MAH CET 2021 - MBA/MCA Admission, Exam Schedule, Application Form, Eligibility & Syllabus

Last Modified on : 12 Jan 2022


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 into 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 government-managed University, various University Departments and unaided institutes in the state of Maharashtra. Here we will discuss the details of the MAH CET 2021 exam for MBA.

MAH CET 2021 Latest Update - The application process for MAH CET 2021 will tentatively begin in the second week of May 2021 on the official website of Maharashtra CET.

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

MAH CET 2021 - 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

120 minutes

Scheme of Marking

1 mark for every correct answer

Negative Marking scheme

Not applicable

MAH-CET Exam 2021 Important Dates

Check out the important dates of the MAH CET 2021 exam:

About the Exam

MAH CET 2021

Beginning of the online application

2nd week of May 2021

Last date to apply

2nd ​week of June 2021

Admit card issuance

June/ July 2021

MAH CET MBA Exam 2021

July 2021

Result announcement

August 2021

MAH CET 2021 counselling

To be notified

MAH-CET Exam 2021 Pattern & Syllabus

The MAH CET MBA exam will consist of Multiple Choice Questions of 1 mark each. The total duration of the exam is 120 minutes. Here is the distribution of questions and the details of sections in the examination:


Number of Questions

Logical Reasoning


Abstract Reasoning


Verbal Ability/ Reading Comprehension


Quantitative Aptitude




There will be no negative marking in the examination. The medium of the question paper will be English.

MAH CET Syllabus 2021 -

The syllabus for the 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.

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

Quantitative Aptitude - Time and Work, Average, Number System, Profit and Loss, Ratio and Proportion, Simple and Compound Interest, Speed and Distance, Profit and Loss, etc.

MAH-CET Exam 2021 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 a recognised University by the UGC or the Association of Indian Universities.
  • The candidates who belong to the backward class/ category or PwD (Person with disability) from Maharashtra are given relaxation in the aggregate marks. They should require a score of a minimum of 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 2021 Application Process

Candidates can apply for the exam online through the official website. The registration will start in the second week of May 2021. The dates of the entrance exam are not announced yet, but it is expected to be held in July 2021. Candidates are required to submit the applications before the last date, which will be in the second week of June 2021.

How To Apply for MAHCET Exam -

  • Visit the official website of the MAH-CET exam.
  • Click on the ‘MAH CET 2021’ 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 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.

MAH CET 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 the Application Fee paid once will not be refunded under any circumstances.

Other Details

MAH CET 2021 Admit Card

Candidates can obtain the admit card online from the official website of the MAH-CET. The releasing date of the MAH CET 2021 admit card will be tentatively in June/ July 2021. Aspirants are required to download their Admit Card by entering the details of their Registration number and Date of Birth. They must carry their Admit Card to the examination center. Candidates will not be allowed to appear in the exam without the admit card.

MAH-CET Result 2021

The MAH-CET 2021 exam result will be released tentatively in August 2021. Candidates can check their result by using details such as registration number and password to obtain the same. The result will be released at the authorized website of MAH CET. 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

MAH CET 2021 Counselling and seat allocation will be 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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