Around four lakh engineering aspirants will appear for the Maharashtra Common Entrance Test (MHT-CET) on May 5, 2016. Many of them took the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Mains as well held last month. The common entrance test is the ticket to secure a seat at any engineering college in the state.
PaGaLGuY spoke to a few aspirants last week who seemed upbeat about their preparations for MHT-CET and most of them appeared confident of scoring well in the entrance examination.
Many students said they find MHT-CET easier than JEE Mains because the exam is based only on the Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education’s Class 12 syllabus. Another advantage is that students can attempt the questions even if they are unsure of the answers as there is no negative marking in MHT-CET. The marks division in MHT-CET is also unlike JEE Mains. The Physics and Chemistry paper consist of 50 questions in each subject, carrying one mark for every correct answer while the Mathematics paper contains 50 questions and two marks for the right answer. The total score is 200 marks.
The exam is held in two shifts – first one of one and half hours for Physics and Chemistry, and the second slot of the same duration for Mathematics. Students can refresh during the break, and focus better in the second test.
PaGaLGuY wishes best of luck to all MHT-CET aspirants.