MHT CET 2024:  Date, Application Form, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Pattern

State Common Entrance Test Cell, Mumbai is responsible for organizing MHT CET every year. MHT CET/MH CET officially known as Maharashtra Common Entrance Test is a state-level entrance test for admission to B.Tech/B.E, B.Pharm and, Pharm D courses in the state of Maharashtra.

In the year 2013, the examination was replaced with JEE Main but it started again in 2016. With MHT CET Scores the candidates will get admission to many government and private colleges/institutes located in the state of Maharashtra.

Interested and eligible candidates seeking admission to Engineering, pharmacy, technology, and agriculture streams through MHT CET 2024 must submit their application form on or before the due date.

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MHT CET Important Dates

Aspirants can check the tentative schedule regarding MHT CET 2024 from the table below.

Release of application formFebruary 2024
Last date to apply for the examApril 2024
Application correction facilityMay 2024
Availability of admit cardMay 2024
Date of MHT CETMay 2024
Display of answer keyMay 2024
Announcement of ResultJune 2024
Counselling dateJune 2024

MHT CET Eligibility Criteria

The authority has set eligibility norms that candidates need to satisfy before applying for the exam.

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Only Indian nationals are eligible to apply.

There will be no age limit to apply for MHT CET.

The applicants must pass the 12th level examination or equivalent from any recognized board with a minimum of 45% marks (40% for candidates belonging to SC/ ST category).

MHT CET Application Form 2024

The MHT-CET application form will be available online most likely in February 2024. Candidates can fill out the application form by visiting the official website of conducting body. The online application process includes four stages Registration, filling out the application form, Uploading the photograph and signature, and Payment of fees.

Initially, candidates will have to complete the online registration process by giving details like name, contact number, email id etc.

After that, fill out the application form with details such as educational qualifications, and personal details etc.

Candidates have to upload scanned documents like passport-size photographs, signatures etc. as per the given parameters.

Candidates have to pay the required application fee through online mode. Don’t forget to take the printout of the application form for future use.

MHT CET Application fee

The payment of fees can be made via online mode using a Debit card, Credit card, and Net Banking payment gateways.

Application fee for different categories are as follows

CategoryApplication fee
General/ Outside Maharashtra State (OMS)/ J&K MigrantsRs 800/-

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MHT CET Examination Pattern

The questions in the exam will be asked from three subjects i.e., Physics, Chemistry, Biology/ Mathematics. Candidates have to opt for the specified set of papers as per their course choice. For example, engineering candidates are required to appear for PCM while pharmacy students are required to appear for PCM or PCB.

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The questions are based on the syllabus of 11th & 12th class education. The details of the examination pattern are given below.

Mode of ExamOnline or offline
Exam duration3 hours
Type of questions MCQs
Number of questions50
Marking scheme+1 for questions from physics, chemistry, biology +2 for mathematics questions No provision for negative marking in the exam.

Marking criteria for each subject are given in the table below.

SubjectNumber of questionsMarks per questionTotal marksExam duration
Class 11Class 12
Chemistry1040       1   100       90
Biology (Botany)1040            1     100           90
Biology (zoology)1040
Mathematics1040        2   100       90

MHT CET Syllabus

The authority will release the updated MHT CET 2024 Syllabus in PDF format after the release of the official notification.  The MHT-CET syllabus includes 80% weightage of questions from Class 12 of Maharashtra State Board and 20% weightage of questions from the Class 11 syllabus. The details regarding the subject-wise MHT CET syllabus are mentioned below.

ChemistryBasic concepts of chemistry, surface chemistry, redox reactions, nature of the chemical bond, alkanes, hydrogen, solutions and colligative, solid state, p-block elements, coordination compounds, d and f block elements, halogen derivatives of alkanes, phenols, alcohols, and ethers, Chemistry in everyday life
PhysicsMeasurement, Friction in solids and liquids, Scalars and Vectors, ray optics, magnetic effect of electric current, force, magnetism, circular motion, gravitation, rotational motion, surface tension, elasticity, wave motion, current electricity, electrostatics, atoms, semiconductors, electrons and photons, communication systems
MathematicsTrigonometric functions, straight lines, angels, relation and functions, probability, circles and conics, sequences and series, circles, vectors, matrices, linear programming problems, differentiation, plane, integration, statistics and applications of definite integral.
BiologyRespiration and Energy Transfer, Biomolecules, Human Nutrition, Excretion and Osmoregulation, Genetic Basis of Inheritance, Enhancement in Food Production, Reproduction in Plants, Human Health and Diseases, Chromosomal Basis of Inheritance, Human Reproduction, Chromosomal Basis of Inheritance

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MHT CET Admit Card

The authority will release the MHT CET 2024 Admit card in May 2024 (tentatively). The admit card will be available in online mode only. Authority will not send any hard copy of admit card to students via post.

Applicants will be allowed to download the admit card by providing their login credentials such as registration number and password. The admit card will include details like exam date, roll number, time & venue etc.

MHT CET Hall ticket is an important document that candidates have to bring at the time of the exam. Without a valid copy of admit card, no candidate will be allowed to appear in the exam.

MHT CET Result

It is expected that the MHT CET result will be announced in June 2024. Candidates who successfully appeared in the exam can check their results online. A separate merit list will be released for the candidates based on MHT CET scores.

Qualified candidates whose names/roll numbers are mentioned in the merit list will be invited for the counselling process.

MHT CET Counselling

The authority will commence the MHT CET Counselling in June 2024 (tentatively). The process of counselling will be organized in online mode. Qualified candidates should attend the counselling as per their merit rank.

At the time of counselling, the seats will be allotted to the candidates based on their scores and the availability of seats in the preferred colleges/institutes. Candidates should bring the prescribed list of important documents for verification.

MHT CET Contact details

8th Floor, New Excelsior Building,

A. K. Nayak Marg, Fort, Mumbai- 400 001


What is the purpose of MHT CET?

The exam is conducted for admission to engineering and pharmacy courses at various colleges/institutes throughout Maharashtra.

What is the official website of MHT CET 2024?

The official website of the authority is

What is the minimum passing score for MHT CET 2024?

For the general category, the required minimum score is 45% while 40% is for the reserved category.

Is MHT CET difficult to crack?

The difficulty level of the exam is easy to moderate.

Is there any limit on the number of attempts for MHT CET?

Yes, candidates can appear for MHT CET Exam three times.

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