How to Prepare for MAH CET MBA
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How to Prepare for MAH CET MBA 2020 - Maharashtra State Common Entrance Cell released the application form of MAH CET 2020 on January 10 in the online mode. Eligible candidates can fill the application form of MAH CET 2020 till February 15. Candidates are worried about how to prepare for MAH CET MBA 2020. With not even 45 days in hand, candidates who have registered or those who are planning to register need to pull their socks up and start their MAH CET MBA 2020 preparation. Careers360 brings to you expert advice on how to prepare for MAH CET MBA 2020. Details related to the exam pattern, sectional preparation strategy along with best books or study guide to score well and ace the exam are given in this article. MAH CET MBA 2020 is scheduled to be conducted on March 14 & 15. Candidates are advised to carefully go through the preparation tips mentioned in this article. MAH CET MBA is a state-level exam which is conducted every year in order to provide admission to candidates across Maharashtra state.

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MAH CET 2020 Exam Pattern

State Common Entrance Test Cell prescribed the exam pattern of MAH CET 2020. The question paper will be divided into four sections with a total of 200 questions, as per the exam pattern of MAH CET 2020. The total time duration allotted to candidates will be 150 minutes. Candidates can refer to the below table.

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Exam Pattern of MAH CET 2020:



Mode of Exam


Total Sections


  • Quantitative Aptitude

  • Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension

  • Logical Reasoning

  • Abstract Reasoning

Marking Scheme

One mark for each correct answer


2 hours 30 minutes i.e. 150 minutes

Syllabus of MAH CET MBA

According to the officials, MAH CET MBA 2020 syllabus will be divided into four major sections. The medium of instruction will be English for MAH CET MBA 2020. Before questioning how to prepare for MAH CET MBA 2020 candidates must look onto the syllabus and try to divide it into sections for better preparation.

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Syllabus Division with Marking Scheme:


Number of Questions

Maximum marks


Logical Reasoning



150 minutes

Quantitative Aptitude



Abstract Reasoning



Verbal Ability/ Reading Comprehension



Total marks


MAH CET MBA 2020: Section-wise Strategy

Without waiting for the last moment, all candidates who have filled the form or will fill MAH CET (MBA CET) application form 2020 must start their preparation as early as possible. Beginners can follow section-wise preparation strategy according to which they should start to prepare according to each section of MAH CET syllabus.

How to Prepare Quantitative Ability Section for MAH CET MBA:

This section will contain fifty questions of one mark each. The questions will access the candidate on speed and accuracy with the numbers, quantitative reasoning, data interpretation based on text, tables, graphs ability to do numerical calculations etc. To score well in this section, candidates must focus on the following points:

  • Build and try to enhance your basics of mathematics.

  • Practice simple maths questions related to numerical calculations.

  • Understand basic topics like arithmetic, ratio proportion, data sufficiency, profit and loss, number system, geometry, probability. Previously these topics were key questions in Practice as much as you can and go for mock tests.



The Pearson Guide to Quantitative Aptitude

Dinesh Khattar

Quantitative Aptitude for competitive examination

Abhijit Guha

How to Prepare for Logical Reasoning Section -

Considered to be a confusing section in the exam, Logical reasoning needs a lot of understanding on part of the candidates. A total of 75 questions will be asked in this section. Logical reasoning aims to judge a candidate’s ability to think accurately while not losing speed.

  • Candidates should practice this section as much as they can.

  • Check the previous year question papers of and try to re-attempt those questions.

  • Try to study basic topics like Linear and Circular Arrangements, Symbol based Series Completion, Directions, coding-decoding, Venn diagrams, seating arrangements, blood relations, syllogisms, etc.



Analytical Reasoning & Logical Reasoning

Peeyush Bhardwaj

A Modern Approach to Logical Reasoning

R S Aggarwal

How to Prepare for Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension Section -

  • Candidates are advised to read more to crack this section and score good marks.

  • Reading Blog posts, newspapers, journals, feature articles etc., will help in enhancing the candidate’s verbal ability.

  • Practice gaining knowledge about inferences, vocabulary and para jumbles.

  • Revise basic grammar rules to remove confusion from the mind.

  • Solve and practice comprehension to reduce time duration.



A modern approach to verbal & non-verbal reasoning

R S Aggarwal

Proficiency in Reading Comprehension

Ajay Singh

Abstract Reasoning -

Very much similar to logical reasoning questions, this section contains only 25 questions. The questions asked in this section will be with an abstract base and candidates will have to answer after analyzing the question.

  • Candidates will be required to analyze information and solve complex problems.

  • Try to practice relationships.

  • Practice solving questions of abstract reasoning with the end. Approach a confusing sequence from the end and then try to solve it.



Abstract Reasoning Test

Richard McMunn

Maharashtra MBA CET Guide by RPH Editorial Board

Priyanka Prakashan

Apart from following the sectional division preparation strategy, candidates must focus on managing their time well. A vital role is played by the time when candidates have to answer 200 questions with accuracy within a duration of 150 minutes. Candidates can follow below-mentioned guidelines on how to prepare for MAH CET MBA 2020.

Other Tips on How to Prepare for MAH CET MBA 2020

Once the candidates are aware of the exam pattern and syllabus, they must alter their preparation strategy to other basic aspects as well. MAH CET MBA 2020 is scheduled to be conducted on March 14 & 15. With a duration of not less than two months left for MAH CET MBA 2020, candidates must practise general guidelines given below.

S. No.



Time Management


Review and Rectify Your Mistakes


Practice Maximum Mock Tests


Work on Areas of Improvement


Focus on Strong Areas

There is no sectional timing in MAH CET MBA 2020. So above all, candidates must trust their preparation and given the exam with full confidence.

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How can i prepare for mhtcet in one month??

AnkiT KunwaR 20th Feb, 2020
Hello Aspirant,

It is tough but definitely not impossible but you will have to be really determined throughout 1 month.
MAH-CET is a test of speed and accuracy.
It has 4 sections:

  1. Quantitative Aptitude
  2. Verbal Reasoning and Reading Comprehension
  3. Abstract Reasoning
  4. Logical Reasoning

For quants get RS Agarwal quantitative aptitude book and start solving questions.

For reasoning buy Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning by Dr. RS Aggarwal and start solving.

For RC get Norman Lewis Word Power Made Easy.

These are the books that you must complete in one month.

But time is very less so you can also prefer to get MH-CET(MBA/MMS) Entrance Guide, by Disha Publications book and complete it.

Good Luck

has maha cet been made compulsory for admission in NIT ,VNIT and other engineering college?

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 19th Feb, 2020


see for admission in any nits, you need to apply in jee main exam, which is the only gate way exam for admission in btech course in nits.

however maha cet exam is applicable for admission in maharastra state government and private colleges for engineering and agriculture and pharmacy related course.

hope you may understand.


I have made big mistake in mht cet for by filling my institution (college) name wrong , so I have to change it , if not changeable then it matters in engg. college ?

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 18th Feb, 2020

The correction window for MAHA CET 2020 will be opened tentatively during the first week of April 2020 and then you can make the changes. The date is not quite certain but yes, you can make changes to your application during the correction window. Please keep an eye on the official website for more information.


maharashtra common entrance test 5 year fee for B.A LLB

Suryashis Chakraborty 18th Feb, 2020

Hello Shakshi,

MH CET Law is a National Level Common Entrance Examination conducted by the Directorate of Higher Education, Maharashtra that serves as a gateway for admissions to top institutes to pursue Law in Maharashtra.

Candidates will have to register and fill out the application form of MH CET and submit it  before March 2, 2020 (for 5 year course)  and  May 6, 2020 (for 3 year course)  .

The application fee for CET is to be paid via online mode. Bank Transaction Charges for online payment of fee will have to be borne by the applicants. The charges for the application ranges from INR 800 - INR 400 based on the categories to which the candidates belong to.

There are various colleges that accept MH CET scores for admission to their institutes. Here are a few of them with their fees:
1.Symbiosis Law School Pune - INR 15.6 L

2.Maharashtra National Law University - INR 10 L

3.Symbiosis Law School Nagpur- INR 15.95 L

4. Amity Univrsity Mumbai - INR 9.3 L

5.Symbiosis International University Pune - INR 12.5 L

Hope this helps you. We wish you the best for your future endeavours!



maharashtra common entrance test fees structure

hrithik jain 18th Feb, 2020


The fee for Maharashtra Common Test for 2020 is Rs. 800 with bank charges for open candidates and Rs. 600 with bank fee for reserved category. The candidates are suggested to keep a printout of the application to make it easy in future.

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