Tips to crack MAH-CET(MBA)Anisha Mukhija
Maharashtra Common Entrance Test (MAH-CET) is a computer-based management entrance exam. It includes the sections, quantitative aptitude, data interpretation, data sufficiency, logical reasoning, visual reasoning, verbal ability and reasoning, and reading comprehension. The exam is conducted mostly in the month of March, by the Directorate of Technical Education(DTE), Maharashtra. This exam grants admission in the MBA/MMS programs in various B-schools all over Maharashtra. The admission to the management courses is a centralized process and is covered under the Centralized Admission Process (CAP). This exam is competitive and requires proper strategy and tips to crack MAH-CET.
Here are some tips to crack the Maharashtra Common Entrance Test (MAH-CET):
- Be aware of the CET Syllabus:
Students should be aware of the entire CET Syllabus. The CET Syllabus features a mix of the usual MBA exam contents – Logical and Abstract Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, and Verbal Ability. The questions on the above different topics are scattered randomly. The syllabus includes the following:
Logical and Abstract Reasoning: Venn Diagrams, Directions, Coding-Decoding, Series, Input & Output, Directions, Symbol based Series Completion, Conditional Coding, Selection Criteria, Deductions, Linear, and Circular Arrangements.
Quantitative Aptitude: Time and Distance, Geometry, Mensuration, Ratio and Proportion, Simple Interest and Compound Interest, Time and Work, Indices and Surds, Profit ad Loss, Permutations and Combinations, Data Interpretation – Graphs, Charts, Tables, Probability
Verbal Ability: Reading Comprehension, Jumbled paragraphs, Sentence completion, Synonyms – Antonyms, Vocabulary, Idioms and Phrases, phrasal verbs, synonyms and antonyms, Similar words used in different contexts, Reading Comprehension, completion of paragraphs, One-word substitutions, Error corrections in sentences
- CET Question Paper
Students should also be aware of the Question Paper Pattern. The exam is a computer-based test carrying 200 questions of a duration of 150 minutes. There are five options for each objective type question, and the students must select the correct answer option from the given choices. There is no negative marking scheme for this paper. Out of the 200 questions, 75 are from the Logical Reasoning section. Minimum weightage is given to the Abstract Reasoning section which carries 25 questions. Quantitative Ability and Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension sections carry an equal number of questions, which is 50.
Also read: CET Exam Syllabus
- CET Mocks
During your preparation for MAH-CET, do try to give as many CET Mocks as possible. This will help you to give you a realistic feel to the exams. It will help you to manage time which will help you to crack the exam. Mocks help you to check your preparation levels and where you stand when compared to other people who will be competing with you during this exam season. Mocks also help you to improve your speed and accuracy and helps you to work on your weak areas.
Practice with CET Mocks
- Learn some shortcuts or some quick methods
Due to the difficulty level as well as the time factor of this exam, it is important to get some tricks up your sleeves. This will help you to solve questions quickly and easily. Squares, cubes, tables for ease of mental calculation as well as some shortcuts can help to solve questions in the Quantitative Aptitude section.
- Identify your strengths and weaknesses
After giving multiple mocks, you will be able to identify your strengths and weaknesses. Work on turning your weaknesses into strengths by practicing more and giving more mocks. Refine your strengths further to succeed. Get a strategic approach while preparing can help you ace the exam.
- Read questions properly
It is important to read questions thoroughly and understand them. They may be tricky and deceptive. The main trick to answer a question is to understand the question correctly.
- Elimination of stress
Make sure that you rest well and maintain good health. Remember it is important to unwind during the course of preparation.
Put in hard work and a lot of effort as well as analyze your strengths and weaknesses and you will surely be able to crack the exam.