MAH CET Exam Analysis 2018

Juhee Prasad Updated On: 05 Dec, 2018 16:51 IST

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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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