The MBA CET is an entrance examination conducted by the Directorate of Technical Education, Mumbai. The exam score of the Common Entrance Test (CET) is taken into consideration for getting admission in the MBA colleges of Maharashtra. This exam acts as a last shot at redemption for a candidate after getting poor scores in CAT, NMAT, XAT, etc. That itself speaks about the importance of this state held examination. Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JBIMS), Prin. LN Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research, KJ Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research and Balaji Institute of Modern Management are some of the well-known b-schools that accept MBA-CET scores.
- He/she who wishes to appear for the exam must be between 21 yrs and 25 yrs of age.
- A candidate must’ve minimum 50 % aggregate score or a similar CGPA. It is minimum 45% for those candidates belonging from other backward class or those having disability.
- Those in their final year degree are also eligible to apply.
- CET Notification Date: 15-01-2018 10:00 AM (Tentative)
- CET Online Registration: 20-01-2018 10:00 AM to 13-02-2018 5 PM(Tentative)
- CET Admit Card Release: 18-02-2018 10:00 AM (Tentative)
- CET Exam Date: 11-03-2018 10:00 AM(Tentative)
- CET Results: 11-03-2018 10:00 AM (Tentative)
The above dates are tentative and may tend to fluctuate. For more updates, you can visit the official DTE site.
The admit card is provided to an individual on the basis of the information he/she provides while submitting the online application. You need to visit the official website and download the hall ticket. Without your hall ticket, you won’t be allowed to be seated for the examination.
Those who want to apply through CAP (percentile method) & other admission processes need to mandatory register themselves for the Common Admission Test. In such a circumstance, you won’t be provided with a hall ticket as you need to take a print out of your application for referential purposes.
The centers for MBA-CET will be allocated by the DTE at various cities within the state of Maharashtra. A candidate has a choice of choosing the city he/she desires to give the paper, but the venue within the city is decided by the Directorate of Technical Education, Maharashtra.
- Verbal Reasoning
- Reading Comprehension
- Quantitative Ability
- Data Analysis
- Data Sufficiency
- Analytical Reasoning
- Verbal Reasoning
- Non- Verbal Reasoning
A candidate needs to answer 200 questions within duration of 1 hr 50 minutes. So, you will need to work up on your speed! The paper will be conducted in English. For the paper, there won’t be negative markings. This should bring a smile on all the CET 2017 aspirants. There will be 3 sections- i.e. verbal ability, quantitative aptitude and abstract reasoning. All of them will be MCQ’s and also you are allowed to switch between sections.
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Insights from Past Toppers, How they did it !
Jaideep Mehendale had secured 99.99 percentile in 2016 state level examination. Jaideep’s basics were almost in place before he began his exam preparations. The strategy he adopted for the entrance mainly consisted of 2 things- firstly, solving mock papers & secondly practicing on visual reasoning set. “On the exam day, maintaining a cool head is your biggest asset”, he quotes. He admits that having a calm mind is the key to shine in MBA-CET. He is aware of many people with a calm mind outscoring those who were stressed during the paper. What makes the Common Entrance Test different from other entrances is that it demands high speed & high accuracy! Apart from this, the visual reasoning section makes CET stand out among others. Jaideep advises that having a high speed and accuracy always gives you an edge over other candidates.
On other hand, Ajinkya Jain (99.99 percentile-r in 2014) worked on attempting as many practice sets as possible. After he had learned of the paper being conducted online, he decided to get familiar with the new format. He began preparing accordingly and gave online tests for the same. Talking about time management, Ajinkya had literally no time left to go back to any questions in the paper. So, while solving the paper, he marked and left those questions. This assisted in increasing his accuracy & attempts in the paper.
Abhishek Pandey, a 2013 topper shares his experience of preparing for the entrance. He appeared for 7 other b-school entrances prior to CET, so for the common entrance test he focused on certain strategies. He enrolled for CAT classes and attempted sectional tests for MH-CET. He also solved mocks from other coaching institutes. On the exam day, he didn’t do any experiments and solved those problems he was familiar with. He had managed to solve 100 problems in the first hour, which mainly consisted of logical reasoning. Luckily, he had the time to study the left over problems. Abhishek noticed some fill in the blanks questions in the end. He decided to attempt them since that was a good opportunity to score well in a less amount of time. He solved them before going to the lengthy questions. He then went on solving quantitative and verbal questions. At the end, he succeeded in attempting 185 questions accurately.