MAH-CET 2020 Exam: Exam Dates, Application Form, Eligibility and Syllabus, Result and Counselling


MAH-CET is Maharashtra Common Entrance Test, which is conducted every year by the Directorate of Technical Education of Maharashtra. The exam paves a way for the entry of students in the postgraduate programmes of MCA/ MBA/ MMS/ PGDBM/ PGDM. The application forms are invited every year for the admission of students in the Postgraduate courses in the government managed University, various University Departments and unaided institutes in the state of Maharashtra. Here we will discuss the details of MAH CET 2020 exam for MCA course.

MAH CET 2020 Latest Update - The Maharashtra State Common Entrance Test Cell has invited application for MAH MCA CET 2020 exam. The online application process has started on 15th January 2020 and will continue till 22nd February 2020. The MAH-MCA-CET 2020 exam will be conducted on 28th March 2020.

For further information about the exam, read the article below -

MAH CET 2020 - Quick Review

About the Exam Pattern


Mode of Exam

Computer Based Test. It will be an online exam

Medium of Exam


Type of Questions

Objective type questions

Total number of questions


Duration of the Exam

90 minutes

Scheme of Marking

2 marks for every correct answer

Negative Marking scheme

0.5 negative marking

MAH-CET Exam 2020 Important Dates

The exam dates for MAH-MCA-CET 2020 exam are as follows:

About the Exam

Important Dates (Tentative)

Beginning of Online Registration

15th January 2020

Closing date of Online Registration

22nd February 2020

Admit Card Issuance

8th March 2020

MAH-MCA-CET 2020 Exam

28th March 2020

Result Declaration

15th April 2020 (5:00 PM)

Online registration for MAH CET 2020 counselling

First week of June 2020

MAH-CET Exam 2020 Pattern & Syllabus

The MAH-CET exam will comprise of Multiple Choice Questions of 2 marks each. The total duration of the exam is 90 minutes. Here is the distribution of questions and the details of sections in the examination:


Number of Questions

Mathematics & Statistics


Logical/ Abstract Reasoning


English Comprehension and Verbal Ability


Computer Concepts




There will be negative marking in the examination. For each wrong answer, 0.5 marks will be deducted. The medium of the question paper will be English.

MAH CET Syllabus 2020 -

The syllabus for MAH CET exam is prepared by the Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) Maharashtra. The syllabus is as under:

Logical/ Abstract Reasoning - Questions are asked to test candidates’ thinking ability and accuracy. Questions will be based on figures, diagrams, and verbal reasoning, etc.

English Comprehension and Verbal Ability - Reading comprehension followed by related questions, questions on grammar, vocabulary, sentence completion, antonyms, synonyms, comprehension passages, etc.

Mathematics and Statistics - Algebra, Arithmetic, Trigonometry, Coordinate Geometry, Differential Equations, Probability and Statistics, Mensuration, Basic Set Theory and Functions,, etc.

Computer Concepts - Computer Basics, Data Representation, Computer Languages, Operating System Basics, Computer Architecture, Operating System Basics.

MAH-CET Exam 2020 Eligibility

Nationality -

The candidate should be an Indian citizen.

Educational Qualification -

  • A candidate should have a Bachelor’s or equivalent degree with at least 50% of marks in aggregate in any discipline from recognised University by the UGC or the Association of Indian Universities.
  • The candidates who belong to backward class/ category or PwD (Person with disability) from Maharashtra are given relaxation in the aggregate marks. They should require a score of minimum 45% marks to become eligible for the exams.
  • The candidates who are appearing in the final years of Graduation are also eligible to appear in the exam.

MAH CET Exam Reservation Of Seats

The seat will is reserved for the various categories of candidates in the exam. Check below for the distribution of reserved seats among the various categories of candidates- 

Category of Candidate

% of Reserved seats out of the total available seats.

PwD (Persons with a disability)


SC( Scheduled Caste) including those belonging to the converts to Buddhism


ST (Scheduled Tribe) including those living outside the specified area.


OBC (Other backward castes)


VimuktaJati including Denotified Tribe, i.e. NT in category A.


Notified Tribe - NT in category B.


Notified Tribe- NT in category C.


Notified Tribe - NT in category D.


MAH-CET Exam 2020 Application Process

Candidates can apply for the exam online through the official website. The registration has started from 15th January 2020 and will continue till 22nd February 2020. Candidates are required to submit the applications before the last date.

How To Apply for MAHCET Exam -

  • Visit the official website of the MAH-CET exam.
  • Click on the ‘MAH-MCA-CET 2020’ link under the ‘Post Graduate Courses’ section.
  • Now click on the ‘Click Here for Online Registration’ link.
  • Again click on the new registration link on the top of the home-page.
  • Read the important points and click the ‘Continue’ button.
  • For registration, provide personal details like Name, Mobile Number, and valid Email id.
  • At this stage, a unique Login ID and Password will be sent to your registered email ID. Any updates related to the exam will also be communicated at the registered email Id.
  • Now, log-in using the registration ID and password and complete the application form.
  • Upload the scanned copies of the Photograph and Signature in the given sizes. The size of the Photograph file should be between 20KB to 50 KB and of the Signature file between 10 KB to 20 KB.
  • Provide education and communication details.
  • Candidates are advised to check their application form before the final submissions.
  • Make a payment of the application fee for the exam.

MAHCET Application Fee -

Category of Candidate

Amount of Application Fee (in ₹)

Open category candidates from Maharashtra

₹ 1000

Open category candidates from outside Maharashtra.

₹ 1000

Open category candidates from J & K.

₹ 1000

For Candidates of Backward Class Categories [SC, ST, VJ/DT- NT(A), NT(B), NT(C), NT(D), OBC, SBC]

₹ 800

Persons with Disability Candidates belonging to Maharashtra State only.

₹ 800

Payment of Application Fee -

  • The Application fee should be paid online through the Credit Card/ Debit card/ Visa/ Maestro Card/ Rupay/ Internet Banking/Cash Cards/ IMPS/Mobile Wallets.
  • It should be noted that Application Fee paid once will not be refunded under any circumstances.

Other Details

Admit Card

Candidates can obtain the admit cards online from the official website of the MAH-CET from the 8th March 2020 onwards. Candidates are required to download their Admit Card by entering the details of their Registration number and Date of Birth. They must carry their respective Admit Cards at the examination center. Candidates will not be allowed to appear in the exam without the admit card.

Result Declaration

The MAH-CET 2020 exam result will be declared on 15th April 2020 (at 5:00 PM). The candidates can check their results on the official website of the MAH-CET. Candidates can get their results by entering details of their Application ID and seat number. Soon after the declaration of the results, a merit list of successful candidates will be published. On the basis of the merit list candidates are allocated seats in various colleges.

Counselling and Allocation of Seats

Counselling and allocation of seats are done by the CAP (Centralized Admission Process). No personal communication is made to candidates for counselling. Instead, the successful candidates are required to fill the online admission application form indicating their preference for the course and college.

The CAP comprises of three rounds. The third round is conducted for only Maharashtra candidates. The final allocation of seats will be made on the basis of the candidate’s rank and his/her preference.


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