With limited time left before the exam day, optimising the time remaining in hand to the fullest should be every candidate's prime focus. The ones who still have a long way to go, need to pull up their socks and fine-tune their preparation.
Section-wise preparation strategy
1. Quantitative Ability
The difficulty level of this section is usually moderate. Knowing the basics will help you tackle. The questions in this section cover areas such as basic arithmetic, number systems, mensuration, algebra, and modern math. Data Interpretation (DI) and Data Sufficiency have been incorporated in the QA section itself.
Working on basics and going through school-level Mathematics books is of good help. Speed is of primary importance in this exam, and thus memorising tables, squares, and cubes is compulsory.
Data Interpretation (DI) would form a major chunk of the QA section, so you need to pay heed to this part and practise at least four DI sets extensively every day. Also, topics like Geometry, Mensuration, Permutation Combination and Probability carry heavy weightage and practicing these topics simultaneously everyday would be beneficial. Writing down formulae in a separate register is a good idea.
2. Verbal Ability
The general difficulty level of this section is moderate. This area takes quite some time to solve. You must solve at least one RC per day along with two vocabulary exercises and some grammar. Making flashcards for vocabulary words is a good idea.
Good language skills are a requirement for any MBA entrance exam, and even afterwards to qualify the GD and PI rounds. Some of the relevant areas pertaining to VA section for the MAH CET exam are Jumbled paragraphs, Sentence correction, Vocabulary, Sentence or Paragraph completion, Synonyms-Antonyms, Idioms and Phrases, phrasal verbs, Cloze passages and Reading comprehension.
Students with a lot of practice and who have a knack of reading fast, can save a lot of time and utilise it in time consuming sections like QA and DI areas where time is a big issue. Familiarity with idioms and phrasal verbs will strengthen your preparation.
3. Logical Reasoning
This section has 25 questions. Practising in speed is the key for this section.
Exam Day Tips
1. Avoid complex areas
It is not possible to cover every topic under the syllabus. If you have left out some areas which carry less weight as per the past patterns, or owing to their complex nature, you should not start them now.
You must know which questions and which ones to leave. You must not waste time in trying to solve questions which you don’t have much knowledge about. Rather, keep solving the ones you are familiar with.
2. Time Management
As the differentiating factor of MAH CET compared to other MBA entrance exams is time, plan your time management policy well. The MAH CET MBA is an exam of time more than knowledge. It is a test of how much you can attempt within a given time frame. Hence, it is essential to keep track of time and keep practising in a time-bound environment.
Sections like Logical Reasoning and Quantitative Ability in MAH CET can be time-consuming and require adequate practice. Also, you need to learn the art of leaving lengthy questions which can cause you to have less time for the easier questions.
3. Plan your sequence
Having a plan in advance helps you to identify which questions to attempt first. It is best to start with the area of your strength in order to gain confidence and slowly move towards the other areas.
4. Take mock tests
The most important aspect of MAH CET preparation is mock tests. Analyse them thoroughly and practise the questions for which you are not confident of. MAH CET is an exam which requires both high speed and high accuracy. Along with regular practice, you also need to be calm during the exam.
5. Keep calm and give your best shot
Be confident about your preparation so far and revise them thoroughly. You should study hard like never before but it is important to do the smart way at the same time. Self- belief is the key to crack any entrance exam.
Keeping oneself motivated and envision oneself at their desired B-school is crucial and keeps one going.