MAH CET 2019 Overall Exam Analysis – Day 1 & Day 2

MAH CET 2019 Exam Analysis

The Maharashtra Common Entrance Test (MAH CET) 2019  is conducted by the Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) for the admission in the MBA colleges in Maharashtra . More than 1.10 lakh students registered for the MAH CET 2019 exam and it can be considered as the most significant state-level management entrance exam.

 

The MAH-CET 2019 exam was conducted over two days in two slots each:

Day

Date

Time Slot 1 & 3

Time Slot 2 & 4

Saturday

9th March 2019

10 AM to 12:30 PM

2 PM to 4:30 PM

Sunday

10th March 2019

10 AM to 12:30 PM

2 PM to 4:30 PM

 

The exam pattern for the MAH CET 2019 exam was the same as in previous years and consisted of four sections. There was NO NEGATIVE MARKING and students had to choose the correct answer from the FIVE options that were provided:

 

Topics

No. Of Questions

Marks per Question

Maximum Marks

Logical Reasoning

75

1

75

Abstract Reasoning

25

1

25

Quantitative Aptitude

50

1

50

Verbal Ability/ Reading Comprehension

50

1

50

Total

200

200

200

 

The main MAH CET 2019 exam highlights over day 1 and day 2 were:

  1. The MAHCET 2019 exam was overall lengthy
  2. The overall difficulty level of the four sections was higher as compared to previous years
  3. There were 5 options given with each question
  4. The four slots in decreasing order of difficulty level are - Slot 4, Slot 3, Slot 1 and Slot 2 – although the difficulty level was neck to neck
  5. The difficulty level of the section Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension was moderate and had unexpected questions. It was also lengthier with a few surprises
  6. The difficulty level of the Quantitative Ability section was also moderately tricky and lengthy. Choice of questions was crucial
  7. The Logical Reasoning section was too lengthy and the most difficult universally. There were a few tricky questions as well
  8. The questions in the Abstract Reasoning were more straightforward as compared to the other three sections
  9. Overall among all four slots, anywhere between 135 to 142 is considered a reasonable attempt
  10. A score between 125 to 132 should fetch a top 99+ percentile.

 

Let us take a closer look for each section across all four slots.

 

Section 1: Test of Logical Reasoning

Total Questions: 75

Ideal Attempts: 38 to 45

Good Score: 38+

Ideal Time: 60 Minutes

 

The section had two types of questions - Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning questions. The non-verbal part constituted around 80% questions. Maximum questions were puzzle based questions. The key to this section was to choose the caselets wisely.

 

Area of Question

No. of Questions

Difficulty Level

Arrangement - Circular

1 Set with 6 Questions

Moderate

Arrangement - Linear

2 to 3 Sets with 4 to 6 Questions

Moderate

Arrangement - Matrix

2 Sets with 6 Questions

Moderate to Tough

Arrangement - Vertical

1 Set with 6 Questions

Moderate

Critical Reasoning

11

Easy to Moderate

Data Sufficiency

3

Moderate

Directions

4

Easy to Moderate

Family Tree

2

Moderate

Logical Inequalities

3

Moderate to difficult

Sequential Input Output

6

Tough

Syllogism

5

Easy

Total

75

Moderate to Tough

 

Section 2: Test of Abstract Reasoning

Total Questions: 25

Ideal Attempts: 19 to 21

Good Score: 20+

Ideal Time: 15 to 20 Minutes

 

This section was easier when compared to the rest of the sections across all slots.

Area of Question

No. of Questions

Difficulty Level

Analogies

8

Easy to Moderate

Odd One Out

5

Easy

Series

12

Moderate to Tough

Total

25

Easy

 

Section 3: Test of Quantitative Ability

Total Questions: 50

Ideal Attempts: 32 to 34

Good Score: 31+

Ideal Time: 30 to 35 Minutes

 

The QA section was a mix of Quant (26) and Data Interpretation (24) questions. Let us look at each of the sections individually.

 

Data Interpretation

Area of Question

No. of Questions

Difficulty Level

Caselet (Bug Finding)

6

Tough

Line

6

Easy to Moderate

Pie

6

Moderate to Tough

Table

6

Easy to Moderate

Total

24

Moderate to Tough

 

Quantitative Ability

Area of Question

No. of Questions

Difficulty Level

Algebra

1

Easy

Arithmetic

10

Easy to Tough

Geometry (Mensuration)

2

Easy to Moderate

Modern Math (Probability)

1

Moderate

Data Sufficiency

6

Moderate

Number Series (Odd one out)

6

Moderate

Total

26

Moderate to Tough

 

Section 4: Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension

Total Questions: 50

Ideal Attempts: 35 to 38

Good Score: 36+

Ideal Time: 25 to 30 Minutes

 

There were few unexpected questions this year in the VARC section of MAH CET 2019 exam.

Area of Question

No. of Questions

Difficulty Level

Reading Comprehension

15 (150w to 250w passages)

Moderate to Tough

Vocabulary

12

Easy to Moderate

Sentence Rearrangement/ Correction

6

Easy to Moderate

Idioms & Phrases

5

Moderate

Error Spotting

6

Tough

Para-Jumbles

6

Moderate to Tough

Total

50

Moderate to Tough

 

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