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 online test is followed by a group discussion and personal interview (GDPI).


Important Dates

  • Start of Registration: 12 February, 2016
  • Last Date To Apply: 23 February, 2016
  • Exam Date: 12 and 13 March, 2016
  • Declaration of Results: 29 March, 2016


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.

Age Limit: There is no age limit for admission to first year of two year Post Graduate course in Management - MBA / MMS / PGDBM / PGDM.

Exam Pattern

The test is conducted online with 200 multiple choice objective type questions (MCQs) with 5 options out of which only one is correct. The duration of the test is 2 and 1/2 hours (150 minutes). 1 mark is given for correct answer. There is no negative marking.

The questions are from the areas of Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension, Quantitative Aptitude and Logical / Abstract Reasoning.

DTE Maharashtra Website

Centralized Admission Process (CAP)

Three rounds of Centralized Admission Process are conducted. The CAP consist of first two rounds by Centralized Allotment wherein eligible candidates have to fill separate online option forms for respective rounds. Third round of CAP is conducted by way of counseling only for the eligible Maharashtra State candidates.

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