Maharashtra Common Entrance Test
Maharashtra Common Entrance Test

MHT CET Exam Pattern 2024: Check Exam Pattern for PCM & PCB, Marking Scheme

MHT CET Exam Pattern 2024 is released by the State Common Entrance Test Cell, Maharashtra on its official website.
MHT CET Exam Pattern 2024

MHT CET Exam Pattern 2024

MHT CET Exam Pattern 2024: The State Common Entrance Test Cell, Maharashtra has released the exam pattern for the MHT CET exam 2024 on its official website. The exam pattern allows candidates to know the structure of the exam and the marking scheme of different types of questions. Aspirants appearing for the exam must be aware of the MHT CET exam pattern to prepare well for it. 

As per the exam pattern for the MHT CET exam, there will be three papers - Mathematics, Physics/Chemistry, and Biology. As per the notification released by the State Common Entrance Test Cell, Maharashtra, the exam difficulty level will be equivalent to JEE Main. Also, the difficulty level of the Biology paper will be at with NEET UG. However, there would be no negative marking in the MHT CET exam 2024.

Students must also go through the MHT CET syllabus before they start their preparation. As per the official notification, no changes have been made to the exam pattern & syllabus. The questions in the exam are generally asked as per the Class XI & Class XII syllabus. Hence, students must focus on their Class XI & Class XII syllabus thoroughly. As per MHT CET Notification 2024, approximately 20% weightage will be given to Std. XI curriculum and 80% weightage will be given to Std.XII curriculum while setting the question paper.

Applicants must appear in the PCM group if they are enrolling for engineering courses, whereas they must appear in the PCB group if they are applying for pharmacy courses. Choosing a PCM or PCB course was essential when submitting the MHT CET 2024 application form.

MHT CET Exam Pattern 2024

  • The MHT CET Exam 2024 is conducted in two groups: PCM (Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics) & PCB (Physics, Chemistry, & Biology)
  • The total number of questions asked in the MHT CET examination is 150.
  • The maximum marks allotted to the exam is 200
  • The total duration of the exam is 3 hours/180 minutes.
  • Questions in Physics, Chemistry & Biology paper carry 1 mark each
  • Questions in Mathematics paper carry 2 marks each.

MHT CET Exam Pattern 2024: Overview

Interested candidates can check the table below to know the highlights of the MHT CET exam pattern:

Paper

Subject

No of MCQs based on

Marks per question

Total Marks

Duration in Minutes

Class 11

Class 12

Paper-1

Mathematics

10

40

2

100

90

Paper-2

Physics

Chemistry

10

10

40

40

1

100

90

Paper-3

Biology (Botany)

Biology (Zoology)

10

10

40

40

1

100

90

MHT CET Exam Pattern for PCM

Particulars

Details

Subjects 

Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics

Medium of Examination

Physics & Chemistry: English/Urdu/Marathi

Mathematics: English

Number of Questions

50 questions each for Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics

Marking Scheme

2 marks for each question in Mathematics

1 mark for each question in Physics and Chemistry

Negative Marking

Negative Marking not applicable

Duration of Exam

Physics & Chemistry: 90 Minutes

Mathematics: 90 Minutes

MHT CET Exam Pattern for PCB

Particulars

Details

Subjects 

Physics, Chemistry & Biology

Medium of Examination

English/Urdu/Marathi

Number of Questions

50 questions each for Physics & Chemistry, 100 questions for Biology

Marking Scheme

1 mark for each question in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology

Negative Marking

Negative Marking not applicable

Duration of Exam

Physics & Chemistry: 90 Minutes

Biology: 90 Minutes

MHT CET Exam Passing Marks

For both PCM and PCB students, the MHT CET exam is of 200 marks. Students are required to obtain at least 45% marks, i.e 90 marks out of 200. For reserved category candidates, the passing marks stand for 40%. However, students must note that only qualifying MHT CET exam with passing marks does not guarantee admission to their preferred college and course. Aspirants have to clear the minimum cut off marks released separately by each participating institute to successfully secure admission.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is MHT CET?

MHT CET is the Maharashtra Common Entrance Test, which is conducted by the State Common Entrance Test Cell, Maharashtra. It is a state-level entrance examination for admission into undergraduate engineering, pharmacy, and agriculture courses offered by various colleges in Maharashtra.

What is the exam pattern for MHT CET exam 2024?

The MHT CET exam pattern consists of two papers, i.e., Paper 1 and Paper 2. Paper 1 is for candidates who want to pursue engineering courses, while Paper 2 is for those who want to pursue pharmacy and agriculture courses.

Paper 1:

  • The exam is conducted in online mode.
  • The duration of the MHT CET exam is 180 minutes.
  • There are three sections in the exam: Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry.
  • Each section consists of 50 multiple-choice questions (MCQs), and each question carries one mark.

Paper 2:

  • The exam is conducted in online mode.
  • The duration of the exam is 180 minutes.
  • There are three sections in the exam: Zoology, Botany, Chemistry, and Physics.
  • Each section consists of 50 multiple-choice questions (MCQs), and each question carries one mark.

Is there any negative marking in MHT CET?

No, there is no negative marking in the MHT CET exam. Candidates will be awarded one mark for every correct answer, and there is no penalty for incorrect answers.

What is the syllabus for MHT CET?

The syllabus for MHT CET is based on the Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE) syllabus for Class 11 and 12. The topics covered in the exam include Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Zoology, and Botany.

How can I prepare for MHT CET?

To prepare for MHT CET, you can follow the below tips:

  • Understand the exam pattern and syllabus thoroughly.
  • Make a study plan and allocate time for each subject.
  • Solve previous years' question papers and sample papers to understand the exam pattern and type of questions.
  • Practice as many questions as you can and revise regularly.
  • Keep yourself up-to-date on current affairs and general knowledge.

What is the marking scheme for MHT CET?

Each question in MHT CET carries one mark, and there is no negative marking. The total marks for Paper 1 are 200, and for Paper 2, it is 200. The questions are of multiple-choice type, and the candidate has to choose one correct option out of four given options.

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