MHT CET 2023

What is MHT-CET?

Maharashtra Common Entrance Test (MHT-CET or MHCET) is a state-level test conducted by the State Common Entrance Test Cell, Mumbai, for admission to B.Tech/B.E, B.Pharm and Pharm D in the state of Maharashtra. In the year 2013, the examination was scrapped, and admission to Engineering courses was on the basis of JEE Main. However, the examination started again in the year 2016. In 2016, the merit list was prepared to give 50% weightage to Class 12 marks and 50% weightage to the MHT-CET scores. On this page, you will get complete information about MHT CET 2023, including the application form, exam dates, exam pattern, syllabus and more.

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MHT-CET 2023 Overview

Maharashtra Common Entrance Test (MHT-CET) 2023
Frequency One time in a year
MHT CET 2023 exam dates PCM Group – 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, May 2023
PCB Group – 15th May 2023 onwards
Mode of examination Online
Duration of examination 90 minutes for each paper
Official website
Courses B.E/B.Tech, B.Pharm and Pharm D
Subject Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics/Biology
Question Type Multiple Choice Questions

Eligibility Criteria

The candidates who want to attempt MHT-CET must be Indian citizens. There is no age limit to apply for MHT-CET.

Maharashtra State Candidature

The candidate can claim only one type of candidature from the following list;

Type-A 1. Candidates who have passed the following examination from a recognised institution in the state of Maharashtra

  • SSC
  • HSC
  • Diploma in Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science

2. The candidate whose domicile is Maharashtra and/ or is born in the state of Maharashtra

Type-B Candidates whose father or mother is domiciled in the state of Maharashtra and possess a Domicile Certificate (For the candidate who does not come under Type-A)
Type-C The candidate 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 the state of Maharashtra before the last date of submission of the Application Form.
Type-D The candidate whose father or mother is an employee or retired employee of the Government of Maharashtra or Government of Maharashtra Undertaking.
Type-E Candidates passing SSC and/or HSC examination from a recognised institution located in a disputed Maharashtra Karnataka Border Area and whose mother tongue is Marathi.

All Indian Candidature

The candidates having Indian nationality are eligible under this category.

Minority Candidature

The candidate belongs to a particular linguistic or religious minority community from the state of Maharashtra.

Children of NRI / OCI / PIO

Children of Indian workers in the Gulf countries

Foreign Nationals

(These types of candidature candidates are exempted from appearing for MHT-CET 2023)

Please Note:

(a) It is mandatory to appear for MHT-CET 2023 for candidates having Maharashtra state candidature and minority candidature seeking admission to BE/B. Tech. However, All India candidature candidates may or may not appear for MHT-CET 2023 as the score of JEE (Main) shall be preferred over MHT-CET 2023 for admission to B.E./B. Tech.

(b) It is mandatory to appear for MHT-CET for candidates belonging to Maharashtra state candidature, minority candidature and All India candidature seeking admission to B. Pharm/ Pharm D

Jammu and Kashmir Migrant Candidature

  • The children of citizens who have moved to a different part of India or to a relatively safer part of Jammu and Kashmir after 1990 due to terrorist activities.
  • The children of Indian Administrative Services (IAS), Indian Police Services (IPS) or Indian Foreign Services (IFS) officers posted in Jammu and Kashmir.
  • The children of staff belonging to military or paramilitary forces transferred to Jammu and Kashmir to combat terrorist activities.
  • The children of staff and officers of Jammu and Kashmir police engaged in combating terrorist activities.

Click here to check the complete eligibility criteria for MHT CET 2023.

MHT CET 2023 Application Form Details

The MHT-CET 2023 application form can be filled on the official website. Online application form submission is done in four steps

  • Registration
  • Filling the application form
  • Upload photograph and signature
  • Payment of fees

MHT CET Application Fee

S.No Categories Amount
1 For General Category Candidates from Maharashtra State, Outside Maharashtra State (OMS), J & K Migrant candidates Rs. 800 + Payment Gateway Charges
2 For Candidates of Backward Class Categories [SC, ST, VJ/DTNT(A), NT(B), NT(C), NT(D), OBC, SBC, SEBC] and Persons with Disability Candidates belonging to Maharashtra State only. Rs. 600 + Payment Gateway Charges

Important dates

Online registration and filling of application form starting date 08th March 2023 (Wednesday)
Online registration and filling of application form closing date 07th April 2023 (Friday)
Submission of application form with late fee of Rs. 500 08th April 2023 (Saturday)


15th April 2023 (Saturday)

Last date of payment through Netbanking or credit/debit card Upto 16th April 2023 (Sunday)
Re-availability of application form Nil

Important Documents

The candidates should upload the documents with the following specification while filling the application form:

Type Specifications
Photograph Size limit: 5KB to 50KB
Format: JPEG/JPG
Signature Size limit: 5KB to 20KB
Format: JPEG/JPG

The candidates should take the printout of the admit card from the official website. It is mandatory that the candidates should take the following documents to the examination hall on the day of the examination.

  • Printout of the Admit card
  • Original photo ID proof – Pan card, Indian Passport, Driving License, Voter’s Card, Bank Passbook, Aadhar card, School Identity card.

MHT- CET 2023 Syllabus

The MHT-CET syllabus includes all the topics from Class 12 of Maharashtra State Board and a few topics from the Class 11 syllabus.

Class 11 Syllabus

The topics included from Class 11 are tabulated below;

Subject Topics
Mathematics Trigonometric II, Straight Line, Circle, Measures of Dispersion, Probability, Complex Numbers, Permutations and Combinations, Functions, Limits, Continuity.
Physics Motion in a plane, Laws of Motion, Gravitation, thermal properties of matter, Sound, Optics, Electrostatics, Semiconductors.
Chemistry Some basic concepts of Chemistry, Structure of atom, Chemical Bonding, Redox reactions, Elements of group 1 and 2, States of Matter (Gaseous and Liquids), Adsorption and Colloids (Surface Chemistry), Hydrocarbons, Basic principles of organic chemistry.
Biology Biomolecules, Respiration and Energy Transfer, Human Nutrition,
Excretion and Osmoregulation

Class 12 Syllabus

MHT CET 2023 syllabus covers the entire class 12 syllabus of the academic year 2022-23 for all the subjects, i.e., Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics. However, below are the important concepts from the class 12 syllabus for MHT CET 2023.

Subject Topics
Mathematics Mathematical Logic, Matrices, Trigonometric functions, Pair of straight lines, Circle, Conics, Vectors, Three-dimensional geometry, Line, Plane, Linear programming problems, Continuity, Differentiation, Application of derivative, Integration, Applications of definite integral, Differential equation, Statistics, Probability distribution, Bernoulli trials and Binomial distribution.
Physics Circular Motion, Gravitation, Rotational motion, Oscillations, Elasticity, Surface tension, Wave motion, Stationary waves, Kinetic theory, Wave theory, Interference and diffraction, Electrostatics, Current electricity, Magnetic effects of electric current, Magnetism, Electromagnetic inductions, Electrons and Photons, Atoms, Molecules and Nuclei, Semiconductors, Communication systems.
Chemistry Solid State, Solutions and colligative properties, Chemical Thermodynamics and energetic, Electrochemistry, Chemical Kinetics, General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements, p-Block Elements, d and f Block Elements, Coordination Compounds, Halogen derivatives of alkanes (and arenes), Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers, Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids, Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen, Biomolecules, Polymers, Chemistry in Everyday Life.
Biology (Botany) Genetic Basis of Inheritance, Gene: its nature, expression and regulation, Biotechnology: Process and Application, Enhancement in Food Production, Microbes in Human Welfare, Photosynthesis, Respiration, Reproduction in Plants, Organisms and Environment -I.
Biology (Zoology) Origin and the Evolution of Life, Chromosomal Basis of Inheritance, Genetic Engineering and Genomics, Human Health and Diseases, Animal Husbandry, Circulation, Excretion and osmoregulation, Control and Co-ordination, Human Reproduction, Organisms and Environment-I.

MHT CET 2023 Exam Pattern

The questions will be based on the syllabus of the Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education. MHT CET holds papers for 3 subjects that is Mathematics/Biology, Physics and Chemistry.

Candidates applying for a particular course are required to appear for a specified set of papers. Provided below is the MHT CET exam pattern, distribution of subjects, questions, duration, and marks in various papers:

  • Engineering candidates are required to attempt or appear for PCM.
  • Pharmacy candidates are required to attempt or appear for PCM or PCB.
  • PCM/PCB is divided into 2 Groups/Slots: In Group 1, candidates will get 90 minutes to complete Physics & Chemistry. In Group 2, candidates will get 90 minutes to complete Maths/Biology.
Sl No. Type of Group Total Duration (in min) 01 to 90 mins 91 to 180
1 (PCM Group) 180 Physics and Chemistry Mathematics
2 (PCB Group) 180 Physics and Chemistry Biology

Exam Marking Scheme

The questions are based on the syllabus of the Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education. There is 80% weightage given to the Class 12 syllabus, and the remaining 20% weightage is given to the Class 11 syllabus. The questions are all MCQs with four options. There is no negative marking. The following table gives details of the marking scheme for every subject.

Subject Number of questions Marks per question Total marks Duration in minutes
Class 11 Class 12
Mathematics 10 40 2 100 90
Physics 10 40 1 100 90
Chemistry 10 40
Biology (Botany) 10 40 1 100 90
Biology (Zoology) 10 40

MHT-CET Question Paper 2023

The MHT-CET 2023 question paper with solutions will be uploaded soon after the examination.

MHT CET 2023 Mock Test

Mock tests are usually released on the official website. The mock test of MHT CET is 180 minutes long, and consists of Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics sections. The purpose of giving these mock tests is to help candidates get sufficient practice and prepare productively for the examination. These tests are the replica of the MHTCET, and students will get a good idea of what the real exam will look and feel like.

MHT CET 2023 Mock Test – Highlights

Particulars Details
URL Of mock test
Duration of mock test 180 minutes
Login Credentials No login credentials required
Sections Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics

Frequently Asked Questions on MHT-CET


What is the MHT-CET exam?

Maharashtra Common Entrance Test (MHT-CET or MHCET) is a state-level test conducted by the State Common Entrance Test Cell, Mumbai, for admission to B.Tech/B.E, B.Pharm and Pharm D in the state of Maharashtra


What is the syllabus of MHT-CET 2023?

The syllabus of MHT-CET is based on the syllabus of the Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education. There is 80% weightage given to Class 12 topics and 20% given to Class 11 topics.


What is the last date to apply for MHT-CET 2023?

The last date for online registration and filling of the application form for MHT CET 2023  is 07 April 2023. However, candidates can apply with a late fee of Rs. 500 from 08th April, 2023 (Saturday) To 15th April, 2023 (Saturday).


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