MAH MCA CET will be conducted online by State Common Entrance Test Cell (CET CELL) established by the Government of Maharashtra, under Admission Regulating Authority (ARA), for admission to first year/ direct second year (separate division & lateral entry) of three year full time post graduate degree course in Master of Computer Applications (MCA), for Academic Year 2017-18.

Admissions to the following institutes would be based on CET score:

  1. All Government Institutes offering MCA course
  2. All Government Aided Institutes offering MCA Course
  3. All University Departments offering MCA course
  4. University Managed Institutes offering MCA course
  5. All Un-Aided MCA Institutes covered as per the Act

Eligibility Criteria for Appearing to MAH-MCA-CET 2017

(i) The candidate should be an Indian National;

(ii)Passed minimum three year duration Bachelors Degree awarded by University recognized by University Grants Commission or Association of Indian Universities in any discipline with at least 50% marks in aggregate or equivalent (at least 45% in case of candidates of backward class categories and Persons with Disability belonging to Maharashtra State only);

(iii) Studied Mathematics as one of the subjects at (10+2) level or at Graduate level examination;

(iv) For Direct second year admissions, the candidate should have passed Bachelor Degree in Computer Applications or Science (Information Technology or Computer Science);

(v) Candidates appearing for final year of qualifying examination are also eligible to appear for CET.

Important Dates:

  • Online registration starts- 06-02-2017
  • Online registration ends - 28-02-2017
  • Download of Hall Ticket- 10-03-2017 to 19-03-2017
  • Date of the Online CET - 19-03-2017
  • Declaration of the result - 27-03-2017 at 5.00PM

MAH MCA CET Pattern:

Two online papers viz. General Aptitude (GA) and Computer Concepts (CC) in English Language.

Each paper has 25 questions, with a score of 100 marks each, with composite time of 90 minutes duration. Each question has four answer choices of which only one will be appropriate.

Each correct answer will carry 4 marks. Each wrong answer will carry 1 negative mark. Unanswered questions will carry zero marks.

The examination could be held in more than one session, then the scores across various sessions will be equated to adjust for slight differences in difficulty level of different test batteries used across sessions. Test wise scores and scores on total is reported with decimal points up to two digits.

Application form:

MAH MCA CET application form has to be submitted online only.

Fee – Rs. 1000/- General Category Candidates from Maharashtra State, Outside

Maharashtra State (OMS), J & K Migrant candidates

Rs 800 - Candidates of Backward Class Categories and & Persons with Disability Candidates belonging to Maharashtra State only.

Application form processing fees is to be paid through online system only by Credit Card/ Debit Card (RuPay/Visa/MasterCard/Maestro), Internet Banking, IMPS, Cash Cards/ Mobile Wallets for which the service charges, as per rules, shall be applicable in addition to the application form processing fees.


General Aptitude

The main objective of this paper is to assess the general aptitude of the candidate to pursue a computer applications and software profession.

Areas covered - logical reasoning, quantitative reasoning, high school mathematics, vocabulary, English comprehension and verbal ability.

A good grasp of the following topics of high school mathematics (up to the 12th standard) will be useful: Algebra Co-ordinate Geometry, Differential Equations, Trigonometry, Probability and Statistics, Arithmetic, Basic Set Theory and Functions, Mensuration

Computer Concepts

Computer Basics, Data Representation, Computer Architecture, Computer Language, Operating System basics

Course Offered by T.I.M.E.:

T.I.M.E. offers a comprehensive entrance training programme for MAH-MCA-CET

The total duration of the course is 120+ hours for long term training.

Study material: Every year, T.I.M.E. revises its study material and guides its students to take the right approach to succeed in the Exam. The Research and Development team at T.I.M.E which has top class faculty members with more than 20 years of experience prepares the study material. The study material consists of the following:

Study Material Booklets: In these booklets the basic concepts of each topic of the subject are given with examples. These are followed by excercises.

Handouts: The handouts are discussed in the classroom to impart the basic knowledge of the subject to the students.

Test papers: The test papers are prepared with questions covering all the basic concepts. The tests have time limit and are conducted in the classroom. The tests are useful for the students for practice.

Mock Test Papers: The Mock test papers consist of questions from all the test areas. These tests are prepared to give the students the real feel of the exam.

Classroom coaching: The classroom coaching has three modules – Basic Module, Individual Test Papers and Full Length Mock Test Papers.

Basic Module: In this module, the basic concepts are taught to the students. The classes are designed such that the teaching of the concepts progresses from the absolute basic level to the level of MAH-CET.

Individual Test Papers: Once the basic concepts are taught, individual test papers are conducted at the end of each chapter/topic. The tests are followed by the discussions on the paper in the classroom. These sessions help to reinforce the concepts already learnt.

Full Length Mock Papers: These tests are conducted on the completion of the entire syllabus. The test papers are followed by disscussions with the faculty members. Various strategies and methods of successfully approaching the exam are discussed.

This course is offered at the following places: Solapur