Syllabus and Marking Scheme for Maharashtra Common Entrance Test (MHT CET) 2021 released

Maharashtra State Common Entrance Test Cell has released the syllabus and marking scheme for Maharashtra Common Entrance Test (MHT CET) 2021 for first year of Engineering and Technology, pharmacy and Pharm D degree course.

As per the official MHT CET syllabus 2021, the question paper will be set as per the reduced syllabus of class 11-12 syllabus of the Maharashtra state board. It has been clearly stated that all the portions that were deleted for the board exams 2021 due to COVID-19 Pandemic, will also not be asked in the Maharashtra Common Entrance Test.

Approximately 20% weightage will be given to Std.11th curriculum and 80% weightage will be given to Std. 12th curriculum. There will be no negative marking, however the difficulty level of the paper will be at par with JEE Main for Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry and for Biology the difficulty level will be at par with NEET.

MHT CET will consist of 3 question papers of Multiple Choice Questions and each paper will be of 100 marks.

MHT CET 2021 Marking Scheme

Paper Subject Approximate No. of MCQ based Question Marks (s) per question Total Marks Duration in Minutes
Std XI Std. XII
Paper I Mathematics 10 40 2 100 90
Paper II Physics 10 40 1 100 90
Chemistry 10 40
Paper III Biology 20 80 1 100 90

MHT CET 2021 Syllabus

The class 11 topics that are in the syllabus are as follows.

For Physics

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

For Chemistry

  • Some Basic Concept of Chemistry
  • Structure of atom
  • Redox Reactions
  • Chemical Bonding
  • Elements of Group 1 & 2
  • States of Matter (Gaseous & liquids)
  • Adsorption and colloids (Surface Chemistry)
  • Hydrocarbons
  • Basic principles of Organic Chemistry

For Mathematics

  • Trigonometric II
  • Straight Line
  • Circle
  • Measures of Dispersion
  • Probability
  • Complex Numbers
  • Permutations and Combinations
  • Functions
  • Limits
  • Continuity

For Biology

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


For class 12, please study complete Maharashtra Board syllabus (except the excluded portion this time due to pandemic).