MAH MCA CET 2020: Exam Schedule Released; Check Eligibility, Registration Process, Pattern, Syllabus

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Updated on January 17, 2020
MAH MCA CET 2020 offers admission to first or second year of three years MCA course offered by the post graduate colleges in Maharashtra both to Maharashtra State (MS) and Outside Maharashtra State (OMS) candidates. MAH CET 2020 MCA exam application process is open from January 15, to February 22, 2020. The exam will be conducted on 28th March 2020 in multiple sessions as computer based test.

MAH CET 2020 MCA entrance is an important state level exam with moderate difficulty level for MCA admission 2020 in many top MCA colleges located in Maharashtra. MAH CET 2020 MCA exam application process is open from January 15, to February 22, 2020. The exam will be conducted on 28th March 2020 in multiple sessions as computer based test.

MAH- MCA-CET 2020 will be conducted by State Common Entrance Cell (CET Cell), Government of Maharashtra. MAH MCA CET 2020 offers admission to first or second year of three years MCA course offered by the post graduate colleges in Maharashtra - both to Maharashtra State (MS) and Outside Maharashtra State (OMS) candidates.  

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Admission Opportunity
MAH MCA CET 2020 will offer 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 2020-21

MAH MCA CET 2020: An Overview

  • MAH MCA CET 2020 is an online computer based test.
  • The exam consists of 100 questions of MCQ type and is divided into 4 major sections
  • The exam duration is of 1½ hours.
  • There is 1/4 negative marking for wrong answer. 
  • 330+ MCA colleges in Maharashtra with an intake of 40000 students, will offer admission to their MCA programmes on the basis of MAH MCA CET 2020
  • After the declaration of MAH MCA CET exam result, Centralized Admission Process (CAP) which is the final selection process for all the MCA colleges, will be conducted by Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) Maharashtra in June/July 2020

MAH MCA CET 2020: Exam Highlights
An important and easier MCA entrance exam – MAH MCA CET 2020 has following key features:

MAH MCA CET 2020 Conducting Body
State CET Cell - Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) Maharashtra
MAH CET Full Form
Number of MBA colleges under MAH CET 2020 Exam
Top MCA Colleges
Mumbai University, K J Somaiya, SIES, PCCOE, ASM, MITSOM, GCEK, SPIT, Dy Patil, Simghad
MCA Seats Available for Admission 2020
Mode of MCA CET 2020 Exam
Computer Based Test
Exam Date
March 28, 2020
Testing Window
1 day Multiple sessions
Test Duration
90 Minutes (1½ Hours)
Scoring Pattern
+2 for correct answer
Negative Marking
- 0.5 mark for wrong answer
MCA CET 2020 Application Fee
Rs.1000/- for Open category candidates
Rs.  800/- for MS Reserved category candidates
Score Validity for Admission
For MCA Admission 2020
Admission Process
Through Centralized Admission Process (CAP) conducted by DTE Maharashtra in June/July
Total Questions 
100 (All MCQs)
Sectional Division of Exam
4 Sections with different number of Questions in Each Section
Test Sections with number of questions
Maths & Stat-30; Logical & Abstract Reasoning-30; English Comprehension & Verbal Ability-20; Computer concepts-20
Choice of Answer Options
Exam Difficulty Level
Required Score for MCA admission in Top Colleges
Importance of Taking MAH MBA CET 2020
Admission opportunity in Government/Government Aided Institutes/University Departments/ University Managed Institutes/Un-Aided MCA Institutes 
MAH CET Application process

MAH MCA CET 2020 Exam: Important Dates
Following are the important dates for MAH MCA CET 2020:

Important Date
Notification Release
January 9, 2020
Contains Registration Dates
MAH MCA CET Registration Start Date
January 15, 2020
Only Online Registration
Registration & Exam Fee
Rs.1000 for Open category
Rs.800 for Reserved category
Fee to be paid Online only
MAH MCA CET 2020 Last Date to Apply
February 22, 2020
Date is sometimes Extended
MAH MCA CET Admit card Download Starts
March 8, 2020
Available through Candidate Login
Last date to Download MAH MCA CET Admit Card
March 28, 2020
Date of MAH MCA CET exam
MAH MCA CET 2020 Exam Date
March 28, 2020
Computer Based Test in Multiple sessions
MAH MCA CET 2020 Result Declaration
April 15, 2020
At 5 PM 

MAH MCA CET 2020 Exam Pattern
MAH MCA CET 2020 exam pattern consists of 100 multiple choice questions (MCQs) divided in 4 broad sections. The exam has ¼ negative marking scheme 

MAH MCA CET 2020 Section name
Number of questions
Mark per question
Total marks for the section
Mathematics & Statistics
Logical/Abstract Reasoning
English Comprehension and Verbal Ability
Computer Concepts
Total marks for the test

Important Notes on Exam Pattern

  • The test will comprise multiple choice objective type questions (MCQs)
  • There will be Four answer Options for each question
  • There is negative marking System with 0.5 negative mark for each wrong answer
  • Unanswered questions will carry zero marks
  • Test Duration is 90 Minutes
  • Medium of CET is English
  • Mode of Examination – Online

MAH MCA CET Eligibility
MAH MCA CET Eligibility criteria 2020 consist of following 5 key points

  1. The candidate should be an Indian National
  2. Must have passed minimum three year duration Bachelor’s Degree awarded by University recognised 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)
  3. Studied Mathematics as one of the subjects at (10+2) level or at Graduate level examination
  4. For Direct second year admissions, the candidate should have passed Bachelor Degree in Computer Applications or Science (Information Technology or Computer Science)
  5. Candidates appearing for final year of qualifying examination are also eligible to appear for MCA CET

MAH MCA CET 2020 Registration
MAH MCA CET Registration process is online and closes on February 22, 2020. The application is accepted for MCA admission to 1st Year/2nd year of three year MCA course offered by Government, Govt. Aided, University Managed, University Departments and Unaided Institutes in the Maharashtra State.

MAH MCA CET 2020 registration Fee is Rs.800/- for Maharashtra State (MS) reserved category candidates and Rs.1000/- for open Maharashtra as well as All India Category candidates.

MAH CET 2020 MCA Application Process
MAH MCA CET 2020 Application Form is available on official MAH CET 2020 website from January 15, 2020. MAH CET 2020 MCA application process can be completed online in following steps:

  • Step-1: To apply for registration for MCA CET go to the official website and click on the option "MAHMCA CET-2020" which will open a new screen
  • Step-2: For MAH MCA CET 2020 registration, choose the tab "Click here for New Registration" and enter Name, Contact details and Email-id
  • Step-3: A Provisional Registration Number and Password will be generated by the system and displayed on the screen. Note down the Provisional Registration Number and Password. An Email & SMS indicating the Provisional Registration number and Password will also be sent. In case you are unable to complete the MAH MCA CET 2020 application form in one go, you can save the data already entered by choosing "SAVE AND NEXT" tab.
  • Step-4: Prior to submission of the online MCA CET application, use the "SAVE AND NEXT" facility to verify the details in the online application form and modify the same if required
  • Step-5: Carefully fill and verify the details filled in the online MAH MCA CET 2020 application form as no change will be possible/ entertained after clicking the FINAL SUBMIT BUTTON

Important Notes on MAH MCA CET Application Process 2020

  • The Name of the candidate or his /her Father/ Husband should be spelt correctly in the application as it appears in the Certificates/ Mark sheets/Identity proof
  • Validate your details and Save your application by clicking the 'Validate your details' and 'Save & Next' button
  • Proceed to upload Photo & Signature as per the specifications given in the Guidelines for Scanning and Upload of Photograph and Signature
  • Proceed to fill other details of the Application Form
  • Click on the Preview Tab to preview and verify the entire application form before FINAL SUBMIT
  • Modify details, if required, and click on 'FINAL SUBMIT' ONLY after verifying and ensuring that the photograph, signature uploaded and other details filled by you are correct
  • Click on 'Payment' Tab and proceed for payment and then Submit  

MAH MCA CET 2020 Last Date to Apply
DTE Maharashtra has notified the MAH MCA CET 2020 last date to apply as February 22, 2020. The last date is usually extended by a few days.

MAH MCA CET 2020: Admission Opportunity in Top MCA Colleges
Top MCA Colleges including University of Mumbai, K J Somaiya Mumbai, SIES Mumbai, ASM Pune, MITSOM Pune, PCCOE Pune, GCEK Satara, DY Patil Pune, Singhad Pune among others will offer admission on the basis of MAH MCA CET 2020 exam scores and DTE CAP 2020. The exam score is accepted for admission in more than 300 MCA colleges in Maharashtra

The admissions to the following institutes will be based on the score of MCA CET, provided they are approved & recognized by Government of Maharashtra and are affiliated to any of the Non- Agricultural University in Maharashtra State:

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

MAH MCA CET Syllabus
MAH MCA CET Syllabus 2020 with key changes in the question paper has already been released by DTE Maharashtra State CET Cell. Check below the revised MAH MCA CET 2020 Syllabus

MAH MCA CET Syllabus 2020

MAH MCA CET 2020 Admit Card: Download from March 8, 2020
All the candidates who have successfully registered and have paid the requisite MAH MCA CET 2020 exam fee can download their call letter wef March 8, 2020 from official website link for MCA CET 2020 exam through candidate login. The last date for MAH MCA CET Admit card download is March 28, 2020.  

Intimation for downloading Hall Ticket will also be sent through email/SMS. Once the candidate clicks the relevant link, he/she can access the window for MCA CET Hall Ticket download. The candidate is required to use - MCA CET Registration Number/Roll Number, Password/Date of Birth for downloading the MAH MCA CET Hall Ticket.

Important Notes on MCA CET Admit card 2020
You need to affix recent recognizable photograph on the Hall Ticket preferably the same as provided during registration and appear at the examination center with the hard copy of Hall Ticket and original Photo Identity Proof.

Identity Verification shall be done in the examination hall. The Hall Ticket along with original of the candidate’s currently valid 9 photo identity (bearing the same name as it appears on the Hall Ticket) such as PAN Card/ Passport/Permanent Driving License/ Voter’s Card/ Bank Passbook with photograph/ Photo identity proof issued by a Gazzetted Officer on official letterhead along with photograph / Photo identity proof issued by a People’s Representative on official letterhead along with photograph / valid recent Identity Card issued by a recognized College/ University/ Aadhaar/E-Aadhar card with a photograph/ Employee ID/ Bar Council Identity Card with photograph should be submitted to the invigilator for verification.

MAH MCA CET 2020: Test Day Guidelines  
You should adhere to following test day guidelines:

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