MAH MBA CET 2024 Preparation in One Month: Check Tips & Strategy

Maharashtra Common Entrance Test 2024 ( MAH CET )

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Updated on Feb 5, 2024 10:18 IST

Check out one month preparation strategy for MAH CET 2024. Also get tips on how to maximise performance in the MAH MBA CET exam without trying too hard..

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MAH CET 2024 exam will be held on March 9 and 10, 2024. There is not much time left for final leg preparation. The last one month should be used judiciously for MAH MBA CET preparation. For a speed based competitive exam like MAH CET, one needs to have a balanced approach towards preparation. Only completing the syllabus and practicing a few sample questions is not enough. Candidates must revise all the topics in the last one month of MAH MBA CET preparation and practice some mock tests. They need to attend online practice sessions to get a better understanding of how to approach the MBA CET question paper as well as key tips and tricks. 

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By the time the last month of MBA CET preparation arrives, candidates must be thorough with all the topics, concepts and formulae. They must also be aware of their strengths and weaknesses by then so that they have enough time to work on their weak areas. In the last one month before MAH CET exam 2024, candidates need to have a focused preparation strategy to maximize the result. In this article we have shared last month preparation tips for MAH CET 2024. 

Q:   What is MAH CET score normalization process?

A:

MAH CET score normalization process is undertaken to ensure that all candidates are judged on the same plane. This is done because MAH MBA CET is a multi-session exam and it may be possible that one session can be slighter easier or tougher than another. 

MAH CET score normalization ensures that no candidate has an advantage or disadvantage over another due to differences in difficulty level of their exam session. So, before the preparation of the MBA CET result and merit list, the Maharashtra CET normalizes the exam scores. Percentile scores are scores based on the relative performance of all candidates who appear for MAH CET. Basically, the marks obtained by every candidate are transformed into a scale ranging from 100 to 0 for each session.

Q:   When will MAH MBA CET CAP 2024 begin?

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MAH MBA CET 2024 CAP or the counseling process will begin aftere the announcement of the result of the entrance exam. The schedule of MAH CET CAP 2024 will be announced by the Maharashtra State CET at its website most likely in the month of July 2024. The process will go on for about 2 months which will include registration form filling, round-wise seat allotment, uploading of documents, cut-off release, and admission confirmation. The MAH CET CAP is usually held a month after the exam result has been declared but for the last three years, it was delayed. In fact, the entire MAH CET session was delayed in the last three years as a result of which the counseling process was conducted as late as November and December. In 2023, the process was held on time and got over by the end of August.

Q:   When will MAH CET 2024 dates be announced?

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MAH MBA CET 2024 dates were announced by the Maharashtra State CET Cell in December 2023. The announcement was made by the examination body at it's Twitter (X) handle. As per the official notification, the MAH MBA CET 2024 will be held on March 9, 10 and 11, 2024. Earlier, in October 2023, the agency had announced exam dates as March 23 and 24, 2024. 

Online registrations were conducted from January 11 to February 12, 2024. The aspirants had to fill an online application form to be eligible to appear in the exam. The admit card and result date of MAH MBA CET 2024 will be announced by the examination body in the last week of February or First week of March 2024.

MAH MBA CET 2024: One Month Preparation Strategy

First of all, it is important to ensure that one has covered the entire MAH CET syllabus. As mentioned earlier, the last month preparation should be devoted to practicing sample papers and mock tests to improve speed and accuracy. In the final month before the MAH CET MBA 2024, the candidate must focus on the exam day strategy such as finding the right approach towards the question paper and how to maximise scoring.

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  1. Understand MAH MBA CET question paper

MAH CET MBA question paper is similar to that of other MBA entrance exams (having MCQs). MAH MBA CET 2024 will have 200 questions from the following subjects:

The mode of test will be online. Given below is the breakup of MAH MBA CET question paper:

Q:   How will I know about my MAH CET MBA test center?

A:

The address of MAH MBA CET test centre will be mentioned on the admit card. The candidates will get to know of their test centre only after downloading the MAH CET admit card. Once they know the address, they should check the distance and time taken from their home to the centre. This is important as candidates have to reach their MAH CET test centre as per the reporting time mentioned in their admit card. For both shifts of MAH CET, the reporting time in 1 hour before the commencement of the exam.

Candidates must note that there is no provision to change the test centre after the admit card has been released. They should visit the MAH CET test centre a day before the exam to check traveling options, etc.

Q:   Where is MAH CET held for MBA/MMS course?

A:

MAH MBA CET exam is held in about 48 cities. In every city, there is at least one exam centre. Since MAH CET is a state-level exam, the number of test cities is more within Maharashtra than in rest of India. The exam is held in 36 cities of Maharashtra and 12 cities in rest of the country. Outside Maharashtra, the test centres for the exam are allotted mainly in capital cities of certain states. Check below the names of test cities where the exam is held.

Test cities in Maharashtra: Ahmednagar, Akola, Amravati, Aurangabad, Beed, Bhandara, Buldhana, Chandrapur, Dhule, Gadchiroli, Gondia, Hingoli, Jalgaon, Jalna, Kolhapur, Latur, Mumbai, Mumbai Sub Urban, Nagpur, Nanded, Nandurbar, Nashik, Osmanabad, Palghar, Parbhani, Pune, Raigad, Ratnagiri, Sangli, Satara, Sindhudurga, Solapur, Thane, Wardha, Washim and Yavatmal

Test cities outside Maharashtra: Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, Bangalore, Bhopal, Delhi, Delhi-NCR, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Ranchi, Panaji and Verna

Q:   What are the dos and don'ts for MAH MBA CET exam day?

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Candidates appearing for the MAH CET MBA exam have to follow a few guidelines during the exam. Right from entry into the venue to the exit, candidates have to follow instructions given be the exam centre staff. Those who will not follow the guidelines will be barred from appearing in the exam. Here are a few dos and don’ts that you must follow on the MAH CET exam day.

MAH CET Dos

  • Reach the examination centre as per the reporting time mentioned in the admit card
  • Carry two copies of the MAH MBA CET admit card and a valid photo ID proof
  • Cooperate with the exam centre staff
  • Try to solve about 70-75 questions in 2 hours 20 minutes
  • Use the remaining time for attempting a few more questions and reviewing your answers

MAH CET Don’ts

  • Do not be late for the exam. Once the gates close, no candidate will be allowed to enter the exam venue.
  • Do not carry any stationary item other than a blue/black ball point pen
  • Do not carry electronic items like mobile phone, wrist watch, calculator, etc.
  • Do not carry metal items or wear clothes and accessories that have metal in them.
  • Do not argue with test centre staff, or create a ruckus at the test centre.
  • Do not cheat or indulge in any sort of malpractice. You may be barred from the exam.

MAH MBA CET Sections

Number of Questions

Marks per Question

Logical Reasoning

75

1

Abstract Reasoning

25

1

Quantitative Aptitude

50

1

Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension

50

1

Total

200

200

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Since the Logical Reasoning section has maximum weightage, the candidates cannot neglect this section.The best way to prepare for this section is by keep practicing sample questions and developing short cuts to decipher puzzles, series and codes. Similarly, for Quantitative Aptitude and Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension, focus on the basics even in the last month of MAH MBA CET 2024 preparation.

The Abstract Reasoning section of MAH CET is usually easy. In the last month of exam preparation, focus more on those topics from which Abstract Reasoning questions have been asked in the last five to six years.

  1. Work on your weak areas

After completing the MBA CET syllabus, candidates would know their weak areas. So, now is the time to work on them. Make a list of topics that have been giving you a tough time. Set aside extra time for them in your daily study plan. Reach out to peers and guides with your problems. They will help you in finding the solution to understand in a better manner. Join online study groups on YouTube, Quora, Facebook, Telegram, etc. for MAH MBA CET preparation 2024.

Watch videos on the concepts/questions/formulae you find difficult. Sometimes audio-visual medium makes it easier to understand and one is able to absorb it better.

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  1. Capitalize on your strengths

In the last one month of MAH CET 2024 preparation, the candidates must continue to improve further on their strong areas. Keep practicing questions and revising important topics. Find out short cuts and tricks to solve questions in less time with 100 per cent accuracy. This will help you spend more time on tough questions in the exam.

  1. Develop speed and accuracy

Since MAH CET doesn’t have negative marking, candidates need not worry about which questions to answer and which ones to skip. However, since one has to solve 200 questions in only 150 minutes, it may lead to a stressful situation. Use the last one month in practicing sectional MBA CET mock tests to improve the speed of solving questions. But solving questions fast will be of no use if the answers are not accurate. So, focus on accuracy, as well. To achieve speed and accuracy, solve a question thrice. The first time you will get the right answer, the second time you will solve it accurately in lesser time and in the third attempt you will solve the same question faster with 100 per cent accuracy.

  1. Attempt MAH MBA CET mock tests

In the last month of MAH CET preparation candidates must attempt one mock test every alternate day. After every MAH CET mock test attempt, they must analyse their performance and work upon the areas of improvement. Candidates must not go by the number; they must attempt variety of mock questions so that they are prepared for surprise questions in the MAH MBA CET 2024 exam.

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  1. Set aside time for revision

Last month MAH CET exam preparation is largely about revision. But it is essential to know what to revise. One cannot revise the entire MAH MBA CET syllabus in one month, thus one needs to do smart revision. Take out one hour from your daily schedule to go through all important formulae and concepts of Quant and Reasoning. Go through important definitions and examples of English grammar and vocabulary. Also, make short notes of important points while revising. You can use these notes for more focused revision in the last week.

  1. Target desired MAH MBA CET score

Since admission through MAH MBA CET is done via common counselling and the preference is given to candidates belonging to Maharashtra, one must check all the admission guidelines, eligibility criteria and reservation policy to know which MBA colleges are within their reach and how much MAH CET percentile is required to qualify. The ultimate aim is to get the desired college so focus your preparation to score more than the previous year’s MAH MBA CET cut off percentile of preferred MBA colleges.

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Answered Yesterday

To answer your question, it's essential to understand the significance of the MAH CET exam in India, as it serves as a gateway to various esteemed private MBA colleges. Listed below are some of the private MBA colleges accepting MAH CET in India along with their total tuition fees:

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Tasbiya Khan

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To answer this question effectively, you can refer to the table below for detailed overview of the government MBA colleges accepting MAH CET in India along with their total tuition fees:

Public/Government College

Total Tuition Fee

Department of Management Sciences, Pune University Admission

INR 1 Lacs – INR 2 lakh

UNIPUNE - Savitribai Phule Pune University Admission

INR 1 lakh

College of Engineering Pune AdmissionINR 3 lakh

Jankidevi Bajaj Institute of Management Studies Admission

INR 2 Lacs – INR 5 lakh

Punyashlok Ahilyadevi Holkar Solapur University Admission

INR 88,000

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Tasbiya Khan

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The general eligibility criteria to get MBA admission in MBA CET accepting colleges in India are listed below:

  • Candidates should have a bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification in any discipline from a recognised university or institution with a minimum of 50% aggregate.
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Tasbiya Khan

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SIBM Pune offered the highest placement package of INR 24 LPA and the prominent recruiters participated include Wipro, Bain & Company, Piramal, Deloitte, etc. Listed below are some of the other colleges along with their total tuition fees and average placement package:

College Name

Annual Average Package

Top Recruiters

Pune Institute of Business Management Placements

INR 7 LPA

Amazon, Deloitte, Federal Bank, KPMG, Barclays, Accenture, etc.
NMIMS SBM PlacementsINR 7 LPA - INR 19 LPAEXL, KPMG, Infosys, Cognizant, ITC, etc.
SIBM Pune PlacementsINR 24 LPAWipro, Bain & Company, Piramal, Deloitte, etc.

MIT College of Management Placements

INR 3 LPA - INR 5 LPA

Alibaba.com, Intellipaat, Trinamix, Deloitte, Adani Wilmar Limited,  etc..
K J Somaiya Institute of Management PlacementsINR 10 LPAITC, Amazon, HUL, EY, Airtel, etc.

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Tasbiya Khan

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Joining MBA colleges accepting MAH CET in India can be worthwhile for you. For that, you need to check its ROI. Listed below are some of the colleges along with their fees and average placement package:

College Name

Total Tuition Fee

Annual Average Package

Pune Institute of Business Management MBA

INR 9 lakh

INR 7 LPA

Indira School of Business Studies MBA

INR 4 Lacs – INR 7 lakh

INR 4 LPA

SIBM Pune MBAINR 24 lakhINR 24 LPA

MIT College of Management MBA

INR 3 Lacs – INR 5 lakh

INR 3 LPA - INR 5 LPA

Bharati Vidyapeeth's Institute of Management Studies and Research MBA

INR 2 lakh

INR 5 LPA

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SIBM Pune emerged to be as the No. 1 MBA college accepting MAH CET score in India followed by other colleges. Listed below are some of the colleges along with their NIRF ranking over the past three years:

College NamesNIRF 2021NIRF 2022NIRF 2023

Symbiosis Institute of Business Management

20

17

17

NMIMS School of Business Management

22

25

21

KJ Somaiya Institute of Management

56

71

45

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Tasbiya Khan

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Answered Yesterday

About 600+ MBA colleges are accepting CET score in India. Of these,  407colleges are privately owned, 31 colleges are owned by public/government organisations, and public-private entities own 11 MBA colleges. MAH CET is one of the main accepting entrance exam in top MBA colleges in IndiaPune Inst

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Answered 6 days ago

Sometimes this happens due to network issues or any technical issues. You should keep trying and you will see if you have not made any mistake and if your answer sheet has been generated, you can see your answer sheet by following the instructions given below.

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Visit the official website of MAHACET

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The MBA programme offered by the Seamedu School of Pro-Expressionism in Pune is selectively admitted based on the results of the MAH CET examination. Examining candidates for admission to MBA programs at various Maharashtran universities and colleges, the exam is administered at the state level by t

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MAH-CET exam scores are considered to be valid for MMS (Masters of management studies) by those who belong to Maharashtra and are a domiciled candidate of Maharashtra. But even if you belong to other states then you may apply at SIMSREE through other exams which are CAT or CMAT as well through All I

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