Maharashtra CET


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CET Overview

The CET has several different names depending on who you ask. Anyway, it refers to the exam conducted by the Department of Technical Education, Maharashtra, for admission to MBA colleges all over the state.
CET is a purely computer-based test.

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CET 2016 Updates
We will update this page once the notification is released. For now, here’s what we know:

  • Online registrations will probably open in February 2016
  • The exam will be held in March 2016
  • Results are expected by the end of March 2016 itself
  • No major updates so far regarding the exam pattern


  • You 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
  • 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 / MAT / XAT / ATMA are eligible for All India seats subject to fulfillment of eligibility criteria. Such candidates are also required to fill and confirm online application form

Pattern of the Question Paper

  • The exam is purely online
  • It will be of 2.5 hours (150 minutes) length
  • There will be a total of 200 questions, in 3 sections, as below:
    • Quantitative Aptitude
    • Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension
    • Logical / Abstract Reasoning
  • The exam has no negative marking
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Like most Aptitude Tests, the CET syllabus is not defined. Overall, it can be classified as being easier than CAT or XAT.

  • Blood Relations
  • Coding and Decoding
  • Arrangements – Linear, Circular and Grid Matrix, Order and Ranking
  • Direction Sense
  • Cubes and Dice Related problems
  • Games and Tournaments
  • Critical Path
  • Set Theory
  • Venn Diagrams
  • Network Diagrams
  • Analogies – Number and Letter
  • Series – Number, Letter and Symbol
  • Odd Man Out
  • Binary Logic or Knights and Knaves
  • Clocks and Calendars
  • Matchsticks and Coins
  • Verbal Arithmetic or Quantitative Reasoning
  • Inequalities and Conclusions – Coded Inequalities
  • Logical Conditions or Logical Deduction
  • Pan Balancing
  • Sequential Output Tracing
  • Symbols and Notations or Symbol Based Logic
  • Assertion and Reasoning
  • Critical Reasoning
  • Statement – Courses of Action
  • Statement and Assumptions
  • Statements and Conclusions
  • Logical Grouping
  • Mathematical Operations
  • Rankings
  • Syllogisms
  • Team Formations or Selections
  • Analytical Puzzles
  • Decision Making
  • Double Line Up / Distribution
  • Input and Output
  • Logical Connectives
  • Non Verbal Reasoning
  • Number Systems
  • LCM and HCF
  • Percentages
  • Profit, Loss and Discount
  • Interest (Simple and Compound)
  • Speed, Time and Distance
  • Time and Work
  • Averages
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Linear Equations
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Complex Numbers
  • Logarithm
  • Progressions (Sequences & Series)
  • Binomial Theorem
  • Surds and Indices
  • Inequalities
  • Permutation and Combination
  • Probability
  • Functions
  • Set Theory
  • Mixtures and Alligations
  • Geometry
  • Co-ordinate Geometry
  • Trigonometry
  • Mensuration
  • Vocabulary Based (Synonyms Antonyms)
  • English Usage or Grammar
  • Sentence Correction
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Cloze Passage
  • Analogies or Reverse Analogies
  • Jumbled Paragraph
  • Meaning-Usage Match
  • Summary Questions
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Facts / Inferences / Judgements
  • Reading Comprehension

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Application Procedure

The application procedure has to be completed online on the DTE Maharshtra website

Participating Colleges

Several premier MBA colleges in Maharashtra accept CET scores. However, note that simply possessing a CMAT score does not guarantee admission, as each college or university may set its own specific admission requirements.

More than 60,000 candidates take the test every year.

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