Maharashtra Applied Arts and Craft Common Entrance Test

Pen & Paper Mode

MAH AAC CET Basic Information

  • Application Fee:₹ 1,700
  • Examination Modes:Pen & Paper Mode
  • Exam Conducting Body:Directorate of Art ,Maharashtra State,Mumbai (DA,MS, MUMBAI)
  • Courses:BFA
  • Streams:Fine Arts

MAH AAC CET 2023: Result, Exam Date(Announced), Application process, Eligibility Criteria

Updated On - April 11 2023 by Abhinandan Singh

MAH AAC CET 2023 examination will be conducted on April 16, 2023. MAH AAC CET 2023 Registration ends. Maharashtra Applied Arts and Crafts Common Entrance Test will be conducted by the State Common Entrance Test Cell, Maharashtra. This exam is conducted once a year at the state level for admission into undergraduate-level visual art programs of fine and applied arts. The universities which provide admission to the course offered are Mumbai University, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University Aurangabad, Savitribai Phule Pune University, and Rashtrasant Tukdoji Maharaj Nagpur University. The candidates can go through the full article to know all the details about the Maharashtra Applied Arts and Crafts Common Entrance Test.

Latest Updates

  • MAH AAC CET 2023 admit card released at
  • MAH-AAC-CET 2023 examination will be conducted on April 16 from 10.00 AM to 05.00 PM.

MAH AAC CET 2023 Exam Status

Candidates can check the MAH AAC CET 2023 exam status from the below table:


Maharashtra Applied Arts and Craft Common Entrance Test 2023 Status

Exam on 16-04-2023, Sunday


MAH AAC CET 2023 Important Dates

The candidates can check the below table for vital dates of MAH AAC CET 2023:

MAH AAC CET 2023 Schedule
Online registration starts fromMarch 2023
Last date to fill the application formMarch 2023
Online registration & Confirmation of Application Form on the website (with additional Late Fee of Rs. 500/- for all categories)April2023
Payment of Fees only through the online payment gateway.March-March 2023
Issuance of Admit card April 2023
Date of MAH‐AAC‐CET 202316-04-2023, Sunday
Declaration of ResultMay 2023

MAH AAC CET 2023 Application Form

The MAH AAC CET 2023 application form is available from 03 March 2023. The candidates can check the below details for mah aac cet online form:

  • The registration form has been released by the State Common Entrance Test Cell, Maharashtra.
  • The applicants can get the application form on the official website.
  • The candidate will have to register first with the required details.
  • Applying candidates need to log in with the MAH AAC CET 2023 login Application Number & Password which will be created at the time of MAH-AAC-CET-2023 registration.
  • Now the application form can be filled by giving the details required.

MAH AAC CET 2023 Application Fee

The application fee for MAH AAC CET 2023 can be checked below:

MAH AAC CET Registration Fee 2023
For General Category Candidates from Maharashtra State, All India Candidature Candidate &
J & K Migrant Candidates.
Rs 1700/-
SC, ST, VJ/DT- NT(A), NT(B), NT(C), NT(D), OBC, SBC, and Persons with Disability Candidates belonging to Maharashtra State only candidatesRs 1200/-

The fee mentioned above is as per last year's details. The candidates are requested to keep visiting the site to know about the actual application fee.

Mode of Payment 

Candidates can pay the registration fee through both online and offline modes.

  • Online Mode

The candidates can submit the registration fee via credit Card/ Debit Card (RuPay/Visa/MasterCard/Maestro), Internet Banking.

  • Offline Mode

Through State Bank of India bank power Jyoti challan

MAH AAC CET 2023 Eligibility Criteria

Before applying for the application form candidates must know the eligibility criteria of MAH AAC CET 2023. The below-listed points to tell about the same:
  • Maharashtra State Candidature. - A Candidate can claim only one type of Maharashtra State. Candidature Type i.e. from Type A to E.
Eligibility For MAH AAC CET 2023
Type Eligibility Criteria
Type A(i) Candidates passing SSC & HSC from a recognized institution in Maharashtra State;
(ii) A candidate who is either Domicile of Maharashtra and/or is born in
Type BA candidate who does not fall in Type-A above, but who or whose father or mother is domiciled in the State of Maharashtra & possesses a Domicile Certificate.
Type CA candidate who does not fall in either Type-A or Type-B but whose father or mother is an employee of the Government of India or Government of India Undertaking and who has been posted & reported to duty in Maharashtra State before the last date for submission of Application Form for CAP.
Type DA candidate who does not fall in any of the above Type-A, Type B & Type-C but whose Father or Mother is an employee or retired employee of the Government of Maharashtra or Government of Maharashtra Undertaking
Type ECandidates passing SSC and/or HSC Examination from a recognized institution located in a disputed Maharashtra Karnataka Border Area or from Maharashtra, residing in the disputed Maharashtra Karnataka Border Area and whose Mother tongue is Marathi.
  • The candidates with Indian Nationality are eligible.
  • Those belonging to a particular Linguistic or Religious Minority and notified by the  Maharashtra Government.
For NRI candidates

The candidate who fulfills the conditions as defined in clause (n) of section 2 of the Act will be eligible under this category.

  • The Foreign Student Candidates, as defined in clauses by the Indian Government, the Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) candidate, and Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) are also eligible.
Seat Reservation for CAP is given below:

Given below is the category-wise distribution of seats:

Reservation of Seats for CAP 2023
CategoryPercentage of Reservation
Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Caste converts to Buddhism (SC)13%
Socially and Educationally Backward Classes (SEBC)12%
Vimukta Jati (VJ)/De Notified Tribes (DT) (NT-A)3%
Scheduled Tribes (ST) 7%
Nomadic Tribes 1 (NT-B) 2.5%
Nomadic Tribes 2 (NT-C)3.5%
Nomadic Tribes 3 (NT-D)2%
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 19%

Backward class candidates must claim the category to which they belong at the time of submission of application for the Common Entrance Test exam.

MAH AAC CET 2023 Admit Card

The State Common Entrance Test Cell, Maharashtra has released the MAH AAC CET 2023 Admit Card on the official website. The hall ticket will be mandatory in the examination hall.

  • The candidates are advised to get a xerox of hall ticket & other important documents.
  • The hall ticket will have the details like:
    • Candidate's Name
    • Examination center
    • Timing of Entrance Exam
    • Mode of the exam
  •       The candidates are requested to carry an identity proof along with the hall ticket for verification purposes like:
    • Aadhar card/driving license/voter ID/college or university identity card/PAN card
Candidates can download the MAH AAC CET 2023 Information  Brochure Pdf here.

MAH AAC CET 2023 Exam Pattern

The exam pattern for the MAH AAC CET 2023 is mentioned below. Below given details from last year Brochure:

Question Paper Pattern for MAH AAC CET 2023
SubjectDurationNumber of QuestionsMarking SchemeTotal Marks
Object Drawing Practical60 Minutes150 50
Design Practical90 Minutes15050
Memory Drawing Practical90 Minutes15050
General Knowledge (Online)45 Minutes40140
  • General Knowledge paper will be a completely objective type.
  • The applicants seeking admission to Undergraduate Visual Art Courses (Fine Art and Applied Art) degree courses. it will be compulsory for the candidate to appear in all the papers.
  • Applicants will have to bring their colors, brushes, pencil, cotton rag, pallets, scales, erasers, and other related materials for drawing.
Mode of exam

The exam will be conducted in both Offline & Online mode by the Competent Authority. The candidate must appear for all the papers in the Offline & Online sessions of the Entrance Examination. 

MAH AAC CET 2023 Syllabus

Given below the MAH AAC CET 2023 Syllabus:

  • Object Drawing Practical -Based on the drawing, sketching, proportions, rendering in lead pencil, and overall observation. 
  • Design Practical -  It will have coloring & finishing skills.
  • Objective Type Theory - The syllabus will consist of:
    • Art,
    • Craft,
    • Design,
    • Colour and
    • Computer graphics/ computer basics
  • Memory Drawing Practical - Drawing and arranging the sequence

MAH AAC CET 2023 Answer Key

The answer key for MAH AAC CET 2023 is released by the authority after the successful conduction of the exam. The key of answers contains the correct answers to the question which would be asked in the examination, and candidates can check the answers marked by them in the examination. However, with the help of the key the candidates cannot analyze their marks because only one paper is Objective and only for that, the answer key will be released.

In case of any grievances/objections, candidates can object by paying the challenging fee and submitting the supporting documents. Based on challenges, the committee prepares a final answer key to compile the result/merit list.

MAH AAC CET 2023 Result

The conducting body will declare the MAH AAC CET 2023 Result on the official website soon after the exam. The authority will invite applications for admission after verification of documents and eligibility & will publish the Merit Lists as per the Rules. The appearing candidates will be able to download the scorecard from the official website. The scorecard will have the details of the entrance exam.

MAH AAC CET 2023 Professional Courses

The details of full-time Professional Visual Art Courses (B.F.A)for State Common Entrance Test Cell are as follows:

  • First Year Bachelor of Fine Art (Applied Art)
  • First Year Bachelor of Fine Art (Painting)
  • First Year Bachelor of Fine Art (Ceramic)
  • First Year Bachelor of Fine Art (Sculpture)
  • First Year Bachelor of Fine Art (Interior Decoration)
  • First Year Bachelor of Fine Art (Textile Design)
  • First Year Bachelor of Fine Art (Metal Work)

MAH AAC CET 2023 Colleges

The candidates will be given admission to the following colleges on qualifying Maharashtra Applied Arts and Crafts Common Entrance Test:

  1. Sir J. J. School of Art, Mumbai 
  2. Sir J. J. Institute of Applied Art, Mumbai
  3. Rachana Sansad College of Applied Art & Craft, Mumbai
  4. Bharati Vidyapeeth's College of Fine Art Pune
  5. Government College of Art and Design, Nagpur ( Formerly known as Government Chitrakala Mahavidyalaya. Nagpur)
  6. Government College of Art and Design, Aurangabad ( Formerly known as Government school of Art Aurangabad)
  7. Chitrakala Mahavidyalaya Morshi Road, Amravati
  8. Sophia Polytechnic Art & Design Department, Mumbai
  9. B.S. Bandekar College of Fine Art (Applied Art)
  10. VIVA Institute of Applied Art
  11. K. K.Wagh College of Fine Art, Nashik
  12. Dr. D. Y. Patil College of Applied Arts & Crafts, Pune

MAH AAC CET 2023 Seat Matrix

Candidates can check the details of seats as per last year from the table below:

CollegeTotal Seats
Sir. J. J. School of Art, Mumbai97
Sir J.J.Institute of Applied Art, Mumbai110
Govt.Chitrakala Maha Vidyalaya Nagpur66
Government School of Art, Aurangabad72
Rachana Sansad College of Applied Art & Craft, Mumbai66
B.S.Bandekar College of Applied Art, Sawantwadi66
Dr. D.Y.Patil College Of Applied Art & Craft, Pune66
Bharti Vidyapeeth’s College Of Fine Arts, Pune66
Viva Institute Of Applied Art, Mumbai66
Padmbhushan Vasantdada Patil Pratishtan’s College of Engineering, Sion66

MAH AAC CET 2023 Highlights

Given below the vital information regarding MAH AAC CET 2023:

Exam Name


Full Name

Maharashtra Applied Arts and Crafts Common Entrance Test

Conducting Body

State Common Entrance Test Cell, Maharashtra

Level of Exam

State Level


Once a Year

Application LinkApply Now
MAH AAC CET Official Website

Stay connected for more updates regarding MAH AAC CET 2023.

Exam Conducting Authority: State Common Entrance Test Cell, Maharashtra

State Common Entrance Test Cell, Maharashtra, Mumbai conducted the MHT-CET examination for various programs. Following are the list of exam conducted by State CET Cell, Maharashtra State:

StreamName of ExamAdmission Valid for
Computer ApplicationMAH MCA CETThree-year full-time postgraduate degree course in Master of Computer Applications (MCA).
Applied Arts and CraftMAH AAC CETFor admission in the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA).
ManagementMAH CETFor admission in Master of Business Administration (MBA) & Master of Management Studies (MMS).
LawMH CET LAWAdmission in law courses such as BBA-LLB, LL. B, BA-LLB, and BLS-LLB, etc. 
ArchitectureMAH M.Arch CETEnroll in the Post Graduate Technical course in Architecture (Master of Architecture).
EducationMAH B.Ed CETTo enroll in the Bachelor of Education (two-year full-time regular course).


Subscribe to Get Updated Information

+91 -

MAH AAC CET Important Dates

Form Date 202303 Mar - 15 Apr 2023
Exam Date16 Apr 2023 (Tentative)

Maharashtra Applied Arts and Craft Common Entrance Test Exam Pattern

Paper 1
Exam Duration:


Total Marks:


Question Paper Type :


Negative Marking:



Instructions:The MAH-AAC-CET 2021 will consist of three practical papers each paper is of 50 marks and one objective type theory online paper which is of 40 marks.

Frequently Asked Questions




17 Sept tarikh fix aahe la exam chi

  • 0
  • 0
  • Reply

How can i get admit card or when it will release?

  • 0
  • 0
  • Reply

When will the exam date be announced sir?

  • 0
  • 0
  • Reply

Please release a date of admit card and exam

  • 0
  • 0
  • Reply

When may aac CET 2021 Will be conducted??

  • 0
  • 0
  • Reply

Where is form?

  • 0
  • 0
  • Reply

Ya varshi mha aac cet honar ka nahi? May month madhye exam hot aste pan ya varshi nahi zal.

  • 0
  • 0
  • Reply

where is form ? , tell me the process

  • 0
  • 0
  • Reply

When registration form will display on which website for 2021

  • 1
  • 0
  • Reply

Apply process

  • 0
  • 0
  • Reply

How is fee applied and fine art course?

  • 0
  • 0
  • Reply

where MAH AAC CET physical exams held?

  • 0
  • 0
  • Reply

State Common Entrance Test Cell Maharashtra is yet to release the MAH AAC CET 2020 exam details. keep checking this page for updates

  • 0
  • 0
  • Reply
Form Start Date:

03 Mar 2023

Form End Date:

15 Apr 2023

The last date to submit the form was on 15 Apr 2023
Browse Other Exams
Examination Date (Online):

16 Apr 2023

Application Fees:

₹ 1,700

Admissions open for


15 Aug 2023-15 Jan 2024

Bharath University Chennai Admissions 2021

01 Feb 2023-31 Mar 2023


14 Apr 2024-14 Apr 2024


01 Feb 2023-22 Feb 2023


20 Dec 2022-31 May 2023

Latest Forms Dates

Latest Exam Dates