MAH CET 2016: No Negative marking offers high scoring opportunity; good chance to get JBIMS

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February 24, 2016
There is no fear of losing marks on account of getting penalty for any wrong answer since MAH CET 2016 will not penalize for incorrect answers
Become fearless and attempt as many questions as you can since there is no negative marking in MAH CET 2016

There is no fear of losing marks on account of getting penalty for any wrong answer since MAH CET 2016 will not penalize for incorrect answers. Unlike all other MBA entrance exams, MAH CET 2016 offers a rare opportunity for those who wish to secure admission in good management institute like JBIMS, SIMSREE, K J Somaiya but couldn’t score well in any other All India test.

DTE Maharashtra has announced to conduct MAH CET 2016 for admission to 59000 seats in 400 Maharashtra B-schools on March 12 and 13, 2016 across the country.  The registration and application process for MAH CET 2016 was closed at 5 PM on February 23, 2016. It is however, expected that DTE Maharashtra would again open the registration window for Centralized Admission Process (CAP) 2016 sometime after declaration of MAH CET 2016 result. The participation in CAP 2016 will then be only based on All India exam scores and since you did not appear in MAH CET 2016 written exam, there will be no consideration of MAH CET 2016 scores in CAP round.

For admission to MBA/MMS 2016-18 batch in Maharashtra B schools, the unique test pattern without any fear of negative marking in the exam, will provide a good opportunity for the candidates who wish to improve on their scores. MAH CET 2016 will be the gateway to top rated B schools in Maharashtra like JBIMS, KJ Somaiya, SIMSREE, NL Dalmiya, DSIMS, MET, PUMBA and many others.

The great magnitude of MBA prospects in Maharashtra attracts MBA aspirants from all over the country. There are more than 59000 MBA/MMS/PGDM seats in management institutes of Maharashtra.

The best part of MAH CET is that apart from accepting scores of all India management entrance tests like CAT/ XAT/ CMAT/ ATMA/MAT, it provides yet another opportunity to MBA/MMS admission aspirants, to improve their scores with MAH CET 2016.  If you score higher than any of the other above referred examinations, your better score will be taken into consideration in shortlisting process.

JBIMS admission with all the test scores
Apart from Maharashtra domicile candidates, there are about 21000 thousand seats available across Maharashtra for All India Candidates. In fact the highly ranked B school JBIMS in Mumbai will also accept the scores of other national level tests apart from MAH CET 2016 scores for admission session 2016.

The admission to JBIMS will also be through Centralized Admission Process 2016 to be conducted by DTE Maharashtra wherein all the national level exam scores will be acceptable. Last year JBIMS accepted only CAT and MAH CET scores and conducted its own GD-PI round. But for admission 2016 all other exam scores will also be acceptable.

Utilize the ‘No negative marking’ opportunity
Thousands of candidates who have not been able to score high in other MBA entrance exams,  will have yet another chance to improve their scores and explore admission opportunity in the top B schools of Maharashtra on the basis of MAH CET 2016 scores.

If you understand the exam pattern and follow a few tips to score high in MAH CET 2016, you can very well crack the test with high marks.

The very first thing according to Prof S K Agarwal, Verbal Ability expert and mentor on MAH CET 2016 preparation, is to become fearless and attempt as many questions as you can since there is no negative marking in MAH CET 2016.

But the important factor to keep in mind while attempting the MAH CET 2016 exam is that you have to keep a balance among all the sections. You may lose on other sections at the cost of your favourite one, if you continue to solve only from one section. Please note that all the sections are important and have to be solved within the given time frame of 150 minutes. In case you do not qualify on sectional scores, you may not be a favourite candidate in PI round.

Too much guess work resulting in more incorrect answers may not help you qualify all the sections.  The consequences are reflected in the final admission round as those who marked lesser number of wrong answers are rated better.

Make guesses judiciously and avoid too many guesses in the hope that it could be a correct answer.

Composition of MAH CET
200 MCQs in MAH CET will be divided in three sections namely Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension; Quantitative Aptitude –Data interpretation; Logical and Abstract reasoning. These questions are to be answered in 150 minutes. The test has no negative marking.

Section 1: VERBAL ABILITY AND READING COMPREHENSION
VARC will test you how well you know usage of English language. You can expect passages with questions based on their contents to test your ability of comprehension. Questions on grammar, vocabulary, sentence completion, synonyms, antonyms, will be a part of this section to test the language skill.

Section 2: QUANTITATIVE APTITUTDE
This section will test your calculation skill. Quant & DI test will assess your fast and accurate working ability with numbers,  numerical calculations and understanding of  various arithmetic problems like ratio and proportion, percentage, etc. This test is also designed to measure your power of quantitative reasoning, interpretation of tables, common graphs and charts.

Section 3: LOGICAL/ANALYTICAL REASONING
To solve the problems in this section, it is very important to practice and develop natural logical instincts. Reasoning is going to test you on quick and accurate thought process. This test will have questions based on figures and diagrams and also questions on verbal reasoning.

Equal weightage questions
All questions have equal weightage, you can attempt the difficult ones in next round of the attempt, if time permits. Besides, guesses can be made in the last round. Although there is no negative marking DTE Maharashtra advises against making too many guesses as it may bring bad impact in final admission round.

You may appear or may not appear for MAH CET 2016, it is your choice. But to be considered for admission in any of the Maharashtra B schools, and to be considered for MMS course at JBIMS with DTE regulated fee structure, it is mandatory to register for MAH CET 2016 so that your All India exam scores can be taken into consideration. In case you wish to appear in MAH CET 2016 exam as well, you can sure do so with no additional fee to be paid for the same.

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