MAH CET 2016 Result Analysis - Quality dips as 95% of 69,319 test takers fail to cross half way score of 100 m
Sreetama Datta, 01 Apr 2016, #MAHA CET
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The MAH CET 2016 result has revealed that the quality of the test takers have sunk compared to that of last year with about 95% of the test takers scoring less than 50% marks in the state-level MBA entrance exam. This, however, also means that those candidates who have score 100 or above are placed above 95 percentile.

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Last year, only 72% of the candidates had scored below 100 marks in MAH CET.

On the other hand, the share of candidates scoring 50 marks has also increased significantly with about 40% test taker lying in the range as compared to 2015 when only 5% candidates scored below 50.  Interestingly, the candidates scoring nil have increased 7 times. Last year only 5 candidates fell into that category as compared to 35 this year.

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Although as many as 9 candidates have secured the highest percentile, 99.99, the highest marks obtained has also lowered from last year. The range of marks obtained by the 99.99 percentilers is 151 to 165. Last year, the highest scorer had total marks of 170.


The low scores are also an indication of lower cutoffs for the participating B-schools for the MAH CET counselling rounds.  As a result the intake quality of the top B-schools like JBIMS, SIMSREE, and KJSIMSR etc. is also expected to dip.

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Careers360 brings here comparative analysis of MAH CET scores of 2015 and 2016.

MAH CET 2016 vs. MAH CET 2015

Serial No

Score Range 

MAH CET 2015

MAH CET 2016


100 and above




50 to 99












This year the number of candidate appearing for MAH CET had increased by 21%.  A total of 69,319 candidates took the test as compared to 57,224 last year.

MAHCET 2016 interesting facts: 


MAH CET 2015

MAH CET 2016

Total number of test takers



Highest score obtained



Total number of candidates obtaining highest score



MAHCET 2016 Highlights:

Before delving deeper into the trends of the scores and percentiles in MAH CET 2016, let’s have a look at the highlights of the result in the table below.

Total number of MAH CET 2016 takers


Number of candidates obtaining highest  percentile of 99.99


Highest score obtained out of 200

165 (it was 170 in 2015)

Number of candidates scoring above 100 Marks


Number of candidates scoring in range of  50 to 99


Number of candidates scoring below 50


Number of candidates scoring 0


MAH CET 2016 Scoring Process

In the question paper carrying 200 questions, each question carries 1 mark, making the total marks of the exam to be 200. There is no negative marking scheme. According to DTE, the following procedure is adopted to obtain the scores:

(i)  Number of questions answered correctly by a candidate in each objective test is considered for arriving at the corrected score.


(ii) The Corrected Scores so obtained by a candidate are made equivalent to take care of the minor difference in difficulty level, if any, in each of the objective tests held in different sessions to arrive at the Equated Scores*

*Scores obtained by candidates on any test are equated to the base form by considering the distribution of scores of all the forms.


(iii) Test-wise scores and scores on total is reported with decimal points up to two digits.


The MAH CET 2016 exam pattern has also undergone changes. Unlike the previous years, the sections have been divided into particular number of questions. The highest weightage has been assigned to the Reasoning sections. Quantitative Ability and Verbal Ability/Reading Comprehension have been assigned 50% weightage each.


The final selection will be based on the Centralized Admission Process (CAP) or counselling. JBIMS Mumbai, one of the top B-schools accepting MAH CET scores had dissociated from the CAP rounds and conducted its own selection procedure last year. This year, JBIMS will once again participate in the counselling process conducted by DTE. 


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Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 18th Sep, 2019

hello aspirant,

yes you may apply for Maharastra CET exam. The basic eligibility criteria is Candidates must have a bachelors’ degree in any discipline from any recognized university with a minimum of 50% marks, and at least 45% in case of sc/ st candidates .  Final year students can also apply. This exam is admission to MBA courses in different institutes.


i got 47.18 percentile in MH-CET 2019 so which ranked at im

Ruchika Chauhan Expert 24th Sep, 2019


If your query is about MAH CET result, the result was announced on March 30 and the result carries the candidates' secured Rank, Scores and Percentiles.

Also, the seat allotment list is declared. Check the details using the link below and do let us know if you have any other queries:

Good Luck!


hello, other than mah cet exams for jbims is there any other exam which is conducted by jbims ?

Ruchika Chauhan Expert 26th Sep, 2019


Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai offers two-year full-time postgraduate Master of Management Studies (MMS) course.

MMS is the flagship course of Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies.

According to the eligibility criteria for admission to the course, all JBIMS applicants should have a valid score of at least one examination, namely. MAH CET/CAT/CMAT/XAT/MAT.

Admission process is executed through Centralised Admission Process (CAP) of Directorate of Technical Education (DTE), Government of Maharashtra.

Do let us know if you have any other queries.

Good Luck!


Is their possibility of additional round for Mh Cet 2019 ?

Shatabdi Singh 7th Aug, 2019

Hello , 

as all query is you want to know that whether there is any possibility of additional round of counselling for MH CET 2019. 

I would like to tell you that there is fixed counselling as there no any of the counselling process apart from that there is a mop up round counselling for spot round counselling or a special round counselling introduced by the different counselling sets so in MH CET there is a special round counselling apart from that there is no any possibility for any of the students to have any additional round of counselling. 

Thank you.


May I know its colleges ? Allowing MAH CET entrance.

Mahima Student Expert 31st Jul, 2019


A few Colleges under MHCET providing diploma and Pg courses in Labour law are-

Indian Law Society Law College, Pune

 Yashwantrao Chavan Law College, Pune

Manikchand Pahade Law College, Aurangabad

Dr Ambedkar College of Law, Mumbai

 Marathwada Mitra Mandal's Shankarrao Chavan Law College, Pune

Shantaram Potdukhe College of Law, Chandrapur

Ahmednagar Jilha Maratha Vidya Prasarak Samajs New Law College, Ahmednagar

Other colleges in Maharashtra providing diploma/PG courses in Labour law are-

Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University, New Law College, Pune

Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune

Symbiosis Law School Pune

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