MBA CET 2022 – Dates, Application Form, Syllabus, Exam Pattern, Preparation


MBA CET 2022 – MBA CET is conducted by the State Common Entrance Test Cell, Maharashtra. This management entrance exam is conducted for the candidates who want to seek admission to top MBA colleges in Maharashtra. The candidates who want to get admission have to register themselves by filling the application form online mode through the official website i.e. The minimum qualification to appear in this is a Bachelor’s degree passed with 50% marks in aggregate. The application is expected to be released in the month of June 2022. In this article, you will find different information about the application form, exam pattern, syllabus, exam preparation, result, etc.

MBA CET 2022

The schedule for MBA CET 2022 is yet to be released. For the information for the candidates, expected dates have been mentioned below. These dates are as per last year’s schedule.

Important Events Last year dates
Application form starts Last week of June 2022
Application form ends(last date) 2nd week of August 2022
Release of Admit Card 2nd week of September 2022
Date of examination 3rd week of September 2022
Declaration of result Last week of September 2022

Overview of MBA CET 2022

Here is the Overview of the MBA CET 2022 Exam –

Particulars of JEMAT 2022 Details
Exam Name MBA CET
Full-Form MBA Common Entrance Test
Conducting Body State Common Entrance Test Cell, Maharashtra
Official Website
Held for (Course) MBA
Level of Exam State Level PG
Who can apply Graduation passed or appearing
Registration mode Online
Exam Mode Computer-based test
Exam Date to be announced
Subjects in Exam Logical Reasoning
Abstract Reasoning
Quantitative Aptitude
Verbal Ability/Reading Comprehension
Total Questions 200 questions
Question Type Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
Mode of Question Paper English
Marks Per Question 1 mark
Negative Marking No
Duration 150 minutes

Syllabus for MBA CET 2022

There are four sections – Logical Reasoning, Abstract Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, and Verbal Ability/Reading Comprehension. You can refer to the following syllabus –

Syllabus for Logical Reasoning – It has questions based on figures and diagrams.

  • Linear and Circular Arrangement
  • Syllogisms
  • Venn Diagram
  • Selection Criteria
  • Coding/Decoding
  • Input/Output
  • Symbol-based Comparison
  • Direction
  • Blood Relations

Syllabus for Abstract Reasoning – It has also questioned verbal reasoning.

  • Odd man out
  • Series
  • Missing figure
  • Similar Pairs

Syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude – This section is to see how fast you work with numerical equations, understand various arithmetic problems, etc. It also measures your power of quantitative reasoning, interpretation of tables, etc.

  • Ratio and proportion
  • Percentage
  • Mensuration
  • Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Arithmetic
  • Data Interpretation – Graphs, Charts, Tables
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • Trignometry
  • Numbers

Syllabus for Verbal Ability/Reading Comprehension – The passages are there to test your comprehension skills. Your English language ability would be tested through questions on understanding the contents of the passage and choice of appropriate words, phrases, expressions, and similar language skills.

  • Error Correction
  • Antonyms
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Grammar
  • Reading Comprehension
  • One word substitution
  • Para Jumbles
  • Sentence Completion
  • Sentence Correction
  • Vocabulary
  • Synonyms

Download MBA CET SyllabusClick Here to download MBA CET 2022 Syllabus.

Eligibility for MBA CET 2022

The candidates have to fulfill the following eligibility criterion which is as follows-

  • Anyone who has passed Bachelor’s Degree of three years from any of the Universities recognised by University Grants Commission or Association of Indian Universities.
  • He/She must have passed with at least 50% marks in aggregate (at least 45% in case of candidates of backward class categories, Economically Weaker Section and Persons with Disability belonging to Maharashtra State only.
  • Or He/She Appeared for the final year examination of any Bachelor’s degree to be awarded by any of the Recognized University.

MBA CET 2022 Exam Pattern

State CET Cell is still yet to release the exam pattern for MBA CET 2022. The candidates can refer to the following exam pattern mentioned below. This exam pattern is based on information available for last year.

  • Total Questions – 200 questions
  • Duration of test – 150 minutes
  • Type of Questions – Multiple choice Questions
  • Marks given in Correct Answer – 1 Mark
  • Negative Marking – No negative marking
  • Mode of Exam – Online
  • Medium of Language- English
  • Number of Sections- 4
Subjects No. of questions No. of marks
Logical Reasoning 75 75
Abstract Reasoning 25 25
Quantitative Aptitude 50 50
Verbal Ability/Reading Comprehension 50 50
Total 200 questions 200 marks

MBA CET 2022 Books

Here are some of the important books recommended by toppers and other professionals. You may refer to the ones listed below-

Best Books for MBA CET 2022

Books Name Buying Link
Maharashtra CET-MBA 2020 with Solved Papers & Mock Papers by RK Jha Click Here
MH-CET (MBA/ MMS) Entrance Guide by Disha Publications Click Here
The Pearson Guide to CET: MBA Maharashtra by Vandana Thorpe Click Here
Target MHCET (MBA/MMS) – Past papers + 6 Mock Tests by Disha Publications Click Here

For Logical Reasoning and Abstract Reasoning

Books Name Buying Link
A Modern Approach to Logical Reasoning by RS Agarwal Click Here
How to Prepare for Logical Reasoning for CAT by Arun Sharma Click Here
A New Approach to Reasoning Verbal & Non-Verbal by B.S. Sijwali and Indu Sijwali Click Here
Logical and Analytical Reasoning by A K Gupta Click Here

For Quantitative Aptitude

Books Name Buying Link
How to Prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for CAT by Arun Sharma Click Here
Mathematics for MBA Entrance Exams by R.S. Agarwal Click Here
Quantitative Aptitude for the CAT by Nishit K.Sinha Click Here
The Pearson Guide to Quantitative Aptitude by Dinesh Khattar Click Here

For Verbal Ability/Reading Comprehension

Books Name Buying Link
How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for CAT by Arun Sharma Click Here
Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis Click Here
High School English Grammar & Composition by Wren & Martin Click Here

How to Prepare for MBA CET 2022

Here are some of the tips and strategies which help in the preparation of MBA CET 2022. These tips are given by previous year toppers and exam experts.

  • Read newspaper daily like the Hindu, The Times of India, etc and some good articles.
  • Try to solve atleast 2-3 passages daily.
  • Learn a few new vocabulary words everyday to enhance your vocabulary section.
  • Try to solve as many questions from logical reasoning as it will help you to solve the questions very quickly.
  • Practice as many mock tests as you can and some sample papers and solve previous year question papers(atleast last 10 year papers).
  • Basic Concepts should be very clear like the graphs, line charts, column graphs, etc.
  • Read all the questions very carefully as there are many numbers so there can be mistake reading it.
  • Your Basics of Grammar should be very clear to get a proper sense of the language.
  • You can also listen English Documentaries, stories, Podcasts or movies. It will also help to learn new english words through it.
  • Learn some new shortcuts and tricks for quantative section.
  • Make a Scheduled time-table and devote few hours to every section.
  • Solve some puzzles to increase your efficiency in Logical reasoning section.

MBA CET 2022 Application Form

The Application form will be released on the official website and in Online mode. Candidates can refer to the following information related

How to Apply for the Application Form?

  • 1st Step: The first step is to register yourself which you can do by-
    • Go to the official website
    • Click on ‘New Registration’
    • Enter personal details like first name, last name, parent’s name, contact details, etc.
    • Create a username and set a password.
  • 2nd Step: Login through the new username and password set above.
  • 3rd Step: Fill the Domicile and category details like open,SC, ST , etc. , Caste Name and enter all the details if you are a person with disability.
  • 4th Step: Enter the Qualification details like Graduation passing Year, Course Duration, Graduation Marks, Graudation stream, etc. Click on ‘Save and Proceed’ to the next one.
  • 5th Step: Now you have to fill Exam Center Preference. The center if it will be in your city it will be automatically assigned to you in 1st preference. You can select preference from number 2, 3, and 4.
  • 6th Step: Now you have to upload the photograph and signature in the proper format and after uploading click on ‘Save and Proceed’ button.
  • 7th Step: Upload the Required Documents for Proof of Identity like PAN Card, Aadhar Card, etc.
  • 8th Step: Recheck all the details once again and then click on the “Proceed for Payment”. Pay the application fees. Click on ‘I agree Terms & Condition’ .
  • 9th Step: After successful payment of the registration fees, the Candidates shall take the print out of its online application form.

MBA CET 2022 Application Fees:

  • It can be paid online through debit card, credit card, cash cards or mobile wallets.
  • The Application fees is non-refundable and non transferable.
Category Fee
Open category candidates (Maharashtra) ₹ 1000
Open category candidates from outside Maharashtra ₹ 1000
Migrants from Jammu & Kashmir ₹ 1000
Backward Class Category ₹ 800
PWD Category of Maharashtra ₹ 800

Image Specifications:

Particulars Format File Size Dimensions
Photograph JPEG / JPG 20 KB – 50 KB 200 x 230 pixels
Signature JPEG / JPG 10 KB – 20 KB 140 x 60 pixels
  • The Photograph must be a recent and a coloured photgraph.
  • The Background must be a light-coloured, preferably white background.
  • The Signature should be signed on white paper with black ball pen.
  • Signature should be not in Capital Letters.
  • Both the documents should be in JPEG/JPG format.

What are the documents required for MBA CET 2022?

  • Scanned photograph
  • Scanned Signature
  • 10th and 12th marksheet and certificates
  • Age Certificate
  • Experience Certificate (If Applicable)
  • Widow/Divorcee Certificate (If Applicable)
  • Ex-serviceman/Kashmir migrant/war widow certificate (if applicable)
  • Category certificate (if applicable)

MBA CET 2022 Seat Allocation

If the number of applicants is more than the seats available then the cut-off will be high. And if the no. of applicants is less than the seats available then the cut-off will be below. The Seats are allocated in two categories which are Home University and other than home university.

MBA CET 2022 Admit Card

The Candidates can download the admit card from the official website. The steps to download it are mentioned below-

  • Visit the official website.
  • Click on the link ‘MAH CET admit card’
  • Enter the application number and date of birth.
  • The Admit Card will be displayed on the screen.
  • Download it and take two printouts of it.

Details needed to get admit card are-

  • Application Number
  • Date of Birth

Details mentioned in the admit card

  • Name of the Candidate
  • Candidate’s Roll No.
  • Candidate’s Photo and Signature
  • Category
  • Address
  • Venue code
  • Venue examination
  • Time and venue of the exam
  • Important instructions

Things to be carried with admit card are

  • Passport
  • Aadhar Card
  • Voter ID Card
  • Driver’s License

MBA CET 2022 Answer Key

After the examination, the answer key will be released on the official website. The candidates can refer to the following steps to download the answer key.

  • Visit the official website.
  • Click on the link of “MAH CET 2022 answer key”
  • Now the answer key will be downloaded in the form of pdf.
  • You can save it and now match the answers.

MBA CET 2022 Result

The Candidates can refer to last year information on the steps how to download the result which is given below-

  • Visit the official website.
  • Click on the ‘MBA/MMS-CET 2021 tab.
  • Then Click on the ‘MAH CET 2021 result’
  • Enter the login credentials that is the Application number and Date of Birth.
  • A score-card in the form of pdf will be displayed on your screen.
  • Save it and download it and take a printout of it.

The score-card will have the following information in it-

  • Name of the Candidate
  • Registration Number
  • Percentile
  • MAH CET score

MBA CET 2022 Counseling

The Counseling is done in the following categories-

  • Maharashtra State Candidature
  • All India Candidature
  • Kashmiri Migrants
  • NRI and Foreign Nationals

The Candidates who qualify are called for the counseling process. The Candidates have to register for the counseling process online. Then a Provisional merit list and a final merit list will be announced with the verification of documents.

About State Common Entrance Test Cell

State Common Entrance Test Cell was established by the Government of Maharashtra. Its main purpose is to conduct a common entrance test at the state level for getting the candidates admission in the Undergraduate and Post Graduate degree courses in the state of Maharashtra. It was formed under the Admission Regulating Authority (ARA) as per the provision in Section 10 of Maharashtra Unaided Private Professional Educational Institutions (Regulation of Admissions and Fees) Act, 2015.

Top MBA Colleges accepting MBA CET 2022

The list of colleges that will offer admission through MBA CET 2022, like every year, is as follows.

  • Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JBIMS) Mumbai
  • Prin. LN Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research Mumbai
  • Department of Management Sciences, University of Pune Pune
  • Sydenham Institute of Management Studies, Research and Entrepreneurship Education (SIMSREE) Mumbai
  • K. J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research (SIMSR) Mumbai
  • Bharati Vidyapeeth’s Institute of Management Studies and Research Navi Mumbai
  • N L Dalmia Institute of Management Studies and Research Mumbai
  • Balaji Institute of Management and Human Resource Development Tathawade
  • ITM Business School Navi Mumbai
  • IES Management Institute Mumbai
  • Rizvi Institute of Management Studies and Research Mumbai
  • Atharva Institute of Management Studies Mumbai
  • MIT School of Business (MITSOB) Pune
  • MIT School of Management (MITSOM) Pune
  • Vivekanand Education Society’s Institute of Management Studies and Research Mumbai
  • Chetana’s Institute of Management and Research Mumbai
  • Maharashtra Institute of Technology Pune
  • SIES College of Management Studies Navi Mumbai
  • MET Institute of Management Mumbai
  • Kohinoor Business School Mumbai

FAQs about MBA CET 2022

Who conducts MBA CET 2022?

State Common Entrance Test Cell OF Maharashtra conducts MBA CET 2022.

What is the difficulty level of the MBA CET Exam?

It is moderate to difficult level.

How many sections are there in MBA CET 2022 Exam?

It has four sections –
Logical Reasoning
Abstract Reasoning
Quantitative Aptitude
Verbal Ability/Reading Comprehension

What is the mode and duration of the exam?

The exam is conducted in online mode and the duration of the exam is 150 minutes.

What is the marking scheme of MBA CET 2022?

One mark is awarded for every correct answer and there is no negative marking for incorrect answers.

Can I fill the application in offline mode?

No, the application needs to be filled in online mode only.

What are the details to be filled in while downloading the admit card?

The details required for downloading the Admit card are – Application Number and Date of Birth.

Is there a negative marking in MBA CET 2022 Exam?

No, there is no negative marking for wrong or unattempted answers.

How many times MBA CET exam been conducted?

It is conducted once a year.

Is calculator allowed in MBA CET 2022 Exam?

No, the calculator is not allowed in MBA CET 2022 Exam.

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