Which is the easier exam NMAT / MAH-CET ?Anisha Mukhija
An Overview of CET
MAH CET 2019 is the state level entrance exam for taking admission in Top B-School. It is conducted by Maharashtra’s Directorate of Technical Education (DTE).
The Common Entrance Test (CET) is a competitive exam conducted for the students who want to take admissions in Top B-Schools. CET exam is in the month of March. To study in one of most revered b-school Jamanalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies(JBIMS) it is necessary to Crack CET. CET needs time management skill because you have to crack 200 questions in 150 minutes. MAH CET 2019 has no changes in marking scheme and the candidates will score one mark for every correct answer. There is no negative marking.
The student had the advantage of switching from one section to the other. There are five options to each question, and the student has to select the correct from the options provided.
Tips to crack CET
Focus more on Quant and DI preparations
Around 1/4 of the CET paper is covered with Quant and Di i.e around 45-50 marks. You must solve these problems with perfect accuracy.
1. Permutation / Combination / Probability:
You have to mug up events, arrangements, and concepts of selection.
Always a clear difference between probability is no of ways and permutation is arrangements.
In probability: in how many ways the event occurs.
Eg: spinning a coin has 2 possible outcomes Head H or Tail T.
Possibility of the head is 1/2
In Permutation/Computation: in how many ways the event is arranged.
Eg: 3 letters ABC n=3 …. so the formula is n! i.e 6
2. BODMAS and approximation questions:
You must mug up all the square roots up to 30 and cube root up to 20.
Learn tables up to 30 to speed the calculations.
You must know the fractions i.e 1/4th of the number and percentages.
The approximations based questions can be solved verbally instead of using paper and pencil.
7 + (6 × 52 + 3) such questions have to be solved verbally
like 343 is the cube of 7
3. Time /Speed / Work/ Distance:
Questions are simple and generally in relative speeds, races, number of days and time taken to complete the work. You need to be very fast with such questions.
4. Clocks and calendars:
You must know some concepts that the clock always has 360 degrees. So 1 minute makes 360/60 i.e 6 degrees.
About Calenders, you must know the leap year calculations and general rule about days recognition like “divisibility by 7”.
Eg: Yesterday was 4 Jan 2012 which was Tuesday so what day will be on 26 Jan 2012 so the difference between 26 and 4 is 22 so divide it by 7 so the remainder is 1 so add 1 in 4 so its Wednesday.
5. Venn – Diagrams
Formulas like: n(AuB) and n(AuBuc) is sufficient to solve the problems.
6. Data interpretation
You must make your calculation part very strong. Use approximate values where there is a big difference in numbers. Make your percentage logic strong as there are a number of questions based on percentages.
There are problems like the percentage increase? Always use a formula like (200 – 100 / 100) * 100 to calculate percentage increase.
There are basically a bar, line and pie charts come in exams and mostly given
productions/earnings/output versus years.
An Overview of NMAT
Every student wants to aspire in life. To study in one of the most revered b-schools in our country, Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, you will have to crack a tricky test named Narsee Monjee Management Aptitude Test (NMAT). The NMAT exam is also recognized by other prestigious institutions. This article aims to make your preparation a bit easier by offering you tips to crack the exam and successfully enroll in the institution of your choice. NMAT has 3 rounds of the test.
The quantitative skills section is the 2nd section in NMAT Exam. This section consists of 48 questions with maximum time allotted is 60 minutes.
How is NMAT different from other exams?
a) The Marking System – NMAT does not involve any negative marking although your marks are standardized according to the difficulty level.
b) Timed Sections – Unlike other exams, each section (3 in total) of the exam is timed separately. The three sections – Logical Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, and Verbal Ability also carry different weightage.
c) Attempts – You get 3 attempts to pass the exam.
NMAT EXAM PATTERN
Tips to crack NMAT
1. Clear all the concepts, fundamentals, formulas, etc beforehand. The important topic should not be kept for the last moment. Last moment preparation always creates confusion.
2. Try to solve as many mock tests, online test, sample papers, previous year question papers you can manage. Spend at least 2-3 hours in solving problems related to all important topics.
3. While appearing for any mock/online tests, never put a habit of using calculators as this may decrease your speed in solving questions.
4. Learn the short cut methods to solve the tricky questions.
Always avoid making random guesses.
Learn to manage your time properly. Don’t waste too much of time on one particular question. It is advisable to solve easy and medium level questions first as these questions can save some extra time for difficult level questions.