Directorate of Technical Education (DTE), Maharashtra conducts MAH HM CET in order to provide admission to candidates in Hotel Management and Catering Technology (HMCT) programmes offered at bachelor’s and master’s levels. MAH HM CET is the means through which admission is offered to candidates in all colleges/ universities offering BHMCT and MHMCT programmes which are approved and recognised by the Government of Maharashtra and affiliated to any of the non-agricultural university in Maharashtra State.

Important Dates

New Dates
Release date of MAH HM CET application form 2021
Second week of April 2021
Last date for filling MAH HM CET 2021 application form and fee payment
First week of May 2021
Release date of MAH HM CET admit card 2021
Third week of May 2021
To be notified
Declaration of MAH HM CET Result 2021
To be notified
MAH MH CET 2021 - Verification of documents, updating and confirmation of registration
To be notified
MAH HM CET provisional merit list
To be notified

*- The dates are tentative and subject to change

Application Process

MAH HM CET 2021 application form will be released in online mode in the second week of April. Candidates who belong to general category will have to pay Rs. 800 as an application fee while those who belong to the reserved category have to pay Rs. 600. The payment of the fees is to be done through an online system only via debit card, credit card, cash cards or mobile wallets.

What are the steps to Fill MAH HM CET 2021 Application Form

Step 1 – Go to the official website to register ( http://cetcell.mahacet.org/ )

Step 2 – Click on ‘New Registration’ tab

Step 3 – Provisional registration number and password will be generated

Step 4 – Re-login by using the details sent in the mail and password

Step 5 – Fill complete MAH HM CET application form 2021

Step 6 – Validate the details in the MAH HM CET 2021 application form and after that click on ‘Save and Next’ button

Step 7 – Upload the scanned image of the photograph and signature

Step 8 – Preview the MAH HM CET application form 2021

Step 9 – Click on ‘Final Submit’ button

Step 10 – Pay the application fee

Step 11- Download the application form and take a printout of the same

Selection Process

Once Exam is over and results are declared, the entire admission is done by respective authority through online CAP Round / Admission process, please refer this page for further updates.

No of seats/vacancies


Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria of MAH HM CET 2021 mentions the educational qualification, percentage of marks that candidates should score in the qualifying exam to be eligible to apply for the entrance exam.

Academic Qualification and Percentage
Candidates should have cleared the HSC exam or
its equivalent and scored at least 45% marks in aggregate.
PwD category candidates belonging to Maharashtra only
Should have passed the HSC exam or its equivalent and scored at least 40% marks in aggregate.
Backward class
Must have at least 40% marks in aggregate

Note- Candidates appearing for the qualifying exam are also eligible to appear for MAH HMCT CET exam

MAH HM CET Eligibility Criteria 2021 – Calculation of Aggregate Marks in Qualifying Exam
  • Aggregate marks are the grand total of marks obtained by the candidate in subjects on which the class declaration is made in the particular board from which the candidate is passing the qualifying examination.

  • The percentage of marks will be determined by rounding off to two places after the decimal.

  • Candidates belonging to the Scheduled Caste, Other Backwards Class, SBC, VJ/DT (NT (A)), NT (B), NT(C), NT (D) will have to provide “Caste Validity Certificate” which is issued by Social Welfare Department

  • Candidates belonging to Scheduled Tribe category will have to provide a certificate issued by Scrutiny Committee of Tribal Department and valid Non Creamy Layer certificate except SC, ST candidates at the time of verification of documents.

Exam Syllabus and Pattern

MAH HM CET Syllabus 2021

The syllabus of MAH HM CET comprises the topics from which questions are asked in the entrance exam. Candidates should know the syllabus before starting their preparation so that they focus on the important topics. The topics that are included in the syllabus are:

General Knowledge

In the general knowledge section, candidates are asked questions from the following sub-topics:

  • International Affairs

  • National Affairs

  • Sports

  • Trade and commerce

  • Discoveries

  • Scientific Inventions

  • Tourism

  • Travel

  • Culture


  • Verbal Ability

  • Arithmetic

English Language

  • Synonyms and antonyms

  • Para jumbles

  • Parts of speech

  • Verb, Noun, adjectives, pronouns, prepositions

  • Passive and Active voice

  • Cloze test

  • Reading Comprehension

MAH HM CET 2021 Exam Pattern

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Mode of the exam
Medium of exam
Total Number of questions
Duration of the exam
90 Minutes
Type of questions
Multiple choice objective type questions
Marking scheme
There is no negative marking for any incorrect answer.
One mark will be awarded for every correct answer.

MAH HM CET Exam Pattern 2021 – Sectional Break Up of Questions

Total Number of Questions
Marks per questions
Maximum Marks
Total Marks
General Knowledge and awareness
including questions on current national,
international affairs, culture trade and commerce, sports,
scientific inventions and discoveries, travel and tourism, etc.
One mark per question
English Language
One mark per question
Reasoning (Verbal and Arithmetic)
One mark per question


The counselling rounds will depend on the no. of seats that are left vacant after each round.