MHT-CET Exam 2020 - Eligibility, Application Form, Syllabus, Results, Admissions


The MHT CET or MH CET is the abbreviated form of Maharashtra Common Entrance Test. This is a state level entrance exam organised by the Government of Maharashtra Common Entrance Test Cell for admission to UG courses in engineering/technology, pharmacy and professional degree courses in Agriculture. Clearing the exam can place interested candidates in the top-notch technical government as well as private colleges in the state of Maharashtra. Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) is the exam-conducting body of MHT CET 2020.

MHT CET 2020 Latest Notification – Maharashtra’s State Common Entrance Test Cell has postponed the MHT CET 2020 exam under the direction of State Education Minister Uday Samant. The decision to postpone the exam was being taken, considering the prevailing situation of Cornavirus in Maharashtra, India. Earlier the Maharashtra CET cell was announced the examination dates of MHT-CET 2020. As per the officials, the exam will commence on 04th July and will conclude on 05th August 2020. The examination authorities notify they will conduct the exam, once the pandemic situation of COVID-19 gets better.

MHT CET 2020 Overview:

Exam Name

Maharashtra Common Entrance Test (MHT-CET)

Conducting Authority

Directorate of Technical Education (DTE)


Admission to UG courses in Engineering/Technology, Pharmacy

Exam Level


Mode of Application


Mode of Exam

Pen and Paper (Offline)

Exam Occurrence

Once in a year

Exam Date

04th July to 05th August 2020 (Postponed)

Official website

MHT CET Exam 2020 Important Dates

MHT CET 2020 Events

MHT CET 2020 Important Dates

Release of application form

7th January 2020

Last date to apply for exam (along with fee payment)

29th February 2020

Filling application form (with late fee ₹ 500/- for all categories)

1st to 7th March 2020

Payment of fee (through online mode)

7th January to 7th March 2020

Admit card availability

2 weeks before the exam

MHT-CET Exam 2020

4th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 13th, 14th, 28th, 29th, 30th, 31st July and 3rd, 4th, and 5th August 2020

Result declaration

August 2020

Note: The exam dates of MHT CET 2020 have been postponed by the official exam conducting authority. New dates of the exam will be available soon at the official website.

MHT CET Exam Previous Years Solved Papers

MHT CET Exam 2020 Pattern & Syllabus

MHT CET 2020 Exam Pattern -

The MHTCET 2020 exam will consists of 3 papers. The Paper I and II are compulsory for candidates willing to take up the engineering course. An applicant seeking admission to Pharm. D degree course is required to appear for Paper I and/or Paper III as well as Paper II. The pen and paper mode exam will have objective type questions.

MHTCET 2020 Exam Pattern Details



Mode of Exam

Pen and Paper based mode

Type of questions

Objective type questions

Number of Papers

3 Papers

Number of questions

50 questions in Paper I and 100 questions each in Paper II and III

Total Marks

 300 marks

Duration of exam

90 minutes for each paper.

Medium of Exam

English/Urdu/Marathi for Physics, Chemistry and Biology. For Mathematics, question paper will be in English.

Marking and Question Distribution in MHTCET 2020 Exam

Name of Paper


No. of questions

Marks per questions

Total Marks

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Biology ( Botany)










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MHTCET 2020 Syllabus -

The MHTCET Syllabus 2020 will comprise the study structure or curriculum of Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education. 80% weightage will be given to XII standard curriculum, while 20% weightage will be given to the standard XI curriculum. This means you will mainly have to study topics from Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry. You need to plan your preparation strategy as per the chapters and topics prescribed by the Directorate.

How to Prepare for MHT CET 2020?

  • Thorough understanding of the syllabus and exam pattern
  • Create a timetable
  • Previous years’ question papers and mock tests
  • Work on sample papers
  • Prepare notes regularly
  • Revision is very important. Make it a habit!
  • Take breaks
  • Eat healthy, sleep well and maintain good health

MHT CET Exam 2020 Eligibility

The eligibility criteria of Maharashtra Common Entrance Test 2020 constitute information about the educational qualification of the candidates, their age, nationality, etc. These measures would determine whether they can go ahead with the application process or not. Let’s take a quick look at some of the important MHCET 2020 eligibility criterions.

  • Nationality: The applicants should be citizens of India.
  • Academic Qualification: They should have passed Class 12th or equivalent test from a recognised University/ Board in PCM or PCB subjects.
  • Minimum Marks: To be eligible for MH CET 2020, the minimum mark you need to score in the 12th standard is 50%. Candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC categories need to possess 40% marks in aggregate.
  • Qualifying Exam: The candidates appearing in the qualifying exam in 2020 are also eligible to apply.
  • Age Limit: No age bar for the MHTCET exam.

Note: Students from the overseas countries (NRI, PIO, OCI, Gulf Countries, etc.) can get direct admissions to the technical colleges without appearing in the exam. However, such candidates must have passed the minimum qualifying exam with the required marks.

MHT CET Exam 2020 Application Process

The application forms of the MHTCET 2020 exam can only be filled online. The forms are available on the official website from 7th January 2020. Read the instructions carefully before remitting the application fee amount. Forms submitted without the required fee amount will be rejected.

MHT-CET 2020 Exam Application Process -

  • Candidates can apply online by visiting the official website of the MHTCET.
  • Click on the registration page and fill in the fields with details like name, address, mobile number and valid email id.
  • Upon registration, the login ID and password will be sent on the registered email id.
  • With the login credentials, candidates can get access to the application form.
  • Fill all the necessary columns with appropriate details.
  • Upload the scanned copies of photograph, signature and educational documents.
  • Remit the application fee amount as prescribed by DTE.
  • Take a printout of the confirmation page for future reference.

Document Specifications -

The scanned copies should be in JPEG/JPG format. The size of the photograph and signature should be between 15KB to 50 KB and between 5KB to 20 KB respectively.

MHTCET 2020 Exam Application Fee


Application Fee

SC/ST VJ/DT- NT(A), NT(B), NT(C), NT(D), /OBC/SBC & PWD candidates from the state of Maharashtra.

INR 600/-

General candidate either from Maharashtra or from outside; J & K

INR 800/-

Mode of Payment

The Application fee can be paid through online mode. The applicants have to register for MHT-CET 2020 at and then only the payment can be made via

  • Credit Card/ Debit Card/ Internet Banking/ IMPS/e-wallet.

Other Details

MHTCET 2020 Admit Card

After the successful completion of the registration process, DTE will release the MHT CET admit cards 2020 for the candidates. The hall tickets need to be downloaded online from the MHTCET official website. The official dates to access MHT-CET 2020 hall ticket has not been announced yet, however admit cards are likely to be release 2 weeks before the examination day.  The candidates should use their login details to download their admit cards.

The call letter will carry information such as the candidate’s name, roll number, date of the exam, time and address of the examination centre. It is mandatory to produce one photo identity card along with the admit card at the examination centre. The identity card can be

  • Voter ID
  • Aadhaar card
  • Passport
  • Pan card
  • Driving license
  • Bank Pass Book

MHTCET Answer Key 2020

Soon after the exam is over, the Directorate of Technical Education, Mumbai will release the MHTCET 2020 answer key along with the OMR sheet on the official website. With the help of the answer key and OMR sheet, the candidates can get a tentative idea about the marks they will get in the exam. The answer key can be accessed using the login credentials – registration ID and password.

MHTCET Result 2020

The result will be declared on the official website tentatively in the third week of August 2020. The merit list is prepared based on the marks obtained by the candidates in the exam. It is advised to take a print copy of the result/marks and keep it safe until the completion of the admission procedure.

MHTCET Counselling 2020

Then commences the counselling process!

The MHCET counselling 2020 will begin after the declaration of the exam. Candidates are encouraged to participate in the procedure by registering on the website. Keep the original documents beforehand for verification during the process. You need to select your preferred colleges and courses. If shortlisted, the physical presence of the candidates is highly recommended.

MHTCET 2020 FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions):

The Miniter of Higher Education and Technical Education, Maharashtra, Uday Samant, informed that the state has postponed the MHT CET 2020 examination.Earlier the MHT CET 2020 exam was scheduled to be conducted on 4th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 13th, 14th, 28th, 29th, 30th, 31st July and 3rd, 4th, and 5th August 2020. Here are the answers to the frequently asked questions related to the exam:

Q: When will the MHTCET 2020 exam take place?

A: The new dates to hold the MHT CET 2020 is yet to be announced.

Q: Who is exam the conducting authority of Maharashtra Common Entrance Test 2020?

A: Like every year, the Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) will organise the MHCET 2020 exam.

Q: Can a candidate with 50% marks in the 12th standard fill the form for the test?

A: Yes, he can.

Q: What is the minimum educational qualification for the exam?

A: A candidate should have completed 12th standard from a recognised university/board or institution with 50% marks in aggregate.

Q. Is it mandatory to pay the application fee? If so, how much is the amount?

A: Application forms submitted without the payment of the prescribed amount will be rejected immediately. The general category candidates are required to pay INR 800/-. For the SC/ST/OBC candidates from the state of Maharashtra, it should be INR 600/-.

Q: Can an applicant pay through credit card?

A: Yes, it is possible. Payment can be done through credit card, debit card and net banking.

Q: When can one get the admit card for the exam?

A: One can get the admit card from 5th to 23rd April 2020.

Q: How to get the admit card for the exam?

A: Login to the official website and using the login credentials you can download the admit card for MHTCET 2020.

Q: What is the question pattern of the MHTCET 2020 exam?

A: The exam has objective type questions. There will be 3 question papers in the exam.

Q: When will the counselling for admission begin?

A: DTE will begin the counselling process after the result is out. Candidates are suggested to register for the process and select their choices.

Q: Can a student from other states take up the test?

A: Yes, absolutely. Students from other states are eligible for MHTCET 2020. They must fulfil the eligibility criteria before applying for the exam.