How to Prepare for MAH CET 2021 in 6 Months

MAH CET 2021 will be conducted in second week of March for admission to over 200 MBA colleges in Maharashtra. Check out detailed 6-month MAH CET 2021 exam preparation strategy. 

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MAH CET is conducted by the State Common Entrance Test Cell, Maharashtra for admission to MBA/MMS programmes at about 200 colleges and universities across the state. The exam is conducted every year in the month of March on two days. MAH CET 2021 is expected to be conducted in the second week of March.

MAH CET is considered one of top MBA entrance exams in India as the score is accepted by some of the top tier 2 colleges such as Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai, Prin. LN Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research, MumbaiK. J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research (SIMSR), MumbaiN L Dalmia Institute of Management Studies and Research, MumbaiUniversity of Pune, PuneRizvi Institute of Management Studies and Research, Mumbai and Maharashtra Institute of Technology, Pune, etc. About 50,000 candidates take MAH CET exam, so the competition is high and one must start preparing for it at least six months in advance. In this article, we have shared six-month preparation plan for MAH CET 2021. Read on.

MAH CET Exam Pattern

MAH CET Exam PatternDetails
Number of sectionsLogical Reasoning (75 questions)
Abstract Reasoning (25 questions)
Quantitative Aptitude (50 questions)
Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (50 questions)
Total number of questions200
Total marks200
Exam duration150 minutes
Mode of examinationOnline
Marking schemeOne mark for each correct question
Zero mark for wrong answer

MAH CET Syllabus

Listed below are the topics included in MAH CET. Before starting MAH CET 2021 preparation aspirants must make a list of easy and tough topics to assess time and effort that will be required in studying.

MAH CET SectionsImportant Topics
Logical Reasoning & Abstract ReasoningLinear & Circular Arrangement, Series Completion, Coding, Symbol-based Comparison, Venn Diagram, Blood Relations
Quantitative AptitudeAlgebra, Ratio & Proportion, Percentage, Mensuration, Time & Work, Probability
Verbal Ability and Reading ComprehensionGrammar, Sentence Completion, Synonyms, Antonyms, Reading Ability and Vocabulary

Best Books for MAH CET MBA Preparation 2021

To prepare for MAH CET, students from non-Engineering background can begin with NCERT Mathematics books for Class 9 and 10. Other popular books for MAH CET preparation are listed below:

  • MH-CET (MBA/ MMS) Entrance Guide by Disha Publications
  • 50+ Solved Papers MBA by Arihant Publications
  • Maharashtra MBA MH-CET by Arihant Publications
  • The Pearson Guide to CET: MBA Maharashtra by Vandana Thorpe
  • Target MHCET (MBA/MMS) – Past papers + 6 Mock Tests by Disha Publications
  • Maharashtra MBA CET Guide by RPH Editorial Board by Priyanka Prakashan
  • Study material on all sections of MBA CET Maharashtra by Chandresh Agarwal
  • Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis
  • High School English Grammar by Wren & Martin
  • How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for CAT by Arun Sharma
  • How to Prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for CAT by Arun Sharma
  • How to Prepare for Logical Reasoning for CAT by Arun Sharma

Month wise MAH CET 2021 Preparation Plan

Six months is enough to prepare for MAH CET if you give it your 100 per cent to exam preparation. A daily plan of 7-8 hours of study is the first step towards, MAH CET preparation. The plan should include clearly delineated topic-wise activities through those 7-8 hours. Divide your six-month plan into phases and set targets, like how many months to complete the MAH CET syllabus and how many months to practice mock tests, etc.

MAH CET Preparation 2021: Cover the Syllabus from October to December

  • Kickstart MAH CET preparation in October. Get hold of the books and study material. Go through the exam pattern to understand the nature of MAH CET question paper.
  • Next, go through the MAH CET syllabus and see the topics you are familiar and unfamiliar with are. Chances are you’d have studied most of the Quantitative Aptitude and English Grammar topics in school.
  • Make a list of you topics that are your strengths and weaknesses. Make a time-table to study one topic each from all the four sections of MAH CET. Start with tough topics.
  • After completing a topic, solve a few questions on it to know how well have you understood it. If need be, study the same topic the next day. Why solve questions after completing a topic? It is important to know if you have understood how to apply the theory or concept on a mathematical or reasoning question you read.
  • You can join a coaching institute or an online study group for assistance from mentors and guides. This is important, because not only does a coaching institute help you in preparing for the exam in a systematic and disciplined manner, but it also provides study material, guidance and motivation required in preparation of competitive exams like MAH CET.
  • However, if you are confident enough you can prepare for MAH-CET by self-study too. Just become your one guide in keeping the discipline during study hours.
  • For English, start reading books, novels, newspapers and blogs from the beginning as there is no other way to tackle Reading Comprehension. Read for two hours every day. The more you read, the better you will get at English comprehension and speed-reading, a skill very essential for speed-based tests. Keep a dictionary by your side to check the meaning of every unfamiliar word or phrase you come across while reading.

MAH CET Preparation 2021: Practice Mock Test in January and February

Once you’ve completed the MAH CET syllabus, the next step to practice application of the knowledge you gained. Start solving sample paper series and mock tests for MAH CET. In January and February, practice about 25-30 MAH CET mock tests. This will prepare you for the 150-minute marathon test without even bio-break.

  • All MBA entrance exams are speed based tests and all you need to do is practice as much as you can. Practicing numerous sample paper and mock tests not only give you the exposure of a variety of questions but also make you discover shortcut tricks in solving them faster.
  • Attempt full-length as well as sectional mock tests to practice time bound performance. There is no sectional time limit MAH CET, so the candidates have to be very careful of not spending too much time on a particular section at the cost of another.
  • After attempting every mock, analyse your performance. Check the time taken in solving a question equally and accuracy achieved in each question. This will give you an insight into which type of question and which topics are your strength area. You can capitalize on these strong areas in the main exam.
  • The weak areas that you will discover through practice of sample papers, will allow you to change the preparation strategy well in time. Go back to those topics and study them once again. You may have missed a fundamental aspect earlier. Don’t worry, study again or consult with your mentor.

MAH CET Preparation 2021: Start Thorough Revision in March

In the last few days, about a fortnight, devote time in revision and some more practice of mock tests. This is important because there a wide range of formulae and theorem that you need to remember in the exam to solve QA questions. If you can’t recall a formula correctly you cannot solve the question.

Devote one to two hours daily in thorough revision of all the formulae, theorems, concepts, definition, shortcut trick, etc. you may need in the exam. Attempt a 2-4 full length MAH CET Mock Test to keep the flow going. The time management skill that you may have developed previously will be tested now. Practice how to utilize the 150 minutes optimally.

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