MHT-CET is conducted by the government of Maharashtra. This is a single combined Common Entrance Test for admission to all Health Sciences, Engineering and Pharmacy degree courses. Several reputed institutions (government as well as private) in the state accept score of MHT-CET. Based on the score obtained in the MHT-CET, students can get admission into courses like MBBS, BP&O, BPT, B Tech, BUMS, BE, BOT, B Sc (Nursing), BHMS, B. Pharm, BDS, BAMS, BASLP and others. Known as the Maharashtra Common Entrance Test (MHT-CET), the exam is conducted in several district headquarters of the state. In order to be eligible for the MHT-CET, students must fulfil certain eligibility norms.

Student must be a citizen of India. The candidate must have attained 17 years of age as on 31st of December of the year of admission. The upper age limit is 25 years however, in case of candidates from SC/ST class, there is relaxation of five years. The candidate must have passed 10+2 or equivalent examination in science stream (Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Mathematics). In case, students are appearing for engineering courses, they should have studied mathematics at 10+2 level. A candidate can appear for MHT-CET only three times. Candidates need to have obtained at least 50% marks for admission into MBBS, BDS, BAMS and BSc. Nursing. Students from outside Maharashtra are also eligible for the examination provided they fulfil the domicile criteria.

Successful candidates can get admissions into any Government, Government aided or Municipal Corporation Colleges. Interested candidates can collect the brochure and entrance test form from the schools where they have studied. Usually, MHT-CET is conducted during the month of May.

The entrance test is divided into three papers of;
Physics and Chemistry
Biology (Botany & Zoology) and
Engineering candidates need to appear in paper 1 and 3 whereas those who are willing to study Health Science and BVSc & AH courses need to appear in Paper I & Paper II. All the papers are of one and half hour duration and comprises of maximum 100 marks. Sections like Physics, Botany, Zoology and Chemistry consist of 50 marks each. Questions are of objective type. MHT-CET does not have any provision for negative marking.
Some of the top colleges accepting the score of MHT-CET are;
ACPM Medical College Dhule
Annasaheb Chudaman Patil College of Engineering
Aditya Engineering College
Bharatratna Indira Gandhi College of Engineering
College of Engineering & Technology Jalgaon
Jawaharlal Nehru Engineering College
College of Engineering Ahmednagar
All India Shri Shivaji Memorial Society’s College of Engineering
Amrutvahini College of Engineering
Bharati Vidyapeeth’s College of Engineering for Women
DJ Sanghvi College of Engineering
DN Patel College of Engineering
Anuradha Engineering College
Audyogik Shikshan Mandal’s Institute of Management and Computer Studies
Babasaheb Naik College of Engineering
Jawaharlal Darda Institute of Engineering & Technology
Government Medical College Nagpur
D.K.T.E. Society’s Textile and Engineering Institute
Bapusaheb Shivajirao Deore College of Engineering
Fr Conceicao Rodrigues Institute of Technology
Institute of Information Technology Pune
For further information, students can contact:-
Directorate of Medical Education & Research
CET CELL, Opposite Govt. Dental College & Hospital Building,
St.George’s Hospital Campus
Mumbai. Pin- 400 001
Phone .No.(022) 22620363/64/65
Help Line of MHT-CET: 09860768536