MAHCET 2018: 10 Exam day tips & instructions from State CET Cell; Must read and follow

MAHCET 2018 Exam day tips
Friday, March 09 2018, 09:00 AM
Before you go to take the bull by the horns on Saturday March 10 or Sunday March 11, you should be well aware that MAHCET 2018 offers the last opportunity to get admission into one of the top MBA/MMS 2018-20 programmes in Maharashtra. It all depends upon how organized you are, how you attempt the exam which has no negative marking
To help you a day before the MAHCET 2018 begins, experts and past MAHCET toppers share important last minute exam day tips which can help you to get ready for the exam and improve your scores in the test

More than 70000 candidates will be vying tomorrow and day after on March 10 and 11, 2018 for JBIMS, SIMSREE, PUMBA, K J Somaiya among other top MBA/MMS colleges with MAHCET 2018.

Before you go to take the bull by the horns on Saturday March 10 or Sunday March 11, you should be well aware that MAHCET 2018 offers the last opportunity to get admission into one of the top MBA/MMS 2018-20 programmes in Maharashtra. It all depends upon how organized you are, how you attempt the exam which has no negative marking.

To help you a day before the MAHCET 2018 begins, experts and past MAHCET toppers share important last minute exam day tips which can help you to get ready for the exam and improve your scores in the test.

Pre Exam Tips
A day before MAHCET 2018 exam make sure to organize what is required tomorrow to appear in the test

1. MAHCET Admit Card: Your passport to the testing room

If you have not taken the print of your MAHCET hall ticket till now, do it without any further delay. It will be better to take two prints. Please note that your MAHCET admit card is a mandatory document which is to be carried to the test centre as hard copy with following documents

  • Hall ticket must have your photograph affixed on it. You are therefore required to carry with you the hard copy of your hall ticket on the testing day at the test centre.
  • One original photo identity proof will be required to enter the examination centre. It could be any of the following like Voter Identity Card/ Passport/PAN Card/ Driving License/Student Identity Card/Aadhaar Card.
  • Take one ball pen with you, a sheet of paper for rough work will be provided in the testing room
  • E-Aadhar Card and Ration Card are not valid id proofs for MAHCET 2018.
  • Candidate’s identity will be verified with respect to his/her details on the Hall Ticket, in the Attendance List and requisite documents submitted. If identity of the candidate is in doubt the candidate may not be allowed to appear for the Examination.
  • Candidates must note that the name as appearing on the Hall Ticket (provided during the process of registration) should match the name as appearing on the photo identity proof.
  • Male or Female candidates who have changed first/last/middle name post marriage must produce original Gazette notification / their original marriage certificate/affidavit in original.

2. Refrain from carrying forbidden articles at Test Centre

Since MAHCET 2018 is an online computer based test, DTE Maharashtra has asked candidates not to bring any papers except the Hall Ticket, original photo ID proof and ball point pen to the test venue.

Following articles are not allowed at the exam centre: Cellular Phone, Calculators, Watch-Calculators, alarm clocks, digital watches with built-in calculators/memory, scanner devices, Bluetooth enabled devices or any other device.

A key point to note in this regard is that the test centre has no responsibility in case any of your valuable article is lost as they do not have any arrangement to safe keep them.

3. Report 90 minutes before the exam

Although the time for the test is 2 hours and 30 minutes, you may have to be at the venue for approximately 4 hours including the time required for logging in, collection of the Hall Ticket, going through the instructions among others.

It is of utmost importance to check the reporting time specified on the Hall Ticket for MAHCET 2018. The reporting time mentioned on the Hall Ticket is prior to the Start time of the test.

Exam day tips
Once you arrive at the MAHCET exam centre, you will be frisked through the security check where your Admit card, identity proof will be checked and if you are carrying any prohibited article, you will have to leave it there. Make sure to adhere to the following tips:

1. Be determined not to miss the last opportunity

Thousands of candidates, who could not get good score in CAT 2017 or CMAT 2018 have the last opportunity to upgrade their scores with online MAH CET 2018 exam. 

High scores in MAHCET 2018 will lead you to get into one of the top rated B schools like JBIMS, KJ Somaiya, SIMSREE, Dy Patil, PUMBA Pune among others. In all 59000 candidates would be offered admission in more than 400 B-schools across Maharashtra on the basis of MAHCET 2018 scores.

The MBA/MMS entrance test for Maharashtra B schools will be a great advantage to Maharashtra as well as outside Maharashtra candidates since more than 20000 seats in the management institutes in Maharashtra are open for admission to Outside Maharashtra State candidates.

If you wish to get into high ROI MBA programmes of these top MBA colleges, you must get ready to crack the exam with high score.

2. 100 Reasoning questions: Your key to success

Reasoning in MAHCET 2018 is the biggest part with 100 questions divided into two sections - Logical Reasoning with 75 MCQs and Abstract Reasoning with 25 MCQs. This is the highest score carrying section with 50% weightage in MAHCET.

Since there is no restriction on sectional time and you can attempt any question from any section during the overall time limit of 150 minutes, you can maximise your attempt in this section.

This section despite having great importance is not very difficult also. Candidates from any stream may solve them and become a winner. 

Important topics to which questions are related in Reasoning section are Caselet, Analogies, Coding Decoding, Series Completion, Data Sufficiency, Inference based questions, statement- assumption or conclusion. Questions are designed to test your quick and accurate thought process.

3. Fixed Question Composition: Prioritise your section

MAHCET 2018 has a pre-declared fixed number of questions in each of the 4 sections. In all there would be 200 questions in MCQ form divided into 4 sections namely Logical Reasoning-75 questions; Abstract Reasoning 25 questions; Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension-50 questions and Quantitative Aptitude-50 questions. 

Each question in MAHCET is followed by 5 answer options. So when you attempt the question, make sure that you are keeping a balance among all the four sections and do not leave too many questions in a section as it may disqualify you from the race.

4. Maximise the score: No negative marking

Each question will carry a weightage of 1 mark in MAHCET 2018 without any negative marking for wrong answer. Your guesses if marked correct will award you 1 mark for each correct answer and no mark for wrong answer. No marks will be deducted out of already scored marks for any wrong answer.

5. Ensure the correct navigation and answer process

To answer a question, do the following:

  1. Click on the question number in the Question Palette at the right of your screen to go to that numbered question directly. Note that using this option does NOT save your answer to the current question.
  2. Click on Save &Next to save your answer for the current question and then go to the next question.
  3. Click on Mark for Review & Next to save your answer for the current question, mark it for review, and then go to the next question.
  4. To select your answer, click on the button of one of the options
  5. To deselect your chosen answer, click on the button of the chosen option again or click on the Clear Response button
  6. To change your chosen answer, click on the button of another option
  7. To save your answer, you MUST click on the Save & Next button
  8. To mark the question for review, click on the Mark for Review & Next button. If an answer is selected for a question that is Marked for Review, that answer will be considered in the evaluation.
  9. To change your answer to a question that has already been answered, first select that question for answering and then follow the procedure for answering that type of question.
  10. Note that ONLY Questions for which answers are saved or marked for review after answering will be considered for evaluation.

6. Important DTE instructions: Follow or lose the test

  1. Candidates will not be permitted to submit their examination unless the entire test duration is over.
  2. After the expiry of exam duration, the candidates will not be able to attempt any question or check their answers. The answers of the candidate would be saved automatically by the computer system.
  3. Please note that under no circumstances should you click on any of the ‘keyboard keys’ once the exam starts as this will lock the exam.

Issuing the guidelines, Maharashtra State CET Cell has stated that aspiring candidates should note that the tests are not disclosed to anybody else other than the candidates only during the examination. The test papers are also not shared with anybody even after the examination.

MAHCET 2018 is the last opportunity to revise your scores upwards to secure admission in top rated B school like JBIMS. The interesting part about MAH CET 2018 is that your best score will be taken into consideration.

Stay tuned to MBAUniverse.com for more updates & tips on MAHCET 2018

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