MAH CET 2021: Exam Pattern Changes, Tentative Dates & Eligibility

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MAH CET 2021: Exam Pattern Changes, Tentative Dates & Eligibility

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Maharashtra Common Entrance Test (MAH CET) is a state level entrance test conducted by State Common Entrance Test Cell, Maharashtra annually. State Common Entrance Test Cell, Maharashtra will conduct the MAH CET MBA 2021 tentatively in the second week of March in online mode. There are more than 300 institutes those come under different universities in Maharashtra in which admission is through MAH CET.  



Exam Name

Maharashtra Common Entrance Test

Popularly Known as


Exam conducting body

State Common Entrance Test Cell, Maharashtra



Exam Category

PG (Postgraduate level)

Exam level

State Level

Scorecard validity

One year

Exam mode


Total number of questions


But there has been a major change in the exam pattern:

The total time of the exam has been increased to 150 minutes, which was earlier mentioned as 120 minutes. However, the number of questions and total marks tend to remain same.



No. of Questions

Mark per Question

Maximum Marks

Total Marks


Logical Reasoning











Abstract Reasoning





Quantitative Aptitude





Verbal Ability/ Reading Comprehension




  • All questions in MAH CET 2021 will be multiple based questions with 5 options each.
  • There will be no negative marking for wrong attempts.
  • The total test duration is 150 minutes.
  • Medium of MAH CET 2021 will be English.
  • MAH CET 2021 will be in online mode.
  • You can also check the official notice.

Important Notice

With reference to Judgement of THE HIGH COURT OF JUDICATURE AT BOMBAY CIVIL APPELLATE JURISDICTION WRIT PETITION (St) No.96887 OF 2020 on dated 11/12/2020. Process for MBA application will resume back later by adding ATMA, MAT , XAT for admission process year 20-21 , after getting permission from Maharashtra Government. Accordingly Separate notification will be published on CET website.

MAH CET 2021: Exam Syllabus

The exam has 4 sections which has 3 distinct parts. The syllabus in detail is given below:

  1. Logical / abstract reasoning

This section measures how quickly and accurately you can think. MAH CET 2021 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
  1. Quantitative aptitude

This test helps to know how fast and accurate you can work with numbers, do numerical calculations understand various arithmetic problems.

Topics to be covered are:

  • Ratio and proportion
  • Percentage
  • Profit and Loss
  • Basic Geometry
  • Averages
  • Tables
  • Graphs
  • Charts
  1. Verbal ability and reading comprehension

This is to test your English language. In this test there will be passages with questions based on their contents to test your comprehension.

Topics to be covered are:

  • Verbal Ability:


Odd word out


Right usage of words in fill in the blanks

Word substitute in a sentence



Error spotting –grammar, words, punctuation

Sentence Correction

  • Reading Comprehension:

Strengthen and Weaken

Purpose of the passage

Assumption and Supporting Statement

Inference and Conclusion Drawn

Flaw and Discrepancy

Author’s Point of View

Passage based questions

Main idea of the passage.

MAH CET 2021: Exam dates

State Common Entrance Test Cell, Maharashtra has not revealed the exam dates yet. But following the previous years past trend, the following is the tentative date sheet for MAH CET 2021.


Dates 2021

Starting of online registration

3rd week of January 2021

Last date to apply

3rd week of February 2021

Release of Hall Ticket

4th week of February 2021

MAH CET 2021 Exam

2nd week of March 2021

Declaration of result

3rd week of March 2021

Beginning of counselling

June 2021

MAH CET 2021: Eligibility Criteria

The State Common Entrance Test Cell, Maharashtra will prescribe the eligibility criteria for MAH CET 2021 Exam. Prior to filling the application form of MAH CET 2021, candidates must fulfil the following factors.

  • Candidates should have done their bachelor’s degree in any discipline.
  • General category candidates need to secure a minimum of 50% marks in total aggregate and those who belong to reserved category such as SC/ ST/ OBC/ PWD need to secure 45% marks in total aggregate.
  • Those who are pursuing their final year of graduation are also eligible to apply for MAH CET 2021 exam.
  • Those who appeared for MAT/ CAT/ GMAT/ CMAT/ XAT/ ATMA are also eligible for admission.

For Registration and more details, you can visit the official website of MAH CET or

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