# MH-CET 2016 Exam Analysis (March 13, 2016-Morning Slot)

Directorate of Technical Education, Maharashtra conducted its Common Entrance Test for admission to MBA/MMS and PGDBM/PGDM courses offered in various institutes in Maharashtra. The test is being conducted in two time slots (10:00 am -12:30 pm and 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm) and will span over a two day window i.e. March 12, 2016 – March 13, 2016.

The computer based test having 200 questions comprises four sections viz. Quantitative Aptitude, Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension, Logical Reasoning, and Abstract Reasoning- with 50, 50, 75 and 25 questions respectively. A student needs to attempt them in 150 minutes. The fact that the test has no negative marking provides an opportunity for students to guess the answers to difficult questions. Given the number of questions, MH-CET is clearly a test of your speed and accuracy. The exam is largely on the lines of previous CETs.

Given below is a general overview of the exam:

 Area Number of questions (Approx.) Difficulty level Quantitative Aptitude 50 Moderate Logical Reasoning 75 Moderate Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension 50 Easy Abstract Reasoning 25 Easy Total 200 Easy-Moderate

## MH-CET 2016 Exam Analysis: Quantitative Aptitude

Of 50 questions in this section, 24 questions were of DI and the rest of the questions were from areas like DS, odd one out (sequence based on numbers), comparison of two quantities, Arithmetic, which includes Time, Speed and Distance, Time and Work, Percentage, and one question was from probability. In most of DI sets some questions were lengthy and the rest were sitters, and thus lengthy questions should have been avoided in order to maximize score in this section. The questions from other areas varied from moderate-difficult in terms of difficulty level. In this section, an attempt of about 35-37 questions in 45 minutes can be said to be a good attempt.

Area-wise break-down of the questions is as follows:

 Area Number of questions Difficulty level Ratio 3 Moderate Average/Mixture 2 Moderate TSD 2 Moderate Time and work 2 Easy Mensuration 1 Moderate Probability 1 Difficult Odd one out 5 Easy Quantity comparison 5 Moderate DI (Pie chart) 7 Easy-moderate DI (Line graph) 6 Easy DI (Table) 6 Moderate DI (Caselet) 5 Moderate DS 5 Moderate

## MH-CET 2016 Exam Analysis: Logical/Abstract Reasoning

This section comprised 75 questions, of which 17 questions were from Critical Reasoning (Strengthening and weakening arguments, cause and effect, etc.) and Syllogism. The other questions were from the areas of Blood relation, linear and circular arrangement, selection, data sufficiency, and input and output. The questions were from easy to moderate range in analytical reasoning. The questions from CR were moderate and questions from syllogism were easy. Overall an attempt of 50-52 in 60 minutes will be considered to be a good attempt.

 Area Number of questions Difficulty level Arrangement (linear) 17 (5 + 5 + 7) Easy-Moderate Arrangement (circular) 6 Easy-Moderate Selection 7 Easy Letter based inequality 7 Moderate Coding 5 Easy-moderate Input/output 6 Moderate-difficult Directions 2 Easy DS 5 Moderate Critical Reasoning 10 Moderate Syllogism 7 Easy Blood Relation 3 Easy-Moderate

## MH-CET 2016 Exam Analysis: Abstract Reasoning

This section had 25 questions, and most of the questions could have been attempted with ease. This section can also be called Visual Reasoning section. This section was the easiest of the four. The questions were on completion of series and analogy types. The questions in this area were in line with Visual Reasoning questions that appeared in previous years of this exam. An attempt of 20-22 in 20 min can be considered a good attempt in this section.

## MH-CET 2016 Exam Analysis: Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension

This set consisted of 50 questions out of which 10 questions were from Reading Comprehension (2 passages), 10 questions were from cloze test (2 sets), Para Jumble, Vocabulary, Spelling correction, and Grammar. Both the passages were concise and easy to read. The questions were slightly tricky. However, the options were easy. The FIB questions were also easy. The Spot the error or Grammar questions were slightly tricky. The Para Jumble questions were very easy. There were also questions from find the odd one out which were similar to the Para Jumble odd one out question from CAT. Overall an attempt of 40-42 within 25 minutes should be considered a good attempt.

Questions on Series, Venn Diagrams, Arrangements, Data Interpretation and Verbal Ability are the areas where the students can look to maximize their attempts. On the other hand, Quantitative Aptitude and Visual Reasoning can prove to be a bit troublesome. Overall, a score of 145-150 can be considered a reasonably good score. However, a score of less than 145 is unlikely to fetch a call from JBIMS.