MHT CET 2020 Highlights

Exam NameMaharashtra Common Entrance Test
Exam FrequencyOnce a year
Exam ModeOnline
Exam DurationPaper I and II : 2 hours 30 minutes each
Test TakersAround 4.13 lakh
Accepting Colleges
374 colleges
Official Websitemhtcet2020.mahaonline.gov.in

MHT CET Exam Pattern: An Overview

 

Paper

Subject

No of MCQs based on

Marks per question

Total Marks

Duration in Minutes

Class XI

Class XII

Paper-1

Mathematics

10

40

2

100

90

Paper-2

Physics

Chemistry

10

10

40

40

1

100

90

Paper-3

Biology (Botany)

Biology (Zoology)

10

10

40

40

1

100

90

MHT CET exam is divided into the following three sections:

  1. Section I: Mathematics
  2. Section II: Physics and Chemistry
  3. Section III: Biology (Botany and Zoology)

Each of the three sections is of 90 minutes (1 hour 30 minutes). According to the official website, 80% of the weightage will be given to the Class XII syllabus while 20% of the weightage will be given to the Class XI curriculum in the MHT CET exam.

Although there is no negative marking in MHTCET, the difficulty level of the exam would be at par with JEE Main and NEET UG for PCM and PCB respectively. The questions will typically be application-based.  

MHT CET 2020 Eligibility

The MHT CET 2020 eligibility has been announced by the exam conducting authority. Candidates aspiring for MHTCET 2020 can refer to the eligibility criteria below:

All the candidates who have passed/appearing at the qualifying examination i.e. HSC/12th Standard or its equivalent and having Indian Nationality are eligible to appear for MHT CET 2020. There is no age limit for admission and appearing to MHT-CET 2020.

Candidature Type

Maharashtra State Candidature

A Candidate can claim only one type of Maharashtra State Candidature i.e. from Type A to E.

Type

Eligibility Criterion

Type-A

(i) Candidates passing SSC and also HSC or Diploma in Engineering or Bachelor of Science Examination from a recognized institution in Maharashtra State

(ii) Candidate who is either Domicile of Maharashtra and/ or is born in Maharashtra;

Type-B

A Candidate who does not fall in Type-A above, but who or whose Father or Mother is domiciled in the State of Maharashtra and possess Domicile Certificate.

Type-C

A Candidate who does not fall in either Type-A or Type-B but whose Father or Mother is an employee of the Government of India or Government of India Undertaking and who has been posted and reported to duty in Maharashtra State before the last date for submission of Application Form for CAP.

Type-D

A Candidate who does not fall in any of the above Type-A, Type B and Type-C but whose Father or Mother is an employee or retired employee of the Government of Maharashtra or Government of Maharashtra Undertaking.

Type-E

Candidates passing SSC and/or HSC Examination from a recognised institution located in a disputed Maharashtra Karnataka Border Area and whose Mother tongue is Marathi.

All India Candidature

The Candidates having Indian Nationality are eligible under this category.

Minority Candidature

The Candidate belonging to a particular Linguistic or Religious Minority Community from State of Maharashtra and as notified by the Government are eligible under this Category.

Children of NRI / OCI / PIO, Children of Indian workers in the Gulf countries, Foreign National

These types of Candidature Candidates are exempted from appearing for MHT-CET 2020.

Note: (a) It is mandatory to appear for MHT-CET 2020 for candidates belonging to Maharashtra State Candidature, Minority Candidature seeking admission to BE/BTech. However, All India Candidature candidates may or may not appear for MHT-CET 2020 as Score of JEE (Main) shall be preferred over MHT-CET 2020 for admission to BE/BTech.

(b) It is mandatory to appear for MHT-CET 2020 for candidates belonging to Maharashtra State Candidature, Minority Candidature All India Candidature seeking admission to BPharm/ PharmD

Jammu and Kashmir Migrant Candidature

  • The children of citizens, who are displaced from Jammu and Kashmir to any part of India or from unsafe border area of Jammu and Kashmir to a relatively safer place in Jammu and Kashmir from 1990 onwards due to terrorist activities
  • The children of officers belonging to Indian Administrative Services (IAS) or Indian Police Services (IPS) or Indian Foreign Services (IFS) and children of staff belonging to military and paramilitary forces transferred to Jammu and Kashmir to combat terrorist activities and joined the post on or before the last date for submission of application for admission; or
  • The children of staff and officers of Jammu and Kashmir police engaged in combating terrorism are eligible under this category.

Note: However as preference is given to the J & K Migrant candidates appeared for JEE (Main) over MHT CET are advised to appear for JEE(Main).