MHT CET 2023: Exam Date (OUT), Application Form, Syllabus, Exam Pattern, Question Paper

Maharashtra Common Entrance Test 2023 ( MHT CET )

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Exam On: 9 May '23 - 13 May '23

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Updated on Jan 22, 2023 12:11 IST

MHT CET 2023: The Maharashtra State Common Entrance Test Cell has announced the MHT CET exam date 2023. As per the schedule, MHT CET 2023 exam date PCM is from May 9 to 13 while MHT CET 2023 PCB exam will be conducted from May 15 to 20

MHT CET 2023 syllabus and exam pattern have also been released. MHT CET application form 2023 is likely to be released anytime soon in January. The Maharashtra CET Cell will announce the MHT CET 2023 exam date and schedule of registration on the website

MHT CET 2023 exam will have three papers, Paper 1 on Mathematics, Paper 2 on Physics and Chemistry combined, and Paper 3 on Biology. Candidates applying for Engineering courses (PCM Group) have to appear in Papers 1 and 2 while those applying for Pharmacy courses (PCB Group) have to appear in Papers 2 and 3. Candidates are advised to check MHT CET 2023 eligibility criteria before applying for the exam.

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What is MHT CET Exam?

Maharashtra Common Entrance Test (MHT CET), is a state-level entrance test used to select applicants for admission to engineering and pharmacy programs at various colleges throughout Maharashtra. The exam is conducted every year by the Maharashtra State Common Entrance Test Cell.

There are 3 question papers in the MHT CET 2023 examination. Paper 1 is Mathematics; Paper 2 is Physics and Chemistry combined, and Paper 3 is Biology. Candidates willing to join the Engineering course should appear for Papers 1 and 2. Aspirants of Pharmacy courses should appear for Papers 2 and 3.

"The Maharashtra State Government has drafted new rules for admission to BTech and other professional degree courses from the academic session 2023-24. As per the report, beginning in 2023, class 12 marks will also be considered for admission to BTech and other courses along with MHT CET scores. The weightage of class 12 and CET marks will be equal."

Also Read: BTech admission from 2023 on the basis of class 12 and CET marks

MHT CET 2023 Dates

Take a look at the table below for the complete schedule of MHT CET 2023 exam

DatesUpcoming Exam Dates

Jan '23

MHT CET 2023 Application Form


9 May '23 -

13 May '23

MHT CET 2023 PCM Exam

15 May '23 -

20 May '23

MHT CET 2023 PCB Exam

MHT CET 2023 Highlights

The highlights of the MHT CET 2023 are given in the table below.

Exam Particulars

Exam Details

Exam Name

Maharashtra Common Entrance Test or MHT CET

Conducting Body

Maharashtra State Common Entrance Test Cell

Exam Level

State-Level Undergraduate Examination

Exam Frequency

Once a year

Mode of Exam

Online as Computer Based Test (CBT)

Courses offered through the Entrance Exam

BE/BTech, B. Pharma, D. Pharma

Question Paper

  • Paper 1 (Mathematics)
  • Paper 2 (Physics and Chemistry)
  • Paper 3 (Biology)

Exam Duration

  • Paper 1 (90 minutes)
  • Paper 2 (90 minutes)
  • Paper 3 (90 minutes)

Total Marks

  • Paper 1 (100 marks)
  • Paper 2 (100 marks)
  • Paper 3 (100 marks)

Total Questions and Marks

  • Paper 1 (Mathematics - 50 Questions)
  • Paper 2 (Physics - 50 Questions + Chemistry - 50 Questions)
  • Paper 3 (Biology - 50 Questions)

Marking Scheme

  • 1 Mark for each correct response in Physics, Chemistry and Biology
  • 2 Mark for each correct response in Mathematics
  • No negative marking

Language/Medium of Exam

English, Hindi, Marathi, Urdu

Colleges Accepting Exam Score

Around 400 Institutes

Official Website

Contact Details

Email ID:

MHT CET Helpline: 022-2264 1150 | 2264 1151 | 2262 0601 | 2269 0602

MHT CET 2023 Dates

The Maharashtra CET Cell has announced MHT CET 2023 exam dates. The dates of the application form submission, admit card availability, and examination is given below.


Exam Dates

Application form starts

January 2023

Application form Last date

February 2023

Admit card Availability

April 2023

MHT CET 2023 Exam date

PCM Group: May 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13 

PCB Group: May 15, 16, 17, 18, 19 and 20

MHT CET 2023 Eligibility Criteria

According to the MHT CET eligibility requirements, candidates must have passed the 12th grade or an exam of a comparable level for both Engineering and Pharmacy courses. Candidates who will be taking their Class 12 board exams in 2023 are also eligible to apply. There is no upper age limit to apply for MHT CET 2023. 

Courses Subjects in Class 12 Percentage of Marks

Candidates must have passed or appearing in 2023 in HSC or its equivalent examination with compulsory subjects of Physics and Mathematics along with Chemistry/Biotechnology/Biology/Computer Science/ IT/Agriculture/Engineering Graphics/Business Studies/ Technical Vocational subject or Passed Diploma in Engineering and Technology

Candidates must have obtained at least 45% marks(40% marks for SC/ST/OBC)

Candidates must have passed or appearing in 2023 HSC or its equivalent examination with Physics and Chemistry along with either Mathematics/ Biology

Candidates must have obtained at least 45% marks(40% marks for SC/ST/OBC)

Candidates must have passed or appearing in HSC in 2023 or its equivalent examination with Physics and Chemistry along with either Mathematics/ Biology or Passed Diploma Course in Pharmacy from affiliated institutes

Candidates must have obtained at least 50% marks(45% marks for SC/ST/OBC)

MHT CET 2023 Application Form

The application form for MHT CET 2023 has to be filled online. The filling of the MHT CET 2023 application includes registration, filling out the application form, uploading the necessary documents, and payment of the application fee. Let us understand the admission process step by step.

Step 1: Registration

The candidate must visit the official website to submit the application form. The first step is registration. Registration has to be done by entering a few personal details, a valid email address, and a phone number. The candidate will receive the application form login credentials at the registered email address.

Step 2: Filling Application Form

  • The candidate should fill their name in the application form exactly as it is mentioned in Class 10 and Class 12 mark sheets.
  • The candidate must fill in the required personal details and education details in the application form.
  • Candidates should carefully mention PCM or PCB or both while filling out the application form.
  • The question paper will be available in English/Hindi/Marathi/Urdu. The candidate should mention the language in which they want to take up the examination while filling out the application form.

Step 3: Uploading Documents

  • The candidate should upload his/her photograph and signature in the proper format and size.
  • If the candidate has applied for the reserved seat, then the candidate must upload the caste certificate.
  • Proof of identity, mark sheets and other documents should be uploaded in the correct format and size.

Step 4: Application Fee Payment

The application fee can be paid either online or offline. The application form will be automatically submitted after the successful payment of application fees. Candidates will need to download the pdf of the filled application form and keep it safe as it will be required at the time of the admission process.

MHT CET 2023 Image Specification





15 KB to 50 KB



15 KB to 50 KB


ID Proof and other Certificates

15 to 256 KB


MHT CET 2023 Application Fees

Type of Candidates Fees
For General category candidates from Maharashtra, Outside Maharashtra, J & K Migrant candidates INR 800
For Candidates of Backward Class (SC/ST/OBC/SBC)and Persons with Disability (PwD) belonging to Maharashtra State INR 600

MHT CET Application Form Correction 2023

The Maharashtra State CET Cell will provide the facility to make corrections in the filled application form after the completion of the application process.  To edit the submitted application form, the candidate needs to login into their account using the Application Number and password. In case, the candidate has forgotten the password, they should click on the link that says “I cannot access my account”. After logging in successfully, the candidates will find three new links under the important link Menu.

  1. Change Subject Group
  2. Add Subject Group
  3. Edit My Application Form

Change Subject Group: Under the change subject group, the subjects can be changed from PCM to PCB or PCB to PCM.

Add Subject Group: Candidates can also add the subject group PCM or PCB if they missed adding it while filling out the application form. The candidate must pay the application fee along with the late fee for the new subject group added.

Edit My Application Form: Using this link, the candidate can change the name, date of birth, photo, and signature.

MHT CET 2023 Syllabus

MHT CET 2023 questions is based on the syllabus of the State Council Of Educational Research And Training, Maharashtra. In the MHT CET question paper, roughly 20% weightage is given for the Class 11 curriculum and 80% weightage is given for the Class 12 curriculum. The syllabus of Class 11 and Class 12 as released by the Maharashtra CET cell is given below.

  • Full syllabus of Class 12 Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Mathematics.
  • Topics from the Class 11 syllabus are as follows.




Electrostatics, Laws of Motion, Motion in a plane, Gravitation, Semiconductors, Thermal properties of matter, Sound, Optics


Some Basic concepts of chemistry, Chemical Bonding, Redox reactions, Elements of groups 1 and 2, Adsorption and colloids (Surface Chemistry), Structure of atom, States of Matter (Gaseous and Liquids), , Hydrocarbons, Basic principles of organic chemistry


Permutations and Combinations, Straight Line, Circle, Measures of Dispersion, Trigonometry II, Complex Numbers, Functions, Limits, Continuity, Probability


Human Nutrition, Excretion and Osmoregulation, Respiration and Energy Transfer, Biomolecules

MHT CET 2023 Exam Pattern

The Maharashtra CET Cell has released the MHT CET exam pattern 2023. Candidates can check the complete details related to MHT CET 2023 Exam Pattern in the table below.



Mode of Examination

Computer Based Examination

Exam Duration

PCM - 180 minutes

PCB - 180 minutes

Type of Questions


Total Number of Questions

PCM - 150 Questions

PCB - 200 Questions

Total Marks

PCM - 200 Marks

PCB - 200 Marks

The marking scheme of the MHT CET should be known by the candidates because it will help them know about the types of questions, weightage given to Class 11 and Class 12 syllabi, marks per question, and duration of each examination. The table below contains the MHT CET Marking Scheme for each paper.



Number of MCQs

Marks Per Question

Total Marks

Duration of Examination (In minutes)

Class 11

Class 12

Paper 1







Paper 2











Paper 3







MHT CET 2023 Preparation Tips

The MHT CET is one of the most important exams for admission to undergraduate engineering programs, and its level of difficulty is equal to the JEE Main. To pass the exam, candidates should thoroughly prepare for it. Aspirants must have a thorough understanding of the MHT CET exam pattern and syllabus before beginning their preparation. Candidates should learn from the Class 11 and Class 12 Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Biology syllabi of the Maharashtra State Board. MHT CET 2023 aspirants can start preparing for the examination by downloading and solving past years’ MHT CET question papers to get familiar with the format, syllabus, and types of questions asked.

MHT CET 2023 Mock Test

To help the MHT CET aspirants become used to the Computer Based Test, the Maharashtra State Common Entrance Test Cell will make the MHT CET 2023 mock test papers available online on the official website. By taking up the mock tests, the candidates will learn a lot about their level of preparation, the complexity of the exam, the types of questions that will be asked, and much more. The mock tests will follow the same format as the actual examination and will cover the entire MHT CET syllabus. It is strongly recommended that the candidates solve mock test question papers regularly.

MHT CET 2023 Admit Card

Admit card will be issued to all candidates who register for the exam within the last date. MHT CET admit card 2023 will be available on the official website. MHT CET Admit cards can be downloaded by entering the application number and password. The applicants are advised to review the details on their admit card after they have downloaded it. The admit card will include information regarding the MHT CET 2023 exam's date and time, place of examination, and paper for which the candidate is appearing, as well as the candidate's basic information (name, photograph, and signature). If the admit card has any errors, candidates must contact the concerned authority.

MHT CET 2023 Exam Centres

The exam will be conducted in around 100 cities across the state and in a few cities outside Maharashtra. The exact details about the MHT CET exam centre of the candidate will be mentioned in the admit card. Candidates will be allotted an exam centre based on the choices of exam city filled by the candidate at the time of filling the application form. The exam city once allotted can not be changed. It is thus advised that candidates fill the exam city preference in the application form carefully. 

  • MHT CET 2023 will be conducted online in almost all the districts of Maharashtra
  • Outside Maharashtra, the Capital Districts of the selected states like Delhi-NCR, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Karnataka,  Jharkhand, Telangana, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, and Uttar Pradesh could be the centres for examination
  • The test centre will be allotted to candidates based on the preference filled in the application form
  • The exam centre once allotted will not be changed under any circumstances

MHT CET 2023 Exam Day Guidelines

The details about exam day guidelines will be mentioned in MHT CET admit card of the candidates. Provided here are some of the general instructions which every candidate needs to follow on the exam day. As the exam will be conducted amid the COVID-19 situation, candidates need to follow the following precautions at the exam center:

  • Maintain social distancing in and around the exam centre
  • Avoid public gatherings in and outside the exam centre
  • Report to the exam centre as per the time allotted in admit card
  • Wear a face mask and hand gloves
  • Carry a bottle of hand sanitizer 

Candidates can also check below the list of items that are allowed and prohibited in the exam centre. Any items which are prohibited must not be carried inside the exam centre as it could lead to debarment from the exam.

Items to Carry Items Prohibited 

Carry one ballpoint pen along with you for rough work on a sheet at the exam hall.

Anyone ID proof among the following listed below

  • Driving license
  • Student Identity Card
  • Aadhaar card
  • PAN card
  • Passport
  • Voter ID
  • Mobile Phones
  • calculators
  • watch
  • alarm clocks
  • digital watches with built-in calculators/memory
  • scanner devices,
  • Bluetooth-enabled devices

MHT CET 2023 Question Paper

After the test, candidates can get the MHT CET 2023 question paper online from the official website. Candidates who want to download the 2023 exam papers from the official website must enter information such as their application number and password. Candidates studying for the MHT CET 2023 can download previous years' question papers with solutions from numerous educational websites to get a better understanding of the examination pattern.

MHT CET 2023 Answer Key

The answer key will be available for download on the official website. Candidates can enter their login credentials and get access to the answer key. The candidates will get a chance to challenge the answer key released by the CET cell if they are not satisfied with the answer provided. The CET cell will review the challenge raised by the students and if they find the answer given by the student is correct, they will update the answer key. Before the exam results are released, candidates can refer to the MHT CET answer key 2023 to calculate their scores. After the final answer key is published on the official page, the MHT CET 2023 result will be announced.

MHT CET 2023 Result

Candidates who took the MHT CET 2023 can check their results online at, the official website. To view the MHT CET 2023 results, candidates must log in using their application number and password. Candidates must follow these steps to check for the result.

  • Visit the MHT CET official website.
  • Select the link that says "MHT CET 2023 Result".
  • Click "Submit" after entering your login information.
  • The MHT CET 2023 results will be shown on the screen.
  • Download, and print the result for future reference

MHT CET Counselling

The MHT CET 2023 counselling will be conducted in three rounds. Candidates whose names are on the final MHT CET 2023 merit list will be eligible for BTech/BE, B.Pharm and D.Pharm admission in the participating institutes. All the information regarding MHT CET 2023 counselling will be made available on the official website. For candidates from J&K and Ladakh, the CET Cell will provide separate counselling sessions.

Colleges accepting MHT CET Score  

MHT CET scores are accepted by more than 400 participating institutes of the exam. Candidates can choose their preferred institute for admission during the MHT CET counselling registration process. Take a look at some of the colleges accepting MHT CET scores 2023.


Q. What is the MHT CET 2023 exam date?

A. The schedule of MHT CET exam 2023 has been released. MHT CET 2023 PCM exam will be held from May 9 to 13 and PCBB exam will be conducted from May 15 to 20.

Q. When will MHT CET 2023 application form release?

A. MHT CET application form 2023 is likely to be released in January. Application forms will be available online on the website

Q. How can I apply for MHT CET 2023 exam?

A. To apply for MHT CET 20223 candidates will need to register online from the website and fill the application form.

Q. What is MHT CET 2023 application fees?

A. The application fees of MHT CET for unreserved category candidates is INR 800 while for reserved categroy candidates, the application fees is INR 600.

Q. Can a non-Maharashtra candidate apply for MHT CET?

A. Yes, candidates from outside Maharashtra can apply for MHT CET. As per the admission policy, candidates not having Maharashtra domicile will be eligible for admission under All India Quota seats.  

Q. Can an NRI student apply for MHT CET 2023?

A. NRI students can apply for non-CAP seats of MHT CET 2023. 

Q. I am an NRI candidate seeking admission to engineering courses. Should I appear for MHT CET?

A. NRI candidates can apply for admission under Non-CAP seats without having to appear for MHT CET.

Q. I am a diploma holder in Electrical Engineering Candidates. Should I appear for MHT CET for admissions to First Year Engineering?

A. Diploma holders can apply directly for admission to second-year BTech under a lateral entry scheme.

Q. How do I get a login credential for logging in?

A. During the process of online registration, candidates will generate their passwords. After submission of the MHT CET 2023 application 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.

Q. Can a diploma holder apply for MHT CET to get admission into the first year of engineering courses?

A. Yes, diploma holders can apply for admission to first-year BTech through the MHT CET exam but they can apply for admission directly to the second year under the lateral entry scheme.

Q. In how many languages does the MHT CET exam is conducted?

A. 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 the preferred language section while filling up the form.

Q. What is the duration of the MHT CET exam?

A. The total duration of MHT CET is 180 minutes, the exam is held in two parts consisting of paper 1 and paper 2. Each paper is of 90 minutes duration.

MHT CET 2023 Contact Information

State Common Entrance Test Cell, Maharashtra State, Mumbai

8th Floor, New Excelsior Building,

A K Nayak Marg, Fort,


Phone: 022-22016159/53/34/19/28


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Deeksha Dixit

Contributor-Level 10

2 weeks ago

No, you cannot get admission to the College of Engineering and Technology, Bikaner, on the basis of the previous year's MH-CET score. This college is in Bikaner, Rajasthan, and admits students to the B.Tech course on the basis of the Rajasthan Engineering Admission Process (REAP). The MH-CET is a...No, you cannot get admission to the College of Engineering and Technology, Bikaner, on the basis of the previous year's MH-CET score. This college is in Bikaner, Rajasthan, and admits students to the B.Tech course on the basis of the Rajasthan Engineering Admission Process (REAP). The MH-CET is a state exam for Maharashtra state, and it won't be accepted in Rajasthan colleges. Therefore, if you want to get admission to COET, Bikaner, you have to appear in the REAP 2023. In addition, previous year's MH-CET results will not be accepted in Maharashtra colleges. You must take the entrance exam in the same year in which you wish to be admitted. You can learn in detail about REAP 2023 at this link:


I got 83.96 percentiles in MH-CET. I am a Domicile of Gujrat. Which college can I get?


Satish Reddy

Beginner-Level 5

a month ago

Anyone who is an Indian citizen and has completed education from a recognised board in India can appear for MHT CET.


Does the 50:50 rule applies on 2022 -23 batch?

Soumik Chatterjee

Beginner-Level 5

2 months ago

Yes, I think that 50:50 is still applicable for the 2022-23 batch.

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