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MAH CET 2020 Analysis and Expected Cutoff - State Common Entrance Test Cell, Maharashtra conducted MAH CET 2020 for Slot 1 and slot 2 on March 14 and 15. Herein, we have provided the post-exam analysis of slot 1 and slot 2 for both days. As per the analysis of slot 1 the paper was moderately difficult like the previous year. However, the slot 2 was equally moderately difficult. Students found the paper to be lengthy and that time was not sufficient to solve all 200 questions. As per the feedback, students found MAH CET MBA 2020 to be on tougher side compared to the previous year. After the conclusion of the exam on both the days, the analysis of MAH CET 2020 on the basis of experts indicates the overall difficulty level of the exam. After MAH CET MBA exam, the academic experts from different MBA coaching institutes provide the overall and sectional difficulty level of the exam. Careers360 brings to you the complete MAH CET 2020 analysis. The computer-based objective type test had 200 questions in total which were to be solved in 150 minutes (2.5 hours). The exam pattern remains the same as last year with few minor differences. In MAH CET exam analysis 2020 (MBA/MMS), experts analyze all the sections of the exam; examine the difficulty scale to reveal the expected cutoff.LATEST: MAH CET MBA 2020 result declared on May 23. Check MAH CET MBA 2020 Cutoff
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Let’s have a look at the exam pattern of MAH CET 2020 first.
MAH CET 2020 Exam Pattern
No. of Questions
Marks per Question
Logical Reasoning (LR)
No Negative Marking
Abstract Reasoning (AR)
Quantitative Aptitude (QA)
Verbal Ability/Reading Comprehension (VA/RC)
As per the student's reaction for March 14 and 15, Logical Reasoning was tougher compared to other sections and the previous year. The questions in this section were time-consuming and if divided every question had to be solved in less than a minute which was a task in the LR section. Some questions were of ambiguous language. Some students found Quantitative Aptitude to be easy while some found it to be moderate. Abstract reasoning and verbal ability were moderately difficult.
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Good attempt- 131-140
Each question carries one mark and have five options. No negative marking has been prescribed for MAH CET 2020.
MAH CET 2020 was conducted on March 14 and March 15 in two slots. The analysis of the MAH CET MBA 2020 for IMS is given below.
The first slot of CET 2020 took place on March 14, between two shifts of 10 am and 12:30 pm and 2 to 4:30 pm and slot two took place on March 15 between two shifts of 10 am and 12:30 pm and 2 to 4:30 pm. CET 2020, hence was held in 4 slots on March 14 (2 slots) and March 15 (2 Slots). Given below is the IMS Day 1 and 2 Analysis of CET 2020 based on the feedback received from IMS students and experts who appeared for the tests. CET 2020 both the slots retained the overall structure and the types of questions of the past four years’ with minor differences. The broad pattern and the IMS estimate of difficulty level are as follows:
Moderate to difficult
42 to 45
Easy to Moderate
18 to 20
38 to 40
Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension
36 to 38
134 to 143
Based on the feedback received from several candidates we estimate the scores and percentiles** to be as follows:
VERDICT after all slots:
Both the slots of CET-2020 were more or less on similar lines and overall slightly easier than CET 2019. A few new question types were introduced in the VARC, LR and QA sections
LR Section was little bit more difficult than the last year
As usual, CET 2020 consisted of 200 questions to be attempted in 150 minutes with NO Sectional restrictions
Since there is NO Negative Marking in CET, candidates are expected to attempt all 200 questions
*IMS estimate of good attempts refers to the serious attempts and excludes the randomly marked answers
Test of Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (50 questions)
VARC consisted of 50 questions with 35 VA questions and 15 RC questions. Overall, in both the slots the section was easier but very lengthy than in CET 2019. There were 15 Reading Comprehension questions set on 2 passages with 7 and 8 questions. All the passages were easy to read and comprehend and many of the questions could be answered without cross checking. Most of the Reading Comprehension questions were inference-based and a few of them were based on contextual vocabulary.
The VA section had a combination of new and old question types. There was a new type of match the column question, which had three columns and three rows with a sentence fragment in each cell; one is expected to match them to form grammatical sentences(the first column is fixed). There were phrase-replacement questions, where a highlighted phrase was to be replaced with the correct phrase (or combination of phrases) from the given choices. Some of the old types included:
Spotting the error: a sentence with 4 highlighted parts, two of which have errors.
Word usage: a set of 3 words used in 4 different ways (in 4 sentences).
Vocabulary: a sentence with 5 highlighted words in shuffled order.
The options in most questions were combinations of given choices, like A&B, C&E etc. This made the option elimination process rather easy. Overall the section was easy.
Spot the error
Incorrect word usage
Fill in the Blanks
Odd Sentence Out
A genuine attempt of around 35-40 questions would be a good attempt.
Test of Quantitative Aptitude
The Level of Difficulty of the test of Quantitative Aptitude was easier as compared to the previous years.
The Test of Quantitative Aptitude had 18 questions on Data Interpretation and the remaining questions on Mathematics. There were three sets of Data Interpretation questions. These included one set each on Table, Line and Caselet. All the sets were easy and must attempt sets. The table and the line set were on the whole easier than the other two sets.
In Mathematics, there were 5-6 questions each on approximations and number series and 10 questions on Quantitative Comparison. In Quantitative Comparison, 6 questions were based on Arithmetic and 4 questions were based on Quadratic Equations. In general , in all 4 slots ,of the 11-12 Questions on Quantitative Aptitude, approximately about 9-10 were from Arithmetic (Weighted average -1, Percentage - 2, Profit and loss - 1, SI-CI - 2, Ratio proportion -1, TSD - 1 , Mixtures - 1, Partnership - 1),1 was on Geometry/Mensuration and 1 from Numbers /Modern Math (on Probability).
Following was the approximate overall break-up of the topics in this test (for first 2 slots):
Number series (Wrong Number)
Total QA -DI
*only in some of the slots
A genuine attempt of around 38-40 questions would be a good attempt.Test of Logical Reasoning
The Test of Logical Reasoning section was dominated by questions on Non-Verbal Reasoning (about 59-60 questions). The remaining 15-16 questions were on Verbal Reasoning. The questions on Non-Verbal Reasoning were dominated by questions on arrangements. There were 41 questions spread across 7 sets. One set was Circular arrangement, one on Linear arrangement, one on Two rows, one on Vertical Arrangement (stack of boxes), one on scheduling and one on scheduling + Matrix. The sets were lengthy and time consuming. Two (or at the most 3) sets can be solved comfortably.
There were 5 questions on Logical Comparison (easy), 5 questions on sentence based coding (easy), 1 set of 4 questions on Directions (Moderate) and 3 questions on data sufficiency. A new question type was there in the test. There were 3 questions in this category.
The Verbal Reasoning questions were largely easy. There were altogether 16 Verbal Reasoning questions and majority of them structured Critical Reasoning Questions like, strengthen the argument, weaken the argument etc. There were four syllogisms of three statements and a couple of questions on implicit statements etc. Some sets in Logical Reasoning – especially those on arrangements - were on the difficult side.
Following is the summary of the approximate break-up of this section for both the slots.
Symbol based Comparison
A genuine attempt of around 42-45 questions would be a good attempt would be considered good.
Test of Abstract ReasoningThis was the easiest section in all 4 slots of this CET. There were 25 questions in the test, mostly at easy to medium level of difficulty. The questions were based on Series completion (either the last term or a middle term in the series was missing) or analogies types of questions. The questions in this test were very similar to Visual Reasoning questions that appeared in earlier CET exams.
The break-up of the questions in this test was as follows:
Complete the series
11 (Easy to Medium)
Analogies (A:B :: C: ?)
7 (Easy to Medium)
Find the similar pair
A genuine attempt of around 18-20 questions in this section would be considered a good attempt.
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In this section of MAH CET 2019, candidates who took the exam on March 9, as per the exam analysis of MAH CET, they found grammar as moderately difficult while vocabulary and comprehension reading was relatively easy. With the right approach, candidates could have easily attempted at least 35 to 38 questions. There were three passages which the candidates had to answer the corresponding questions.
Let us take a look at the last year's section-wise analysis of the exam. It’ll give the aspirants a decent idea about the exam.
As per IMS experts, this section had a few new types of questions this year making it slightly difficult than the last year. The section had a total of 50 questions divided into Verbal Ability or Verbal Reasoning and Reading Comprehension. The majority of questions were from Grammar and usage-based questions. The paragraph jumble was time-consuming. Questions related to the synonym, antonyms were also there.
The RCs had a slightly different look because they were divided into paragraphs marked as Paragraph (no). The first passage was difficult and was very reasoning-oriented with the second paragraph in the passage containing statistics. The second passage was slightly easier. They had 1 and 2 vocab questions respectively. Ideally only these vocab questions should have been attempted along with a couple of theme-based questions from the passages. The rest should have been marked for review to come back to.
The overall break-up of the questions in the VARC (tentative) section across all four slots was as the following:
MBA CET Analysis - VARC
Match parts the columns
Choose the grammatically wrong part
Multiple Sentence Correction- Choose grammatically correct sentences
Word with synonym antonym combination
Join the given sentences
Rewrite sentences with the same meaning
Correctly used phrase (3 sentences, 5 options)
RC - Passage-1
RC - Passage-2
* The above-given table is formulated by the IMS experts.
Good Attempt - Around 33-35 questions were good attempt for this section.
MAH CET Analysis - VARC
Verbal Ability/Verbal Reasoning
As per the MAH CET 2019 exam analysis for quantitative ability, candidates who appeared for the exam on March 10, they also found the questions as moderately difficult and time consuming. Majority of the questions were from arithmetic and other questions require a lot of calculations.
This section also had 50 questions in total. The QA section had 4 sets on Data Interpretation (DI). These sets included one each on Bar charts, Pie charts, Caselet and Table based DI. The sets had questions of mixed difficulty levels and thus selection of questions was crucial. There was an easy set of 5 -6 questions on Quantitative Comparison having all the questions on ‘Quadratic Equations’. A set of 5 questions on ‘Data Sufficiency’ contained questions from various topics and ranged from Easy to Moderate level of difficulty. A medium – difficult level set of 6 Number series questions was asked for finding the ‘wrong term in the series’.
There were around 15 questions in ‘Quantitative Ability’ mostly dominated by questions on Arithmetic. Some of the questions included topics like Mensuration - 2 questions, Time Speed Distance – 1 Question, Time and work - 1 question, Probability – 1 question, Ratio and Proportion – 1 question and Partnership – 1 question.
The tentative overall break-up of the topics in the test of Quantitative Aptitude (for all the slots):
MBA CET Analysis - QA
Number of questions
Level of difficulty
Data Interpretation (total 23 questions)
Arithmetic (7-8 questions)
Time & Work
Mostly easy with a few moderate level questions
Profit and Loss
Quantitative Comparison (6 questions)
Geometry (Total 2 questions)
Modern Mathematics (Total 1 question)
Data Sufficiency -QA
Easy to Medium
Number Series (Total 6 questions)
Odd man out
* The above-mentioned table is formulated by the IMS experts.
Good Attempt - According to IMS experts, around 34-36 questions were good attempt for this section.
This section was moderately difficult as it was time consuming. Also On March 9th, MAH CET 2019, there were 75 questions wherein 15 were from verbal reasoning and 60 were from non-verbal reasoning.
The LR section had a maximum number of questions - 75. The section was dominated by questions on Non-Verbal Reasoning The questions on Non-Verbal Reasoning were dominated by questions on arrangements.
There were around 30-32 questions spread across 5 sets on arrangements. There were two sets on Circular Arrangement. In one set of 5 – 6 questions, 10 to 12 people, their dates of weddings and Places where they live were the parameters. In another set of 5- 6 questions, 8 people and their relations Family Tree) were involved. It was a moderate set. A set on ‘Matrix’ included ‘People- years of births – Language spoken’ as parameters. It was a moderate set. The set on ‘Linear Arrangement’ of 5 -6 questions, was based on 19 people but data was given about 6 people only. It was rather easy to solve. A set of 5-6 questions on ‘Vertical Arrangement’ was of a moderate level of difficulty.
There were 4 easy questions on ‘Direction Sense Test’. On logical Comparisons, 5 questions of easy to medium level of difficulty were included. In coding-decoding, 5 very easy questions were asked. No questions on ‘Input-Output’ and no questions on ‘Selection criteria’ were there in this test.
In Verbal Reasoning, there were 6 syllogisms and 8 critical reasoning questions. No surprises except that the questions were interspersed among non-verbal reasoning questions. They were fairly easy and all of them could have been attempted in good time.
The following table projects the tentative break-up of Logical Reasoning section for all the slots.
MBA CET Analysis - LR
Non-Verbal Reasoning (59 questions)
Arrangements( Matrix, Linear, Circular, Square, Scheduling etc)
30-36 (5-6 sets)
Medium to Difficult
Sequential Input Output (These question types were only in some of the slots)
Coding (These question types were only in some of the slots)
Data Sufficiency- (primarily Arrangements based)- These question types were only in some of the slots.
Verbal Reasoning (16 questions)
Easy to medium
Syllogisms (3 questions having 5 variables and 3 questions having 4 variables)
Medium to difficult
Good Attempt - The experts at IMS revealed that around 38-40 questions in this section were considered a good attempt.
Candidates on both the days found the abstract reasoning section as moderately difficult according to the MAH CET 2019 analysis. The visual reasoning questions were moderately difficult.
MAH CET 2019 Analysis for Abstract Analysis
This section had 25 questions in total. It was slightly difficult than last year. There were 25 questions in the test, mostly at medium to high level of difficulty. The questions were complete the series or analogies types of questions. The questions in this test were very similar to Visual Reasoning questions that appeared in earlier CET exams.
The break-up of the questions in the Abstract Reasoning section was as the following:
MBA CET Analysis - Abstract Reasoning
Good Attempt - Around 18-20 questions in this section were considered a good attempt.
According to the IMS experts, a genuine attempt of around 120 questions was considered a good attempt.
Based on the last year's analysis, a total score of 127 to 131 will fetch a score of more than 99 percentile. However, the more accurate expected cutoff will be revealed after the exam is conducted.
Candidates who appeared for the exam can use the MAH CET Percentile Predictor Tool to know the approximate score they are going to get in the exam. Simply fill the Personal Details, the score you're expecting based on the questions attempted and the tool will show the predictable percentile on the basis of the details filled.
MAH MBA/MMA CET Result 2020 will be announced on March 31, 2020.
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