Maharashtra Agricultural University conducts Maharashtra Council of Agriculture Education and Research Post Graduation Common Entrance Test (MCAER PG CET) every year for admission to various Post Graduation Programs.
Important: Earlier, MCAER CET was conducted to offer admission to aspirants in professional degree courses offered at the UG level like- BSc (Hons) Agriculture, BSc (Hons) Horticulture, BSc (Hons) Forestry, BFSc, BTech (Agricultural Engineering), BTech (Food Technology), BSc (Hons)Community Science and BTech (Biotechnology) in Agricultural. But now admission in these courses is offered on the basis of an aspirant’s performance in MHT CET/ JEE/ NEET/ ICAR AIEEA.
MCAER PG CET 2021 Important schedule:
It is very important for the students to check the official schedule so as to avoid any confusion in dates. The students can check table given below or the official website for the latest schedule of MCAER PG CET (Maharashtra Council of Agriculture Education and Research Post Graduation Common Entrance Test) 2021. The schedule consists of the important dates of registration opening and closing, exam, result declaration, counselling, etc. If there is any change in the schedule then, the conducting authority of the exam, Maharashtra Agricultural University will notify it on the official website, the same will also be notified here.
|Application Form release||2nd week of December,2020|
|Last date for the submission of the Application form||2nd week of January,2021|
|Last date for the payment of application fees||3rd week of Jnauary,2021|
Release of the list for eligible candidates of MCAER PG CET 2020
|last week of January,2021|
|Date of grievances of candidates for MCAER PG CET 2020 Eligible candidates list||last week of January,2021|
|Release of the final list for the eligible candidates of MCAER PG CET 2020||1st week february,2021|
|Admitcard release||1st week march ,2021|
|Exam date||3rd week of March,2021|
|Answer key||1st week of April,2021|
|Result||1st week of April,2021|
MCAER PG CET 2021 Admit card:
The Admit Card for MCAER PG CET 2021 is releasing in the 1st week of March only on the official website of Maharashtra Agricultural Universities (MAU) www.mcaer.org . The expected date for the Maharashtra Council of Agriculture Education and Research Post Graduation Common Entrance Test (MCAER PG CET) 2021 Examination is in the 3rd week of March 2021. Candidates must keep themselves ready with the login credentials (Registration Number and Date of Birth) before downloading their MCAER PG CET 2021 Hall Ticket
Details present in Admit Card:
After downloading the Admit Card candidates must check all the details present in their MCAER PG CET 2021 Admit Card is correct or not. Candidates can check the important details related to MCAER PG CET 2021 Admit Card in the list given below.
- Name of the Applicant
- Date of Birth
- Father’s Name
- Scanned Admit Card
- Exam date and time
- Address of the exam center
Roll NumberSteps to download Admitcard:
Step 1: Click on the link which will be given above.
Step 2: Enter the required login credentials such as Application Form Number and subject.
Step 3: Click on the submit button.
Step 4: A new page will appear with the concerned candidate’s Admit Card
Note: Candidates must download and print their Admit Card for future references.
Along with admit card a candidate must carry any of the government approved Id proof which can be Adhar Card, Pan Card, Driving Licence, Voter ID card, Passport etc.
MCAER PG CET 2021 Syllabus:
Aspirants can go through subject-wise important topics that are included in the MCAER PG CET syllabus so as to perform well in the exam. The official website informs, "The syllabus of each stream forms the entire theory programme of the concerned stream. However, in case of the streams to which students of other eligible streams are allowed to appear, 80 per cent questions will be set on the basis of syllabus of the main stream and 20 per cent from the syllabi of other eligible streams".
MCAER PG CET Syllabus 2021 for Agronomy
- Principles of Agronomy
- Practical Crop Production (I) (Kharif Crops)
- Agricultural Meteorology
- Field Crops-(II) (Rabi Crops)
- Introductory Agriculture
- Practical Crop Production (II) (Rabi Crops)
- Water Management including Micro-irrigation
- Weed Management
- Field Crops – (I) (Kharif Crops)
- Farming Systems and Sustainable Agriculture
MCAER PG CET Plant Syllabus 2021 for Pathology
Introductory Plant Pathology
Diseases of Field Crops and their Management
Diseases of Horticultural Crops and their Management
Principles of Plant Pathology
MCAER PG CET Syllabus 2021 for Botany
Breeding of field and Horticultural Crops
Principles of genetics
Principles of Seed Technology
Principles of Plant Biotechnology
Principles of Plant Breeding
MCAER PG CET Syllabus 2021 for Horticulture
Production Technology of Fruit Crops
Production Technology of Spices, Aromatics, Medicinal and Plantation Crops
Post-Harvest Management and Value addition of Fruits and Vegetable
Production Technology of Vegetables and Flowers
MCAER PG CET Syllabus 2021 – Animal Science & Dairy Science
Livestock Production and Management
The technology of milk and Milk Products
Livestock Breeding and Nutrition
Sheep & Goat production
MCAER PG CET Syllabus 2021 for Agricultural Extension
Fundamentals of Rural Sociology and Educational Psychology
Extension Methodologies for Transfer of Agricultural Technology
Dimensions of Agricultural Extension
Entrepreneurship Development and Communication Skills
MCAER PG CET Syllabus 2021 for Agricultural Economics
Principles of Agricultural Economics
Agricultural Marketing, Trade and Prices
Production Economics and Farm Management
Agricultural Finance & Co-operation
As the syllabus is not released yet here is the previous year syllabus,Click here
MCAER PG CET 2021 Exam Pattern:
MCAER CET exam pattern is such that candidates need to attempt 200 multiple choice questions in the test paper. MCAER PG CET exam is of two hours duration. The exam is conducted in the pen and paper mode.
A state level exam, MCAER CET comprises of only one exam section and the medium of instruction is English. There is no choice in questions asked in the exam and aspirants need to attempt all questions put forth in the test paper.
Exam Pattern for MCAER PG CET 2021
- Duration of Exam: 02 hours
- Mode of Exam: Pen and Paper, i.e., written exam
- Number of Questions: 200
- Type of Questions: MCQ
- Total Marks: 200
Marking SchemeFor each correct answer, 01 marks will be given.
There will be no negative marking for any incorrect answer.
The exam pattern for MCAER PG CET is such that there is no specific number of questions from any topics. Also, last year MCAER CET question paper was not divided into any section. Candidates had to attempt all the questions asked in the test paper. For every question asked, four answers are provided. Candidates have to select the correct answer in the OMR sheet provided to them.
MCAER PG CET Exam Papers 2021
MCAER CET is conducted in 10 subjects/streams. Aspirants can go through the list of subject/ streams in which MCAER CET is conducted in the table mentioned below:
- Agril. Engineering
- Food Technology
- Home Science
- Fisheries Science
- Agril. Biotechnology
- Agril. Business Management
- Post Harvest Management
MCAER PG CET 2021 Cut off:
Candidates must check the cut off for MCAER PG CET 2021 before checking the Result for the same. Admission through CET has been given in the subsequent sections. Admission is given on the basis of merit formulated by considering weightage of 70 percent of the CET score and 30 percent of the CGPA of the student. Other weightages if any and the reservations as per guidelines of the State Government is also considered. The expected minimum cut off for MCAER PG CET 2021 is 55 per cent (Fifty Five) of total merit.
MCAER PG CET Cutoff 2021 Key Points
- The cutoff for MCAER CET consists of percentile and score that candidates need to secure in order to be eligible for admission.
- Individual category-wise cutoff is released separately by all colleges that accept MCAER CET scores for admission.
- MCAER releases separate cutoffs as part of state merit list and college-wise merit.
- A separate list with names of candidates rejected for admission is also released by MCAER.
MCAER PG CET 2021 Application Form:
MCAER PG CET application form 2021 for PG course admissions has not been released yet by Maharashtra Council of Agricultural Education and Research (MCAER), Pune. MCAER CET application form for postgraduate course admissions will soon be available online on the official website of Maharashtra Council of Agricultural Education and Research. Candidates need to fill their MCAER PG CET 2021 application form online and thereafter need to download it and take a clear print of the same for future reference.
Important Documents for MCAER PG CET Application Form 2021
Candidates need to upload the below mentioned documents with their MCAER CET 2021 application form.
- Certificate of Project Affected Person (PAP)
- Certificate of Agriculturist (AG)
- NCC B or C Certificate (Air/ Naval/ Army wings)
- NSS Certificate of 240 hrs/NSS Special Camp
- Sport Certificate (District, State, National, International) level
- Certificate of Debate/Essay/Elocution of State Level Competition issued by concerned Organisation
- Steps to Fill MCAER PG CET Application Form 2021
Aspirants need to follow the below-mentioned steps in order to successfully register for MCAER CET exam:
How to Fill up MCAER PG CET 2021 Application form:
Candidates can fill MCAER PG CET 2021 Application form in online mode only. They are required to take help of the following instructions for filling the online application form:
- Applicants should have a valid Email ID and Mobile Number.
- Before filling Online Application, Form Download Information Bulletin of PG-CET 2019 and read the same carefully.
- Upload scanned photograph and signature (Size of Photograph and Signature should not be greater than 35KB, 30KB respectively).
- There is provision to make changes in online MCAER PG CET 2021 Application Form, before clicking on Submit Button.
- There is no provision to make changes in the online Application Form one’s the Submit Button clicked.
- After submitting Online Application Form, candidate should take printout of Acknowledgement.
- Required fee is printed on Acknowledgement.
- Pay the fee through online payment facility using State Bank of India collect link which is available on www.mcaer.org after one working day of filling online Application Form.
- Payment can be done through various options, State Bank ATM-cum-Debit Card/SBI Branches (Cash/Transfer)/Other Bank’s Debit Card and Credit Card/NEFT/RTS/GRPT through Branch/Internet Banking of other Banks/Online GRPT through INB/ATM Card of our Associate Banks/Mobile Banking and Self Service Kiosk.
- After the successful submission of MCAER PG CET 2021 Application Form, candidates will receive an Application Number which should be kept safely as it will be required for future logins. Furthermore, after submitting the application form take a printout of Acknowledgement.
MCAER PG CET 2021 Counselling;
The counselling process for MCAER PG CET 2021 begins in the month of May 2019.
Candidates whose name appear in MCAER PG CET 2021 Merit list would be called for the document verification process.
After the document verification, candidates would be allowed to take part in registration and choice locking process.
Counselling would be done on the basis of: -
- Candidate’s performance in the MCAER PG CET 2021 merit list.
- Choice locked by the candidate at the time of choice locking process.
- The decision of board would be final in all regards related to seat allotment and admissions.
MCAER PG CET Counselling 2021: Registration Process
In order to take part in MCAER CET 2021 counselling round aspirants need to submit their application online on the official website of CET conducted by Maharashtra Council of Agricultural Education and Research (MCAER).
After two rounds of MCAER CET counselling process are over, the authorities conduct an additional Sport admission round
|Course||Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth, Rahuri||Dr Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth, Akola||Vasantrao Naik Marathwada Krishi Vidyapeeth, Parbhani||Dr Balasaheb Sawant Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth, Dapoli|
|M.Sc. ( Agricultural Biotechnology)||8||12||8||4|
|M. Sc.(Hons.) (Home Science||-||-||12||-|
|M.Sc. (Post Harvest Management)||-||-||-||30|
MCAER Reservation 2021
As per the provisions made in the Indian Constitution, provisions made under the Maharashtra Agricultural Universities (Krishi Vidyapeeth) Act, 1983, and also as directed by government resolutions from time to time, specific seats have been reserved for MCAER admission 2021. Candidates can look at the reserved seats below.
MCAER Reservation - Reserved Categories:
|Scheduled Castes/ Nav-Buddha (SC)||13|
|Scheduled Tribes (ST)||7|
|Vimukta Jati (A) (VJ-a) (14 and others)||3|
|Nomadic Tribes (B) (NTb) (28 listed prior to 1990 and others)||2.5|
|Nomadic Tribes (C) (NTC)||3.5|
|Nomadic Tribes (D) (NTd) (Vanjar, Vanjari, Vanjara)||2|
|Other Backward Classes (OBC)||19|
|Socially and Educationally Backward Classes (SEBC)||12|
|Economically Weaker Section (EWS)||10|
MCAER Reservation - Special Categories
|Children of Freedom Fighter (FF)||2|
|Handicapped Candidates (low vision, hearing impairment, locomotor disability or cerebral palsy (PH)||5|
|Children of Defence Personnel / Ex-serviceman (DP)||2|
|Project Affected Person and their children as defined in the Maharashtra Resettlement of Project Displaced Act,1976 (PAP)||4|
|Agriculturist and those children of Agriculturist who possess minimum qualification or experience in Agriculture. (AG)||6|
|Candidates and their parents have not resided in the State of Maharashtra at least 3 years during the period of 10 years immediately preceding the date on which admission is sought. (OS)||2|
MCAER PG CET 2021 Result:
Maharashtra Agriculture Universities Examination Board (MAUEB) releases the Result for MCAER PG CET 2021. The expected date for the declaration of MCAER PG CET 2021 Result is in the 1st week of April 2021. Candidates can download their Result online only from the official website of MCAER PG CET 2021. Candidates can check their Result by submitting all the required login credentials. After the declaration of Result the conducting body releases a Merit List with the name of the candidates who are eligible for the counselling round.
Steps to Check MCAER PG CET Merit List 2021
Step 1: Visit MCAER’s official website.
Step 2: Click on “PG CET Result” tab.
Step 3: View MCAER CET result PDF & search result using the name or application number.MCAER PG CET Merit List
After MCAER CET results are released, Maharashtra Council of Agricultural Education and Research releases separate State Merit List, College-wise merit list and also a list with names of rejected candidates. First MCAER releases provisional merit list. Candidates can go through this list and in case there is any discrepancy then they can inform the same to MCAER officials. Once all these aspects have been attended then MCAER CET final merit list is released.
MCAER PG CET Mark Sheet
As part of the result a mark sheet for MCAER CET exam is released. In order to view the marksheet aspirants need to fill their details such as application number and thereafter select the subject for which they have applied for admission. After filling all these details, aspirants then need to click on the submit button. Once this is done candidates can view the mark sheet for MCAER CET exam.
MCAER PG CET 2021 Answer Key:
MAU releases the official Answer Key for MCAER PG CET. Candidates can check the MCAER PG CET 2021 Answer Key on their official website of MCAER. The expected date for the release of the MCAER PG CET 2021 Answer Key is in the 1st week of April 2020. Candidates must download their Answer Key and take a printout of it. Candidates can match their answers with the answers given in the MCAER PG CET 2021 Answer Key to calculate their marks secured in the examination.
Steps to Download MCAER CET PG Answer Key
Step 1: Visit the official website of the Maharashtra Council of Agricultural Education and Research
Step 2: Click tab stating – Post Graduate CET Answer Key
Step 3: Download and view MCAER CET PG answer key
MCAER PG CET 2021 Eligibility:
Only the students possessing the required qualifying degree can apply for MCAER PG CET 2021 examination.
Those students who have appeared for the final degree examination for the Academic year 2021 are eligible to appear for the MCAER PG CET 2021.
Note: A student is eligible to take as many CETs as per his / her eligibility for admission to a PG program.
MCAER PG CET 2021 Eligibility
MCAER CET 2021 eligibility criteria vary from course to course. Listed below are the eligibility criteria for the MCAER CET exam for PG courses:
|M.Sc [Agri]||B. Sc. (Agri.) or B. Sc. (Hort.) or B. Sc. (Forestry) or B. Sc. (Agril. Biotechnology) or B.B.M. (Agri.) / B.Sc. (A.B.M) or B. Tech. (Food Sc. / Tech.)* or B. Tech. (Agri. Engg.)** or B. Sc. (Hon.) Home Science***of Agril. the university only and passing CET for M.Sc. (Agri.)|
|M.Sc[Hort.]||B. Sc. (Hort.) or B. Sc. (Agri.) or B. Sc. (Forestry) of Agril. the university only and passing CET for M.Sc. (Hort.)|
|M.Sc[Forestry]||B. Sc. (Forestry) or B. Sc. (Agri.) or B. Sc. (Hort.) of Agril. the university only and passing CET for M.Sc. (Forestry)|
|M.Sc[Home Science]||B.Sc. (Hon.) Home Science of Agril. University only and passing CET for M.Sc. (Home Sc.)|
|M.Sc. (Agril. Biotechnology)||B. Sc. (Agril. Biotechnology) or B. Sc. (Agri.) or B. Sc. (Hort.) or B. Sc. (Forestry) or B. Tech. (Food Sc./Tech.) of Agril. University only or B.F.Sc. and passing CET for M.Sc. (Agril Biotechnology.)|
|M.Tech. (Agri. Engg.)||B. Tech. (Agri. Engg.) of Agril. University only and passing CET for M.Tech. (Agril. Engg.)|
|M.Tech. (Food Tech.)||B. Tech. (Food Sc./Tech.) of Agril. University only and passing CET for M.Tech. (Food Tech.)|
|M.B.A. (Agri)||B.B.M. (Agri.) / B. Sc. (A.B.M) or B. Sc. (Agri.) or B. Sc. (Hort.) or B. Sc. (Forestry) or B. Sc. (Agril. Biotechnology) or B. Tech. (Food Sc./Tech.) or B. Tech. (Agri. Engg.) or B.Sc. (Hon.) Home Sc. of Agril. university only or B.F.Sc.and passing CET for M.B.A. (Agri.)|
|M.F.Sc.||B.F.Sc. and passing CET for M.F.Sc.|
|M.Sc. (P.H.M.)||B.B.M. (Agri.) / B. Sc. (A.B.M) or B. Sc. (Agri.) or B. Sc. (Hort.) or B. Sc. (Forestry) or B. Sc. (Agril. Biotechnology) or B. Tech. (Food Sc./Tech.) or B. Tech. (Agri. Engg.) or B.Sc. (Hon.) Home Sc. of Agril. university only or B.F.Sc. and passing CET for Post Harvest Management (PHM)|
For M.Sc. (Agri) Food Science & Technology B.Tech (Food Science / Tech.) students are also eligible.
For M.Sc. (Agri) Agril. Meteorology, B.Tech. (Agril. Engg. ) students are also eligible.
For M.Sc. (Agri) Agril. Extension Education, B. Sc. (Hon.) Home Science students are also eligible.
MCAER PG CET 2021 FAQs:
Q: I am not a resident of Maharashtra, can I apply for MCAER CET?
A: Yes, candidates from outside Maharashtra can also apply for MCAER CET 2021. Candidates from other states need to pay an application fee of Rs 600 per CET
Q: How can I upload my photograph with MCAER CET 2021 application form?
A: Candidates can upload their photograph along with MCAER CET application form online on the official website of the exam. To successfully upload the photograph with MCAER CET 2021 application form, candidates need to first of scan their photo and there after need to ensure that it is in JPEG format and does not exceed 35 KB in size.
Q: How can I upload my signature with my MCAER CET application form 2021?
A: Candidates can upload their signature along with MCAER CET application form online on the official website of the exam. To successfully upload the signature with MCAER CET 2021 application form, candidates need to first of scan it. While scanning the signature, candidates need to ensure that the signature is done on a white sheet of paper with a black/ blue pen. Thereafter, candidates need to ensure that the signature is in JPEG format and does not exceed 30 KB in size.
Q:Can I fill MCAER CET application form offline?
A: No, candidates cannot fill MCAER CET 2021 application form offline. Aspirants need to visit the official website of MCAER and submit their application form online only. The official website of MCAER informs that candidates should not send the hard copy of PG CET application form, challan and supporting documents to the MAUEB, Pune office under any circumstance.
Q:How can I pay MCAER CET 2021 application fee?
A:Candidates can pay the application fee for MCAER CET 2021 online using State Bank of India collect link. The application fee to be paid by general category students is Rs 600 per CET whereas the fee to be paid by reserved category students is Rs 300 per CET.
Q:When can I fill MCAER CET application form?
A: Application process for MCAER PG CET exam usually commences in the month of January, each year. Once application dates for the exam are released, candidates need to fill MCAER CET application form online on the official website of Maharashtra Council of Agriculture Education and Research Common Entrance Test
Q: Is there any reservation for females in MCAER 2021?
A: Yes, there will be a 30% reservation for females in MCAER admission 2021.
Q: How can I download the MCAER 2021 admit card online?
A: Candidates will be required to enter their Application Number and select the subject in the login window.
Q: How will the MCAER admission 2021 for undergraduate programmes happen?
A: MCAER 2021 Admission to undergraduate courses will be done through the marks scored in JEE/NEET/MHT CET/ICAR AIEEA.
Q: What will happen if I do not manage to fulfil the MCAER eligibility criteria?
A: Candidates must make sure to see if they fulfil the MCAER 2021 eligibility criteria. Failing to fulfil the requirements, candidates will be disqualified from the admission of MCAER 2021.
Q: Where can I find the details of my allotted MCAER exam centres 2021?
A: Candidates can find the details of their allotted exam centres of MCAER 2021 on their admit cards