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Maharashtra MBBS Common Entrance Test (MH CET MBBS) 2015

MH CETMaharashtra Common Entrance Test (MH CET) 2015 is being conducted by the Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER) Maharashtra for admission to all Health Science courses in state medical and dental colleges. These courses include:

  • MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery)

  • BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery)

  • BAMS (Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine & Surgery)

  • BHMS (Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine & Surgery)

  • BUMS (Bachelor of Unani Medicine & Surgery)

  • BPTh (Bachelor of Physiotherapy)

  • BOTh (Bachelor of Occupational Therapy)

  • BASLP (Bachelor of Audiology & Speech, Language Pathology)

  • BP&O (Bachelor in Prosthetics and Orthotics)

  • B.Sc Nursing (Bachelor of Science in Nursing)

MHCET 2015 Important Dates

MH CET 2015 exam date has been declared but its detailed timetable is yet to be released. Here is the tentative MH CET 2015 schedule:

Event

Date

Start of Online Registration

First week of March, 2015

Online registration and MH CET application fee submission deadline

Last week of March, 2015

 

MH CET admit cards are expected to be released from

Last week of April to first week of May, 2015

MH CET 2015 Exam Date

May 7, 2015 (Thursday)

Question paper booklets is expected to be put online by

Second of third week of May, 2015

Answer keys are expected to be put online by

Last week of May, 2015

MH CET 2015 Result is expected to be declared by

Second week of June, 2015

MH CET 2015 Notification

This year, the MH CET exam pattern is seeing certain changes. There will be no negative marking this year.

While the notification says that the MH CET 2015 syllabus will be same as last year (which was based on NEET syllabus or CBSE Board syllabus of Class 11 and 12), the state education minister Vinod Tawde has proposed that the exam this year should be based on Maharashtra state board syllabus instead. The final decision on this is yet to be taken by the DMER.

The state medical entrance exam will make question paper available in English, Hindi and Marathi - as per the choice of student.

MH CET 2015 Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for MHCET 2015 exams, one should:

  • be Indian national only. NRIs, PIOs and OCI are not allowed to sit for the exam.

  • have passed Class XII examination or equivalent exam with English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology (Botany & Zoology) from an institution in the state of Maharashtra. Children of employees of the government of Maharashtra posted outside the state and the children of employees of Indian government posted in the state of Maharashtra may appear for the exam even if they have cleared the qualifying examination from outside the state.

Some of the educational qualifications required by candidates for different medical courses are:

Courses

Educational Qualifications

For MBBS, BDS, BAMS, and BUMS courses

Open category candidates must score at least 50% marks (150 marks out of a total of 300 marks) in Physics, Chemistry and Biology (PCB) taken together in Class XII or HSC exam. Reserved category candidates need 40% marks (120 marks out of 300 marks) while Person with Disability (PwD) candidates of General category need 45% marks (135 marks out of 300 marks).

For B.Sc Nursing course

Open category candidates must score at least 45% marks (135 marks out of a total of 300 marks) in Physics, Chemistry and Biology (PCB) taken together in Class XII or HSC exam. Reserved category candidates need 40% marks (120 marks out of 300 marks) at least.

For BHMS, BPTh, BOTH, BASLP and BP&O courses

Only pass grade in Class XII is required. Students with Mathematics instead of Biology in Class 12 can also appear for BP&O and BASLP courses. Students who have cleared Class XII with Physics, Chemistry and Computer Science may sit in the exam to target BASLP course.

  • be domicile of the state of Maharashtra. Some of the exceptions are children of Maharashtra state employees posted outside the state, Indian government employees posted in the state of Maharashtra, defense personnel and those who live in Maharashtra Karnataka dispute area.

  • be born on or before December 31, 1998. For Ayurveda and Unani courses, candidates should be born on or before October 1, 1998. It means they should be at least 17 years old to be eligible to take MH CET 2015 (as documented in their birth certificate or Secondary School Certificate (SSC)).

  • submit medical fitness certificate indicating that they are fit to join the course.

MH CET Exam Pattern 2015

MH CET MBBS Entrance Test will have a single question paper which will have duration of 3 hours. Each question will carry 4 marks. It means that the total marks of the exam will be 720.

The paper will have three sections:

  • Physics: It will have 45 multiple choice questions (MCQs)  worth 180 marks,

  • Chemistry: It will have 45 MCQs  worth 180 marks,

  • Biology (which will include Botany & Zoology): It will have 90 MCQs worth 360 marks.

Overall, the MH CET question paper will have 180 questions. Each question will have four responses with only one correct answer.

There is no negative marking in the exam this year.

Entrance exam results will be declared in ‘percentage’ – just like last year.

MH CET is a paper-based test. It means that students will receive a question booklet and an OMR answer sheet. Students will have to mark the correct answer to a question by filling up the corresponding circle with a black ball point pen only.

Once the answer is marked, candidates will not be able to change their answers.

MH CET Examination Centre

MH CET 2015 examination centre will be situated in all the major district headquarters of Maharashtra. Medical aspirants appearing for the exam will be assigned the exam center in the same district if they have passed Class 12 from Maharashtra.

If students have passed their qualifying examination from outside the state, the authority will allot the examination center to them on the basis of their choice of examination center as indicated in the online application form.

Once allotted, the exam center shall not be changed under any circumstances.

MH CET 2015 Result

MH CET 2015 results are expected to be declared by the second week of June.

Minimum Qualifying Marks required in MH CET 2015

MHCET 2015 cutoff marks or minimum qualifying marks candidates need in Maharashtra CET for admission to MBBS and BDS courses is 50% in Physics, Chemistry and Biology taken together. Reserved category candidates need 40% marks in MH CET 2015 to be eligible for admission to these courses. PwD candidates from General Category will need 45% marks in MH CET exam to be considered eligible for admission to MBBS and BDS courses.

Admission to all the other courses will be done on the basis of MH CET 2015 merit list.

Penalty for lapse of MBBS or BDS course

Candidates who do not join a course after the last round of admission counselling (or the specified cut off date for withdrawing the seat) will have to pay a penalty of Rs 10 lakh only. They will also not be eligible for appearing MH CET examination for the next two years.

How to apply for MH CET 2015?

The MH CET 2015 online application form and inforation brochure will be made available on the official website of the DMER. Candidates can download the brochure, read it carefully and submit the MH CET application form carefully.

MH CET 2015 registration will have to be done, the details will have to be filled and MH CET application fee (which was around Rs 860 for open category candidates and Rs 660 for reserved category candidates last year) will have to paid via bank challan.

 

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