What is MAH CET 2022? An Overview 

MAH CET 2022 is an important state level MBA entrance exam with moderate difficulty level for MBA admission 2022 in many top MBA colleges located in Maharashtra.

State CET Cell at Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) Maharashtra conducts MAH CET exam every year.

The full form of MAH CET is MAH-MBA/MMS Common Entrance Test 2022.

It is also known as MAH CET 2022 (MBA/MMS) entrance exam for admission 2022

MAH CET Exam date and exam slots are divided in two days and four sessions

MAH CET 2022 is an online computer based test.

330+ MBA colleges in Maharashtra with an intake of 40000 students, will offer admission to their flagship MBA/MMS programmes on the basis of  MAH CET 2022

After the declaration of MAH CET exam result, Centralized Admission Process (CAP) which is the final selection process for all the MBA colleges, will be conducted by Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) Maharashtra in September 2022

The MAH CET 2022 (MBA/MMS) exam consists of 200 questions of MCQ type and is divided into 3 major sections

The exam duration is of 2½ hours.

There is no negative marking for wrong answer. 

MAH CET 2022: Exam Highlights
MAH CET is one of the most important but an easier MBA entrance exams. Key highlights of  MAH CET 2022 exam are

MAH CET 2022 Conducting BodyState CET Cell – Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) Maharashtra
MAH CET Full FormMAH MBA/MMS Common Entrance Test
MBA CET Full FormMaster in Business Administration Common Entrance Test
MMS CET Full FormMaster in Management Studies Common Entrance Test
Difference in MBA CET & MMS CETNone – Same CET exam for both the courses
Difference in MBA & MMS programsBroadly same, MBA is UGC Recognized, MMS is approved by AICTE and/or University affiliated
Number of MBA colleges under MAH CET 2022 Exam330+
Top MBA Colleges in MAH CET 2022JBIMS, SIMSREE, K J Somaiya, PUMBA, Welingkar, IESMCRC, CIMR, N L Dalmiya, SIES
MBA Seats Available for Admission 202240000+
Mode of MAH CET 2022 ExamComputer Based Test
MAH CET 2022 Exam DateJuly 2022 last week
MAH CET Testing Window2 days, 4 sessions
MAH CET 2022 Test Duration150 Minutes (2½ Hours)
MAH CET 2022 Scoring Pattern+1 for correct answer
Negative Marking in MAH CET 2022No, Negative marking for wrong answer
MAH CET 2022 Application FeeRs.1000/- for OMS candidatesRs.  800/- for MS candidates
MAH CET 2022 Score Validity for AdmissionFor MBA Admission 2023
Admission Process through MAH CET 2022Through Centralized Admission Process (CAP) by DTE Maharashtra in September/October 2022
Total Questions in MAH CET200 (All MCQs)
Sectional Division of Exam4 Sections (Effectively 3) with varying number of Questions in Each Section
MAH CET Test Sections with number of questionsLogical Reasoning-75; Abstract Reasoning-25; Quantitative Aptitude-50; Verbal Ability and Reading comprehension-50 questions
Choice of Answer Options5
MAH CET Difficulty LevelModerate
Required MAH CET Percentile for MBA admission in Top Colleges90+
Importance of Taking MAH CET 2022Last MBA CET which offers MBA admission opportunity in 2023 in more than 330 MBA colleges in Maharashtra
MAH CET Application processOnline

MBA 2022 Admission Process through MAH MBA CET Exam 2022
MBA colleges accepting MAH CET exam 2022 score will offer admission through a common counselling process known as Centralized Admission Process (CAP) 2022 which will be conducted by Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) Maharashtra after declaration of MAH CET result.

MAH MBA CET Important Dates 2022
Below are shared the MBA CET important dates. These are the likely MAH MBA CET Important dates that include MAH CET Exam Date and other MAH CET important date for 2022 exam:

ActivityMAH CET Important Date (Tentative)Comments
MAH CET 2022  Notification ReleaseApril 11/12, 2022Contains MAH CET 2021 Schedule
MAH CET Registration Start DateApril 11/12, 2022Only Online Registration
MAH CET Registration & Exam FeeRs.1000 for Open categoryRs.800 for Reserved categoryFee to be paid Online only
Last date to apply for MAH CET 2022June 17/18, 2022Date is sometimes Extended
MAH CET Admit card Download StartsJuly 14/15, 2022Available through Candidate Login
Last Date for Printing of MAH CET Application FormJuly 18/19, 2022Download from MAH CET website
Last date to Download MAH CET Admit CardJuly 23/24, 2022Last date of MAH CET exam
MAH CET 2022 Exam DateJuly 23/24, 2022Computer Based Test in Multiple sessions (2 sessions on each day)
MAH CET 2022 Result DeclarationAugust 5/6, 2022Result with Score Card is available on official MAH CET website 

(All dates are tentative)

MAH CET 2022 Exam Pattern
MAH MBA CET 2022 exam pattern consists of 200 multiple choice questions (MCQs) divided in 3 broad sections. The exam is free from negative marking. 

MAH CET 2022 Section nameNumber of questionsMark per questionTotal marks for the section
Logical Reasoning75175
Abstract Reasoning25125
Quantitative Aptitude50150
Verbal Ability/Reading Comprehension50150
Total marks for the test  200

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MAH CET Syllabus
MAH CET Syllabus with key changes in the topics for MAH CET 2022 question paper is  released by DTE Maharashtra State CET Cell. The syllabus is broadly split into three sections. However, with two parts of reasoning based questions, there are four sections in the MAH CET 2022 question paper. The MAH CET syllabus topics are at par with the syllabus prescribed for other national and state level MBA entrance exams.

MAH MBA CET 2022 Syllabus: Key Highlights

MAH CET Syllabus is divided into four sections and 200 questions

50% part with 100 questions in MAH CET is on Reasoning only

The effective sections are only three as the reasoning section is split into two parts – Logical Reasoning and Abstract Reasoning with 75 and 25 questions respectively

All the questions in MAH CET 2022 are of MCQ type only

MAH CET 2022 Preparation
MAH CET preparation, as per the experts should be planned as per the MAH CET syllabus and the exam pattern. Reasoning with 50% weightage in MAH CET exam is one of the key areas to crack the exam with high score. Past MAH CET toppers suggest following preparation tools:

Read and practice with Best Preparation Books For MAH CET

Practice more on a variety of Reasoning questions

Scan MAH CET syllabus and prepare on all the topics

Improve your Reading speed for RC passages and for Reasoning problems

Practice with previous MAH CET test papers and Mock tests

Learn to Manage Time as 150 Minutes are available to attempt 200 questions

Top MBA Colleges Accepting MAH CET 2022 Score for Admission 2022
Top MBA Colleges including JBIMS, SIMSREE, K J Somaiya, PUMBA, among others will offer admission on the basis of MAH CET 2022 exam scores through DTE CAP 2022. The exam score is accepted for admission in more than 300 MBA colleges in Maharashtra.

JBIMS Mumbai Admission Process through MAH CET
Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JBIMS), University of Mumbai will offer Admission to its two years full time MMS 2022-24 batch through Centralised Admission Process (CAP) to be conducted by Directorate of Technical Education (DTE), Government of Maharashtra after MAH CET Result declaration. The registration and application process for DTE CAP 2022 will open in August/September 2022 and will be online process.

JBIMS Mumbai admission policy and admission process for MMS 2022-24 batch is not changed so far and therefore the B-school will accept CAT 2021, MAHCET 2022 and CMAT 2022 scores for All India candidates.

Although JBIMS does not announce individual cut offs, but the JBIMS MAH-CET cut offs as announced by DTE Maharashtra after different CAP rounds reveal a percentile cut off at 98-99.  

MBA Seats 2022 in Maharashtra MBA Colleges
There are around 40,000 seats available for MBA/MMS admission 2022 in MBA colleges of Maharashtra for the Maharashtra State category and All India category candidates.

15% to 35% seats are available in JBIMS and other Maharashtra MBA colleges, for All India category (OMS) candidates who appear in MAH MBA CET 2022 or apply through other National level exams as prescribed by DTE Maharashtra like CAT, CMAT

65% to 85% Seats are available for different categories of Maharashtra State (MS) candidates through MAH CET exam

How to Apply for MAH CET 2022?  Registration & Application Process
MAH CET Registration process is online. The application is accepted for MBA admission to 1st Year of 2 year full time Post Graduate Degree course in Management (MBA/MMS) in the Government, Govt. Aided, University Managed, University Departments and Unaided Institutes in the Maharashtra State.

MAH CET 2022 Registration & Application Fee is Rs.800/- for Maharashtra State (MS) candidates and Rs.1000/- for All India Category (OMS) candidates. Read More about MAH CET Registration Process

MAH CET 2022 Eligibility Criteria
Key eligibility criteria to register and apply for MAH MBA CET 2022 exam are:

Applicant must be a citizen of India.

Graduates with 50% marks in any discipline can apply for MAH CET 2022 exam.

Final year students of Graduate Courses (10+2+3) whose result will be declared before commencement of admission are eligible to apply for MAH CET 2022 online exam.

65 to 85 percent MBA seats are for Maharashtra State category candidates. There are 5 categories of candidates who are considered as Maharashtra State candidates.

Apart from Mah. State category candidates, All India category candidates can seek admission in Maharashtra B-schools on the basis of other MBA entrance exams like CAT, CMAT also Read More

MAH CET 2022 Admit Card Release & Download Process
All the candidates who have successfully registered and have paid the requisite MAH CET exam fee can download their MAH CET call letter from official website link for MBA/MMS CET 2022 exam through candidate login. The last date for MAH CET Admit card download is MAH CET 2022 exam date.  Check here to know how to download MAH CET Admit card

MAH-CET Exam Difficulty Level: Easier than CAT/XAT Exams
MAH MBA CET is an easier than other MBA entrance exams like CAT or XAT but it offers admission opportunity in many top MBA colleges like JBIMS, SIMSREE, PUMBA. The MBA/MMS at these institutes are high RoI MBA programmes and are offered at low fee

MAH CET 2022 – Last Important MBA Entrance Test in the year
MAH CET 2022 is the last most important MBA CET for admission 2022 in some of the best MBA colleges in India like JBIMS, SIMSREE, PUMBA, K J Somaiya, CIMR, Welingkar among others. 

MAH MBA Admission Regulating Authority: New CET Cell Established
To facilitate MBA/MMS admissions through MAH MBA CET 2022 and other CET exams, the Government of Maharashtra has established “ADMISSIONS REGULATING AUTHORITY AND 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 Competent Authority for conducting CETs. The candidates from Maharashtra as well as from all other states can appear in MAH CET. 

Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) Maharashtra conducts MAH CET exam every year along with other CETs for admission to Engineering, Architecture, Pharmacy, MCA and other courses on different dates. The information bulletin and notification for MAH CET is released by State CET Cell. 


Why MAH CET 2022 is delayed?
DTE Maharashtra has announced the delay in MAH CET 2022 exam due to spread of Covid pandemic across the State of Maharashtra.

Can I appear in MAH CET 2022 from home as is the facility in MAT/NMAT?
A. No such announcement is made by CET Cell which will conduct MAH CET exam 2022.

What are the MAH MBA CET 2022 Exam dates?
A. MAH CET 2022 exam expected dates are July 23, & 24, 2022.

How many MAH CET testing slots are there in one day?
A. There are two slots of MAH CET exam in a day – morning and afternoon.

When MAH CET 2022 Registration process opens?
A. MAH CET 2022 registration and application is expected to open in April 2022

What is the last date to apply for MAH CET exam 2022?
A. The last date to apply for MAH CET 2022 is expected to close in June 2022 second week

What is the application fee for MAH CET 2022?
A. The application fee is different for different categories. For All India category/open category it is Rs.1000/-, for Maharashtra State reserved category it is Rs.800/-  

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