MAHCET Exam Analysis

Below the MAH CET previous year paper analysis is given:

 

MAH CET 2020 Paper Analysis

The MAH CET 2020 exam was moderate to difficult from an overall perspective. Below, breaking it down sectional-wise. Please look at the table given below: –

  • Logical Reasoning
    The Logical Reasoning part consisted of arrangements, statements, letter re-arrangements, the family tree which are normally the important areas in the MBA CET 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.

Topics

Easy

Medium

Difficult

Total

Arrangement

0

6

10

16

Family Tree

0

6

0

6

Scheduling

0

9

3

12

Direction Test (Set based)

1

3

0

4

Matrix

0

2

2

4

Data sufficiency

0

3

0

3

Coding (Sentence based)

0

5

0

5

Symbol based Comparison (Logical Inequalities)

0

5

0

5

Sequential Input-Output

0

5

0

5

Miscellaneous

2

1

1

4

Verbal Reasoning

11

3

2

16

Total

14

43

18

75

 

  • 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 compared to the 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

Topics

Easy

Medium

Difficult

Total

Arithmetic

2

7

1

10

Numbers

0

1

0

1

Geometry/Mensuration

0

1

0

1

Modern Math

0

1

0

1

Approximations

3

2

0

5

Number Series(Wrong Number)

2

1

2

5

Quantitative Comparison

3

7

0

10

Data Interpretation

0

9

9

19

Total

10

28

12

50

 
  • Verbal Ability/ Reading Comprehension
    The Verbal section was a bit lengthy and had options that were close to each other which confused the students a bit. And the 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.
 

Topics

Easy

Medium

Difficult

Total

Reading Comprehension

6

5

4

15

Connectors

0

1

0

1

FIB-Phrase

0

1

0

1

Short Passage

0

1

0

1

Words Interchange

0

2

1

3

Fill in the blanks

6

1

0

7

Phrase Replacement

2

1

2

5

Incorrect Word Usage

2

2

0

4

Probable Starter(s)

0

2

0

2

FIB synonym

5

1

0

6

Jumbled Sentence(6 parts)

5

0

0

5

Total

26

17

1

50

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MAH CET 2019 Paper 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.

Topic

Number of Questions

Level of Difficulty

Non-Verbal Reasoning
(59 questions)

Matrix Arrangement

12 questions (2 sets
of 6 questions

6 Medium, 6
difficult

Circular Arrangement

6 (One set of 6
questions)

Medium

Linear Arrangement

12/18 (2/3 sets of 6
Q. )

Medium

Vertical Arrangement

6 questions – one
set

Medium

Sequential Input
Output

6 questions

Difficult

Family Tree

5 questions

Easy to Medium

Logical Inequalities

2 to 5 questions

Medium to difficult

Coding

1 to 5 questions

Easy

Directions

4 questions

Easy to medium

Data Sufficiency

3 to 4 questions

Medium

Verbal Reasoning (16
questions)

Critical Reasoning

11 questions

Easy to medium

Syllogisms

5 questions

Easy

 

  • 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.

Topics

 Total

Complete the series

12 (Medium to
difficult)

Analogies ( A:B ::
C: ?)

5 (Easy to Medium)

Analogies (Find the
dissimilar pair)

8 (easy)

Grand Total

25

 
  • 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. 
 

Topic

Number of questions

Level of difficulty

Data Interpretation
(total 24 questions)

Table

6

Easy-Medium

Caselet

6

Medium -Difficult

Line Graph + Table/ Bar graph

6

Easy-Medium

Pie chart (1 or 2 pie charts)

6

Medium-Difficult

Arithmetic (8 – 10
 questions)

Time & Work

1

The difficulty level
of these questions was  Easy to difficult.

Time-Speed-Distance

2

Percentage

1

Ratio-Proportions

2

LCM HCF

1

Profit and Loss

1

Partnership

1

SI/CI

1

 

Algebra (Total 1
question)

Simple Equations

1

Easy

Geometry (1
question)

Mensuration

1

Medium

Modern Mathematics (1
question)

Probability

1

Easy

Number Series (Total
6 questions)

Find the wrong term

6

Easy – Medium

Quantitative
Comparison (6 questions)

Quadratic Equations

6

Medium

Arithmetic Based

4

Medium

 

  • 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.

Topics

Total (50)

Level of Difficulty

Reading Comprehension (All 4 slots)

15

Easy

Sequenced Sentences (All 4 slots)

2 to 5

Easy

Set of sentences with four words marked in bold
(All 4 slots)

6 to 7

Easy

Replace words in bold (Slots 1 and 3)

5 to 6

Easy

Cloze passage (Slots 2 and 4)

6 to 7

Easy

Correct grammar and context (All 4 slots)

2 to 5

Easy

One word three blanks (All 4 slots)

4 to 7

Easy

Phrase in bold ( All four slots)

5 to 6

Easy

Connector word (Slots 1, 3 and 4)

3 to 4

Medium

Para jumble ( All four slots)

5 to 7

Medium

Correct sentence from given four options (Slots 3
and 4)

3 to 4

Easy

Correct grammar and context (Slots 2 and 3)

3

Medium

Match the column (Slots 3 and 4)

3

Medium

Odd sentence from the paragraph (Slot 2)

3

Medium

Synonym-Antonym (Slots 3 and 4)

2 to 3

Medium

MAH CET 2018 Paper 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.

Topics

Number of Questions

Level of Difficulty

Non-Verbal Reasoning
(59 questions)

Arrangements (Matrix, Linear, Circular, Square,
Scheduling etc)

30-36 (5-6 sets)

Medium to Difficult

Sequential Input Output

6

Medium to Difficult

Family Tree

4 to 5

Easy to Medium

Logical Comparison

4

Medium to Difficult

Coding

5

Medium

Directions

4

Easy to Medium

Data Sufficiency-(primarily Arrangements based)

4 to 6

Medium

Verbal Reasoning (16
questions)

Critical Reasoning

10

Easy to medium

Syllogisms (3 questions having 5 variables and 3
questions having 4 variables)

6

Medium 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.

Topics

 Total

Complete the series

15

Analogies

10

Grand Total

25

 

  • 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.

Topic

Number of questions

Level of difficulty

Data Interpretation
(Total 23 questions)

Table

6

Easy-Medium

Caselet

6

Medium -Difficult

Line Graph

6

Easy-Medium

Pie chart

5

Medium-Difficult

Arithmetic (7-8
questions)

Time & Work

1

Mostly easy with a
few moderate level questions

Time-Speed-Distance

1

Percentage

1

Ratio-Proportions

1

LCM HCF

1

Profit and Loss

1

Partnership

1

SI/CI

1

 

Quantitative
Comparison (6 questions)

Quadratic Equations

6

Easy-Medium

Geometry (Total 2
questions)

Mensuration

2

Easy -Medium

Modern Mathematics
(Total 1 question)

Probability

1

Medium

Data Sufficiency

Data Sufficiency -QA

5

Easy – Medium

Number Series (Total
6 questions)

Odd man out

6

Easy – 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

Easy

Medium

Difficult

FIBs

3

0

0

3

Match parts the columns

1

3

1

5

Choose grammatically wrong part

7

0

0

7

Multiple Sentence Correction – Choose grammatically correct sentences

3

3

0

6

Word with synonym antonym combination

1

1

0

2

Join the given sentences

2

0

0

2

Rewrite sentences with same meaning

0

2

0

2

Correctly used phrase (3 sentences, 5 options)

3

0

0

3

Para jumble

0

3

2

5

RC – Passage-1

1

3

3

7

RC – Passage-2

2

4

2

8

Total

23

19

8

50

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