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  1. MHCET

About

Department of Technical Education, Maharashtra conducts MH-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 again conducted in 2016 for admissions to both medical and engineering colleges of Maharashtra.

Eligibility

The following conditions should be satisfied by a candidate to be eligible for MH-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, relaxation of five years is there for SC/ST candidates.
  3. Candidate should have passed or should be appearing in the qualifying examination XII standard examination or its equivalent.
  4. The candidate must be an Indian National. PIO/NRI/ OCI are not eligible for MHT- CET.
  5. Candidates should have secured minimum 50% marks (for general category) and minimum 45 % marks (in case of candidates of backward class categories and Physically Handicapped belonging only to Maharashtra State) in the subjects Physics, Chemistry and Maths/Biology taken together.
  6. The candidate should have Domicile certificate of Maharashtra state.
  7. A candidate cannot attempt the exam more than thrice.

Registration

The registration procedure for MH-CET 2017 will be online. Submissions of online application will begin in the first week of March, 2017. Candidates must go to the official MH-CET exam website to fill 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. Download and print Bank Challan, and take it to an SBI branch.
  5. Submit fee at the bank. The fee details are given below.
    Reservation Status Fee Bank Charges
    General/OBC ₹ 800 ₹ 60
    SC/ST/PH ₹ 600 ₹ 60
  6. Log in with their personal details onto the website 24 hours after the payment of fee is done.

Dates

The following dates are tentative and with respect to MH-CET 2017. There may be slight difference in actual dates.

  1. Submission of online application will start in the first week of March, 2017.
  2. Submission of online application will end in the fourth week of March, 2017.
  3. Fee will be accepted till the last week of March, 2017.
  4. Admit cards will be issued in the last week of April, 2017.
  5. Exam will be held in first week of May, 2017.
  6. Answer keys will be declared in the third week of May, 2017.
  7. OMR sheets will be displayed by fourth week of May, 2017.
  8. Objection on answer keys will be entertained till last week of May, 2017.
  9. Result will be announced in the first week of June, 2017.
  10. Declaration of merit list will be in the second week of June, 2017.

Syllabus

  • Mth
  • Phy
  • Chm
  • Bot
  • Zoo
  1. 01. Mathematical Logic
  2. 02. Matrices
  3. 03. Trigonometric functions
  4. 04. Pair of straight lines
  5. 05. Circle
  6. 06. Conics
  7. 07. Vectors
  8. 08. Three dimensional geometry
  9. 09. Line
  10. 10. PlaneLinear programming problems
  1. 11. Continuity
  2. 12. Differentiation
  3. 13. Applications of derivative
  4. 14. Integration
  5. 15. Applications of definite integral
  6. 16. Differential equation
  7. 17. Statistics
  8. 18. Probability distribution
  9. 19. Bernoulli trials and Binomial distribution
  1. 01. Circular motion
  2. 02. Gravitation
  3. 03. Rotational motion
  4. 04. Oscillations
  5. 05. Elasticity
  6. 06. Surface tension
  7. 07. Wave motion
  8. 08. Stationary waves
  9. 09. Stationary waves
  10. 10. Wave theory of light
  1. 11. Interference and diffraction
  2. 12. Electrostatics
  3. 13. Current electricity
  4. 14. Magnetic effects of electric current
  5. 15. Magnetism
  6. 16. Electromagnetic inductions
  7. 17. Electrons and photons
  8. 18. Atoms, Molecules and Nuclei
  9. 19. Semiconductors
  10. 20. Communication systems
  1. 01. Solid State
  2. 02. Solutions and colligative properties
  3. 03. Chemical thermodynamics and energetic
  4. 04. Electro-chemistry
  5. 05. Chemical kinetics
  6. 06. General principles and processes of isolation of elements
  7. 07. p-Block elements
  8. 08. d and f Block Elements
  9. 09. Coordination compounds
  10. 10. Halogen derivatives of alkanes (and arenes)
  1. 11. Alcohols, phenols and ethers
  2. 12. Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic acids
  3. 13. Organic compounds containing nitrogen
  4. 14. Biomolecules
  5. 15. Polymers
  6. 16. Chemistry in everyday life
  1. 01. Genetics and Evolution
  2. 02. Biotechnology and its application
  3. 03. Biology and Human Welfare
  4. 04. Plant Physiology
  5. 05. Reproduction in Organisms
  6. 06. Ecology and Environment
  1. 01. Genetics and Evolution
  2. 02. Biotechnology and its application
  3. 03. Biology and Human Welfare
  4. 04. Human Physiology
  5. 05. Reproduction in Organisms
  6. 06. Ecology and Environment

Pattern

  • Engineering
  • Health Science

For engineering students:

  1. The exam will consist of two objective papers, each having a duration of 90 minutes.
  2. The first paper consists of Physics and Chemistry. Each part has 50 questions of 1 mark each, thus making it a 100 mark paper overall.
  3. The second paper is of Mathematics. It has 50 questions of 2 marks each, thus also 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.

For Health Science Course students:

  1. The exam will consist of two objective papers, each having a duration of 90 minutes.
  2. The first paper consists of Physics and Chemistry. Each part has 50 questions of 1 mark each, thus making it a 100 mark paper overall.
  3. The second paper is of Biology. It has two parts viz. Botany and Zoology. Again, each part has 50 questions of 1 mark each, making it a 100 mark paper overall.
  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.

From where should I study?

Subjects Books

Mathematics

  1. Maharashtra State Board Mathematics book for theory
  2. Target Publications books for problem practice

Physics

  1. Maharashtra State Board Physics book for theory
  2. Pradnya publication books for appropriate problems

Chemistry

  1. Maharashtra State Board Chemistry book for theory
  2. Target Publications book for problems

Biology

  1. Maharashtra State Board Biology book for theory
  2. MH-CET: Biology for Entrance by GKP publications

Preparation

  • Most of the CET paper is based on class text books. Maths and Chemistry are easy targets to score. Physics can be a bit tricky if fundamentals are not so clear.
  • Try to solve questions of different types from reference books. This will clear the concepts and improve performance. Toppr offers 1.5 Lakh questions for your unlimited practice to make your concepts in each chapter strong.
  • Practice as much as you can. Most of the questions asked in the exam are of easy to medium level. So, at the time of practice don't waste too much time on solving difficult questions
  • Give timed tests in a complete real exam like environment to improve your efficiency of attempting questions. Toppr offers you test series for this very purpose.

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Previous year papers

Previous year papers are an essential component in the preparation of any exam. They will help you judge the level of questions generally asked, and also simulate a real-exam environment which will be beneficial for you.

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Doubts

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Qualification

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

Colleges

  • 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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