MHT CET 2019 - Preparation Tips, Important Topics and Books
Saakshi Lama, 28 May 2019, #MAHA CET
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MHT CET 2019 – The State Common Entrance Test Cell has started the counselling registration MHT CET 2019. Candidates can register for the MHT CET counselling 2019 up to June 30. The exam authorities conduct MHT CET annually for admissions into the engineering institutes of the state. Registrations for the exam commenced on January 1, 2019. The examination, which was held in Computer Based Test (CBT) mode, consisted of two papers – Paper I (Mathematics) and Paper II (Physics and Chemistry). MHT CET 2019 was held on May 2 & 3 (PCM). Allotment of seats is done based on the performance of the candidates in the exam. As a state level examination with around 2 lakh applicants every year, MHT CET is considered a relatively tough exam to attempt and there is usually a huge buzz among aspirants on how to prepare for it. Therefore, Careers360 brings you “MHT CET 2019 - Preparation Tips, Important Topics and Books” to give a complete guide on how the preparation strategy is to be created along with topper and expert tips.
MHT CET 2019 result has been announced in online mode on June 4. Authorities will not send the result of MHT CET 2019 separately to any candidate through post or any other medium. Candidates can check their MHT CET result through candidate login portal by entering their application number, password and security key.
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In most scenarios, candidates who are just starting off their preparation for any major examination are full of questions. How is the preparation to be done? What should be tackled first? During these times, it is best for the candidates to get guided information which will help them set the layout for their future preparation process which will decide how their examination will turn out. Through these tips, the candidates will be able to know how to schedule, prepare and execute for their upcoming MHT CET examination. Read the full article to know more about the preparation tips, important topics and books of MHT CET 2019.

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Name of the Examination

Maharashtra Common Entrance Test

Commonly Known As


Conducting Authority

State Common Entrance Test Cell

Category of Examination


Level of Exam

State Level

Examination Mode

Online (Computer Based Test) Mode

Mode of Application


Important Dates of MHT CET 2019



Important Dates


Registration for MHT CET 2019

January 1 to March 23, 2019


Submission of Application Form with late fee of Rs. 500

March 31, 2019


Release of Admit Card

April 23, 2019


MHT CET 2019

May 2 & 3, 2019 (PCM)


Availability of Answer Key

May 15, 2019


Announcement of Result

June 4, 2019

MHT CET 2019 Counselling Dates

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EventsImportant Dates
Registration for admission to Maharashtra State/ All India/ J&K Migrant candidates & NRI/ OCI/ PIO/ CWIGC/ FN candidates for CAP seatsJune 24 to 30, 2019
Document verification, uploading and confirmation of Application Form (By Maharashtra State/All India candidates at designated Facilitation Centres (FC) along with the print of online filled & submitted application form & copy of uploaded documents.)June 25 to July 1, 2019
Publication of Provisional Merit List for all candidatesJuly 2, 2019
Submission of grievance (if any) for all candidates at FC

[During this period candidates will be able to submit documents (if any) for verification at FC]
July 3 to 4, 2019
Final Merit List declarationJuly 5, 2019
Display of Provisional Category Wise Seats for CAP Round 1Up to July 5, 2019
Submission and Confirmation of Options for CAP Round 1July 6 to 8, 2019
Provisional Allotment for CAP Round 1July 10, 2019
Reporting to Admission Reporting Centre (ARC) as per allotment in Round 1July 11 to 14, 2019
Reporting to the Allotted Institute and Confirmation of Admission by submitting required documents and payment of fee after CAP Round IJuly 12 to 15, 2019
Display of Vacant Seats for CAP Round 2July 16, 2019
Submission and Confirmation of Options for CAP Round 2July 17 to 18, 2019
Provisional Allotment of CAP Round 2July 20, 2019
Reporting to Admission Reporting Centre (ARC as per allotment in Round 2 (if allotted for the first time)July 21 to 22, 2019
Reporting to the Allotted Institute and Confirmation of Admission by submitting required documents and payment of fee after CAP Round IIJuly 22 to 23, 2019
Display of Vacant Seats for CAP Round 3July 24, 2019
Online Submission & Confirmation of Option Form of CAP Round 3 (through candidate’s Login by the Candidate)July 25 to 26, 2019
Display of Provisional Allotment of CAP Round 3July 28, 2019
Reporting to ARC as per Allotment of CAP Round 3, if the seat is allotted for first time in CAP Round 3July 29 to 31, 2019
Reporting to the Allotted Institute and Confirmation of Admission by submitting required documents and payment of fee after CAP Round IIIJuly 30 to August 1, 2019
For Jammu & Kashmir Migrant Candidature Candidates
Counselling Round at Sardar Patel College of Engineering (SPCE), Versova Road, Munshi Nagar, Andheri (West), Mumbai-400058July 24 to 26, 2019
Reporting to Allotted Institute and Confirmation of Admission by submitting required documents and fees according to final allotmentJuly 25, 2019
Commencement of academic session at all institutesAugust 1, 2019
Cutoff Date for all type of admissions for the Academic Year 2019-20August 14, 2019

MHT CET 2019 Exam Pattern





Mode of Exam

Online (Computer Based Test) Mode


Number of Papers

There are 2 papers in MHT CET

  • Paper I (Mathematics)

  • Paper II (Physics & Chemistry)


Duration of Exam

Each paper will be 1 hour 30 minutes long


Type of Questions

Objective i.e., Multiple Choice Questions


Number of Questions

  • Paper I (Mathematics) – 50 Questions

  • Paper II (Physics & Chemistry) – 50 + 50 = 100 Questions


Total Marks

200 Marks


Marking Scheme

  • Paper I – Each correct answer will be given 2 marks

  • Paper II – Each correct answer will be given 1 mark


Negative Marking

There is no negative marking

MHT CET 2019 Syllabus

The syllabus of MHT CET 2019 was based upon the 11th and 12th standard syllabus of Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education. In the syllabus, 20% weightage was given to 11th standard topics whereas the remaining 80% weightage was given to topics from 12th standard. Topics and chapters from Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics were included in the syllabus. It is very important for the candidates to check the MHT CET syllabus before so that their preparation strategy can be formed strongly.

Previous Year MHT CET Exam Analysis

According to students who appeared for the previous session of MHT CET, the level of difficulty was much less as compared to JEE Main exam. Most of the questions were from state board syllabus and directly from the textbooks. Among the three sections, the students found the Chemistry section lengthy. Many of the students found the Physics and Chemistry section easier as compared to Mathematics.

How to Prepare for MHT CET 2019

Listed below are some tips on how to prepare for MHT CET 2019:

  • Be Familiar with the Syllabus – It is very important for the candidates to be familiar with the official syllabus of MHT CET 2019. By knowing the syllabus, the candidates will be able to know which topics have to be studied and how the preparation schedule has to be created. It is also essential for the candidates to know the MHT CET exam pattern.

  • Create a Schedule – To break off the monotony and distribute an equal amount of time to each subject, the candidates are advised to create a study schedule. Different topics should be placed after each other so that the candidates do not feel bored of studying. While planning the schedule, the candidates should also make sure to leave some time for mock tests and sample papers along with breaks to refresh themselves.

  • Solve Mock Test and Sample Papers – One of the best ways to prepare for an exam or test is through mock tests and sample papers. The candidates can attempt mock tests and solve sample papers on a daily basis to practically apply whatever they have studied and to check their preparation progress. A mistake made during these tests can be checked and rectified by the candidates. Mock tests also help the candidates with their time management.

  • Prepare Notes – By keeping small notes, the candidates can check and revise anytime and anywhere. Especially, the concepts or terms which are hard for the candidates to remember can be written down in notes, so that the candidates constantly revise them.

  • Take Breaks and Stay Healthy – One of the most important things to remember while preparing for any examination is to stay healthy. If the candidate is not healthy, he/she will not be able to prepare well of the examination. The candidates need to make sure to take short breaks while studying and to sleep and eat well.

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MHT CET 2019 Preparation Tips by Toppers

One of the best ways to be motivated about the preparation process of any examination is to perhaps hear from those who have already experienced it. MHT CET toppers of the previous session have shared some of their valuable tips for preparation of MHT CET. Abhang Aditya Subhash who grabbed the top rank in MHT CET 2018 relied on practice mock tests to analyze his weaker areas and also studied the topics thoroughly. He also listened to his teachers and followed their guidance which proved to be very beneficial.

Ameya Dileep Zarkaar, secured the second rank in MHT CET 2019 emphasizes that learning the topics from the books and understanding the concepts is very important. Since most of the questions are supposed to be based on the syllabus of board exams, Ameya concentrated on studying well from the books.

MHT CET Preparation Tips by Experts

Listening to opinions from experts is a great way to start off the preparation process. These experts have much more in-depth knowledge and have dealt with the examination for many years. According to many experts and school teachers, the candidates should focus and start their preparation from 11th standard, since the state syllabus for this standard will also be covered in MHT CET. Nagesh Sawant, Mathematics teacher of Ghonse Academy agrees to this strategy. According to Mr, Sawant, it is wise to be organized from 11th standard and practice using online sample papers. Every answer gone wrong should be checked properly and improved. Some of the expert tips to prepare for MHT CET 2019 are given below:

  • Requisite equations should be understood and learned. Note them down as well for revision.

  • Short notes should be made for the formula and important points.

  • All of the subjects should be given equal time for learning and equal weightage. No subject should be neglected and do not keep studying just one subject.

  • Practice is important. At the end of each chapter, the candidates should test themselves. Once syllabus is completed, start with compete test papers, mock tests and previous year papers.

  • The candidates should try and time each test so that they get used to the actual exam scenario. They should adhere to the exam guidelines every time they write a mock test.

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

Best Books for MHT CET 2019 Preparation

Candidates are advised to refer to their state board books while preparing for MHT CET 2019. However, other books are often recommended by experts for greater clarity on some concepts and topics. The following list of books can be referred to along with the state board books for preparation of MHT CET 2019.

MHT CET 2019 Preparation Books

Name of the book



Marvel Physics for Medical & Engineering Entrance Exam

A. J. Bapat

Marvel Prakashan

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

Various Experts

Arihant Publications

Pradnya's Objective Mathematics

C. S. Patil

Nikita Publication, Latur

Chemistry for MHT CET (MCQ)

Mayur Mehta and Chitra Joshi

Marvel Publication

Important Topics for MHT CET 2019

The important topics that had to be studied for MHT CET 2019 are provided in the table below. However, this does not mean that other topics are to be dismissed while preparing. It is advised that the candidates study all of the topics mentioned in the official syllabus of MHT CET 2019.

MHT CET 2019 Important Topics



Important Topics



  • Integration,

  • Trigonometricthe

  • Functions,

  • Calculus,

  • Three Dimensional Geometry,

  • Differentiation,

  • Probability, Limits, Continuity and Differentiability,

  • Vectors



  • 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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