MHT CET – Maharashtra Common Entrance Test

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Conducted by the State Common Entrance Test Cell, Mumbai, MHT CET/MH CET is the required entrance test for securing admission into various courses such as B.E, B.TECH, B.PHARM, LLB, Architecture, B.ED etc. These entrance exams are essential to secure admission into colleges in Maharashtra. Depending on the score secured in the entrance test, candidates are allotted to various colleges in Maharashtra state. With around 3 lakh applicants applying every year, MHT CET is one of the largest entrance exams in India.  Maharashtra Common Entrance Test is an exam of moderate difficulty and is relatively difficult to crack if you are aiming for top colleges in Maharashtra.

Exam  Maharashtra Common Entrance Test (MHT CET)
Frequency  Annual 
Exam mode Online 
Duration  2 hours
Test Takers  4 lakhs 
Total colleges accepting  400+
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Eligibility for Maharashtra Common Entrance Test

Candidates who have domiciles of Maharashtra state as well as outside Maharashtra can appear for the exam. Any incorrect information is found at the time of admission will lead to the cancellation of the applicant’s admission. Given below are the basic eligibility and candidature type of students.

  • Age is no bar for applicants applying for MHT CET. However, candidates should be Indian nationals and should have passed their 12 std examination from a recognized university or Institution.
  • Candidates who are domiciles of Maharashtra should belong to one of the following types of candidature:
    • Type A – candidates who are born in Maharashtra and/or domicile of Maharashtra
    • Type B – whose either of the parents is domiciled in Maharashtra.
    • Type C – whose either of the parents is an employee of GOI or a GOI undertaking and posted in Maharashtra before the last date of submission of the CAP application.
    • Type D – a student with either of the parents employed or retired employees of the Government of Maharashtra or Government of Maharashtra undertaking.
    • Type E – Candidates who have passed SSC and/or HSC Examination from a recognised university in a disputed Maharashtra Karnataka Border Area and whose Mother tongue is Marathi.
  • Children of NRI, OCI, PIO, Jammu and Kashmir migrant candidature, children whose parents are IAS, IPS, Army officers are also eligible for the exam.

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MHT CET Important Dates

The exact dates for the entrance exams may vary depending upon the chosen course. The candidates are required to check the CET portal for more information. However below are the tentative dates of MHT CET exams and applications.

Application form releasing on August 12, 2021
Late date to fill August 16, 2021
Release of admit card September 14-20, 2021
Exam date September 20- October 1

Admission Process

  1. Applicants are required to get themselves registered in the CET portal and fill in the required details. Without registrations, candidates cannot process with the process.
  2. In the application form, candidates should fill their accurate personal details, academic details, and communication details after which they’ll be required to pay the application fee. The application fee costs 800 INR for those belonging to the open category and 600 INR for candidates belonging to the reserved category.
  3. On the day of the examination, the candidates should carry their admit card and valid ID proof.

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Admit Card

Without admit card no applicant will be allowed to enter the exam hall. Here are the step to download the MHT CET admit card:

  1. Log in to the official website
  2. Click on the admit card notification displayed on the home screen
  3. Enter your application/roll number with DOB details
  4. Click on submit and admit card will be displayed on your screen
  5. Download the hard copy for future reference

Participating Colleges

After clearing MHT CET, you will be eligible to study in top-ranked colleges in Maharastra. Here is the list of some of the prominent colleges:

  1. K. J. Somaiya College of Engineering
  2. Sardar Patel College of Engineering
  3. Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology, Mumbai
  4. Dr. D. Y. Patil Institute of Technology, Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidya Pratishthan Society
  5. Sinhgad Academy of Engineering

Best Books

There are many books available both online and in local markets that will help you in the preparation of MHT CET. Here are some of the best books you can refer to;

MHT-CET Engineering Entrance Solved Papers 2020 by Arihant Experts Buy Here
MHT-CET 20 Question Paper Set Book by Target Publication Buy Here
TARGET MHT-CET Online Engineering Test 2021 by Disha Experts Buy Here
Marvel Chemistry MCQ’s for MHT-CET by Mayur Mehta Buy Here
MHT-CET Score Booster – Physics (2021 Edition) Buy Here


In how many languages is the MHT CET exam conducted?

MHT CET exam is conducted in 3 languages namely, English, Marathi and Urdu. the applicants should opt for the preferred language in the application form.

Can a diploma holder apply for an engineering course via MHT CET?

No, they are not allowed. Diploma holders can opt for lateral entry.

Can an NRI student apply for MHT CET?

Not only candidates whose parents are NRIs are allowed.

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