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MAH B.Ed CET Syllabus and Pattern

MAH B.Ed CET is an online computer based examination and can be taken either in English or Marathi Language. 90 minutes test consists of three sections (Mental Ability, General Knowledge and Teacher Aptitude). Candidates have to choose the correct response from the 4 choices given for every question. 1 mark is awarded to every right answer. MAH B.Ed CET doesn’t have any negative marking scheme.

MAH B.Ed CET Exam Pattern Highlights Table:

The following table shows the vital highlights of the MAH B.Ed CET Exam pattern.

Mode of ExaminationOnline
Duration of the Exam1 hour 30 minutes
Number of sections3 (Mental Ability, General Knowledge and Teacher Aptitude)
Type of questionsMultiple Choice Question
MAH B.Ed CET Total Marks100
Medium of questionsEnglish and Marathi

MAH B.Ed CET Exam Pattern

The basic features of the MAH B.Ed CET Paper are listed below.

  • MAH B.Ed CET is an Online Examination.
  • The duration of the examination is 1 hour 30 minutes (90 minutes).
  • The medium on the examination is English or Marathi.
  • The Examination comprises of questions from three sections.
  • The three sections are

1. Mental Ability

2. General Knowledge

3. Teacher Aptitude

  • There are total of 100 multiple choice questions from the three sections.
  • There is no negative marking scheme in place.
  • Mental Ability Section consists of 40 questions.
  • General Knowledge and Teacher Aptitude Questions consist of 30 questions each.
  • Every correct answer is awarded with 1 mark.

MAH B.Ed CET Syllabus

Candidates need to be aware of the subjects and sections involved in the examination and what each section is designed to test in the candidates. This will help candidates to tackle each section with the right approach at the time of preparation.

The three constituent sections are

  1. Mental Ability
  2. General Awareness
  3. Teacher Aptitude

The aspects of candidates that each of these sections test and the topics included in each of them as syllabus are discussed below.

  1. Mental Ability( 40% of net weightage)

The Mental Ability Section is designed to test the reasoning abilities of candidates. It also determines the accuracy and the speed in logical reasoning of candidates. The questions are framed in a verbal or non verbal form.

The topics from which questions will be framed for this section include

  • Series
  • Syllogism
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Relationships
  • Analogies
  • Classification
  • Problems on dice
  1. General Awareness (30% of net weightage) 

This section tests candidates’ knowledge regarding current local, national and international affairs.

Apart from the current affairs, candidates are tested in a wide range of topics. These topics are

  • Past Events
  • Current Affairs and Science & Technology
  • History
  • Geography
  • Civics
  • Political Science
  • Literature and Education
  1. Teacher Aptitude (30% of net weightage)

This section determines the candidates’ capabilities of becoming a teacher. It shall include

  • Keenness to update existing knowledge
  • Leadership qualities
  • Awareness about changes in society and education
  • Communication and professional commitment

For candidates seeking admissions into an English Medium College of Education, then English Language Content Test (ELCT) is a must. This 1 hour exam is designed to test the candidates in the various aspects surrounding the English Language. These include comprehension skills, grammar and vocabulary knowledge, sentence formation, knowledge of idioms and proverbs amongst other things.

The ELCT is an online test with similar marking scheme as that of MAH B.Ed CET. 1 mark for every right answer and no negative marking for wrong answer.

Candidates have to apply for ELCT at the time of applying for MAH B.Ed CET.


English Language Content Test (ELCT) Exam Pattern Highlights Table

The following table shows the vital highlights of the ELCT Exam pattern.

Mode of ExaminationOnline
Duration of the Exam1 hour
Number of sections7 (Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary Focus, Grammar Focus, Sentence Formation, Phonetics, Verbal Idioms and Proverbs and Figures of Speech)
Type of questionsMultiple Choice Question
ELCT Total Marks50
Medium of questionsONLY English

English Language Content Test (ELCT) Pattern

The basic features of the ELCT are shown below.

  • ELCT is an Online Examination.
  • The duration of the examination is 1 hour (60 minutes).
  • The medium on the examination is English.
  • The Examination comprises of questions from seven sections.
  • The seven sections are
  1. Reading Comprehension
  2.  Vocabulary Focus
  3.  Grammar Focus
  4.  Sentence Formation
  5.  Phonetics
  6.  Verbal Idioms and Proverbs
  7.  Figures of Speech
  • There are a total of 50 multiple choice questions from the seven sections.
  • There is no negative marking scheme in place.
  • Every correct answer is awarded with 1 mark.

The distribution of the questions amongst the constituent sections is shown below.

SubjectNumber of questions
Reading Comprehension20
Vocabulary Focus05
Grammar Focus08
Sentence Formation07
Phonetics03
Verbal Idioms and Proverbs05
Figures of Speech02

ELCT Syllabus

The ELCT is an online computer based test. Candidates need to be aware of the subjects and sections involved in the examination and what each section is designed to test in the candidates. This will help candidates to tackle each section with the right approach at the time of preparation.

As already seen, the ELCT is a 1 hour examination comprising of seven sections.

The 7 constituent sections are

  1. Reading Comprehension       
  2. Vocabulary Focus                    
  3. Grammar Focus                      
  4. Sentence Formation               
  5. Phonetics                                 
  6. Verbal Idioms and Proverbs  
  7. Figures of Speech                    

The aspects of candidates that each of these sections test and the topics included in each of them as syllabus are discussed below.

  1. Reading Comprehension (Weightage 40%)

This section tests the candidates understanding and comprehending skills of any given scenario. The topics or the scenarios which test the comprehending skills are represented as one of the following.

  • Prose
  • Picture
  • Poetry
  • Dialogue
  1. Vocabulary Focus (Weightage 10%)

This section aims to determine the command candidates have over vocabulary. Candidates are tested in their knowledge of words with similar meanings, similar pronunciation, opposites and comparison of shades of meanings. The primary topics include

  • Spellings
  • Antonyms
  • Synonyms
  • Homonyms
  1. Grammar Focus (Weightage 16%)

This section is designed to test candidates in their overall sense of grammar and application of the same in the given context. The 5 major topics included in this are

  • Punctuation
  • Articles
  • Prepositions
  • Conjunctions
  • Degree of adjectives
  1. Sentence Formation (Weightage 14%)

This section comprises of questions that tests the candidates’ skills in rearranging a given sentence according to need, spotting the error and moving from one type of sentence to another. The three major areas include

  • Affirmative-Negative-Interrogative-Assertive-Exclamatory
  • Jumbled Sentences
  • Identifying errors in sentences
  1. Phonetics (weightage 6%)

The section is designed to test the grip candidates have over the spoken language. Topics include

  • Accent
  • Phonetic Transcription
  • Intonation Pattern
  1. Verbal Idioms and Proverbs (Weightage 10%)

This section primarily tests if candidates can differentiate to a satisfactory degree, the surface meaning and the inner meaning of the various idioms and proverbs.

This section includes Verbal Idioms and Proverbs as a part of its syllabus.

  1. Figures of Speech

This section judges the candidates’ ability to recognize the figure of speech from the given context. Questions will be framed from the following topics.

  • Simile
  • Metaphor
  • Climax
  • Hyperbole
  • Alliteration
  • Repetition
  • Anti-Climax

Recommended Books

  1. Maharashtra B.Ed Common Entrance Test by Arihant Experts.
  2. Maharashtra CET B.Ed Exam Paperback by Dr. Lal & Jain.

Specifically for the ELCT

  1. Maharashtra English Language Content Test: Common Entrance Test (Popular Master Guide) by RHP Editorial Board.

General Instruction (Computer based Examination)

  1. MAH B.Ed CET and the ELCT are both online computer based tests.
  2. Aspirants can view the questions along with 4 choices, out of which only 1 is correct. Candidates must click on their most appropriate answer using the mouse.
  3. To the right of the screen, the status of the question can be seen as one of the following.
  1. You have not visited the question yet
  2. You have not answered the question yet
  3. You have answered the question
  4. You have not answered the question, but marked the question for Review
  5. You have answered the question, but marked it for review
  1. The question number can be clicked to go to the question bearing that number. Candidates can then select their response, followed by choosing either ‘Save and Next’ or ‘Mark for Review and Next’.
  2. ‘Mark for Review’ notifies candidates that they have chosen to come back and review the question at a later time.
  3.  In case the response needs to be changed, candidates can deselect their first response by clicking on the ‘Clear Response’ button. They can then choose the new response and use one of the above options (Save and next or Mark for review and next) to save their answer and move on to the next question.
  4. ‘Mark for Review’ just acts as a reminder. If an answer is already chosen and candidates do not come back to the question marked for review before the time is over, the answer initially chosen will be considered as final.
  5. Clicking on the ‘Save and Next’ button for the last question of a section, directs candidates to the first question of the next section. Candidates can alternate between sections and questions within the examination duration.
  6. Candidates can view the time left on the top right corner of the screen. Once the time is up, the test is automatically submitted. Candidates cannot ‘Finally Submit’ the test before the allotted time is over.
  7. Candidates are strictly advised against using keyboards in front of their systems during the entire duration of examination.

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