The Maharashtra Common Entrance TEST or MH-CET/MAH-CET/MHCET-MBA for short is the State Level entrance test for admission to MBA/MMS programs affiliated to Maharashtra State Universities. The Directorate for Technical Education (DTE), Maharashtra conducts this test and is followed by a common admission Process (CAP). For student aspiring to get into some of the top-level colleges such as JBIMS, SIMSREE, PUMBA, K J Somaiya & many others in the state of Maharashtra, the MH-CET is the vital first step. To apply for admission to various colleges of the state, a student has to go online for selecting the colleges through MBA CET Counselling Portal.

The test is an online computer-based exam of 2 hours and 30 minutes (150 minutes) duration and consists of 200 questions in MCQ format.

MH-CET MBA 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Nationality: Only a candidate who is a resident of India or who belongs to India (NRI, OCI, PIO) can apply for this exam.

Educational Qualification: Candidates who have a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline or who are in the final year of graduation are eligible to apply.

Marks Required: A Candidate must have secured a minimum aggregate score of 50% marks in the graduation degree. (45% marks for OBC /PwD of Maharashtra state).

MH-CET MBA 2020 Exam Pattern

Exam Mode: The test will be online and Computer Based (CBT).

Total Questions: 200.

Type of Questions: Multiple-choice type (MCQ).

Language of Exam: English only.

Duration of Exam: 2 hours 30 minutes.

Marks: 200.

Marking: 1 mark for every right answer with no negative marking.

MH-CET MBA Sections & Number of questions.

Topics Number of Questions Maximum Marks
Logical Reasoning 75 75
Abstract Reasoning 25 25
Verbal Ability/Reading Comprehension 50 50
Quantitative Aptitude 50 50
Total 200 200

MH-CET MBA 2020 Syllabus

MH-CET will include Logical and Abstract Reasoning, Verbal and Comprehension Ability and Quantitative Aptitude.

The sub-topics are as follows:

Logical and Abstract Reasoning: This portion will include Relationship, Puzzles. It is for checking the candidate’s decision-making power.

Verbal Ability/Reading Comprehension: This portion is used to check the reading ability of the candidates and it includes Comprehension, Verb, Adjective, Antonym, Synonym, One Words, Errors, etc.

Quantitative Aptitude: It includes the question about the Accuracy, Number System, Ratio and Proportion, Time and Work, Speed and Distance, Average, Profit and Loss, Simple and Compound Interest etc.

MH-CET MBA 2020 Important Dates:

MH-CET MBA 2020 Exam Details MH-CET MBA 2020 Exam Dates
MH-CET MBA 2020 Notification Release Second week of January 2020
MH-CET Registration Starts Second week of January 2020
MH-CET Registration & Exam Fee Rs.1000 for Open category Rs.800 for Reserved category
MH-CET Last Date to Apply 3rd week of February 2020
MH-CET Admit Card/Hall Ticket First week of March 2020
MH-CET Test Date Second week of March 2020
MH-CET Result Declaration Last week of March 2020

Important: 15% to 35% seat allocation is given to All India candidates appearing in the MH-CET 2020 exam. Additionally, these candidates will also be offered admission on the basis of their scores in two All India MBA entrance exams (CAT and CMAT).

The MH-CET 2020 result will be declared in the last week of March 2020 after which the DTE Maharashtra will start the Centralized Admission Process (CAP) to allot the MBA/MMS seats in all the participating MBA colleges. This will take place from mid-May 2020 and continue till the 1st week of June 2020. After a document verification process, the merit list will be declared, which will facilitate the B-school allotment process. The final Merit list is supposed to be out by the second week of June 2020.

All the top MBA colleges in Maharashtra such as JBIMS Mumbai, SIMSREE, PUMBA, K J Somaiya participate in the CAP round and will offer admits in accordance with the seat matrix and B-school allotment through DTE-CAP 2020.

List of 25 colleges that accept the MH-CET MBA score:

  1. Jamanalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai
  2. Sydenham Institute of Management Studies & Research and Entrepreneurship Education (SIMSREE), Mumbai (MMS)
  3. Sydenham Institute of Management Studies & Research and Entrepreneurship Education (SIMSREE), Mumbai (PGDM)
  4. K. J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research, Mumbai
  5. Prin. L. N. Welingkar Institute of Management Development & Research, Mumbai
  6. N. L. Dalmia Institute of Management Studies and Research, Mumbai
  7. S.I.E.S. College of Management Studies, Mumbai
  8. Department of Management Sciences (PUMBA), University of Pune
  9. Bombay St. Xavier College Soc.’s Xavier Institute of Management & Research, Mumbai
10. MET’s Institute of Management, Mumbai
11. Chetana’s Ramprasad Khandelwal Institute of Management & Research, Mumbai
12. Indian Education Society’s Management College & Research Centre, Mumbai
13. Lala Lajpatrai Institute of Management, Mumbai
14. MAEER’s MIT School of Management, Pune
15. Zagdu Singh Charitable Trust’s Thakur Institute of Management Studies & Research, Mumbai
16. Rizvi Institute of Management Studies & Research, Mumbai
17. Vivekanand Education Society’s Institute of Management Studies & Research, Mumbai
18. Shree C. E. Society’s Indira Institute of Management, Pune
19. Alkesh Dinesh Modi Institute for Financial & Management Studies, Mumbai
20. St. Francis Institute of Management & Research, Mumbai
21. MAEER’s M.I.T. College of Engineering, Kothrud, Pune
22. Agnel Charities Agnel Seva Sangha’s Fr. C. Rodrigues Inst. Of Management. Studies, Vashi, Navi Mumbai
23. Shree Chanakya Edu. Society’s Indira School of Business Studies, Tathwade
24. Don Bosco Institute of Technology, Mumbai
25. Durgadevi Saraf Institute of Management Studies, Malad (W), Mumbai

For any queries, applicants can contact the DTE helpline and Email on 022-30233420/464 (between 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.) or Email:               

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