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MAH CET 2018 Result (Declared), Cutoff, Merit List (MBA/MMS)

Updated On - March 22nd 2018 by SOUMYA SEHGAL

Maharashtra Common Entrance Test (MAH CET)  is a state-level exam, conducted by Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) Maharashtra. The exam opens doors to 400 MBA colleges in Maharashtra including JBIMS, SIMSREE, PUMBA, K J Somaiya, and others.

DTE has declared the  result for MAH CET 2018on March 19 at its official website. The exam was successfully conducted on March 10 & 11. MAH CET MBA is a high scoring exam since no negative marking prevails. This year, the paper saw a mix of easy and difficult questions.

  • We expect the cutoff for top colleges to be around 99 percentile. Each college releases its individual cutoff marks to shortlist students for pre-admission rounds.
  • Nearly 90,000 candidates take MAHCET to compete against 44,000 seats.
  • MAH CET Merit list is based on the ranks obtained by candidates seeking admissions under Maharashtra State Seats, All India Seats and Jammu and Kashmir Migrant Seats.
  • DTE Maharashtra will begin the CAP (Centralized Admission Process) from the second week of May to the first week of June 2018 onwards.
1. 15% to 35% seat allocation is available for All India candidates appearing in MAH-CET exam.
2. These candidates are also offered admission on the basis of their scores in All India MBA entrance exams like CAT, CMAT and GMAT.
3. The application fee for CAP 2018 is INR 1000.

MAH CET 2018 Highlights

Exam Highlights
Exam NameMaharashtra Common Entrance Test
Commonly Known asMAH CET or MAH MBA/ MMS CET
Conducting BodyDTE Maharashtra
Exam TypeState Level PG
Mode of ExamOnline
Score Validity1 year
Applicability of MAH CET Score400 colleges in Maharashtra
MAHCET Helpline

022 2264 1150

Check HereMAH CET Exam Pattern: Past 5 Years Trends & Analysis

MAH CET 2018 Exam Dates

The exam has been successfully conducted on March 10 and 11. Now candidates await their result coming out on March 19. For further exam dates, refer the below table:

MAH CET 2018 Registration DateTill February 17, 2018
MAHCET 2018 Form CorrectionSecond week of February 2018
MAH CET 2018 Admit Card DateFebruary 26, 2018
MAH CET 2018 Exam DateMarch 10 & 11, 2018
MAH CET 2018 Result DateMarch 19, 2018
MAH CET CounsellingSecond week of May to the first week of June 2018
MAH MBA/MMS CET Provisional Merit ListFirst week of June 2018
MAH MBA/MMS CET Final Merit ListSecond week of June 2018

MAH CET 2018 Notification

mah cet 2018 notification

Eligibility Criteria to Apply for MAH CET 2018


  • Candidates ofIndian nationality can apply.


  • Candidates must hold a Bachelor’s degree with minimum 50% marks in any discipline to apply.
  • For reserved category candidates, it is 45%.
  • Final year candidates can also apply.


  • There is no limit on age to appear for MAH CET MBA.

Other management exams

  • Scores of CAT/CMATGMAT are accepted by various colleges.

Read completeMAH CET 2018 Eligibility Criteria

Check Similar MBA Exams

  • CAT 2018- Application Form to release in August 2018

  • MAT 2018 – Registration to close on April 27.

  • GMAT 2018 – Registration runs throughout the year

  • XAT 2018 – Registration to begin in the second week of August 2018

MAH CET 2018 Application Form

Registration for MAHCET is to be completed online only. Candidates are allowed to fill only one MAH CET Application Form. The application fee for GEN/ OBC category is INR 1000 and for SC/ ST/ PWD category is INR 800.

Steps to register

  1. Visit the official website of MAH CET.
  2. Click on the link "MAH CET Application Form".
  3. Provide contact information, personal, educational and work experience and the ID that you will use at the test center.
  4. Upload the required scanned documents
  5. Pay the MAH CET application fees via Net Banking/Debit/Credit Card or by means of the E-Challan.
  6. Save and Print MAH CET 2018 Application Form for the future use.

Download MAH CET 2018 Admit Card

MAH CET Admit Card released on February 26 at the official website. It can be downloaded using registration number and date of birth. Candidates are advised to print multiple copies of the admit card to avoid any inconvenience later.

Discrepancy in MAH CET Admit Card

  • If you are unable to download MAH CET 2018 Admit Card, it might be due to a technical problem. You should try after 15-20 minutes or during off-peak hours during the night.
  • In case any information is found to be incorrect or missing, candidates need to immediately contact DTE Maharashtra helpline at 022 2264 1150.
  • The exam authorities will not entertain or be responsible for any discrepancy occurred due to the filling of wrong information by candidates in the application form.

About MAH CET Exam Centers 2018

  • MAH-MBA/MMS CET is conducted in 36 cities Maharashtra & 13 cities outside Maharashtra State.
  • Each center may have many "Venues" depending upon the number of candidates appearing at that center.  
  • A candidate appearing for CET shall give his preference for the centre at the time of form-filling, however, the Competent Authority reserves the right to allocate the center and venue. 
  • No request for change of center/venue/date/session for Examination shall be entertained. 
  • Competent Authority, however, reserves the right to cancel any of MAH CET Exam Centres and/ or add some other Centres, at its discretion, depending upon the response, administrative feasibility, etc. 
  • Competent Authority also reserves the right to allot the candidate to any center other than the one he/she has opted for.
  • Choice of centre once exercised by the candidate will be final.  

Here is the detailed list of exam centres in Maharashtra for all the candidates appearing for the exam:

Test Cities
JalnaKaradKolhapurLaturLonavalaMirajMumbai Central
Mumbai WesternMumbai-DombivaliMumbai-HarbourMumbai-KalyanNagpurNandedNadurbar
NashikNavi Mumbai- KamotheNavi Mumbai-Kopar-KhairaneParbhaniPardharpurPune AmbegaonPune Narhe
Pune VadgaonPune WarjePune ErandwanePune KondhwaRatnagiriSangamnerSangli

There are a total of 12 test cities across India where MAH CET 2018 will be conducted. Here is the list of MAH CET 2018 Exam centers for candidates who apply in Outside Maharashtra category:

Test Cities
Ahemdabad (Gujarat)Bangalore (Karnataka)Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh)Delhi
Jaipur (Rajasthan)Kolkata (West Bengal)Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh)Panaji (Goa)
Patna (Bihar)Raipur (Chattisgarh)Ranchi (jharkhand)Srinagr (Jammu and Kaahmir)

Pattern of MAH CET 2018

  • MAH CET 2018 was successfully conducted on March 10 and 11 as a Computer Based Test (CBT). 
  • Every candidate is provided with a randomly created test from a pool of questions.
  • The number of questions, difficulty level and the time limit for each section is always same regardless of the when or where the test is conducted.
  • The total duration of MAH CET will be 2 hours and 30 minutes. Candidates have the flexibility to select the order/sequence of the test sections.
  • MAH CET is divided into 4 sections - Abstract Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, Verbal Ability/ Reading Comprehension and Logical Reasoning. The structure of these 4 sections is explained below.
SectionsQuestionsTotal Marks Mark per Question
Abstract Reasoning25 251
Quantitative Reasoning50 501
Verbal Ability/ Reading Comprehension50 501
Logical Reasoning75751
Total marks200

Check completeMAH CET 2018 exam pattern

Marking Scheme in MAH CET 

  • Candidates have to answer total 200 questions in 150 minutes.
  • They will be awarded +1 mark for every correct response and there will be no negative marking in MAH CET by DTE.
  • Every individual section has its own allotted time. Candidates can choose the sequence in which to attempt each individual section.

MAH CET 2018 Analysis

  • As per the experts, MAH CET 2018 was easier than the previous year, with marginally tougher Abstract section.
  • Quants ranged from easy to moderate. Questions on DI sets were of moderate difficulty level.
  • VARC was tougher than the last year. However, the questions were relatively easier than other sections. This section had also added a few new types of questions.
  • LR saw difficult questions on arrangement based sets.
  • The overall paper saw a mix of easy to difficult questions.

Section-wise Syllabus for MAH CET 2018 

DTE defines an official syllabus for MAH CET MBA. It covers all important topics from Abstract Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, Verbal Ability/ Reading Comprehension and Logical Reasoning. The section-wise syllabus for MAH ET is given below:

Quantitative AptitudeLogical ReasoningAbstract ReasoningVerbal Ability
GeometryCritical ReasoningBar GraphVerbal Reasoning
Arithmetic ProgressionVisual ReasoningCase SetsSyllogisms
Installment PaymentsAssumption-Premise-ConclusionDats SufficiencyContextual usage
Ratios and ProportionsAssertion and reasonsLine GraphAnalogies
Arithmetic MeanStatements and assumptionsPie ChartSentence completion
LogarithmMatrix arrangementsTablesIdioms
Work and TimeCoding and Decoding

Combination of Graphs

Sentence Correction

Read more on MAH CET Syllabus

MAH CET 2018 Result Released

DTE has released the result for MAHCET 2018 on March 19. Candidates can access their MAH CET 2018 Result in online mode. Candidates will be able to download the score card by entering their application number and date of birth.

Based on the performance of candidates in the entrance exam, separate merit lists are prepared. The result presents names of candidates shortlisted for the counselling rounds. On conclusion of the counselling, the final MAH CET 2018 Result will be announced. It provides candidate’s All India, State level, University level and J&K ranks.

Highlights of MAH CET 2018 Result

  • A whopping 106448 candidates registered for the exam.
  • 98606 (92.6%) candidates actually took the test.
  • There are 14 candidates who have scored 99.99 percentile in the score range of 165 to 149. No candidate scored a 100 percentile.

MAH CET 2017 Result Trend

Total registrations for MAH MBA CET 201794,679
Number of candidates who appeared in MAH CET 201788,226
Candidates who have scored non-zero positive marks88,177
Candidates who scored zero marks and zero percentile49
Total colleges offering admission400
Total seats available 44,000
  • Interestingly, DTE has not awarded a 100 percentile to any candidates in the past 4 years. There is only 1 candidate who has scored highest 145 marks out of maximum 200 marks in MAH CET 2017 exam. Last year, 99.99 percentile was awarded to the candidates who scored in the range of 151 to 165.
  • 11 candidates have been awarded the highest 99.99 percentile in MAH CET 2017 but the marks scored by them are much lower than that of candidates who scored the similar percentile last year.
  • There are 863 candidates who have scored above 99 percentile by scoring 107 and more marks out of 200 in MAH CET 2017 exam.

MAH CET 2018 Tie-Breaker  

In case, of equal marks and equal percentile obtained by candidates, relative merit will be determined. This will be same for the Maharashtra State Seats, All India Seats and J&K Migrants Seats.

On the following order of preference, the merit will be prepared:

  • A higher percentage of marks scored in the aggregate at the HSC (Std. XII) or its equivalent examination will be given a higher rank accordingly.
  • If the tie still exists, then candidate with the higher percentage of the marks in the aggregate at the SSC (Std. X) or its equivalent examination will get preference.
  • If the tie continues to exist, then the criteria of tie breaker will be date of birth. i.e. older candidates will be given higher preference.

Expected MAH CET Cutoff 2018

For the convenience of the aspiring students, Collegedunia has formulated MAH CET Cut off for top MBA institutions for both General and Non-Reserved category. Check the expected cutoff below:

Institute NameCourseCutoff Percentile
Sydenham Institute of Management Studies, Research and Entrepreneurship Education (SIMSREE), MumbaiM. M. S.99.177
Sydenham Institute of Management Studies, Research and Entrepreneurship Education (SIMSREE), MumbaiPost Graduate Diploma in Management (Business Management)99.111
K J Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research (KJSIMSR), MumbaiM. M. S.98.195
Prin. L. N. Welingkar Institute of Management Development & Research, MumbaiM. M. S.97.143
N.L Dalmia Institute of Management Studies and Research, MumbaiM. M. S.95.93
S.I.E.S. College of Management Studies, MumbaiM. M. S.95.611
University of Pune – DMS (PUMBA), PuneM. B. A.93.739
Xavier Institute of Management & Research, MumbaiM. M. S.93.205
MET's Institute of Management, MumbaiM. M. S.91.213
Chetana's Ramprasad Khandelwal Institute of Management & Research, MumbaiM. M. S.90.286
Indian Education Society's Management College & Research Centre, MumbaiM. M. S.89.57
Lala Lajpatrai Institute of Management, MumbaiM. M. S.85.75

Check previous year  MAH CET Cut off

The scores of MAH CET are applicable to:

  1. All Government of Maharashtra Management Education Institutes
  2. University Departments of Management Education
  3. University -managed Management Education Institutes
  4. All Un-Aided Management Education Institutes covered as per the Act 

MAH CET 2018 Counselling Procedure

DTE Maharastra conducts MAH CET Counselling on the basis of the merit list. The counselling for DTE MBA Entrance is conducted through CAP (Centralized Admission Process). Candidates desirous of seeking admission through CAP should fulfill MAH CET Eligibility Criteria. 

Here are the complete details of all the rounds of CAP in MAH CET.

  • Direct Allotment – Seat allotments for Home University seats and State level seats for other university candidates will come under CAP.
  • Stage – 1 and Stage – 2 will be used for CAP Round – 1. There are seven stages in this round.
  • MAH CET 2018 Counselling Round – 3: Candidates belonging from Maharashtra will only be eligible for admission whose name has appeared in Maharashtra State Merit list.

Candidates have to fill the admission form to register for admission in the state of Maharashtra. Every year, CAP will be conducted by the authority for allotting seats to candidates. The counselling process will take place on the basis of merit prepared as per candidate’s score in the entrance exam. The process of MAH CET counseling comprises:

  • Document Verification
  • Photo Verification
  • Signature Verification

The counselling process begins around the middle of June. Depending on the merit rank obtained by a candidate as well as seat availability, the final allotment takes place. Candidate must mandatorily carry the score card and admit card for MAH CET to the counselling venue as specified by the authority.

*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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06 Feb, 2018 00:20
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Aditi, If you don't have the domicile then you can only get private colleges through MHTCET Exam and to get the more information regarding this exam please check this link: MHTCET Eligibility Criteria

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