MHT CET 2023 Syllabus (Released): Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology PDF Download

Maharashtra Common Entrance Test 2023 ( MHT CET )

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MHT CET 2023 Syllabus pdf has been released by the Maharashtra State Common Entrance Test Cell. The syllabus of MHT CET includes four subjects - Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology and the same can be downloaded here.

As per the MHT CET syllabus 2023 with weightage PCM and PCB prescribed by the Maharashtra CET Cell, 20 percent weightage is given to the Class 11 topics and the remaining 80 percent to the Class 12 topics of the Maharashtra board. 

Candidates can check here MHT CET 2023 syllabus pdf for Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics/Biology. Candidates applying for engineering courses have to appear in the Mathematics part while those applying for pharmacy courses need to appear in the Biology part. MHT CET 2023 exam date has been announced. The exam will be held from May 9 to 13 for the PCM group and from May 15 to 20 for PCB group. MHT CET 2023 application form is available up to April 15. Read more to know about the MHT CET syllabus 2023. 

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Which class syllabus comes in MHT CET - As per the Maharashtra CET Cell, the exam conducting body, MHT CET 2023 syllabus PCM consists of class 11 and 12 topics of Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. MHT CET  syllabus 2023 PCB consists of class 11 and 12 topics of Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

How many marks is MHT CET - The total marks of MHT CET exam is 300. The question paper will consist of 3 sections; Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics/Biology with 100 marks each.

Is MHT CET syllabus same as JEE - The syllabus of MHT CET is not the same as JEE Mains. In the MHT CET syllabus, 20% weightage is given to class 11 while 80% weightage is from class 12 topics. Also, the MHT CET syllabus covers only a few topics from class 11. In JEE Main syllabus, complete class 11 and 12 topics are covered.

MHT CET 2023 Syllabus PDF Download

Candidates can check here the MHT CET syllabus 2023 pdf download PCM and PCB. 

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MHT CET 2023 Syllabus Class 11

Candidates are provided here with the detailed subject-wise class 11th MHT CET syllabus for Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology. Candidates preparing for MHT CET 2023 should study as per the prescribed syllabus.

Subjects Topics
Physics CET Syllabus Motion in a plane, Laws of motion, Gravitation, Thermal properties of matter, Sound, Optics, Electrostatics, Semiconductor
Chemistry MHT CET Syllabus Some basic concepts of chemistry, Structure of atoms, Chemical bonding, Redox reactions, Elements of groups 1 and 2, States of matter (Gaseous and Liquids), Adsorption and colloids (Surface Chemistry), Hydrocarbons, Basic principles of organic chemistry 
MHT CET Maths Syllabus Trigonometry II, Straight lines, Circles, Measures of dispersion, Probability, Complex numbers, Permutations and combinations, Functions, limits, and continuity.
Biology Syllabus Biomolecules, Respiration and energy transfer, Human Nutrition, Excretion and osmoregulation

MHT CET Syllabus 2023 Class 12

The syllabus of MHT CET from class 12 consists of the following topics

Subjects Topics
Physics MHT CET Syllabus Circular motion, Rotational motion, Oscillations, Gravitation, Elasticity, Electrostatics, Wave Motion, Magnetism, Surface Tension, Wave Theory of Light, Stationary Waves, Kinetic Theory of Gases and Radiation, Interference and Diffraction, Current Electricity, Magnetic Effects of Electric Current, Electromagnetic Inductions, Electrons and Photons, Atoms, Molecules, and Nuclei, Semiconductors, Communication Systems
Chemistry MHT CET Syllabus Solid State, Chemical Thermodynamics and Energetic, Electrochemistry, General Principles and Processes of Isolation, Solutions and Colligative Properties, p-Block elements, Group 15 elements, d and f Block Elements, Chemical Kinetics, Coordination Compounds, Halogen Derivatives of Alkanes (and arenes), Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids, Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen, Alcohols, Phenols and Ether Alcohol, Polymers, Chemistry in Everyday Life, Biomolecules Carbohydrates
Maths MHT CET Syllabus Mathematical Logic Statements, Matrices, Pair of Straight Lines, Circle, Line, Conics, Trigonometric Functions, Vectors, Three Dimensional Geometry, Plane, Linear Programming Problems, Continuity, Applications of Derivatives, Integration, Differentiation, Applications of Definite Integral, Differential Equation, Probability Distribution, Statistics, Bernoulli Trials and Binomial Distribution
Zoology Syllabus Origin and the Evolution of Life, Chromosomal Basis of Inheritance, Genetic Engineering and Genomics, Human Health and Diseases, Animal Husbandry, Circulation, Excretion and osmoregulation, Control and Co-ordination, Human Reproduction, Organisms and Environment-II
Botany Syllabus Genetic Basis of Inheritance, Gene its nature, expression, and regulation, Biotechnology Process and Application, Enhancement in Food Production, Microbes in Human Welfare, Photosynthesis, Respiration, Reproduction in Plants, Organisms and Environment

MHT CET Syllabus 2023 with Weightage PCM

Candidates can check here the subject-wise weightage of Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics from class 11 and 12 syllabus

Important Chemistry Chapters with Weightage

Important Topics Weightage
Chemical Thermodynamics And Energetics 15%
p-Block Elements- Group 15 To 18 9%
Coordination Compounds 9%
d And f Block Elements 8%
Alcohols, Phenols, And Ethers 8%
Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen 8%
Solid State 6%
Solutions And Colligative Properties 6%
Chemical Kinetics 5%
Halogen Derivatives Of Alkanes And Arenes 5%
Aldehydes, Ketones And Carboxylic Acids 5%
Biomolecules 4%
Polymers 4%
Chemistry In Everyday Life 5%

Important Mathematics Chapters with Weightage

Important Topics Weightage
Integration 9%
Trigonometric Functions 8%
Three Dimensional Geometry 8%
Differentiation 7%
Probability Distribution 8%
Matrices 5%
Circles 6%
Conics 5%
Vectors 7%
Continuity 5%
Applications of Derivatives 5%
Differential Equations 6%
Bernoulli Trials And Binomial Distribution 4%
Pair Of Straight Lines 5%

Important Physics Chapters with Weightage

Important Topics Weightage
Kinetic Theory Of Gases And Radiation 12%
Oscillations 8%
Atoms, Molecules, And Nuclei 8%
Rotational Motion 7%
Electrostatics 7%
Magnetic Effects Of Electric Current 6%
Electromagnetic Induction 6%
Semiconductors 6%
Wave Motion 5%
Magnetism 5%
Circular Motion 4%
Surface Tension 4%
Interference And Diffraction 4%
Current Electricity 4%

MHT CET Syllabus 2023 with Weightage PCB

Candidates can check here the subject-wise weightage of Biology topics. The weightage of Physics and Chemistry is similar to PCM.

Important Topics Weightage
Biomolecules 9%
Respiration and Energy Transfer 8%
Human Nutrition 8%
Excretion and Osmoregulation 7%
Origin and Evolution of Life 8%
Genetics Engineering and Genomics 5%
Human Reproduction 6%
Genes and its Nature 5%
Reproduction in Plants 7%
Respiration 5%
Photosynthesis 5%
Biotechnology and its Application 6%
Microbes in Human Welfare 4%
Human Health and Disease 5%

MHT CET Exam Pattern 2023

MHT CET 2023 exam pattern has been announced by the exam conducting authority. The MHT CET exam will be divided into the following three sections:

  1. Section1: Mathematics
  2. Section 2: Physics and Chemistry
  3. Section 3: Biology (Botany and Zoology)

Each of the three sections is of 90 minutes (1 hour 30 minutes). Although there is no negative marking in MHT CET, the difficulty level of the exam would be at par with JEE Main and NEET UG for PCM and PCB respectively. The questions will typically be application-based.

PCM Exam Pattern PCB Exam Patern
  • Total number of questions- 150 ( 50 each from Physics, Chemistry, and Maths)
  • Marks per question-  2 marks per question in Maths and 1 mark per question in Physics and Chemistry
  • Negative marking- No negative marking
  • Duration of exam- 3 hours


  • Total number of questions- 200 ( 100 from Biology and 50 each from Physics and Chemistry)
  • Marks per question-  1 marks per question in Biology and 2 mark per question in Physics and Chemistry
  • Negative marking- No negative marking
  • Duration of exam- 3 hours

MHT CET 2024 Syllabus FAQs

Check here for Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) related to MHT CET 2024 syllabus

Q:   Where can I get MHT CET 2024 syllabus PDF?


Maharashtra CET Cell will release the syllabus of MHT CET 2024 on the official website. The syllabus of MHT CET consists of standard class 11 and 12 topics of Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics. Students can download the current MHT CET syllabus PDF from the Shiksha page or from the MHT CET official page to start their preparation. It is advised that students prepare for the exam strictly as per the syllabus and do not leave any topic to prepare for the exam. 

Q:   Is MHT CET syllabus similar to the syllabus of and Maharashtra board class 11 and 12?


The syllabus of MHT CET is similar to class 11 and 12 syllabus of Maharashtra board. However, not all topics of class 11 are covered in MHT CETs syllabus whereas all topics of class 12 are included in the CET syllllabus. Students preparing for the MHT CET exam need to study as per the official syllabus which is released by the MAHARASHTRA CET CELL. Also, students can follow NCERT textbooks as the base for studying the syllabus of MHT CET.

Q:   In how much time can I complete the entire MHT CET syllabus?


The time required to cover MHT CET syllabus would vary for every student however, to complete the entire MHT CET syllabus, students would require around 1 year. The ideal time to start preparing for MHT CET is class 12 as the syllabus for JEE and class 12 is similar. Students who are studying in class 12 can point out the topics that are common in both and pay special emphasis to that.

Q:   Is MHT CET syllabus tough?


MHT CET syllabus can be categorized as easy to medium in difficulty level. The topics covered in MHT CETs syllabus is similar to CBSE class 11 and 12 syllabus. Students can prepare for MHT CETs exam using their NCERT textbooks and score a decent score. Candidates are however advised to refer some additional books in order to score good marks in MHT CETs.

Q:   Are NCERT books enough to complete MHT CET syllabus?


The syllabus of MHT CET is all covered in NCERT textbooks of class 11 and 12. NCERT books are considered the best to clear exam like MHT CET. NCERT books have easy to understand language and a lot of solved questions which make it the best fit to begin MHT CET preparation. Also, many previous year toppers and subject-matter experts have advised to use NCERT books.

Q:   What is the weightage of class 11 and 12 chapters in MHT CET syllabus?


As per the official syllabus of MHT CET released by Maharashtra CET Cell, class 11 chapters have 20 percent weightage and class 12 chapters have 80 percent weightage. Candidates must note that all the topics of Maharashtra class 12 Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics is included in the MHT CET syllabus while only a few topics of class 11 is included in the CET syllabus. There is no official number on MHT CET chapterwise weightage but candidates need to study the whole syllabus released by the Maharashtra CET Cell in order to score good marks in the exam. However, as per the previous year’s paper analysis, some chapters have high weightage in exam.

Q:   Is MHT CET syllabus same for PCM and PCB groups?


The syllabus for MHT CET PCM (BE/BTech) and PCB (BPharma) is different. MHT CET PCM exam is conducted for admission to BE/BTech while the PCB examis conducted for BPharma courses.  MHT CET PCM syllabus consists of Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. PCB syllabus has Biology, Physics and Chemistry. Candidates must note that Physics and Chemistry syllabus is common/same in both PCB and PCM papers. Candidates can download the CET syllabus from Shiksha page or from the official website.

Q:   Is MHT CET syllabus same as syllabus of JEE Mains?


The syllabus of MHT CETs is not same as JEE. Candidates must note that MHT CETs and JEE Mains are two different exam meant for different purposes. MHT CET is conducted for admission toB.Techcourses in institutes of Maharashtra while JEE Mains is conducted for admission to NITs, IIITs and other CFTIs.

In terms of syllabus, although both MHT CETs and Mains have class 11 and 12 topics of Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics, there are some topics which are a part of Mains syllabus but not in CET. Also, the difficulty level of JEE is way ahead of MHT CET. Students preparing for the JEE Main and MHT CET exam can download the syllabus from the Shiksha page.

Q:   Which chapters are important in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics for MHT CET exam?


Candidates can check here the important chapters for MHT CET Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics 


Mechanics and Electricity and Magnetism (Equal importance)

Modern Physics


Heat and Thermodynamics and Waves, Sound

Measurement and errors


Gaseous State

Chemical Kinetics

Organic Chemistry

Reactions of Benzene

Ores and Metallurgy



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Analytical Geometry

Differential Calculus

Integral Calculus


Q:   What is Chapterwise weightage of class 11 and 12 topics in MHT CET?


The high-weightage topics from class 11 and 12 Physics as per the previous year paper analysis are Current Electricity, Waves, AC, Magnetism, Laws of Motion, Work, Power and Energy. In Chemistry, the high-weightage topics are s and p block elements, Coordination compounds, Thermodynamics, Gaseous state, Chemical bonding, Atomic structure, Polymers, Environmental Chemistry, Organic chemistry. In Mathematics, the high-weightage topics are Sequence and Series, Vectors and 3D, Integral and Differential Calculus, and Definite and Indefinite Integral.

Q:   Can I complete MHT CET syllabus in 6 months?


MHT CETs syllabus can be completed in 6 months considering the topics had already been studied in class 11 and 12. As the topics in MHT CET syllabus and class 11/12 topics are similar, students can easily complete the revision in 6 months. However, completing the syllabus does not mean the completing the preparation. Students need to solve previous year questions and mock tests as well as study other reference /NCERT books for clearing the concepts.

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