Maharashtra- Common Entrance Test (MH-CET) is a standardized national level examination conducted by DTE for admission into various management colleges across Maharashtra. MH-CET came back with the online test mode in 2014 after it was replaced by CMAT for a year in 2013. The difficulty level of CET 2015 & 2014 was tougher than that of CET 2012. But, when compared to other national level examinations like CAT, XAT and IIFT, the level of questions in MH-CET is easy to moderate.
To maximize your scores in MH-CET, it is essential to develop a concrete strategy and understand the paper pattern well. The following analysis would give you a clear picture of the MH-CET 2016 paper pattern and give a direction to your preparation:
|Total no. of questions||200|
|Duration of the Test||2hr. 30 min (150 min)|
|No. of Sections||No sections|
|Areas of Testing||Verbal Ability, Quantitative Ability, Logical Reasoning, Visual Reasoning, DI/ DS and Data Comparison|
|Number of choices||5|
|Marking Scheme||+1 for every correct answer; No negative marking|
With 200 questions to be solved in 150 minutes and no sections defined, careful management of time is mandatory for scoring well in MH-CET. Unlike other national examinations, no negative marking in MH-CET comes as good news to the candidates. Let us have a look at the distribution of questions in one of the exam slots for 2015 CET:
|S.N.||Area||No. of questions|
|5||English Usage (Non R.C.)||70|
Hence, as an applicant you must understand that the number of questions from each area is undefined and a thorough preparation of all the important topics is essential for you to score well. The online registration for MH-CET opens in January and the exam is conducted in March. Some of the top colleges that accept MH-CET score include JBIMS, SIMSREE, K.J Somaiya, Welingkar and PUMBA.