MAH CET 2016 Topper Interview: Focus on the visual reasoning section, says 99.99 percentiler Pranav Pant
An Electronics and Telecommunication Engineer hailing from Uttarakhand, Pranav Pant secured 99.99 percentile in MAH CET 2016. A cricket fan, Pranav has around 2 years of work experience and wishes to pursue an MBA to open new career opportunities for himself.
In this interview with Careers360, he shares the strategies that one requires to crack MAH CET MBA with a high percentile. According to Pranav, the uniqueness of MAH CET lies in its Visual Reasoning section and the aspirants must focus on this area to ace the test. He further shares the advantages of the changed pattern which helped him in developing a test-taking strategy.
Pranav is targeting JBIMS Mumbai and is quite confident of getting an admission offer from this premier B-School. He advises future MAH CET aspirants to first analyze their ability and then prepare for the strong and weak sections.
Read interview excerpts below:
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Careers360: Were you expecting to secure this high percentile of 99.99? What was your reaction after checking the result?
Pranav: My test was good so I knew that I'll score well but 99.99 percentile was beyond my expectation. The result was announced before the scheduled date and I wasn't aware of it. I came to know it two days after the announcement when one of my friends told me about it.
Careers360: Tell us something about yourself- your education, work experience, family, hobbies/interests etc., and why you want to pursue MBA?
Pranav: I hail from Nainital, Uttarakhand. I've done engineering in Electronics and Telecommunication. I have 1.5 years of experience in a real estate MNC and 1 year in an educational startup. My hobbies include solving puzzles and watching cricket. I look MBA as an opportunity to open new career opportunities for me.
Careers360: Which other MBA entrance exams have you appeared for?
Pranav: I appeared for CAT 2015 and secured 99.37 percentile.
Careers360: What was your preparation and exam day strategy which you followed? How was it different from the preparation of other MBA entrance exams?
Pranav: As I had prepared for CAT, the basic concepts remained the same. Yes, this exam is slightly different from other exams as it tests more on one's reasoning ability. The visual reasoning section of the exam is unique among the MBA entrance exams. Unlike CAT, it is a speed based exam; hence, one needs to practice accordingly.
Careers360: This year MAH CET exam pattern has changed as the section wise question numbers had been stated earlier unlike the previous years. Was that helpful?
Pranav: Yes, this helps in making the exam strategy. One needs to access his/her abilities and hence prepare accordingly. For example, there were 75 questions on reasoning so if someone is weak in reasoning he/she should focus on improving it as the section constitutes a bigger portion of the test.
Careers360: Which B-schools are you aiming through your scores?
Pranav: My target is JBIMS and I'm likely to get it.
Careers360: What would be your suggestion for the MAH CET 2017 aspirants?
Pranav: This is a generic advice for all competitive exams. Firstly analyze your ability. Focus equally on your strong and weak areas. The former boosts your confidence and the latter helps you maximize your score. Know the pattern of the exam, it helps building the strategy for the test.
On the test day, be relaxed. Attempt the set questions first (e.g. Data interpretation) rather than focusing on individual questions. If you get a set correct, you score in bulk. While practicing as well, focus more on topics that have set questions such as DI, seating arrangements, etc.
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Questions related to MAH MBA CET
Those who will give CMAT 2021 , are they eligible for sitting in MH CET CAP COUNSELLING? If we are not giving mh cet exam?
Hope you are doing well!
CMAT and MH CET CAP are 2 different examination. CMAT examination provides MBA/ PGDM colleges all over India whereas MH CET CAP provides admission to the MBA/MMS Institutes of state of Maharashtra only!
To sit for counselling session of MH CET CAP a candidate needs to clarify that very examination along with the cut-off.
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is MAH MBA CET exam accepted by PUMBA?
Yes Department of Management Sciences, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune accepts MAH MBA CET for admissions. Department of Management Sciences, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune was established in the year 1971 and is a co-ed college. For Maharashtra candidates, students have to qualify MH-CET exam. For Outside Maharashtra Candidates (OMS), students can apply through CMAT/CAT/MH-CET.
- Department of Management Sciences, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune
i got 69.04 percentile in MAH MBA CET which college should I go in Pune ,mumbai , aurangabad.?
Rakshit, your percentile is quite low, so there are no chances to get into top colleges at all.
As per previous years records, you can join following colleges
1. MAEER MIT college of engineering pune
2. Shree Chanakya Edu. Society’s Indira School Of Business Studies, Tathwade
3. Don Bosco Institute of Technology, Mumbai
4. Durgadevi Saraf Institute of Management Studies, Malad (W), Mumbai
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I am getting a feeling that after medical cap rounds DTE will begin Mah MBA CET 2020 Cap rounds. what do you guys think?
Due to corona crisis there is a delay and the dates are not yet notified for MAH-MBA/MMS CET-2020 counselling. We cannot speculate anything now because the safety is a matter of concern. The schedule will be announced soon for that you may have to wait and check for updates and news regularly.
I got 69 percentile in MAH MBA CET 2020 which collages i should apply in pune.
You can consider the following colleges in Pune: -
- PUMBA (Department of Management Sciences University of Pune)
- Dr. D. Y. Patil Institute of Management & Research (DYPIMR), Pimpri, Pune
- Sri Balaji University Pune
- IIMS Pune: International Institute of Management Studies
- MIT School of Telecom Management (MITSOT)
- Pune Institute of Business Management