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MAH MBA CET 2023: Exam Date, Eligibility, Registration, Exam Pattern, Syllabus

Updated By Shivangi Ahirwar on 02 Dec, 2022 13:14

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About MAH MBA CET 2023

MAH MBA CET 2023 or Maharashtra Common Entrance Test is a state-level MBA entrance exam conducted by State Common Entrance Test Cell, Maharashtra once a year. The scores of MAH MBA CET are accepted by more than 300 B-Schools in Maharashtra including JBIMS, Welingkar’s, SIMSREE, PUMBA, and MET Pune. The conducting authority has not yet announced the exam dates for MAH MBA CET 2023. The complete schedule of the exam will be released online on the official website-

MAH MBA CET 2023 exam will be conducted in Computer-Based Test mode. Seeing the last year's trends, the exam dates will likely fall in the month of August or September. Earlier, the MAH MBA CET exam was used to conduct in March, but since 2021, it is being conducted in August-September. Candidates seeking admission into MBA, MMS, PGDM, and PGDBM courses offered by colleges in Maharashtra can fill out the MAH MBA CET 2023 application form to appear in the exam.

The conducting authority released the MAH MBA CET 2023 syllabus online and there is no change in the exam pattern and weightage of topics. It comprises four sections namely, Logical Reasoning, Abstract Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, and Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension. The question paper contains 200 multiple-choice questions that students have to attempt in 150 minutes (2.5 hours). For every correct answer, candidates are awarded 1 mark, and the best part is that there is no negative marking in the exam.

All the details about MAH MBA CET 2023 exam such as the application form, eligibility, exam pattern, syllabus, cutoff, counseling, etc. are available here. Candidates can go through the respective sections on our MAH MBA CET page to find the relevant information.

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MAH MBA CET Exam 2023 Highlights

Check out the MAH MBA CET 2023 exam highlights from the table provided below:



Conducting Body

State Common Entrance Test Cell, Maharashtra

Number of Colleges Accepting MAH MBA CET Score


Exam Level

Postgraduate exam at the state level

Application Process


MAH MBA CET Online Application Fee

INR 1000/- (Gen/PIO/NRIs)

INR 800/- (OBC/SC/ST)

Maximum Marks


Medium of Instruction

English only

Maximum Time Duration

2 Hours 30 Minutes (150 Minutes)

Exam Frequency


Courses Offered Through the Entrance Exam


Mode of Examination

Computed Based Test (CBT)

Marking Scheme

  • +1 mark for each correct answer
  • No negative marking

MAH MBA CET 2023 Important Dates

All the important dates for MAH MBA CET 2023 exam are provided in the table given below:  

MAH MBA CET 2023 Events

MAH MBA CET 2023 Dates

Release of MAH MBA CET 2023 Application Form

To Be Announced

Last Date to Fill Out MAH MBA CET Application Form

To Be Announced

Application Correction Window

To Be Announced

Release of MAH MBA CET 2023 Admit Card

To Be Announced

MAH MBA CET 2023 Exam Date

To Be Announced

MAH MBA CET 2023 Result Announcement Date

To Be Announced
MAH MBA CET 2023 Counselling Process (CAP)To Be Announced

MAH CET 2023 Conducting Body

The State Common Entrance Test Cell at the Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) Maharashtra is the conducting body of the MAH MBA CET 2023 exam. Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) Maharashtra conducts the MAH MBA CET exam every year along with other CETs for admission to Engineering, Architecture, Pharmacy, MCA, and other courses on various dates. The information bulletin and notification for the MAH CET exams are released by State CET Cell.

For admissions through MAH MBA CET 2023 and other CET exams, the Government of Maharashtra established the "Admissions Regulating Authority” and the “State Common Entrance Test Cell" as per the provisions of the Maharashtra Unaided Private Professional Educational Institutions (Regulation of Admissions & Fees) Act. 2015 (Mah. Act No. XXVIII of 2015). The Commissioner of State CET Cell is the Competent Authority for conducting CETs. Candidates from Maharashtra as well as from all other states can appear in the MAH MBA CET exam. 

The role of the Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) Maharashtra is to maintain and enhance the standard and quality of education by laying the policies, establish and develop Govt. Institutions, guide and supervise the private institutions, interact with the industry and national level institutions and coordinate with other departments of the State Government, Government of India, and Statutory Organisations.

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Stages Involved in MAH MBA CET Exam 2023

Right from the release of the MAH MBA CET 2023 exam notification till an applicant successfully secure a seat in their dream MAH MBA CET participating college and course, the stages involved in the MAH MBA CET exam are:

  1. Beginning and conclusion of the MAH MBA CET application procedure

  2. Release of admit card of MAH MBA CET

  3. Appearing for the MAH MBA CET exam

  4. Declaration of MAH MBA CET result

  5. Beginning of the counselling process

  6. Reporting at the allotted colleges and submission of fees

  7. Beginning of academic activities

MAH MBA CET 2023 Eligibility

The MAH MBA CET 2023 eligibility criteria that have been laid by the government of Maharashtra for the applicants have been listed below:

  • It is mandatory for the applicant to be a citizen of India.

  • Candidates must score a minimum of 50% marks in graduation (in any stream) 

  • Candidates from Maharashtra, belonging to backward classes, EWS, and PwD categories are eligible, provided they have secured a minimum of 45% marks in graduation. 

  • Candidates from some other state than Maharashtra must have a valid CMAT/CAT/GMAT/ GMAT//MAT/XAT/ATMA score to be eligible to apply for admissions to management colleges of Maharashtra under MAH CET MBA Counselling 2023.

MAH MBA CET 2023 Registration Process

The registration process for the MAH MBA CET 2023 exam is given below: 

  • Fill In Basic Information like name, phone number, email id, parents’ names, gender, marital status, date of birth, religion, region, mother tongue, annual family income, and nationality.

  • Fill in Permanent Address and Correspondence Address

  • Correctly Enter Your Mobile No. and Email ID

  • Generate Application Number after OTP Verification

  • Provide Domicile & Category Details

  • Select Graduation passing Year, Course Duration, Graduation Branch /stream, Graduation Marks Type and fill in the graduation marks details

  • Provide Exam Center Preferences

  • Upload your Photo & Signature

  • Review & Validate Your Details

  • Pay Application Fee

MAH MBA CET 2023 Application Fee

If the candidates select the Online Payment mode, they can pay the fees using Debit Card, Credit Card, Online Banking, and other modes like QR and UPI.


Application Fee (in INR)

Open Category Candidates from Maharashtra State, Outside Maharashtra State (OMS)

J & K Migrant candidates and NRI/Foreign Nationals/PIO/Children of Indian Workers in the Gulf Countries Candidates


Backward Class Categories [SC, ST, VJ/DT- NT(A), NT(B), NT(C), NT(D), OBC, SBC]

Persons with Disability Candidates Belonging to Maharashtra State Only


MAH MBA CET 2023 Admit Card

Maharashtra State CET Cell will release the MAH MBA CET 2023 admit card online on the official website. The MAH MBA CET 2023 exam Admit Card will be issued 10-15 days before the examination date and it is a prerequisite document to appear for the examination. MBA aspirants can access their admit cards through their Registration Number/ Roll Number and Password/ Date of Birth. 

All the applicants who will successfully register for the MAH MBA CET 2023 exam will receive their official Admit Cards that are issued by the exam conducting body i.e. State Common Entrance Test Cell, Maharashtra. A hard copy of the admit card will not be sent to any candidate.

It is mandatory for the candidates to carry all their important documents like Admit Card, recent passport-size photographs, ID proof, and Xerox copy of ID proof in advance to the exam hall. Candidates have to attach a recent passport-size photograph to the admit card. MAH CET 2022 Hall Ticket remains available for download till exam day. The MAH MBA CET 2023 admit card is also required for counseling. Hence, it must be kept in a safe place. 

Each candidate's MAH MBA CET 2023 admit card will contain the following information:

  • Candidate's name

  • Candidate's roll number/application number

  • Candidate's contact details

  • Candidate's image and signature

  • Exam date and slot

  • Reporting time

  • Exam center venue

MAH MBA CET 2023 Syllabus

The MAH MBA CET 2023 syllabus contains all the major topics that will be covered in the exam that have been tabulated below:



Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension

  • Antonyms
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Grammar
  • Vocabulary
  • Para Jumbles
  • Synonyms
  • Sentence Correction
  • Comprehension of passages

Logical / Abstract Reasoning

  • Symbol-based Comparison
  • Linear and Circular Arrangement
  • Series Completion
  • Venn Diagram
  • Verbal Ability
  • Input/Output
  • Blood Relations
  • Coding/Decoding
  • Syllogisms

Quantitative Aptitude

  • Arithmetic
  • Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Mensuration
  • Probability
  • Ratio & Proportion
  • Numbers
  • Percentage
  • Data Interpretation - Graphs, Charts, Tables

MAH MBA CET 2023 Exam Pattern

MAH MBA CET 2023 exam will have Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs). The total number of questions will be 200 and there will be 5 answer options for each question. The MAH MBA CET 2023 exam has no negative marking system for any wrong answer. The MAH MBA CET exam pattern 2023 has been illustrated below:

MAH MBA CET Exam Topics

Number of Questions


Logical Reasoning



Abstract Reasoning



Quantitative Aptitude



Verbal Ability / Reading Comprehension






How to Prepare for MAH MBA CET 2023?

There is a sizable syllabus for the MAH MBA CET 2023 exam. However, since reasoning questions make up about 50% of the exam, concentrating on these areas can significantly raise test performance. The difficulty level of the MAH MBA CET exam ranges from moderate to difficult. Candidates aspiring to take the MAH MBA CET exam must follow the below-mentioned steps for a minimum of six months to know how to prepare for the MAH MBA CET exam:

  • A great emphasis must be placed on speed and accuracy if candidates wish to attempt 200 questions in 150 minutes. Candidates should read frequently and keep track of their time while they practice answering questions.
  • The paper gives reasoning questions a lot of weightage, thus developing your reasoning abilities can help you perform well on the exam. Mock tests and preparation materials for exams can help with building problem-solving skills.
  • After reviewing the syllabus, the candidate should make a plan for their preparations that focuses on boosting their knowledge of the most commonly asked topics while also solidifying their understanding of all other topics.
  • To prepare for the MAH MBA CET 2023 exam, pick the appropriate textbooks and practice tests. The correct books and study materials can facilitate the process of getting ready and promote rapid improvement.
  • Aspirants should pick out their strong and weak areas in all three sections. 
  • For the quantitative section, candidates must learn new shortcuts and tricks. They must be well-versed in basic mathematical concepts like graphs, charts, planes, etc. 
  • In order to increase efficiency in the logical and reasoning section, candidates must solve puzzles and other mind-exercising activities.
  • Candidates must make a habit of reading newspapers and good articles daily and noting down new words. 
  • Aspirants are advised to take as many MAH MBA CET mock tests during their preparation and do the analysis of each mock. Without analysis of the mock, attempting a mock test may not be useful.
  • Candidates who are weak in VARC must read different articles and novels, converse in English with friends and even watch English TV series and movies.

How to Answer Questions in the MAH MBA CET 2023 Paper?

It is imperative for the MAH MBA CET 2023 test-takers to answer the questions in the following manner:

  • Answers to any question will be considered for final evaluation, only when candidates have submitted the answers by clicking on “Save & Next” or “Mark for Review & Next”.

  • The Marked for Review status acts as a reminder that candidates have set to look at the question again.

  • Candidates may click on the question number on the question palette at the right of their screens to go to that numbered question directly.

  • To change an answer to a question, candidates must first select the question and then click on the new answer option followed by a click on the Save & Next button.

  • Only those questions that are saved or marked for review after answering will be considered for evaluation.

MAH MBA CET 2023 Test Information

Candidates taking the MAH MBA CET 2023 exam must be familiar with the following information:

  • The time for the test is 2 hours and 30 minutes; however, candidates may have to be at the venue for approximately 4 hours including the time required for logging in, collecting the Hall Ticket, going through the instructions, etc. 

  • All tests will be provided in English. Candidates can attempt any question at any point in time within these 150 minutes. 

  • All the questions will have multiple choices. 

  • Out of the five answers to a question, only one will be the correct answer. Candidates have to select the most appropriate answer and ‘mouse click’ that alternative that they feel is appropriate/correct. The alternative/ option that they have clicked on will be treated as their answer to that question. 

  • There will be no penalty for wrong answers. However, candidates are advised not to mark answers by random guessing.

Documents Required on the MAH CET MBA Exam Day 2023

  1. MAH MBA CET 2023 Admit Card

  2. A government-issued valid photo identity card / Student Identity Card / Driving license / PAN card / Aadhaar card / Passport / Voter ID

MAH MBA CET 2023 General Instructions

  • Conduct of a re-exam is at the absolute discretion of the test conducting body. Candidates will not have any claim for a re-test.

  • Decision of State CET Cell in all matters relating to conduction of CET will be final and

  • binding on the candidate. 

  • State CET Cell would be analysing the responses (answers) of individual candidates with those of other candidates to detect patterns of similarity of right and wrong answers.

  • If the examination is held in more than one session, the scores across various sessions will be equated to adjust for slight differences in difficulty level.

MAH MBA CET 2023 Exam Centres

The list of MAH MBA CET 2023 exam centres is available here. The exam centres list of MAH MBA CET 2023 mentioned below will help the candidates to choose the relevant exam centre while filling out the MAH MBA CET 2023 application form - 

List of MAH CET Test Cities- Within Maharashtra State

List of MAH CET Test Cities – Outside Maharashtra State



































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      MAH MBA CET 2023 Result

      Candidates appearing for the MAH MBA CET 2023 exam can check their MAH MBA CET result 2023 for MBA/ MMS courses using their login credentials (CET Application Number and Date of Birth). MAH MBA CET result 2023 will be available in the form of a scorecard. Candidates are required to check for the following details that will be mentioned on the merit list for MAH CET MBA 2023 exam: 

      • Participant’s name

      • Roll number of the candidate

      • All India Rank (Serial Number)

      • Total Score

      • Overall Percentile

      MAH MBA CET 2023 Cutoff

      MAH MBA CET 2023 cutoff marks are the minimum marks that the candidates must possess to become eligible for the further selection process of MBA/PGDM admission:

      Name of the MBA College

      MAH MBA CET 2023 Cut Off Percentile

      Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai


      Sydenham Institute of Management Studies & Research & Entrepreneurship Education(SIMSREE), Mumbai


      Prin LN Welingkar Institute of Management Development & Research, Mumbai


      Department of Management Sciences (PUMBA), University of Pune


      MET's Institute of Management, Mumbai


      Rizvi Institute of Management Studies & Research, Mumbai


      Vivekanand Education Society's Institute of Management Studies & Research, Mumbai


      SCES Indira School Of Business Studies, Tathwade


      St. Francis Institute of Management & Research, Mumbai


      Shri Ramdeobaba College of Engineering and Management, Nagpur


      MAH MBA CET 2023 Selection Process

      Candidates qualifying for the first round, i.e. CBT exam of the MAH MBA CET 2023 will be considered for the second phase, which is the counselling session. The Maharashtra DET authorities conduct the counselling process through the CAP (Centralized Admission Procedure). Usually, three to four rounds of counselling are conducted after the CBT exam. DTE Maharashtra will be responsible for releasing the Cut Off Merit List for Maharashtra & Minority Seats along with All India Seats CAP Round-I. Provisional vacancies will be announced after CAP Round 2 for admission to MBA/MMS. 

      Options to Explore Other than MAH MBA CET Exam

      MAH MBA CET is a state-level entrance exam conducted in the state of Maharashtra for Management aspirants seeking admission into courses such as MMS/MBA/PGDM/PGDMB offered by various Maharashtra colleges. However, there are many alternatives for the Management aspirants who sometimes cannot cut to these top management colleges in Maharashtra. The journey does not end there for them. Several other popular management exams are conducted at the national level.

      Exams like CMAT, CAT, and MAT allow students to get into some of the top Management Institutes in India including the IIMs (Indian Institute of Management). So all the management aspirants are suggested that in addition to applying for the MAH MBA CET exam, they must also explore the possibility of cracking the national-level management entrance exams. If a candidate fails to secure a seat in the MAH MBA CET participating college, then he/she will still have a chance to crack one of these exams. If not anything, the candidates will be at least well prepared for next year’s MAH MBA CET entrance exam due to having prepared for other top-level management entrance exams like CAT, CMAT, MAT, etc.

      Contact Details

      Directorate of Technical Education

      Maharashtra State Mumbai 3

      Mahapalika Marg

      Post Box No.1967

      Opp Metro Cinema

      Mumbai 400 001

      Phone No: 91-022-2264 1151, 2262 0601, 2269 0602

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      Related Questions

      I am domicile of UP. Can I apply for MAH CET MBA 2021 in the EWS category if i have certificate?

      -AnonymousUpdated on June 30, 2021 02:05 PM
      • 1 Answer
      Abhinav Chamoli, CollegeDekho Expert

      Dear Student,

      Domiciles of UP cannot apply for admission under the EWS category in MAH CET MBA 2021. The EWS category reservation is only available for Maharashtra State candidates and since you are a UP domicile, you will have to apply under the All India quota. You can check the information on the MAH MBA CET Eligibility Criteria and the MAH MBA CET Domicile Rules for more information.

       Thank you.


      I have scored 99.786 percentile in CMAT 2020. Is this CMAT Score acceptable for MAH MBA CET Counselling 2020, given that I had only registered for MAH MBA CET 2020 (OMS Candidate) and didn't appear for the exam?

      -anirudh jhawarUpdated on June 27, 2021 06:31 PM
      • 2 Answers
      Shreya Sareen, CollegeDekho Expert

      Dear Student,

      Yes, you can appear for MAH MBA CET Counselling with CMAT scores. The counselling process will remain the same for the type of candidates. You will be grouped according to your scores in entrance exam and category. Since you have scored 99.786 percentile in the CMAT exam, you have higher chances of selection in a top B-School of Maharashtra, You can choose a minimum of 1 and maximum of 300 college choices while registering for the exam. Once you are selected for admission, you can visit the college to confirm your admission. You will also …


      Am I eligible for MAH MBA CET with 48% in graduation?

      -Akash KulkarniUpdated on March 08, 2021 11:32 AM
      • 1 Answer
      Shreya Sareen, CollegeDekho Expert

      Dear Student,

      You must have scored at least 50% marks in graduation to get eligible for the MAH MBA CET entrance exam. If you have scored 48% marks in graduation, you can apply for direct admission to any MBA college. Some of the colleges where you can apply for direct admission are listed below.

      Flame University, Pune

      Pinnacle School of Business Management, Mumbai

      Shri Ramdeobaba College of Engineering and Management, Nagpur

      You can apply to any of these colleges by filling our Common Application Form. Besides this, you can check the article provided below to know more about …


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