Government of Maharashtra conducts a single combined Common Entrance Test (MHT-CET) for admission to all Health Sciences, Engineering and Pharmacy degree courses in government/government aided colleges and in a few unaided private colleges who have accepted MHT-CET, located within Maharashtra. The Director, Medical Education and Research, Mumbai is the organizing body for MHT-CET.
Candidates who successfully qualify MHT-CET can seek admission to the following courses.
- BUMS (Unani)
- BPTh (Physiotherapy)
- BOTh (Occupational Therapy)
- BASLP (Audiology and Speech Language Pathology)
- BSc Nursing.
- BVSc & AH
- The qualifying examination for MHT-CET is HSC 12th (standard) or equivalent with other eligibility conditions as prescribed for respective courses and programmes.
- Candidates are advised to go through the eligibility conditions of each course properly.
Eligibility for Admission to Health Science Courses
- The candidate must have passed the both the SSC or equivalent examination and HSC/12th Standard examination from an Institution situated in the state of Maharashtra with English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology (Botany & Zoology)
- The candidate must be an Indian National.
- The candidate should have attended 17 years of age at the time of admission.
- In certain cases Out of Maharashtra students are also allowed for some courses.
- MHT-CET is a multiple choice objective type test to be answered in an OMR answer sheets.
- MHT-CET consists of three question papers of one and half hours duration each having maximum of 100 marks.
- Paper I consists of Physics and Chemistry each having maximum of 50 marks.
- Paper II consists of Biology (Botany & Zoology each having maximum of 50 marks).
- Paper III consists of only Mathematics of 100 marks.
- Candidates desirous of selection to Health Science and BVSc & AH courses should appear for Paper I & Paper II.
- Candidates desirous of selection to Engineering degree courses should appear for Paper I and Paper III.
- Candidates desirous of selection to Pharmacy degree course should appear for Paper I & Paper-II and/or Paper-III.
- There is no negative marking for wrong answers.
Syllabus of Physics, Chemistry, Biology (Botany & Zoology) and Mathematics for the MHT-CET is the same as for the HSC Examination of HSC Board of Maharashtra. The test consists of three papers as mentioned below.
- Paper I: Physics & Chemistry (50 marks each)
- Paper II: Biology (Botany & Zoology - 50 marks each)
- Paper III: Mathematics (100 Marks)
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