Parents and aspirants wait for the second slot to start at DAV Public School, Thane. (Photo: Sanjana Donkar)
The Directorate of Medical Education and Research, Maharashtra, successfully conducted the Common Entrance Test (MHT-CET) on May 5, 2016.
The Common Entrance Test was reintroduced after a gap of three years as the state government had decided to do away with JEE Mains as admission criteria in its engineering colleges.
The exam was conducted in two slots – the first one comprising Physics and Chemistry paper took place from 10 am to 11.30 am and the second one for Mathematics was held from 3 pm to 4.30 p.m.
PaGaLGuY spoke to a couple of aspirants who found the Mathematics paper toughest of the lot.
Anish Ved said, “Mathematics was the toughest among the three subjects. I am unsure if I will score well.” Another aspirant, Anushree Shinde, said, “Though my friends felt Math was tough, I found the paper neither easy like Chemistry nor difficult like Physics.”
Pranav Pawar and Paras Singh, aspirants who appeared for the exam at Shirodkar High School, Parel, said, “Mathematics was the easiest, only the Integration questions were tricky.”
The fact that there is no negative marking might help candidates to score well. Sarika Bhide, who took advantage of this scheme, said, “I wasted a lot of time in the first few questions and there was literally no time left by the end of the paper. Because there was no time and I wanted to complete the paper, I attempted some random responses. Even if I don’t score marks in those questions, I am sure I will not lose any either.”
Once the results are declared by May 18, 2016, engineering aspirants will be able to secure a seat in four-year full-time degree courses across colleges in Maharashtra.
Inputs by Sanjana Donkar, Vaishnav Mudbhatkal, Megha Mehta