MAH CET 2018
Ranjini Basu, 13 Jun 2018, #MAHA CET

MAH CET 2018 - The result of MAH CET 2018 has been announced on March 19. Directorate of Technical Education (DTE), Maharashtra conducted MAH CET 2018 on March 10 and 11 in multiple slots. The registration process for Common Admission Process (CAP) through MAH CET 2018 has commenced from June 7 and will continue until Thursday, June 21, 2018. The final merit list for Maharashtra/All India/J&K migrant candidates will be declared on June 26, 2018. Maharashtra Common Entrance Test (MAH CET) is held once a year for admission to full-time Post Graduate Degree Courses in Management (MBA/MMS) in various institutes in Maharashtra. Around 40,000 seats are usually offered admission in the B-schools across Maharashtra state on the basis of MAH CET scores. 


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This year, a record number of nearly 1.06 lakh students applied for the for the Maharashtra-common entrance test (MAH CET) for Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Management Studies (MMS) courses, out of which around 98,602 candidates appeared for the test. The top score of 165 out of 200 in the MAH CET Exam 2018 was secured by Divya Govardhan Biyani. The topper has secured 99.99 percentile in the CET. The application form was available from January 22 to February 16, 2018. Candidates who had successfully filled the application form could download the admit card from February 28, 2018. Candidates can check here the complete details about MAH MBA/MMS CET such as exam dates, application form, eligibility, exam pattern, admit card, exam analysis, result, cut off, selection process, etc.


Following institutions admit candidates based on MAH CET 2018 score. These institutes must be approved and recognised by Maharashtra government and are affiliated to any of the Non-Agricultural University in Maharashtra State:

  • All Maharashtra Government Management Education Institutes

  • University Departments of Management Education

  • University-managed Management Education Institutes

  • All Un-aided Management Education Institutes covered as per the Act

Fast Facts about MAH CET 2018

Name of the Examination

Maharashtra Common Entrance Test

Commonly Known


Purpose of Test

Qualifying Test for admission to B-schools across Maharashtra

Exam Category

State level PG Entrance exam

Conducting Body

Directorate of Technical Education (DTE), Maharashtra


Once in a year

Annual Number of Test Takers

88,226 in 2017 and Around 90,000 in 2018

Score or Grade Validity

One year

Test Duration

2:30 Hrs

Test Pattern

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

No. of Questions


Mode of Conduct

Online mode (Computer-based test )

Negative Marking

No negative marking


Questions are asked from Logical / Abstract Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension

MAH CET 2018 Important Dates 


 The below-mentioned table lists the important dates pertaining to MAH CET 2018:-


MAH CET Important Dates 2018



MAH MBA/MMS CET Application Starts

January 22, 2018

The last date to apply MAH CET 2018

February 16, 2018

Application Fee Payment

January 22 to February 17, 2018

Last date to Editing Application

February 17, 2018

Last date to Print Application

March 1, 2018

Admit Card Issue

February 28, 2018

MAH CET 2018 Exam (Conducted)

March 10 to 11, 2018

Declaration of MAH MBA/MMS CET Result (Declared)

March 19, 2018

Online Registration for MAH CET 2018 Counselling (CAP)

June 7, 2018 - June 21, 2018

MAH MBA/MMS CET Provisional Merit List

June 23, 2018

MAH MBA/MMS CET Final Merit List

June 26, 2018 

MAH CET Result 2018


The result for the MAH CET 2018 exam has been announced on March 19, 2018. The MAH CET 2018 result contains the candidates' secured Rank, Scores and Percentiles. Candidates will be able to check their result by entering into the official website and then by login using the MAH CET 2018 Registration Number and Date of Birth in (DD/MM/YY) format. The provisional merit list of MAH MBA/MMS 2018 will be declared during the first week of June 2018. According to last year’s statistics, out of 200 marks, the highest score that was obtained was 145. On the other hand, as many as 49 candidates have managed to score zero in the exam. Only qualifying candidates who will receive their results as per the cutoff/merit will be allowed to appear in the counselling rounds. After the completion of the counselling rounds, the final merit list will be declared in the second week of June 2018.


MAH CET Cutoff 2018


The officials, DTE, will release MAH CET 2018 cutoff after the announcement of result. It is on the basis of MAH CET 2018 cut off, that students will be called for counselling rounds. The cutoff refers to the minimum marks or percentile which candidates must secure in order to qualify for counselling rounds. Candidates can check below the last year cut off of top MBA colleges in Maharashtra accepting MAH CET score.


MAH CET Cutoff of different participating institutes


Cutoff percentile

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


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


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


Prin. L. N. Welingkar Institute of Management Development & Research, Mumbai


N.L Dalmia Institute of Management Studies and Research, Mumbai


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


University of Pune – DMS (PUMBA), Pune


Xavier Institute of Management & Research, Mumbai


MET's Institute of Management, Mumbai


MAH CET Counselling Process 2018


After the declaration of the final results of the MAH CET 2018, the officials has conducted Centralised Admission Process (CAP) rounds from June 7, 2018. According to the marks obtained by the candidates, their ranks are determined and are allotted to respective institutes/colleges. On completion of the MAH CET 2018 counselling rounds / CAP rounds, the final list of selected candidates will be announced on June 26, 2018.


MAH CET 2018 Answer Key


The Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) Maharashtra, the exam conducting body of MAH CET has not released the answer key until date. The reason behind this decision is the online mode of exam. MAH CET answer key 2018 can be made available only when it will be released by DTE.


MAH CET Participating Institutes 2018


All institutes/colleges that are affiliated with DTE select students on the basis of their MAH CET 2018 scores. Until last year, the total number of participating institutes were more than hundred. It is likely that the number of the participating/affiliated institutes will shoot up this year. Some of the top B-schools which will accept MAH CET 2018 score are:

MAH CET 2018 Analysis and Expected Cutoff


According to the exam analysis of MAH CET 2018, by experts from IMS Learning, the overall difficulty level of the exam was lower than the previous year's exam with marginally tougher Abstract section. QA section was ranging from easy to moderate on difficulty scale while VARC was slightly difficult than the previous year. The Logical Reasoning section consisted of pretty difficult arrangement based sets. The Abstract Reasoning section had easy to moderate questions. The Quantitative Aptitude section had a mix moderate level DI sets and also easy to moderate questions. Finally, the Verbal Ability/ Reading Comprehension section consisted of questions at lower levels of difficulty in comparison to the same section in MAH CET 2017. The VA section had added a few new types of questions. The experts' analysis help in examining the difficulty scale and anticipate the expected cutoff of the test takers. 



MAH CET 2018 Percentile Predictor


After taking the MAH CET 2018 exam, it is advisable that all aspirants should exercise a self-evaluation using the MAH CET percentile predictor 2018 and understand where he/she stands. By doing this, one would be able to figure out their percentile. Candidates should follow the steps provided below to know their percentiles:

  • Enter Your Personal Details: Candidate’s category, DOB and other required details need to be inserted.

  • Tell Us How Was Your Exam: Share how well you attempted the exam and what was the accuracy level so that we can calculate predictions.
  • Know Where You Stand: Find out your possible result or performance in the exam and get insights on where you stand based on your competition.

MAH CET Admit Card 2018


The admit card of MAH CET 2018 was available from February 28, 2018, onwards. Candidates, who had successfully registered for the MAH MBA/MMS CET 2018 could use their login details to download their admit card or the hall ticket. All candidates are required to take a printout of the MAH CET 2018 admit card and carry it on the day of the test. No hall tickets or admit cards were sent by courier or post.


MAH CET Exam Pattern 2018


DTE released the exam pattern of MAH CET 2018 along with the notification. According to the exam pattern of MAH CET 2018, the exam includes 200 MCQs (Five options) from four sections, which candidates have to answer online. The duration of the exam is 150 minutes or two and a half hours. According to the marking scheme, there will be one mark for every correct answer. There will be no negative marking in the paper.


MAH MBA/MMS CET 2018 Exam Pattern


No. of Questions

Maximum Marks

Marks per question

Total marks

Test Duration

Logical Reasoning





150 minutes

Abstract Reasoning




Quantitative Aptitude




Verbal Ability/Reading Comprehension




MAH CET Syllabus 2018


MAH CET 2018 syllabus is designed by The Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) Maharashtra. The questions are divided into three sections, namely

  • Logical / Abstract Reasoning – This section includes questions to measure the thinking ability and accuracy of candidates. The test may have questions from figures, diagrams, verbal reasoning, etc.

  • Quantitative Aptitude – This section includes questions to analyse the speed and accuracy of candidates with numbers and numerical calculations. The section also includes different arithmetic problems involving ratio & proportion, quantitative reasoning, percentage, interpretation of tables, charts, common graphs etc.

  • Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension – This section includes reading passages followed by related questions to test the student’s comprehension skills. Questions on grammar, sentence completion, vocabulary, antonyms, comprehension of passages, synonyms, etc are a part of this section as well.


MAH CET 2018 Exam Centres


MAH CET 2018 is being held at various test centres across India. Candidates could select any 3 exam centres as their preference while filling the application form of MAH CET 2018.


MAH CET Test Centres - In Maharashtra state

















Mumbai Sub Urban




















MAH CET Test Centres - Outside Maharashtra state















MAH CET Eligibility Criteria 2018


The eligibility criteria of MAH CET 2018 has been formulated by DTE Maharashtra and the same has been described below-

  • Aspirants applying for the MAH CET 2018 need to be a graduate or have acquired an equivalent degree from a recognised university.

  • General category candidates must have 50 percent marks in aggregate or equivalent CGPA and reserved category candidates must obtain 45 percent in their undergraduate studies.

  • Students, who are in their final year of graduation, can apply for the examination as well. However, they need to produce their graduation certificate at the time of counselling.  

  • Age Criteria - There is no age limit for candidates in order to appear for MAH CET 2018

MAH CET Application Form 2018


The application procedure of MAH CET 2018 was completely online. MAH CET 2018 application forms were available from January 22, 2018, and the last date of submission was February 17, 2018. Applicants had to first register by entering a valid e-mail id and generate a password. After the process of registration, the candidates could re-login and fill all the mandatory information required on the form.


MAH CET Application Fee - The application fee of MAH CET 2018 had to be paid either through net banking or by a debit/credit card. Candidates belonging to the General category had to pay a fee of Rs 1000, while the fee for reserved category candidates was Rs 800. The fee structure is:


MAH CET Application Fee


Application Fee

For Open Category Candidates from Maharashtra State, Outside Maharashtra State (OMS), J & K Migrant candidates

Rs. 1000

For Candidates of Backward Class Categories [SC, ST, VJ/DT- NT(A), NT(B), NT(C), NT(D), OBC, SBC] and & Persons with Disability Candidates belonging to Maharashtra State only.

Rs. 800

The MAH CET 2018 exam governing officials DTE Maharashtra clearly states that no application form and fee will be accepted by post/courier or any other mode besides online submission. Else the MAH CET 2018 application form will be rejected.


MAH MBA/MMS CET 2018 Brochure:


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Address: Directorate of Technical Education, Maharashtra State,

3, Mahapalika Marg, Dhobi Talao, Mumbai - 400 001

EPABX: 91-022-22641150/51, 22620601, 2269 0602

Email: [email protected]

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