Know Importance Of Maharashtra MBA CET
The MBA Common Entrance Test (CET) is conducted
across Maharashtra by the Maharashtra State Board for Management Institutes. This
year, MBA CET
will be held on Sunday, 27th February, 2011.
CAT V/S CET
MBA aspirants taking the
CET are primarily
CAT aspirants. It is a myth that CET is just a piece of cake once
you are prepared for CAT.
CET is a different ball game altogether.
Common Admission Test (CAT) is a conceptual test comprising of moderate
to difficult questions. Hence, selection of questions is crucial.
CET on the other hand, is speed-based and
consists of easy to moderate questions. So attempting all 200 questions in 150 minutes
is definitely achievable. Unlike
CAT where one must perform across all sections covering various areas
of expertise, CET
has randomly distributed questions making it tough to attempt your preferred area
Test format (150 minutes)
- CET comprises
of 200 questions spread across various areas. The test paper is a multiple choice
(five) question paper with no negative marking.
- For each question, you have around 45 seconds.
CET is an objective type written test consisting of questions on :
- Verbal ability.
- Reading comprehension.
- Quantitative analysis.
- Data interpretation.
- Data sufficiency.
- Analytical reasoning.
- Verbal and non-Verbal reasoning.
The CET is
a two-and-a-half hour exam. The additional half hour (compared to other competitive
entrance exams) is given since
CET requires longer concentration.
The total marks for GD /interview /academics /work experience is 40.
CET special : Visual reasoning
Visual reasoning is unique to the
CET and can impact the merit list. Comprising of 30-35 questions,
it provides a perfect level playing ground to all candidates irrespective of their
areas of expertise.
Evaluation of mock CETs is as crucial as the test itself. Never forget that the
CET is a speed
based test. So the flow of attempting questions is vital and enough speed must be
maintained. To ensure that speed, remember that unlike
CET does not involve selection of questions. You must attempt
all questions. If you get stuck with some questions, don't spend extra time on them;
work by way of elimination.
‘Accuracy + speed’ is the golden rule to crack any B-School entrance test and this
applies to the CET