MHT CET 2021: Dates, Admit Card, Answer Key, Courses, Result, Full Form

Exam Date

Sep 20, 2021

Result Date

Oct 20, 2021

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Maharashtra Health and Technical Common Entrance Test, commonly known as MHT CET, is conducted by the State Common Entrance Test Cell, Mumbai. The MHT CET exam is scheduled to be conducted from Sep 20, 2021 till Oct 1, 2021. The conducting authorities have re-opened the application window from Aug 12 to Aug 16, 2021. The hall tickets for PCB and PCM groups are out now. Candidates can download the same by logging onto the exam portal of the official website. 

Those candidates who wish to pursue a course in Engineering and Technology, Architecture, or Pharmacy at any of the colleges affiliated to the state university must apply for this exam. It is a computer-based test, which the candidates have to complete in three hours. All the information related to MHT CET, such as the dates, eligibility criteria, syllabus, etc. has been discussed on this page.

Latest Updates for MHT CET:

  • Oct 11, 2021: MHT CET Answer Key 2021 has been released on the official website today. Candidates can raise objections till Oct 13, 2021.
  • Oct 8, 2021: MHT CET admit card for re-exam is now available for all applicants. 
  • Oct 1, 2021: MHT CET application forms are out for absentees of PCM group. Candidates can apply till Oct 3, 2021.
  • Sep 21, 2021: MHT CET 2021 hall tickets for PCB groups are released. Visit MHT CET Admit Card for the direct link!
  • Sep 16, 2021:  The education minister has made provision for candidates who have an overlap of various exams on the scheduled dates of MHT CET 2021. Such candidates can now reschedule the exam and appear on another day. They will need to send an email to [email protected] with admit card and personal details of the candidates. 
  • Sep 14, 2021: The admit cards for MHT CET 2021 PCM groups are released. Candidates who have successfully applied will be able to download their admit cards by logging in. Visit MHT CET Admit Card for the direct link!
  • Sep 7, 2021: The MHT CET 2021 Exam dates have been announced by the conducting authority. The exam is scheduled to be held from Sep 20 to Oct 1, 2021.
  • Aug 12, 2021: The application form submission facility for MHT CET 2021 has been re-opened from today until Aug 16, 2021. Those who are interested to apply can do so between this period. Additionally, the authority will also be re-opening the correction facility for application forms between Aug 14 and Aug 16, 2021.

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What is MHT CET 2021?

MHT CET (Maharashtra Health & Technical Common Entrance Test) is an entrance exam now conducted by the State Common Entrance Test Cell, Mumbai. Till 2018, the Directorate of Technical Education, Government of Maharashtra, was responsible for organizing this exam. Candidates seeking admission to one of the colleges affiliated to the state university of Maharashtra to study B.E., B.Tech, B.Pharma, or Pharma.D courses have to give this exam mandatorily.

Find some of the important facts related to MHT CET 2021 in the table given below:

MHT CET 2021 Highlights
Exam Name MHT CET
Full Form Maharashtra Health and Technical Common Entrance Test
Exam Level State
Conducted Body Directorate of Technical Education (DTE), Maharastra
Application Mode Online
Languages English, Urdu, Marathi
Exam Mode Online
Exam Duration 3 hrs or 180 minutes
Official Website mhtcet2021.mahacet.org
Helpdesk 022 2264 115

MHT CET 2021 Exam Date

The application process for MHT CET 2021 had earlier been conducted between Jun 8, 2021, and Jul 15, 2021. Keeping the good interest of aspirants in mind, the State Common Entrance Test Cell has decided to reopen the application process between Aug 12, 2021, and Aug 16, 2021. Candidates can make use of the application form correction facility between Aug 14, 2021, and Aug 16, 2021. 

MHT CET 2021 Important Dates
Important Events Dates
Online Registration Jun 8, 2021 to Jul 15, 2021
Re-opening of Online Registration New Registration: Aug 12, 2021 - Aug 16, 2021
Form Correction:  Aug 14, 2021 - Aug 16, 202
Admit Card Download Date

PCM Group-Sep 14, 2021

PCB Group-Sep 21, 2021

Exam Date Sep 20, 2021 - Oct 1, 2021
Answer Key Release Date Oct 12, 2021
Result Declaration Date To be announced
Counselling Commencement Date To be announced

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MHT CET 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates have to satisfy the minimum eligibility criteria to take up MHT CET. The basic eligibility criteria is summarized below:

MHT CET 2021 Eligibility
Particulars
Details
Age Limit There is no upper age limit
Education Qualification The applicant must have passed 10+2
Nationality Citizen of India

The course-specific MHT CET 2021 eligibility criteria is as follows:

MHT CET 2021 Eligibility for B.Tech, B.E., & B.Arch

Candidates have to meet the below-mentioned eligibility criteria to appear for the MHT CET 2021 exam for engineering courses:

Maharashtra State Candidature

  • The applicant must be an Indian National.
  • Candidates must have passed class 12th or HSC Examination with Physics, Chemistry, English, and Mathematics/Biotechnology/Biology/Technical Vocational subjects.
  • Minimum 50% aggregate marks (45% aggregate marks for reserved category candidates) must be obtained
  • Passed Diploma in Engineering and Technology and obtained at least 50% marks (45% in case of reserved category)
  • Obtained qualifying marks in JEE Main paper 1 (All India Candidature Candidates, Jammu, and Kashmir migrant Candidature Candidates)

Jammu and Kashmir Migrant Candidature, All India Candidature

  • The candidate must be a citizen of India
  • Candidates must have passed HSC 10 + 2, or it is equivalent with Mathematics and Physics as mandatory subjects, as well as one of the Chemistry or Biology or Technical or Biotechnology or Vocational subject and should have obtained the required percentage

For Children of Workers in Gulf Countries, NRI, OCI, PIO

  • Candidates must have passed HSC 10 + 2, or it is equivalent with Mathematics and Physics as a mandatory subject as well as one of the Chemistry or Biology or Technical or Biotechnology or Vocational subject and should have obtained the required percentage

MHT CET 2021 Eligibility Criteria for Pharmacy Courses

Candidates have to meet the below-given eligibility criteria to appear for the MHT CET 2021 exam for Pharmacy courses:

Maharashtra State Candidature

  • Candidates should be an Indian National
  • The applicant must have completed class 12th with English, Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics/Biology/Biotechnology/Technical Vocational subject. For candidates of the general category, the minimum percentage criterion is 45% and 40% for the reserved category
  • There is no age limit applicable to this course.

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MHT CET 2021 Syllabus

As per the latest update, the MHT CET 2021 exam will have a revised syllabus that will not contain questions from the sections of the Class 12 syllabus deleted by the Maharashtra State Board in lieu of the COVID-19 pandemic. The MHT CET 2021 syllabus will be based on the Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Education.

Candidates should prepare from Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics, and Biology for their respective papers. Paper 1 will include questions on Mathematics, Paper 2 on Physics and Chemistry, and Paper 3 on Botany and Zoology. The 50 questions in each subject will be divided into 10 questions from the class 11 syllabus and 40 questions from the class 12 syllabus. A total of 50 questions out of 250 will now be asked from the PCM or PCB syllabus of class 11.

Some of the important topics from Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics are tabulated below:

MHT Syllabus 2021: Important Topics
Physics Chemistry Mathematics
Electromagnetic Induction Alcohol, Phenol, and Ether Calculus
Magnetic Effects of Current Organic Compounds containing Nitrogen 3D Geometry
Kinetic Theory of Gases and Radiation Solid State Differentiation
Atoms, Molecules, and Nuclei Chemical Thermodynamics and Energetics Integration
Oscillations Coordination Compounds Trigonometry
Rotational Motions p Block Elements Functions
Electrostatics d Block Elements and f Block Elements Probability, Limits, Continuity, & Differentiability
Semiconductors Chemical Kinetics Vectors
Wave Motion Solutions and Colligative Properties Application of Derivatives

Read More: MHT CET Syllabus 2021

MHT CET 2021 Application Form

The interested applicants who satisfy the eligibility criteria mentioned above can proceed to fill the MHT CET 2021 application forms online. The process to enroll successfully is discussed below:

How to apply for MHT CET 2021?

The application process for MHT CET 2021 requires the candidates to register using their email addresses and valid mobile numbers. The steps to apply for MHT CET 2021 are discussed below:

  • Step 1: Candidates must go to the official website of MHT CET: mhtcet2021.mahacet.org
  • Step 2: Find the tab for CET registration.
  • Step 3: Register by filling the given fields with valid contact information. Without completing the registration process, the candidates will not be able to fill the application form.
  • Step 4: The candidates will be required to enter their personal, educational, and contact details in the MHT CET 2021 application form. The candidates should not leave any field blank, otherwise, their form will not be accepted.
  • Step 5: The candidates will now be directed to a page where they will be asked to pay the application fee for the MHT CET exam.
  • Step 6: Take a printout of the application form and the payment receipt for further reference.

MHT CET 2021 Application Fee

The MHT CET 2021 application form fee is INR 800 for the General category students and for the candidates who belong to the reserved categories, the application fee is INR 600. Please note that the method of payment is online-only, MHT CET 2021 does not accept any Demand Draft or Cash Payment.

The payment can be made either via Credit Card/ Debit Card (RuPay/ Visa/ MasterCard/ Maestro) or via Net Banking or an E-Challan payable via cash, at any State Bank of India branch near you. Make sure the transaction of the fee is not interrupted. And keep a receipt of the same for further use.

MHT CET 2021 Application Fee Details
MHT-CET 2021 Groups General Caste (MS Candidates only) PwD
PCM INR 800 INR 600 INR 600
PCB INR 800 INR 600 INR 600

If a candidate fails to make the payment on time, then the below fee will be charged for late payment:

MHT CET 2021 Late Fee Details
MHT-CET 2021 Groups General Caste (MS Candidates only) PwD
PCM INR 800 + INR 500 = INR 1300 INR 600 + INR 500 = INR 1100 INR 600 + INR 500 = INR 1100
PCB INR 800 + INR 500 = INR 1300 INR 600 + INR 500 = INR 1100 INR 600 + INR 500 = INR 1100

Documents Required To Apply For MHT CET 2021

The following documents are required to fill the MHT CET 2021 Application Form:

  • Academic details/degrees/certificates
  • Marksheets of Class 10 and 12
  • Scanned image file of Photograph and digital signature (5 kB- 50 kB size in jpeg format)
  • A valid Credit/ Debit/ Net-Banking card for MHT CET 2021 Application Fee payment

Read More: MHT CET Application Form 2021

MHT CET 2021 Exam Pattern

Being well-versed with the exam pattern can help in effectively preparing for the actual exam. Details of the MHT CET 2021 exam pattern include various important aspects of the test like marking scheme, the total number of questions and marks, nature of the questions, mode of the exam, etc.

  • All MHT CET 2021 papers except the Mathematics paper will be available in Marathi, Urdu, and English.
  • Weightage: Approximately 20% weightage will be given to the Class 11 curriculum and 80% weightage will be given to the Class 12 curriculum while setting the question paper. This would mean that out of 50 questions, 10 will be from Class 11, and 40 will be from Class 12.
  • Pharmacy: The candidate must appear for Paper II as well as Paper-I and/or Paper 3.
  • Engineering Candidates: The candidate must appear for both Paper 1 and Paper 2.
  • Marking: Each answer with the correct response shall be awarded one (1) mark for Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. For Mathematics, each right answer will be awarded 2 marks.
  • Division of Questions: In each of the sections, 10 questions will be based on class 11's syllabus. The rest 40 will be based on the syllabus of class 12. 
  • No alteration of the marked answer: Candidates must be sure of the answer before darkening the appropriate circle in MHT CET 2021, as no change in the answer once marked is allowed. 

Given below are the highlights of the MHT CET 2021 exam pattern

MHT CET 2021 Exam Pattern Details
Mode Online
Sessions MHT CET 2021 will have three papers (PCMB, PCM, PCB)
Duration 180 minutes
Languages English, Marathi, Urdu
Negative Marking Not applicable

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MHT CET 2021 Admit Card

The hall ticket has only been issued to those candidates who submitted a duly filled application form and deposited the application fee within the dates provided to complete the process.

The candidates can follow the steps given below to download the MHT CET 2021 Admit Card from the official website:

  • Step 1: Go to the official website of MHT CET 2021 - mhtcet2021.mahacet.org
  • Step 2: Find the link to the "MHT CET 2021 Admit Card" and click on it.
  • Step 3: Enter the User ID and Password which was obtained at the time of registration, and proceed to "log in."
  • Step 4: You will now be able to view your admit card.
  • Step 5: Candidates should now download their admit cards and take 2-3 hard copies of the document.

Read More: MHT CET Admit Card 2021

MHT CET 2021 Exam Centers

Candidates can choose an exam centre according to their preference while filling the MHT CET 2021 application form. The authorities will try their best to provide the candidate with an exam centre in the city of their first preference. It is based on availability.

  • Choice of MHT CET 2021 Exam Centres: The preference of MHT CET 2021 exam centres once exercised will be final
  • Candidates from outside Maharashtra: Those who have passed 12th class or equivalent exams from outside the state of Maharashtra will have to choose their MHT CET 2021 exam centre as per their preference while filling the application form
  • Allocation of MHT CET exam centres 2021: The allotment of MHT CET 2021 exam centres will be done within the same district headquarters of Maharashtra from where you have passed your qualifying exam.

Documents required on MHT CET 2021 exam day

The candidates will have to carry the following documents to the MHT CET 2021 exam hall along with them:

  • Admit Card
  • Government ID proof
  • Passport Size Photograph

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MHT CET 2021 Result

The MHT CET 2021 result will be announced a few days after the exam is held. Candidates will have to use their application number, password, and security code to access the result on the mentioned link seen on the official website. Candidates are advised to take a hard copy of the result and also save a soft copy in pdf format.

  • No personal notification: Candidates should note that the results will not be emailed or posted to them, hence they must keep a regular check on the website
  • Discrepancies: Candidates who have spotted discrepancies in their results, and wish to request revaluation of their marks will have to submit a written request to the concerned authority, along with a Demand Draft of INR 1000 in favor of the Commissionaire, State CET Cell, Mumbai, payable at Mumbai.
  • Ultimate Decision: If any changes are made, the candidates will be notified. The answer sheet will be sent to the candidate via post after the results have been changed. The decision of the concerned authority will be final and no representations will be entertained after the specified period

How to download MHT CET 2021 Result?

Candidates have to follow the below-given steps to check MHT CET 2021 results:

  • Step 1: Visit the official website.
  • Step 2: Click on the MHT CET 2021 result link in the notification section.
  • Step 3: Enter the application number, password along with the security key/captcha in order to log in.
  • Step 4: View the results displayed on the screen.
  • Step 5: The candidates need to download and take a printout of the result as it will be required for future admission processes including MHT CET 2021 counselling

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MHT CET 2021 College Rank List

The candidates can get the rank or merit list of MHT CET 2021 from the official website. The rank list for colleges participating in MHT CET is given below:

MHT CET 2021 Exam Rank List
Name of Institute Engineering Branch Closing Rank
KJ Somaiya College of Engineering, Mumbai Electronics Engineering 2998
Dwarkadas J Sanghvi College of Engineering, Mumbai Biomedical Engineering 8750
Pune Institute of Computer Technology, Pune Electronics and Telecommunication Engg. 4683
Maharashtra Institute of Technology, Pune Polymer Engineering 9218
Sardar Patel Institute of Technology, Mumbai Electronics Engineering 1828
Thadomal Shahani Engineering College, Mumbai Biomedical Engineering 14033
Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai Dyestuff Technology 3472
KJ Somaiya Institute of Engineering and Information Technology, Mumbai Electronics Engineering 4839
Vishwakarma Institute of Technology, Pune Industrial Engineering 8664
Fr. C Rodrigues Institute of Technology, Navi Mumbai Information Technology 4267

MHT CET 2021 Cut Off

Maharashtra Common Entrance Test (MHT CET) is conducted every year by the State Common Entrance Test Cell, Maharashtra. The MHT CET 2021 cut off is decided by the different colleges that accept this exam as the benchmark for admission into their college. The students who clear the cutoff will get their name in the MHT CET 2021 Merit List. The merit list will be prepared on the basis of score and reservation criteria.

The MHT CET 2021 cut off is determined by various factors such as the difficulty level of the exam, the total number of seats available, the number of candidates appearing for the exam, previous year cutoff trends, and the category of the candidate. The MHT CET 2021 cut offs will be released online and the candidates will be able to get the seats under the colleges through the Centralized Allotment Process (CAP). Candidates can refer to the cutoffs of various colleges and courses before appearing for the counselling process.

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MHT CET 2021 Selection Process

The candidates who satisfy the eligibility criteria can apply for MHT CET exam. The candidates who score the marks that are eligible for the courses will be called for the counselling. And in the counselling process, they will be given seats to courses in which they are eligible. The selection process will require the uploading of all the required documents, so the candidates should be prepared for that.

MHT CET 2021 Counselling

Candidates selected for the MHT CET 2021 counselling process will be informed via a notification on their registered email address or mobile number. Candidates who have qualified for MHT CET will have to appear for the counselling process that is conducted by the Directorate of Medical Education and Research for Health Sciences and Pharmacy courses. For Engineering courses, the board has a separate body. Only those candidates who meet all the criteria will receive a notification regarding the counselling. At the time of counselling, candidates will be required to produce several documents for verification. Go through the following section to keep these documents handy during counselling.

After the seat allotment of MHT CET 2021, candidates will be required to submit the fee at their respective colleges to get admission. If a candidate fails to do that, their admission may get cancelled. And the seat will be opened again.

Documents required for MHT CET 2021 Counselling

Candidates have to carry original documents to the counselling process, and candidates should submit the below-mentioned documents during the MHT CET 2021 Counselling:

MHT CET 2021 Documents Required for Counselling
10th Standard Pass Certificate and Mark Sheet 12th Standard Pass Certificate and Mark Sheet
MHT CET 2021 Result MHT CET 2021 Admit Card
Character Certificate Migration Certificate
School Leaving Certificate Category Certificate
Domicile Certificate of Maharashtra (if applicable)

Read More: MHT CET Counselling 2021

How to prepare for MHT CET 2021?

Candidates aspiring to write MHT CET 2021 can take a look at the following tips to enhance their preparatory efforts:

  • It is advised that the candidates start their preparation at least 3 months before the exam is supposed to be held.
  • The candidates must go through the syllabus and sort the topics on the basis of difficulty.
  • The candidates must plan their study hours wisely. The time-plan created must be practical, and easy to follow. It should also contain sufficient time for rest and exercise.
  • It is important to look for quality study material. Several MHT CET preparation books are available in the market. Along with that, the candidates can also look for mock tests, practices questions, video tutorials, and revision notes online. 
  • The question paper will be lengthy. To enhance speed and accuracy, it is advised that the candidates solve as many MHT CET mock tests, as possible.

MHT CET 2021 Reference Books

Reference books for MHT CET 2021 mostly comprise of practice papers. Since the MHT CET 2021 syllabus pertains to Class 11 and 12 topics, textbooks of these classes are the best point of reference. Apart from this, here are a few more MHT CET reference books:

MHT CET 2021 Reference Books
Reference Book Author / Publication
MHT CET Physics 2021 M.K. Dikshit
MHT CET Biology Arihant Publications
MHT CET Chemistry 2021 R.P. Singh
MHT CET Mathematics 2021 Sushil Verma

Read More: MHT CET Books 2021

MHT CET 2021 Latest Changes

Keeping the entire situation created by COVID-19 in mind, several changes have been incorporated in the examination pattern, syllabus, and other aspects of MHT CET. All the new changes which the candidates must be aware of are discussed below:

  • Before cancelling the HSC Board examination, the State Cell had reduced the syllabus for various subjects. The candidates must prepare according to the latest, revised syllabus only.
  • Candidates will be expected to answer 10 questions in each section, based on the syllabus of class 11. 20% of the weightage is occupied by class 11th's syllabus.
  • The level of difficulty of MHT CET 2021 may be raised.
  • In MHT CET 2021, no questions will be asked from the chapter on 'Complex Numbers, from Class 11.'

MHT CET 2021 Contact Information

In case of any doubts or queries, the candidates can reach out to the conducting authorities via phone or email. The contact information is given below:

MHT CET Helpdesk 2021
Helpdesk Number 022-22016153/ 57/ 59
Email ID [email protected]
Official Website mhtcet2021.mahacet.org
Office Address
8th Floor, New Excelsior Building, A. K. Nayak Marg, Fort, Mumbai- 400001

FAQs

What is the syllabus for MHT CET?

MHT CET is based on the Maharashtra State Board Syllabus. It is strongly recommended that candidates prepare what they have studied in Class 11 and 12. OF 250 questions, 50 questions will be from the Class 11 syllabus and the rest from Class 12. Find the topics here, MHT CET Syllabus

What are the subjects that engineering aspirants should opt for?

They must opt for Physics, Chemistry, Maths, and English.

What should I do if any details on MHT CET Admit Card issued is wrong?

In this case, the candidates will have to contact the conducting Authority immediately for rectification.

What is the application fee for MHT CET Exam?

The Application form Fee is INR 800 for the General category students and for the candidates who belong to Reservation quota the Application fee is INR 600.

Can I apply for MBA program through MHT CET Exam?

Candidates can also apply for MBA through this test. Admissions for the courses offered through MHT CET are Engineering/Technology (B.E./B.Tech) and Pharmacy (B.Pharm/Pharm.D.) as well as some allied health sciences programs in the Government aided and private universities/institutions in Maharashtra. 

What are the courses offered through the MHT-CET Exam?

The courses offered through MHT CET are MBA, Engineering/Technology (B.E./B.Tech), and Pharmacy (B.Pharm/Pharm.D.) as well as a few allied health sciences programs in the Government aided and private universities/institutions in Maharashtra. 

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