Maharashtra Master of Hotel Management and Catering Technology Common Entrance Test (MAH MHMCT 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, (Herein after called the Act).

The Competent Authority shall conduct the MAH-M.HMCT-CET 2022 for admission to first year  of two year full time post graduate degree course in Hotel Management and Catering Technology (M.HMCT), for Academic Year 2022-23

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 NonAgricultural University in Maharashtra State.

1. All Government Aided Institutes offering MHMCT Course

2. All Un-Aided MHMCT Institutes covered as per the Act

Competent Authority “Commissioner, State CET Cell' is the Competent Authority to conduct the MAH-M.HMCT- CET 2022 as per the Provisions of 2 (e) and Section 10 (2) of the Act.


The candidate should be an Indian National.

(ii) Passed Bachelor Degree exam in Hotel Management and Catering Technology from All India Council for Technical Education or Central or State Government approved institutions or its equivalent, with at least 50 % marks (at least 45% marks in case of candidates of Backward class categories and persons with disability belonging to Maharashtra State only).

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


Syllabus and Marking Scheme for MAH-M.HMCT-CET 2022

The On Line test will have 50 Questions based on Topics given below 


No of questions

Mark per  question

Maximum marks

Total marks

Food and BeverageOperation Food and Beverage Service Operations, related terminology, Inventory control, Food & Beverage equipment and infrastructure





























Food Production

 Food Production operations, Indian & International cuisines and related terminology, Bakery and Confectionary, Hygiene and Safety standards, Kitchen equipments and Infrastructure.





Rooms division

Housekeeping and front office operations and related 100 terminology, fabrics & textiles, Planning & designing of hospitality organisations, Laundry operations and procedures




English (Word meaning, comprehension, autonyms and synonyms, idioms and phrases, word spellings)  





Hospitality Industry related (Types of tourism,  hotel and restaurant brands and segments, Airlines, hospitality terms,  hospitality related organizations and regulatory bodies) 




The test will comprise of multiple choice objective type questions (Four Options)

There is no negative marking System for this test.

Test Duration: 60 minutes

Medium of CET: English

Mode of Examination - Online.

Important points to remember

You are advised to bring with you the following:

(i) Hall Ticket with photo affixed thereon and photo ID card in Original and photocopy as mentioned in point 6.

(ii) One Ball point pen

(iii) Persons with Disabilities (PWD) should bring duly filled Scribe form ifapplicable.

Past Question Papers

Sample Quetions

Q1. A service salver is

1. A silver or stainless steel tray

2. A silver plate

3. A service mat

4. A service bowl

Q 2. Bacon is the meat cut from the belly of a

1. Buffalo

2. Cattle

3. Camel

4. Other than those given as options

Q 3. IHG stands for

1. International hotel group

2. Intercontinental Hotel group

3. Internal grand group

4. Inter hotel group

Q 4. A stay over means

1. Guest will check out after stay

2. Guest will not be checking out of room on the currentday

3. Guest will stay again after few days

4. He may never go to other hot


MHT CET 2022 Entrance Exam fee

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

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 with Disability Candidates belonging to Maharashtra State only.

Rs. 800/-

Candidates will be required to submit the caste certificate & Caste Validity Certificate and Non Creamy Layer Certificate if applicable at the time of filling CAP Application form to be consideredunder category.

Admission process

Application Form for MHT-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 "MAHM.HMCT-CET 2022" which will open a new screen.


Candidates will have to visit the

To register application, choose the tab "Click here for New Registration" and enterName, Contact details and Email-id.

A Provisional Registration Number and Passwordwill be generated by the system and displayed on the screen. Candidate should notedown the Provisional Registration Number and Password. An Email & SMS indicating theProvisional 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.

  • The payment can be made by using Debit Cards (RuPay/Visa/MasterCard/Maestro), Credit Cards, Internet Banking, IMPS,Cash Cards/ Mobile Wallets

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

Admit Card

Download Hall Ticket: 

As per the schedule, Candidates will have to visit the website for downloading Hall Ticket for online test. 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 Hall Ticket download. The candidate is required to use (i)Registration Number/Roll Number, (ii) Password/Date of Birth for downloading theHall Ticket. Candidate needs to affix recent recognizable photograph on the HallTicket preferably the same as provided during registration and appear at the examination center with (i) Hall Ticket (ii) Photo Identity Proof as stipulated below and also specified in the Hall Ticket and Photo Identity Proof as brought in original. Refer Hall Ticket download guidelines available on CET CELL website.

Test Centres

Test Centre for CET

1. MAH-M.HMCT-CET 2022 will be conducted in the selected cities in Maharashtra State. The cities in which MAH-M.HMCT-CET 2022 will be conducted are designated as "Centre" for the CET.

2. Each centre may have many "Venues" depending upon the number of candidatesappearing at that centre.

3. A candidate appearing for CET shall give his/her preference for the centre, however theCompetent Authority reserves the right to allocate the centre and venue.

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

5. No request for change of centre/venue/date/session for Examination shall be entertained.

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

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

8. Candidate will appear for the 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.

9. Choice of centre once exercised by the candidate will be final.

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

Important Dates

Date of examination MAH-M.HMCT-CET 2022

to be notified

Online registration starts

22 March 2022

Online registration ends

20 April 2022

Declaration of  result

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