MCAER PG CET 2024: Exam (May 31 - Jun 2), Final Eligible List (Apr 23)

Hafsha Qureshi
Hafsha Qureshi

Updated on - Apr 17, 2024

MCAER PG CET 2024 Final List of the eligible candidates release date has been extended till Apr 23, 2024. Only those applicants who successfully fill out the paperwork will be awarded an MCAER CET 2024 admit card on May 20, 2024.

Moreover, the exam dates have been scheduled from May 31 - Jun 2, 2024. MCAER PG CET provisional list 2024 displaying the names of the candidates who are eligible and non-eligible to appear for the exam will be released on Apr 1, 2024. Candidates can submit their grievances against the Provisional Eligible and Non-Eligible Candidates List from Apr 1-10, 2024.

However, MCAER PG CET exam 2024 will be conducted for various subjects in two shifts on three days. The first shift of the MCAER exam will take place from 10:00 AM to 12:00 noon, while the second shift will be conducted from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM.

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MCAER PG CET 2024 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates aspiring for the MCAER PG CET 2024 exam must note that 70% weightage is given to the entrance exam and 30% weightage is given to the CGPA of the candidate. The minimum qualification required for MCAER PG CET 2024 is given below. As all the programs offered are postgraduate courses, at least a Bachelor's degree is a must to pursue these programmes.

MCAER PG CET Eligibility Criteria 2024
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 Eligible Candidates 2024

For the MCAER PG CET 2024, the Maharashtra Agricultural University Examination Board (MAUEB) will announce the final list of eligible and ineligible applicants. The provisional lists will be announced on Apr 1, 2024, and the candidates will be given time to file grievances from Apr 1 - 10, 2024. The final list will be released on Apr 23, 2024, after the grievance duration period is over.

How to Check the MCAER PG CET Eligibility Criteria 2024 List

Candidates can check their eligibility status by going to the MCAER PG CET 2024 or MAUEB official websites. The steps are as follows:

  • Step 1: Visit the MCAER PG CET 2024 official website.
  • Step 2: Select 'Final list of eligible candidates' from the drop-down menu.
  • Step 3: When the document opens in PDF format, look for your Roll Number and name to see if you are qualified or if you have received a notification.

MCAER PG CET 2024 Eligible Candidates List Information.

The MCAER PG CET 2024 final eligible applicant list includes the following information:

  • Name of the Candidate
  • Number of Rolls
  • Location of the Exam Center
  • Subject/Paper for MCAER PG CET

MCAER PG CET Exam Dates 2024

MCAER PG CET 2024 official exam dates have been announced on the official website. An overview of the important dates related to the exam is provided below.

MCAER PG CET Exam Dates 2024
Events Dates
Upcoming Events
Release of Candidates Provisional List Apr 1, 2024
Duration for Grievances by Candidates Apr 1 - 10, 2024
Release of the Final List of Eligible Candidates Apr 23, 2024
MCAER PG CET Admit Card 2024 Release May 20, 2024
MCAER PG CET Exam Dates 2024 May 31 - Jun 2, 2024
MCAER PG CET 2024 Answer Key Jun 13, 2024
MCAER PG CET Results 2024 Date Jun 20, 2024
Past Events
MCAER PG CET Notification and Application Form Release Date Feb 1, 2024
Last date for filling MCAER PG CET Application Mar 20, 2024 (Extended)
Last date for payment of fees Mar 22, 2024 (Extended)

MCAER PG CET Examination Schedule

MCAER PG CET 2024 exam schedule has also been released by the conducting body. An overview of the detailed exam scheduled for MCAER PG CET is provided in the table below.

Exam Date First Session (10:00 AM to 12:00 noon) Second Session (3:00 PM to 5:00 PM)
May 31, 2024 (Friday) Horticulture, Food Technology Agril. Engineering, Community Science
Apr 1, 2024 (Saturday) Agri. Business Management Molecular Biology & Biotechnology
Jun 2, 2024 (Sunday) Agriculture Forestry, Fisheries Science

MCAER PG CET Notification 2024

MCAER PG CET 2024 notification was released on the official website on Feb 1, 2024. The application form was also released along with the notification. The notification contains important dates, eligibility criteria, and vital information related to the exam. Candidates can access the official notification from the website of the conducting body at mcaer.org.

The direct link to download the MCAER notification is provided in the table below.

Particulars Direct Link
Official MCAER PG CET 2024 Notification View Here
Official MCAER PG CET 2024 Revised Notification View Here

About MCAER PG CET Exam

The Maharashtra Council of Agriculture Education and Research Common Entrance Test (MCAER PG CET) is a state-level exam conducted by the Maharashtra Agriculture Universities Examination Board (MAUEB). The exam is conducted once every year in the month of March. Candidates who appear for MCAER PG CET are offered postgraduate courses in agriculture fields such as Horticulture, Forestry, Food Technology, Post Harvest Management, etc.

Admission to each course will be on the basis of merit formulated by considering the weightage of 70% weightage of the MCAER PG CET 2024 exam and 30% of the CGPA of the candidate. This is a pen and paper-based test (offline), and the medium of paper is English.

The exam details relevant to MCAER PG CET 2024 are tabulated below:

MCAER PG CET Exam Highlights 2024
Particulars Details
Exam Name MCAER PG CET / MCAER CET
Full Form Maharashtra Council of Agriculture Education and Research Common Entrance Test
Conducting Body Maharashtra Agriculture Universities Examination Board (MAUEB)
Mode OMR Sheets (Offline Mode)
Frequency Once a year
Level of Exam State Level
Course Postgraduate course in Agriculture
Medium English
Official Website www.mcaer.org

MCAER PG CET 2024 application form was available on the official website. Eligible candidates can fill out the MCAER exam application form at mcaer.org. The last date to fill out the application form was Mar 20, 2024. The last date to make the payment was Mar 22, 2024. (Till 11:59 PM)

The direct link to fill the application form for the MCAER exam has been provided in the table below.

Particulars Link
MCAER PG CET 2024 Application Form Direct Link

Candidates can fill out the application form only through the online mode. The instructions to fill out the application form are given below-

  • Candidates must download the Information Bulletin of the MCAER PG CET 2024 before filling out the application form.
  • It is also mandatory to have a valid email ID and a personal mobile number for OTP and future communications.
  • Candidates have to upload their photographs and signature as well in the application form. Fill in all the required details in the application form as per the given instructions. Review the details and pay the application fee.
  • Candidates 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 PG CET Application Process 2024

To take up the MCAER PG CET 2024 Exam, candidates will have to register and fill up the application form. Admit card will be given to only those candidates who have successfully completed the application process. The candidates will have to follow the steps given below to apply for the MCAER PG 2024 examination.

Register for the MCAER PG CET 2024 exam

Before filling out the MCAER PG CET Application Form 2024, candidates need to create a login ID by providing their email ID, Phone number and Password. A confirmatory email is sent to the candidate’s registered email address once it is done.

Fill the Details

Applicants need to log in using their User ID and Password mentioned in the email. After Login, aspirants need to fill the below-mentioned details in the MCAER PG CET Application Form 2024.

  • Candidate's Full Name
  • Gender
  • Nationality
  • Date of Birth
  • Communication and Permanent Address
  • Undergraduate Qualification details
  • Category

Documents to Upload

Candidates need to upload their passport-size colour photograph and scanned copy of the signature to complete the MCAER PG CET 2024 application form. The file size of the photograph and the signature should be 35 KB and 30 KB respectively in JPEG format.

Payment MCAER PG CET Application Fee

Candidates need to pay the MCAER PG CET Application Fee 2024, which can be paid through a Debit Card/ Credit Card/ Net Banking/ RTGS/ NEFT. The application fee once paid is non-refundable. After the candidate has successfully paid the fee, they need to take a clear printout of the duly filled MCAER PG CET Application Form 2024 for future reference.

Details of the MCAER PG CET Application Fee 2024 are given below. The fee generally varies based on the category of the candidate.

MCAER PG CET Application Fee 2024
Candidate's Category Application Fee
Male/Transgender (General/OBC) INR 800
Female Candidates INR 800
Physically handicapped (General) INR 800
SC/ST INR 600
Candidates from outside states INR 800

MCAER PG CET Admit Card 2024

MCAER PG CET admit card 2024 will be released by MAUEB on May 20, 2024. Students can visit the official website and download the admit card. The candidates must carry this hall ticket to the exam centre. Without it, no candidate will be allowed inside the exam hall.

All candidates who have applied for the exam and paid their fees 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.

Steps to Download MCAER PG CET Admit Card 2024

Follow these steps to download the MCAER PG CET, Admit Card:

  • Step 1: Visit the official website of MCAER.
  • Step 2: Now click the admit card access link.
  • Step 3: You will be redirected to a new page, click on "Download the ADMIT CARD of PG CET 2024"
  • Step 4: Enter the Application Number and Password
  • Step 5: Now click the 'login' button.
  • Step 6: Download the MCAER PG CET Admit Card 2024.
  • Step 7: You can take a printout of the admit card.

Details Mentioned on the MCAER PG CET Admit Card

The admit card of MCAER CET contains these details:

  • Name of the candidate
  • MCAER CET Roll Number
  • Registration Number
  • Photograph
  • Signature
  • Name of the course applied for
  • Reporting time for exam
  • Exam Timings
  • Test Centre Address

MCAER PG CET Exam Centres 2024

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.

MCAER PG CET Exam Centres 2024
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, Sonapur (Gadchiroli) 13
College of Horticulture, Sindhudurg 14
Dr, Appasaheb Pawar College of Agriculture, Baramati 15
Shri. Shivaji College of Agriculture, Amravati 16
Anand Niketan College of Agriculture, Warora 17

Exam Centre Map Representation

MCAER PG CET Exam Pattern 2024

Candidates aspiring to write the MCAER PG CET 2024 exam must have a clear idea about the exam pattern. The MCAER PG CET 2024 test will be a pen and paper test i.e candidates have to shade the answer on an OMR sheet with a black ballpoint pen.

  • Candidates must know that the test carries 70% weightage for the final selection process, and 30% weightage is given to the undergraduate marks scored.
  • Negative Markings will be there. For each correct answer, 1 mark is awarded. No negative marking is applicable for the wrong answers. Hence, candidates can give an educated or wild guess to the questions they do not know.
MCAER PG CET Exam Pattern 2024
Particulars Details
Mode of Examination Pen and Paper Based (Offline)
Total Marks 200
Exam Medium English
Number of questions 200
Type of questions Multiple Choice Question
Total Marks 200
Marking Scheme

+1 mark for each correct response

No negative marking

Exam Duration 120 Minutes

MCAER PG CET Syllabus 2024

The syllabus for the MCAER PG CET 2024 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 on 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 paper wise MCAER PG CET syllabus PDF has been provided in the table below.

Particulars Direct Link
MCAER PG CET 2024 Syllabus PDF View Here

Apart from the syllabus, candidates can also refer to the MCAER PG CET Books for preparation. The reference books for each section are tabulated below:

MCAER PG CET Reference Books 2024
Section Book Author(s)
Agronomy Objective Agronomy for Competitive Examinations Gangadhar Nanda, P.J. Mishra
Botany Objective Botany R. Gupta
Soil Science Soil Science at a glance AM Latare, GR Mahajan, KA Chobhe
Plant Pathology An Objective Book of Plant Pathogens: C Ashwini
Horticulture Instant Horticulture S N Gupta
Agricultural Extension A Quick View on Agricultural Extension Dr Jitendra Chauhan
Agricultural Economics Agricultural Economics Dr K. Srinivas
Animal Science & Dairy Science A Question Bank on Animal Science S.C. Tripathi, R.J. Sharma, A.K. Upadhyay
Agricultural Entomology Fundamentals of Agricultural Entomology Shravan M Haldar
Agricultural Engineering Question Bank on Agriculture Engineering Garg and Chandra

MCAER PG CET Answer Key 2024

MCAER PG CET Answer Key 2024 will be released on the official website on Jun 13, 2024. Candidates can raise objections against the provisional answer key within the given dates. After the conclusion of the objection window, the final version of the MCAER answer key will be released on the official website. Candidates can use the answer key to tally their responses and calculate their probable scores.

Steps to Download the Answer Key

Candidates can follow the steps below to download the answer key

  • Step 1: Visit the official website - mcaer.org
  • Step 2: Click on the 'MCAER PG CET Answer Key 2024' on the homepage.
  • Step 3: A PDF file containing the MCAER CET answer key will open.
  • Step 4: Candidates can download the PDF file and save it for future reference.

MCAER PG CET Results 2024

MCAER PG CET Results 2024 will be declared by the conducting authority on their official website on Jun 20, 2024. The merit list contains the names of candidates along with their rank and score. Candidates must safely preserve MCAER PG CET 2024 scorecard till the completion of the admission process.

Steps to Download MCAER PG CET Results 2024

Candidates can follow the below steps mentioned to check their MCAER PG CET Results 2024s.

  • Step 1: Visit the official website of the MCAER - www.mcaer.org. On the homepage, click on the results link.
  • Step 2: Candidates need to log in using their Application number and Subject.
  • Step 3: Candidates will be able to see the scorecard displayed on the screen. Download the printout of the results for future reference.
  • Step 4: The MCAER PG CET 2024 Scorecard contains the Candidate's name, Rank of the candidate, Hall ticket number, Name of the course and preference of the desired college by the candidate.
  • Step 5: Candidates can also check the MCAER PG CET 2024 common merit list on the official website which contains the roll number and names of all the selected candidates. Candidates should also note that the merit list or results will not be sent to the address of the applicant.

Read More: MCAER PG Result 2024

MCAER PG CET

MCAER PG CET 2024 Counselling

The counselling process of MCAER PG CET 2024 begins after the declaration of the results. The conducting authority Maharashtra Agriculture Universities Examination Board (MAUEB) conducts the counselling session as per the merit list and the schedule. The MCAER PG CET 2024 counselling process will be conducted online mode on the basis of the candidate's merit list. Candidates who score higher marks than others will be placed higher on the merit list, and those scoring lesser marks would be at the bottom of the list.

MCAER PG CET 2024 merit list is prepared on the basis of 2 components. 70% weightage is given to scores obtained by the candidates in the CET exam and 30% weightage is given to CGPA scores. The steps to take part in the counselling process are given below.

  • To take part in the MCAER PG counselling round, candidates need to first submit their application online on the official website of the exam authority.
  • After the application is submitted, a provisional allotment list will be published and candidates will be allotted seats according to their preferences marked by them in the form.
  • To confirm the seats, candidates must get their academic and reservation (If any) documents verified. This is a compulsory process to get your seats confirmed.
  • Candidates need to pay the admission fee to their allotted colleges/universities and report for admission during the joining date.

Documents Required at the time of Counselling

Candidates must carry these documents at the time of Counselling

  • College/ Institute Leaving/ Transfer Certificate (last attended)/ Bonafide certificate of the college where admission has already been taken.
  • Caste Certificate issued by the competent authority designated in the State.
  • Caste Validity Certificate or receipt of submission to Scheduled Tribe Caste
  • Domicile Certificate/School Leaving Certificate containing place of birth from Maharashtra/Birth Certificate issued by the competent authority from Maharashtra.
  • Domicile certificate / Residential Certificate / Community, Nativity, and Date of birth certificate from Other State Candidate.
  • Mark sheet / Grade Card of the qualifying examination.
  • Scrutiny committee with the undertaking as mentioned in Appendix ‘C’ for Scheduled Tribe Candidates.
  • Non-Creamy Layer Certificate issued after Mar 2024, or valid up to the date of submission of the application form.
  • No objection Certificate’ of the current academic year from the employer if employed.
  • Self-Declaration letter in the prescribed format confirming the authenticity of the uploaded original copies.

Colleges Accepting MCAER PG CET Scores

Based on the performance of the candidates, there are several colleges that accept MCAER PG CET Scores. The Universities which accept MCAER PG CET Scores are:

  • Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth, Rahuri (MPKV Rahuri)
  • Dr Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth, Akola (Dr PDKV Akola)
  • Vasantrao Naik Marathwada Krishi Vidyapeeth, Parbhani (VNMKV Parbhani)
  • Dr Balasaheb Sawant Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth, Dapoli (Dr BSKKV Dapoli)

Read More: MCAER PG Counselling 2024

MCAER PG CET 2024 Contact Details

In case of any queries regarding the exam or admission process, candidates can contact the conducting authorities on the following portals:

Address: Maharashtra Agricultural Universities Examination
Board, MCAER Building,
132/B Bhosale Nagar, Pune-411 007

MCAER PG CET Official Website- mcaer.org

Phone: 020-25537688

Email ID: edn_mcaer@rediffmail.com

FAQs

Has the MCAER PG CET 2024 notification released?

Yes, the MCAER PG CET notification was released on Feb 1, 2024 on the official website.

When will the MCAER PG CET 2024 application form be released?

The MCAER PG CET application form has been released on the official website on Feb 1, 2024.

When is the last date to apply for MCAER PG CET?

The last date to apply for the MCAER PG CET exam is Mar 20, 2024.

When is the MCAER PG CET exam date 2024?

The MCAER exam dates is from Mar 31 - Apr 2, 2024.

When will the MCAER PG CET admit card be released?

The MCAER admit card will be released on May 20, 2024.

When will the MCAER PG CET results be out?

The results for MCAER PGCET will be released on Jun 20, 2024.

What are the documents that need to uploaded for MCAER PG CET 2024 exam?

Candidates need to upload their passport-size colour photograph and scanned copy of the signature to complete the MCAER PG CET 2024 application form. The file size of the photograph and the signature should be 35 KB and 30 KB respectively in JPEG format.

What is MCAER PG CET 2024 exam?

MCAER PGCET is a state-level exam conducted by the Maharashtra Agriculture Universities Examination Board (MAUEB). Candidates who appear for MCAER PG CET are offered postgraduate courses in agriculture fields such as Horticulture, Forestry, Food Technology, Post Harvest Management, etc.

When will the provisional list of eligible candidates for MCAER PG CET exam 2024 be released?

MCAER PG CET exam provisional list of eligible and non-eligible candidates will be released on Apr 1, 2024. Students have till Apr 10, 2024 to submit their grievances against it.

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