MAH CET 2018: How many questions to attempt for admission in Top B-schools of Maharashtra?
The MAH CET 2018 exam is scheduled to be conducted on 10th March, 2019 for all the MBA aspirants. It is a state level management entrance exam that opens doorway to the top MBA B-schools in the state of Maharashtra. MAHCET isn't as difficult as the CAT entrance exam but requires dedication and constant practise from the candidates to ace it. Candidates need to clear various stages before being eligible to get admitted to the college of their choice. However, the first step in the journey is to take the MAH CET entrance exam and qualify as a top scorer so as to ensure that you get your dream college.
Since, there are variations in the pattern of the exam and the range of marks keeps on changing with each passing year, one cannot actually decide and calculate the number of questions that should be solved correctly for the purpose of securing a seat in the desired college. Yet, through the figures given below an approximate range of marks and percentile can be calculated.
Figure 1: Score Distribution CET 2016 (Source: Quora, 2016)
As can be seen in figure 1, most of the students score somewhere between 40 to 60 percentile but their chances of securing admission in any college, leave apart top B-schools are very low.
Most of the top B-schools like Bharti Vidyapeeth, Xavier’s, MET Institute of Management, NL Dalmia Institute and SIES College accept students who score above 95 percentile. When it comes to the best colleges like Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management, more than 99.9 percentile is expected from the students.
In order to score the highest marks, it is important that a plan is formulated based on the calculations. The calculations should be with respect to the number of questions that are to be solved correctly while adjusting the negative marks from the wrong answers. As an approximate, it has been found that for JBIMS a minimum of 140+ questions should be targeted as the correct answers. It has been found that most of the 99.99 percentiles have more than 195 genuine attempts.
The higher the number of genuine attempts the higher is the chance to get a better average core. In case, there are more negative points, the chances of getting through top colleges decrease as the average calculated score reduced significantly. Thus, it is very important that the guesswork is limited and at least 180 questions are answered of which a minimum of 140 should be genuine and correct. In order to achieve more positive points, it is important that proper practice is done prior to the paper through a set plan. Rest, it all depends on the type of paper on the D-day, as it can be extremely easy or too difficult. Accordingly there will be changes in the final; cut-offs and the range of answers that are answered correctly by even the topper can lower down.
Through the thorough analysis, it can be clearly stated that a good score in the range of 140-150 can help you start with the top B-schools and as you score higher, you can be among the toppers who make their way into the leading business school of Maharashtra through MAH CET such as the Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies.