MHTCET was held on 11th May, 2017. Close to 4 lakh candidates appeared for the test. The provisional answer keys will be made available online during the 3rd week of May. The final MHTCET results will be declared during the first week of June, after considering objections raised to the provisional answer key to MHTCET 2017. Students who clear this exam will be qualified to get admission to engineering & pharmacy colleges in Maharashtra. We provide you a detailed MHTCET paper analysis in this article. Before getting into our analysis, let’s take a look into the pattern of MHTCET 2017.
MHTCET 2017 – Question Paper format
MHT CET 2017 was an offline (Pen and Paper based) exam. The paper consisted of four different sections. The four subject are divided among three papers. Paper 1 consists of 50 mathematics questions with 2 marks for each question. Paper 2 consists of physics and chemistry each subject consisting of 50 questions worth 1 mark. Finally, Paper 3 consists of biology (botany) and biology (zoology) each consisting of 50 questions worth 1 mark. The physics, chemistry and biology papers can be attempted in 3 languages i.e. English, Urdu and Marathi. Mathematics paper can be attempted in English only. There is no penalty for marking a wrong answer. One and half hour is allotted to answer each paper. Students opting for the engineering stream must write both papers 1 and 2. Students opting for Pharmacy courses must write paper 2 and either of paper 1 or paper 3. Here’s a table summarising the paper pattern
|Section||Maximum Marks||Mark(s) per Question||Medium/Language|
|Physics||50||1||English Marathi or Urdu|
|Chemistry||50||1||English Marathi or Urdu|
|Biology||100||1||English Marathi or Urdu|
MHTCET Paper Analysis – 2017
Overall the MHTCET 2017 was of moderate difficulty level. As compared to previous year, the difficulty level varied from section to section. Our experts have tried to form an opinion of the difficulty level this year. Here’s a subject wise MHTCET paper analysis for 2017. Let’s have a look!
The Physics section of the exam carried problems with lengthy calculations. Most of the problems asked could be solved through application of formulas. Interestingly, class 11th syllabus enjoyed a majority in the questions that were asked with approximately 60 % from it. Around 40 % of the problems in physics section belonged to class 12th. As compared to the previous year, this section was a bit lengthier. While the problems asked last year were based on formulas too, they didn’t ask for much rigorous calculations. Everything considered, MHTCET Physics was of moderate difficulty level.
The Chemistry section of the exam was more difficult compare to the previous year. Many questions asked in organic chemistry were directly taken from text books. This made organic chemistry comparatively easier than physical & inorganic chemistry. Questions asked in physical chemistry were tricky. Inorganic chemistry, often considered as the easiest, was difficult this time. Most of the problems asked were conceptual in nature. All in all, chemistry was a little above the moderate difficulty level.
The Mathematics section of the exam was easier compared with its other sections. The difficulty level was at par with the previous year. There were many questions asked from calculus, vector algebra & 3-D Geometry. Class 12th syllabus enjoyed majority in the questions asked. While a few of the problems asked were tricky, most were problems which could be solved using direct application of formulas. According to the experts, MHTCET mathematics was very easy compared to JEE Mathematics.
The Biology, i.e. Zoology & Botany, section of the exam was of difficulty level between easy & moderate. Many questions were based on easy diagrams. The topics were uniformly covered in the examination. As compared to the previous year, questions were more uniformly distributed between Botany & zoology. In MHTCET 2016, Botany questions dominated the Biology section.
MHTCET Answer Key
MHTCET Answer key with detailed solutions has been made available here. Candidate must make sure that while tallying the answer key, they stick to their own code to avoid mistakes. The provisional answer keys will be made available during the 3rd week of May, 2017. Candidates’ OMR sheets will be displayed online too. Objections should be raised based on the provisional answer key before the last date which will be around end of May. After considering all the objections, results will be declared.
MHTCET results are likely to be declared on or before 4th June, 2017. Candidates must check their results online via student login. Results won’t be mailed individually to the candidates. MHTCET offers a provision of re-evaluation in case the student feels there’s a discrepancy between the marks they predicted based on their OMR sheets & the final answer keys. Re-evaluation for each question will be done against a payment of Rs. 1000 through Demand Draft in the name of Commissioner, State CET Cell, Mumbai. Along with the DD, a written request should also be enclosed. After the MHTCET results, a merit list will be made available based on which counselling calls will be sent. Definitive dates for MHTCET counselling procedure are still to be declared. Candidates can read more about MHTCET counselling details such as documents required, fee payment, here.
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