MAH CET Exam Pattern 2019
Ranjini Basu, 01 Dec 2018, #MAHA CET

MAH CET Exam Pattern 2019 – The conducting body of MAH CET exam, Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) Maharashtra, will prescribe the exam pattern of MAH CET 2019. As per the previous trend, the exam pattern would be released around the month of January, 2019, along with other dates related notification. According to MAH CET 2019 exam pattern, it is a computer-based test of 150 minutes and has 200 questions. The MAH CET question paper is divided into four sections, namely, Logical Reasoning, Abstract Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude and Verbal ability/Reading Comprehension. There are five answer options for each objective type question, and the candidates will need to select the correct answer option from the given choices. Careers360, in this article, provides information about the MAH CET exam pattern 2019 including exam duration, question types, scoring pattern, sectional division to name a few.

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The MAH CET is expected to be conducted in the second week of March 2019, in multiple sessions. Out of the 200 questions, 75 questions are from the Logical Reasoning section followed by  Quantitative Ability and Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension sections which carry the equal number of questions, which is 50. Minimum weightage is given to the Abstract Reasoning section which carries 25 questions only. MAH CET 2019 candidates can switch from one section to the other as there are no sectional time limits followed in the MAH CET exam pattern 2019 like CAT exam.

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MBA/MMS MAH CET Exam Pattern 2019

Highlights of MAH CET 2019 Exam Pattern is mentioned below-



Mode of MAH-CET Examination

Online mode (Computer-based test)

Exam Language


Number of Questions


Type of Questions

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)


  •  Logical

  • Abstract Reasoning

  • Quantitative Aptitude

  • Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension

Total Duration

2:30 Hrs

Marking Pattern

+1 for each correct answer

Negative Marking


Score Validity

One Year

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MAH CET Exam Pattern 2019 - Sectional MAH-CET 2019 exam pattern

Name of Section

Number of Questions

Maximum Marks

Marks per question

Total marks

Logical Reasoning






Abstract Reasoning




Quantitative Aptitude




Verbal Ability/Reading Comprehension




What is the scoring system followed by MAH CET 2019 exam pattern?

As per the marking scheme of MAH CET 2019, test-takers will be awarded one mark for each correct answer; no negative marking is attached to incorrect answers. 

Things to Remember - MAH CET Syllabus 2019

  • Logical/Abstract Reasoning- These two sections will have questions based on tables, pie charts, visual reasoning, and verbal reasoning.

  • Quantitative Aptitude- This section will have questions based on arithmetic problems pertaining to ratio and proportion, percentage, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, higher maths, etc.

  • Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension- This section usually includes passages with questions to test candidates’ comprehension skills. English Language ability would be tested through questions on grammar, vocabulary, sentence completion, synonyms, antonyms, comprehension of passages etc.

Highlights of MAH CET Exam Pattern 2019: How to answer the MAH CET Question Paper 2019?

For answering the MAH CET questions, candidates need to select the most appropriate answer and ‘mouse click’ on the same which they feel is appropriate or correct. Out of the five answer options to a particular question, only one answer will be the correct option. In order to select a question to answer accurately, one must follow the steps provided below-

  • Question number is placed on the question palette at the right of the screen and can be accessed directly. Please be noted that using this option does NOT save the answer to the current question.

  • To save the answer, ‘Save & Next’ should be clicked to proceed to the next question in sequence.

  • The existing answer can be reviewed by clicking on ‘Mark for Review and Next’ and save answer to the current question.

  • The question palette is positioned at the right of the screen which will display one of the following statuses of each of the questions numbered-

You have not visited the question yet

You have not answered the question

You have answered the question

You have NOT answered the question but have marked the question for review

You have answered the question but marked it for review

  • Candidates should click on one of the options which are the most appropriate. In order to change an answer, one needs to click on another option.

  • Next ‘Save and Next’ tab needs to be clicked to save the given answer.

  • During the evaluation, the answer that is marked for Review will be considered as the final answer.

  • On top of the bar screen, Section name(s) remains displayed. By clicking on the section name, questions can be viewed immediately.

  • Examinees will automatically be directed to the next question once the tab “Save & Next” is clicked once the last question for a particular section is answered.

  • To check the status of the questions of the test, one can move the mouse cursor over the section names.

  • According to the test takers’ convenience, while taking the examination, one can shuffle between sections and questions anytime during the test tenure. None of the sections has any limitation of time like CAT exam. 

  • Candidates failing to adhere to the instructions of the “Test Administrator” might lead to a case of misconduct and he/she would be liable for debarment from appearing for examinations for a period that is decided by CET Cell.

  • Test-takers may seek any clarification in an event of a doubt from the test Administrator before the test begins but none of the doubts will be cleared, once the examination begins.

  • On completion of 150 minutes, the candidates will not be permitted to take up any question or check the answers. Even if the candidate fails to click on the “Submit button” the answers of the candidate would be automatically saved by the computer system.

MAH-CET 2019 is an online exam conducted for granting admission to AICTE approved MBA/MMS/ PGDM courses in B-schools across the state of Maharashtra only. The exam pattern of MAH CET 2019 will be released around the month of January 2019, and the process will be concluded in the month of February, 2019.

Eligible candidates will be allowed to fill the MAH CET application form 2019 tentatively around the month of January, 2019, and the officials will release the MAH CET admit card around the month of February, 2019. 

Last year, a record number of nearly 1.06 lakh students had applied for the Maharashtra-common entrance test (MAH CET) for Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Management Studies (MMS) courses.

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