MHT CET Exam Pattern 2021: Marking Scheme, Negative Marking, Total Marks

Exam Date

May 7, 2021

Result Date

May 28, 2021

Apr 21, 2021 | Agriculture, Engineering

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MHT CET is conducted by the State Common Entrance Test Cell, Mumbai, to grant admission to various courses in Engineering, and Pharmacy disciplines. Familiarizing oneself with the exam pattern is an important step towards MHT CET 2021 preparation. It is important to know the number of questions which the candidates will have to answer within the time allotted to them, the marking scheme, the mode, and the sectional division of the question paper. All the details related to the MHT CET 2021 exam pattern are discussed on this page.

MHT CET 2021 Exam Pattern Highlights

Since the academic year 2019, MHT CET is taken as an online examination. The candidates will however have to report to the exam centre allotted to them to attempt the examination.

80% of the total questions asked in the MHT CET 2021 question paper will be based on the syllabus of Class 12. The remaining 20% will be based on the syllabus of Class 11. Some of the general highlights related to the MHT CET 2021 exam pattern are discussed in the table below:

Mode

Online

Groups

PCM & PCB

Subjects

  • PCM: Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics
  • PCB: Physics, Chemistry, Zoology & Botany

Total no. of questions

150

Type of questions

MCQs

Maximum marks

200

MHT CET 2021 Highlights

MHT CET Exam Pattern 2021 for PCM Group

The entrance exam for PCM and PCB is held separately. The general common highlights are discussed in the table given above. The exam pattern for the PCM group is as follows:

  • The question paper will have a total of 150 questions.
  • 30 questions will be based on the syllabus of class 11
  • 120 questions will be based on the syllabus of class 12

Physics

Total no. of questions: 50

Questions from Class 11 Syllabus: 10

Questions from Class 12 Syllabus: 40

Chemistry

Total no. of questions: 50

Questions from Class 11 Syllabus: 10

Questions from Class 12 Syllabus: 40

Mathematics

Total no. of questions: 50

Questions from Class 11 Syllabus: 10

Questions from Class 12 Syllabus: 40

MHT CET 2021 PCM Exam Pattern

Sectional Time Limit in MHT CET 2021 for PCM:

The candidates will have a total of 3 hours to solve the entire MHT CET 2021 question paper. They will be given 90 minutes to solve both the Physics and Chemistry questions combined. In the remaining 90 minutes, they will have to solve the 50 questions from the Mathematics section.

MHT CET 2021 Marking Scheme for PCM Group

Candidates already know that they will have to attempt a total of 150 multiple choice questions in the exam. However, the question paper carries 200 marks. The subject-wise distribution of marks is as follows:

SubjectsQuestionsMarks per question

Physics

50 Questions

1 mark per question

Chemistry

50 Questions

1 mark per question

Mathematics

50 Questions

2 marks per question

MHT CET 2021 PCM Marking Scheme

MHT CET Exam Pattern 2021 for PCB Group

The Physics and Chemistry section is common for both the groups. In this section, the candidates will have to answer 50 questions based on Zoology and 50 on Botany. The detailed MHT CET 2021 exam pattern for this group is discussed below:

SubjectNo. of QuestionsMarks per question

Physics

50

1 mark per question

Chemistry

50

1 mark per question

Zoology

50

1 mark per question

Botany

50

1 mark per question

MHT CET 2021 PBC Exam Pattern
  • Total no. of questions: 200
  • Maximum marks: 200

MHT CET 2021 Important Topics

Candidates can go through the list of important topics from each of the subjects.These are the topics they should definitely pay more attention to, as it has been observed that they carry the maximum weightage in the exam.

MHT CET 2021 Important Topics in Physics

Atoms, Molecules and Nuclei

Rotational Motion

Oscillations

Kinetic theory of gases and radiation

Magnetic effects of electric current

Electromagnetic Induction

Magnetism

Semiconductors

Circular Motion

Surface Tension

Interference And Diffraction

Current Electricity

MHT CET 2021 Important Topics in Chemistry

Chemical Thermodynamics and Energetics

p-Block elements (group 15-18)

Coordination Compounds

d and f block elements

Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers

Organic compounds containing nitrogen

Solid state

Solutions and colligative properties

Chemical kinetics

Halogen derivatives of Alkanes and Arenes

Biomolecules

Polymers

MHT CET 2021 Important Topics in Mathematics

Integration

Trigonometric Functions

3D Geometry

Differentiation

Probability Distribution

Matrices

Circles

Conics

Vectors

Continuity

Applications of derivatives

Differential equations


Candidates should refer to good preparation books to prepare each subject in the best way possible.

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