May 16 set as MT-CET exam date

The date for the Engineering and Pharmacy Entrance Exam in the state has been announced. The Directorate of Technical Education in the state will conduct the examination on May 16.

Until now, the entrance examination for medical, pharmacy and engineering courses was held as the Maharashtra Health and Technology Common Entrance Test (MHT-CET).

This year the state government decided to join the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test for undergraduate (NEET-UG) medical and dental courses. The exam for engineering and pharmacy courses has since been renamed MT-CET.

The MT-CET entrance will have four papers mathematics, physics, chemistry and biology. Further information will be made available on the official website www.dte.org.in.

Meanwhile, the online submission of application for NEET-UG for medical and dental courses has commenced. Forms are available on www.cbseneet.nic.in. The examination will be held on May 5, 2013.

The Maharashtra government had decided in August to join Medical Council of India's NEET for admissions to medical and dental degree courses from 2013. The NEET-UG will be conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education. The state Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER) has posted a detailed notification on its website. The DMER notification states that NEET-UG will also be needed for admission to degree courses in ayurveda (BAMS), homeopathy (BHMS), unani (BUMS), physiotherapy (BPT), occupational therapy (BOTh), prosthetics and orthotics (BP&O), audiology and speech, language pathology (BASLP), BSc nursing and paramedical technology (BPMT). The examination will be conducted in 16 cities across Maharashtra. DAV Public School on DP Road, Aundh is the examination centre for Pune city.

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