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 

Total no. of questions 
150 
Type of questions 
MCQs 
Maximum marks 
200 
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 
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 subjectwise distribution of marks is as follows:
Subjects  Questions  Marks 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 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:
Subject  No. of Questions  Marks 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 
 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 
pBlock elements (group 1518) 
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.