MAH CET Exam Analysis 2021

Updated By Abhinav Chamoli on 10 Nov, 2020 19:18

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MAH CET Exam Analysis 2020

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.

MAH CET Exam Analysis 2020

MAH MBA CET exam was conducted for admission to the MBA and MMS courses in Maharashtra on 14th and 15th March 2020. The exam was conducted in 4 slots, with 2 slots conducted on each day. The first slot was conducted from 10 AM to 12.30 PM and the second slot was conducted from 2 PM to 4.30 PM. This year there were a total of 49 centers for the MAH MBA CET exam. 36 of the exam centers were located in Maharashtra and the remaining 13 were located in other states.

The difficulty level of questions in the MAH MBA CET 2020 exam was similar to last year. The overall difficulty level was found to be moderate to hard. However, candidates who appeared for the exam were faced with a number of new types of questions and hence faced difficulty in attempting the exam. Due to the addition of surprise element to the MAH MBA CET 2020 exam, students found the exam to be lengthy. As per the paper analysis of the MAH MBA CET 2020 exam, a score ranging from 130 to 133 can be considered to get 99 percentile rank in the exam.

The detailed exam analysis of the MAH MBA CET exam conducted on 14th and 15th March 2020 can be found below.

MAH CET Exam Analysis Highlights 2020

Given below are the important highlights of the MAH CET 2020 exam.

  • The MAH MBA CET 2020 exam was conducted smoothly across all of the centers with only minor glitches at some of the test centres. However, students did not face any major difficulty in saving questions or browsing through the exam portal.

  • This year’s exam contained Phrase Replacement questions for the first time.

  • The exam contained Fill in The Blank questions based on Jumbled Sentences and RC Passages.

  • The Logical Reasoning section was found to be time-consuming.

  • Arithmetic questions were found to be more frequent in the Quantitative Ability section. Plus, the section contained over 20 questions from Data Interpretation.

  • Choose The Correct Sentence questions in the Verbal Ability section had close options, which posed a little difficulty for the aspirants.

  • Since there was no negative marking in the MAH MBA CET exam, candidates could resort to guesses when attempting the questions. However, candidates had to choose from 5 options in each question, it was better to spend some time on a question and make a calculated guess.

MAH CET Section-Wise Good Attempts and Difficulty 2020

The number of good attempts in each section of the MAH MBA CET 2020 exam can be found given in the table below.

Section

Total No. of Questions

Good Attempt

Difficulty

Logical Reasoning

75

41 - 44

Hard

Abstract Reasoning

25

19 - 21

Medium

Quantitative Aptitude

50

34 - 37

Medium

Verbal Ability / Reading Comprehension

50

33 - 35

Medium - Hard

OVERALL

200

127 - 137

Medium - Hard

MAH CET Section-Wise Analysis 2020

The detailed analysis of each section of the MAH CET exam can be found given below. The MAH CET sectional analysis contains information such as the difficulty level, topic-wise distribution of questions, important highlights and any surprise elements that candidates appearing for the MAH MBA CET 2020 exam had to face.

MAH CET Logical Reasoning Analysis 2020

Containing 75 questions, Logical Reasoning is a very important section in the MAH MBA CET exam. Following are the important highlights from a detailed analysis of the MAH CET Logical Reasoning section.

  • The overall difficulty level of Logical Reasoning questions ranged from Medium to Hard.

  • Candidates found the Logical Reasoning section to be very lengthy and time-consuming.

  • The section contained questions from a wide spread of topics including Arrangements, Statements & Conclusions, Coding-Decoding, Syllogisms etc.

  • Questions from Syllogisms, Arrangements, Letter Rearrangement and Family Tree were found to be lengthy and consumed a lot of time in this section.

  • Arguments and Cause & Effect questions were also time-consuming, although moderate in difficulty.

  • The surprise element in the Logical Reasoning section were the Sequential Input Output questions. However, not every slot contained questions from this topic.

The topic-wise number of questions in the Logical Reasoning section is given in the table below.

Topic

No. of Question

Difficulty

Arrangements

28

Medium to Hard

Critical Reasoning

15

Medium

Statement-Conclusion

7

Medium

Syllogisms

6

Medium to Hard

Family Tree & Blood Relations

5

Medium

Direction

5

Medium

Data Sufficiency

4

Medium to Hard

Assumption

3

Medium

Letter Re-Arrangements

2

Medium

MAH CET Abstract Reasoning Analysis 2020

Given below are the highlights from the analysis of the Abstract Reasoning section of the MAH MBA CET 2020 exam.

  • The overall difficulty level of questions in the Abstract Reasoning section was found to be moderate.

  • Questions in this section were mostly from topics such as Series, Puzzles, Analogy etc.

  • Since it contained relatively easier questions, candidates could attempt most of the questions in this section. Attempting 19 to 21 questions can be said to be a good attempt in the Abstract Reasoning section of the exam.

Given below is the topic-wise distribution of questions in the Abstract Reasoning section of the MAH MBA CET exam.

Topic

No. of Questions

Difficulty

Series

11 - 12

Medium to Hard

Match the Pair

7 - 8

Medium

Analogy

6 - 7

Medium

MAH CET Quantitative Ability Analysis 2020

Here are the highlights of the Quantitative Ability sectional analysis of the MAH MBA CET 2020 exam.

  • Quant section had questions from a wide range of topics including Percentage, Time Speed & Distance, Geometry, Algebra, Number System etc.

  • The overall difficulty level of questions was found to be moderate but some hard questions posed difficulty for the aspirants.

  • Overall, candidates required a good knowledge of basic concepts as well as practice with quant solving tricks to solve the questions with speed and accuracy.

  • There were 20 Data Interpretation questions in the section which were based on Pie Charts, Bar Graphs, Caselets etc. Since a lot of calculation was required in these questions, they consumed time to maintain high accuracy.

  • The Quant section also contained a lot of Arithmetic questions. However, these were of moderate difficulty.

  • Attempting 33 to 35 questions in this section can be said to be a good attempt in the exam.

Topic

No. of Questions

Difficulty

Data Interpretation

20

Medium to Hard

Arithmetic

10

Medium

Approximation

5

Medium

Data Sufficiency

4

Medium

Geometry

2

Medium

Modern Math

1

Medium

Others

8

Medium to Hard

MAH CET Verbal Ability Analysis 2020

The Verbal Ability section proved to be a very interesting and tricky section in the MAH MBA CET 2020 exam. Addition of a number of surprise elements added to the section increased its overall difficulty level and candidates had to spend some time on the section to attempt a good number of questions. The following highlights emerged from a detailed analysis of the Verbal Ability section of MAH MBA CET exam.

  • Verbal Ability Section had a lot of surprises for the candidates. Phrase Replacement questions were introduced for the first time which proved to be tricky as candidates were not expecting these type of questions. In these questions, candidates had to replace the highlighted phrase in the question with the correct phrase given in the options.

  • The question paper pattern was found to be similar to those of banking recruitment exams.

  • The section comprised questions on Grammatical Error Correction, English Usage, Para Jumbles etc.

  • Reading Comprehension and Vocabulary questions were in majority in this section. The RC passages were short and easy to understand. Questions could be attempted with moderate difficulty.

  • Grammatical Error Correction questions were found to be difficult and took a lot of time to solve.

  • Aspirants also found it difficult to attempt the questions based on Finding Errors in Sentences.

Here is the topic-wise distribution of questions in the Verbal Ability section of the exam.

Topic

No. of Questions

Difficulty

Reading Comprehension

15

Medium

Vocabulary

15

Medium

Error Correction

6

Medium to Hard

Phrase Replacement

5

Medium to Hard

Para Jumble, Para Placement, Fill in The Blanks etc.

5

Medium

Word Interchange

3

Medium

Inference from Passage

1

Medium

Fill in The Blanks with Phrases

1

Medium

MAH CET Exam Analysis 2019

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 QuestionsDifficulty Level

Reading Comprehension (Improper use of metrics)

54 Easy, 1 Moderate

Reading Comprehension (Online shopping in Indonesia)

64 Easy, 1 Moderate

Reading Comprehension (Measurements pervade life)

43 Easy, 1 Moderate

Sequenced Sentences

2Moderate

Set of sentences with four words marked in bold

6Easy

Replace words in bold

5Easy

Correct grammar and context

2Moderate

One word three blanks

76 Easy, 1 Moderate

Phrase in bold

54 Easy, 1 Moderate

Connector word

3Easy

Para jumble

53 Moderate, 2 Tough

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

TopicsNumber of QuestionsDifficulty 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 NameNo. of QuestionsMarks per QuestionTotal Marks for the SectionLevel of Difficulty
Logical Reasoning75175Tough
Abstract Reasoning25125Moderate
Quantitative Aptitude50150Moderate
Verbal Ability/Reading Comprehension50150Tough

Section-wise Analysis of MAH CET 2018 - Day 1

Logical Reasoning

TopicsNo. of QuestionsLevel of Difficulty
Arrangements-Linear, Matrix, Square etc.28Medium to Tough
Statement-conclusion, inference, cause effect7Medium to Tough
Direction5Medium
Family tree-blood relationship5Medium
Syllogism6Medium to Tough
Critical reasoning15Medium
Assumption3Medium
Data sufficiency4Medium to Tough
Letter re-arrangements2Medium

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

Abstract Reasoning

TopicsNo. of QuestionsLevel of Difficulty
Analogy12Medium
Series13Medium

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

Quantitative Aptitude

TopicsNo. of QuestionsLevel of Difficulty
Arithmetic (Percentage, P&L, TSD, ratio etc)10Medium
Geometry2Medium to Tough
Modern Maths1Medium
Graph, Pie charts, Table, case lets (DI questions)22Medium to Tough
Data sufficiency4Medium
Others including Algebra, odd man out11Medium to Tough

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

Verbal Ability/Reading Comprehension

TopicsNo. of QuestionsLevel of Difficulty
Reading comprehension passages12Medium
Vocabulary (Synonyms, antonyms, contextual usage, formation of words with specific letters, matching the words)15Medium 
Faulty Construction sentences-rewriting5Medium to Tough
Mark the Error in sections4Tough
Para jumble, Para placement, completion, out of context8Tough
Sentence written in different ways6Medium 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 NameNo. of QuestionsMarks per QuestionTotal Marks for the SectionLevel of Difficulty
Logical Reasoning75175Moderate (Lengthy)
Abstract Reasoning25125Moderate
Quantitative Aptitude50150Moderate to Difficult
Verbal Ability/Reading Comprehension50150Moderate

Section-wise Analysis of MAH CET 2018 - Day 2

Logical Reasoning

TopicsNo. of QuestionsLevel of Difficulty
Puzzles (Arrangements)28Medium to Tough
Statement Conclusion, inference, assumption, cause-effect10Medium to Tough
Direction Sense5Medium
Blood Relations/Syllogism11Medium to Tough
Critical Reasoning10Medium
Data Sufficiency6Medium to Tough
Inequalities5Easy

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

Abstract Reasoning

TopicsNo. of QuestionsLevel of Difficulty
Analogy4Medium
Odd One Out5Medium
Series12Medium
Missing Figure4Tough

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

Quantitative Aptitude

TopicsNo. of QuestionsLevel of Difficulty
Arithmetic8Medium
Data Sufficiency7Medium
Algebra10Medium to Tough
Miscellaneous3Medium

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

Verbal Ability/Reading Comprehension

TopicsNo. of QuestionsLevel of Difficulty
Reading Comprehension12Medium
Vocabulary15Medium 
Sentence Reconstruction6New Pattern
Grammar: Mark the Error6Medium
Para jumbles6Tough 

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.

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Yes, since completing an undergraduate course makes you eligible for the MBA course, your UG mark sheet would be considered valid for admission in MAH MBA CET.

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