Preparation tips to crack MHT CET exam

MHT CET - Maharashtra Common Entrance Test, as the name suggests is a common entrance exam conducted for admission to the B.Tech programmes in the state. Around 4 lakh students who apply for the exam every year have a common question, 'How to prepare for MHT CET'? How to cover the syllabus? Is the syllabus similar to JEE exam syllabus? Which topics are more important? How many marks are required to secure a seat in the desired college? How to work on speed to attempt all the questions in MHT CET online test? These are some of the major questions keep revolving in the minds of the students. In this article, we will provide you answer to all these questions along with some helpful preparation tips to crack the exam:

An overview of MHT CET

Exam Details


Exam Name

Maharashtra Common Entrance Test (MHT CET)

Exam Level

State Level

Exam Category

Undergraduate (UG)

Exam Conducting Authority

State Common Entrance Test Cell, Mumbai

Application Availability

January 01, 2019 to March 23, 2019

With the late fee of INR 500/-, the form can be submitted between March 24 to March 31, 2019

Exam Dates

May 02 to May 13, 2019

Mode of Exam



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How to prepare for MHT CET 2019?

As there are only a few weeks left for MHT CET 2019 preparation, this is the time to boost up your preparation. You should focus all your energy on the exam preparation to crack it and get the admission in a college of your dreams. From understanding the exam pattern to getting the best study material, regularly checking your progress by solving practice tests and analyzing previous year papers, you should pay due attention to each and everything to crack the exam.

Find below the tips for preparation of the engineering entrance exam:

Understand the syllabus

You cannot even think of starting your preparation until you are aware of the syllabus and exam pattern. It helps you make an effective time table with proper division of time for each subject.

Physics Preparation Tips

This is a tricky subject and can be mastered only with regular practice. Make sure you go through the NCERT books to cover Physics syllabus. Make a list of derivations, formulae, and experiments covered in the syllabus and use this list for revision.

Important topics:



Wave Motion

Friction in Solids and Liquids

Magnetic Effect of Electric Current



Electrons and Photons


This is one of the easiest, but lengthy subjects as per the students. By proper concentration and consistency during preparation, you can easily score well in this section. By remembering equations and reactions, you can perform well in the exam, and the best way to do this is to revise everything regularly.

Important Topics

States of Matter: Gases and Liquids

Solutions and Colligative Properties

Solid State

Redox Reactions

s-Block Elements (Alkali and Alkaline Earth Metals)

Coordination Compounds

p-Block elements Group 15 elements



Importance of this section can be understood from the fact that alone mathematics section is of 100 marks. To prepare this section, you need to work on techniques using which you can easily solve many challenging integration problems.

Important Topics

Trigonometric Functions of Compound Angles

Mathematical Logic Statements

Factorization Formulae


Sets, Relations and Functions


Sequences & Series

Trigonometric Functions


See what is different from JEE Main

Usually, engineering aspirants prepare for all the engineering entrance exams like JEE, GATE, VITEEE and UPSEE, IIT-JEE being the most important among all. So, if you are also preparing for both JEE and MHT CET, carefully analyse the syllabus of both the exams, understand the difference and prepare accordingly. Usually, the students preparing for JEE and MHT CET both don't need to put extra effort for the preparation of the later exam.

MHT CET previous year papers

Just solving previous year papers is of no use until you get some value from them, and this is possible only through a proper exam analysis. It allows you to understand the type of questions, difficulty level of the exam, scoring areas, overall syllabus and important topics.

Solve mock tests

Though previous year papers are important, solving mock tests is also essential to work on your speed and accuracy. By choosing the right platforms like Eduwhere, you can ensure that you get MHT CET online practice tests as per the latest trends. Further, the answer keys and detailed performance analysis reports provided by the platforms also helps you give your test prep the right direction. It helps you in SWOT analysis, based on which you can improve your exam preparation plan.

MHT CET Preparation Tips from Toppers

Students who have already appeared for the exam can give you the best tips to prepare for MHT CET exam as they have already gone through all the process.  Find below some exam prep tips direct from MHT CET toppers:

Regular practice is the key to success. Abhang Aditya Subhash, AIR 1 in MHT CET says, “Study the topics thoroughly, practice mock tests and analyse weak points. Revise them.”

Another topper, Ameya Dileep Zarkaar emphasizes on time management when preparing for the engineering entrance exam.

He also says that learning and understanding the topics from the textbook is enough to score well in the exam.

As the MHT CET exam covers class 11 and 12 syllabus, it is good to start early preparation in class 11 only.

Final tips:

Pay equal attention to all the subjects and topics.

Practice is crucial; solve as many mock tests, previous year papers and sample papers as you can.

Make short notes for revision.

Try to solve as many questions as you can for there is no negative marking in MHT CET engg. exam.

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By just keeping these points in mind and believing in yourself, you can easily crack the exam to get admission in one of the best engineering colleges in the state of Maharashtra. Wish you all the best for your preparation and success!