MHT-CET Exam 2020 – Answer Key, Result, Cut Off, Merit Scores, Counselling, 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 –

MHT CET 2020 result has been announced by the CET Cell, Maharashtra on 28th November 2020. Candidates can check their results of MHT CET 2020 at the official website of CET Cell. The MHT CET 2020 results and the final answer key has been declared on the same day. To check the results, candidates will be required to visit the website and enter their MHT CET 2020 application number and date of birth to check the merit list/result. The list will comprise the names of the candidates shortlisted for the MHT CET 2020 counselling process.

Earlier, on 10th November, the preliminary answer keys for the state common entrance test cell, Maharashtra (MHT-CET 2020) was released. The candidates who had appeared in the exam can raise their objections on answer key till 12th November. With the help of the MHT-CET 2020 answer key, candidates can cross-check their answers and calculate their probable scores in the exam before the declaration of the final result.

The result was announced by 28th November. The CET exams for both PCM and PCB group were held from 01st to 20th October.

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

From 01st to 20th October 2020

Official website


MHT CET Exam 2020 Important Dates

In order to help candidates and enables them to know the revised exam dates and other details about the MHT CET 2020 exams that are held to screen candidates for admission to various courses, the official exam schedule have been provided below:

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

26th September 2020 for (PCB Group Students)

29th September 2020 for (PCM Group Students)

MHT-CET Exam 2020

In between 03rd to 20th October 2020 for Higher Education Professional Courses

1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th October 2020 (PCB)

12th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 19th and 20th October 2020 (PCM)

MHT CET 2020 admit card for special exam

02nd November 2020

MHT CET 2020 special exam

07th November 2020 in two shifts

9 am to 12 noon for PCB candidates, and

2:30 pm to 5:30 pm for PCM candidates

Result declaration

28th November 2020

MHT CET Counselling

December 2020

Note: The detailed exam schedule for MHT CET 2020 exam is now available by the exam conducting authority. Apart from this, the State CET Cell 2020 would also announce the details about mode of exams and its format to be followed; hence candidates appearing for Maharashtra Common Entrance Test 2020 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 Maharashtra Common Entrance Test 2020 must note that the MHT CET exam will be performed for two groups i.e. for PCM and PCB students. Candidates can find the group-wise exam dates for MHT-CET 2020 Exam Below:

Find the new dates for State CET 2020 Exam which are conducted to screen candidates for admission to Higher Education Professional Courses.

CET Name

CET Exam Date

MAH M.Arch CET 2020

3rd October 2020


3rd October 2020


10th October 2020


10th October 2020

MAH  M.P.Ed CET 2020

3rd October 2020

MAH  M.P.Ed CET 2020 (Field Test)

4th to 10th October 2020

MAH  M.Ed CET 2020

3rd October 2020

MAH  B.Ed / M.Ed CET 2020

10th October 2020

MAH  LLB - 5 Years CET 2020

11th October 2020

MAH  B.P.Ed - 5 Years CET 2020

11th October 2020

MAH  B.P.Ed - 5 Years CET 2020  (Field Test)

12th to 16th October 2020

MAH BA/BSc B.Ed Integrated CET 2020

11th October 2020

MAH B.Ed & B.Ed(ELCT) CET 2020

To Be Announced

MAH  LLB - 3 Years CET 2020

To Be Announced


17th and 18th October 2020


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 Admit Card

The State Common Entrance Test Cell of Maharashtra has released MHT CET hall ticket 2020 for the special exam. Both PCM and PCB candidates may visit the MHT CET 2020 official website and download their admit cards. Candidates will have to enter their application number and the subject which they applied for in order to download MHT CET admit card 2020 for a special exam. Earlier, Maharashtra CET Cell has released the MHT CET admit cards 2020 for the candidates. 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

How to download MHT CET 2020 Admit Card?

Steps to download the MHT CET Special exam admit card 2020.

  • Visit the MHT CET 2020 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 2020 Special Exam admit card for further reference.

The MHT CET 2020 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 centre, exam centre 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  examinations are also required to download the ‘Unconditional Undertaking’ for the exam day.

MHTCET Answer Key 2020

The Maharashtra Common Entrance Test Cell will release the MHTCET 2020 answer key along with the OMR sheet on the official website. A notice regarding this has been uploaded on its official website. Once the answer key are released, candidates who have appeared in the MHT CET 2020 examination will be able to 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 on or before 12th November 2020. 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 2020 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 2020 will be displayed on screen, download and take its print out.

Marking Scheme of MHT CET Answer Key – How To Calculate

The marking scheme of MHT-CET 2020 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 2020 Final Answer Key

The final answer key of MHT CET 2020 is made available by 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 2020 is released. Based on the final answer key, MHT CET 2020 raw score is calculated for result preparation. Candidates can download MHT CET 2020 final answer key from the official website

MHTCET Result 2020

As per the official announcement the MHT CET 2020 result was declared on the official website on 28th November 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.

Candidates can obtain their result 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 2020 results online.

Steps to check MHT CET 2020 result online

Candidates have to follow the steps given below to check their official results of MHT CET 2020 through the official website:

  • Visit the official website of 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 will be required to enter their login credentials.
  • Click on the "Submit" tab.
  • MHT CET 2020 result will be displayed on the screen.
  • Download MHT CET result and also take the print out of the scorecard for future reference.
  • Click here to see the details imprinted on the MHT CET 2020 scorecard.

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.

Colleges Accepting MHT CET 2020 Score

MHT CET scores are accepted by the participating institutes of the exam. 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 2020.

  • 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

MHTCET 2020 FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions):

The Miniter of Higher Education and Technical Education, Maharashtra, Uday Samant, informed that the Maharashtra Common Entrance Test 2020 (MHT-CET) Exam will be held between 1st to 20th October. Here are the answers to the frequently asked questions related to the exam:

Q: When will the MHTCET 2020 exam take place?

A: As per the new dates, the MHT-CET 2020 exam for PCB group is going to be held from 1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th October 2020, while for PCM group the exam will be held on 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 19th and 20th October 2020.

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: The MHT CET 2020 admit card is now available at the official website. Candidates can download their hall ticket by using their key-in credentials.

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.