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MAH CET Exam Syllabus & Difficulty Level
April 21 2024

MAH-MBA CET full-form Maharashtra Common Entrance Test is a computer-based management entrance test. The test, officially known as MAH-MBA / MMS-CET, is carried out by the Technical Education Directorate, Maharashtra, for admission to management courses such as MBA/MMS in various institutes in the state of Maharashtra. Find below the detailed CET Exam syllabus for MBA and difficulty level.

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CET 2022 Exam Key Highlights

  • Number of Colleges through CET: 300+
  • Conducting Body: Directorate of Technical Education (DTE)
  • Mode of Examination: Online
  • Difficulty Level: Moderate
  • Application Process: Online
  • Application fee: Rs 1000 (All India) & Rs 800 ( Maharashtra Candidates)
  • Total Number of Questions: 200
  • Total Time Duration: 150 Minutes (2.5hours)
  • Sessions of the exam Conducted: 4

Important IIM WAT PI Experience Dockets

Events Dates 2022 (Expected)
Online Registration Starts February 2023
Online Registration & Fee payment last date April 2023
The last date to edit application June 2023
Last date to print application June 2023
Hall Ticket start date July 2023
MAH CET 2023 Exam August 2023
Result Declaration September 2023
Counseling  (CAP Rounds) October 2023
MBA CET 2022 Joining JB etc. Not Disclosed yet


CET Exam Pattern

  • For 2022 MAH-CET, the time duration is 2.5 hours where you have to attempt 200 questions.
  • MAH-CET is conducted online over a period of 2.5 hours (150 minutes).
  • The medium of the exam was English, and the paper had a total of 200 multiple-choice questions.
  • Candidates will be allotted 1 mark for every correct answer.
  • There is no negative marking for incorrect answers.
  • Every question had 5 answer options out of which candidates had to select one.
  • The exam is held in multiple sessions. Competent Authority, using the standardized Equi-percentile method, equates scores across sessions.
  • The test comprises multiple-choice objective-type questions. Candidates need to attempt 200 questions in 120 minutes.

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MAH- CET Exam Syllabus 

MAH-CET Exam has four sections:

  1. Visual Reasoning
  2. Verbal Ability
  3. Logical Reasoning
  4. Quantitative Aptitude

Syllabus of the above sections:

1. Visual Reasoning

This section has 25 questions. Visual reasoning is a significant part of the CET exam. Having a grip on these questions is very important. There is no negative marking in this section. The difficulty level of this section is from easy to moderate. But students who have not practiced these types of questions may consider it to be moderate to difficult. The questions in the visual reasoning section are of different types.

Missing Figure
Fill in the Blanks
Odd-one out

  2. Verbal Ability

This section has 50 questions. Reading comprehension forms a really important part of this section. The reading section doesn’t require focus and in-depth reading because the RCs are easy to moderate. MH-CET provides you a complete 150 minutes to solve 200 questions. Out of those 150 minutes, you ought to attempt to spend 45 to 50 minutes on the VA Section.

Reading Comprehension
Para Jumbles
Para Completion Vocabulary
Synonyms Antonyms
Analogy Error Correction
Sentence Completion Fill in the Blanks
Statement Arguments Critical Reasoning
Probable Starter Cloze Passage
Fact Inference Judgements Odd one out

  3. Quantitative Aptitude

This section has 50 questions. The questions in the QA section are of the easy to moderate level of difficulty. The major topics include questions on approximations and calculations including BODMAS, number system, percentage, interest, profit and loss, average, ratio proportion, alligations and mixtures, time and work, time speed & distance, etc.

Algebra Percentages
Ratio & Proportion Profit & Loss
SI & CI Quadratic Equations
Mixture & Allegation Linear Equations
Number System Geometry
Mensuration Time, Speed & Distance
Time & Work Permutation & Combination
Probability Trigonometry
Coordinate Comparison Coordinate Geometry
Data Sufficiency Data Interpretation
Pie Charts Bar Charts
Line Graph Tables
Caselets Ratio- Based
Venn Diagram Miscellaneous

  4. Logical Reasoning

This section has 75 questions. In the Logical Reasoning section, most of the questions are from the topics like analytical puzzles, alpha-numeric series, coding-decoding, blood relations, Symboperation, Syllogism, Input-output, etc. Apart from that the questions on different areas of verbal reasoning like courses of action, implicit assumptions, and conclusions also appear in a sufficient number. Revising the concept of complementary pairs in a syllogism is Important for solving all the questions of syllogism.

Puzzles Parallel / Linear / Circular Arrangement
Matrices Day-Month-Year
Ranking Based Syllogisms
Coding-Decoding Input-Output
Direction-Based Symbol-Based Comparison
Conditional Coding Blood Relation
Series Clocks & Calenders
Critical Reasoning Strong & Weak Argument
Course of Action Cause & Effect
Statement & Assumptions Statement & Conclusion
Pie Charts Bar Charts
Line Graph Tables
Caselets Ratio- Based
Venn Diagram Miscellaneous

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MAH-CET MBA Exam Difficulty Level

Every MBA entrance exam has its own level of difficulty when you compare it with other MBA entrance exams. The CET exam difficulty level also varies from student to student.

When you compare MAH CET with CAT, the syllabus is not that different although CAT doesn’t actually have a well-defined syllabus. MAH CET paper pattern includes 200 questions in 150 mins, however, there is no negative marking.









Maharashtra Common Entrance Test commonly known as (MAH-CET) is a computer-based management entrance exam. It has sections including quantitative aptitude, data interpretation, data sufficiency, logical reasoning, visual reasoning, verbal ability, verbal reasoning, and reading comprehension.

It is conducted by the Directorate of Technical Education(DTE), Maharashtra for admission in the MBA/MMS programs in various B-schools all over Maharashtra. The exam is conducted in the month of March every year but things have changed after covid. Although it holds immense significance as its score is valid for admission to over 100 management colleges across Maharashtra. Admission to the management courses is a centralized process and is covered under the Centralized Admission Process (CAP).

Tips to crack CET

  • First of all, before preparing for any exam do full research on it. Then make a strategy to start your preparation. Make a study plan and divide the syllabus accordingly.
  • Learn shortcuts and tricks for faster calculation. Tables, squares, and cubes need to be on your tips for successful mental calculation. These are major areas of Arithmetic topic in quants. You should try to develop approximations, decimal fractions, and percentages for better performance.
  • Improve your vocabulary by referring to newspapers and reading books; also by adhering to a dictionary regularly. You need to learn new words, adopt the right usage, and ensure that you have an eye for mistakes. Download vocabulary building apps on your phones and you can also watch movies with English subtitles.
  • Clear your basics first of all the topics in each section. Then identify your strengths and weaknesses because it gets imperative to turn your weaknesses into strengths and refine your strengths further in the race to succeed.
  • Avoid delay in studying the syllabus. One must check in advance whether all the topics are understood. Follow your strategy to complete the syllabus on time and also save time for mocks.
  • Only practice makes a man perfect. The more you practice more easily you will be able to solve the problems. Each attempt will help one understand something that you have forgotten earlier.
  •  Once you’ve identified your strengths and weaknesses, it is really important to set small improvement targets and see if you are meeting those targets. You climb a ladder, one step at a time, not all at once. It is also to analyze your progress from time to time. One should also be aware of the CET exam pattern of the previous year
  • You should ensure that you eat healthy during the exam season and sleep well to be fresh enough to retain as well as apply.

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CET Exam Books & Mocks

CATKing has a special team that designs all the study materials. We have specially designed the books in three sets to help students learn in a systematic manner. Basic books give a good start for students to understand all the basic concepts which are a must to know. Once the students have understood the basics, we move to the Advance which increases the levels & then Intensive where you get your hands on the actual exam level questions.

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CET Books:

CATKing has strategically divided the MBA entrance preparation into 3 sets of books. Basic, Advance & Intensive. The basic books help students build a strong fundamental about the various concepts. Once they are done with the basic books, they can switch to Advance which helps them understand their level of preparation with the various concepts. Once done with the advanced book, they can move to the Intensive level where they get to solve the actual exam level questions

Also Check - Best Study Material CET Mocks:

CATKing Mocks are well-known for their actual exam level questions, this is since they are designed by the exam toppers of the respective exams. Not only that for every mock, but we also have an analysis video that will help you understand the topper's approach for each mock. With this pack you get the following mocks:

  • 30 CAT Mocks
  • 20 CET Mocks
  • 20 NMAT Mocks
  • 10 XAT Mocks
  • 3 MICAT Mocks
  • 10 CMAT Mocks
  • Video Analysis for All Mocks
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