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What to Expect from CET 2014
Expected CET 2014 paper pattern
CET 2014 paper
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CET 2014 Expected Cutoffs
OMS cutoff 99.99%ile
With CET, CMAT, CAT, XAT, GMAT, MAT, ATMA in place.. getting into JBIMS 18 OMS (Outside Maharashtra Students) seats will be really difficult. If DTE is following the pattern of 2012 all exams will have equal weight age ie CET Rank 2 is better than CMAT Rank 3 and CAT Rank 4. So with 6 exams in place and only 18 seats up for grab.. challenge will be tough..
CET 5 students will get 99.99, CMAT 6, CAT 30, XAT 5, ATMA 3, MAT 4. Apart from CAT and XAT every other topper will be targeting only JBIMS.
I was OMS candidate and thought twice of applying to JBIMS with only 18 seats but still went for it.. Your target is one seat not 18. why worry who take rest of the 17 seats.. Have you ever scored 75% marks in Xth, XIIth or Graduation. If yes you have to repeat same.. ie get 75% marks in exam like CET (150/200) and you are into JBIMS…
CMAT is good alternative but I have seen many students who scores 5, 7 or 15 marks only in GK.. So better focus on CET as its easy exam. Each stick (question) is easy to break but together 200 sticks is too difficult to manage. Plus Home University students can also apply for OMS seats so competition will increase further.
With 2 lacs fees JBIMS can easily be compared with most of the IIMs and likes of XLRI and FMS. Most of the IIMs have almost 450 seats trust me getting good job to all 450 is huge task but with only 120 seats at JBIMS getting a job is no problem.
So dont worry go for it !!
All the best
JB120 CET / CMAT homework for next two weeks:
Jan is the only time when u can really work on the weak areas.. I have combined all the HELL topics of CET into these 15 days.. Objective is not to get expertise in these areas but to know the enemy in detail..
Only 25 – 30 ques per topic to be done from cetking blue (Light green) books
Online first 10 workshops (ch 9)
Statement Conclusion (ch 13)
Statement Assumptions (ch 14)
Arguments (ch 15)
Inference (ch 20)
Arrangement Puzzles (ch 10) – 2 puzzles every other day
Syllogisms Deductions (ch 12)
Number Series (ch 2)
P&C (ch 10)
Probability (ch 10)
Reading Comprehension (ch 10) – one RC every other day
Vocab – Word power made easy – one session a day
Visual Vocab online
GK: (CMAT Specific)
Current Affairs July – Dec 2013
GK Marathon and Prepathon 15 sessions
JB120 biweekly targets:
Guys Starting with 15 days Target homework for CET and CMAT starting from tomm… will try to keep it insync with class schedule… Feb onwards schedule wil be weekly.
Right now its biweekly… next month will be weekly and last 15 days daily homework
DNA today published two main news in this article..
1. GDPI not happening
2. CMAT not required for Maharashtra admission
However, Its not clear as of its officially announced by DTE (MBA governing body).. So please dont take newspaper words by heart. I have to know the details through my sources but no clarity on GDPI happening or not.. according to the last notification from DTE published in newspapers they are taking CMAT scores.
1. GDPI not happening
GDPI happening or not will not hamper your chances that much as anyways 200 marks is written test and just 40 marks in GDPI ie only 16.67% weight-age for GDPI… while in SNAP 50% weight-age for GDPI. So dont expect any major impact on your chances for top colleges. Bad gdpi might decide if u going to JBIMS or Sydenham but wont decide if you going to JBIMS or MET… But one thing is there that cutoffs will shoot up if no GDPI happening.
2. CMAT not taken for admission
Again loads of speculations going on around CMAT scores taken or not… But things will become clear only when DTE final notification will come out by Jan end (delayed little bit). But 80% of the syllabus is common between CMAT and CET so student should not worry about exams. Right now focus on Quant Verbal and Logic… Difference in CET and CMAT is mainly mock strategies and GK that we can manage as we go along. Maybe this article is talking about DTE not taking CMAT scores for Maharashtra students. According to the last notification by DTE they are taking CMAT scores for OMS students which can change so status will be clear only by Jan end…. Moreover, incase CMAT is not taken by DTE it will be taken by PGDM courses like KJ Somaiya and Welingkar which most of the students will apply. So ur efforts will not go waste.
Detailed DNA Article:
What does the new notification means to CET Aspirants
1. No pattern change total 200 questions
2. Time same 2 hrs 30 minutes ie 150 minutes
3. No negative marking
4. Visual Reasoning
5. Verbal Reasoning is here
6. Quant is less unlike other exams
7. Online not Paper based exam
8. OMR sheet for marking the answers
9. Verbal pattern remain same
10. More importance to DI than Quant
COMMON ENTRANCE TEST (CET) DTE Notification:
1.1 The CET comprises multiple choice objective type questions in the areas of Verbal Ability and
Reading Comprehension, Quantitative Aptitude and Logical / Abstract Reasoning. In all there
would be 200 questions to be answered in a total time of two and half hours (i.e. One hundred
and fifty minutes).
1.2 CONTENTS OF THE TEST OF VERBAL ABILITY AND READING COMPREHENSION.
This is a test to see how well you know English language. In this test there will be passages with
questions based on their contents to test your comprehension. Your English Language ability
would be tested through questions on grammar, vocabulary, sentence completion, synonyms,
antonyms, comprehension of passages etc. Your English language ability would be tested
through questions on (1) understanding of the contents of the passage and (2) choice of
appropriate words, phrases, expressions and similar language skills.
1.3 CONTENTS OF THE TEST OF QUANTITATIVE APTITUTDE.
This test helps to know how fast and accurate you can work with numbers, do numerical
calculations understand various arithmetic problems involving ratio and proportion, percentage,
etc. This test also helps to measure your power of quantitative reasoning, interpretation of
tables, common graphs and charts.
1.4 CONTENTS OF THE TEST OF LOGICAL / ABSTRACT REASONING.
This test measures how quickly and accurately you can think. This test may have questions
based on figures and diagrams and also questions on verbal reasoning.
2. IMPORTANT HINTS
2.1 As you read a question, mark its answer immediately on the separate answer sheet provided to
you. Do not waste your time in reading all the questions first and then deciding on which ones to
answer, as all questions are compulsory i.e. there are no options, and all questions carry equal
2.2 Start answering questions in the test one by one.
2.3 If you find a question difficult skip it and go to the next question.
2.4 Remember to see that you are marking the answer on the answer sheet against the same serial
number as that of the question your are attempting.
2.5 Even though there are no negative marks allotted to incorrect answers, it is recommended that
you should avoid marking answers at random or based on guesses.
100 Days to Maharashtra MBA CET 2014
4 months to Maharashtra MBA CET 2014 Tentative MH MBA CET Schedule and timelines for CET 2014
|First Date||Last Date|
|1||Sale of Information Brochure at identified branches of AXIS Bank Ltd.||1/2/2014||18-02-2014|
|2||Online submission of the “CET Application Form” through computer connected to Internet on the web sitewww.dte.org.in/mba for Maharashtra State /OMS/J&K candidates and receipt of the Hall Ticket for the MAH-MBA/MMS-CET 2014.||1/2/2014||18-02-2014|
|Note: Candidates who have appeared CAT2013/CMAT2014 and aspiring to claim admission against the All India seats are also required to submit the online CET Application Form.||upto 5:00 P.M.|
|3||Date and timing of the MAH-MBA/MMS2014||15&16-03-2014|
|4||Declaration of the results of the MAH-MBA/MMS-CET 2014 on the website www.dte.org.in/mba.||16-04-2014 at 5.00 P.M.|
|5||Registration for the Group Discussions(GD) and Personal Interviews(PI) and receipt of call letter.||19-04-2014||30-04-2014|
|upto 5:00 P.M.|
|6||Conduct of GD and PI at select centers.||10/5/2014||31-05-2014|
|7||Submission of the Work Experience Certificate (In Proforma-G) at SIMSREE, Mumbai only by Registered Post.||10/5/2014||21-05-2014|
|upto 5:00 P.M.|
|8||Document verification, updation and confirmation of Application Form for Admission at ARC for Maharashtra State/OMS/J&K candidates.||10/5/2014||31-05-2014|
|9||Display of the provisional merit lists (Maharashtra State, All India and J&K candidates) on the web site www.dte.org.in/mba.||16-06-2014 at 5.00 P.M.|
|10||Submission of grievances, if any, for Maharashtra, All India and J&K candidates at respective ARC.||18-06-2014||19-06-2014|
|upto 5:00 P.M.|
|11||Display of the final merit lists (Maharashtra State, All India and J&K candidates) on web site www.dte.org.in/mba.||25-06-2014 at 5.00 P.M.|
Note: these dates are for reference purpose only and will change once official notification comes from DTE. Fees:
|Application Fee Details MAH-MBA-CET 2014|
|No.||Type of Candidature||Fee in Rs.|
|1||Maharashtra State (Open Category)||1250.00/-|
|2||Maharashtra State (Reserved)||950.00/-|
|3||Outside Maharashtra State||1150.00/-|
|4||Jammu & Kashmir||1150.00/-|
|5||PIO (Persons of Indian Origin)||1150.00/-|
|6||Foreign National / Foreign Student||1150.00/-|
________________________________________________________ All you want to know about MBA CET 2014 Vs CMAT 2014
Owing to 39% vacancy and “inability of rural students” to take online test floated at national level, Maharashtra may again start conducting Common Entrance Test (CET) for admission to management courses from next year. The ministry of higher and technical education is currently evaluating the proposal and a decision is awaited next week. To avoid any backfire, the ministry has sought legal opinion in this matter. SK Mahajan, Director of Technical Education (DTE), confirmed the development. “We have sought the government’s nod to restart the CET and are hoping to get a reply by next week,” Mahajan said. If accepted, the CET would be conducted in February 2014. The CET was discontinued only a year ago (from 2013) in order to pave way for Centre’s “One India One Test” concept replacing multiple tests. The government has announced that now CMAT scores would be accepted for admission to MBA courses. As against offline CET, the CMAT is an online test conducted twice a year. The scores are valid in institutions across India. However, the state witnessed 66% drop in number of applicants this year. The officials now blame “online” format of the CMAT for the downfall which reportedly kept the candidates from the rural area at bay. Mahajan said, “Over 39% seats are vacant this year as against 25% in 2012. Only 20,500 CMAT qualified applicants came to us. Till 2012, we used to get over 60,000 applicants. Many rural students didn’t get to know about CMAT. Besides, many didn’t take it because it of the online mode it employed.” DTE has also dropped the group discussion and interview this year due to less number of applications than available seats. Mahajan admitted that DTE didn’t receive any formal complaints regarding lack of information or online format. A professor contested the DTE claims, “It is unlikely that 2/3 students dropped out because of the online test. Actually, many students with higher CMAT scores have flocked to other states in search of better education. Also, nearly 15,000 seats were vacant last year.” He said with the skewed student strength, the college managements are exerting pressure on government to start the state-level exams. Meanwhile, AICTE which has entangled in legal tussle has not issued any notification for the February CMAT. The Supreme Court has ruled early this year that MBA is “non-technical” course keeping it out of AICTE ambit. The apex technical education body then filed a review petition which is yet to be heard. ________________________________________________________________ MBA MH CET 2014 is back!
The Directorate of Technical Education DTE, Maharashtra might be planning to conduct Maharashtra Common Entrance Test (MBA MH-CET 2014) for admission in MBA colleges in the state from 2014. The exam score will accepted by around 80 recognized management institutes in Maharashtra. Candidate must have bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized College/ University with at least 45% marks (40% for reserved category). Exam Dates MBA MH-CET 2014 Dates:- MBA MH-CET exam is held once in a year in the month of February/ March. Mostly Feb 22nd 2014 or March 8th 2014. Speed in answering questions is most important. Practice daily by preparing a proper study timetable. Go thoroughly through the pattern paper and collect the study material for the same. Candidate applying for this exam have to attempt 200 questions for which they are allotted 150 minutes. The topics covering in this exam are: • Reading comprehension 15 questions • Verbal ability 35 questions • Quantitative analysis 20 questions • Data interpretation 25 questions • Data sufficiency 5 questions • Verbal reasoning 20 questions • Non verbal reasoning 25 questions • Analytical reasoning 50 questions Each question carries 1 mark and no negative marking for incorrect answer. CET 2014 the new ball game…. What is difference between MBA Mh CET & CMAT 1. Negative marking Biggest change and surprising factor for students preparing for CMAT is the negative marking. Now scoring good marks for colleges esp. like Jamnalal Bajaj will be little bit more balancing as one have to not only attempt more but also balance the accuracy. But CET 2014 on the other hand is guilt free pass to attempt as many as u can.. as it wwill not have any negative marking. 2. GK CMAT: General Knowledge is most undervalued subject in MBA entrance. Most of the students spend 60% time on Quant while totally ignoring GK. This time GK is more important than any other topic including Quant, RC, DI and Puzzles. Start preparing for GK from today before it’s too late. 3. All India level Most of the students were feeling apprehensive about CMAT being all India level. While CET 2014 will be state level exam which other students can also take. Maharashtra based students need not worry about CET or CMAT as its not going affect their chances for the Mumbai based colleges. 70% seats are reserved for Mumbai students so need not worry. 4. More Quant CET will contain only 20 marks of quant out of 200 marks paper ie only 10% of the paper. But CMAT contains 22 questions outta 100 ie 22% of the paper is going to be quant. Therefore, students have to be more wary of quant section esp for the non-engineering students in CMAT while CET is more neutral exam. 5. Less of reasoning CET 2014 contains almost 50% logical reasoning ie 100 marks of reasoning based questions outta 200 marks, which was the main advantage for Non Engineering students. But in CMAT only 25% marks is allocated for logical reasoning. 6. Visual reasoning 25 questions Biggest setback for students will be Visual & Verbal reasoning which had been a nightmare for most of the students. It was party time for Cetking students as we are expert in the area so will ensure 100% marks in that. However CMAT contains no visual reasoning. 7. Reading Comprehension RC CMAT RC is the biggest surprise as there was no RC! I mean is no traditional long RCs but short paragraph based RCs. However in CET 2014 you can expect conventional RCs 10 – 15 questions. 8. Online format Biggest difficult faced by students in CMAT is the online format. It’s quite easy to solve a test on paper but online is a different ball game. Students face problem especially in Quant and verbal section. CET 2014 will have upper hand in this regard 9. Verbal Reasoning 20 questions Verbal reasoning which had been a next nightmare for most of the students esp with courses of action, assumptions conclusions. It was second good news for Cetking students as we are expert in the area so will ensure good accuracy in the area. However CMAT contains no verbal reasoning 10. Colleges accepting CMAT score CMAT is still far away from being only management entrance exam. But still there is lots of confusion which B-schools will be taking CMAT scores. Example SPJain should be taking CAT and CMAT scores this year however it’s not clear yet. Only state level B-schools has confirmed their commitment towards the CMAT exam. CET on the other hand will still remain focus on Maharashtra based colleges.
Scores in MAH-CET and not CMAT will be taken into account for entry.
The Maharashtra government is contemplating to abolish group discussion (GD) and personal interview (PI) rounds for admission into B-schools in the state this year. In that case, admissions will be based on scores in MAH-CET or in any other national test.
Reason: too many seats and too few candidates.
By November end, a proposal in this regard had been submitted to the Higher and Technical Education Ministry by the directorate of technical education. The proposal also states that candidates who secured ‘zero’ in the test will not be admitted. “Though the ministry is yet to approve the proposal officially, ‘in-principle’, it has been agreed upon,” said a Mantralaya official.
Confirming the news, SK Mahajan, director of technical education, told dna, “The ministry’s approval is awaited but I don’t see any reason why it should be rejected.”
This year, most IIMs scrapped GD for admission to post-graduate programmes. They replaced it with another written test.
In 2013-14, Maharashtra admitted candidates on the basis of scores in national-level test CMAT, without GD/PI, which was introduced abolishing the state-level admission test. The vacancy in B-schools has increased from 25% to 39% after the introduction of CMAT, prompting the state to restart its own Common Entrance Test (CET)from 2014-15.
GD and PI had been a major part for the admission till 2012-13. While written exam’s (CET) weightage was 200, 40 marks for GD/PI ((17 each for GD and PI), and four and two for work experience and academic records, respectively).
A professor of Sydenham Institute of Management condemned the proposal. “This will further deteriorate the quality of management education. Some minimum communication skills are must, if you want to get a degree,” said the professor.
A professor of Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies welcomed the move, “This would completely eliminate human intervention. Some aggressive candidates always ended up dominating the discussion, leaving no scope to test the analytical skills of others.”
He added, “Admission in IITs is based on the written test only. Hence, I fail to understand the need for GD/ PI for B-schools. Moreover, no one has any statistics to show the difference in the scores of written test and GD/PI.”
But MBA aspirants seem to be a happy bunch. “With only written test, I am confident that I will get into a good B-school. My stress is now reduced by 75%,” said a 22-year-old woman aspirant.
MAH-CET exam in March, but students clueless
The MAH-CET’s online exam is slated for March 15-16 and students are inquiring with the directorate about the details of the exam. But the directorate has failed to answer as it waits for the approval from the ministry. Interestingly, the file had travelled to Nagpur during the winter session of the state assembly. “Minister Rajesh Tope didn’t get time to sign it,” said an official.
MBA/ MMS in Maharashtra (2013-14)
411 Number of institutes
45,297 Available seats
27,557 (20,500 through DTE, 7,057 at institute level) Admitted
17,740 (39%) Vacancy.
Source DNA: Says most rural students don’t have access to the Internet to go for the online national test.
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“Logical reasoning questions were very time consuming esp arrangements”, Bhavana Thane Centre
“DI DS DC and Quant was all time consuming” Manisha, Delhi Online Student
“Many questions were similar to Cetking blue books” Siddhika, Dadar centre
Overall level of difficulty: medium
Difficulty quite similar to IBPS and CET 2016 paper
Logic section: 75 questions
Verbal 50 questions
Quant 50 questions
Abstract reasoning 25 questions
– Probable starter were different and lengthy
– Overall easy to medium but lengthy paper
– Difficulty order: abstract < verbal < Quant < Logic
– 50 marks of maths DI DS was lengthy, medium to high level and time consuming
– LR overall was very high level with pockets of easy questions
– sitting arrangement was tough
– logical puzzles were time consuming
– Verbal was all easy expect vocabulary
– Abstract reasoning was easiest of all
– One set in DI was cake walk
– Data comparison questions
Same story Most of the students were not able to complete the paper as it was lengthy and time consuming..
Quant & DI in MBA CET 2017
Ideal time allocation 40 minutes, Attempts: 40 – 35, Target score: 30 – 25
10 marks of DI was very time consuming with loads of calculations
10 marks of maths was lengthy, easy but time consuming questions
DS and DC were time consuming as well but could be done in 45 seconds
|Quant||Circles & Quadrilaterals||1|
|Quant||Mixtures & Alligations||1|
|Quant||Odd man out||6|
|Quant||Profit & Loss||1|
|Quant||Simple & Compound Interest||1|
|Quant||Time & Work||2|
|Quant||Work, Pipe & Cisterns||1|
Verbal Ability in CET 2017:
Ideal time allocation 30 minutes, Attempts: 45 – 40, Target score: 30 – 25
RC were inference based and medium level
Vocab based questions were all doable
Probable Starter questions were time consuming
|Grammar||Multiple Sentence Correction||4|
|Reading||Main idea of passage||5|
|Reading||Missing sentence in the passage||5|
|Reading||RC – 1 600||7|
|Reading||RC – 2 700||8|
|Vocab||Synonyms / Antonyms||3|
Logical Reasoning in CET 2017:
Ideal time allocation 65 minutes, Attempts: 65 – 75, Target score: 55 – 50
Input Output logic was difficult to comprehend
Series questions were time consuming
Verbal Reasoning was lengthy
Data sufficiency was slightly longer
Coding decoding, Symbols, Inequalities and others were manageable
|Reasoning||Coding & Decoding||5|
|Reasoning||Quant based Reasoning||5|
|Reasoning||Symbols & Notations||5|
Visual Reasoning in CET 2017:
Ideal time allocation 15 – 20 minutes, Attempts: 22 – 25, Target score: 15 – 20
Overall easy section with loads of questions from Cetking Logic 2 book and online workshops.
Summary of CET 2017:
There were many difficult questions in this paper.
Most of the questions were easy to medium so that you can attempt more questions.
The computer-based test online MBA CET test comprises 200 questions from four broad sections viz. Quantitative Aptitude, Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension, Logical and Abstract Reasoning. A student needs to attempt them in 150 minutes. There is demarcation among questions from different sections; All questions are not jumbled up ie you will not find an RC passage sandwiched between a question on Probability and Visual reasoning. The fact that the test has no negative marking provides some much needed respite to the candidates. Given the number of questions, MH-CET is clearly a test of your speed and accuracy.
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