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MHT-CET Exam – An Overview

The MHT-CET or Common Entrance Test is an annual medical entrance exam, organized and administered by the Government of Maharashtra. Conducted by the Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER), this is a prerequisite entrance test for allowing aspirants to get admission to the MBBS and BDS programs in Maharashtra state. This offline examination is conducted each year in the month of May.


  • The Applicant must be a citizen of India. No NRI and foreign students are entitled for this exam.
  • Applicants must be 17 years of age or above and must be born on or before 31st December, 1999
  • The candidate must have qualified 12th or equivalent exam with minimum 50% aggregate marks from a recognized college in Maharashtra. For SC/ST applicants, 45% is the minimum mark parameter.
  • Students must have taken English, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology (Botany +Zoology) as the compulsory subjects in their 12th class.

Before Cutoff Marks

Programs Cut-Off
BDS 85
B. Sc Nursing 52
BOTh 38
BAMS 105
MBBS 170
BPth 42


  • Those who are preparing for the MHT-CET Medical Entrance Exam should follow few guidelines for excelling in the test. It is important for every candidate to know the exam patterns, question patterns, the syllabus, the exam date, and other criteria.
  • Also, collect the previous year question papers and thoroughly cover them all. It will help you know the exam pattern and get familiar with the timetable of the test.
  • Make sure to revise all the completed revised chapters with new study materials and practice papers, available online. Joining a coaching class will be more fruitful for you.
  • Be attentive to time management and focus on giving right response to every question within the prescribed timeframe.

Entrance Syllabus: (Subjects for Study)

Students, willing to appear MHT-CET Medical Entrance Exam should give their highest attention to subjects like Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. Students have to cover the Basic Concepts of Chemistry, the nitty-gritty of modern physics and Biology. Applicants are advised to cover the Class-11 and Class-12th syllabuses for better scoring. Twenty percent weightage is given to the standard XI syllabus and 80% weightage are given to standard XII prospectus in the question paper of MHT CET.

Question Pattern

The question paper of MHT-CET will consist of 250 questions in total, 50 each from Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Botany, and Zoology. For every correct answer in the papers of Physics, Chemistry, and Biology, one mark will be awarded, while for each correct response in Mathematics section, students will be awarded 2 marks. Fortunately, there will be no negative marking for any wrong response. The exam will be conducted in the division of three papers and students will get 1.5 hours for each paper.


  • B. J Medical College, Pune
  • Grant Medical College, Mumbai
  • Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Wardha
  • Maharashtra Institute of Medical Education and Research
  • Mahatma Gandhi Mission’s Medical College, Aurangabad
  • Mahatma Gandhi Mission’s Medical College, Mumbai
  • Seth G. S. Medical College, Mumbai
  • Smt Kashibai Navale Medical College and General Hospital
  • Terna Medical College
  • Topiwala National Medical College, Mumbai

(Data gathered from Internet Medias & individual observations)

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