MHT CET 2023: Application Form(Soon), Exam Date(Out), Admit Card, Eligibility, Pattern, Syllabus, Counselling, Result

Last Modified on : 02 Jun 2024

The MHT CET or MH CET is the abbreviated form of the Maharashtra Common Entrance Test. This is a state-level entrance exam organized 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. The Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) is the exam-conducting body of MHT CET 2023.

MHT CET 2023 Latest Notification –

- The Exam Date for PCB is between the 15th to 20th of May 2023.

- The Exam Date for PCM is between the 9th to 13th of May 2023.

- The application forms will be released in the month of February 2023..

MHT CET 2023 Overview

Exam Name

Maharashtra Common Entrance Test (MHT-CET 2023)

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 a year

Exam Date

9th to 13th May 2023 (PCM)

15th to 20th May 2023 (PCB)

Official website

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MHT CET Exam Previous Years Solved Papers

  • IIT JEE Main 2007 - 2018 Solved Papers Download
  • IIT JEE 2007 - 2018 Solved Papers Download

MHT CET Exam 2023 Important Dates

MH CET 2023 exam schedule for exam related events as per official notification.

MHT CET 2023 Events

Important Dates

Release of application form

February 2023

Last date to apply (along with fee payment)

March 2023

Last date to apply (with late fee)

April 2023

Admit card availability



MHT-CET Exam 2023

9th to 13th May 2023 (PCM)

15th to 20th May 2023 (PCB)

Answer Key


Result declaration


MH CET Counselling 2023


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Note: The State CET Cell 2023 will also announce the details about the mode of the exam and its format; hence candidates appearing for Maharashtra Common Entrance Test 2023 are advised to keep visiting the official website to get the latest updates about the exam.

Group-Wise Exam Dates for PCB and PCM students –

Candidates appearing for the Maharashtra Common Entrance Test 2023 must note that the MHT CET exam will be performed for two groups, i.e., PCM and PCB students. Candidates can find the group-wise exam dates for MHT-CET 2023 once the notification is released

State CET 2023 exams are also conducted to screen candidates for admission to Higher Education Professional Courses. The courses and tentative schedule are as under:

CET Name

CET Exam Date

MAH M.Arch CET 2023





25th and 26th March 2023



MAH M.P.Ed CET 2023


MAH M.P.Ed CET 2023 (Field Test)


MAH M.Ed CET 2023


MAH B.Ed / M.Ed CET 2023


MAH LLB - 5 Years CET 2023


MAH B.P.Ed - 5 Years CET 2023


MAH B.P.Ed - 5 Years CET 2023 (Field Test)


MAH BA/BSc B.Ed Integrated CET 2023


MAH B.Ed & B.Ed(ELCT) CET 2023


MAH  LLB - 3 Years CET 2023




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MHT CET Exam 2023 Pattern & Syllabus

MHT CET 2023 Exam Pattern -

The MHTCET 2023 exam will consist of 3 papers. Paper-I and II are compulsory for candidates willing to take up the engineering course. An applicant seeking admission to Pharm.D degree course must 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 2023 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, the question paper will be in English.

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Marking and Question Distribution in MHTCET 2023 Exam

Name of Paper


No. of questions

Marks per questions

Total Marks

Paper -1





















Biology ( Botany)










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MHTCET 2023 Syllabus -

The MHTCET Syllabus 2023 will comprise the study structure or curriculum of the 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 2023?

  • 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 healthily, sleep well and maintain good health

MHT CET Exam 2023 Eligibility

The eligibility criteria of the Maharashtra Common Entrance Test 2023 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 MHT CET 2023 eligibility criteria.

  • Nationality: The applicants should be citizens of India.
  • Academic Qualification: They should have passed Class 12th or equivalent test from a recognized University/ Board in PCM or PCB subjects.
  • Minimum Marks: To be eligible for MHT CET 2023, 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 2023 are also eligible to apply.
  • Age Limit: No age bar for the MHTCET exam.

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

MHT CET Exam 2023 Application Process

The application form for the MHTCET 2023 exam can only be filled out online. The application forms will be available on the official website in February 2023. Read the instructions carefully before remitting the application fee amount. Forms submitted without the required fee amount will be rejected.

MHT-CET 2023 Exam Application Process

  • Candidates can apply online by visiting the official website of 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 to the registered email id.
  • With the login credentials, candidates can get access to the application form.
  • Fill in all the necessary columns with appropriate details.
  • Upload scanned copies of the 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 2023 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/-

The general candidate is either from Maharashtra or from outside; J & K

INR 800/-

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Mode of Payment

The Application fee can be paid online mode. The applicants have to register for MHT-CET 2023 at -, and then only the payment can be made via

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

MHT CET Exam 2023 Other Details

MH CET Admit Card 2023

  • The State Common Entrance Test Cell of Maharashtra will release the MHT CET hall ticket 2023.
  • Both PCM and PCB candidates may visit the MHT CET 2023 official website and download their admit cards.
  • Candidates will have to enter their application number and the subject which they applied for to download MHT CET admit card 2023.
  • 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, exam date, time, and address of the examination center.
  • It is mandatory to produce one photo identity card, and the admit card at the examination centre.

The photo identity card can be -

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

How to download the MHT CET 2023 Admit Card?

Steps to download the MHT CET Special exam admit card 2023.

  • Visit the MHT CET 2023 official website.
  • Click on the special exam admit card link available.
  • Enter the login details in the special admit card link provided.
  • Download the MHT CET 2023 Special Exam admit card for further reference.

The MHT CET 2023 special exam admit card includes details such as the name and roll number of the students, the name of the examination, slots of exams, reporting time to the exam center, exam center name and address, and the instructions to be followed on the day of the exam.

According to the notification available on the official website, students appearing for the MHT CET 2023 examinations are also required to download the ‘Unconditional Undertaking’ for the exam day.

MHTCET Answer Key 2023

  • The Maharashtra Common Entrance Test Cell will release the MHTCET 2023 answer key and the OMR sheet on the official website.
  • Once the answer key is released, candidates who have appeared in the MHT CET 2023 examination can check the answer key online at
  • Candidates who have appeared in the examination will be able to raise objections against the MHT CET answer key by providing appropriate representations.
  • 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.

How to check MHT CET answer key 2023 once it is out?

Step 1: Visit the official website at

Step 2: Click on the answer key link that will be flashing on the homepage.

Step 3: Key in your login credentials.

Step 4: The MHT CET answer key 2023 will be displayed on the screen; download and take its printout.

Marking Scheme of MHT CET Answer Key – How To Calculate

The marking scheme of the MHT-CET 2023 answer key is as follows:

  • For the correct answer, two marks are allotted to the candidates in Mathematics.
  • For other subjects, one mark is given to the candidates for correct answers.
  • There is no negative marking in the entrance exam.

MHT CET 2023 Final Answer Key

  • The final answer key of MHT CET 2023 will be made available by the CET cell.
  • The final MHT CET answer key is released based on the challenges received by the candidates on the provisional key.
  • If there are any changes in the provisional key, then the final answer key of MHT CET 2023 will be updated accordingly.
  • Based on the final answer key, MHT CET 2023 raw score is calculated for result preparation.
  • Candidates can download the MHT CET 2023 final answer key from the official website

MH CET Result 2023

  • As per the official announcement, the MHT CET 2023 result will be declared on the official website.
  • 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.
  • Candidates can obtain their results from the official website of Maharashtra’s State Common Entrance Test Cell, which is
  • At the time of result checking, they do need to follow the step-by-step procedure to obtain MHT CET 2023 results online.

Steps to check MHT CET 2023 results online

Candidates have to follow the steps given below to check their official results for MHT CET 2023 through the official website:

  • Visit the official website of the Directorate of Technical Education or State Entrance Test Cell, Maharashtra.
  • On the website, click on the link "Candidates Login".
  • A new page will open where students must enter their login credentials.
  • Click on the "Submit" tab.
  • MHT CET 2023 results will be displayed on the screen.
  • Download the MHT CET result and also take the printout of the scorecard for future reference.
  • Click here to see the details imprinted on the MHT CET 2023 scorecard.

Then commences, the counselling process!

MHTCET Counselling 2023

  • The MHTCET counselling 2023 will begin after the declaration of the result.
  • 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.

Colleges Accepting MHT CET 2023 Score

The participating institutes of the exam accept MHT CET scores. Candidates can choose their preferred institute for admission during the MHT CET counselling and seat allotment process. Take a look at some of the colleges accepting MHT CET scores in 2023.

  • K. J. Somaiya College of Engineering
  • Sinhgad Academy of Engineering
  • Sardar Patel College of Engineering
  • Government College of Engineering, Amravati
  • Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology, Mumbai
  • NBN Singhad School of Engineering
  • Dr. D. Y. Patil Institute of Technology, Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidya Pratishthan Society
  • Sinhgad Institute of Technology and Science
  • Lokmanya Tilak College of Engineering
  • ICT - Institute Of Chemical Technology

MHT CET Exam Frequently Asked Questions

9th to 13th May 2023 (PCM)

15th to 20th May 2023 (PCB)

Every year, the Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) organises the MHTCET 2023 exam.

Yes, he can.

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

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/-.

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

TBA (PCB group)

TBA (PCM group)

Log in to the official website and using the login credentials you can download the admit card for MHT CET 2023.

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

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

Yes, absolutely. Students from other states are eligible for MHT CET 2023. They must fulfill the eligibility criteria before applying for the exam.