MHT CET 2024: Counselling, Syllabus, Exam Date, Admit Card Check at @mahacet.org

Maharashtra Health Sciences and Technical Common Entrance Test

The Maharashtra Common Entrance Test (MHT CET) is a state-level entrance examination conducted by the State Common Entrance Test Cell, Maharashtra, for admissions to various undergraduate courses in engineering, pharmacy, and agriculture. It serves as a gateway for aspiring students to secure seats in prominent institutions across the state.

The eligibility criteria for MHT CET require candidates to have completed their 10+2 or equivalent examination with specific subjects, depending on the course applied for. Applicants must be Indian nationals or fall under specific categories mentioned in the eligibility guidelines.

MHT CET 2024 Exam Date

MHT CET 20242nd week of May to 3rd week of May 2024

What is MHT CET exam?

The MHT CET, or Maharashtra Common Entrance Test, is an entrance exam conducted by the Maharashtra State Board of Technical Education (MSBTE) for admission to various undergraduate engineering and technology courses offered by the colleges and universities affiliated to the MSBTE.

The MHT CET is a computer-based exam. The exam will be of 3 hours duration. The exam will consist of 180 questions, divided into three sections: Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics.

MHT CET 2024 Counselling

  1. Registration: Eligible candidates need to register for counseling on the official website of the State Common Entrance Test Cell, Maharashtra.

  2. Choice Filling: During counseling, candidates have the opportunity to choose their preferred courses and colleges based on their MHT CET rank and availability of seats.

  3. Document Verification: Candidates are required to attend the document verification process at designated centers. They must bring their original documents and photocopies for verification.

  4. Seat Allotment: Based on the candidate's rank, choices filled, and availability of seats, the authorities will allocate seats in the participating colleges.

  5. Confirmation of Seat: After seat allotment, candidates need to confirm their acceptance by paying the prescribed fees and reporting to the allotted college within the given time frame.

  6. Further Rounds (if applicable): In case of vacant seats or additional rounds, subsequent counseling rounds may be conducted to fill the remaining seats.

MHT CET 2024 Counselling Fee

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

Documents Required for MHT CET 2024 Counselling

  1. MHT CET 2023 Admit Card
  2. MHT CET 2023 Rank Card/Scorecard
  3. Class X (SSC) Mark Sheet and Passing Certificate
  4. Class XII (HSC) Mark Sheet and Passing Certificate
  5. Domicile Certificate (if applicable)
  6. Category Certificate (if applicable) - SC/ST/OBC/EWS/PwD
  7. Non-Creamy Layer Certificate (if applicable) - for OBC candidates
  8. Certificate of Indian Nationality (if applicable)
  9. Birth Certificate or Date of Birth Proof
  10. Character Certificate from the previous institution
  11. Migration Certificate (if applicable)
  12. Passport-sized photographs (as per specifications)
  13. Identity Proof (Aadhar Card, Passport, etc.)

MHT CET 2024 Seat Allotment

CategorySeat Allotment
General Category60%
Other Backward Class (OBC)18%
Scheduled Caste (SC)13%
Scheduled Tribe (ST)5%
Economically Weaker Section (EWS)10%

How to Check MHT CET 2024 Result?

  1. Visit the Official Website: Go to the official website of the State Common Entrance Test Cell, Maharashtra. The result is usually declared on the official website.

  2. Find the Result Link: Look for the "MHT CET 2023 Result" or "MHT CET Result" link on the website's homepage. It may be under the "Examinations" or "Results" section.

  3. Enter Login Details: Click on the result link, and you will be directed to a login page. Enter your MHT CET 2023 roll number and other required credentials.

  4. View and Download Result: After entering the login details, the MHT CET 2023 result will be displayed on the screen. Check your score, rank, and other details carefully.

  5. Print the Result: Once you have verified the result, take a printout of it for future reference and counseling purposes.

  6. Rank Card: Along with the result, a rank card may also be available for download. The rank card will show your rank in the MHT CET 2023 exam.

What is a good score in MHT CET 2024?

YearGeneral CategoryOBCSCST

MHT CET Marks vs Percentile 2024


MHT CET Percentile vs Rank 2024


How to Download MHT CET Answer Key 2024?

  1. Go to the official website of the MSBTE.
  2. Click on the "MHT CET" link.
  3. Click on the "Answer Key" link.
  4. Enter your registration number and date of birth.
  5. Click on the "Submit" button.
  6. The answer key will be displayed on the screen.

How to Challenge MHT CET Answer Key 2024?

  1. Visit the Official Website: Go to the official website of the State Common Entrance Test Cell, Maharashtra.

  2. Login to Candidate Portal: Find the link or section related to the MHT CET 2023 Answer Key Challenge. Login to the candidate portal using your credentials, such as application number and password.

  3. Check Answer Key: Once logged in, access the MHT CET 2023 Answer Key and compare it with your responses during the exam.

  4. Submit Challenges: If you find any discrepancies or have valid objections to any answer, you can submit your challenges or objections through the candidate portal.

  5. Pay Fees: Some conducting authorities may require candidates to pay a non-refundable fee for each challenge submitted. The fee payment details will be available on the portal.

  6. Provide Valid Proof: While submitting a challenge, ensure you provide valid proof or references to support your objection.

  7. Review and Final Decision: After the challenge submission window closes, the conducting authority will review all the challenges received. Based on the validity of the objections, the final answer key will be released.

  8. Revised Result: If any changes are made to the answers based on the challenges, the conducting authority will release a revised result, reflecting the updated scores.

MHT CET 2024 Marking Scheme 

SubjectMarking Scheme
Physics1 mark for each correct answer, 0.25 mark for each incorrect answer
Chemistry1 mark for each correct answer, 0.25 mark for each incorrect answer
Mathematics2 marks for each correct answer, 0.5 mark for each incorrect answer

MHT CET 2024 Paper Analysis

SubjectDifficulty LevelTopics Covered
PhysicsModerateMechanics, Electrostatics, Current Electricity, Magnetism, Thermodynamics, Waves, Optics
ChemistryModerateBasics of Chemistry, Chemical Bonding, Solutions, States of Matter, Chemical Kinetics, Thermodynamics, Electrochemistry, Atomic Structure, Chemical Equilibrium
MathematicsModerateAlgebra, Calculus, Probability, Trigonometry, Linear Algebra, Vectors, Differential Equations

MHT CET 2024 Eligibility Criteria

NationalityIndian citizen
AgeMinimum 17 years and maximum 25 years as on December 31, 2023
Educational qualificationPassed 12th standard from a recognized board with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics as compulsory subjects
Relaxation in ageThe 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 

PhysicsCurrent Electricity15%

MHT CET Exam Pattern 2024

Mode of ExamOnline (Computer-Based Test)
Marking Scheme+2 marks for each correct answer 
Negative MarkingNo
SyllabusThe 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 PapersTwo Papers (Paper 1 for Mathematics, and Paper 2 for Physics and Chemistry)
Type of QuestionsMultiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
LanguageEnglish, Marathi, Urdu, and Hindi (except for languages and vocational subjects)
Total Number of Questions200 questions (100 questions in each paper)
Duration3 hours for each paper

MHT CET 2024 Chemistry Preparation

PhysicsConcepts of PhysicsHC Verma
ChemistryNCERT ChemistryNCERT
MathematicsTata McGraw-Hill Objective MathematicsR. S. Aggarwal
BiologyFundamentals of BiologyT.K. Sharma

Recommended Books MHT CET 2024

Book NameAuthor/ Publisher
MHT-CET MathematicsArihant Experts
Mathematics for MHT CET Hemant G. Ainapure and Sunil M. Malap
Target MHT-CET (PCM) MathematicsDisha Experts
Chemistry for MHT CETHemant G. Ainapure and Sunil M. Malap
MHT-CET PhysicsArihant Experts
Physics for MHT CETHemant G. Ainapure and Sunil M. Malap
Target MHT-CET (PCM) PhysicsDisha Experts
MHT-CET ChemistryArihant Experts
Target MHT-CET (PCM) ChemistryDisha Experts

List of Top Best Engineering Colleges in Maharashtra as per NIRF

RankInstituteLocationNIRF Score
1Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay)Mumbai75.64
2Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT Delhi)Delhi72.92
3National Institute of Technology, Bombay (NIT Bombay)Mumbai69.38
4Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur (VNIT Nagpur)Nagpur67.99
5Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT Kharagpur)Kharagpur65.93
6Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU)Pune65.16
7National Institute of Technology, Rourkela (NIT Rourkela)Rourkela64.48
8Government College of Engineering, Pune (GCEK Pune)Pune63.65
9D.Y. Patil University, PunePune62.93
10Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU), BelagaviBelagavi62.65

MHT CET 2024 Application Form

Image15KB to 50 KBJPG/JPEG
Signature5 to 20 KBJPG/ JPEG
ID Proof15 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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