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MH CET 2020

NATIONAL ONLINE TEST

Overview


MH CET is the common entrance test or MBA entrance exam for MBA/MMS admission in 300+ MBA colleges of Maharashtra. MH CET is conducted by Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) Maharashtra and is a yearly exam. MH CET is to expected to be held on March 9 & 10, 2020 as an online computer-based exam of 2½ hours (150 minutes) duration. The exam consists of 200 questions in MCQ format. The best part is that there is no negative marking in the MH CET exam.

The exam is the gateway to MBA/MMS admission in JBIMS, SIMSREE, PUMBA, K J Somaiya, N L Dalmiya, DSIMS, and other 300+ MBA colleges in Maharashtra. 15% to 35% seat allocation is available for All India candidates appearing in MH CET exam. These candidates will also be offered admission on the basis of their scores in two All India MBA entrance exams CAT and CMAT. 

Following are the MH CET frequently asked questions:

MH CET Exam Conducting Body

Directorate of Technical Education (DTE)

Number of MBA colleges under MH CET 2020

300+

MH CET Exam Date 2020

March 09 & 10, 2020

MH CET Entrance Exam Sessions

Held in 2 Days (Morning & Afternoon session separately)

Mode of MH CET Entrance exam 2020

Online Computer Based Test

Total Questions in MH CET Exam

200

Sectional Division of MH CET exam

4 Sections effectively the exam will consist of 3 sections as the Reasoning section will be divided into Logical reasoning and Abstract Reasoning

MH CET Exam Difficulty Level

Moderate

Negative Marking in MH CET exam

No negative marking

Colleges accepting MH CET score

JBIMS, SIMSREE, PUMBA, K J Somaiya, Welingkar, N L Dalmia, CIMR and other top MBA colleges

MH CET exam application process

Online

MH CET Application Fee

Rs.800/- for Maharashtra State candidates and Rs.1000/- for All India Category candidates. 

Eligibility Criteria


DTE has announced the eligibility criteria for the candidates to apply for MH CET exam. Following are the major points that determine the eligibility criteria to appear in MH CET exam:

  • Applicant must be a citizen of India.
  • Graduates with 50% marks in any discipline can apply for MAH CET 2019 exam.
  • Final year students of Graduate Courses (10+2+3) whose result will be declared before commencement of admission can also apply for MH CET online exam.
  • Registration fee for MH CET exam is Rs.1000/- for all India candidates/open category and Rs.800/- for reserved category candidates.

Maharashtra State (MS) Candidate Eligibility Criteria

  • Type A: An aspirant who has passed HSC and qualifying examination from Maharashtra state is a Maharashtra Candidate.  If the applicant didn’t pass HSC but passed Diploma in Engineering / Technology / Pharmacy and any other qualifying examination from Maharashtra State, he/she is to be termed as Maharashtra State Candidate. In addition to this fact, if the Candidate is Domiciled or Born in the State of Maharashtra, he/she is the Maharashtra State Candidate and should mention it while registering and applying for MH CET online. 
  • Type B: You could be Maharashtra State (MS) Candidate if you or your Father or Mother is domiciled in the State of Maharashtra. It is not necessary that you were born or studied in the State of Maharashtra. In case it is the place of domicile of any 3 of you as shared above, you could reap the benefits of being an MS candidate.
  • Type C: If either of your parents i.e. Father or Mother, is an employee of the Government of India or Government of India Undertaking who is posted and reported to duty in Maharashtra State before the last date for submitting the application for admission, you are a Maharashtra State candidate.
  • Type D: An applicant will be considered as Maharashtra State Candidate if his/her Father or Mother is an employee of the Government of Maharashtra/Government of Maharashtra Undertaking or are retired employees of above. Although such employees are usually not posted out of the state, in case they are posted in some other states or are on deputation to some other departments, the candidate would still be considered as Maharashtra state candidate.
  • Type E: Candidates passing HSC or passing diploma in Engineering or Technology or Pharmacy and also Qualifying Examination from a recognized institution located in a disputed Maharashtra Karnataka Border area or from Maharashtra, residing in the disputed Maharashtra Karnataka Border area and whose mother tongue is Marathi.
  • All India candidates: 15% to 35% seat allocation is available for All India candidates appearing in MH CET exam. These candidates are also offered admission on the basis of their scores in CAT and CMAT.

Important Dates


Events

Dates (Tentative)

Starting of MH CET Online Registration

January 10, 2020

Last date to submit MH CET 2020 Application Form

February 18, 2020

Release of MHT CET 2020 Admit card

March 01, 2020

MH CET 2020 Exam Date

March 09 & 10, 2020

Declaration of MH CET 2020 Results

March 31, 2020

 

Exam Analysis


MH CET 2019 Exam Analysis

The MH CET 2019 was marked with a lengthy and difficult Logical Reasoning but moderate Abstract Reasoning. While Quantitative Aptitude section remained moderate, Verbal Ability was on higher difficulty side. Overall exam difficulty level was similar to last year.

Section-1: Test of Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension

Verbal Ability section MH CET 2019 had a major change in the question pattern. The section consisted of questions based on errors in Grammar, contextual use of Vocabulary, English Language usage, Para completion, Synonyms Antonyms among other topics. Questions based on RC passages were doable although a few of them were difficult and very close ones. Questions on Verbal Ability also included Verbal reasoning and were moderate to difficult. Out of the 50 questions in this section, 12 were based on short Reading Comprehension passages while remaining others were on Verbal Ability and Verbal Reasoning. The section had mixed level of difficulty.

Topics 

Number of questions

Difficulty level

Reading comprehension passages – 600 to 800 words

12

Moderate

Vocabulary (Synonyms, antonyms, contextual usage, formation of words with specific letters, matching the words)

15

Moderate

Faulty Construction sentences-rewriting

5

Moderate to difficult

Mark the Error in sections

4

Difficult

Para jumble, Para placement, completion, out of context

 8

Tricky

Sentence written in different ways

 6

Moderate to difficult

Section-2: Test of Quantitative Aptitude

This section was moderate to difficult in terms of the difficulty level. Questions in this section were doable but time-consuming. Apart from a few questions in Quantitative Aptitude section, the remaining were on the easier side. Though many questions involved some tricks but aspirants with basic conceptual clarity were able to solve these questions. There were more questions on Arithmetic. A few questions from Algebra also made their appearance in the test.  Data Interpretation (DI) questions in this test were more calculation based but doable. Out of 50 questions in the Quant section, more than 20 questions were on Data Interpretation and the remaining were on Quantitative Aptitude. The DI questions were in three sets of problems. Prominent topics on which DI questions were based are – Table, Pie chart, analytical data, caselets. All the sets needed concentration and were calculation intensive.

Topics

Number of questions

Difficulty level

Arithmetic (Percentage, P&L, TSD, ratio etc)

10

Moderate

Geometry

  2

Moderate to difficult

Modern Maths

  1

Moderate

Graph, Pie charts, Table, case lets (DI questions)

22

Moderate to difficult

Data sufficiency

  4

Moderate

Others including Algebra, odd man out

11

Moderate to difficult

Section-3: Test of Logical & Abstract Reasoning

There were 75 questions of varying type in the Logical Reasoning section. It had questions based on series, statements – inferences/conclusions, true-false, coding-decoding among others. Around 55 questions were there on Non-Verbal Reasoning and rest on Verbal Reasoning in MH CET exam. Questions on various types of arrangements, statements, letter rearrangements, family tree are the favorite areas in MH CET exam. The questions were in sets as well as individual ones. The questions were lengthy in nature and needed more time to solve. Verbal Reasoning part in logical reasoning section has more questions on Critical Reasoning, Syllogism among others. The Syllogisms were overall moderate but time consuming across all the slots. Strong weak arguments, cause-effect questions also consumed some time of the test takers. These questions were not as difficult as the other questions and were doable.

Abstract Reasoning with 25 questions was a moderate test and candidates were found busy in maximizing the attempts in this section. The difficulty level of this section was slightly higher than last year. Questions were formed on series, Analogy, puzzles among others were found doable. Most of the questions in Abstract Reasoning were similar to visual reasoning questions that appeared earlier in MH CET exam.

Topics

Number of questions

Difficulty level

Arrangements-Linear, Matrix, Square etc.

28

Moderate to difficult

Statement-conclusion, inference, cause effect

  7

Moderate to difficult

Direction

 5

Moderate

Family tree-blood relationship

5

Moderate

Syllogism

  6

Moderate to difficult

Critical reasoning

15

Moderate

Assumption

  3

Moderate

Data sufficiency

4

Moderate to difficult

Letter re-arrangements

2

Moderate

Exam Pattern


MH CET exam for MBA/MMS admission will be held in the second week of March 2020 and will be held in multiple slots as an online computer-based test. MH CET leads to admission in AICTE approved MBA/MMS/ PGDM courses in 300+ MBA colleges across the state of Maharashtra. No structural and content-based changes in MH CET exam are announced by DTE Maharashtra.

  • MH CET Test window is of 2 days divided into multiple sessions.
  • MH CET is an online computer-based test.
  • The test will be of 150 minutes (2 and half hours) duration.
  • MH CET will consist of only Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs).
  • The total number of questions will be 200.
  • There will be 5 answer options for each question in MH CET question paper.
  • The MH CET questions will not carry negative marking for any wrong answer.
  • Although MH CET question paper has 4 sections, effectively the exam will consist of 3 sections as the 100 questions in Reasoning section will be divided into Logical reasoning with 75 questions and Abstract Reasoning with 25 questions separately.

Sections

Number of questions

Marks per question

Total marks for the section

Logical Reasoning

75

1

75

Abstract Reasoning

25

1

25

Quantitative Aptitude

50

1

50

Verbal Ability/Reading Comprehension

50

1

50

Total 

 

 

200

 

Exam Syllabus


MH CET Syllabus as released by DTE Maharashtra is broadly split into three sections although there are four sections in the MH CET question paper. The MH CET syllabus topics are at par with the syllabus prescribed for other national and state-level MBA entrance exams. 

Section-1: Logical and Abstract Reasoning Syllabus

The Logical Reasoning and Abstract Reasoning syllabus for both the sections in MH CET exam is not separately defined by DTE Maharashtra. The MH MBA CET Syllabus for Logical & Abstract Reasoning shall include questions to measure how quickly and accurately you can think. The section may have questions based on figures and diagrams and also on Verbal Reasoning. Major topics covered in MAH CET syllabus on Logical and Abstract Reasoning are:

  • Fact Inference Judgment
  • Passage Conclusion
  • Analogy
  • Statement Argument among others
  • Figures Based questions
  • Diagrams based questions
  • Clocks
  • Calendars
  • Binary logic
  • Seating Arrangement
  • Blood Relations (Family Tree)
  • Logical Sequence
  • Assumption
  • Premise
  • Conclusion
  • Linear and matrix arrangement
  • Team Formation
  • Direction sense and Decision Making
  • Input-Output
  • Series
  • Syllogism
  • Cubes
  • Rows
  • Set Theory, Venn Diagrams, Network Diagrams
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • Puzzles
  • Logical Reasoning based on Rankings
  • Critical Reasoning

Section-2: Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus 

1. Arithmetic 

  • LCM and HCF
  • Percentages
  • Profit and Loss
  • Interest (Simple and Compound)
  • Speed, Time and Distance; Time and Work; Averages; Ratio and Proportion and others
  • Number System (3-4) questions
  • Elementary Mathematics
  • Number System
  • Mixtures and Allegation
  • Unitary Method
  • Commercial Maths
  • Permutation and Combinations
  • Sequence And Series
  • Heights and Distance

2. Algebra topics

3. Geometry/Mensuration

  • Triangles
  • Circles
  • Coordinate Geometry

4. Pure Math

5. Other topics

  • Venn diagrams and other topic-based questions
  • Linear Equations; Quadratic Equations
  • Complex Numbers
  • Logarithm; Progressions
  • Binomial Theorem
  • Surds and Indices
  • Inequalities
  • Set Theory
  • Mixtures and Alligations
  • Co-ordinate Geometry
  • Trigonometry
  • Linear Programming

6. Data Interpretation

  • Data Tables
  • Data charts
  • Bar diagrams & Charts including Simple, Stacked, Composite Bar charts
  • Pie charts
  • Graphs – Line X-Y Graphs
  • Data analysis and Data comparison among others
  • Caselet based Data
  • Venn diagram 

Section-3: Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension Syllabus

MH CET exam Syllabus for Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension section in MH CET is divided into 2 parts. The 1st part covers topics on Reading Comprehension passages and the 2nd part covers topics on Grammar & other parts of Verbal Ability.  

Part-1: Reading Comprehension (RC)

  • RC Syllabus covers current affairs making impact on Social Life, International Affairs, Govt policies and Schemes for example Triple Talaq, Clean India Mission, Migration of people from one country to other, Growing intolerance across the Globe, agricultural policies, poverty eradication programmes. 
  • Business & Economic RC Passages for example Global economic changes, economic development at the cost of environment, the impact of demonetization in India, wasteful expenditure by Governments make their presence more frequently.
  • RC passages from various English Literature books, from articles authored by great philosophers, thinkers, from various speeches of great personalities like passages from Charles Dickens, Aristotle, Martin Luther King, Mohan Das Karam Chand Gandhi, Churchill among others.
  • Passages on Science & Culture including the journey to Modern world; Fading culture with the advancement of technology.
  • RC Passages from Mythology. These passages try to correlate the Mythological events with the current social structure and answers to the questions on them have to be inferred. 

Part-2: Verbal Ability

  • Jumbled Paragraphs.
  • Error Correction of Verb, Noun, Pronoun, Adjective, Adverb and other parts of speech in the Sentences.
  • Correcting the sequence of sentences and reconstructing the sentences. For example, correct use of the conditional sentence, time clauses, reported speech, passive writing.
  • Antonyms/Synonyms, Vocabulary, One-word substitution.

Top Colleges


College

MH CET Cutoff out of 200 marks

JBIMS Mumbai

160 marks

Sydenham Institute of Management Studies, Research and Entrepreneurship Education (SIMSREE), Mumbai 

150 marks

ITM Navi Mumbai

125 marks

K J Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research, Mumbai

145 marks

Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research, Mumbai

140 marks

PUMBA Pune

120 marks

SIES College of Management Studies, Navi Mumbai

120 marks

N L Dalmia Institute of Management and Research, Mumbai

125 marks

MET Institute of Management

110 marks

Xavier Institute of Management Research, Mumbai

100 marks

Bharati Vidyapeeth's Institute of Management Studies and Research, Navi Mumbai

90 marks

 

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  • 17 students with 99+ Percentile in MHCET 2018
  • 189 students with 97+ Percentile in MHCET 2018

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