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MAH MBA CET 2023 Eligibility Criteria - Academic Qualification, Domicile Rules, Age Limit

Updated By Subhashri Roy on 01 Feb, 2023 11:41

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MAH MBA/ MMS CET 2023 Eligibility Criteria

MAH MBA CET Eligibility 2023: The State Common Entrance Test Cell, Maharashtra defines the eligibility criteria for MAH MBA/ MMS CET 2023 in a notification released on its official website (mahacet.org) every year. Candidates who are interested in appearing for MAH MBA/ MMS CET or taking admission through the MAH MBA/ MMS CET Common Admission Process (CAP) to MBA/ MMS Colleges in Maharashtra must be aware of the eligibility criteria laid down by the conducting body. There are various candidature types when applying for MBA admissions in Maharashtra and a candidate can claim only one type. The eligibility criteria for each candidature type are slightly different and it is important to find out your eligibility for any particular candidature type in MAH MBA/ MMS CET 2023 before applying for admission. The candidature-types in MAH MBA/ MMS CET include:

  • Open Category (General Category Maharashtra State Candidates, Outside Maharashtra State (OMS), and J & K Migrant candidates)
  • All India Candidature
  • Minority Candidature (SC, ST, VJ/DTNT(A), NT(B), NT(C), NT(D), OBC, SBC, EWS, PwD)

85% seats are allocated to Maharashtra State candidates, 15% to All India candidates and then there are supernumerary seats reserved for candidates falling under other candidature types. For this reason, it is also important to understand the eligibility criteria for each MAH MBA/ MMS CET 2023 candidature-type in addition to having the knowledge of the overall eligibility.

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The complete details about the MAH MBA CET 2023 eligibility criteria can be found on this page. Check out the important highlights, category-wise eligibility and other important details you should know before filling the MAH MBA/ MMS CET 2023 Application Form. Information regarding the academic requirements, minimum marks required, domicile requirements, seat reservation and allocation policy of MAH MBA CET 2023 can be checked here.

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    MAH MBA/ MMS CET 2023 Exam Dates

    Event

    Date

    Applications Open

    March 2023

    Last Date to Apply

    May 2023

    Admit Card Release

    July/ August 2023

    Exam Date

    March 18 & 19, 2023

    MAH MBA/ MMS CET 2023 Eligibility Criteria - Overview

    The eligibility criteria for applying to MAH MBA CET 2023 are as follows.

    • The candidate must have completed a bachelor's degree course in any stream from a recognized university/ institute.

    • The candidate must have scored at least 50% aggregate marks (45% for reserved category candidates) in their bachelor's degree course.

    • Candidates who are studying in the final year of their bachelor's degree courses or those awaiting their final year results are also eligible to apply. Such candidates will be required to submit proof of completing graduation before the commencement of the current academic year.

    • The candidate must either be an Indian national to appear in the exam or fall under any of the NRI/ OCI/ PIO/ CIWGC/ FN categories to qualify for CAP. The eligibility details regarding these can be found below on this page.

    MAH MBA CET Eligibility Criteria - Highlights

    The State CET Cell, Government of Maharashtra is responsible for releasing the notification for MAH CET MBA Exam 2023. The eligibility of the candidates to take the MAH MBA CET Exam 2023 depends on factors like age criteria, domicile rules, academic qualifications, etc. Candidates who qualify for the eligibility criteria are allowed to fill out the application forms.

    Specifications

    Details

    Age Limit

    Minimum: 21 years

    Maximum: Not specified

    Educational Qualification

    Candidates must hold a full-time Graduation Degree in any discipline with a minimum aggregate of 50% (45% for Reserved Category candidates)

    Nationality

    Indian/NRI/PIO/OCI/FN

    Number of Attempts

    No limit 

    Experience

    Not Specified

    Age Relaxation for Reserved Category candidates

    There are no age relaxations provided by the government of Maharashtra for the candidates under the reserved categories.

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    MAH CET MBA Eligibility Criteria - Important Points

    The State Common Entrance Test Cell (Maharashtra) specifies the MAH MBA CET Eligibility Criteria 2023. It is mandatory for the candidates aspiring to take admission to MBA programs offered by the participating institutes of MAH CET to meet all the MAH CET MBA Recruitment 2023 eligibility requirements to secure their seats in the recruitment process. Qualifying for the MAH MBA CET Exam 2023 will allow the candidates to get admission to MBA courses in over 300 top colleges in Maharashtra.

    • Candidates must be Indian Nationals to apply for MAH CET. The minimum age required to apply for MAH CET MBA is 21 years.

    • Candidates studying in their final year of graduation can apply for the MAH MBA CET exam provisionally.

    • It is mandatory for candidates who belong to categories like - SC, NT (B), VJ/ DT (NT(A)), NT (C), NT (D), SEBC, and OBC SBC to provide ‘Caste Validity Certificate’ issued by the Scrutiny Committee of Social Welfare Department and those belonging to Scheduled Tribe (ST) category to produce “Tribe Validity Certificate” issued by the same and valid non-creamy layer certificate at the time of document verification process.

    • Candidates who qualify for all the MAH MBA CET eligibility requirements 2023 will be summoned for a written examination. Upon scoring above the Cut Off marks in the written examination, candidates will be later called for the final round of document verification.

    • Applicants who fail to match up to the MAH MBA CET Eligibility Criteria 2023 set by the exam authority will not be considered eligible to participate in the recruitment process.

    • Candidates qualifying for entrance exams like CAT/ XAT/ MAT/ CMAT/ ATMA/ GMAT candidates are also eligible to apply for All India seats. Directorate of Technical Education, Maharashtra State, holds the counselling process using CAP method.

    • MAH MBA CET Registration fee 2023 is Rs.1000/- for all India candidates/open category and Rs.800/- for reserved category candidates

    • Admission of the All India category candidates appearing in MAH MBA CET exam into Maharashtra B-schools depends on their scores in All India MBA entrance exams like CAT 2022 and CMAT 2023. 

    • The grand total of the marks obtained by the candidates in all subjects are referred to as ‘aggregate marks’.

    • If a candidate is awarded CGPA/ grades, they will be converted on the basis of the procedure specified by the institute or university from which candidates have obtained their bachelor’s degree.

    • The percentage will be calculated by rounding off to two places after the decimal point.

    MAH MBA/ MMS CET 2023 Eligibility Criteria for All India (AI) Candidature

    The eligibility criteria for candidates claiming All India candidature in MAH MBA/ MMS CET 2023 is as follows.

    • The candidate must be a national of India.

    • The candidate must have passed a min. 3-year bachelor's degree awarded by a UGC or AIU-recognized university.

    • The candidate must have at least 50% aggregate marks or equivalent in the qualifying degree course.

    • AI category candidates do not have to appear for MAH MBA/ MMS CET if they already have a valid CAT or CMAT score.

    MAH MBA/ MMS CET 2023 Eligibility Criteria for Minority Candidature

    Only candidates with a Maharashtra State domicile who belong to particular Religious or Linguistic Communities from within the state are eligible for admission under the Minority Candidature in MAH MBA/ MMS CET 2023. Candidates belonging to 

    • ST

    • SC

    • DT/VJ/NT/1/2/3

    • OBC/SBC

    will be considered as a minority and will gain the benefits. Candidates will also have to submit proof such as a Caste Certificate, Validity of the Caste Certificate while filling out the application form. 

    Further, Persons with Disability from Maharashtra will only be considered as minorities. If the candidate is not from Maharashtra, he/she will have to apply as the Open Category.

    MAH MBA/ MMS CET 2023 Eligibility Criteria for NRI/ PIO/ OCI/ FN Candidature

    Candidates who are not Indian nationals can apply under the foreign student or NRI category provided that they satisfy the eligibility criteria specified for their category. The categorisation of candidates under each of these candidature types i.e. NRI, FN, OCI, PIO, CIWGC and FN has been defined in the Maharashtra Unaided Private Professional Educational Institutions (Regulation of Admissions and Fees) Act, 2015. Apart from that, the eligibility criteria for foreign students in MAH MBA/ MMS CET 2023 is as follows.

    • The candidate must have completed a bachelor's degree course of minimum 3 years duration from a university recognized by UGC or AIU.

    • The candidate must have scored at least 50% aggregate marks or equivalent in the qualifying course.

    • Additionally, the candidate must satisfy any other criteria as declared under the "Act' specified above.

    MAH MBA/ MMS CET 2023 Eligibility Criteria for J&K and Ladakh Migrant Candidature

    The criteria to be eligible for the UT of Jammy & Kashmir and UT of Ladakh Migrant Candidature in MAH MBA/ MMS CET 2023 are as follows.

    • The candidate must be the child of a citizen who is displaced from UT of J&K and UT of Ladakh to any part of India from 1990 onwards due to terrorist activities.

    • Children of IAS, IPS, IFS officers , or military and paramilitary staff transferred to UT of J&K and UT of Ladakh who has joined the post on or before the last date of application.

    • Children of officers and staff of UT of J&K and UT of Ladakh police.

    MAH CET Eligibility Criteria 2023 for Maharashtra State (MS) Candidates

    Maharashtra State category candidates have 4-5 types of category divisions. Individuals must qualify for any of these types to become eligible for candidature as the Maharashtra State (MS) candidate. 

    Types of Candidates

    Eligibility Criteria

    MS candidate: Type A

    • Candidate who is Domiciled or Born in the State of Maharashtra
    • Candidate who has passed HSC and qualifying examination from Maharashtra state
    • Applicant who didn’t pass HSC but passed Diploma in Engineering / Technology / Pharmacy and any other qualifying examination from Maharashtra State

    MS Candidate: Type B

    A candidate's Father or Mother is domiciled in the State of Maharashtra.

    MS Candidate: Type C

    Either of the applicant’s parents i.e. Father or Mother, is an employee of the Government of India or Government of India Undertaking who is posted and reported to duty in Maharashtra State before the last date for submitting the application for admission.

    MS Candidate: Type D

    • Candidate’s Father or Mother is an employee of the Government of Maharashtra/Government of Maharashtra Undertaking or are retired employees of above.
    • Even if they are posted in some other states or are on deputation to some other departments, the candidate would still be considered as Maharashtra state candidate.

    MS Candidate: Type E

    Candidates passing HSC or passing diploma in Engineering or Technology or Pharmacy and also Qualifying Examination from a recognized institution located in a disputed Maharashtra Karnataka Border area or from Maharashtra, residing in the disputed Maharashtra Karnataka Border area and whose mother tongue is Marathi.

    MAH MBA/ MMS CET 2023 Seat Allocation

    The category-wise seat allocation in MBA colleges in Maharashtra is as follows.

    MAH MBA/ MMS CET 2023 Seat Allocation in Government and Government-Aided Institutes

    Type of Institution

    Per cent of Sanctioned Intake

    MS

    AI

    Minority

    Government/ Government Aided Institutes

    • Autonomous - 85%

    • Non-Autonomous University Departments - 70% for HU & 15% for OHU

    15%

    0%

    SNDT University

    85%

    15%

    MAH MBA/ MMS CET 2023 Seat Allocation in Unaided Private Professional Institutions

    Type of Institution

    Per cent of Sanctioned Intake

    MS

    AI

    Minority

    Institution Quota

    Unaided Private Professional Institutions
    (Excluding Minority Institutions)

    65%

    15%

    0%

    20%

    Unaided Minority Educational Institutions

    100% of MS Seats i.e CAP Seats - (AI Seats + Minority Quota)

    15% of CAP Seats i.e (Sanctioned Intake - Institution Quota)Min. 51%

    MAH MBA/ MMS CET 2023 Seat Reservation Policy

    Seat reservations in MAH MBA/ MMS CET 2023 are provided for special category candidates belonging to Maharashtra only. Candidates applying for All India category seats will not be able to claim any type of seat reservation. Besides the reservations in MS category seats, supernumerary seats are also reserved for certain other categories of candidates. All of the details about the seat reservation policy of MAH MBA/ MMS CET 2023 can be found given below.

    MAH MBA/ MMS CET 2023 Seat Reservation for MS Category

    Following is the percentage of CAP Seats reserved for various categories of candidates eligible for reservation in MAH MBA/ MMS CET 2023.

    Category

    Reservation

    SC

    13%

    ST

    7%

    OBC

    19%

    VJ / DT NT-A

    3%

    NT-B

    2.5%

    NT-C

    3.5%

    NT-D

    2%

    PwD

    5%

    Orphan

    1%

    Supernumerary Seats Under MS Category

    EWS

    10%

    Given below are the meaning of various categories listed above.

    • SC - Scheduled Castes and Schedule Caste converts to Buddhism

    • ST - Scheduled Tribes

    • VJ - Vimukta Jati

    • DT NT-A - De-notified Tribes

    • NT - Nomadic Tribes

    • OBC - Other Backward Classes

    • PwD - Person with Disability

    PwD seats are reserved for candidates having 40% benchmark disability of any of the following categories.

    Locomotor Disability

    Blindness

    Dwarfism

    Intellectual Disability

    Leprosy Cured Person

    Mental Illness

    Acid Attack Victims

    Parkinson's Disease

    Hard of Hearing

    Deaf

    Low-vision

    Cerebral Palsy

    Autism Spectrum Disorder

    Multiple Sclerosis

    Haemophilia

    Thalassemia

    Sickle Cell Disease

    Muscular Dystrophy

    Specific Learning Disabilities

    Multiple Disability

    Speech and Language Disability

    MAH MBA/ MMS CET 2023 Supernumerary Seat Reservation

    Supernumerary seats in MAH MBA/ MMS CET 2023 are available for various category of candidates but they may be subject to certain conditions or restrictions. Given below are the supernumerary seat reservations in MAH MBA/ MMS CET 2023.

    Category

    Reservation

    CIWGC

    5%

    OCI/ PIO/ Foreign Students

    10%

    J&K and Ladakh Migrants

    As per Govt. Policy

    TFWS

    Max. 5%

    The conditions of filling supernumerary seats in MAH MBA/ MMS CET 2023 are as follows.

    • In case seats reserved for CIWGC category remain vacant, then they shall be filled by OCI/ PIO/ Foreign students and vice versa. If seats in any of the above categories remain vacant, they can be filled by NRI candidates.

    • TFWS seats will be available only of 30% of the sanctioned seats in a course are filled by the institute.

    MAH MBA/ MMS CET 2023 NRI Quota Seats

    A maximum of 5% of the seats out of the 20% reserved under Institutional Quota can be made available for NRI candidates by the institute. If any of these seats remain vacant, they can be offered to All India candidates.

    MAH MBA CET Eligibility Criteria for All India candidates: 15% to 35% seats reserved

    15% to 35% seat allocation is reserved for all the applicants qualifying the MAH MBA/ MMS CET 2023 Eligibility Criteria of All India Category. Admission of the All India category candidates appearing in MAH MBA CET exam Maharashtra B-schools depends on their scores in All India MBA entrance exams like CAT 2022 and CMAT 2023. 

    MAH CET 2023 Eligibility Criteria for Counselling

    The MAH MBA CET Counselling Process 2023 will be conducted by the DTE (Directorate of Technical Education), Maharashtra through CAP (Centralized Admission Process). It is mandatory for the candidates to provide original documents during the document verification rounds.

    • The MAH MBA CET 2023 scores would be used to seek admission to MBA/MMS courses at Institute Level Seats.

    • NRI candidates who qualify for the MAH MBA CET Eligibility Criteria 2022 can apply for admission against the Institute Level Seats in Un-aided Institutes.

    • It is compulsory for all the minority category candidates to fulfill the eligibility for MAH CET 2023 to claim the seats reserved for them.

    • For 15% All India Seats through CAP, all Maharashtra or Outside Maharashtra and J&K migrants have to register online for CAP.

    • All candidates who have appeared for different MBA Entrance exams can also apply for CAP under 15% All India Seats.

    How Many Times Can You Appear for MAH MBA/ MMS CET 2023?

    As per the eligibility rules specified by State Common Entrance Test Cell (Maharashtra), there is no limit on the number of attempts for the MAH CET exam. If a candidate fails to clear the MAH CET exam for the current academic session and wants to appear for the same next year can apply for the entrance exam.

    Similarities between MAH CET Exam 2023 Eligibility & JBIMS Mumbai Admission Eligibility

    Candidates seeking admission to the MMS batch 2023-25 must note that the MAH CET MBA Eligibility Criteria 2023 and JBIMS Mumbai MAH MBA/ MMS CET 2023 Eligibility Criteria are the same:

    • JBIMS Mumbai will participate in the DTE CAP 2023. The institute will also offer admission as per the seat allotment process by DTE Maharashtra. 

    • JBIMS will accept MAH MBA/MMS 2023 score, CAT 2022 score and CMAT 2023 score for admission. 

    • Candidates qualifying for seeking enrollment in JBIMS Mumbai need not apply to the institute separately as the seat allotment will be through DTE CAP round 2023 as per the MAH CET Exam Eligibility Criteria. 

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    Dear Student,

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    FAQs about MAH MBA CET Eligibility

    What are some of the top colleges that are accepting MAH MBA CET scores in 2023?

    Some of the top MBA colleges in Maharashtra that accept MAH MBA CET scores for admission are listed below:

    • Bharati Vidyapeeth's Institute of Management Studies & Research
    • Balaji Institute of Modern Management, Pune
    • S.C.E.S. Indira School Of Business Studies, Tathwade
    • Department of Management Sciences, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune
    • Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies
    • Sydenham Institute of Management Studies, Research and Entrepreneurship Education, Mumbai

    What are the important documents that are required for the MAH MBA CET exam registration 2023?

    Please ensure the following documents are available before beginning your MBA CET Registration 2023 and MAH CET Application Process 2023:

    • Class 10th mark sheet
    • Class 12th mark sheet
    • Graduation mark sheets/ degree certificate
    • Birth certificate (DOB)
    • Proof of address (Aadhaar card/PAN Card)
    • Recent Passport size photo (within three months)
    • Signature on A4 size white sheet.
    • Caste category certificate (if any)

    I have passed my Graduation in more than one attempt with more than minimum percentage of marks. Am I eligible to appear for MAH-MBA/MMS-CET?

    Yes, you are eligible to appear at the Maharashtra CET, however, your admission will be subject to fulfillment of the eligibility criteria of the University wherein you may get the admission.

    I am a reserved category Maharashtra CET candidate, I have secured 44% marks in aggregate at Graduation and 49% marks in aggregate at Post Graduation. Am I eligible to appear for MAH-MBA/MMS-CET?

    No, you are not eligible. A Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with a minimum of 45% marks in aggregate from any recognized university is necessary for candidates belonging to reserved categories.

    What is meant by aggregate marks/scores?

    Aggregate marks refer to the total score obtained in all the years of graduation which consists of either six or eight semesters. For candidates appearing in the final year have to show marks until the last semester of their graduation programme. Candidates are required to calculate the percentage by rounding off to two places after the decimal.

    I have passed my Graduation in more than one attempt with more than minimum percentage of marks. Am I eligible to appear at MAH-MBA/MMS-CET?

    Yes, you are eligible to appear at the Maharashtra CET, however, your admission will be subject to fulfillment of the eligibility criteria of the University wherein you may get the admission.

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