MAH-MCA-CET is an entry level examination for admission to first year of three year postgraduate MCA programme offered by government or aided colleges/universities as well as unaided private institutes located in the state of Maharashtra.


Government of Maharashtra conducts the Maharashtra State MCA Common Entrance Test (MAH-MCA-CET) through Directorate of Technical Education, Maharashtra for admission to first year of full-time Postgraduate course in Master in Computer Application (MCA) offered by colleges/universities/institutes in the state of Maharashtra.


Candidates who successfully qualify MAH-MCA-CET can seek admission to the following course.


For appearing to MAH-MCA-CET candidates must fulfill the following eligibility criteria. Candidate should have passed Bachelor’s degree of minimum three years duration in any discipline recognised by the Association of Indian …

Examination Pattern

  • The MAH-MCA-CET examination comprises of two papers having multiple choice objective type questions of 2 hours duration to be answered on Optical Mark Reader (OMR) answer sheet.
  • Paper I: General Aptitude (GA) and Paper II: Computer Concepts (CC).
  • Each of the two papers is of one hour duration having maximum of 100 marks and contains 25 objective type questions.
  • There is negative marking for wrong answers.


MAH-MCA-CET examination comprises of two papers.
Paper I: General Aptitude
The questions in this paper cover: logical reasoning, quantitative reasoning, high school mathematics, vocabulary, English comprehension and verbal ability. Question is this paper is similar to the standard of high school (up to the 12th standard).
Paper II: Computer Concepts
The questions in this paper cover: Computer Basics, Data Representation, Computer Architecture, Computer Language and Operating System basics.

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