MHT CET likely to become as tough as JEE

Discussion regarding changes in MHT CET paper pattern is doing rounds. Authorities are planning to make it tough like JEE.

During a meet of Directorate of Technical education (DTE) a few days ago, officials discussed if there are chances to make certain changes in the current MHT CET syllabus and exam pattern for the state level examination for engineering courses to make the exam at par with the national level Joint Entrance Exam (JEE).

While students have already started preparing for MHT CET 2017 as per the current syllabus, so if the changes have to made in the existing pattern it will only be done from 2018, as quoted by Dayanand Meshram, Joint Director, DTE.

The meeting had one major discussion point – making MHT CET tougher like JEE. having both class XI and XII syllabus instead of only class XII as JEE is based on concepts taught in both years, etc.

According to Kiran Patil, deputy secretary, higher and technical education, the department has already submitted a proposal for this.

The reason for making this change was if in future the government plan to have a common entrance test for engineering like medical then the students should suffer in the case. Making the difficulty level of the MHT-CET at par with the JEE would ensure that students prepare for the best and can compete with students from other states.

While the intention seem to be clear and acceptable, experts feels that there may be certain roadblocks with respect to making the changes. Firstly, the number of candidates for admission in state engineering colleges are low as compared to the high number of seats.

There is lower demand for engineering and several seats lie vacant. If the difficulty level of CET is increased, students would score lower but would still get admissions. Also, there will be a bigger market for coaching like there is for JEE,” said Dr Gopakumaran T Thampi, principal, Thadomal Shahani Engineering College.

Source – Mumbai Mirror

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