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As the MAH CET 2017 exam is approaching, there are certain aspirants who were not able to prepare for the exam earlier. They still have time to make the use of this last month and give in their best for the exam. Here is a brief about the exam pattern, preparation tips, top colleges accepting MAH CET score and previous year exam trends.

What is MAH CET?

The candidates seeking admission in MBA/ PG Diploma in and around Maharashtra are required to appear for a common entrance test called MAH CET conducted byDirectorate of Technical Education (DTE) Maharashtra. Almost all the management colleges in Maharashtra recognize the test. The candidate can apply for following courses with the test:

  1. Master of Business Administration
  2. Master of Management Studies
  3. Post Graduate Courses in Business management
  4. Business Administration

The exam comprises of three parts: written test, group discussion and personal interview. The candidates have to attempt 200 questions in 150 minutes in the written test. The test comprises of 4 sections, namely Abstract Reasoning, Logical Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning and Verbal Ability. The admission in the affiliated colleges in based on the aggregate score of all three tests. This year the exam is scheduled to be held on March 4 and 5, 2017. For the aspirants who want to start the preparation for the upcoming exam, here are some tips and advice to follow to crack the exam.

Preparation Tips

Though clearing the exam requires consistence and hard work, there are chances to even pass the tests if the aspirants prepare for the exam during the last 1 month before the final dates. The pattern of the paper is given below.

Sections Number of Questions Marks Allotted for EachQuestion Total Mark for The Section
Abstract Reasoning 25 1 25
Logical Reasoning 75 1 75
Quantitative reasoning 50 1 50
Verbal Ability/ Reading Comprehension 50 1 50

Some of the important books that needs to be referred to are:

  • Verbal ability and reading comprehension, Time
  • The Pearson Guide to CET MBA Maharashtra by Vandana Thorpe
  • Target MHCET (MBA/ MMS)- Past Papers + 6 Mock Tests by Disha Publications
  • Maharashtra MBA CET Guide by RPH Editorial Board / Priyanka Prakashan
  • MH-CET (MBA/MMS) Entrance Guide by Disha Publications
  • Mathematics for MBA Entrance Exams by R.S.Agarwal
  • Quantitative Aptitude for MBA Entrance Examination, Guha
  • Study material on all sections of MBA CET Maharshtra by Chandresh Agarwal
  • MBA Entrance Guide,5th Ed, Career Launcher

The candidates, who prepare during the last month of the examination, need to devote more than 6 hours per day for the preparation of MBA CET. They should start by giving a mock test which can assess their performance. They need to mark down their weaknesses and strengths so that they can plan their preparation ahead accordingly.

The second mock test should be given during the mid of the first week of the preparation. The focus of these two mock tests should be solely based on analysing each section. The aspirants may need to devote around 5 hours to analyse each mock test. It is important to know about the topics with which you are less familiar to.  Try to solve the questions from the areas with which you are least familiar. Here you can get the advantage of making maximum attempts in the exam.

It has been analysed, taking in view of most of the toppers of MBA CET that what helps the most in the preparation of the exam are the mock test. It is recommended to solve at least 2 mock tests every day from a month before the test. This is how you can be self-aware about your weaknesses, strengths and aspirations. If you are confident about your preparation and study smartly, half the battle is already won.

Last but not the least, all the aspirants need to keep a check over their health during the preparation. A healthy mind lies in a healthy body!

Top 3 colleges accepting MAH CET Score

Although almost every college in Maharashtra accepts the MAH CET score, here is the list of the colleges who have succeeded to secure the top 3 ranks among the list.

  1. Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JBIMS), Mumbai

Established in 1965, JBIMS is the department of Management Studies under University of Mumbai. The institute has been named after noted industrialist Jamnalal Bajaj. It is known for its Post-Graduate management programme. It is India’s one of the top ranking business schools and is constantly securing its place in top 10. The Economic Times has recently ranked it at No.9 all over the country. The basic aim is to evolve indigenous structure of management studies.

  1. LN Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research, Mumbai

The institute has managed to secure No.12 position among all the B-Schools all over the country. It is run by a charitable trust Shikshan Prasarak Mandali, Pune. Popularly known as WeSchool has linked itself with the foreign universities like Copenhagen Business School (Denmark), Grant MacEwan Collge (Canada), Curtin Technical University (Austria) and many more make up the list.

  1. Sydenham Institute of Management Studies, Research and Entrepreneurship Education, Mumbai

One of the premier institute for Management Studies in the country was established in 1983. The institute has endeavored to produce global managers of shining excellence. It functions under the aegis of the University of Mumbai. It has earned its reputation for fostering managerial acumen and entrepreneurship skills among its students.

Previous year paper analysis

According to the last 5 years’ examination of MAH CAT, the analysis has shown that there has been no fixed number of questions to be asked from each topic, given in the syllabus. The level of difficulty has varied over the years. The 2016 and 2015 exams had a moderate difficulty level whereas the 2012 was found to be easy. On other hand, in 2011, the exam was tough and students could attempt the least questions and the cut offs were also lower that year as compared to other years.

The pattern of the exam has also changed over the years. In 2016 there were just 3 sections in the exam- logical, verbal and quantitative reasoning whereas earlier there were 8 sections in the exam. For MAH CET 2017, according to the new guidelines, there will be 4 sections, which have already been discussed above. All the best for the preparation!