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How to Prepare for MHCET MBA?

Maharashtra Common Entrance Test or MHCET MBA is conducted in March each year. It is a popular exam amongst aspirants seeking admissions in Management programs in Maharashtra. One of the top B-Schools targeted by students through this exam is JBIMS. Since MH-CET is conducted in March, you would have already appeared for the other MBA entrance exams such as CAT/XAT/IIFT/SNAP/NMAT etc. Thus, cracking this exam can easily be achieved through careful planning and studying. In this article you will learn about MHCET MBA paper pattern, MHCET MBA Syllabus and Preparation tips for MHCET MBA

MHCET MBA 2020 Paper Pattern:



Logical + Critical Reasoning


Verbal Reasoning+ RC+ Verbal Ability


Quantitative Aptitude


Abstract Reasoning




Each question is of 1 mark, with no negative marking for the incorrect responses. The time allotted for the paper is two and a half hours.

MHCET MBA 2020 Syllabus:

The MHCET syllabus is a mix of what you are preparing for other MBA entrance exams such as CAT, XAT, IIFT, SNAP, NMAT etc. however MHCET does not have GK section. You should be prepared for a lengthy exam as there are 200 questions to be attempted in 150 minutes. Let us look at each section separately and section-wise strategy for MHCET 2020.

MHCET MBA 2020 Logical + Critical Reasoning Section

The most lengthy section of the exam. Your preparation for this section needs to be right on spot from the beginning. Schedule your 1-2 topic tests and sectional tests weekly. Focus on increasing your speed in this section. Previous year papers would be good peek-a-boo to the type of questions that can be asked. Thus, ensure that you solve the previous year papers of MHCET. Also, invest in a good test-series of mocks and schedule these mocks intelligently so that there is no room of surprise at the last minute and your strategy for this section is in place well in advance.

MHCET MBA 2020 Verbal Reasoning Section

Again, speed is the key here. Focus on inferential questions while practicing for Reading Comprehension as last year more questions were seen from this area than factual questions. Other key topic is Vocabulary. Now, vocabulary cannot be mastered in just a few days. So, start right away. Error Corrections, Para-jumbles, Idioms and Phrases etc are the various topics that you should prepare for this section of MHCET 2020.

MHCET MBA 2020 Quantitative Aptitude Section

Learning to identify the sets and questions that you can quickly solve is the key to scoring well in this section. Revist the concepts of class 8 to class 10. Going through the previous year papers of MHCET you would find that the questions were conventional but were calculation intensive. So, focus on techniques of approximation and mental calculations to boost your speed of solving questions quickly. 


MHCET MBA 2020 Abstract Reasoning Section

Series, Input-Output, Visual Reasoning, Coding-Decoding Series continuation etc. are the topics you should be preparing for this section.

Some additional Preparation tips and Exam tips to keep in mind for MHCET 2020:

  1. Solve previous year papers
  2. Schedule LR tests weekly
  3. Invest in a good test-series for MHCET 2020
  4. Be well- acquainted with the topics in advance so that there are no last minute surprises
  5. The paper is an eclectic mix of topics and a test of your speed, thus, focus on topics that are your strengths and learn to solve questions quickly

All the Best
Team CL