MAH-CET Engineering

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.

Preparation tips

  • The first step in starting any preparation should be to prepare a better plan for the exam.The timetable should be prepared in such a way that you should be able to complete the syllabus within the prescribed time.
  • Give importance to the subjects based on their weight in the exam. It will be a wastage of time if you are spending too many hours on the subjects with lesser weight.
  • Practice as many question papers as possible. This will help in increasing the speed and increases the level of accuracy of the answers. It is very essential that you should solve the question paper as per the time limit. Otherwise, the purpose of writing the test will not be served.
  • It is mandatory to solve one or two sets of previous year question papers to get well-acquainted with the exam pattern.
  • To score high marks, it is important to correct the mistakes you are committing while solving the question papers.
  • Since the questions asked in the exam is based on the application of the concept, it is important to have a proper understanding of the basics.
  • Every subject demands a different strategy for scoring good marks in it. Devise your own preparation strategy as per your own interest in the subject.
  • It would be better to have a proper focus on the numerical questions as it is easy to score good marks in those sections. But you need to practice a lot to improve the speed in this section.
  • Candidates should be relaxed towards the end as the maximum efficiency can be achieved only if they are stress-free.