Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) Maharashtra Common Entrance Exam (CET)

Mumbai: MHT CET 2019 – Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) Maharashtra will be conducting the annual Maharashtra Common Entrance Test for the academic admission of 2019 session. Each year, over 4 lakh candidates show their interest in applying for this state level examination which is a threshold for various engineering programmes.

Among the applicants, female candidates fare up to 42%, 58% of the applicants are males, and around 12% transgender candidates also apply for the examination. The most sought-after engineering entrance test in Maharashtra will be held, provisionally, during the second week of May 2019. Candidates who are interested in applying for this common entrance test can start registering from the third week of January 2019.


Eligibility is the first thing DTE MHT CET 2019 aspirant should checkout. Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) has set forth certain guidelines to ensure quality student resource appearing in the examination. Which is why, candidates that are not eligible must refrain from applying. The eligibility criterion includes factors such as age, nationality, qualifying examination, minimum required marks, etc. The general guidelines are as follows: Candidates must be a citizen of India; there is no age limit for applying in Maharashtra CET; candidates who have qualified 10+2 from any recognized Board; a minimum of 50% is required in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics as main subjects; candidates currently pursuing class 12th can also apply.

Eligible candidates can proceed with the registration process from the first week of January 2019. Registration process includes creating a user ID, filling up of application form, uploading documents, and fee payment. Uploading images should be in sync with the official guidelines stated in the brochure. The application fee is to be paid either online via Debit Card/Credit Card/Net Banking or offline via Bank Challan. Application fee for general candidates will be INR 800 + service charges and INR 600 + service charges for the rest of the categories.

The complete schedule for the MHT CET 2019 is as given below.

S. No. Events Dates
1MHT CET 2019 RegistrationJanuary 2019
2Last Date for Application SubmissionMarch 2019
4MHT CET 2019 Admit Card ReleaseApril 2019
5MHT CET 2019May 2019
6Answer Key ReleaseLast week of May 2019
7MHT CET 2019 Result DeclarationJune 2019
8Counseling and Seat AllotmentJune – July 2019

Maharashtra Common Entrance Test (MHT CET) will be an offline mode examination in which candidates will have to attempt 100 multiple choice objective type questions. There will be two papers, i.e. Paper I and Paper II. Paper I will be based on 50 questions from Mathematics, and paper II will be based on 50 questions from Physics and Chemistry together. Candidates will have to attempt the whole paper in or less than 90 minutes for each paper. Every correct answer from paper I will comprise 2 marks while every correct answer from paper II will comprise 1 mark.

MHT CET 2019 is scheduled to be held in 8 districts, i.e. Mumbai, Pune, Sangli, Nashik, Aurangabad, Nanded, Amaravati, and Nagpur. Nashik, Amaravati, and Aurangabad have the most number of turnouts for Paper I, i.e. Mathematics. Sangli has observed the most number of turnouts for Paper II, I.e. Physics and Chemistry.

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