MAH CET 2020 Exam Pattern

Sakunth Kumar Updated On: 06 Dec, 2019 08:46 IST

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MAH CET 2020 Exam Pattern (Latest)

MAH CET 2020 exam pattern outlines are designed by the State Common Entrance Test Cell (Maharashtra). MAH CET 2020 is a state-level computer-based entrance exam with a duration of 150 minutes and 200 questions. MAH CET exam 2020 is conducted for admission to the AICTE approved MBA/PGDM courses in more than 300 management colleges across Maharashtra.

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As per the exam pattern of MAH CET 2020, the MAH CET 2020 question paper will be divided into four sections. Abstract Reasoning, Logical Reasoning, Verbal Ability/Reading Comprehension, and Quantitative Aptitude. There will be five options or answer choices for every question and candidates will have to choose the correct answer option from the given choices. There will be no negative marking and for every correct answer, candidates will get one mark, according to the latest exam pattern of MAH CET 2020. Since there will be no sectional time limits, candidates can switch easily from one section to the other. The test will be conducted in the English language. All the questions will have multiple choices (MCQs). Out of the options, candidates will have to choose one correct answer.

Highlights of MAH CET 2020 Exam Pattern

Presented below are the highlights of the MAH CET 2020 exam:

Particulars  Details

Exam Name

Maharastra Common Entrance Test (CET)

Mode of exam


Nature of questions Objective type multiple choice
Number of sections 4
Name of sections Logical Reasoning, Abstract Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, Verbal Ability / Reading Comprehension

Total questions


Total marks


Medium of CET


Time duration

150 minutes

Marking Scheme

+1 mark will be awarded for every correct response.

No Negative Marking

MAH CET 2020 Exam Pattern: Question & Mark Distribution

The question and marks distribution for MAH CET 2020 exam is given below:


No. of questions

Mark per question

Maximum marks

Total Duration

Logical Reasoning




150 Minutes

Abstract Reasoning




Quantitative Ability




Verbal Ability/Reading Comprehension








MAH MBA CET 2020 Sections

Given below are the various sections for MAH CET 2020

Quantitative Aptitude-

  • This section will have questions pertaining to the percentage, ratio and proportion, trigonometry, geometry, algebra, and higher math.

Abstract/Logical Reasoning-

  • This section will have questions on pie charts, tables, verbal reasoning, and visual reasoning.

Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension-

  • This section will have passages along with questions to test a candidate’s comprehension skills. There will also be questions for the grammar section and they will have synonyms, antonyms, sentence completion and questions to test a candidate’s vocabulary. 

MAH CET 2020 Marking Scheme

Following is the Marking scheme of MAH CET 2020:

  • For every correct answer,+ 1 mark will be awarded to the candidates.

  • Negative marking is not applicable to the exam.

  • For not attempting any question, no marks will be deducted from the total score.

Particulars Details

Total marks


Marks for the correct answer

+ 1

Marks for the incorrect answer

No negative marking

Questions left unattempted

No marks

MAH CET 2020 Navigation Tools

Let’s take a look at how the candidates can choose the correct answer

  • Answers will only be considered for final evaluation only after the candidates have submitted the answers by choosing ‘Save and Next’ or ‘Mark for Review and Next’

  • The clock will be set at the server and there will be a countdown timer at the top right of the screen. It will display the time remaining for a candidate to finish the exam

  • When the time runs out, the exam will end by default. Candidates will not have to end or submit the exam

  • There will be a combination of 5 alternatives in a palette at the right of the screen with the following statues

    • 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 need to click on one of the most appropriate options

  • To change an answer, candidates need to click on another option

  • Click on ‘Save and Next’ tab to save the answer

  • The answer that will be marked for review will be treated as the final answer

  • Candidates will be automatically taken to the next question after they click on the ‘Save and Next’ tav once they answer the last question for a particular answer

  • On top of the screen, there are section names displayed. Candidates can view the questions immediately after clicking on the section name

  • If candidates need to check the status of the questions, they can move the mouse cursor over the section names

Instructions for Exam Day

Listed below are some examination instructions for the candidates

  • Though the duration of the exam is 2 hours and 30 minutes, candidates will have to be at the venue for approximately 4 hours. This includes the time needed to log in, collect the hall ticket and go through the instructions

  • Candidates can attempt any question at any point of time

  • All questions will consist of multiple choices and out of the five choices, only one will be correct

  • There will be no negative marking

  • Candidates will have to select the appropriate answer and mouse click that

  • Candidates can clarify with the test administrator in case of a doubt before the test begins but once the test begins, no doubts will be entertained

  • Upon completion of 150 minutes, the candidates will not be allowed to take up any questions or check their answers. Even if they have not clicked on ‘Submit’, the answers will be automatically saved by the system

  • Candidates who fail to abide by the instructions of the test administrator will have to face the consequences. They will be liable for debarment from the exam for a period decided by the CET (Common Entrance Test) Cell, Maharashtra

  • Candidates need to bring the hall ticket to the venue along with a recent passport size picture pasted on it

  • Calculators, notebooks, cell phones books or any other electronic devices won’t be allowed

  • Current valid photo ID is required. Learner’s driving license and ration card will not be accepted as valid ID proofs

  • Candidates need to bring a ball-point pen

  • Persons with Disabilities (PWD) need to contact the Test Centre administrator at least 30 minutes prior to the examination to get assistance

  • A candidate can only appear once for the online exam

  • The name on the hall ticket should match the name on the photo ID proof. Women candidates who change their name post marriage need to pay heed to this. If there is any mismatch between the names, the candidate will not be allowed to appear for the test


Do I have any breaks during the test?

No, you will not be given any breaks during the test.

What are the permitted things I can bring with me to the test center?

None. You will not be permitted to bring any personal items to the test center, including but not limited to wrist-watch, cell phones, calculators, etc

If I complete my exam before three hours, can I leave early?

You will be allowed to leave the examination room no sooner than two hours after the start of the examination, except required by medical emergencies.

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