MCAER PG CET 2020: Application Form, Dates, Syllabus, Eligibility, Admit Card, Result, Answer Key, Admission

Exam Date : March 14, 2020 To March 16, 2020
Result Date : March 28, 2020

Candidates aspiring to pursue a course in agriculture can give Maharashtra Council of Agriculture Education and Research Common Entrance Test [MCAER PG CET 2020] Exam. The exam is conducted by the Maharashtra Agriculture Universities Examination Board (MAUEB). The admission is offered to interested candidates in PG courses at the state level universities across Maharashtra.

Latest Update: The MCAER PG CET 2020 results were announced on March 28, 2020. The MAUEB has also announced the answer key and the final eligibility lists along with the merit list for the 2020 exam. 

MCAER PG CET

MCAER PGCET Overview

Exam Name Maharashtra Council of Agriculture Education and Research Common Entrance Test
Acronym MCAER PG CET / MCAER CET
Conducting Body Maharashtra Agriculture Universities Examination Board (MAUEB)
Mode OMR Sheets (Offline Mode)
Exam Date March 14, 2020 (tentative)
Medium English

MCAER 2020 Exam Date

The MCAER Exam is conducted once in a year generally in the month of March. Candidates can check other related dates in the table given below.

Events Dates
MCAER CET Application Form Filling Start Date December 9, 2019
Last date for filling MCAER Application January 11, 2020
MCAER CET 2020 Admit Card Release March 4, 2020
MCAER CET 2020 Exam Date March 14, 2020
MCAER PGCET 2020 Result Date March 28, 2020

The given MCAER PG CET 2020 related dates are tentative and will be subjected to certain changes. So the candidate has to wait for the official notification.

MCAER PG CET 2020 Application Form

The MCAER PG CET application form widow is expected to be open on December 9, 2019. Candidates have to fill the application form only in the online mode. Candidates can follow the instructions given below before filling the form.

  • Candidates must download the Information Bulletin of PG-CET 2020 before filling the application.
  • It is also important to have a valid email id and mobile number.
  • You have to upload your photograph and signature as well in the application form.
  • Fill all the details in the registration form as per the given specifications.
  • Then check all the details and finally click the 'Submit' button.
  • You can use any of the payment modes to pay the fee. The different methods or modes of payment are State Bank ATM-cum-Debit Card/SBI Branches (Cash/Transfer)/Other Bank’s Debit Card and Credit Card/NEFT/RTS/GRPT through Branch/Internet Banking of other Banks/Online GRPT through INB/ATM Card of our Associate Banks/Mobile Banking and Self Service Kiosk.

MCAER CET Application Fee

Details of the application fee are given below. The fee generally varies based on the category of the candidate.

Candidate's Category Application Fee
Male/Transgender (General/OBC) INR 600
Female Candidates INR 600
Physically handicapped (General) INR 600
SC/ST INR 300
Candidates from outside states INR 600

MCAER PG CET 2020 Eligibility

The minimum qualification required for MCAER PG CET is given below. As all the programmes offered are Post Graduate Courses, atleast a Bachelor's degree is a must to pursue these programs.

Course Offered Minimum Qualification Required
M.Sc. (Agri.) B. Sc. (Agri.) or B. Sc. (Hort.) or B. Sc. (Forestry) or B. Sc. (Agril. Biotechnology) or B.B.M. (Agri.) / B.Sc. (A.B.M) or B. Tech. (Food Sc. / Tech.)* or B. Tech. (Agri. Engg.)** or B. Sc. (Hon.) Home Science***of Agril. the university only and passing CET for M.Sc. (Agri.)
M.Sc. (Hort.) B. Sc. (Hort.) or B. Sc. (Agri.) or B. Sc. (Forestry) of Agril. the university only and passing CET for M.Sc. (Hort.)
M.Sc. (Forestry) B. Sc. (Forestry) or B. Sc. (Agri.) or B. Sc. (Hort.) of Agril. the university only and passing CET for M.Sc. (Forestry)
M.Sc. (Home Science) B.Sc. (Hon.) Home Science of Agril. University only and passing CET for M.Sc. (Home Sc.)
M.Sc. (Agril. Biotechnology) B. Sc. (Agril. Biotechnology) or B. Sc. (Agri.) or B. Sc. (Hort.) or B. Sc. (Forestry) or B. Tech. (Food Sc./Tech.) of Agril. University only or B.F.Sc. and passing CET for M.Sc. (Agril Biotechnology.)
M.Tech. (Agri. Engg.) B. Tech. (Agri. Engg.) of Agril. University only and passing CET for M.Tech. (Agril. Engg.)
M.Tech. (Food Tech.) B. Tech. (Food Sc./Tech.) of Agril. University only and passing CET for M.Tech. (Food Tech.)
M.B.A. (Agri) B.B.M. (Agri.) / B. Sc. (A.B.M) or B. Sc. (Agri.) or B. Sc. (Hort.) or B. Sc. (Forestry) or B. Sc. (Agril. Biotechnology) or B. Tech. (Food Sc./Tech.) or B. Tech. (Agri. Engg.) or B.Sc. (Hon.) Home Sc. of Agril. university only or B.F.Sc.and passing CET for M.B.A. (Agri.)
M.F.Sc. B.F.Sc. and passing CET for M.F.Sc.
M.Sc. (P.H.M.) B.B.M. (Agri.) / B. Sc. (A.B.M) or B. Sc. (Agri.) or B. Sc. (Hort.) or B. Sc. (Forestry) or B. Sc. (Agril. Biotechnology) or B. Tech. (Food Sc./Tech.) or B. Tech. (Agri. Engg.) or B.Sc. (Hon.) Home Sc. of Agril. university only or B.F.Sc. and passing CET for Post Harvest Management (PHM)

MCAER PG CET 2020 Syllabus

The syllabus for the MCAER PG Common Entrance Test is different for each of the different streams available. The syllabus is entirely based on the theoretical topics covered in the UG courses for the different streams. However, the paper will contain questions of topics from other related streams too. There will be 80% weightage to the topics in the syllabus of the stream and 20% weightage to the topics in the syllabus of other related streams.

The detailed MCAER PG CET 2020 Syllabus can be found in the below PDF from the Annexure "B".

MCAER PG CET 2020 Exam Pattern

The test will take place in offline mode i.e candidates have to shade the answer on an OMR sheet with a black ballpoint pen. Students must not scratch the answer they have shaded also no shading multiple options, these kinds of practices are not acceptable.

So be attentive while answering questions and mark an answer once you are very sure about it.

Elements Details
Total Marks 200
Type of questions Objective
Marks per question 1 mark
Negative Marks No

MCAER CET 2020 Admit Card

All candidates who have applied for the exam and paid their fee will be able to download the admit card from the official website. Remember, admit cards (hall tickets) will not be sent by post, each candidate must visit the website and download it online.

MCAER PG CET Admit Card is expected to be released on March 4, 2020. Students can visit this website www.mcaer.org and download the admit card.

Carry this hall ticket to the exam centre, without this you will not be allowed inside the exam hall.

Steps to download MCAER PG CET Admit Card

  • Visit the official website of MCAER (URL is given above).
  • Now click admit card access link.
  • Enter your credentials - the application number and password to log in.
  • Now click the 'submit' button.
  • Download the MCAER PG CET 2020 Admit Card.
  • You can take a printout of the admit card.

MCAER PG CET 2020 Exam Centres

Students have to specify the exam centre in the application form. The conducting authority mostly will assign the same exam centre but under certain conditions, they may change it and the student will not have any say in it.

The admit card will hold the details of the exam centre. Check the list of exam centres here below.

Exam Centre Name Code
College of Agriculture, Pune 1
College of Agriculture, Akola 2
College of Agriculture, Nagpur 3
College of Agriculture, Parbhani 4
College of Agriculture, Dapoli 5
Dr. A.S. College of Agril. Engg., Rahuri 6
College of Agriculture, Kolhapur 7
College of Agriculture, Dhule 8
College of Agriculture, Latur 9
College of Agriculture, Badnapur 10
College of Agricultural Biotechnology, Yavatmal 11
College of Agriculture, Karad 12
College of Agriculture, Ambejogai 13
College of Agriculture, Sonapur (Gadchiroli) 14

MCAER PG CET 2020 Result

Candidates can expect their results to be declared on March 28, 2020. However, the date is tentative and candidates have to wait for the official notification. Follow these steps below to download the scorecard.

  • Go to the official website.
  • Click on the result link.
  • Enter the roll number for login purpose.
  • After accessing the result, download the scorecard.
  • Take a printout for future use.
MCAER PG CET 2020 Results
MCAER PGCET 2020 Answer Key  Click Here
MCAER PG CET Result 2020  Click Here
Eligible Candidates List Click Here
Non-Eligible Candidates List Click Here

MCAER PG 2020 Admission

Based on the score obtained, a candidate will be called for the counselling process. The marks scored in the Undergraduate programme will also be taken into consideration.

So during the counselling process, candidates will have to choose a programme using the choice locking process. Candidates must also bring all the documents on the day of admission to the venue for the document verification process.

Remember the decision of the board will be final in alloting a seat for a candidate.

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