The government of Maharashtra has issued the notification of the common entrance test for all health sciences, engineering and pharmacy for academic year 2016-17. The single common entrance test for the courses will be held on May 5, 2016 and application for the same has to be done through the online process only.
According to the notification issued by Aseem Gupta, competent authority and commissioner, State Common Entrance Test Cell, Maharashtra state, the cell would be conducting the CET for admission to all health sciences, BVSC and AH, engineering and pharmacy first year degree courses at all district headquarters of Maharashtra on Thursday, May 5. With the government deciding to conduct a single combined CET for medical and engineering courses, the tests are being conducted by the SCETC unlike in the past when the Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER) conducted the entrance tests for health sciences while the Directorate of Technical Education conducted the tests for engineering and pharmacy courses.
The notification has further said that the information brochure of the MHT-CET 2016 regarding procedure for filling up online application form will be available on both the DMER and MHTCET website, the online application process that will start from March 1 will only be available on the MHTCET site which is http://mhtcet2016.co.in.
Mr Gupta said that students should go through the preliminary information given on the website before submitting the online application form. “Detailed rules and regulations of the examination and the admission process will be published on the above mentioned websites in due course,” said Mr Gupta.
Going by past records of the entrance tests, an estimated 4 lakh students are expected to appear for the tests. Under the single CET format, the physics and chemistry papers will remain common while those students aspiring to secure admission in medical colleges will have to opt for biology as the third paper while those looking for admission to engineering have to opt for maths.