MHT CET 2024 Application Form, Exam Dates, Eligibility, Pattern and Syllabus

Maharashtra Common Entrance Test [MHT CET]

MHT CET - Maharashtra Common Entrance Test

MH CET or MHT CET is widely known as Maharashtra Technology Common Entrance Test. MHT CET is the popular state-level examination scheduled by the state government of Maharashtra for admissions to Undergraduate programs in various engineering institutes in Maharashtra. MHT CET Applications will be made available from the 1st week of March on the official website.

Every year, MHT CET will be conducted by The Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) Maharashtra to examine the eligibility of the candidates for screening. To apply for this entrance exam, the applicant has to be a citizen of India.

MHT CET will be conducted for 2 papers – Paper I for the Mathematics subject and Paper II for Physics and Chemistry. This exam will be conducted via offline mode (Pen and Paper Based).

Aadhaar Card: Aadhaar card is mandatory for applying for the MHTCET exam. One must have Aadhaar card details to fill out MHTCET Application details.

Participating Institutes: Undergraduate Programs are offered by many engineering institutes in the Maharashtra state. One must select an engineering institute based on their respective marks.

Let us have a look at the Latest & New updates on MHT CET

  • For the MHT CET exam, 20% weightage will be provided to the syllabus of the 11th standard, and 80% weightage will be provided to the syllabus of the 12th standard
  • Approx. 10 questions will be asked from the 11th standard, and 40 questions will be asked from the 12th standard.
  • MHT CET exam has raised its difficulty level, almost similar to the JEE Main exam.
  • Questions asked in the MHT CET exam will be Application-Based.

MHT CET 2024 Exam Date


Dates 2023 (Tentative)

Online Application starts

2nd week of February 2023

Last date to submit

3rd week of April 2023

Online MHT CET 2023  registration with a late fee of Rs 500/-

3rd week of April to 2nd week of May 2023

Application Correction facility

4th week of June 2023

Admit card Available


MH CET 2023 Exam date

1st week of August to 2nd week of August 2023 (Engineering)


2nd week of August to 3rd week of August 2023 (Agriculture)

Result Declaration


Commencement of Counselling


MHT CET 2024 Eligibility criteria

The eligibility criteria for the MHT CET entrance examination will depend on various aspects; however, the minimum criteria for appearing for the entrance examination is 10+2 completion with a minimum of 50% aggregate score in subjects like physics, chemistry, and mathematics. The eligibility criteria for the MHT CET will be set by the examination conducting authorities under the leadership of the Government of Maharashtra.


A minimum of 17 years


12th completion with a minimum of 50% (45% for reserved category students)


Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry/Biology/Biotechnology/Technical/Vocation subjects.




  • The applicants should have passed 10+2 or equivalent exams with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics subjects 50% for the general category.
  • The reserved category like ST/SC/OBC should have 45%, as there will be relaxation for 5% for these candidates.
  • The applicants should have the domicile of Maharashtra; however, the candidates being Indian citizens can also apply for the MHT CET entrance examination.
  • The candidate has to pass the 10+2 examination from any recognized board in India to be eligible to apply for the MHT CET.
  • The applicant registering for MHT CET should have to be a minimum of 17 years of age regarding applying, and there will be no maximum age limit for appearing for the examination.
  • Candidates appearing for engineering courses through diploma score must secure a minimum of 50% aggregate score.
  • All India Jammu and Kashmir candidates must attain a valid score in JEE Main Paper 1. 

MHT CET 2024 Application Form & fees

Maharashtra Common Entrance Test (MHT CET), also known as MH CET, is a common entrance test conducted yearly by the State Common Entrance Test Cell, Govt. of Maharashtra. The entrance examination will be held in May 2023, while the MHT CET 2023 application form will be released in January 2023. At this state level, entrance exam candidates qualified in the exam will be provided admission in private and government institutions located in Maharashtra. Students qualified for the exam will be offered admission to the courses like Engineering, Agriculture, Pharmacy, etc. The article below provides complete details related to MHT CET 2023.

  • MH CET 2023 Application Form will be published in January through online mode.
  • Before the last date, which will be in March  MHT CET 2023 application form must be completed and submitted.
  • The entire application process of MHT CET 2023 comprises various steps such as Registration and Application Form fill up, images and documents uploading, and payment of application fee.
  • Images of documents will have to be uploaded in the prescribed format and size as mentioned in the form.
  • Applicants must submit only one application form as multiple forms are submitted, and only the final application form will be considered.
  • It is advised for candidates to fill in the complete details asked in the application form because incomplete forms shall not be accepted.
  • After the complete procedure, applicants must print out the filled application form for further reference.

MHT CET 2023 Application Fee

  • MHT CET 2023 application fee will have to be submitted in the online mode
  • The online payment shall be made by credit/debit or through internet banking
  • For various categories, the application fee differs


MHT CET 2023 Application Fee

General/ OMS candidates/ J&K Migrants

INR 800

OBC/ ST/ SC/ PWD/ SBC/ NT candidates

INR 600

MHT CET 2023 Exam Dates

State Common Entrance Test Cell, Govt. of Maharashtra, has scheduled to conduct MHT CET in May 2023. MHT CET 2023 application will be released from January 2023, and applicants need to fill and submit the form before the last date. Applicants must be aware of the schedule to not miss out on any events.


MHT CET 2023 Dates (Tentative)

MHT CET 2023 Application Start Date

3rd week of January 2023

Last date to apply and submit the MHT CET 2023 application

4th week of March 2023

MH CET 2023 Exam Date

2nd week of May 2023

Announcement of Result

1st week of June 2023

Counseling starts

1st week of June 2023

MHT CET 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must be aware of the eligibility conditions before applying for the application form of MHT CET. A few of the eligibility conditions applicants need to be eligible for applying to the course include Nationality, Education qualification, appearance, etc.

Nationality: Applicant must be a citizen of India

Education Qualification: Applicants interested in applying should have passed their class 12th exam with a minimum of 50% aggregate (45% for reserved categories) from a recognized board.

State Candidates: Students who are domicile of Maharashtra and have a domicile certificate/birth certificate issued by the authority of Maharashtra/ school leaving certificate are eligible to apply.

Other State Candidates: Applicants holding domicile certificates/ DOB certificates/ residential certificates issued by authorities other than Maharashtra are also eligible to apply.

Appearing: Students appearing for their qualifying examination in 2023 are eligible to apply for MHT CET.

How to Fill MHT CET 2023 Application Form?

Step 1: Registration Process

  • Go to the official website of MHT CET and seek the registration link.
  • Click on the button new user and fill up the details like applicant's name, email ID, phone number, password, gender, father's name, and DOB.
  • Then, candidates will receive a unique user ID and password to the registered email ID or phone number.

Step 2: Application Form Fill Up

  • Download MH CET 2023 Application Form and correctly enter the applicant's personal information, academic details, and contact details before submitting the form.
  • In addition to this, any reservation details must also be filled in.
  • Followed by aspirants are instructed to select the language or medium of the question paper before submitting the form for MHT CET.
  • The medium of examination for Chemistry, Physics, and Biology subjects would be English, Marathi, or Urdu. However, Mathematics papers would be available only in the English language.

Step 3: Uploading Documents

  • A passport-size picture of the candidate against a white background with a scanned copy of their signature must be submitted.
  • Applicant needs to provide a signature in black ink and scanned at 200 dpi.
  • Also, the signature size must range between 5 kb and 20 kb.
  • The picture format must be .jpg, with dimensions ranging from 15 kb to 50 kb.
  • Additionally, applicants must submit one ID Proof within 15 to 256 KB in pdf format.

Step 4: Application Fee Payment

  • MHT CET application fee payment is made either online or offline.
  • For the general category, MHT CET 2023 application fee is INR 800. Applicants from the reserved categories will have quite an affordable fee of INR 600.
  • If the candidate prefers online payment, one shall use the net banking facility or pay via credit card/debit card to complete the payment. The offline payment can be made through an e-challan created automatically.
  • Applicants willing to apply after the last date to apply will be an additional late fee of INR 500. Applicants then shall be allowed to fill out the forms from March 1 to 7, 2020.

Step 5: Confirmation Page

A confirmation page will be displayed on your submission screen based on the successful payment of the MHT CET 2023 application fee. The applicant could take the printout of the same confirmation page for further reference after the successful payment.

MHT CET 2024 Syllabus & Exam Pattern

MHT CET examination will be conducted offline (pen- and paper-based). The question paper will comprise objective-type questions, and the candidates must use only a black ink ballpoint pen to mark answers on the OMR sheet. Candidates opting for engineering courses are required to appear for paper 1 and paper 3, whereas health science and other courses aspirants are required to appear for paper 1 and paper 2. There will be no negative marking for incorrect responses or unanswered questions.




MHT CET exam will be conducted in Offline Mode, i.e., pen & paper-based exam


MHT CET consists of three different papers (PCMB, PCM, PCB)


MHT CET will be conducted for 90 minutes


MHT CET answers should be marked on the OMR sheet


English, Marathi, Urdu


Black Ballpoint Pen

Negative Marking

No negative markings for wrong answers or unanswered questions.

MHTCET Syllabus:

To appear for MHT CET, candidates will have to focus more on the respective subjects from the 12th class syllabus. Most of the topics will be covered by the syllabus studied in classes 12th and 11th.


Linear Programming





Numerical Methods


Mathematical Logic

Straight Line

Trigonometric Functions

Application of Derivatives


Circle, Continuity

Circle and Conics

Definite Integrals






Trigonometric Functions of Compound Angles

Sequence and Series

Indefinite Integrals




Basic Concepts of Chemistry


Chemical Thermodynamics and Energetics

S-block elements

Coordination Compounds

Chemistry in Everyday Life

Nature of Chemical Bond

Halogen Derivatives of Alkanes and Arenes

Redox Reactions

Basic Principles of Organic Chemistry.

Alcohol Phenol Ether


D and F block elements

Ketones and Carboxylic Acids

Organic compounds containing Nitrogen, Solid State, Solutions, and Colligative Properties

Electrochemistry and General Principles


Surface Chemistry

States of Matter (gases and liquids)

The process of Isolation of Elements

Chemical Kinetics






Kinetic theory of gases and radiation


Molecules And Nuclei

Stationary Waves


Electrons and Photons

Rotational Motion



Wave Theory of Light and Communication System

Electromagnetic Induction


Magnetic Effects of Electric Current

Refraction Of Light


Measurements Ray optics

Wave Motion

Scalar and Vectors

Surface Tension

Friction in Solids and Liquids

Interference and Diffraction




Biotechnology: Process And Application

Water Relations and Mineral Nutrition

Genetic Engineering And Genomics

Organisms and Environment II

Control and Coordination

Enhancement of Food Production

Human Reproduction

Biochemistry of Cell

Microbes in Human Welfare

Organisms and Environment I

Genetic Basis of Inheritance


Photosynthesis, Gene: Its Nature

Human Nutrition and Human Respiration

Expression and Regulation, Respiration

Animal Husbandry and Excretions

Chromosomal Basis of Inheritance

Animal Tissues

Human Health and Diseases


Reproduction in Plants

Development and Plant Growth

Origin and the Evolution of life



MHT CET Reference Books:


  • XII: Sci. Triumph Physics by multiple authors (Target Publication)
  • Physics for MHT CET (MCQ) by A J Bapat (Marvel Publication)
  • Physics(Volume I and II) by H.C. Verma


  • XII: Sci. Triumph Chemistry by multiple authors-Target Publication
  • Complete Reference Manual MH-CET 2016 Chemistry-Arihant Publication
  • Chemistry for MHT CET (MCQ) by Mayur Mehta and Chitra Joshi-Marvel Publication


  • XII: Sci. Triumph Mathematics by multiple authors-Target Publication
  • Mathematics for MHT CET (MCQ) by Hemant G. Ainapure-Marvel Publication

MHT CET 2024 Admit Card

MHT CET Admit card will be issued to the registered candidates the before the commencement of the MHT CET entrance examination. Admit card acts as an entry ticket to the MHT CET examination. The candidates willing to appear for eth MHT CET entrance exam must carry the admit card to the examination hall. For Admit Card, the candidate has to visit MHT CET official website any time between April to May and take a printout of the same where your MHT-CET Roll No., the address of the test center, will be mentioned.

Details mentioned on MHT CET Admit Card

  • Candidate's Father's/Husband's full name
  • Candidate's MHT CET Application number
  • Candidate's Mother's first name
  • Candidate's name
  • Date of birth
  • Important instructions
  • Medium of question paper
  • MHT CET exam schedule
  • MHT CET Roll number
  • MHT CET test center details
  • Subjects opted in MHTCET
  • Things to carry in the exam along with admitting card
  • Type of disability (if any)

How to download MHT CET?

Step 1: Visit the MHT CET official website and click on the "Registered Candidates Login" icon.

Step 2: Enter the required details and the "Submit" Option.

Step 3: The MHT CET Admit Card will be displayed on the score; download and take the printout for further reference.

MHT CET 2024 Results & Score Card

The results for the MHT CET will be declared on or before the 1st week of June every year. The result will be declared by the Directorate of Technical Education, functioning under the aegis of the Government of Maharashtra, through its official website. Applicants can log in with their registered id and password to access their results.

Candidates can view their results through the official website of the authority. The MH CET Result will be announced in the first week of June every year. For admissions, the merit list will be prepared separately for all the courses based on marks secured by the candidates in the entrance test. It is to bring to the candidate's notice that in case of appearing for both PCM and PCB, the score attained in Physics and Chemistry shall not be interchanged among the groups.

Important Dates related to MHT CET results



MHT CET Online entrance exam

3rd week of April

MHT CET Result announcement

1st week of June

Release date of provisional Merit List

1st week of July

Release date of final Merit List

1st week of July


Details mentioned on the MHT CET score card:

  • Application number
  • Category
  • Name of the candidate
  • Overall score and rank
  • Parent’s name
  • Qualification status
  • Sectional score
  • Subject

Steps to check MHT CET Results

Step 1: Visit MHT CET's official website and navigate to the‘ Score Card’ link.

Step 2: Fill in the required credentials like application number, date of birth, and security key and log in.

Step 3: Once the score card is displayed, download and take the same printout for further reference. 

MHT CET 2024 Counselling & Admission

State Common Entrance Test Cell conducted the MHT CET entrance exam to know the candidate's eligibility to take admissions in engineering courses. The counseling begins soon after the MHT CET entrance exam declaration and ends with the candidate's admission process. The seat allotment process, counseling dates, and admission criteria will be declared through MHT CET official website. Post-seat allotment candidates should visit the respective institutes for the document verification process.

MHT CET Counseling Dates:


Dates (Tentative)

Registration for Admission

1st week of June to the 3rd week of June

Documents Uploading and Verification

1st week of June to the 3rd week of June

Provisional Merit List declaration

3rd week of June

 CAP Round 1

3rd week of June

MHT CET Final Merit List Declaration

3rd week of June

CAP Round 1 – Confirmation of Options

4th week of June

CAP Round 1 Provisional Allotment

4th week of June


4th week of June to the 1st week of July

CAP Round 2 Display of Vacant Seats 

1st week of July

CAP Round 2 – Submission of Options

1st week of July

CAP Round 2 Provisional Allotment

2nd week of July

Reporting  Center for Admission

2nd week of July

CAP Round 3 Display of Vacant Seats

3rd week of July

CAP Round 3 Display of Vacant Seats

3rd week of July to the 4th week of July

Seat Allotment Additional Round

4th week of July to the 1st week of August


Steps for MHT CET Counseling Registration Process:

Step 1


Step 2

Uploading Documents

Step 3



Registration: Candidates must register for MHT CET counseling through its official website by submitting the required details. After submitting the details, OTP will be generated.

Uploading Documents: Upload the below-mentioned documents along with the scanned copy of the candidate's photograph and signature of files 4KB to 100KB.

Documents required for MHT CET Counseling

  • 10th Standard Pass Certificate & Mark Sheet
  • 12th Standard Pass Certificate & Mark Sheet
  • Category Certificate (if applicable)
  • Character Certificate
  • Domicile Certificate of Maharashtra (if applicable)
  • MHT CET Admit Card 2020
  • MHT CET Result 2020
  • Migration Certificate
  • School Leaving Certificate

Payment: Candidates must make the payment based on their categories through net banking, credit card, or debit card.  

  • General category candidates have to pay INR 800/-
  • Reserved category candidates will have to pay INR 600/-
  • NRI/OCI/POI candidates will have to pay INR 5000/-

List of MHT CET 2024 examination centres

Candidates appearing for the MHT CET can select the city to appear for the exam on their wish, But once ether exam center is chosen, it cannot be changed. The candidates must choose the test centers before submitting the MHT CET application form. In total, the government of Maharashtra has placed 36 test centers across 8 districts of the state.


Exam City

















Miraj (Sangli) 







Mumbai Sub Urban





















MHT CET Contact Information

Govt. Dental College & Hospital Building,
St. George’s Hospital Compound, Near V.T., Mumbai – 400 001
Tel. No: +91-22-22620361-65 Fax No. +91-22-22620562/22652168
E-mail :

Ask & Answers

When will MHT CET Btech online registration begin?

For the Btech program, MHT CET online application form will be released on the 21st of January. The eligible candidates can apply for it. 

When will the MHTCET Application form be made available, and where should I fill the Application form?

  • The MHTCET Application form will be made available from the 1st week of March. The last Date for submitting the MHTCET Application form will be on the 4th week of March. 
  • Process of filling the MHTCET Application form:
  • The candidates must visit the official website to complete the MHTCET Application form.
  • The candidates need to fill out the MHTCET Application form via online mode.
  • To log in, they must enter their respective email id, password, and mobile number.
  • Then they need to upload their recent passport-size photo and signature.
  • Then they should fill in the complete details in the MHTCET Application form.

I want to know the MHTCET Eligibility criteria for the Btech program to apply for the MHTCET exam.

MHTCET Eligibility criteria for the Btech program:

  • Qualification criteria: The candidates must have qualified for their 12th standard or equivalent exam from a recognized university.
  • Mandatory subjects: Physics and Mathematics with one of the Chemistry /Biology/Biotechnology/Technical subjects.
  • The candidates appearing for the 12th examination can also apply as they fulfill the MHTCET Eligibility criteria.
  • Citizenship: the candidate should be a citizen of India.
  • Age criteria: There is no criterion for age limit in the MHTCET Eligibility criteria. 

May I know what the MHTCET Application Form fee amount is?

MHTCET Application Fee:

  • After MHTCET Registration, the candidates need to make the required payment.
  • The MHTCET Application Form fee for the General cadre costs Rs 800; for the reserved cadre, the MHTCET Application Form fee costs Rs 600.
  • The candidates must download the challan and print the same, and submit the MHTCET application fee via SBI branches.

Can I know the marks distribution for MHTCET Paper 1 & Paper 2 in MHTCET Exam Pattern?

MHTCET Exam Pattern for Paper 1 & Paper 2:

  • The candidates need to appear for both MHTCET Paper-1 and MHTCET Paper-2.
  • MHTCET Paper -1 will have a Mathematics subject.
  • MHTCET Paper -2 will have Physics and Chemistry subjects.
  • MHTCET exam will be conducted via offline mode (Pen and Paper mode).
  • MHTCET Paper-1 will comprise 50 MCQs, where 2 marks will be allotted for each correct answer. 
  • MHTCET Paper- 2 will comprise (50+50) MCQs where 1 mark will be allotted for each correct answer. 
  • The Duration of the MHTCET exam is of 1 hour and 30 Minutes.

Which are the important sections asked in MHTCET Syllabus for Physics and Mathematics?

MHTCET Syllabus for Physics and Mathematics:

MHT CET Syllabus for Physics:

  • Consists of 20 chapters which will be asked from both the 11th and 12th class syllabus. As per the complete analysis made on the Physics syllabus, majorly 6 questions will be from Kinetic Theory of Gases and Radiation. Other important sections are Atoms, Molecules, Oscillations, and Nuclei.

MHT CET Syllabus for Mathematics: 

  • Consists of 20 chapters which will be asked from both the 11th and 12th class syllabus. As per the complete analysis made, majorly 9 questions will be from Integration, and other important sections are Differentiation, Trigonometry, and 3D Geometry.