A major news broke in today when the Maharashtra Government decided to alter the standard of the syllabus for MH-CET Examination from 2018. But the catch here is that it might not be needed altogether. MH CET in 2017 for engineering admissions will be held on 11th May. However, we may see no MH-CET engineering next year as AICTE has favoured the single entrance exam for engineering admissions from 2018.
As per the announcement made by the Government, the syllabus of the state conducted MH-CET Examination would be now on par with JEE and NEET. The Students appear in MH-CET to secure admission in various Engineering courses offered by reputed institutes of the state. The updated syllabus would be applicable from the academic year 2018-19.
Meanwhile, the government is taking swift steps to do the required changes in the syllabus of the science stream and make it aligned with the syllabus of National entrance exams like JEE & NEET. Not only the syllabus but the difficulty level, question paper pattern, nature and structure of the question paper for MH-CET would resemble the characteristics of JEE and National Eligibility Entrance Test. The step is being taken to make it simple for the students to prepare for all the three examinations in one go.
The issue was taken up by the state government in November last year when there was a meeting conducted in which the alteration in the syllabus was discussed in detail.
At that time Dayanand Meshram, Joint Director, DTE said that “The process for 2017 MHT-CET has already started and if at all changes have to be made, they will only happen from 2018,”
The DTE kept its words and now the government is all set to do the prescribed changes. Every year lakhs of students appear for the MH-CET. The number last year touched 4 lakhs. The students thus secure seats in undergraduate programs in reputed state colleges.