MAH-CET Preparation Tips and Study Plan

Updated By Yash Dhamija on 10 Nov, 2020 19:37

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How to Prepare for MAH CET 2021

MAH CET 2021 for MBA admission in Maharashtra will be conducted in the 2nd week of March 2021. It is advisable to the candidates to start the preparation for MAH CET 2021 as early as possible as the exam date is approaching fast. It is easy to crack MAH CET 2021 if you're already preparing for national-level MBA entrance exams like XAT, CAT, MAT etc. Even if you are not preparing for any other exam, it is easy to crack MAH CET provided the students have the right set of preparation tips for MAH CET 2021. For this purpose, you need a planned strategy to cover the syllabus of MAH CET 2021 also.

Before starting the MAH CET 2021 exam preparation, it is necessary to refer to the MAH CET syllabus, exam pattern and previous years' questions. Based on your understanding of the syllabus, prepare a timetable so that you can proceed with a systematic way of exam preparation. Practice enough number of MAH CET mock tests and practice tests for effective preparation.

In order to help the MAH CET aspirants with preparation, we've come up with MAH CET section-wise preparation strategy and general tips and tricks to crack MAH CET.

Section-wise Preparation Strategy for MAH CET

MAH CET exam covers three subjects that include Logical Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, and Verbal Ability. It is necessary to give emphasis to all the subjects so that you can achieve a higher score in the entrance exam. Check some of the important preparation tips here.

Logical Reasoning: Logical Reasoning section of MAH CET exam is easy to crack if you understand the basics better and practice enough mock tests. Some of the preparation tips for effective preparation are –

  • Relationship questions are easy to crack in MAH CET exam. However, it is very important to read the question twice or thrice, understand the logic carefully and solve it.

  • In order to improve accuracy in this section, you must understand the basics. Refer the syllabus prescribed for Logical Reasoning section of MAH CET exam.

  • Understand the prescribed topics, practice mock tests for each concept.

  • Try to practice a mock test regularly to improve the accuracy of solving problems.

  • Better practice and understanding of concepts will help you to solve complex problems.

  • As far as arrangement questions concerned, it is significant to find the statement that has more data. It will help you to reach the arrangement faster.

  • Pie-chart based solving technique is the best way to solve statement-based questions.

  • Practice separate mock tests for each model or give emphasis to practising mock tests that have questions with different difficulty levels.

Quantitative Aptitude: Quantitative Aptitude section of MAH CET exam deals mostly with basics. If you are aware of the concept, you can solve the problems accurately. Some of the important tips are –

  • All that you must do is learn tricks and formulas. Build a strong base in these so that you can solve complex problems without any confusion. Note down important formulas and tricks for future reference.

  • Observe the previous years' question papers and try to solve those questions.

  • As far as calculation part is concerned, learn tables until 25, the square root of at least 10 natural number and score & cubes up to 30.

  • Practice as many mock tests as possible and analyse your performance.

Verbal Ability: Verbal Ability section of MAH CET is a blend of verbal and non-verbal questions. Therefore, you need to concentrate on both types of questions.

  • Wren & Martin High School English Grammar and Composition is the best book to practice reading compression, jumbled sentences, vocabulary, antonyms, and synonyms.

  • It is also advisable to learn at least five new words a day along with its meaning, synonym, and antonym.

  • Read a piece of news or article in the newspaper and pick up the complex words. Learn the meaning for these complex words.

  • Revise the learnt words regularly so that you do not forget them.

  • Practice mock tests to test your ability.

General Tips & Trick to Crack MAH CET 2021

Make a Proper Time Table

It is very important that you make a proper timetable for yourself and stick to it so that you have an exact idea of what you are required to study and the time required for it.

Concept Clarity Rather Than Rote Learning

It is essential for you to have a clear idea of all the formulas and concepts rather than rote learning for the entrance exam. Having thorough concept clarity will help you in memorizing the formulas while studying and will clear your basics a before moving on.

Prepare Notes

It is indeed important for you to make small notes or prepare a comprehensive list of the formulas on each of the topic/chapters, as these notes will come in handy at the time of revision. Also, this will require you to be regular with your work, which will surely make things easy at the time of revision.

Seek Guidance

It is not possible for you to know everything in your syllabus, at least not at the time of your exam preparation. Sooner or later you will run into a concept/ topic which will give you trouble later. Therefore, it is best for you to seek guidance from an instructor or a teacher. It is necessary that you clear your doubts at regular intervals and do not keep your doubts pending for long.

Sample Papers

Even though there may be a complete change in the exam pattern or the expected questions altogether, it is important that you practice on the sample and previous years question papers. By solving sample papers, you will know the existing pattern and have a fair idea of the type of questions that come in the paper along with the time constraint.

Mock Tests

The paper pattern, duration of the paper and the number of questions to be attempted in the given amount of time is not something you will be able to pick up on the day of the examination. A mock test judges student’s abilities as it not only provides a similar feel of the real exam but also helps in building speed and confidence to face the exam. Furthermore, mock tests will improve your performance in the exam, which will give you an extra edge in the actual exam. You can go through the previous year's mock test here - MAH CET 2018 Mock Test Available Now!

Time Management

Time management can be learned through thorough practice and regular test-taking. So it is important that you manage your time and manage it well.

How to Crack MAH CET 2021 Exam in First Attempt?

MAH CET 2021 entrance exam is a state-level Management entrance exam conducted by the Directorate of Technical Education, Maharashtra for admission into popular management courses like MMS, MBA, PGDM and PGDBM. Although a popular management entrance exam, MAH CET 2021 exam is quite difficult to crack in the first attempt as there are over lakhs of applicants eyeing to secure a seat in the top Management Institutes. However, with the right approach, the students can definitely crack the MAH CET 2021 entrance exam at the first go. CollegeDekho shares certain trips and tricks which might be useful for aspirants who are trying to get their names etched in the elite list of students who cracked MAH CET exam in their very first attempt. 

In pursuit of clearing the MAH CET 2021 exam in their inaugural attempt, the students must take note of these following things:

  • There is no substitute for hard work and practice which will help the applicants to polish their question-solving skills and speed

  • The applicants must not waste their precious time in finding shortcuts. Instead, increasing the study hours will be a much preferable option

  • Practising more and more MAH CET mock test papers will only bring the applicants closer to their goal of clearing the exam in the very first attempt

  • The aspirants must ensure that they are high on confidence which will only boost the chances of qualifying the entrance exam in their maiden attempt

  • “Looks can be deceptive” and this statement is aptly applicable to the questions asked in the MAH CET entrance exam. The test-takers must go through the question at least thrice before attempting them    

The pointers mentioned above also matches with the topper’s point of view of scoring the desired marks and all those who confidently say that they have ticked all the boxes might most probably do the unthinkable - cracking MAH CET 2021 exam in the first attempt.

MAH CET 2021 Important Instructions

  • The MAH CET 2021 hall ticket should be carried to the examination venue along with your recent passport size photograph duly pasted on it.

  • Follow the instructions of the Test Administrator and CET cell representative at the examination venue. Violation of the instructions will lead to disqualification and you will be asked to leave the examination venue.

  • No use of calculators (separate or with the watch), books, notebooks or written notes, cell phones (with or without camera facility), or any other electronic device will be allowed during the examination.

  • A valid photo identity proof (in original) should be carried to the examination venue along with the admit card. Valid photo identity proof may be PAN Card/ Passport/ Driving Licence/ Voter’s Card/ Bank Passbook with photograph/ Photo Identity proof issued by a Gazetted Officer on official letterhead/ Photo Identity proof issued by a People’s Representative on official letterhead/ Valid recent Identity card issued by a recognised College/ University/ Aadhar card with a photograph/ Employee ID/ Bar Council Identity card with photograph.

  • Please Note - Ration card and E-Aadhar Card will not be accepted as valid ID proof for this CET.

  • Please note that your name as appearing on the admit card (provided by you during the process of registration) should reasonably match the name as appearing on the photo identity proof.

  • Female candidates who have changed first/ last/ middle name post marriage must take special note of this. If there is any mismatch between the name indicated in the hall ticket and photo identity proof, then, you will not be allowed to appear for the exam. In such cases, candidates who have changed their name will be allowed only if they produce Gazette notification/ their marriage certificate/ affidavit.

  • Any candidate who is found copying/ receiving or giving assistance will not be considered for assessment. The CET cell may take further action against such candidates.

  • You should bring with you a ball-point pen. A sheet of paper will be provided which can be used for rough work. After the test is over, you must hand over this sheet of paper to the Test Administrator before leaving the test venue.

  • Anyone found to be disclosing, publishing, reproducing, transmitting, storing or facilitating transmission and storage of test contents in any form or any information therein in whole or part thereof or by any means verbal or written, electronic or mechanical or found to be in unauthorised possession of the test content is likely to be prosecuted.

  • Persons with Disabilities (PWD) should contact the Test Centre Administrator of the test venue at least 30 minutes before the time of examination for assistance in seating (if needed).

We hope that you can achieve a better score in MAH CET with the above preparation strategy.

All the Best!

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Yes, since completing an undergraduate course makes you eligible for the MBA course, your UG mark sheet would be considered valid for admission in MAH MBA CET.

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