MH CET 2019 - Syllabus, Eligibility, Application form, 2019 Notification

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What is MH CET?

MH CET stands for Maharashtra Common Entrance Exam and is conducted by DTE Maharashtra. On writing this exam students get a chance to pursue their education is all of the colleges located in Maharashtra that are affiliated to Directorate of Technical Education Maharashtra.

Through this exam, candidates can get an admission into engineering, pharmacy or pharm D courses.

According to various reports, in 2017 around 3.89 lakh students took the exam making it one of the most sought-after state exam.  Here is a summary of the important details of the exam:

Exam Name Maharashtra Common Entrance Exam
Commonly Known As MH CET
Type of exam State Level
Level Of Exam University
Online Application February 2018 to March 2018
Exam Date May 2018
Courses Offered Engineering and Pharmacy courses
Body Directorate of Technical Education Maharashtra

All the institutions affiliated to DTE Maharashtra consider MH CET and give admissions based on this exam. The following are few of the colleges:

  • PR Patil College of Engineering and Technology, Amravati
  • Government College of Engineering, Amaravati
  • Shri Sant Gajanan Maharaj College of Engineering
  • Pratap Institute of Management and technology
  • Bhonsla College of Engineering and Research and more

Mostly, all the colleges affiliated with the Government of Maharashtra accept the MH CET scores.

Pattern of the exam

The exam is divided into three papers – paper-1 deals with mathematics, paper-2 is a combination of chemistry and physics and paper-3 is a combination of botany and zoology.

The syllabus of the exam follows the Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE) and hence students are asked to prepare accordingly. The questions will only be from the 11th and 12th grade portions and the conducting authorities also specify the number of questions that will be asked from each grade’s portions.

There is a time limit for each paper – candidates should complete each paper within 90 minutes.

Paper Subjects Number of questions from class 11 Number of questions from class 12 Marks Duration
Paper 1 Mathematics 10 50 100 90 minutes
Paper 2 Physics 10 50 50 90 minutes
Chemistry 10 50 50
Paper 3 Botany 10 50 50 90 minutes
Zoology 10 50 50

However, it should be noted that only MH CET marks alone is not going to help the candidate secure an admission into the affiliated colleges. Since 2016, the government has decided to give 50% weight age to 12th grade score and 50% weight age to the MH CET score, making it an even split.

Aspirants expecting to enter the engineering stream have to attend Paper-1 and Paper-2. Candidates seeking an admission into pharmacy have to write paper 2 and can either opt to write paper-1 or paper-3.

The exam is conducted only in the offline mode. The questions asked in the exam will only be an objective type where candidates will be given an OMR sheet and will be asked to mark the answers.

Eligibility Criteria

The following is a list of criteria that every student applying for this exam should fulfill.

  • Candidates should be Indian citizens.
  • Candidates should pass their 12th grade from a recognized board.
  • There is no age limit.
  • Candidates belonging to a religious minority community that is recognized by the State of Maharashtra can apply.
  • People suffering from a permanent disability can seek admission into courses under “Persons with disability” category but have to submit a certificate stating the same.
  • Female candidates cannot get an admission into mining engineering courses.

Candidates applying for this exam should also fulfill one of the following candidatures:

  • Type A – Applicants who pass their SSC and HSC or Diploma from the state of Maharashtra. Candidates who were born in Maharashtra or are a domicile of Maharashtra
  • Type B – Applicants whose parents are domiciled in Maharashtra and possess a domicile certificate
  • Type C – Candidates whose parents (either mother or father or both) work for the Government of India and are posted in Maharashtra
  • Type D – Applicants whose parents are an employee (retired or currently working) for the Government of Maharashtra
  • Type E – Candidates who have completed their SSC and/or HSC from institutions located in the disputed Maharashtra Karnataka order and their mother tongue is Marathi

Candidates who do not fall into the above-mentioned candidatures cannot apply.

Application form and submission procedure

The application forms will be released during the second week of February 2018 on their official website. The first step that candidates have to follow is to register themselves by giving their name, email id, and contact number.

This gives the candidates a unique username and password that they can use to access their personal records. Once applicants register themselves, they can access the application form.

The following are the documents that applicants have to upload:

  • Photograph
  • Signature

Both the above documents should have a size less than 50KB and should be JPG or JPEG format. The candidates are also given a choice in the exam center. This exam is held in almost 36 cities and towns in Maharashtra and candidates are given the opportunity to choose the one that suits them the best. However, it should be noted that there is no guarantee that candidates will get the center that they choose. The exam centers will be assigned based on availability and choice.

Once all the above steps have been completed, the candidate can pay the exam fee. The fees can be paid in the online mode using a credit card, debit card or Internet Banking. Additionally, candidates can also pay the fees using mobile wallets or cash cards.

For candidates belonging to the general category, the application fee is Rs. 800. For applicants belonging to SC OBC/ SBC/ ST categories, the fee is Rs. 600.

The final step is to submit the completed application form. It is advised that the candidates check the application form thoroughly before submitting. They are also requested to take a print out of the application form for future reference.

Admit Card

The admit cards for the exam will be available on the official website by the last week of April 2018. Candidates have to give their application number and password to access the admit card. They have to download the admit card and carry it while appearing for the exam.  It is advised that the candidates check the details given in the admit card and report immediately in case of any discrepancies.

Admission process

The answer key is released as soon as the exam gets over and this gives students some time to reflect on their performance in the exam. Additionally, candidates can also access the scanned copy of their OMR sheets and compare their answers with the answer key. There is also a provision for challenging the answer to questions. If students feel that the answer to a particular question has been incorrectly marked in the answer key, they can challenge that question.

The results are usually released during the first week of June. The results will be posted online and candidates can access them by furnishing their application number and password. The conducting authority will also release a rank list, ranking students based on their performance. Every year a cut off mark is decided by the participating universities.

This is the mark that candidates have to cross in order to be eligible for admissions. Different universities have different cut-offs and hence it is advised to have a look at the cut-off mark for each university before going for counseling. Around 200 institutions participate in this process and hence this gives students a wide variety of options.

Three rounds of counseling are conducted and usually, these sessions begin in the month of June. The following are the steps to be followed by candidates who wish to participate in counseling sessions:

  • Fill up the online application confirming their presence for the counseling session
  • Document verification
  • Selection of course

During the counseling session, candidates get to pick their course. To make the process flexible there are options to freeze, float and slide their options. At the end of the session, candidates who have been allotted the seats have to confirm. If they fail to do so, their seat will be cancelled and will be given to another candidate. Candidates also have to pay a counseling fee. The counseling fee for candidates belonging to the general category is Rs. 800 and the fee for candidates belonging to the reserved category of Maharashtra and PwD category is Rs. 600. Once the candidate secures an admission, he/she is given all the details about the course chosen like the fee split up, the start of classes etc.

Notification

The notification for MH CET 2018 (also known as MHT CET) conducted by the state common entrance test cell, Maharashtra; for admission in degree programs like engineering, technology, and pharmacy, will be published on the official site of the test i.e www.mhcet2017.dtemaharashtra.gov.in. The notification will be published in January or by the 1st week of February 2018.

Syllabus

MH CET covers subjects like physics, chemistry, mathematics, and biology.  Biology is further divided into two sections that are botany and zoology.

The difficulty level of the subjects is generally school level that is of class 11th and 12th of science stream. (20% of questions are from 11th standard and 80% questions are from 12th standard)

The detailed syllabus of the test is as follows:

PHYSICS CHEMISTRY MATHEMATICS BIOLOGY
BOTANY ZOOLOGY
Kinetic theory of gases and radiation Chemical thermodynamics and energetics Integration Diversity in organisms Organization of cell
Oscillations Coordination compounds Trigonometric functions Biochemistry of cell Animal Tissues
Atoms, molecules, and nuclei P block element 3D geometry Plant water relations and mineral nutrition Human nutrition
Rotational motion D and f block elements Differentiation Plant growth and development Human respiration
Electrostatics Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers Probability Genetics and evolution Reproduction
Magnetic effect of electric current Organic compounds Matrices Ecology and environment Biology and human welfare
Electromagnetic induction Solid state Circles Biotechnology and its applications
Semiconductors Solutions Conics
Wave motion Chemical kinetics Vectors
Magnetism Halogens Continuity
Circular motion Aldehydes ketones and carboxylic acids Differential equations
Surface tension Biomolecules Applications of derivatives
Interference and diffraction Polymers Binomial theorem
Current electricity Chemistry in everyday life Straight line
Gravitation Electrochemistry Line
Stationary waves Plane
Electrons and photons Linear programming
Elasticity Applications of definite integrals
Wave theory of gases Statistics
Communication systems Mathematical logic

Important Dates

The exact date for the test for the year 2018 has not been published. The important dates of MH CET/ MHT CET are as follows:

EVENTS DATES(tentative)
Notifications regarding the exam JANUARY OR FEBRUARY 2018
Application form availability 2ND WEEK OF FEBRUARY 2018

(Last year it was on 14th February 2017)

Last date for payment of  applications fee LAST WEEK OF MARCH 2018

(Last year it was on 24thMarch 2017)

Last date for submission of applications 4TH WEEK OF MARCH 2018

(Last year it was on 30thMarch 2017)

Availability of the admit card LAST WEEK OF APRIL 2018

(Last year it was on 24thApril 2017)

Last date to issue admit card 2ND WEEK OF MAY 2018

(Last year it was on 11th may 2017)

Date of Exam 2ND WEEK OF MAY 2018

EXPECTED BY 5TH MAY 2018

(Last year the exam was on 11th may 2017)

Publishing of answer key 4TH WEEK OF MAY 2018

(Last year it was on 26th may 2017)

Result Declaration 1ST WEEK OF JUNE 2018

EXPECTED BY 1ST JUNE 2018

(Last year results were declared on 3rdJune 2017)

Commencement of Counselling 2ND WEEK OF JUNE 2018

(Last year it was on 5thJune 2017)

 List of Exam Centers

In Maharashtra, around 36 districts offer MH CET 2018 test to the candidates.

The candidates are allotted the examination center on the basis of the district of the candidate.

The full list of exam centers for MH CET 2018 is as follows:

Sr.No District Divisional Authority Exam Centre Code
1 Mumbai Mumbai 11
2 Mumbai Sub Urban Mumbai 12
3 Thane Mumbai 13
4 Palghar Mumbai 14
5 Raigad Mumbai 15
6 Pune Pune 16
7 Ahmednagar Pune 17
8 Solapur Pune 18
9 Satara Pune 19
10 Sangli Miraj (Sangli) 20
11 Kolhapur Miraj (Sangli) 21
12 Ratnagiri Miraj (Sangli) 22
13 Sindhudurga Miraj (Sangli) 23
14 Jalgaon Dhule 24
15 Dhule Dhule 25
16 Nandurbar Dhule 26
17 Nashik Dhule 27
18 Aurangabad Aurangabad 28
19 Jalna Aurangabad 29
20 Beed Aurangabad 30
21 Osmanabad Aurangabad 31
22 Nanded Nanded 32
23 Parbhani Nanded 33
24 Latur Nanded 34
25 Hingoli Nanded 35
26 Buldhana Akola 36
27 Akola Akola 37
28 Washim Akola 38
29 Amravati Akola 39
30 Yavatmal Akola 40
31 Wardha Nagpur 41
32 Nagpur Nagpur 42
33 Bhandara Nagpur 43
34 Gondia Nagpur 44
35 Chandrapur Nagpur 45
36 Gadchiroli Nagpur 46

Contact Details

The primary contact that candidates can use for resolving their query and receive other test related information is as follows:

  • Email: [email protected]
  • Phone number: (022) – 22652261 / 22652262 (can be contacted on all working days between 10 AM and 6 PM.

Colleges accepting the Exam Scores

Few top colleges accepting the MH CET scores are as follows:

  • Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai
  • Sirdar Patel Institute of Technology, Mumbai
  • KJ Somalia College of Engineering, Mumbai
  • Dwarkadas J Sanghvi College of Engineering, Mumbai
  • Pune Institute of Computer technology, Pune
  • Thadomal Shahani Engineering College, Mumbai
  • Maharashtra Institute of Technology, Pune
  • K J Somaiya Institute of Engineering and information technology, Mumbai
  • C Rodrigues Institute of Technology, Navi Mumbai
  • Vishwakarma Institute of Technology, Pune

Results

The result for MH CET 2018 is expected to be available tentatively by 1st June 2018.The result will be declared on the official website of the test.

Official website:www.dtemaharashtra.gov.in or the candidates can use the following link to access their scorecard/ rank: https://mhtcet2017.dtemaharashtra.gov.in/score_cet17/loginstudob.aspx

Cut off

The authority preparing the MH CET 2018 cutoff will consider few points while preparing the same like the total number of candidates appearing for the test, the difficulty level of questions asked in the test, seat capacity for admission from previous years cutoff trends, the category of the candidate etc.

In 2017 around 3.9 lakh students registered for MH CET.

Tigran Wadia, Rahul Rodge, Akash Thirani, Khalid Syed, Tushar Dhanwani were the toppers of MH CET 2017 by scoring 99.99 percentile in the entrance test.

COLLEGES CUT-OFF (CLOSING RANK)
Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai 3472
Sardar Patel Institute of Technology, Mumbai 1828
KJ Somaiya College of Engineering, Mumbai 2998
Dwarkadas J Sanghvi College of Engineering, Mumbai 8750
Pune Institute of Computer technology, Pune 4683
Thadomal Shahani Engineering College, Mumbai 14033
Maharashtra Institute of Technology, Pune 9218
K J Somaiya Institute of Engineering and information technology, Mumbai 4839
FR. C Rodrigues Institute of Technology, Navi Mumbai 4267
Vishwakarma Institute of Technology, Pune 8664

 The branch-wise cutoff of MH CET is as follows:

BRANCH CUTOFF (CLOSING RANK)
Chemical engineering 86527
Computer Engineering 102308
Electronics and telecommunication engineering 102386
Electronics engineering 101124
Food Engineering and Technology 87535
Information technology 102176
Mechanical engineering 102447
Oil- oleochemicals and surfactants Technology 1855
Polymer engineering and technology 1376
Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technology 1472

Score Validity

Scores/ Rank of MH CET is valid for an academic year for which the candidate has given the entrance test. It cannot be used next year or as any other entrance test score.

Reservation / Seat distribution

The Directorate of technical education has announced the seat reservation for candidates appearing in MH CET for admission in various courses in colleges of Maharashtra.

The percentage of seats reserved/ distributed into each category is as follows:

CATEGORY OF CANDIDATES PERCENTAGE OF SEATS RESERVED
Schedule caste and scheduled caste converted to Buddhism (SC) 13%
Scheduled Tribes (ST) 7%
Vimukta Jati (Denotified tribe) 3%
Nomadic tribes -B 2.5%
Nomadic tribes -C (Dhangar) 3.5%
Nomadic tribes -D (Vanjari) 2%
Other backward class (OBC) including Special Backward Class (SBC) 21%
Defence quota 5%
NRI (non-residential Indian) 15%
Total 72%

*Remaining 28% of seats are for the general category candidates.

Counselling schedule

Once the results are announced the candidates are called for counselling session which is held in the second week of June 2018 for admission to various colleges and universities in Maharashtra.

In the counselling, required documents are verified by the test conducting authority. Session candidates are allotted seats on the basis of their rank obtained in the entrance test, availability of seats, candidate admission preferences etc.

The detailed counselling schedule for the qualified candidates is as follows:

COUNSELLING EVENTS START DATE OF EVENT END DATE OF EVENT
Online registration for admission for Maharashtra State/ All India/ J & K Migrant candidates & NRI/ OCI/ PIO/ CWIGC/ FN candidates

Note: If a candidate wants to opt for Maharashtra plus All India Candidature as well as NRI/ PIO/ OCI/ CIWGC, then the candidate has to apply separately for each type.

First week of June 2018 First week of June 2018
Documents verification, updating and confirmation of Application Form for Admission in person at Facilitation Center (FC) First week of June 2018 Third week of June 2018
Display of provisional merit list Third week of June 2018
Submission of grievance Third week of June 2018 Third week of June 2018
Display of Final Merit List Third week of June 2018

 

 

SCHEDULE FOR MAHARASHTRA STATE AND ALL INDIA CANDIDATES
Category wise display of seats (Seat Matrix) for CAP Round I Fourth week of June 2018
Online Submission & Confirmation of Option Form of CAP Round-I through candidates Login by himself/herself through the website. Fourth week of June 2018 Fourth week of June 2018
Reporting at Admission Reporting Center(ARC) according to Allotment of CAP Round I Fourth week of June 2018 First week of July 2018
Display of Vacant Seats for CAP Round-II First week of July 2018
Online Submission & Confirmation of Option Form of CAP Round-II (candidates need to log-in by himself/ herself) First week of July 2018 First week of July 2018
Display of Provisional Allotment of CAP Round-II First week of July 2018
Reporting to the ARC as per Allotment of CAP Round II in case seat is allotted for the first time in CAP Round II Second week of July 2018 Second week of July 2018
Display of Vacant Seats for CAP Round-III Second week of July 2018
Change one’s option from Sliding or Floating or Freezing and vice-versa, Online Submission & Confirmation of Option Form of CAP Round-III (candidates need to login by himself/herself through the website) Second week of July 2018 Second week of July 2018
Display of Provisional Allotment of CAP Round-III Third week of July 2018
Reporting to the ARC as per Allotment of CAP Round III in case the candidate is allotted a seat for the first time in CAP Round III Third week of July 2018 Third week of July 2018
Reporting to the assigned Institute and Confirmation of Admission by submitting all the important documents and payment of the balance fees, if any, as per Final Allotment. Fourth week of July 2018 Fourth week of July 2018

 

SCHEDULE OF ADDITIONAL ROUND FOR GOVERNMENT AIDED INSTITUTES ONLY
Display of Vacant Seats for additional round Fourth week of July 2018
Online Submission & Confirmation of Option Form for additional Round through candidates Login by himself/herself through the website. (For all candidates who have CAP Merit Number and desirous of participating in this Additional Round.) Fourth week of July 2018 First week of August 2018
Display of Provisional Allotment for Additional Round First week of August 2018
Reporting to the Allotted Institute and Confirmation of Admission First week of August 2018 First week of August 2018

Sample Paper

Candidates can prepare and practice mock test at the following link: https://mhcet.testbag.com/selfassessor.php

Candidates can take online test at the following link: https://www.prep.youth4work.com/engineering/mh-cet-Test

The MH CET 2017 paper with a solution can be accessed from the following link:

http://cet-neet.vidyalankar.org/mhtcet-2017-paper-solution/

 

 

 

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