The MHT-CET (Maharashtra Common Entrance Test) is an annual entrance exam conducted by the Government of Maharashtra (specifically by the Directorate of Technical Education) for taking admission in Health Sciences degree courses such as M.B.B.S., B.D.S, B.A.M.S., B.H.M.S., B.U.M.S., B.P.Th, B.O.Th, B.A.S.L.P., B.P&O and B.Sc. Nursing courses.
Earlier, Maharashtra Health and Technology-Common Entrance Test (MHT-CET) used to be the common entrance exam for admissions to engineering, pharmacy and health sciences degree courses in the state. However, it will now be called Maharashtra Technical Common Entrance Test (MT-CET). The test will now be considered only for admission in pharmacy courses.
The applicant should have passed 10+2 or an equivalent examination with English, Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics scoring at least 50% aggregate marks in the PCM combination. There is 5% relaxation for Maharashtra backward classes. Candidates appearing for 10+2 examinations in 2013 can also apply.
There will be separate brochures for Engineering & Pharmacy available on the websites of DMER and DTE once the notifications for the MHT-CET 2013 are out. Aspiring candidates are advised to go through the eligibility criteria as per the respective brochures before purchasing the application form.
The MHT-CET usually consists of three question papers. Each paper is of 100 marks and is 1.5 hours long.
• Paper I : Physics & Chemistry (50 marks each)
• Paper II : Biology (Botany & Zoology - 50 marks each)
• Paper III: Mathematics (100 Marks)
ALL questions need to be answered. Answers are to be marked in an OMR sheet with a black ball point pen only. There is NO negative marking. Those applying for Health Science courses and B.VSc & AH should necessarily appear for Paper I & Paper II. For Engineering/Technology degree courses one should appear for Paper I and Paper III and for applying for a Pharmacy degree course one should appear for Paper I & Paper-II and/or Paper-III. The syllabus for the Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics papers for the MHT-CET will be the same as for the HSC Examination of HSC Boards of Maharashtra for that particular year.
There are separate competent authorities for the selection procedures for every course:
- Health Sciences courses: The Director, Medical Education and Research (DMER), Mumbai
- Engineering and Pharmacy courses: The Director, Technical Education (DTE), Mumbai
- BVSc & AH degree courses: The Registrar, Maharashtra Animal and Fisheries Science University, Nagpur