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MHT CET 2021

MHT CET 2021

State Common Entrance Test Cell, Maharashtra conducts the Maharashtra Common Eligibility Test (MHT CET) 2021 with a definitive purpose. The yearly exam serves as admission criteria for Technical and Agricultural courses in the state of Maharashtra. In this context, admission to both Undergraduate courses in the field of Science, Technology and Agriculture is conducted through the MHT CET exam. MHT CET 2021 is expected to be conducted somewhere during April – May 2021. An official announcement regarding the same is however pending and expected at in due course of time. Know about the expected schedule of events, programs offered under MHT CET 2021, eligibility criteria, exam pattern and more from this article.

MHT CET is conducted for admission to the first year of B.E., B.Tech, B.Pharma, Pharma. D courses in Engineering, Technology & Pharmacy courses and B.Sc Courses in Agriculture stream. Reportedly, around 4.39 lakh candidates appeared in the previous iteration of the MHT CET exam in 2020.

Important Dates for MHT CET 2021

MHT CET 2021Important Dates (Expected)
Start of applicationsMar 2021
End of applications4th week of Mar 2021
Admit card4th week of Apr 2021
Exam dateTo be announced
ResultTo be aqnnounced

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MHT CET 2021 Exam Date

The exact dates and schedule of events of the MHT CET 2021 are released by the State Common Entrance Test Cell, Maharashtra in due course of time through Candidates awaiting the release of the official information brochure can expect it somewhere in March 2021. However, the exam is expected to be conducted tentatively in April 2021 based on the schedule of events during the last few previous iterations of the exam in 2020, 2019 and 2018. Check out the MHT CET exam date for the last few years below.

MHT CET YearExam Date
MHT CET 20204 Jul to 5 Aug 2020
MHT CET 20192 to 13 May 2019
MHT CET 201810 May 2018

MHT CET 2021 likely to be held in April 2021

Eligibility Criteria for MHT CET 2021

Candidates must be compliant with the specified minimum eligibility conditions in order to apply for the MHT CET 2021 for admission to the 2021 academic session. Check out the details below.

  • Only Indian citizens are eligible to apply for MHT CET 2021.
  • Candidates must have passed/appearing in Class 12th exam (with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects) with at least 50% marks.
  • Candidates who have passed Diploma in Engineering and Technology with at least 50% marks are eligible to apply.
  • Likewise, those who have passed B.Sc. degree with at least 50% marks and passed Class 12th with Mathematics as a compulsory subject are also eligible to apply

Note: There is no specified age limit. Candidates are requested to go through the detailed advertisement for the complete details of eligibility criteria.

MHT CET 2021 Application Form

The application process of MHT CET was conducted online in the previous iteration of the exam. Based on this fact, it is speculated that applications for MHT CET 2021 can be made online at the official website as per schedule. At first, one must register at the website for new candidate registration. Thereafter, candidates can apply online by filling up the application form. Check out the key steps below.

Step 1: Go to the website, and ..

Step 2: Click on the respective course to apply for MHT CET 2021 for that particular course.

Step 3: Click on Registration and complete the MHT CET 2021 registration form. Enter email-id and contact number carefully.

Step 4: Log in to the portal and fill up the application form with the relevant details.

Step 5: Upload necessary documents including scanned photograph and signature.

Step 6: Now complete the application fee payment process.

Step 7: Complete the final submission.

MHT CET 2021

Application Fee of MHT CET 2021

Candidates have to deposit an examination/application fee at the time of online form filling up. As per last year, candidates were charged an application fee of Rs 800. The application fee amount for various categories as per the last iteration of the exam can be checked from the table below.

General category candidates of Maharashtra State
Outside Maharashtra State (OMS),
J & K Migrant candidates
Rs. 800
SC, ST, VJ/DT- NT(A), NT(B), NT(C), NT(D), OBC, SBC, SEBC, EWS and
PWD candidates belonging to Maharashtra State only
Rs. 600

Exam Pattern of MHT CET 2021

The State Common Entrance Test Cell, Maharashtra conducts the online exam for determining the eligibility of applicants for admission to various 4-year degree courses in Engineering, Technology, Science and Pharmacy streams. Candidates can check out the complete pattern of the exam from below.

  • The exam is conducted as a CBT (online)
  • The paper is documented in 03 languages i.e. English, Urdu and Marathi
  • The total time allowed to complete the test is 180 minutes
  • Group I (PCM) consist of 150 questions carrying a total of 200 marks
  • Group II (PCB) consists of 200 questions carrying a total of 200 marks.

Check out the marks distribution as per subject for PCM Group

SubjectNo. of quesMarks per ques.Total marks

Check out the marks distribution as per subject for PCB Group

Subject*No. of quesMarks per ques.Total Marks
Section I – Botany
Section II – Zoology

Syllabus of MHT CET 2021

Since the MHT CET 2021 is for admission to undergraduate courses in the fields of Engineering, Technology and others, MHT CET Syllabus 2021 is as per the level of Class 11 and Class 12. It includes the complete syllabus of Class 12 and some indicative topics from Class 11 as prescribed by the Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education. Check out the indicative topics for each subject and get the direct links to download the complete syllabus of MHT CET 2021 here.

Click on the direct links below to download the syllabus as per Class 12

SubjectSyllabus PDF
MathematicsDownload Syllabus PDF
ChemistryDownload Syllabus PDF
PhysicsDownload Syllabus PDF
BiologyDownload Syllabus PDF

Check out the indicative topics from Class 11 included in the MHT CET 2021 Syllabus

MeasurementsSome basic concepts of chemistryTrigonometric functions
Scalars and VectorsStates of matter: Gases and liquidsTrigonometric functions of
Compound Angles
ForceRedox reactionStraight Line
Friction in solids and liquidsSurface chemistryFactorisation Formulae
Refraction of LightNature of chemical bondCircle and Conics
Ray opticsHydrogenSets, Relations and Functions
Magnetic effect of electric currents-Block elements
(Alkali and alkaline earth metals)
MagnetismBasic principles and techniques
in organic chemistry
Sequences and series


Sections I – Botany

  • Diversity in organisms
  • Biochemistry of cell
  • Plant Water Relations and Mineral Nutrition
  • Plant Growth and Development

Sections II – Zoology

  • Organization of Cell
  • Animal tissues
  • Human Nutrition
  • Human Respiration

Click here for the complete MHT CET Syllabus 2021

Click here for PCM/PCB Notes on Important Topics for Class 11 & 12

Mock Tests For MHT CET 2021

Mock tests are important learning resources for any competitive exam. Solving mock tests can help candidates get a better idea of the question paper before they appear in the actual exam of MHT CET 2021. In addition, mock tests can help candidates develop their own strategy to prioritize sections to answer first, divide the total duration to solve specific sections and identify important questions that are often repeated over the years.

Click here to get free mock tests for MHT CET 2021

Suggested Books For MHT CET 2021

Various guidebooks, solved papers, question banks and textbooks are available commercially for preparations of MHT CET 2021. It is recommended to refer to these extra learning materials to supplement the preparations for the exam. Here we are suggesting some of the most useful books available for MHT CET 2021 preparations. Click on the direct links to purchase them from respective sellers.

Books to prepare for PCM group

MHT CET PCM BooksLink To Buy
Objective Physics Vol-2 for Engineering Entrances 2020Buy here
MHT CET Triumph Physics, Chemistry and Maths (PCM) Books ComboBuy here
MHT CET 20 Question Paper Set BookBuy here
TARGET MHT-CET Online Engineering Test 2020Buy here

Books to prepare for PCB group

MHT CET PCM BooksLink To Buy
MHT CET Triumph Biology Book
for 2020 Medical and Pharmacy Entrance Exam
Buy here
MHT CET Triumph Physics Chemistry Maths Biology (PCMB) BooksBuy here
MHT CET Physics Chemistry Biology Online Model Tests
(Mock Tests for MHT CET (PCB) 2020 preparation)
Buy here
MHT CET Biology Online Test Series 2020 preparationBuy here

How To Crack MHT CET 2021?

The MHT CET 2021 exam is nearing and candidates are keen to know how to prepare and the best study methods. We have already provide links to mock tests and suggested books for MHT CET 2021 preparations. However, using them effectively holds the key to cracking the exam in the first attempt.

Here is a list of few important tips that candidates can follow to take their preparations for MHT CET 2021 to a whole new level.

#1: It is important to understand the exam pattern first. Look for opportunities. For example, in the exam for PCM group, half of the marks are carried by the Mathematics paper posing high scoring opportunities.

#2: Carefully note down the syllabus and sort all-important learning materials to cover each topic. Make a disintegrated list of the syllabus so that all the critical sub-topics are evident.

#3: Devise a study plan based on the time left before the exam. We recommend starting preparations early for MHT CET 2021. However, if a candidate starts preparing a little late, then the study plan must be adequately adjusted.

#4: Do not try to learn new topics during the last few days before the exam. As such, make sure that fundamental concepts and the basic idea of each subject and topic are developed well in time.

#5: Refer to previous year papers, question papers and sample papers to get an idea of the type and nature of the question asked. Chances are, one can easily get a few common questions by referring to these learning sources.

MHT CET 2021 Admit Card

Admit cards of MHT CET 2021 are deemed to release at the official website as per schedule. It is mandatory that candidates check the website to see if their admit card has been issued. It is issued to successful applicants and candidates are required to download the MHT CET 2021 admit card by logging in to the website.

Check out the easy step by step guide to download MHT CET 2021 Admit Card from the website below.

Step 1: Go to the website and click on the relevant course for which, the candidate has applied for MHT CET 2021.

Step 2: Candidates are redirected to the page from where all the information and latest updates of the MHT CET 2021 exam for admission to the selected course are available.

Step 3: Find out and click on the link to download the MHT CET 2021 admit card.

Step 4: Login by providing the application number.

Step 5: Save a copy of the admit card on your device and generate multiple print outs of the same.

Important To Remember About MHT CET 2021 Admit Card

  • The admit card must be downloaded by the candidate from the website It cannot be received by post.
  • One needs to login to the website in order to get the admit card.
  • A printed copy of the admit card must be produced at the exam centre on the day of the exam. Failing to do so maybe the reason that candidates are not allowed to sit for the exam.
  • Along with the MHT CET 20201 admit card, candidates must also carry a valid photo identity for verification of identity at the exam centre.
  • Ration card and Driver’s License are not valid photo ID proofs for MHT CET 2021.

MHT CET 2021 Results

The results of the MHT CET 2021 exam are usually released by the State Common Entrance Test Cell, Maharashtra at the official website i.e. Answer sheets from the exam are evaluated carefully and provisional answer keys of each set of the question paper and candidates response sheets are also published at the aforementioned website.

Candidates can check the results at the website as per schedule after the exam. There is no need to log in to the portal to check the results. However, one must log in with the Registration ID and Password to check the Candidate Response.

Final merit lists of MHT CET 2021 are deemed to be published after the completion of the document verification process. Candidates will be called for application for admission and post the verification of documents, the merit list of candidates is made available through the website. This trend was followed in the previous year exam and expected to remain unchanged this year.


The Maharashtra Common Eligibility Test is a entrance test for admission to the first year of full time 04 years degree courses in Engineering, Technology, Pharmacy, and Science. The state level test can be Indian candidates domiciled in the state of Maharashtra. The responsibility to conduct the exam once a year is entrusted to the State Common Entrance Test Cell by the Directorate of Technical Education, Government of Maharashtra. Further details about Maharashtra CET can be checked from the website


Q1. Can I get MBBS admission based on MHT CET 2021 score?
Ans. No the exam does not cover MBBS

Q2. For which courses MHT CET is required?
Ans. Candidates seeking admission to B.E./B.Tech./B.Pharma/Pharma D and other B.Tech/B.Sc/B.F.Sc courses in Agriculture field need to clear MHT CET.

Q3. Where can I get admission based on MHT CET score?
Ans. In the state of Mahasashtra only.

Q4. Is the MHT CET exam as difficult as JEE Mains?
Ans. Reportedly, the level of difficulty of MHT CET exam is comparatively lower than that of the JEE Mains.

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