May 10, 2018
Maharashtra Common Entrance Test

MHT CET 2018MHT CET 2018 - The Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) Maharashtra conducts MHT CET for admission to first year of engineering and technology courses. MHT CET 2018 will be held in pen and paper based mode on May 10. The admit card of the entrance test has been made available online from April 24. Candidates will be able to download MHT CET hall ticket 2018 till the day of examination. As per MHT CET eligibility criteria, Indian national candidates who have passed or appearing in class 12 or equivalent examination are eligible to appear in the exam. MHT CET 2018 comprises of two compulsory papers- Paper I (Mathematics) and paper II (Physics and Chemistry). Questions in the entrance test will be based on class XI and XII syllabus prescribed by Maharashtra State Board of Secondary Education and Higher Secondary Education. Registration for MHT CET was open online from January 18 to March 25, 2018. Apart from the entrance test, admission will also be granted to All India candidature students based on JEE Main score. In 2017, a total number of 3,89,520 registered for MHT CET out of which 3,76,282 candidates appeared for the exam. For complete information about MHT CET 2018 such as important dates, exam pattern, syllabus, admit card and more go through the article given below.

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MHT CET 2018 - Overview

Exam name Maharashtra Common Entrance Test
Exam category Undergraduate
Exam level State
Conducting Body Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) Maharashtra
Commonly known as MHT CET
Programmes covered B.Tech/ B.E.
Exam Duration Paper 1- 1 hour 30 minutes
Paper 2- 1 hour 30 minutes

MHT CET Important Dates 2018

DTE Maharashtra has announced the dates related to various events of MHT CET 2018 such as availability of application form, admit card, exam date, result etc. Candidates must keep track of MHT CET important dates to ensure that they do not miss any event. Aspirants can check these dates from the table below:

MHT CET important dates

S.No. Events Important Dates
1 MHT CET application form available from January 18, 2018
2 Last date for registration and application process March 25, 2018
3 Submission of application form with late fee (Rs. 500) March 26 - 31, 2018
4 Availability of admit card April 24 - May 10, 2018
5 MHT CET 2018 exam May 10, 2018
6 Submission of certificates/ documents Second week of May 2018
7 Online display of OMR sheet and answer key Fourth week of May 2018
9 Last date for submission of objections on Answer key/ question paper/ typographic errors Fourth week of June 2018
10 MHT CET result 2018 declaration On or before June 3, 2018
11 MHT CET counselling starts First week of June 2018


MHT CET Exam Centres 2018

MHT CET 2018 will be conducted at all 36 district headquarters of Maharashtra. Candidates belonging to the state will be allotted MHT CET exam centre within the same district from where they have passed or appearing class 12 or equivalent examination. While students passing the qualifying examination from outside the state have to select exam city choice at the time of filling the application form. Request for change in MHT CET exam centre allotted to candidates will not be entertained under any circumstances.

MHT CET Admit Card 2018

MHT CET Admit Card has been issued to registered candidates on April 24, 2018. MHT CET admit card has been released online and to download the same candidates can log in with their application number, password and security key. The admit card of MHT CET 2018 will not be sent through post or any other medium. MHT CET admit card 2018 bears the name and address of the exam venue, exam schedule, candidates’ personal details and exam day guidelines. Candidates have to carry MHT CET admit card along with a photo identity proof in original to the exam centre for verification. Candidates must ensure to retain the print out of MHT CET admit card 2018 until the completion of the admission process.

MHT CET Exam Pattern 2018

The Exam Pattern of MHT CET gives an insight into the pattern of the question paper such as the duration, total marks, no. of papers, etc. As per MHT CET exam pattern 2018, the duration of the exam is 150 minutes. DTE Maharashtra has also notified that the difficulty level of MHT CET 2018 will be at par with JEE Main. There will be no negative marking for any incorrect response. An overview of MHT CET exam pattern is given below in the table:

MHT CET exam pattern

Particular Details
Total number of papers Paper I- Mathematics
Paper II- Physics and Chemistry
Type of questions Multiple choice questions
Total number of questions Paper I- 50
Paper II- 100 (50 per section)
Duration Paper I- 90 minutes
Paper II- 90 minutes
Marks distribution Paper I- 100 (Physics- 50, Chemistry- 50)
Paper II- 100
Marking scheme Paper I- Correct answer - +2
Paper II- Correct answer - +1


MHT CET Syllabus 2018

The syllabus of MHT CET 2018 is based on class XI and XII syllabus prescribed by Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education. MHT CET syllabus includes topics from Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics that candidates have to study for the examination. DTE Maharashtra has announced that while setting the question paper, 80% weightage will be given to class 12 curriculum while 20% weightage will be given to class 11 curriculum. Candidates appearing in the entrance exam must thoroughly cover the prescribed syllabus to score well in the exam.

MHT CET Sample Papers 2018

Candidates seeking admission in B.E./B.Tech courses through MHT CET 2018 are advised to solve sample papers. Solving MHT CET sample papers will make aspirants acquainted to the test pattern. Candidates will be able to analyse their preparation level and improve their weak areas. Through MHT CET sample papers 2018, candidates will get an idea about the type of questions they can expect in the examination. MHT CET sample papers 2018 will help students to revise the topics they have studied and with regular practice they will be able to improve their speed, accuracy and time management skill.

MHT CET Answer Key 2018

The answer key of MHT CET 2018 will be published by various coaching institutes few hours after the completion of the examination. MHT CET answer key 2018 will consist correct responses to questions asked in paper I and paper II. With the use of answer key candidates will be able to know the estimated score. DTE Maharashtra will release the provisional answer key along with MHT CET OMR answer sheet in the fourth week of May. The official answer key will be open for challenge. Candidates have to submit their objections on MHT CET official answer key in the given format through their registered email within the specified time period.

MHT CET Result 2018

The result of MHT CET 2018 is likely to be declared in the first week of June. MHT CET result will be declared online and to check it candidates have to log in with their application number, date of birth and security key. MHT CET result will state the marks secured in the examination. DTE Maharashtra will also publish MHT CET result in PDF file format which will consist group name, roll number, subject wise and overall marks secured by candidates.

MHT CET Merit List 2018

DTE Maharashtra will release provisional merit list of MHT CET 2018 in the third week of May. MHT CET merit list will be prepared on the basis of score obtained by candidates in the entrance test. Candidates can check the provisional merit list through their application number and date of birth. After the publication of the provisional merit list candidates will be allowed to submit grievances if any. The final merit list will be published in the fourth week of June. Admission in the first year undergraduate engineering programmes will be done completely on the basis of MHT CET merit list 2018.

MHT CET Cutoff 2018

The cutoff of MHT CET will be published online by DTE Maharashtra in pdf file format. MHT CET cut off will be released separately for Maharashtra (MH) and All India (AI) category seats. MHT CET cutoff list includes merit, choice code, name of the institute, course name, exam name etc. MHT CET cutoff 2018 will be based on various factors like availability of seat, the difficulty level of examination, total no. of students etc. Only the candidates who meet the cutoff set by the institutes for different courses will be able to take admission.

MHT CET Counselling 2018

The counselling of MHT CET will be done on the basis of the merit list. DTE Maharashtra will invite applications from qualified candidates for MHT CET counselling. The online registration for MHT CET counselling will start in the first week of June 2018. During counselling, candidates have to submit necessary documents for verification. Only the candidates who successfully verify their documents and fulfill eligibility norms will be allotted seats in the engineering courses.

MHT CET Eligibility Criteria 2018

DTE Maharashtra has laid down some norms that candidates need to fulfil to appear in MHT CET 2018. Check MHT CET eligibility criteria such as nationality and qualification requirements below:

Nationality - Candidates who are citizens of India are eligible for the test.

Academic qualification - Candidates must have passed Class 12 or its equivalent examination with mathematics and physics as the main subjects along with Chemistry/ Biology/ Biotechnology/ Vocational subjects as an option subject.

Minimum qualifying marks - Candidates must secure at least 50% in the subjects taken together.

MHT CET Application Form 2018

The application form of MHT CET 2018 was available from January 18. The entire application procedure will be carried out in the online mode. Aspirants must keep scanned images of necessary documents ready before filling MHT CET application form. Candidates have to follow the steps given below to successfully register for the examination:

Step 1) Filling details in MHT CET application form 2018

Step 2) Uploading of scanned images of photograph and signature

Step 3) Payment of MHT CET application fee

Step 4) Print out of MHT CET registration confirmation page

MHT CET Participating Institutes 2018

The participating institutes of MHT CET 2018 include Government, Govt. Aided, University Managed, University Departments and Unaided engineering institutes in the Maharashtra State. There are around 360 participating institutes that fill approximately 138226 B.E./B.Tech seats through MHT CET counselling. MHT CET participating institutes fall under six regions of Maharashtra, namely, Amravati, Aurangabad, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nashik and Pune. Check the names of some of the popular MHT CET participating institutes 2018 from the table given below:

MHT CET Participating Institutes list

S.No. Name of institute
1. Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai
2. Bharati Vidyapeeth's College of Engineering for Women, Pune
3. College of Engineering, Pune
4. Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan's Sardar Patel Institute of Technology, Mumbai
5. Government College of Engineering, Aurangabad
6. Fr. Conceicao Rodrigues College of Engineering, Mumbai
7. Walchand College of Engineering, Sangli
8. Vishwakarma Institute of Information Technology, Pune
9. MIT Academy of Engineering, Pune
10. Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute(VJTI), Mumbai


Contact details
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Opp. Metro Cinema, Dhobi Talao,
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Telephone: 022-22641150, 22641151
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