Common Entrance Test (CET)

Common Entrance Test (CET)

Organized by the Directorate of Technical Education, Maharashtra, Common Entrance Test (CET) is a computer based test for the admission into Management courses such as MBA and MMS. The examination selects candidates for 400 MBA colleges under the state of Maharashtra. Usually the test is conducted in the month of March, these colleges also reserves a particular number of seats for the candidates who have cleared CAT/MAT. The admission to the management courses such as MBA/MMS/PGDBM/PGDM is a centralized process and covered under Centralized Admission Process (CAP) carried out by the Competent Authority of the State of Maharashtra.

Eligibility

The following are the criteria set by DTE, Maharashtra for applying the MCET test.

  • The candidate must be a citizen of India.
  • He/she must have a bachelor’s degree from any recognized university with 50% marks. However the candidates belonging to the ST/SC community should have at least 45% in their graduation.
  • The applicants who are appearing the final exams of their graduation or those who are waiting for their final results are also eligible to apply.

Application Fees

Candidates can pay their fees in two modes Online as well as through e-Challan. The registration fees for the general category students is Rs. 1000/- and for the reserved category it is Rs. 800/-.

Examination Pattern

The candidates shall appear the exam for two days. The duration of the test is 2 hours and 30 minutes each day. The overall paper is divided into four sections with a total number of 200 questions. It is a multiple choice based test where the students will be given 5 choices of answer for each question. There is no negative marking for wrong answers. The structure of the MCET exam is as follows;

Sections No. of Questions Marks for each Qn. Total Marks
Logical Reasoning 75 1 75
Abstract Reasoning 25 1 25
Quantitative Aptitude 50 1 50
Verbal Ability and Comprehension 50 1 50
Total 200 200

Examination Centers

The MCET is held in various cities across India. The candidates need to provide 3 preferences while filling up their form. The DTE, allocates seats according to the choice of the candidates but the centers cannot be further changed after allocation.

Result

After the completion of the CET, the result is declared in the official website. The candidates can view their marks online. They can also download their score card from the site. Once the result is out the students must give the preferences of colleges under the MCET, where they wanted to study. A merit list of selected candidates will be issued by every college following which the candidates can enroll themselves. Candidates who clear MAH CET 2018 will not be required to pay any fees for registration for admission. However, candidates planning to secure a seat on the basis of the scores obtained in CAT/GMAT/CMAT/MAT/ XAT/ATMA need to pay the fee