MHT CET Paper Analysis 2019

Deepika Narwal Updated On: 04 Sep, 2019 14:06 IST

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MHT CET 2019 Exam Analysis

MHT CET 2019 analysis for the exam taking place between May 2 to May 13 will be available once all the papers are conducted. MHT CET 2019 is being held in online (computer-based) mode at 166 test centers across India by the State Common Entrance Test Cell. This year, the number of test centers has been cut down to 166 from the previous year’s 1,260.

Around 4.13 lakh candidates have registered to take MHT CET 2019 for admission to engineering, pharmacy and agriculture courses offered by various institutions in the state of Maharashtra. Out of the total registered candidates, the 12-day exam window will witness 1.20 lakh candidates appearing for PCM (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics) papers whereas 1.22 lakh students will take PCB (Physics, Chemistry, Biology). Approximately 1.7 lakh candidates will sit for all the four papers -PCMB.

The total number of registrations has decreased from 4.36 lakh in 2018 to 4.13 lakh in 2019, which means a dip of 5% this year.

MHT CET 2018 Exam Analysis

DTE Maharashtra conducts the MHT-CET (Maharashtra Common Entrance Test) 2019 every year for admission to various undergraduate courses in the state. The state-level entrance exam is scheduled to be conducted in May 2019. B.Tech and B.E. aspirants will be able to to get admission in the top engineering colleges of Maharashtra based on their MHT-CET scores. The MHT CET analysis will be available on the site once the 2019 MHT CET exam is over. 

Once the exam is over, test takers can use the MHT CET Rank Predictor tool by CollegeDekho to estimate their scores as well as ranks. Apart from this, the MHT CET Rank Predictor is a great tool to help candidates know how they performed in the MHTCET entrance exam.

Once candidates take the exam, the next stage for further selection will be the counselling process. Based on the MHT CET scores, candidates will be shortlisted and invited for the MHT-CET counselling and seat allotment process. Only those who meet the cut-offs provided by the engineering colleges of Maharashtra will be considered for admission.

On this page, you will find relevant information on MHT-CET 2018 Exam Analysis, as part of which you will get an insight into the overall as well as section-wise difficulty level of the entrance exam. You will also get to know the difficulty level of the paper from experts and the first reactions from test takers.

First Reactions 

Candidates who appeared for the MHT-CET 2018 entrance exam on 10th May found the paper extremely easy. As Physics and Chemistry concluded, the first reaction we received from students and experts is that there were hardly any conceptual questions in the paper. Almost all the questions asked in the entrance exam were either information based or formula based. 

Further, students said that they found MHT-CET 2018 to be one of the easiest engineering entrance exams. According to some, the difficulty level of the paper was not even half as compared to the JEE Mains 2018.

Another feedback received from the students is that they did not face any time management issue in both the papers this year. There were fewer calculations and some questions were even non-numerical.

This year, MHT-CET 2018 has witnessed a rise of almost 14% in the number of applicants from the state of Maharashtra. Around 4.34 lakh candidates registered for the exam this year. MHT-CET is conducted for candidates seeking admissions in engineering, pharmacy, agriculture and hotel management colleges in the state of Maharashtra.

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All the 3 sections namely Maths, Physics, and Chemistry were of moderate difficulty level.

There were more of numerical-based questions in Physics as compared to theoretical questions.

In Chemistry, a lot of questions were asked from Chemical bonding and Organic Chemistry.

In Maths section, a lot of stress was on questions from Limits, Logs, calculus, probability, functions, and graphs. But nevertheless, the questions were not very difficult.

80% questions in all the 3 sections were from 12th class syllabus while just 10% of the questions were from 11th class syllabus.

As there were no negative marking, so one could have attempted all 150 questions.

For a well-prepared student, attempting 130 out of 150 questions was not very difficult at an accuracy of 85 to 90%.

This could result in a score of 150 plus, which is a very good score for securing a seat in the stream of choice in colleges like Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute (VJIT), K J Somaiya and College of Engineering, Pune.

At a score of 130, one can expect a rank of close to 6000, which will also ensure sure shot admission in Top Govt Engineering Colleges and Universities.

A score of 100 is also a decent score for fetching a seat in Top 30 Engineering Colleges of Maharashtra.

As there are a lot of engineering colleges in the state of Maharashtra that offer admission on the basis of MHT CET, so one can get admission in other low ranked colleges even at a rank of 2 lakh.

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