Higher and Technical Education department of Maharashtra conducts entrance tests through State Common Entrance Test Cell for the admissions to various professional courses. With spike in coronavirus cases, parents and students demanded to postpone these examinations so Commissioner of State CET Cell has decided to postpone the same. Below is the table that describes the proposed date of examinations which are now postponed and the candidates. Maharashtra is one of the worst hit states in India due to COVID-19 pandemic with Mumbai being the epicentre of the disease. In such times, holding state-level entrance exams to screen students would not be possible without exposing candidates to risk of contracting the virus while appearing for the exam.
Below is the table that describes the proposed date of examinations which are now postponed and No. of Candidates:
Law (5 years) July 24, number of candidate-23,987. Law (3 years) August 6 number of candidates 43,171. B. Ed July 15-16, number of candidates 55,557. M .Ed July 24, number of candidates 2,154. BP Ed July 24, number of candidates 7,046 .BA B Ed/BSc B Ed July 24, number of candidates 2,475. BHMCT July 19, number of candidates 2,475. M Arch July 19, number of candidates 1,357. MHTCET July 4-August 5, number of candidates 5, 32,361. MAHAACCET July 4-August 5, number of candidates 3,327.