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MCAER PGCET 2022: Results (Out), Counselling/ Admission Dates, Updates

Updated By Samiksha Rautela on 28 Jun, 2022 14:41

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MCAER PGCET 2022 Overview

MCAER PGCET 2022 Exam: MCAER PGCET 2022 Result has been declared on June 27, 2022 and the names of MCAER PGCET 2022 Toppers have been released by the conducting body. The exam was successfully held from June 11 to June 13, 2022. Provided below is the official PDF of MCAER PGCET answer key 2022.

MCAER PGCET 2022 Answer Key: Official PDF

The list of eligible candidates for MCAER PGCET 2022 was released on April 6, 2022 and candidates with their names on the list are eligible to take the entrance test. Candidates whose names are not displayed on the MCAER PGCET eligibility list 2022 are free to submit their grievances from April 7 to April 13, 2022.

MCAER PGCET 2022, popularly known as the Maharashtra Council Of Agriculture Education And Research Post Graduate Common Entrance Test is a state level entrance exam held for granting admission to PG courses offered at State Agricultural Universities (SAUs). Maharashtra Agriculture Universities Examination Board (MAUEB) is responsible for conducting the entrance exam every year through offline mode.

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MCAER PGCET 2022 Highlights

Given below are the highlights of MCAER PGCET 2022:

Exam Name


Full Name

Maharashtra Council Of Agriculture Education And Research Post Graduate Common Entrance Test

Conducting Body

Maharashtra Agriculture Universities Examination Board (MAUEB)

Exam Level

State-level PG exam

Exam Mode

Pencil- Paper/ Offline mode


Once a Year

Application Mode


Application Fee

General/ Unreserved: Rs. 800

Reserved: Rs. 600

Exam Duration

2 hours

Courses Offered

PG level courses like MSc Agriculture, MSc Horticulture, MTech Agricultural Engineering, MSc Post-Harvest Management etc.

Total Questions


Question Type

MCQs/ Objective- type

Total Marks


Medium of Instructions


Number of Exam Centres


Colleges Accepting MCAER PGCET 2022

Agricultural colleges affiliated with MUAEB

Total Seats Offered


What is MCAER PGCET 2022?

Conducted by Maharashtra Agriculture Universities Examination Board (MAUEB), MCAER PGCET is held every year to provide PG level admission in Master of Engineering and Technology (M.Tech), Master of Science (M.Sc.) and Master of Fisheries Science (M.F.Sc.) offered by State Agricultural Universities (SAUs) located in Maharashtra.

The entrance test is a State-level entrance test that is held in pencil-paper/ offline mode and around 10,000 candidates take the exam every year. Earlier, MCAER PGCET 2022 was held to offer admission in UG level professional degree courses like- B.Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture, B.Sc. (Hons.) Horticulture, B.Sc. (Hons.) Forestry, B.F.Sc., B.Tech. (Agricultural Engineering), B.Tech. (Food Technology), B.Sc. (Hons.) Community Science and B.Tech. (Biotechnology) in Agricultural. But now, admission to the aforementioned courses is granted through the aspirant’s performance in entrance exams like JEE/ MHT CET/ ICAR AIEEA/ NEET.

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MCAER PGCET 2022 Admit Card

The admit card of MCAER PGCET 2022 has been released on the official website of the Maharashtra Council of Agricultural Education and Research. In order to download the hall ticket, candidates can simply log in by entering their respective Application Numbers and Date of Birth.

Admit card is a mandatory document that aspirants need to carry to the exam centre along with a photo ID card for verification purposes. Without them, they will not be allowed to take the entrance test. The MCAER PGCET admit card carries important personal and exam details about the candidates including name, roll number, exam paper, schedule, photo & signature, venue, guidelines, contact details etc.

MCAER PGCET 2022 Important Dates

Check out the MCAER PGCET important dates 2022 below:


Important Dates

MCAER PG CET 2022 Official Notification Release Date

March 3, 2022

MCAER PG CET 2022 Application Form Out

March 4, 2022

MCAER PG CET 2022 Application Form Deadline

March 28, 2022

Last Date of Payment of Application Fees through Challan

March 31, 2022

Display of Eligible & Non-eligible candidates provisional list

April 6, 2022 

Duration of Grievances by Candidates

April 7 to April 13, 2022 

MCAER PG CET 2022 Admit Card

June 3, 2022 

MCAER PG CET 2022 Exam Date

June 11 to June 13, 2022 

MCAER PG CET 2022 Provisional Answer Key 

June 20, 2022

MCAER PG CET 2022 Result Announcement

June 27, 2022 

MCAER PG CET 2022 Scorecard 

Second Week of July 2022

MCAER PG CET 2022 Counselling Starts

Fourth Week of July 2022

MCAER PGCET 2022 Conducting Body

MAUEB is responsible for conducting the MCAER PGCET 2022 exam. It is a government body that is also responsible for the timely generation of MCAER PGCET admit cards and declaration of MCAER PGCET results. Also known as Maharashtra Agriculture Universities Examination Board, MAUEB conducts MCAER PGCET every year for granting admission to numerous Master’s Degree Programmes in the State Agricultural Universities (SAUs) located in Maharashtra.

MCAER PGCET 2022 Contact Details

Check out the MCAER PGCET contact details 2022 below:

Official Website




Phone no.


Courses Offered through MCAER PGCET 2022

MCAER PGCET 2022 is held for shortlisting candidates to the following PG level courses provided at the Agricultural Universities of Maharashtra:



M.Sc. Agriculture


Irrigation Water Management

Agricultural Economics

Food Technology

Agricultural Meteorology

Plant Pathology

Agricultural Microbiology

Agricultural Botany

Agricultural Entomology

Extension Education

Animal Husbandry & Dairy Science


Soil Science & Agricultural Chemistry

M.Sc. (Forestry)

Silviculture & Agro-Forestry

Forest Product & Utilisation

Natural Resource Management

Forest Biology & Tree Improvement

M.Sc. Horticulture

Fruit Science

Floriculture and Landscaping

Plantation Spices, Medicinal and Aromatic Crops

Vegetable Science

M.Tech. Food Technology

Food Technology

M.F.Sc. Fisheries Science

Fisheries Resource Management


Fish Economics

Fish Biotechnology

Fish Nutrition and Feed Technology

Fisheries Extension

Aquatic Environment Management

Fish Engineering and Technology

Fish Processing Technology

M.Sc. Agricultural Bio-Technology

Agricultural Biotechnology

M.Sc. (Hons) Home Science

Home Management

Child Development & Family Relationship

Food Science & Nutrition

M.Tech. Agricultural Engineering

Process and Food Engineering

Farm Power and Machinery

Agriculture Structure and Environment Management

Irrigation & Drainage Engineering

Renewable Energy Sources

Soil & Water Conservation

MBA Agriculture

Agricultural Business Management

M.Sc. Post-Harvest Management

Post-harvest Management of Fruits, Vegetables and Flower crops

Post-harvest Management of Foodgrain and seeds

Post-harvest Management of Fish, meat, poultry and marine products

Post-harvest Management of medicinal, aromatic, plantation, spices and forest crops

Post-harvest Engineering

MCAER PGCET 2022 Exam Pattern

As per the exam pattern of MCAER PGCET 2022, the entrance exam is a pencil paper-based test held for the duration of 2 hours. Maharashtra Council of Agriculture Education & Research is responsible for setting the MCAER PGCET exam pattern 2022. A quick snapshot of the exam pattern has been provided below:

Total Questions


Total Marks


Exam Duration

2 hours

Exam Language


Question Type


Negative Marking


Marks per Correct Attempt


Marks per Incorrect Attempt


Marks per Unattempted Question


MCAER PGCET 2022 Syllabus

MCAER PGCET Syllabus 2022 has been officially released by the conducting body and it is different for each stream. The exam will see a 20% weightage to the topics in the other related streams syllabus and 80% weightage to the topics in the stream syllabus. Provided below are the list of best books covering the entire syllabus of MCAER PGCET 2022. Candidates can go through them to enhance their exam preparation:



Author/ Publisher

Objective Agronomy for Competitive Examinations


Gangadhar Nanda, P.J. Mishra

Soil Science at a glance

Soil Science

AM Latare, GR Mahajan, KA Chobhe

An Objective Book of Plant Pathogens:

Plant Pathology

C Ashwini

A Question Bank on Animal Science

Animal Science & Dairy Science

S.C. Tripathi, R.J. Sharma, A.K. Upadhyay

Objective Botany


R. Gupta

A Quick View on Agricultural Extension

Agricultural Extension

Dr. Jitendra Chauhan

Agricultural Economics

Agricultural Economics

Dr. K. Srinivas

Instant Horticulture


S N Gupta

Question Bank on Agriculture Engineering

Agricultural Engineering

Garg and Chandra

Fundamentals of Agricultural Entomology

Agricultural Entomology

Shravan M Haldar

MCAER PGCET 2022 Preparation Tips

Some basic preparation tips for MCAER PGCET 2022 are provided below:

  • Before starting the preparation for the exam, candidates should chalk out a plan/timetable for the same.
  • Candidates should take breaks during study hours and utilise their time wisely.
  • Since the exam does not have negative marking, candidates should attempt all questions without leaving any questions blank.
  • A focused mind is important to prepare properly for the exam. Candidates should take a sufficient amount of sleep and balanced diet to keep their mental and physical health in check.
  • Aspirants must solve all previous year’s question papers, sample papers & mock tests in order to get an idea about the type of questions that might crop up in the entrance exam.

MCAER PGCET 2022 Exam Centres

MCAER PGCET Exam Centres are selected by the candidates while filling up the application form of the entrance exam. However, the Board reserves the right to allot an exam venue to the aspirant. The list of exam centres for MCAER PGCET 2022 has been captured below:

Exam Centre Code

Exam Centre Name



College of Agriculture



College of Agriculture, Dr PDKV



College of Agriculture



College of Agriculture, VNMKV



College of Agriculture, Dr BSKKV



Dr. Annasaheb Shinde College of Agril. Engineering & Technology, MPKV



Rajashri Shahu Maharaj College of Agriculture



College of Agriculture



College of Agriculture



College of Agriculture



Vasantrao Naik College of Agricultural Biotechnology



Yashwantrao Chavan College of Agriculture



College of Agriculture, Sonapur



College of Horticulture, Muldhe

Tal. Kudal, Dist. Sindhudurg


Dr. Appasaheb Pawar College of Agriculture



Shri. Shivaji College of Agriculture



Anand Niketan College of Agriculture


Note: Any request regarding change in MCAER PGCET 2022 exam centres will not be entertained by the authorities.

MCAER PGCET 2022 Answer Key

The answer key of MCAER PGCET 2022 was released by the conducting body on June 20, 2022 on the official website of the exam. Candidates can simply download it by visiting the official website. With the help of the MCAER PGCET answer key 2022 aspirants will get an idea about their exam performance and estimated score. In case of any discrepancy, they will also be allowed to challenge the official answer key.

MCAER PGCET 2022 Result

MCAER PGCET Result 2022 will be announced on June 27, 2022 on the official website only. No mails, posts or couriers will be sent to the address of the aspirants. The result will be declared in a form of a scorecard and merit list. Candidates need to enter their registered credentials to download the MCAER PGCET 2022 result. The scorecard needs to be preserved until the entire admission process is over.

MCAER PGCET 2022 Toppers

Along with the result of MCAER PGCET 2022, the merit list & names of toppers will also be announced by the conducting body. The toppers will be different for each paper/ subject. MCAER PGCET 2022 result has not been declared yet. Meanwhile, candidates can check out the previous year’s toppers of MCAER PGCET:




Ghodke Abhishek Sanjay



Avachar Rushikesh Prabhakar



Joshi Aditya Sudhir

Agriculture Engineering 


Nimgade Pravin Vilas

Agriculture Biotechnology


Yalal Mallesh Yalal Baswaraj



Adakney Swaraj Rajendra



Babhulgaonkar Mansi Vinay

Home Science


Borale Shubham Vijay

Food Technology 


Jambhulkar Rohit Kashinath

Agri-Business Management


Shinde Pragati Bharat

Post Harvest Management


MCAER PGCET 2022 Counselling

MCAER PG CET counselling 2022 schedule and the process will be declared on the official website of the exam. It will be announced after the result has been released online. Only those candidates who have names on the merit list are allowed to participate in the counselling process of MCAER PGCET 2022.

There will be a total of three MCAER PG CET counselling rounds and it may vary depending on the vacant seats left. To participate in the counselling process, candidates will have to be present at the designated counselling venue on the designated date and get their documents verified.

Colleges Accepting MCAER PGCET 2022 Scores

According to the performance in MCAER PGCET 2022, candidates can secure admission in PG level degree courses offered at the following state universities and their affiliated colleges located in Maharashtra:

  • Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth, Rahuri (MPKV Rahuri)
  • Vasantrao Naik Marathwada Krishi Vidyapeeth, Parbhani (VNMKV Parbhani)
  • Dr Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth, Akola (Dr PDKV Akola)
  • Dr Balasaheb Sawant Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth, Dapoli (Dr BSKKV Dapoli)

MCAER PGCET 2022 Eligibility Criteria

MCAER PGCET Eligibility Criteria 2022 differs from college to college. Given below is in-depth details about the eligibility criteria of MCAER PGCET 2022 for different courses:

  • Candidates must have obtained at least 55% marks in their UG level degree courses in a relevant field of education from a recognized university/ institute.
  • Reserved category candidates are offered a relaxation of 5% and they can apply for the entrance test with a minimum of 50% marks.

Check out the degree-wise eligibility courses required for writing the MCAER PGCET 2022 exam:


Eligibility Courses

M.Sc. (Agriculture)

BSc (Agri.) or BSc (Hort.) or BSc (Forestry) or BSc (Agril. Biotechnology) or BBM (Agri.)/ BSc (ABM) or BTech (Food Sc/ Tech.)* or BTech (Agri. Engg.)** or BSc (Hon.) Home Science*** of Agril. the university only and passing CET for MSc.(Agri.)

M.Sc. (Home Science)

BSc (Hon.) Home Science of Agril. University only and passing CET for MSc (Home Sc.)


BFSc and passing CET for M.F.Sc.

M.Sc. (Horticulture)

BSc (Hort.) or BSc (Agri.) or BSc (Forestry) of Agril. the university only and passing CET for MSc (Hort.)

M.Sc. (Agril. Biotechnology)

BSc (Agril. Biotechnology) or BSc (Agri.) or BSc (Hort.) or BSc (Forestry) or BTech (Food Sc./ Tech.) of Agril. University only or BFSc and passing CET for MSc (Agril Biotechnology.)

M.B.A. (Agri)

BBM (Agri.)/ BSc (ABM) or BSc (Agri.) or BSc (Hort.) or BSc (Forestry) or BSc (Agril. Biotechnology) or BTech (Food Sc./Tech.) or BTech (Agri. Engg.) or BSc (Hon.) Home Sc. of Agril. university only or BFSc.and passing CET for M.B.A. (Agri.)

M.Sc. (Forestry)

BSc (Forestry) or BSc (Agri.) or BSc (Hort.) of Agril. the university only and passing CET for MSc (Forestry)

M.Tech. (Food Tech.)

BTech (Food Sc./Tech.) of Agril. University only and passing CET for MTech (Food Tech.)

M.Tech. (Agri. Engg.)

BTech (Agri. Engg.) of Agril. University only and passing CET for MTech (Agril. Engg.)

M.Sc. (P.H.M.)

BBM (Agri.)/ BSc (ABM) or BSc (Agri.) or BSc (Hort.) or BSc (Forestry) or BSc (Agril. Biotechnology) or BTech (Food Sc./ Tech.) or BTech (Agri. Engg.) or BSc (Hon.) Home Sc. of Agril. university only or BFSc and passing CET for Post Harvest Management (PHM)

Important Note:

* For MSc (Agri) Food Science & Technology B. Tech (Food Science / Tech.) students are also eligible.

** For MSc (Agri) Agril. Meteorology, BTech (Agril. Engg. ) students are also eligible.

*** For MSc (Agri) Agril. Extension Education, BSc (Hon.) Home Science students are also eligible.

MCAER PGCET 2022 Application Form

MCAER PGCET 2022 Application Form was released on March 4, 2022 in online mode. The last date to apply for the entrance exam was March 31, 2022. Candidates were provided with an opportunity to pay the application fee until April 2, 2022.

MCAER PGCET application form 2022 will be considered as successfully submitted only after the candidate has paid the prescribed registration fee. The registration of the exam is fully held through an online mode only. Check out the application fee for the test below:


Application Fee

General/ OBC/ Other Unreserved Categories

Rs. 800


Rs. 600

Important Dates

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