Despite the increasing number of COVID-19 cases, over 5.24 lakh students will appear for the Maharashtra Common Entrance Test (MHT-CET) this year, announced state higher education minister Uday Samant on Tuesday.
MHT-CET 2020 exam will be conducted on July 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 13, 14, 28, 29, 30 and 31 and, for those students who cannot appear on these days can attempt the re-exam on August 3, 4 and 5, 2020. On Tuesday, Samant interacted with students via Facebook live stating, "The MHT-CET, competitive test for admissions to engineering, medical and dental courses, is an important exam for students. This test will be conducted maintaining social distancing norms and precautionary measures against the coronavirus."
Students who are unable to commute to their exam centers will be provided transport services as these exams will be conducted at the taluka level instead of the district.
Samant added, "Students who cannot: commute to exam centers due to lockdown restrictions will be provided with transport services. Students who had opted for exam centers in other districts will be allowed to change and opt for nearby centers. The exams will be conducted at the taluka level instead of district level."
Students claim they are glad the test is not canceled as they have been preparing for this exam for the last two years.
Usually, this annual MHT-CET is conducted in March, April, or May. But this year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the test has been postponed to July. The test will be conducted in two groups Physics Chemistry and Mathematics (PCM) and Biology (PCB) subjects separately. Students can check their timetable at www.mahacet.org.
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