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MAH CET 2014: Exam pattern, Syllabus and key topics to prepare

MBAUniverse.com | 10, Dec 2013 1255IST

Maharashtra CET has staged a comeback after a gap of one year and after winning a legal battle. Unlike the earlier paper pencil based test, forthcoming Management entrance to Maharashtra B schools in 2014 will be an online examination.

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Although the entire test paper has a mix of all the sections but one cannot rule out sectional cut off in the new on line test.

Maharashtra CET has staged a comeback after a gap of one year and after winning a legal battle. Unlike the earlier paper pencil based test, forthcoming Management entrance to Maharashtra B schools in 2014 will be an online examination which will be held on March 15 & 16, 2014.

MAH CET 2014 Examination Pattern
The examination will appear in new attire as MAH-CET 2014 will be a computer based test. There shall be 200 questions on five different subjects in the examination and the candidates are supposed to crack them in 150 minutes. Hence, less than one minute per question is available.

Although the entire test paper has a mix of all the sections but one cannot rule out sectional cut off in the new on line test. CET wouldn’t penalise for any wrong answer but it will equally increase the cut off level.

MAH CET 2014: Syllabus and Expected questions on each topic
MAH CET has more subjects and subtopics to cover than any other Management entrance test. Candidates are supposed to mainly study following topics to prepare for the CET since they may find more than 170 questions based on the same.

Although there were no questions on General Awareness in CET 2012, candidates may anticipate a good number of these questions in 2014.

         
MAH CET 2014 Topics      Expected Number of questions

1. Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension    -        50 to 53

2. Quantitative Ability, data sufficiency & DI     -          45 to 48

3. Analytical Reasoning & puzzles             -                  45 to 48

4. Verbal & Non Verbal reasoning             -                   30 to 32

5. General Awareness                      -                            30 to 35     

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MAH CET 2014: Important sub topics to prepare
All the above sections are jumbled in the examination paper. The first question may be on Verbal Ability and the second one may be on data interpretation. The sections have not so far been defined. Candidates can attempt any question in the test according to their convenience. However, the sectional cut off in computer based test in 2014 may not be ruled out. Prof. S.K. Agarwal, expert in MBA entrance preparation area, shares the insight to focus on following sub topics

Verbal Ability – Error corrections in sentences, completion of paragraphs, One word substitution, Idioms and Phrases, phrasal verbs, Synonyms and antonyms, similar words used in different contexts.

MAH CET 2014: Reading comprehension and jumbled paragraphs
Both these topics form the core of English and are very important. They are to be prepared well as they constitute a major part of English comprehension (VA). The suggestion is to read the editorials, articles in the news paper regularly. Underline the difficult words-search out their meanings and put them to use in writing, in conversation etc Prepare a summary of the passage and find out after two three days whether the time is getting reduced.

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MAH CET 2014: Quantitative Ability, data Sufficiency and data interpretation
They need regular Practice. Important topics to be covered are Number system: HCF, LCM, Geometric Progression, Arithmetic progression, Arithmetic mean, Geometric mean , Harmonic mean, Median, Mode, and Number Base System; geometry especially Lines, angles, Triangles, Spheres, Rectangles, Cube, Cone; Ratios and Proportion; Percentages; In-equations; Quadratic and linear equations; Algebra; Profit & Loss; Averages; Percentages; Time-Speed-Distance; Work and time; BODMAS; Mensuration; Allegation & Mixtures; Work, Simple Interest & Compound Interest; Set Theory; Probability; Permutations & Combination;

Data sufficiency and data Interpretation topics like logic based, quant based questions with two statements, column graphs, Bar Graphs, Line charts, Pie Chart, Graphs representing Area, Venn diagram should be prepared well

MAH CET 2014: Analytical reasoning and Puzzles
Prepare well on circular arrangements, seating arrangements, direction sense, venn diagram, deductions, statements and conclusions. You may find number of questions based on these concepts.

MAH CET 2014: Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning
Prepare more on analogy based questions, series, anomaly. CET has been placing questions based on these concepts. 


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MAH CET 2014: General awareness
The anticipation of appearance of this section in MAH-CET 2014 is based on the concept that except CAT all other management entrance examination like XAT/CMAT/SNAP has included General Awareness as a part and parcel to the same. Aspirants are suggested to go through the newspapers regularly, keep themselves updated with current affairs, business, economic, political, social and international events.

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MAH CET 2014: Important tips
It will not suffice to go through the paper pattern and level of difficulty which the aspirants faced in MAH-CET 2012. The test was fairly easy, probably due to the fact that the same was engulfed in a legal battle and the revival of it could not be anticipated at the material time.

If the aspirants go back to 2010 and 2009, they will be surprised to find that this examination is not a cake walk for all. The test papers were difficult and some of the questions were as tough as one may find in CAT. Prof. S.K. Agarwal, expert in Verbal Ability, suggests that the candidates must begin their preparation immediately. Those who are preparing for XAT 2014 may definitely get an edge in level of preparation.

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