About MAH MCA CET 2020

The Government of Maharashtra has established a special body called State Common Entrance Test Cell (CET CELL) that conducts Maharashtra MCA Common Entrance Test (MAH MCA CET). It is the entrance examination for admission into MCA course in Maharashtra state. MAH MCA CET 2020 will be conducted in online mode in English medium for a duration of 90 minutes in multiple sessions tentatively on July 19. According to the marking scheme for Maharashtra MCA CET 2020, a correct response shall be rewarded with +4 marks and an incorrect response shall result in deduction of 1 mark.  

The MAH MCA CET question paper shall be divided into four sections consisting of Mathematics and Statistics, Logical/ Abstract reasoning, English comprehension and verbal ability and Computer Concepts.

MAH MCA CET 2020 Highlights

Full Exam Name Maharashtra MCA Common Entrance Test
Short Exam Name MAH MCA CET
Conducting Body State Common Entrance Test Cell - Maharashtra State
Frequency of Conduct Once a year
Exam Level State Level Exam
Languages English
Mode of Application Online
Application Fee (General) 1000 Rs [Online]
Mode of Exam Online
Mode of Counselling Online / Offline
Participating Colleges 1
Exam Duration 90 Hours

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MAH MCA CET 2020 Important Dates

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Upcoming Dates and Events

19 Jul, 2020 (Tentative)

Exam | Mode: Online

Past Dates and Events

15 Jan, 2020 - 22 Feb, 2020

Application | Mode: Online

MAH MCA CET 2020 Eligibility Criteria

The authorities of Maharashtra State CET Cell released the eligibility criteria for MAH MCA CET 2020. Candidates aspiting for the entrance exam have to comply with the following conditions:

  • His/ Her Nationality should be Indian.
  • Should have passed bachelor's degree from a University recognized by University Grants Commission (UGC) or Association of Indian Universities with minimum aggregate marks of 50% for other categories (or 45% for categories of backward classes or persons with disabilities).
  • Should have studied Mathematics at 10+2 or graduation level.
  • Students appearing in the final year of qualifying examination are also eligible to appear for MAH MCA CET.
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MAH MCA CET 2020 Application Process

Mode of Application : Online

Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card | NEFT | Paytm | BHIM

The authorities conducted the application process between January 15 and February 22, 2020. Candidates applying for MAH MCA CET need to go through various steps as mentioned below:

1. Visit the official website at cetcell.mahacet.org.

2. Select 'MAH MCA CET' and click on 'New Registration' 

3. Enter the basic details like name, contact details and candidate email ID.

4. Fill the application form by carefully adding the requisite details.

5. Now upload the photograph and signature as per specifications.

6. Submit and proceed with payment of application fee in online mode. 

Application Fee

General category candidates from and outside Maharashtra
J&K Migrant candidates
Rs 1000
Reserved category candidates of Maharashtra State only (SC,ST,VJ/DT-NT(A), NT(B), NT(C), NT(D), OBC, SBC, SEBC and Persons with disability)Rs 800

Candidates may note that the application fee could be paid in online mode only through Internet Payment, Credit Card/ Debit Card (RuPay/Visa/MasterCard/Maestro), Internet Banking, IMPS, Cash Cards/ Mobile Wallets.

Application Fees

Category Quota Mode Gender Amount
General Online Female, Transgender, Male ₹ 1000
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MAH MCA CET 2020 Exam Pattern

The authorities released MAH MCA CET exam pattern 2020 to be referred by candidates preparing for the examination. It provides crucial details about the mode etc. in which the entrance exam is conducted. 

 Exam Pattern of MAH MCA CET

Mode of ExamOnline
Duration of Examination90 minutes
Medium (Language)English
Type of QuestionsMultiple Choice Questions
Sections in Question Paper
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Logical/ Abstract Reasoning
  • English Comprehension and verbal ability
  • Computer Concepts
Maximum Marks200
Marking Scheme+4 for each correct response
-1 for each incorrect response

MAH MCA CET 2020 Admit Card

The Maharashtra State CET Cell will release the MAH MCA CET admit card 2020 in online mode. Candidates will also be informed of the release of MAH MCA CET 2002 hall tickets via SMS or email. They are required to login using registration number or roll number along with the password or candidate's date of birth, whatever is easily available.

Candidates will be required to paste their recent photograph on the MAH MCA CET admit card, preferably one that was uploaded at the time of online registration for the entrance exam. The following details will be mentioned on the admit card:

  • Candidate's name 
  • Roll number
  • Name and address of the examination centre
  • Time of entrance exam 

MAH MCA CET 2020 Exam Centers

State City
Maharashtra Mumbai
Mumbai Suburban

Documents Required at Exam

  • MAH MCA CET admit card 2020
  • Photo identity proof

MAH MCA CET 2020 Answer Key

The authorities will release MAH MCA CET answer key 2020 online on the official website. It will contain the correct options against question code and candidates will get a chance to challenge the same within a certain period. 

This will be followed by the release of final answer key for MAH MCA CET 2020 along with declaration of result. It may be noted that the final answer key will not be subject to challenge.

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MAH MCA CET 2020 Result

The authories will announce MAH MCA CET result 2020 in online mode. Candidates will be required to follow a series of steps as provided below for accessing the result for Maharashtra MCA entrance:

  • Visit the official website at cetcell.mahacet.org.
  • Here, click on the MAH MCA CET 2020 portal.
  • Now login using your registration number or roll number, and date of birth or password.
  • The MAH MCA CET result 2020 will show on screen.
  • Download the same for future reference.

The result page shall contain the total marks obtained in the online entrance test. 

MAH MCA CET 2020 Cutoff

The authorities will release separate cutoff marks for candidates belonging to the state of Maharashtra and outside, i.e. All India level. Admissions through MAH MCA CET 2020 will be based on these cutoffs only. Those candidates who have a score above that in the MAH MCA CET cutoff will have to report at the stipulated centres for admission process.

Previous Year's Cutoff

Candidates may take a look at the cutoffs in the previous year to have an idea for MAH MCA CET 2020. 

MAH MCA CET Cutoff 2019

Area TypeCutoff
Maharashtra Cutoff Round 2Click here
Maharashtra Cutoff Round 3Click here
All India Cutoff Round 2Click here
All India Cutoff Round 3Click here

MAH MCA CET 2020 Counselling

Mode of Counselling: Online, Offline

The process of MAH MCA CET counselling shall include online registration of application along with documents uploading and verification of documents. A final merit list will be released which is to be followed by candidate reporting on the stipulated date and venue.

The following documents will be required 

  • MAH MCA CET Rank card 2020

  • Two copies of recent passport size photograph

  • Class 10th Admit card/ certificate or birth certificate (for verification of age)

  • Madhyamik or equivalent examination certificate

  • SC/ ST/ OBC-A/ OBC-B/ PwD certificate issued by competent authority (if applicable)

  • Domicile certificate

  • Higher secondary (10+2) level or equivalent certificate

  • Degree mark sheets (10+2+3) as applicable

  • Any other documents as are required for eligibility as per the criteria set by different Universities/ Institutes

To check the previous year's seat matrix for MAH MCA CET - Click here.

Documents Required at Counselling

  • MAH MCA CET Rank card
  • Two copies of recent coloured passport size photograph
  • Class 10 certificate or birth certificate
  • Madhyamik or equivalent examination certificate
  • SC/ ST/ OBC-A/ OBC-B/ PwD certificate issued from a competent authority (if applicable)
  • Domicile certificate
  • Higher secondary (10+2) level or equivalent certificate
  • Qualifying examination mark sheets and degree

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Question: Is MAH MCA CET compulsory for MCA in Maharashtra?


It is mandatory for MCA admissions in government institutes in the state of Maharashtra.

Question: I pursued 10+2 without Mathematics but had Maths as a mandatory subject during graduation. Am I eligible for MAH MCA CET 2020?


Yes, as per the eligibility criteria for MAH MCA CET, candidates should have Mathematics as a subject in 10+2 level or during graduation.

Question: Where can I find the syllabus for MAH MCA CET?


The syllabus for Maharashtra MCA entrance is provided on the official website.

Question: Is the amount of MAH MCA CET application fee any less for OBC category?


Yes, Maharashtra candidates belonging to OBC category have to pay only Rs 800 application fee for MAH MCA CET 2020.

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Maharashtra MCA Common Entrance Test MAH MCA CET question papers

Yastika Kumar 13th Mar, 2020

Hi Sumeet,

Previous year question papers for MAH MCA CET are not available but you can refer the exam pattern from this link: https://it.careers360.com/articles/mah-mca-cet-2014-exam-pattern


You can also look for some online test series as well.


what if i forgot to print application form? is there any use of it?

Shareef 11th Mar, 2020



Do not worry, if you haven't printed application form, there's no use of it. But it should be downloaded for further and future uses... now you said you didn't, don't worry, you have no use of it. Your hall ticket is the only thing needed for attempting examination. If you want, your application form, you can download it by visiting the website and logging in with your details. Usually application forms are printed only for our reference in the future if something goes wrong. It is just a safe and precautionary step but not a mandatory step.

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