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MT-CET: Overall performance dips

The Maharashtra Technical Common Entrance Test (MT-CET 2013) results announced on Wednesday showed a decline in overall performance of candidates,with 263 candidates scoring over 170 this year as compared to 314 who had higher than 170 marks last year.

Written by Express News Service |
June 6, 2013 2:15:31 am

The Maharashtra Technical Common Entrance Test (MT-CET 2013) results announced on Wednesday showed a decline in overall performance of candidates,with 263 candidates scoring over 170 this year as compared to 314 who had higher than 170 marks last year.

The decline has been attributed by education professionals to upgraded syllabus of Class XII,introduced from the academic year 2012-13,which took up most of the time of students. This reflected in their MT-CET preparations,they said.

“The upgraded syllabi for Class XII was vast to some extent,and therefore it was difficult for students to comprehend. This has been reflected in terms of MT-CET scores of candidates,” Durgesh Mangeshkar of IITians Pratishthan that imparts coaching for professional courses told Newsline.

As many as 2,80,585 candidates form Maharashtra,including nearly 33,000 from Pune district appeared for the MT-CET 2013 on May 16.

MT-CET 2013 will cover admission to engineering and pharmacy courses only and not health science courses in the wake of Maharashtra government deciding to adhere to Medical Council of India’s National Eligibility-Cum-Entrance Test (NEET) for admission to health science degree courses from 2013-14.

As per a notification issued by the DTE,candidates can collect their MT-CET score-card from their colleges after June 13,while they can apply for verification of marks,if desired,from June 6-9 online through the official website.

Meanwhile,the statistics provided by the DTE show a gradual rise in number of candidates appearing for MT-CET eying engineering seats. There were 2,54,208,2,80,042 and 2,85,112 for 2011-12,2012-13 and 2013-14,respectively. Last year,around 40,000 seats were vacant after Centralised Admission Process (CAP) rounds.

Registration mandatory for CAP

It is mandatory for candidates willing to be part of Centralized Admission Process (CAP) for engineering and pharmacy courses to register themselves. Candidates,who fail to register,cannot take part in CAP rounds,DTE has clarified,adding that the separate,detailed notification for CAP would be released shortly. To ensure transparency,DTE will make available scanned copy of candidates’ answer-sheets from June 6-13 along with answer-keys. Candidates need to login using their registered user name and password to view both,DTE has said.

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