MHT CET 2024 Preparation: Check Strategy, Tips & Best Books

Maharashtra Common Entrance Test 2024 ( MHT CET )

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MHT CET 2024 Preparation: MHT CET is one of the biggest and most difficult engineering entrance exams in this country. To prepare for the exam, candidates need special preparation tips and tricks to get good marks in the examination. These preparation tips will not only help you prepare better for the MHT CET but also for other exams considered easier than it.

Maharashtra Common Entrance Test (MHT CET) is a state-level examination conducted for admission to the various undergraduate course offered by the colleges of Maharashtra. The government of Maharashtra through the State Common Entrance Test Cell organizes this exam for providing admission in various engineering, agriculture, pharmacy, technology & other courses.

Candidates are provided here with some very important preparation tips that will help candidates to score good marks in MHT CET 2024 exam. Besides these preparation tips, candidates are advised to solve previous year papers and mock tests to boost their preparation. MHT CET 2024 exam date has been announced. MHT CET exam date 2024 for Engineering is May 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 15, 16 & 17 while the MHT CET 2024 Pharmacy exam was held on April 22, 23, 24, 28, 29 & 30, 2024.

Q:   How many months are required to prepare for MHT CET exam?

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The time-period required to complete the MHT CET preparation varies. Every student has their own pace of study. Ideally, 3-month time is good enough for completing the MHT CET preparation. Students who have started preparing from class 11 or 12 can easily prepare for MHT CET in 6 months considering the topics of CET syllabus have already been studied in class 11 and 12.

MHT CET preparation is most effective with class 11 and 12 as almost 90-95 percent topics are similar in both exams. This way students can easily complete the entire MHT CET syllabus as well as syllabus of class 11 and 12. After the board exams, students get 2-3 month time where they can focus entirely on MHT CET.

Students who have started late for the MHT CET exam can make a 6-month plan where in the first three months they have to focus on revising the syllabus studied in class 11 and 12. In the next two months’ focus on solving questions of MHT CET and analyzing the mistakes being made, if any. The last one month should be focused on solving mock tests and MHT CET previous year question papers

 

Q:   How can I crack MHT CET 2024?

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Students can easily crack MHT CET exam if they make a study plan and follow a strategy. The first step to clear MHT CET 2024 is to understand the syllabus and exam pattern clearly. Check which topics are asked in the exam and what are the types of questions. Identify the MHT CET topics that are similar to class 11 and 12 and start studying them along with the school classes.

The second advice is to make a time table for your study. Ideally, 6-8 hours of study is sufficient for MHT CET. Students should choose a time which suits them best. They can study in night or morning or both. It is important that they give at least 3 hours daily specifically for MHT CET preparation.

Selecting the right study materials/books is also very important for MHT CET preparation. It is advised that students begin their preparation by studying the NCERT books thoroughly and then advance to additional books.

The most important advice in clearing the MHT CET is not to over-burden yourself with the preparation. Study regularly but also spare some time for your hobbies.

 

How to Prepare for MHT CET 2024

The difficulty level of the exam is almost equivalent to that of JEE Main. Candidates need a good preparation strategy to crack the exam. Before starting their preparation, aspirants must have detailed knowledge of the MHT CET 2024 exam pattern and syllabus. The exam pattern will help the candidates to have an overview of the question paper and types of questions whereas the knowledge of the syllabus will help candidates to study the right topics for the exam. To prepare well for MHT CET 2024, candidates should read the article below. A good exam strategy can help the candidates to score good marks to get into the colleges and streams of their choice. The following detailed tips can help the candidates to crack the MHT CET 2024.

Know the Syllabus & Exam Pattern: All aspirants must have a good understanding of the exam pattern and MHT CET 2024 syllabus before starting their preparation. Though the syllabus of the exam is based on classes 11 and 12, aspirants must know which topics to study from the syllabus of both classes. The exam pattern provides an overview of the question paper’s structure, the types of questions asked, and the marking scheme.

Prepare a Time Table: Based on the syllabus of the exam, candidates should prepare a study plan for MHT CET 2024. The study plan must contain the overall strategy for covering all the topics, regular revisions, and taking mock tests. Candidates should also allocate some time for physical activities daily.

Study Material: It is important to study from the right books or study material. Inappropriate books may lead to confusion among students. Thus, candidates must start their preparation with NCERT and the books referred by their mentors or previous year exam toppers. Other than the above-mentioned books, candidates can refer also to RD Sharma of Class 11 and 12 for Mathematics, Concepts of Physics by H C Sharma, and MHT CET Chemistry by Arihant Publishers.

Revision: Regular revision is an important aspect to prepare well for any exam. It is so, the revision helps the students to remember the concepts and formulas studied earlier. Moreover, the candidates must revise the complete syllabus once before the exam.

Sample Papers and Mock Tests: Candidates are advised to practice more and more sample papers and mock tests of MHT CET 2024. It will increase their speed and help them in managing their time well. These sample papers and mock tests are based on the actual pattern of the exam and it will also be helpful for candidates in analyzing their preparation levels.

Q:   Is one month sufficient for MHT CET preparation?

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One month is sufficient for MHT CET preparation if a student has started preparing along with class 12. Since most topics of MHT CET and class 12 are similar, students need to revise all the topics and solve previous year MHT CET question papers. Start solving MHT CET mock test papers at last 3-4 days before the exam to make yourself comfortable with the exam. As the syllabus of MHT CET is similar to class 12, studying all the topics and remembering them take a lot of effort. However, class 12 student can get a decent score in MHT CET if time after the board exam is devoted exclusively for the CET preparation. 

 

Q:   How to prepare for MHT CET from Class 11 and 12?

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Starting the MHT CET preparation from class 11 or 12 is the best time as MHT CET syllabus consists of topics from class 11 and 12 and students can easily cover all the topics along with school. Students can begin by checking the topics that is covered in both school and MHT CET and give special attention to them. For all three subjects, study NCERT and also take help from reference books. Understand the concepts thoroughly and solve numerical problems. To crack MHT CET along with class 12, students should devote at least 2-3 hours for CET beside class 12 studies. Regularly solve MHT CET mock test and solve previous year question papers to evaluate the performance.

 

Q:   How can I prepare for MHT CET 2024 without coaching?

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Taking help of coaching is not necessarily required for clearing the MHT CET exam. Many students score good marks in MHT CET by self-studying, without help from coaching. To crack MHT CET without coaching, students need to make a study plan considering the time they have before exam.

Students can take help of online tutorials and videos from previous year toppers who have cleared the exam without coaching to understand their strategy. One thing that is required when students are not taking coaching is regular study.

Make a daily time table of study and devote at least 5-6 hours for MHT CET preparation. Students who are in class 11 or 12 can give 3-4 hours specifically for CET beside school studies. Students who have passed class 12 should also study at least 6 hours daily.

 

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Best Books for MHT CET 2024 Preparation

Candidates can refer to the table below for checking some of the best MHT CET 2024 books for preparation of the exams. Besides the below-listed books, candidates are also advised to follow NCERT and their school notes.

MHT CET 2024 Best Books 

Name of Books

Author

Publication

Marvel Physics for Medical & Engineering Entrance Exam

A. J. Bapat

Marvel Prakashan

MH-CET Engineering Solved Papers 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

Q:   Is it enough to learn from NCERT textbook to clear MHT CET 2024.

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NCERT books are one of the best companion in the path of clearing MHT CET exam. Many students who secured top ranks in previous years in MHT CETs as well as other exams like JEE had pointed that they studied through NCERT books. The best part of studying NCERT is that they are easy to understand, have lots of examples to understand the topics and also have numerical questions to evaluate the performance. Students who rely only on NCERT books for clearing MHT CET have fair chance to getting a good score, however, students targeting 99-100 percentile are advised to refer additional books beside NCERTs.

 

MHT CET Preparation 2024- Important Point to Remember

There are many important points that students need to keep in mind while preparing for the exam. While MHT CET Preparation Tips will help candidates to score good marks in the examination, here we are providing some points to remember during the preparation.

  • Check all the details related to MHT CET 2024 exam such as its syllabus, exam pattern, marking scheme, etc.
  • Go through and solve the sample papers, mock tests and previous year papers as much as possible to have an idea about the marking scheme, difficulty level and pattern.
  • MHT CET 2024 mock tests will give you an idea about how to manage time during the exam.
  • While preparing for the exam, you must prepare notes so that can revise the entire syllabus a few days before the exam thoroughly.
  • Regular revision is a must. It will help you to have confidence in their preparation for the exam.
  • You must allow some time for outdoor physical activity. It will help you in getting relieved from the stress due to the studies and also remain physically and mentally fit.

 

MHT CET 2024 Preparation FAQs

Check below the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) related to MHT CET 2024 preparation.

Q:   Is MHT CET syllabus similar to class 11 and 12?

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The syllabus of MHT CET is similar to class 11 and 12 however not all the topics of class 11 are covered in MHT CET. As per the official syllabus released by the Maharashtra CET Cell, only some topics of class 11 are covered in MHT CET and all the topics of class 12 are covered. Students can download the official MHT CET syllabus from Shiksha page or from the CET website.

 

Q:   Is MHT CET difficulty level similar to JEE Mains?

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The difficulty level of MHT CET is low in comparison to JEE Mains. Students who have prepared well for JEE Main can score good marks in MHT CET. Also, the syllabus of MHT CET is less in comparison to JEE Mains. In MHT CET, class 12 complete syllabus and only a few topics of class 11 is aksed whereas JEE Mains consists of all complete class 11 and 12 syllabus.

Studednts who are preparring for MHT CET and JEE Mains must check the syllabus and exam pattern of both exams. For MHT CET, NCERT/state board books are the best study material. Also books like RS Aggarwal is also helpful in scoring good marks in MHT CET.

 

Q:   How to crack MHT CET in first attempt?

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Clearing the MHT CET exam in first attempt is not a difficult task. If we see the year over year statistics, the ratio of students who clear MHT CET in first attempt is high in comparison to students who dropped a year after class 12. One thing which makes it easy to clear MHT CET with class 12 is that students are in regular touch of most CET syllabus.

To score good marks in MHT CET in the first attempt, it is advised that students study class 11 and 12 topics thoroughly, clear all the concepts and solve mock test papers. NCERT books which students study in class 11 and 12 are the best books for MHT CET preparation. Students must study NCERT properly and solve all the questions in the book and do not memorize the concepts as some students do.

 

Q:   From where can I get MHT CET mock test for free?

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Students can download MHT CET mock tests for free from this page or alternatively from the MAHARASHTRA CET CELL official website cetcell.mahacet.org. MAHARASHTRA CET CELL mock tests are free and can be downloaded or practiced online. It is very important that CET aspirants regularly solve mock tests. It will help them in analyzing their preparation level and also give experience of appearing in the real exam.

It is advised that students solve mock tests in a planned manner. For each subject, students should solve subject/topic wise mock tests during the preparation and solve full length mock tests one month before the exam.

 

Q:   Where can I find important study materials for MHT CET preparation?

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Students can check details about MHT CET important chapter and topics from this page. While it is necessary that students pay special attention to chapters with high weightage, it is highly advised that they cover the full MHT CET syllabus. The question paper of MHT CET is prepared by considering the entire CET syllabus which consists of topics from Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics from class 11 and 12. Important study material for MHT CET like books or short notes can be checked online. Students who are taking coaching can get the study materials from the coaching institutes.

 

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Finding a low-cost BTech college accepting MHT CET in Mumbai can be a bit challenging, but here are a few options you can explore:

Low-cost CollegesTotal Tuition Fee
ICT MumbaiINR 1.86 lakh
VJTI MumbaiINR 60,000
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Joining BTech colleges accepting MHT CET in Mumbai (All) can be worthwhile for you. For that, you need to check its ROI. Listed below are some of the colleges along with their fees and placement package:

College Name

Total Tuition Fee

Average Median Package

Sardar Patel Institute of Technology BTechINR 6 lakh INR 9 LPA - INR 12 LPA
Ramrao Adik Institute of Technology BTechINR 16 Lacs - INR 18 lakhINR 6 Lacs - INR 7 LPA

Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai BTech

INR 2 Lacs - INR 3 lakh

INR 8 LPA

K J Somaiya Institute of Technology BTechINR 6 lakhINR 4 LPA - INR 6 LPA
Vidyalankar Institute of Technology BTechINR 5 lakhINR 4 LPA

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Tasbiya Khan

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Answered 2 weeks ago

ICT Mumbai emerged to be as the No. 1 BTech college in Mumbai athat accept MHT CET score. Listed below are the NIRF ranking of past three yera, i.e. from 2021 to 2023:

College Name

NIRF 2021

NIRF 2022

NIRF 2023

Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai

15

18

24

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About 70+ BTech colleges in Mumbai accept MHT CET score. Of these, 68 colleges are privately owned,  5 colleges are owned by public/government organisations, and public-private entities own 1 BTech college. MHT CET is the most accepting entrance exams in top BTech colleges in Mumbai (All). Some of

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Army Institute of Technology offered the highest placement package range between INR 8 LPA - INR 12 LPA followed by other colleges. Listed below are some of the BTech colleges accepting MHT CET in Pune along with their average placement package and the prominent recruiters:

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Joining BTech colleges accepting MHT CET scores in Pune can be worthwhile for you. For that you need to go through its ROI. Listed below are some of the colleges along with their total tuition fees and average placement package:

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College of Engineering, Pune BTech

INR 75,000

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INR 4 lakh

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Tasbiya Khan

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    4.5

    Infrastructure

    4.2

    Faculty & Course Curriculum

    3.8

    Crowd & Campus Life

    4.4

    Value for Money

    4.6

    Learning Experience

    0.0

    Course Support

    0.0
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  • Total Fees: ₹ 75,000
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  • 4 years
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  • Full Time
B.Tech. in Computer Science and Engineering
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    Placements

    4.1

    Infrastructure

    4.3

    Faculty & Course Curriculum

    3.9

    Crowd & Campus Life

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    0.0
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    Infrastructure

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    Faculty & Course Curriculum

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    Crowd & Campus Life

    4.4

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