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  1. MHCET


Department of Technical Education, Maharashtra conducts MHT-CET (Common Entrance Test) for admission to full time degree courses of health sciences (MBBS, BDS, BAMS, BHMS etc.) and technical education (Engineering and Technology, Pharmacy and Pharm. D.) in colleges of Maharashtra.

This exam used to be conducted till 2013. It has been conducted again in 2016 for admissions to both medical and engineering colleges of Maharashtra.


The following conditions should be satisfied by a candidate to be eligible for MHT-CET 2017:

  1. The candidate should have attained the minimum age of 17 years as on 31st December of the year of admission. In order to seek admission in Ayurveda and Unani courses, the candidate should have attained the minimum age of 17 years as on 1st October of the year of admission.
  2. The upper age limit for the candidates is fixed as 25 years as on 31st December of the year of admission. However, there is a relaxation of five years for SC and ST candidates.
  3. Candidate should have passed or should be appearing in the qualifying examination of XII standard or its equivalent.
  4. The candidate must be an Indian National. PIO, NRI and OCI candidates are not eligible for MH-CET.
  5. Candidates belonging to General category must have scored a minimum aggregate of 50% in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics in 10+2.
  6. Candidates who belong to Schedule Castes, Schedule Tribes or Other Backward Classes (OBC) must have scored at least 45% in 10+2 examination.
  7. The candidate should have a domicile certificate of Maharashtra state.
  8. A candidate cannot attempt the exam more than three times.


The registration procedure for MH-CET 2017 will be online. Submissions of the online application will begin in the first week of March, 2017. Candidates must go to the official MH-CET exam website to fill in the application form.

To register themselves for the test, students must go through the following steps:

  1. Registration by filling the form on the official website.
  2. Completion of form by filling in personal details.
  3. Upload photograph and signature.
  4. Application form processing fees as stated below is to be made online.
    Reservation Status Fee Bank Charges
    General and OBC Rs. 800 Rs. 60
    SC, ST and PH Rs. 600 Rs. 60
  5. On successful payment of the application fee, a confirmation of the same will be displayed online.
  6. Generate MHT-CET 2017 registration confirmation page and keep a copy of the same for future references.

Important Dates

The following dates are tentative, with respect to MHT-CET 2017. There may be a slight difference in the actual dates.

Event Dates
Submission of Admission Forms 14th February to 23rd March, 2017
Edit and Update Details in the Application Form 25th to 30th March, 2017
Extended Date for Submitting the Application Form (With Late Registration Fees) 7th to 10th April, 2017 (till 3:00 pm)
Online Admit Cards Available for Download 24th April to 11th May, 2017
MHT-CET Examination 11th May, 2017
Submission of Documents Second to Third Week of May, 2017
Online Display of Question Papers Third Week of May, 2017
Online Display of Provisional Answer Keys 26th May, 2017
Availability of Scanned OMR Sheets 26 May to 2nd June, 2017
Dates for Challenging Questions 26th to 28th May, 2017
Declaration of Results On or Before 4th June, 2017


  • Maths
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  1. 01. Measurement of Angles
  2. 02. Factorization Formulae
  3. 03. Mathematical Logic
  4. 04. Linear Inequations
  5. 05. Determinants
  6. 06. Matrices
  7. 07. Trigonometric Functions
  8. 08. Locus
  9. 09. Pair of Straight Lines
  10. 10. Circle and Conics
  11. 11. Vectors
  12. 12. Three-dimensional Geometry
  13. 13. Linear Programming Problems
  14. 14. Sets, Relations and Functions
  15. 15. Logarithms
  1. 16. Complex Numbers
  2. 17. Sequences & Series
  3. 18. Limits & Continuity
  4. 19. Differentiation
  5. 20. Applications of Derivative
  6. 21. Integration
  7. 22. Applications of Definite Integral
  8. 23. Differential Equations
  9. 24. Statistics
  10. 25. Permutations & Combinations
  11. 26. Probability & its Distribution
  12. 27. Bernoulli Trials, Binomial Theorem & its Distribution
  1. 01. Measurements and Errors
  2. 02. Scalars and Vectors
  3. 03. Projectile Motion
  4. 04. Force
  5. 05. Friction in Solids and Liquids
  6. 06. Thermal Properties of Matter
  7. 07. Ray Optics
  8. 08. Circular Motion
  9. 09. Gravitation
  10. 10. Rotational Dynamics
  11. 11. Oscillations
  12. 12. Elasticity
  13. 13. Surface Tension
  14. 14. Sound Waves
  15. 15. Wave Motion
  1. 16. Stationary Waves
  2. 17. Kinetic Theory of Gases and Radiation
  3. 18. Wave Theory of Light
  4. 19. Interference and Diffraction
  5. 20. Electrostatics
  6. 21. Current Electricity
  7. 22. Magnetic Effects of Electric Current
  8. 23. Magnetism
  9. 24. Electromagnetic Inductions
  10. 25. Electrons and Photons
  11. 26. Atoms, Molecules and Nuclei
  12. 27. Semiconductors
  13. 28. Communication Systems
  1. 01. Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry
  2. 02. States of Matter: Gases and Liquids
  3. 03. Atomic Structure
  4. 04. Periodic Table and its Classifications
  5. 05. Redox Reactions
  6. 06. Chemical and Ionic Equilibrium
  7. 07. Surface Chemistry
  8. 08. Chemical Bonding
  9. 09. Solid State
  10. 10. Solutions and Colligative Properties
  11. 11. Chemical Thermodynamics and Energetics
  12. 12. Electrochemistry
  13. 13. Chemical Kinetics
  14. 14. General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements
  15. 15. Hydrogen
  1. 16. S-Block Elements
  2. 17. P-Block Elements
  3. 18. D and F-Block Elements
  4. 19. Coordination Compounds
  5. 20. Basic Principles and Techniques in Organic Chemistry
  6. 21. Hydrocarbons and Aromatic Compounds
  7. 22. Haloalkanes and Haloarenes
  8. 23. Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers
  9. 24. Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids
  10. 25. Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen
  11. 26. Biomolecules
  12. 27. Polymers
  13. 28. Chemistry in Everyday Life
  14. 29. Environmental Chemistry


  1. The exam will consist of two objective papers, each with a duration of 90 minutes.
  2. The first paper consists of Physics and Chemistry. Each part has 50 questions of 1 mark each, making it worth 100 marks.
  3. The second paper is Mathematics. It has 50 questions of 2 marks each, thus making it worth 100 marks.
  4. There will be no negative marking in any of the papers.
  5. An OMR sheet will be provided to the candidate to record their answers.


  • Most of the CET paper is based on Maharashtra Board textbooks. Maths and Chemistry are easy targets to score. Physics can be a bit tricky if your fundamentals are not so clear.
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  • Practice as much as you can. Most of the questions asked in the exam are of easy to medium level.
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Study Material

Subjects Books


  1. Maharashtra State Board Mathematics Book for Theory

  2. Target Publications Books for Problem Practice


  1. Maharashtra State Board Physics Book for Theory

  2. Pradnya Publication Books for Appropriate Problems


  1. Maharashtra State Board Chemistry Book for Theory

  2. Target Publications Book for Problems

Previous years' papers

Previous years’ papers are an essential component in the preparation of any exam. They will help you judge the level of questions generally asked, and also give you a general idea of the paper pattern followed in an exam.

You can find previous year papers here:


Each year, a certain cutoff will be declared by the officials. This cutoff will be based on the difficulty of the paper, the number of candidates who participated and several other factors. Students above the cutoff score are deemed ‘qualified’, and can participate in the counselling procedure.

Let’s see MHT-CET cut-off in the previous year

Department-wise closing rank

Department Closing Rank
Chemical Engineering 86527
Computer Engineering 102308
Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering 102386
Electronics Engineering 101124
Food Engineering and Technology 87535
Information Technology 102176
Mechanical Engineering 102447
Oil, Oleo-chemicals and Surfactants Technology 1855
Polymer Engineering and Technology 1376
Pharmaceuticals Chemistry and Technology 1472

Let’s look at how admissions were offered at different colleges based on closing rank, during MHT- CET, 2016.

College-wise closing rank

Institute Closing Rank Closing Department
Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai 3472 Dyestuff Technology
Sardar Patel Institute of Technology, Mumbai 1828 Electronics Engineering
KJ Somaiya College of Engineering, Mumbai 2998 Electronics Engineering
Dwarkadas J Sanghvi College of Engineering, Mumbai 8750 Bio Medical Engineering
Pune Institute of Computer Technology, Pune 4683 Electronics and Telecommunication Engg.
Thadomal Shahani Engineering College, Mumbai 14033 Bio Medical Engineering
Maharashtra Institute of Technology, Pune 9218 Polymer Engineering
KJ Somaiya Institute of Engineering and Information Technology, Mumbai 4839 Electronics Engineering
Fr. C Rodrigues Institute of Technology, Navi Mumbai 4267 Information Technology
Vishwakarma Institute of Technology, Pune 8664 Industrial Engineering


  • Veermata Jijabai Technology Institute
  • Jawahar Education Society’s Institute of Technology, Management & Research
  • Sardar Patel Institute of Technology
  • Pune Institute of Computer Technology
  • Maharashtra Institute of Technology
  • Shri Ramdeobaba College of Engineering & Management
  • College of Engineering, Pune
  • Government College of Engineering, Aurangabad
  • International Institute of Information Technology
  • Yeshwantrao Chavan College of Engineering


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