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MAH CET 2014: Mumbai-Pune educationists welcome MAH-MBA / MMS-CET 2014
MBAUniverse | 26 Nov 2013

Leading educationists from Mumbai and Pune have welcomed the decision of Maharashtra government's Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) to conduct Maharashtra CET again.

Leading educationists from Mumbai and Pune have welcomed the decision of Maharashtra government’s Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) to conduct Maharashtra CET again.

Directorate of Technical Education, Mumbai, on November 21, 2013 announced the exam dates for MAH CET 2014 for Admission to First Year MBA/MMS for 2014-2015 in Maharashtra which will be conducted on Saturday, March 15, 2014 and Sunday, March 16, 2014, respectively.

MAH CET 2014 exam dates announced by DTE Maharashtra
Last year, admissions to the MBA institutes in the Maharashtra were carried out on the basis of Common Management Aptitude Test (CMAT) conducted by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). But rural students were unable to take the online test, CMAT which was taken at the national level. Approx 39% students could not take their exams. The state also had witnessed 66% drop in number of applicants across various B schools in Maharashtra last year.

MAH CET likely to restart, B schools blame CMAT for Vacant seats
According to a notification released by Director of technical education Dr. Subhash Mahajan, 85% seats in the government run and aided MBA /MMS institutes in the state and 65% seats at private unaided and minority institutes will be filled up through the 'MAH-MBA / MMS-CET' from 2014. Another 15% seats will be filled through the all India quota. 

Dr N K Kondap , director, Kohinoor Business School (KBS) and former Vice chancellor of NMIMS, Mumbai while talking to MBAUniverse.com said, ‘’ the restart of Maharashtra CET is definitely a positive step’’ He further added that, ‘’the number of students appearing for the test is also influenced by the preparation for the test and market conditions’’. He advised the students to make the best use of this opportunity in seeking the admission to the B-Schools and enhance their career growth. B Schools in Delhi NCR

‘’The number of seats and fee structure is governed by the guidelines issued by the statutory authorities’’, said Dr Kondap in reply to a query regarding the possibilities of change in fee structure and number of seats in Maharashtra B schools.

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Dr Pandit Mali, director, Indira Institute of Management Pune, said, ‘’ the restart of Maharashtra CET is certainly a positive step for the management institutes in the state. The reduction in enrollment to MBA programmes last year due to change in admission process had hit the institutes in Maharashtra very badly’’.

MAHCET exam pattern

DTE has not yet announced MAHCET 2014 exam pattern but it is expected that the MAH CET 2014 Exam Pattern will be same as before. As per last year’s trends, MAH CET 2014 exam pattern will be held in a paper pencil based format. The duration will be 150 minutes or 2.5 hours. There will be 200 questions asked from 5 different areas including Quantitative Ability, Verbal Ability, Data Interpretation/Data Sufficiency and Reasoning. MAH CET 2014 exam pattern does not contain any negative marking in the paper.

MAH CET 2014 Exam pattern and updates

The restart of Maharashtra CET is news to cheer for a number of B school aspirants from rural areas of the state, most of who were unable to take up the test last year because of not being familiar with the online nature of CMAT conducted by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE).

MAH CET 2014 Result
The dates of MAH CET 2014 results are not announced yet but MAH CET 2014 result is expected to be out in April 2014 as per last exam trends.

MAH CET 2014 B schools
Some of the top B schools in Maharashtra which accepts the MAH CET 2014 scores are as follows:

Institutes:

Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JBIMS), Mumbai

K J Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research, Mumbai

Sydenham Institute of Management Studies and Research and Entrepreneurship Education (SIMSREE), Mumbai

Prin L.N Welingkar Institute of Management Development & Research, Mumbai

SIES College of Management Studies, Navi Mumbai

Kohinoor Business School, Mumbai

Bharti Vidyapeeth's Institute of Management, Pune

ASM's Institute of Mgt. & Computer Studies (IMCOST)

MET Institute of Management, Mumbai

Mumbai Education Trust's Institute of Management