MAH CET Exam Pattern 2021: Marking Scheme, Negative Marking, Total Marks

Exam Date

Jul 1, 2021

Result Date

Jul 23, 2021

May 26, 2021 | Management


Below is the exam pattern for MAH CET as per the general trends of the examination. Any changes in the MAH CET 2021 exam pattern will be notified by the official authorities. Candidates can go through the exam pattern and have a clear about the exam. Exam pattern will give the candidates the clarity about the difficulty level of exam and type of questions asked in the exam.

MAH CET 2021 Exam pattern highlights

The exam pattern is divided into 4 sections. And each part consists of the different syllabus, Each question consists of 4 marks and there is a total of 200 questions.

  • Mode: The MAH CET examination will be conducted in online mode only.
  • Exam Duration: The candidates will have to answer 200 questions over the duration of 150 minutes.
  • MCQ with 5 choices: All the questions will have Multiple Choice questions of the five choices to a question only one will be the correct answer.
  • Marks Distribution: Candidate will receive 4 marks for every correct answer and for every wrong answer 1 mark will be deducted for PG exams. Unanswered questions will get no marks.
  • Select the correct answer: The candidate has to select the most appropriate answer and ‘mouse click’ that alternative which he/ she feels is appropriate/ correct. The alternative/option that is clicked on will be treated as the answer to that question.
  • Submit with Save and next: The answer to any question will be considered for final evaluation, only when candidates have submitted the answers by clicking on “Save & Next” or “Mark for Review & Next”.
  • Time has been set: The clock has been set at the server and the countdown timer at the top right corner of your screen will display the time remaining for you to complete the When the clock runs out the exam ends by default - you are not required to end or submit your exam.

Select Answers according to Questions

Some of key points to keep in mind during the exam are as follows.

  • Question Palette: Click on the question number on the question palette at the right of your screen to go to that numbered question.
  • Mark for Review and Next: Click on ‘Mark for Review and Next’ to save answer to current question, mark it for review, and to go to the next question in sequence
  • Select: To select your answer, click on one of the options
  • Change: To change your answer, click another desired option button
  • Save: To save your answer, you MUST click on Save & Next.
  • Deselect: To deselect a chosen answer, click on the chosen option again or click on the Clear Response button.
  • Save and Next: To change an answer to a question, the candidate must first select the question and then click on the new answer option followed by a click on the Save & Next button.

Saved Questions for MAH CET 2021

The candidate will have the ability to save questions for review on the system, some of the features pertaining to this has been shared below.

  • Marked for Review: Questions that are saved or marked for review after answering will ONLY be considered for evaluation.
  • Name of the Test: The Test name(s) will be displayed on the top bar of the Questions in a test that can be viewed by clicking on the test name. The test you will view will be highlighted. After clicking the Save & Next button on the last question for a test, you will automatically be taken to the first question of the (next)
  • Shuffle: You can shuffle between tests and questions anytime during the examination as per your requirement.
  • Test Administrator: The candidates are requested to follow the instructions of the “Test Administrator” If any candidate does not follow the instructions/rules, it would be treated as a case of misconduct/ adoption of unfair means and such a candidate would be liable for debarment from appearing for examinations for a period as decided by CET Cell.
  • No Query: The candidates may ask the Test Administrator about their doubts or questions only before the commencement of the No query shall be entertained after the commencement of the examination.
  • Expiry of time: After the expiry of 150 minutes, the candidates will not be able to attempt any question or check their The answers of the candidate would be saved automatically by the computer system even if he/ she has not clicked the “Submit” button.

Section-wise Exam Pattern

The section-wise MAH CET exam pattern has been tabulated below.

Section-wise MAH CET 2021 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


  • Finalization: Candidates will not be allowed to “finally submit” unless they have exhausted the actual test time duration.
  • Keyboard Keys: Under no circumstances should a candidate click on any of the ‘keyboard keys’ once the exam starts as this will lock the entire exam process.

MAH CET Score Normalisation Process

The normalisation process is done with two motives- Reducing ties and the bunching effect. To acheave this, the score is calculated up to seven decimal. The following formula is used to perform the MAH CET normalisation process: MHT CET score(percentile) = 100 x (No. of candidates with normalized marks ≤ the candidate) ÷ Total number of candidates attended the exam. The score normalisation process involves the following three steps.

Step 1: All candidates who appeared for the exam will be divided into four sections, and each section will have an equal number of students.

Step 2: Each subject will have their separate raw score in the form of percentile. The following formulae will be used for each of the subject.

  • Mathematics: 100 x No. of candidates appeared from the session with raw score ≤ M1 score in Mathematics ÷ Total Number of candidates appeared in the session
  • Physics: 100 x No. of candidates appeared from the session with raw score ≤ P1 score in Physics ÷ Total Number of candidates appeared in the session
  • Chemistry: 100 x No. of candidates appeared from the session with raw score ≤ C1 score in Chemistry ÷ Total Number of candidates appeared in the session
  • Total: 100 x No. of candidates appeared from the session with raw score ≤ T1 score ÷ Total Number of candidates appeared in the session

Please note, T1, P1, M1, C1 represents the raw date/score.

Step 3: All the raw percentile scores from all four sections will be merged in the final steps, which will be used further to compile the MAH CET final result.

MAH CET Syllabus

Candidates should have a fair knowledge of the syllabus well before they start with the preparation. Having proper knowledge of the syllabus helps the candidates understand the different subjects covered under the question paper. The MAH CET syllabus will consist of three important subjects that all candidates need to be good at to score good marks. The syllabus will be mainly from- Verbal Ability, Reading Comprehension, Logical Reasoning, and Quantitative Aptitude. To read each of these subjects in a comprehensive manner, visit the page shared below.

Read More: MAH CET Syllabus


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