MHT CET B.Arch Counselling 2020 - Dates, Application Form, Eligibility, Process, Fee

Abhik Das
Abhik DasPublished On: September 30, 2020 | NATA

For B.Arch admissions in the Maharashtra state, the candidates must have a valid JEE Main Paper 2 or NATA exam score and then they are allocated seats in various Maharashtra Architecture colleges through the MHT CET centralised admission process. Check all the details below.

MHT CET (Maharashtra) B.Arch Admission Process

For admission into the 5-year undergraduate Architecture programme, i.e B.Arch programme, the Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) Maharashtra conducts an admission process, known as the Maharashtra (MHT CET) B.Arch admission process for candidates who are JEE Main Paper-II or NATA qualified. Through the MHT CET (Maharashtra) B.Arch admission process, B.Arch aspirants can apply for admission into this UG Architecture programme in various Architecture colleges in the Maharashtra state. 

Interested candidates apply for B.Arch admission in Maharashtra through the official website of the State Common Entrance Test Cell of Maharashtra and thereafter seats are allocated to the suitable candidates through a Centralised Admission Process (CAP) based on the merit list prepared by the authority. The Commissioner of State CET cell Maharashtra is the competent authority who oversees the seat allotment procedure. 

All the details regarding the MHT CET (Maharashtra) B.Arch admission process is available in the sections below. 

Highlights of MHT CET (Maharashtra) B.Arch Admission 2020

The candidates will find all the important details regarding the Maharashtra B.Arch admission process for the academic year 2020-21 in the form of highlights in the table below - 

Competent Authority

Directorate of Technical Education (DTE), Maharashtra

Name of Admission Process

MHT CET (Maharashtra) B.Arch Admission Process

Admission Process

Based on Entrance Exam scores

Entrance Exam Scores Accepted

JEE Main (Paper-II) and NATA

Application Process


Seat Allotment Process


Type of Institutions Participating

Government, Government-Aided and Self Financing Institutions

MHT CET (Maharashtra) B.Arch Admission 2020 Important Dates

All the dates related to the MHT CET (Maharashtra) B.Arch Admission process for the upcoming academic year have been mentioned in the table below - 


Important Dates

Beginning of Online Registration Process

To be Announced

Verification of Documents and Confirmation of Application Forms

To be Announced

Provisional Merit List Declaration

To be Announced

Final Merit List Declaration

To be Announced

1st Round of CAP

To be Announced

Display of 1st Round CAP Seat Matrix

To be Announced

Reporting at Admission Reporting Centre (CAP 1)

To be Announced

The dates will be updated as soon as the officials announce the complete schedule on the official website. 

MHT CET (Maharashtra) B.Arch Admission 2020 Eligibility Criteria

The candidates will find the detailed eligibility criteria for MHT CET (Maharashtra) B.Arch Admission 2020 from the pointers provided below - 

  • The applicants must be a citizen of India

  • The applicants must be at least 10+2 qualified (or equivalent qualification) from any recognised Board/Institute with a minimum aggregate of 50% at the qualifying level (45% for reserved category applicants)

  • The applicants must have mandatorily studied the combination of Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics subjects at the qualifying level

  • Applicants must at least have secured the minimum qualifying marks in either of the JEE Main (Paper-II) or NATA examinations

MHT CET (Maharashtra) B.Arch Admission 2020 Application Form

Before filling out the online application forms for B.Arch admission in Maharashtra state, the applicants have to register themselves through the official website. During the registration process, the applicants are asked to provide their basic personal details like name, educational qualification details, contact details etc. Once the applicants successfully register themselves, they are asked to fill the online application forms. During this process only, the applicants are asked to upload their scanned copies of their recent photographs and signatures. Once they successfully do so, they have to pay the online application form fee online which concludes the online application process. 

Note - The detailed step by step application process will be made available once the application forms are released on the official website. 

Documents Required to Fill MHT CET (Maharashtra) B.Arch Admission 2020 Application Form

The applicants have to be ready with the listed below documents during filling up the online application forms for MHT CET (Maharashtra) B.Arch Admission 2020 - 

  • Marksheet of Xth class

  • Marksheet of XIIth/Equivalent Education 

  • JEE Main Paper-II/NATA scorecard

  • Certificate of School Leaving

  • Indian Nationality Certificate

  • Certificate of Caste (if applicable)

MHT CET (Maharashtra) B.Arch Admission 2020 Application Fee

The application fee for MHT CET (Maharashtra) B.Arch Admission 2020 has been discussed in the table below - 

Category of the Applicants

Application Fee Amount (In INR)

Open Category (Outside Maharashtra State Applicants)


Reserved Category Applicants


Wards of Foreign Nationals/PIO/OCI/NRI


The applicants should take out a copy of the application fee submission confirmation page. Only those candidates are called up to take part in the counselling process who submit their application fee. 

MHT CET (Maharashtra) B.Arch Admission 2020 Merit List

The MHT CET (Maharashtra) B.Arch Admission 2020 merit list is prepared by the authorities by taking into account the qualifying exam scores and entrance examination scores if the applicants. Equal weightage is given to the applicants’ performance in their respective qualifying examinations and entrance examinations during the preparation of the merit list. Once, the merit list is declared by the officials, the counselling process and seat allocation process is conducted respectively for the purpose of offering admission into the B.Arch programme offered by various Architecture colleges in Maharashtra. 

MHT CET (Maharashtra) B.Arch Admission 2020 Selection Process

The MHT CET (Maharashtra) B.Arch Admission 2020 selection process includes both the counselling and seat allocation process. The pointers below will explain the detailed selection process.

  • The shortlisted candidates are asked to register themselves for the counselling process. The counselling process is conducted as per the rank received by the candidates, i.e candidates with a higher rank are allocated seats first in their desired institutions.

  • Once the candidates successfully register themselves for the counselling process, they are asked to visit the Facilitation Centres (FC) to get their documents verified. The candidates are supposed to produce both original and one copy of all the required documents for verification.

  • Then the candidates select those institutions from a list of institutions in which they wish to pursue their studies.

  • The officials then release a provisional merit list on the official website. For each CAP round, the officials release a separate provisional merit list based on the choices filled by the candidates (new choices at the beginning of each CAP round).

  • The candidates are offered options like Freeze, Slide and Float which have their own importance.

  • Then, the candidates visit their respective admission reporting centres for verification of their documents and payment of admission fee. After the candidates report at their respective ARCs and get their documents verified, they submit the admission fee to confirm their admissions.

  • Finally, the candidates visit their allocated institutions to carry out the final steps of the admission process. 

List of Maharashtra Colleges Offering B.Arch Admissions 2020

The table below contains the list of some popular Maharashtra B.Arch colleges which will take part in the MHT CET (Maharashtra) B.Arch admission process of 2020-21 along with their average course fee structure - 

Name of the Institution/College

Average Course Fee (In INR)

Sanjay Ghodavat University, Kolhapur

1.55 LPA

Dr JJ Magdum College of Engineering

1.05 LPA

MIT Art, Design & Technology University, Pune

1.71 LPA

Ajeenkya DY Patil University, Pune


Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj University, Navi Mumbai

1.3 LPA

Amity University, Mumbai

2.1 LPA

The candidates can also apply for direct admission or merit-based admission in these Architecture institutions in Maharashtra through our Common Application Form. Candidates applying for B.Arch admission in these institutions will receive all kinds of support from our academic experts and counsellors at each and every stage of the admission process. Here is the link to our Q&A section - CollegeDekho Q&A Zone where the candidates can leave us their queries or can call our counsellors for any admission related questions at - 18005729877.

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