# 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.
 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 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
 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 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.
 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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## 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.
 Topic Number of Questions Level of Difficulty Non-Verbal Reasoning (59 questions) Matrix Arrangement 12 questions (2 setsof 6 questions 6 Medium, 6difficult Circular Arrangement 6 (One set of 6questions) Medium Linear Arrangement 12/18 (2/3 sets of 6Q. ) Medium Vertical Arrangement 6 questions – oneset Medium Sequential InputOutput 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 todifficult) 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 levelof these questionswas 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 3and 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

## 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.
 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 3questions 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 afew 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