Update: MAH – MBA / MMS – CET will be held on on 15 March & 16 March 2014. The test will be an ONLINE test; there will not be offline (paper-pencil based) test.
About MAH – MBA / MMS – CET 2014
The CET comprises multiple choice objective type questions in the areas of Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension, Quantitative Aptitude and Logical / Abstract Reasoning. In all there would be 200 questions to be answered in a total time of two and half hours (i.e. One hundred and fifty minutes).
The Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) through a notice on it’s official website stated that it would conduct Common Entrance Test (CET) for MBA / MMS Admissions for the academic year 2014-15. However detailed information has not been published on the website, important information such as the mode of the examination, start date of application, end date of application and the CET date have not been announced.
It is clear that CMAT will now be one of the management entrance tests but not a mandatory test for MBA Admissions in the State of Maharashtra. Elite business schools like Jamanlal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JBIMS), Mumbai, KJ Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research (SIMSR), Mumbai and Sydenham Institute of Management Studies Research and Entrepreneurship Education, Mumbai will use MHCET ranks apart from CAT, XAT & CMAT.
Earlier we reported that the CMAT (Common Management Aptitude Test) conducted by the technical education regulatory body AICTE (All India Council for Technical Education) has lost it’s shine. The major reasons for rejection towards CMAT is because it is an ONLINE test (Computer based) and also the lack of awareness in the student community about CMAT. According to reports about 39% of seats in management colleges have gone vacant after the state has adopted CMAT in place of the CET for MBA admissions.
Although increase in number of MBA seats may also have inflated the number of vacant seats but still majority points at the CMAT. What is your take? Should CMAT be discontinued or should the state governments keep calm and await a year or two before rolling back to CETs? Share your views in the comments!
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