MAH CET Past 5 Years Trends and Analysis

Maharashtra Common Entrance Test (MAH CET)

MAH CET Past 5 Years Trends and Analysis

MAH CET Past 5 Years Trends and AnalysisMaharashtra Common Entrance Test or MAH CET for the admission in the MBA/MMS programmes in the B-schools of Maharashtra is one of the most coveted state level MBA entrance exams. The exam is conducted by the Directorate of Technical Education (DTE), Maharashtra for over 40,000 seats in around 400 B-schools of the state. Scheduled in March 4 and 5, 2017, MAH CET 2017 exam has been registered by more than 94,000 candidates.

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If you are aspiring to crack the MBA entrance exam for Maharashtra, going through the past years’ trends will give you a broad idea on which are the areas of importance and which all topics can be done away with. In this Careers360 article, we will bring to you the past five years’ trends and detailed analysis of the previous MAH CET.

 

The following table brings to you the MAH CET exam pattern and structure.

 

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

Till 2015, MAH CET MBA entrance exam did not have any section wise demarcation or particular number of questions in each section. From 2016 onwards, MAH CET has announced the sectional number of questions. Questions on the Reasoning area will bear 50 per cent weightage of the exam of which Logical Reasoning section will have the maximum number of questions, which is 75.

 

The table below will give you the area wise break up of questions and the difficulty level of the past five years.

 

MAH CET Past Five Years Trends

Year

Areas

Number of Questions

Difficulty Level

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

2012

Analytical Reasoning

32

Easy

Verbal Reasoning

7

Non Verbal Reasoning

30

Data Interpretation

15

Data Sufficiency

7

Quantitative Ability

17

Verbal Ability

42

Reading Comprehension

10

Analytical Puzzle

34

Quantitative Comparison

6

2011

Analytical Reasoning

28

Tough

Verbal Reasoning

19

Non Verbal Reasoning

25

Data Interpretation

20

Data Sufficiency

5

Quantitative Ability

18

Verbal Ability

18

Reading Comprehension

32

Analytical Puzzle

30

Quantitative Comparison

5

While in the last MAH CET, the total number of areas was four, in the previous years, the number of areas was generally eight. In the MAH CET 2010 paper however, instead of eight areas, the number of areas was increased to 10. Two new areas, namely Analytical Puzzle and Quantitative Comparison were introduced in the year 2010. Though the total number of questions remained constant, the number of questions per section varied.

 

Now we will share with you the MAH CET 2016 analysis in detail.

 

Quantitative Aptitude

This area had 50 questions. According to the test takers and experts, questions from this area were tricky and calculaton intensive. The topics of the questions were Numbers, Algebra, Arithmetic, Modern Mathematics, Geometry etc. Majority of the questions came from Arithmetic and there were no new type of questions in this year.

 

Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension

There were 50 questions in this section.  This section was one of the easiest. The question types were divided into Reading Comprehension and English Usage which further covered topics like Grammar and Vocabulary. Sentence Completion, Synonyms and Antonyms.  

 

Logical Reasoning

This section had the highest number of questions of moderate level of difficulty. However, questions on Analytical Puzzles were on tougher side. Topics like Visual Reasoning, Verbal Reasoning, Series, Linear & Circular Arrangement, Coding-Decoding, Direction and Family Tree were also covered under the Logical Reasoning section. 

 

Abstract Reasoning

This was another easy section in MAH CET 2016. With 25 questions in total, the topics ranged from Series Completion and Analogies. Some of the questions were similar to Visual Reasoning. There was no question from 'Interchange', which candidates generally find difficult.  

 

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First Published On : 04 Mar 2015 03:06 PM IST
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