Maharashtra Common Entrance Test 2019 (MAH CET 2019)

Last Updated - February 12 2018

MAH CET 2019 or Maharashtra Common Entrance Test is an annual, state-level, computer-based post graduate management entrance test. MAH CET 2019 exam is scheduled to take place in March 2019. It is organized by the Directorate of Technical Education (DTE), Maharashtra for aspirants want admission to postgraduate programs in management in participating institutes of Maharashtra.

Some key points about MAH CET 2019 are mentioned below.

  • MAH CET 2019 is an online exam of 2 hours and 30 minutes duration.
  • Questions will be objective in nature testing aspirant’s knowledge in Abstract Reasoning, Logical Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension. Read More MAH CET Exam Format
  • MAH CET Result 2019 is expected to be published by March 2019.
  • Admission to the management programs is done via a Centralized Admission Procedure or CAP convened by the DTE, Maharashtra.
  • MAH CET 2019 Application Form will be available from January 2019 till February 2019. 
  • Aspirants required to pay the application fee of INR 1000 for Gen/OBC category and INR 800 for reserved category aspirants.
  • There will be 200 questions in MCQ pattern, carrying 1 mark each with no provision for negative marking.

Around 400 B-schools in Maharashtra including Bhartiya Vidyapeeth's Institute of Management Studies & Research, Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, K J Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research accept MAH CET scores for admissions.

Highlights Table of MAH CET 2019

Date of ExamMarch 2019
Organizing BodyDirectorate of Technical Education, Maharastra (DTE)
Method of ExamOnline
Period of Exam2 hour 30 minutes
Eligibility (may vary for various exams)A Bachelors’ Degree in any branch from a recognised university with an at least aggregate score of 50% (45% for reserved category aspirants)
Courses ProvidedMBA/PGDM/MMS/PGDBA

Important Dates for MAH CET 2019

The dates of MAH CET 2019 are yet to be released by DTE. Based on past trends, a tentative dateline for the events involved in the procedure can be charted. Candidates are advised to keep a tab on the official website for updates.

Here’s a tentative schedule for MAH CET 2019.

Availability of MAH CET 2019 Online Application FormJanuary 2019
Application Form Editing window closes byFebruary 2019
Last date for obtaining prints of filled-in online Application FormFebruary 2019
Availability of MAH CET 2019 Hall TicketA Week prior to Scheduled Exam Date
MAH CET 2019 Scheduled DateMarch 2019
MAH CET 2019 Result ReleasementMarch 2019
MAH CET 2019 CounselingMay 2019

Eligibility Criteria for MAH CET 2019

Interested candidates for the exam must fulfill general eligibility criteria for MAH CET 2019 and the same are mentioned below.

  • A Bachelors’ degree in any branch from a recognised University with an at least aggregate score of 50% (45% for reserved category aspirants).
  • Valid scores of CAT and CMAT will be acceptable for admission, subject to fulfillment of other eligibility conditions.
  • Participants in the final year of qualifying examination are also applicable to apply offered the results for the same are declared before the commencement of the admission procedure for the academic year.
  • As a state level entrance test, DTE specifies several conditions distinguishing between aspirants belonging to the state of Maharashtra, aspirants from rest of India, Linguistic/Religious Minorities, and J&K Migrants.
  • Participants must be citizens of India. DTE also specifies conditions eligible for NRI/OCI/PIO/Foreign Aspirants, the details of which are available on the official website.

Aspirants in specific categories are advised to look up the detailed eligibility conditions listed in the Information Brochure of State Common Entrance Test Cell available on the official website.

MAH CET Application Form 2019

The Registration of MAH CET 2019 has to be finished online via the official website. MAH CET Application Form 2019 will be available from January 2019 until February 2019. The steps involved in the Registration for MAH CET 2019 are mentioned below.

  • Click on the link "MAH CET Application Form".
  • Offer contact information, individual, educational and work experience and the ID that you will use at the test center.
  • Click on "Submit" button.
  • After choosing the course and filling up the accurate and proper information, upload the need scanned documents
  • Save and Print MAH CET 2019 Application Form for future use.
  • The application form should be clear in all respect before submitting.
  • Visit the official website of MAH CET.
  • MAH CET Application Fees must be paid through Net Banking/Debit/Credit Card or by means of the E-Challan.

MAH CET 2019 Hall Ticket

Participants who register successfully for MAH CET 2019 and submit the Application Form clear in all respects will be allocated the hall ticket about a week before the scheduled exam date. Participants can reach and download their hall tickets from the official website using their login credentials.

The steps involved in downloading the Hall Ticket are:

  1. Visit the official website, i.e.
  2. Click on the ‘MAH CET 2019 Hall Ticket’ tab.
  3. Enter login credentials in space offered.
  4. The hall ticket will be displayed on-screen.
  5. Review the details printed on the Hall Ticket before obtaining prints of the same.

MAH CET 2019 Hall Ticket is a compulsory document without which aspirants will not be allowed to appear for the exam. The Hall Ticket will display the following details: Aspirants are advised to preserve their hall ticket copies until the admission procedure gets over.

  • Application ID
  • Exam venue
  • Aspirant’s Full Name
  • Aspirant’s phone number and address
  • Photograph of the Aspirant
  • Exam date

Any discrepancy in the details printed on the Hall Ticket should be reported immediately the exam coordinator.

Exam Centers for MAH CET 2019

Participants can, during the application procedure, select any three locations, in order of preference, as their choice of exam center. Please note that once selected, the choice of the center cannot be changed. The allotment of exam center is done by DTE on the basis of the aspirant’s preference, though the DTE’s judgment in this regard is final and binding on all.

MAH CET 2019 is likely to be organized at the following locations:

Maharashtra Locations
LaturMumbaiMumbai Sub Urban
Rest of India Locations

Please note that DTE reserves the right to cancel or add any locations to the MAH CET 2019 exam centers if the situation so demands.

MAH CET 2019 Exam Format

MAH CET 2019 is a computer-based test comprising multiple-choice questions. The total number of questions that can be expected is 200 and the time period for the same is 2 hours and 30 minutes.

  • The number of questions, difficulty level and the time limit for each section is always same regardless of the when or where the test is organized.
  • Each accurate response will be honored one mark and there is no negative marking for inaccurate responses.
  • Participants will be tested on their verbal ability and reading comprehension skills, quantitative aptitude and logical/abstract reasoning skills.

The table here depicts the number of questions that can be expected in each section of MAH CET 2019:

SectionsQuestionsTotal Marks for the sectionMark per Question
Abstract Reasoning25 Questions251
Quantitative Reasoning50 Questions501
Verbal Ability/ Reading Comprehension50 Questions501
Logical Reasoning75 Questions751
Total marks for the test -200 -

Syllabus for MAH CET 2019

Here’s a detailed look at the MAH CET 2019 Syllabus

Verbal Ability and Reading ComprehensionSynonyms and Antonyms
Idioms and Phrases
Spotting Mistakes
Phrases/ Sentence Improvement
Sentence Construction
Reading Comprehension
Logical/Abstract ReasoningCritical Reasoning; Statement and Conclusion/Assumptions/ Arguments/Courses of Action; Arrangements; Blood Relations; Coding-Decoding; Data Structures; Analogy and Odd-One-Out; Alphabetical and Numerical Series; Direction, Time and Clock Test; Quant Based Reasoning; Venn Diagram; Visual Reasoning; Cube and Dice;
Analytical Reasoning and Puzzles; Triangular Bar Diagram/Passage-Based Data; Data Comparing and Sufficiency
Quantitative AptitudeNumber System; Percentage; Interest; Profit, Loss, and Discount;
Average; Ratio and Proportion/Mixtures; Time and Work; Speed and Distance; Algebra; Progression; Set Theory; Geometry; Tables, Graphs, and Charts; Mensuration; Trigonometry; Permutation, Combination; Probability

Some of the reference books that aspirants can consider for preparation for the MAH-MBA/MMS-CET are:

Name of the BookPublisher/Author
MH-CET(MBA/MMS) Entrance GuideDisha Publications
Target MHCET (MBA/MMS) – Past papers + 6 Mock TestsDisha Publications
Study material on all sections of MBA CET MaharashtraChandresh Agarwal
MBA Entrance GuideVerma
Maharashtra MBA CET BooksCETking
Maharashtra MBA CET Guide by RPH Editorial BoardPriyanka Prakashan
The Pearson Guide to CET: MBA MaharashtraVandana Thorpe

MAH CET Result 2019

Based on earlier trends, the results for MAH CET 2019 can be expected to be declared within a week from the scheduled test date. After publication of the results, the merit list will be drawn using the standardized equi-percentile method, equating scores of all examinees.

Admission and seat allocation will be done on the basis of merit list. Post-publication of the result, candidates are advised to apply to the participating institutes of their Choice via DTE. The scorecards, as well as merit ranking, will be available to download/reach from the aspirant’s login page on the official website.

The MAH CET 2019 Result can be downloaded by following these steps:

  1. Visit the official website and click on the MBA/MMS CET 2019 section
  2. Click on the MAH CET 2019 Result tab
  3. Enter login credentials.
  4. The scorecard will be displayed on-screen which can be downloaded and printed.

Counselling Procedure of MAH CET 2019

The counselling and seat allocation for admission is organized by DTE Maharashtra on the basis of merit ranking via a Centralized Admission Procedure or CAP for admission to nearly 400 B-schools in Maharashtra. CAP is the final admission round for MBA admission to institutes like Bhartiya Vidyapeeth's Institute of Management Studies & Research, Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, K J Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research etc.

The CAP for MAH CET 2019 is expected to be held in May 2019 and will be organized in 3 rounds which comprise:

  • Seat availability and fulfillment of eligibility conditions
  • Matching of aspirant’s choice of Institute/Program
  • Document and Identity Verification

Depending on the merit rank obtained by an aspirant as well as seat availability, the final allocation takes place. An aspirant must mandatorily carry the scorecard and hall ticket for MAH CET to the counseling venue as specified by the authority.

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