Maharashtra Master of Computer Application Common Entrance Test (MAH MCA CET)
Exam Date: Exam State: All India Last Date: 20/04/2022

Exam Details

Government of Maharashtra has established a State Common Entrance Test Cell (CET CELL) under Admission Regulating Authority (ARA) as per the provision in Section 10 of Maharashtra Unaided Private Professional Educational Institutions (Regulation of Admissions and Fees) Act, 2015,.

The Competent Authority shall conduct the Online MAH- MCA-CET 2020 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 2021-22. 

The admissions to the following institutes will be based on the score of 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


(i) The candidate should be an Indian National;

(ii) Passed minimum three year duration Bachelor’s Degree exam 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);

(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); 

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


Syllabus and Marking Scheme for MAH-MCA-CET 2022

The Online CET would be comprised of four sections viz Mathematics and Statistics, Logical/ Abstract reasoning, English comprehension and verbal ability and Computer  Concepts of total200 marks. with composite time of 90 minutes' duration.


a) Mathematics and Statistics:

The question paper will cover the following topics of high school mathematics(up to the 12thStandard)

Algebra: Fundamental operations in Algebra, Expansion, factorization, Quadratic equations, indices, logarithms, arithmetic, geometric and harmonic progressions, binomial theorem, permutations and combinations.

Co-ordinate Geometry: Rectangular Cartesian co-ordinates, equations of a line, mid point,intersections etc., equations of a circle, distance formulae, pair ofstraightlines,parabola, ellipse and hyperbola, simple geometric transformations such as translation, rotation, scaling.

Differential Equations: Differential equations of first order and their solutions, linear differential equations with constant coefficients, homogenous linear differential equations.

Trigonometry: Simple identities, trigonometric equations, properties of triangles, solutionof triangles, height and distance, inverse function.

Probability and Statistics: Basic concepts of probability theory, Averages, Dependent and independent events, frequency distributions, and measures of dispersions, skewness and kurtosis, random variable and distribution functions, mathematical expectations, Binomial, Poisson, normal distributions, curve fitting, and principle of least squares, correlation and regression.

Arithmetic: Ratios and proportions, problems on time-work, distance-speed, percentage,etc.

Basic Set Theory and Functions: Set, relations and mappings.

Mensuration: areas, triangles and quadrilaterals, area and circumference of circles,volumes and surface areas of simple solids such as cubes, spheres, cylinders andcones. 

b) Logical/ Abstract Reasoning:

This shall include the questions to measures how quickly and logically you can think. This section will cover logical situations and questions based on the facts given in the passage. This test shall check the problem solving capability of the candidate.

c) English comprehension and verbal ability:

Questions in this section will be designed to test the candidate's general understanding of theEnglish language. There will be questions on the topics such as Basic English grammar, vocabulary, comprehension, synonyms antonyms, sentence correction, word & phrases, jumbled paragraph.

d) Computer Concepts:

Computer Basics: Organization of a computer, Central Processing Unit (CPU), Structure of instructions in CPU, input / output devices, computer memory, memory organization,back-up devices.

Data Representation: Representation of characters, integers, and fractions, binary  and hexadecimal representations, Binary Arithmetic: Addition, subtraction, division, multiplication, signed arithmetic and two’s complement arithmetic, floating point representation of numbers, normalized floating point representation, Boolean algebra,truth tables, Venn diagrams.

Computer Architecture: Block structure of computers, communication between processor and I / O devices, interrupts.

Computer Language: Assembly language and high level language, Computer Programming in C.

Operating System basics


Application Form for MAH-MCA CET 2022 will be filled through Online Mode (CBT-ComputerBased Test) only. 

MHT CET 2022 Entrance Exam fee

For General Category Candidates from Maharashtra State, Outside Maharashtra State (OMS), J & K Migrantcandidates 

Rs. 1,000/-

For Candidates of Backward Class Categories [SC, ST, VJ/DT- NT(A), NT(B), NT(C), NT(D), OBC, SBC] and Persons withDisability Candidates belonging to Maharashtra State only.

Rs. 800/-

Candidates will be required to submit the Caste Certificate & Caste Validity Certificateand Non Creamy Layer Certificate if applicable at the time of filling CAP Application formto be considered under category.

Admission process

Application Form for MAH-MCA CET 2022 will be filled through Online Mode (CBT-ComputerBased Test) only.

Before applying online, applicants should-

Scan their photograph and signature ensuring that both the photograph and signature adhere to therequired specifications as given under Guideline for photograph & signature Scan and Upload.

Have a valid e-mail ID and Mobile No., which should be kept active till the completion of this Admission Process. In case the candidate does not have the valid personal e-mail id, he/she should create his/her new e-mail id and Mobile No. before applying on line and must maintain that email account and mobile no. till the process is over.

Arrange for Application Fees (Non- refundable), Bank Transaction charges for Online Payment of application fees/intimation charges will have to be borne by the Applicant/Candidate.

Step 1.

Candidates go to the website and click on the option "MAHMCA CET-2022" which will open a new screen.


Candidates go to the

To register application, choose the tab "Click here for New Registration" and enterName, Contact details and Email-id. A Provisional Registration Number andPassword will be generated by the system and displayed on the screen. Candidateshould note down the Provisional Registration Number and Password. An Email &SMS indicating the Provisional Registration number and Password will also be sent. 

Step 2.

Fill up application form by providing personal and academic details

Upload  recent Photograph and Signature

Step 3.

Pay application fee.

  • Application form processing fees is to be paid through onlinesystem only by Internet Payment, Credit Card/ Debit Card(RuPay/Visa/MasterCard/Maestro), Internet Banking, IMPS, Cash Cards/ MobileWallets.
  • No other mode of payment shall be permitted.This fee is non-refundable and non transferable under any circumstances. 

On successful completion of the transaction, an e-Receipt will be generated.

Test Centres

Test Centre for CET

i. MAH-MCA-CET 2022 will be conducted in the selected cities in Maharashtra & outside Maharashtra State. The cities in which MAH-MCA-CET 2021 will be conducted are designated as "Centre" for the CET.

ii. Each center may have many "Venues" depending upon the number of candidates appearing at that center.

iii. A candidate appearing for CET shall give his/her preference for the centre, however the Competent Authority reserves the right to allocate the center andvenue.

iv. The examination will be conducted online at venues given in the respective Hall Ticket.

v. No request for change of center/venue/date/session for Examination shall be entertained.

vi. Competent Authority, however, reserves the right to cancel any of the Examination Centers and/ or add some other Centers, at its discretion, depending upon theresponse, administrative feasibility, etc.

vii. Competent Authority also reserves the right to allot the candidate to any center other than the one he/she has opted for.

viii. Candidate will appear forthe examination at an Examination Centre at his/her owns risks and expenses and Competent Authority will not be responsible for any injury or losses etc. of any nature.

ix. Choice of center once exercised by the candidate will be final.

x. If sufficient number of candidates does not opt for a particular center for "Online" examination, Competent Authority reserves the right to allot any other adjunct center to those candidates OR if the number of candidatesis more than the capacity available for online exam for a center, Competent Authority reserves the right to allot any other center to the candidate.

Important Dates
MAH-MCA CET 2022 Dates


to be notified

Online registration starts

17 March 2022

Online registration ends

20 April 2022

Date for printing your application

to be notified

Downloading Hallticket

to be notified


State CET Cell, Maharashtra State,
Mumbai.8th Floor, New Excelsior Building,
A. K. Nayak Marg, Fort,
Mumbai- 400 001.
Tel: 022 – 22016157 / 59/ 53/ 34/ 19/ 28