Note: Only Entrance Exam dates have been announced. All other data below pertains to 2019. The content shall be updated when MHTCET 2020 details are published.
Course(s) : BTech (including Biotechnology, Food Technology, Agriculture Engg), B.Sc. (H) (Agriculture/ Horticulture / Forestry / Community Science), Bachelor of Fisheries Science
The Government of Maharashtra has established "ADMISSIONS REGULATING AUTHORITY AND STATE COMMON ENTRANCE TEST CELL" as per the provisions of the Maharashtra Unaided Private Professional Educational Institutions (Regulation of Admissions & Fees) Act. 2015 (Mah. Act No. XXVIII of 2015), (herein after the Act).
The Commissioner of State CET Cell, has been designated as Competent Authority for conducting MHT-CET and selection of candidates for admission to First Year of 4 Year Duration Full Time Under Graduate Degree courses in Engineering and Technology, Pharmacy, Agriculture / Allied and Fisheries / Dairy Tech.
Normalization : Since the exam will be conducted in multiple shifts, a process of Normalization will be used for comparing Candidate scores across multi shift/Sessions papers. MHT-CET candidates will be ranked by their Normalized Score. Percentile Method will be used for ranking the candidates.
Syllabus : The questions will be based on Syllabus of Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education.
Weightage : Approximately 20% weightage will be given to Std. XI curriculum and 80% weightage will be given to Std.XII curriculum while setting the question paper.
Difficulty Level : There will be no Negative Marking, however difficulty level will be at par with the JEE (Main) for Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and difficulty level for Biology will be at par with NEET. The questions will be mainly application based.
For agriculture & Allied courses
(a) It is mandatory to appear for MHT-CET 2019 for candidates belonging to Maharashtra State Candidature, Other State Candidature, Minority Candidature seeking admission to undergraduate courses in agriculture universities. But other common entrance tests such as JEE / NEET / AIEEA-UG (ICAR, New Delhi conducted All India Entrance Examination Test for Admission) will also be considered equivalent to MHT-CET for admission.
(b) Merit shall be on the basis of marks in percentage / percentile obtained in CET conducted by competent authority [MHT-CET / JEE / NEET / All India Entrance Examination Test for Admission (AIEEA-UG conducted by ICAR, New Delhi)] and the other weightages as per the admission rules notified by gazette notification approved and issued by Government of Maharashtra.
(c) CET subjects combinations
The candidate seeking admission to first year B.Sc. (Honours) (Agriculture) / B.Sc. (Honours) (Horticulture) / B.Sc. (Honours) (Community Science) / B. Tech. (Biotechnology) degree courses, it is mandatory that the candidate must appear for PCM (Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics) or PCB (Physics, Chemistry and Biology).
The candidate seeking admission to first year B.Tech. (Agriculture Engineering) / B.Tech. (Food Technology) degree courses, it is mandatory that the candidate must appear for PCM (Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics).
The candidate seeking admission to first year B.Sc. (Honours) (Forestry) and B. F. Sc. (Fisheries Science) degree course, it is mandatory that the candidate must appear for PCB (Physics, Chemistry and Biology).
Preparation test : TCS iON Prep4Exam is offering a Preparation Test for MHT-CET. Students interested in the same may buy the same by paying Rs118/- (inclusive of taxes). Students who want to purchase these practice exams can register on TCS iON Prep4Exam MHT CET 2019 website, and buy the products via available payment options. After every purchase, students will get an Order Summary on their email provided during sign-up on Prep4Exam. Subscribed products will appear under ‘My Subscription’ > ‘My Assessments’ tab on or before the start date for the window for the first attempt (around 20 th of March 2019)