Maharashtra Common Entrance Test (MH-CET) or MH-MBA/MMS-CET is a computer-based test for admission to the first year of Two-year Full Time Post Graduate Degree Courses in MBA/MMS and PGDBM/PGDM in the state of Maharashtra.


A candidate should have passed with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate (45% in case of candidates of backward class categories belonging to Maharashtra State only) in Bachelor’s degree of minimum three years duration in any discipline as recognized by the Association of Indian Universities. Candidates appearing for the final year of the qualifying examination can also apply.

Maharashtra State and OMS candidates who have appeared for the CAT / GMAT / CMAT 2015 / MAT (Feb 2015)/ XAT / ATMA / MH-CET 2015 are eligible for All India seats subject to fulfillment of eligibility criteria. Such candidates are also required to fill and confirm online application form.

Test Format:          

200 multiple choice questions to be solved in 150 mins.

Questions appear from the following topics:

  • Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • Logical Reasoning

Scoring Pattern:

One mark for each correct answer. There is no negative marking.

MH-CET 2015 section wise analysis:

Logical Reasoning:

The aspirants guessed the number of reasoning questions to be around 100. As reported by the candidates, the topic wise number of questions remained more or less the same when compared to the previous year papers, except Critical Reasoning. As in the case of CET 2014, there were less than 10 Critical Reasoning questions in CET 2015 as against 15 to 20 questions seen in the earlier papers. All the regular topics like Deductions, Analytical Puzzles, Symbols & Notations, Input/Output, Coding & Decoding, Number Series and Blood Relations were reportedly covered. A few new topics that found place in the test were clocks, calendars, logical order of the given words etc. According to the candidates’ responses, the overall difficulty level of the questions in this area can be put at easy to moderate.

Quantitative Ability: 

The aspirants were of the opinion that the number of quant questions was more when compared to that of the earlier CETs. Earlier the number of questions was in the range of 12 to 15 problem solving questions and 5 data sufficiency questions. Reportedly, this year there were no data sufficiency questions in quant, while approximately 40 problem solving questions were given. Another significant aspect of this test area according to the candidates is that there were questions from the first–time topics like Algebra, Statistics, Matrices, Shares & Debentures, and Trigonometry etc. Questions from the regular topics such as Time & Distance, Permutations & Combinations, Mensuration, SI/CI, Geometry, Profit & Loss, Probability etc., were also covered. They felt that the questions in this test area were easy to difficult.

Data Interpretation: Candidates reported a major deviation in the number of DI questions. Traditionally there used to be four sets of 5 questions each. While in 2015, according to the candidates, there were two sets and about ten questions. One set was a line graph and another a table.

Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension:

As reported by aspirants, this section caught them unawares - though the number of questions (about 50) remained the same, types of questions were different when compared to that of the previous years. There was only one Reading Comprehension passage of medium length (about 150 words), followed by five questions. VA questions seemed to be from the regular topics such as synonyms & antonyms, cloze passage, para jumble, phrase substitution etc. The questions from this section were moderately difficult.