Maharashtra M.Tech Admission 2024 form, Exam Dates & Eligibility

Maharashtra M.Tech Admission 2024 is conducted for applying to various M.Tech programmes offered by state-run universities and/or universities. The admission process is conducted annually by the Department of Technical Education (DTE) Maharashtra in the month of July. Candidates are evaluated and selected on the basis of the GATE score of the same year. Candidates are supposed to fill in their details in the online application form on the official website. The seat allotment process is done after the release of the merit list by the Centralised Admission Process (CAP). The article contains in-depth information about the important dates, eligibility criteria, and the application process for the Maharashtra M.Tech admission for the year 2024.

Important dates to remember

The initial notifications will arrive from June 2024 with the application portal going live from July 2024. The merit list will be published by the end of July, and subsequent counselling process begins.

Release of Maharashtra application formTo be notified
Last date to applyTo be notified
Verification of documents and confirmation of applicationTo be notified
Release of provisional merit listTo be notified
Grievances against Maharashtra M.Tech merit list 2021To be notified
Final merit listTo be notified

Eligibility criteria for Maharashtra M.Tech 2024

The eligibility criteria for applying for Maharashtra M.Tech vacancies are prescribed by the Department of Technical Education (DTE) in their official website. The eligibility criteria include:

  • The applicant must be an Indian citizen.
  • The applicant must have a B.E/B.Tech degree with at least 50% marks in aggregate or CGPA. There is a 5% relaxation in marks for the reserved categories.
  • Candidates currently in their final year examination for B.Tech programmes may also apply for the admission process.
  • The applicant must have a valid GATE score, as it will be used for shortlisting and publishing the merit list.

As GATE is the qualifying exam considered for admission purposes, the eligibility criteria for appearing for the GATE exam is provided below:

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Qualifying DegreeQualifying Degree/ Examination (Descriptive)
B.E./ B.Tech/ B.Pharm.4 year B.Tech/B.E courses OR 3 year B.SC/Diploma courses (Applicants in the final year can also apply)
B.Arch5 year B.Arch programme/4 year Naval Architecture program/4 year Planning course  
B.Sc.(Research)/ B.S4 year B.Sc OR Post Diploma in Science
M.Sc./ M.A./ MCA or equivalent  Candidate must hold a Master’s degree in Science /Maths/ Statistics/Computer Application or any other equivalent
Int. M.E/ M.Tech (Post B.Sc.)  Candidate should hold a integrated a B.Sc-M.Sc degree or hold a B.Tech degree (4 year programme)
Int. M.E./ M.Tech or Dual Degree (after Diploma or 10+2)  Integrated Master’s degree programme in Science/Engineering/Technology fields, or dual degree in the same.
Int. M. Sc/ Int. B.S.-M.S.Integrated or integrated B.S.-M.S. programme for five years.
Professional Society Examinations (equivalent to B.E/ B.Tech/ B.Arch.)Students registered in courses equivalent to B.E/ B.Tech/ B.Arch from Professional Societies after May 31, 2013

Application Process

The application process starts by July of every year. The candidates have to fill in their application form and should be done so as early as possible to avoid last-minute mistakes and errors. The application process is as follows:

  • Candidates have to register themselves in their official website where in you get an ID and password, which is to be kept safe till the completion of the admission process.
  • The ID are sent to the registered candidate’s registered mobile no. and e-mail.
  • The applicants can then log in with the credentials and fill in their details including personal, educational and communication details.
  • Candidates may have to submit digital copy of certain documents for verification purposes.
  • After submission of the application form, applicants can move to the payment process.

Application Fee

The candidates have to pay an application fee of Rs. 800/-as the application fee. The candidates belonging to reserved candidates are liable to pay Rs. 500/- as the application fee. The fee can be paid using online means such as net banking, debit/credit cards.

Exam Pattern

Examination ModeComputer Based Test (Online)
Duration3 Hours
SectionGeneral Aptitude (GA) and Candidate Selected Subject
Type of QuestionsMultiple Choice Questions (MCQs), Multiple Select Questions (MSQ), and Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions
Design of QuestionsApplication Analysis and synthesis Comprehension Recall
Number of Questions10 (GA) + 55 (subject) = 65 Questions
Total Marks100 Marks
Marking SchemeAll of the questions will be worth 1 or 2 marks

Reservation Policy for Maharashtra M.Tech Admission 2021

Candidates may have to submit required documents while filling the application form for claiming seat reservations for their category. All candidates who are outside Maharashtra will not be eligible for reservations and will considered as general category candidates. The reservation policy and weightage is as follows:

Scheduled Caste (SC)13%
Scheduled Tribes (ST)7%
Vimukta Jati (VJ)/ De Notified Tribes (DT) NT-A3%
Nomadic Tribes 1 (NT-B)2.5%
Nomadic Tribes 2 (NT-C)3.5%
Nomadic Tribes 3 (NT-D)2%
Other Backward Classes (OBC)19%
Person with Disability5%

Merit List for Maharashtra M.Tech Counselling 2021

Once the application portal is closed by July, the merit list will be published by DTE on their official website. The merit list will be based on the application submitted and the GATE score obtained by the candidate. The provisional merit list will be published first, and candidates are allowed to raise any queries or objections before the last date. After cross-checking, the final merit list will be released. This merit list will determine the admission to seats in all colleges and the priority with which vacancies in prestigious colleges get filled.

Tie Breaking Policy

In the case where more than one candidates get the same merit number, the tie breaking will be based on the following criteria:

  • Higher percentage in 12th
  • Higher percentage in 10th
  • Higher score in Science Subject in 10th
  • Higher score in Mathematics Subject in 10th
  • Higher score in English Subject in 10th

Documents required for Counselling

Candidates selected for the counselling are required to bring the below mentioned documents for verification.

  • Graduation Mark Sheet & Certificates
  • 12th/ Diploma Mark Sheet
  • 10th Mark Sheet
  • GATE Score Card
  • School Leaving Certificate
  • Character Certificate
  • Domicile Certificate (If Applicable)
  • Caste Certificate (If Applicable)
  • Disability Certificate (If Applicable)
  • A Valid Photo Identity Card Issued by the Indian Government
  • Passport Size Photographs
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