mhtcet 2020 question pattern & marking scheme

MHT CET 2020 Exam: Application Form, Dates, Syllabus, Pattern, Results, Important chapters

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MHT CET (MH CET) or Maharashtra Common Entrance Test ( Online ) is conducted by the State Common Entrance Test Cell, Mumbai for admissions to first year Engineering and Technology programmes (BE/BTech) and Pharmacy programmes (B Pharma/ Pharm D) in the state. Till 2018, the exam used to be conducted by DTE, Maharashtra.

In 2013, the exam was scrapped and the admission to undergraduate engineering programmes (BE/BTech) was done on the basis of JEE Main. However, from 2016 onwards, the exam was started again after which the government assigned 50% weightage to Class 12 marks and 50% to CET scores, instead. From 2018, MHT CET was mandatory for admissions in the state.  

Mode of exam – Online

Student appear – 4 lakh+

Frequency – once in a year

No of college – 330+


Registration- Jan-Feb

Release of admit card- April end

Exam – May

Result- June

Changes Introduced in MHT CET 2020

  • Earlier MHT CET used to be based entirely on Class 12 syllabus of HSC Board of Maharashtra. Now, students will have to study Class 11 syllabus as well.
  • In MHT CET Syllabus 2020, 20% weightage is given to class 11th standard syllabus and 80% weightage is given to class 12th standard syllabus.
  • The level of difficulty of MHT CET 2020 will be raised and be almost equal to JEE Main in terms of Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and NEET for Biology.
  • The approximate number of questions based on the 11th standard will be 10 and 40 from class 12. The questions will be application-based.
  • In MHT CET 2020, questions will not be asked from the chapter on complex numbers of Class 11

MHT CET 2020 Eligibility

Before applying for MHT CET 2020, candidates must check the eligibility criteria set by the Directorate of Technical Education, Maharashtra. Only those candidates who will satisfy the eligibility criteria will be allowed to appear in MHT CET 2020. Below is the eligibility of MHT CET 2020:

  • The candidate should be a citizen of India.
  • There is no age limit to appear in MHT CET 2020.
  • Candidate must have passed HSC/class XII exam or its equivalent examination with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects with any one of the subjects – Chemistry/Biotechnology/Biology/Technical/Vocational subjects.
  • Candidates appearing in the qualifying examination (HSC/XII) in 2020 are considered eligible.
  • Candidates must have secured a minimum of 50% marks (for General Category) and at least 45% marks (for reserved category and Persons with Disability candidates) in aggregate of 5 subjects.
  • Female candidates are not eligible for mining engineering course.

The basic eligibility for MHT CET is that candidates must have passed class 12th from a recognized board or equivalent. The separate eligibility conditions for all the courses have been given below:

For Engineering Courses

  • Nationality of candidates should be an Indian.
  • Candidates must have passed class 12th exam or HSC examination with subjects namely, Physics, Chemistry, English and Mathematics/ Biotechnology/ Biology/Technical Vocational subject.
  • Minimum 50% aggregate marks (45% aggregate marks for reserved category candidates) must be obtained.
  • Passed Diploma in Engineering and Technology and obtained at least 50% marks (45% in case of reserved category)
  • Obtained qualifying marks in JEE Main Paper 1 (All India Candidature Candidates, Jammu and Kashmir Migrant Candidature Candidates)

For Pharmacy courses

  • Candidate should be an Indian National.
  • Applicant must have completed class 12th with English, Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics/ Biology /Biotechnology/ Technical Vocational subject. For candidates of general category, the minimum percentage criterion is 45% and for reserved category, it is 40%.
  • There is no age limit applicable to this course.


For BTECH courses there will be ONLINE exam of 3 HOUR consisting of MATHS , PHYSICS , CHEMISTRY with equal no of questions ( 50 questions each ) . There is no NEGATIVE marking

Total question – 150

Total marks – 200

Total time – 3 Hour

mhcet 2020



  • KTG + Radiation – 6/7 marks
  • Oscillation – 4 marks
  • Atoms and Nuclie- 4 marks
  • Rotation – 3 marks
  • Electrostats – 3 marks
  • Mag effect of current – 3 marks
  • EMI – 3 marks
  • Magnetism – 2 marks
  • Semiconductor- 3 marks
  • Current – 2 marks


  • Thermodynamics – 8 marks
  • P block – 4/5 marks
  • D f block- 4 marks
  • Coordination compounds – 5/6 marks
  • Alcohol and phenols- 4 marks
  • Amines – 4 marks
  • Solid state – 3 marks
  • Solution – 3 marks
  • Chemical kinetics – 2 marks
  • Polymer + Biomolecules- 4 marks
  • Chem in Everyday- 2 marks


  • Integration – 10 marks
  • Trigonometry – 8 marks
  • 3d + vector – 14 marks
  • Differentiations- 8 marks
  • Probability – 8 marks
  • MAT + DET – 4/6 marks
  • Differential Equations – 6 Marks
  • AOD – 6 marks
  • Limits Contunity and Derrivevlity- 8 marks
  • Stats + maths Reasoning – 4 marks

MHT CET Syllabus 2020

MHT CET Syllabus for Engineering, Pharmacy and Agriculture courses is the same. The chapter on Complex Numbers from Mathematics is no longer part of the MHT CET syllabus. The subject wise syllabus for CET 2020 is defined below:

Class XI Syllabus

  • Mathematics Syllabus: Trigonometric functions, Trigonometric functions of Compound Angles, Factorization Formulae, Straight Line, Circle and Conics, Sets, Relations and Functions, Probability, Sequences and series.
  • Physics Syllabus: Measurements, Scalars and Vectors, Force, Friction in solids and liquids, Refraction of Light, Ray optics, Magnetic effect of electric current, Magnetism.
  • Chemistry Syllabus: Some basic concepts of chemistry, States of matter: Gases and liquids, Redox reaction, Surface chemistry, Nature of chemical bond, Hydrogen, s-Block elements(Alkali and alkaline earth metals), Basic principles and techniques in organic chemistry, Alkanes.

Class XII Syllabus

  • Mathematics Syllabus: Mathematical Logic, Matrices, Trigonometric functions, Pair of straight lines, Circle, Conics, Vectors, Three dimensional geometry, Line, Plane, Linear programming problems, Continuity, Differentiation, Application of derivative, Integration, Applications of definite integral, Differential equation, Statistics, Probability distribution, Bernoulli trials and Binomial distribution
  • Physics Syllabus: Circular motion, Gravitation, Rotational motion, Oscillations, Elasticity, Surface tension, Wave motion, Stationary waves, Kinetic theory, Wave theory, Interference and diffraction, Electrostatics, Current electricity, Magnetic effects of electric current, Magnetism, Electromagnetic inductions, Electrons and photons, Atoms, Molecules and Nuclei, Semiconductors, Communication systems.

Chemistry Syllabus: Solid State, Solutions and colligative properties, Chemical Thermodynamics and energetic, Electrochemistry, Chemical Kinetics, General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements, p-Block Elements, d and f Block Elements, Coordination Compounds, Halogen derivatives of alkanes (and arenes), Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers, Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids, Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen, Biomolecules, Polymers, Chemistry in Everyday life.

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