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DTE Maharashtra conducts CET (Common Entrance Test) for MBA Aspirants, for those who want to take admission to MBA. This article covers info about MAH MBA CET 2017 exam date, Syllabus, Online Registration & Application form, eligibility criteria, Exam Structure & Marking Scheme, Exam Fee, Best Books, Exam Centres list, Admission Procedure, CAP Rounds, List of Facilitation centers (Formerly ARC Centers), Schedule & Time Table & latest Notifications from DTE Maharashtra. We have also tried to give last years, MBA CET 2016 Cut Off. This CET will make you eligible for admission to MBA, MMS and other Post Graduate Diploma in management courses affiliated to various Universities in Maharashtra including Pune University, Shivaji University Kolhapur, Solapur University, Nagpur University, BAMU etc.

About Exam

  • Exam Name: MAH MBA CET(Maharashtra Common Entrance Test for MBA)
  • Conducted by: State Common Entrance Test Cell & DTE (Directorate of Technical Education), Govt. of Maharashtra
  • Exam Medium: Online

Purpose of CET Exam

For admission to first year (Academic year 2017-18) of two year full-time post-graduate degree courses in Management in various institutes in Maharashtra –

  1. Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  2. Master of Management Studies (MMS)
  3. Post Graduate Diploma Course in Business Management (PGDBM)
  4. Post Graduate Diploma Course in Management (PGDM)

List of Institutes/Universities where you can take admission through MAH MBA CET 2017.

a) All Government Management Institutes in Maharashtra
b) All University Departments of Management in Maharashtra
c) All University Managed Management Institutes in MAharashtra
d) All Unaided Management Institutes and/or its Association who have given consent to take part in the CAP rounds conducted by the State Government of Maharashtra.

Important Dates / Schedule

The below given is the detailed schedule & Time Table for admission through MAH MBA CET 2017.

Activity Date
Online Application Forms For MAH MBA CET 2017 Exam Feb 2017*
Hall ticket: Issue of Hall Ticket through candidate’s login Last Week of Feb 2017*
Exam Date March 4 & 5, 2017
MAH MBA CET Results March 2017*
Online registration for CAP Round May 2017*
Documents verification June 2017*
Provisional Merit List: Display of the provisional merit list June 2017*
Submission of grievance (if any) June 2017*
Final Merit List June 2017*
CAP Round I: Provisional Allotment & Reporting to ARC June 2017*
CAP Round II: Provisional Allotment & Reporting to ARC July 2017*
CAP Round III: Provisional Allotment & Reporting to ARC July 2017*
CAP Round IV: Registration, Provisional Allotment & Reporting to ARC July 2017*
Reporting to allotted Institute Aug 2017*

*These dates are tentative and based on activities conducted for MAH MBA CET 2016.

Eligibility Criteria

Open Category Graduation (Bachelor’s Degree) Passed with 50%
Backward class or Handicapped candidates Graduation (Bachelor’s Degree) Passed with 45%

Read Full Details about Eligibility Criteria  Click here

Application Fees

MAh MBA CET 2017 Exam Fee

Rs. 1000 /-   For Open Category Candidates from Maharashtra State, Outside Maharashtra State (OMS), J & K Migrant candidates and NRI/Foreign Nationals / PIO/Children of Indian Workers in the Gulf Countries Candidates

Rs. 800 /-  For Candidates of Backward Class Categories [SC, ST, VJ/DT- NT(A), NT(B), NT(C), NT(D), OBC, SBC] and & Persons with Disability Candidates belonging to Maharashtra State only.

Payment options: Online – Debit Card, Credit Card, Net Banking

List of Exam Centres

For Maharashtra Candidates, exam centres are available in almost all districts of Maharashtra. For OMS Candidates, see the list for your nearest centre. Check list of exam centres for MAH MBA CET here Click here

Marking Scheme

Exam Pattern and Marking Scheme for MBA/ MMS CET for Academic Year 2017-18 is as follows:

 Total Questions  200
 Type  Multiple Choice/Objective (Five Options)
 Total (Maximum) Marks  200
 Time for MAH MBA CET  2 Hours 30 Minutes
 Negative Marking  No**
 Language/Medium of CET  English
Mode of Examination Online

**There is no negative marking System for this test. As there is no negative marking the students are encouraged to attempt maximum questions.

Topics No of Questions Mark per Question Maximum Marks
Logical Reasoning 75 1 75
Abstract Reasoning 25 1 25
Quantitative Aptitude 50 1 50
Verbal Ability / Reading Comprehension 50 1 50


The basic topics upon which the questions will be asked are as follows:

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. (Reasoning may be a. Verbal Reasoning b. Non verbal Reasoning c. Analytical Reasoning.)
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.
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.

MAH-MBA/MMS CET 2015 may conduct exam in two or more sessions depending upon the number of applications registered. You can not use calculators, slide rules, log tables or other such arithmetic aids and cellular phone, pager etc.


Below given is the list of popular or best books available for preparation of MAH MBA CET 2017.


List of Facilitation (ARC) Centers

Facilitation centres are available in almost all districts of Maharashtra.

For full list of facilitation centers with address & contact details Click here 

Cut off List

Institute wise cut off list for 2015 Click Here

Cut off of Counselling Round for 2015 Click Here

Cut off list Round IV 2016 Click Here

Helpline No.*

Phone No. (022) 30233446, 18002664242

Official Website of DTE Maharashtra

DTE Website (Official), www.mahacet.org

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