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MAH HM CET stands for Maharashtra Hotel Management Common Entrance Test. It is conducted by the Government of Maharashtra State Common Entrance Test Cell every year. It is conducted to select eligible candidates for admission to the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes of Hotel Management and Catering Technology (HMCT). 

The examination is conducted separately for UG and PG courses. The four-year UG HMCT course is commonly known as BHMCT CET, and the two-year PG HMCT course is called MHMCT CET. The MAH HM CET 2023 will be conducted in a computer-based test (CBT) and will be held in selected cities within the state of Maharashtra only. Based on the marks scored by candidates in the MAH HM CET exam 2023, admission will be granted in all government-aided institutes offering BHMCT CET and MHMCT CET courses and the rest of the non-aided MHMCT institutes.

Name of the ExamMaharashtra Hotel Management Common Entrance Test (MAH HM CET) 
Examination Conducting BodyGovernment of Maharashtra State Common Entrance Test Cell
Level of ExamState level examination
Types of Entrance ExamsBHMCT CETMHMCT CET
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Mode of ExaminationOnline (Computer-based test)
Duration of ExaminationBHMCT CET- 90 minutesMHMCT CET- 60 minutes
Language of the ExaminationEnglish

MAH HM CET 2023 Important Dates

The conducting body of the exam of MAH HM CET has released the dates of the examination, as stated below. However, any further details are still awaited. 

MHMCT CET Registration for BHMCT Course 27 March- 7 April 2023
MAH MHMCT CET registrations5 April- 14 April 2023
MAH BHMCT CET 2023 admit card14 Apr ’23 – 19 Apr ’23
MAH BHMCT CET 2023 exam date20 Apr ’23
MAH MHMCT CET 2023 admit card25 Apr ’23 – 29 Apr ’23
MAH MHMCT CET 2023 exam date30 Apr ’23

MAH HM CET 2023 Exam Pattern

It is recommended that the candidate acquaint themselves with the examination pattern before beginning with the preparation for the MAH HM CET exam 2023. It will help the candidate to prepare for the entrance exam accordingly and avoid any last-moment panic. 

Candidates should note that the examination pattern for BHMCT and MHMCT is different. The exam pattern is discussed in more detail below:

Mode of ExaminationOnline through Computer-based test (CBT)Online through Computer-based test (CBT)
Language of the ExaminationEnglishEnglish
Duration of the Examination90 minutes60 minutes
Type of QuestionsMultiple choice questions (MCQs)Multiple choice questions (MCQs)
Total Number of Questions10050
Total Marks100100
Marks for Each QuestionFor every correct answer, 1 mark will be awarded For every correct answer, 2 mark will be awarded
Negative MarkingNot applicableNot applicable

Also Read: Bachelor of Hotel Management

MAH HM CET 2023 Syllabus

The syllabus for the MAH HM CET exam 2023 is prescribed by the examination conducting body. Both the entrance papers- BHMCT and MHMCT will have a different syllabus. While the BHMCT exam will be divided into three sections.  MHMCT will be divided into five sections. Here we have a list of detailed syllabi according to both papers for students to prepare accordingly.

BHMCT Syllabus

MHMCT Syllabus

The syllabus for MHMCT is much more detailed as it is a post-graduate programme. Candidates should note that each section will have 10 questions. Candidates should refer to the table below for detailed information on each of the sections of the paper:

Food and beverage operationFood and beverage service operations
Related terminology
Inventory control
Food and beverage equipment and infrastructure.
Food production Food production operations
Indian and international cuisines and related terminology
Bakery and confectionary
Hygiene and safety standards
Kitchen equipment and Infrastructure
Rooms divisionHousekeeping and front office operations
Related terminology
Fabrics and textiles
Planning and designing of hospitality organisations
Laundry operations and procedures
EnglishWord meaning
Idioms and phrases
Word spellings
Hospitality-industry-relatedTypes of tourism
Hotel and restaurant brands and segments
AirlinesHospitality terms
Hospitality-related organisations and regulatory bodies

MAH HM CET 2023 Eligibility Criteria

In order to be eligible for the MAH HM CET exam 2023, there are specific eligibility criteria that a candidate has to meet. The eligibility criteria for BHMCT and MHMCT are different and are discussed in detail below:

PapersEligibility criteria
BHMCT The candidate must be a citizen of India.
The candidate must have passed the 12th or equivalent examination from a government-recognised board and school.
The candidate must have scored a minimum of 45% marks in aggregate and candidates belonging to the state of  Maharashtra, a backward class category, economically weaker section (EWS) and persons with disabilities (PwD) must have scored a minimum of 40% marks in aggregate.
MHMCT The candidate must be a citizen of India.
The candidate must have passed a bachelor’s degree in Hotel Management and Catering Technology from the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) or Central or State Government approved institutions/colleges or its equivalent.
The candidate must have scored a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate and candidates belonging to the state of  Maharashtra, a backward class category, economically weaker section (EWS) and persons with disabilities (PwD) must have scored a minimum of 45% marks in aggregate.

MAH HM CET 2023 Application Process

The application form is only available on the official website of the Government of Maharashtra State Common Entrance Test Cell for the admission session 2023-24 for both the BHMCT and MHMCT. The candidates have to visit the website and register themselves. Given below are the instructions for the entire application process.

Step 1: To begin with the registration, enter the details such as name, gender, marital status, etc. 

Step 2: As soon as finish entering your details, you will receive an OTP, verify the OTP received.

Step 3: Once the verification through OTP is complete, the candidate will receive an application number. Save it for future reference.

Step 4: Next up, enter your personal details such as the state and city you belong to, your academic qualifications, category details and examination centre preference.

Step 5: Upload the documents as asked in the portal- passport photograph, signature  and proof of identity.

Step 6: Once the details are filled up, verify and click on submit.

Step 7: With the same login credentials, log in to your portal, and submit the application fee. After the successful payment of the application fee, download the digital copy of the payment receipt and keep it for later reference.

Application Fee

The candidates are required to pay an application fee to successfully register themselves for the MAH HM CET exam 2023. The amount of the application fee is given below in the table according to course and category. The payment of the application fee can only be made online through a debit card, credit card, and net banking. 

Open/General/Unreserved Category candidates belonging to the state of Maharashtra
Candidates from other states (OMS) 
Kashmiri migrants
INR 800INR 1000
Persons with disability
 Candidates belonging to the state of Maharashtra only
INR 600INR 800

MAH HM CET 2023 Admit Card

The admit card for the MAH HM CET exam 2023 will be released online and candidates are advised to download the admit card immediately once available. The admit card is a must while appearing for the entrance test and needs to be carried to the examination centre on the day of the exam. The admit card should be retained till the end of the admission process by the candidate. The candidates also have to carry a valid ID card with them on the day of the examination. However, candidates should note that ration cards and learner’s driving licences will not be accepted as valid ID proof.

How to Prepare for MAH HM CET 2023

To score well in the examination, a candidate must be well-prepared. The candidate must have access to all the resources required for studying. The candidate must also try and prepare a study schedule and follow it religiously. This section includes books, tips and tricks that will help the candidate qualify for the examination.

Best Books to Prepare for MAH HM CET 2023

The books that are recommended below are known for their detailed explanations of every concept and include sample questions for practice as well so that candidates are able to comprehensively understand each and every topic.

Hotel Management Entrance Exam Guide Jawahar Book Centre
Hotel Management Entrance Exam Guide Gladvin Rego
Hotel Security and Executive Protection RK Sinha
Hotel Management and Operations Michael J. O Fallon and Denney G. Rutherford
Hotel Management Entrance Exam Guide Dr R. P. Datason

MAH HM CET 2023 Preparation Tips

Candidates appearing for the MAH HM CET exam 2023 may get overwhelmed with the tips and tricks that are available online. Here are preparation tips which are useful for candidates without overburdening them with loads of tips:

  • While preparing for the MAH HM CET exam 2023, candidates should prepare a timetable that focuses on each subject/section, covers the entire syllabus, and enhances their test-taking skills without consuming too much time. 
  • Candidates must work on their time management skills as the duration of the MAH HM CET for both courses is 60 minutes and 90 minutes respectively and the candidates will have to attempt all the questions within the given time duration. So divide the time judiciously between each section. 
  • Give each section at least 2 hours a day, add a sample question paper based on the individual sections of the entrance exam and give 15 minutes at least to practise sessions daily. 
  • Jot down notes while studying/practising problems and develop tricks that work to solve tricky questions quickly and save time.

MAH HM CET 2023 Result

The result of the HAM HM CET exam 2023 for both papers will be released separately in the form of a pdf. Candidates can check their results on their portal by login in using the credential received at the time of registration. After the declaration of the result, the registration and counselling process shall commence. 

MAH HM CET 2023 Selection Process

The MAH HM CET 2023 counselling will be held online where the CET cell organises a Centralised Admission Process (CAP) for the smooth conduct of admission. The candidates who will receive their MAH HM CET results must register for CAP counselling online and complete the document submission and verification. 

Once done, the final merit list will be released online. In the final merit list, the names of the finally selected candidates are released along with the name of the institute allocated. Usually, two rounds of CAP are held every year. Selected candidates have to complete the admission procedure by reporting to the allotted institute and seeking admission to the allotted seat. However, if a candidate does not show up to the institute for confirmation of the seat for any reason, the competent authority will cancel the admission and forfeit the allotted seat and the seat will be offered to the next candidate waiting on the list.


Who conducts the MAH HM CET examination?

The Government of Maharashtra State Common Entrance Test Cell conducts the MAH HM CET yearly.

When will the MAH HM CET 2023 examination be conducted?

The State Common Entrance Test Cell of Maharashtra has announced the dates of exams of MAH HM CET 2023 on 8th January 2023. As per the notification, the BHMCT will be held on 20th April 2023 and MHMCT will be conducted on 30th April 2023.

What is the mode of examination for MAH HM CET 2023?

The MAH MH CET 2023 examination will be conducted online. 

In this blog, we have comprehensively covered the details of the MAH HM CET exam. We hope that candidates who are interested in taking this exam will find all this information useful and can use the information provided here to ace the exam. 

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