MAH MCA CET 2020 Exam Pattern- Marking Scheme, Syllabus, Books

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    MAH MCA CET exam pattern has been released. The exam will consist of 100 multiple choice questions spread across 4 sections. The question paper is to be attempted within 90 minutes.

    The major sections of  MAH MCA CET  are Mathematics & Statistics, Logical Reasoning, English Comprehension & Verbal Ability, and Computer concepts. Check MAH MCA CET Syllabus

    MAH MCA CET 2020 is scheduled to be conducted on March 28, 2020 in online (computer-based) mode. Read the article below to know more about Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Marking Scheme, Important Books, etc.

    Highlights of MAH MCA CET Exam Pattern

    Exam NameMAH MCA CET
    Mode of ExamOnline (CBT) 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

    Exam Pattern & Marking

    MAH MCA CET 2020 Exam Pattern in Detail

    Exam Mode:

    • MAH MCA CET 2020 is held in as a Computer Based Test.
    • Aspirants are required to mark answers on the computer screen.
    • Candidates should note that the option to give an offline test is not available. So all the interested candidates are required to fill the  Online Application Form

    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 Marks Distribution

    MAH MCA CET 2020 will contain 4 sections of a total of 200 marks. The following table provides information on the section-wise distribution of marks:

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

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    Marking Scheme

    Maximum Marks200
    Marks awarded for each correct answer2 Marks
    Negative Marking0.5 marks for every incorrect answer
    Non-attempted QuestionsNot assessed or 0 Mark

    Detailed Syllabus

    MAH MCA CET Syllabus

    Mathematics & Statistics

    Topics will be from the high school maths syllabus up to the standard 12th.

    • Algebra
    • Co-ordinate Geometry
    • Differential Equations
    • Trigonometry
    • Probability and Statistics
    • Arithmetics
    • Basic Set Theory and Functions
    • Mensuration

    Logical/Abstract Reasoning

    • ​​​​Seating Arrangements
    • Puzzles
    • Blood Relations
    • Sets based on Grouping and Pattern
    • Mapping and Best Routes 
    • Data Sufficiency etc.

    English Comprehension and Verbal Ability

    • Basic English Grammer 
    • Vocabulary
    • Comprehension
    • Summary writing
    • Synonyms and Antonyms
    • Ordering of Sentences
    • Para jumbles etc.

    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 Syllabus

    Reference Books

    MAH MCA CET Recommended Books

    The following books can be followed by candidates to prepare for MAH MCA 2020:

    Name of BookAuthor
    MCA CET MaharashtraChandresh Agarwal
    MCA Entrance ExaminationS Chand
    A Comprehensive Guide for MCARS Aggarwal
    A complete study package for MCA EntrancesAmit M Aggarwal
    11 Years Solved Papers MCA EntrancesAmit M Aggarwal
    The perfect study resource for MCAExperts Compilation
    Computer FundamentalsPK Sinha
    Object-Oriented Programming with C++Balaguruswamy
    Mathematics for MCA Entrance ExaminationAmit Choudhary and Neelam Choudhary
    A Modern Approach to Logical ReasoningR.S. Aggarwal
    Verbal Ability    Wren and Martin

    Important Instrutions

    Important Instructions

    It is important to keep certain instructions in mind while appearing for an online test. Candidates should keep in mind a few things and they are:


    • On the computer allotted to the candidate, the 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 the username and Password click on “Sign In” button.

    Reading Instructions 

    • Read instructions carefully as they provide the entire exam related information including the number of questions and marking scheme.
    • Click on “I am ready to begin” button. The test will start at the 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 the 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, Number of questions unanswered, marked for review, and not visited.
    • Then you have to 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.

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    Frequently Asked Questions


    Ques: What will be the marking scheme of MAH MAC CET exam?

    Ans: The question paper will carry 100 questions. Each question is of 2 marks. For wrong answers, 0.5 marks will be deducted and 0 mark will be given to the unanswered questions. Candidates will get 90 minutes to complete the exam. The major sections of the exam are Maths, English, Computer, and Logical Reasoning.

    Ques: What will be weightage of 4 major sections in the exam?

    Ans: The maximum number of questions will be asked from Maths and Logical Reasoning section that is 30 questions each. English and computer will have 20 questions each. As per the number of questions and syllabus you can plan your preparation. You can refer to the important books also. 

    Ques: What topics I need to cover from English for MAH MCA CET 2020 exam?

    Ans: To prepare for english section, you need to cover the following topics:

    • Basic English Grammer 
    • Vocabulary
    • Comprehension
    • Summary writing
    • Synonyms and Antonyms
    • Ordering of Sentences
    • Para jumbles etc.

    Ques: What will be the section-wise marks distribution in MAH MAC CET exam?

    Ans: You can refer to the table below:

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

    *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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    Aditya Pradhan

    What is the criteria for getting admission in mca?

    18 Jul, 2019 08:52
    mannu singh

    Hi Aditya, Please check this link: Eligibility.

    19 Jul, 2019 13:20
    aniket patil

    can I do MCA after doing bsc computer science and after 1 yr gap?

    25 Feb, 2019 18:10
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Aniket, kindly go through the Eligibility Criteria from here.

    25 Feb, 2019 18:23
    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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