MAH-CET Engineering

MAH-CET Engineering 2019 Exam Information

MH CET is the examination which is organized by the Directorate of Technical Education, Maharashtra. Through this examination, the students would get into various engineering courses in various colleges in the state. The admission is done for both the private and public institutions. Initially, the students were giving this test for getting admission in the medical colleges too. But this provision had been removed with the introduction of NEET. Now, it is conducted for getting admission into Engineering and pharma courses. DTE is also responsible for conducting exams for getting into post-graduation.

Though the exam has the syllabus of higher secondary, the standard of the exam is almost like that of NEET and IIT JEE. So, it is important for the students to give serious attention to the preparation strategy.

It is common among the students to start their preparation only after their higher secondary exam gets over. But this may not produce the desired results in the case of MH CET. Students are advised to combine the preparation for this along with that for higher secondary public exams. It is essential for the students to understand the concepts well while studying.

Since the syllabus is also based on 11th std, students are also recommended to start their preparation from 11th std itself. The competition is so high as the students who are attempting this examination are increasing year by year.

The exam is conducted in an online mode. The best thing with this exam is that it provides a wonderful opportunity to the students who did not have English as their medium of instruction. The question papers are available in English/Urdu and Marathi medium. But the Mathematics question paper is given only in English. Hence, the exam can be considered to be more inclusive.

MAH-CET Engineering 2019 Exam Date

It is common for the students to miss any deadline when they are busy in the exam preparation. This results in unnecessary stress towards the end. The best way to eliminate these mistakes is to get registered with the website to get the latest updates. Instead of you spending time on searching for any changes in the exam dates, the updates regarding those details would directly be sent to you through the text messages or mail.

This also would help you in channelizing your preparation in a better way. You can prepare your timetable based on the number of days remaining for the exam. The important dates are generally released on the official website. The dates which are announced prior to the exam are mostly tentative. Those dates might get changed in the future due to unavoidable situations. Some of the important dates related to the exam are given in the following table:

Name of the important events Dates to be noted (tentative dates)
Beginning Date for the issue of the application form Third week of January 2019
Final date for the filling of the application form Fifth week of March 2019
Dates for the payment of fees 3rd March to 28th March 2019
Beginning Date for the release of the admit card 24th April 2019 to 10th May 2019
MH CET exam 2019 10th May 2019
Issue of Answer keys on the official website 18th May 2019
Release of the OMR sheet 24th May 2019
Final Date for the submission of objections 25th May to 27th May 2019
Announcement of the results 1st June 2019
Release of the Merit list and downloading of mark sheet 14th June 2019

It would be good if you are taking the printout of the above table and stick somewhere in your study room. Refer to this table once in a while to check that you are not missing any dates.

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MAH-CET Engineering 2019 Eligibility Criteria

To appear in the exam, it is important for candidates to satisfy the required eligibility conditions. These eligibility conditions are decided by the Directorate of Technical Education.

Nationality ·         Only Indian citizens are allowed to write this exam.


Special provision ·          People other than Indian citizens are given the direct admission on the basis of their marks secured in a qualifying exam

·         People who are eligible for this provision include the children of

a)       Non-Residential Indians

b)      Overseas Citizens of India

c)       Persons of Indian Origin

d)      Indian workers in Gulf countries

e)      Foreign citizens

Age Limit ·         As the students belonging to any age can appear in this exam, it presents a wonderful opportunity to get into the engineering courses.
Educational qualification for the Students from Maharashtra (Those who have completed higher secondary education) ·         Mathematics and Physics should have been the compulsory subjects in their higher secondary.

·         The third subject could be any of the following:

a)       Chemistry

b)      Biotechnology

c)       Technical subjects

d)      Biology

e)      Vocational subjects

·         The minimum marks in aggregate should be around 50% for general category and 45% for the people belonging to the categories like backward/reserved/ persons with disability


Educational qualifications for the students from Maharashtra (other categories) ·         Applicants who have completed Diploma in Engineering and Technology should have got in aggregate at least 50% marks for general category and 45% marks for those who belong to categories like backward/reserved/persons with disability.

·         Applicants who have completed B.Sc. degree from a recognized University should have got at least 50% marks for general category and 45% marks for those who belong to categories like backward/reserved/persons with disability.


Educational qualification for All India candidates and Jammu and Kashmir Migrants ·         Candidates should have Mathematics as a subject in their higher secondary

·         They should have got the required score in JEE Main 2019 Paper 1 exam.

Educational qualification for the students other than Indian Citizens ·         Mathematics and Physics should have been the compulsory subjects in their higher secondary other equivalent exams.

·         The third subject could be any of the following:

f)        Chemistry

g)       Biotechnology

h)      Technical subjects

i)        Biology

j)        Vocational subjects

·         The minimum marks in aggregate should be around 50%

Domicile requirement ·         Type 1: Applicants who are born in Maharashtra or domiciled in Maharashtra


Place of passing the exam should be within the jurisdiction of that particular university


·         Type 2: Applicants who were not born in Maharashtra, but their parents possess the domicile certificate


Certificate issuing authority should fall within the limits of the respective University area


·         Type 3: Candidates who do not belong to any of the above categories but either of their parents should work with the government of India or Government of India Undertaking


Their posting should be within the limits of the required University


·         Type 4: Candidates who do not satisfy Type 1, Type 2 or Type 3 but either of his/her parents should be the employees or retires under the government of Maharashtra or under the government undertaking of Maharashtra


After retirement, their place of settlement should fall within the jurisdiction of University

If either of them is posted outside, their last posting should be within the jurisdiction of the respective University


·         Type 5: Candidates whose medium of instruction in the higher secondary exam is Marathi but living in the Maharashtra-Karnataka disputed area


They will be allotted the seats under outside home University




Special educational qualification for some courses ·         Candidates should have biology in their higher secondary for Bio-engineering/Biotechnology courses

·         Female candidates are not eligible for Mining Engineering courses.

MAH-CET Engineering 2019 Registration

Applicants should fill their application form once it is released on the official website. It is possible to submit the application form only through the online mode. If you are sending the application form through any other mode, it will not be accepted. It is mandatory for the candidates to ensure the complete filling of the application form otherwise it will not be accepted. Here, the correction window facility is available and so you can correct the wrong entries. But this option will be available only for a specific period of time.

Candidates should follow the below-mentioned steps for the successful filling of the application form:

Step 1: Registration

Visit the official website of the exam and select “Apply Online”. In the window that opens, fill all the necessary details

Those details include

  • Name of the Candidate
  • Name of the Father/Husband/Guardian
  • Name of the Mother
  • Date of Birth
  • Gender
  • Contact information such as Email ID, Mobile number, address. It is important to give the correct details as this will be used for the future correspondence.
  • Category of the Candidate such as General category, Other Backward class, Scheduled Caste or Scheduled Tribe. For accurate details, refer to the website of National Commission for Backward Classes. This information is important for claiming the reservation.
  • Details regarding the Disability of the candidates. It is mandatory that the reservation for disabled persons can be availed only by those candidates whose disability is more than 40%.
  • Other information includes information regarding the Religion, total annual family income of the person and the bank details such as Name of the bank, IFSC code, type of account etc.
  • The most important details that should be provided should be regarding your educational background.
  • Subjects of the exam
  • Medium of instruction of the question paper

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MAH-CET Engineering 2019 Exam Pattern

Students can take the exam only through the online mode. The exam consists of three papers with the duration of each paper is 90 minutes. The questions are taken from the syllabus of Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary. Around 80% of the total questions are asked from the class 12 while 20 % of the questions are asked from the class 11.

Candidates have to give the exam in any of the following languages: English, Urdu or Marathi. But, it should be noted that the Mathematics paper will be given only in English. Therefore, Candidates should practice their question papers accordingly. The best advantage that the candidates have in this exam is that there is no negative marking. Precise information on the pattern of the exam is given in the following table:

Subject name Number of questions from each class



Marks for each question Total Marks
11th std 12th Std
Paper 1 Mathematics 10 40 2 100
Paper 2 Physics 10 40 1 100
Chemistry 10 40
Paper 3 Biology- Botany 10 40 1 100
Biology-Zoology 10 40

All the questions asked in this exam will be given four choices and candidates are required to select the best option out of those answers. It should be noted that the questions are mostly based on the applications of the concepts. This demands a thorough understanding of the concepts. The standard of the question papers can be compared to that of JEE and NEET.

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MAH-CET Engineering 2019 Syllabus

For scoring good marks, candidates should have an in-depth knowledge of various topics in the syllabus. The questions will be asked from both 11th and 12th std syllabus. Therefore, candidates will be already familiar with many of the concepts mentioned in the syllabus. The broad topics are mentioned in the following tables.

11th Standard Syllabus

Mathematics Physics Chemistry Biology-Botany Biology-Zoology
1.Sets, Relations, and Functions 1.Magnetism 1.Surface chemistry 1. Plant Growth and Development 1.Human Respiration
2. Sequences and series 2.Magnetic effect of electric current, 2. Basic principles and techniques in organic chemistry 2.Diversity in organisms 2. Organization of Cell
3.Trigonometric functions 3.Measurements, 3. Alkanes 3. Plant Water Relations and Mineral Nutrition 3.Human Nutrition,
4.Factorization Formulae 4. Scalars, and Vectors 4.States of matter: Gases and liquids 4.Biochemistry of cell 4.Animal


5.Trigonometric functions of Compound 5.Refraction of Light 5.s-Block elements (Alkali and alkaline earth metals)
6.Probability 6.Force 6.Redox reaction,
7.Angles, Straight Line, Circle, and Conics 7.Friction in solids and liquids 7. Nature of chemical bond
8.Ray optics 8.Hydrogen,

12th Standard Syllabus

Physics Chemistry
·         Magnetic effects of electric current ·         Chemical Thermodynamics
·         Magnetism and its related concepts ·         Isolation of Elements- processes and principles
·         Electromagnetic Induction ·         p-Block Elements, d and f Block Elements
·         Circular motion and its associated concepts ·         Solid State
·         Rotational motion and Its related terms ·         Solutions
·         Concepts related to Gravitation ·         Electrochemistry
·         Concepts of Oscillations ·         Chemical Kinetics
·         Elasticity and its related terms ·         Coordination Compounds
·         Surface tension ·         Halogen derivatives of alkanes
·         Wave motion and Stationary waves, ·         Alcohols
·         Theories of Kinetics ·         Phenols
·         Theories of Waves ·         Ethers
·         Interference ·         Aldehydes
·         Diffraction ·         Ketones and Carboxylic Acids,
·         Electrostatics and its concepts ·         Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen
·         Current electricity ·         Biomolecules
·         Atoms, Molecules, and Nuclei ·         Polymers
·         Semiconductors and its concepts ·         Chemistry in Everyday life.
·         Electrons and photons
·         Communication systems and its associated terms.

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MAH-CET Engineering 2019 Admit Card

Admit card will be made available on the official website of the exam by the Directorate of Technical Education, Maharashtra. Candidates can get the admit cards only by the online mode. Admit card will not be sent by post. So, applicants are advised to download the admit card once it is released so that they can avoid the last-minute rush. Information needed for downloading the admit card are Application form number, password, and the security key.

Only those candidates who have submitted the application form correctly will be getting the admit card. Once you have downloaded the admit card, check whether the details given in the admit card are right. If you are finding any wrong entries, contact the examination conducting authority.

Exam centres

You will be allotted the centres based on your preferences given in your application form. The exam is conducted in various centres as mentioned in the following table:

·         Mumbai Sub Urban

·         Thane

·         Palghar

·         Raigad

·         Pune

·         Ahmednagar

·         Solapur

·         Satara

·         Sangli

·         Kolhapur

·         Ratnagiri

·         Sindhudurga

·         Jalgaon

·         Dhule

·         Nandurbar

·         Nashik

·         Gadichiroli

·         Chandrapur

·         Aurangabad

·         Jalna

·         Beed

·         Osmanabad

·         Nanded

·         Parbhani

·         Latur

·         Hingoli

·         Buldhana

·         Akola

·         Washim

·         Amravati

·         Yavatmal

·         Wardha

·         Nagpur

·         Bhandara

·         Gondia


Think twice before giving the examination centre as it would not be possible to change the centre once it is allotted. It is always advisable to select the centre which is nearer to your hometown as it would remove the difficulties during the exam.

How to download the admit card?

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MAH-CET Engineering 2019 Result

The result will be announced within one month after the examination gets over. Candidates have to check their results on the official website. Results are published in the form of the scorecard and the marks in the scorecard will be valid for only one year. It is mandatory for candidates to secure at least 50 % marks to get qualified in the exam. Even if you are absent for any one subject, it will be mentioned as “ABS” in the total mark’s category.

How to download the results

  • Get into the official website of MH CET
  • Select the link which leads to the downloading of results.
  • In the window that appears on your computer screen, enter the details such as application number, password and the security key.
  • Select “login”.
  • Download the scorecard that appears on the screen. Scorecard consists of the following details: Name of the candidate, score obtained by the candidates on each paper, total marks, Rank and the status of qualification.
  • Candidates are suggested to take the printout of the scorecard to use it during the counselling process.

Answer Key

Candidates can get the answer keys from the official website itself. The answer keys are published for all the sets A, B, C and D. You can download the set which you have got in the exam. You can get the carbon copy of the answer sheet. Verify your answer sheets with that. If you are finding any discrepancies, you can submit the objections to the authorities concerned. You have to submit a bank draft of Rs. 1000 for answer verification purpose.


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MAH-CET Engineering 2019 Cutoff

Once the results are published, cut-offs will be released for every course and for every college. Candidates who have got the required cut-offs will be called for the counselling for that particular course and particular college. Cut-offs will be arrived based on the number of seats, the category of the candidates, the difficulty level of the question paper, the number of candidates appearing on the exam.

It is important to have the high cut-off for getting into the colleges you desire. People belonging to the general category will have more cut-off than those belonging to the reserved category. Counselling will be conducted in rounds based on the cutoffs. More than 360 colleges would participate every year. This helps the candidates would achieve their dream of becoming an engineer even with a lower cut-off.

Previous year closing ranks are given in the following table

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