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MHT CET 2018 Exam Pattern

Last Updated - June 30, 2017

MHT CET 2018 Exam Pattern provides details of test like exam duration, question paper type, marking scheme, total number of questions, etc. Marks distribution given will help candidate decide which portion to focus on while preparing for the exam. Complete details of MHT CET 2018 exam pattern can be checked through this article.

  • MHT CET 2018 will be conducted through offline (pen and paper based) mode
  • The paper will be conducted for 90 minutes.
  • The medium is English, Marathi and Urdu
  • MH CET will comprise of three papers, each of 100 marks.
  • MHT CET will comprise objective type questions.
  • Since there are 3 papers in MHT CET, it is mandatory for candidates seeking admission to engineering courses to appear for both Paper I and Paper II.
  • For candidates seeking admission to Pharmacy courses, it is mandatory to appear for Paper II and Paper-I or Paper-III.
  • MHT CET syllabus is based on syllabi covered in 10+2 examination of HSC Board of Maharashtra. 

DTE Maharashtra conducts MHT CET (Maharashtra Health and Technical Common Entrance Test) to shortlist candidates for admissions to B.E/B. Tech and B.Pharm programs. It is scheduled to be conducted in the third week of May 2018 (tentatively). Those students, who have passed their class XII or equivalent examination and wish to pursue undergraduate programs in engineering and pharmacy, are eligible to apply for MHT CET 2018.


MHT CET 2018 Exam Pattern Highlights Table

Exam NameMHT CET
Mode of ExaminationOffline (Pen Paper Based)
Medium of ExaminationEnglish, Marathi, Urdu
Conducting BodyDTE, Maharashtra
Number of Papers3 (Physics/Chemistry, Zoology/Botany and Mathematics)
Time Duration of Exam1 hour and 30 minutes for each paper
Question Paper TypeMultiple Choice Questions
No. of QuestionsPaper 1: 50, Paper 2,3: 100
MHT CET 2017 Total Marks200
Negative MarkingNo

MHT CET 2018 Exam Pattern in Detail

MHT CET 2018 will comprise of three papers - Physics and Chemistry, Botany and Zoology, and Mathematics. All three subjects will have different papers and candidates must appear and clear all these separately to seek admission in engineering or pharmacy courses. For engineering Paper 1 and Paper 2 are mandatory while for pharmacy courses candidate must appear in Paper 2 and choose between Paper 1 or Paper 3.

Following is the exam pattern of MHT CET 2018 in detail:

  • MHT CET 2018 will be conducted in offline mode only i.e. candidates will attempt the exam in pen paper based mode.
  • The test will consist of three question papers.
  • Each paper is of 100 marks.
  • The medium for examination shall be English, Marathi or Urdu for Physics, Chemistry, and Biology.
  • However, Mathematics paper shall be in English only.
  • Paper 1 will be of Mathematics, Paper 2 will be Physics and Chemistry and Paper 3 will be of Biology (Zoology and Botany).
  • One and half hour’s duration is given to each section.
  • Schedule of examination is such that Paper I will be conducted from 10.00 a.m. to 11.30 a.m., Paper II will be from 12.30 p.m. to 02.00 p.m. and Paper III will be from 03.00 p.m. to 04.30 p.m.

Note that exam will be conducted at all the district headquarters in the State of Maharashtra.

MHT CET 2018 Marking Scheme

All three papers are of 1000 marks each. However, the marking scheme is different in Paper 1 and Paper 2 and 3. Each correct answer will be given mark/(s). There shall be no negative marking for wrong answers.

Check the marking scheme for each paper in table below:

PaperSubjectsNo. of MCQsMarks per QuestionTotal Marks
Paper 1Mathematics502100
Paper 2Physics501100
Paper 3Botany501100

Candidate seeking admission to Engineering degree courses must appear for both Paper I and Paper II and candidate seeking admission to Pharmacy degree course must appear for Paper II as well as in Paper-I and/or Paper-III.

MHT CET 2018 Syllabus

Syllabus for MHTCET 2018 of all the subjects i.e. Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Biology will be the same as for the HSC (12th Standard) Examination of HSC Board of Maharashtra. Check here the subject wise syllabus of MHT CET 2018.

Physics Syllabus

Following are topics of Physics from both Class XI and Class XII of Maharashtra board:

Class XI TopicsClass XII Topics
MeasurementsCircular Motion
Scalars and VectorsGravitation
Projectile MotionRotational Motion
Friction in Solids and LiquidsElasticity
Sound WavesSurface Tension
Thermal Properties of MatterWave Motion
Refraction of LightStationary Waves
Ray OpticsKinetic Theory of Gases and Radiation
ElectrostaticsWave Theory of Light
Current ElectricityInterference and Diffraction
Magnetic Effect of Electric CurrentElectrostatics
MagnetismElectromagnetic Inductions
Electromagnetic WavesElectrons and Photons
--Atoms, Molecules and Nuclei
--Communication Systems

Mathematics Syllabus

Same for Mathematics, the topics will be from both Class XI and Class XII of Maharashtra board:

Class XI TopicsClass XII Topics
Measurement of AnglesMathematical Logic Statements
Trigonometric FunctionsMatrices
Trigonometric Functions of Compound AnglesTrigonometric Functions
Factorization FormulaePair of Straight Lines
Straight LineConics
Circle and ConicsVectors
VectorsThree-Dimensional Geometry
Linear In-equationsLine
MatricesLinear Programming Problems
Sets, Relations and FunctionsContinuity
Complex NumbersApplications of Derivative
Sequences SeriesIntegration
PermutationsnCombinationsApplications of Definite Integral
Mathematical Induction and Binomial TheoremDifferential Equation
DifferentiationProbability Distribution
IntegrationBernoulli Trials and Binomial Distribution

Chemistry Syllabus

Chemistry of MHT CET also consists of topics from Class XI and XII, that are mentioned below:

Class XI TopicsClass XII Topics
Some Basic Concepts of ChemistrySolid State
States of Matter: Gases and LiquidsSolutions and Colligative Properties
Structure of AtomChemical Thermodynamics and Energetic
Periodic TableElectro-chemistry
Redox ReactionsChemical Kinetics
Chemical EquilibriumGeneral Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements
Surface Chemistryp-Block elements Group 15 elements
Nature of Chemistry Bondd and f Block Elements d-Block Elements
HydrogenCoordination Compounds
s-Block Elements (Alkali and Alkaline Earth Metals) Group 1 and Group 2 ElementsHalogen Derivatives of Alkanes (and arenes)
p-Block ElementsAlcohols, Phenols and Ether Alcohol
Basic Principles and Techniques in Organic ChemistryAldehydes, Ketones and Carbooxylic Acids
AlkanesOrganic Compounds containing Nitrogen
AlkenesBiomolecules Carbohydrates
Aromatic CompoundsChemistry in Everyday Life
Environmental Chemistry--

Biology Syllabus

Biology is consisting of both Zoology and Botany of Class XI and Class XII. Here are some important topics:

Class XI TopicsClass XII Topics
Diversity in Living WorldReproduction
Structural Organization in Animals and PlantsGenetics and Evolution
Cell Structure and FunctionBiology and Human Welfare
Plant PhysiologyBiotechnology and Its Applications
Human physiologyEcology and environment

MHT CET 2018 Important Books

MHT CET 2018 is composed of syllabus from Class XI and Class XII textbooks of Maharashtra board. Candidates are advised to first go through their board exam books for preparation. However, here are some other important books that will help in better preparation of MHT CET 2018:

SubjectBook NameAuthorISBN
ChemistryMarvel Chemistry for MHT CETMayur Mehta, Chitra Joshi, Rekha Diwekar8193264746
PhysicsMHT CET Physics (Marvel)AJ Bapat8193264754
MathematicsMarvel MHT-CET MathematicsHemant G. Ainapure8193264738
BiologyMarvel Biology for MHT-CETK. Shankaran, Devaki Rema Devi8192993345

Important Instructions

MHT CET is a pen paper based test. Candidates will be provided with OMR answer sheets with each question paper. At the end of each paper, candidate must hand over the OMR Answer sheet to the invigilator. Candidates are permitted to take the Question Booklet outside the exam centre. Following are some instructions to follow while answering on OMR sheet.

  • The candidates are required to mark the correct answer by blackening the corresponding circle against the serial number of the question in the answer sheet with black ballpoint pen only.
  • Candidate should not use any other method for answering in OMR sheet like Half circle, tick mark, or cross etc. This may not be read by the machine.
  • The candidates must fully satisfy themselves about the accuracy of the answer before darkening the appropriate circle, as no change in the answer once marked is allowed.
  • Answer sheet will be evaluated by computerized scanning method only. So, candidates should completely darken one and the only one best response (circle).
  • Please do not fold the OMR sheet and do not make any stray marks on it.



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