MAH-CET – Maharashtra Common Entrance Test
Maharashtra Common Entrance Test (MAH-CET) is a computer-based management entrance test. Officially known as MAH-MBA/MMS-CET, the exam is conducted by the Directorate of Technical Education, Maharashtra, for admission to management courses such as MBA/MMS in various institutes in the state of Maharashtra.
The exam is conducted in the month of March every year, and the result of the same is generally declared in March end.
The admission to the management courses such as MBA/MMS/PGDBM/PGDM is a centralised process and covered under Centralized Admission Process (CAP) carried out by the Competent Authority of the State of Maharashtra.
The exam is held in multiple sessions. Competent Authority, using standardized equi-percentile method, equates scores across sessions.
Candidates must have a bachelors’ degree in any discipline from any recognised university with a minimum of 50% marks, and at least 45% in case of reserved candidates. Final year students can also apply. Candidates appearing for CAT / GMAT / CMAT /MAT February / XAT/ ATMA are considered to be eligible for admission against the All India Seats subject to the fulfilment of eligibility criteria. Such candidates need to fill online application form according to the schedule.
Step 1: Fill in the Application form
Candidates willing to apply for MAH CET need to fill in the application form. Candidates must note that the application form can be filled online only. The registrations are normally out in January with deadline somewhere in February. Candidates must note that one candidate is allowed to fill only one application form. Multiple applications will be rejected.
Step 2: Download MAH CET Admit Card
Candidates who register successfully for MAH CET get access to admit cards at least a week before the exam. The admit cards will be available for download on the official website. To download the same, candidates need to provide their username and password. Each admit card will carry a registration number which will be unique for every aspirant.
Candidates can expect questions from sections like Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension, and Quantitative Aptitude and Logical / Abstract Reasoning.
Test-takers can expect MAH CET result within a week from the date of test. The score cards can be downloaded from the official website using username and password. Post result-declaration, aspirants will need to apply to the state colleges of their choice through DTE.
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’s no negative marks for incorrect answers. Here’s a detailed look at the syllabus:
Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension
Quantitative Aptitude and Logical / Abstract Reasoning
5.Clocks and Calenders
8.Geometry and its applications
9.Numbers and its applications
10.Percentages and its applications
12.Ratio and Its applications
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).
MAH-CET paper pattern: The exam consists of multiple choice objective type questions.
1. Verbal ability and reading comprehension: This section of the exam paper determines the grasp a candidate has on English language. The question paper will comprise of passage, and questions based on 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 solve numerical calculations with speed and accuracy. To excel in this section, the candidate must have a good 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 in this section.
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.
Candidates are allowed to fill only one Application Form. Multiple applications will be rejected. To apply online, candidates need to follow four steps:
Fill in the Registration Details, choose your Password and note down system generated Application ID here. Candidates have to choose a password and security question and enter his/her Answer. After successful submission of the data, the Application ID will be generated. This ID will be used to complete the remaining Steps of the Application Form such as uploading images of photo and signature, Edit dates, Payment and also required for all future correspondence.
Candidates have 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 & less than 100 kb
2.Size of the signature image must be greater than 5 kb & less than 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
Candidates can opt to pay the application fee either by Credit Card / Debit Card / Internet Banking or via e-Challan: to be submitted at any Axis Bank Ltd in India.
Candidate has to select Credit Card / Debit Card / Internet Banking option to pay the application fee and follow the online instruction to complete the payment of fee. After successful payment, candidate will be able to print the Application Form.
The candidate has to select e-challan option to deposit the application fee. One needs to take a printout of e-Challan and take it to the nearest branch of the Axis bank for making payment. After the confirmation of fee deposited from Bank/DTE, the candidate will be able to print the Application Form.