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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

  • Notification: Jan 2021 second week (Tentative)
  • Registration: Jan-Feb last week 2021 (Tentative)
  • Exam date: March 2021 second week (Tentative)
  • Result date: March 2021 end (Tentative)
  • Counselling starts: June 2021 first week (Tentative)
  • Test Cities: 37 cities within Maharashtra and 10 cities outside Maharashtra

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Latest Updates

  • Final merit list for Maharashtra candidates: Click Here
  • Final merit list for All India candidates: Click Here
  • Provisional seat distribution released: 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

Exam Pattern

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

CET 2020 CET 2021 (Tentative)
Sections 4 (LR, AR, VARC, QA) 4 (LR, AR, VARC, QA)
Total duration 150 mins 150 mins
Total marks 200 200
Total questions 200 (MCQs) 200 (MCQs)
Marking +1 for correct answer, no negative marking +1 for correct answer, no negative marking

ย Section-wise details for CET 2020 and CET 2021 (Expected): 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) โ€“ 75 questions
  2. Abstract Reasoning (AR) โ€“ 25 questions
  3. Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC) โ€“ 50 questions
  4. Quantitative Aptitude โ€“ 50 questions


The topic-wise composition of questions for CET 2021 (expected) is shared below.

  1. Logical Reasoning and Abstract Reasoning: Tables, Pie Charts, Visual Reasoning, Series, Input-output, Seating arrangements, Directions, Conditional coding, Selection criteria, Deductions, Venn diagrams, Coding-decoding
  2. Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension: 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, One-word substitutions
  3. Quantitative Aptitude: Percentage, 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, Data interpretation

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