MAHCET Exam Analysis | MBAP

MAHCET is an examination conducted by DTE, Maharashtra every year in the month of July- August. It is an exam specially targeted for the students to get into Maharashtra colleges for MBA\MMS program. 


MAHCET 2020 Exam Analysis

The MAH CET 2020 exam was moderate to difficult from an overall perspective. Below is the break up of the whole exam into various sections-

 
  • Logical Reasoning
    The Logical Reasoning part consisted of arrangements, statements, letter re-arrangements, the family tree, which are normally the important areas in the MAH CET MBA exam. The first few sets were difficult, so students who answered the first few sets and moved on were able to attend the more moderate ones, which came more to the end. An attempt of 42-45 questions was considered a good attempt.
    TopicsEasyMediumDifficultTotal
    Arrangement061016
    Family Tree0606
    Scheduling09312
    Direction Test (Set based)1304
    Matrix0224
    Data sufficiency0303
    Coding (Sentence based)0505
    Symbol based Comparison (Logical Inequalities)0505
    Sequential Input-Output0505
    Miscellaneous2114
    Verbal Reasoning113216
    Total14431875
  • Abstract Reasoning
    The Abstract Reasoning part consisted of Series, Analogy, Puzzles, and others. This section was comparatively easier to attempt and was doable. An attempt of 18-20 questions was considered a good attempt
  • Quantitative Aptitude
    The Quantitative Aptitude section was comparatively easier than other sections and also the previous year, but it was a bit time-consuming. An attempt of 38-40 questions was considered a good attempt
    TopicsEasyMediumDifficultTotal
    Arithmetic27110
    Numbers0101
    Geometry/Mensuration0101
    Modern Math0101
    Approximations3205
    Number Series(Wrong Number)2125
    Quantitative Comparison37010
    Data Interpretation09919
    Total10281250
  • Verbal Ability/ Reading Comprehension
    The Verbal section was a bit lengthy and confusing at the same time within options. RC passage was doable with the same problem, but overall, the section was quite easy. An attempt of 35-40 questions was considered a good attempt.
    TopicsEasyMediumDifficultTotal
    Reading Comprehension65415
    Connectors0101
    FIB-Phrase0101
    Short Passage0101
    Words Interchange0213
    Fill in the blanks6107
    Phrase Replacement2125
    Incorrect Word Usage2204
    Probable Starter(s)0202
    FIB synonym5106
    Jumbled Sentence(6 parts)5005
    Total2617150
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MAHCET 2019 Exam Analysis

The MAH CET 2019 was lengthy and difficult for the Logical Reasoning section, but comparatively easier for the Abstract Reasoning section. The Quantitative Aptitude section was moderate while the Verbal Ability section was easier. MAH CET 2019 found some changes in the LR and VA sections but overall, the section was easy to attempt.

  • Logical Reasoning
    In the Logical Reasoning section, sets of arrangements were a bit difficult to attempt. So, the students needed to be smart enough to attempt the other sets and come back to the arrangements sets if time permits them. An attempt of 40-44 questions was considered as a good attempt.
    TopicNumber of QuestionsLevel of Difficulty
    Non-Verbal Reasoning (59 questions)
    Matrix Arrangement12 questions (2 sets
    of 6 questions
    6 Medium, 6
    difficult
    Circular Arrangement6 (One set of 6
    questions)
    Medium
    Linear Arrangement12/18 (2/3 sets of 6
    Q. )
    Medium
    Vertical Arrangement6 questions – one
    set
    Medium
    Sequential Input
    Output
    6 questionsDifficult
    Family Tree5 questionsEasy to Medium
    Logical Inequalities2 to 5 questionsMedium to difficult
    Coding1 to 5 questionsEasy
    Directions4 questionsEasy to medium
    Data Sufficiency3 to 4 questionsMedium
    Verbal Reasoning (16 questions)
    Critical Reasoning11 questionsEasy to medium
    Syllogisms5 questionsEasy

     

  • Abstract Reasoning
    Abstract Reasoning section was the easiest section of all the four. Questions concentrated on series or analogies types of questions. An attempt of 20-22 questions was considered as a good attempt.
    TopicsTotal
    Complete the series12 (Medium to
    difficult)
    Analogies ( A:B :: C: ?)5 (Easy to Medium)
    Analogies (Find the dissimilar pair)8 (easy)
    Grand Total25
  • Quantitative Aptitude
    The Quantitative Aptitude sections included questions from Pie charts, tables, caselets, line graphs. The candidate needed to be smart in choosing the questions he/she should attempt considering the difficulty. But looking at it from a broader perspective, the exam was having moderate difficulty. An attempt of 34-36 questions was possible. 


    TopicNumber of questionsLevel of difficulty
    Data Interpretation (total 24 questions)
    Table6Easy-Medium
    Caselet6Medium -Difficult
    Line Graph + Table/ Bar graph6Easy-Medium
    Pie chart (1 or 2 pie charts)6Medium-Difficult
    Arithmetic (8 – 10 questions)
    Time & Work1
    The difficulty level
    of these questions
    was Easy to difficult.
    Time-Speed-Distance2
    Percentage1
    Ratio-Proportions2
    LCM HCF1
    Profit and Loss1
    Partnership1
    SI/CI1 
    Algebra (Total 1 question)
    Simple Equations1Easy
    Geometry (1 question)
    Mensuration1Medium
    Modern Mathematics (1 question)
    Probability1Easy
    Number Series (Total 6 questions)
    Find the wrong term6Easy – Medium
    Quantitative Comparison (6 questions)
    Quadratic Equations6Medium
    Arithmetic Based4Medium
  • Verbal Ability/ Reading Comprehension
    In the VA section, there were three passages instead of the usual two in both the slots. But the passages were easy to read and attempt. There were more of vocabulary-based questions where the candidate would be asked to fill a blank. An attempt of 38-40 marks was considered a good attempt.
    TopicsTotal (50)Level of Difficulty
    Reading Comprehension (All 4 slots)15Easy
    Sequenced Sentences (All 4 slots)2 to 5Easy
    Set of sentences with four words marked in bold
    (All 4 slots)
    6 to 7Easy
    Replace words in bold (Slots 1 and 3)5 to 6Easy
    Cloze passage (Slots 2 and 4)6 to 7Easy
    Correct grammar and context (All 4 slots)2 to 5Easy
    One word three blanks (All 4 slots)4 to 7Easy
    Phrase in bold ( All four slots)5 to 6Easy
    Connector word (Slots 1, 3 and 4)3 to 4Medium
    Para jumble ( All four slots)5 to 7Medium
    Correct sentence from given four options (Slots 3
    and 4)
    3 to 4Easy
    Correct grammar and context (Slots 2 and 3)3Medium
    Match the column (Slots 3 and 4)3Medium
    Odd sentence from the paragraph (Slot 2)3Medium
    Synonym-Antonym (Slots 3 and 4)2 to 3Medium

MAHCET 2018 Exam Analysis

  • The MAH CET 2018 paper was lengthy but the overall difficulty was easy. Please look at the table below: –

    • Logical Reasoning
      The LR section was a bit lengthy and students needed to look into the time consumed answering such sets. The sets did heavily concentrate on arrangement type.
      TopicsNumber of QuestionsLevel of Difficulty
      Non-Verbal Reasoning (59 questions)
      Arrangements (Matrix, Linear, Circular, Square,
      Scheduling etc)
      30-36 (5-6 sets)Medium to Difficult
      Sequential Input Output6Medium to Difficult
      Family Tree4 to 5Easy to Medium
      Logical Comparison4Medium to Difficult
      Coding5Medium
      Directions4Easy to Medium
      Data Sufficiency-(primarily Arrangements based)4 to 6Medium
      Verbal Reasoning (16 questions)
      Critical Reasoning10Easy to medium
      Syllogisms (3 questions having 5 variables and 3
      questions having 4 variables)
      6Medium to difficult
    • Abstract Reasoning
    • The AR section was the same difficulty as that of LR making students having the dilemma of where to use their time properly to score the maximum.
      TopicsTotal
      Complete the series15
      Analogies10
      Grand Total25
    • Quantitative Aptitude
    • The Quantitative Aptitude section was having moderate difficulty. Being said, some questions were quite difficult emphasizing the student’s smartness to avoid such questions and attempt the ones that were easier and come back to the hard ones later.
      TopicNumber of questionsLevel of difficulty
      Data Interpretation (Total 23 questions)
      Table6Easy-Medium
      Caselet6Medium -Difficult
      Line Graph6Easy-Medium
      Pie chart5Medium-Difficult
      Arithmetic (7-8 questions)
      Time & Work1
      Mostly easy with a
      few moderate level questions
      Time-Speed-Distance1
      Percentage1
      Ratio-Proportions1
      LCM HCF1
      Profit and Loss1
      Partnership1
      SI/CI1 
      Quantitative Comparison (6 questions)
      Quadratic Equations6Easy-Medium
      Geometry (Total 2 questions)
      Mensuration2Easy -Medium
      Modern Mathematics (Total 1 question)
      Probability1Medium
      Data Sufficiency
      Data Sufficiency -QA5Easy – Medium
      Number Series (Total 6 questions)
      Odd man out6Easy – Medium
    • Verbal Ability/ Reading Comprehension
      The VA section had some changes compared to the previous papers and being said the questions were not that hard but not that easy too. The questions were based much more on grammar.
      Topic
      Level of Difficulty
      Total
      EasyMediumDifficult
      FIBs3003
      Match parts the columns1315
      Choose grammatically wrong part7007
      Multiple Sentence Correction –
      Choose grammatically correct sentences
      3306
      Word with synonym antonym combination1102
      Join the given sentences2002
      Rewrite sentences with same meaning0202
      Correctly used phrase (3 sentences, 5 options)3003
      Para jumble0325
      RC – Passage-11337
      RC – Passage-22428
      Total2319850

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