Common Entrance Test (CET)

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About Common Entrance Test (CET)

The Common Entrance Test (CET) is the entrance examination for the MMS (Master’s in Management Studies) programme conducted by the Directorate of Technical Education for gaining admission into colleges in Maharashtra. Click here for some basic information about CET and for the list of some institutes accepting CET scores for admission.

CET is a very unique test in the sense that all the students who sit for the written test are invited for Group Discussion & Personal Interview. The distribution of marks is as follows: –

Written Test – 200 marks

GD – 17 marks

PI – 17 marks

Past Academic Record – 4 marks (75% and above at SSC: 2 marks. 75% and above at HSC: 2 marks. Above 60% but less than 75% at SSC & HSC: 1 mark each.)

Work Experience – 2 marks (Work experience of 3 years and above, 2 marks. More than 1 year but less than 3 years, 1 marks. This experience must be with a company listed on the Stock Exchange, Mumbai.)

The maximum marks that a student can obtain are 240. Since 200 of these or 83% arise from the CET, the test itself is of paramount importance. Therefore, it is imperative to do your best in the written test.

Since this is a jumbled test, the following areas are included; –

  1. Verbal Ability & Verbal Reasoning – 65
  2. Reading Comprehension – 8
  3. Quantitative Aptitude – 26
  4. Data Interpretation – 21
  5. Logical & Analytical Reasoning – 50
  6. Visual Reasoning – 30

Applications are invited for MAH-MBA/MMS-CET 2005 for admission to First Year of the Two-year Full Time Post Graduate Degree Courses in MBA/MMS in Government, Unaided, University Managed Management Institutes and University Departments in the Maharashtra State.

Eligibility Criteria

Candidate should have passed with minimum of 45% marks in aggregate (40% in case of backward class candidates from Maharashtra State only) in any Bachelor’s degree of minimum three years duration in any discipline recognized by the Association of Indian Universities or Appeared for the final year examination of any Bachelor’s degree of minimum three years duration in any discipline recognized by the Association of Indian Universities.

Admission Process:

The admission process for CET is as follows: –

Students need to register only for the CET and not apply individually to the allied institutes of their choice.

There is no short-listing based on score in the written test.

This means all students who write the test also appear for the GD and PI. On the basis of the cumulative performance in the three (Test+GD+PI), a merit list is prepared.

Finally, a counseling session is organized by the testing body to offer admission on ‘higher the score better the institute’ principle. The Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) takes care of the entire selection process of CET and thereafter GD and PI for colleges in Maharashtra. Top performers are offered admission to the best institutes (depending on the number of seats) and so on. In case a student is willing to join the institute offered during counseling, he is required to pay the first installment within the specified period. If not, the next candidate on the merit list is offered the seat.


Application Process:

Students are required to register for the test only. They are not required to apply separately to the institutes. The application process consists of 2 stages: –

  1. Collection of information brochure:Information brochures will be available at the selected post offices between 11.00 am – 5.00 pm. The fee is to be paid in cash only. Two types of receipts will be provided to the candidate: -a) Students copyb) ARC copy

    Information brochures are also available for OMS candidates at Bharati Vidyapeeth’s Institute of Management & Research, New Delhi and Welingkar Institute of Management Development & Research, Bangalore.

  2. Submission of application form:The submission of the forms can be done in 2 ways:a) Candidate should download the ‘Specimen application form from the website
    . The duly filled in application form should be submitted and confirmed at any of the ARC’s as mentioned in the information brochure.b) Candidates can also submit and confirm the submission of the online application form at the ARC’s. This online application form can also be filled in and submitted from any Internet cafe or from home. After taking a printout of this duly filled application form, the candidate must go to any ARC for the confirmation of the same.

In order to procure the Receipt cum acknowledgement letter and call letter for the CET, GD and PI, it is mandatory for all the candidates to do the confirmation of submission of Application form at the ARC only. Candidates are required to produce the receipt of the payment of fees (ARC copy), attested true copies of the required supporting documents and two passport size photographs at the time of confirmation at ARC.

Cost of Bulletin:

Application form processing fees (including fees for GD, PI):

Rs. 950/- for Candidates of Backward Class Categories belonging to Maharashtra State only.

Rs. 1150/- for Open Category Candidates from Maharashtra State, Outside Maharashtra.

Payment Details:

Payment should be done only in cash at the selected post offices.

J & K migrant candidates who wish to apply against J & K migrant quota and also against OMS quota are required to pay total fee of Rs. 2300/- (Two separate receipts of Rs. 1150/-)

Important Dates:

Bulletin / Form available from: 30-01-2006

Last Date of Purchase of Form: 10-02-2006

Last Date of Submission of Form: 10-02-2006

TEST DATE: 26-02-2006 at 2.00 pm


Kindly check the website

For Information Brochure and other details.

JEE Main

Application Form Submission 16 Dec 2020 to 16 Jan 2021.