MH CET MBA 2015
Directorate of Technical Education (DTE), Maharashtra conducts Maharashtra-Common Entrance Test (MAH-CET) for taking to admission to first year Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Management Studies (MMS) and Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) programs in the Government, University Managed, University Departments and Unaided Institutes in the Maharashtra State. The written test is followed by a group discussion and personal interview (GDPI).
- Start of Registration: 18 February, 2015
- Last Date To Apply: 27 February, 2015
- Exam Date: 14 and 15 March, 2015
- Declaration of Results: 25 March, 2015
You should obtain minimum 50% (45% in case of candidates of backward class categories and Persons With Disability belonging to Maharashtra State only) aggregate in graduation from any recognized University. Candidates appearing for final year of qualifying examination are also eligible to appear.
Candidates who have appeared for CAT (conducted by IIMs)/ GMAT (conducted by GMAC, USA)/ CMAT (Conducted by AICTE)/ MAT (conducted by AIMA)/ XAT (conducted by XLRI)/ ATMA (conducted by AIMS)/ MAH-MBA/MMS-CET are considered to be eligible for admission against the All India Seats subject to the fulfillment of eligibility criteria. Such candidates are also required to fill & confirm online Application form as per the schedule.
- Total Questions: 200
- Time: 150 minutes
- Marking: 1 mark for correct. No negative marking.
CMAT vs. MAH CET
MAH - MBA/ MMS - CET was last conducted in 2012 and was replaced by CMAT 2013. In 2013, admissions were done through CMAT conducted by the All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) instead of the CET, but Maharashtra saw a 50% decline in MBA admissions.
Return of MAH-CET
This decision to bring back CET was made after management colleges in Maharashtra complained about the awareness of CMAT among students. The entire process for CMAT is done online. Students in rural areas are hesitant about the online process and exams. There has been a dip in the number of applicants and therefore, the number of vacancies in colleges has risen. In 2013-14, around 20,000 students applied for MBA/ MMS courses (less than 50% as compared to 42,490 applicants in 2012).
20% seats are with the management, the 15% all-India quota seats can be filled by colleges using scores of CMAT, CAT, XAT, MAT and ATMA or any other national-level MBA entrance exam. The remaining 65% seats under the state quota are to be filled using the MH-CET scores.