The Management Entrance Test MET, formerly known as
MPMET is a joint entrance Examination conducted by
Vyavsayik Parrish Mandal (VYAPAM), Professional Examination
Board (PEB), Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. This test is
the first step for applying for admissions to MBA
and allied courses (regular and part-time) in all
the Management Institutes/University Departments in
the State of Madhya Pradesh.
The Application Forms and Rule Book can be obtained
in person on cash payment of Rs. 1000/- for Pre-MCA,
Rs. 1500/- for MET and Rs 2000/- for both Pre-MCA
and MET (which includes test fee also).
Forms can also be obtained from M.P. Professional
Examination Board office by submitting a request letter
accompanied by an account payee Bank Draft/Bankers
Cheque of any Nationalized Bank for Rs. 1050/- for
Pre-MCA, Rs. 1550/- for MET and Rs 2050/- for both
Pre-MCA and MET (which includes test fee also) drawn
in favor of "M.P. Professional Examination Board,
Bhopal" payable at Bhopal. The applicant can
also obtain application form through post by sending
a request for the same to Board.
Candidates shall have to apply online either through
www.vyapam.nic.in or www.mponline.gov.in website on
payment of examination fee Rs. 1050/- in case applying
for Pre-MCA, Rs. 1550/- for MET and Rs 2050/- for
both Pre-MCA and MET by either credit card or cash
payment from the above Authorised Kiosks of MPONLINE.
The List of Authorised Kiosk is available on the above
The question paper consists of 200 objective type
questions in which each question has 4 alternative
answers. The applicant is required to darken a bubble
for the correct answer on the OMR answer sheet, with
Black ink dot pen.
Candidate should be a graduate or post graduate with
at least 50% marks (40% in case of SC, ST, and OBC
category of Madhya Pradesh) in aggregate of any UGC/AICTE
approved Indian University or from a foreign university
recognized by Association of Indian Universities (AIU)
or institute recognized by the concerned University
as equivalent thereto. Bachelor's degree must be of
minimum three years duration after passing Higher
Secondary (10+2) examination of (10+2) system or equivalent.
Candidate who is appearing or has appeared for Final
year of any degree examination during the current
academic session as a regular or a private candidate
can also appear in the Entrance test on provisional
being a master's degree, requires the aspirant to
be a graduate. That means, you must have a Bachelor's
Degree from any university incorporated by an act
of the Central or State government of India, any other
educational institution established by an act of Parliament
or any institution deemed as such under section 3
of the UGC Act 1956. This also includes any equivalent
qualification recognized by the Ministry of HRD, Government
of India. Your Bachelor's Degree or equivalent qualification
must have covered a minimum of three years of education
after completing higher secondary schooling, which
is a total of 10+2+3 years.
simple terms, ICET tests managerial abilities in a
candidate through Mathematics and English. This means
that you will be required to interlink concepts in
order to solve a particular problem. Your ability
to apply concepts to practical situations is what
will be tested.
Once you start taking section tests and comprehensive
tests, it becomes important to analyze each of the
tests that you take. This will help identify the areas/topics
that you are weak at and still need brushing up before
you take the next test.
Analyze your area-wise/topic-wise performance to identify
potential areas for improvement.
2. Work on the identified areas, through determined
Section Tests and Comprehensive Tests
After you take each test, do analyze it well. Analysis
would take a lot of time, do not take this as a waste
of time, and instead convert this into a learning
process. For all correct answers, compare your method
with the Explanatory Answers, check if you can attempt
it faster and practice the new method, if any. For
all incorrect answers, reattempt the questions with
no time limits. You need to understand as to why did
you make the mistake was it conceptual/silly mistake/incorrect
interpretation. Learn from your mistakes and ensure
that you do not commit them in future.
The areas that are tested in English are verbal ability,
reading comprehension and composition skills. This
means that you need to build an overall aptitude in
English. Good command over English language is a must
in order to succeed in NMAT. In fact, you will observe
that you need good English even to attempt the quantitative
and data interpretation sections.
Reading a newspaper like The Times of India / The
Hindu, a business daily like The Economic Times /
Business Standard and political and business magazines
should become a daily habit for all NMAT applicants.
Read any section in the newspaper, especially the
Timing your-self while reading is important. You should
be able to read 200 to 250 words a minute.
Write a summary (about 100 to 150 words) every day
on the topic you have read. It will help in building
your thought process which is crucial
Make a note of the difficult words and look up their
meanings from the Oxford English dictionary. Try and
maintain a notebook/prepare flash
cards that you can go through in your free time.
Reading would also help you keep updated on the events
going around thus building on your general awareness
that would be helpful during the group discussion
and personal interview rounds.
is very important to be honest in your application
forms. Do not fill any information that is untrue.
Certain questions in the forms ask you about Career
Goals, Strengths, Weaknesses, etc. They are deliberately
there to help the B-school know a little bit more
about you and are often referred to during the interview.
It is highly recommended to keep a photocopy of every
form that you fill so that you can revise what you
have written before the interview.
No. One needs to keep in mind that cut-offs are only
one of the many evaluation tools that the B Schools
uses to shortlist candidates. The other prominent
factors are past academic performance, work experience
if any, extra curricular activities and achievements
Work experience is not mandatory criteria for making
it to any B-Schools. However, having work experience
does add to your profile. None the less, you need
to prove your worth at the time of the GD/PI rounds.
This implies that the panel needs to be convinced
about what you have learnt at the job and contributed
positively to the organization. The way you present
yourself and your approach towards the questions plays
a vital role in the outcome of your interview. Remember,
you will be pitched against the best minds during
the GD/PI rounds. So you need to be at your best to
make sure you get the final call.