MAH MBA CET Syllabus 2024 – Check out the Section-wise Syllabus and Important Topics

15 February, 2024
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The official MAH MBA CET 2024 syllabus has been released by the Maharashtra State Common Entrance Test Cell on their official website – Students can also download the PDF format of the MAH MBA CET syllabus here – MAH MBA CET Syllabus PDF


The MAH MBA CET exam is Maharashtra’s most popular management entrance test, taken by over 50,000 candidates every year. In fact, many out-of-state candidates also take the MAH CET exam to qualify for seats in top colleges such as JBIMS, SIMSREE, Welingkar, and PUMBA. The official syllabus circular for this exam was released on 1st January 2024 on the official website. According to the syllabus, the exam will be divided into 4 sections – Logical Reasoning, Abstract Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, and Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension. There will be a total of 200 questions distributed across the four sections to be attempted within 150 minutes. But what makes this test interesting is the absence of any negative marking or section time limits. Students can switch between sections and attempt the questions in any order they deem fit. This gives them unmatched flexibility in their approach to the paper. 


Armed with the right strategy, students can maximise their scores and crack a seat in a top college. To do that, you first need to acquaint yourself with the entire MAH MBA CET syllabus for 2024 and its most important topics. 


While you can download the PDF version of the syllabus here, you can also choose to go through the blog below, where we’ve gone a step ahead and broken down the entire syllabus in terms of weightage. The breakdown will aid you in identifying the topics that have the highest weightage, adding better direction to your study plan.


MAH MBA CET 2024 syllabus – At a glance


Let’s take a look at the MAH MBA CET exam pattern:


Exam nameMAH MBA CET
Exam conducting bodyState Common Entrance Test Cell, Maharashtra
Total No. of questions200
MAH MBA CET syllabus 2024
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Abstract Reasoning
  • Quantitative Ability
  • Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension
Types of QuestionsMCQs
No. of Questions in Each Section



Logical Reasoning: 75 questions
Abstract Reasoning: 25 questions
Quantitative Ability: 50 questions
Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension: 50 questions
MAH MBA CET 2024 Marking Scheme+1 Mark for every correct answer

No negative marking

Exam Duration150 Minutes (2.5 Hours)

The highest weightage is given to the reasoning section, which is worth a total of 100 marks, followed by verbal ability and quant, respectively worth 50 marks each. Within the reasoning section, there is a further subdivision between abstract and logical reasoning, while the verbal ability section also includes questions on reading comprehension. With less than a minute per question, students will need to be extremely quick in reaching the right conclusions while maintaining accuracy. Colleges like JBIMS and SIMSREE have cutoffs as high as 99.99% or 150+ marks, leaving little room for error.


Now let’s delve into the sectional syllabus, topics, and topical weightage. Pin this blog and refer to it every time you are stuck.


MAH MBA CET syllabus 2024 – A detailed overview


Logical and Abstract Reasoning


As per the official syllabus, the questions in this section are designed to test the accuracy of your analytical and critical thinking faculties. Most questions will be based on diagrams, graphs, and patterns and will require you to identify patterns and relationships to reach data-backed conclusions. Often, some verbal reasoning questions are also thrown into the mix. 


MAH MBA CET Abstract Reasoning TopicsNo. of Questions (Expected)
Odd One Out6-7


MAH MBA CET Logical Reasoning TopicsNo. of Questions (Expected)
Critical Reasoning15-20
Blood Relations5
Data Sufficiency 5-8
Coded Inequality2-5


The most important topics are series and arrangements, followed by critical reasoning and analogies. This section demands speed and accuracy, without which you might not be able to breach the 150 marks.


Quantitative Skills


The questions in this section will test your ability to work with numbers and related computational processes under pressure. Apart from basic mathematical functions, you’ll also be expected to interpret and manipulate data from graphs and tables to gain insights.


Fortunately, the difficulty level of this section is low, giving students ample opportunity to score well. 


MAH MBA CET Syllabus 2024 – Quantitative Aptitude
TopicsSub-TopicsNo. of Questions (Expected)
  • Number System
  • LCM
  • HCF
  • Ratio & Proportion
  • Percentage
  • Simplification
  • Age
  • Average
  • Speed
  • Allegation
  • Mixtures
  • Time & Distance
  • Train
  • Pipes & Cisterns
  • Discount
  • Profit & Loss
  • Boats & Streams
Data Interpretation
  • Pie charts
  • Line graphs
  • Bar graphs
  • Tabulated data
  • Case studies
  • Angles
  • Quadrilaterals
  • Lines
  • Circles
  • Triangles
  • Polygons
  • Theory of Equations
  • Quadratic Equation
  • Permutation & Combination
  • Sequence & Series
  • Inequalities
  • Trigonometric Ratios
  • Maxima & Minima
  • Heights and Distances
  • Areas & Volumes
  • Function
  • Squares
  • Rectangles
  • Circles
  • Triangles
  • Cones
  • Cubes
  • Spheres
Data Sufficiency
  • Arithmetic 
  • Algebra
  • Geometry


Arithmetic and data interpretation corner more than half the weightage. Your primary focus should be on ensuring you study those two well. If time permits, work on data sufficiency and algebra questions.


Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension


In this section, the spotlight will be on your comprehension and language skills. Your grasp on the English language will be assessed through questions on grammar, sentence corrections, vocabulary, word usage, and sentence completions. In the reading comprehension part, your understanding of the passages and ability to draw out ideas from the text will be critical.


MAH MBA CET Syllabus 2024 – Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension
TopicsSub-TopicsExpected No. of Questions
Reading Comprehension2-3 RC passages from various topics ranging from business management to science.12-15
Grammar-based Questions
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Tenses
  • Prepositions
  • Error detection
  • Sentence completion
  • Synonyms
  • Antonyms
  • Spellings
  • Inappropriate use of words in a sentence
  • Different usages of a word
Para CompletionChoose the correct option to complete the given paragraph.5-8
Para JumblesArrangement of sentences to form a meaningful paragraph.5-8


This is the section where most students end up losing marks due to sheer negligence. Overconfidence in their verbal ability can leave them confused between the different closely related MCQ options for each question. It’s better to practice enough, grasp the right method to approach each question, and write mocks. 

Read through the entire syllabus carefully. If needed, print it out and stick it on your room wall. Cover each topic thoroughly and top it off with plenty of practice mock tests. For those who don’t have access to the right content, they can sign up for the IMS CET Self-Learning Program, which includes 80+ hours of concept videos, 20+ hours of masterclasses, 20+ SimCETs, and 2 one-on-one sessions with an experienced mentor. This program can help you complete your syllabus within just a few days as long as you’re willing to put in the effort.