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About MH-CET

MH-CET or MAH-MBA/MMS-CET is the official state level entrance test for admission to MBA/MMS programs affiliated to universities in Maharashtra. The test, and the following admission process(CAP - Common Admission Process), is conducted by Maharashtra's Directorate of Technical Education (DTE).

The CET is the gateway to top colleges like SIMSREE and PUMBA. Many private colleges in Maharashtra also accept CET scores for their PGDM programs. Welingkar is one such notable college.

According to a DTE notification, 85% seats in the government-run and aided MBA/MMS institutes in the state and 65% seats in private unaided and minority institutes are filled through the MAH-MBA/MMS-CET. Another 15% seats is filled through the all India quota, which refers to students who appear in the nationally recognised tests, such as the CAT conducted by the IIMs, JMET conducted by the IITs, MAT conducted by the AIMA, XAT conducted by the XLRI, and ATMA conducted by the AIMS.

MAH MBA/MMS CET is held once in a year, generally in the month of February or March.


Graduate in any discipline from any institute or university recognised by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) with minimum 50% aggregate marks. Candidates who belong to the backward classes of Maharashtra state should have 45% marks in aggregate. Students in their final year of graduation can also apply.

Test Structure:

The test consists of 200 multiple choice questions arranged in random order that assess different areas. The duration of the test is 150 minutes (2 ½ hrs). There is no negative marking for incorrect answers. Therefore, it is imperative that the students attempt all the questions and intelligently guess the answers to unsolved questions. CET went online in 2014 for the first time, but the paper pattern remained unchanged.

MAH-MBA/MMS-CET: Area wise structure over the years:

Sr.No. Area Number of Questions Duration per Question
2015 2014 2012 2011 2010
1 Quantitative Ability 40 20 25 22 15
2 Data Interpretation 10 20 15 20 20
3 Data Sufficiency 5 7 7 5 5
4 Logical Reasoning 45 70 58 48 54
5 Visual Reasoning 25 25 30 25 30
6 Verbal Ability & Verbal Reasoning 70 55 55 48 61
7 Reading Comprehension 5 10 10 32 15
TOTAL 200 200 200 200 200

MH-CET 2016 for the first time has been introduced with below changes

  • - Four Areas whereby every area is referred to as a Test.
  • - Provision to shuffle between tests and questions
  • - Questions in a particular test can be viewed by clicking the same

Below mentioned is the break-up of number of questions

Sr.No. Topics Number of Questions Mark per question Maximum marks
1 Logical Reasoning 75 1 15
2 Abstract Reasoning 25 1 25
3 Quantitative Aptitude 50 1 50
4 Verbal Ability/Reading comprehension 50 1 50
Total 200 200

Mode of test : Computer-based test
Duration: 150 min (2.5 hrs)
Marking scheme: Total marks for the test is 200. Every correct answer fetches 1 mark. Incorrect or non attempted questions fetch zero marks. There is no negative marking for incorrect answers.