MHT CET 2021 - Dates (Soon), Registration, Syllabus, Exam Pattern, Sample Papers and Cutoff
MHT CET 2021 - State Common Entrance Test Cell, Maharashtra will conduct MHT CET 2021 soon. The official MHT CET syllabus 2021 has been released. The application form of MHT CET 2021 will be available only in online mode. Before filling out the application form, the candidates are advised to check the eligibility criteria of MHT CET 2021. Registered candidates will be able to download the MHT CET 2021 admit card. MHT CET for B.Tech admissions into the participating institutes will be conducted online as a computer based test. Qualified candidates will be able to proceed to the counselling process where allotment will be done on the basis of MHT CET scores. JEE Main qualified candidates will also be eligible for All India seats. Read the full article to know more about important dates, registration steps, eligibility, counselling procedure and more of MHT CET 2021.
Overview of MHT CET 2021
Name of Exam
Maharashtra Common Entrance Test
Also Known As
State Common Entrance Test Cell, Maharashtra
Level of Examination
Mode of Application
Mode of Exam
Computer Based Mode
Number of Exam Centres
Number of Applicants (2020)
Number of Seats Available
Number of Participating Institutes (as per 2019)
Candidates are advised to check the important dates of MHT CET 2021 to know when the various events related to the entrance examination and admission process will be conducted. By referring to the important dates, the candidates will have less chances of missing out on events. Since the dates have not been announced for the current academic year, the candidates can check the MHT CET dates given below.
Important Dates of MHT CET 2021
Release of application form
To be notified
Final date to submit the application form
To be notified
Last date to submit the application form (with late fee of Rs. 500)
To be notified
Availability of mock test
To be notified
Release of MHT CET 2021 admit card
To be notified
MHT CET 2021
To be notified
Announcement of result
To be notified
To be notified
Candidates are advised to check the eligibility criteria of MHT CET 2021 after it is officially released by the authorities. The eligibility criteria will consist of the requirements that the candidates will have to meet to be eligible to participate in the entrance examination and admission process. In case the candidates do not meet the eligibility criteria, then they will be disqualified from the admissions procedure.
MHT CET 2021 Eligibility Criteria
Candidates should be of Indian nationality
There is not age limit for MHT CET 2021
The authorities will be releasing the application form of MHT CET 2021 in online mode only. Candidates will be able to access the form only in online mode. It is essential for the candidates to submit the application form within the prescribed dates otherwise they will not be registered for the entrance examination.
Which documents will be required for MHT CET 2021 application form?
The candidates will be required to keep the following documents ready before filling out the application form to make the process smoother:
Photograph - 15KB to 50KB in jpg format. Name of the file should be ‘photo.jpg’
Signature - 5KB to 20KB in jpg format. Should be on a white paper in black ink. Name of the file should be ‘sign.jpg’.
Identity Proof - 15KB to 256KB in PDF
How to fill MHT CET application form 2021?
Step 1 - Registration: Firstly the candidates will have to go to the official website and register using their email address, mobile number, name, father’s name, date of birth and gender. A password also has to be generated by the candidates for future use.
Step 2 - Filling of Application Form: Personal, academic and contact details have to be filled out by the candidates in the application form. They will also have to select the preferred exam city and medium.
Step 3 - Uploading of Documents: Photograph, signature and identity proof has to be scanned and uploaded by the candidates as per the specifications given by the authorities.
Step 4 - Fee Payment: Candidates will have to pay the required application fee through online mode (credit/debit card (RuPay/Visa/MasterCard/Maestro), IMPS, Netbanking, Cash cards/mobile wallets).
Step 5 - Submission of Form: Finally, the application form has to be submitted and a print out has to be taken for future reference.
Application Fees (Rs)
General Category candidates from Maharashtra, Outside Maharashtra and J&K Migrant
800 + (Service Charges)
SC, ST, VJ/DT- NT(A), NT(B), NT(C), NT(D), OBC, SBC and Persons with Disability Candidates belonging to Maharashtra
600 + (Service Charges)
MHT CET 2021 Application Form Correction
In case the candidates make any mistakes in their application form, they will have to fill out a new one as the authorities do not give a facility to correct the submitted forms. The old application form has to be cancelled and a new one has to be filled out and submitted. It has to be noted that the previously paid fee will not be refunded or adjusted.
While filling out the application form, the candidates will have to select their preferred exam centre of MHT CET 2021. Since allotment of exam centres will be done as per preference and availability, the candidates are advised to select wisely. MHT CET 2021 will be conducted in around 166 exam centres across the state.
MHT CET 2021 Exam Districts
The authorities will release the official mock test of MHT CET 2021 in online mode. No login credentials will be required to access the mock test so it will be available for any interested individual. Since the mock test will replicate the entrance examination, the candidates are advised to practice solving it to be familiar with the pattern of questions. The mock test can also be used for time management since it will come to an end as soon as the designated time is over.
MHT CET Admit Card 2021
Registered candidates will be able to access the admit card of MHT CET 2021 in online mode. To download the admit card, the candidates will have to login using their MHT CET 2021 application number and password. The admit card has to be downloaded and kept safely since it will be required during the entrance examination. If the admit card is not presented at the examination centre, then the candidates will not be allowed to attempt the exam. Candidates will also be able to check the various details related to entrance examination venue address, date, timings and more through the admit card.
The authorities have released the official syllabus of MHT CET 2021 on the official website. Subjects and topics which the candidates have to study for the upcoming entrance examination are listed out in the syllabus. According to the authorities, the syllabus is 80% based on the 12th standard syllabus of Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics and 20% on 11th standard syllabus.
The authorities have announced MHT CET 2021 exam pattern on the official website. The exam pattern consist of the details such as duration of the examination, type of questions, marking scheme, total marks and more. Using the exam pattern, the candidates will be able to prepare well for the upcoming examination since they will already be familiar with how it will be conducted.
MHT CET 2021 Exam Pattern
Computer Based Test
180 minutes (90 minutes for each group)
Medium of Exam
Number of Questions
There is no negative marking
To practice for the upcoming entrance examination, the candidates can use the sample of MHT CET 2021. By using the sample papers, the candidates will be able to know the type of questions which might be included in the question paper. They will also be able to practically apply whatever they have studied and assess their preparation status. Practice tests will be released by the authorities, which can be used by the candidates to prepare for the examination.
MHT CET Answer Key 2021
After the examination concludes, the authorities will release the provisional answer key of MHT CET 2021. The correct responses to all of the questions of the entrance examination will be available in the answer key. The response sheet of the candidates will also be released. Candidates will be able to check the answers and compare it with their responses to calculate the probable secured scores. The provisional answer key will be open for objections for a short period of time. Certain fees have to be paid by the candidates to raise the objections. The final MHT CET 2021 answer key will be released after the objections are checked by the authorities.
Careers360 will release the rank predictor of MHT CET 2021 which the candidates can use to calculate their estimated ranks before the official result is announced. To use the rank predictor, the candidates will have to enter their registration number, expected marks, date of birth and more details. The ranks calculated by the predictor will be indicative in nature.
The State Common Entrance Test Cell, Maharashtra will declare the official result of MHT CET 2021 in online mode only. To access the result, the candidates will have to login using their MHT CET 2021 roll number. MHT CET 2021 result will consist of percentile scores secured by the candidate and their personal details. The result will be available for download in the form of a scorecard.
Since the examination will be conducted in multiple shifts, a normalization procedure will be incorporated to determine the scores and ranks of the candidates who have qualified in the exam. Scores of the candidates will be declared in the form of percentile scores ranging from 0 to 100.
After the official result is declared, the candidates will be able to use the college predictor of MHT CET 2021 to know which colleges they will probably be eligible for based on their scores. Candidates will have to enter their rank, score, category and preferred branches to use the college predictor. The list of colleges with the chance of admissions will be displayed on the screen.
The authorities will prepare the merit list of MHT CET 2021 on the basis of the result. The provisional merit list will be released first which the candidates will have to check in online mode by entering their application ID and date of birth. Objections against the provisional merit list will be accepted by the authorities. The final merit list will be released after the objections will be checked.
Minimum marks or ranks that have to be secured by the candidates for higher chances of admission will constitute the cutoff of MHT CET 2021. The authorities will prepare the cutoff after checking various factors related to the entrance examination such as number of applicants, difficulty level of the exam, previous year cutoff trends and more.
MHT CET Cutoff 2019
MHT CET Counselling and Seat Allotment 2021
Qualified candidates will have to participate in the counselling and seat allotment of MHT CET 2021 which will be conducted as a Centralized Admission Process (CAP). Firstly, the candidates will have to register for the counselling session and fill out their choice of colleges and courses in the order of preference. There is no counselling fee for MHT CET 2021 candidates, however, JEE Main candidates will have to pay a certain fee. After registration, the candidates will have to go to the facilitation centres for document verification. Allotment of seats will be done on the basis of merit, preferences and availability of seats. The allotted candidates will have to confirm their seat by freezing it. They can also slide for a seat in the institute alloted but for a different course and float for upgrading to a higher choice of college and course in the next rounds.
Candidates will be able to apply for admissions into around 342 participating institutes of MHT CET 2021. Admissions will be done through the counselling of MHT CET 2021.
List of some MHT CET 2021 participating institutes
Previous Years’ MHT CET Registration Statistics
MHT CET 2020
MHT CET 2019
MHT CET 2018
Total Number of Registered Candidates
Number of Registered Female Candidates
171445 (41.48 %)
Number of Registered Male Candidates
241826 (58.51 )
Number of Transgender Candidates
13 (0.01 )
State Common Entrance Test Cell, Maharashtra
8th Floor, New Excelsior Building,
A. K. Nayak Marg, Fort, Mumbai- 400 001.
Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - MHT CET 2021 - Dates (Soon), Registration, Syllabus, Exam Pattern, Sample Papers and Cutoff
Question: What is the date for MHT CET 2021 exam?
The authorities are yet to announce MHT CET exam dates 2021.
Question: What does MHT CET stand for?
MHT CET stands for Maharashtra Common Entrance Test conducted for B.Tech admissions.
Question: Can we get the application form of MHT CET 2021 in offline mode?
No. The MHT CET application form is released online only and there is no other way you can avail it.
Question: How can I check know more details about candidature? If I am from another state but I was brought up in Maharashtra.
The Maharashtra candidature actually has types but on a broader basis, if you have studied your HSC or equivalent from Maharashtra and have the domicile of the state, you are eligible; if your parents are domiciled in the state, then you are eligible, if your parents are in central Govt service and posted in Maharshtra then you can apply under Maharashtra candidature. The other clauses are for students from the state itself. If you dont have the domicile then you will fall under the All India category.
Question: How do I get login credential for logging in?
During the process of online registration, you will generate your own password. After submission of MHT CET registration form, the system will automatically generate the Application Number. Aspirants are advised to keep the application no. and password confidential till the end of the process. A password is very important for participating in the Online Process. Sharing of the password can result in its misuse by somebody else, leading to even exclusion of the genuine candidate from the online process.
Question: If I forget the password that I have created during the process of MHT CET registration, how can I retrieve it?
To retrieve the forgotten password, the system facilitates the following process:
- Click on Forgot Password.
- Enter details: MHTCET Application No., Date of Birth and Mother's First Name as filled at the time of registration.
The above data submitted by the candidate will be validated with the registered candidate's database. If the above entries match, only then the system will allow creating a new password.
Question: Can an NRI student apply for MHT CET 2021?
No, only Indian students are eligible to apply for MHT CET exam.
Question: Can a diploma holder apply for MHT CET to get admission into the first year of engineering courses?
No, they are eligible for lateral entry, they don't have to appear for MHT CET examination
Question: In how many languages does MHT CET exam held?
MHT CET exam is held in ENGLISH, URDU, MARATHI. However paper in URDU and MARATHI will only be available to those who opt for it in preferred language section while filling up the form.
Question: What is the duration of MHT CET exam?
The total duration of MHT CET is 180 min, the exam is held in two parts consisting of paper 1 and paper 2. Each paper is 90 min long.
Question: Is there any negative marking in MHT CET exam?
NO, There are no negative marks in the exam.
Question: Can candidates from other state appear for MHT CET 2021?
Yes, candidates from outside of Maharashtra can appear for MHT CET 2021, but for those students, NO government college or government-aided institute will be allotted and They can only go for Private institutes
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Questions related to MHT CET
Will we able to give the MH CET test from home.(online mode)
As the covid situation is uncontrollable in Maharashtra and in this time it is impossible to conduct the offline the exam but still I don't think mhtcet will be conducted online because it is a very important exam for the engineering institutes in Maharashtra. It will be postponed.
when will the registration start for mhtcet
MHTCET related dates are not released yet and they are to be released soon.once released you can check on the website.for more information refer to: https://engineering.careers360.com/articles/mht-cet
hope this helps,
when will release btech application form
Unfortunately, the dates for MHTCET 2021 are not announced yet by the officials due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Due to the second wave of the corona virus, there is a delay in the release of the application form. MHT CET 2021 tentatively will be conducted in the second week of April. Registrations for MHT CET 2021 will commence tentatively from the March 2021. As March has ended, it is expected to be released soon but there is no information from the officials yet. Keep an eye on the official website for the latest information. The application form of MHT CET 2021 will be available only in online mode.
when mhctec exam form will relaease for batch 2022
Unfortunately the dates are not yet announced by the officials due to the ongoing pandemic. Maybe due to the second wave of the corona virus there is a delay in the release of the application form. State Common Entrance Test Cell, Maharashtra will conduct MHT CET 2021 tentatively in the second week of April. Registrations for MHT CET 2021 will commence tentatively from the March 2021 as the March is coming to an end it is expected to be released soon but there is no information from the officials yet. Keep an eye on the official website for the latest information. The application form of MHT CET 2021 will be available only in online mode.
MHT CET 2021 APPLICATION FOEM STARTING DATE
MHT CET (or Maharashtra Common Entrance Test) is a common state level entrance exam conducted by the State Common Entrance Test Cell, Government of Maharashtra every year for admission into undergraduate engineering, pharmacy and agriculture courses. MHT CET Application form is not released yet. MH CET 2021 Application Form is expected to be made available inonlinemode from 2nd week ofFebruary 2021 on the official website.
Hope this helps.. Good luck