MAH-CET 2019 Exam Pattern

Juhee Prasad Updated On: 05 Dec, 2018 16:51 IST

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MAH CET 2019 Exam Pattern

MAHCET 2019 is a state level computer-based entrance exam with a duration of 150 minutes and 200 questions. This exam is conducted for admission to the AICTE approved MBA/PGDM courses in more than 300 management colleges across Maharashtra. MAHCET is conducted by DTE (The Directorate of Technical Education, Maharashtra). The exam pattern of MAHCET 2019 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. Since there will be no sectional time limits, candidates can switch easily from one section to the other. For MAHCET 2019, the test window is of 2 days, March 10 and 11, 2019 and that will be divided in multiple sessions. The number of questions that a candidate answers correctly are taken into consideration for reaching the corrected score. The possibility of a re-exam is at the sole discretion of DTE Maharashtra. As per DTE Maharashtra, the possibility of some problem during the administration of the exam cannot be fully ruled out. This can affect the result/test delivery. 

MAHCET 2019 Highlights

  • 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.
  • There will a total of 200 questions in the entrance exam.
  • The time duration of the exam is of Two and Half hours (i.e. 150 minutes).
  • There is no negative marking in the exam.
  • MAH CET 2019 exam pattern is divided into four sections, namely, Logical Reasoning, Abstract Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, and Verbal Ability/ Reading Comprehension.

Exam Name

Maharastra Common Entrance Test (CET)

Number of sections


Total marks


Total questions


Nature of questions

Objective type multiple choice

Time duration

150 minutes

Medium of CET


Mode of exam


Negative marks

There is no negative marks for wrong answers

MAH CET Exam Pattern: Question & Mark Distribution


No. of questions

Mark per question

Maximum marks

Analytical & Logical Reasoning




Abstract Reasoning




Quantitative Ability




Verbal Ability/Reading Comprehension








MAH CET 2019 Marking Scheme

Following is the Marking scheme of MAH CET 2019:

  • For every correct answer, 1 mark will be awarded to the candidates.
  • Negative marking is not applicable in the exam.
  • For not attempting any question, no marks will be deducted from the total score.
  • Marking of two options will be marked as a wrong answer.

Total marks


Marks for the correct answer

+ 1

Marks for the incorrect answer

No negative marking

Questions left unattempted

No marks

MAHCET 2019 Sections

Given below are the various sections for MAHCET 2019

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. 

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

MAHCET 2019 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

  1. You have not visited the question yet

  2. You have not answered the question

  3. You have answered the question

  4. You have not answered the question but have marked the question for review

  5. 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

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