MHT CET 2018 Topper Interview– “Study Smart and Focus on HSC Books for Preparation” says Sagar Raskar
After a season of bated breath and excitement, DTE Maharashtra has finally released the result of MHT CET 2018. With over 257 students securing the top scores, a few elite have emerged as the toppers of MHT CET 2018. One such student is Sagar Raskar from Ahmednagar, who secured 190 marks in MHT CET 2018. Hailing from a small town, Sagar Raskar has grabbed one of the top ranks while scoring full 100 marks in Mathematics section. Owing his success to his preparation strategy which consisted of 7 to 8 hours of study and focus on HSC/Board examination books, Sagar Raskar speaks to Careers360 regarding why he wants to pursue engineering, who is his biggest inspiration and why he believes MHT CET preparation is not much different from the board examination.
Careers360: Congratulations for your outstanding performance in MHT CET! What was your reaction upon knowing your rank?
Sagar Raskar: I was happy on knowing my score in MHT CET.
Careers360: Tell us something about yourself. Which board have you studied under? Which school have you studied in?
Sagar Raskar: I studied in Residential College, Ahmednagar.
Careers360: What is your score in MHT CET? What is your all state rank and category rank?
Sagar Raskar: I have score 190 marks in MHT CET 2018. I have yet to know my rank since the ranks were not specified in the result.
Careers360: Did you also appear for JEE Main? What was your score and rank in JEE Main?
Sagar Raskar: Yes, i appeared for JEE Main too. My score was 125 and rank was around 52,000.
Careers360: Why do you want to study engineering? When did you decided to study engineering? Which branch would you be interested in? Which college do you wish to apply for?
Sagar Raskar: I decided to study engineering because i like it. The subject really interests me. I am interested to study Computer Science Engineering. I want to get admission into POET.
Careers360: When did you start your MHT CET preparation? Tell us something about your preparation strategy and daily routine for MHT CET?
Sagar Raskar: I started off my preparation from 11th standard. Everyday I studied for 7 to 8 hours. I referred to HSC books for my preparation.
Careers360: Was there a difference in the preparation strategy in the last months of MHT CET considering that the board exams also are during this period? How did you manage preparation for both?
Sagar Raskar: No, there was not much difference in the preparation strategy for MHT CET and board exams.
Careers360: Did you take coaching for MHT CET and if yes from where? What are the benefits of coaching according to you?
Sagar Raskar: Yes, i took coaching for MHT CET from Ahmednagar. Coaching definitely benefited me since my preparation was taken well care of and regular mock tests was conducted.
Careers360: Mock tests and sample papers – how extensively did you practice with the help of these? Do you think practicing from the previous year papers help and how?
Sagar Raskar: Mock test and previous year questions papers did provide me with a lot of help. Through these, I felt my preparation was getting better and I was more confident about doing well for the examination.
Careers360: Are there any special books that you feel have helped with your MHT CET preparation? Are the school text books adequate for preparing for MHT CET and Class XII?
Sagar Raskar: I feel books of board exams are the best for MHT CET. School text books are adequate for preparing MHT CET and Class XII.
Careers360: How was the MHT CET exam different from JEE Main? Did you give JEE Main in offline mode or online?
Sagar Raskar: MHT CET questions were based off from the books whereas JEE Main questions are application based. Overall, MHT CET was much easier than JEE Main. I attempted JEE Main in offline mode.
Careers360: Did you face any problem during the MHT CET examination? Which subject was the easiest and which was the toughest? What do you think is a tough thing to manage during the exam?
Sagar Raskar: There was no problem during the MHT CET examination. Mathematics was the easiest and Physics was the toughest.
Careers360: This year also three questions were found wrong and full marks awarded to all students. Did you attempt these questions? What is your opinion about this – should only students who have attempted the questions get the marks or all should?
Sagar Raskar: Yes, I had attempted all of those questions. It was right for all students to get the marks since the questions had created a lot of confusion.
Careers360: What do you think are the key factors behind your stupendous success in MHT CET?
Sagar Raskar: My college had prepared me well of the examination and i did work hard to score good results.
Careers360: How did you de-stress yourself during the preparation? What are your hobbies?
Sagar Raskar: I used to read books during my break time. Sometimes I used to go play with my friends but usually I read books.
Careers360: Who is your ideal or biggest inspiration in life?
Sagar Raskar: My biggest inspiration in life is Sundar Pichai.
Careers360: You know you are an inspiration to thousands of students across the country. Do you have any message for future aspirants on tackling the MHT CET exam?
Sagar Raskar: I would advise the students to not waste their time on other books and concentrate on HSC/Board books since they are the main factors which will help them in MHT CET.
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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.
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mgr CET 2021 application starting date
It seems that you want to ask for MHT CET 2021 Application form because there is no exam by the name MGR CET, if not then please mention the correct one.
So the MHT CET 2021 application was expected to be out in the first week of January 2021 but it is not released yet and is expected to be released by the end of this month. It will be released on the official website as given below by The Maharashtra State Common Entrance Test Cell :-
After the release of application form you can follow the complete application process as described below :-
- You have to fill the registration form very firstly by visiting to the above mentioned official website.
- To register, you will have to enter your basic details such as your name, father's name, mother's name, contact details and so on.
- Then after you will also be required to create a username (4 to 15 characters) and password (8 to 20 characters).
- Now the registered candidates will have to visit the MHT CET home page and required to login using their username and password created in the third step.
- Now coming to the last part, you are required to enter your preferences in the MHT CET application form 2021 for exam day like language of exam, exam centers, etc.
- Then you have to proceed for uploading of images in the prescribed format :-
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- Now you have to proceed for payment of application fee which is Rs. 800/- + Bank Charges for candidates from Maharashtra State belonging to general category, Outside Maharashtra State (OMS), J & K Migrant candidates and Rs.600/-+Bank charges for candidates of backward Categories [SC, ST, VJ/DTNT(A), NT(B), NT(C), NT(D), OBC, SBC, SEBC] and persons with disability; Candidates belonging to Maharashtra State only.
For complete details about MHT CET 2021 , check out the link given below :-
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My son will appear 10th CBSE from Kuwaitin 2021, I am planning for him to do his 11th & 12th from Maharashtra, will he be able to get admission through MHCET,is it is enough to have 11th and 12th from Maharashtra state to be eligible for MHCET.Appreciate your response. _
Candidates should have passed SSC and also Diploma in Engineering or HSC or Bachelor of Science Exam from a recognised institution in the state ofMaharashtra. Candidate should either be aDomicileofMaharashtraand/or should be born inMaharashtra to avail the reservation for the Maharashtra state students. So I think that if you make your child study 11th and 12th standard from Maharashtra, that will not be enough. For more info you can visit the following link:
Others state candidate (Reserve Category ) shall be eligible for admission in B.Tech in Maharashtra through MHT CET
Yes,candidates who do not belong to Maharastra state can also appear for the MHT CET. You can get admission into the engineering colleges in Maharashtra even if you are non-resident of Maharashtra. However, non-residents can just go for the private colleges under AIQ 15% quota. They cannot appear for the government and government aided colleges for the admission process through MHT CET.
My son is OCI holder and is currently studying in 8th standard (CBSE). He shifted to Thane,Maharshtra in class 3. Can he be eligible for MH CET in near future taking in to the current rules?
Yes, he will be eligible.
Candidates who pass the following examination from a recognised institution in the state of Maharashtra are eligible for MHT CET :
Diploma in Engineering
Bachelor of Science
The candidate whose domicile is Maharashtra and/ or is born in the state of Maharashtra are also eligible.
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