Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) of Maharashtra Government goes back to conducting its own Common Entrance Test (CET) for MBA/MMS admissions from 2014.
Maharashtra Common Entrance Test (MHCET) or MAH-MBA/MMS-CET is online test for admission to first year of two-year Full Time Post Graduate Degree Courses in MBA/MMS and PGDBM/PGDM 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).
MH CET MBA 2014
- Start of Registration: 27 January, 2014
- Last Date To Apply: 14 February, 2014
- Exam Date: 15 and 16 March, 2014
MH CET Eligibility
A candidate should obtain minimum 50 per cent aggregate in graduation from any recognized University. Maharashtra State and Outside Maharashtra State (OMS) candidates who have appeared for the CAT 2011 are considered eligible for admission against the All India Seats subject to the fulfillment of eligibility criteria mentioned in the Information Brochure. Such candidates are also required to procure the Information Brochure along with Application kit and submit & confirm the Online Application form.
- 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.