Maharashtra B.Ed CET 2017; The Common Entrance Test (CET) for admissions in Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) course is scheduled to be held on May 13 & 14 and the admit cards will be made available from tomorrow, May 4, 2017. The applicants can download B.Ed CET admit card 2017 from any of the official websites www.mahacet.org or www.dhepune.gov.in. The qualified candidates will be eligible to take admission in the first year of two-year regular Teacher Training Program leading to B.Ed. course in Education.
State CET Cell had notified the B.Ed. Common Entrance Test (Mah B.Ed. CET 2017) in the first week of April and the online registration facility was thrown open from April 5. While initially the last date for online registration was April 26, the CET Cell revised it to May 1. Due to the extension in the last date, as much as 65 percent hike in the number of applicants has been registered for the test as compared to the previous year. In 2016, 23,838 applications were submitted, which went above 40,000 this time. A total of 40,475 registration has been done, of which 39,133 have confirmed their applications, as per the date received on Monday.
Announcing the extension in the last date of registration, the State CET Cell had issued a notice wherein it was mentioned that the B.Ed. hall ticket issue date could be revised from May 4 to next possible date. However, the registration portal still displays May 4 as the date for issue of hall ticket (refer to the image below). The applicants will be informed through email / SMS as soon as the hall tickets are made available for download.
Once available, the appliants are required to download Mah B.Ed hall ticket and affix a recent photograph in the specific place on the hall ticket. The applicants will have to carry the printout of the hall ticket along with a valid ID proof to the allotted exam center to establish their identity. Any candidate, not having the hall ticket or ID proof will not be allowed to take the test.
Mah B.Ed. CET 2017 will be conducted as an online test. The entrance exam will comprise of 100 multiple choice questions distributed among three sections: Mental Ability (40 questions); General Knowledge (30 questions) and Teacher Aptitude (30 questions). Each question will carry 1 mark and the candidates will have to attempt the question paper in 90 minutes duration. The paper will be set in both English and Marathi languages. Since there will be no negative marking in the test, the candidates can attempt as many questions as they like.
In addition to the Mah B.Ed. CET 2017, the State CET Cell will also organize English Language Content Test (ELCT) which is compulsory for those candidates seeking admission to English Medium Colleges of Education. The test will have 50 questions and the test duration will be 60 minutes.
There are around 37,730 seats in B.Ed. colleges across the State and while last year only 12,368 seats were claimed for admissions, the CET Cell and colleges believe that this time most of the seats will be filled. The State government had mandated a single entrance test for admissions in B.Ed. course from the last year and while many private colleges opposed it, the students were left confused which resulted in less number of them taking the entrance test. Earlier, there were three tests for admissions in B.Ed. course, of which one was conducted by government, while the rest two were co-ordinated by private colleges.