About the Maharashtra Common Entrance Test (MHTCET) Exam:

If you are interested to be a part of this Maharashtra Technological Studies scenario, then it becomes mandatory on your part to appear for the MHTCET examination one of the premier engineering entrance exam in India. One of the distinguishing features of the MHTCET exam 2012 eligibility” MHTCET exam is that, it does not carry any strict domicile requirement. Candidates from Maharashtra and other states of India are welcome to appear for this examination. On this context one aspect needs special mention that the non Maharashtra candidates can apply for the admissions against the Institute level seats and the vacant seats after completion of Centralized Admission Process. But this condition is completely applicable in case of the Unaided Private “MHTCET affiliated colleges” MHTCET Engineering CollegesInstitutes.

The autonomous Colleges of Maharashtra take a bit different approach for selection of the candidates. The selection is held through a separate Admission Process, followed by Counseling.
Here follows names of those institutions which are falling under this category:
1. College of Engineering, Pune (COEP) (www.coep.org.in)
2. University Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai (UICT) (www.udct.org)
3. Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute, Mumbai (VJTI) (www.vjti.ac.in)
4. Shri Guru Gobind Singhji Institute of Engineering and Technology, Nanded. (SGGSIET) (www.sggs.ac.in)
5. Walchand College of Engineering, Sangli (WCE) (www.walchandsangli.ac.in)

Admission Process for the vacant seats after the Centralized Admission Process:
Maharashtra government has come up with a set of established rules for admitting students in the vacant seats left with various colleges after the Central admission process is over.

Criteria for Maharashtra State Candidates at MHTCET:

In order to appear for the MHTCET you should be an Indian National and should have passed the H. Sc (10+2 Std.) examination of Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education or its equivalent examination with subjects English, Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. He should secured minimum 50% marks i.e. 150 marks out of 300 marks (minimum 45% marks i.e. 135 marks out of 300 marks in case of candidates of Backward class categories belonging to Maharashtra state only) in the subjects Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics added together. AND for your selection you have to obtain non zero score in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics in the latest MHTCET 2012 exam procedure MHT-CET exam pattern.
To resolve a tie i.e. more than one candidate securing equal marks in MHT-CET, the Procedure, which is laid down in the “MHT-CET Application Form & Information Brochure”shall be followed.

Criteria for Maharashtra State Candidates at (10+2) Standard:

If you are an Indian National and have passed the H. Sc (10+2 Std.) examination of Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education or its equivalent examination with subjects English, Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics and secured minimum 50% marks i.e. 150 marks out of 300 marks (minimum 45% marks i.e. 135 marks out of 300 marks in case of candidates of Backward class categories belonging to Maharashtra state only) in the subjects Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics added together, you are eligible to appear for the MHT CET entrance exam .
To resolve a tie i.e. more than one candidate securing equal aggregate marks in H. Sc (10+2 Std.) examination, following order of preference shall be adopted: Marks obtained in Mathematics at HSC, Marks obtained in Physics at HSC, Grand total of marks obtained at H. Sc, Marks obtained in Mathematics at SSC, Grand Total of marks obtained at SSC.

Maharashtra State Candidates passing Diploma in Engineering/Technology course:

If you are a Diploma holder and have passed the diploma course in Engineering/Technology with minimum of 50% marks, you are eligible to sit for this examination. Another factor also has to be kept in mind that the medium of instruction should be English from the Polytechnics affiliated to MSBTE or its equivalent /AICTE approved autonomous Polytechnics, located in or outside the Maharashtra State.
To resolve a tie i.e. more than one candidate securing equal aggregate marks in Final year of the Diploma exam, following order of preference shall be adopted: Marks obtained in Mathematics at SSC, Grand total of Marks obtained at SSC.

Criteria for Outside Maharashtra State candidates at MHT CET:
The appearing candidate has to be an Indian National and should have passed the H. Sc (10+2 Std.) examination of Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education or its equivalent examination with subjects English, Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics and secured minimum 50% marks i.e. 150 marks out of 300 marks in the subjects Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics added together.

It is also essential on your part to secure non zero score in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics for selection in MHT-CET.
To resolve a tie i.e. more than one candidate securing equal aggregate marks in H. Sc (10+2 Std.) examination, following order of preference shall be adopted: Marks obtained in Mathematics at H. Sc, Marks obtained in Physics at H. Sc, Grand total of marks obtained at H. Sc, Marks obtained in Mathematics at SSC, Grand Total of marks obtained at SSC.

Criteria for Outside Maharashtra State Candidates at 10+2 Level:
The aspiring candidate for this examination should be an Indian National and should have passed the H. Sc (10+2 Std.) examination of Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education or its equivalent examination with subjects English, Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics and secured minimum 50% marks i.e. 150 marks out of 300 marks in the subjects Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics added together.
To resolve a tie i.e. more than one candidate securing equal aggregate marks in H. Sc (10+2 Std.) examination, the following process of solution shall be adopted: Marks obtained in Mathematics at H. Sc, Marks obtained in Physics at H. Sc, Grand total of marks obtained at H. Sc, Marks obtained in Mathematics at SSC, Grand Total of marks obtained at SSC.

Criteria for Outside Maharashtra State Candidate with Diploma in Engg./Technology Course:

For the Diploma holders having passed the diploma course in Engineering/Technology, are required to obtain minimum of 50% marks and medium of instruction should be English from the AICTE approved Polytechnics, situated in or outside the Maharashtra State.
To resolve a tie i.e. more than one candidate securing equal aggregate marks in Final year Of the Diploma exam, following order of preference shall be adopted: Marks obtained in Mathematics at SSC, Grand total of Marks obtained at SSC.

Schedule & Sale of information brochure and application forms:

Through Jr. College/High School/Divisional Authority, from February to March

Month of Examination: May

Maharashtra Common Entrance Test (CET) Eligibility Criteria

General Introduction:

MHT CET is one of the most popular entrance examinations for aspiring technocrats, who are aiming to study in the engineering colleges of Maharashtra.. Apart from the candidates from Maharashtra, aspirants outside this state are also welcome to appear for the examination. In order to do so, they are required to fulfill certain criterion.
Crucial Points for Non Maharashtra Candidates:

If you are wishing to sit for the All about Maharashtra CET 2012 examination, then after your selection you will become eligible to take admission in the unaided private institutes participating in MHT-CET for four year full time degree courses in Engineering/Technology and also in four year full time Degree course in Pharmacy in the unaided private institutes, offering this course.
Eligibility Criterion:

  • Candidate should be an Indian national.
  • He is required to pass /appear the H. Sc (10+2 Std.) examination of the Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education.
  • Any other examination of its equivalent standard with subject combination English, Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.

Note for Appeared Candidates:
If you have appeared for the 10+2 standard examination or any other equivalent examination of its standard, but the results have not been declared yet, you need not to worry, because being an appearing candidate you become completely eligible to appear for the MHT CET entrance examination. If you are an OMS or Outside Maharashtra State candidate, then you are not permitted to sit for the Centralized Admission Process on the basis of score in MHT CET. After completion of Centralized Admission Process, you can apply for admission according to the available vacancy in the Unaided Private Engineering Colleges/Institutes on the basis of score in MHT CET.

In this context one crucial point needs to be mentioned that the Constitutional Reservation facility will not be available for the OMS candidates they will be treated as open/general category.

Eligibility criteria for Maharashtra State Candidate and Outside Maharashtra State Candidate for admission to first year of degree courses in Engineering/Technology:

  • Candidate should be an Indian.
  • He should have passed the H. Sc (10+2 Std.) examination of Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education or its equivalent examination with subjects English, Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.
  • Candidate has to secure minimum 50% marks i.e. not less than 150 marks out of 300 marks (minimum 45% marks i.e. not less than 135 marks out of 300 marks in case of candidates of Backward class categories belonging only to Maharashtra State) in the subjects Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics added together.
  • The candidate has to secure a non zero score in subjects Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics added together in “MHT CET test preparation material” MHT CET syllabus.

Eligibility Criteria for All India (Paper-I of AIEEE qualified) candidates: both the Maharashtra Candidates and the OMS candidates :
If you are giving an engineering exam AIEEE pattern qualified candidate and interested to sit for the MHT CET examination then follow the above mentioned guidelines, because criteria requirement for both the sections is same.

Eligibility Criteria for Foreign National/Foreign student/ PIO/Children of Indian workers in the Gulf countries/Children of NRI:

  • Candidate should have passed the H. Sc (10+2 Std.) examination of Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education or its equivalent examination with subjects English, Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.
  • The candidate also needs to secure minimum 50% marks i.e. not less than 150 marks out of 300 marks in the subjects Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics added together.

Important Factors for the NRI Candidates:

If you are an NRI candidate, then you are eligible to apply for admission in Unaided Private Engineering Colleges/Institutes. For the NRI candidates there is only 15% scheduled intake capacity.

The eligibility of the candidates will be verified by the respective University Authorities before permitting them to take admission to the Engineering courses in the State of Maharashtra.

Eligibility Criteria for GOI Nominees:

  • The Candidate should be an Indian National
  • He must have passed the H. Sc (10+2 Std.) examination of Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education or its equivalent examination with subjects English, Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics
  • The candidate is required to secure minimum 50% marks i.e. not less than 150 marks out of 300 marks (minimum 45% marks i.e. not less than 135 marks out of 300 marks in case of candidates of Backward class categories) in the subjects Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics added together.

Important Notes for Outside Maharashtra Candidates:

  • Eligible candidates outside Maharashtra students appearing in the MHT-CET shall be considered in unaided private colleges.
  • Only following types of students are exempted from appearing in MHT-CET and seek admission,they are-  a.) Jammu & Kashmir,  b.) Government of Indian nominees, c.) Children of NRI/ foreign students/  Foreign National/ Person of Indian origin of indian workers in gulf countries.

Note: G.O.I. Nominees and Jammu & Kashmir Migrant Candidates are exempted from appearing for the MHT-CET conducted by the Competent Authority of Govt, of Maharashtra, subject to the approval from the Ministry of Human Resource Development, New Delhi, for filling of the seats over & above the sanctioned intake. However, if the approval is not received before 30/6/2010.

These candidates will be treated at par with OMS candidates and hence they are advised to appear for MHT CET-

Candidates who are eligible to apply against the provision of Jammu & Kashmir Migrant candidate as well as the Maharashtra State candidate are entitled to claim only one type of seat i.e. either Maharashtra State seat or J & K Migrant seat for admission to Engineering/ Technology Courses. Further if the candidate opts for Maharashtra State candidature then he/she has to appear for the MHT-CET.

Maharashtra (MHT) Common Entrance Test (CET) Contact Details
Joint Director, Technical Education
Regional Office, World Bank Project
Building, Government Polytechnic
Campus, 49-Kherwadi, Ali Yawar
Jung Marg, Bandra(East),
Mumbai-400 051
Phone: (022)-26474892,
26474649
Fax : (022)-26471619
Email:- romumbai.dte@gmail.com
Website: http://www.dte.org.in/