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MHT CET 2024: Ace Maharashtra Engineering Entrance Exam

Updated on 05 December, 2023

Shivangi Mishra

Shivangi Mishra

Sr. Content Editor

Do you want to pursue a career in engineering? With 1.5 million engineering graduates annually, engineering is a much sought-after profession in India.  If you aim to join the country's top engineering institutes, you must appear for an entrance exam.  MHT CET is the entrance exam for undergraduate engineering and pharmacy colleges in Maharashtra. This blog provides essential information on the MHT CET exam date and other details.  

What is the MHT CET Exam

Maharashtra Common Entrance Test (MHT CET) is the entry-level test for admitting candidates into engineering and pharmacy colleges in Maharashtra. Both private and government colleges accept the MHT CET entrance exam scores. The Maharashtra State Common Entrance Test Cell conducts the examination every year.  

Primarily, the MHT CET entrance exam has three question papers. Paper 1 is Mathematics, Paper 2 is a combined section of Physics and Chemistry, and Paper 3 is Biology. Engineering candidates must opt for Paper 1 and Paper 2, and candidates willing to pursue Pharmacy courses must opt for Paper 2 and Paper 3.

MHT CET 2024 Dates

The Maharashtra State CET cell has announced the MHT CET exam date 2024 to be from April 16 to May 2, 2024. 

Here is the tentative MHT CET Exam schedule:


Tentative Dates

MH CET Exam Notification on the MH CET official website

1st week of March 2024

MHT CET Registration Begins

1st week of March 2024

MHT CET Application Closes

Early April 2024

MHT CET Admit Card 2024

2nd week of April 2024

MHT CET Exam 2024

April 16 to May 2, 2024

MHT CET Result

Last week of May

MHT CET Counselling Registration

1st week of June 2024

MHT CET 2024 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must check the eligibility criteria before applying for the MHTCET Exam 2024. The general eligibility for the MHT CET 2024 Exam is as given below: 

Nationality: The candidate must be an Indian citizen. 

Age: No age limit is defined for the MHT CET Exam. 

Educational Qualification: Candidates should have passed/are appearing for Class 12 or an equivalent examination with relevant subjects based on their chosen specialization from a recognized board. 

Qualifying Percentage: Candidates must obtain a minimum of 50% in the qualifying exam. Reserved category candidates must score at least 45% in the qualifying exam to be eligible. 

Other State Candidates

Candidates from states other than Maharashtra are also eligible for the exam. These candidates may or may not appear for the MHT CET exam, as the score of JEE Main is considered for Engineering courses. However, reservation policies are applicable for Maharashtra state candidates.

OCI/PIO/NRI Candidates

These candidates are exempted from appearing in the MHT CET exam. For OCI/PIO/NRI candidates, the marks of Class 12 or equivalent exams are considered for admission.

MHT CET 2024 Application Form

The MHT CET registration process follows an online mode. Candidates can visit the MHT CET official website for registration.   

Applying for the exam includes the following steps:

  1. Visit the website. 
  2. Click on the MHT CET registration link. 
  3. Provide the essential personal, educational, and other details. 
  4. Upload the scanned copies and signatures per the recommended format. 
  5. Pay the application fee through the online or offline mode. 
  6. Verify the entered details and submit the form. 
  7. Download and print the PDF of the application form for reference.

The CET cell will release the application fee details before the admission process. Here is the tentative fee.



General Category Candidates / J&K Migrants/ Outside Maharashtra State 


Candidates of Economically Backward Class (SC/ST/OBC/SBC) and Persons with Disability 


MHT CET 2024 Syllabus

The MHT CET Exam syllabus includes subjects like Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics (Engineering), and Biology (Pharmacy). The exam largely covers Maharashtra State Board Class 11 and Class 12 syllabi.  

Here are a few important topics:

Class 11 Syllabus

Mathematics: Trigonometry, Probability, Complex Numbers, Permutation and Combination, Limits, and Continuity

Physics: Laws of Motion, Gravitation, Sound, Optics

Chemistry: Structure of Atoms, Hydrocarbons, States of Matter

Class 12 Syllabus

Mathematics: Matrices, Pair of Straight Lines, Trigonometric Functions, Circle, Vector, Linear Programming Problems, Integration, Applications of Derivatives, Probability Distribution

Physics: Circular Motion, Elasticity, Magnetism, Rotational Motion, Magnetic Effects of Electric Current, Kinetic Theory of Gases and Radiation, Atoms, Molecules, Nuclei, Semiconductors

Chemistry: Electrochemistry, P-Block Elements, Halogen Derivatives of Alkanes, Alcohols, Phenols, and Ether Polymers

Remember to refer to the syllabus provided by the authority and cover all the topics mentioned. 

MHT CET 2024 Exam Pattern

The MHT CET Exam pattern will be released along with the notification on the official website. It is a computer-based test including multiple choice questions (MCQs) and with no negative marking. The total duration of the exam is 180 minutes. The medium of the exam is English for Mathematics. For other papers, candidates can choose English/ Urdu/Marathi. 

 The exam includes the following 3 question papers:  

Paper 1: Mathematics 

This section has 50 questions with a duration of 90 minutes. Each question is allotted 2 marks.  

Paper 2: Physics and Chemistry 

This section has 100 questions: 50 questions from Physics and Chemistry each. The total duration is 90 minutes. The candidate will be awarded 1 mark for every correct answer. 

Paper 3: Biology 

The Biology section has 100 questions. Each question is allotted 1 mark. The total duration of the paper is 90 minutes.

MHT CET 2024 Result

The MHT CET result will be released on its official website. To check the exam results, candidates can log in to the website.  

To access the exam results, follow the following steps: 

  • Visit the MHT CET official website- https://cetcell.mahacet.org/
  • Click on the MHT CET Result link. 
  • Enter username and password and click on submit. 
  • Download or print the MHT CET result.  

MHT CET 2024 Counselling

The Maharashtra State Common Entrance Test Cell conducts the counseling session for admission. The counseling session is conducted in three rounds and will be announced after the exam results are declared. 

To participate in the counseling, candidates must register on mahacet.org. Once registered, the candidate can check the merit list released by the State cell. The merit list is based on the CET and Class 12 scores. Further, the seat allotment is based on the candidate’s merit list ranks and scores.

Colleges Accepting MHT CET Scores

Private colleges and government and university colleges accept MHT CET scores. The authorities will release the list of participating colleges with the official notification. Candidates can select their preferred college during the registration process.


The MHT CET exam is one of the top entrance exams for engineering and pharmacy aspirants. The Maharashtra state cell conducts the online computer test annually with an eligibility criterion. Although there is no negative marking for the CET exam, it is as challenging as the JEE Mains 

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When is the MHT CET entrance exam for 2024 scheduled?

The MHTCET exam 2024 is scheduled from April 16 to May 2, 2024. 

How can I score well in the MHT CET exam?

To obtain a good score, practice the topics mentioned in reference books and regularly solve the previous years’ question papers. Ensure that you study all the components of the syllabus.

When will MHT CET registration 2024 open?

The MHT CET registration will open in 1st week of March after the official notification of the exam is released.

Shivangi Mishra

Sr. Content Editor

She is an experienced writer and journalist who has extensively covered the education sector in India and Abroad. Now helping Indian aspirants realise their foreign education dream by providing them with relevant content and information through upGrad Abroad. Amateur traveller, loves to read Architectural Digest!

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