MAH CET (DTE MBA) 2020 PATTERN & SYLLABUS
STATE LEVEL ONLINE TEST
MAH CET Exam Pattern: The management exam is conducted in online (computer based) mode. All the questions will be provided in the English medium to be completed within 2 hours 30 minutes. The entire paper will be divided into four sections viz.Section A – 75 Questions, Section B – 25 Questions, Section C – 50 questions and Section D – 50 Questions. Check MAH CET Syllabus
The state level exam is tentatively scheduled for March 7 and 8, 2020 in a single session. The last date to apply for MAH CET 2020 will be February 18.
Highlights of MAH CET Exam Pattern
|Mode of exam||Online|
|Medium of CET||English|
|Types of questions||MCQ type|
|Test duration||150 minutes|
|Total Sections||Logical Reasoning, Abstract Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, Verbal Ability/Reading Comprehension|
|Total Number of questions||200|
|Marking Scheme||1 mark for each correct answer|
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As per the official brochure, no changes have been made in the marking scheme of MAH CET 2020 exam.
|Name of the section||Number of questions||Marks per question||Maximum marks|
|Verbal Ability/Reading Competition||50||1||50|
It assesses a candidate’s ability to interpret number sequences and questions based on verbal reasoning. It will have questions from the following topics:
|Linear and Circular Arrangement||Series Completion|
|Sequential Output||Selection Criteria|
|Blood Relations||Conditional Coding|
|Conditional Coding||Direction Sense|
This section covers the arithmetic problem involving ratio and proportion. It is to assess quantitative reasoning abilities, interpretation of tables, common graphs and charts. It will include 50 questions from following topics:
|Quantitative Reasoning||Data Sufficiency|
|Geometry||Ratio & Proportion|
|Percentage||Data Interpretation – Graphs, Charts, Tables|
Verbal Ability/ Reading Comprehension
This includes English language grammar and basics, to test comprehensive and accuracy of English language. This section will include 50 questions from following topics:
|Antonyms & Synonyms||Reading Comprehension||Fill in the blanks|
|Grammar||Sentence completion, arrangement||Spelling/Inappropriate usage|
|Vocabulary||Para Jumbles||Error Correction|
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If you are already in the middle of preparation then, you can refer the following books:
|Name of the book||Author/Publisher|
|50+ Solved Papers||Arihant|
|Solved and Mock Papers||Arihant|
|Entrance guide for MHA MBA||Deepak Aggarwal|
|MBA Mock Papers||R. K Jha|
|Mock Papers||Disha Experts|
Section-wise books to refer for the preparation
For section-wise preparation the applicant can refer the following books:
|Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension||Ajay Singh|
|Reading Comprehension||Arun Sharma|
|Quantitative Aptitude||Arun Sharma|
|Quantitative Aptitude||Sarvesh. K.Sharma|
|Logical Reasoning||Arun Sharma|
The candidate will have a combination of 5 alternatives in a palette. The procedure of choosing correct answer for MAH CET exam is given below:
NOTE: If the answer that has been selected is for a question that is ”Marked for Review” then, the answer will be considered in the final evaluation.
Note: Only “Saved & Marked” questions will be considered for evaluation. To view a question click on “test name” on the top bar of the screen.
The general instructions for MAH CET exams are given below:
Candidates who are visually impaired must arrange their own scribe during the online examination. The candidate must abide by the rules where the scribe is used:
These guidelines are subject to change from time to time as per GOI guidelines.
|Type of disability||Sub type||Permitted Scribe||Compensatory time|
|Orthopedically handicapped||One leg affected||Not required||Not required|
|Both legs affected||Not required||Not required|
|One arms affected (Dominant hand)||If opted||If opted|
|Both arms affected||Yes||Yes|
|Blind vision/Low vision||Blind||Yes||Yes|
|Others||Learning Disability/Dyslexia||If opted||If opted|
|Hearing impaired||Not required||Not required|
|Cerebral Palsy||If opted||If opted|
|Autism||If opted||If opted|
The scores of Online Examination will be obtained by adopting the following procedure:
The registration count showed a gradual increase in the number of applicants. There was 14% rise in registrations for MAH CET exam, over 4.34 lakh candidates enrolled for the exam. The exam was conducted across 36 cities in Maharashtra and 13 cities outside the state. Overall exam difficulty level was rated higher than last year. Aptitude and logical reasoning section remained moderate, while logical reasoning and verbal ability was found difficult to solve.
Verbal Ability/Reading Comprehension
This section mostly included questions on the usage of contextual vocabulary, phrases, synonyms, antonyms. This section had a major change in pattern. Few of the questions were difficult and some were moderate. Reading comprehension had 12 questions out of 50 questions from this section.
|Topics of question||Number of questions asked||Difficulty level|
|Mark the Error in sections||4||Difficult|
|Faulty Construction sentences-rewriting||5||Moderate to difficult|
|Para jumble, Para placement, completion, out of context||8||Tricky|
|Sentence written in different ways||6||Moderate to difficult|
The level of difficulty was moderate to difficult. There were three sets of Data Interpretation questions and mostly the questions were on Arithmetic. Data Interpretation carried 20 questions and remaining questions were from Quantitative Aptitude.
|Topics of question||Number of question asked||Difficulty level|
|Graph, Pie charts, Table, case lets (DI questions)||22||Moderate to difficult|
|Others including Algebra, odd man out||11||Moderate to difficult|
|Arithmetic (Percentage, P&L, TSD, ratio etc)||10||Moderate|
The logical reasoning section had 75 variable questions. It included question sets on series, statements,inferences & conclusions, true/false and coding/decoding.
There were about 55 questions on Non-Verbal Reasoning and the remaining 20 fell under the Verbal Reasoning section in the MAH CET Exam. Statements, arrangements, family tree and letter re-arrangements were amongst the most favourite sections in the exam. The questions were usually in sets or are individual in nature. They were quite lengthy in nature and take a considerable amount of time to solve.
A majority of the questions in The Verbal Reasoning Section section belonged to Critical Reasoning syllogism and others. The questions on syllogisms were usually moderate but they were time-consuming in nature. Cause effect and strong weak arguments were also some of the other time-consuming questions which test takers have encountered in the past. However, these questions were not as difficult as compared with the other sections and were quite doable in nature.
|Topics of question||Number of Questions||Difficulty level|
|Syllogism||6||Moderate to difficult|
|Arrangements-Linear, Matrix, Square, etc||28||Moderate to difficult|
|Data Sufficiency||4||Moderate to difficult|
|Family-tree blood relationship||5||Moderate|
|Statement-conclusion interference, cause-effect||7||Moderate to difficult|
The Abstract Reasoning section was moderate in nature and most exam candidates tried to maximize their attempts in this particular section. Exam pattern had difficult level of this section slightly higher in comparison to last year’s exam. Most questions were based on analogy, series and puzzles. A majority of the questions in this section were quite similar to Visual Reasoning questions which had appeared earlier in the exam.
|Topics of question||Number of Questions||Difficulty level|
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