How To Prepare For MHT CET 2019?
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How to Prepare for MHT CET 2019? This is one of the commonly asked questions by students from Maharashtra who have to appear for the state engineering entrance exam to avail admissions to the B.Tech programmes in the state. So what does MHT CET preparation entail? What syllabus to cover, which books to read? What is the exam pattern? Which topics are more covered in the MHT CET exam? How to score so and so rank? How many marks will fetch admissions? Preparation for MHT CET will involve all these aspects and more. Careers360 has compiled tips and guidelines for toppers and experts on how to crack MHT CET 2019. Candidates can go through the article below to know how to prepare for MHT CET 2019.
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How much time is available for MHT CET preparation?

Before stepping into the plans for preparation, it is important to know the time frame available for preparation. To know how to prepare for MHT CET will also involve knowing how much time is at disposal to prepare for the same. The dates for MHT CET 2019 are given below for the candidates' knowledge. Candidates can use the same to keep track of the timelines for each stage of the exam starting from application to the declaration of the result.

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Important Dates of MHT CET 2019



Online registration

January 1 to March 23, 2019

Registration and application with late fee

March 31, 2019

Issue of Admit Card (through candidate login)

April 25, 2019

Date of Examination

May 2 & 3, 2019 (PCM)

Answer Key

May 15, 2019


June 4, 2019

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A good strategy always won half the battle. So it is important to see all factors that play an important role, tackle them one by one. One important thing to do is to look at the previous year exam analysis, understand the exam with the help of insights from toppers and experts and then strategize keeping in mind the MHT CET 2019 syllabus, exam pattern, books to read from and practice sessions.


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MHT CET 2018 Exam Analysis

Well the past year exam analysis allows one to understand what the difficulty levels may be like. A look at the previous year analysis shows that the MHT CET was relatively easy when compared to an exam like JEE Main. Maths as always was scoring while Physics was found to be difficult and Chemistry was found to be lengthy. Since there was a change in the syllabus in 2018, expectations were high for a tough paper but MHT CET 2018 was very easy for students who prepared well. Most questions were from the text book.

According to Sagar Raskar, one of the MHT-CET toppers in 2018, Physics was more difficult than Mathematics. The authorities awarded full marks to all students on account of the wrong questions in the question paper. Abhang Aditya Subhash, the state topper felt that Chemistry was too lengthy so it was toughest in comparison with Physics and Maths.

MHT CET 2019 – Preparation Tips from Toppers.

One can gain good insights with tips from MHT CET toppers. These students have cracked the exam successfully so it is always gainful to check their strategies to see if any factor can be incorporated in the preparation for MHT CET 2019.

Abhang Aditya Subhash, AIR 1 in MHT CET believes that practice is very important for any competitive exam. His mantra was,” Study the topics thoroughly, practice mock tests and analyse weak points. Revise them”. He credits his teachers with guiding him well for the exam and says that following their instructions to the tee is very beneficial.

Ameya Dileep Zarkaar who stood second in MHT CET 2018 feels time management is pretty crucial hence learning the topics from the text books and understanding the concepts is very much necessary. Since he had little time after the school and coaching, he concentrated on learning the topics well from the text books. The question paper of MHTC ET was more or less based on the text books so his gamble paid off well.

MHT CET 2019 Preparation Tips from Experts

While toppers are the ones who have come out in flying colours in MHT CET, it is the teachers behind them who can be credited with some of the success. Since most of the coaching experts and teachers have years of experience, their tips if followed will help students with doubts on how to crack MHT CET 2019.

Experts from leading coaching centres and school teachers point out that MHT CET is more or less based on the syllabus that is covered in the state syllabus of Maharashtra for class 11 and class 12. It is vital that they start studying and preparing from class 11 itself by practicing the problems given at the end of the chapter, understand the concepts before practicing.

Nagesh Sawant, Mathematics teacher at Ghonse Academy reiterates this. His advice,” Since MHT CET syllabus is from class 11 and class 12, it is wise to be organized from class 11 itself. Learn the chapter well, practice problems at the end of the chapter from the text book. Next solve questions of the same topic from various other sources like coaching material, online sample papers and previous year papers. This helps them get strong in the said topic. Other than that, every time a question goes wrong, they should check and see where they have gone wrong, improve that. Practice allows them to get perfect in the subject and helps with time management”.

Some expert tips on how to prepare for MHT CET 2019

Candidates who are preparing for JEE Main and MHT CET must differentiate in the exam pattern and see if there are changes in syllabus. It is generally understood that no separate preparation for MHT CET 2019 will be required if a candidate is preparing for JEE Main 2019. Some of the tips given are

  • Make short notes for the formulae and important points.

  • Understand and learn the requisite equations. Note them down as well for revision.

  • Ensure all subjects are given equal time for learning and equal weightage. Don’t neglect any subject just because you are not strong in it and don’t study one subject because you are good at it.

  • Practice is important. So test yourself at the end of each chapter. Once syllabus is completed, start with compete test papers, mock tests and previous year papers.

  • Try and time each test so that you get used to the actual exam scenario. Ensure you adhere to the exam guidelines every time you write a mock test.

  • Since there is no negative marking, candidates can attempt all questions without fear of being penalized.

MHT CET 2019 Syllabus

Before starting preparation, it is important to see what the syllabus of MHT CET is and how can it be best clubbed with the regular school studies. If preparation starts well ahead and continues on time, things are a breeze for students. In 2018, the syllabus of MHT CET was modified to bring it on par with JEE Main. The MHT CET syllabus has been listed below in detail.

One important point to note is that MHT CET gives 20% weightage to class XI topics and 80% weightage to class XII topics.

MHT 2019 Syllabus for Physics

Class XI Syllabus

Class XII Syllabus


Circular Motion


Rotational Motion

Friction in Solids and Liquids


Scalars and Vectors


Ray Optics


Refraction of Light


Magnetic Effect of Electric Current

Wave Motion



Friction in solids and liquids

Surface Tension

Wave Theory of Light

Stationary Waves

Kinetic Theory of Gases and Radiation

Interference and Diffraction

Current Electricity

Electromagnetic Inductions

Electrons and Photons

Atoms, Molecules and Nuclei


Communication Systems

MHT Syllabus 2019 for Chemistry

Class XI Syllabus

Class XII Syllabus

States of Matter: Gases and Liquids

Solid State

Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry

Chemical Thermodynamics and Energetic

Surface Chemistry


Redox Reactions

General Principles and Processes of Isolation

Nature of Chemical Bond

Solutions and Colligative Properties



s-Block Elements (Alkali and Alkaline Earth Metals)

p-Block elements Group 15 elements

Basic Principles and Techniques in Organic Chemistry

d and f Block Elements d-Block Elements


Chemical Kinetics

Coordination Compounds

Halogen Derivatives of Alkanes (and arenes)

Aldehydes, Ketones and Carbooxylic Acids

Organic Compounds containing Nitrogen

Alcohols, Phenols and Ether Alcohol


Chemistry in Everyday Life

Biomolecules Carbohydrates

MHT CET 2019 Syllabus for Mathematics

Class XI Syllabus

Class XII Syllabus

Trigonometric Functions of Compound Angles

Mathematical Logic Statements

Factorization Formulae


Trigonometric Functions

Pair of Straight Lines

Straight Line


Circle and Conics


Sets, Relations and Functions


Sequences & Series

Trigonometric Functions



Three Dimensional Geometry


Linear Programming Problems


Applications of Derivative



Applications of Definite Integral

Differential Equation

Probability Distribution


Bernoulli Trials and Binomial Distribution

MHT CET 2019 Exam Pattern

It is equally important to be well versed with the exam pattern of MHT CET to know the type of questions, marking scheme, duration etc. One of the important factors to be kept in mind when deciding on how to prepare for MHT CET 2019 is the know how of the paper pattern. Check the details below.

Exam Pattern of MHT CET



Mode of examination

Computer Based Test (Online)

Medium of Examination

English, Marathi, Urdu

Number of Papers

Paper 1-Mathematics, Paper 2 - (Physics/Chemistry)

Time Duration of Exam

1 hour and 30 minutes for each paper

Question Paper Type

Multiple Choice Questions

No. of Questions

Paper 1- 100 questions, Paper 2 - 50 questions

Total Marks


Negative marking


Detailed Marking Scheme of MHT CET 2019



MCQ questions on the basis of class

Marks per question

Total Marks

Duration in Minutes

Standard XI

Standard XII

Paper 1







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Best books for MHT CET 2019 Preparation

While the board prescribed text books are in all respects the base on which all MHT CET 2019 preparation must be started with, there are other books that are recommended by experts for reference. Some concepts may require a bit more understanding and clarity, while some may need clarification. Some of the books suggested by experts to crack MHT CET 2019 are listed below.

Name of book



MH-CET Engineering Solved Papers 2015-2004 with 5 Complete Mock Tests

Various Experts

Arihant Publications

Chemistry for MHT CET (MCQ)

Mayur Mehta and Chitra Joshi

Marvel Publication

Pradnya's Objective Mathematics

C. S. Patil

Nikita Publication, Latur

Marvel Physics for Medical & Engineering Entrance Exam

A. J. Bapat

Marvel Prakashan

Important Topics to crack MHT CET 2019

While it is important to study all the topics while preparing to crack MHT CET, some topics are recommended by experts while discussing how to prepare for MHT CET 2019. The reason these topics are given slightly more focus is that generally questions feature from these topics every year. However, this doesn’t signify that these topics are only to be studied as questions may come from any topic in the prescribed syllabus.

MHT CET Important Topics








Three Dimensional Geometry,


Probablity, Limits, Continuity and Differentiability,


Kinetic Theory of Gases and radiation;

Atoms, Molecules and Nuclei; Oscillations,

Rotational Motion, Electrostatics, Electromagnetic Induction, Magnetic Effects of Current, Semiconductors,

Wave Motion

Chemical Thermodynamics and Energetics,

Coordination Compounds,

p-Block elements,

d-Block and f-Block elements,

Alcohol Phenol Ether, Organic Compounds containing Nitrogen,

Solid State,

Chemical Kinetics,

Solutions and Colligative Properties

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For SEBC Category students,caste certificate is required or not

shubham gautam 24th Jan, 2020

Hey Sanjana,

To add to your notice on june 26, 2019, Maharashtra minister Vinod Tawde announced that caste validity certificate for the Socially and Economically Backward Class (SEBC) category is not mandatory for admissions to engineering and other professional courses.

You can also refer to CET official Website. A notice realted to this has been uploaded on the state Common Entrance Test (CET) cell.

Hope it helps!


I am working in gulf country and my daughter is now in 7th. I need to know if she is to be qualify for general quota and apply for MHT CET what is the minimum education to be taken in maharashtra. or if she shtudy till 12th in gu, can she appear for MH CET and get adimssion in general quota.

Harshita Gupta 15th Jan, 2020
Hey Avinash,

According to the eligibility criteria, the candidate should be of Indian nationality only. So, if your daughter is of Indian nationality, then she is eligible.
Taking about minimum qualification, the candidate must have passed HSC or equivalent qualification with Physics and mathematics as compulsory subjects and one of the subjects from chemistry/biology/biotechnology/vocational training.
The minimum score should be 50% agregate of all the subjects.
There is no such notification regarding the place of completion of 12th. They have stated that 10+2 should be from a recognised board but it hasn't been mentioned that it should be from India only.
Furthermore, the candidates who are children of NRI/OCI/POI or whose parents are indian workers in the gulf countries are exempted from giving the examination. This means that your daughter will not have to give the examination, but she will be given direct admission based on the scores in the qualifying examination (HSC or equivalent).
But, make sure you have all the necessary documents while you apply.
Incase you still have doubt, you can contact their helpline numbers.

For more details please check the link below:

Hope this helps!

I am an ISC student of West Bengal. Am I eligible to sit for MHT CET as I want to apply to Mumbai Veterinary College?

Mayank Sinha 14th Jan, 2020
Hello there,

Yes, you can definitely fill the mhtcet examination form and give the examination.
There is no such restrictions for students of other states to sit in the examination.
So prepare well and give your best shot .
Hope you find this helpful.

Sir, how to know that our application is accepted as there is no conformation message as done for other exams, so how to know that application is accepted?

Sonali Sahu Student Expert 12th Jan, 2020


The board sends the confirmation mail to the given mailaddress or message to the registered number. If you haven't received it then look for helpdesk of the board and ask them to send you a confirmation mail that you have registered for the entrance.

They are the only person who can help you to get the details or process to solve the problem. They will let you know what was the problem for which it was not sent or if there is no problem then they will send you one.

Hope it helps!


Hi, I am from another state and son of a Central Govt employee who is posted in Maharatra since 2016. I have completed my 12 th schooling from Maharastra only. Will I get MHT CET Govt quota.

Anto Melvin 10th Jan, 2020

Sincere aspirant you are eligible to appear for MHT-CET. Any Indian citizen can appear for MHT-CET and can claim goverment Quota.And also there is no problem for you to appear for the exam.

But do check and assure you fulfill all the other eligibility.

1.Those who are indian nationals .

2.Those who have passed HSC/12th standar examination or its equivalent.

3.There is no age limit.

4.Unreserved candidates must have minimum marks of 50% in Physics, Chemistry and Biology for MBBS and BDS.

5.Check out forthe different Candidature types in MHT-CET 2020

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