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MHT CET 2021: Paper Analysis, Question Papers, Answer Key, Result, Cutoff

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University Data Specialist | Updated On - Dec 16, 2021

MHT CET 2021 has been conducted from 20 September to 1 October 2021. MHT CET 2021 Paper Analysis is available now, aspirants can check the shift wise exam analysis. MHT CET 2021 Answer key will be released post exam.

MHT CET 2021 Syllabus has been released along with the marking scheme. MHT CET 2021 question paper will have 3 papers- Paper 1 (Mathematics), Paper 2 (Physics & Chemistry), and Paper 3 (Biology). 

Maharashtra Common Entrance Test is a state-level entrance exam conducted once a year to offer admissions to undergraduate degrees in B.E, B.Tech, B.Pharm, and D.Pharm courses. Candidates appearing for the MHT-CET 2021 can refer to this article for the latest updates and other important information regarding the examination.

MHT CET 2021 Important Dates

Events Dates
Release of MHT CET 2021 Application Form June 8, 2021
Last date to fill MHT CET 2021 Application Form July 7, 2021 Aug 12, 2021
Last date to fill MHT CET 2021 Application Form (with late fees) July 8 – 15, 2021 Aug 16, 2021
MHT CET 2021 Form Correction Aug 14 – 16, 2021
MHT CET Admit Card Release 2021 September 2021
MHT CET Exam Date 2021 (New Dates) 20 September to 1 October, 2021
MHT CET 2021 Answer Key release and challenge TBA
MHT CET 2021 Result TBA
MHT CET 2021 Counselling TBA

MHT CET 2021: Highlights 

Conducting Authority State Common Entrance Test Cell, Maharashtra
Exam Type State Level Exam
Application Mode Online
Examination Mode Online
Subjects Mathematics, Physics & Chemistry, Biology
Duration of Exam 90 Minutes
Examination Medium English, Marathi, Urdu
Official Website mahacet.org

MHT CET 2021 Paper Analysis

MHT CET 2021 exam begins on 20 September 2021. The overall difficulty level of shift wise paper is available in the table below.

20 September 2021 MHT CET 2021 PCM Moderate Difficult to Moderate
 21 September 2021 MHT CET 2021 PCM Moderate Moderate
22 September 2021 MHT CET 2021 PCM Difficult to Moderate Moderate
23 September 2021 MHT CET 2021 PCM Moderate Difficult to Moderate
24 September 2021 MHT CET 2021 PCM Moderate Moderate
27 September 2021 MHT CET 2021 PCB Moderate Moderate

MHT CET 2021 Paper Analysis: Most Asked Questions

Candidates can check the most questions asked in each section for better preparing of exam.

Shift I –September 20, 2021 Optics and Wave Coordinate Compounds and Chemical Bonding Integration, Vector 3D, and Differential Calculus
Shift II –September 20, 2021 Measurement, SHM& Waves, and Optics Alcohol/Phenol/Ether, Electrochemistry, and s,p,d & f block elements Integration, trigonometry, probability, and Vector 3D
Shift I – September 21, 2021 Gravitation, Optics, SHM and Waves, Mechanics Basic Concepts, Chemical Bonding, S,p,d, and f- block elements Integration, and Vector 3D
Shift II – September 21, 2021 TBA TBA TBA
Shift I – September 22, 2021 Optics and Gravitation Chemical Bonding Integration, Vector, and 3D
Shift II – September 22, 2021 Optics, Modern Physics, Waves, Electrostatics s, p, dand f-block elements Differentiation and Integration, Calculus, Vector and 3D
Shift I – September 23, 2021 Optics, Gravitation, Waves Chemical Bonding Integration, Vector, and 3D
Shift II – September 23, 202 Optics,Modern Physics, Waves,Electrostatics s, p, dand f-block elements Differentiation and Integration, Matrices Calculus, Vector and 3D
Shift I – September 24, 2021 Optics, Gravitation, Current Electricity Chemical Bonding, Coordination Compounds, Chemical Kinetics Algebra, Coordinate Geometry, Vector and 3D, Calculus
Shift II – September 24, 2021 Magnetic Effect of Current, Modern Physics, Electrostatics, Magnetism s, p, d, and f-block elements, Alkanes, Organic Chemistry Differentiation and Integration, Calculus, Matrices, Trigonometry, Geometry
Shift I – September 27, 2021 Gravitation,Optics,SHM and Waves,Mechanics Chemical Bonding,Chemical Kinetics,Solutions Animal Tissues,Molecular Basis of Inheritance,Genetic Engineering, Plant Reproduction and Photosynthesis,Mineral Nutrition
Shift II – September 27, 2021 Gravitation, Rotational Motion, Stationary Waves, Magnetic Effect of Electric Current Chemical Bonding, Chemical Kinetics, Solutions Circulation and Reproduction, Molecular Basis of Inheritance, Genetic Engineering, Biotechnology, Plant Reproduction and Photosynthesis, Mineral Nutrition, Molecular Basis

MHT CET Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for MHT CET are declared by the Common Entrance Test Cell, Government of Maharashtra. The eligibility of students depends on few important factors. Candidates fulfilling the eligibility criteria, as mentioned below, can appear for MHT-CET 2021.

Particulars Eligibility Criteria
Nationality of a Candidate Indian nationality
Age Limit No age limit prescribed
Educational Qualification Candidates must have passed their HS/ 12th standards in order to appear for the MHT CET exams. Also, candidates with 12th equivalent qualification with Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics/ Biology from a recognized university are eligible to appear for the examination
Minimum Marks Candidates belonging to the general category must score a minimum 50% aggregate marks in their 12th. Whereas for candidates belonging to SC/ ST/ OBC categories, the minimum marks to be eligible for MHT CET is 45%.

MHT CET 2021 Application Form 

The application form was released online on the official website of the Maharashtra Common Entrance Test on 8th June 2021. The last date of application form submission was 12th August 2021. However, the conducting authority decided to extend the application form filling again from 12th August to 16th August. The final form correction date was scheduled from 14th to 16h August 2021. Candidates who have successfully submitted their application form with the given time will be allowed to appear for the examination.

How To Fill MHT CET 2021 Application Form?

The steps to complete the application form process for MHT CET 2021 are as follows:

  • Visit the official website of MHT CET and register on the website.
  • Click on the hyperlink “MHT CET Application Form 2021”.
  • Provide all the details as asked in the application form, such as personal information, qualification, identification, contact details, etc.
  • Upload all the documents as mentioned in the application form.
  • Make sure you have put all the details correctly and then make the application fee payment.
  • Once the submission is done successfully, candidates can save the pdf and take a printout of the same.

Important Documents

Candidates must have a passport size photograph and their signature with a white background. Note that the documents must be either in JPEG or JPG format.

Documents  File Size
Photograph of the candidate 5KB – 50KB
Signature 5KB – 20KB

MHT CET 2021 Application Fee

The application fee for MHT CET varies as per the category of the candidates. The application fee for different category candidates is mentioned below:

Category Application Fee (in Rs.)
General 800
SC, ST, OBC, SBC, VJ/DT, NT[A], NT[B], NT[C], NT[D] 600
Additional Fee for Late Submission (from 12th – 16th) 500

MHT CET 2021 Admit Card 

The conducting authority has delayed the release of the MHT CET 2021 Admit Card. However, it is now expected to be released soon by the month of September 2021. Candidates can download their admit cards from the official website once it has been released. Candidates must carry their admit card to the examination hall along with ID Proof (PAN Card, Aadhar, Voter ID, or school ID card). The steps to download the MHT CET admit card 2021 is given below:

  • Open the official website of MHT CET.
  • Find and click on the link “MHT CET Admit Cards 2021”.
  • Login using your user ID and password.
  • Candidates can download the pdf file of the admit cards directly and take multiple printouts for future purposes.

MHT CET 2021 Exam Dates 

The MHT CET Phase I exam was supposed to be conducted from 4th – 10 September 2021, while the Phase II exam was scheduled from 14th – 20th September 2021. However, because of the sudden delay in releasing the admit cards, the exams have been further postponed. The State Common Entrance Test Cell shall release the new schedule for the MHT CET exams soon.

Exams Dates
MHT CET Phase–I To be announced
MHT CET Phase-II To be announced

MHT CET 2021 Exam Centres

MHT CET Exam Centres has been released along with the official brochure. The authority will allocate the exam centre as per the candidate’s choice. One allocated, exam centre will not be changed. The list of MHT CET 2021 Exam Centres is:-

Mumbai Palghar Sindhudurga Nandurbhar
Mumbai Suburban Raigad Jalgaon Nashik
Thane Ratnagiri Dhule Ahmednagar
Pune Satara Sangli Kolhapur
Solapur Aurangabad Jalna Beed
Osmanabad Nanded Parbhani Latur
Buldhana Akola Washim Amravati
Yavatmal Wardha Nagpur Bhandara
Gondia Chandrapur Gadchiroli Hingoli

MHT CET 2021 Exam Pattern

The MHT CET exams are mainly based on the syllabus of the 11th and 12th standards of the state level. It carries a total weightage of 20% from the Class 11 syllabus whereas 80% from the Class 12th syllabus. The questions will be of multiple choice question type and there is no negative marking. The medium of MHT CET paper I is English and for papers 2 and 3, the medium is English, Marathi, and Urdu.

Particulars Details
Mode of Examination Online Mode (Computer Based Test)
Time Duration of Exam 180 Minutes
Question Paper Type Multiple Choice Questions
Total No. of Questions in PCM 150
Total No. of Questions in PCB 200
Negative Marking No
Medium of MHT CET Exam Paper 1: English Paper 2 and 3: English, Marathi, Urdu

MHT CET 2021 Marking Scheme

As per the MHT CET marking scheme, in Paper I i.e., mathematics, candidates will score +2 marks for every right attempt. While for Paper II & III, candidates will score a +1 mark for all right attempts. There is no negative marking for the wrong attempts. The marking scheme for MHT CET 2021 is further tabulated below:

Paper Subjects Class XI No. of Questions Class XII No. of Questions Marks per attempt Total Marks
PAPER-I Mathematics 10 40 +2 100
PAPER-II Physics 10 40 +1 100
Chemistry 10 40 +1
PAPER-III Biology – Zoology 10 40 +1 100
Biology – Botany 10 40 +1

MHT CET 2021 Syllabus 

Subjects Class Topics
Mathematics XI Circles, Compound Numbers, Compound Angles, Geometric Progression, Probability, Quadratic Equations, Limits & Continuity, Relations & Functions, Straight Lines & Slopes, Trigonometric Ratios & Identities
XII Relations & Functions, Circles, Differentiation, Integration, Differential Equation, Linear Programming, Matrices & Determinants, Vector, Statistics, Probability
Physics XI Electrostatics, Electromagnetism, Semiconductors, Laws of Motion, Force, Gravity, Sound, Optics
XII Atoms & Molecules, Electricity & Current, Magnetism, Wave Motion Theory, Surface Tension, Circular Motion & Oscillation, Systems of Communication
Chemistry XI Chemical Bonding, Redox Reaction, States of Matter, Surface Chemistry, Principles of Organic Chemistry, Hydrocarbons
XII Electro Chemistry, Coordination Bonding, Chemical Kinetics, Principles and Processes of Isolation, Chemical Thermodynamics, Polymers and Organic Compounds
Biology – Botany XI Plant Biochemistry, Plant Water Relations, Nutrition in Plants, Diversity, Growth and Development in Plants, Plant Reproduction Process
XII Respiration, Photosynthesis, Microbes, Genetics, Biotechnology
Biology – Zoology XI Respiration in Humans, Animal Cells & Tissues, Nutrition, Biomolecules, Excretion, Transfer of Energy
XII Animal Husbandry, Human Reproduction, Circulation, Genetic Engineering, Health & Diseases, Chromosomal Basis of Inheritance

MHT CET 2021 Best Books

Apart from the Class 11th and 12th NCERT books, candidates should prepare for MHT CET from reference books. Some of the best books are as follows:-

Subject Book Name Author ISBN
Chemistry Marvel Chemistry for MHT CET Mayur Mehta, Chitra Joshi, Rekha Diwekar 8193264746
Physics MHT CET Physics (Marvel) AJ Bapat 8193264754
Mathematics Marvel MHT-CET Mathematics Hemant G. Ainapure 8193264738
Biology Marvel Biology for MHT-CET K. Shankaran, Devaki Rema Devi 8192993345

MHT CET 2021 Results

MHT CET 2021 results will be declared after successfully conducting the exams. The results for the MHT CET 2021 shall be declared by the 4th week of October. Candidates can download their respective result cards from the official website of the Maharashtra Common Entrance Test. Candidates with higher scores will be allotted to their desired seats in the top colleges of Maharashtra. Candidates can also check their papers for rework in case they do not get a convincing score. The rechecking fee for each paper is worth Rs. 1000 which is to be paid by the candidate through a bank draft to the Director of Education and Research, Mumbai.

How To Download MHT CET Results 2021?

MHT CET results will be released on the official website by the conducting authority followed by the merit list. Candidates can follow the steps below to download their MHT CET results 2021:

  • Visit the official website of MHT CET.
  • Click on the link “MHT CET Results 2021”.
  • Login by entering your credentials.
  • This will open your MHT CET result card on a new window.
  • Candidates can download the scorecard and save it for future use.

MHT CET 2021 Cut Off

MHT CET cut-off is released after the seat allotments by the DTE. The cut-offs for MHT CET 2021 will be released after each round of seat allotments. In order to achieve your desired seat in a good college, candidates need to score the cut-off marks of an institution or more. The MHT CET cut-off is dependent on various factors, such as the difficulty of the exam, the number of students who applied for the examination, total seats available, etc. Candidates can refer to the previous year MHT CET cutoff:-

Participating Institute Branch Expected Rank Cutoff 2021 2019 Round 1 2019 Round 2 2019 Round 3
Institute of Chemical Technology, (Mumbai) Dyestuff Technology 3420- 5600 3283 5312
Fr. C Rodrigues Institute of Technology, Navi (Mumbai) Information Technology 3576-5879 4371 5607 5293
KJ Somaiya Institute of Engineering and Information Technology, (Mumbai) Electronics Engineering 1124-1454 12550 13695 13955
Maharashtra Institute of Technology, (Pune) Polymer Engineering 1996-6980 20664 23413 68592
Sardar Patel Institute of Technology, (Mumbai) Electronics Engineering 1793-2018 1640 1923 1992
KJ Somaiya College of Engineering, (Mumbai) Electronics Engineering 1195-1545 12550 13695 13955
Dwarkadas J Sanghvi College of Engineering, (Mumbai) Bio-Medical Engineering 9000-1045 9143 9476
Pune Institute of Computer Technology, (Pune) Electronics, and Telecommunication Engg. 4656-1794 4848 6195 16944
Thadomal Shahani Engineering College, (Mumbai) Bio-Medical Engineering 1234-3698 13027 35782

MHT CET 2021 Imporant Instructions 

  • Since MHT CET is a highly competitive examination and a lot of students apply for it every year, you must be well prepared to clear the examination with good scores to get a seat in a good college.
  • Students should practice the practical subjects (Physics and Mathematics) as much as possible to score higher marks in the papers.
  • Chemistry is the most scoring paper in the examination, therefore make sure you prepare well and have good knowledge about all the topics in the syllabus. Follow the same procedure for the Biology paper as well.
  • Do not try to cover the entire syllabus within a brief time before the examination.
  • Go through all the important topics in detail and remember the formulas for the numerical.
  • Practice from the sample papers, and previous year’s questions. Take mock tests to get used to the examination pattern.
  • Focus on time management as you complete the papers. Try to complete a few minutes before the given time so that you can revise before submission.
  • Do not get nervous if you come across an unknown question. In case try the rest of the questions and leave the complicated ones for later.

MHT CET 2021 Counselling 

MHT CET Counselling will be done in two rounds known as Common Admission Process (CAP). Seat allocation process is based on the candidate’s preference of seats and merit list.

  • The 3rd round of counselling will be hep only for the Maharastra state candidates.
  • There will be no reservation for 3rd round of counselling.
  • Candidates must fill the preference form for counselling to choose the course and college as per their choice in decreasing order of preference.

How to register for MHT CET Counselling?

The counselling registration process involves 6 steps:-

  • Registration
  • Type of candidature
  • Qualification and exam details
  • Uploading Scanned documents
  • Fees Payment
  • Print counselling form


Ques. When will the MHT CET 2021 admit card release?

Ans: The MHT CET 2021 admit cards will be released 10 – 12 days before the examination date. Candidates can download their admit cards from the official website. 

Ques. Are there any negative markings for wrong attempts?

Ans: No there are no negative markings for any wrong answers in the examination.

Ques. Up to how much time the results of the MHT CET will be valid?

Ans: The MHT CET 2021 result will be valid for 1 year only. 

Ques. When will the MHT CET 2021 exam start?

Ans: The MHT CET 2021 exam dates are yet to be announced. However, we hope the exams shall start soon by September 2021. 

Ques. In how many languages MHT CET exams are conducted?

Ans: The MHT CET exams are conducted in English, Marathi, and Urdu language. The Mathematics paper i.e., Paper-I will be held in English whereas Paper-2 and Paper-3 will be held in English, Marathi, and Urdu language. 

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.


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