MBA Admissions in Maharashtra 2020: Check Dates, CAP Registration, Merit List, Process, Seat Allotment, Fee

Sakunth Kumar
Sakunth KumarPublished On: December 14, 2020 | MAH MBA CET

The online registration for Maharashtra MBA Counselling (CAP) 2020 began on December 08. Check Maharashtra MBA counselling 2020 dates, document upload process and counselling process here. 

MBA Admissions in Maharashtra 2020

Maharashtra is one of the most preferred destinations for pursuing MBA course in India. MBA Colleges in Maharashtra include many top-ranked B-schools of India. B-schools located in cities like Mumbai and Pune are always in the list of top 20 MBA Colleges in India. Almost, all the B-schools in Maharashtra consider the score of all the national-level management entrance exams for MBA admissions. Students with a valid score in any of the management entrance exams can find a management college that suits his/ her needs and requirements. On the other hand, Maharashtra is one among the states that conduct the Centralised Admission Process (CAP) for the state-level MBA admissions. Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) Maharashtra is responsible for conducting the state-level MBA entrance exam and MBA admission in Maharashtra. Students can check all the details pertaining to MBA admissions in Maharashtra 2020 here.

MAH MBA CET 2020 CAP Registration & Counselling

MAH MBA CET 2020 Merit List

MAH MBA CET 2020 Option Form

MAH MBA CET 2020 Seat Allotment

MAH MBA CET 2020 Cutoff

MAH MBA CET 2020 College Predictor

MAH MBA CET 2020 Results

MAH CET 2021 Admit Card

Important Notice Regarding MBA Admissions in Maharashtra for AY 2020-21

The State Government's decision to remove ATMA, MAT, GMAT and XAT from the entrance exams accepted for admission in MBA/MMS courses in Maharashtra has been invalidated by the Bombay High Court. The decision was challenged by several petitioners who had filed a case against this decision. As per the Bombay High Court Ruling, the decision of removing said entrance exams was found to be arbitrary. The MBA admission process in Maharashtra will resume on a later date after adding ATMA, MAT, XAT and GMAT back to the admission process. Candidates should await an official notification, which will be released on the official website.

Other than all the required information on MBA admissions in Maharashtra 2020, students can also check the B-schools in the following major cities of Maharashtra.

MBA Colleges in Mumbai

MBA Colleges in Pune

MBA Colleges in Nagpur

MBA Colleges in Nashik

MBA Colleges in Aurangabad

MBA Colleges in Navi Mumbai

MBA Colleges in Thane

MBA Colleges in Kolhapur

Entrance Exams Accepted by Maharashtra MBA Colleges

DTE Maharashtra conducts state-level MBA entrance exam, i.e., MAH-CET for admission to MBA/ MMS course in government, private and semi-government management colleges. Apart from MAH-CET, most of the B-Schools in Maharashtra accept the score of other national-level entrance exams for MBA/ MMS admissions. The list of entrance exams is given below.

Private or deemed varsities in Maharashtra conduct separate entrance exams for MBA course. However, students with a valid score in the above exams can also apply to these universities without appearing for the varsity-level entrance exam.

Note: Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) Maharashtra conducts Centralised Admission Process (CAP) for only candidates with a valid score in MAH-CET/ CAT/ GMAT/ CMAT.

Eligibility Criteria for MBA Admissions in Maharashtra

In order to become eligible to pursue an MBA from the management colleges in Maharashtra, a candidate must meet the following academic requirements.

Basic Requirements for MBA Admissions in Maharashtra

For MBA admission in Maharashtra management colleges, students should have a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with at least 50% marks. These students are eligible to apply for state-level or national-level management exams.

Entrance Exam for MBA Admissions in Maharashtra

Almost, all the popular B-Schools in Maharashtra accept the score of all the national-level entrance exams and MAH-CET for MBA admissions. However, students need to score minimum qualifying marks in the entrance exam to be considered for the admission.

Domicile Rules for MBA Admissions in Maharashtra

Students willing to get admission under state quota through DTE Centralised Admission Process (CAP) must be the residents of Maharashtra state. Only Maharashtra domicile students can take part in DTE CAP. Similarly, only the residents of Maharashtra state can apply for MAH-CET.

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Maharashtra MBA Admission Procedure 2020 and Important Dates

MAH-CET 2020 Important Dates:

Given below are the tentative dates for Maharashtra MBA Admission 2020 and the exam date:



MAH-CET 2020 application process commencement date

January 9, 2020

MAH-CET 2020 deadline to apply

January 10, 2020

Availability of MAH-CET 2020 admit card

March 14, 2020

MAH-CET 2020 Exam Date

March 14 & 15, 2020

MAH-CET 2020 Results Date

May 24, 2020

DTE CAP 2020 Commencement Date

Dec 08, 2020

MBA Admissions in Maharashtra 2020: Admission and Counselling Dates

Given below are the important dates for Maharashtra MBA 2020 admission and counselling



Online registration of application and uploading of required
documents by the Candidate for admission on website

Dec 8 - Dec 13, 2020(upto 11:59 PM)

Documents verification and confirmation of Application Form for
Admission by online mode.

Dec 8 - Dec 14, 2020(upto 05:00 PM)

Display of the provisional merit list for Maharashtra State/All India
Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir and Union Territory of Ladakh
Migrant Candidates on website.

Dec 16, 2020

Submission of grievances if any, for all type of Candidates:

Dec 17 - Dec 18, 2020

Display of the Final Merit lists

Dec 20, 2020

Display of Provisional Category wise Seats (Seat Matrix) for CAP
Round I

Dec 20, 2020

CAP Round I

Accepting to the offered seat by candidate through his/her login
as per Allotment of CAP Round I.

Dec 27 - Dec 29, 2020

Reporting to the Allotted Institute and Confirmation of
Admission by submitting required documents and payment of fee
after CAP Round I.

Dec 27 - Dec 29, 2020

CAP Round 2

Display of Provisional Vacant Seats for CAP Round-II

Dec 30, 2020

Online Submission & Confirmation of Option Form of CAP
Round-II through candidate’s Login by the Candidate.

Dec 31 - Jan 01, 2021

Display of Provisional Allotment of CAP Round-II

Jan 03. 2021

Accepting to the offered seat by the candidate through his/her login
as per Allotment of CAP Round II.

Jan 04 - Jan 07, 2021

Reporting to the Allotted Institute and Confirmation of
Admission by submitting required documents and payment of fee
after CAP Round II.

Jan 04 - Jan 07, 2021

For Vacant
seats if any at institute the respective institute will complete the
admission activity in the following manner

Jan 08 - Jan 12, 2021

Commencement of academic activities for All institutes

Jan 04, 2021

Cut-off Date for all type of admissions for the Academic Year 2020-21

Jan 14, 2021

For Institutes: Last date of uploading the data (details of admitted

Jan 15, 2021

For Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir and Union Territory of Ladakh Migrant Candidates

Counselling Round at Sydenham Institute of Management
Studies & Research & Entrepreneurship Education (SIMSREE),
B-Road, Churchgate, Mumbai 400020

Dec 22 -Dec 24, 2020

Reporting to the Allotted Institute and Confirmation of
Admission by submitting required documents and fees, as per
Final Allotment.

Dec 23 -Dec 29, 2020

Note: Applications registered after December 13th 2020 shall be considered only for Non-CAP Seats. Applications confirmed by Scrutiny Center after December 14th 2020 shall be considered only for Non-CAP Seats.

Click on the links below for the dates of other entrance exams: -

Registrations for MBA Admissions in Maharashtra 2020

Candidates who have applied for MAH CET need not pay any registration fees. However, those who have not registered for MAH CET and are applying for admission on the basis of CAT/ CMAT need to pay the application fee as provided in the table below.

General Category Candidates from Maharashtra State, Outside Maharashtra State (OMS), Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir and Union Territory of Ladakh Migrant Candidates & children of Indian workers in Gulf countries (CIWGC).INR 1000
Reserved Category Candidates of Backward Class Categories [SC, ST, VJ/DT- NT(A), NT(B), NT(C), NT(D), OBC, SBC, EWS] & Persons with Disability Candidates belonging to Maharashtra State only.INR 800
NRI/ OCI/ PIO/ FN CandidatesINR 5000

Maharashtra MBA Admission Reservation Policy

Under DTE CAP, the MBA seats in Maharashtra are divided into four categories: -

  • Maharashtra State Candidature Seats or State Quota Seats
  • All India Candidature Seats
  • Minority Quota Seats
  • Institutional Quota Seats

DTE Maharashtra will follow the reservation policies of the state government strictly for all the categories of MBA seats. DTE will prepare category wise merit list to comply with Maharashtra state reservation policies.

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Documents Required for MBA Admission 2020 in Maharashtra

The following are the mandatory documents required to take MBA admission 2020 in Maharashtra: -

  • Domicile Certificate (only for candidates applying under state quota)
  • Proof of Identity
  • Category Certificate (applicable to reserved categories)
  • Class 12 Certificate
  • Transfer Certificate (TC)
  • UG Marks Sheet and Provisional Certificate
  • Score Card and Admit Card of Entrance Test
  • Class 10 Certificate

MAH CET Final Merit List 2020

The MAH CET final merit list 2020 is released after the declaration of MAH CET 2021 Result. The merit list will be released on Dec 20, 2020. Candidates will be able to check the final merit list for MBA and MMS admissions 2020 in Maharashtra through MAH CET Counselling 2021 page. Students can also check the list from the official website of MAH CET.

Maharashtra MBA Selection Process 2020

There are three ways in which a candidate in Maharashtra is selected to get admission in MBA colleges of the state. Candidates must go through the following selection processes to get a clearer understanding.

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Selection Process for Maharashtra 2020 Admissions DTE CAP MAH CET 2020/ CAT/ GMAT/ CMAT

  • DTE Maharashtra has started the registration process for CAP (Centralised Admission Process) in Dec 2020.

  • Candidates with a valid MAH MBA CET 2020/ CAT/ GMAT/ CMAT score are eligible to register for DTE CAP.

  • The selection process is based on the MBA/ MMS merit list released by DTE Maharashtra.

  • The seat allocation will be based on rank or merit of the candidates in the entrance exams.

  • During the counselling process, the candidates will have to exercise web options.

  • Based on the rank and college preferences, DTE will allocate the seats.

  • Usually, DTE Maharashtra conducts four rounds of CAP, and the candidates who are not able to secure a seat in the first round of CAP can take part in subsequent rounds.

  • Students of Maharashtra domicile are eligible to take part in DTE CAP.

Candidates may download the information brochure for Maharashtra MBA/ MMS admission provided here. 

Selection Process for Maharashtra 2020 Admissions based on Other Entrance Exams

  • Students who are not interested to take part in DTE CAP can apply for popular B-Schools individually with a state or national-level entrance test core.

  • These institutes may shortlist the candidates based on their entrance test scores.

  • The shortlisted candidates will have to take part in other stages of the selection process that involve Group Discussion/ Written Ability Test/ Personal Interview.

  • The institutes will decide the mode of the selection process.

  • The final selection for MBA/ MMS course is based on the candidate’s performance in all stages of the selection process.

Direct MBA Admission/ Management Quota Admission for Maharashtra 2020 Admissions

  • Students who did not take part in DTE CAP or were unable to secure seats can approach the private colleges and deemed universities directly for admission under management quota.

  • The individual institution decides the eligibility criteria for management quota admission.

  • DTE sanctioned 20% of seats to each private management institute that can be filled through management quota.

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Counselling Process of MAH CET

  • Candidates need to register themselves for the MAH CET counselling. They will also have to submit required documents along with the application form
  • After that, candidates will have to visit to the E-Scrutiny Center for verification and confirmation of the application form.
  • After verifying the application form of candidates, the exam authority will release the MHT CET 2020 provisional merit of candidates. Candidates who feature in the provisional merit list will be allowed to participate in the subsequent rounds of MHT CET counselling process.
  • The final merit list will be declared after verifying the objections on the provisional merit list. 
  • Once the final merit list of MHT CET 2020 is out, the category wise seats or seat matrix will be released for CAP rounds
  • Candidates will then have to fill the online option form after checking the seats available for the respective CAP round
  • After that, a seat allotment list will be released that will allow the candidates to check the college allotted to them
  • Candidates may then visit the college to confirm their admission

MAH CET Seat Allotment 2020

The institute-wise seat allotment list for CAP round under MAH CET counselling process will be released in the final week of December 2020. The MAH CET 2020 seat allotment list, contains college-wise lists of the number of seats that are to be allocated to all the categories. The list is released on the official website of MAH CET every year.

Candidates who have allotted a seat as per their preference in the Round will have to pay the Seat Acceptance Fee to confirm their seat. The Seat Acceptance Fee shall be Rs. 1,000/- for all Candidates. They will have to pay the seat allotment fee for the first allotment only. These candidates shall not be allowed to participate in remaining rounds. Besides this, those who have allotted other than first preference and self freezed their allotment in Round I through their login will have to accept the seat and pay seat acceptance fees through online mode.

Candidates who have allotted seat other than first preference and want betterment in the subsequent rounds must claim the allotted seat in Round I by accepting that seat by choosing "Not Freeze" option for the betterment and shall pay the seat acceptance fee through their login by online mode.

At last, candidates who have accepted the seat will have to visit the college to confirm their admission. 

Top MBA Colleges in Maharashtra

Here is the list of some of the top MBA colleges in Maharashtra.

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MBA Colleges in Maharashtra

If you want to know the admission process of all these colleges, you can ask questions on the Collegedekho QnA zone. Besides this, you can apply for admission to these colleges by filling our Common Application Form

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