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Important Dates
Registration Date
Jan 21, 2017
Test Date
Mar 04, 2017
Result Date
Mar 10, 2017

How to Prepare for MHCET MBA 2017

Preparation Strategy

It is very important that you make a timetable and stick to it and you will have an exact idea of what you are required to study and the time required for it.

It is essential that you have a clear idea of the formulas and concepts rather than rote learning of things for the papers. While you might require it for memorizing formulas it is important that for other stuff you make sure you clear your basis and concepts before moving on.

It is very important make small notes or a comprehensive list of formulas on each covered topic and chapter which will come in handy at the time of revision. This will require you to be regular with your work but will surely make things easy at the time of revision.

Candidates need to attempt each question in less than 80 seconds. Selection of questions is crucial here.

Aspirants should focus on core topics and theory. The chief strategy should be to attempt familiar questions and leave non-familiar/non-comfortable questions. Candidates should be able to decide this within 10 seconds.

Speed will be also very critical. Apart from learning to select a question, candidates should also to reject a question in less than 10 seconds.

Expect some calculation-heavy problems. These questions are meant to be left alone. Give it a try only if are not very close.

So focus on basic quant syllabus. For Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation, revise the Class 5-10 NCERT school books. Since fast calculations can save time, practice with tables, squares, cubes and decimal-fraction conversions.

Logical reasoning is comparatively more important than Quant and Data Interpretation in management entrance examination as many a exam has reasoning questions with double wieghtage. Questions in LR range from Numerical reasoning, Decision Making to Verbal Logic. Logical Reasoning can be practiced using puzzle books and other books on reasoning. You can also profit from working with books such as R S Aggarwal’s book on Reasoning available easily.

Language skills section usually consists of grammar, reading comprehension. So focus on basic grammar rules that you learnt during your school days. Candidates need to focus on an overall strategy while preparing for verbal sections, because most competitive exams have similar syllabus.

While revising GK/Current Awareness, candidates need to go through top news stories regularly. Apart from that, focus on General Awareness Questions and static topics.

However, it would be advisable for a student to work on his/her speed mathematics as some of the questions under Data Interpretation tend to be calculation intensive.

For preparation on General Awareness, in addition to reading newspapers regularly, it would be advisable for a student to prepare from the following sources:

In the various issues of Careers magazines on MBA focus on features like Business GK, Current Issues & Events, and Current Event Chronicle.
In addition to the above, please run through the GK Model Papers feature titled, improve your GK.
Go through the GA Notes (Study Material) for stock GK (like history and geography).
Manorama & CSR Year Book - it helps in preparation for stock type questions
In Manorama Year Book and CSR, please focus on the following chapters.

Who is who
What is what
Science scan
Human body
Landmarks of history
The Universe

MHCET MBA 2017 Important Instructions

General Instructions:

  • Please note date, time and venue address of the examination given in the Hall Ticket.
  • You may visit the venue one day before the Online Examination to confirm the location so that you are able to report on time (as printed on the Hall ticket) on the day of the examination. Late comers will not be allowed.
  • The Hall ticket should be brought with you to the examination venue along with your recent passport size photograph duly pasted on it. (Preferably the same photograph as was as uploaded).
  • You must scrupulously follow the instructions of the Test Administrator and cet cell representative at the examination venue. If you violate the instructions you will be disqualified and will be asked to leave the examination venue.
  • No use of calculators (separate or with watch), books, note books or written notes, cell phones (with or without camera facility), or any other electronic device will be allowed during the examination.
  • Please bring this Hall ticket with your photograph affixed thereon, currently valid Photo identity proof in original - THIS IS ESSENTIAL. Please hand over this Hall ticket to the invigilator. Currently valid photo identity proof may be PAN Card/Passport/Driving Licence/Voter’s Card/Bank Passbook with photograph/Photo Identity proof issued by a Gazetted Officer on official letterhead/Photo Identity proof issued by a People’s Representative on official letterhead/Valid recent Identity Card issued by a recognised College/University/Aadhar Card with a photograph/Employee ID/Bar Council Identity card with photograph. Please Note - Ration Card and E-adhar Card will NOT be accepted as valid ID proof for this CET. Please note that your name as appearing on the Hall ticket(provided by you during the process of registration) should reasonably match the name as appearing on the photo identity proof. Female candidates who have changed first/last/middle name post marriage must take special note of this. If there is any mismatch between the name indicated in the Hall ticket and Photo Identity Proof you will not be allowed to appear for the exam. In case of candidates who have changed their name will be allowed only if they produce Gazette notification/ their marriage certificate/affidavit.
  • Your responses (answers) will be analysed with other candidates to detect patterns of similarity of right and wrong answers. If in the analytical procedure adopted in this regard, it is inferred/concluded that the responses have been shared and scores obtained are not genuine/valid, your candidature may be cancelled. Any candidate who is found copying or receiving or giving assistance or engaging in any behaviour unbecoming of a candidate will not be considered for assessment.The cet cell may take further action against such candidates as deemed fit by it.
  • You should bring with you a ball-point pen. A sheet of paper will be provided which can be used for rough work or taking down the question number you would like to review at the end of the test before submitting your answers. After the test is over you MUST hand over this sheet of paper to the Test Administrator before leaving the venue.
  • The possibility of occurrence of some problem in the administration of the examination cannot be ruled out completely which may impact test delivery and/or result from being generated. In that event, every effort will be made to rectify such problem, which may include movement of candidates, delay in test. Conduct of a re-exam is at the absolute discretion of test conducting body. Candidates will not have any claim for a re-test. Candidates not willing to move or not willing to participate in the delayed process of test delivery shall be summarily rejected from the process.
  • 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 of different test batteries used across sessions. More than one session are required if the nodes capacity is less or some technical disruption takes place at any centre or for any candidate.
  • Anyone found to be disclosing, publishing, reproducing, transmitting, storing or facilitating transmission and storage of test contents in any form or any information therein in whole or part thereof or by any means verbal or written, electronic or mechanical or taking away the papers supplied in the examination hall or found to be in unauthorised possession of test content is likely to be prosecuted.
  • Instances for providing incorrect information and/or process violation by a candidate detected at any stage of the selection, process will lead to disqualification of the candidate from the selection process and he/she will not be allowed to appear in any admission process in the future. If such instances go undetected during the current selection process but are detected subsequently, such disqualification will take place with retrospective affect.
  • Please note that a candidate is allowed to appear only once in the online examination. Multiple appearance in online examination will result in cancellation of candidature. In case more than one Hall Ticket has been generated, candidates are advised to appear only once on the date and at the time mentioned on the respective Hall Ticket. All other Hall Tickets are to be surrendered.
  • Persons with Disabilities (PWD) should contact the Test Centre Administrator of the test venue at least 30 minutes before the time of examination for assistance in seating, if needed.


1) How to apply for MHCET?

The registration process to MHCET examination was opened on last week of January and will continue until 5 P.M. on the second week of February . Candidates can register online on MAHCET website.

2) What is the cost of application form?

Mode of Payment, Filling of Online Application form & Registration for CET

A. Online application form processing fees is

  • Rs. 1000/- for General Category Maharashtra State, Outside Maharashtra State (OMS)and J&KMigrant candidates.
  • Rs. 800/- for Reserved Category & Physically Handicapped Candidates belonging to Maharashtra State only (i.e. Candidates having relevant backward class Caste Certificate and other applicable certificates issued by Maharashtra State authorities).

B. Payment of fees for Online application form may be done in the following two modes

1. e - Challan* to be submitted in any branch of Axis Bank Ltd in India (Generated online at the time of registering for CET).

2. e-payment* of the application processing fees, through net banking/Credit Cards/Debit Cards at the official website.

3) Can I apply for more than one programme through a single Application Form?

Candidates seeking admission to Maharashtra B-schools do not need to apply individually now. Seats will be allotted through Centralized admission process. Direct applications are to, be submitted only for the institute level/minority seats.

The Centralized Admission Process of MH MBA CET will consist of total four rounds, out of which first three rounds shall be based on the computerized allotment and last round by counseling. Candidates are advised to keep the necessary documents ready at the time of Document verification stage at ARC as per the notified schedule.


4) What is the importance of registration for MH-MBA/MMS-CET ? Is it necessary to register for CET even if I have appeared for All India CET?

Registration for MH- MBA/MMS-CET is Mandatory for all candidates irrespective of their appearance in All India CET. Such candidates may not appear for MH-CET . However, they are required to register and appear for GD & PI.

5) Which are different Application Forms? What is schedule of filling up the forms?

In order to participate in the CAP(Centralized Admission Process ), the aspiring candidate has to fill in and confirm :-

  • Online Application form for MAH-MBA/MMS-CET i.e. Register for CET in February.

  • Online Application form for GD, PI i.e. Register for GDPI in May.

  • Centralized Admission i.e. Register for CAP(Centralized Admission Process ), in May . Confirmation and document verification at ARC.

  • Online Option form for CAP(Centralized Admission Process ) Round-I/II/III in July .

6) In Which Month Conducts MHCET Exam?

Generally, this Exam conducts in the Second week of March every year.

7) When will I get my Admit Card?

Admit card will be available for view and print in the First week of March (onwards). You will have to log onto the MHCET website with your registered User ID. You will be eligible for an Admit Card only upon submission of online application form. You will receive an automated email confirmation upon successful submission from a official website.

8) How do I know that my application is registered ?

Successful Registration is indicated by the Page displayed after clicking the Submit Button indicating the generated “REGISTRATION NO.” and “PASSWORD”. Please note down the same carefully and preserve it. If you do not preserve it, you will not be able to Re-Print the Application and download the Call Letter.

9) I did not receive the email intimation for registration of my application?

“REGISTRATION NO.” and “PASSWORD” are also sent by auto-response Confirmation emails. Delivery of these emails purely depends upon the correctness of E-Mail ID provided, Policy of your E-Mail Service Provider to accept and Divert such emails under Bulk or Spam Mails or bounce back such emails without accepting it due to a heavy number of emails generated by our Applications. In the case of Govt./official /company Email Ids, delivery is controlled by your Company Policies. Therefore, please do not expect replies from us, if you do not receive such confirmation / auto-response Emails.

10) How do I re-confirm that my application is saved?

In case of doubt about the successful Registration, candidates are advised to visit the Page for Re-Print of Application, generate the Printout and preserve the soft copy and hard copy (printout) of the Application.

11) I did not receive the acknowledgement / reply to my email communication?

“Reply to” Email Id for the Application is created for the convenience of the Candidates for genuine communications. Please do not use this address to send back the emails for “Acknowledgment”, “Vacation Mail”, “Friendship Offers”, “Sales Offers” etc. Our Email Server is configured to delete such emails automatically.

12) What details should I retain while replying to auto-response emails?

While writing back by replying the confirmation emails for the genuine problem, please retain the text containing “REGISTRATION NO.” and “PASSWORD” details on the email.

13) What details should I provide while writing for the problem?

Please do not forget to provide following details while writing to us: (1) REGISTRATION NO. (2) MOBILE NO. (3) DATE OF BIRTH & (4) FULL NAME as entered in the application. In the case of application failure or any error message, we would like to have the screenshot of the error in JPG, GIF format or as MS Word file. Additionally, you may provide the PC Details including the Operating System (like Windows XP, Vista, Linux etc.) & Internet Browser & version (like Internet Explorer 6.0, Mozilla 3.0, Firefox 3.5 etc.) used.


14) What is the mode of MHCET Test?

MHCET is a Computer based conventional test.

15) Who is eligible to appear in MHCET ?

Passed with minimum of 50% marks in aggregate* or equivalent CGPA ( 45% in case of candidates of backward class categories and Persons With Disability belonging to Maharashtra State only) in any Bachelor’s degree awarded by any of the Universities incorporated by an act of the central or state legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University under Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956 of minimum three years duration in any discipline recognized by the Association of Indian Universities, or possess an equivalent qualification recognized by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India.


Appeared** for the final year examination of any Bachelor’s degree to be awarded by any of the Universities incorporated by an act of the central or state legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University under Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956 of minimum three years duration in any discipline recognized by the Association of Indian Universities, or an equivalent qualification recognized by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India. Such candidates can be considered for provisional admission subject to passing the Degree exam with the minimum of 50% marks in aggregate* or equivalent CGPA (45% in case of candidates of backward class categories and Persons With Disability belonging to Maharashtra State only).

16) What is the nature of MHCET exam?

MH CET has more subjects and subtopics to cover than any other Management entrance test. Candidates are supposed to mainly study following topics to prepare for the CET.

Topic Expected Number of questions
1. Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension - 80
2. Quantitative Ability, data sufficiency & DI - 48
3. Analytically, Logical & Abstract Reasoning - 47
4. Verbal & NonVerbal reasoning - 25


17) What is maximum Age Eligibility Criteria ?

There is no upper or lower age limit.

18) Will there be any negative marking?

No,There is no negative marking.

19) 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 at MAH-MBA/MMS-CET ?

No, you are not eligible.

20) 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. Candidates are advised to approach eligibility section of the respective University (wherein the candidate is interested in seeking the admission) and get the provisional eligibility certificate issued from the University well before the commencement of the CAP(Centralized Admission Process ).

21) I am J & K Migrant candidate. Which rules should I refer to?

Refer rule 1.3.2 for seats available, rule 2.1 and 2.4 for the eligibility, rule 6.3 for the Admissions Process and Annexure-I for steps of registration for CET, GD&PI etc.

22) I am a Maharashtra State candidate and have not appeared for the All India CET . Is it necessary for me to appear at MAH-MBA/MMS-CET ?

Yes, it is necessary. You are required to register and appear for both MAH-MBA/MMS-CET and GD&PI.

23) I have appeared for the All India CET [CAT]. Is it necessary for me to appear at MAH-MBA/MMS-CET ?

  • No, it is not necessary to appear at MAH-MBA/MMS-CET .
    Your score of All India CET will be valid for the admission provided the score is more than the cut-off.

  • However, you are required to register both for MAH-MBA/MMS-CET as well as for GD&PI.

  • Further, it is mandatory to appear for the GD,PI conducted by Competent Authority of State of Maharashtra for seeking admission through CAP(Centralized Admission Process ).


24) When will the MHCET (MBA) results be declared?

Results will be available on the website the First week of JUNE .

25) For how long is the MHCET (MBA) score valid?

The MHCET (MBA) score is valid for just one year.

26) Is MHCET (MBA) result based on ranking or percentile?

The result is based on ranking.

27) Which one of the scores of the MAT exams is considered valid?

The score of the MAT will be considered for admission to MBA/MMS course through CAP(Centralized Admission Process .

28) What is meant by the Cut-off mark in CET?

The cut-off marks in CET are the minimum score by the candidate, which makes him/her eligible to seek the Admission to MBA/MMS course in the State of Maharashtra. The cut-off mark in MAH-MBA/MMS-CET is 30 marks out of 200.

In the case of All India CET [CAT], the Cut-off is the percentile in these CETs equivalent to percentile corresponding to 30 marks in MAH-MBA/MMS-CET .

29) My score is less than cut-off in the CET. Can I participate in GD, PI? Will my name appear in Merit List?

You are permitted to participate in GD, PI provided you have registered for the same. However, your name will not appear in Merit list and you are not eligible to get admission to MBA/MMS course in the State of Maharashtra.

30) I am OMS(Outside Maharashtra State) candidate and have appeared for All India CET and also for MAH-MBA/MMS-CET, how my merit will be decided for ALL India Seats?

If you have scores in both of the CETs then best of the two scores shall be considered for deciding the merit for ALL India Seats subject to the fulfillment of condition of the cut-off marks.


31) When do I need to submit documents? What is the last date of submission of documents?

The documents are required to be submitted during the Stage of Registration for Centralized Admission Process(CAP)

  • This stage is tentatively scheduled in May . Candidates are required to arrange for the requisite documents in time (preferably before Last week of April ).

  • No documents will be accepted after the last date for the confirmation of the Application of Registration for Centralized Admission Process(CAP) at ARC. The exact schedule for this activity will be notified.

  • No documents are needed to submit at the time of online Registration for CET (in Jan./Feb. ) or at the time of online Registration for CET (in April ). However personal details such as name (as appearing on the mark list of Std. X), email-id, birth date, permanent address, phone no. etc. are to be entered correctly at the time of Registration for CET. No change is these personal details will be permitted and the candidate alone will be responsible for issues arising out of errors in such entries.

32) Where do I need to submit my Work experience certificates?

Candidates having valid work experience certificates should send their original Work Experience certificates (strictly as per the proforma-G) by speed post/courier/hand delivery to the following address, so as to reach as far schedule.
The Director,
Sydenham Institute of Management Studies & Research and Entrepreneurship Education (SIMSREE),
B Road, Churchgate, Mumbai 400 020
Marks for work experience will be awarded only after the scrutiny of the certificates received and same will be displayed on the website.
Note: Work Experience certificates which are not as per proforma will be rejected and no marks on account of work experience will be awarded to such candidates.

33) Explain how the Merit List will be prepared for CAP (Centralized Admission Process )?

Refer the following table :-

  • Type of Candidate Appeared for/Appeared for GD/PI/Merit List in which the name will appear*

  • Maharashtra MAH-MBA-CET :-Yes Maharashtra State Merit List.
    Maharashtra Only for All India CET :-Yes, All India Merit List on the basis of score of All India CET only.

  • Maharashtra Both MAH-MBA-CET and All India CET :-Yes,In Maharashtra state Merit list on the basis of MAH-MBA-CET.In All India, Merit List only on the basis of score of All India CET.

  • OMS(Outside Maharashtra State) Only for MAH-MBA-CET:-Yes ,All India Merit List.

  • OMS(Outside Maharashtra State) Only for All India CET:- Yes All India Merit List

  • OMS(Outside Maharashtra State) Both MAH-MBA-CET and All India CET :- Yes All India Merit List (Best of the scores of these two CETs will be considered for the Merit list preparation)* subject to the fulfillment of eligibility conditions.