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  • Last Modified 06-04-2023

MHT CET Counselling 2023: Check Dates, Merit List


The MHT CET (Maharashtra Common Entrance Test) is a state-level entrance exam conducted by the State Common Entrance Test Cell (SCETC), Maharashtra every year. Aspirants who are willing to seek admission to undergraduate Engineering and Pharmacy programmes in Maharashtra appear in this exam. Once the exam results are out, SCETC will conduct the MHT CET counselling process for successful candidates whose names will appear on the merit lists.

The MHT CET 2023 counselling procedure will include registration, choice filling, seat allotment, document verification, and final admission. The conducting body will declare the counselling schedule after the result declaration. The MHT CET exam will begin from May 9 to 13, 2023 for the PCM group and from May 15 to 20, 2023 for the PCB group. Keep reading this article to know more.

MHT CET Counselling 2023: Important Dates

Candidates can check the MHT CET 2023 counselling schedule given below:

MHT CET Exam EventsImportant Dates
MHT CET 2023 RegistrationMarch 8 to April 7, 2023
MHT CET 2023 Exam DatePCM – May 9 to 13, 2023
PCB – May 15 to 20, 2023
MHT CET 2023 Results DeclarationTo Be Announced
Document VerificationTo Be Announced
Release of Provisional Merit ListTo Be Announced
Objections Against the Provisional Merit ListTo Be Announced
Release of Final Merit ListTo Be Announced
Online Submission & Confirmation of Option Form of CAP Round-I through candidate’s Login by the CandidateTo Be Announced
Display of Provisional Allotment of CAP Round-ITo Be Announced
Accepting the offered seatTo Be Announced
Display of Provisional Vacant Seats for CAP Round-IITo Be Announced
Online Submission & Confirmation of Option Form of CAP Round-IITo Be Announced
Display of Provisional Vacant Seats for CAP Round-IIITo Be Announced
Online Submission & Confirmation of Option Form of CAP Round-IIITo Be Announced
Reporting to the Allotted InstitutesTo Be Announced

MHT CET Counselling Process 2023

Candidates can refer to the step-by-step procedure of the CET 2023 counselling of Maharashtra mentioned in this section. The counselling process comprises the following steps:

  1. Registration
  2. Document Upload
  3. Choice Filling
  4. Seat Allotment
  5. Final Admission

Documents Required for MHT CET Counselling 2023

Check the list below to know about the documents required for MHT CET counselling 2023:

  • 10th and 12th mark sheet original copies.
  • Graduation degree and all semester mark sheets.
  • School leaving certificate
  • Caste certificate
  • ID proof (Aadhar card/ PAN card/ Driving Licence)
  • MHT CET 2023 scorecard/result
  • Domicile certificate
  • Print out of MHT CET counselling registration form.
  • MHT CET hall ticket 2023
  • JEE Main mark sheet
  • Migration certificate.

Other Documents/ Certificates (If Required)

  • Constitutional reservation claim
  • Character certificate
  • Non-Creamy layer certificate (For VJ/DT (V), NT (C), NT (D), NT (M), SBC & OBC)
  • Specified reservation claim
  • Eligibility certificate for economically weaker section (if applicable)

Specifications of Scanned Images for MHT CET Counselling

While uploading the scanned images, candidates must make sure of the following specifications:

PhotographFile Size: 4 KB to 100 KB
File Dimensions: 3.5cm x 4.5cm
SignatureFile Size: 1 KB to 30 KB
File Dimensions: 3.5cm x 1.5cm

Note: There is no counselling fee for the MHT CET 2023 qualified candidates. The seat allotment of MHT CET 2023 will be based purely on the merit and preference of the candidates.

Publication of MHT CET Merit List 2023

Candidates can check the previous year’s MHT CET merit list since the 2023 merit list has not been released yet.

MHT CET Merit List 2022
MHT CET 2022 B.Tech Final Rank List for Maharashtra Candidates
MHT CET 2022 B.Tech Final Rank List for All India Candidates
MHT CET 2022 B.Tech for Jammu & Kashmir Candidates

MH CET 2023: Choice Filling Process

In this step, candidates will be allowed to fill in their choices by selecting the names of institutes and courses in the order of their preference. Also, during the MHT CET choice-filling process, the candidate may choose from a minimum of 1 and a maximum of 300 options. Candidates should also double-check their preference choices because options can’t be changed after the MHT CET counselling deadline.

MHT CET 2023: Seat Allotment Process

The State Common Entrance Test Cell, Maharashtra, is conducting the MHT CET 2023 seat allotment through a Centralised Admission Process (CAP) in three rounds. Candidates can check their allotted seats in MHT CET 2023 by logging in with the required credentials. If a candidate is allotted a seat, he/she will have to download their allotment letter and report to the centre to select their preferred option (freeze, float or slide) for the seat allotted. Candidates must confirm their allotted seat at the institute if they feel satisfied.

Note: The exam authority will conduct the CAP Round II and CAP Round III depending on the vacant seats available.

Fee Structure for MHT CET 2023

Candidates can check the fees for the MHT CET 2023 admission process as tabulated below:

Fee ParticularsGovernment InstitutionsAutonomous Institutions
Development FeeRs. 5,000Rs. 32,500
Tuition FeeRs. 15,000Rs. 15,000
Other ChargesRs. 4,000Rs. 26,000
Total FeeRs. 24,000Rs. 73,500

Tuition Fee Waiver Scheme (TFWS) Under MHT CET 2023

The Tuition Fee Waiver Scheme refers to the one launched by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). Under the TFWS scheme, the exam authority reserves 5% of seats in the technical courses offered by various colleges. The TFWS is applicable only for institutes where 30% of seats are filled through the Centralised Admission Process (CAP). Candidates from the Maharashtra Candidature category are eligible to register for courses under TFWS. Candidates must note that their parent’s annual income must be less than Rs. 8 Lakh to be eligible for this scheme.

MHT CET 2023 Reservation Criteria

Candidates belonging to Maharashtra state are eligible for reservation. These reservations apply to MHT CET 2023 Centralised Admission Process (CAP). The following table shows the division of seats across various categories:

CategoryPercentage of Seats Reserved
NT-A/ VJ3%

Important Points Regarding MHT CET 2023 Counselling

Here are the important points related to the counselling process:

  1. JEE Main will acquire only 15% of all India Quota seats.
  2. The rest 85% of the seats will be acquired by the MHT CET 2023.
  3. The conducting authority will check the MHT CET eligibility and documents of the selected candidates.
  4. The authority will invite admission candidates after successful verification of eligibility and documents.
  5. Applicants are supposed to enter colleges and courses in the decreasing order of preference during choice-filling.
  6. The authorities will conduct the entire process through a centralised counselling process.
  7. The seats to be filled through CAP are – minority quota seats, All India candidature Seats, Maharashtra state candidature seats and supernumerary seats for Jammu & Kashmir Migrant candidature.

FAQs on MHT CET Counselling 2023

Some of the most commonly asked questions on Maharashtra CET counselling 2023 are as below:

Q: How can I download the MHT CET 2023 Merit List?

Ans: For downloading the merit list of MHT CET 2023, candidates should visit the official website-cetcell.mahacet.org.

Q: How the MHT CET merit list is prepared?

Ans: The list comprising the names of the candidates who passed the MHT CET test is known as a merit list. The MHT CET merit list will be released where successful candidates’ names will be listed in the order in which they receive their grades.

Q: What are the exam dates for MHT CET 2023?

Ans: MHT CET 2023 engineering and pharmacy entrance exam dates have been announced. The MHT CET 2023 PCM paper will be conducted from May 9 to 13, while the PCM exam will be held from May 15 to 20, 2023.

Q: Who is eligible to participate in the MHT CET 2023 counselling process?

Ans: Candidates who have qualify in the MHT CET 2023 exam will be eligible to participate in the counselling process.

Q: When will the MHT CET 2023 counselling registration start?

Ans: The MHT CET counselling registration 2023 dates have not been announced yet.

Q: In what mode will the Maharashtra CET counselling be conducted?

Ans: The MHT CET counselling 2023 is being conducted via online mode.

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