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Maharashtra State Common Entrance Test or MAH-CET 2021 is an annual entrance exam that helps students secure admission into undergraduate engineering, pharmacy, and agriculture courses. For students that unfortunately could clear the JEE Main or JEE Advanced 2021 and don’t want to drop another year, MAH-CET 2021 offers a wonderful opportunity to score a seat in courses such as B.Tech, B.E, B. Pharma, and Pharma D.  

If you’re also seeking admission without taking a hit of another year drop, you should crack MAH-CET 2021 to kickstart your engineering journey. In this blog, we will ensure that candidates get to know everything, from exam pattern to syllabus, about MAH-CET 2021. 

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MAH-CET 2021  

MAH-CET 2021 is an entrance exam that is conducted by the Directorate of Technical Education for Pharmacy and Engineering courses. Students who get shortlisted in the final MAH CET merit list become eligible to fill the MAH CET option entry.  

Maharashtra government has started the MAH-CET 2021 online submission and option entry of CAP round-I on November 30. Aspirants can now visit the official website, which is, to apply for the competitive entrance exam. 

MAH-CET 2021 Statistics 

Registered candidatesPCM – 2,28,003
PCB – 2,76,832
Candidates appeared PCM – 1,92,036
PCB – 2,22,932

MAH-CET 2021 Highlights 

NameMaharashtra Common Entrance Test (MAH-CET)
FrequencyOnce a year
Mode of the examOnline
DurationThree papers. Each 90 minutes 
Candidates appear4.14 lakh
Official Website
MAH-CET 2021 Highlights 

MAH-CET 2021 Result

MHT CET 2021 results were declared on October 27, with the answer key being released earlier on October 11. Candidates were allowed to challenge the answer key too, which was open from October 12 to 13 through candidate login.

For candidates who missed the exam due to heavy rain and flood between September 20 to October 1 – the period in which the exam was conducted, re-exam was conducted for such candidates on October 9 and 10. The exams were conducted separately for PCM (Physics, Chemistry, Maths) and PCB (Physics, Chemistry, Biology) groups.

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MAH-CET 2021 Counselling 

MHT CET began the choice filling process for counselling 2021 from November 28 till December 1, 2021. While registration for counselling was open from November 2 to 21. Based on the MHT CET merit list, the allotment of seats will happen in two rounds. Separate counselling will be organised for candidates from J&K and Ladakh from December 3 to 6.

MAH-CET 2021 Admission Process

Step 1: MAH-CET 2021 Registration

Registration is the initial process of the competitive exam. In 2021, the MHT CET registration form was open from June 8 to July 15. Candidates, who are aspiring for MHT-CET 2021 have to register themselves on the official portal. They have to put required details, without it they can’t go ahead in the process.  

Step 2: MAH-CET 2021 Form Filing 

Form filling is another most important process. Candidates have to enter their contact details, name, education qualification. You will have to submit the form after filling the form, followed by fee-paying. 

MAH-CET 2021 Fees 

Form fee for open/general category candidates is Rs 800 and for reserved category candidates, it is Rs 600. Application fees can be paid online via debit card/credit card/net banking.

Step 3: MAH-CET 2021 Admit card Download

The Common Entrance Test Cell releases the admit card online. Candidates have to log in to the portal to access their admit cards, which have the roll number, exam centre and other details. Students are required to carry the admit to exam centres on the day of MAH-CET. 

Step 4: MAH-CET 2021 Exam

The exam is conducted in two slots as per the dates announced by the Common Entrance Test Cell. Candidates should reach at least half an hour before the exam to make sure that they don’t face any troubles. 

Step 5: MAH-CET 2021 Result

The result is announced online on the official website On the results page, candidates can see the marks obtained in each subject and in aggregate. 

Step 6: MAH-CET 2021 Counselling

The counselling process for MAH-CET is tentatively held in the month of August. All aspirants looking to secure a seat in a Maharashtra-based university need to appear for the counselling process. 

MAH-CET 2021 Eligibility!

All the candidates who have passed/appeared at the qualifying examination i.e. HSC/12th Standard or its equivalent are eligible for the exam. However, the student should be an Indian National. 

The Common Entrance Test Cell releases the eligibility criteria with the exam notification for candidates belonging to various categories. But a candidate can only claim one type of candidature.

Type-A(i) Candidates who have passed SSC and also HSC or Diploma in Engineering or Bachelor of Science Examination from a recognized institution in Maharashtra State(ii) Candidate, either Domicile of Maharashtra and/ or is born in Maharashtra
Type-BA Candidate who does not fall in Type-A above, but who or whose Father or Mother is domiciled in the State of Maharashtra and possess a Domicile Certificate.
Type-CA Candidate who does not fall in either Type-A or Type-B but whose Father or Mother is an employee of the Government of India or Government of India Undertaking and who has been posted and reported to duty in Maharashtra State before the last date for submission of Application Form for CAP.
Type-DA Candidate who does not fall in any of the above Type-A, Type B and Type-C but whose Father or Mother is an employee or retired employee of the Government of Maharashtra or Government of Maharashtra Undertaking.
Type-ECandidates passing SSC and/or HSC Examination from a recognised institution located in a disputed Maharashtra Karnataka Border Area and whose Mother tongue is Marathi.
MAH-CET 2021 Eligibility

MHT-CET Exam Centre

MHT-CET is conducted online in almost all the districts of MaharashtrAnswer: Outside of Maharashtra, the capital of selected states such as  Delhi-NCR, Bihar, Chattisgarh, Gujarat, Karnataka,  Jharkhand, Telangana, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, and Uttar Pradesh are often made centres. The exam centre allotted can not be changed in any circumstance.

MHT-CET 2021 Exam Pattern 

MHT-CET 2021 is a 180-minute exam that has multiple choice questions from physics, chemistry and mathematics divided into two sections – physics+chemistry and mathematics – of 90 minutes each. 

SubjectNumber of questionsMarks per questionTotal marksDuration 
Physics501 mark10090 minutes
Mathematics502 marks10090 minutes
MHT-CET 2021 Exam Pattern 

The difficulty level of MHT-CET is equivalent to IIT- JEE. Candidates should have detailed knowledge of exam patterns and the syllabus. The exam is held as a three-hour computer-based test. 

MHT-CET 2021 Exam Pattern for B.Pharma 

MHT-CET 2021 for B.Pharma consists of three papers: Paper 1 (Physics & Chemistry), Paper 2 (Mathematics) and Paper 3 (Biology)Pharm with Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs). Each paper carries 100 marks each with no negative marking wherein 2 marks are awarded for every correct answer in mathematics paper and 1 mark in other papers. Questions are asked from the 11th and 12th class syllabus for PCB and PCM.

MHT-CET 2021 Syllabus

Most questions asked in MHT-CET 2021 exam for B.Tech admissions are directly from topics studies in Class XI and XII. Here are a few topics that are covered in MHT-CET 2021 Syllabus from each subject – 

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MHT-CET 2021 Physics Syllabus 

Measurements, Scalars and Vectors, Force, Refraction of Light, Magnetic effect of electric current, Magnetism, Electromagnetic inductions, Oscillations, Wave motion, Semiconductors and Communication systems, among others. 

MHT-CET 2021 Chemistry Syllabus 

Redox reaction, s-Block elements, organic chemistry, alkanes, solutions and colligative, d and f Block Elements, p-Block elements, Polymers, and States of Matter: Gases and liquids, among other concepts of basic chemistry. 

MHT-CET 2021 Mathematics Syllabus 

Factorization Formulae, Circle and Conics, Sets, Trigonometry, Probability, Sequences and series, Matrices, Circle, Vectors, Plane, 3D Geometry, and Linear programming problems, Differentiation and Integration among others. 

Final Words!

MHT-CET is a common entrance test for Pharmacy and engineering courses offered by colleges in Maharashtra. The Exam is held in online mode with MCQ questions, making it easier for students to attempt. Candidates after taking the exam can appear for counselling to get admission to the desired college. MHT-CET is one of the most desired exams after JEE and others, for engineering aspirants and those who want to pursue pharmacy.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Question 1: Can an NRI candidate appear for MHT CET?

Answer: No. Children of NRI / OCI / PIO, Children of Indian workers in the Gulf countries, Foreign nationals are not eligible for MHT CET 2021.  

Question 2: Can I appear in the URDU medium?

Answer: Yes, the MHT CET exam is held in ENGLISH, URDU, MARATHI. But Urdu and Marathi paper will only be given to you when you choose these languages while filling the form.

Question 3: What is the exam duration and pattern?

Answer: The duration is 180 min. The exam is held in two parts consisting of paper 1 and paper 2. Each paper is 90 min long. Paper 1 (Physics & Chemistry), Paper 2 (Mathematics) and Paper 3 (Biology) for B.Pharm with Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs).  

Question 4: I am a diploma holder in Mechanical Engineering Candidates. Should I have to appear for MHT CET for admissions to First Year Engineering?

Answer: No. Diploma candidates are eligible without an entrance exam.

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