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MAH-CET 2019 Exam Pattern: Changes introduced this year

MAH-CET 2019 exam pattern holds the key to cracking the MBA entrance test to get admission to top MBA colleges in Maharashtra. Get all the details about MAHCET exam pattern here.

Jan 18, 2019 13:15 IST
    MAH-CET 2019 Exam Pattern
    MAH-CET 2019 Exam Pattern

    MAH-CET 2019 is a state-level MBA entrance test. The MAH-CET exam is conducted in the online format and deemed to be the gateway to over 400+ MBA colleges in Maharashtra. Generally, DTE Maharashtra, the exam conducting authority for MAH-CET keeps the exam pattern unchanged to ensure that students are able to prepare well for the exam. However, in case there are any changes in the MAH-CET exam pattern, the same would be notified on this page.

    Why focus on MAH-CET Exam pattern?

    MAH-CET 2019 exam pattern is a key component for the success of MBA aspirants in the state-level entrance exam. Candidates who are able to develop an in-depth understanding of the MAH CET exam pattern are able to develop a more holistic preparation strategy that covers the overall MAH CET exam pattern, the sectional composition of the MBA entrance test and the marking scheme as well.

    Having the detailed understanding of the MAH-CET 2019 exam pattern gives candidates an edge over the others as far as cracking the exam is concerned. To help candidates taking up MAH-CET exam understand the exam pattern, we have provided the detailed analysis and all the information related to MAH-CET 2019 exam below.

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    MAH-CET 2019 Exam Pattern Details

    MAH-CET 2019 is an online computer-based exam which is conducted over two days in different sessions or slots. The MAH CET 2019 exam dates are yet to be announced. Other details related to the MAH CET exam pattern are listed below:

    • Test date: To be announced
    • Test Time / Slots: Multiple slots across the two days
    • Test Duration: 150 minutes / 2 hours and 30 minutes
    • Test Type: MCQ / Multiple Choice Questions
    • No of Options for each MCQs: 5
    • Total number of questions: 200
    • Total marks: 200
    • No of sections: 3
    • Marking scheme: No negative marking

    MAH-CET Exam – Sectional Composition

    As noted above, the MAH-CET 2019 exam consists of three separate sections. The detailed sectional composition of MAH-CET exam is given in the table below:


    No of Questions

    Total Marks

    Logical & Abstract Reasoning



    Quantitative Aptitude



    Verbal Ability + Reading Comprehension



    As per the MAH-CET 2019 exam pattern, the Logical and Abstract reasoning section has the maximum number of questions i.e. 100. Out of these 100, around 75 questions are from Logical Reasoning, whereas the rest 25 questions are from Abstract Reasoning. Another interesting thing to note about the MAH-CET exam is that there is no sectional time limit and therefore, candidates can attempt any question at any point of time within the defined time frame.

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    MAH CET 2019: Exam Marking Scheme

    MAH CET 2019 exam pattern suggests that the online test will follow the simple marking scheme as explained below:

    • Each correct answer will carry 1 mark
    • There is no negative marking, so no deduction of marks for wrong answers
    • The cumulative score of correct objective answers will be used to arrive at MAH CET score
    • The MAH-CET score would further be normalized/equated to account for minor differences and changes in difficulty levels as per different slot schedules
    • Test wise scores and scores on total are reported with decimal points up to two digits.

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    MAH-CET Exam Navigation Tools

    Candidates will be provided a number of navigation tools to browse through the MAH-CET 2019 test paper on their designated computer systems. Answers to any questions would be considered for final score only if candidate selects either “Save & Next” or “Mark for Review & Next”.

    Candidates appearing for the MAH-CET exam would have the options while answering the questions. Answer and move to the next questions, mark a question for review without submitting the answer, submit the answer and mark the question for review, or skip the question completely and move to the next. The questions will use the following colour codes to denote the type of answer that you have selected for the question. Questions for which answers have been marked but have been set aside for review will be considered for final evaluation.

    Candidates will have the clock display at the top-right corner of their computer screen, which is display the time left for the test. The test would automatically end once the time allotted for the test ends and candidates do not need to submit the answers separately.

    For more articles and information related to MBA entrance exam, please visit mba.jagranjosh.com. If you liked this article, do check out the comprehensive details about MAH-CET 2019 here.

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