JMET test for admission in to IIT institutions in MBA Programs | Test consist 4 sections | Exam Question paper pattern, strategies and analysis of JMET

September 12th, 2010| Education.

JMET test for admission in to IIT institutions in MBA Programs | Test consist 4 sections | Exam Question paper pattern, strategies and analysis of JMET

IIT_JMET (Joint Management Entrance Test) is the test conducted by the world famous Indian Institute of Technology for admission in to two years Management Program MBA.  This test is conducted for the students who complete their Engineering and Post Graduation with Science groups.  And this test is gaining popularity.  Every candidate is trying to add management skills to their knowledge of core subjects.  The competition is also increasing in such levels.  All the Engineering and Science Back ground students who are appearing for CAT are also preparing for JMET.

Exam Pattern

To be successful in the entrance exam which is meant for admission into Management courses which trains future Management professionals and entrepreneurs, the candidate should possess speed, accuracy, language skills and expression of ideas.  JMET test consists of 4 sections Verbal ability, Quantitative ability, Logical Reasoning and Data interpretation.  Questions are asked in objective type/multiple choice method and the duration of the test is 3 hours.  120 questions are given. ¼  Negative marking is there for wrong answers and so the candidates have to be extra careful while answering the questions.  Another important thing that should be remembered by the JMET candidates is that every section has a minimum qualifying score.  So apart from being successful in the test, minimum qualifying score is to be secured in each section.

Analyzing each section

To secure a good rank in JMET, the candidate should have a good hold on English language as well as on Mathematics.  The candidate should be able to calculate the square roots of 2 to 2,000 numbers orally.

Verbal Ability

Management professional in today’s corporate world should be good in English language.  Good communication skills are required to the Managers who play a decisive role in the Company.  Develop awareness on the vocabulary used in Business related matters.  This section is meant to test the English language skills of the candidate.  Questions are asked on Grammar, Vocabulary and usage knowledge.  The pattern of the questions are recognizing the grammar mistakes, finding out pair of words, arranging jumbling phrases with out grammar mistakes and question based on passages.

Reading business articles published in various English dailies is beneficial to be successful in this section.  Observe the vocabulary and sentence formation in such articles.  Thoroughly understand the communicative English and grammar.  Communicative English can be developed by watching various English news channels.  There is only 3 months time left JMET.  So practice vocabulary and writing the passage shortly etc.  Learn new words daily.  This helps in forming the sentence and also to understand the questions that appear in the test.

Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation

Concentration is the key word for success in this section.  There will be topics like Analytical Reasoning, Argument Analysis, Statements – Conclusions and sentence sequence in Logical Reasoning.  Formulae and relations are also important.  Candidate has to first understand the question and prepare charts, tables and graphs for the question.  Data Interpretation tests the logical thinking, analyzing capacity of the candidate.  Questions are asked mainly on Graphs, Tables and pie charts.

Different questions and different methods to find out the answers are Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation.  Practice is the best way to score good marks.  Answers have to be recognized in a fixed time with accuracy.  So give preference to practice during the preparation time to try to answer as many questions as possible.  Write mock tests.  Observe stock market graphs, financial graphs that are published in various business magazines daily.  Know the percentage calculations of various numbers and averages.  Improve the memory to remember the dates and related information given in the question in Data Interpretation.

Quantitative ability

Quantitative ability tests the mathematical knowledge of the candidate.  This section is meant to observe how the candidate is applying his knowledge in mathematics in business applications like partnership, share holding, demand-supply, banking and time and work.  Be thorough in Basic Mathematics, Geometry, Linear Algebra, Mensuration,  Probability, Statistics, Venn diagrams.  Ratios, speed, distance, number theory, series, sequences and geometry are the other topics from which the questions are given.  The candidate should have the capability to decide which formula is to be used to find out the answer for which question.  Practice the problems using observation method, elimination method and substitute method.  Write as many mock tests as possible.  Try answering the questions in a fixed time.


This is the test which gives success to the candidates who possess qualities like speed, accuracy and concentration.  180 minutes are allotted to answer 120 questions.  Time management is very important in tests like JMET.  So allot the given time equally to all the sections.  Candidate should start with a section which he may find easier.  Give preference to answer questions which are easier and known.  Read the question carefully.

Candidates who secure a rank in JMET have to face a group discussion and personal interview.  These group discussions are held to test the awareness of the candidates rather than the subject knowledge in the related topic.  Develop the skills like communication skills, content, team skills and leadership skills to get through group discussion.  Next stage is personal interview.  Spontaneity and clarity of the candidate are tested in this.


JMET – 2010 Analysis

Section Topic No. of Qs Total
Quantitative ability AlgebraArithmetic


Modern Maths

Higher Maths










Data Interpretation Tables & CaseletsBar & Linegraph


Bar Graph

Pie Charts

Line Graph











Verbal communication Reading comprehensionErrors in usage





Critical  Reasoning










Logical Reasoning Critical reasoningVerbal reasoning

Logical reasoning



Total 120