The Directorate of Technical Education, i.e. DTE Maharashtra, in a recent announcement made very clear that MHT-CET exam pattern, weightage and MHT-CET syllabus will accommodate few changes for the upcoming exam. On the other hand, theMaharashtra government is looking forward to raise MHT CET exam up to the level of JEE from the current academic year. Currently, admissions to all engineering and pharmacy courses offered by the state colleges are done on the basis of MHT-CET.
According to the government resolution released by the state, the decision is likely to be applicable from 2018.Since, MHT CET will be at par with JEE Main in terms of difficulty level as there is a slight change in pattern as compared to the previous year where around 80% weightage will be given to class 12th syllabus while only 20% will be given to class 11th syllabus. Every year around 4 Lakh candidates sit in the examination, which is also expected to rise this year.
MHT CET 2018 exam is scheduled to be conducted on May 10, is now open for application and candidates can fill the form by March 25 without late fee and by March 31 with late fee of Rs. 500.
How is MHT CET different from JEE?
MHT-CET essentially tests for bookish knowledge. So, if you have prepared properly for your boards, you are more or less prepared for MHT-CET. Most questions do not expect you to apply the concepts, and require you to know only the facts.
JEE Mains puts lesser emphasis on bookish knowledge. There are fewer questions that require you to know only the concepts, and a larger fraction of the questions require little bit of application. Typically, we can conclude that an above-average student would require about a month to prepare for the test.
What can be expected in MHT CET 2018?
This year, there is a slight change in paper pattern as compared to the previous years where around 80% weightage will be given to class 12th syllabus while only 20% will be given to class 11th syllabus and is expected to be at par with JEE Main in terms of difficulty level. However, the number of questions in Paper I, II and III will remain same as previous years. The questions will be application based with no negative marking for wrong answers.
It is difficult to predict the difficulty level of MHT CET but since there is a slight change in paper pattern, students can expect the paper to be a little tougher when compared to previous years.
The students who have completed their 12th class examination in science stream are eligible to appear for the exam. The paper is based on 11th and 12th grade syllabus with majority weightage given to class 12th syllabus. The total examination is of 200 marks. For each correct answer in math, candidates are awarded 2 marks while 1 mark is awarded for each correct answer in physics, chemistry and biology. Negative marking is not applicable for incorrect answers so the candidates can be open to making guesses and is a great pointer leading to less nervousness attempting all of the questions.
MHT CET 2017 Paper Analysis
Last year, MHT CET was held on May 11 and as per our analysis, the difficulty level varied for each section but overall, it was at the moderate end.
Physics: The Physics section was easier compared to last year and even though the questions seemed lengthy but were easy to solve. About 60% of the total questions were from class 11th syllabus and other 40% were from class 12th syllabus.
Chemistry: The Chemistry section was difficult as compared to last year as most questions were conceptual but tricky. Questions from inorganic chemistry were comparatively tough.
Mathematics: This section was the easiest in comparison to the rest two as most of the questions could be easily solved by applying direct formulas. There were many questions from calculus, vector algebra and 3D geometry. Class 12th syllabus dominated in this section.
Biology: The Biology section had equal number of questions from both zoology and botany unlike previous year where majority questions were from botany. This section saw a moderate level of difficulty.
MHT CET 2016 Paper Analysis
In 2016, MHT CET was held on May 05 and as per our analysis, the difficulty level was on easier side with Physics being the most difficult of them all.
Physics: This was the roller coaster for most as questions were twisted and numerical-based and required more time to be solved.
Chemistry: Chemistry section was the easiest. There were only two numerical-based questions in the whole paper. Although the organic chemistry was a little tough, this section helped students save a lot of time.
Mathematics: The mathematics section was a bit lengthy but low on difficulty level
Biology: It was decent as the majority questions were from genetics and plant physiology. Also, questions from botany dominated this section.
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