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MAH-MBA CET 2021: Exam dates, Syllabus, Eligibility, Cut-off

MAH-MBA CET 2021

What is MBA CET Exam? The MBA CET 2021 or MAH-MBA/MMS CET is a State Level Entrance Test that is conducted by Maharashtra’s Directorate of Technical Education(DTE) for MBA/MMS Programs It is the gateway to Top MBA/MMS Colleges like JBIMS, Sydenham, Welingkar, PUMBA etc.

MBA CET 2021 Exam dates


MBA CET 2021 EXAM DATE

The MBA CET 2021 exam will be conducted by the 3rd week of March 2021. The MBA CET 2020 exam was conducted on 14th & 15th March 2020. The exam will be conducted in all the major cities across India.

MBA CET 2021 SYLLABUS PDF

The exam will consist of 4 sections as follows:

  • Verbal Ability/ Reading Comprehension
  • Quantitative Ability
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Visual Reasoning or Abstract Reasoning

Quantitative Aptitude (50 Questions)

  • Numbers
  • Probability
  • Percentages
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Averages
  • Data Interpretation – Charts, Graphs, Caselets etc.
  • LCM/HCF
  • Speed, Distance, Time
  • Time and Work
  • Geometry
  • Mensuration
  • Ratio Proportion
  • Simple Interest/Compound Interest
  • Profit Loss
  • Mixtures and Allegations
  • Algebra

Logical Reasoning (75 Questions)

  • Syllogisms
  • Direction Sense
  • Blood Relations
  • Coding/Decoding
  • Input/Output – Tracing Sequential Output
  • Venn Diagram
  • Conditional Coding
  • Selection Criteria
  • Linear and Circular Arrangement
  • Symbol-based Comparison
  • Series Completion
  • Alphanumeric Sequence
  • Critical Reasoning

Verbal Ability / Reading Comprehension (50 Questions)

  • Comprehension of passages
  • Vocabulary
  • Grammar
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Antonyms
  • Synonyms
  • Para Jumbles
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Phrase replacement
  • Para Jumbles
  • Sentence arrangement, completion, correction
  • Spelling/Inappropriate usage
  • Odd Sentence Para Jumble

 

Visual Reasoning (25 Questions)

  • Series completion
  • Odd man out
  • Similar Pairs
  • Missing figures
  • Miscellaneous 

 

  Read More: MBA CET 2021 Syllabus


MBA CET 2021 NOTIFICATION

It is a CBT – Computer Based Test. The first notification for MBA CET 2021 exam will be out in the month of January. It will have information regarding the Online registration process and exam dates.  The next major notification is about the commencement of admission process that generally starts in the month of June.


MBA CET 2021 IMPORTANT DATES

When is MBA CET Exam?   MBA CET 2020 Registration PDF

Event Tentative Dates
Online Registration Starts Jan 2021 to Feb 2021
Hall Ticket March 2021
MBA CET 2021 Exam March 2021
Result 31st March 2021
Admission Process June 2021

mba cet 2020 dates declared

 

MBA CET 2021 APPLICATION FORM

The application form is available online on the DTE website. The online registration for application will begin in January 2021. It’s a simple process where basic details are to be filled up by the candidate

 

ONLINE REGISTRATION PROCESS


MBA CET 2021 APPLICATION FEES

  • The application fee for General Category is Rs. 1000
  • The application fee for SEBC, SC, ST, VJ/DT- NT(A), NT(B), NT(C), NT(D), OBC, SBC is Rs. 800  
  • It is a one-time application cost, no extra fee for applying to different MBA/MMS Colleges under this exam
  • The candidate applying on the basis of CAT and CMAT have to pay the same amount during CAP Rounds – This is only applicable if the candidate has not appeared for CET exam.

MBA CET 2021 ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

The Candidate should be an Indian National passed minimum three-year duration Bachelor’s degree awarded by any of the Universities recognized by UGC(University Grants Commission) or Association of Indian Universities with minimum 50% marks in aggregate or equivalent.

45% in case of candidates of backward class categories and Persons with disability belonging to Maharashtra State only obtained non zero scores in MBA CET 2021 Exam.

The candidates in the last year of graduation can also apply. All the candidates applying from Outside Maharashtra are treated under the general category only. 

Read More: MBA CET 2021 Eligibility Criteria


MBA CET 2021 EXAM PATTERN

The exam has 4 different sections as follows.

  1. Verbal Ability/ Reading Comprehension
  2. Quantitative Aptitude
  3. Logical Reasoning
  4. Visual or Abstract Reasoning
Sections Questions Marks
VA/RC 50 50
Quant 50 50
LR 75 75
Visual 25 25
  200 questions 200 marks

  Exam Duration is 150 minutes i.e. 2 hours 30 minutes You can easily switch between different sections and strategize accordingly. No sectional time limit.


MBA CET 2021 MARKING SCHEME

Each question carries 1 mark and the best part is no negative marking for wrong answers. There is no sectional cut off criteria in this exam.

  • Total 200 Questions for 200 marks
  • +1 mark for every correct answer
  • No negative marks for wrong answers

MBA CET 2021 PREPARATION TIPS

How to crack MBA CET exam?

If you are preparing for MBA Entrance exams like CAT, XAT, SNAP, NMAT etc. then the only difference with CET is the APPROACH and PATTERN. One is required to solve 200 questions in 150 minutes, that can be stressful. The difficulty level for Logical Reasoning and VA/RC has gone up significantly.

Visual Reasoning section comes to your help that comprises of 25 marks which can help to compensate for other sections. How to do that? How to make use of Bank exam study material to excel in CET? For answers, read the article given below.

Read More: How to prepare for MBA CET 2021?


MBA CET 2021 BOOKS

If one has joined coaching classes then no need to buy Prep books as the coaching notes would be sufficient. If you haven’t joined any coaching classes then check out the 3 books that will be sufficient for complete preparation. The article given below will help you.  

Read More: Top 3 Books for MBA CET 2021 Preparation


MBA CET STUDY MATERIAL

You don’t have access to Coaching classes? Don’t have any notes to prepare from? Don’t worry, We provide free study material for the preparation of MBA CET exam. It is in the form of YouTube videos, PDFs and PPT files. You have free access to all the material and can share it with everyone.  

Read More: Free Study Material for MBA CET 2021


MBA CET MOCKS

Mock Test Features

  1. 20 Full-length tests
  2. 40 Sectional tests
  3. Solutions
  4. Analysis
  5. National Ranking

mba cet 2021 test series

Read more: MBA CET Mock Test Series


MBA CET 2021 CUT OFF

Which are the top MBA/MMS Colleges through MBA CET Exam 2021?

  • Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies(JBIMS)
  • Sydenham(SIMSREE)
  • Welingkar
  • PUMBA
  • SIES
  • Xavier
  • Chetana
  • IES
  • MET
  • Indira
  • Lala’s
  • Thakur
  • Rizvi

 The cut-off marks to get into Top MBA/MMS colleges has increased as compared to previous years.

Read More: CET Cut-off for Top 15 MBA/MMS Colleges


MBA CET 2021 ADMIT CARD

How to download MBA CET Hall ticket?

The Hall ticket or Admit card for the exam will be released in the month of February 2021. The candidates can download the hall ticket from the DTE website and get it printed. It has to be produced on the exam day with valid Photo identity.


MBA CET 2021 SCORECARD

The candidates will not get a dedicated scorecard for their performance in the CET exam. The DTE will upload a result PDF containing scores of all the candidates. One must take a snapshot of his/her result from the PDF and use it as a scorecard to apply for MBA Admission Process and also for application to various PGDM colleges that accept MBA CET score.


MBA CET 2021 RESULT

When is MBA CET result?

Normally the result is declared within 10 days after the exam is conducted. Analysis of the result is very important because it gives a fair idea about the college that you will probably end up at your percentile.  

Read More: CET Result + Marks Vs Percentile


MBA CET 2021 ADMISSION PROCESS

The admission process starts in the month of June. It comprises of following steps:

  1. Online registration
  2. Provisional and Final Merit list
  3. Display of Institute Seat Matrix
  4. Submission of College option form
  5. CAP Rounds
  6. Reporting to the institute for admission
  7. Non-CAP Admissions

MBA CET 2021 CAP ROUNDS

Scoring good marks in CET exam is the first half of the complete process, the second half i.e. CAP rounds are more crucial. One needs to play CAP rounds with a proper strategy without which ending up in the wrong institute on given percentile is obvious.

The terms like Facilitation Center, Admission Reporting Center, Freeze Not-Freeze, etc. comes into the picture.   The document verification in the first stage is done at FC – Facilitation Center. The candidate is required to complete the Online registration then visit FC with the required documents and get it verified. This ensures that the candidate is eligible for CAP Rounds. 

A provisional merit list will be displayed after FC work is done, it will give a fair idea on which college a candidate is likely to get in CAP rounds. The provisional merit list consists of All India Merit number, State General Merit number(for Maharashtra Candidates), etc.  

A final merit list is displayed after the provisional merit list. This is followed by the release of Vacant seat matrix and Option form filling for CAP Round 1. The following article will give you a complete idea about CAP Rounds.  

Read More: MBA CAP Rounds


MBA CET SEAT MATRIX

The total seats in any MBA/MMS Institute are divided into different Quota

  • 85% seats are reserved for Maharashtra Candidates
  • 15% seats for candidates applying from Outside Maharashtra State

 

85% of seats are further divided as per State level seats, HU/OHU seats and Institute level Seats(ILS). Then the further division is according to Categories. General, OBC, SC, SEBC, ST, VJ-NT, PWD etc. and finally the addition of EWS quota that started from 2019 admission process.   Minority quota is present in institutes like KJ Somaiya, SIES, NL Dalmia, Xavier etc. 50% of the total seats are reserved for minority candidates. The rest seats are treated as open to all category students without having Category bifurcation.  

jbims seat matrix 2019
JBIMS Seat Matrix

 

sydenham seat matrix 2019
Sydenham Seat Matrix

 

Seat matrix is different for Minority colleges. One must check the seat matrix of all the top MBA/MMS colleges in order to understand the number of seats, seat distribution which will indirectly help to track competition.

The following article will clear all the doubts.

Read More: Seat Matrix Explanation


MBA CET INSTITUTE LEVEL SEATS

When you look at the seat matrix of MBA/MMS Colleges, you will find some of the colleges having Institute level Seats(ILS). The admission to ILS is done at Institute Level and it has nothing to do with MBA CAP Rounds. There is a particular set of rules specified by the DTE to conduct ILS admissions. Remember it is not Management Quota, it’s the right of candidates to get fairly treated for ILS quota strictly according to Merit scores.  

Read More: MBA ILS Quota


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