MAH CET Exam Analysis 2020

Nidhi Bahl Updated On: 21 Aug, 2019 18:06 IST

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MAH CET 2020 Exam Analysis

MAH CET or MAH-MBA/MMS-CET 2020 is a state-level exam for admission to management programmes offered in the state of Maharashtra. The exam is usually being conducted in four sessions during the month of March. Based on MAH CET, candidates can apply for admission in MBA/MMS courses affiliated to universities in Maharashtra. Maharashtra's Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) is responsible for conducting the entrance exam. After the test, DTE also conducts CAP (Common Admission Process) where candidates have to participate in the counselling for admission in top colleges like Jamnalal Bajaj Institute Of Management Studies (JBIMS), Sydenham Institute of Management Studies, Research and Entrepreneurship Education (SIMSREE), K. J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research (SIMSR) and PUMBA. MAH CET scores are also accepted by many private colleges in Maharashtra for their PGDM programmes. 

Check out the exam analysis of MAH CET that was conducted on the 9th and 10th of March in 2019!

MAH CET 2019 Analysis of Day 1

On Day 1, MAH CET 2019 was on the difficult side in both the slots. In fact, the exam turned out to be tougher as compared to last year's CET. In both the slots, students did not face any glitches in terms of operations at the exam center. As far as the computer interface is concerned, it was a smooth affair.

The exam was, as usual, divided into four sections with a total of 200 questions - Logical Reasoning (75 questions), Abstract Reasoning, (25 questions), Quantitative Aptitude (50 questions), and Verbal Ability/Reading Comprehension (50 questions). Each question was followed by 5 options and the total time duration to attempt the exam was 150 minutes. 

In each section, the question types were different. In the Logical Reasoning section, there were moderate to tough level puzzles and some questions were lengthy. Abstract Reasoning section had an easy to tough difficulty level. The Quantitative Aptitude had DI sets of moderate difficulty level and the QA questions were easy to moderate. The section on Verbal Ability/ Reading Comprehension had a lower difficulty level if we have to do a comparison of the same section from MAH CET 2018. In the VA section, candidates found some new question types.

Break-up of Logical Reasoning Section

In both the slots, there were 59 questions on Non-Verbal Reasoning and 16 questions on Verbal Reasoning. Questions on Arrangements dominated the Non-Verbal Reasoning part of the Logical Reasoning section. The Verbal Reasoning had 16 questions in both the slots. The overall difficulty level of the Verbal Reasoning questions was easy to moderate whereas Non-Verbal Reasoning was a bit on the tougher side.

Take a look at the approximate break-up of this section (based on the two slots):

Non-Verbal Reasoning

Topics

Number of Questions

Difficulty Level

Matrix Arrangement

12 questions (2 sets of 6 questions

6 Moderate, 6 Tough

Circular Arrangement

6 questions (One set of 6 questions)

Moderate

Linear Arrangement

12/18 (2/3 sets of 6 questions)

Moderate

*Vertical Arrangement

6 – one set

Moderate

**Sequential Input Output

6

Tough

*Family Tree

5

Easy to Moderate

Logical Inequalities

2 (in slot 2)/5 (in slot 1)

Moderate to Tough

Coding

1 (in slot 2)/5 (in slot 1)

Easy

Directions

4

Easy to Moderate

Data Sufficiency

3 (in slot 2)/4(in slot 2)

Moderate

 

Verbal Reasoning

 

Critical Reasoning

11

Easy to Moderate

Syllogisms

5

Easy

*For questions that were asked in Slot 1 only

**For questions that were asked in Slot 2 only

Attempting around 44-46 questions would have been considered good in the Logical Reasoning section.

Break-up of Abstract Reasoning Section

In both the slots, this section was found to be the easiest one. With a total of 25 questions asked in this section, the overall difficulty level was easy to medium. In this section, the questions were very similar to Visual Reasoning questions asked in the CET exams conducted in previous years.

Following is the break-up of the questions in this section:

Topics

Number of Questions

Difficulty Level

Complete the series

12

Moderate to Tough

Analogies ( A:B :: C: ?)

Easy to Moderate

Analogies (Find the dissimilar pair)

Easy

Total

25

Easy to Moderate

In the Abstract Reasoning section, a genuine attempt of around 18-20 questions would have been considered a good attempt.

Break-up of Quantitative Aptitude Section

In both the slots, this section had 50 questions, out of which 24 questions were on Data Interpretation and the remaining 26 questions were on Quantitative Aptitude.

The approximate break-up of this section (for both the slots) is given below:

Topics

Number of Questions

Difficulty Level

Data Interpretation

Table

6

3 Easy, 2 Moderate

Caselet

6

1 Moderate, 5 Tough

*Line Graph/ Bar Chart

6

6 Easy

Pie chart + Table

6

4 Easy, 2 Moderate

Arithmetic

Time & Work

1

Moderate

Time-Speed-Distance

2

Moderate

Percentage

1

Easy

Ratio-Proportions

2

Moderate

LCM HCF

1

Easy

Profit and Loss

1

Moderate to Tough

Partnership

1

Moderate

*Quantitative Comparison

*Quadratic Equations

6

Moderate

*Arithmetic Based

4

Moderate

                       Miscellaneous

**Approximations

6

Easy

Geometry

Mensuration

1

Moderate

                       *Data Sufficiency

**Data Sufficiency

4

Easy

Modern Mathematics

* Probability

1

Easy

Number Series

Find the wrong term

6

Easy (Slot 1)/ Moderate (Slot 2)

*For questions that were asked in Slot 1

**For questions that were asked in Slot 2

In the Quantitative Aptitude section, a genuine attempt of around 34-36 questions would've been considered a good attempt.

Break-up of Verbal Ability/Reading Comprehension Section

Just like MAH CET 2018, there were 35 Verbal Ability questions and 15 Reading Comprehension questions in both the slots in this section. This section tuned out to be easy in terms of the overall difficulty level.

Following is the approximate break of questions asked in Slot 1:

Topics

Number of Questions Difficulty Level

Reading Comprehension (Improper use of metrics)

5 4 Easy, 1 Moderate

Reading Comprehension (Online shopping in Indonesia)

6 4 Easy, 1 Moderate

Reading Comprehension (Measurements pervade life)

4 3 Easy, 1 Moderate

Sequenced Sentences

2 Moderate

Set of sentences with four words marked in bold

6 Easy

Replace words in bold

5 Easy

Correct grammar and context

2 Moderate

One word three blanks

7 6 Easy, 1 Moderate

Phrase in bold

5 4 Easy, 1 Moderate

Connector word

3 Easy

Para jumble

5 3 Moderate, 2 Tough

Following is the approximate break of questions asked in Slot 2:

Topics Number of Questions Difficulty Level

Reading Comprehension (Voice Assistants and AI)

8

5 Easy, 2 Moderate, 1 Tough

Reading Comprehension (New Technologies)

3

2 Easy, 1 Moderate

Reading Comprehension (Electronic Personal Assistants)

4

3 Easy, 1 Moderate

Sequenced Sentences

5

4 Easy, 1 Moderate

Replace words in bold in the Cloze passage

7

7 Easy

Correct grammar and context

3

1 Easy, 2 Moderate

One word three blanks

6

5 Easy, 1 Moderate

Phrase in bold

6

5 Easy, 1 Moderate

Odd sentence from the paragraph

3

1 Moderate, 2 Tough

Para jumble

5

3 Easy, 1 Moderate, 1 Tough

In both the slots, a genuine attempt of around 38-40 questions would've been considered a good attmept in this section.

With inputs from IMS India

MAH CET 2018 Exam Analysis

Directorate of Technical Education (DTE), Maharashtra conducted the MAH-CET 2018 over a period of two days, March 10 & 11, 2018. The duration of the exam was 2.5 hours (150 minutes) and the medium of instruction was English. There were a total of 200 multiple choice questions, and every question was followed by 5 answer options out of which aspirants had to choose one. Candidates will get 1 mark for every correct answer, and the best part about MAH CET is that there is no negative marking for wrong answers.

Collegedekho will now provide you a detailed analysis of MAH CET 2018 paper, including information on the difficulty level of the exam and expected cut-offs.

MAH-CET is a popular entrance exam, which is conducted in online mode for candidates seeking admission in AICTE approved institutions offering MBA/MMS/ PGDM courses in the state of Maharashtra.

By scoring well in MAH CET 2018, candidates can hope to get admission in 2018-20 batch of popular B-Schools such as Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JBIMS)K J Somaiya (K. J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research), Dy Patil and Prin. L. N. Welingkar Institute of Management Development & Research

MAH CET 2018 Day 1 Paper Analysis

The first day of the two-day examination had some major surprise elements in terms of the type of questions. The Verbal Ability section had many questions that were new and candidates found it a little difficult to solve them. There were also different types of questions on Logical Reasoning, with more questions on blood relations.

The Logical Reasoning section turned out to be lengthy and difficult but Abstract Reasoning was moderate in terms of difficulty level. Quantitative Aptitude section also had a moderate difficulty level, and Verbal Ability section was found to be tough. 

Sectional Division of Questions, Marks and Difficulty Level

Section Name No. of Questions Marks per Question Total Marks for the Section Level of Difficulty
Logical Reasoning 75 1 75 Tough
Abstract Reasoning 25 1 25 Moderate
Quantitative Aptitude 50 1 50 Moderate
Verbal Ability/Reading Comprehension 50 1 50 Tough

Section-wise Analysis of MAH CET 2018 - Day 1

Logical Reasoning

Topics No. of Questions Level of Difficulty
Arrangements-Linear, Matrix, Square etc. 28 Medium to Tough
Statement-conclusion, inference, cause effect 7 Medium to Tough
Direction 5 Medium
Family tree-blood relationship 5 Medium
Syllogism 6 Medium to Tough
Critical reasoning 15 Medium
Assumption 3 Medium
Data sufficiency 4 Medium to Tough
Letter re-arrangements 2 Medium

Solving 42-44 questions is a good attempt to get a high percentile in this section.

Abstract Reasoning

Topics No. of Questions Level of Difficulty
Analogy 12 Medium
Series 13 Medium

Solving 18-20 questions is a good attempt to get a high percentile in this section.

Quantitative Aptitude

Topics No. of Questions Level of Difficulty
Arithmetic (Percentage, P&L, TSD, ratio etc) 10 Medium
Geometry 2 Medium to Tough
Modern Maths 1 Medium
Graph, Pie charts, Table, case lets (DI questions) 22 Medium to Tough
Data sufficiency 4 Medium
Others including Algebra, odd man out 11 Medium to Tough

Solving 34-36 questions is a good attempt to score high in this section.

Verbal Ability/Reading Comprehension

Topics No. of Questions Level of Difficulty
Reading comprehension passages 12 Medium
Vocabulary (Synonyms, antonyms, contextual usage, formation of words with specific letters, matching the words) 15 Medium 
Faulty Construction sentences-rewriting 5 Medium to Tough
Mark the Error in sections 4 Tough
Para jumble, Para placement, completion, out of context 8 Tough
Sentence written in different ways 6 Medium to Tough

Solving 32-34 questions is a good attempt to score high in the exam.

MAH CET 2018 Day 2 Paper Analysis

The second day of the two day examination had few surprises in the Verbal Ability section in comparison with the first day. As expected, the overall difficultly level of the exam was higher. Students gave mixed reactions in terms of how they performed in the paper. Those who had prepared well were still able to score despite the paper being lengthy, but students who weren't thoroughly prepared found it tough to attempt all the questions in the paper. Logical Reasoning turned out to be a scoring section, asking basic questions that were just a little time-consuming. The section on Abstract Reasoning turned out to be interesting and fun.

Sectional Division of Questions, Marks and Difficulty Level

Section Name No. of Questions Marks per Question Total Marks for the Section Level of Difficulty
Logical Reasoning 75 1 75 Moderate (Lengthy)
Abstract Reasoning 25 1 25 Moderate
Quantitative Aptitude 50 1 50 Moderate to Difficult
Verbal Ability/Reading Comprehension 50 1 50 Moderate

Section-wise Analysis of MAH CET 2018 - Day 2

Logical Reasoning

Topics No. of Questions Level of Difficulty
Puzzles (Arrangements) 28 Medium to Tough
Statement Conclusion, inference, assumption, cause-effect 10 Medium to Tough
Direction Sense 5 Medium
Blood Relations/Syllogism 11 Medium to Tough
Critical Reasoning 10 Medium
Data Sufficiency 6 Medium to Tough
Inequalities 5 Easy

Solving 48-50 questions is a good attempt to get a high percentile in this section.

Abstract Reasoning

Topics No. of Questions Level of Difficulty
Analogy 4 Medium
Odd One Out 5 Medium
Series 12 Medium
Missing Figure 4 Tough

Solving 20 questions is a good attempt to get a high percentile in this section.

Quantitative Aptitude

Topics No. of Questions Level of Difficulty
Arithmetic 8 Medium
Data Sufficiency 7 Medium
Algebra 10 Medium to Tough
Miscellaneous 3 Medium

Solving 32 questions is a good attempt to score high in this section.

Verbal Ability/Reading Comprehension

Topics No. of Questions Level of Difficulty
Reading Comprehension 12 Medium
Vocabulary 15 Medium 
Sentence Reconstruction 6 New Pattern
Grammar: Mark the Error 6 Medium
Para jumbles 6 Tough 

Solving 40 questions is a good attempt to score high in the exam.

Directorate of Technical Education (DTE), Maharashtra conducts the Maharashtra Common Entrance Test (MAH CET) once every year. for admission to the first year of full-time Post Graduate Degree Courses in Management (MBA/MMS) in various institutes in Maharashtra.

Around 40,000 seats are usually offered in various B-schools across Maharashtra state for their full-time Post Graduate Degree Courses in Management (MBA/MMS).

The MAH CET 2018 was announced on March 19, 2018. You can check the details of the MAH CET 2018 Result here.

MAH CET Expected Cut-offs

Candidates can expect to get admission in top B-Schools like JBIMS, KJ Somaiya, etc. with a score of around 130.

College Cut-offs
Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies 130+
Sydenham Institute of Management Studies, Research and Entrepreneurship Education 128+
K. J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research 125+
Prin. L. N. Welingkar Institute of Management Development & Research 125+
PUMBA 120+

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