MAH-CET – Maharashtra Common Entrance Test

Conducted by
Directorate of Technical Education, Maharashtra



Maharashtra Common Entrance Test (MAH-MBA/MMS CET) is a computer-based management entrance test. Officially referred to as MAH-MBA-CET, the exam is conducted by the Directorate of Technical Education, Maharashtra, for admission to management courses like MBA/MMS in various institutes within the state of Maharashtra.

The exam is conducted within the month of March every year, and therefore the results of an equivalent is usually declared in March end.

The admission to the management courses like MBA/MMS/PGDBM/PGDM may be a centralized process and covered under the MBA CET CAP round process also referred to as the centralized Admission Process (CAP) administered by the Competent Authority of the State of Maharashtra.

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 got to attempt 200 questions in 150 minutes. a number of the highest B-schools in Maharashtra that accept MAH-MBA/MMS CET scores are Bharati Vidyapeeth’s Institute of Management Studies & Research, K J Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research, Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies and more. View the complete list of colleges accepting MAH-CET scores


Exam Dates

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CET Reasoning:


Candidates must have a bachelors’ degree in any discipline from any recognized university with a minimum of fifty marks, and a minimum of 45% just in case of reserved candidates. Final year students also can apply. Candidates appearing for CAT / GMAT / CMAT /MAT  / XAT/ ATMA are considered to be eligible for admission against the All India Seats subject to the fulfillment of eligibility criteria. Such candidates got to fill online forms consistent with the schedule.

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Reading Comprehension:

MAH- CET Application Form

Candidates are allowed to fill just one form. Multiple applications are going to be rejected. to use online, candidates got to follow four steps:

Step 1:
Fill within the Registration Details, choose your Password and write system generated Application ID here. Candidates need to choose a password and security question and enter his/her Answer. After successful submission of the info, the appliance ID is going to be generated. This ID is going to be wont to complete the remaining Steps of the appliance Form like uploading images of photo and signature, Edit dates, Payment and also required for all future correspondence.

Step 2:

Candidates need to upload scanned images of their photograph and signature in .jpg/.jpeg format only. Here are some points to remember:
1.Size of the photo image must be greater than 10 kb & but 100 kb
2.Size of the signature image must be greater than 5 kb & but 20 kb
3.Dimension of photograph image should be 3.5 cm(width) x 4.5 cm(Height) only
4.Dimension of signature image should be 3.5 cm(length) x 1.5 cm(Height) only

Step 3: Candidates can edit their data, before final submission. Once saved, candidates cannot change the info.

Step 4: Thereafter candidates got to pay the appliance fee via Card / open-end credit / Internet Banking or by e-Challan to be submitted at any Axis Bank Ltd in India. The application fee once paid won’t be refunded (full or partial) under any circumstances.

Mode of Payment:
Candidates can prefer to pay the appliance fee either by MasterCard / open-end credit / Internet Banking or via e-Challan: to be submitted at any Axis Bank Ltd in India.

Online Payment:
The candidate has got to select the MasterCard / open-end credit / Internet Banking choice to pay the appliance fee and follow the web instruction to finish the payment of the fee. After successful payment, the candidate is going to be ready to print the appliance Form.

The candidate has got to select an e-challan choice to deposit the appliance fee. One must take a printout of e-Challan and take it to the closest branch of the Axis bank for creating a payment. After the confirmation of the fee deposited from Bank/DTE, the candidate is going to be ready to print the appliance Form.

MBA MAH CET 2021 Registration Process

Step 1: Fill within the form
Candidates willing to use for the MBA CET exam got to fill within the form. Candidates must note that the appliance form is often filled online only. The registrations are normally called in January with a deadline somewhere in February. Candidates must note that one candidate is allowed to fill just one form. Multiple applications are going to be rejected.

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Step 2: Download MAH CET Admit Card
Candidates who register successfully for MAH CET get access to admit cards a minimum of one week before the exam. The admit cards are going to be available for download on the official website. To download an equivalent, candidates got to provide their username and password. Each admit card will carry a license number which can be unique for each aspirant.

Step 3: Appear for MAH CET Exam
Candidates can expect questions from sections like Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension, and Quantitative Aptitude and Logical / Abstract Reasoning.

Step 4: Check MAH CET Result
Test-takers can expect MAH CET result within every week from the date of test. The score cards are often downloaded from the official website using username and password. Post result-declaration, aspirants will got to apply to the state colleges of their choice through DTE.

MBA MAH CET 2020 Important dates

SR NO.ActivityImprtant Dates
1Notification Release DateJanuary 9, 2021
2Registration Start Date
January 10, 2021
3Registration & Exam FeeRs.1000 for Open category
Rs.800 for Reserved category
4Last date to apply
February 22, 2021
5Admit card Download Start date
March 1, 2020
6Last Date for Printing of Application Form

March 13, 2021
7Last date to Download MAH CET Admit CardMarch 14, 2021
8Exam Dates
March 14 & 15, 2021
9Result DeclarationMarch 31, 2021

Exam Syllabus

MAH CET exam will consist of two sections: Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension and Quantitative Aptitude and Logical / Abstract Reasoning. A total of 200 questions have to be attempted in 150 minutes. There are no negative marks for incorrect answers. Here’s a detailed look at the syllabus:

Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension
3.Reading Comprehension

Quantitative Aptitude and Logical / Abstract Reasoning
3.Blood Relations

5.Clocks and Calenders
6.Data Structures
7.Direction Sense
8.Geometry and its applications
9.Numbers and its applications
10.Percentages and its applications
12.Ratio and Its applications

Exam Centers

MAH CET is conducted at various exam centres across India. The allocation of exam centre shall be done by DTE on the basis of the candidate’s preference. Candidates must note that once selected, the choice of centre cannot be changed. Candidates must ensure that they reach the exam centre at least an hour before the reporting time.

DTE reserves the right to cancel or add any MAH CET exam centres (if required).

Exam Pattern

MAH-CET exam pattern: The exam consists of multiple-choice objective type questions.


1. Verbal ability and reading comprehension: This section of the test paper determines the grasp a candidate has on English. The question paper will comprise of passage, and questions supported the passage. Through this section, a candidate’s vocabulary, grammar, synonyms, antonyms, sentence completion, comprehension is tested. To answer the questions, the candidate must first understand the contents of the passage, and secondly, use correct phrases, words and expressions.

2. Quantitative aptitude: This section of the paper assesses a candidate’s ability to unravel numerical calculations with speed and accuracy. To excel during this section, the candidate must have an honest understanding of ratio and proportion, percentage, interpretation of tables, charts and graphs.

3. Logical / abstract reasoning: This section determines a candidate’s ability to think quickly and accurately. Candidates can expect questions on verbal reasoning or on diagrams and figures during this section.

Exam Analysis

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.

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