MHT-CET (Maharashtra Technology Common Entrance Test), from now it is MT-CET

MHT-CET (Maharashtra Technology Common Entrance Test), from now it is MT-CET

MHT-CET (Maharashtra Technology Common Entrance Test), from now it is MT-CET

The Maharashtra Health and Technology-Common Entrance Test (MHT-CET), which was the combined entrance exam for admissions to engineering

The Maharashtra Health and Technology-Common Entrance Test (MHT-CET), which was the combined entrance exam for admissions to engineering, pharmacy and health sciences degree courses in the state, will be known as the MT-CET(Maharashtra Technology Common Entrance Test) from academic year 2016.

 

The test will now cover only engineering and pharmacy courses in the state, after the state government decided to join the Medical Council of India’s National Eligibility-Cum-Entrance Test (NEET) scheme for admissions to medical and dental degree courses from 2016.

M M Morve, additional secretary to state department of higher and technical education, recently issued a government resolution declaring that the state director of technical education (DTE) will be the competent authority for the MT-CET 2016. Until now, the director of medical education and research was the competent authority for the MHT-CET. The DTE would later take over as the regulatory authority for the centralised admission process to engineering and pharma degree courses.

On August 23, the state government announced that it would join the NEET for undergraduate medical and dental courses from 2016. However, it decided against joining the HRD ministry’s all-India single entrance test — the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) — for engineering and technology courses. The JEE will be held for all centrally-funded institutes, including the IITs, IIITs and NITs, from 2016.

During his recent visit to the city, minister for higher and technical education Rajesh Tope had said that the state was keen on joining the JEE from 2016 Joining the JEE from 2016 would have given very little time to students who are currently in Std XII to prepare for the changes in curriculum, the minister had said.

The government has since taken steps to ensure that the revised curriculum textbooks for the JEE are available in the market.

Also, the issue of relative weightage to performance in the higher secondary certificate (HSC, Std XII) board exam and the JEE for admissions to the large section of unaided engineering colleges in the state has yet to be settled officially.

A state government committee, under the principal secretary to the higher and technical education department, has studied the issue and submitted its report. The government has since been in favour of a 50:50 weightage for HSC and JEE scores in admissions to unaided engineering colleges in the state. This is to ensure equal importance for Std XII state board studies. But the government has not yet taken a formal decision to this effect.

The national JEE scheme envisages a two-stage exam — the JEE-main and JEE-advanced. The latter is to be conducted after the JEE-main, with a suitable time gap in between. Only the top 1,50,000 candidates (including all categories) in JEE-main will qualify to appear for the JEE-advanced examination.

Admissions to IITs will be based only on category-wise all-India rank in JEE-advanced, subject to the condition that such candidates are in the top 20 percentile of successful candidates of their boards in applicable categories. The ministry prefers a 60:40 weightage ratio for the JEE and board exam scores, but has left it to the state governments to take a call on the matter for admissions to unaided engineering colleges.

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