MHT CET Syllabus 2023 - Everything You Need to Know

  • By Christy J. Varghese
  • 18 January 2023
MHT CET Syllabus 2023 - Everything You Need to Know

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MHT CET Syllabus 2023

The Maharashtra State Common Entrance Test (CET) Cell is responsible for administering the MHT CET 2023 exam for admission to first-year B.Tech courses and other programs in the state of Maharashtra. The cell has recently released the syllabus and marking scheme for the exam, which can be found on the official website. Before applying, make sure to check that you meet the B.Tech eligibility criteria of the examination. 

The MHT CET 2023 exam is expected to be composed of application-based questions, which will test the candidate's ability to apply knowledge and concepts to real-world situations. The exam will be based on the MHT CET 2023 syllabus set by the State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT) Maharashtra.

MHT CET 2023 Syllabus (Class 11)

It is important for candidates to thoroughly review this syllabus to adequately prepare for the exam and be familiar with the content covered on the test. 

Below is the tabulated information on the MHT CET subject-wise syllabus and the respective topics from the 11th grade:



MHT CET Physics Syllabus

  • Force
  • Measurements
  • Friction in Solids and Liquids
  • Scalars and Vectors
  • Ray Optics
  • Refraction of Light
  • Magnetic Effect of Electric Current
  • Magnetism

MH CET Chemistry Syllabus

  • States of Matter: Gases and Liquids
  • Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry
  • Surface Chemistry
  • Redox Reactions
  • Nature of Chemical Bond
  • Hydrogen
  • s-Block Elements (Alkali and Alkaline Earth Metals)
  • Basic Principles and Techniques in Organic Chemistry
  • Alkanes

MH CET Maths Syllabus

  • Trigonometric Functions of Compound Angles
  • Factorisation Formulae
  • Trigonometric Functions
  • Straight Line
  • Circle and Conics
  • Sets, Relations, and Functions
  • Sequences and Series
  • Probability

MH CET Biology

  • Biomolecules
  • Respiration and Energy Transfer
  • Human Nutrition
  • Excretion
  • Osmoregulation, etc.

MHT CET 2023 Syllabus (Class 12)

Below is the tabulated information on the MHT CET subject-wise syllabus and the respective topics from the 12th grade:



MH CET Physics Syllabus

  • Circular Motion
  • Rotational Motion
  • Oscillations
  • Gravitation
  • Elasticity
  • Electrostatics
  • Wave Motion
  • Magnetism
  • Surface Tension
  • Wave Theory of Light
  • Stationary Waves
  • Kinetic Theory of Gases and Radiation
  • Interference and Diffraction
  • Current Electricity
  • Magnetic Effects of Electric Current
  • Electromagnetic Inductions
  • Electrons and Photons
  • Atoms, Molecules, and Nuclei
  • Semiconductors
  • Communication Systems

MH CET Chemistry Syllabus

  • Solid State
  • Chemical Thermodynamics and Energetic
  • Electrochemistry
  • General Principles and Processes of Isolation
  • Solutions and Colligative Properties
  • Elements
  • p-Block elements Group 15 elements
  • d and f Block Elements
  • Chemical Kinetics
  • Coordination Compounds
  • Halogen Derivatives of Alkanes (and Arenes)
  • Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids
  • Organic Compounds containing Nitrogen
  • Alcohols, Phenols and Ether Alcohol
  • Polymers
  • Chemistry in Everyday Life
  • Biomolecules Carbohydrates

MH CET Mathematics Syllabus

  • Mathematical Logic Statements
  • Matrices
  • Pair of Straight Lines
  • Circle
  • Line
  • Conics
  • Trigonometric Functions
  • Vectors
  • Three Dimensional Geometry
  • Plane
  • Linear Programming Problems
  • Continuity
  • Applications of Derivative
  • Integration
  • Differentiation
  • Applications of Definite Integral
  • Differential Equation
  • Probability Distribution
  • Statistics
  • Bernoulli Trials and Binomial Distribution

MH CET Biology Syllabus (Zoology)

  • Origin and the Evolution of Life
  • Chromosomal Basis of Inheritance
  • Genetic Engineering and Genomics
  • Human Health and Diseases
  • Animal Husbandry
  • Circulation
  • Excretion and osmoregulation
  • Control and Co-ordination Human Reproduction
  • Organisms and Environment-II

MH CET Biology Syllabus (Botany)

  • Genetic Basis of Inheritance
  • Gene its nature, expression, and regulation
  • Biotechnology Process and Application
  • Enhancement in Food Production
  • Microbes in Human Welfare
  • Photosynthesis
  • Respiration
  • Reproduction in Plants
  • Organisms and Environment

How to Download the CET Entrance Exam Syllabus?

To download the syllabus of the MHT CET 2023 exam, follow these steps:

  • Go to the official website for Maharashtra CET.
  • Navigate to the CAP portal.
  • Find and click on the link for the syllabus under the list of courses and syllabuses available.
  • A PDF file containing the syllabus will open in a new window.
  • Review the syllabus and then download it for future reference.

MHT CET Exam Pattern 

The MHT CET 2023 exam will consist of three sections: Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry, and Biology (Botany and Zoology). Each section will be 1 hour and 30 minutes long. 

There will be no negative marking on the exam, but the difficulty level is expected to be similar to the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE Main) and National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET-UG) for Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics (PCM) and Physics, Chemistry & Biology (PCB), respectively. 


PCM Exam Pattern

PCB Exam Pattern

Total Number of Questions


(50 questions each from Physics, Chemistry, and Maths)


(100 questions from Biology and 50 each from Physics and Chemistry)

Marks Per Question

2 marks per question in Maths and 1 mark per question in Physics and Chemistry

1 mark per question in Biology and 2 marks per question in Physics and Chemistry

Negative Marking- 

No negative marking

No negative marking

Exam Duration

3 hours

3 hours

Preparation Books for the MHT CET Portion 2023

After familiarising themselves with the exam structure and syllabus, it is recommended that candidates purchase books to help them better understand the problems and solutions on the MHT CET exam

Some recommended books for each subject include:

For Physics:

  • Class 11 and 12 NCERT books
  • Objective Approach to Physics by DC Pandey
  • Concepts of Physics by HC Verma
  • Problems in General Physics by IE Irodov

For Chemistry:

  • Class 11 and 12 NCERT books
  • Advanced Problems in Organic Chemistry by H Pandey
  • Physical Chemistry by RC Mukherjee

For Mathematics:

  • Mathematics MCQ by A Dasgupta
  • Objective Mathematics by RB Sharma
  • NCERT Textbook

For Biology:

  • NCERT Biology Class XI and Class XII
  • Objective MHT CET Biology by Nikhil Srivastava (MTG Publication)
  • Biology (MCQ) MHT CET by Dr K. Shankaran and Devki Rama Devi (Marvel Publication)
  • MHT CET prep guide Biology by Arihant Publication


It is important for candidates to thoroughly understand the latest syllabus and MHT CET exam pattern to achieve a good score on the entrance exam. A study plan should be created and strictly followed, and solving previous years' question papers and sample papers can also be beneficial. Also, make sure to assess the examination and B.Tech eligibility to ensure you can apply for the exam and pursue the course.

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