MBA CET 2023: Exam Date (Out), Registration (Soon), Pattern, Eligibility, Syllabus

MBA CET 2023: Exam Date (Out), Registration (Soon), Pattern, Eligibility, Syllabus

ByNeeraj Mishra  |  Updated on: Jan 24, 2023
MHSCETC has released MBA CET 2023 tentative dates on its official website. Check all details for Maharashtra MBA CET, along with registration, fees, notification, syllabus, exam pattern and more.
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MBA CET 2023 notification has been released by SCETC, Maharashtra on its official website. The exam conducting authority has also announced the tentative MH CET Exam Dates for the academic year 2023-2024. MH-SCETC conducts MBA CET annually for those who are interested to join in the top MBA colleges in Maharashtra. So, the candidates who intend to apply for MBA CET 2023 must start their preparations by making a strategic approach to face the competition.

As per the latest official notification, the authority will start MBA CET Exam registration for the academic year 2023-2024 soon on its official website. So, you must be aware of the latest syllabus and exam pattern of MBA CET. There are 4 sections, including VARC, QA, LR and AR. A total of 200 questions will be asked which is needed to be solved in 150 minutes. Get all the relevant information regarding MBA CET 2023 here. Read the section below further to get updated official MH CET Exam details including eligibility, admit card, registration process, fees, pattern, syllabus and more.

MBA CET 2023 Updates

The authority has released the tentative exam dates for the upcoming MH CET 2023 Exam along with a PDF file. It enriches the candidates with the elaborated details centring on the MBA CET Exam.

  • CET MBA Exam Date: 18 and 19 March 2023 (Tentative)
  • MH CET MBA registration: Yet to be Declared
  • MBA CET 2023 notification released: 9 January 2023

MBA CET 2023

Every year, MH-SCETC conducts MH CET MBA to shortlist the candidates for MBA admission to top MBA colleges in Maharashtra. It is a state-level MBA Entrance Exam that tests candidates' skills in 4 chapters, including. Logical and Abstract Reasoning, VARC and Quantitative Aptitude. The official website published the MBA CET 2023 notification, along with the tentative exam dates, which are 18 & 19 March 2023. So, if you are interested to join state-level MBA colleges in Maharashtra, you must appear for MBA CET for the upcoming session, by making a strategic study plan to ace this exam with a good score.

The CET MBA 2023 or Maharashtra Common Entrance Test for MBA is a computer-based management entrance exam. As per the latest updates, MBA CET Exam 2023 registration will be started soon. The candidates who will clear the cutoff will get an opportunity to attend the CAP round, conducted by MAH CET participating colleges based on candidates' scores

Candidates must also be thorough with the complete details about the upcoming MBA CET. Check complete information about MAH CET 2023 exam through the following table:




Also, Known as MAH MBA/MMS CET

Master in Business Administration Common Entrance Test

Master in Management Studies Common Entrance Test


Maharashtra Common Entrance Test

Conducting Body

State CET Cell - Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) Maharashtra

Mode of MBA CET 2023 Exam



Once a year

MAH CET Exam type

State-Level MBA Entrance Exam

Validity of MBA CET Result


MAH CET Exam Colleges

330+ colleges

MBA CET Official Details

Official Website:

Official Email: maharashtracetcellgmailcom

Official Contact No.: 022-22016157/59

Official Address

State CET Cell, Maharashtra State,

Mumbai.8th Floor, New Excelsior Building,

A. K. Nayak Marg, Fort, Mumbai- 400 001.

Tel: 022 – 22016157 / 59/ 53/ 34/ 19/ 28

MAH CET Notification 2023

The Maharashtra State Common Entrance Test Cell has announced the MBA CET 2023 notification on the official website ( on 9 January 2023. The MAH CET Notification 2023 PDF is available on the official website. As per the latest official update, the authority has given the tentative schedules of the upcoming MBA CET for the academic year 2023-2024, which is 18 & 19 March 2023. The registration process will be started online soon. So, all the aspiring candidates aiming for the MBA CET 2023 can check the official website for detailed application process and eligibility

CET MBA Exam Date 2023

The MH-SCETC released tentative exam dates and exam notifications. Candidates preparing for the MBA CET must know the exam dates so they won't miss any upcoming events and deadlines. All the exam dates for MH CET MBA 2023 are mentioned here in the table below.


MBA CET Important Dates


CET MBA 2023 notification

9 January 2023

The official MBA CET notification is released online for the upcoming session 2023-2024

MBA CET 2023 Registration Date

To be Declared

The official notification for the upcoming MBA CET 2023 exam will be released online soon.

Download MBA CET Hall Ticket

To be Declared

MH-SCETC released the admit card for MBA CET Exam 2023 online after registration. The candidates must download it from the official website using their login details.

MBA CET Exam Date 2023

18 & 19 March 2023 (Tentative)

The tentative MBA CET 2023 Exam Dates for the upcoming exam are 18 and 19 March 2023.

CET MBA Result 2023

To be Declared

The authority will declare MH CET result online for all the appeared candidates.

MBA CET CAP Round 2023

To be Declared

The MBA CET Counselling entails steps such as online registration, document verification, uploading, and confirmation of admission by candidates at a designated Setu Suvidha Kendra.

Who is Eligible for MH CET MBA?

There is a set of eligibility parameters for the candidates appearing for MBA CET 2023 as prescribed by the SCETC on their official website. Candidates who are applying for the upcoming exam for the academic year 2023-2024 should ensure they fulfil all the MBA CET eligibility norms. Otherwise, their candidature might be cancelled at any stage. They must fit into the prescribed official MAH CET MBA 2023 Eligibility are as follows:

  • The aspirants must pass a 3-year Bachelor's degree from a recognized university (UGC Recognised or equivalent) in any discipline to appear in the MBA CET exam.
  • You should have scored at least 50% marks in aggregate or equivalent and at least 45% for backward class categories and Persons with Disability (PwD) belonging to Maharashtra State only or its equivalent.
  • Candidates appearing for the final year examination of any Bachelor's degree to be awarded by any of the Universities recognized by the University Grants Commission or Association of Indian Universities in any discipline are also eligible to apply.

CET MBA 2023 Selection Process

There are two phases of the MBA CET Selection Process. Those candidates who have secured 50% marks (for reserved categories 45% marks) in graduation from a recognized institution can fill out the application form for the upcoming MAH CET 2023 exam

  • The first phase consists of an online computer-based exam where you need to answer multiple-choice questions in a stipulated time frame.
  • Qualified candidates from the first phase of the MBA CET will be considered for the second phase, which is counselling session.
  • Counselling is carried out through CAP (Centralized Admission Procedure) by Maharashtra DET authorities. It is the last phase of the MBA CET 2023 Selection process

MBA CET 2023 Registration

The official will activate MAH CET MBA 2023 registration link online on its official website. The candidates who are eligible and interested to appear in MBA CET 2023 must complete the registration and fillout the application form, as soon as it is released. As per the official notification of the CET MBA 2023 application form link will be available soon for the exam. You can follow the step-by-step process for the MBA CET application to avoid any mistakes or silly errors at the last minute while filling out the form.

MAH CET Exam 2023 Registration

How to Apply for MBA CET 2023 Exam?

The aspirants must be conversant with all the details of the MAH CET MBA application online process. The steps to apply for MBA CET 2023 Online are given below:

  • Registration: Visit the official website of CET MBA, and click on the 'New Registration' tab.
  • Register yourself by providing all the details; a provisional application no. and password will be allotted. The same will be sent to your registered email and contact number.
  • Log In: After successful registration, log in by using your application no. and password to complete the application process for MBA CET 2023.
  • Enter your details, such as personal details, educational qualifications, and other details.
  • Upload your photograph and signature as per the required format.

Documents to Upload For CET MBA 2023 Application Form

The following documents must be uploaded online while filling up the MBA CET Application Form in the required format and dimensions.

  • A coloured photograph needs to be uploaded.
  • The application form must be signed with a Black ballpoint pen in SMALL LETTERS only.


Size of file



20kb–50 kb

200 x 230 pixels (preferred)


10kb – 20kb

140 x 60 pixels (preferred)

The image file should be in JPG or JPEG format.

  • Candidates need to pay the application fees after verifying the details.
  • Lastly, take a printout of the e-receipt and CET MBA 2023 application form for future procedures.

MBA CET Form Fee

The MAH CET application fee is mandatory for all candidates to submit the application form successfully. The MBA CET 2023 fees can be paid online through Internet Banking, Credit Card/ Debit Card (RuPay/Visa/MasterCard/Maestro), IMPS, Cash Cards/ Mobile Wallets along with service charges. This fee is non-refundable and non-transferable under any circumstances.

Below are the MBA CET form fees details for different categories of candidates:


Application Fee

For Open Category Candidates from Maharashtra State, Outside Maharashtra State (OMS), J & K Migrant candidates.

Rs. 1000/-

For Candidates of Backward Class Categories [SC, ST, VJ/DT- NT(A), NT(B), NT(C), NT(D), OBC, SBC, SEBC] and Persons with Disability Candidates belonging to Maharashtra State only.

Rs. 800/-

MBA CET 2023 Exam Pattern

Before you kickstart your preparations for the MAH CET, you must know the exam pattern and syllabus. The MBA CET 2023 exam will be held online only. The complete details of the paper pattern for the MAH CET exam have been tabulated herewith.

MBA CET Exam Pattern 2023

  • There are four sections: Logical Reasoning, Abstract Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, and Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension.
  • The MBA CET 2023 will consist of multiple-choice objective-type questions with five options for each question.
  • The medium of the MBA CET online Test will be English.
  • The total time duration is 120 minutes. Earlier, the exam duration was 150 minutes.
  • There is no negative marking for the incorrect response.


No. of Questions

Maximum Marks

Marks per Question

Logical Reasoning



1 Mark per Question

Abstract Reasoning



Quantitative Aptitude



Verbal Ability / Reading Comprehension






MBA CET Syllabus

As per the official update, MAH CET 2023 Syllabus consists of the below sections:

  • Logical Reasoning
  • Abstract Reasoning
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • Verbal Ability / Reading Comprehension

Note the below table to get an overview of the topic covered in the MBA CET 2023.

Logical and Abstract Reasoning

Quantitative Aptitude

Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension

Coding and Decoding

Set Theory

Blood Relation




Statements and Arguments

Input and Output


Venn Diagram, Network Diagram




Ratio and Proportion

Mixtures and Allegations


Number System


Profit and Loss, discount

Permutation, and Combinations, Binomial Theorem


Simple and Compound Interest

Speed, Time, Distance

Data Interpretation: Charts, Graphs, Tables


Error Correction


Sentence completion

Synonyms and antonyms

Cloze Test

Para Jumbles

Comprehension of passages

How to Prepare for MAH CET 2023?

The candidates preparing for the upcoming MBA CET 2023 for the academic year 2023-2024 must be prepared well to ace this exam with good scores. Here are some expert tips that you can follow for MAH CET Preparation.

MBA CET Previous Year Question Papers

The CET MBA Question Papers will help you in gaining a better understanding of the exam pattern. MBA CET previous year papers give you a clear idea of the types of questions that will be asked in the exam and how important each topic is. You may download the CET MBA question papers with answers PDF and make a schedule to solve it at your convenience.

MBA CET Mock Test

After completing the syllabus, the candidates must attempt MBA CET 2023 Mock Test to check their preparation level. It helps them to analyse their mistakes so that their accuracy can be improved.


Note the below table to get a section-wise list of the Best MBA CET Books for Preparation.

Name of the MBA CET Books


A Modern Approach to Logical Reasoning

R. S. Aggarwal

Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning

RS Aggarwal

Abstract Reasoning Tests

Richard McMunn

Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for CAT

Nishit Sinha

Word Power Made Easy

Norman Lewis

How to Prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for CAT

Arun Sharma

How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for CAT

Arun Sharma

MBA CET 2023 Admit Card

The official MAH CET Admit Card will be released after registration. The candidates who will successfully fill out CET MBA 2023 application form can download their admit card online by using their login details. MBA CET hall ticket serves as an important document for appearing for the exam. No candidates will be permitted to take the test without a hard copy of it with correct credentials and an original valid ID Proof. After taking a printout of the MBA CET 2023 admit card, you have to affix a recently recognizable photograph on it, the same as provided during registration.

How To Download MBA CET Admit Card?

Follow the steps below to download the hall ticket for MAH CET 2023.

  • Enter your login credentials which include your Application Number.
  • Enter Your Date of Birth/Password
  • The MBA CET admit card will be displayed on the screen.
  • Download and take a printout of it.

In case there is any discrepancy in the MBA CET hall ticket 2023, contact DTE Maharashtra on any of the following details during office timing hours.

Phone No.: 91-022-2264 1150, 2264 1151, 2262 0601 or 2269 0602

Fax: The applicant can fax on 91-022-2269 2102, 2269 0007


CET MBA Exam Analysis

The candidates must check MBA CET 2023 Exam Analysis, which will be conducted by BYJU’S Exam Prep experts after the exam. It includes CET MBA topic-wise weightage, section-wise analysis, difficulty level, good attempts, and more. Go through the below section to get basic details for the past year’s MBA CET Analysis for all three dates.

MAH CET 2022 Analysis 24 August - Day 2 (morning slot)

The MBA CET Exam 2022 on 24 August 2022 (Slot 1) is moderately easy. Check the detailed exam analysis and topic-wise weightage.

  • Easiest section - AR Section
  • Toughest section - VARC Section
  • Overall difficulty level - Moderately-Easy

MBA CET 2022 Analysis 24 August - Day 2 (evening slot)

The MAH CET Exam 2022 on 24 August 2022 (Slot 2) is Moderate.

  • The quantitative Aptitude section is easy to moderate.
  • Overall difficulty level - Moderate

MAH CET 2022 Analysis 25 August - Day 3 (morning slot)

The overall difficulty level is easy, as most of the questions are easily doable. A total of 200 questions are asked, which are further divided into

  • Logical Reasoning: 70 Questions
  • Abstract Reasoning: 24 Questions
  • Quantitative Aptitude: 48 Questions
  • VARC: 58 Questions

MBA CET Result 2023

The authority of the MAH CET MBA will declare the result on the official website after the exam: The MBA CET Result is released in the form of a scorecard and you can download it by using your login credentials. You must note that the MAH CET Result 2023 will feature an All India Rank (AIR) and a scorecard with the aspirant's total percentile and score. The MBA CET 2023 scorecard shall contain the following details.

  • Name of the applicant
  • The candidate's roll number
  • Rank
  • Total MBA CET Score
  • Percentile Percentage

How to Check the MBA CET Result?

Note the step below to know the process to check MAH CET MBA Result

  • Step 1: Go to
  • Step 2: Select the MBA CET 2023 Result’ tab.
  • Step 3: The result will be displayed on the screen.
  • Step 4: Participants can review their overall score and percentile ranking.
  • Step 5: Save the file to your computer and print it off for future reference.

MBA CET Exam Cut Off

The CET Authority has released the previous year's MBA CET cutoff on its official website. To secure admission to top colleges of Maharashtra, one has to get a percentile of more than 99, as this is the criteria for those colleges. The MBA CET Cut Off for top colleges gives you a fair idea about the level of the competition and helps you set a target score.

MAH CET Cut Off 2021

Given below is CET MBA Cut Off for CAP Round 2 for the top 10 MBA/MMS colleges in Maharashtra.

Name of the College

MBA CET Cut Off 2021

Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai




Prin. L. N. Welingkar Institute of Management Development & Research, Mumbai


S.I.E.S. College of Management Studies, Mumbai


University of Pune- Department of Management Sciences (PUMBA), Pune


College of Engineering, Pune


Xavier Institute of Management & Research, Mumbai


Chetana's Ramprasad Khandelwal Institute of Management & Research, Mumbai


MET's Institute of Management, Mumbai


Lala Lajpatrai Institute of Management, Mumba


Note: Maharashtra MBA CET 2023 cut-off will be updated here after the commencement of the exam.

MBA CET CAP Round 2023

Once the result for MAH CET 2023 is declared, you will be required to attend the MBA CET Counselling. The aspirants who match the CET MBA Cut Off will be shortlisted for the counselling process. The MBA CET cap round is a centralized process covered by the Centralized Admission Process to select the aspirants for making the final list. The State Common Entrance Test Cell conducts this process to award seats to MBA CET 2023 applicants in participating institutes.

The Centralized Admission Process (CAP) is held in three rounds for the allotment of seats for both Maharashtra State and Outside Maharashtra State candidates. To apply for admission to Maharashtra management institutions through MBA CET 2023 counselling, students from outside Maharashtra must have a valid CAT/GMAT/CMAT/MAT(February Session)/XAT/ATMA score.

An application fee of Rs. 2000 for General candidates and Rs. 1800 for Reserved candidates of Maharashtra has to be paid for the MBA CET Seat Allotment process.

MAH CET Top Colleges

The MBA CET is an entrance exam for MBA colleges in the state of Maharastra. Many famous institutes for MBA programs are located in Maharashtra, including SPJIMR, and many others. You must check the details about MBA CET Colleges below.


Name of the top MAH CET Colleges


SJMSOM IIT Bombay, Mumbai


Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JBIMS), Mumbai

FAQs on MBA CET 2023

  • Maharashtra Common Entrance Test for MBA, abbreviated as MBA CET Exam, is a management entrance test to study MBA in top B-schools within the state boundary of Maharashtra. It is conducted by STCET (State Common Entrance Test Cell), Maharashtra, yearly. The aspirants aiming at MAH MBA CET Exam can get an opportunity to MBA in various management institutes in Maharashtra.

  • As per the latest official updates, the aspirants who have completed their Bachelor’s Degree with 50% marks (45% for the reserved category) are eligible to apply for the MBA CET Exam 2023. Final-year students can also apply for this exam if they fulfill MBA CET eligibility.

  • The aspirants, who are thinking of appearing for this exam, need to fill out the MAH CET 2023 Form online. Note the steps below to fill this form online:

    • Visit the official website of MBA CET
    • Click on “New Registration Tab”.
    • Register with the required details, and you will get the application number and password
    • After successful registration, click on the “Already Registered Tab”.
    • Log in using login credentials
    • Enter details and upload a photo and signature
    • Complete the Payment
  • As per the official notification, MBA CET syllabus will include four sections: Logical Reasoning, Abstract Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, Verbal Ability, and Reading Comprehension.

  • There is no upper age limit for MBA CET 2023 exam. the aspirants only need to complete their graduation studies with 50% marks (45% for the reserved category). Additionally, the final-year aspirants can also apply for this exam if they qualify for these criteria.

  • In order to prepare for MAH MBA CET Exam, the aspirants need to clear all the basic understanding related to its syllabus. You can join BYJU’S Exam Prep Online Classes to clear your doubts by getting suggestions directly from the experts. Attempts BYJU’S Exam Prep Online Test Series and analyse your preparation level. 

  • There are no limits on the number of attempts for the CET MBA Exam. the aspirants can appear for this exam as many times they wish to. But remember one thing, you will get only one chance to appear for this exam in a year as this exam is conducted only once by MBA CET Authority.

  • As per expert analysis, MBA CET is not too tough to ace. The aspirants need conceptual clarity, and they must cover all the topics covered in this exam. The main thing is that there is no negative marking in this exam, so, no chance for marks deduction.

  • The basic difference between CAT and MBA CET is that CAT is a national-level exam, while MAH CET is a state-level exam. Thereby the competition level for MAH CET MBA Exam is comparatively lower than the other one. Apart from this, some other differences between the CAT and CET MBA exams are as follows:

    • CAT has negative marking, but the  MBA CET Exam does not have negative marking.
    • There is no Abstract Reasoning part in the CAT exam, but it is included in the MAH CET exam.
  • The aspirants can download MAH MBA CET 2023 admit card by the below-mentioned process.

    • Visit the official website and click on the Already Registered Tab
    • Enter your Login Credentials
    • Your admit card will be displayed.
  • After successfully completing the MBA CET Exam, the authority will declare the result on the official website of MAH CET. Note the steps below to view and download MAH CET Exam 2023 Result.

    • Visit the official website.
    • Click on MAH CET MBA Result Tab.
    • Your result will be displayed.
  • No. If you obtain the first choice allotment, you will not be considered eligible to appear for further MAH CET MBA counselling rounds.

  • It consists of the entire process of MBA CET Exam. Candidates who have scored 50% marks (45% marks for the reserved category) in graduation from a recognized university can fill out the application form to appear in the exam. If you clear the cutoffs in MBA CET, only then will you be shortlisted for the final counselling process, which is the documents verification round.

  • Yes, candidates from countries other than India are allowed to apply. However, they must meet all MAH CET MBA 2023 eligibility to apply for this exam.


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