MHCET 2015 Exam Analysis Day 1

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 14, 2015 - March 15, 2015.

The computer based test comprises 200 questions from three broad sections viz. Quantitative Aptitude, Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension, and Logical/Abstract Reasoning. A student needs to attempt them in 150 minutes. There is no demarcation among questions from different sections; one can easily find an RC passage sandwiched between a set on Statement Argument and Error Spotting. The fact that the test has no negative marking provides much needed respite to the candidates. Given the number of questions, MH-CET is clearly a test of your speed and accuracy. The exam is largely along the lines of previous CETs.

Given below is a general overview of the exam held on 14th March from 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm:

Area Number of questions (Approx. Difficulty level
Quantitative Aptitude 55 Moderate
Logical Reasoning 100 Easy-Moderate
Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension 45 Easy
Total 200 Easy-Moderate

Quantitative Aptitude
Of around 55 questions from this section, a large number of questions have been reported to be from Arithmetic, which includes Time, Speed and Distance, Time and Work, Percentage, etc. The questions varied from moderate to difficult in terms of difficulty level. There were two sets of five questions each on Data Interpretation. Unlike last year, no questions from Data Sufficiency and Comparison of Quantities were reported this year. There were 5-6 questions from Functions/Maxima/Minima. These questions were difficult and it was best to not waste time on them. Apart from this, two sets (five questions each) based on Venn diagram/Set theory were also reported. This set of 55 questions was moderate and an attempt of about 40 questions here can be said to be a good attempt.

Logical/Abstract Reasoning 
This section comprised approximately 100 questions, of which about 20 questions were based on Visual Reasoning. There were 7-8 questions on Series which were easy and could have been attempted in no time. The 4 questions on Venn diagram and the questions on Statement Conclusion, Statement Argument, Statement Assumption and Implicit Statement were moderate in terms of difficulty level. This set also had 3 questions on Analogy, which were quite difficult. There was also a symbol based set which had questions on directions and blood relation. The remaining questions on Anagram, Coding/Decoding, Odd One Out, Blood Relations and Directions have been reported to range from easy to moderate in terms of level of difficulty. An attempt of about 60-65 questions from this area can be considered to be a good attempt.

Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension
This set consisted of 20 questions on Reading Comprehension (2 passages with 10 questions each). Of the two passages, one was time consuming as the questions were inference based. There were 2 cloze tests, of which one was a 6 blank cloze passage and the other was a 7 blank cloze passage. The difficulty level of Cloze Tests was easy-moderate. There were 5-6 questions on FIB. The 5 questions based on Error Spotting were incomplete and therefore it was difficult to identify which part had an error. An attempt of about 30 questions from this area can be considered to be a good attempt.

Overall Analysis
Questions on Series, Venn Diagrams, Arrangements, Data Interpretation and Verbal Ability were very easy and these were the areas where students can look to maximize their attempts. On the other hand, Quantitative Aptitude and Visual Reasoning could prove to be a bit troublesome. Overall, a genuine attempt of about 140 can be considered good. However, a score less than 130 is unlikely to fetch a call from JBIMS.

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All the best,
Team CL