The MHT CET 2018 application form is to be submitted before March 31, 2018, in online mode. The application process is now going on in the official website of DTE Maharashtra, mhtcet2018.dtemaharashtra.gov.in. After the application process is over, the candidates need to download their admit card to appear in MHT CET 2018, which is scheduled on May 10, 2018.
For General Category Candidates from Maharashtra State, Outside Maharashtra State (OMS), J & K Migrant candidates application fee is Rs. 800.
For candidates of Backward Class Categories [SC, ST, VJ/DT- NT(A), NT(B), NT(C), NT(D), OBC, SBC] and Persons with Disability Candidates belonging to Maharashtra State only the application fee is Rs. 600.
Candidates must note that March 31, 2018, is the last date to apply online with late fees of additional Rs. 500. The last date to submit the form without late fees was March 25, 2018.
After the application process is over, the candidates will be able to login to their registered account and access their admit cards. The Admit Card will be available from April 24 to May 20, 2018. The candidates will be needing their Application Number and Password to login and download their admit card. In case one forgets the password it can be easily retrieved from the official website itself.
The admit card will allow the candidates to appear in MHT CET 2018 and by qualifying which the admission will be permitted to various First Year of full time Under Graduate Degree courses in Engineering/Technology (B.E./B.Tech.) and Pharmacy (B. Pharm/Pharm D.) and Undergraduate Professional Degree Courses in Agriculture (Under Agriculture Universities) in the Government, Government Aided, University Managed, University Departments and Unaided Institutes in the Maharashtra State.
After the last date of the MHT CET 2018 Application Process, the application window will be made inactive and as per scheduled date, the admit card window will be made available. Candidates can log in and in this window and get their admit card.
The candidates must also note the following changes in MHT CET 2018:
Only 20% weightage will be given to class 11 syllabus in the CET and rest 80% weightage will be given to class 12 syllabus,
Also, DTE Maharashtra has decided to bring the difficulty level of MHT CET- Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics to that of National Level Engineering Entrance Exam, JEE Main. Also, in the same way, the difficulty level for Biology will be on par with the National Level Medical Entrance Test NEET. The candidates thus can expect a more difficult level of MHT CET this year. Thus it is advisable to dive into the preparation and know the nature of the examination properly.
As per the previous year’s data:
In MHT CET 2017, not even 1% of students who appeared for the Maharashtra Common Entrance Test (MH-CET) for engineering and pharmacy courses scored 150 out of 200 marks (75%) or more in the examination. According to the CET Cell, in MHT CET 2017, the highest marks scored by a student in PCM was 197, while that in PCB group was 190. However, only 2,889 or 1.02% students from PCM group scored 150 marks or more. The performance of students from the PCB was worse as only 573 or 0.24% crossed 150.
The level of MHT CET 2017 was considered difficult and thus the poor result of the candidates was justified. With the board bringing up the level of the examination much higher in 2018, has created greater anticipations among the candidates about this year’s performance. But, right now, the focus of the candidates must be to prepare with all they have and to not worry about the results.