The Higher Education Minister announced the MHT CET Exam Date today in an official press conference. According to him, the MHT CET will now be conducted from September 04, 2021, to September 10, 2021, in the first phase. While the second phase is scheduled for September 14, 2021, to September 20, 2021. Earlier, the last date of filing the application form has been extended to July 15, 2021. The MHT CET is an online UG entrance test that is conducted annually to provide admission to the Undergraduate courses in different streams i.e. B.E./B.Tech/B.Pharma courses etc.
According to the Higher Education Minister, the delay in conducting the MHT CET Exam is the late release of the Maha Class 12th result. However, with now the result been declared, the MHT CET exam can be easily conducted by the state test cell. The Minister further said that the complete schedule of the MHT CET i.e. admits card release date, result, counselling dates will be notified soon through an official notice.
The SCET, Maharashtra has earlier released an online brochure for the MHT CET exam. According to the same, there are two groups in the entrance test i.e. Group 1: PCM for Engineering stream while Group 2: PCB for Pharma stream. The exam of both the groups will be conducted in two shifts namely. The first shift will commence from 09.00 AM and will end at 12.00 PM while the second shift will commence at 2.00 PM and end at 05.00 PM.
The MHT CET exam pattern comprise three papers in each group as mentioned earlier i.e. Group 1 has Physics, Chemistry and Maths. Similar for Group 2, the major papers are Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. In the question paper, 20% weightage will be given to the Class 11th curriculum while 80% weightage will be given to the Class 12th curriculum. There will be 10 questions each from the Physics, Chemistry and Maths section while 20 questions from the Biology section of the Class 11th curriculum.
In the same way, for the questions of the Class 12th curriculum, each subject will account for 40 questions in the Physics, Chemistry and Maths section. Similarly, 80 questions will be asked from the Biology section. As per the marking scheme, there is no provision of negative marking in the examination. However, for the maths paper the correct answer will account for 2 marks while for all the other papers, the same will be 1 mark. The level of the questions asked in the PCM group will be at par with JEE Main level while the same for the PCB group will be at par with the NEET level.