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MCAER Admission 2023 (PG CET): Admit Card (Out), Eligible Candidates List, Exam Date, Pattern, Syllabus

MCAER Admission 2023 (PG CET): Admit Card (Out), Eligible Candidates List, Exam Date, Pattern, Syllabus

Edited By Vishwas Garia | Updated on Aug 08, 2023 05:41 PM IST | #MCAER PG CET

MCAER Admission 2023 (PG CET) - Maharashtra Agricultural Universities Examination Board has announced the MCAER PG CET 2023 result in the form of merit list on August 5. The Maharashtra Agricultural Universities Examination Board has released the MCAER PG CET 2023 answer key on August 1. The MCAER PG CET 2023 admit card was issued on July 12, 2023 on its official website. The application form for MCAER admission 2023 was made available till May 6 at Candidates who applied for MCAER 2023 need to submit a pre-requisite application fee to submit the application form. MCAER admission 2023 for postgraduate programmes will be done on the basis of scores obtained by the candidates in MCAER PG CET. The admission will be offered on the basis of 70% of marks obtained in PG CET and 30% marks of CGPA in graduation and other weightages if any. Candidates must check the MCAER eligibility criteria before applying for the admission. Read the complete article to know all the details about MCAER 2023 admissions.
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MCAER Admissions 2023 Dates



MCAER application starts

April 19, 2023

MCAER application deadline

May 6, 2023

MCAER application fee payment last date

May 7, 2023

Display of Eligible/ Non Eligible Candidates’ Final List

May 10, 2023

Duration for Grievances by Student

May 11 to 17, 2023

Display of Eligible Candidates’ Final List

May 22, 2023

Release of MCAER admit card

July 12, 2023


July 22, 23, 24, 2023

MCAER release of answer key

August 1, 2023

MCAER release of merit list

August 5, 2023

MCAER 2023 admission form releases

To be notified

MCAER admission form 2023 submission window

To be notified

MCAER provisional merit list

To be notified

Period of grievances on online manner

To be notified

Display of Final Merit List

To be notified

Display of First Round allotment list

To be notified


To be notified

Display of Second Round allotment list

To be notified


To be notified

Display of Third Round allotment list

To be notified


To be notified

Display of Vacancy positions for Fourth Admission round

To be notified

Fourth Admission Round

To be notified

MCAER Admissions 2023 PG-CET Examination Schedule

Sr. No.

Day & Date

Time (hrs.) 10.00 to 12.00

Time (hrs.) 15.00 to 17.00


July 22, 2023

Horticulture, Food Technology

Agril. Engineering, Home/ Community Science


July 23, 2023

, Agriculture

Forestry, Fisheries


July 24, 2023

Agri. Business Management

Agril. Biotechnology

MCAER Eligibility Criteria

Before applying for the MCAER admissions 2023, candidates must go through the complete eligibility criteria for their respective courses. The MCAER 2023 eligibility criteria mention the minimum academic requirements, age limit, etc. Candidates must note that the UG degrees mentioned in the eligibility criteria should have only from an ICAR accredited agriculture university.

MCAER 2023 Eligibility Criteria

Degree Course



B.Sc.(Agri.) / B.B.A.(Agriculture) / B.Sc.(ABM) / B.Sc.(BBM) / B.Sc.(Agri. BioTech.) / B.Tech. (Agril.Engg.) / B.Sc.(Horti.) / B.Sc.(Forestry) / B.Tech. (Food Tech.)/ B.Sc.(Hons.) Home Science (B.Sc.(Hons.) Home Science candidates are eligible for Agricultural Extension

education subject only.) degree or equivalent degree with four years duration of agriculture-related Universities and having the Common Entrance Test in Agriculture faculty conducted by MAUEB, Pune for the year 2023-24.

M.Sc. (Horticulture)

B.Sc.(Agri.)/B.Sc.(Horti.)/B.Sc. (Forestry) degree or equivalent degree with four years duration of agriculture-related Universities and having the Common Entrance Test in Horticulture faculty conducted by MAUEB, Pune for the year 2023-24.


B.Sc.(Agri.)/B.Sc.(Horti.)/B.Sc. (Forestry) degree or equivalent degree with four years duration of agriculture-related Universities and having the Common Entrance Test in Forestry faculty conducted by MAUEB, Pune for the year 2023-24.

M.Sc. (Agricultural Biotechnology)

B.Sc.(Agri.) / B.Sc.(Agri. Bio-Tech.) / B.Sc.(Horti.) / B.Sc.(Forestry) / B.F.Sc. / B.Tech. (Food Tech.) or equivalent degree with four years duration of agriculture-related Universities and having the Common Entrance Test in Agricultural Biotechnology faculty conducted by MAUEB, Pune for the year 2023-24.

M.Sc. (Home Science)

B.Sc.(Home Science) (Hons.) degree passed or equivalent degree with four years duration and having the Common Entrance Test in Home Science faculty conducted by MAUEB, Pune for the year 2023-24.

MCAER Admissions 2023 - How to fill application form?

The MCAER application form 2023 has been accepted only in online mode till May 6. To apply online, candidates first have to register and create an account on the admission portal. It is mandatory to enter all the correct details as no changes will be allowed once the application is submitted. For the ease of applicants, a how to fill pg application form/pg help video is also released by the authority. Applicants can take help from it as well. Below is the detailed step-by-step guidelines to fill the MCAER application form.

Steps to fill MCAER application form 2023?

Steps 1 - Registration

  • Browse the official website -

  • Click on ‘New Registration, and enter a working email ID and mobile number

  • Click on the ‘Register’ tab.

Step 2 - Filling the MCAER application form 2023

  • Enter login credentials to access the student account

  • Now, enter all the required personal details, reservation details, academic details and all information required.

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  • Click on the ‘Submit’ button.

Step 3 - Upload picture and signatures

Attach scanned copies of passport-size photographs and signatures of the given resolution

Documents Specifications





Less than 35KB

300x200 pixels


Less than 30 KB

150x200 pixels

Step 4 - Payment of application fees

  • After the successful submission of application, candidates need to submit the application fees.

  • Select the mode of payment of application fee - Debit Card/Credit Card/Net Banking

  • Take printouts of the fee receipt

MCAER Application Form fee 2023


Fee (in INR)

Open category and all the candidates from out of Maharashtra state

Rs. 1500

Reserved Category

Rs. 750

Documents to keep ready for MCAER Application Form 2023

Candidates must keep the below mentioned documents ready while filling up the MCAER admission form 2023.

  • Scanned copy of candidate’s photograph and signature.

  • College Leaving Certificate of the last attended institution.

  • Bonafide Certificate.

  • Migration Certificate.

  • Domicile Certificate.

MCAER Admit Card 2023

The exam conducting body has issued the admit card of MCAER PG CET 2023 on July 12 on the official website. After downloading the MCAER 2023 admit card, candidates need to take printouts of MCAER admit card 2023 for future reference. Check if the following details are present in the admit card of MCAER 2023 - candidate’s names, categories, date and time of the examination, venue and name of the exam centre. The university does not send the MCAER admit card via post/courier to any candidate.

How to download MCAER 2023 Admit Card?

The steps mentioned below will help the candidates to download MCAER admit card without facing any technical error

Steps to download MCAER Hall Ticket 2023

Step 1. Visit the official website of MCAER

Step 2. Click on the active link of MCAER admit card

Step 3. Enter application number and select the subject

Step 4. Click on ‘Submit’ button

Step 5. Check the admit card to spot if there are no mistakes

Step 6. Take out multiple copies for future references

Details Mentioned on the MCAER Admit Card 2023

Candidates need to check the following details on the MCAER 2023 admit card. In case of any discrepancy in the MCAER admit card, contact the university officials and get it corrected.

  • Name of the candidate.

  • Date of birth.

  • Exam date and time of the examination.

  • Name and the venue of the exam centre.

  • Signature of the candidates.

  • Roll number.

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MCAER Exam Centres 2023

The exam centre choices is to be submitted by the candidate while filling up the MCAER application form. Candidates must fill the exam centre choices carefully as no changes will be allowed in it once the application is submitted. The exam centre name and address will be mentioned in the MCAER admit card.


MCAER Exam Pattern 2023

Candidates preparing for the exam must check the MCAER exam pattern. The table below highlights the MCAER exam pattern 2023 such as the marking scheme, the structure of the paper, total marks of the question paper.

MCAER 2023 Exam Pattern

Type of questions

Multiple Choice Questions

Total marks

200 marks

Number of questions

200 questions

Marks for correct answer

1 marks

MCAER Syllabus 2023

The exam conducting body, MAUEB has released the MCAER syllabus on its official website. Candidates preparing for the MCAER exam must check the complete syllabus to prepare for the exam in a planned manner. With the help of the syllabus of MCAER 2023, candidates can understand the important topics, and subtopics from which questions can be asked.

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MCAER answer key 2023

The MCAER 2023 answer key was released on August 1 in online mode. Candidates can download the pdf of the MCAER answer key on the official website of MAU. The MCAER 2023 answer key will comprise of the correct answers to the questions asked in the MCAER exam. Through the MCAER answer key 2023, candidates can evaluate their probable marks.

MCAER 2022 Answer Key Image


MCAER 2023 Result Cum Merit List

MCAER 2023 result has published along with the merit list on August 5 in online mode. Candidates will be able to check the MCAER result by visiting the official website of the university. Below are the detailed steps to check the MCAER result 2023.

How to check MCAER Result 2023?

The steps to check the MCAER result 2023 online are mentioned below.

Step 1 - Visit MCAER official website -


Step 2 - Click on the ‘Recent News’ button.

Step 3 - Click the active MAUEB link displayed on the left side of the webpage as shown in the image above.

Step 4 - Find the ‘Result and Rank List’ link appearing on the screen. Snapshot of last year’s merit list is mentioned below.


Step 5- Finally, press Ctrl+F and check if your roll number is displayed in the merit list. If your roll number is present in the merit list, you have managed to qualify the exam.

MCAER Cut-Off 2023

Maharashtra Agricultural Universities Examination Board will release the MCAER 2023 cutoff marks in online mode. MCAER cutoff 2023 marks are the minimum marks secured by the qualified candidates out of 100 in the applied stream for MCAER admission 2023. Without qualifying the minimum MCAER cutoff 2023 marks candidates will not be selected for the seat allocation to PG programmes. For reference, candidates can check the previous year's cut-off of MCAER 2022 of PG CET in the table below.

MCAER Cut off 2022 (PG CET)









Agricultural Engineering


Food Technology


Home / Community Science


Fisheries Science


Agricultural Biotechnology


Agri. Business Management


MCAER Seats Matrix 2023


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. (Horticulture)





M.Sc. (Forestry)





M.Sc. ( Agricultural Biotechnology)





M. Sc.(Hons.) (Home Science





M.Sc. (Post Harvest Management)





MCAER Reservation 2023

Going by the provisions outlined in the Indian Constitution and provisions outlined in the Maharashtra Agricultural Universities (Krishi Vidyapeeth) Act, 1983, as well as the directions of government resolutions from time to time, there are specific seats reserved for MCAER admission 2023. The details of the reserved seats are mentioned below in the table.

MCAER Reservation - Reserved Categories


Reservation (in %)

Scheduled Castes/ Nav-Buddha (SC)


Scheduled Tribes (ST)


Vimukta Jati (A) (VJ-a) (14 and others)


Nomadic Tribes (B) (NTb) (28 listed prior to 1990 and others)


Nomadic Tribes (C) (NTC)


Nomadic Tribes (D) (NTd) (Vanjar, Vanjari, Vanjara)


Other Backward Classes (OBC)


Socially and Educationally Backward Classes (SEBC)


Economically Weaker Section (EWS)


MCAER Reservation - Special Categories


Reservation (in %)

Children of Freedom Fighter (FF)


Handicapped Candidates (low vision, hearing impairment, locomotor disability or cerebral palsy (PH)


Children of Defence Personnel / Ex-serviceman (DP)


Project Affected Person and their children as defined in the Maharashtra Resettlement of Project Displaced Act,1976 (PAP)


Agriculturist and those children of Agriculturist who possess minimum qualification or experience in Agriculture. (AG)




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)


Orphaned children


Frequently Asked Question (FAQs)

1. Where can I check the MCAER eligibility criteria for PG CET exam?

The detailed eligibility criteria for PG CET exam are available on the exam brochure. Candidates can visit the website to download the MCAER PG CET brochure.

2. Will the MCAER admit card 2023 be sent to candidates via post?

No, the MCAER admit card will not be sent via post. The admit card has only be available online and candidates need to download the same.

3. Is there any reservation for female candidates in MCAER admission 2023?

Yes, MCAER 2023 admission policy outlines 30% reservation for female candidates.

4. Is there a negative marking in MCAER PG CET 2023?

No, there is no such provision for negative marking in the PGCET.

5. Where can I check the MCAER result 2023?

The MCAER 2023 result has announced in online mode on August 5 at

6. How can I get the MCAER admission to UG courses?

MCAER admission to various undergraduate courses is done after evaluating the scores obtained in JEE/NEET/MHT CET/ICAR AIEEA.


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Questions related to MCAER PG CET

Have a question related to MCAER PG CET ?

Hi Candidate,

The 70:30 pattern means there might be two sections in the paper in which one section carries 70% and other 30% marks weightage. Candidate needs to pass the both sections saparately and scoring good in just one section might not be enough.

One needs to attempt both the sections with equal efforts to pass the examination.

I hope it helps.

Thank you!

Hello aspirant,

I hope that you are doing absolutely great.

With reference to your above mentioned query, I would like to tell you that with the above rank scored by you in pgcet ma you have little chances to get admission in MS Ramaiah institute of technology as the cutoff for this college is very high and the cutoff for the karnataka PGCEt varies every year as it depends on various factors and it is different for different category students.

Further, if you want to know more about the Karnataka PGCET cutoff you can check the below link :

I hope that this will help.

You can have previous year question papers of MCAER PG CET exam from two options, one is that you can visit the official website and can have question papers from it and another option is that you can type some related keywords on Google the very first link will definitely give the best result.
Best of luck.

To get junior research fellowship and senior research fellowship the recognition of college by the ICAR is a criteria.

Any candidate who wants to secure admission in any course offered at State Agricultural Universities (SAUs) in Maharashtra need to appear for MCAER CET exam. Candidates cannot secure admission in any PG level course offered at SAUs if they do not have a valid MCAER CET score/ rank.

Dear kashish
I would like to tell you syllabus for MCAER.

For Agronomy you'll have to study following things-
  1. Principles of Agronomy
  2. Practical Crop Production (I) (Kharif Crops)
  3. Agricultural Meteorology
  4. Field Crops-(II) (Rabi Crops)
  5. Introductory Agriculture
  6. Practical Crop Production (II) (Rabi Crops)
  7. Water Management including Micro-irrigation
  8. Weed Management
  9. Field Crops (I) (Kharif Crops)
  10. Farming Systems and Sustainable Agriculture

For Pathology you'll need to study following-
  1. Introductory Plant Pathology
  2. Diseases of Field Crops and their Management
  3. Agricultural Microbiology
  4. Diseases of Horticultural Crops and their Management
  5. Principles of Plant Pathology

For Botany following subjects important to study
  1. Environmental Science
  2. Breeding of field and Horticultural Crops
  3. Principles of genetics
  4. Principles of Seed Technology
  5. Crop Physiology
  6. Principles of Plant Biotechnology
  7. Principles of Plant Breeding

For Horticulture you'll study following things-
  1. Production Technology of Fruit Crops
  2. Production Technology of Spices, Aromatics, Medicinal and Plantation Crops
  3. Post-Harvest Management and Value addition of Fruits and Vegetable
  4. Production Technology of Vegetables and Flowers

Animal Science & Dairy Science contains the following -
  1. Livestock Production and Management
  2. The technology of milk and Milk Products
  3. Livestock Breeding and Nutrition
  4. Sheep & Goat production

For Agricultural Extension has following subjects
  1. Fundamentals of Rural Sociology and Educational Psychology
  2. Extension Methodologies for Transfer of Agricultural Technology
  3. Dimensions of Agricultural Extension
  4. Entrepreneurship Development and Communication Skills

For Agricultural Economics you'll need to study the following-
  1. Principles of Agricultural Economics
  2. Agricultural Marketing, Trade and Prices
  3. Production Economics and Farm Management
  4. Agri-Business Management
  5. Agricultural Finance & Co-operation
  6. Statistics

I hope this helps you.

All the best
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