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Pattern & Syllabus – MHCET

Maharashtra – Common Entrance Test (MH-CET) is a standardized national level examination conducted by Maharashtra DTE for admission into various management colleges across Maharashtra. The online registration for MH-CET opens in January and the exam is conducted in March. Some of the top colleges that accept MH-CET score include JBIMS, SIMSREE, K.J Somaiya, Welingkar and PUMBA. MHCET is an online test and the difficulty level is easy to moderate in comparison to other national level examinations like CAT, NMAT, XAT and IIFT. But that makes it even more competitive to get admission into one of the top colleges as many candidates get tied on the same score. Therefore it is essential to develop a concrete strategy and understand the paper pattern well.

Overall Structure of MH-CET

There is no section defined in the test paper of MH-CET.  But It contains questions from subjects just like any other Management entrance test. The following analysis by our experts would provide you an overview of the MH-CET paper pattern to boost your preparations.

Area No. of questions
Quantitative Aptitude 40
Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency
Logical Reasoning 45
Verbal Reasoning 25
Reading Comprehension 5
Verbal Ability
Total 200


  • The above number of question is just an estimate by our experts and not exact as there is no official notification is issued in this regard.
  • Total time allocated is 150 minutes.
  • Each question has 5 options to chose from.
  • There is no negative marking in MH-CET.
  • Management of time is necessary to attempt 200 questions in 150 minutes without any sections defined.

MH-CET Syllabus
Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation: Number Systems, Simplification, Averages, Percentage, Ages, Ratio & Proportion, Simple Interest and Compound Interest, Profit and Loss, Alligation and Mixtures, Time and Distance, Quadratic and Linear Equations, Inequalities, Permutation and Combination, Geometry, Mensuration etc.
Data Interpretation: Questions based on Bar Charts, Pie Charts, Line Chart or Mixed Charts etc.
Data Sufficiency: Questions based on quantitative aptitude and reasoning topics.
Reasoning: Analytical Reasoning, Non-Verbal Tests (Visual Reasoning), Direction and Distance Test, Cause and Effects, Inferences, Statement Analysis, Analogy Test, Statement and Assumptions etc.
English Language Comprehension: Paragraph and Sentence Completion, One Word Substitution, Synonyms, Antonyms and English Grammar.

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