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MAH CET 2018 Registration Important Dates Question Papers

The state MBA/MMS CET is online exam conducted by the Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) for the admission in the MBA colleges in Maharashtra . MAH CET 2018 will be conducted in March 2018 for MBA & MMS courses. The exact dates are not confirmed yet.

Government of Maharashtra has established a State Common Entrance Test Cell (CET CELL) under Admission Regulating Authority (ARA). The Competent Authority shall conduct the MAH- MBA/MMS CET 2018 for admission to; First Year of Post Graduate Degree Courses in Management (MBA/MMS) in various institutes in Maharashtra, for Academic Year 2018-19.

There are more than 200 institutes those come under different universities in Maharashtra in which admission is through MAHCET.  It is administered by the Competent Authority on its own or in collaboration with professional Agencies which holds a record of its competence and experience of personnel selection through competitive examinations.


Maharashtra State Candidature Candidate -

  • The Candidate should be an Indian National
  • Candidate must have a Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline with at least 50% marks in aggregate or equivalent (at least 45% in case of candidates of backward class categories and Persons with Disability belonging to Maharashtra State only) or its equivalent
  • Obtained score in CET conducted by the Competent Authority (MAH-MBA/MMS-CET 2017)

All India Candidature Candidates, Jammu and Kashmir Migrant Candidature Candidates –

  • Candidate should be an Indian National and should possess basic qualification as specified above.
  • All India Candidates seeking admission for 15% All India Seats will be based on for MAHCET 2018 CAT 2017/CMAT 2018 for admission into Maharashtra B-schools.

Children of NRI / OCI / PIO, Children of Indian workers in the Gulf countries, Foreign National

  • Candidate must have a Bachelor’s Degree with at least 50 % marks in aggregate or its equivalent.

Registration Process

  • Candidates who wish to apply for MAH CET 2018 have to fill online application form.
  • The registration process based on past trends will start in January and end in February.
  • The exact dates have not been announced yet. Candidate are advised to fill the application form correctly.

MAH CET Exam Fees

Application form processing fees has to be paid through online system only by Internet Payment, Credit Card / Debit Card (RuPay / Visa/MasterCard / Maestro), Internet Banking, IMPS, Cash Cards / Mobile Wallets for which the service charges, as per rules, shall be applicable in addition to the application form processing fees.

General Category Candidates and Outside Maharashtra State Candidate Reserved Category candidates from Maharashtra State Children of NRI / OCI / PIO, Foreign National
Children of Indian Workers in the Gulf countries Persons with Disability candidates from Maharashtra  
Rs. 1000/- Rs. 800/- Rs. 5000/-

MAH CET Admit Card

Candidates must download the admit card by logging into the DTE, Maharashtra website. The admit cards will be available at least a week before the exam. Admit card can be downloaded in Feb 2018. Candidates will have to visit http://www.dtemaharashtra.gov.in/mba2017/StaticPages/DTEHome.html

Once the candidate clicks the relevant link, he/she can access the window for admit card download. The candidate is required to use

  • Registration Number / Roll Number
  • Password/Date of Birth for downloading the admit card. Candidate needs to affix recent recognizable photograph on the admit card preferably the same as provided during registration.

Candidates must take out a print out of the admit card. They must check all the details and present it at the exam day for verification. Candidate without the admit card will not be allowed to give the test. Also, save it for further admission process.

Important Dates

The exact dates are not out yet. Here is a tentative schedule

Event Date
MAH CET 2018 Registrations: Start Date January, 2018
MAH CET 2018 Registrations: End Date February, 2018
Closure for editing application details February, 2018
MAH-CET 2018 exam March, 2018
MAH-CET 2018 Results March, 2018

MAH CET Exam Pattern

MAH CET 2018 will be conducted in online mode. The test will have Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) The duration of the test will be 2 and a half hours with 200 questions. There will be no negative marking for any wrong answer. Each correct answer will fetch 1 mark. Total no of questions topic wise break up is given below:

Topics No. Of Questions Marks per Question Maximum Marks Total Marks Test Duration
Abstract Reasoning 75 1 75 200 150 Minutes
Logical Reasoning 25 1 25
Quantitative Aptitude 50 1 50
Verbal Ability/ Reading Comprehension 50 1 50

MAH CET 2018 Syllabus

The exam has 3 sections which has 2 distinct parts - Logical Reasoning and Abstract reasoning. The syllabus in detail is given below:


This is to test your English language. In this test there will be passages with questions based on their contents to test your comprehension. Your English Language ability would be tested through questions on grammar , vocabulary , sentence completion, synonyms , antonyms, comprehension of passages etc. Your English language ability would be tested through questions on

  • Understanding of the contents of the passage
  • Choice of appropriate words, phrases, expressions and similar language skills.


This test helps to know how fast and accurate you can work with numbers, do numerical calculations understand various arithmetic problems involving ratio and proportion, percentage, etc. This test also helps to measure your power of quantitative reasoning, interpretation of tables, common graphs and charts.


This measures how quickly and accurately you can think. This test may have questions based on figures and diagrams and also questions on verbal reasoning.

Topics to be covered are:

  • Verbal ability
  • Reading comprehension
  • Quantitative analysis
  • Data interpretation
  • Data sufficiency
  • Analytical reasoning
  • Verbal reasoning
  • Non-verbal reasoning


The Common Entrance Test - Maharashtra (CET) is conducted by the Directorate of Technical Education and is accepted by close to 298 Institutes in Maharashtra. Courses you can apply for:

  • Two-year full-time course in Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Two-year full-time course in Master of Management Studies (MMS)
  • Two-year full-time course in Post Graduate Diploma Course in Business Management (PGDBM)
  • Two-year full-time course in Post Graduate Diploma Course in Management (PGDM)


In Maharashtra State

Ahmednagar Akola Amravati
Amravati Beed Bhandara
Buldhana Chandrapur Dhule
Gadchiroli Gondia Hingoli
Jalgaon Jalna Kolhapur
Latur Mumbai Mumbai Sub Urban
Nagpur Nanded Nandurbar
Nashik Osmanabad Palghar
Parbhani Pune Raigad
Ratnagiri Sangli Satara
Sindhudurga Solapur Thane
Wardha Washim Yavatmal

Outside Maharashtra State

Ahmedabad Gandhinagar Bangalore
Bhopal Delhi/Delhi-NCR Jaipur
Kolkata Lucknow Ranchi
Panaji Verna Patna

Colleges accepting MAH CET 2018

The Common Entrance Test - Maharashtra (CET) is conducted by the Directorate of Technical Education and is accepted by close to 298 Institutes in Maharashtra. Courses you can apply for:

  • Apex Institute of Management & Research, Pune
  • Atharva Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai
  • Balaji Institute of International Business, Pune
  • Balaji Institute of Telecom and Management, Pune
  • Chetana’s Ramprasad Khandelwal Institute of Management & Research
  • Institute of Business Management & Research, Pune
  • Institute of Management Education Research and Training
  • International School of Business & Media, Pune
  • Jayawant Institute of Management Studies, Pune
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies(JBIMS)
  • KJ Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research, Mumbai
  • Lala Lajpat Rai Institute of Management, Mumbai
  • Maharashtra Institute of Technology, Pune
  • Mahatma Phule Institute Of Management and Computer Studies, Pune
  • MET Institute of Management, Mumbai
  • Mukesh Patel School of Technology Management & Engineering, Mumbai
  • Neville Wadia Institute of Management Studies & Research Pune
  • NL Dalmia Institute of Management Studies and Research, Mumbai
  • Padmashree Dr. D.Y. Patil Institute of Management Studies, Pune
  • PES Modern College of Engineering, Pune
  • Symbiosis Institute of Business Management Pune
  • Vivekanand Education Society’s Institute Of Management Studies & Research, Mumbai
  • Smt. HirabenNanavati Institute of Management and Research for Women, Pune
  • SIES College of Management Studies, Mumbai
  • Rizvi Institute of Management Studies & Research, Mumbai
  • Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology, Mumbai

Reference Books for MAH MBA/MMS CET

  • Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension, Time
  • Quantitative Aptitude for MBA Entrance Examination, Guha
  • Quantitative Aptitude for CAT and other Aptitude Examination 3rd, Time
  • Mathematics for MBA Entrance Exams, R.S. Agarwal
  • The Pearson Guide to MBA Entrance Examination, Edgar Thorpe
  • MBA Entrance Guide,5th Ed, Career Launcher

Study Plan & Preparation Tips

  • The prime quality that a prospective candidate must have is to budget his/her time realistically. The time which one spends on study sessions should consist of enough varieties in terms of their area of specialization and also include many other activities to prevent loss of proper effectiveness.
  • Analyze your performance in mock tests to see your strength areas and work on weaker ones
  • Students must practice in a disciplined manner to crack the exam
  • Candidates can also depend on various coaching centers which will help them to have an idea on time management, creativity, Language efficiency etc.
  • rack current affairs up to date for creating proper awareness about what is happening around.

Some of the Universities and Affilated Institutes

Universities Institutes
Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University 428
Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Technological University 71
Solapur University 10
Shivaji University 276
North Maharashtra University 215
Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University 418
The Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University 601
Smt. Nathibai Damodar Thackersey Women's University 146

Contact Details

Address - Joint Director, Technical Education Regional Office, World Bank Project Building, Government Polytechnic Campus, 49-Kherwadi, Ali Yawar Jung Marg, Bandra(East), Mumbai-400 051

  • 022 22641150/51
  • 022 22612139
  • 022 22644859
  • 022 22644861
  • Fax: - 022 22692102/22690007
  • E-Mail: - [email protected]

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