MAH CET Past 5 Years Trends and Analysis
Ranjini Basu, 18 Jan 2019, #MAHACET
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MAH CET Past 5 Years Trends and Analysis - Directorate of Technical Education, also known as DTE conducts Maharashtra Common Entrance Test (MAH CET) for the admission in the MBA/MMS programmes in the B-schools of Maharashtra. The exam is considered to be one of the most coveted state level MBA entrance examinations and is held for approximately 40,000 seats in around 400 B-schools of the state. MAH CET 2019 is scheduled to be conducted on March 9 (Saturday) and 10 (Sunday), 2019. Last year records the highest number registration as more than one lakh candidates applied for MAH CET. Candidates aspiring to crack the MBA entrance exam to pursue management degree in Maharashtra should know the past years’ trends as it will give them a broad idea on the areas of importance and topics can be done away with. Keeping this in mind, Careers360 article, in this article, brings before aspirants the past five years’ trends and detailed analysis of the previous MAH CET examinations.

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The following table brings to you the MAH CET 2019 exam pattern and structure in order to be better prepared for MAH CET 2019. The exam pattern of MAH CET 2019 will include 200 MCQs (Five options) from four sections, which candidates have to answer online. The duration of the exam will be 150 minutes/ 2.5 hours. 

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MAH CET Exam Pattern

S.No.

Topics

No. Of Questions

Marks Per Question

Maximum Marks

1

Logical Reasoning

75

1

75

2

Abstract Reasoning

25

1

25

3

Quantitative Aptitude

50

1

50

4

Verbal Ability / Reading Comprehension

50

1

50

Total

200

1

200

Scoring/Marking Scheme - According to the official scoring scheme, one mark will be awarded for every correct answer. There will be no negative marking in the paper.

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Until 2015, MAH CET MBA entrance exam did not have any section wise demarcation or a particular number of questions in each section. From 2016 onwards, MAH CET had announced the sectional number of questions. Questions on the Reasoning section had 50 per cent weightage of the exam of which Logical Reasoning section had the maximum number of questions, which was 75. 

The table below will provide the area wise break up of questions and the difficulty level of the past five (5) years. 

MAH CET Past Five Years Trends

Year

Areas

Number of Questions

Difficulty Level

2018Logical Reasoning75Moderate

Abstract Reasoning25

Quantitative Aptitude50

Verbal Ability/Reading Comprehension50

2017

Logical Reasoning

75

Tough

 

Abstract Reasoning

25

 

Quantitative Aptitude

50

 

Verbal Ability/Reading Comprehension

50

2016

Logical Reasoning

75

Moderate



Abstract Reasoning

25

Quantitative Aptitude

50

Verbal Ability/Reading Comprehension

50

2015

 

Quantitative Aptitude

45

Moderate

 

 

 

 

 

Data Interpretation

5

Logical Reasoning

60

Visual Reasoning

22

Verbal Ability

50

Reading Comprehension

18

2014

Quantitative Aptitude

50

Moderate

 

 

Logical Reasoning

90

Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension

60

Now, it is time to check the previous year's analysis of MAH CET in detail. It will include the opinion of test takers and subject experts as well.

Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension 

The Reading Comprehensions had a slightly different look because they were divided into paragraphs marked as Paragraph (no). The first passage was quite difficult and was very reasoning-oriented with the second paragraph in the passage containing statistics. The second passage was comparatively easier. They had 1 and 2 vocab questions respectively. Ideally only these vocabulary 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.

As per the experts of IMS, 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.

Quantitative Aptitude (QA)

There were around 15 questions in ‘Quantitative Ability’ mostly dominated by questions on Arithmetic. Questions included topics like Mensuration - Two questions, Time Speed Distance – One Question, Time and work - One question, Probability – One question, Ratio and Proportion – One question and Partnership – One question. 

The section had 50 questions in total. The QA section had four sets on Data Interpretation (DI). The 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.

According to IMS experts, around 34-36 questions would have been a good attempt for this section.

Logical Reasoning (LR)

There were four easy questions on ‘Direction Sense Test’. On logical comparisons, five questions of easy to medium level of difficulty were included. There were five very easy questions on coding-decoding. No questions on ‘Input-Output’ and no questions on ‘Selection criteria’ were asked in the test.

The Logical Reasoning section had 75 questions (maximum number amongst others) and 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 five sets on arrangements. There were two sets on Circular Arrangement as well.

The IMS experts had stated that around 38-40 questions were indeed a good attempt.

Abstract Reasoning

The total number of questions in this section was 25 questions. It was slightly difficult than MAH CET 2017. There were 25 questions in the test, mostly at medium to high level of difficulty. The questions on 'complete the series or analogies' dominated this section. The questions in this test were very similar to 'Visual Reasoning' questions that appeared in earlier CET examinations.

According to the IMS experts, a genuine attempt of around 120 questions in the first slot would have helped obtain a good score.


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please tell me the best book of verbal ability and reading comprehension section for MBA CET MAHARASTRA.

Saurabh 4th Dec, 2019

Hi Abhijeet,

The book usually preferred by students for CET preparation is RS Agarwal. There are two books
1. Verbal and non verbal reasoning
2. Quantitative Aptitude
Can refer both books.

other than these books you can refer,

  • Quantitative Aptitude by Arun Sharma.
  • Quantitative Aptitude by Sarvesh. K. Sharma.
  • Logical Reasoning by Arun Sharma.
  • Reading Comprehension by Arun Sharma.
  • Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension by Ajay Singh.


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i have complited my graduarion from another state and i am from Maharashtra.can i get the credit of being a MH candidate???

Nisha 26th Nov, 2019

Yes as long as you have residential certificate of Maharashtra you will be treated as state candidate and will get the related benefits. However if any exam specifically ask for home state education , which is not usually the case then you may not be eligible.

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If we get good rank in CAT and if we are unable to get good rank in MAH CET then can we get admission in JBIMS on basis of CAT score ?

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 30th Oct, 2019

Dear Aarti, JBIMS accepts CAT and MAH CET scores as well. So you can secure admission based on either of the scores. The application form for JBIMS will be available on DTE Maharashtra official website. You need to submit your application before the due date. For more information, please keep an eye on the official website.

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hello I am a distance learning student from Mumbai university can I participate in mah-cet will there be any kind of problem because the results of distance learning exams usually come late as compared to the regular exams.

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 23rd Oct, 2019

hey,

you will be eligible if your results comes out before the admission process of 2019-2020. however some colleges of mba may not accept distance learning bachelor courses. you can check the colleges website for further information.

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what is the eligibility criteria for sc student in MAH CET MBA?

Papeya Dubey Student Expert 19th Oct, 2019

Hello,


Eligibility criteria for MAH CET MBA is candidate should have passed graduation in any discipline from a recognized university with minimum 50% aggregate while there's relaxation provided in case of reserved categories, they need merely 45%.As you stated you belong to reserved category, you need 45% aggregate in graduation to be eligible for MAH CET MBA.

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