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After southern states, Maharashtra is the next state in India, which shares a special space in the hearts of aspirants who aim of achieving higher position in Science; be it in Engineering, Medical or Pharmacy. The State has always been a hotspot for aspiring technocrats and doctors. The prime reason for this, the state houses plenty of medical colleges. At present, there are 32 medical colleges in Maharashtra. Moreover, this state has two financial hubs i.e. Mumbai and Pune, which have opened up new scope in the field of Medical Science as these cities have some reputed and premier institutes like Armed Force Medical College Pune, Grant Medical College Mumbai, Topiwala National Medical College Mumbai and many more.
Every year, these prestigious colleges jointly get lacs of applications for admission. Many of us tend to have a vivid and bright imagination that process of admission is a cakewalk. But, getting admission in these institutes is not as easy as it sounds. To get admission in any college in Maharashtra, it is mandate for candidate to appear for the State’s entrance test i.e. MH-CET. Maharashtra Common Entrance Test (Medical) or simply MH-CET is one of the premier entrance exams in India. The exam is held every year in the month of May by the Government of Maharashtra. Directorate of Technical Education is the apex body that regulates and controls MH-CET (Medical) exam.
Through MHT-CET 2014 (Medical), candidates can get admission to courses like MBBS, Pharmacy, BVSC & AH and Health Science at Under Graduate level. Medical Entrance for Maharashtra 2014 will be conducted by DMER for undergraduate medical programmes in the state.
For MBBS/BDS/BAMS/BUMS/BVSC & AH :-
The candidate must be an Indian national.
Candidates seeking admission to Health Science Courses should be residents of the state of Maharashtra.
The minimum age for candidate is 17 years as on 31st December of the year of admission.
A Candidate should have passed/appeared HSC/12th Standard or equivalent with subjects of English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology (Botany & Zoology).
A candidate belonging to Open Category must have obtained not less than 50% (i.e. 150 out of 300) marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology taken together at the HSC (or equivalent) Examination. A candidate belonging to constitutional reservation and constitutional reservation with Person with Disability claim must have obtained not less than 40% (i.e. 120 out of 300) marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology taken together at the HSC (or equivalent) Examination.
Person with Disability in General category must secure not less than 45% marks in Physics, Chemistry & Biology (PCB) taken together at the HSC (or equivalent) Examination.
For B Sc. Nursing:-
A Candidate belonging to Open category must have obtained not less than 45% marks in subjects of Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English taken together at HSC (or equivalent) examination. A candidate belonging to constitutional reservation must have obtained not less than 40% marks in Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English taken together at HSC(or equivalent) Exam.
MT-CET 2015 Pharmacy Eligibility:-
Candidate should be an Indian National.
A Candidate Should have passed/appeared the HSC (Std.XII) examination of Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education or its equivalent examination with subjects of English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Mathematics/ Biotechnology/Technical Vocational subject AND Secured minimum 45 % marks (minimum 40 % marks in case of candidates of Backward class categories and Persons with Disability belonging only to Maharashtra State) in the subjects Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics/ Biology/Biotechnology/Technical Vocational subject added together.
CHANGE IN ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
The Government of Maharashtra through its official notification DMER/MH-CET-2014/Forms/ Notification No.2/1-A, dated 03/03/2014 has made a change in the eligibility criteria.
According to the present criteria:
An applicant who has passed SSC or equivalent examination from an institution situated in the state of Maharashtra is eligible to apply for MT-CET.
As per the changed eligibility criteria:
[Exemption for SSC (Std 10. or equivalent qualification)]
An applicant who has passed SSC or equivalent exam from an institute outside the state of Maharashtra and HSC or equivalent exam from an institute within the state of Maharashtra is eligible to apply for admission to health science courses provided he/she is a domicile of Maharashtra.
Please note that this exemption will be applicable only for the academic year 2014-15.
MHT CET Registration / Application Form
MHT CET Exam Dates
MH CET 2015 Date:- (TENTATIVE)
MH CET 2015 exam dates: First or Second week of May.
MHT CET Syllabus
The syllabus for MHT-CET 2015 will be same as NEET UG examination. The syllabus includes topics from standard 11th and Standard 12th.
NEET UG Physics Syllabus
NEET UG Biology Syllabus
NEET UG Chemistry Syllabus
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MH CET-2015 Pattern:-
MH-CET-2015 will consist of one question paper Containing 180 Multiple Choice questions (MCQ), each carrying 4 marks and total marks 720.
Duration:- 3 hours
Subject - Number of MCQ - Marks
Physics - 45 qs - 180 marks
Chemistry - 45 qs - 180 marks
Biology - 90 qs - 360 marks
The medium for examination shall be English or Marathi or Urdu.
Each question with correct response shall be awarded four marks. There shall be negative marking for wrong responses. For wrong answers there will be deduction of one mark per question. One mark shall be deducted for marking two or more answers of same question, scratching or overwriting.
MHT CET Preparation
The most important thing that candidate should known that MH-CET (Medical) is purely based on Class 12 portion. The exam is not easy but it’s not even hard at the same time. To score high in this exam, candidate should start preparing at least one year before the exam. Joining coaching classes or taking a crash course will be of great help for candidates. Students should keep in constant touch with the portion of Class 12 as the questions asked in MH-CET are based on the theories, laws and its application based on HSC curriculum. Allot equal time to every subject, as this will enable you to cover every topic in detail. Practicing several hours of previous years’ papers will be conducive for aspirants.
MH-CET Sample Papers
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MHT CET Notification
MH CET 2015 Notification:- (TENTATIVE)
Start Date for Online Registration: First week of March.
Last Date for Online Registration: Last week of March.
Payment of MH CET 2015 application fee: First week of March to last week of March
Issue of MH CET 2015 admit cards: Last week of April and first week of May.
MH CET 2015 exam dates: First or Second week of May.
Online display of Question paper booklets: Second or third week of May.
Display of Answer Key: Last week of May
Closing date for submission of Question Paper / Answer Key/ Typograpical Errors:Last week of May.
MHT CET 2015 Result declaration: Second week of June.
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