MAH MCA CET 2020 Application Form(Released), Exam Dates, Pattern, Syllabus

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    MAH MCA CET 2020 is a state-level entrance examination conducted by the State Common Entrance Test Cell, Maharashtra State. The online registration has begun and candidates can fill the forms till Feb 22, 2020.

    Before  MAH MCA CET 2020 Registration  aspirants must ensure that they fulfill the eligibility criteria prescribed by the authorities. Indian nationals holding a Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline with at least 50% marks in aggregate or equivalent can appear for the exam.  Check  Eligibility Criteria

    The exam consists of 100 objective type questions to be completed in 90 minutes. Each correct answer will carry 2 marks. Each wrong answer will carry 0.5 negative marks. Check MAH MCA CET Exam Pattern

    MAH MCA CET 2020 to be conducted on March 28, 2020 in online (computer-based) mode. The result of the exam is expected to be released in the last week of April 2020. 

    Know More  Result & Counselling

    Highlights of MAH MCA CET 2020

    Exam NameMaharashtra Common Entrance Test for MCA
    Conducting BodyState Common Entrance Test Cell, Maharashtra
    Official Websitemahacet.org
    Mode of Application Online
    Mode of ExamComputer Based Test
    Courses offered1st year and 2nd Year Lateral Entry of MCA

    Exam Dates

    MAH MCA CET Exam Date

    The state-level exam is organized by State Common Entrance Test Cell, Maharashtra for admission into MCA Program. Students can check here the official  exam schedule for MCA CET 2020:

    EventDate
    Commencement of RegistrationJanuary 15, 2020
    Last Date for RegistrationFebruary 22, 2020
    Last Date to Print Application FormMarch 8, 2020
    Issue of MAH MCA CET Admit Card2nd week of March 2020
    MAH MCA CET 2020 Exam Date (Released)March 28, 2020
    Release of MCA CET Result Last week of April 2020
    MAH MCA CET CounsellingMay 2020
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    Eligibility Criteria

    MAH MCA CET 2020 Eligibility

    Candidates satisfying the stated eligibilityrequirements can apply online for the exam.

    • Nationality: Candidates must be Indian Nationals.
    • Age Limit: There is no age limit to apply for the examination.  

    For admission to 1st year of MCA

    • Bachelor degree holders in any discipline from a recognized university.
    • Mathematics at the intermediate level/ graduation level is a must.
    • General Category candidates having 50% aggregate marks (at least 45% for SC/ ST/ PwD) belonging to the state of Maharashtra only.
    • Final year candidates can also apply.

    For admission to 2nd Year Lateral Entry of MCA

    • Bachelor degree holders in computer applications or science (Information Technology or Computer Science).

    Check detailed MAH MCA CET Eligibility


    Steps to Fill Application

    Registration for MAH MCA CET 2020

    The application form filling procedure is completely online. Candidates have to visit the official website to register for MAH MCA CET. The registration process consists of a few simple steps namely Registration, Fill the Online Form, Uploading documents and Fee Payment. Aspirants can fill up the application form by following these steps:

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    Step 1: Registration

    • Visit the official website of DTE i.e. mahacet.org
    • Click on ‘Apply Online’ and ‘Click here for New Registration’
    • Enter Name, Contact details and Email-id.
    • You will receive a registration number and password for future use.

    Step 2: Filling the Online Application

    • Login with the credentials you had received during the time of registration.
    • Enter Personal, Academic details and Exam Details.
    • Save application by clicking 'Validate your details' and 'Save & Next' button.

    Step 3: Upload Documents

    After completely furnishing the application, scan and upload your photo and signature as per the defined guidelines. 

    DocumentSizeDimension
    PhotographNot more than 50 kb200 X 230 pixels
    Signature10 – 20 kb140 X 60 pixels

    After furnishing all the details carefully, proceed to make payment of the application fee.

    Step 4: Payment of Application Fee

    Make the payment as per your category in order to successfully register for MAH MCA CET. The payment can be made by the following modes:

    • Credit Card
    • Debit Card  
    • Net banking
    • IMPS 
    • Cash Cards or Mobile Wallets

    MAH MCA CET 2020 Application Fee

    CategoryFee
    General Category from Maharashtra State, Outside Maharashtra State (OMS), J & K Migrant candidatesINR 1000
    Reserved Category of Backward Class Categories and PwD Candidates belonging to Maharashtra State only.INR 800

    Note:Application fees can be paid via online mode only. No other medium is acceptable for making the payment.

    Documents Required

    • Valid Email ID
    • Valid Mobile No.
    • Valid Debit Card/ Credit Card
    • Net Banking Account
    • Scanned Passport Size Photo
    • Scanned Signature

    Admit Card Download

    Download MAH MCA CET 2020 Admit Card

    The hall ticket is issued to candidates who have successfully registered for MAH MCA CET 2020. Visit the official website of MCA CET exam to download it. Enter your application number and password to access the document. 

    Your  MAH MCA CET Admit Card will contain the following details:

    • Roll No. of candidate
    • Registration No. of candidate
    • Candidate’s name
    • Father’s Name
    • Candidate’s photograph
    • Test venue
    • Category of the candidate (as mentioned in the Application form)
    • Date and time of the entrance exam
    • Reporting time at the Exam Center
    • List of documents to be carried on the exam day
    Note: Students will be notified about the hall ticket on their registered mail ID and SMS. Read More

    List of Exam Centers

    List of MAH MCA CET Exam Centers

    MAH MCA CET 2020 will be held at various centers across the state of Maharashtra. The information related to the exam venue and reporting time will be mentioned in the admit card.


    Exam Pattern & Syllabus

    Exam Pattern for MCA CET Updated

    MAH MCA CET Exam Pattern

    Other facts about MAH MCA CET Exam Pattern:

    • Marking Scheme – 2 marks for every correct answer
    • Negative Marking – 0.5 marks are deducted for every wrong answer
    • Unanswered questions will not be evaluated
    • No. of Sections – 4 sections namely Mathematics & Statistics, Logical/ Abstract Reasoning, English Comprehension & Verbal Ability, and Computer Concepts.

    Section-wise distribution of questions is tabulated below:

    SectionNo. of QuestionsMaximum Marks
    Mathematics & Statistics3060
    Logical / Abstract Reasoning3060
    English comprehension and verbal ability2040
    Computer Concepts2040
    Total100 questions200 marks

    Check MAH MCA CET Exam Pattern


    MAH MCA CET 2020 Syllabus

    With the introduction of new sections in the examination, the syllabus has also been revised. DTE Maharashtra has released the new  MAH MCA CET 2020 Syllabus at the official website. Section-wise syllabus with important topics is given below:

    Section 1 – Mathematics & Statistics

    The questions will cover the following topics of intermediate level.

    Important Topics
    AlgebraCoordinate Geometry
    Differential EquationsTrigonometry
    ArithmeticsMensuration
    Basic Set Theory & FunctionsProbability & Statistics

    Section 2 – Logical or Abstract Reasoning

    The section measures how quickly and logically you can solve problems. It will have logical situations and questions based on the facts given in the passage. 

    Important Topics
    Seating Arrangement ProblemsCircular Arrangements
    Blood RelationsSets based on grouping and pattern
    Mapping and best routesSelection and Conditionals

    Section 3 – English Comprehension and Verbal Ability

    Important Topics
    Para jumblesError Spotting
    Para completionSummary writing
    Synonyms and AntonymsOrdering of Sentences

    Section 4 – Computer Concepts

    Important Topics
    Computer BasicsData Representation
    Computer ArchitectureComputer Language

    MAH MCA CET Result

    MAH MCA CET 2020 Result

    The result of MAH MCA CET 2020 will be declared online, at the official website of DTE. Candidates need to enter their MCA Application ID or Roll Number to download your scorecard. Listed below are quick facts about MCA Results:

    • Candidates are notified about the result declaration on the registered Email ID or on the mobile number.
    • Results will be available in the form of scorecards. Details mentioned in the scorecard are:
      • Name of the candidate
      • Roll No. of candidate
      • Sectional score in the exam
      • Overall score in the exam

    Check MAH MCA CET 2020 Result


    MAH MCA CET Cut Off

    MAH MCA CET 2020 Cut Off

    • DTE will release a provisional merit list online for MAH MCA CET 2020 soon after the results are announced.
    • A minimum of 50% marks (40% for SC/ST) is required to stand eligible for counselling.
    • The merit list will contain names of candidates in order of ranks secured by them in the test.
    • Aspirants can contact the organizing authority in case there is a discrepancy in their score.
    • The updated final merit list will be released in April 2020.
    • Students who are shortlisted via the merit list are eligible for the counselling session.

    DTE will release cut off for various institutes after CAP rounds are over. The cut off will depend on various factors like rank of candidate, availability of seats, category, and preference of college. MAH MCA CET Cut Off will be prepared on the basis of the following factors:

    • Number of candidates appearing for the exam
    • Number of seats available in each institute
    • Performance of the candidates in exam

    MAH MCA CET 2020 Counselling

    • For final admissions, MAH MCA CET 2020 Counselling will be carried out through CAP (Centralized Admission Process).
    • Register for CAP rounds which will begin from June 2020.
    • The steps involved in MAH MCA CET 2020 Centralized Admission Process are:

    Step 1: Visit the official website and look for the notification regarding the Counselling procedure.

    Step 2: On the official website, the available category wise seats in various institutes will be displayed for CAP Rounds I and II.

    Step 3: Fill up the application form for CAP rounds.

    Step 4: While filling the form, choose the institutions' preference in decreasing order of preference.

    Step 5: After the preferred form is filled, applicants will be allotted an institute by DTE authority.

    Step 6: Aspirants will have a choice to either ‘Freeze’ or ‘Float’ the seat allotted.

    Step 7: If the applicants choose the ‘Freeze’ option, their seats in the particular institute will be confirmed and they will not be considered for further rounds.

    Step 8: If the aspirant chooses the ‘Float’ option, the seat offered to them will be confirmed but if he gets admission to another institution of higher preference then they will accept it or else continue in the institute previously offered to them.

    Once students accept the seat, they must visit the allotted institute for verification of documents and scrutiny of certificates. The admission process will finally be completed after the successful verification of documents.


    Frequently Asked Questions

    MAH MCA CET 2020 FAQs

    Ques. What is MAH MCA CET?

    Ans. MAH MCA CET is a state-level computer application entrance test held for admission to colleges, institutes, and universities in the state of Maharashtra. Candidates from all over India can apply for this exam.

    Ques. What are the courses offered under MAH MCA CET?

    Ans. MAH MCA CET is conducted for admission into Postgraduate Technical courses in Computer Application 1st year or Direct Lateral Entry into the 2nd year at various institutes across Maharashtra. CheckMAH MCA CET Participating Institutes

    Ques. How do I know that my application has been received and accepted after filling in the online application form?

    Ans. After the successful completion of your application form through online mode, you will receive an SMS on your registered mobile number with the enrollment or Registration number. Moreover, your “Filled in Online Application form” containing all the information uploaded from the database and entered by you along with Registration number and Barcode will be displayed instantly.

    Ques. What should I do with the “Filled in Application Form”?

    Ans. The candidate has to take a print of the “Filled In Application Form”, keep a copy of this form and preserve it carefully. Use the Registration number printed in the “Filled In Application Form” for all future correspondence.

    Ques. Is there any need to upload any certificates?

    Ans. No, you do not have to upload any certificates. In case of reserved category, SC/ ST certificates are required to be uploaded where ever required. 

    Ques. Should I upload my photograph and signature?

    Ans. Yes, at the time of registration you need to upload the Photo (file size less than 50KB and JPG file format) and Signature (File Size less than 15KB and JPG file format).

    Ques. Due to some unavoidable reasons, I will not be able to appear for MAH MCA CET. Will I get a refund of my application fee?

    Ans. No, the fee is non-refundable under any circumstances.

    Ques. How is the exam center for MAH MCA CET alloted?

    Ans. The organizing body will allot a center to the aspirants accordingly. It is alloted as per the availability and also on the basis of who filled in the option first. Make note exam center once allotted will not be changed under any circumstance.

    Ques. Can I use MAH MCA CET Scores for admissions to any other institute/ university out of Maharashtra?

    Ans. No, the scorecard is valid for admissions to all Maharashtra government and unaided private colleges.

    Ques. Which universities accept MAH MCA CET scores?

    Ans. The participating institutes are listed below:

    • All government institutes offering MCA course
    • All government-aided institutes offering MCA course
    • All university departments offering MCA Course
    • University-managed institutes offering MCA course
    • All unaided MCA institutes covered as per the act

    Ques. I do not know how to operate a computer. What should I do?

    Ans. As the examination will have objective type questions, all you need to know about the computer is a basic knowledge of using a mouse. As you will have to select/ click the correct answer and submit the same.

    Ques. Is the exam pattern of MAH MCA CET revised by the coordinating body?

    Ans. Yes, MAH MCA CET pattern has been revised by DTE Maharashtra. Know more

    Ques. When will the results for MAH MCA CET be announced?

    Ans. MAH MCA CET 2020 Result is announced online, on the official website, in the last week of April 2020.

    Ques. Are any mock tests available for MAH MCA CET?

    Ans. Yes, mock tests for MCA CET will be available on the official website before the date of exam.

    Ques. Who can I approach in case of any help required for MAH MCA CET?

    Ans. You can get in touch with MAH MCA CET Helpdesk over the phone or by email. The details are as follows:

    Helpdesk Email ID – mcacetcell@gmail.com

    Phone Number –  +91 22 30233420/464 (10 AM – 6 PM)

    Ques. Is there negative marking in MAH MCA CET?

    Ans. Yes, there is a provision for negative marking in MAH MCA CET. Every incorrect answer would attract a penalty of -0.5 marks.

    Ques. Can I pay the MAH MCA CET Application fees in cash through a bank?

    Ans. No, MAH MCA CET Application Fee paid offline will not be accepted. The payment can be made online only using the integrated payment gateway on the official website, using either Net Banking or Credit/Debit Cards or IMPS/Cash Cards/Mobile Wallets.

    Ques. I do not have an email ID. Can I apply for MAH MCA CET using my friend’s email ID to apply for MAH MCA CET?

    Ans. Candidates’ are strongly advised against using email IDs other than their own for MAH MCA CET application process as crucial information such as availability of Admit Card, declaration of results, etc. will be notified to students via this email ID.

    Ques. Does any other institute/ university out of Maharashtra accept MAH MCA CET Scores for admissions?

    Ans. No, the MAH MCA CET scorecard is only valid for admissions to all aided or unaided institutes in the state of Maharashtra.

    Ques. How does the admission process conclude under MAH MCA CET?

    Ans. Once the candidates accept the allotted seat, they need to visit the Institute for document verification and thereafter completion of all other admission formalities including payment of admission fees.

    *The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College

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    Comments

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    Nikhil Patil

    Another university Final year BCA student can get the admission in Pune university colleges for MCA direct second year????

    05 Feb, 2020 15:41
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    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Nikhil, the university does not offers admission to MCA through lateral entry.

    05 Feb, 2020 16:12
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    Thomas Gural

    is there a separate entrance exam for the students who want to do part time MCA or it the same CET exam conducted fro full time MCA?

    27 Jan, 2020 00:20
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    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Thomas, this depends on the college/university in which you are applying for admission. Normally, there is no entrance exam in part-time courses.

    27 Jan, 2020 11:16
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    mahesh mhaske

    about mca collage in pune

    20 Jan, 2020 00:20
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    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Mahesh, you can check the list of the colleges from here: MCA Colleges in Pune

    20 Jan, 2020 11:56
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    Mr Student

    Suppose If we appear for MH-CET Now and if we want to take admission after 2-3 years(Completing JOB experience for 2 years) can we get admission with the marks which we scored Now?

    13 Jan, 2020 18:50
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    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi, no, score in MH-CET is valid only for one year. To take admission 2 or 3 years, you will have to appear in this exam all over again.

    14 Jan, 2020 16:36
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    Mr 360 view

    after qualify exam average MCA fee stracture .

    09 Sep, 2019 12:22
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    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi, this depends on the college/university in which you are applying for admission as the fee structure varies accordingly.

    09 Sep, 2019 13:24
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    Mehmud Khan

    Can I Fight This Exam.? my Graduation (BCA ) complete in 2015. is this allow Distance Learning

    06 Aug, 2019 17:27
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    Mansi Topa

    Hi Mehmud, To be eligible for admission to MCA via Maharashtra CET, the candidate must possess a Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks.

    09 Aug, 2019 17:11
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    akshay shetty

    does one need to procure domicile certificate for this exam

    20 Feb, 2019 15:01
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    Ayushman raj Choudhary

    Sir/Mam I am in BCA final year and I have done 10 2(commerce). I had business mathematics in my 10 2 ,I wanted to know if I am eligible for Maharashtra common entrance test for MCA or not . Also I don't have mathematics in my BCA course too , so please help. Thank you.

    18 Feb, 2019 12:13
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    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Ayushman, kindly go through the Eligibility Criteria of the exam from here.

    18 Feb, 2019 12:17
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    tia gandhi

    Please suggest reference books for MAH CET Entrance of 2019

    23 Jan, 2019 03:42
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    Sarthak Mahajan

    Hi Tia, You may please check the official website to get the reference book details for MAH CET 2019.

    23 Jan, 2019 13:21
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    Banu Mathi

    Sir I am waiting for my B.sc (math) final semester marks. I passed tancet. If I fail in final semester can I attend mca counselling.

    23 Jul, 2018 18:56
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    Ritika Sharma

    Hi Banu, You can sit in counseling but cannot get admission because if you fail then you are not eligible for MCA.

    24 Jul, 2018 15:20

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