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MAH-MBA/MMS CET Preparation


What is MBA CET Exam? The MBA CET 2025 or MAH-MBA/MMS CET is a State Level Entrance Test that is conducted by Maharashtra’s Directorate of Technical Education(DTE) for MBA/MMS Programs It is the gateway to Top MBA/MMS Colleges like JBIMS, Sydenham, Welingkar, PUMBA, SIES, etc.

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The MBA CET 2025 exam will be tentatively conducted on 9th and 10th March 2025.


The exam will consist of 4 sections as follows:

  • Verbal Ability/ Reading Comprehension
  • Quantitative Ability
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Visual Reasoning or Abstract Reasoning
Quantitative Aptitude (50 Questions)
  • Numbers
  • Probability
  • Percentages
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Averages
  • Data Interpretation – Charts, Graphs, Caselets etc.
  • Speed, Distance, Time
  • Time and Work
  • Geometry
  • Mensuration
  • Ratio Proportion
  • Simple Interest/Compound Interest
  • Profit Loss
  • Mixtures and Allegations
  • Algebra
Logical Reasoning (75 Questions)
  • Syllogisms
  • Direction Sense
  • Blood Relations
  • Coding/Decoding
  • Input/Output – Tracing Sequential Output
  • Venn Diagram
  • Conditional Coding
  • Selection Criteria
  • Linear and Circular Arrangement
  • Symbol-based Comparison
  • Series Completion
  • Alphanumeric Sequence
  • Critical Reasoning
Verbal Ability / Reading Comprehension (50 Questions)
  • Comprehension of passages
  • Vocabulary
  • Grammar
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Antonyms
  • Synonyms
  • Para Jumbles
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Phrase replacement
  • Para Jumbles
  • Sentence arrangement, completion, correction
  • Spelling/Inappropriate usage
  • Odd Sentence Para Jumble


Visual Reasoning (25 Questions)
  • Series completion
  • Odd man out
  • Similar Pairs
  • Missing figures
  • Miscellaneous


Read More: MBA CET 2025 Syllabus


It is a CBT – Computer Based Test. Online registration process is supposed to start in March 2024. The last date to apply would be in Feb 2024. The exam date is not announced yet.


When is MBA CET Exam?

Event Tentative Dates
Online Registration Starts Jan 2025
Hall Ticket Not declared
MBA CET 2025 Exam 9th, 10th March 2025
Result March 2025
Admission Process August 2025



The application form is available online on the DTE website. The online registration for application will begin in January 2025. It’s a simple process where basic details are to be filled up by the candidate


  • The application fee for General Category is Rs. 1000/-
  • The application fee for SEBC, SC, ST, VJ/DT- NT(A), NT(B), NT(C), NT(D), OBC, SBC is Rs. 800/-
  • It is a one-time application cost, no extra fee for applying to different MBA/MMS Colleges under this exam
  • The candidate applying on the basis of CAT and CMAT have to pay the same amount during CAP Rounds – This is only applicable if the candidate has not appeared for the CET exam.


The Candidate should be an Indian National passed minimum three-year duration Bachelor’s degree awarded by any of the Universities recognized by UGC(University Grants Commission) or Association of Indian Universities with minimum 50% marks in aggregate or equivalent. 45% in the case of candidates of backward class categories and Persons with disability belonging to Maharashtra State only obtained non zero scores in the MBA CET 2025Exam. The candidates in the last year of graduation can also apply. All the candidates applying from Outside Maharashtra are treated under the general category only.


The exam has 4 different sections as follows.

  1. Verbal Ability/ Reading Comprehension
  2. Quantitative Aptitude
  3. Logical Reasoning
  4. Visual or Abstract Reasoning
Sections Questions Marks
VA/RC 50 50
Quant 50 50
LR 75 75
Visual 25 25
  200 questions 200 marks

Exam Duration is 150 minutes i.e. 2 hours 30 minutes 


Each question carries 1 mark and the best part is no negative marking for wrong answers. There is no sectional cut off criteria in this exam.

  • Total 200 Questions for 200 marks
  • +1 mark for every correct answer
  • No negative marks for wrong answers


How to crack the MBA CET exam? If you are preparing for MBA Entrance exams like CAT, XAT, SNAP, NMAT etc. then the only difference with CET is the APPROACH and PATTERN. One is required to solve 200 questions in 150 minutes, which can be stressful. The difficulty level for Logical Reasoning and VA/RC has gone up significantly. Visual Reasoning section comes to your help that comprises of 25 marks which can help to compensate for other sections.


If one has joined coaching classes then no need to buy Prep books as the coaching notes would be sufficient. If you haven’t joined any coaching classes then check out the 3 books that will be sufficient for complete preparation. The article given below will help you.

Read More: Top 3 Books for MBA CET 2025 Preparation


You don’t have access to Coaching classes? Don’t have any notes to prepare from? Don’t worry, We provide free study material for the preparation for the MBA CET exam. It is in the form of YouTube videos, PDFs and PPT files. You have free access to all the material and can share it with everyone.

Read More: Free Study Material for MBA CET 2025


Mock Test Features

  1. 20 Full-length tests
  2. 40 Sectional tests
  3. Solutions
  4. Analysis
  5. National Ranking

Read more: MBA CET Mock Test Series


Which are the top MBA/MMS Colleges through MBA CET Exam 2024?

MBA/MMS Institute Total Seats Open
JBIMS Mumbai 138 135(63) 135(63)
Sydenham Mumbai 207 126(257) 130(148)
Welingkar Mumbai 138 123(387) 123(387)
PUMBA Pune 207 115(786) 122(399)
COEP Pune 35 118(606) 118(606)
SIES Mumbai 126 118(612) 117(643)
Xavier Mumbai 63 115(795) 116(693)
Chetana Mumbai 138 113(883) 114(826)
MET Mumbai 207 108(1287) 110(1093)
Indira IIMP Pune 345 101(2013) 101(2013)
Lala’s Mumbai 252 100(2211) 100(2126)
Thakur Mumbai 189 97(2628) 98(2481)
ICEM Pune 69 97(2525) 100(2204)
Indira ISBS Pune 138 95(2814) 95(2864)
Rizvi Mumbai 126 94(3033) 97(2588)
Vivekanand Mumbai 189 92(3276) 92(3243)
Alkesh Dinesh Mumbai 138 91(3392) 106(1529)
Indira IGBS Pune 69 91(3499) 92(3356)


JBIMS Mumbai 128(212) 128(212) 121(490) 121(490) 98(2396) 98(2396)
Sydenham Mumbai 119(566) 126(254) 111(1050) 119(541) 82(5071) 97(2610)
Welingkar Mumbai 118(616) 118(616) 109(1202) 109(1202) 87(4144) 87(4144)
PUMBA Pune 111(1067) 116(729) 99(2260) 109(1225) 78(5852) 81(5264)
COEP Pune 114(845) 114(845) 110(1085) 110(1085) 81(5275) 81(5275)
SIES Mumbai            
Xavier Mumbai            
Chetana Mumbai 109(1188) 112(953) 104(1675) 106(1513) 71(7683) 75(6661)
MET Mumbai 100(2147) 108(1253) 100(2131) 104(1696) 63(10750) 69(8334)
Indira IIMP Pune 98(2492) 98(2492) 94(3014) 94(3014) 65(9822) 65(9822)
Lala’s Mumbai            
Thakur Mumbai            
ICEM Pune 95(2910) 96(2745) 93(3117) 94(3002) 58(13454)
Indira ISBS Pune 92(3244) 93(3160) 90(3664) 90(3662) 57(14442) 62(11248)
Rizvi Mumbai            
Vivekanand Mumbai            
Alkesh Dinesh Mumbai 83(4808) 92(3281) 84(4622) 89(3836) 48(22928) 62(11054)
Indira IGBS Pune 87(4096) 91(3498) 88(3939) 89(3792) 44(28284) 57(13978)
MBA/MMS Institute EWS Minority All India TFWS
JBIMS Mumbai 134(84) 99.97(49) 137(52)
Sydenham Mumbai 127(241) 99.90(138) 130(156)
Welingkar Mumbai 119(549) 99.68(380) 125(313)
PUMBA Pune 114(832) 99.60(425) 116(690)
COEP Pune 114(864) 99.58(431) 118(599)
SIES Mumbai 58(13345) 99.58(441) 116(720)
Xavier Mumbai 81(5194) 99.54(483) 114(850)
Chetana Mumbai 111(1047) 99.14(799) 113(929)
MET Mumbai 104(1695) 98.63(1152) 110(1110)
Indira IIMP Pune 97(2511)   96.05(2534) 107(1417)
Lala’s Mumbai 42(30065) 97.69(1681) 104(1741)
Thakur Mumbai 32(36835) 96.13(2419) 96(2771)
ICEM Pune 93(3177) 95.48(2714) 104(1685)
Indira ISBS Pune 91(3457) 94(3504) 99(2342)
Rizvi Mumbai 63(10749) 95.79(2588) 93(3171)
Vivekanand Mumbai 47(23825) 93.7(3578) 93(3079)
Alkesh Dinesh Mumbai 85(4379) 92(3831) 92(3353)
Indira IGBS Pune 87(4155) 91(4033) 97(2565)

Read More: CET Cut-off for Top 15 MBA/MMS Colleges


How to download MBA CET Hall ticket? The Hall ticket or Admit card for the exam will be released in the month of March 2024. The candidates can download the hall ticket from the DTE website and get it printed. It has to be produced on the exam day with a valid Photo identity.


The candidates will not get a dedicated scorecard for their performance in the CET exam. The DTE will upload a result PDF containing scores of all the candidates. One must take a snapshot of his/her result from the PDF and use it as a scorecard to apply for MBA Admission Process and also for application to various PGDM colleges that accept MBA CET score.


When is MBA CET result? Normally the result is declared within 10 days after the exam is conducted. Analysis of the result is very important because it gives a fair idea about the college that you will probably end up at your percentile.  

  MBA CET 2019 MBA CET 2020
Total Registrations 111846 124236
No. of candidates appeared 102851 110631
Center in Maharashtra 112 135
Center outside Maharashtra 15 13
Range of Marks MBA CET 2019 MBA CET 2020
151-175 20 4
126-150 677 392
101-125 5013 3924
51-100 48614 55001
0-50 48527 51310



The admission process starts in the month of June. It comprises of following steps:

  1. Online registration
  2. Provisional and Final Merit list
  3. Display of Institute Seat Matrix
  4. Submission of College option form
  5. CAP Rounds
  6. Reporting to the institute for admission
  7. Non-CAP Admissions


Scoring good marks in the CET exam is the first half of the complete process, the second half i.e. CAP rounds are more crucial. One needs to play CAP rounds with a proper strategy without which ending up in the wrong institute on a given percentile is obvious. The terms like Facilitation Center, Admission Reporting Center, Freeze Not-Freeze, etc. comes into the picture.   The document verification in the first stage is done at FC – Facilitation Center. The candidate is required to complete the Online registration then visit FC with the required documents and get it verified. This ensures that the candidate is eligible for CAP Rounds. A provisional merit list will be displayed after FC work is done, it will give a fair idea on which college a candidate is likely to get in CAP rounds. The provisional merit list consists of All India Merit number, State General Merit number(for Maharashtra Candidates), etc. A final merit list is displayed after the provisional merit list. This is followed by the release of Vacant seat matrix and Option form filling for CAP Round 1. The following article will give you a complete idea about CAP Rounds.

Read More: MBA CAP Rounds


The total seats in any MBA/MMS Institute are divided into different Quota

  • 85% seats are reserved for Maharashtra Candidates
  • 15% seats for candidates applying from Outside Maharashtra State

  85% of seats are further divided as per State level seats, HU/OHU seats and Institute level Seats(ILS). Then the further division is according to Categories. General, OBC, SC, SEBC, ST, VJ-NT, PWD etc. and finally the addition of EWS quota that started from 2019 admission process.   Minority quota is present in institutes like KJ Somaiya, SIES, NL Dalmia, Xavier etc. 50% of the total seats are reserved for minority candidates. The rest seats are treated as open to all category students without having Category bifurcation.

  Seat matrix is different for Minority colleges. One must check the seat matrix of all the top MBA/MMS colleges in order to understand the number of seats, seat distribution which will indirectly help to track competition.


When you look at the seat matrix of MBA/MMS Colleges, you will find some of the colleges having Institute level Seats(ILS). The admission to ILS is done at Institute Level and it has nothing to do with MBA CAP Rounds. There is a particular set of rules specified by the DTE to conduct ILS admissions. Remember it is not Management Quota, it’s the right of candidates to get fairly treated for ILS quota strictly according to Merit scores.

Read More: MBA ILS Quota

MBA CET 2025 Sample Question Paper

VERBAL ABILITY/READING COMPREHENSION Directions: The passage below is followed by questions based on its contents. Read the passage, and choose the best answer on the basis of the passage content, stated or implied.   Passage Adversity like that faced by the Swiss watchmakers has the virtue of starkly limiting the alternatives. A company that decides to expand by acquisition has the wide world of commerce before it, subject only to availability and price. The plethora of choices is one explanation of the many poor selections. The best decisions follow when the purpose is most clearly defined. At least the decision-maker then knows exactly what he is trying to achieve and why. The Swiss were trying to achieve survival – an aim so ‘transcendent’ that the “why” needn’t be asked. The only important question was “How,” and the only answer (which their Japanese rivals have always chosen as the most rewarding approach) is to probe for the weakness of the opposition, and then to kick the Achilles heel with steel-tipped boots. In this instance, the weakness (to which Japanese business is strangely prone) was lack of modern fashion sense. The electronic timepieces were being sold as wrist machinery; that gave Swiss Company its opportunity.   In the context of the passage which of the following is closest in meaning to the word “plethora” as given in bold.

  1. Paucity
  2. Nature
  3. Quality
  4. Excess
  5. Other than those given as options

  Which of the following holds good in the case of Swiss or Japanese watchmaking companies?

    1. Japanese watchmaking companies had a rewarding experience in regard to wrist watches because of their modern fashion
    2. In the past, Swiss watch companies were always probing for the weakness of their rival Japanese companies to succeed in
    3. The Japanese watch companies were having a tough time from their strong Swiss
    4. The solution to the problem of Swiss Companies was in the weakness of Japanese companies lacking in modern fashion for wrist
    5. Other than those given as options

  Directions: In the questions given below, either a part or the entire sentence is printed in bold. The sentence is followed by five ways of writing the bold part. Answer choice (a) repeats the original or there is no change; the other answer choices vary. If you think that the original phrasing is the best i.e. no change is required; choose (a) as your answer. If you think that any other answer choice is the best, select that as your answer and indicate it on your answer sheet properly.  

  1. After having finished the lecture, the speaker asked if there were any
    1. No change
    2. Finishing the lecture
    3. Having finished the lecture
    4. When the lecture finished
    5. Having been finished the lecture
  2. My train was detained for one hour at Waltair, which made me miss my connecting
    1. No change
    2. My train was detained for one hour at Waltair, making me miss
    3. My train was detained for one hour at Waltair, because of which I missed
    4. Because my train was detained for one hour at Waltair, I missed
    5. Because my train was detained for one hour at Waltair, it made me

  LOGICAL REASONING In a certain code ‘A + B’ means “A is the mother of B” and ‘A – B’ means “A is the father of B”. Which of the following means “P is the grand-mother of R”?

  • P – Q + R
  • Q – R + P
  • P + Q – R
  •  Q + R – P
  • Other than those given as options

  In the question below are given two statements followed by two conclusions numbered I and You have to take the two given statements to be true even if they seem to be at variance from commonly known facts, consider the two conclusions; together and then decide which of the given conclusions logically follows from the two given statements, disregarding commonly known facts. Statements:

  • All machines are windows.
  • All windows are clouds.


  1. All machines are clouds.
  2. All clouds are machines.
  • None follows
  • Only a follows
  • Both a & b follow
  • Only b follows
  • Either a or b follows

  QUANTITATIVE ABILITY Directions: Given below is a table showing percentages out of a total of 700 employees ranking six attributes that help promotion. Rank I is the highest. Study the table carefully and answer questions that follow:

% of Employees Giving Different Ranks
Attribute I II III IV V VI
Seniority 32 17 22 19 5 5
Perseverance 14 19 17 9 27 14
Efficiency 15 19 21 14 14 17
Intelligence 10 14 10 14 17 35
Honesty 24 17 7 9 27 16
Sociability 5 14 23 35 10 13

  Which attribute for promotion has received the highest rank?

  1. Perseverance
  2. Seniority
  3. Honesty
  4. Sociability
  5. Efficiency

  How many employees gave rank III to intelligence?

  1. 119
  2. 98
  3. 77
  4. 70
  5. 10

  Manu walked from Pali to Roha and back. The distance between Pali and Roha is one km. His speed while going to Pali was 5 km. per hour and it was 4 km. while returning from Roha. What was Manu’s average speed in km per hour for the entire two-way trip?

  1.  5
  2. 4
  3. 4
  4. 4
  5. Other than those given as options

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