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MAH CET 2019 Exam Pattern

Last Updated - December 21, 2017

MAH CET 2019 is an online exam comprising 200 objective type questions.  MAH CET 2019 Exam Pattern lets candidates know the pattern of questions, marking scheme, duration and syllabus. MAH CET 2019 exam will comprise questions from Logical Reasoning, Abstract Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension.

The exam is held for a duration of 2 hours 30 minutes. As per MAH CET 2019 Marking Scheme, 1 mark is awarded for every correct answer and there is no negative marking for any incorrect response. Medium of the exam is English only.   

MAH CET 2019 is scheduled to take place in March 2019. Students who wish to pursue MBA/MMS/PGDM from Maharashtra need to appear for MAH CET 2019 exam. Registration for the same shall commence from January 2019. Candidates can find all relevant details regarding MAH CET 2019 Exam Pattern further in the article.

MAH CET 2019 Exam Pattern Highlights

Exam modeOnline
Number of papers1
Number of sections4
Question paper typeMCQ
Total marks of MAH CET 2019200
Exam duration2 hours 30 minutes
Exam languageEnglish

MAH CET Exam Pattern 2019 in Detail

No changes have been reported in MAH CET Exam Pattern from 2017, however, candidates will be notified once the official notification is released in the month of January 2019.

As per the general trends, there will be 200 MCQ type questions, where the marking scheme will remain same for the all the questions irrespective of the section details. Students can check all details regarding MAH CET 2019 Exam Pattern below.

MAH CET Exam Pattern for Logical Reasoning

  • 75 questions of MCQ type carrying 1 mark each
  • No negative marking for any incorrect answer.

MAH CET Exam Pattern for Abstract Reasoning

  • 25 MCQ type questions with 1 mark each
  • No negative marking

MAH CET Exam Pattern for Quantitative Aptitude

  • 50 questions of MCQ type carrying 1 mark each
  • No negative marking for incorrect answer

MAH CET Exam Pattern for Verbal Ability/ Reading Comprehension

  • 50 questions of MCQ type carrying 1 mark each.
  • No negative marking for any incorrect answer.

Sectional weightage of MAH CET 2019 Exam Pattern has been tabulated below.

SectionTotal Number of QuestionsTotal Marks
Logical reasoning7575
Abstract reasoning2525
Quantitative aptitude5050
Verbal ability/ Reading comprehension5050

MAH CET 2019 Marking Scheme

All aspiring candidates for MAH CET 2019 should check below the marking scheme.   

Total number of questions200
Marks awarded for every correct answer+1
Marks deducted for wrong answer0
Marks deducted for un-attempted questions0

Candidates must check below the syllabus, recommended books for all sections of MAH CET 2019 exam.

  1. Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension


  • Antonyms
  • Comprehension of passages
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Grammar
  • Vocabulary
  • Para Jumbles
  • Synonyms
  • Sentence completion
  • Sentence arrangement
  • Sentence Correction
  • Spelling/Inappropriate usage
  • Phrase replacement
  • Odd Sentence Para Jumble
  • Verbal Reasoning

Preparation tips: As the section is designed to check the understanding and usage of the English language in everyday life, so students must keep a check on following points:

  • Read the passage thoroughly and understand the main theme of the passage.
  • Learn to identify the correct usage of phrases, interpretation of tables, charts and graphs.

Recommended Books  

Book namePublisherISBN
How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for CATMcGraw Hill Education9352602269
Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension CatARIHANT 
Wiley's Verbal Ability and Reasoning for Competitive ExaminationsWileyB01M0E1UH9
The Pearson Guide to Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning for the CATPearsonB071ZMKJP
  1. Quantitative Aptitude


  • Arithmetic
  • Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Mensuration
  • Probability
  • Ratio & Proportion
  • Numbers
  • Percentage
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Data Interpretation – Graphs, Charts, Tables

Preparation Tips

  • Keep a check on the accuracy and speed.
  • A good understanding of ration and proportion, percentages, interpretation of tables, charts and graphs is needed.

Recommended Books

Book namePublisherISBN
Quantitative Aptitude Quantum CAT Common Admission Tests for Admission into IIMsArihant Publication9311123870
How to Prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for the CATMcgraw Hill Education9352602242
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive ExamS. Chand Publishing9789352534029

      ​3. Logical/ Abstract Ability


  • Symbol-based Comparison
  • Linear and Circular Arrangement
  • Direction
  • Sequential Output
  • Series Completion
  • Conditional Coding
  • Selection Criteria
  • Venn Diagram
  • Verbal Ability
  • Input/Output
  • Blood Relations
  • Coding/Decoding
  • Syllogisms

Preparation Tips

  • The section is designed to check the candidate’s ability to think quickly and accurately.
  • Questions are generally based on analyzing diagrams and figures.

Recommended Books

Book namePublisherISBN
Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation for the CATPearson Education933257121X
How to Prepare for Logical Reasoning for CATMHEB076V2H3BM
CAT 2017 Data Interpretation & Logical ReasoningG.K. Pub9386309475
Maharashtra CET-MBA 2018 with Solved Papers & Mock PapersArihant Publication9311125555
Master CET-MBA (Maharashtra) With Solved Papers & 10 Mock PapersArihant Publications9789352034451



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