MH-CET Exams

What is MAH-MBA CET?

Maharashtra Common Entrance Test (MHCET) or MAH-MBA/MMS-CET is online test for admission to first year of two-year Full Time Post Graduate Degree Courses in MBA/MMS and PGDBM/PGDM in the Government, University Managed, University Departments and Unaided Institutes in the Maharashtra State.

The CET is conducted by Directorate of Technical education, Maharashtra, and CET scores are considered by about 80 institutes from Maharashtra.

Examination Pattern of CET:

  1. MAH-MBA/MMS CET 2015 is conducted online at the selected examination centers. There are 200 multiple choice objective type questions (MCQs).
  2. The question paper for the CET is set in English only. Translations in any languages is not available.
  3. The CET is of 2&1/2(Two&Half) hour’s duration and has a maximum of 200 marks.
  4. The CET does not has negative marking.
  5. The cities in which CET-2015 is conducted are designated as centre for the CET. Each centre has several venues depending upon the number of candidates due to appear at that centre. A candidate applying for the CET has the freedom to choose his/her centre but does not has freedom to choose the venue.
  6. Use of calculators, slide rules, log tables or other such arithmetic aids and cellular phone, pager etc. is not allowed.

CET consists of questions on Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension, Quantitative Aptitude, Data Interpretation, Verbal & Logical Reasoning, and Visual Reasoning.

Last year, CET was held in three slots. In each of the slots, the distribution of questions across different areas was more or less same and was as shown below:

  • Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension – Around 50 questions
  • Quantitative Aptitude – 15- 20 questions
  • Data Interpretation – 25-30 questions
  • Verbal & Logical Reasoning- 75- 80 questions 
  • Visual Reasoning- Around 25 questions

Important Dates:

Directorate of technical education has announced the exam dates for MH-CET 2015. It will be held on 14th and 15th March, 2015.

How to apply for CET?

Candidates have to apply ‘ON-LINE’ only through official DTE website (

The detailed procedure of application will be available once the notification for CET is out.

Last year the application fee (for General category of both Maharashtra and outside Maharashtra candidates) was Rs.1000, which is expected to be the same this year too.

The payment could be made by Credit Card, Debit Card, Internet Banking, or e-challan.


a) Maharashtra State

Seats: Each Maharashtra State candidate who has appeared in the MAH‐MBA/MMS‐CET 2015 conducted by Competent Authority of Maharashtra State will be assigned a State level Merit Number on the basis of percentile obtained in MAH-MBA/MMS CET 2015.

b) All India Seats:

Each All India candidate who has appeared in CAT 2015 (conducted by IIMs)/CMAT
2015 (Conducted by AICTE) / GMAT (conducted by GMAC, USA)/ MAT (conducted by AIMA in February 2015) XAT (conducted by XLRI)/ ATMA (conducted by AIMS)/ MAH‐MBA/MMS‐CET 2015 will be assigned a State level merit number on the basis of percentile mentioned on the score card. If the candidate has appeared for multiple examinations whose names are mentioned above then the best percentile shall be considered for Merit.

CMAT examination does not give result in percentile. CMAT Result shall be converted into percentile by the competent Authority. Percentile figure shall be considered up to 2 decimal places without rounding off. The best percentile of CMAT shall be considered for preparation of Merit.

Reservation Of Seats

Allocation and Reservation of Seats

Type of Institute Maharashtra State Seats All India Seats Institute Level Seats
University Departments 85% 15% Nil
Gov. Institute 85% 15% Nil
University Managed Institute 85% 15% Nil
Unaided Non-Minority Institute 65% 15% 20%

For the Maharashtra state candidates the seats are further classified and reserved for SC/ST, OBC, and PH candidates. The details about this will be available in the notification.

Difficulty Level:

The peculiar feature of CET is that there is no segregation of questions into different sections.

Considering the fact that exam is not paper-pencil based but computer based, it becomes difficult to find the questions of any specific type. For instance, if you want to first solve questions on verbal ability (which are, in general, less time consuming), it’s not easy to find these questions among the 200 questions. Also the time available is only 150 minutes, i.e. you have only 45 seconds for each question to read, understand, and solve!!! To attempt and solve each question will be nearly impossible for even the best of the students.

Last year, the first ranker in CET scored 158, while not more than 20 people scored more than 150. Thus, it becomes extremely important that a student should be mentally prepared that he/she will have to mark quite a few number of questions even without reading them.

In the coming months, the idea should be to first work on the accuracy and then on speed. Hence, it becomes extremely important to take a number of mock-tests so as to form a strategy for the actual exam.