Joint Management Entrance Test

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Joint Management Entrance Test (JMET) was an admission exam used by some institutes in India as the first step in the admission to postgraduate programs in management. Institutes which used the exams included Indian Institute of Science (IISc) and the IIT Schools of Management. The results of JMET were used to short-list the candidates for subsequent part of the selection process. In 2011 JMET was discontinued and replaced by Common Admission Test (CAT).[1]


The exam was an aptitude test conducted by each of the IITs on a rotation basis. The exam tested the candidate's knowledge of mathematics, data interpretation, logical reasoning and English usage. It was conducted annually in the month of December, and comprised questions in multiple choice format. From 2007 onwards sectional cut-offs were introduced. Candidates clearing all the four sectional cut-offs receive an All India Rank (AIR). The group discussion and or personal interview calls were given out on basis of a candidates AIR and overall profile which included past academics, extra-curricular and work experience, and it was not mandatory that all candidates who are declared as qualified by the exam will be called group discussion and interview. Calling the candidates for such later process of selection was the prerogative of the admitting institute.


The question paper consisted of four sections and 120 questions. Each correct answer carried one mark each and each wrong answer attracted a penalty of 0.25 marks. The duration of the exam was 3 hours. The four sections include and the number of questions are:

Section number Name of Section Number of questions
1 Verbal Communication 30
2 Logical Reasoning 30
3 Quantitative Ability 30


  1. ^ "Shot in the arm for CAT, as B-schools seek credibility". Retrieved 11 September 2011.

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