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    MHT CET Question Paper Analysis: Chapters, Topics You Should Study The Most

    By Safeer PP
    18 Mar'22  6 min read
    MHT CET Question Paper Analysis: Chapters, Topics You Should Study The Most
    Synopsis

    An analysis of the past five years’ question papers of the Maharashtra Common Entrance Test (MHT CET) for admission to Engineering and Pharmacy shows which chapters and topics in NCERT Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics textbooks hold the most weight for the exam. Knowing which topics in the MHT CET syllabus are most important from the exam point-of-view can help a candidate strategise for their exam preparation more efficiently. 

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    MHT CET Question Paper Analysis: Chapters, Topics You Should Study The Most
    Synopsis

    An analysis of the past five years’ question papers of the Maharashtra Common Entrance Test (MHT CET) for admission to Engineering and Pharmacy shows which chapters and topics in NCERT Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics textbooks hold the most weight for the exam. Knowing which topics in the MHT CET syllabus are most important from the exam point-of-view can help a candidate strategise for their exam preparation more efficiently. 

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    The Maharashtra Common Entrance Test, or MHT CET, is an entrance test used to select students for admission to undergraduate Engineering and Pharmacy programmes in Maharashtra's colleges. The Maharashtra State Common Entrance Test Cell conducts the test every year and around 400 colleges accept MHT CET results for admission to BTech, BPharma. Candidates from Maharashtra as well as other Indian states are eligible to take the exam which is also known as “MAH CET” or “MahaCET” colloquially.

    MHT CET Previous Year’s Question Papers

    Practising on previous year’s question papers of exams gives the student a head start. It helps the students understand the structure and minor details of the exam which, in turn, helps students score more. Plus, questions are often repeated and familiarity with questions asked before helps as well.

    Knowing the weightage assigned to different sections of the exam or different topics in a subject of different sectors of the exam helps students focus on topics that are important from the exam point-of-view.

    MHT CET Syllabus: Class-Wise Weightage

    A total of 750 questions were analysed from the past five years which included 50 questions each from Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry . For Physics and Chemistry, 1 mark is awarded for every correct answer and for Mathematics 2 marks will be awarded for every correct answer. There is no negative marking in any section, meaning no marks will be deducted from the total for getting an answer wrong.

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    PHYSICS

    From the table below we can conclude that Mechanics has greater weightage than any of the other sections of Physics. While this implies that a large number of chapters need to be covered, the initial chapters of Mechanics in NCERT Physics textbooks are easier and there are many questions from those.

    MHT CET Physics Unit-Wise Analysis

    MHT CET Physics Unit-Wise Analysis


    The table below shows the number of questions asked from each of the topics in MAH CET over the last five years, indicating each chapter's relevance. Among the many chapters covered, the most questions came from Wave Optics and Mechanical Properties of Solids and Fluids – 36 questions – in the last five years. In the Class 12 Physics syllabus, Electricity and Magnetism are most important. These are formula-based, easy to cover and score good marks in.

    MHT CET Physics Questions By Chapter

    Chapter Name

    Class

    No. Of Questions

    Alternating Current

    12

    7

    Atoms

    12

    8

    Communication Systems

    12

    3

    Current Electricity

    12

    15

    Dual Nature Of Radiation And Matter

    12

    12

    Electric Charges And Fields

    12

    1

    Electromagnetic Induction

    12

    6

    Electromagnetic Waves

    12

    2

    Electrostatic Potential And Capacitance

    12

    8

    Gravitation

    11

    10

    Kinetic Theory

    11

    4

    Laws Of Motion

    11

    3

    Magnetism And Matter

    12

    5

    Mechanical Properties Of Fluids

    11

    16

    Mechanical Properties Of Solids

    11

    8

    Motion In A Plane

    11

    8

    Motion In A Straight Line

    11

    3

    Moving Charges And Magnetism

    12

    14

    Nuclei

    12

    2

    Oscillations

    11

    18

    Ray Optics And Optical Instruments

    12

    9

    Semiconductor Electronics: Materials, Devices And Simple Circuits

    12

    9

    System Of Particles And Rotational Motion

    11

    15

    Thermal Properties Of Matter

    11

    6

    Thermodynamics

    11

    5

    Units And Measurement

    11

    6

    Wave Optics

    12

    18

    Waves

    11

    19

    Work, Energy And Power

    11

    10

    CHEMISTRY

    The weighting of each branch of Chemistry – Physical, Organic, and Inorganic – Chemistry is shown in the table below. Although all three are vital, study of the MHT CET question paper pattern shows that Organic and Physical Chemistry hold more weight. Nevertheless, students who do well with Mathematics and struggle to remember details, should focus on Physical Chemistry. While Inorganic Chemistry may require more memorisation, questions from it take far less time to answer.

    MHT CET Chemistry Unit-Wise Analysis

    MHT CET Chemistry Unit-Wise Analysis


    A large number of questions are asked from Class 12 Physical Chemistry from the chapter The P-Block Elements. P block and General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements which is commonly known as Metallurgy are an important part of the MHT CET’s Inorganic Chemistry section, together accounting for 31 questions over the past five years. Other important chapters to focus on are Thermodynamics , Equilibrium and Coordination Compounds

    MHT CET Chemistry Questions By Chapter

    Chapter Name

    Class

    No. Of Questions

    Alcohols, Phenols And Ethers

    12

    8

    Aldehydes, Ketones And Carboxylic Acids

    12

    16

    Amines

    12

    9

    Biomolecules

    12

    9

    Chemical Bonding And Molecular Structure

    11

    9

    Chemical Kinetics

    12

    10

    Chemistry In Everyday Life

    12

    12

    Classification Of Elements And Periodicity In Properties

    11

    2

    Coordination Compounds

    12

    10

    Electrochemistry

    12

    15

    Environmental Chemistry

    11

    1

    General Principles And Processes Of Isolation Of Elements

    12

    10

    Haloalkanes And Haloarenes

    12

    6

    Hydrocarbons

    11

    9

    Hydrogen

    11

    1

    Organic Chemistry- Some Basic Principles And Techniques

    11

    11

    Polymers

    12

    13

    Redox Reaction

    11

    7

    Solutions

    12

    18

    Some Basic Concepts Of Chemistry

    11

    5

    States Of Matter

    11

    4

    Surface Chemistry

    12

    3

    The D And F Block Elements

    12

    10

    The P-Block Elements

    11

    21

    The S-Block Elements

    11

    6

    The Solid State

    12

    7

    Thermodynamics

    11

    18

    MATHEMATICS

    The relative weightage assigned to each part of Mathematics – Algebra, Calculus, Geometry, 3D and Vectors – is shown in the table below. Algebra and Calculus are the most significant sections of Mathematics, accounting for 64 percent of the total questions.

    MHT CET Mathematics Unit-Wise Analysis

    MHT CET Mathematics Unit-Wise Analysis


    A large number of questions are asked from Calculus, from chapters such as Integrals and Their Application and Differential Equation. A total of 52 questions were asked from these two chapters over the past five years. Probability also has a large weightage, accounting for 22 questions. Some other important chapters are Three Dimensional Geometry, Trigonometric Functions, Application of Derivatives and Mathematical Reasoning but questions from these are usually easy.

    MHT CET Mathematics Questions By Chapter

    Topic

    Class

    Number of Questions

    Application Of Derivatives

    12

    15

    Application Of Integrals

    12

    6

    Complex Numbers And Quadratic Equations

    11

    2

    Conic Section

    11

    6

    Continuity And Differentiability

    12

    13

    Determinants

    12

    2

    Differential Equations

    12

    18

    Integrals

    12

    28

    Inverse Trigonometric Functions

    12

    7

    Limits And Derivatives

    11

    10

    Linear Programming

    12

    9

    Mathematical Reasoning

    11

    15

    Matrices

    12

    10

    Permutations And Combinations

    11

    1

    Probability

    11

    22

    Relations And Functions

    11

    3

    Sequences And Series

    11

    6

    Sets

    11

    2

    Straight Lines

    11

    17

    Three Dimensional Geometry

    12

    28

    Trigonometric Functions

    11

    19

    Vector Algebra

    12

    12

    MHT CET: How To Prepare

    Instead of focusing on single chapters, students should focus on entire units like Calculus, Mechanics, Inorganic Chemistry . Focusing on a unit will help the student score more as each chapter in a unit is well connected to others. However, some of the stand-alone chapters are also important. Questions from them are usually direct because at this level, the topics are not connected to others in the syllabus. These include the Probability, Physical Chemistry chapters.

    Preparation tips for MHT CET

    • Waves and Oscillations should be prepared thoroughly as these account for many questions but aren’t related to other topics.
    • Formulae should be revised again and again as most of the questions asked in Physics are formula-based. Preparation tips for
    • Chemistry is all about learning the concepts as a large amount of question are directly from the NCERT Chemistry textbooks.
    • Physical Chemistry chapters should be done first as they are easy and are not related to other chapters. Preparation tips for
    • In Geometry, Conic Section and Straight Line are absolutely critical for MHT CET. Questions related to them should be practised.
    • Mathematics is all about practising different types of questions.
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    • Physical sciences
    • Applied and interdisciplinary physics
    • Mathematics
    • Physics
    • Calculus
    • Algebra
    • Equation
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    • Common Entrance Examination

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