MAH-CET has following major points that determine the eligibility criteria to appear in the exam
- Applicant must be a citizen of India.
- Graduates with 50% marks in any discipline can apply for MAH CET MBA/MMS exam.
- Final year students of Graduate Courses (10+2+3) whose result will be declared before commencement of admission for academic year 2017-18 can also apply for MAH CET 2017 online exam.
- Registration for MAH CET 2017 is mandatory although the candidates who have taken CAT 2016, XAT 2017, CMAT 2017, MAT (Sep 2016, Dec 2016, Feb 2017), ATMA, GMAT may choose not to appear in MAH CET exam as their scores obtained in All India MBA entrance exams can be considered in final admission round. Registration fee is expected to remain Rs.1000/- for all India candidates and Rs.800/- for reserved category candidates.
Maharashtra State (MS) Candidate
Qualifying on any of the 4 types could place your candidature as the Maharashtra State (MS) candidate. Registering and applying for MAHCET 2017 as MS candidate will open more opportunities and more admission options in MBA/MMS 2017-19 in top MBA colleges in Maharashtra.
MS candidate: Type A
An aspirant who has passed HSC and qualifying examination from Maharashtra state is a Maharashtra Candidate. If the applicant didn’t pass HSC but passed Diploma in Engineering / Technology / Pharmacy and any other qualifying examination from Maharashtra State, he/she is to be termed as Maharashtra State Candidate. In addition to this fact, if the Candidate is Domiciled or Born in the State of Maharashtra, he/she is the Maharashtra State Candidate and should mention it while registering and applying for MAHCET 2017 online.
MS Candidate: Type B
You could be Maharashtra State (MS) Candidate if you or your Father or Mother is domiciled in the State of Maharashtra. It is not necessary that you were born or studied in the State of Maharashtra. In case it is the place of domicile of any 3 of you as shared above, you could reap the benefits of being an MS candidate.
MS Candidate: Type C
If either of your parents i.e. Father or Mother, is an employee of the Government of India or Government of India Undertaking who is posted and reported to duty in Maharashtra State before the last date for submitting the application for admission, you are a Maharashtra State candidate.
If you wish to appear in MAHCET 2017 as a Maharashtra State candidate and your parents are supposed to report for duty in Maharashtra state but are delaying it, if they report for duty you can apply for MAHCET 2017 as an MS candidate to gain all the benefits of Maharashtra State candidature.
MS Candidate: Type D
An applicant will be considered as Maharashtra State Candidate if his/her Father or Mother is an employee of the Government of Maharashtra/Government of Maharashtra Undertaking. Although such employees are usually not posted out of the state, in case they are posted in some other states or are on deputation to some other departments, the candidate would still be considered as Maharashtra state candidate.
All India candidates: 15% to 35% seats reserved
15% to 35% seat allocation is available for All India candidates appearing in MAH-CET exam or participating in DTE-CAP 2017 in top MBA colleges of Maharasthra. These candidates are also offered admission on the basis of their scores in All India MBA entrance exams like CAT, XAT, CMAT, MAT, ATMA.
JBIMS Mumbai: Different eligibility
For the batch 2017-19, JBIMS Mumbai will accept only CAT and MAH-CET scores. So the eligible candidates need to apply to JBIMS, Mumbai separately apart from registering for MAH CET 2017.
Registration & Application process
Online Registration for MAHCET 2017 through computer connected to Internet on the web site www.dtemaharashtra.gov.in/mba2017 has been opened on January 21, 2017. The registration process, according to the schedule announced by DTE Maharashtra will close on February 13, 2017. The Registration and application form to apply for MAHCET 2017 should be completed online. DTE Maharashtra will reject the registration form if it is submitted by post or courier.
Application form processing fee is to be paid through online system only by Internet Payment, Credit Card/ Debit Card payment gateway for which the service charges, as per rules, shall be applicable in addition to the application form processing fees. No other mode of payment shall be permitted.
For Open category
Application fee for open Category Candidates from Maharashtra State, Outside Maharashtra State (OMS), J & K Migrant candidates and NRI/Foreign Nationals / PIO/Children of Indian Workers in the Gulf Countries Candidates is Rs.1000/- (Rs. One thousand only).
For Reserved category
Application fee for candidates of Backward Class Categories [SC, ST, VJ/DT- NT(A), NT(B), NT(C), NT(D), OBC, SBC] and & Persons with Disability Candidates belonging to Maharashtra State only is Rs.800/- (Rs. Eight hundred only).