MHT CET Answer Key 2024 will be released after a few weeks of the exam is commenced. Candidates who appeared in the exam can download their answer keys from the official website. They must log in by entering their credentials i.e. application number and dare of birth in order to download their answer key.

The Common Entrance Test Cell released the provisional answer keys that will remain open for challenge. Candidates not satisfied with the marking on their answer key can also raise objections online. The cell will then review the challenges raised by candidates and release the final answer keys after getting them rectified.

MHT CET Result 2024

The Maharashtra State Common Entrance Test Cell announces the MHT CET Result within a few weeks of the exam commencement. MHT CET 2024 Result will be declared online on the official website of MHTCET. A direct link for checking the MHT CET Result will be provided here once the result is announced by the examination conducting cell.

Candidates who appeared in the exam can download their MHT CET 2024 Result from the official website. They must log in by entering their credentials i.e. application number and dare of birth in order to download their result. MHT CET Result will consist of aggregate percentile score as well as the subject wise scores of Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics.

Read More About: MHT CET Result 2024

MHT CET Counselling 2024

The examination conducting cell will conduct the MHT CET Counseling through online mode. Candidates who qualify the exam and appear in the merit list will be considered eligible for participating in MHTCET 2024 Counseling. The seats are allotted in two rounds based on the merit list of MHTCET. The complete details of MHT CET 2024 Counseling will be notified after MHT CET Result is declared.  

There will be a separate counseling session for candidates belonging to J&K and Ladakh states.

Read More About: MHT CET Counselling 2024

Colleges Accepting MHT CET Score

MHT CET score is accepted by more than 400 institutes and candidates can choose any of the colleges as per their preference during the MHT CET Counseling Procedure. Below mentioned are some of the colleges that accept MHT CET Score:

MHT CET Cutoff 2024

MHT CET 2024 Cutoff will be released after a few weeks of declaration of MHT CET 2024 Result. Until then, candidates can check the previous year cutoff (MHT CET Cutoff 2024/ MHT CET 2024 Cutoff) to get the idea of marks required by candidates to get admission in participating colleges.

Specialization

Expected Cutoff 2024

MHT CET Accepting Colleges

Electronics Engineering

1124-1454

KJ Somaiya Institute of Information and Technology (Mumbai)

Electronics Engineering

1793-2018

Sardar Patel Institute of Technology (Mumbai)

Electronics Engineering

1195-1545

KJ Somaiya College of Engineering (Mumbai)

Bio- Medical Engineering

1234-3698

Thadomal Shahani Engineering College (Mumbai)

Bio- Medical Engineering

9000-1045

Dwarkadas J Sanghvi College of Engineering (Mumbai)

Information Technology

3576-5879

Fr. C Rodrigues Institute of Technology, Navi Mumbai

Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering

4656-1794

Pune Institute of Computer Technology

Dyestuff Technology

3420-5600

Institute of Chemical Technology

Polymer Engineering

1996-6980

Maharashtra Institute of Technology

FAQs related to MHT CET

MHT CET

How to know if I am eligible for MHTCET 2024?

If you have passed 12th class exam or its equivalent then you are eligible to apply for and appear in the examination. There is no age limit but some of the eligibility criteria that students must stand while appearing in the exam.

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What is a good score in MHT CET Exam?

Any score above 70 percentiles is considered a good score. However, MHTCET Cutoff marks for admission to the top colleges of MHT CET change every year.

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