JMET aspirants find verbal communication section tough

Conducted by the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, the entrance examination is mandatory for securing admissions to MBA programmes offered by the IITs. Currently IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, IIT Kanpur, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Madras, and IIT Roorkee offer Programmes in Management.

The test consists of 120 questions from verbal communication, logical reasoning, quantitative ability and data interpretation. Several aspirants found the verbal communication section toughest among the four sections in the paper.

“Many aspirants found the vocabulary section difficult this time. Difficult words and idioms in the vocabulary section might prevent candidates from scoring above 15 in the section,” said Vijay Kalyan Jha, Vice-President of Academics, Career Launcher.  

In Karnataka, the test was held in Bangalore, Hubli as well as Surathkal. The common entrance examination also assessed the students’ knowledge of higher mathematics this time. Experts noted that the difficulty level of quantitative aptitude had also gone up.  
Interestingly, a few also noted that the data interpretation (DI) section had few erroneous  questions this time.

“The test is famous for mistakes in DI section. However, there was only one set which had a few errors this time,” noted an aspirant.

According to experts, a total score of 80 will result in an interview call from IIT Delhi or Mumbai. “The cut off will go down for tough sections of the paper. Even if a candidate scores 15 in the verbal communication section, that would not be bad,” concluded Jha.

The results of the test will be announced on January 3, next year. Later, the candidate has to apply separately to each of the schools or departments of management in the various IITs. The candidates will be selected on the basis of their performance in group discussions and personal Interviews.

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