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  1. MHCET

About

The 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, there is a relaxation of five years for SC/ST candidates.
  3. The candidate should have passed or should be appearing in the qualifying 12thstandard examination or its equivalent
  4. The candidate must be an Indian National. PIO/NRI/ OCI are not eligible for MH-CET
  5. The candidate should have secured a minimum of 50% marks for general category and a minimum 45 % marks in 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 a 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 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. Downloading and printing the Bank Challan and taking it to an SBI branch
  5. Submitting fees at the bank. The fee details are given below.
    Reservation Status Fee Bank Charges
    General/OBC ₹ 800 ₹ 60
    SC/ST/PH ₹ 600 ₹ 60
  6. Logging in with their personal details on the website within 24 hours paying the fees.

Important Dates

The following dates are tentative and with respect to MH-CET 2017. There may be slight difference in the 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. Fees 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 the 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 the fourth week of May, 2017
  8. Objection on answer keys will be entertained till the 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

  • Maths
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Botany
  • Zoology
  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, with a duration of 90 minutes each.
  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 of Mathematics. It has 50 questions of 2 marks each, 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, having a duration of 90 minuteseach.
  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 of Biology. It has two parts viz. Botany and Zoology. Again, each part has 50 questions of 1 mark each, 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.

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 textbooks. Maths and Chemistry are easy to score in. Physics can be a bit tricky if your fundamentals are a bit unclear.
  • Try to solve questions of different types from reference books. This will help you clear concepts and improve your performance. Toppr offers 1.5 lakh questions for 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 at attempting questions. Toppr offers you a test series for this very purpose.

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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 simulate a real-exam environment which will be beneficial for you.

You can find previous years' papers here:

Doubts

Doubts are bound to arise in the preparation process and it is extremely important to clear them as soon as they arise with the proper methodology. With this in mind, we bring you our platform, Discuss. Here, you can get your doubts cleared by those who have cleared the MH-CET exam in the best possible way.

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, 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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