Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) Maharashtra will be conducting the annual Maharashtra Common Entrance Test for the academic admission of 2020 session. The most sought-after engineering entrance test in Maharashtra will be held, provisionally, during the second week of May 2020. Candidates who are interested in applying for this common entrance test can start registering from the third week of January 2020.  The applications are to be submitted online from the official website of DTE. After the application submission, candidates will have to download the MHT CET Admit Card around the last week of April 2020. After the release of MHT CET Result in the first week of June, the whole admission process will continue till July 2020.

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Check Eligibility For MHT CET Exam

In this article, readers will learn about the MHT CET Examination, its important dates, registration dates, exam dates, and related important details.

About MHT CET 2020

  • Each year, over 4 lakh candidates show their interest in applying for this state level examination which is a threshold for various engineering programmes.
  • Among the applicants, female candidates fare up to 42%, 58% of the applicants are males, and around 12% transgender candidates also apply for the examination.
Exam NameMaharashtra Common Entrance Test
AcronymMHT CET
Exam TypeUnder Graduate (UG)
Mode of ExaminationComputer Based Online Test
Conducting AuthorityState Common Entrance Test Cell, Maharashtra
Exam LevelState Level

MHT CET 2020 Dates and Schedule

DTE will start up the Common Entrance Test (CET), tentatively, from the 3rd week of January 2020. The examination will take place in the month of May 2020. Candidates must be aware of the dates and schedule for the Maharashtra Common Entrance Test so as to not miss out any important events during the MHT CET 2020 Admission season.

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S. No.EventsDates
1MHT CET Notification 2020December 2019
2MHT CET Application Form Release3rd week of January 2020
3Deadline for MHT CET Application Form SubmissionLast week of March 2020
4Release of MHT CET Admit CardLast week of April 2020
5MHT CET Exam 2020May 2020
6Release of Provisional Answer KeyLast week of May 2020
7Answer Key ChallengeLast week of May 2020
8Declaration of MHT CET Result 2020First week of June 2020
9MHT CET Counselling process 2020 AdmissionJune – July 2020

MHT CET 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates, in order to be able to apply for MHT CET, must satisfy certain guidelines set forth by the Directorate of Technical Education (DTE). These guidelines make the Maharashtra Common Entrance Test Eligibility Criterion and candidates must make sure that they clear them before starting with the MHT CET Registration.

Given below are the eligibility criterions and criteria for MHT CET Entrance exam 2020.

S. No.FactorsEligibility
1NationalityAll Citizens must be a citizen of India
2Age CriteriaThere is no specific age limit for appearing in MHT CET Exam
3Qualifying ExaminationCandidates must qualify the class XII or equivalent examination from any government recognized board/ university.
4Qualifying MarksCandidates must have scored a minimum of 50% in the qualifying examination.
5Qualifying SubjectsIt is mandatory that candidates must have studied Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.
6Reserved category criterionsCandidates belonging to SC/ ST category should have scored at least 45% marks in their qualifying marks, which is, XII standard or equivalent.
7ExceptionsCandidates appearing in the qualifying examination can also apply and appear in the MHT CET Examination.

MHT CET 2020 Application Form

Maharashtra Common Entrance Test (MHT CET) will begin from the 3rd week of January 2020 when DTE will release the MHT CET 2020 Application Form.

To successfully submit the MHT CET Application Form, candidates can follow the steps given below.

  • To apply for MHT CET 2020, candidates must follow the link to the official website of State Common Entrance Test Cell, Maharashtra.
  • The application form submission requires a registration id; and if therefore, a candidate does not have any registration id, they must get registered.
  • New applicants should click on “Registrations for new candidates”
  • Read the instructions carefully and proceed
  • There are two methods for Registration – one is Aadhaar, and other is non- Aadhaar.
  • For Aadhaar registration, candidates will be asked to enter in the unique UIDAI number
  • Candidate’s Aadhaar Number can be validated either by Biometrics or by sending an OTP password to the registered mobile number
  • Once the Aadhaar is validated, a candidate’s basic details will be displayed on the screen automatically.
  • For the non-aadhaar candidates, the basic details have to be entered manually for every detail.
  • Candidates then have to enter the academic details
  • Scanned images of recent passport size photo and signature have to be uploaded
  • The application form will only be finalized after the payment of the application fee.

MHT CET 2020 Application Fee Payment:

Application form processing fees as stated in the table given below is to be paid through the online system only by Internet Payment, Credit Card/ Debit Card (RuPay/ Visa/ MasterCard/ Maestro), Internet Banking, IMPS, Cash Cards, etc. for which the service charges, as per rules, shall be applicable in addition to the application form processing fees. No other mode of payment shall be permitted. This fee is non-refundable and non-transferable under any circumstances.

For General Category Candidates from Maharashtra State, Outside Maharashtra State (OMS), J & K Migrant candidates ₹ 800/-
For Candidates of Backward Class Categories [SC, ST, VJ/ DTNT(A), NT (B), NT(C), NT(D), OBC, SBC] and Persons with Disability Candidates belonging to Maharashtra State only.₹ 600/

MHT CET 2020 Admit Card

Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) will be releasing the MHT CET hall ticket during the last week of April 2020. The Admit Card for MHT CET 2020 will be released for the candidates who will be successfully registering via the MHT CET Application Form. The admit card will contain all the information including the MHT CET exam venue, time, and exam shift. Applicants must make sure that the keep the MHT CET Admit Card safe and produce it at the time of the commencement of the Examination. Admit cards are essential for the candidates as it the sole document that will grant them access to the examination venue.

MHT CET Syllabus 2020

MHT CET 2020 Syllabus for Physics – Laws of Motion; Work, Energy, and Power; Properties of Matter; Electrostatics; Current Electricity; Magnetic Effects of Electric Current; Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents; Optics; Dual Nature of Radiation and Atomic Physics; Nuclear Physics; Semiconductor Devices and their Applications.
Syllabus for Chemistry – Atomic Structure; p, d, and f block elements; Coordination Chemistry and Solid State Chemistry; Thermodynamics, Chemical Equilibrium, and Chemical Kinetics; Electrochemistry; Isomerism in Organic Compounds; Alcohols and Ethers; Carbonyl Compounds; Carboxylic Acids and their derivatives; Organic Nitrogen Compounds and Biomolecules.

Syllabus for Mathematics – Sets, Relations, & Function ; Complex Numbers & Quadratic Equations ; Matrices & Determinants ; Permutation & Combination ; Mathematical Induction ; Binomial Theorem ; Sequences and Series ; Limit, Continuity, & Differentiability ; Integral Calculus ; Differential Equations ; Coordinate Geometry ; 3-D Geometry ; Vector Algebra ; Statistics & Probability ; Trigonometry ; Mathematical Reasoning ; Discrete Mathematics ; Analytic Geometry of two dimensions.

Syllabus for Biology – From the sections of Botany, candidates can expect questions from Diversity in organism, Biochemistry of cells, Plant water relations and mineral nutrition, plant growth and development. From the sections of Zoology, candidates can expect questions from organization of a cell, animal tissues, human nutrition, and human respiration.

MHT CET Exam Pattern

DTE has formulated the MHT CET 2020 Exam Pattern for the upcoming editions of Maharashtra Common Entrance Examination. Interested candidates should have an understanding of the exam pattern beforehand. Given below is the exam pattern for the MHT CET 2020 Examination.

FactorsExam Pattern
Exam TypeMHT CET will be held in the Online mode now
Time DurationCandidates will have a total of 90 minutes to take the examination
Question TypeOnce the question paper is in your hands, you will see Multiple Choice Questions on it
LanguagesThe MHT CET question paper will be in English, Marathi and Urdu.
SectionsThere will be 3 sections in the exam, with each section/ paper carrying 100 marks
Number of PapersThere will be 3 papers i.e. Paper 1 – Mathematics and Paper 2 – Physics and Chemistry and Paper 3 – Biology. Pharmacy students have to appear for Paper 2 and can choose either Paper 1 or Paper 3.
MarksQuestions in Paper 1 will be marked out of 2 marks each while questions asked in Paper 2 and Paper 3 will be marked out 1 marks each. There is no provision for negative marking.

MHT CET 2020 Answer Key

MHT CET Answer Key 2020: Directorate of Technical Education, commonly known as DTE Maharashtra, will release the MHT CET Answer Key 2020 in a week or two after the conclusion of MHT CET Examination. Furthermore, the exam will be held in the month of May 2020. Also, applicants will be able to check the MHT CET Answer Key from the official website of State Common Entrance Test Cell Maharashtra. Candidates will have to log in to their registered account, which they created at the time of registration, by entering the user name and password. Moreover, MHT CET Answer key will contain the correct answers to the questions asked in the main Exam. Candidates can cross-check their responses during the exam with the answers given in the MHT CET Answer Key. This will allow candidates to make an estimation about the MHT CET score they might have secured in the MHT CET.

MHT CET 2020 Result

Maharashtra State Common Entrance Test Cell will analyze and release the MHT CET Result for the candidates who will be appearing in the MHT CET entrance exam 2020. The results for Maharashtra Common Entrance Test 2020 will release during the first week of June 2020. Candidates will be able to check their respective MHT CET 2020 Result from the official website of State Common Entrance Test Cell, Maharashtra. The Result will comprise the candidate’s MHT CET 2020 Test score and rank, and the result will be the basis for the candidate’s further admission proceedings.

MHT CET 2020 Merit List

The Directorate of Technical Education, Maharashtra will release a merit list after the exam has been conducted. The Maharashtra Common Entrance Test Merit list will be published in the 3rd week of June 2020. The exam conducting body will publish the merit list based on the performance of the candidate. First, a provisional merit list will be released against which candidates will be able to file grievances (if any). In a few days, the final merit list will be released and eligible candidates will be called for counselling on the basis of final merit list.

MHT CET Entrance Exam Cut off

The cut off is the minimum qualifying marks that the candidate must obtain in order to qualify the examination. MHT CET cut off will be released after the results have been announced. In order to be eligible for admission to various institutes affiliated to MHT CET, candidates must obtain the cut-off. There will be separate cut-offs released by each institute and candidates must meet the cut off to be listed in the merit list.

MHT CET 2020 Counselling

The MHT CET counselling will commence from the 1st week of June 2020. The eligible and qualified candidates will be invited for the counselling. MHT CET counselling will be held through Central Admission Process (CAP) in three rounds. If need be, there will be an extra CAP round called the spot round. Seat allotment for all candidates will be done on the basis of the merit list released. Candidates with a higher rank will be given more preference than those with a lower rank.

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