The Government of Maharashtra conducts the Common Entrance Test for the admissions in various undergraduate programmes in Medical, Dental and Engineering courses. This exam is one of the most sought after exams for both: the engineering and the medical students in the state. Although the recently proposed NEET is set to replace this exam, the clear status of MH-CET 2017 is yet to be known. As there is still a chance that the Directorate of Technical Education, Maharashtra might conduct MH-CET next year as well, its advisable that the eligible students should keep this exam under their secondary plan for getting admissions into the Engineering courses in the state.

The subject wise syllabus for MH-CET is mentioned as follows:


Application of Derivatives Limits
Circle Linear Programming
Continuity Mathematical Logic
Definite Integrals Matrices
Derivatives Numerical Methods
Differential Equations Pairs of Lines
Ellipse Parabola
Hyperbola Probability
Indefinite Integrals Vectors


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Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry Solid State
Structure of Atoms Solutions
Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties Electrochemistry
Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure Chemical Kinetics
States of Matter: Gases and Liquids Surface Chemistry
Thermodynamics General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements
Equilibrium p-Block Elements
Redox Reactions d- and f-Block Elements
Hydrogen Coordination Compounds
s-Block Elements (Alkali and Alkaline Earth Metals) Haloaklanes and Haloarenes
Some p-Block Elements Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers
Organic Chemistry: Some Basic Principles and Techniques Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboylic Acids
Hydrocarbons Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen
Environmental Chemistry Biomolecules
Chemistry in Everyday Life


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Physical World and Measurement Electrostatics
Kinematics Current Electricity
Laws of Motion Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism
Work, Energy and Power Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents
Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body Electromagnetic Waves
Gravitation Optics
Properties of Bulk Matter Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation
Thermodynamics Atoms and Nuclei
Behaviour of Perfect Gas and Kinetic Theory Electronic Devices
Oscillations and Waves


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Diversity in Living World Reproduction
Structural Organization in Animals and Plants Genetics and Evolution
Cell Structure and Function Biology and Human Welfare
Plant Physiology Biotechnology and its Applications
Human Physiology Ecology and Environment

Since most of the state-funded and private colleges in Maharashtra accepted the CET as a mode of admission, they might end up accepting candidates through CET in 2017 as well even when a reversal to CET still in sight. All the eligible candidates are hence advised to stay in touch with the exam pattern and  syllabus for the exam.

About the Exam

Traditionally, this exam takes place every year in May. The exam consists of three sections: Part 1 for Physics and Chemistry which have a total weightage of 50 marks. Part 2 is optional, as only the medical and dental applicants are allowed to write the Biology paper within it. This is also provided with a weightage of 50 marks. The third part is Mathematics, which is given a weightage of 100 marks.

Usually, the difficulty level of the paper is less as compared to the papers of JEE Mains and JEE Advance. The paper is evenly divided among all the topics of the syllabus, and thus gives equal importance to all the concepts in the syllabus. The students can conveniently keep this exam as a backup measure in case they didn’t seem to get the desired seat through national level entrance examinations. Additionally, this exam is equally important for the resident student population of Maharashtra state, who wish to stay within their own state for pursuing higher education.

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