MAH CET 2021: Syllabus, pattern, books and quick tips to prepare for the exam

MAH CET exam date 2021 is expected to be August 26. Candidates appearing for MAH CET 2021 can check the syllabus, pattern, and some quick preparation tips to crack this MBA entrance test.

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Sundararajan | Aug 10, 2021 - 4:12 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: The State Common Entrance Test Cell is likely to conduct the MAH CET 2021 for MBA admission on August 26, 2021. However, the authority is yet to officially announce the MAH CET exam date 2021. As per the speculated MAH CET 2021 exam date, candidates now have very little time to prepare for it. MAH CET 2021 exam will be held as a computer-based test. MAH CET question paper 2021 will have questions from 4 sections - Quantitative Aptitude, Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension, Logical Reasoning, and Abstract Reasoning. Here we are listing the MAH CET syllabus, exam pattern, books for preparation, and some tips to prepare for this exam.

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With the help of these MAH CET preparation tips, students can make an effective study plan to score well in the exam. The authority will soon announce the MAH CET 2021 exam date in online mode on its official website -

MAH CET 2021: Important Dates



Last date for MAH CET registration 2021

July 19, 2021

MAH CET 2021 admit card release date

Third week of August 2021 (Tentative)

MAH CET exam date 2021

August 26, 2021 (Tentative)

MAH CET MBA 2021:Exam pattern



Mode of Exam



  • Quantitative Aptitude

  • Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension

  • Logical Reasoning

  • Abstract Reasoning

Marking Scheme

  • 1 mark for each correct answer

  • There is no negative marking in the MAH CET exam.

Total marks

200 marks


2 hours 30 minutes i.e. 150 minutes

MAH CET Syllabus 2021

The MAH CET 2021 syllabus lists all the important topics that students must prepare to ace this exam with a good score. The topics under the MAH CET exam syllabus 2021 are given below in detail.

Sections in MAH CET Exam

MAH CET important topics

Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension

  • Antonyms

  • Para Jumbles

  • Synonyms

  • Sentence completion

  • Comprehension of passages

  • Fill in the blanks

  • Grammar

  • Vocabulary

  • Sentence arrangement

  • Sentence Correction

Logical/ Abstract Ability

  • Symbol-based Comparison

  • Linear and Circular Arrangement

  • Conditional Coding

  • Direction

  • Sequential Output

  • Series Completion

  • Selection Criteria

Quantitative Aptitude

  • Arithmetic

  • Algebra

  • Ratio & Proportion

  • Geometry

  • Mensuration

  • Probability

  • Numbers

MAH CET 2021 Preparation tips

Students can follow these tips for MAH MBA CET 2021 to boost their preparation and perform well in the upcoming entrance examination.

  • Complete the MAH CET syllabus on time: Applicants must follow the MAH CET study plan to complete the course on time. Do not read anything new in the last days of MAH CET 2021 preparation. Candidates are advised to just revise the topics they have studied thoroughly and invest time in improving their weak areas.

  • Create a schedule: Students are required to prepare a study schedule according to their time and level of preparation. This will allow them to distribute the topics and study without wasting time.

  • Revision is Important: Topics that have already been studied should be revised on a daily basis by the students so that they do not forget them.

  • Attempt mock tests: In order to practice what the applicants have read, they should give MAH CET mock tests and solve sample papers. This will help them in identifying their mistakes and understanding where they lack and excel.

  • Keep small notes and flashcards: If there are any topics or formulas that are hard to remember, candidates can create small notes or flashcards so that they can study them anywhere, even while traveling.

  • Time management: Time management is one of the most important factors in acing MAH CET 2021. Keeping a tab on the clock will not only help the students in completing the entrance examination on time but also cover all the topics that are part of the MAH CET MBA 2021 syllabus within the stipulated time.

  • Solve MAH CET previous year question papers: To check important questions and topics asked in the exam, students must solve MAH CET previous year question papers. It helps in drawing an idea about the MAH CET question paper format and the types of questions asked in the exam.

  • Stay calm and confident: With each passing day, the competition and nervousness will increase. Therefore, it is very important for the candidates to make sure that they are calm while preparing and taking the exam to avoid making silly mistakes.

Best books for MAH CET Preparation 2021

Students can refer to these books for MAH CET 2021 preparation along with their 10+2 books to secure a good score in this MBA entrance examination.

Books for Maharashtra CET 2021


The Pearson Guide to Quantitative Aptitude

Dinesh Khattar

Quantitative Aptitude for competitive examination

Abhijit Guha

Analytical Reasoning & Logical Reasoning

Peeyush Bhardwaj

A Modern Approach to Logical Reasoning

R S Aggarwal

A modern approach to verbal & non-verbal reasoning

R S Aggarwal

Proficiency in Reading Comprehension

Ajay Singh

Abstract Reasoning Test

Richard McMunn

Maharashtra MBA CET Guide by RPH Editorial Board

Priyanka Prakashan

About MAH CET MBA 2021

The State Common Entrance Test Cell (SCETC), Maharashtra annually conducts the Maharashtra Common Entrance Test (MAH CET) entrance test to offer admission into management and other post-graduate programs offered by universities/ colleges across the state.

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