The MHT CET entrance exam application forms are available from today onwards. These application forms will be available at your school or junior college. OMS (Outside Maharashtra Students) applicants can purchase these entrance exam forms at the Divisional Authorities office. The MHT CET forms will be available for sale from March 23 to March 31.
The MHT CET is a common entrance exam conducted by the Directorate of Medical Education and Research for courses such as Health Science, Engineering and Pharmacy. The MHT CET entrance exam for the academic year 2011 - 2012 will be conducted on May 12, 2011. This year the Maharashtra Government has appointed Director, Medical Education and Research, Mumbai as the 'Competent Authority for the MHT-CET 2011'.
Students are requested to check their eligibility criteria at the official website of Directorate of Medical Education and Research before purchasing the application form. In general, the eligibility criteria to appear for these examinations are that the applicant should have passed 12th standard or any other equivalent recognized examination.
Students belonging to the open category can purchase the application form for Rs. 700 and those belonging to the Reserve Category from the sate of Maharashtra can purchase it for Rs. 500. Students from other states who wish to apply for these exams will also have to pay Rs. 700. The board does not collect separate examination fee as it is incorporated in the application form fees. The application form and entrance exam fee is not refundable so make sure you attend the examination once you purchase it.
Students from other states can purchase the entrance exam forms at the Divisional Authority office by producing a DD drawn in favour of 'Competent Authority, MH-CET, Mumbai.' The DD must be payable in Mumbai from any recognized commercial bank in India.
Students from Maharashtra who are unable to procure MHT CET entrance exam form can also approach the Divisional Authority office in their local area and submit a DD to purchase the forms.
OMS (Outside Maharashtra State) Students can submit the entrance exam forms at the local District Authority office where they purchased it or at any other DA office where their parents are posted. OMS students who wish to apply for Engineering and Pharmacy courses in unaided private colleges and institutions can also appear these exams. OMS students who wish to seek admission in the Pharmacy courses shall also be eligible for the 15% of CAP seats in the Centralized Admission Process (CAP).
Foreign students, Indians from Gulf countries, NRIs, children of Indian workers in Gulf and persons of Indian origins are exempt from writing the MHT CET exams. The board also exempts Jammu and Kashmir migrant students and Government of India nominees from these examinations. However if the applicants are able to procure the approval of the Ministry of Human Resource Development in New Delhi before June 30, 2011, they can appear for these examinations. These students will be treated as an OMS applicant and can therefore appear for the examinations.