DTE Maharashtra conducts MHT CET exam. It is the state level entrance exam for admission to first year Engineering and Technology, Pharmacy, Pharm.D admission. DTE formulates State Common Entrance Test Cell to organize the MHT CET. Candidates get admission on the basis of rank secured in the exam, followed by Centralised Admission Process (CAP).

MHT CET 2018 MHT CET 2019


Candidates aiming to get admission in the first year of BE / B.Tech, B.Pharmacy, Pharm.D courses have to appear for the Maharashtra Common Entrance Test and qualify it. Candidates are requested to note that MHT CET is not for medical (MBBS) admission. The important dates are as follows:

Maharashtra Common Entrance Test Dates
MHT CET 2018 10 May 2018
MHT CET 2019 May 2019

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MHT CET Exam Pattern

  • No negative marking
  • Duration for each paper: 1.5 hours
Paper Subjects No. of MCQ’s Based on
Std. XI Std. XII Marks
Paper I Mathematics 10 40 100
Paper II Physics 10 40 50
Chemistry 10 40 50
Paper III Biology (Botany) 10 40 50
Biology (Zoology) 10 40 50

MHT CET Eligibility Criteria

Qualifying exam: HSC/12th Standard

Nationality: Indian Nationality

Candidature types

  1. Maharashtra candidates
  2. All India candidates
  3. Minority candidates
  4. Jammu and Kashmir Migrant Candidature
  5. 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 Exam : Dates, Eligibility, Pattern, Cut Off


MHT CET Syllabus

Refer MSBSHSE syllabus. Questions in physics, chemistry, mathematics, biology will be from Maharashtra HSC syllabus. MHT CET 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.

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Class 11 syllabus for Maharashtra CET: Following are the topics you need to study from std 11 topics.

MHT CET Exam : Dates, Eligibility, Pattern, Cut Off


Colleges and Seats

Overall 360 colleges take part in CAP counselling process for Maharashtra Engineering Admission. Seat distribution is as follows.

Status Seats
Deemed University, Autonomous 211
Government 1000
Autonomous, Government-Aided 1720
Government, Autonomous 2040
Un-Aided 99723
Autonomous, Un-Aided 6330
Un-Aided, Autonomous, Linguistic Minority 25776
University Department 694
University Managed 732
Total 138226

Maharashtra CET