Joint Management Entrance Test
(December 17, 2000)

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The overall scheme of the test was:

English - 30 questions
LR - 30 questions
MA - 30 questions
DI - 30 questions
- 30 questions
- 150 questions

As seen above, the test consisted of five different sections containing 150 questions in all to be attempted in 120 minutes. From the feedback available with us, it is clear that JMET seemed to be cakewalk to most of the students. So, the cutoff is expected to go pretty high.

Detailed section-wise analysis

General Knowledge

As we have already stated that all the sections were pretty easy, same was true for the GK section
too. And to crack this section you did not need any kind of special preparation either. Regular
perusal of the newspapers and weekly news magazines would have sufficed.

Q. Modern Foods has been sold by the Government of India to:
    (a) HLL        (b) J & J        (c) P & G        (d) Amul

Q. Match the following World War-II  nations: to their respective leaders:

       US Churchill
       Germany Stalin
       UK  Roosevelt
       USSR Hitler

Ans. US

       Germany Hitler
       UK Churchill
       USSR Stalin

Q. Amongst the given, the businessman related to  M K Gandhi was?
    (a) Birla        (b) Ambani        (c) Tata        (d) Mulchandani

Q. Which of the following is not a cash crop?
    (a) Sugar Cane        (b) Lentils        (c) Cotton        (d) Jute

Q. Tata Iron & Steel Company was incorporated in?
    (a) 1907        (b) 1927        (c) 1937        (d) 1947

Q. Whom does the President invite to form the Government after an election?
    (a) Person with maximum votes.
    (b) Person with maximum party members.
    (c) Person with maximum seats.
    (d) Person with maximum majority.

    (a) Dow Jones : UK
    (b) Nikkei : Japan
    (c) BSE : France
    (d) SENSEX : India

Q. Dhirubhai : Reliance
    (a) Akio Morita :Toshiba
    (b) Kim Woo Choong : Hyundai
    (c) Jack Welch : GE
    (d) Steve Jobs : Microsoft

Q. Sepoy Mutiny : 1857
    (a) Battle of Plassey : 1920
    (b) Jallianwala Bagh : 1919
    (c) Quit India Movement : 1943
    (d) Dandi March : 1923

Q. Shimla Pact was signed by:
    (a) Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru & Liaquat Ali Khan
    (b) Indira Gandhi & Z A Bhutto
    (c) Lal Bahadur Shastri & Ayub Khan
    (d) Rajiv Gandhi & Zia-ul-Haq



This section, too, was not at all tough. Questions were generally direct and posed  no major problem to majority of the candidates. Sufficient amounts of practice would have enabled most of the students to crack the section pretty easily. General pattern of the questions was somewhat like:

Q. Two pipes A & B fill a tank in given times. A works for x minutes, in how many minutes  more will
     B fill the tank completely?

Q. A person moves from city A to B a distance of X kms at the speed S kmph. The speed is then
    decreased to 3/4th of the original then how much more time would be required to complete the

  • Two questions were based on Set Theory.

  • Two questions were based on Ratio & Proportions.
    {The questions were based on this information: Two containers contain a mixture in the ratio of
    3:4 and 3:5. The mixture from the two containers is mixed and a mixture in the ratio of 1:1 is
    obtained etc.}

  • One question on Permutations and Combinations.


Logical Reasoning

This section too, like all other sections was pretty easy and could have been cracked easily with even moderate amounts of practice.

  • This section contained questions on Data Sufficiency too. The questions in this section were to be answered choosing from the following option set:

Mark answer:
       (a) If you can answer the question using statement 'A' alone.
       (b) If you can answer the question using statement 'B' alone.
       (c) If no definite answer can be obtained by A and B alone, but a combination of both is sufficient to
            get the answer.
       (d) Data insufficient to answer the question.

  • Questions relating to interpretation from a given set of information were asked like: 
    {A is taller than B. B is smaller than G and D. E is smallest of them all. A is smaller than D. If F is taller than E who is tallest of them all.}

  • Questions relating to ascertaining the truth of given statements spoken by a set of individuals.
    {On the Island of Xioxio only three people A, B & C live. They answer any question put to them either in Yes or No. A sailor after escaping from a wrecked ship has reached the Island. He met all the three inhabitants of the island and put them the same question - Can I get something to eat. If the three inhabitants answered the question in positive and negative sequentially and two of them were lying etc.}

Data Interpretation

This section too, like all other sections was pretty easy and could have been cracked easily with even moderate amounts of practice. There were questions based on tables, graphs, bar graphs etc. All of them were direct and even the calculations were pretty easy.

Q. Following is the data pertaining to Football matches played by 5 teams A, B, C, D & E.


Won Lost Tied Total
A 3 0 0 3
B 0 1 1 2
C 2 1 0 3
D 2 1 1 4
E 0 3 0 3

Based on this data followed a set of 4 questions.

Q. Questions based on a graph depicting the relationship between Literacy of women and their Marriage

Q. Questions based on a set of bar graphs depicting the growth rates of the yields of various crops such
    as Rice, Barley, Wheat, Soya bean etc.

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