MAH CET (MBA) 2021: Result, Answer Key, Cut off and Counselling

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Sachin Gupta

| Updated On - Sep 24, 2021

MAH CET (MBA) 2021 has been conducted successfully from Sept 16 to 18. The authority is expected to release MAH CET (MBA) 2021 Result in the 1st week of October 2021 to offer admission in MBA/ MMS courses. Based on the trends of previous years, candidates scoring above 95 percentile can expect admission offers from JBIMS, SIMSREE, SIMSR. Check MAH CET (MBA) 2021 Cut off

The exam shift-wise paper analysis has been updated based on the difficulty level and weightage of topics in the question paper. MAH CET MBA answer keys will also be released before the declaration of result on the official website. Check MAH CET 2021 Paper Anlaysis

What is MAH CET (MBA)? MAH MBA/MMS-CET, also known as MAH CET exam is a state-level management exam conducted by the State Common Entrance Test Cell to provide candidates an opportunity for admission to MBA/MMS programs offered by top management institutes across the state of Maharashtra.

MAH CET 2021 Syllabus has been divided into 4 sections, namely, Logical reasoning, Abstract Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension. MAH CET 2021 exam will consist of 200 questions carrying 1 mark each. Check MAH CET 2021 Exam Pattern. It will be conducted across 47 cities in MaharashtraAs per MAH CET Eligibility, candidates must hold a bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 50% marks (45% for reserved categories) from a recognized institution to be eligible to apply for MAH CET 2021 exam.

MAH CET Highlights

MAH CET 2021 Highlights

Particulars Details
MAH MBA/ MMS-CET Full Form Maharashtra Common Entrance Test
Conducting Body State Common Entrance Test Cell
Mode of MAH CET Exam Online
Test Duration 120 minutes
Type of Questions MCQ’s
Number of Options per question 5
MAH CET Exam type State Level PG
Validity of MAH CET Result 1 year
MAH CET Colleges 330+ colleges
MAH CET Official website

MAH CET Exam Dates

MAH CET 2021 Exam Dates

Events Dates 
MAH CET 2021 registration date June 22, 2021
Closing date of application

July 19, 2021 (11:59 pm)

August 16, 2021 (11:59 pm)

Online Form Correction August 14 to 16, 2021
Issue of MAH CET Admit Card 2021

September 9, 2021

MAH CET 2021 Exam Date September 16, 17, 18, 2021 
Announcement of MAH CET Result 2021 1st week of October 2021
MAH CET CAP 2021 begins To be announced

MAH CET Result

MAH CET Result 2021

MAH CET 2021 Result will be announced by DTE, Maharashtra tentatively in the 1st week of October 2021. Candidates will be able to download their results for MAH CET 2021 in the form of scorecards. Candidates must note that the final scores mentioned in MAH CET 2021 Scorecard are called ‘Equated Scores’. The steps to check the result are mentioned below: 

  • Visit the official website of DTE Maharashtra.
  • Click on MAH CET 2021 result.
  • Enter your login credentials. 
  • Candidates can their result displaying on the screen. 
  • Candidates can download the same and save it for further purpose.

Details to be checked in MAH CET 2021 Scorecard

MAH CET 2021 Scorecard
Name of the Candidate Registration Number of Candidate
Overall Score of Candidate Overall Percentile of Candidate
Category of candidate Section-wise Scores of Candidate

MAH CET Cut Off & Counselling Process 2021

MAH CET Cut Off is released during the counselling process for shortlisting candidates and preparing the final merit list. Given below are some of the top colleges and expected MAH CET MBA 2021 Cut Off:

Institute Cut off 
Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai (Open) 99.95
Sydenham Institute of Management Studies, Research and Entrepreneurship Education (SIMSREE), Mumbai 99.78
Prin. L. N. Welingkar Institute of Management Development & Research, Mumbai 99.60
S.I.E.S. College of Management Studies, Mumbai 99.00
N.L Dalmia Institute of Management Studies and Research, Mumbai 98.90
K J Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research (KJSIMSR), Mumbai 95.61
University of Pune – DMS (PUMBA), Pune 93.74
Xavier Institute of Management & Research, Mumbai 93.21
MET's Institute of Management, Mumbai 91.21

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MAH CET Counselling 2021

MAH CET Counselling 2021

MAH CET 2021 Counselling is conducted by State Common Entrance Test Cell, Maharashtra, to provide the candidates who clear MAH MBA CET 2021 exam to secure admission to the respective participating institute. A centralized Counselling process is conducted for MAH CET MBA admissions. It is likely to be scheduled from August 2021 onwards post declaration of results. 

Key points related to MAH CET Counselling:

  • The application fee for MAH CET Counselling 2021 is INR 1000
  • Candidates are provided with an option of selecting 300 institutes and colleges while MAH CET 2021 Counselling registration.
  • MAH CET 2021 Counseling and Selection Procedure will be carried through the Centralized Admission Procedure.
  • There will be three rounds in the whole selection procedure and it will be done through online mode only.

For more details check MAH CET Counseling Procedure

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MAH CET Colleges

MAH CET 2021 Colleges

MAH CET MBA Aspirants can get admission to the following Universities/Institutes based on their MAH CET scores:

  • University Departments of Management Education
  • University-managed Management Education Institutes
  • All Government of Maharashtra Management Education Institutes
  • All Un-Aided Management Education Institutes

Check MAH CET Participating Colleges with Fees

MAH CET MBA Colleges

Prin. L. N. Welingkar Institute Of Management Development & Research - [WESCHOOL], Mumbai

Balaji Institute Of International Business - [BIIB], Pune

ITM Business School Kharghar - [ITM], Navi Mumbai

Ies's Management College And Research Centre - [IES MCRC], Mumbai

N. L. Dalmia Institute Of Management Studies And Research - [NLDIMSR], Mumbai

Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University - [RTMNU], Nagpur

Universal Business School - [UBS], Karjat

Atharva Institute Of Management Studies - [AIMS], Mumbai

Balaji Institute Of Management And Human Resource Development - [BIMHRD], Pune

Alkesh Dinesh Mody Institute For Financial And Management Studies, Mumbai

Neville Wadia Institute Of Management Studies And Research - [NWIMSR], Pune

Sasmira's Institute Of Management Studies And Research - [SIMSR], Mumbai

Bharati Vidyapeeth Institute Of Management Studies & Research - [BVIMSR], Navi Mumbai

Durgadevi Saraf Institute Of Management Studies - [DSIMS], Mumbai

Mit College Of Management - [MITCOM] Kothrud, Pune

Ves Institute Of Management Studies And Research - [VESIM], Mumbai

Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University- [YCMOU], Nashik

Dr. V.n. Bedekar Institute Of Management Studies - [DRVNBIMS], Thane

International Institute Of Management Studies - [IIMS], Pune

Vasantrao Naik Marathwada Krishi Vidyapeeth - [VNMKV], Parbhani

MAH CET Registration

MAH CET 2021 Registration & Eligibility 

MAH CET 2021 Registration process will be online, and cannot be filled any other way. To fill the application form, candidates have to visit the official website and register through their email before filling the complete form and submitting the documents. Make sure to cross-check before submitting the form. MAH MBA CET 2021 Application fee is INR 1000 (Open) and INR 800 (Reserved categories). For more details about the Fees and Registration Process of MAH CET 2021, Click here

MAH CET (MBA) Eligibility

Category Eligibility
MAH CET 2021 Educational Qualifications 3 years Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline with at least 50% marks from a university recognized by UGC/AIU.
Reserved categories and disable person (belonging to Maharashtra State only) an aggregate of 45% is required
Final Year Students are eligible to apply
Age Limit Minimum Age - 21 Years Old

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MAH CET (MBA) 2021 Form Correction

Maharashtra CET has opened MAH CET (MBA) 2021 Form Correction window for candidates who have successfully registered for the exam. Candidates can make the required changes, if any, to their application form. Candidates can make changes to their name, photo, signature, and exam center till August 16, 2021. 

Direct Link for MAH CET (MBA) 2021 Form Correction

Steps for MAH CET (MBA) 2021 Form Correction are:

  • Visit the official website for MAH CET (MBA) 2021
  • Click on the link for ‘Already Registered’ Candidate Login
  • Enter your login credentials- application number and password
  • Go to the relevant sections to make changes to the required details
  • Review the entries and save the changes.
MAH CET 2021 Exam Pattern

MAH CET 2021 Exam Pattern & Syllabus

MAH CET MBA section Number of questions Maximum marks MAH CET Syllabus
Logical Reasoning 75 75
  • Symbol-based Comparison
  • Linear and Circular Arrangement
  • Sequential Output
  • Series Completion, etc. 
Abstract Reasoning 25 25
Quantitative Aptitude 50 50
  • Arithmetic
  • Algebra
  • Mensuration
  • Probability, etc. 
Verbal Ability/Reading Competition 50 50
  • Antonyms & Synonyms
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Grammar, etc. 
Total 200 200 -
  • The time duration for MAH CET MBA is 2 hours. Check detailed MAH CET Exam Pattern
  • Each correct answer will fetch you 1 mark. There will be no negative marking in the examination. 
  • The question paper will have 200 objective-type questions with 5 options for each question.
  • MAH CET Syllabus is similar to MBA Exams such as CAT/ SNAP/ XAT.

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Why take MAH CET Exam?

Here are some pros of MAH MBA CET Exam over other entrance exams for management courses: 

  • MAH CET exam syllabus is similar to that of other management exams and hence you can give MAH CET MBA exam while preparing for other exams like CAT, XAT, MAT, etc.
  • MAH CET (MBA/ MMS) Scores can fetch you admission to more than 330+ management colleges located in Maharashtra which have an intake of more than 40000 students. 
  • There is no negative marking for incorrect answers in MAH CET exam.
  • Some of the best colleges offering admission to MBA/ MMS programs on the basis MAH CET exam include Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai (Open), Sydenham Institute of Management Studies, Research and Entrepreneurship Education (SIMSREE), Mumbai, etc. 

Here are the placement statistics for the top 5 colleges under MAH CET: 

Institute Average Placement Salary (INR)
Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai (Open) 20 LPA
Sydenham Institute of Management Studies, Research and Entrepreneurship Education (SIMSREE), Mumbai 10.43 LPA
Prin. L. N. Welingkar Institute of Management Development & Research, Mumbai 11 LPA
S.I.E.S. College of Management Studies, Mumbai 7.14 LPA
N.L Dalmia Institute of Management Studies and Research, Mumbai 6.33 LPA

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MAH CET Preparation

MAH CET 2021 Books and Preparation

Name of the section Preparation Books
Logical Reasoning Practice at least 15-30 questions from multiple topics/sections of MAH CET Syllabus every day.  Logical Reasoning by Ajay Sharma
Abstract Reasoning A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning by RS Agarwal
Quantitative Aptitude Clear basics, revise, take care not to make any silly mistakes, and learn basic tables Quantitative Aptitude by Arun Singh
Verbal Ability/Reading Competition Read newspapers/articles and solve reading comprehension exercises daily along with VA Questions Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension by Ajay Singh
Check MAH CET Preparation Strategy, Tips & Tricks, Notes, and Study Plan
MAH CET Admit Card

MAH CET 2021 Admit Card

MAH CET 2021 Admit Card has been released and candidates can download it from the official website. You can download MAH CET 2021 Admit Card by logging in using your registered number and password. For more details, Check MAH CET Admit Card

MAH CET 2021 Exam Centers

MAH CET MBA  2021 is scheduled to be conducted at 100+ exam centers across 48+ test cities across India. Candidates will be given the option of providing 3 preferences for MAH CET test cities. Check MAH CET Exam centers

MAH CET 2021 Paper Analysis

Candidates can check the shift-wise paper analysis soon after the conclusion of the exam. The paper analysis will be based on the initial reaction of test-takers and will contain information about the difficulty level and weightage of topics in the paper. 

Sept 18, 2021 MAH MBA CET Paper Analysis:

Section Difficulty Level Types of Questions
Logical Reasoning Easy  to Moderate Family Tree: 8x5, Number Series: 6
Abstract Reasoning Easy 25 Questions – Series, Odd one out, Missing Part, etc
Quantitative Ability Easy Pie Chart: 5, Venn Diagram: 5, DI set: 1
Reading Comprehension/ Verbal Ability Moderate VA: 34 to 36, RC: 14
Overall Easy to Moderate 200

Sept 16, 2021 MAH MBA CET Paper Analysis:

Section Difficulty Level
Logical Reasoning Easy 
Abstract Reasoning Easy
Quantitative Ability Moderate
Reading Comprehension/ Verbal Ability Moderate
Overall Easy to Moderate



Ques. What is the Application fee for MAH MBA/MMS-CET 2021?

Ans: The application fee for MAH CET 2021 is INR 1000 for general category candidates and INR 800 for SC/ ST/ PwD candidates.

Ques. Which is the exam conducting body for MAH CET 2021?

Ans. MAH CET MBA/MMS exam 2021 will be conducted by the State Common Entrance Test Cell, Maharashtra.

Ques. Can I apply to institutes and colleges outside Maharashtra with MAH CET 2021 scores?

Ans. No, you can not apply to colleges outside Maharashtra because MAH CET 2021 score is not accepted by the colleges out of Maharashtra. However, you can apply to more than 600 MAH CET Participating Colleges in Maharashtra.

Ques. What are the top colleges that accept MAH CET (MBA) scores?

Ans. Scores of MAH CET exam are accepted by more than 600 colleges located in Maharashtra. The top colleges among them are:

  • Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JBIMS), Mumbai
  • Sydenham Institute of Management Studies, Research and Entrepreneurship Education (SIMSREE), Mumbai
  • Prin. L. N. Welingkar Institute of Management Development & Research, Mumbai
  • N.L Dalmia Institute of Management Studies and Research, Mumbai

Ques. Will MAH MBA CET 2021 be conducted online?

Ans. Yes, MAH CET 2021 will be conducted online on September 16, 17, and 18, 2021.

Ques. I am an OMS Candidate and my attempt for MAH CET is between 135-140. Can I get JBIMS?

Ans. A candidate with a score around the 99.99 percentile should get into any of the top colleges under CET. The percentile for JBIMS (OMS) category students is expected to reach around 99.98% which can be covered if a candidate is able to attempt around 148 with accuracy. However, the final list is not out yet and chances of getting selected to JBIMS cannot be completely ruled out.

Ques. Is there any sectional cut off in MAH CET that one needs to clear along with the overall cut off?

Ans. No. MAH CET does not involve any sort of sectional cut offs that are required to be met by appearing candidates.

Ques. What will be the cut off of PUMBA for OMS candidates?

Ans. Cut off of PUMBA for OMS candidates is expected to be high. A score of 99.7+% is required to get into PUMBA. The cut off is normally very high for OMS candidates as they can get into the college through CMAT, MAT, and ATMA.

Ques. How many seats are available in JBIMS M.Sc. Finance?

Ans. In JBIMS M.Sc. Finance, 30 seats in total are available for which students need to qualify MBA CET and then appear for a separate GD-PI process, which was earlier scheduled to be held in May, but now it is postponed.

Ques. Are General Knowledge marks considered at the time of percentile calculation?

Ans. No. General Knowledge marks are not counted at the time of percentile calculation. A false rumor has been spread by some, but such is not the case in reality.

Ques. I am a Maharashtra state candidate and have appeared for CAT. Do I need to make a fresh registration for MAH CET to seek admission in an MBA/MMS course?

Ans. Yes. Even if you have appeared for CAT, you’re required to register and sit for MAH CET.

Ques. I am a Bangladeshi student. Am I eligible to apply for MAH CET?

Ans. Being a Bangladeshi national, you would come under the category OCI/PIO/Foreign students. 6 seats are reserved for this category for a batch of 140 for the Masters of Management MS Course in JBIMS along with 6 seats for NRI and 6 seats for the CIWGC quota.

Ques. I have taken CAT. Is it necessary for me to appear for MAH CET?

Ans. Candidates who wish to participate in the Centralised Admission Process based on CAT/XAT/CMAT etc. are required to register for MAH CET Counselling and keep a printout of the application form. 

Ques. I wish to take admission in Sri Balaji. Is it necessary for me to appear for MAH CET?

Ans. To get admission in Sri Balaji, it is necessary to appear for at least one management entrance examination. It may be CAT/MAT/XAT/CMAT or MAH MBA CET

Ques. I am currently in the final year of my graduation. Can I sit for MAH CET 2021?

Ans. Yes. You can apply for MAH CET 2021. However, you will be asked to provide relevant documents along with mark sheets at the time of counselling process.

Ques. Do I need to fill a separate form JBIMS and PUMBA besides filling in MAH CET form?

Ans. You’re not required to fill separate admission forms to these institutes if you have already filled the MAH CET form. The entire admission process will be administered by DTE.

Ques. How can I prepare for MAH CET in 30days to ace through the cut off of top b-schools?

Ans. Preparing for an examination requires hardcore practice stretching over months. However, if you are left with a time span of 30 days, you can still be a pioneer. All you need to do is go through the previous year's question papers, practice mock tests regularly, and clear your basics.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College.


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rinki mahapatra
How to check the status of MAH CET application form?
sinbad chongtham

Candidates who have submitted their MAH CET application forms are advised to check their application status once they have submitted their application forms. The application status can be checked by signing in to their MAH CET account using their registration number and password. 

uma goenka
What other details are to be filled in the application form apart from personal and academic?
sinbad chongtham

Besides the personal and academic details, candidates have to mention their categories, caste, religion, domicile, etc. For PWD candidates, they have to mention the type of disability. 

sourajit mukherjee
Do we have to provide any certificates as well during MAH CET registration?
sinbad chongtham

Yes, candidates have to upload the following documents during the MAH CET registration process.

Class 10 mark sheet    

Class 12 mark sheet

Graduation mark sheet    

Address proof

Scanned image of photograph    

Scanned image of the signature

Caste category certificate    

Birth certificate

dharshini rajendran
How much is the minimum percentage required to apply for MAH CET?
sinbad chongtham

The minimum educational qualification required to apply for the MAH CET examination is a graduation degree from a recognized university with at least 50% aggregate marks for General candidates. For the reserved categories, the minimum mark required is 45% in aggregate. 

riya gupta
Are there any colleges providing 1 year course through MAH CET?
sinbad chongtham

Yes, there are 20 MAH CET participating colleges that offers admission to one-year programs through MAH CET. You can check the list of these colleges and the management programs offered in the respective colleges from Top MAH CET Participating College with One-year Programs.

md hussain ansari
Can I pursue a Diploma course through MAH CET? Which colleges provide the course?
sinbad chongtham

Yes, you can get admission to diploma programs in management through MAH CET scores. There are 52 MAH CET accepting colleges that offer admission to diploma programs through MAH CET. You can check the list of these colleges from MAH CET Participating Colleges with Diploma Programs.

shubham sharma
Are there any part time colleges that take part in MAH CET?
sinbad chongtham

There are 17 institutes that offer admission to part-time management programs through MAH CET scores. Out of these 17 college, 16 of them are private institutes and the remaining one is a government institute. 

ananya pandey
How many colleges offer MMS course through MAH CET?
sinbad chongtham

MAH CET examination is conducted for admission to the Management programs in the participating institutes. There are 11 institutes that offer admission to MMS programs through MAH CET and you can check the list of these 11 colleges from MAH CET Accepting Colleges with MMS Program.

fauzia shahid
Apart from Maharashtra where are the MAH CET participating colleges located?
sinbad chongtham

The majority of the MAH CET participating institutes are located in Maharashtra. However, there are a few institutes outside Maharashtra. They are located in Karnataka, Punjab and Dadra and Nagar Haveli. 

shivkumar dama
How many MAH CET colleges are located in Pune?
sinbad chongtham

There are 98 MAH CET participating colleges in Pune. You can check the list of these colleges, the courses offered in the respective colleges and other information from MAH CET Participating Colleges in Pune.

dharshini rajendran
Can I get a general analysis of Quant section?
diya suresh

It is one of the toughest section of the exam and will include questions from topics like arithmetic, algebra, geometry, mensuration, data interpretation, and data sufficiency. A total of 50 objective type questions carrying 1 mark each will be asked and there will be no negative marking applicable. For more details visit MAH CET Quantitative Aptitude 2021.

sourajit mukherjee
What is the MAHCET cut- off stated by top colleges in Maharashtra?
diya suresh

The cut off will be released after announcement of the entrance test results. For most of the participating colleges, expected cut off is higer than 95 percentile. For top ranking colleges like JBIMS, SIMSREE etc, the cut off is expected to be higher than 99 percentile. Cut off will vary with a candidate’s category as well.

uma goenka
How is CAP counselling procedure held?
diya suresh

The counselling process is expected to commence from 1st week of September and includes steps of Online Registration & Document Verification, Online Choice Filling and Locking, Release of Provisional Merit List, Release of Final Merit List, Seat Allotment, Seat Acceptance Fees, Edit Information during Verification of Documents at the Allotted College and finally Reporting to the alloted College.

rinki mahapatra
Please suggest me some common books to prepare for MAHCET.
shivangi srivastava

Some of the best overall guides and books to prepare for MAHCET are: 50+ Solved Papers MBA, Maharashtra MBA MH- CET 2020, MH- CET Entrance Guide, Target MHCET - Past Papers + 6 Mock Tests, The Pearson Guide to CET: MBA Maharashtra, Maharashtra MBA CET Guide by RPH Editorial and Study Material on all sections of CET MBA. For section wise preparation books as well as other online resources, you can refer to: MAH CET Books.

ankur jain
Is online preparation beneficial for MAHCET?
diya suresh

Yes there are many online coaching institutes these days that provide sufficient and reliable coaching to students preparing for the exam. Preparation is done by means of reference materials including books, previous year question papers, video lectures, expected sample questions etc.

jatin sharma
How much placement can be offered after completing MBA through MAHCET?
diya suresh

There are more than 239 colleges in the country that accepts the score of MAHCET for admission purpose and placements are specific to the particular college, hence it is required to specify the college you are interested in. MBA is a PG level course for which most of the colleges provide good placements.

ashish singh
I completed my graduation 5 years ago and have been working since then. Am I eligible to apply?
diya suresh

Yes you can apply as there is no upper age limit applicable for the exam. There are however various other eligibility norms that must be fulfilled to appear for the exam. Eligibilities will vary for those candidates from the state of Maharashtra and those outside from other states. To know details visit MAH CET 2021 eligibility criteria.

nafisa khatoon
How many collegers participate in the exam? Can I get a list?
diya suresh

There are more than 230 colleges in the country that accepts the score of MAHCET for admission purpose, hence the list is exhaustive. Some of the top ranked colleges are WESCHOOL Mumbai, RTMNU Nagpur, Chandigarh University, ITM Navi Mumbai, Jain University Bangalore among others. For complete list visit MAH CET 2021 top colleges in India accepting test score.

anuj singh chauhan
Can I apply for MAHCET if I have completed MSc in Chemistry?
aniket ranjan

Yes, You can apply for MAH CET entrance exam as the eligibility criteria for MAH CET is Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with 50% marks in aggregate from any recognized university. Since you must have have completed you bachelor's degree therefore you are eligible to apply.