JEE (Advanced) 2020

Maharashtra Common Entrance Test, MHT CET in short, is a state-level entrance exam conducted in the state of Maharashtra. MH CET 2020 Exam Date has been released. The exam will be held from 13th April to 17th April 2020 and 20th April to 23rd April 2020 through online mode. This exam is conducted by State Common Entrance Test Cell,Government of Maharashtra. It is a State level entrance test organized every year to offer admission in various government and private institutions situated in the state of Maharashtra.Candidates successfully qualifying the entrance exam are provided admission in Engineering, Agriculture & Pharmacy programmes.


The MHT CET 2020 eligibility is yet to be announced by the exam conducting authority. Till then, candidates can refer the eligibility of last year given below. It is expected that the eligibility will be on similar line to that of last year.
All aspirants who have passed /appeared in the qualifying examination i.e. HSC/12th Standard or its equivalent and are Indian National eligible to appear for MHT CET 2020. There is no age limit for admission and appearing for the exam.


Maharashtra State Candidature: A Candidate can claim only one type of Maharashtra State Candidature Type i.e. from Type A to E.

Type Eligibility Criterion Home University
Type A

Candidates passing SSC and also HSC or Diploma in Engineering or Bachelor of Science Examination from a recognised institution in Maharashtra State.Candidate who is either Domicile of Maharashtra and/or is born in Maharashtra.

Place of passing of Qualifying Examination falling within the jurisdiction of the respective University area.
Type B

A Candidate who does not fall in Type-A or above, but who or whose Father or Mother is domiciled in the State of Maharashtra and possess Domicile Certificate.

Place of Domicile Certificate issuing authority falling within the jurisdiction of the respective University area.

Type C

A Candidate who does not fall in either Type-A or Type B but whose Father or Mother is an employee of the Government of India or Government of India Undertaking and who has been posted and reported to duty in Maharashtra State before the last date for submission of Application Form for CET.

Place of posting of Father or Mother of Candidate falling within the jurisdiction of the respective University area.

Type D

A Candidate who does not fall in any of the above Type-A, Type B and Type-C but whose Father or Mother is an employee or retired employee of the Government of Maharashtra or Government of Maharashtra Undertaking.

Place of posting of Father or Mother of Candidate or the place of settlement of the Father or Mother if retired or the place of last posting if deputed outside Maharashtra falling within the jurisdiction of the respective University area.

Type E

Candidates passing SSC and/or HSC Examination from a recognised institution located in a disputed Maharashtra Karnataka Border Area and whose Mother tongue is Marathi.

Candidate shall be considered for the Outside Home University or State Level Seats.

All India Candidature: The Candidates having Indian Nationality are eligible under this Category.
Minority Candidature: The Candidate belonging to a particular Linguistic or Religious Minority Community from State of Maharashtra and as notified by the Government are eligible under this Category Jammu and Kashmir Migrant Candidature:

  • The children of citizens, who are displaced from Jammu and Kashmir to any part of India or from unsafe border area of Jammu and Kashmir to a relatively safer place in Jammu and Kashmir from 1990 onwards due to terrorist activities
  • The children of officers belonging to Indian Administrative Services (IAS) or Indian Police Services (IPS) or Indian Foreign Services (IFS) and children of staff belonging to military and paramilitary forces transferred to Jammu and Kashmir to combat terrorist activities and joined the post on or before the last date for submission of application for admission; or
  • The children of staff and officers of Jammu and Kashmir police engaged in combating terrorism are eligible under this category.

  • Note: However as preference is given to the J & K Migrant candidates appeared for JEE(Main) over MHT CET are advised to appear for JEE(Main).

    Children of NRI / OCI / PIO, Children of Indian workers in the Gulf countries, Foreign National These types of Candidature Candidates are exempted from appearing for MHT-CET.
    (a) It is mandatory to appear for MHT CET for candidates belonging to Maharashtra State Candidature, Minority Candidature seeking admission to BE/BTech. However All India Candidature & Jammu and Kashmir Migrant Candidature candidates may or may not appear for MHT CET as Score of JEE(Main) Paper I shall be preferred over MHT CET for admission to BE/BTech.

    (b) It is mandatory to appear for MHT CET for candidates belonging to Maharashtra State Candidature, Minority Candidature All India Candidature, & Jammu and Kashmir Migrant Candidature seeking admission to BPharm / PharmD.

    Eligibility criteria for MHT CET 2020 for engineering aspirants:
  • Interested candidates should be an Indian National.
  • They should have passed/appeared the HSC (Std.XII)Examination of Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education or its equivalent examination with one of the Chemistry or Biotechnology or Biology or Technical or Vocational subjects.
  • They should have secured at least required percentage of marks (as notified by the Government from time to time) in the above subjects taken together;
  • There is no age limit for MH CET.

  • Eligibility criteria for Candidates belonging to Person with Disability:

    In addition to the basic qualification mentioned above, candidate who is suffering from any one of the following permanent disability is eligible to seek admission against seats reserved for Persons with Disability candidates (i.e. Candidate who is visually impaired (blind) Candidate type- P1, Candidate who is speech & hearing impaired (deaf & dumb) Candidate type- P2, Candidate who has orthopedic disorders, learning disabilities, Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia, Spastic Candidate type -P3), provided they submit a certificate clearly stating that the extent of disability is not less than 40% and the disability is of permanent nature.

    Admission to Mining Engineering course:
    Female candidates are not eligible for admission to Mining Engineering course. MHT CET 2020 PREPARATION TIPS

    MHT CET is one of the biggest exams for admission to undergraduate engineering courses with difficulty level almost equivalent to that of JEE Main. Candidates should prepare for the exam well to crack it. Before starting their preparation, aspirants must have detailed knowledge of the MHT CET 2020 exam pattern and syllabus. It is important as exam pattern helps candidates able to manage the time according to the number of questions and have an understanding of type and level of questions. The knowledge of MHT CET 2020 syllabus will help candidates to study the right topics for the exam.

    Paper Subject No of MCQs based on Class XI No of MCQs based on Class Class XII Marks per question Total Marks Duration in Minutes
    Paper-1 Mathematics 10 40 2 100 90
    Paper-2 Physics Chemistry 10 40 1 100 90
    Paper-3 Biology (Botany)Biology (Zoology) 10 40 1 100 90
    MHT CET exam is divided into the following three sections: 1. Section I: Mathematics
    2. Section II: Physics and Chemistry
    3. Section III: Biology (Botany and Zoology)
    Each of the three sections is of 90 minutes (1 hour 30 minutes). According to the official website, 80% of the weightage will be given to the Class XII syllabus while 20% of the weightage will be given to the Class XI curriculum in the MHT CET exam.
    Class XI Syllabus Class XII Syllabus
    Scalers and Vectors Rotational Motion
    Force Oscillations
    Friction in Solids and liquids Gravitation
    Refraction of Light Elasticity
    Ray optics Electrostatics
    Magnetic effect of electric current Wave Motion
    Magnetism Magnetism Surface Tension
    Wave Theory of Light
    Stationary Waves
    Kinetic Theory of Gases and
    Interference and Diffraction
    Current Electricity
    Magnetic Effects of Electric Current
    Electromagnetic Inductions
    Electrons and Photons
    Atoms, Molecules, and Nuclei
    Communication Systems
    Class XI Syllabus Class XII Syllabus
    Some basic concepts of Chemistry Solid State
    States of Matter: Gases and Liquids Chemical Thermodynamics and Energetic
    Redox reactions Electro-chemistry
    Surface chemistry General Principles and Processes of Isolation
    Nature of Chemical Bond Solutions and Colligative Properties
    Hydrogen Elements
    S-Block elements (Alkali and alkaline earth metals) p-Block elements Group 15 elements
    Basic principles and techniques in organic chemistry d and f Block Elements d-Block Elements
    Alkanes 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


    Class XI Syllabus Class XII Syllabus
    Trigonometric functions Mathematical Logic Statements
    Trigonometric functions of compound Angles Matrices
    Factorisation Formulae Pair of Straight Lines
    Straight line Circle
    Circle and Conics Line
    Sets, Relations, and Functions Conics
    Probability Trigonometric Functions
    Sequences and Series Vectors
    Three Dimensional Geometry
    Linear Programming Problems
    Applications of Derivative
    Applications of Definite Integral
    Differential Equation
    Probability Distribution
    Bernoulli Trials and Binomial
    Class XI Syllabus Class XII Syllabus
    Diversity in organisms Genetic Basis of Inheritance
    Biochemistry of cell Gene: its nature, expression, and regulation
    Plant water Relations and Mineral Nutrition Biotechnology: Process and Application
    Plant Growth and Development Enhancement in Food Production
    Microbes in Human Welfare
    Reproduction in Plants
    Organisms and Environment -I

    Class XI Class XII
    Organisation of cell Origin and the Evolution of Life
    Animal tissues Chromosomal Basis of Inheritance
    Human nutrition Genetic Engineering and Genomics
    Human respiration Human Health and Diseases
    Animal Husbandry
    Excretion and osmoregulation
    Control and Co-ordination
    Human Reproduction
    Organisms and Environment-II

    MHT CET Physics Topics with Weight-Age Marks:

    Topics Weightage(approx.) Topics Weightage(approx.)
    Kinetic Theory of Gases and Radiation 6 Circular Motion 2
    Oscillations 4 Surface Tension 2
    Atoms, Molecules and Nuclei 4 Interference and Diffraction 2
    Rotational Motion 3 Current Electricity 2
    Electrostatics 3 Gravitation 1-2
    Magnetic Effects of Electric Current 3 Stationary Waves 1-2
    Electromagnetic Induction 3 Electrons andnPhotons 1-2
    Semiconductors 3 Elasticity 1
    Wave Motion 2-3 Wave Theory of Gases 1
    Magnetism 2-3 Communication Systems 0-1
    MHT CET Chemistry Topics with Weight-Age Marks:

    Most Important Topics in Maharashtra CET exam are:

  • p-Block elements
  • Alkyl Halides
  • Biomolecules
  • d &f block elements
  • Topics Weightage(approx.) Topics Weightage(approx.)
    Chemical Thermodynamics and Energetics 8 Chemical Kinetics 2-3
    P block elements 4-5 Halogens 2-3
    Coordination Compounds 4-5 Aldehydes , Ketones and Carboxylic Acids 2-3
    D & F-block elements 4 Biomolecules 2-3
    Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers 4 Polymers 2-3
    Organic Compounds 4 Chemistry in Everyday Life 2-3
    Solid State 3 Electrochemistry 1
    Solutions 3 - -

    MHT CET Maths Topics with Weight-Age Marks:

  • Differentiation
  • Trigonometric Functions
  • 3D Geometry
  • Probability
  • Topics Weightage(approx.) Topics Weightage(approx.)
    Integration 9 Applications of Derivatives 5
    Trigonometric Functions 8 Differential Equations 5
    3D Geometry 8 Binomial Theorem 4
    Differentiation 8 Straight Lines 3
    Probability 8 Lines 3
    Matrices 5 Plane 3
    Circles 5 Linear Programming 3
    Conics 5 Applications of Definite Integrals 3
    Vectors 5 Statistics 3
    Continuity 5 Mathematical Logic 2

    MHT CET 2020 admission process

    Step 1: Register for MH CET 2020 Firstly, candidates aspiring for MHCET 2020 have to register themselves on the official portal byng the details required. Without registration, candidate will not be able to fill the MHTCET 2020 application form.

    Step 2: Filling the application form Candidates will be required to fill in their personal details, academic details , and communication details while filling the application form. After entering all the details, candidates will be required to pay the application fee. For open/general category candidates, the application fee will be Rs 800 + Rs 60 (Bank Commission) and for reserved category candidates, it will be Rs 600 + Rs 60 (Bank Commission). MHCET application fee needs to be paid in cash via bank challan.

    Step 3:Download MHT CET 2020 Admit card MHT CET admit cards can be downloaded from the official website of the exam. For this, the candidate has to visit the official website at any time between April last week and May second week.

    Step 4: Appear for MHT CET 2020 MHT CET will be conducted in the first week of May. Aspirants are advised to reach the exam centre at least one hour before commencement of the exam.

    Step 5: MHT CET 2020 Result MHT CET 2020 exam result will be declared in the month of June. The result will consist candidate's merit position, total marks obtained, and marks obtained in each subject.

    Step 6: Appear for MHTCET 2020 Counselling Aspirants who clear the exam will need to appear for MH CET 2020 counselling which will be held in July.


    MHT CET 2020 Exam Centres

    Mumbai Sindhudurga Hingoli
    Mumbai Sub Urban Jalgoan Buldhana
    Thane Dhule Akola
    Palghar Nandurbar Washim
    Raigad Nashik Amravati
    Ahmednagar Aurangabad Yavatmal
    Pune Jalna Wardha
    Satara Beed Nagpur
    Solapur Osmanabad Bhandara
    Sangli Nanded Gondia
    Kolhapur Parbhani Chandrapur
    Ratnagiri Latur Gadchiroli


    What to carry on Exam Day?
    MHT CET is conducted in online mode. Carry along one ball pen with you as you would be provided a sheet of paper for rough work at the exam hall.

    What not to carry to the exam hall?
    Mobile Phones, calculators, watch, alarm clocks, digital watches with built-in calculators/memory, scanner devices, Bluetooth enabled devices etc. will not be allowed inside the exam hall.

    Documents required
    Aspirants appearing for the exam must ensure that they carry their MHT CET admit cards to the exam centre. The hall ticket should have your photo affixed on it. Along with this,candidates must carry one valid, state/central government-issued photo identification card.
    The documents that can be carried are:
  • Driving license
  • Student Identity Card
  • Aadhaar card
  • PAN card
  • Passport
  • Voter ID

  • Please note that E-Aadhaar Card and Ration Card are not valid id proofs for MHT CET 2020.