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Tips to crack JMET 2011

Solve the question papers of 2009 and 2010 to get a feel of the JMET and remember speed and accuracy will definitely see you through

education Updated: Dec 08, 2010 09:21 IST
Hindustan Times

The Joint Management Entrance Test (JMET), the MBA entrance exam for admissions to the management departments of IITs, is taken by thousands of MBA aspirants every year, the majority of whom are engineers. JMET 2011 is scheduled to be held on Sunday, December 12, 2010.

The JMET scores are accepted by the following institutions: Shailesh J Mehta School of Management Studies (SJMSOM), IIT Bombay; Department of Management Studies, IIT Delhi; Department of Industrial and Management Engineering, IIT Kanpur; Vinod Gupta School of Management and Department of Humanities and Social Science, IIT Kharagpur; Department of Management Studies, IIT Madras and Department of Management Studies, IIT Roorkee.

Here’s an analysis of the JMET entrance exam held in the last three years, as well as the pattern of the exam.

JMET Pattern
The exam is of 180 minutes duration and has 120 questions in total. The exam tests the areas of quantitative ability, data interpretation and logical reasoning and verbal communication. Each multiple choice question carries one mark and 0.25 marks are deducted for every wrong answer.

JMET 2010 Analysis
The overall difficulty level of the paper was ‘moderate to difficult’. The number of questions was 120. The verbal ability section consisted of questions on reading comprehension, grammar and vocabulary. The questions of this section were of ‘moderate-to-difficult’ difficulty level.

The reasoning section had questions on verbal and logical reasoning. The difficulty level of the section was ‘easy to moderate’ and ‘moderate to difficult’.

The quantitative ability section had questions on geometry and arithmetic. The topics of the questions were on time-speed-distance, permutation-combination-probability, linear programming, algebra and logic-based. This section was also of ‘easy-to-moderate’ difficulty level. The data interpretation section was easiest among all the sections. This section had seven sets with data representation in the form of line graph, bar graph, pie chart etc. There was a good mix of the questions based on the sets involving simple and lengthy calculations.

How to crack to crack JMET ’11
JMET is a difficult nut to crack as it involves questions on higher mathematics. “There are four sections in JMET, quantitative ability, verbal communication, logical reasoning and data interpretation. If you have not solved the JMET 2009 and JMET 2010 exam papers, then you must do it immediately as it would more or less give you the idea of what you would be getting in JMET 2011,” says an MBA expert.

Quantitative ability
As mentioned before, this section consists of higher mathematics unlike CAT exam, which consists of basic concept questions on mathematics. Some of the topics of this section are statistics, linear programming and calculus. “Though the topics seem frightening, one must take heart in the fact that the questions on these topics involve nothing but basic application of formulae,” say experts. So the emphasis should be on revising the formulae. “The remaining topics are pretty much the same you would encounter in other MBA entrance exams,” he says.

Verbal Communication
This section is more or less like that of CAT and other MBA entrance exams. The questions are a mix of reading comprehension and grammar based questions. According to experts, you can formulate a preparation strategy similar to the ones applied for other MBA entrance exams.

Data Interpretation
This is the easiest section in the entire paper. The questions involve simple calculation with a significant number of questions being those that can be solved by mere observation. “Practice a few DI sets to just get into that groove from the DI Fundamental Book,” experts suggest.

Logical Reasoning
The reasoning section is a mix of questions on logical, analytical and verbal-based reasoning. “Some of the topics you must practice are statements and courses of action, statements and assumptions, logical consistency and inductive logic as around 10 questions are from these topics,” the expert says.

According to Nitin Rathore, a student of Department of Management Studies, IIT Madras, in order to crack JMET, your aptitude must be strong and speed is a must to score high.
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First Published: Dec 07, 2010 11:11 IST