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Common Entrance Test (CET): A Common Entrance Test (CET) is conducted by the Competent Authority so designated by the Government of Maharashtra for admission to 2-yrs full time MBA/MM Programmer in all Management Colleges/Institutions including University Departments in Maharashtra State.

The entrance test for the two-year full-time Master of Management Studies (MMS)/ Master of Business Administration (MBA) programmes conducted by more than 75 institutes affiliated to nine Universities in the state of Maharashtra, including the Universities of Mumbai and Pune.

Eligibility Requirements : The eligibility criteria for CET (Common Entrance Test for all the Institutes offering management courses in Maharashtra) is a second class Bachelor's Degree or equivalent with a minimum 45% marks (40% for SC/ST candidates). In all cases candidates appearing for their Degree exams in the current academic year are eligible to appear for the entrance tests.

Allocation of Seats : Free Seats 50% Payment Seats 50% (15% seats including 5% seats for NRIs are reserved under ‘Payment Seats’ category for candidates passing their qualifying exam from Universities outside the State of Maharashtra). Top

Reservation : SC and SC converts to Buddhism 13% ST including those living outside specified areas 7% Vimukta Jati 3% Nomadic Tribes 8% Other backward classes 19%. 1 seat per institution in ‘Free Seat’ category is reserved for wards of migrants from J & K valley and Defence and Civil Services personnel engaged in fighting against terrorist activities. NRIs 5%. Top

Application Procedure : Application form alongwith the information brochure can be obtained in person from the management Institutions/University Departments in the State on payment of Rs. 400 (Rs. 300 for reserved categories) or as notified by bank draft in favour of "Joint Director of Technical Education, Mumbai". The form can also be obtained from :

The Director of Technical Education,
3 Mahapalika Marg,
Mumbai 400001

or from the offices of the Regional Joint Directors of Technical Education located at Amravati, Auagngabad, Mumbai, Nagpur Nasik and Pune. Completed application should reach the representatives of the competent authority at the respective offices as mentioned in the brochure by the notified date. Top

Selection : Merit list is prepared on the basis of aggregate marks scored by candidates in the CET, Group Discussion, Personal Interview and the marks awarded to them for their past academic record and work experience. Top

Test Structure (June 2003) :

Topic Area No. of Questions
Verbal Ability & Verbal Reasoning 65
Reading Comprehension 8
Quantitative Aptitude 26
Data Interpretation 21
Logical & Analytical Reasoning 50
Visual Reasoning 30
Total Questions 200
Time (Minutes) 150

Marks Distribution :

Parameter Marks
CET 200
Group Discussion 17
Personal Interview 17
Past Academic Record * 4
Work Experience ** 2
Total 240

* Past Academic Record :
  • 75% and above at SSC: 2 marks.
  • 75% and above at HSC: 2 marks.
  • Above 60% but less than 75% at SSC and HSC: 1 mark each.
** Work experience :
  • 3 years and above, 2 marks.
  • More than 1 year but less than 3 years, 1 mark.

Things to remember :

  • The question Paper will contain OBJECTIVE TYPE questions.
  • No negative marking.
  • The level of difficulty of the tests has not been the same every year.
  • Around 200 questions are asked to solve in 150 Minutes.

More Information : You can download Information brochure for the year 2003-2004 from here or here.
For more information please visit : Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) Website


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