MAH-CET (Maharashtra Common Entrance Test) for MBA/MMS/PGDM courses for the associated institute of Maharashtra is conducted by Directorate of Technical Education (DTE),a Government Authority in Maharashtra. This aptitude test is a state level exam which is re-introduced in 2014 by DTE after giving a break for a year in 2013 when the admissions were done on basis of CMAT.
The admission is a two-step process
Aptitude Test (Online Test)
Centralised Admission Process (CAP Round)
Rules by DTE also govern the aspects of the Entrance Test, Centralised Admission Process (CAP) and it also gives the rules and information regarding the Distribution of seats under various heads i.e CAP Seats, Institute Level Seats, Minority Seats etc.; various types of candidates, details of the Reservation of seats, Fees concession offered to eligible candidates, details of the Centralised Admission Process, details of the Admission rounds and Institute wise Information.
IMPORTANT DATES FOR MH-CET 2017
MH-CET & ELIGIBILITY
Candidate passed/appearing in final year with minimum of 50% marks in aggregateor 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 recognized by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India.
Eligibility Criteria for admission to Maharashtra State candidates through CAP
Apart from above Basic Eligibility, a Candidate should also be an Indian National and should have appeared for MAH‐CET
Eligibility Criteria for admission against All India Seats (Rest of India) through CAP
Apart from above Basic Eligibility, a Candidate should be an Indian National and should have appeared for CAT / GMAT / CMAT / MAT / XAT / ATMA / MAH‐CET.
MH-CET 2017 PATTERN
MAH-CET 2017 is an online exam with 200 multiple choice objective type questions (MCQS). The exam is for 2.5 (Two & Half) hours duration and would have a maximum of 200 marks without any negative marking.
There is no fixed Pattern for MAH-CET but it does follow the aptitude test pattern which broadly covers the following topics.
Verbal Ability & Verbal Reasoning
Below table gives us the trend of number of questions asked in each section of the past exams.
MH-CET 2016 ANALYSIS
MHCET 2016 was the 1st of its kind with 4 sections in the history of MHCET exam conducted by DTE (Directorate of Technical Education). Overall paper was tough compared to MHCET 2015 but standardized as far as all the 3 slots were concerned.
This section was one of the easiest sections experienced this year. Same set of standard questions were asked. 20+ questions were from series and rest from analogies or odd-one out. A prepared student can easily chalk down 22+ correct questions in 18 minutes.
Ideal Attempts: 24
Reasoning (Verbal and Analytical)
As usual, Reasoning had the highest weightage in MHCET 2016. A wide variety of questions from syllogisms, critical reasoning, statement-assumptions, statement-conclusions, statement-course of action, Cause and Effect were seen. Questions from Arrangements and Puzzles had sets of 10 x 2, 9 x 2 and 7 x 3 variable structure which were lengthy in nature. Other basic and easy questions from
Ideal Attempts: 50+
Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation
Unlike last year, this section was considered as relatively tough section which was the easiest last year.
Ideal Attempts: 32+
Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension
This section had variety of questions which includes synonym, antonym, spellings correction, Spotting the grammatical error, parajumbles and cloze test. It also had 2 RCs of 5 questions each. Both were short and easy. 5 question based on LDC was the biggest surprize this year. However, this section should have been in quick-list of an aspirant as was less time consuming and high scoring section.
Ideal Attempts: 44+
Ideal Score: 40+
Technical Analysis of Paper and Process of conducting Exam
MHCET 2016 had fewer errors and was more standardized across all the slots. Good Software interface.
A student scoring 135+ should reach 99.7%ile