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DTE issues notice to MAH-MBA/MMS CET 2015 test-takers

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The Directorate of Technical Education (DTE), Maharashtra has issued an important notice to the Maharashtra Common Entrance Test 2015 (MAH-MBA/MMS CET 2015) test-takers on incorrect questions.

The MAH-MBA/MMS CET 2015 for Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master in Management Studies (MMS) was conducted in four sessions on march 14 and march 15, 2015. The total turnout during the examination was 94.56%.

DTE issues notice to MAH-MBA/MMS CET 2015

In MAH-MBA/MMS CET 2015, there were 200 objective-type multiple choice questions (MCQs) in the areas of verbal ability and reading comprehension, quantitative aptitude as well as logical/abstract reasoning.

The test was of two-and-a-half hour and carried maximum 200 marks. There were no negative marking. Overall, the papers on day 1 and day 2 were moderate, with few difficult and time-consuming questions from each section.

Separate question papers were issued to candidates during different sessions.

Acting on multiple complaints received from the MAH-MBA/MMS CET 2015 test-takers regarding incorrect questions and technical issues during the examination, DTE, Maharashtra had set up two committees consisting of expert:  the technical committee and the academic committee. The committees have identified mistakes in few questions.

To eliminate chances of academic loss to the test-takers, it has been decided to treat the questions with mistakes as non-evaluative, for all the candidates who had appeared for the respective sessions. The number of questions with mistakes (session-wise) is mentioned below.

DaySessionTotal questionsNo of questions regarded non-evaluativeNo of question considered for evaluation


March 14,2015

Session I

10 am -12.30 pm


Session II

2 pm - 4.30 pm

Sunday March 15, 2015

Session I

10 am-12.30 pm


Session II

10 am




Each session had a separate set of 200 questions and the number of questions from four session was 800 in total. Out of 800 questions, 59 treated as non-evaluative.

"Based on the number of questions to be considered for evaluation, the results will be prepared using the standardised equi-percentile method, which will equate scores across sessions. It will be ensured that all the students of various sessions are marked in a fair and equivalent way", according to the website.

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