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Abstract Reasoning and Logical Reasoning are two separate sections in MAH MBA/ MMS CET 2021, having 25 and 75 questions respectively. However, they both are branches of Reasoning, a subject that every MBA aspirant must be familiar with.
Out of the 200 questions in MAH MBA/ MMS CET 2021, the Abstract and Logical Reasoning sections contribute a total of 100 questions. This is a remarkable 50% weightage in the exam.
Hence, it can be argued that Reasoning is the most important section in the exam and hence must also be given proportionate consideration when preparing for MAH MBA/ MMS CET 2021.
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In this article, we take a look at the best tips to prepare for the Logical and Abstract Reasoning section of MAH MBA/ MMS CET 2021.
MAH MBA/ MMS CET 2021 Logical & Abstract Reasoning Highlights
Major highlights of the Logical and Abstract Reasoning sections in MAH MBA/ MMS CET 2021 have been provided below.
Total No. of Questions
No. of Abstract Reasoning Questions
No. of Logical Reasoning Questions
Type of Questions
Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQs)
Marks Per Question
Difficulty Level (2020)
Logical Reasoning: Difficult
Abstract Reasoning: Moderate
Good Attempts (2020)
Logical Reasoning: 41 - 44
Abstract Reasoning: 19 - 21
MAH MBA/ MMS CET 2021 Logical & Abstract Reasoning Weightage
The weightage of Logical & Abstract Reasoning Sections in MAH MBA/ MMS CET 2021 is as follows.
No. of Questions (out of 200)
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How to Crack Logical & Abstract Reasoning in MAH MBA/ MMS CET 2021
Once a candidate has understood the basics, it is time to start preparing. Cracking the Logical & Reasoning section in MAH MBA/ MMS CET 2021 can be a bit difficult as it is full of tricky questions. However, both of these sections are doable if you:
carefully chalk out a strategy for preparation and attempt,
set a well-thought-out target for the number of attempts, and
practice regularly using mock tests and previous year papers.
Given below are some of the best tips to crack the Logical and Abstract Reasoning sections of MAH MBA/ MMS CET 2021.
Take Note of Important Topics
Take special note of topics that are important for the section. Give these a priority when covering the syllabus and lay special focus on developing speed and accuracy in these topics. The important topics for the Logical & Abstract Reasoning section of MAH MBA/ MMS CET 2021 are as follows.
Linear and Circular Arrangement
Practice Practice Practice
Reasoning is a section where there are a limited number of tricks available to reach answers quickly and hence a candidate has to rely on improving their mental capacity to perform well. Regular practice is the only way to get better in this section. Make sure you are solving as many questions as possible. Take the help of the previous year question papers to understand the type of questions asked in the section and then use Mock Tests and Sample Papers as your trusted resources.
Learn Time Management
When it comes to the Reasoning section, it is easy to lose track of time. This can prove to be disastrous as there is no sectional time limit in MAH MBA/ MMS CET 2021. Hence, it is best to focus on solving the easy questions first and move on from the difficult ones while wasting as little time as possible. Here are the number of good attempts for this section based on last year's paper.
41 - 44
19 - 21
All Questions Carry Equal Marks
It is virtually impossible to attempt all 200 questions in the given time limit of 150 minutes. This makes it certain that some questions will have to be left unanswered. The trick is to identify the difficult and tricky questions beforehand and move on from them while attempting the easy ones. Remember that whether you spend 2 minutes on a single very difficult question or 10 seconds on a super-easy one, you will be rewarded 1 mark for both. Always take the better deal.
No Negative Marking Can Be Misleading
Because there is no negative marking in MAH MBA/ MMS CET 2021, some students may be tempted to use guesswork to fill up their answers. However, this strategy can backfire. Instead, it is best to attempt the questions that you are sure of and be as accurate as possible. You can be more liberal in using calculated guesswork and ballparking to reach an answer where required.
Use Tricks to Make Your Life Easier
Because Reasoning is not a formula-based section, there are only a few tricks that candidates can use to reach the answer quickly and more accurately. Make sure you use all of them. However, a word of advice at this point would be to use only the tricks you have practised as some can get confusing. Here are some of the best tricks to use in the Logical & Abstract Reasoning section in MAH MBA/ MMS CET 2021.
The Reasoning section is not as much a test of your calculative skills as of your observation, logic and intuitive thinking ability. Hence, reaching an answer is not always about following just the right steps. Instead, skip unnecessary steps where needed and don't be afraid to be unconventional in your thinking.
Visualising your problems is another way in which you can make solving Reasoning questions easier. Develop your own methods of writing down the information provided in a question by using codes and symbols.
Try to keep your rough work as clean as possible as it will help you visualise better. For example: when solving a circular arrangement puzzle, make sure that you place the seats equally apart and leave enough space to jot down short notes. For questions where you are confused between two possibilities, just create two diagrams and one will eventually be cancelled out.
These were some of our best tips on how to crack the Logical & Abstract Reasoning section in MAH MBA/ MMS CET 2021. If you have any queries, make sure to post them on the CollegeDekho QnA Zone. For help regarding admissions to MBA colleges in Maharashtra, apply easily with our Common Application Form (CAF) or discuss your options with our counsellor at 18005729877.