MAH MCA CET 2021 Exam Date, Registration, Eligibility, Pattern, Syllabus, and Cut off

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MAH MCA CET is a state-level entrance examination conducted by the State Common Entrance Test Cell, Maharashtra. The minimum eligibility criteria to apply for MAH MCA CET 2021 is that the candidate must hold a Bachelor's degree in any discipline from a recognized university. Check MAH MCA CET Eligibility

MAH MCA CET 2021 Application Forms are expected to be released in the month of January 2021. Candidates fulfilling the eligibility criteria can fill the application forms in an online mode by making a payment of registration fees of INR 1000. Check MAH MCA CET Application form

  • MAH MCA CET 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 2021 Syllabus will be released on the official website. Usually, the syllabus is divided into 4 major sections i.e. Maths & Statistics, Logical/ Abstract Reasoning, English Comprehension & Verbal Ability, and Computer concepts. Check MAH MCA CET Syllabus
  • Soon after the conclusion of the exam, all MCA colleges in Maharashtra will release their individual cutoff marks. A minimum of 50% & 40% marks must be secured by General and SC/ST category candidates respectively to qualify. Check MAH MCA CET Cut off

Read the article to know more about exam dates, registration process, exam pattern, syllabus, cut off, and much more. 

Latest Update: MAH MCA CET 2020 Counselling CAP Round-II provisional seat allotment result will be released on Jan 19, 2021. After that candidates will have to accept the seat between Jan 20 to 22, 2021. Check MAH MCA CET Counselling

Highlights of MAH MCA CET 2021

Exam Name Maharashtra Common Entrance Test for MCA
Conducting Body State Common Entrance Test Cell, Maharashtra
Official Website
Mode of Application  Online
Mode of Exam Computer Based Test
Courses offered 1st year and 2nd Year Lateral Entry of MCA

MAH MCA CET Exam Dates

MAH MCA CET 2021 Exam Date

Event Dates (Expceted)
Commencement of Registration January 2021
Last Date to Print Application Form February 2021
Issue of MAH MCA CET Admit Card March 2021
MAH MCA CET 2021 Exam Date March 2021
Release of MCA CET Result  Arpil 2021
MAH MCA CET Counselling June 2021

MAH MCA CET Eligibility

MAH MCA CET 2021 Eligibility

Candidates satisfying the stated eligibility requirements 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

MAH MCA CET Application Form

MAH MCA CET 2021 Registration

MAH MCA CET 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:


Step 1: Registration

  • Visit the official website of DTE i.e.
  • 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. 

Document Size Dimension
Photograph Not more than 50 kb 200 X 230 pixels
Signature 10 – 20 kb 140 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 2021 Application Fee

Category Fee
General Category from Maharashtra State, Outside Maharashtra State (OMS), J & K Migrant candidates INR 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 to Fill Application 

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

Download MAH MCA CET 2021 Admit Card

MAH MCA CET 2021 hall ticket will be issued to candidates who will successfully register for MAH MCA CET 2021. Visit the official website of MCA CET exam to download it. Enter your application number and password to access the document. 

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 MAH MCA CET 2021 Exam Centers

MAH MCA CET 2021 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.

MAH MCA CET Exam Pattern

MAH MCA CET 2021 Exam Pattern

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:

Section No. of Questions Maximum Marks
Mathematics & Statistics 30 60
Logical / Abstract Reasoning 30 60
English comprehension and verbal ability 20 40
Computer Concepts 20 40
Total 100 questions 200 marks

Check MAH MCA CET Exam Pattern

MAH MCA CET Syllabus

MAH MCA CET 2021 Syllabus

DTE Maharashtra will release MAH MCA CET 2021 Syllabus on the official website. Section-wise syllabus with important topics is given below:

Section 1: Mathematics & Statistics Section 2: Logical or Abstract Reasoning Section 3: English Comprehension and Verbal Ability Section 4: Computer Concepts
Algebra Seating Arrangement Problems Para jumbles Computer Basics
Differential Equations Blood Relations Para completion Computer Architecture
Arithmetics Mapping and best routes Synonyms and Antonyms Data Representation
Basic Set Theory & Functions Circular Arrangements Error Spotting Computer Language
Coordinate Geometry Sets based on grouping and pattern Summary writing --
Trigonometry Selection and Conditionals Ordering of Sentences --
Mensuration -- -- --
Probability & Statistics -- -- --

MAH MCA CET 2021 Result

MAH MCA CET 2021 Result 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 will be 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 2021 Result


MAH MCA CET 2021 Cut Off

  • DTE will release a provisional merit list online for MAH MCA CET 2021 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.
  • 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 Counselling

MAH MCA CET 2021 Counselling

For final admissions, MAH MCA CET 2021 Counselling will be carried out through CAP (Centralized Admission Process). Register for CAP rounds which will begin from June 2021. The steps involved in MAH MCA CET 2021 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.



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. Check MAH 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. 

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

Ans. MAH MCA CET 2021 Result will be announced online, on the official website, in the month of April 2021.

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 –

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.


abhishek srivastav
MCA course duration in MAH MCA 2020-2021

Hi Abhishek

Visit on our official website of MAH MCA CET to know the exam pattern and syllabus. You will get all the other details about the exam and how you can apply for it.

jigar kajiwala
for MCA which entrance exam is necessary?
common admission test

Greetings Jigar, For MCA course MAH MCA CET entrance exam is necessary.

nikhil patil
Another university Final year BCA student can get the admission in Pune university colleges for MCA direct second year????
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Nikhil, the university does not offers admission to MCA through lateral entry.
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?
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.
mahesh mhaske
about mca collage in pune
shobhna chaturvedi

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

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?
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.
mr 360 view
after qualify exam average MCA fee stracture .
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi, this depends on the college/university in which you are applying for admission as the fee structure varies accordingly.
mehmud khan
Can I Fight This Exam.? my Graduation (BCA ) complete in 2015. is this allow Distance Learning
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.
akshay shetty
does one need to procure domicile certificate for this exam
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.
shobhna chaturvedi

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

tia gandhi
Please suggest reference books for MAH CET Entrance of 2019
sarthak mahajan
Hi Tia, You may please check the official website to get the reference book details for MAH CET 2019.
banu mathi
Sir I am waiting for my (math) final semester marks. I passed tancet. If I fail in final semester can I attend mca counselling.
ritika sharma
Hi Banu, You can sit in counseling but cannot get admission because if you fail then you are not eligible for MCA.
vineet banthia
Hello sir, I have scored a percentile of 82.12 with 42.5 marks in MAH MCA CET. Which college can I expect to get into in mumbai?
ritika sharma

Hi Vineet, To get idea about which college you will get please check this link:- Cutoff.

shraddha vichare
What is provisional merit list? and which are the institutes or colleges offering MCA course in Mumbai?
garima bansal

Hi Shraddha, The first merit list which is released by the university is known as a provisional merit list Here is a link for the mca colleges in Mumbai:- Top colleges

shikhar rauthan
Can I get Admission in VJTI with 99.89 percentile and 13th rank in MAH MCA CET ?
akansha expert

Hello Shikhar, You will get the information about Rank under in Admission please check this link for Cutt Off this entrance exam.

lijiemol johnson
Hello, I have secu 71.02 percentile in MAH MCA CET 2018. Which colleges of Pune should i prefer?
garima bansal

Hi Lijiemol, To get information reagarding colleges you can click on this link:-Rank predictor

pankti hindia
for admission, what is considered? the percentile or cet score?
bhawna vedwal
CET score is considered to get admission
frazzer king
Hello Sir/Madam, I have secured a percentile of 80 with 40 marks in MAH MCA CET. Can I expect to get admission into VJTI or KJ Somaiya ?
bhawna vedwal
To get admission in VJTI or KJ Somaiya the chances are very low with this score
soham morankar
Then in which college and what are the chances of getting the admission?
akansha expert

Hi Soham, Please check this link for getting the Participation College in this Entrance exam, You may Check their cut off for get the idea for Admission.

kanak varshney
Can I get the detailed list of all the colleges in Maharashtra which accept the MAH MCA CET score?
priya sharma

Hi Kanak, to get the detailed list of all the colleges in Maharashtra which accept the MAH MCA CET score, click here TOP COLLEGES IN MAHARASHTRA.

shailesh tendolkar
Which colleges in mumbai should I prefer after securing 99.02 percentile at MAH CET 2018?
sakshi garg expert
Hi Shailesh, You get information about the colleges in Mumbai which you prefer after securing 99.02 percentile at MAH CET 2018 through this link: NEET Cutoff List