Directorate of Technical Education, Mumbai shall conduct the Common Entrance Test for Admission to First Year MBA/MMS in Maharashtra.

Eligibility Criteria for appearing to MAH-MBA/MMS-CET

The candidate should fulfill the following eligibility criteria: Passed with minimum of 50% marks in aggregate or equivalent CGPA ( 45% in case of candidates of backward class categories and Persons With Disability belonging to Maharashtra State only) in any Bachelor’s degree awarded by any of the Universities incorporated by an act of the central or state legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University under Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956 of minimum three years duration in any discipline recognized by the Association of Indian Universities, or possess an equivalent qualification recognized by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India. (Candidates appearing for final year of qualifying examination are also eligible to appear for CET)


  • The admission to the management courses viz. MBA/MMS/PGDBM/PGDM is centralized and covered under Centralized Admission Process (CAP) carried out by the Competent Authority of the State of Maharashtra.
  • The admission to the PGDM courses will be carried out by the Competent Authority. The details about the institutions offering PGDM courses & participating in CAP will be notified before the start of the filling of Option form.
  • Candidates who have appeared for CAT (conducted by IIMs)/ GMAT (conducted by GMAC, USA)/ CMAT (Conducted by AICTE)/MAT (conducted by AIMA in February 2015)/ 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.
MAH CET B schools

Some of the top B schools in Maharashtra which accepts the MAH CET are as follows:

  • Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JBIMS), Mumbai
  • K J Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research (KJSIMSR), Mumbai
  • Bharati Vidyapeeth's Institute of Management Studies & Research
  • Prin. LN Welingkar Institute of Management Development & Research
  • Sydenham Institute of Management Studies, Research and Entrepreneurship Education (SIMSREE), Mumbai
  • University of Pune – DMS (PUMBA)
  • Balaji Institute of Telecom & Management
  • Institute for Technology & Management (ITM)
  • Balaji Institute of Management & HRD (BIMHRD)

The MAH-CET paper contains 200 questions and the duration is 150 minutes. There is no negative marking in the paper, which acts as the plus point for the test takers. Unlike other MBA entrance exams, there is no sectional division of the paper. The areas which are tested are Quantitative Ability, Verbal Ability, Data Interpretation/Sufficiency and Reasoning.

Paper Pattern:

  • Time:
  • Section
  • Verbal Ability
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Data Interpretation
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Analytical Reasoning
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Non-verbal reasoning
  • Total Questions (objective/multiple choice)
  • No. of choices per question
  • GD/interview/academics/work experience
  • 150 minutes
  • Question
  • 35
  • 15
  • 14
  • 20
  • 15
  • 51
  • 20
  • 30
  • 200
  • 5
  • 40