MHT-CET mandatory for engineering aspirants in Maharashtra

Around four lakh candidates are expected to take the Maharashtra Common Entrance Test (MHT-CET) on May 5, 2016. The state-level common entrance examination for Technical and Medical degrees has been reintroduced after a gap of three years. It is mandatory for an engineering aspirant to crack this single combined entrance test to secure admission in colleges of Maharashtra.

According to an official from the management of one of the well-known engineering colleges in Mumbai, no students shall be admitted to a public education institute if he/she has not appeared for MHT-CET. “After the admission process is over, if still there are vacant seats, we will admit students, but only if they have taken MHT-CET, even if their scores are in single digit,” said the official.

The notification issued by the government of Maharashtra is applicable for all the institutions in the state. 

Around 13 lakh engineering aspirants took the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Mains this year. However, aspirants from Maharashtra can use the Mains score to secure a seat only in the Centrally Funded Technical Institutes.