A brief on MAH CET 2020:
Directorate of Technical Education (DTE), Maharashtra has successfully conducted MAH CET on March 10 and 11 in multiple slots. Maharashtra Common Entrance Test (MAH CET) is held once a year for admission to full-time Post Graduate Degree Courses in Management (MBA/MMS) in various institutes in Maharashtra. Around 40,000 seats are usually offered admission in the B-schools across Maharashtra state on the basis of MAH CET scores.
DTE, Maharashtra will be declaring the MAH CET result on March 19. This year, a record number of nearly 1.06 lakh students have applied for the for the Maharashtra-common entrance test (MAH CET) for Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Management Studies (MMS) courses. The application form was available from January 22 to February 16,. Candidates who had successfully filled the application form could download the admit card from February 28. Candidates can check here the complete details about MAH MBA/MMS CET such as exam dates, application form, eligibility, exam pattern, admit card, exam analysis, result, cut off, selection process, etc.
Following institutions admit candidates based on MAH CET score. These institutes must be approved and recognised by Maharashtra government and are affiliated to any of the Non-Agricultural University in Maharashtra State:
- All Maharashtra Government Management Education Institutes
- University Departments of Management Education
- University-managed Management Education Institutes
- All Un-aided Management Education Institutes covered as per the Act
Fast Facts about MAH CET 2020
|Name of the Examination||Maharashtra Common Entrance Test|
|Commonly Known||MAH CET or MAH MBA/ MMS CET|
|Purpose of Test||Qualifying Test for admission to B-schools across Maharashtra|
|Exam Category||State level PG Entrance exam|
|Conducting Body||Directorate of Technical Education (DTE), Maharashtra|
|Periodicity||Once in a year|
|Annual Number of Test Takers||88,226|
|Score or Grade Validity||One year|
|Test Duration||2:30 Hrs|
|Test Pattern||Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)|
|No. of Questions||200|
|Mode of Conduct||Online mode (Computer-based test )|
|Negative Marking||No negative marking|
|Syllabus||Questions are asked from Logical / Abstract Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension|
MAH CET 2020 Important Dates
The below-mentioned table lists the important dates pertaining to MAH CET :-
|MAH CET 2020 online registration date||January 10, 2020 (Released)|
|Closing date of application||February 15, 2020|
|Last day to print application||March 01, 2020|
|Issue of MAH CET Admit Card||March 1, 2020|
|MAH CET 2020 Exam Dates||March 14 & 15, 2020 (Released)|
|Announcement of result||March 31, 2020|
According to the exam analysis of MAH CET , by experts from IMS Learning, the overall difficulty level of the exam was lower than the previous year’s exam with marginally tougher Abstract section. QA section was ranging from easy to moderate on difficulty scale while VARC was slightly difficult than the previous year. The Logical Reasoning section consisted of pretty difficult arrangement based sets. The Abstract Reasoning section had easy to moderate questions. The Quantitative Aptitude section had a mix moderate level DI sets and also easy to moderate questions. Finally, the Verbal Ability/ Reading Comprehension section consisted of questions at lower levels of difficulty in comparison to the same section in MAH CET .The VA section had added a few new types of questions. The experts’ analysis help in examining the difficulty scale and anticipate the expected cutoff of the test takers.MAH CET 2020 Analysis and Expected Cutoff
MAH CET 2020 Percentile Predictor
After taking the MAH CET exam, it is advisable that all aspirants should exercise a self-evaluation using the MAH CET percentile predictor and understand where he/she stands. By doing this, one would be able to figure out their percentile. Candidates should follow the steps provided below to know their percentiles:
- Enter Your Personal Details: Candidate’s category, DOB and other required details need to be inserted.
- Tell Us How Was Your Exam: Share how well you attempted the exam and what was the accuracy level so that we can calculate predictions.
- Know Where You Stand: Find out your possible result or performance in the exam and get insights on where you stand based on your competition.
MAH CET Answer Key 2020
The Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) Maharashtra, the exam conducting body of MAH CET has not released the answer key until date. The reason behind this decision is the online mode of MAH CET exam. MAH CET answer key can be made available only when it will be released by DTE.
MAH CET Result 2020
The result for the MAH CET exam will be announced on March 19, . The MAH CET result will have the candidates’ secured Rank, Scores and Percentiles. Candidates will be able to check their result by entering into the official website and then by login using the MAH CET Registration Number and Date of Birth in (DD/MM/YY) format. The provisional merit list of MAH MBA/MMS will be declared during the first week of June . According to last year’s statistics, out of 200 marks, the highest score that was obtained was 145. On the other hand, as many as 49 candidates have managed to score zero in the exam. Only qualifying candidates who will receive their results as per the cutoff/merit will be allowed to appear in the counselling rounds. After the completion of the counselling rounds, the final merit list will be declared in the second week of June .
MAH CET Cutoff 2020
The officials, DTE, will release MAH CET cutoff after the announcement of result. It is on the basis of MAH CET cut off, that students will be called for counselling rounds. The cutoff refers to the minimum marks or percentile which candidates must secure in order to qualify for counselling rounds. Candidates can check below the last year cut off of top MBA colleges in Maharashtra accepting MAH CET score.
MAH CET Cutoff of different participating institutes
|Sydenham Institute of Management Studies, Research and Entrepreneurship Education (SIMSREE), Mumbai||99.177|
|Sydenham Institute of Management Studies, Research and Entrepreneurship Education (SIMSREE), Mumbai||99.111|
|K J Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research (KJSIMSR), Mumbai||98.195|
|Prin. L. N. Welingkar Institute of Management Development & Research, Mumbai||97.143|
|N.L Dalmia Institute of Management Studies and Research, Mumbai||95.93|
|S.I.E.S. College of Management Studies, Mumbai||95.611|
|University of Pune – DMS (PUMBA), Pune||93.739|
|Xavier Institute of Management & Research, Mumbai||93.205|
|MET’s Institute of Management, Mumbai||91.213|
MAH CET Counselling Process 2020
After the declaration of the final results of the MAH CET , the officials will conduct Centralised Admission Process (CAP) rounds from the second week of May and continue till the first week of June . According to the marks obtained by the candidates, their ranks are determined and are allotted to respective institutes/colleges. On completion of the MAH CET counselling rounds / CAP rounds, the final list of selected candidates will be declared tentatively during the third week of June .
MAH CET Participating Institutes 2020
All institutes/colleges that are affiliated with DTE select students on the basis of their MAH CET scores. Until last year, the total number of participating institutes were more than hundred. It is likely that the number of the participating/affiliated institutes will shoot up this year. Some of the top B-schools which will accept MAH CET score are:
- Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JBIMS), Mumbai
- K J Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research (KJSIMSR), Mumbai
- ITM Group of Institutes
- Pune University Department of Management Studies (PUMBA)
- LN Welingkar Institute of Management Development & Research
- Sydenham Institute of Management Studies, Research and Entrepreneurship Education (SIMSREE), Mumbai
MAH CET Admit Card 2020
The admit card of MAH CET was available from February 28, , onwards. Candidates, who had successfully registered for the MAH MBA/MMS CET could use their login details to download their admit card or the hall ticket. All candidates are required to take a printout of the MAH CET admit card and carry it on the day of the test. No hall tickets or admit cards were sent by courier or post.
MAH CET Exam Pattern 2020
DTE released the exam pattern of MAH CET along with the notification. According to the exam pattern of MAH CET , the exam includes 200 MCQs (Five options) from four sections, which candidates have to answer online. The duration of the exam is 150 minutes or two and a half hours. According to the marking scheme, there will be one mark for every correct answer. There will be no negative marking in the paper.
MAH MBA/MMS CET 2020 Exam Pattern
|Topic||No. of Questions||Maximum Marks||Marks per question||Total marks||Test Duration|
|Logical Reasoning||75||75||1||200||150 minutes|
|Verbal Ability/Reading Comprehension||50||50||1|
MAH CET Syllabus 2020
MAH CET syllabus is designed by The Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) Maharashtra. The questions are divided into three sections, namely
- Logical / Abstract Reasoning– This section includes questions to measure the thinking ability and accuracy of candidates. The test may have questions from figures, diagrams, verbal reasoning, etc.
- Quantitative Aptitude– This section includes questions to analyse the speed and accuracy of candidates with numbers and numerical calculations. The section also includes different arithmetic problems involving ratio & proportion, quantitative reasoning, percentage, interpretation of tables, charts, common graphs etc.
- Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension– This section includes reading passages followed by related questions to test the student’s comprehension skills. Questions on grammar, sentence completion, vocabulary, antonyms, comprehension of passages, synonyms, etc are a part of this section as well.
MAH CET 2020 Exam Centres
MAH CET is being held at various test centres across India. Candidates could select any 3 exam centres as their preference while filling the application form of MAH CET .
MAH CET Test Centres – In Maharashtra state
|Latur||Mumbai Sub Urban||Mumbai|
MAH CET Test Centres – Outside Maharashtra state
MAH CET Eligibility Criteria 2020
The eligibility criteria of MAH CET has been formulated by DTE Maharashtra and the same has been described below-
- Aspirants applying for the MAH CET need to be a graduate or have acquired an equivalent degree from a recognised university.
- General category candidates must have 50 percent marks in aggregate or equivalent CGPA and reserved category candidates must obtain 45 percent in their undergraduate studies.
- Students, who are in their final year of graduation, can apply for the examination as well. However, they need to produce their graduation certificate at the time of counselling.
- Age Criteria– There is no age limit for candidates in order to appear for MAH CET
MAH CET Application Form 2020
The application procedure of MAH CET was completely online. MAH CET application forms were available from January 22, and the last date of submission was February 17. Applicants had to first register by entering a valid e-mail id and generate a password. After the process of registration, the candidates could re-login and fill all the mandatory information required on the form.
MAH CET Application Fee – The application fee of MAH CET had to be paid either through net banking or by a debit/credit card. Candidates belonging to the General category had to pay a fee of Rs 1000, while the fee for reserved category candidates was Rs 800. The fee structure is:
MAH CET Application Fee
|For Open Category Candidates from Maharashtra State, Outside Maharashtra State (OMS), J & K Migrant candidates||Rs. 1000|
|For Candidates of Backward Class Categories [SC, ST, VJ/DT- NT(A), NT(B), NT(C), NT(D), OBC, SBC] and & Persons with Disability Candidates belonging to Maharashtra State only.||Rs. 800|
The MAH CET exam governing officials DTE Maharashtra clearly states that no application form and fee will be accepted by post/courier or any other mode besides online submission. Else the MAH CET application form will be rejected.
Directorate of Technical Education, Maharashtra State,
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