The Directorate of Technical Education (DTE), Maharashtra has announced some changes in the exam syllabus and pattern
Maharashtra CET 2018 Syllabus: If you are preparing for the Maharashtra Common Entrance Test (MHT CET) examination, then here is an important notification that you cannot afford to miss. The Directorate of Technical Education (DTE), Maharashtra has announced some changes in the exam syllabus and pattern. The changes will be implemented from the next year. The exam, which is conducted once in a year, grants admission to candidates in BE, BTech, BPharma and PharmD courses in the state. The examination pattern varies slightly with the course, a candidate wishes to seek admission in and till now, the exam syllabus was entirely based on class 12 syllabus of HSC Board (Maharashtra). Since there are no previous question papers to refer to get an idea of how the questions will be, there is unpredictability and nervousness among the students. However, one can prepare better, if one is well aware of changes introduced. So, here are the alterations, that you will get to see in MHT CET 2018 exams:
Change in the syllabus of MHT CET:
The syllabus has been made broad as earlier, MHT CET used to be based entirely on Class 12 syllabus of HSC Board of Maharashtra. However, from 2018, students will have to study Class 11 syllabus as well. About 20 per cent of the questions in the exam will be based on class 11 syllabus and the remaining will be based on class 12 syllabus. As per an Indian Express Report, the questions based on Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics will get slightly trickier and more application based. Coming to Biology, the questions will be at par with NEET examination.
Changes in the exam pattern of MHT CET:
Earlier, the MHT CET 2017 examination consisted 250 questions, which were divided into 3 papers, while Paper 1 included questions from Physics and Chemistry, paper 2 had questions from Botany and Zoology and paper 3 consisted of questions from Mathematics. However, from 2018, Paper 1 will include questions on mathematics, paper 2 on physics and chemistry and paper 3 on botany and zoology. Here is the break-up of the 50 questions that will be asked in each subject: 10 questions from class 11 syllabus and 40 questions from class 12 syllabus. Each subject will carry a weightage of 50 marks, except mathematics, which will carry a weightage of 100 marks. Engineering candidates will now have to appear for paper 1 and 2, medical candidates will need to appear for paper 2 and 3, and for pharmacy candidates paper 2 is mandatory.
List of topics that a candidate will have to prepare for MHT CET syllabus 2018:
Circular Motions, Gravitation, Rotational Motions, Oscillations, Elasticity, Surface Tension, Stationary Waves, Wave Motion, Kinetic Theory of Gas and Radiation, Wave Theory of Light, Interference and Diffraction, Electrostatics, Current Electricity, Magnetic Effects of Electric Current, Magnetism, Electromagnetic Induction, Electrons and Photons, Atoms, Molecules and Nuclei and Communication Systems, Force, Measurements, Ray Optics, Refraction of light, Scalars and Vectors, Friction in Solids and liquids
Solid State, Solutions and Colligative Properties, Chemical Thermodynamics, Electrochemistry, Chemical Kinetics, General principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements, P block elements, D and F block elements, Co-ordination compounds, Halogen Derivatives, Alkanes and Arenes, Alcohols, Phenols and Ether Alcohols, Aldehydes, Ketones, and Carboxylic Acids, Organic Compounds containing Nitrogen, Biomolecules, Polymers and Chemistry in Everyday Life, Basic concepts of chemistry, States of matter (gases and liquids), Surface chemistry, Nature of Chemical Bond, Hydrogen, Redox Reactions, s-block elements, Basic Principles of Organic Chemistry.
3. Biology (Botany and Zoology)
Genetics and Evolution, Biotechnology and its applications, Biology and Human Welfare, Plant Physiology, Reproduction in Organisms, Ecology and Environment, Cell Structure and Division, Diversity in Living World, Human Physiology, Structural Organization in Animal and Plants, Biochemistry of Cell, Water Relations and Mineral Nutrition, Development and Plant Growth, Animal Tissues, Human Nutrition and Human Respiration.
Mathematical Logic, Matrices, Continuity, Differentiation, Application of Derivative, Indefinite Integration, Definite Integrals, Ratio, Proportion and Partnership, Commission, Brokerage and Discount, Insurance and Annuity, Demography, Bivariate Data and Correlation, Regression Analysis, Random Variable and Probability Distribution, Trigonometric Functions and Trigonometric Functions of Compound Angles, Factorization, Straight Line, Circle and Conics, Sets, Relations, Functions, Probability, Sequence and Series.
MHT CET eligibility criteria:
– A candidate must have passed class 12th under HSC Board of Maharashtra and must be an Indian national.
– For engineering course, aspirants must have passed class 12 with subjects physics, mathematics, English and chemistry/biology/biotechnology/vocational subject with at least 50 per cent marks (general category).
– For pharmacy course, aspirants need to have passed class 12 with physics, chemistry, English and one of the remaining subjects (as mentioned above) with at least 45 per cent marks.
– For seeking admission in allied health courses, students must have passed class 12 with physics, chemistry, biology and English subjects.
As per DTE, the changes have been done to increase the level of the examination and making it at par with the JEE examination.