MHT CET 2023 Exam Pattern: Paper Pattern & Marking Scheme

  • By Kirti
  • 29 November 2022
MHT CET 2023 Exam Pattern

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The MHT CET(Maharashtra State Common Entrance Test) date will be announced soon. It is expected that the exam will be held in the month of April. The application form for the MHT CET will be available from the month of January 2023. The details of the examination and other details can be checked on the official website.

The MHT CET paper pattern consists of 3 papers. Paper I is Mathematics, Paper II is Physics and Chemistry, and Paper III is Biology. People who wish to gain admission to Engineering have to give Paper I and Paper II. People who want to get enrolled in Pharmacy have to appear for Paper II and Paper III.

If you are looking for details of the MHT CET, including the MHT CET paper pattern 2023, we have all the details you need. 

Highlights of the MHT CET Exam

Here are the highlights of the MHT CET exam 2023

Particulars of the Exam 

Details of the Exam

Name of the exam

Maharashtra Common Entrance Test or MHT CET

Conducted By

Maharashtra State Common Entrance Test Cell

Level of the exam

State-Level Examination(Undergraduate)

Frequency of the exam 

Once in one year

Mode of the exam

(CBT)Computer Based Test Online

Courses that you can apply for

B. Pharma, BTech/BE, D. Pharma

Question Papers

  • Paper I - Mathematics Exam
  • Paper II - Physics & Chemistry Exams
  • Paper III - Biology Exam

MHT CET time duration

  • Paper I - 90 minutes(1 hour 30 mins)
  • Paper II - 90 minutes(1 hour 30 mins)
  • Paper III - 90 minutes(1 hour 30 mins)

MHT CET Marks(Total)

  • Paper I - 100 
  • Paper II - 100 
  • Paper III - 100 

MHT CET Marks Distribution

  • Paper I - 50 Questions)
  • Paper II - 50 Questions)
  • Paper III - 50 Questions

MHCET Marking Scheme

  • One mark will be awarded for every accurate answer in Chemistry, Physics, & Biology
  • Two marks will be awarded for every accurate answer in Mathematics
  • No MHT CET negative marking

Language or Medium of MHT CET Exam

English, Hindi, Marathi, Urdu

Colleges that Accept the Exam Score

Over 400 Institutes

Official Website of the exam

Contact Details for the exam


Helpline Number: 022-2264 1150 | 2269 0602 | 2264 1151 | 2262 0601 

The MHT CET English language exam and other language mediums will take place on the same day as per the medium of instruction chosen by the applicant.

MHT CET Exam Dates

The official dates for MHT CET are yet to be announced. But here are some of the tentative exam dates.

Event of the exam

Dates of the events

Application form start date

January 2023

Last date of application form 

February 2023

Admit card Availability date

April 2023

Exam date of MHT CET 2023 

April 2023

MHT CET Syllabus 2023

The MHT CET exam syllabus comprises syllabus of both classes 11th and 12th. The syllabus of class 11th accounts for 20% of the total, whereas the 12th class syllabus accounts for 80% of the total syllabus of the exam. The syllabus of class 12th will be whatever you have studied for the whole year. The syllabus from the 11th class that you need to cover is as follows.


Chapters that you need to cover


Excretion & Osmoregulation, Human Nutrition, Biomolecules, Respiration and Energy Transfer


Trigonometry II, Straight Line, Circle, Permutations & Combinations, Measures of Dispersion, Functions, Complex Numbers, Probability, Limits, Continuity


Basic principles of Organic Chemistry, Chemical Bonding, Basic concepts of the subject, Redox reactions, Adsorption and colloids (Surface Chemistry), Elements of groups 1 and 2, States of Matter (Gaseous and Liquids), Structure of atom, Hydrocarbons, 


Laws of Motion, Electrostatics, Gravitation, Motion in a plane, Semiconductors, Sound, Thermal properties of matter, Optics

MHT CET Exam Pattern in 2023

The MHT CET paper pattern 2023 is as follows.

Particulars of the exam

Details of the exam

Mode of MHT CET Examination

CBT(Computer Based Examination)

MHCET Exam Duration 2023

PCM exam duration is 180 minutes

PCB exam duration is 180 minutes

Type of Questions Asked

Multiple Choice Questions

Total Questions in the exam

PCM  will have 150 Questions

PCB  will have 200 Questions

MHCET Marks Total 

Total Marks (PCM) are 200 marks

Total Marks (PCB) are 200 marks

MHT CET Marks Distribution

The MH CET marking scheme is detailed below.

Paper number

Subject of the exam

Number of 




Total Marks Awarded

Duration of MHT CET Examination (In minutes)

Class 11th

Class 12th

Paper I







Paper II











Paper III








If you have the answer to why choose BTech and you are ready to pursue a BTech degree from one of the reputed colleges in Maharashtra state, then MHT CET is one of the top entrance exams that you need to prepare for. While preparing for the exam, managing exam stress is extremely important. Ensure that you are eating nutritious food, taking breaks for rest, and sleeping for at least 6 to 8 hours. It will help you in preparing for the exam and stay calm while you are giving your exam.

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