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MHT CET Syllabus 2024 - Download Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics/Biology Syllabus PDF

The MHT CET syllabus is released by the State Common Entrance Test Cell, Maharashtra on its official website. The MHT CET 2024 exam is scheduled to be conducted in May 2024 (tentative).
MHT CET Syllabus 2024

MHT CET Syllabus 2024

MHT CET Syllabus 2024: The State Common Entrance Test Cell, Maharashtra has released the syllabus for the MHT CET exam on its official website. The syllabus outlines the important topics & subtopics from where questions are asked in the examination. Candidates preparing for the MHT CET exam must be aware of the syllabus in order to prepare well for the exam.

The MHT CET preparation must be aligned with the syllabus of the exam. Aspirants must also solve MHT CET previous year question papers to get an idea of the types of questions asked in the examination. The MHT CET exam 2024 for PCM includes questions from Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics. Candidates who are wishing to take admission to the pharmacy programme have to appear for Physics, Chemistry & Biology papers. 

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The syllabus for the MHT CET exam is based on Class XI & Class XII syllabus. The class XI syllabus is given a weightage of 20%, while the class XII syllabus is given a weightage of 80%. 

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MHT CET Syllabus PDF 2024

The MHT CET syllabus for admission to engineering, technology & pharmacy courses is divided into Class XI & Class XII syllabus. Interested students can download the detailed syllabus from the link given below

MHT CET Syllabus PDF

MHT CET Syllabus Class XI




Motion in a plane, Laws of motion, Gravitation, Thermal properties of matter, Sound, Optics, Electrostatics, Semiconductor


Some basic concepts of chemistry, Structure of atoms, Chemical bonding, Redox reactions, Elements of groups 1 and 2, States of matter (Gaseous and Liquids), Adsorption and colloids (Surface Chemistry), Hydrocarbons, Basic principles of organic chemistry 


Trigonometry II, Straight lines, Circles, Measures of dispersion, Probability, Complex numbers, Permutations and combinations, Functions, limits, and continuity.


Biomolecules, Respiration and energy transfer, Human Nutrition, Excretion and osmoregulation

MHT CET Syllabus Class XII




Applications of Derivatives, Integration, Differentiation, Applications of Definite Integral, Differential Equation, Probability Distribution, Mathematical Logic Statements, Matrices, Pair of Straight Lines, Circle, Line, Conics, Trigonometric Functions, Statistics, Bernoulli Trials and Binomial Distribution, Vectors, Three Dimensional Geometry, Plane, Linear Programming Problems, Continuity


Kinetic Theory of Gases and Radiation, Interference and Diffraction, Current Electricity, Rotational motion, Oscillations, Magnetic Effects of Electric Current, Electromagnetic Inductions, Electrons and Photons, Atoms, Molecules, and Nuclei, Semiconductors, Communication Systems, Circular motion, Gravitation, Elasticity, Electrostatics, Wave Motion, Magnetism, Surface Tension, Wave Theory of Light, Stationary Waves


Halogen Derivatives of Alkanes (and arenes), Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids, Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen, Solid State, Chemical Thermodynamics and Energetic, d and f Block Elements, Chemical Kinetics, Coordination Compounds, Electrochemistry, General Principles and Processes of Isolation, Solutions and Colligative Properties, p-Block elements, Group 15 elements, Alcohols, Phenols and Ether Alcohol, Polymers, Chemistry in Everyday Life, Biomolecules Carbohydrates


Enhancement in Food Production, Microbes in Human Welfare, Photosynthesis, Respiration, Reproduction in Plants, Organisms and Environment, Genetic Basis of Inheritance, Gene its nature, expression, and regulation, Biotechnology Process and Application


Control and Co-ordination, Human Reproduction, Organisms and Environment-II, Origin and the Evolution of Life, Human Health and Diseases, Animal Husbandry, Circulation, Excretion and osmoregulation, Chromosomal Basis of Inheritance, Genetic Engineering and Genomics

MHT CET Exam Pattern 2024



No of MCQs based on

Marks per question

Total Marks

Duration in Minutes

Class 11

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Biology (Botany)

Biology (Zoology)








MHT CET Exam Pattern for PCM & PCB





Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics

Physics, Chemistry & Biology

Medium of Examination

Physics & Chemistry: English/Urdu/Marathi

Mathematics: English


Number of Questions

50 questions each for Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics

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

Marking Scheme

2 marks for each question in Mathematics

1 mark for each question in Physics and Chemistry

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

Negative Marking

Negative Marking not applicable

Negative Marking not applicable

Duration of Exam

Physics & Chemistry: 90 Minutes

Mathematics: 90 Minutes

Physics & Chemistry: 90 Minutes

Biology: 90 Minutes


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is MHT CET Exam 2024?

The MHT CET (Maharashtra Common Entrance Test) is a state-level entrance examination which is conducted every year by the State Common Entrance Test Cell in Maharashtra for undergrad programs in engineering, pharmacy, agriculture, and other fields.

What is the syllabus for MHT CET?

The syllabus for MHT CET varies for different subjects. The exam consists of three papers: Paper 1 (Mathematics), Paper 2 (Physics and Chemistry), and Paper 3 (Biology). The syllabus for each paper is as follows:

Paper 1 (Mathematics): Algebra, Trigonometry, Coordinate Geometry, Calculus

Paper 2 (Physics and Chemistry)

Physics - Measurements, Scalars and Vectors, Force, Friction in solids and liquids, Refraction of Light, Ray optics, Magnetic effect of electric current, etc. 

Chemistry - Some basic concepts of chemistry, States of matter: Gases and liquids, Redox reactions, Surface chemistry, Nature of chemical bond, Hydrogen, s-Block elements(Alkali and alkaline earth metals), etc.

Paper 3 (Biology): 

Botany - Diversity in organisms, Biochemistry of cell, Plant Water Relations and Mineral Nutrition, Plant Growth and Development, Organization of Cell, etc.

Zoology - Organization of Cell, Human Nutrition, Animal tissues, Human Respiration, Human Skeleton, etc.

Is there any negative marking in MHT CET?

No, there is no negative marking in MHT CET. No marks will be deducted for the incorrect response by the candidate.

Can I prepare for MHT CET by studying only the NCERT books?

Students may build a solid foundation for the MHT CET preparation by studying NCERT books. For more thorough preparation, it is advised that students additionally read other textbooks and study resources.

Is the MHT CET syllabus similar to that of JEE Main?

There are considerable similarities between the MHT CET and JEE Main curricula, particularly in the physics and math portions. The degree of difficulty and the kind of questions asked in the two tests vary slightly, though.

Can I appear for MHT CET if I am not a resident of Maharashtra?

Anyone can take the MHT CET even if they don't live in Maharashtra, thus yes. Applicants must, however, meet the requirements for eligibility set forth by the conducting body.

Is there any minimum qualifying marks for MHT CET?

Yes, there are basic requirements for the MHT CET. Applicants from the general category must receive at least 50% in the exam, while those from the reserved categories must receive at least 45%.

Is there any age limit for appearing in MHT CET?

No, there is no upper age limit to take the MHT CET. To be eligible for the exam, students must have passed their 10+2 or equivalent exam.

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