MHT CET Exam 2024: Eligibility, Syllabus, Exam Date

Maharashtra Health Sciences and Technical Common Entrance Test

The MHT CET (Maharashtra Common Entrance Test) is a state-level entrance exam conducted by the State Common Entrance Test Cell, Maharashtra for admission to undergraduate engineering, pharmacy and agriculture degree courses in the state colleges of Maharashtra. The exam consists of multiple choice questions from physics, chemistry and mathematics subjects for PCM group. CET score is used by colleges and institutes to select and admit students. In 2024, over 4.51 lakh students appeared for the MHT CET exam that was held between August 5 to 20 in online mode. 

The result for the 2023 exam is expected to be declared soon. For CET 2024, the exam dates and registration details are yet to be announced by the authorities and will be available by September or October 2023. Once released, the application process for CET 2024 will begin in December 2023 or January 2024. The exam will likely be held in the month of May 2024 through online mode considering the Covid-19 situation. The result will be declared in June 2024 for admissions in same year's academic session in various colleges across Maharashtra.

MHT CET 2024 Exam Date

Exam Date
MHT CET 2024 2nd week of May to 3rd week of May 2024

MHT CET 2024 Counselling Fee

Category Fees
Children of NRI, OCI, PIO, and Foreign Nationals Rs. 5000/-
General Category, Outside Maharashtra State Applicants, and Children of Indian Workers in Gulf Countries Rs. 800/-
Reserved Category (from Maharashtra State), Persons with Disabilities (from Maharashtra State) Rs. 600/-

MHT CET 2024 Seat Allotment

Category Seat Allotment
General Category 60%
Other Backward Class (OBC) 18%
Scheduled Caste (SC) 13%
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 5%
Economically Weaker Section (EWS) 10%
What is a good score in MHT CET 2024?

Year General Category OBC SC ST
2022 170 140 120 100
2021 160 130 110 90
2020 150 120 100 80

MHT CET Marks vs Percentile 2024

Year Marks Percentile
2022 170 99.99
2021 160 99.80
2020 150 99.60

MHT CET Percentile vs Rank 2024

Year Percentile Rank
2022 99.99 1
2021 99.80 50
2020 99.60 100

MHT CET 2024 Marking Scheme 

Subject Marking Scheme
Physics 1 mark for each correct answer, 0.25 mark for each incorrect answer
Chemistry 1 mark for each correct answer, 0.25 mark for each incorrect answer
Mathematics 2 marks for each correct answer, 0.5 mark for each incorrect answer

MHT CET 2024 Paper Analysis

Subject Difficulty Level Topics Covered
Physics Moderate Mechanics, Electrostatics, Current Electricity, Magnetism, Thermodynamics, Waves, Optics
Chemistry Moderate Basics of Chemistry, Chemical Bonding, Solutions, States of Matter, Chemical Kinetics, Thermodynamics, Electrochemistry, Atomic Structure, Chemical Equilibrium
Mathematics Moderate Algebra, Calculus, Probability, Trigonometry, Linear Algebra, Vectors, Differential Equations

MHT CET 2024 Eligibility Criteria

Criterion Requirement
Nationality Indian citizen
Age Minimum 17 years and maximum 25 years as on December 31, 2023
Educational qualification Passed 12th standard from a recognized board with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics as compulsory subjects
Relaxation in age The upper age limit is relaxed by 5 years for SC/ST candidates and 3 years for OBC candidates

MHT CET Syllabus 2024: Weightage of Important Topics 

Subject Topic Weightage
Physics Mechanics 35%
Physics Electrostatics 15%
Physics Current Electricity 15%
Physics Magnetism 10%
Physics Optics 20%
Mathematics Algebra 15%
Mathematics Calculus 25%
Mathematics Probability 15%
Mathematics Trigonometry 15%

MHT CET Exam Pattern 2024

Mode of Exam Online (Computer-Based Test)
Marking Scheme +2 marks for each correct answer 
Negative Marking No
Syllabus The syllabus for MHT CET 2023 is based on the Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE) syllabus for Class 12th.
Total Number of Papers Two Papers (Paper 1 for Mathematics, and Paper 2 for Physics and Chemistry)
Type of Questions Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
Language English, Marathi, Urdu, and Hindi (except for languages and vocational subjects)
Total Number of Questions 200 questions (100 questions in each paper)
Duration 3 hours for each paper

MHT CET 2024 Chemistry Preparation

Subject Book Author
Physics Concepts of Physics HC Verma
Chemistry NCERT Chemistry NCERT
Mathematics Tata McGraw-Hill Objective Mathematics R. S. Aggarwal
Biology Fundamentals of Biology T.K. Sharma

Recommended Books MHT CET 2024

Book Name Author/ Publisher
MHT-CET Mathematics Arihant Experts
Mathematics for MHT CET  Hemant G. Ainapure and Sunil M. Malap
Target MHT-CET (PCM) Mathematics Disha Experts
Chemistry for MHT CET Hemant G. Ainapure and Sunil M. Malap
MHT-CET Physics Arihant Experts
Physics for MHT CET Hemant G. Ainapure and Sunil M. Malap
Target MHT-CET (PCM) Physics Disha Experts
MHT-CET Chemistry Arihant Experts
Target MHT-CET (PCM) Chemistry Disha Experts

List of Top Best Engineering Colleges in Maharashtra as per NIRF

Rank Institute Location NIRF Score
1 Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay) Mumbai 75.64
2 Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT Delhi) Delhi 72.92
3 National Institute of Technology, Bombay (NIT Bombay) Mumbai 69.38
4 Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur (VNIT Nagpur) Nagpur 67.99
5 Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT Kharagpur) Kharagpur 65.93
6 Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) Pune 65.16
7 National Institute of Technology, Rourkela (NIT Rourkela) Rourkela 64.48
8 Government College of Engineering, Pune (GCEK Pune) Pune 63.65
9 D.Y. Patil University, Pune Pune 62.93
10 Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU), Belagavi Belagavi 62.65

MHT CET 2024 Application Form

Image 15KB to 50 KB JPG/JPEG
Signature 5 to 20 KB JPG/ JPEG
Document Size Format
ID Proof 15 to 256 KB .pdf

MHT CET Overview 2024 FAQs

The exam pattern can vary based on the course. MHT CET exams are generally objective-type tests with multiple-choice questions. The subjects covered and marking scheme depend on the course you're applying for.

As of my last update in September 2021, MHT CET doesn't have negative marking. This means you can attempt all questions without the fear of losing marks for incorrect answers.

The ranks are usually calculated based on the performance of candidates in the entrance exam. The exact ranking process can vary depending on the course and the year of the exam.

Yes, candidates from other states can apply for MHT CET. However, a certain percentage of seats might be reserved for candidates from Maharashtra. The eligibility and reservation criteria will be mentioned in the official notification.

The required documents can vary, but commonly requested documents include the admit card, rank card, class 10 and 12 mark sheets, character certificate, category certificate (if applicable), and other relevant certificates as per the course requirements.

MHT CET is usually conducted in the months of April to May. The exact dates can be found in the official notification.

The eligibility criteria can vary based on the course you are applying for. Generally, candidates should have completed or be in the process of completing their 10+2 (for undergraduate courses) or bachelor's degree (for postgraduate courses) from a recognized board or university. The specific eligibility criteria for each course will be mentioned in the official notification.

Yes, candidates from other states can apply for MHT CET. However, a certain percentage of seats might be reserved for candidates from Maharashtra. Non-Maharashtra candidates might have a limited number of seats available to them in some courses.

As of my last update in September 2021, there generally isn't a specific age limit for most of the MHT CET courses. However, some professional courses might have age limits or age-related criteria. It's advisable to refer to the official notification for the course you are interested in for precise information.

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