MHT CET 2023 (EXAM)

Entrance Exams In India - EXAMS 2024 , DATES, APPLICATION FORM & ALERTS

What is MHT CET Exam?

Maharashtra Common Entrance Test (MHT CET), is a state-level entrance test used to select applicants for admission to engineering and pharmacy programs at various colleges throughout Maharashtra. The exam is conducted every year by the Maharashtra State Common Entrance Test Cell.

There are 3 question papers in the MHT CET 2023 examination. Paper 1 is Mathematics; Paper 2 is Physics and Chemistry combined, and Paper 3 is Biology. Candidates willing to join the Engineering course should appear for Papers 1 and 2. Aspirants of Pharmacy courses should appear for Papers 2 and 3.

"The Maharashtra State Government has drafted new rules for admission to BTech and other professional degree courses from the academic session 2023-24. As per the report, beginning in 2023, class 12 marks will also be considered for admission to BTech and other courses along with MHT CET scores. The weightage of class 12 and CET marks will be equal."

Also Read: BTech admission from 2023 on the basis of class 12 and CET marks

MHT CET 2023 Dates

Take a look at the table below for the complete schedule of MHT CET 2023 exam

Dates Upcoming Exam Dates

Feb '23 - Mar '23

MHT CET 2023 Application Form

TENTATIVE

9 May '23 - 

13 May '23

MHT CET 2023 PCM Exam

15 May '23 - 

20 May '23

MHT CET 2023 PCB Exam

MHT CET 2023 Highlights

The highlights of the MHT CET 2023 are given in the table below.

Exam Particulars

Exam Details

Exam Name

Maharashtra Common Entrance Test or MHT CET

Conducting Body

Maharashtra State Common Entrance Test Cell

Exam Level

State-Level Undergraduate Examination

Exam Frequency

Once a year

Mode of Exam

Online as Computer Based Test (CBT)

Courses offered through the Entrance Exam

BE/BTech, B. Pharma, D. Pharma

Question Paper

  • Paper 1 (Mathematics)
  • Paper 2 (Physics and Chemistry)
  • Paper 3 (Biology)

Exam Duration

  • Paper 1 (90 minutes)
  • Paper 2 (90 minutes)
  • Paper 3 (90 minutes)

Total Marks

  • Paper 1 (100 marks)
  • Paper 2 (100 marks)
  • Paper 3 (100 marks)

Total Questions and Marks

  • Paper 1 (Mathematics - 50 Questions)
  • Paper 2 (Physics - 50 Questions + Chemistry - 50 Questions)
  • Paper 3 (Biology - 50 Questions)

Marking Scheme

  • 1 Mark for each correct response in Physics, Chemistry and Biology
  • 2 Mark for each correct response in Mathematics
  • No negative marking

Language/Medium of Exam

English, Hindi, Marathi, Urdu

Colleges Accepting Exam Score

Around 400 Institutes

Official Website

cetcell.mahacet.org

Contact Details

Email ID: maharashtra.cetcell@gmail.com

MHT CET Helpline: 022-2264 1150 | 2264 1151 | 2262 0601 | 2269 0602

 MHT CET 2023 Eligibility Criteria

According to the MHT CET eligibility requirements, candidates must have passed the 12th grade or an exam of a comparable level for both Engineering and Pharmacy courses. Candidates who will be taking their Class 12 board exams in 2023 are also eligible to apply. There is no upper age limit to apply for MHT CET 2023. 

Courses Subjects in Class 12 Percentage of Marks
BTech

Candidates must have passed or appearing 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 obtained at least 45% marks(40% marks for SC/ST/OBC)
BPharma

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

Candidates must have obtained at least 45% marks(40% marks for SC/ST/OBC)
DPharma

Candidates must have passed or appearing 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 obtained at least 50% marks(45% marks for SC/ST/OBC)

MHT CET 2023 Application Form

MHT CET 2023 registration process has been started for foreign nations. Interested candidates cn apply online using the direct link given below. The application form for MHT CET 2023 has to be filled online. The filling of the MHT CET 2023 application includes registration, filling out the application form, uploading the necessary documents, and payment of the application fee. Let us understand the admission process step by step.

⇒ Fill MHT CET Application Form 2023

Step 1: Registration

The candidate must visit the official website to submit the application form. The first step is registration. Registration has to be done by entering a few personal details, a valid email address, and a phone number. The candidate will receive the application form login credentials at the registered email address.

Step 2: Filling Application Form

  • The candidate should fill their name in the application form exactly as it is mentioned in Class 10 and Class 12 mark sheets.
  • The candidate must fill in the required personal details and education details in the application form.
  • Candidates should carefully mention PCM or PCB or both while filling out the application form.
  • The question paper will be available in English/Hindi/Marathi/Urdu. The candidate should mention the language in which they want to take up the examination while filling out the application form.

Step 3: Uploading Documents

  • The candidate should upload his/her photograph and signature in the proper format and size.
  • If the candidate has applied for the reserved seat, then the candidate must upload the caste certificate.
  • Proof of identity, mark sheets and other documents should be uploaded in the correct format and size.

Step 4: Application Fee Payment

The application fee can be paid either online or offline. The application form will be automatically submitted after the successful payment of application fees. Candidates will need to download the pdf of the filled application form and keep it safe as it will be required at the time of the admission process.

MHT CET 2023 Image Specification

Document

Size

Format

Photograph

15 KB to 50 KB

JPG/JPEG

Signature

15 KB to 50 KB

JPG/JPEG

ID Proof and other Certificates

15 to 256 KB

PDF

MHT CET 2023 Application Fees

Type of Candidates Fees
For General category candidates from Maharashtra, Outside Maharashtra, J & K Migrant candidates INR 800
For Candidates of Backward Class (SC/ST/OBC/SBC)and Persons with Disability (PwD) belonging to Maharashtra State INR 600

MHT CET Application Form Correction 2023

The Maharashtra State CET Cell will provide the facility to make corrections in the filled application form after the completion of the application process.  To edit the submitted application form, the candidate needs to login into their account using the Application Number and password. In case, the candidate has forgotten the password, they should click on the link that says “I cannot access my account”. After logging in successfully, the candidates will find three new links under the important link Menu.

  1. Change Subject Group
  2. Add Subject Group
  3. Edit My Application Form

Change Subject Group: Under the change subject group, the subjects can be changed from PCM to PCB or PCB to PCM.

Add Subject Group: Candidates can also add the subject group PCM or PCB if they missed adding it while filling out the application form. The candidate must pay the application fee along with the late fee for the new subject group added.

Edit My Application Form: Using this link, the candidate can change the name, date of birth, photo, and signature.

MHT CET 2023 Syllabus

MHT CET 2023 questions is based on the syllabus of the State Council Of Educational Research And Training, Maharashtra. In the MHT CET question paper, roughly 20% weightage is given for the Class 11 curriculum and 80% weightage is given for the Class 12 curriculum. The syllabus of Class 11 and Class 12 as released by the Maharashtra CET cell is given below.

  • Full syllabus of Class 12 Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Mathematics.
  • Topics from the Class 11 syllabus are as follows.

Subject

Chapters

Physics

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

Chemistry

Some Basic concepts of chemistry, Chemical Bonding, Redox reactions, Elements of groups 1 and 2, Adsorption and colloids (Surface Chemistry), Structure of atom, States of Matter (Gaseous and Liquids), , Hydrocarbons, Basic principles of organic chemistry

Mathematics

Permutations and Combinations, Straight Line, Circle, Measures of Dispersion, Trigonometry II, Complex Numbers, Functions, Limits, Continuity, Probability

Biology 

Human Nutrition, Excretion and Osmoregulation, Respiration and Energy Transfer, Biomolecules

MHT CET 2023 Exam Pattern

The Maharashtra CET Cell has released the MHT CET exam pattern 2023. Candidates can check the complete details related to MHT CET 2023 Exam Pattern in the table below.

Particulars

Details

Mode of Examination

Computer Based Examination

Exam Duration

PCM - 180 minutes

PCB - 180 minutes

Type of Questions

MCQs

Total Number of Questions

PCM - 150 Questions

PCB - 200 Questions

Total Marks

PCM - 200 Marks

PCB - 200 Marks

 

The marking scheme of the MHT CET should be known by the candidates because it will help them know about the types of questions, weightage given to Class 11 and Class 12 syllabi, marks per question, and duration of each examination. The table below contains the MHT CET Marking Scheme for each paper.

Paper

Subject

Number of MCQs

Marks Per Question

Total Marks

Duration of Examination (In minutes)

Class 11

Class 12

Paper 1

Mathematics

10

40

2

100

90

Paper 2

Physics

10

40

1

100

90

Chemistry

10

40

1

Paper 3

Biology

10

40

1

100

90

MHT CET 2023 Preparation Tips

The MHT CET is one of the most important exams for admission to undergraduate engineering programs, and its level of difficulty is equal to the JEE Main. To pass the exam, candidates should thoroughly prepare for it. Aspirants must have a thorough understanding of the MHT CET exam pattern and syllabus before beginning their preparation. Candidates should learn from the Class 11 and Class 12 Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Biology syllabi of the Maharashtra State Board. MHT CET 2023 aspirants can start preparing for the examination by downloading and solving past years’ MHT CET question papers to get familiar with the format, syllabus, and types of questions asked.

MHT CET 2023 Mock Test

To help the MHT CET aspirants become used to the Computer Based Test, the Maharashtra State Common Entrance Test Cell will make the MHT CET 2023 mock test papers available online on the official website. By taking up the mock tests, the candidates will learn a lot about their level of preparation, the complexity of the exam, the types of questions that will be asked, and much more. The mock tests will follow the same format as the actual examination and will cover the entire MHT CET syllabus. It is strongly recommended that the candidates solve mock test question papers regularly.

MHT CET 2023 Admit Card

Admit card will be issued to all candidates who register for the exam within the last dateMHT CET admit card 2023 will be available on the official website. MHT CET Admit cards can be downloaded by entering the application number and password. The applicants are advised to review the details on their admit card after they have downloaded it. The admit card will include information regarding the MHT CET 2023 exam's date and time, place of examination, and paper for which the candidate is appearing, as well as the candidate's basic information (name, photograph, and signature). If the admit card has any errors, candidates must contact the concerned authority.

MHT CET 2023 Exam Centres

The exam will be conducted in around 100 cities across the state and in a few cities outside Maharashtra. The exact details about the MHT CET exam centre of the candidate will be mentioned in the admit card. Candidates will be allotted an exam centre based on the choices of exam city filled by the candidate at the time of filling the application form. The exam city once allotted can not be changed. It is thus advised that candidates fill the exam city preference in the application form carefully. 

  • MHT CET 2023 will be conducted online in almost all the districts of Maharashtra
  • Outside Maharashtra, the Capital Districts of the selected states like Delhi-NCR, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Karnataka,  Jharkhand, Telangana, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, and Uttar Pradesh could be the centres for examination
  • The test centre will be allotted to candidates based on the preference filled in the application form
  • The exam centre once allotted will not be changed under any circumstances

The marking scheme of the MHT CET should be known by the candidates because it will help them know about the types of questions, weightage given to Class 11 and Class 12 syllabi, marks per question, and duration of each examination. The table below contains the MHT CET Marking Scheme for each paper.

Paper

Subject

Number of MCQs

Marks Per Question

Total Marks

Duration of Examination (In minutes)

Class 11

Class 12

Paper 1

Mathematics

10

40

2

100

90

Paper 2

Physics

10

40

1

100

90

Chemistry

10

40

1

Paper 3

Biology

10

40

1

100

90

MHT CET 2023 Preparation Tips

The MHT CET is one of the most important exams for admission to undergraduate engineering programs, and its level of difficulty is equal to the JEE Main. To pass the exam, candidates should thoroughly prepare for it. Aspirants must have a thorough understanding of the MHT CET exam pattern and syllabus before beginning their preparation. Candidates should learn from the Class 11 and Class 12 Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Biology syllabi of the Maharashtra State Board. MHT CET 2023 aspirants can start preparing for the examination by downloading and solving past years’ MHT CET question papers to get familiar with the format, syllabus, and types of questions asked.

MHT CET 2023 Mock Test

To help the MHT CET aspirants become used to the Computer Based Test, the Maharashtra State Common Entrance Test Cell will make the MHT CET 2023 mock test papers available online on the official website. By taking up the mock tests, the candidates will learn a lot about their level of preparation, the complexity of the exam, the types of questions that will be asked, and much more. The mock tests will follow the same format as the actual examination and will cover the entire MHT CET syllabus. It is strongly recommended that the candidates solve mock test question papers regularly.

MHT CET 2023 Admit Card

Admit card will be issued to all candidates who register for the exam within the last dateMHT CET admit card 2023 will be available on the official website. MHT CET Admit cards can be downloaded by entering the application number and password. The applicants are advised to review the details on their admit card after they have downloaded it. The admit card will include information regarding the MHT CET 2023 exam's date and time, place of examination, and paper for which the candidate is appearing, as well as the candidate's basic information (name, photograph, and signature). If the admit card has any errors, candidates must contact the concerned authority.

MHT CET 2023 Exam Centres

The exam will be conducted in around 100 cities across the state and in a few cities outside Maharashtra. The exact details about the MHT CET exam centre of the candidate will be mentioned in the admit card. Candidates will be allotted an exam centre based on the choices of exam city filled by the candidate at the time of filling the application form. The exam city once allotted can not be changed. It is thus advised that candidates fill the exam city preference in the application form carefully. 

  • MHT CET 2023 will be conducted online in almost all the districts of Maharashtra
  • Outside Maharashtra, the Capital Districts of the selected states like Delhi-NCR, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Karnataka,  Jharkhand, Telangana, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, and Uttar Pradesh could be the centres for examination
  • The test centre will be allotted to candidates based on the preference filled in the application form
  • The exam centre once allotted will not be changed under any circumstances

MHT CET 2023 FAQs

Q. What is the MHT CET 2023 exam date?

Q. When will MHT CET 2023 application form release?

Q. How can I apply for MHT CET 2023 exam?

Q. What is MHT CET 2023 application fees?

Q. Can a non-Maharashtra candidate apply for MHT CET?

Q. Can an NRI student apply for MHT CET 2023?

Q. I am an NRI candidate seeking admission to engineering courses. Should I appear for MHT CET?

Q. I am a diploma holder in Electrical Engineering Candidates. Should I appear for MHT CET for admissions to First Year Engineering?

Q. How do I get a login credential for logging in?

Q. Can a diploma holder apply for MHT CET to get admission into the first year of engineering courses?

Q. In how many languages does the MHT CET exam is conducted?

Q. What is the duration of the MHT CET exam?

A. The total duration of MHT CET is 180 minutes, the exam is held in two parts consisting of paper 1 and paper 2. Each paper is of 90 minutes duration.


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