About a lakh students attempted the state entrance test for management courses in Maharashtra on Sunday. With 98 per cent of those who registered attempting the exam, all the 238 exam centres within and outside the state were full.
“The exam went off successfully everywhere and the attendance was good at all centres,” said an official of the directorate of technical education, which conducts the exam.
The MBA-CET is the admission criteria for 299 management colleges in state including B-schools such as JBIMS and Wellingkar’s Institute of Management and Research. The total intake of all colleges is 20,000 students.
Experts said that the paper was simpler than previous years papers with some minor errors in questions.
“There were some errors in the diagrams in the visual reasoning section, but these are not very significant to the scoring process,” said Manish Salian, the academic head of CPLC, a coaching class, who has been taking the CET for the last 11 years.
Experts are also expecting the cut offs for colleges to go up a couple of marks because of the easy paper.
“This year cut offs will jump by at least 4 points. Overall, it was a simple paper, the only surprise being that the number of questions in the verbal reasoning section were 20 instead of the usual ten,” aid Arks Srinivas of T.I.M.E, a coaching institute.