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Exam Overview

The Maharashtra Common Entrance Test (MH-CET) is an annual online entrance examination for admission into 330+ management colleges across Maharashtra. It is administered by Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) on pan-India level and followed by a common admission process (CAP).

The computer-based exam covers questions from four broad areas:

  1. Logical and critical reasoning (LR)
  2. Abstract Reasoning (AR)
  3. Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC)
  4. Quantitative Ability (QA)

CET 2020

  • Notification: 09/01/2020
  • Registration: 10/01/2020 to 22/02/2020
  • Exam date: 14/03/2020 & 15/03/2020
  • Result date: 22/05/2020
  • Counselling starts: 08/12/2020
  • Test Cities: 37 cities within Maharashtra and 10 cities outside Maharashtra

CET 2021

  • Registration: 22nd June – 17th July 2021 (11:59 PM)
  • Exam date: Yet to be announced
  • Result date: Yet to be announced
  • Counselling starts: Yet to be announced
  • Test Cities: 37 cities within Maharashtra and 10 cities outside Maharashtra
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Eligibility Criteria

  • Bachelors’ degree in any discipline from any recognized university with minimum 50% in aggregate (at least 45% for reserved category candidates)
  • Final year students or ones awaiting their Bachelor’s degree result, are also eligible to apply
  • Candidates appearing for CAT/GMAT/CMAT/MAT/XAT/ATMA are eligible for admission against the All India Seats subject to the fulfilment of eligibility criteria. Such candidates need to fill online application form according to the schedule.
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Latest Updates

  • Registration for CET 2021 started – Register before 17th July 11:59 PM
  • Final merit list for Maharashtra candidates: Click Here
  • Final merit list for All India candidates: Click Here
  • MH-CET 2020 result highlights
    • Merit list released by DTE contains 110631 names who appeared in the exam
    • With no 100 percentiler, 16 candidates have scored 99.99 percentile, their total marks lies in the range of 146-159 out of 200
    • Cutoffs expected to be lower than previous years because of increased difficulty level this year
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Exam Pattern

It is paramount to know the examination pattern in advance to have a more accurate and effective preparation strategy.

 CET 2020CET 2021
Sections4 (LR, AR, VARC, QA)4 (LR, AR, VARC, QA)
Total duration150 mins150 mins
Total marks200200
Total questions200 (MCQs)200 (MCQs)
Marking+1 for correct answer, no negative marking+1 for correct answer, no negative marking

 Section-wise details for CET 2020 and CET 2021: The sections are not clearly defined in CET and the candidate should expect finding questions on various topics shuffled and scattered across the paper.

  1. Logical Reasoning (LR) – 75 questions
  2. Abstract Reasoning (AR) – 25 questions
  3. Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC) – 50 questions
  4. Quantitative Aptitude – 50 questions
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The topic-wise composition of questions for CET 2021 (expected) is shared below.

  1. Logical Reasoning and Abstract Reasoning: Tests how quickly and accurately the candidate can think. Questions will be based on figures, diagrams and verbal reasoning. Main topics are Tables, Pie Charts, Visual Reasoning, Series, Input-output, Seating arrangements, Directions, Conditional coding, Selection criteria, Deductions, Venn diagrams, and Coding-decoding.
  2. Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension: Tests English language ability of the candidate. Main topics are Grammar, Vocabulary, Synonyms, Sentence Completion, Antonyms, Jumbled paragraphs, Error corrections in sentences, Idioms and Phrases, Phrasal verbs, Passage comprehension, Similar words used in different contexts, Completion of paragraphs, and One-word substitutions.
  3. Quantitative Aptitude: Tests how quickly and accurately the candidate can work with numbers. Main topics are Percentages, Ratio & Proportion, Geometry, Algebra, Trigonometry, Number system, Simple and compound interest, Time-distance, Height-distance, Indices & surds, Mensuration, Logarithms, Permutations & combinations, Probability, Time-work, Profit & loss, and Data interpretation.
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Institute nameMah. State Cut-off rangeAll India Cut-off rangePercentile Cut-off
JBIMS Mumbai: Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies126-132135-14096-98
SIMSREE Mumbai: Sydenham Institute of Management Studies And Research And Entrepreneurship Education120-127130-13593-95
SIMSR Mumbai: K J Somaiya Institute of Management Studies And Research116-124126-13090-93
Prin. L. N. Welingkar Institute of Management Development & Research115-120122-12588-90
PUMBA: Department of Management Sciences University of Pune110-117117-12088-92
Chetana’s Institute of Management and Research – CIMR Mumbai104-11010-11587-91
N. L. Dalmia Institute of Management Studies and Research, Mumbai106-115112-11586-90
SIES College of Management Studies, Navi Mumbai110-117117-12084-90
IES Management College And Research Centre, Mumbai100-106110-11282-90

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