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). The degree courses of the following streams are mainly accounted for in this entrance exam:
* Health Sciences
Till last year, the 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 admissions in engineering and pharmacy courses, following the state government’s decision to join Medical Council of India's National Eligibility-Cum-Entrance Test (NEET) scheme for admissions to medical and dental degree programmes from the academic year 2013-14.
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.
Start your preparations well in advance. Join a coaching centre if you feel the need for an external source to instil a disciplined and well-planned routine. Be thorough with your HSC syllabus. There are no derivations or proofs asked in CET but you have to know the theories, definitions and concepts very well so do not neglect your HSC exam and study both HSC and CET simultaneously. Stick to the sanctioned books. Get accustomed to the MCQ (Multiple Choise Questions) format and practice as many problems as possible.
The merit list of MHT-CET 2013 will be utilized for admissions to:
Govt. / Govt. Aided/University Managed Colleges / University Departments / Autonomous Colleges including ICT, Mumbai and Unaided Private Colleges (those colleges who have given consent to participate in MHT-CET-2010) of Engineering & Pharmacy degree courses
Candidates even from outside Maharashtra can appear for MHT-CET 2013 though they can only get admission in Private unaided colleges for a limited number of seats.
The important dates for MHT-CET 2013 are:
Last date of submission of application forms to Principal of Jr. College/School /Divisional Authority
18th Feb 2013
Date of Examination (MT-CET 2013)
16th May 2013