MAH CET 2020: Exam Date, Application Form, Syllabus, Eligibility, Hall Ticket, Result, Admission Process

Exam Date : March 14, 2020 To March 15, 2020

Want to join JBIMS, SIMSREE, K J Somaiya, and other Top MBA Colleges in Maharashtra, MAH CET is the exam for you. Only a few candidates can make it to these colleges. Want to know how do they do it? Have a look below at the preparation tips.

Latest Update:

  • November 26, 2020: The results for MAH BHMCT, MAH MHMCT, and MAH MArch CET 2020 exams are announced. Those candidates who have cleared the exam are mentioned in the merit list and they can proceed to the counselling process of the MAH CET exams. Visit the MAH CET Results page for the direct link.


What is the MAH CET?


MAH CET is the common entrance test for admission into Post Graduate courses in Management in the state of Maharashtra. It is a State Level entrance exam that is being conducted by the Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) Maharashtra for the admission in MBA, MMS, PGDBM, PGDM courses.

Mode: The MAH CET will be conducted online at various centres across Maharashtra and few centres outside the state.

Selection: The candidates who have appeared for or appearing for CAT, ATMA, XAT, MAT February are eligible for counselling in all the colleges under Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) Maharashtra. The final selection will depend on other factors like GD, PI, etc. in addition to the written Exam.

Exam Date: The MAH CET will be tentatively held in March 2020.

Topics: There are four sections in MAH CET namely Logical Reasoning, Abstract Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, and Reading Comprehension/Verbal Ability.

The various details associated with the MAH CET are:-

MAH CET Summary
Exam Maharashtra Common Entrance Test
Conducted By Directorate of Technical Education (DTE), Maharashtra
Exam Type State Level PG
Languages English
Exams Involved MAH MBA/MMS CET
Official Address to HQ The Directorate Of Technical EducationNo. 3, Mahapalika Marg, Opp. Metro Cinema, Dhobi Talao, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Area, Mumbai - 400001Phone: 022 2264 1150

MAH CET 2020 Exam Dates

The notification has been released. The dates for MAH CET 2020 have been postponed until further notice due to COVID-19. The below-mentioned dates are tentative and will be subjected to changes. However, candidates can follow this table as it has been updated as per the official website. 

MAH CET 2020 Exam Dates
Course Name Accepted Entrance Test CET Exam Dates
Master in Business Administration
& Master in Management Studies
MAH - MBA/MMS CET - 2020

March 14 and 15, 2020

Master In Computer Applications MAH-MCA-CET 2020 October 28, 2020
Master of Architecture MAH-M.Arch-CET 2020 October 27, 2020
Bachelor of Hotel Management &
Catering Technology
MAH-B.HMCT 2020 October 10, 2020
Master of Hotel Management &
Catering Technology
MAH-M.HMCT 2020 October 27, 2020

Candidates can regularly visit this page regularly for further updates and information about the MAH CET 2020 Exam Dates so that they do not miss out any vital information. 

MAH CET Registration Dates

The registration has begun for the MAH CET exam intended for the MBA and MMS programs. The online registration began on January 10, 2020 and was terminated on February 22, 2020. Candidates can check the dates given below.

MAH CET Registration Dates 
Event Date
Online Registration Begins January 10, 2020
Registration Close Date February 22, 2020

MAH CET 2020 Notification

The MAH CET 2020 Notification was released by the DTE Maharashtra on its official website. The candidates will be able to find the notifications there on the official website. The MAH CET 2020 Exam Date has been announced and was conducted on March 14, 2020. The Application Process began on January 10, 2020 and ended on February 22, 2020. The MAH CET 2020 Admit Card was released on its scheduled date, which was March 1, 2020. The MAH CET 2020 Notification stating the date of commencement of the MAH CET 2020 Counselling process. The counselling process is scheduled to start from the month of October. Candidates can check in to this page regularly to keep a track of the updates and other information related to the examination so that they do not miss out any information.

MAH CET 2020 Eligibility Criteria

The Candidate must be an Indian National. Children of NRI/ OCI/ PIO, Children of Indian workers in Gulf countries, and Foreign nationals are exempted from appearing for the exam.

Scores Considered: The candidates who appeared for CAT, ATMA, XAT, MAT February are also eligible for the counselling process.

The MAH CET has a reservation policy for seats which is given below:

MAH CET Reservation Policy
Type of seats Reservation Percentage
Seats of Maharashtra state 85% (70% for HU & 15% for OHU)
All India seats 15%
SC 13%
ST 7%
VJ/ DT (NT - A) 3%
NT – B 2.5%
NT – C 3.5%
NT – D 2%
OBC 19%
J&K seats 1 seat in every institution
Foreign Nationals/PIO 15%
Ward of NRIs 5% of sanctioned intake
Institute level seats 20% only in Unaided non-minority institutes
Minority seats Minimum 51% in Unaided-minority institutes

Learn more about MAH CET 2020 Eligibility.

MAH CET 2020 Syllabus

Candidates are required to go through the MAH CET 2020 Syllabus beforehand for preparing and accordingly scoring in the examination. The MAH CET paper is divided into four sections namely Logical Reasoning, Abstract Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, and Reading Comprehension/Verbal Ability. The Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) has not defined the exact syllabus anywhere. From the previous year papers, the conclusions have been made and the probable MAH CET 2020 syllabus is:

Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension

  • Grammar
  • Vocabulary
  • Reading Comprehension

Quantitative Aptitude

  • Geometry
  • Numbers
  • Percentages
  • Ratio
  • Series
  • Algebra

Logical Reasoning and Abstract Reasoning

  • Blood Relation
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Directions

MAH CET 2020 Registration

The registration process for MAH CET 2020 will probably start in January and will be completely online. The portal will remain open for over a month. It is important for the candidates to check if they fulfil the eligibility criteria before registering for the MAH CET 2020. It is important for the candidates to go through the instructions carefully. This is because the registration will not be valid if the Candidates do not meet the eligibility criteria. Candidates will also be required to produce proper proofs and documentation of personal details and educational qualifications.

How to Apply for MAH CET 2020?

The candidates are required to follow the given steps in order to apply for the MAH CET 2020:

  • Visit the official site: The candidates should visit the Official Website to get the Application Form. Click on the "MAH CET Application Form" tab and then a new page will be displayed on the screen.
  • Select the right course: Choose the MAH CET Exam Application Form section and then choose the required course (MBA, MMS, PGDBM, PGDM).
  • Fill the relevant Information: After choosing the course and filling up the correct and proper information, upload the required scanned documents. The Application Form should be complete in all senses before submitting it.
  • Submit and Save: Click on "Submit" to enter the MAH CET Application Form and then a new page will be open up. The candidate should then pay the MAH CET Application Fees. Save and Print the MAH CET Application Form for future use.

MAH CET 2020 Application Form

  • Candidates are required to read the instructions and check if they are fulfilling the required criteria before beginning the application process
  • The candidates have to fill the application form online on the official website of DTE, Maharashtra. The candidates have to fill their personal and academic detail in the application form.
  • Exam Fee: The Application fee is 1000 INR for open category and 800 INR for reserved category. Candidates can pay the examination fee through Internet Payment, IMPS, Credit Card/ Debit Card (RuPay/Visa/MasterCard/Maestro), Internet Banking, Cash Cards/ Mobile Wallets.

Documents required to apply for MAH CET?

The candidates are required to upload the scanned images of the specified documents. The following documents with constraints are given below:

  • Photograph
    • Size and Color: The size of the file should be between 20kb – 50 kb. The Photograph must be a recent passport-style colour photo.
    • Instructions to be followed: If you wear glasses make sure that there are no reflections and your eyes can be seen. Caps, hats and dark glasses are not acceptable. Religious Headwears are permitted provided that they should not cover any portion of the face. Dimensions 200 x 230 pixels (preferred).
  • Signature
    • Instructions to be followed by the candidate: The applicant has to sign on white paper with Black Ink pen. The signature must be signed only by the applicant and not by anyone else. The signature will be used wherever it is necessary like in the admit card.

    • A sign should be scanned: The candidate has to sign in the examination hall and both the signs will be matched. if there is a difference between the two, the candidature of the individual will be cancelled. The size of the file should be between 10kb – 20kb. Signature in CAPITAL LETTERS shall NOT be accepted.

Check more details about MAH CET 2020 Application Form.

MAH CET 2020 Exam Pattern

The MAH CET 2020 Exam Pattern is set by its organizing body. It is very important for the candidates to go through the exam pattern thoroughly prior to preparing for the MAH CET 2020 Exam. It gives an overview of the types and distribution of questions based on different topics. Understanding the Exam Pattern also helps the candidates to learn efficiently and strategize their preparation. 

Exam Pattern

The Exam pattern of MAH CET 2020 is as follows:

Mode CBT (Computer-Based Test)
Language English
Duration 2.5 hours (150 minutes)
Total questions 200
Marks 1 mark for each correct answer
Negative marking No negative marking
Sections 4 sections (Logical Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, Abstract Reasoning, and Comprehension/ Verbal Ability)

Paper Pattern

The Exam pattern for MAH CET Exam is as follows:

MAH CET Exam Pattern
Section Marks per question Number of Questions Maximum Marks
Logical Reasoning 1 75 75
Abstract Reasoning 1 25 25
Quantitative Aptitude 1 50 50
Verbal Ability/Reading Comprehension 1 50 50
Total   200 200

MAH CET Exam Pattern

Learn more about MAH CET 2020 Exam Pattern.

MAH CET 2019 Paper Analysis

MHT CET 2019 was conducted by State Common Entrance Test Cell, Maharashtra on March 14-15, 2019 in two slots. A common observation throughout all the slots was that the paper was found lengthy and it was a struggle for the test takers to attempt the paper in the given duration. The overall section-wise difficulty level of MAH CET 2020 is tabulated below:

MAH CET 2019 Paper Analysis
Section Name Difficulty Level
Logical Reasoning Difficult
Abstract Reasoning Moderate to Difficult
Quantitative Aptitude Moderate
Verbal Ability and Reasoning Comprehension Easy to Moderate
  • There was a major change in the question paper of Verbal Ability creation. The questions were based on the contextual use of vocabulary, English language usage, para completion, and other topics.
  • Many questions were also easier for candidates to score high in uniform marking pattern.
  • Logical Abstract reasoning 50% weightage in the exam. Questions in Abstract Reasoning were quite easy as compared to other sections.
  • The Quantitative aptitude section was moderate to difficult. Out of 50 questions, more than 20 questions were on Data Interpretation and rest were based on quantitative aptitude

How To Prepare for MAH CET 2020?

Candidates are required to follow certain techniques and strategies for preparing for the MAH CET 2020 Exam. These strategies and tips help the candidates to plan well and prepare accordingly in order to score very high in the Exam. The tips and methods to crack the MAH CET 2020 Exam with flying colours are given below for the candidates to take a look at it. 

  • The MAH CET is a highly regarded exam for admission into MBA, and thus the level of competition is very high. The top colleges under MAH CET are having cutoff percentile around 99, showcasing the level of competition.
  • The MAH CET is a race against time, where the candidate is required to complete 200 questions in 150 minutes. Thus practising a lot of questions can help the candidate to reduce the average time to complete each question. This way the time efficiency will be achieved.
  • This is the prime strategy to be followed in the Reasoning and Aptitude sections. Hence, candidates should be well versed with the same by practising a lot of reasoning and aptitude related topics.
  • The candidate is also required to read a lot of articles from newspapers and magazines to develop a good reading habit for the Verbal Ability section.
  • Also, the candidate can read several grammar books for the same, in order to be very clear with the grammar topics and concepts.
  • The candidate can refer Previous year papers, sample papers, and reference books for MAH CET 2020. Practising a lot of previous years and sample papers will help the candidates to understand the types and distribution of questions generally in the question papers.

Mock tests

The mock tests will help the candidate to analyze his/her speed of doing questions in the exam. Moreover, as a result of solving the mock test, the candidate can become aware of the areas that are taking more time and thus require more practice. Another important aspect of practising Mock Tests is that the candidates will be able to answer all the questions within the allotted time, without leaving any behind. They will also be able to prioritize their time for questions based on the difficulty and time required for answering them. This way excess time waste can be minimized. 

Previous Year Question Papers

The candidates can get a fair amount of idea about the syllabus after solving the previous year papers. Moreover, the candidate can analyze his/her weak spots in the syllabus and time required to solve the entire paper. Thus MAH CET previous year papers will help him/her in planning his/her preparation. They will also be able to understand and get an idea about the overview of questions that can be expected in the question paper. 

Coaching Centres

Several coaching centres are there for MAH CET 2020 especially in Mumbai, some of them are:

  • MBA Pathshala LLP
  • IMS Learning Resources Pvt Ltd
  • Manoeuvre
  • Unique classes
  • Study Campus

MAH CET 2020 Reference Books

The MAH CET 2020 Reference Books are very essential for the candidates to go through and refer from, in order to prepare well for scoring higher in the examination. Candidates can get a clear idea of the topics that are needed to be covered in the examination. Topics and concepts can be covered easily by going through the MAH CET 2020 Reference Books. Important MAH CET 2020 Reference Books are mentioned below for the candidates to make a note of.

  • Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension, Time
  • The Pearson Guide to CET MBA Maharashtra by Vandana Thorpe
  • Target MH CET (MBA/ MMS) - Past Papers + 6 Mock Tests by Disha Publications
  • Maharashtra MBA CET Guide by RPH Editorial Board / Priyanka Prakashan
  • MH CET (MBA/ MMS) Entrance Guide by Disha Publications
  • Maharashtra MBA CET Books by CET King Publications
  • Quantitative Aptitude for MBA Entrance Examination, Guha.
  • Mathematics for MBA Entrance Exams by R.S. Agarwal
  • Study Material on all sections of MBA CET Maharashtra by Chandresh Agarwal

MAH CET 2020 Admit Card

The Admit Card will be issued online only on the official website of DTE, Maharashtra and no hard copy will be sent through the post. The candidate has to enter his/her Registration number and password/Date of Birth to access the MAH CET 2020, Admit Card.

If any discrepancies are there in the admit card, the candidate needs to immediately contact the conducting authority.

How to Download the MAH CET 2020 Admit Card?

The candidate needs to follow the given steps:

  • Visit the MAH CET official website.
  • Click on the 'Admit card' link.
  • Enter your registration number and password/Date of Birth.
  • Download and take a printout of your admit card.

MAH CET 2020 Exam Centres

The candidates have to choose their desired Exam centre at the time of applying for the exam. A candidate has to choose 3 exam centres in the order of their preference. The choice of the centre will be final and once selected, the centre cannot be changed.

The various exam centre for the exam are as follows:

MAH CET 2020 Exam Centres
Exam Centres In Maharashtra Exam Centres outside Maharashtra
Ahmednagar Jalgaon Parbhani Ahmedabad
Amravati Jalna Pune Bengaluru
Akola Kolhapur Raigad Bhopal
Aurangabad Latur Ratnagiri Delhi
Bhandara Mumbai Sub Urban Satara Gandhinagar
Beed Mumbai Sangli Hyderabad
Buldhana Nagpur Sindhudurga Jaipur
Chandrapur Nandurbar Thane Kolkata
Dhule Nanded Solapur Lucknow
Gadchiroli Nashik Wardha Panaji
Gondia Osmanabad Washim Patna
Hingoli Palghar Yavatmal Raipur

Documents required at the Exam Centre

The candidates must carry the following documents to the Exam Centre:

  • MAH CET Admit card
  • A valid Photo ID

For more information, visit MAH CET 2020 Exam Centres.

MAH CET 2020 Result

The result of MAH CET 2020 is available on the official website. Candidates can view their results by entering their registration number and password to access. A merit list is prepared on the basis of the exam. The list will contain State merit number, regional merit number, and category merit number. The results will be published after the official announcement.

How to View the MAH CET Result?

To view the result, the candidate needs to undertake the following steps:

  1. Visit the official website of MAH CET.
  2. Click on "MAH CET 2020 Result"
  3. Enter your registration number, password, etc., and click on the Submit button.
  4. Download and take a print out of the result for future reference.

MAH CET 2020 Cutoff

The MAH CET 2020 Cutoff is based on the marks secured by the candidates. The desired cutoff scores required for various institutions coming under the MAH CET 2020 Exam. Candidates are required to perform very well in the exam in order to score and secure high cutoff marks. Only those who secure good marks will be allotted seats based on the minimum cutoff requirements for each institution. 

  • The MAH CET is released by each institute after the results are declared. The Cutoff varies from one college to another. The cutoff is also different for each category.
  • The MAH CET 2020 cutoff depends upon many factors like the number of seats available, difficulty level of the paper, and the number of candidates appearing for the exam.

Candidates can visit this page regularly for further updates and information regarding the MAH CET 2020 Cutoff and other associated events. 

Selection Process

The Selection Process for Admission through MAH CET starts with the written exam. Based on the result of the written exam, cutoffs are released by the individual institutes and candidates above the cutoff are called for further process. The further process is called CAP (Centralized Admission Process )

The institutes then have their uniques procedures for selection, which may involve Group Discussion, Personal or panel Interview, WAT, etc. Finally, based on the score obtained in all the rounds each having their weightage, the students will be given a call letter to join the institute.

MAH CET 2020 Counseling

As per the official notification released by Maharashtra State Common Entrance Test Cell, the registration process of MAH CET 2020 Counseling will start in the 2nd week of October 2020. Due to COVID-19, MAH CET 2020 result announcement was delayed to May 23. Consequenlty, MAH CET counselling too was delayed.

The MAH CET CAP i.e. Centralised Admission Process also referred to as Counselling, is conducted for admissions across 400 management institutes including JBIMS, SIMSREE, among others. All shortlisted candidates on the basis of MAH CET 2020 cutoff score are eligible to participate in MAH CET counselling starting with the online registration and submission of documents for verification which will start in the month of October.

  • The candidates will get notified about the counselling either through mail or SMS.
  • The candidates can take part in The MAH CET 2020 Counselling by visiting the official website of the DTE and adding their login credentials.
  • The process of counselling comprises 3 steps document verification, photo verification, and signature verification.
  • CAP is the Centralized Admission Process introduced by the Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) to 400 - B-Schools in Maharastra.
  • CAP consists of four rounds. The candidates who qualify for MAH CET will be allocated in any one of the sessions depending upon the score of the candidate.

Proof: Any identity proof like Aadhar Card, Voter Card, etc is required for the MAH CET 2020 counselling.

Courses Offered Through MAH CET

Various courses are offered by the different institute under MAH CET which are given as follows:

MAH CET Courses Offered
Courses Duration
MBA(Masters of Business Administration) 2 Years
MMS(Master of Management Studies) 2 Years
PGDM(Post Graduate Diploma in Management) 2 Years
PGDBM( Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management) 2 Years

Guidelines for MAH CET exam 2020

MAH CET Guidelines

  • Candidate without the Admit Card and the photograph pasted on the admit card will not be permitted to appear for the MAH CET examination.

MAH CET Guidelines

  • The candidate is requested to report to the exam venue at least 30 minutes before the reporting time mentioned on the admit card.

MAH CET Guidelines

  • Candidates are not allowed to enter the examination hall after the commencement of the examination.
  • The candidate’s photograph affixed to the hall ticket should reasonably match with the uploaded in the online application form failing which the candidate may not be allowed to appear for the examination.

MAH CET Guidelines

  • The signature that the candidate has done in the exam and the one that is uploaded should be the same. In case of discrepancy, the candidate will not be allowed to write the examination.

MAH CET Guidelines

  • The candidate is not allowed to carry any personal belongings to the exam centre including but not limited to wrist-watch, cell phones, calculators, etc., If the candidate is carrying any personal item, it should be kept outside the class at candidate's risk. The examination centre will not responsible for any loss or damage to such items

MAH CET Guidelines

  • If the candidate completes the exam before the scheduled end time, he/she will not be allowed to leave the exam hall.

MAH CET Guidelines

  • Having in possession of any notebook(s) or notes or chits or any other unauthorized material concerning the subject about the examination paper's respective action will be taken by the authority.

Frequently Asked Questions

A candidate can appear for MAH CET for 3 times only.

Yes, a non-Maharashtrian can appear for the exam, however, he/she will be fighting for 15% of the total seats which are known as All India Seats.

Only JBIMS conducts GD, PI and other selection rounds after the written test. Rest all colleges give admission only based on the written test.

Over 1 lakh students appear for MAH CET each year.

The courses offered through MAH CET are MBA, MMS, PGDM, PGDBM. Candidates can check the above section for details.

The exam consists of 4 sections; Logical Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, Abstract Reasoning, and Comprehension/ Verbal Ability.

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