Mumbai, Oct 3: At least 3 lakh candidates appearing for the Common Entrance Test (CET) for engineering courses in Maharashtra are puzzled as the government has not announced the new paper pattern yet. In March 2017, the department of higher and technical education announced the decision of change in MH CET exam pattern. It mentioned that the CET exam pattern will be changed from 2018 so that it equivalents with the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE).Also Read - NCERT Announces New Date For NTSE Stage 2 Exam | Deets Inside
Dayanand Meshram, Joint Director of Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) said that they have not received any update from the government about the changes. Meshram stated that once they are notified about it, the announcement will be made on the official website, reported DNA. Also Read - Giant Carcass of 40-ft-Long Whale Washes Ashore at Maharashtra's Mardes Beach, Locals Click Selfies With It
When the decision was announced, it was clarified that like JEE, CET exam will not have negative marking. However, the exam will consist of 30 per cent Class 11 syllabus and 70 per cent class 12 syllabus. Till last year, CET exams were conducted based on Class 12 syllabus only. (ALSO READ: JEE Advanced 2018 Website Launched, IIT-Kanpur to Conduct Exam on May 20) Also Read - Watch | BJP's Kirit Somaiya Detained at Karad Railway Station; Entry Banned in Kolhapur
The state even asked the Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE) to upgrade Class 12 syllabus when the decision of change in exam pattern was announced. But the official pattern has not been released by the government.