DTE Maharashtra has announced the exam date for MHT CET 2018 and it will be conducted on May 10, 2018. It will be an online exam for the first year Engineering and Technology, Pharmacy, Pharm.D admission in the state. DTE has formulated State Common Entrance Test Cell to organize the MHT CET. A lot of changes have been reported in the exam to bring it at par with national level exams. The new MHT CET syllabus 2018 comprises of 20% topics from class 11 syllabus, whereas, the remaining 80% topics will be from MSBSHSE class 12th syllabus. The online registration for the exam has begun, on the official website dtemaharashtra.gov.in. Candidates will be granted admission on the basis of rank secured in the exam, followed by Centralised Admission Process (CAP). Check detailed eligibility criteria, application process, syllabus, exam pattern, and more information on MHT CET 2018 from this page.
MHT CET 2018
Candidates aiming to get admission in the first year of BE / B.Tech, B.Pharmacy, Pharm.D courses have to apply for the Maharashtra Common Entrance Test and qualify it. Candidates are requested to note that MHT CET 2018 is not for medical (MBBS) admission. The important dates are as follows:
|Online application form filling starts||18 Jan 2018|
|Registration closes||25 Mar 2018|
|Application form submission with late fee ends||31 Mar 2018|
|Download admit card available||24 Apr to 10 May 2018|
|MHT CET 2018||10 May 2018|
|Official answer key issue||To be announced|
|Result declaration||on or before 03 Jun 2018|
MHT CET 2018 will be an online examination, in which the questions will be asked from Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics / Biology. The level of the exam will be suitable for class 11 and 12 qualified students.
Changes in MHT CET 2018
- Only 20% weightage will be of class 11th syllabus. Rest 80%, is of class 12th syllabus.
- DTE Maharashtra has decided to bring the difficulty level of MHT CET – physics, chemistry, mathematics papers to that of the national level engineering entrance exam JEE Main. By the same token, the difficulty level of biology paper will be comparable to national level medical entrance exam NEET. Both these exams, JEE Main and NEET, are currently organized by the Central Board of Secondary Education.
Key Points Of MHT CET 2018
- MHT CET 2018 will be held on May 10, 2018
- DTE Maharashtra is organizing the common entrance test for admission to first year engineering, pharmacy, Pharm D.
- All the questions in Maharashtra Common Entrance Test 2018 will be based on MSBSHSE syllabus. MSBSHSE stands for Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education.
- There is no negative marking in MHT CET 2018.
- There are three papers namely I, II, III.
- You get 90 minutes for each paper.
|Paper||Subjects||No. of MCQ’s Based on|
|Std. XI||Std. XII||Marks|
|Paper III||Biology (Botany)||10||40||50|
- Click here to read official notification dated 04 Oct 2017.
- Click here to read official notification dated 13 Oct 2017.
Eligibility Criteria for MH CET 2018
All the candidates passed / appearing at the qualifying examination i.e. HSC/12th Standard
examination or its equivalent examination and having Indian Nationality are eligible for appearing
for MHT-CET 2018. There is no age limit for admission and appearing to MHT-CET 2018.
- Maharashtra candidates
- All India candidates
- Minority candidates
- Jammu and Kashmir Migrant Candidature
- Children of NRI / OCI / PIO, Children of Indian workers in the Gulf countries, Foreign National (exempt from Maharashtra Common Entrance Test).
Maharashtra candidature types
MHT CET 2018 Application Form
Date of availability
The application form of MHT CET 2018 is available from January 18, 2018
How to apply?
As soon as the form is available, candidates can register at dtemaharashtra.gov.in and confirm it. The application form will be available in online mode. To register, enter personal details including a valid email id, personal mobile. Upload recent colour photograph in light / white background (15 – 50 kb), signature in black pen on white paper (05 – 20 kb).
The application fee is Rs 800 for all General category candidates, all Outside Maharashtra State candidates, J&K migrants. The fee amount is Rs 600 for SC, ST, VJ/DT – NT(A), NT(B), NT(C), NT(D), OBC, SBC, PWD belonging to Maharashtra state only.
MHT CET Admit Card 2018
You can download the admit card of Maharashtra Common Entrance Test 2018 after submission of application form. It is not immediately available after submitting the form. The official website for MHT CET 2018 Admit Card download will be same as the one for registration, dtemaharashtra.gov.in. You must log in using application number, password to download it. Take it to exam centre on the day of the exam. This year the availability of admit card is from April 24 to May 10, 2018
Allocation of exam centre
MHT CET 2018 is looked forward to be conducted at district headquarters in the State of Maharashtra. Usually, centre of examination is the same district from where the candidate has passed or is appearing in qualifying examination. DTE Maharashtra allots centre of examination; it is conveyed through admit card.
MHT CET 2018 Syllabus
Refer MSBSHSE syllabus. Questions in physics, chemistry, mathematics, biology will be from Maharashtra HSC syllabus. MHT CET 2018 syllabus consists of complete syllabus of class 12, and only certain topics of class 11.
Class 12 syllabus for Maharashtra CET: The following PDF file is the official HSC syllabus on MSBHSE website. Note down the std 12 physics, chemistry, mathematics, biology topics from it.
Click here to download the syllabus.
Class 11 syllabus for Maharashtra CET: Following are the topics you need to study from std 11 topics.
If you are planning to appear in the entrance exam in May 2018, then you must prepare with the new syllabus in mind.
MHT CET Result 2018
DTE Maharashtra will announce the result of the Common Entrance Test on or before
June 3, 2018.
The exam conducting body looks after organizing the exam at all assigned centres, evaluation of answer sheets, and thereafter declaration of results.
Candidates can check their result at dtemaharashtra.gov.in.
Prior to publishing result, DTE Maharashtra might also release official answer keys. Candidates can use the answer key to know answers to all questions and estimate score.The candidates will also be given the facility to see their OMR sheets by logging in using application number and password.
Once the result is out, candidates can download mark sheets from the website. There will be document verification and publishing of merit lists on basis of the result of MHT CET 2018. Candidates will be invited to apply for admission.
Colleges and Seats
Overall 360 colleges take part in CAP counselling process for Maharashtra Engineering Admission. Seat distribution is as follows.
|Deemed University, Autonomous||211|
|Un-Aided, Autonomous, Linguistic Minority||25776|
Note for Maharashtra Engineering Admission 2018 for All India Quota
Allotment for All India Quota seats is usually on basis of JEE Main.
If seats remain vacant for any reason then they may be shifted to state quota seats. A notice regarding AIQ admissions will be released in some time and then you can get a better idea of how to proceed for admissions.
Download the Information Brochure of MHT CET 2018 for complete information.