- What is CMAT?
- What is CET?
- CMAT vs CET: Important Dates
- CMAT vs CET: Highlights
- CMAT vs CET: Eligibility Criteria
- CMAT vs CET: Exam Pattern
- CMAT vs CET: Counselling
- MAH MBA CET Counselling Process 2021
- CMAT 2021 Selection Process
- CMAT vs CET: Key Differences
- Colleges Accepting CMAT 2021 Scores
- Colleges Accepting CET 2021 Scores
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CMAT and CET are two well known MBA entrance exams conducted for admission to the top MBA colleges of India. Both the exams are conducted in online mode. In this article, we have provided a detailed comparison between the Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) and Maharashtra Master in Business Administration Common Entrance Test (MAH MBA CET).
Candidates who are appearing for any of the CMAT or MAH CET examinations are advised to check exam pattern, eligibility criteria, admit card, the application process of CMAT and MAH CET examination provided here. We have also provided the participating colleges of CMAT vs CET in this article.
What is CMAT?
CMAT or Common Management Admission Test is a national level examination conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA). The examination is conducted for admission to the AICTE approved institutions situated in India. CMAT is conducted every year in the month of February-March.
What is CET?
MAH MBA CET or Maharashtra Master in Business Administration Common Entrance Test is a state-level MBA entrance examination conducted for admission in the MBA colleges of Maharashtra. The exam is conducted by the Directorate of Technical Education DTE, Maharashtra every year in the month of March-April.
CMAT vs CET: Important Dates
Check the important dates of CMAT and MBA MBA CET entrance exams provided in the table below.
Application Process Starts
December 23, 2020
Application Process Ends
January 30, 2021
Admit Card Release
Date of Examination
Last week of March 2021/ First week of April 2021
|CMAT 2021 Important Dates||MAH-CET MBA 2021 Important Dates|
CMAT vs CET: Highlights
The table provided below contains the major highlights of CMAT vs CET.
Common Management Admission Test (CMAT)
Maharastra Common Entrance Test (CET)
Mode of exam
National Testing Agency (NTA)
Directorate of Technical Education DTE, Maharashtra
No. of Colleges Accepting Exam Scores
|Top MBA Colleges accepting CMAT 2021 Scores, Cut offs & Fees||Top MBA Colleges Accepting MAH MBA CET 2021 Scores for Admission: Colleges, Course & Fees|
CMAT vs CET: Eligibility Criteria
Provided below is the eligibility criteria of CMAT and MAH MBA CET
MAH MBA CET 2021
|CMAT Eligibility Criteria 2021||MAH MBA CET 2021 Eligibility Criteria|
CMAT vs CET: Exam Pattern
The question paper of CMAT is divided into four sections namely General Awareness, Logical Reasoning, Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation and Language Comprehension. The question paper has an additional section i.e Innovation & Entrepreneurship. On the other hand, the sections of the MAH MBA CET exam are Logical Reasoning, Abstract Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, Verbal Ability / Reading Comprehension. Both the exams contain Objective type multiple choice questions that need to be answered by choosing one out of the four options provided. A detailed comparison between the exam pattern of CMAT and the exam pattern of MAH MBA CET is provided below.
MAH MBA CET
Number of sections
100 +25 questions
400 + 100 marks
3 Hours+ 30 Minutes
+4 mark will be awarded for every correct response.
+1 mark will be awarded for every correct response
-1 mark will be awarded for every incorrect response
No Negative Marking
CMAT vs CET: Counselling
The counselling and selection process of CMAT is different from CET. Candidates who want to participate need to register for the counselling round before the deadline while those who are appearing for the CMAT counselling will have to appear for the selection rounds of the college. Collegedekho has provided detailed counselling of both the CMAT and CET exam below. Candidates are advised to check the CMAT vs CET counselling to know the steps involved in counselling.
MAH MBA CET Counselling Process 2021
The counselling process of MAH MBA CET starts by registering for the counselling. Candidates who are registering for the counselling round can choose their desired courses and institutions. After that, candidates are called for the document verification round where the authorities verify all the details filled by the candidates. Seats will be allotted on the basis of choices made by the candidates during the form filling process. Once the seat is allotted to the candidates, they will have to pay the counselling fee and confirm their admission.
CMAT 2021 Selection Process
Once the results of CMAT 2021 are out, candidates can check the cutoff of their desired management institutions to know if they are eligible for admission there or not. After that, they can apply to that college. Candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of their scores in CMAT and then called for the selection procedure. The selection process of CMAT 2021 mainly includes four rounds i.e Group Discussion (GD), Written Aptitude Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI). Final selection will be done on the basis of performance in all the rounds. Selected candidates may submit the annual fees of the college and confirm their admission.
CMAT vs CET: Key Differences
Here are some of the main differences between the CMAT and CET exam
CMAT has a negative marking one mark while there is no negative marking in the MAH CET exam
CMAT is a national level entrance exam while MAH CET is a state-level exam
The question paper of the CET examination contains more reasoning type questions in comparison to the CMAT exam
MAH CET has verbal reasoning questions. Around 20 questions are from this section. But no such kinds of questions are asked in the CMAT.
Candidates who are applying for admission in the Innovation & Entrepreneurship section of CMAT while there is no such section in the MAH CET exam.
The total duration of the MAH CET exam is 150 minutes while the total duration of the CMAT exam is 210 minutes.
The proportion of quant questions in the question paper of CMAT is more than CET
Colleges Accepting CMAT 2021 Scores
Scores of CMAT are accepted by many top B-Schools available in the country. Some of the well-known colleges accepting CMAT scores are provided below.
Colleges Accepting CET 2021 Scores
More than 100 colleges accept the score of MAH MBA CET scores. The table below contains the list of colleges accepting MAH CET scores.
N. L. Dalmia Institute of Management Studies and Research
Sydenham Institute of Management Studies And Research And Entrepreneurship Education
IES Management College And Research Centre
Candidates who are preparing for MAH MBA CET or CMAT examination are advised to check the syllabus and exam pattern of both exams to understand their exam structure. Besides this, those who have any doubt regarding MAH MBA CET or CMAT examination can ask questions on the Collegedekho QnA zone.