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'Cracking the CET is all about being accurate and quick'

The CET workshop organised by the Hindustan Times and CPLC as a part of the Mission MBA campaign saw a packed auditorium brimming with anxious students aspiring to crack the tough entrance exam this year.

education Updated: Jan 15, 2012 01:30 IST
Renuka Rao

The CET workshop organised by the Hindustan Times and CPLC as a part of the Mission MBA campaign saw a packed auditorium brimming with anxious students aspiring to crack the tough entrance exam this year. With over 750 attendees, the workshop covered significant hitches commonly faced by students appearing for the test.

Parag Chitale, director at CPLC coaching classes, says, "The objective of this workshop was to provide students with tips to increase their CET scores because even one mark can decide what college you get into."

The seminar threw light on the pattern of the question paper, delving into sections such as visual reasoning, verbal reasoning, logic-based puzzles, and a comparative analysis of CET 2010 and CET 2011, when the change in the paper format took students by surprise.

Twenty-three-year-old HR executive Sweety Kamble said, "The workshop helped me segregate by strengths and weaknesses and come up with a strategy to use my time well."

Seven students from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, spoke about their experiences at cracking the CET. They even patiently answered doubts asked by the aspirants.

Parth Dedhia, a second ranker of CET 2011, said, "Cracking the CET is all about accuracy and speed. You have to keep practising mock tests and analysing question papers." The session emphasised the importance of dividing 150 minutes prudently to solve 200 questions in the test paper as meticulously as possible. "Identify the easy questions first, answer them quickly and then wrack your brains over the tougher ones," says Tanmay Joshi, a second-year student of JBIMS.

Another 'trick' to cracking the CET, as highlighted in the workshop, is to get your fundamental concepts clear and apply them reasonably while determining the right answer. "Rather than dwelling on how many mocks to crack or the number of study hours, you must get your approach right, " said Harshul Savla, a CPLC alum.

Swati Parmeswaran, 22, an MCom student who will be attempting the CET the second time this year, said, "The workshop has helped me mentally prepare for the exam." "For a fresher like me, the session offered a fresh perspective and guidance," said Ankur Save, 21, an engineering student.