Serenity is key to cracking JMET

Entrance exam on December 12 for MBA programmes at IITs

The JMET is the first step to get admission into the two-year full time postgraduate degree programmes in management offered by the IITs. Currently, the IITs at Bombay, Delhi, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras, and Roorkee offer programmes in management.

Biggest hurdle

With limited number of seats offered by the premier institutes, stress could be the biggest hurdle for the aspirants. However, experts note that attempting more mock tests could boost their confidence levels. Clearly, the competitive examination which comprises double the number of questions of Common Aptitude Test (CAT) tests the time management skills.

According to Anil Nair, Head of Academics, Career Launcher, a coaching centre, the difficulty level of the test has decreased over the last few years.

“Nearly 45,000 students are expected to take the competitive test. Candidates should try to attempt minimum number of questions  in each section, as there is a bare minimum for each section. However, he/she should also try to tap their strengths. In order to get an interview call from IIT Bombay or Delhi, a candidate should try to get at least 70 questions right,” he explained.

Concept-based questions

Further, test takers should rather be revising their strategy, said Gulshan Chhapra, course director of TIME, a coaching centre. As the test often consists concept-based questions, candidates should prepare themselves for  higher level questions from Mathematics.

Devising a personal strategy for the test, which is longer than other Management entrance examinations is also crucial to face the test. The student should prepare himself for challenges in each section.

“Each section contains certain specific tricky areas. Quantitative Analysis and language sections are often described as the toughest sections by test takers. Students should attempt easier sections like logical reasoning and data interpretation first,” noted another expert.

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