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MAH MCA CET 2019 Exam Pattern- Marking Scheme, Syllabus, Books

Updated On - February 2nd 2019 by DEEKSHA

MAH MCA CET tests candidates’ mathematical skills, logical thinking, knowledge of computer and English language. The exam consists of 100 multiple choice questions divided into 4 sections. The question paper is to be attempted within 90 minutes

This year, MAH MCA CET 2019  is conducted for admission to MCA courses in the state of Maharashtra. It is important that aspirants are well versed with the pattern followed by the exam. The test is scheduled for March 23, 2019.

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Highlights of MAH MCA CET Exam Pattern

Mode of ExamOnline only
Question TypeMultiple Choice Questions
Number of Questions100
Duration of Exam90 minutes
Number of Sections4 (Mathematics & Statistics, Logical / Abstract Reasoning, English comprehension and Verbal Ability, Computer Concepts)
Marks awarded for each correct answer2 Marks
Negative Marking0.5 Mark for every incorrect response

MAH MCA CET 2019 Exam Pattern in Detail

Exam Mode:

  • MAH MCA CET 2019 will be held in the as a Computer Based Test.
  • Aspirants are required to mark answers on the computer screen.
  • Candidates should note that option to give an offline test is not available.

Medium of Exam: 

  • The paper will be conducted in English.

Exam Duration:

  • Time allotted for the test is 90 minutes.

Types of Questions:

  • Questions in the test will be Multiple Choice questions.
  • For every question, four options will be given out of which only one option will be correct.

Sections and Distribution:

MAH MCA CET 2019 will contain 4 sections of total 200 marks. The following table provides information on section-wise distribution of marks:

SectionNumber of QuestionsTotal Marks
Mathematics & Statistics3060
Logical / Abstract Reasoning3060
English comprehension and Verbal Ability20 40
Computer Concepts2040
Total 100200

Marking Scheme

Maximum Marks200
Marks awarded for each correct answer2 Marks
Negative Marking0.5 marks for every incorrect answer
Non-attempted QuestionsNot assessed

MAH MCA CET 2019 Syllabus

General Aptitude

General Aptitude paper of MAH MCA CET 2019 assesses the general aptitude of a candidate who is to pursue computer applications and software profession. The detailed syllabus for Aptitude Section is mentioned below:

  • Logical reasoning
  • Quantitative reasoning
  • High School Mathematics
  • Vocabulary
  • English comprehension
  • Verbal Ability
  • Mathematics

Computer Concepts

Topics such as computer architecture and operating system basics are to be given special importance other than the topics given below:

  • Computer Basics
  • Data Representation
  • Binary Arithmetic
  • Computer Architecture
  • Computer Language
  • Operating System basics

Read Detailed MAH MCA CET 2019 Syllabus

MAH MCA CET 2019 Recommended Books

The following books can be followed by candidates to prepare for MAH MCA 2019:

Name of BookAuthorISBN No.
MCA CET MaharashtraTeam of Experts-
MCA Entrance ExaminationJ V Subrahmanyam8172541589
A Comprehensive guide for MCAR S Aggarwal8121914817
A Complete study package for MCA EntrancesAmit M Aggarwal9385980386
11 Years Solved Papers MCA EntrancesAmit M Aggarwal9352037346
The perfect study resource for MCAExperts Compilation9352039785

Important Instructions

It is important to keep certain instructions in mind while appearing for an online test. Candidates can follow the following instructions in the exam:


  • On the computer allotted to the candidate, candidate’s details (Name, photograph etc.) will be displayed on the screen.
  • At the scheduled time (generally 10 minutes before the exam), candidates are required to enter Username and Password as instructed in Admit Card.
  • After entering Username and Password click on “Sign In” button.

Reading Instructions 

  • Read instructions carefully as they provide the entire exam related information including number of questions and marking scheme.
  • Click on “I am ready to begin” button. The test will start at scheduled time only.
  • Timer count starts when candidates click the button “I am ready to begin”.

Test Taking Process

  • Question number in the Question Palette at the right of the screen can be clicked to go to that numbered question directly.
  • You have to select any answer out of the given four options, by clicking on the circle button in front of the option.
  • To change the already chosen answer, click the circle button of another option. In order to cancel the answer, click on Clear response button.
  • To save your answer, it is mandatory to click on the Save & Next button, otherwise answer will not be saved.
  • To mark the question for review, click on the Mark for Review & Next button. In case, a question is answered and marked for Review that answer will be considered in the evaluation.
  • Submit button will not be available until the completion of the exam time. Candidates are not required to click the submit button as system will automatically submit the test after Exam Closure time.
  • Thereafter, exam summary will be displayed on the screen with Subject Name, Number of questions answered, not Answered, marked for review, and not visited.
  • Please confirm by clicking ‘Yes’ button.


  • The countdown timer will start ticking after you click the button “I am ready to begin”.
  • Candidates can refer to the timer to get an idea of the time left in completion of the test.

*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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Sudeshna Liza D Rozario

Can I do MCA after doing Bcom in Marketing and after a gap of 2 years?

11 Dec, 2018 00:20
Akansha Expert

Hi Sudheshna, Yes you will but you need to check the admission eligibility for the relevant course or college because every college has their own criteria.

11 Dec, 2018 12:40

how many subject allow in mah-mca-cet

18 May, 2018 00:20
Garima Bansal

Hi Udaykumar, For the information regarding subjects you may click on this link:- Syllabus

21 May, 2018 18:38

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