AICTE Common Entrance Test on Innovation & Entrepreneurship (CET-IE)  for MBA/PGDM in Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Venture Development (IEV) Program 2020-21

AICTE CET-IE 2020 – All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has released the application form for Common Entrance Test on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CET-IE) 2020  for  admission into MBA/PGDM Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Venture Development (IEV) program for the academic session 2020. 

AICTE has given approval to 15 Higher Educational Institutions (HEIs) to offer admission into a 2-year full-time MBA / PGDM program in Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Venture Development (IEV).The Common Entrance Examination on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CET-IE) 2020 is scheduled to take place on September 5, 2020. CET-IE is an online proctored test.



  • All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has introduced a unique 2 years’ full time PGDM / MBA program in Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Venture Development (IEV) in the year 2019
  • This is an action oriented program to provide opportunities for students to work and develop problem solving innovations, acquire entrepreneurship skills and build ventures as part of curriculum.


  • This program is an initiative under the National Innovation and Startup Policy of MHRD’s Innovation Cell and AICTE with an objective to make Indian higher education system to produce new generation entrepreneurs capable of building innovative and simultaneously earning master

AICTE CET-IE 2020 Important Dates



Availability of application form

05th August 2020

Last date to apply

28th August 2020

Availability of admit card

31st August 2020

Date for the online mock test

1st & 2nd September 2020

Date for the final online test

05th September 2020

Declaration of result & List of eligible candidates for PI

10th September 2020

Personal interview by respective institutes

11th -15th September 2020

Final admission and commencement of class

15th October 2020

Eligibility Criteria for AICTE CET-IE 2020

  • To pursue this course, the candidates must have completed their graduation in any discipline (10+2+3) or (10+2+4) or (10+3+3).
  • The candidates who have an entrepreneurial mindset and ideas, passion for innovation, and strong determination to build and run a startup as a career are preferred for this course.

AICTE CET-IE 2020 Application Process

  • Application must be done online only by using the registration link ( in AICTE web page ( and MHRD’s Innovation Cell (MIC) webpage (

Application Fee

All payments towards registration fee to be made through online mode only. Registration fee for appearing online test for different categories as below


Online Exam Fee

General/ OBC Male Candidates

INR 500/-

All Female Candidates

INR 250/-

SC/ ST/EBC/PWD Candidates

INR 250/-

AICTE CET-IE 2020 Exam Pattern

Test Mode

CET is a online proctored computer-based test


The duration of the exam is 90 minutes with 30 minutes as preparation time

Medium Question Paper

All the questions will be in English

No. of Questions

The test consists of 150 questions in total

Type of Questions

There are multiple choice questions in the test

Time Period

Tentative time for CET-IE will be 10.30 AM to 12.30 PM

AICTE CET-IE 2020 Syllabus & Questions

Total 150 numbers of questions with all objective and multiple choice related to innovation, entrepreneurship, IPR, startup under following sections (all the questions will be in English only).


Quantitative Aptitude/Business Mathematics


Awareness of Business/Start-up Affairs


Logical Reasoning & Data Interpretation


Reading Comprehension


Psychometric Assessment

Final Selection

  • Each Institute will carry out GD/PI separately for the eligible/shortlisted candidates preferred for admission upon selection during the registration.
  • Each institute will display the dates and time for GD/PI in the institute’s webpage and also communicate to candidates immediately after the result announcement regarding GD/PI those who have opted their institute for admission.

Admission Period

  • As per AICTE guideline, admission process and commencement of class will be completed before 15th October 2020 (revised AY 202-21 Admission).


For more details and to apply online, please visit theofficial website