Management aspirants who appeared for the last state Common Entrance Test for management courses (MBA-CET) did worse as compared to last year’s batch. The qualifying percentage for the state dipped slightly.
The qualification results were announced on Monday. Last year 2,800 candidates failed the test, a failure rate of 3.12% compared to 4.05% who failed this year. The qualifying mark is 30 out of 200.
The test is conducted by the Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) and determines entry to 42,000 management seats across the state. Of the 82,764 candidates who appeared for the exam on March 11, 79,410 candidates cleared the test by scoring 30 or more out of 200. Students were surprised by the results. Though there is no official data available yet from the DTE, students who got their scores were disappointed.
“I got a 54 percentile. It was not an easy exam,” said Rajaram Shankar, a final year BCom student. Candidates will have to register for the admission process from April 19.
This year, 82,764 candidates applied for the city as compared to 89,620 last year. DTE officials attributed it to the introduction of the new test. This year, both tests are admissible for entry into state management institutes.