The admit card of MHT CET 2017 (Maharashtra CET) scheduled to be held on May 11 has been issued today by DTE Maharashtra. As notified, the applicants can fetch their respective MHT CET admit card from the Candidate Login page. Around 3.8 lakh students have registered for the Maharashtra CET 2017 exam this year, official figures say.
The Maharashtra State Common Entrance Test Cell had notified the MHT CET 2017 in February on the behalf of DTE Maharashtra and the applications were submitted from February 14 to March 23. The application window was again opened so as to meet the aspirants’ demand and finally it closed on April 10. As much as 2 thousand students registered for the exam during the final chance. Overall, over 3.89 lakh applications have been received by the CET cell this year.
MHT CET 2017 is being conducted as the entrance test for admission to the first year of undergraduate degree courses in Engineering & Technology (B.E./ B.Tech) and Pharmacy (B.Pharm/ Pharm.D) in government, government-aided, university managed, university departments and unaided institutions of Maharashtra State. A hike of almost 45% has been witnessed in the registrations of MHT CET this year, which may be attributed to the increasing interest of students in professional degree courses.
MHT CET 2017 admit card will remain available up to the exam date i.e. May 11, however, the students are advised to download the same as quickly as possible so as to avoid the last minute hitches. The admit card can be accessed from the Candidate login page available at official website www.dtemaharashtra.gov.in.
The entrance test will be held in three shifts on May 11, depending on the papers. MHT CET comprises to three papers scheduled as Paper 1 (Mathematics) from 10 am to 11.30 am; Paper 2 (Physics & Chemistry) from 12.30 pm to 2 pm and Paper 3 (Biology) from 3 pm to 4.30 pm. Here is the detailed exam pattern of MHT CET 2017:
Paper 1 – Mathematics: The paper will have 50 multiple choice questions and each question will carry 2 marks.
Paper 2 – Physics and Chemistry: Both the subjects will have 50 questions each and every question will be of 1 mark.
Paper 3 – Biology: Botany and Zoology subjects will have 50 questions, each question having 1 mark.
There will be no negative marking in MHT CET 2017, hence the students may attempt as many questions as they desire, however, they must refrain from attempting such questions as they can hamper their rank. Each paper carries the weightage of 100 marks and the merit list/ rank list will be prepared on the basis of marks obtained in these papers. The results will be announced on or before June 4, the official brochure mentions.
The candidates must carry MHT CET admit card along with a valid identity proof. For answering the question papers, one is required to bring a Black ink ballpoint pen.