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MBA Admissions in Maharashtra 2022: Check Dates, CAP Registration, Merit List, Process, Seat Allotment, Fee

Sakunth Kumar
Sakunth KumarUpdated On: December 01, 2022 01:11 pm IST | MAH MBA CET

Students seeking MBA admissions in Maharashtra 2022 can check out this article for all the necessary information about the selection process, important dates, eligibility criteria, top colleges, and more!

MBA Admissions in Maharashtra 2022

Maharashtra is one of the most preferred destinations for pursuing an MBA course in India. Almost all the B-schools in Maharashtra consider the score of all the national-level management entrance exams for MBA admissions, like the Common Admission Test (CAT)Management Aptitude Test (MAT)Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT), etc. More than 100 colleges in Maharashtra accept the scores of MAH MBA CET, a state-level entrance exam, conducted by the State Common Entrance Test Cell, Maharashtra.

Meanwhile, the CAT 2022 Question Paper for Slots 1, 2, and 3 as well as the CAT exam analysis 2022 and CAT Slot 1 Unofficial Answer Key are available for download from the links below for candidates appearing for the CAT 2022 exam. Candidates will also get access to the CAT cutoff 2022 for IIMs below. Additionally, the memory-based questions will be made available to test-takers in PDF format.

CAT Question Paper 2022
CAT Exam Analysis 2022
CAT Answer Key 2022 (Released)
CAT Cutoff 2022 for IIMs

Students with a valid score in any of the management entrance exams can find an MBA college that suits their needs and requirements. MBA Colleges in Maharashtra include many top-ranked B-schools in India. B-schools located in cities like Mumbai and Pune are always on the list of the top 20 MBA Colleges in India.

Maharashtra is one of the states that conduct the Centralised Admission Process (CAP) for state-level MBA admissions through MAH MBA CET. The Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) Maharashtra is responsible for conducting MBA admissions in Maharashtra. Students can check all the details of MBA admissions in Maharashtra 2022 here.

MBA Admissions in Maharashtra 2022: Selection Process

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

Selection Process Through MAH MBA CET/CAT/GMAT/CMAT Exams

  • DTE Maharashtra manages the registration process for CAP (Centralised Admission Process).

  • Candidates with a valid MAH MBA CET/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 is based on the rank or merit of the candidates in the entrance exams.

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

  • Based on rank and college preferences, DTE allocates 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.

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

Selection Process Through Other Entrance Exams

  • Students who are not interested in taking 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 have to take part in other stages of the selection process that involve a Group Discussion, Written Ability Test, and Personal Interview.

  • The institutes 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 in Maharashtra

  • 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 the 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 the management quota.

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Entrance Exams Accepted by Maharashtra MBA Colleges

DTE Maharashtra conducts a state-level MBA entrance exam, i.e., MAH MBA CET for admission into MBA/MMS courses in government, private and semi-government management colleges. Apart from MAH MBA 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 for MBA admissions in Maharashtra is given below:

Entrance Exams for MBA Admissions in MaharashtraConducting Authority
MAH MBA CET (Maharashtra Common Entrance Test)State Common Entrance Test Cell
CAT (Common Admission Test)Indian Institute of Management
XAT (Xavier Aptitude Test)Xavier School of Management (XLRI) Jamshedpur
CMAT (Common Management Admission Test)National Testing Agency
NMAT (NMIMS Management Aptitude Test)Graduate Management Admission Council
ATMA (AIMS Test for Management Admissions)Association of Indian Management School
GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test)Graduate Management Admission Council
MAT (Management Aptitude Test)All India Management Association
SNAP (Symbiosis National Aptitude Test)Symbiosis International (Deemed) University

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

Eligibility Criteria for MBA Admissions in Maharashtra 2022

To become eligible to pursue an MBA from the management colleges in Maharashtra, a candidate must meet the following 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. The aggregate marks required may vary as per college.

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. Students need to score minimum qualifying marks in the entrance exam to be considered for admission.

Domicile Rules for MBA Admissions in Maharashtra

Students willing to appear for the MAH MBA CET exam and get admission under the state quota through DTE Centralised Admission Process (CAP) must be residents of Maharashtra state. Candidates belonging to other states can get MBA admissions in Maharashtra based on their scores in national-level entrance exams.

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MBA Admissions in Maharashtra 2022: Counselling Dates

Given below are the important dates for Maharashtra MBA 2022 admission and counselling:

MAH MBA CET 2022 Counselling Dates for Maharashtra State/All India/NRI/OCI/PIO/CIWGC/FN Candidates

MAH MBA CET Counselling Events 2022

Counselling Dates 2022

Online registration, uploading of documents, verification, and confirmation of application form

October 7 to 13, 2022

Display of the provisional merit list for Maharashtra State/All India candidates on the website

October 15, 2022

Submission of grievances if any, for all types of Candidates

October 16 to 18, 2022

Display of the Final Merit lists of Maharashtra State/All India candidates on the website

October 19, 2022

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

October 19, 2022
CAP Round I

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

October 20 to 25, 2022

Display of Provisional Allotment of CAP Round-I

October 28, 2022

Acceptance of the offered seat by the candidate through login as per the allotment of CAP Round I

October 29 to 31, 2022

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

October 29 to 31, 2022
CAP Round II

Display of Provisional Vacant Seats for CAP Round-II

November 1, 2022

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

November 2 to 4, 2022

Display of Provisional Allotment of CAP Round-II

November 6, 2022

Acceptance of the offered seat by the candidate through login as per Allotment of CAP Round II

November 7 to 9, 2022 (Up to 3 PM)

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

November 7 to 9, 2022 (Up to 5 PM)
CAP Round III
Display of Provisional Vacant Seats for CAP Round IIINovember 10, 2022
Online Submission & Confirmation of Option Form of CAP Round-III through candidate’s Login by the CandidateNovember 11 to 13, 2022
Display of Provisional Allotment of CAP Round-IIINovember 14, 2022
Acceptance of the offered seat by the candidate through login as per Allotment of CAP Round IIINovember 15 to 17, 2022 (Up to 3 PM)
Reporting to the Allotted Institute and Confirmation of Admission by submitting required documents and payment of fee after CAP Round IINovember 15 to 17, 2022 (Up to 5 PM)
(For Government/ Govt. Aided/Unaided Institutes) For Vacant seats, if any at the institute, the respective institute will complete the admission activity in the following manner:
  • Display of vacant seats on the institute website and giving appropriate advertisement in the News Paper.
  • Invite applications from registered candidates.
  • Prepare and display Merit List on college website and Institute Notice Board.
  • Carry out/Complete Admission Process by following Government Admission Rules
November 18 to 23, 2022

Commencement of academic activities for All institutes

November 10, 2022

Cut-off Date for all types of admissions for the Academic Year 2022-23

November 23, 2022 (Up to 5 PM)
For Institutes: Last date of uploading the data (details of admitted candidates)November 24, 2022

MAH MBA CET 2022 Counselling Dates for Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir and Union Territory of Ladakh Migrant Candidates

MAH MBA CET Counselling Events 2022Counselling Dates 2022
Counselling Round at “Director, Sydenham Institute of Management Studies & Research & Entrepreneurship Education(SIMSREE), B-Road, Churchgate, Mumbai 400020”November 6 to 9, 2022
Reporting to the Allotted Institute and Confirmation of Admission by submitting required documents and fees, as per Final Allotment.November 6 to 10, 2022

Counselling Dates of Other Top National-Level MBA Entrance Exams

CAT Counselling DatesNMAT by GMAC Counselling Dates
CMAT Counselling DatesSNAP Counselling Dates
MAT Counselling DatesXAT Counselling Dates

MBA Admissions in Maharashtra 2022: Registration Fee

Candidates who have registered and paid the application fee for MAH MBA CET 2022 need not pay any Maharashtra MBA counselling registration fees. However, those who have not registered for MAH MBA CET and are applying for admission based on CAT/CMAT need to pay the application fee as provided in the table below.

CategoryFees (in INR)

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)

1000

Reserved Category Candidates of Backward Class Categories [SC, ST, VJ/DT- NT(A), NT(B), NT(C), NT(D), OBC, SBC, EWS] and

PwD (Persons with Disability) Candidates belonging to Maharashtra State only.

800
NRI/ OCI/PIO/FN Candidates5000

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 a category-wise merit list to comply with Maharashtra state reservation policies.

Documents Required for MBA Admission in Maharashtra 2022

The following are the mandatory documents required to take MBA admission 2022 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
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Top MBA Colleges in Maharashtra 2022

Here is a list of some of the top MBA colleges in Maharashtra for admissions in 2022:

College NameLocation
S.P. Jain Institute of Management and ResearchMumbai
Narsee Monjee Institute of Management StudiesMumbai
Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management StudiesMumbai
ITM Business SchoolMumbai
Jankidevi Bajaj Institute of Management StudiesMumbai
Balaji Institute of Modern ManagementPune
Ramachandran International Institute of Management Pune
SP Jain School of Global ManagementMumbai
MIT School of BusinessPune
SIMSREE MumbaiMumbai
K. J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and ResearchMumbai


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If you want to know how to apply for MBA admission in Maharashtra, you can ask questions from our experts in our QnA zone. You can call on our toll-free number 1800-572-9877 or fill out our Common Application Form for admission-related assistance.

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