Maharashtra state saw 49,252 examinees qualifying the state level 'MBA/MMS CET 2014' – entrance examination held to determine eligible candidates for admissions to management degree courses offered by the institutes in the state. The figures were revealed after the directorate of technical education (DTE) announced the exam results lately.
DTE, is the competent authority to hold this examination, the body had scheduled the declaration of CET results on 21 April, however result was released much in advance on 8 April through official website: www.dtemaharashtra.gov.in/mba2014, S P Yavalkar, deputy director at the DTE Mumbai office told that there is no other change in the admission schedule.
As per the analysis published over the website, the total number of candidates who appeared for test were 49,276 students. Among the total number of students 49,252 have been declared as pass based on a non-zero score. Whereas, the remaining 24 examinees ended up with a score of zero were disqualified of chance of grabbing a management seat in colleges of the state.
The highest score 158 out of 200 marks was scored by 4 candidates in total, while 1,410 candidates attained 60% with score above 120 and above. Merely 2.86% of the total qualified candidates had managed to attain a first class score.
The MBA/MMS CET was reintroduced this year by the state government after seeing the 40% above of 45000 odd seats gone vacant in B-Schools through previous year’s All India Council for Technical Education's Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) scheme.
The vacant seats led the management of several B-Schools to demand the revision of CET.
The MBA/MMS CET 2014 was conducted online on March 15 and 16 following the CMAT plan. The centralised admission process post-declaration of result will conduct three more rounds and the final fourth round meant for counselling-based admission round.
The group discussions and personal interviews have been abolished from the criteria of selection and this time non-zero CET score will be sufficient to secure a seat at a management institute.