The State Common Entrance Test Cell (SCETC), Maharashtra, conducts the MHT CET yearly. According to the latest tentative notice, the MHT CET 2024 exam will be conducted from April 16 to May 2, 2023 — except for May 1. Candidates willing to get admission in Pharmacy, Engineering, and Technology courses at private and government colleges of Maharashtra must clear the MHT CET 2024 with good scores.

The MHT CET application process will likely begin in March 2024 and continue till April 2024. However, candidates can also submit the application form with late fees, within the given deadline. Scroll down to get the direct link to apply for the MHT CET 2024. Aspirants must start their MHT CET preparation by referring to the syllabus, pattern, and marking scheme mentioned on this page.

MHT CET 2024 Overview

Before getting into the details of the MHT CET exam 2024, candidates can check the following table to get an overview of the exam:

Overview Specifications
Exam Name Maharashtra Common Entrance Test (MHT CET)
Exam Conducting Body State Common Entrance Test Cell, Maharashtra (MAHA CET Cell)
Mode Of Exam Computer Based Test (CBT)
Number Of Papers Paper 1,2 & 3 - PCM (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics) OR - PCB (Physics, Chemistry, Biology)
Sections Section 1 - Mathematics
Section 2 - Physics and Chemistry
Section 3 - Biology
Language English/ Urdu/ Marathi; however , Mathematics will only be in English.
Duration 90 Minutes for Each Paper
Number of Questions 250 MCQs
Total Marks 300 (100 Marks for Each Section)
Marking Scheme Mathematics: +2 marks for every correct answer.
Physics & Chemistry: +1 mark for every correct answer.
No Negative Marking
Number of Seats Around 1,27,537

MHT CET 2024 Important Dates

The conducting body has released the MHT CET exam dates for 2024. Candidates can check the table below for important MHT CET 2024 events and dates:

Events Dates
Online Registration & Confirmation of Online March 2024
Last Date for Online Registration & Confirmation of Online Application April 2024
Dates to Register for MHT CET with Late Fee April 2024
Application Correction Window for MHT CET 2024 April 2024
Release of MHT CET Admit Card 2024 April 2024
MHT CET 2024 (Announced) April 16 to May 2, 2024 (Except for May 1)
Submission of Objections on the Question Paper To Be Announced
Declaration of MHT CET Result To Be Announced
MHT CET Counselling 2024 To Be Announced

MHT CET 2024 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates preparing for the MHT CET 2024 exam must fulfil the eligibility criteria defined by the authorities.

Some of the important points of MHT CET 2024 eligibility criteria are as below:

  • Nationality: Candidates applying for the exam should be Indian citizens.
  • Age Limit: There is no age limit to apply for the MHT CET exam; however, they must satisfy the other conditions mentioned in the eligibility criteria.
  • Qualifying Examination: Candidates should have passed 10 + 2 (Class 12) or an equivalent level of examination from a recognised board or university with the PCM group of subjects (Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics).
  • Qualifying Marks: Candidates should have scored at least 45% in the qualifying exam. However, reserved category candidates must score 40% in the qualifying exam.

MHT CET Application Fee

The application fee for MHT CET 2024 is expected to be Rs.800 for general category candidates and Rs.600 for reserved category candidates. Click on the MHT CET application form to get complete details on the application process.

MHT CET 2024 Exam Pattern

MHT CET exam 2024 will be divided into Papers 1, 2, and 3. Paper 1 comprises Mathematics. Paper 2 comprises Physics and Chemistry and is common for both streams, i.e., PCM and PCB, while Paper 3 includes Biology.

Each paper, i.e. Paper 1, 2 and 3, must be completed within 90 minutes. In 2024, 20% of the weightage in the total marks will likely be given to the Class 11 syllabus, and 80% of the weightage will be given to the Class 12 syllabus.

Check the table below to know the MHT CET 2024 exam pattern:

Papers Time Duration Marks
Paper I (Mathematics) 90 100
Paper II (Physics and Chemistry) 90 100
Paper III (Biology) 90 100
  • Two marks will be given for every correct answer in Mathematics.
  • One mark will be given for every correct answer in Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
  • There will be no negative marking for wrong answers.
  • No marks will be deducted for unattempted questions.

To know the subject-wise number of questions, total marks, duration and more details, candidates can check out the MHT CET exam pattern.

MHT CET 2024 Syllabus

Candidates must check the table below to know the subject-wise MHT CET 2024 syllabus.

Section Questions
Physics 50
Chemistry 50
Mathematics 50
Biology (Botany/ Zoology) 1000

MHT CET 2024 Admit Card

Candidates will receive the MHT CET admit card a few days before the exam on the official website. Check the below steps to download the MHT CET hall ticket 2024:

  • 1st Step: Visit the MHT CET official website.
  • 2nd Step: Click on the link – View/ Print PCM or PCB Admit Card.
  • 3rd Step: The MHT CET login screen will appear. Enter the application number and hall ticket number, and select the subject.
  • 4rd Step: Click on Submit.
  • 5th Step: The MHT CET admit card will appear on the screen. Download and take printouts of the same. Keep it safe for future reference.

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