Higher and Technical Education Minister of Maharashtra, Uday Samant on Tuesday, June 15, 2021, announced that the Maharashtra Common Entrance Test (MHT CET) 2021 shall most likely be conducted in the last week of July or first week of August 2021. He further confirmed that in-person classes for university students are not likely to begin any time soon. This is of course, considering the prevailing pandemic situation. Previously, on June 08, 2021, the CET cell opened the MHTCET 2021 registration process for various undergraduate courses like engineering, pharmacy, etc. Interested and eligible students must register for the entrance test on the official website mhtcet2021.mahacet.org.
According to the registration notification, the last date to register and submit the application form is July 07, 2021, up to 11:59 pm. Beyond this, candidates can register for the exam from July 08 to 15, 2021, up to 11:59 pm. To do so however, candidates will have to pay Rs.500 as late fee charges along with the application fee.
Considering the timeline provided by authorities, candidates have more than a month to prepare for the entrance exam. Hence, here is an important preparation strategy to crack the MHTCET 2021 entrance exam –
#1 Understanding the paper pattern.
MHTCET 2021 exam shall comprise of three papers – Paper I for Mathematics, Paper II for Chemistry and Physics and Paper III for Biology. PCM subjects will contain 10 questions from Class 11 syllabus and 40 questions from Class 12 portion. The Biology section shall contain 20 questions from Class 11 and 80 from Class 12. For Paper I, each question shall be allotted 2 marks while for Paper II and III, each question shall be assigned 1 mark.
In case of agricultural courses, the paper pattern remains the same. However, the Biology section shall specifically be divided into Zoology and Botany, each contain 10 questions from Class 11 and 40 questions from Class 12. Each paper shall be for a duration of 90 minutes.
#Following the right study material.
MHTCET 2021 shall broadly cover topics included in the Maharashtra state board textbooks as well as NCERT textbooks. Hence, candidates must refer to the Class 11 and 12 portions of relevant subjects as their primary source. Other than textbooks, candidates can also use books from reputed publications for MCQ practice. These publications include Target Publications and Arihant. However, candidates must not stick to too many books for their exam preparation, as might lead to confusion.
#Self-study and making your own notes
The primary objective of any preparation strategy is to maximise self-study. Other than attending revision or YouTube lectures, candidates must chalk out a plan for self-study. This self-study must include making notes for each chapter, particular biology. Writing down the important naming reactions is another important preparatory tip. Lastly, for Mathematics and Physics, jotting down all the important formulae shall be a useful practice.
Candidates must also revise all the notes and important formulae that they have jotted down. While solving MCQs, they can revisit these points for quick revision. By sincerely following these tips and sticking to the decided schedule, MHTCET 2021 shall be easier to crack.