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Management entrance exams get 97% turnout

The management common entrance test (MH-MBA-CET) had a 97.66% turnout in the 200 centres across the state.

mumbai Updated: Feb 28, 2011 01:56 IST
HT Correspondent

The management common entrance test (MH-MBA-CET) had a 97.66% turnout in the 200 centres across the state.

The test was held on Sunday afternoon and 92,167 appeared for it. The test is the entrance criteria for known B-schools such as Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management (JBIMS), Welingkars Institute of Management and SIES Institute of Management.

“The turnout was 97.66% in the state. We don not have the turnout in the 40 centres outside the sate yet,” said SK Mahajan, director, Directorate of Technical Education (DTE), which conducts the exam.

Students who took the test found the paper lengthy. “While the questions were easy, they took time to solve so I attempted only 120 of the 200 questions,” said Arvind K, an engineering student who took the test. The test has 200 multiple-choice questions.

Experts feel that the scores will come down this year. “Last year’s paper was exceptionally simple but this year the number of attempts have come down from the average 180 questions to 150,” said Parag Chitale from CPLC, a coaching class that is part of MT Educare.

Results will be declared on April 11 and group discussions and personal interviews will start of May 10. Seats will then be allocated by the DTE through a common admission process. For the past three years, fewer candidates have been opting for the exam. This year the applications fell below one lakh for the first time. Last year applications were 1.05 lakh.