MAH MBA CET 2024: Exam Date, Application Form, Pattern, Eligibility, Fees, Colleges

Updated on 18th November 2023 | 1:34 pm | #MBACETexam

The MAH MBA CET (/MH CET MBA) exam is a test to get into MBA programs in Maharashtra. It is held by the Directorate of Technical Education (DTE), which is the government body responsible for technical education in Maharashtra. The exam is 2.5 hours long and has 200 multiple-choice questions.

The MH CET MBA exam is generally easier than other MBA entrance exams like CAT and XAT. One reason for this is that there is no negative marking on the exam. This means that you don't lose points for guessing. This makes the exam more of a speed test, and the student who can answer the most questions correctly in the shortest amount of time will get the highest score.

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About MAH MBA CET Exam

The Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) organizes the MAH MBA CET Exam. In the state of Maharashtra, technical education is overseen by the Directorate of Technical Education, a government agency. A few key details regarding the MAH CAT exam 2024 are provided below-

One difference between the MBA CET exam and other MBA entrance exams is that the MAH MBA CET exam score is the only factor that determines which college you can go to. The admission process does not have group discussions or personal interview rounds. The only other factor that affects your chances of getting into a college is whether you are a resident of Maharashtra. Candidates who are residents of Maharashtra benefit from the reservation policy.

Here is a brief overview of the MAH MBA CET exam 2024:

Exam Component 

Format

Full Name

Maharashtra Common Entrance Test

Mode of Examination

CBT (Computer-Based)

Total Number of Questions

200

Total Duration

150 minutes (2.5 Hours)

Number of answer options

5

Marks Per question

+1

Negative Marking

None

Type of questions

Multiple Choice

Exam Centers

Across India

Test Administrator

DTE Maharashtra

Score Validity

1 year

Official Website

http://cetcell.mahacet.org/

MAH MBA CET Exam 2024: Important dates

MBA CET 2024

Timeline (tentative)

Registrations 2024

3rd Week of February to 3rd Week of March 

Admit Card Release

2nd week of March 2024

Exam Date

Last week of March 2024

Result

Last Week of April 2024

MH CET MBA 2024: Eligibility Criteria

Given below is the eligibility criteria for applying and appearing for MAH MBA CET:

Bachelor's Degree

Other Examinations

MAH MBA CET 2024: Exam Pattern

The MAH MBA CET 2024 Exam Pattern is quite different from other MBA Entrance Exams. It leads to admission in various UGC-approved MBA/MMS and AICTE-approved PGDM courses in about 300+ MBA colleges across the state of Maharashtra.

However, it is mandatory for a candidate to understand the section-wise breakup of MAH MBA CET. The candidate must understand the individual weightage and the total marks allotted to each section in order to identify their preparation strategy for the management entrance test. 

Here is the expected exam pattern-

Sections

No. of Questions

Marks Allotted

Logical Reasoning

75

75

Abstract Reasoning

25

25

Quantitative Aptitude

50

50

Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension

50

50

Total

200

200

MBA CET Exam 2024: Syllabus

As discussed above, MAH MBA CET exam 2024 has 4 sections. It is essential to understand the syllabus to begin preparing for the exam accordingly.

Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC)

The VARC section includes a wide variety of topics in its syllabus which include:

Main topics

Para jumbles

Error Correction

Vocabulary

Verbal Reasoning

Grammar

Reading Comprehension

Para completion

Antonyms & Synonyms

Fill in the blanks

Logical and Abstract Reasoning

The logical and abstract reasoning sections have quite similar questions due to which there may be overlaps in the MAH MBA CET Syllabus for these sections. The topics covered in this section are:

Main topics

Symbol based questions

Linear & Circular Arrangement

Blood Relations

Venn and Network diagram

Sequential Output

Directions

Syllogism

Puzzles

Coding/Decoding

Direction Sense

Diagram Based Statement

Conditional Coding

Series Completion

Statement-Argument

Figure-Based Statement

Fact-Inference

Analogy

Binary Logic 

Clocks and Calendars

Set Theory

Passage Conclusion

This is not an exhaustive list but if these topics are prepared for, any candidate will be able to attempt a considerable amount of questions in the exam.

Quantitative Ability (QA)

In the Quantitative Ability section, the syllabus is similar to CAT. Most of the topics are based on Mathematics that is taught in Classes 9 and 10. There are a few differences from CAT apart from the level of questions being lower. Two more sub-sections have been included in the quantitative section I.e Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency.

Most of the other topics are like CAT such as:

Main topics

Arithmetic

Algebra

Mensuration

Probability

Trigonometry

Quantitative Reasoning

Data Sufficiency

Geometry

Ratio & Proportion

Percentage

Interest (Simple and Compound)

Speed, Time, and Distance

Data Interpretation – Graphs, Charts, Tables

Number System

Profit and Loss, Elementary Mathematics

Mixtures and Alligation

Sequences and Series

Permutation and Combination

Coordinate Geometry

Trigonometry

Inequalities 

Logarithm

Binomial Theorem

Data Interpretation

Caselet Based Datass

The biggest advantage of having a rough syllabus for the exam is that it allows the candidate to plan their preparation accordingly. While the above syllabus is not completely extensive, covering these topics should be a good start for exam preparation.

How to Apply For MH CET MBA 2024

Online applications will be accepted through the official MBA CET website. The application process will open in February 2024 (tentative).

Step

Action

1

Visit the official website of MBA CET 2024: https://cetcell.mahacet.org/

2

Click on the "New Registration" tab. 

3

Click on the "I Accept and Proceed" tab.

4

Enter your personal details, including your name, email address, and phone number. 

5

Create a strong password and click on the "Save and Proceed" tab.

6

Complete the registration process by providing your educational qualifications, work experience, and other relevant information.

7

Upload scanned copies of your passport-size photograph, signature, and other required documents.

8

Pay the application fee of INR 1,000 (for unreserved category candidates) or INR 800 (for reserved category candidates).

9

Review your application details and submit the form. 

10

Take a printout of the application form and payment confirmation for future reference.

MAH MBA CET Admit Card 2024

MAH MBA CET 2024 admit cards are expected to be released in March 2024. Candidates will be able to download their admit cards from the official MH CET MBA website.

To download your admit card, you will need to follow these steps:

MBA CET Exam 2024: Results

MAH MBA CET Result result download process

Details Provided on MH CET MBA Scorecard

Each candidate's result cum scorecard will contain the following information:

Best Colleges Accepting MH CET MBA

The MAH MBA CET exam offers admission into some of the best colleges in Maharashtra. A few of the best colleges which accept the MBA CET Score are:

Ranking

Name of the Institute

Location

1.

Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JBIMS)

Mumbai

2.

K J Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research (KJSIMSR)

Mumbai

3.

Sydenham Institute of Management Studies, Research and Entrepreneurship Education (SIMSREE)

Mumbai

4.

University of Pune – DMS (PUMBA)

Pune

5.

Prin. LN Welingkar Institute of Management Development & Research

Mumbai

6.

S.I.E.S. College of Management Studies

Mumbai

7.

Bharati Vidyapeeth’s Institute of Management Studies & Research

Pune

8.

Kohinoor Business School, Kurla (West)

Mumbai

9.

Indira Institute of Management

Mumbai

10.

Durga Devi Saraf Institute of Management Studies

Mumbai

11.

Indian Institute of Cost & Management Studies & Research 

Pune

12.

Dr. D. Y. Patil Institute of Management & Research

Pune

13.

MAEER’s MIT School of Management

Pune

14.

Audyogik Shikshan Mandal’s Institute of Professional Studies

Pune

15.

Audyogik Shikshan Mandal’s Institute of Business Management & Research 

Pune

FAQs

The difficulty of getting into an MBA program based on MH CET depends on your preparation and the competition. The exam is generally considered to be moderate, but it can be competitive to get into the top colleges.

The syllabus covers logical reasoning, abstract reasoning, quantitative aptitude, and verbal ability, including grammar, vocabulary, reading comprehension, and critical reasoning.

MAH MBA CET has no limit on the number of attempts. Candidates can appear for the exam as many times as they want until they meet the eligibility criteria.

Over 100,000 candidates register for the MAH MBA CET exam each year, and more than 35,000 test takers are offered admission to MBA colleges in Maharashtra through the Centralized Admission Process (CAP) conducted by DTE Maharashtra.

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