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: January, 2020

  • Last Date To Apply: February, 2020

  • Exam Date: March, 2020

  • Declaration of Result: March, 2020

Eligibility Criteria

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.

Other Admission Tests

Candidates who have appeared for CAT (conducted by IIMs) or GMAT (conducted by GMAC, USA) or CMAT (Conducted by AICTE) or MAT (conducted by AIMA) or XAT (conducted by XLRI) or ATMA (conducted by AIMS) or MAH-MBA/MMS-CET are considered to be eligible for admission against the All India Seats subject to the fulfilment of eligibility criteria. Such candidates are also required to fill and 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.

Syllabus for MAH-MBA CET

A. Logical / Abstract Reasoning

This shall include the questions to measures how quickly and accurately you can think. This test may have questions based on figures and diagrams and also questions on verbal reasoning.

B. Quantitative Aptitude

This shall include the questions to know how fast and accurate you can work with numbers, do numerical calculations understand various arithmetic problems involving ratio and proportion, percentage, etc. This test also helps to measure your power of quantitative reasoning, interpretation of tables, common graphs and charts.

C. Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension

This shall include passages with questions based on their contents to test your comprehension. Your English Language ability would be tested through questions on grammar, vocabulary, sentence completion, synonyms, antonyms, comprehension of passages etc. Your English language ability would be tested through questions on (1) understanding of the contents of the passage and (2) choice of appropriate words, phrases, expressions and similar language skills.

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.

DTE Maharashtra Website