Maharashtra Common Entrance Test (MAHCET) is a state entrance exam which is conducted every year for admission in MBA courses in 300+ management colleges in Maharashtra. It is an online computer-based exam which is held over two days in different sessions or slots. The date for MAHCET 2019 is out, and the exam will be conducted on March 9 and March 10, 2019.
Now the good news is that DTE Maharashtra, the exam conducting authority for MAHCET has not changed the exam pattern to ensure that the students prepare well for the exam. Also, the last minute change of pattern for the exam would have created a lot of problems for the students. As the exam is important for MBA admissions; thus candidates must have complete details of MAHCET 2019 exam.
Highlights of the MAH CET paper
- Test Time- Multiple slots across two days
- Test Duration- 150 minutes for the entire paper
- Test Type- Multiple Choice Questions
- Total number of questions- 200
- Total marks- 200
- No. of sections- 3
Important Dates to Remember
Here is the list of some important dates regarding the MAHCET exam. To get any exam related details like the last date of application form, the release of admit card etc. a student must refer to the table below.
|The announcement of MAHCET 2019 registration||January 10, 2019|
|Last date of MAHCET 2019 exam registration||February 15, 2019|
|Last date to edit the application form 2019||February 15, 2019|
|Last date to print application form||March 2, 2019|
|The release of Admit Card 2019||March 1, 2019, onwards|
|MAH CET 2019 Exam is on||March 9 and March 10, 2019|
|MAH CET 2019 Result will be out on||March 31, 2019|
MAH CET Exam Pattern
The exam pattern for MAHCET has not been changed. The question paper consists of 200 questions. Each student is allocated time of 150 minutes which means that a student must be quick and precise in solving the questions. The question paper measures the aptitude, logical and verbal ability of a student because these are the key requirements of an MBA student. The paper consists of 3 different sections including:
- Quantitative Aptitude: In this section, a student is expected to solve numerical questions with speed and accuracy.
- Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension: It checks the understanding of the student. Also, lies emphasis on the grammar portion.
- Logical Reasoning: This section includes valid questions like Venn diagrams, number series, decoding, etc.
Here is the table that shows the number of questions for each section and the marks distribution of each section:
|Section||No. Of Questions||Total Marks|
|Logical and Abstract Reasoning||100||100|
|Verbal Ability+ Reading Comprehension||50||50|
MAH CET 2019 Exam Marking Scheme
Each question carries one mark. For each correct answer, one mark will be awarded to the student. There is no negative marking which means you can do the guesswork. The final result will count as the MAH CET score. There will be further normalisation in the MAHCET exam 2019 that will account for minor differences and changes in difficulty levels as per different slot schedules.
Eligibility Criteria of the Exam
To appear in the MAH CET exam, a student must have a bachelor’s degree program. The student should have either completed his bachelor or is currently in the last semester. For the general category student, the minimum marks obtained in bachelor’s degree should be 50%, and for the reserved category student, the minimum marks obtained should be 45%. Candidates who are already appearing for other kinds of MBA entrance exams such as CAT, MAT, XAT, etc. are also eligible for the exam.
Colleges Accepting MAH CET scores
Below is the list of some prominent colleges of Maharashtra that accepts the scores of MAHCET exam.
- K J Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research
- Bharati Vidyapeeth’s Institute of Management Studies & Research
- Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies
Over 330 management colleges accept MAHCET scores. To get admission to JBIMS Mumbai, you need to score above 150 marks in the exam. There are about 40,000 MBA/MMS seats available this year than other MBA colleges of Maharashtra. 15% seats are especially reserved in JBIMS and other Maharashtra MBA colleges for the all India candidates who appear in the exam. To score well in the exam a student must have right logical and verbal abilities.