State Common Entrance Test Cell (CET Cell) of the Maharashtra state made some major announcements last night regarding the year 2020 exam dates. Details of 6 exams have been announced, including M.Arch CET.
As the name suggests, MAH M.Arch CET 2020 is the single exam for admission to first year of 2 year full time post graduate degree course in architecture, that is M.Arch. CET Cell will conduct M.Arch CET 2020 on May 10, 2020.
It will be an online test. Candidates will be allotted computers at the exam centers, where they will be able to login using details provided to them. The online question paper will have question color scheme as explained in the brochure, and candidates shall answer questions by selecting radio buttons against the answer options.
As of now only the exam date and mode has been published. Plus the cell states this schedule will not be changed. Rest of the details, will be revealed through the information brochure which is expected to be released either by the end of January or February.
It is relevant to note that the exam was held on May 18 last year. Registrations had been opened between February 10 to March 10. Hall tickets were released online a week prior to the exam. And the result was announced on May 30.
A similar timeline could be followed this time as well, though all dates will likely be a week in advance of last year dates, considering the exam date is actually so.
Details of the examination will be updated on the official website mahacet.org from time to time.
The exam is open for candidates who have completed Bachelor Degree in Architecture from All India Council for Technical Education or Council of Architecture or Central or State Government approved institutions. Applicants should have at least 50% marks in the said course, though the requirement is 45% for backward class categories, and PWD categories. However those who are in their final years may also appear in the exam.
In the exam last year, the syllabus and scheme was such that there were 5 sections in the paper. Building technology, architecture history and humanities, settlement design and planning, current architecture practice were the five sections with 10 questions each of 20 marks. The maximum marks of the exam was 200. It was a one hour long exam, without any negative marking.
Admission to 2 types of institutes will be on the basis of M.Arch CET 2020. One are all the government aided institutes that offer M.Arch course. The second are all unaided M.Arch institutes covered as per the Act.
Candidates will be able to submit their candidature through mahacet.org. The fee is expected to be around last year’s figures, that were Rs 1000 and Rs 800 depending upon category. Post applying, hall ticket generation shall also be online through the same website.