Top MBA Colleges of Maharashtra gives admission through MAH CET (MAHarashtra Common Entrance Test)

MAH CET paper pattern / exam pattern 2020 is similar to previous years having 200 multiple choice questions from four subjects – Logical Reasoning, Abstract Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude and Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension. Each question carries one mark. The exam is conducted in online mode over two days. The question paper of both the days are slightly different from each other in terms of difficulty level. Candidates must familiarize themselves with MAH CET paper pattern / exam pattern 2020 and follow an exam preparation regime according to it. Read below to know all about MAH CET paper pattern /  exam pattern.

Paper Pattern / Exam Pattern

Sr. No. Name of Tests (NOT BY SEQUENCE) No. of Questions Maximum Marks Time allotted for each test (Separately timed)
1Logical Reasoning7575150 minutes
  • 1 Mark for correct answer
  • No Negative Marking
  • Online Mode
2Abstract Reasoning2525
3Quantitative Aptitude5050
4Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension5050

MAH-CET-2020 Syllabus

MAH CET Syllabus will consist of questions from logical and abstract reasoning, quantitative aptitude and verbal ability & reading comprehension. Given below are section-wise topics on which you should base your MAH CET exam preparation.
Logical/Abstract Reasoning Linear and Circular Arrangement, Venn Diagram, Symbol-based Comparison, Series Completion, Coding/Decoding, Syllogisms, Sequential Output, Selection Criteria, Blood Relations, Conditional Coding, Direction Sense
Quantitative Aptitude Arithmetic, Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, Data Sufficiency, Mensuration, Geometry, Probability, Ratio & Proportion, Numbers, Percentage, Trigonometry, Data Interpretation – Graphs, Charts, Tables
Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension Reading Comprehension, Antonyms & Synonyms, Spelling/Inappropriate Usage, Error Correction, Fill in the Blanks, Sentence Completion and Word Arrangement, Para Jumbles, Grammar, Vocabulary, Spelling/Inappropriate usage

MAH CET Marking Scheme

MAH CET follows a very simple marking scheme wherein, one mark is given for each right answer. There is no negative marking in MAH CET.

MAH CET Question Paper

As mentioned above the MAH CET question paper consists of 200 MCQs divided across four sections. The MAH CET 2020 question paper will have the same number of questions with five options to choose the right answer from. There is no sectional time limit for solving the MAH CET question paper so the candidate can plan how to approach the question paper. Given below is table indicating difficulty level of MAH CET 2019 exam for reference.

MAH CET Sections

Difficulty Level

Good Attempts

Abstract Reasoning



Logical Reasoning

Moderate and Lengthy


Quantitative Aptitude

Moderate to Difficult


Verbal Ability

Moderate to Difficult



Moderate and Lengthy


Exam Pattern of MAH CET 2020: Important Points

  • MAH CET 2020 will not have sectional time-limitso the candidates can choose the order of answering questions according to their strength and prep plan
  • The exam will be held in online mode and the medium of examination will be English
  • MAH CET 2020 will be held over two days which means, question paper of day one is likely to be slightly different than day two or vice versa
  • The exam will be conducted in online mode. The candidates will have to punch in the answers with the help of computer mouse
  • Pen and paper for rough work will be provided inside the exam hall
  • Use of calculator or any other gadget like smart watch, mobile, etc during the exam is prohibited

Top 20 MBA institutes accepting MAH CET score

Institute Course Name *Course Fee (approx)
Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai MMS Rs 3 lakh
Prin. LN Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research, Mumbai PGDM, MMS Rs 4.3 lakh
Department of Management Sciences, University of Pune, Pune MBA ++, MBA-Pharma Rs 1.37 lakh
Sydenham Institute of Management Studies, Research and Entrepreneurship Education, Mumbai MMS, PGDMB, MFM, MMM Rs 67, 000 annually
K. J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research (SIMSR), Mumbai PGDM, PGDM-RM, PGDM-IB, PGDM-FS, PGDM-COMM Rs 4 lakh annually
Bharati Vidyapeeth’s Institute of Management Studies and Research, Navi Mumbai PGDBM, MMS Decided by Shikshan Shulk Samiti
N L Dalmia Institute of Management Studies and Research, Mumbai PGDM, MMM, MMS, MFM, MHRDM Decided by Shikshan Shulk Samiti
Balaji Institute of Management and Human Resource Development, Tathawade PGDM-Marketing and Finance, PGDM-PM and HRD, PGDM Rs 3.2 lakh annually
ITM Business School, Navi Mumbai PGDM Rs 11.79 lakh
IES Management Institute, Mumbai PGDM, PGDM-PHM Rs 6 lakh to Rs 7 lakh
Rizvi Institute of Management Studies and Research, Mumbai MMS Decided by Shikshan Shulk Samiti
Atharva Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai PGDM, MMS Rs 1.56 lakh to Rs 2.8 lakh annually
MIT School of Business (MITSOB), Pune PGDM, PGDM-Finance, PGDM-Marketing, PGDM-HR Rs 3.25 lakh annually
MIT School of Management (MITSOM), Pune MBA, PGDBM, MCA in Management Rs 40,000 to Rs 1.5 lakh annually
Vivekanand Education Society’s Institute of Management Studies and Research, Mumbai MMS, PGDM Rs 1.85 lakh annually
Chetana’s Institute of Management and Research, Mumbai PGDM, PGDM-Marketing, PGDM-Retail Rs 5.50 lakh
Maharashtra Institute of Technology, Pune MBA in Marketing, Finance, HR, Operations Rs 1.10 lakh
SIES College of Management Studies, Navi Mumbai MMS, PGDM, PGDM-Pharma, PGDM-Biotechnology Rs 1. 72 lakh
MET Institute of Management, Mumbai MMS Decided by Shikshan Shulk Samiti
Kohinoor Business School, Mumbai PGDM, MMS Rs 2.50 lakh

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