MCAER PGCET

MCAER PG CET

MCAER PG CET

Mode of ExamOffline
LevelPG
Level of ExamState Level

What is the MCAER CET?

MCAER PG CET is conducted by Maharashtra Agriculture Universities Examination Board (MAUEB) to shortlist aspirants for admission in PG level courses including Master of Science (MSc)Master of Engineering and Technology (MTech) and Master of Fisheries Science (MFSc) offered at State Agricultural Universities (SAUs) in Maharashtra. A state-level entrance exam, the Maharashtra Council of Agriculture Education and Research Common Entrance Test (MCAER CET) is usually conducted in the month of March, every year. Due to the nationwide COVID-19 cases, the exam schedule has been postponed to August. The final list of eligible candidates has been released and as many as 9,853 candidates have been considered eligible. On the other hand, a total of 2,748 candidates have been considered non-eligible for appearing in the MCAER PG CET 2021 exam. 

MCAER CET 2021 Highlights

Features

Details

Exam Name

Maharashtra Council of Agricultural Education and Research Common Entrance Test (MCAER CET)

Exam Frequency

Once a year

Exam Level

State

Exam Mode

Offline

Exam Duration

2 hours

Exam Pattern 

200 objective type questions

Exam Fee

Rs 800 per CET (general category) and Rs 600 per CET (reserved category)

Total Seats Offered

1,335

Official Website

http://www.mcaer.org/admissions.html, http://www.mcaer.org/

 

 

MCAER PG CET Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for admission through the PG CET exam, candidates should fulfil the eligibility criteria as under:

  • Candidates should have completed their graduation degree of at least three years duration in the relevant subject to be eligible for MCAER CET 2021
  • They should have secured at least 55 per cent marks or a 5.5 CGPA score on a scale of 10 in their bachelor degree if belonging to the open category.
  • In case of reserved categories including, Schedule Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST), Vimukta Jati (A) (VJ-a), Nomadic Tribes (B) NT-b), Nomadic Tribes (C) (NT-c), Nomadic Tribes (D) (NT-d), Other backward class (OBC), Special Backward Category (SBC), socially and educationally backward class (SEBC), Economically weaker section(EWS) and Physically Handicapped (PH), the candidates should have secured at least 50 per cent marks or 5.0 CGPA score on a scale of 10 in aggregate of all subjects. 
  • Candidates in the final year of their graduation degree are also eligible to apply for MCAER PG CET 2021.

MUAEB will prepare the final merit list of MCAER CET 2021 on basis of 70 per cent marks secured by a candidate in the MCAER CET exam and, the remaining 30 per cent marks from CGPA score in the qualifying degree examination.

 

MCAER PG CET syllabus has been released soon by Maharashtra Agriculture Universities Examination Board (MAUEB). For MCAER CET exam candidates need to prepare topics like Agronomy, Plant Pathology, Botany, Horticulture, Animal Science & Dairy Science, Agricultural Extension, and Agricultural Economics. The streams/subjects for which MCAER CET is conducted are listed in the table below:

Agriculture Horticulture
Forestry Agril. Engineering
Food Technology Home Science
Fisheries Science Agril. Biotechnology
Agril. Business Management Post Harvest Management

 

MCAER PG CET 2021 Marking Scheme

For each correct answer marked by the aspirant, he/she is awarded one mark. There is no negative marking in MCAER CET 2021.

Subject-wise MCAER CET Syllabus 2021

The syllabus of MCAER CET 2021 will be released soon. Given below is the last year's subject-wise important topics that were included in MCAER PG CET syllabus for students reference.    

Table of Contents

  1. MCAER PG CET Syllabus 2021 for Agronomy
  2. MCAER PG CET Plant Syllabus 2021 for Pathology
  3. MCAER PG CET Syllabus 2021 for Botany
  4. MCAER PG CET Syllabus 2021 for Horticulture
  5. MCAER PG CET Syllabus 2021 for Animal Science & Dairy Science
  6. MCAER PG CET Syllabus 2021 for Agricultural Extension
  7. MCAER PG CET Syllabus 2021 for Agricultural Economics

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
  • Agricultural Microbiology
  • Diseases of Horticultural Crops and their Management
  • Principles of Plant Pathology

MCAER PG CET Syllabus 2021 for Botany

  • Environmental Science
  • Breeding of Field and Horticultural Crops
  • Principles of genetics
  • Principles of Seed Technology
  • Crop Physiology
  • 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 for 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
  • Agri-Business Management
  • Agricultural Finance & Co-operation
  • Statistics

 

Application Start Date :

20th May 2021

Application End Date :

25th June 2021

Exam Date :

28th August 2021

Result Date :

15th September 2021

Conducted By :

Maharashtra Agricultural Universities Examination Board

Official Website : https://www.mcaer.org