MAH CET Syllabus 2020: Check Important Topics & Preparation Guide

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    Candidates who had appeared for MAH CET 2020 are waiting for their results. Meanwhile, students who will be appearing for the entrance text next year have geared up for the preparations. This year MAH CET came as a sudden shock for students (especially for Slot 1 students) as the puzzles turned out to be very difficult and paper to be quite lengthy. Students of suceeding slots skipped puzzles as they were aware of its difficulty and invested their time on other questions. Know when MAH CET 2020 Results will be declared

    Preparation for MAH CET 2021 should be done by keeping in mind the kind of questions that have appeared in previous years’. Key takeaways are a necessary part of preparation in equivalence to knowing MAH CET exam pattern and syllabus. MAH CET Syllabus comprises of four sections viz. Abstract & Logical Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude and Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension.

    What is the exam pattern of MAH CET?

    MAH CET 2020 Exam Pattern

    Some of the important points of MAH CET Exam Pattern are:

    • The exam is completely online i.e. it is a computer based test.
    • The duration of the test is 150 minutes.
    • There is no provision of any negative marking.
    • There are no sectional cut offs that a candidate has to clear.

    Below mentioned is the exam pattern along with number of questions and question-time analysis for the help of students. The analysis is presented keeping in mind previous years’ papers and is nowhere a watertight arrangement.

    SectionsNo. of QuestionsQuestion-Time Analysis
    Logical Reasoning7540 Questions can be completed in 40 seconds to 60 seconds. 35 Questions that will consume around 2 to 3 minutes.
    Analytical Reasoning25Based primarily on non-verbal reasoning, the section will have around 10 questions which can be attempted in 40-60 seconds.
    Quantitative Aptitude5015-20 Questions can be completed in 30 to 40 seconds. Remaining questions can consume more than 3 minutes.
    Verbal Ability50The section can have around 20 questions that can be attempted in 30-90 seconds.

    Candidates are advised not to think that attempting all questions of a section on which they have an extra hold will help them qualify the exam, since the paper is time based. Attempting questions that can consume extra time and lossening out on questions that can be solved in seconds is a strategy that needs to be adopted by candidates. Check detailed MAH CET Exam Pattern

    Section-wise Important Topics in MAH CET

    MAH CET Syllabus (Section-wise)

    Candidates appearing for the examination must be thoroughly aware of the syllabus for MAH CET. No changes have been introduced in the paper pattern and syllabus for the examination. Having complete knowledge of the important topics will help in preparing better for the examination. Read on to check detailed subject-wise syllabus chalked down by CET Authority. Also Check MAH CET Sample Papers

    MAH CET Syllabus: Logical & Analytical Reasoning

    The section of Logical Reasoning checks a candidate’s skill to interpret pattern, sequence, relations and shapes. This section contains the highest number of questions. Level of this section cannot be termed as easy. Around 15 questions can be expected of an easy level; the remaining section difficulty level is from moderate to difficult.

    Analytical and Logical Reasoning
    Arrangements (Game Changer)25-35 Questions
    Directions5 Questions
    Blood Relations5 Questions
    Critical Reasoning15-20 Questions
    Syllogisms5-8 Questions
    Coding-Decoding2-5 Questions
    Data Sufficiency (Logical Reasoning based)5-8 Questions
    Coded Inequality2-5 Questions
    Series 2-5 Questions

    MAH CET Syllabus: Abstract Reasoning

    The section of Abstract Reasoning checks the candidate’s skill to interpret patterns, sequences, relations and shapes at a complex and intangible level. This section contains less number of questions. 

    Abstract Reasoning
    SeriesIn this subsection you will be given 5-6 figures in a series and you will have to identify the next one
    Wrong Figures/ Odd One OutYou are given 5 figures, in which you have to observe the pattern and then find the odd one out.
    AnalogiesYou have to identify the relationship between two figures and then choose the option that carry the same relationship

    MAH CET Syllabus: Verbal Ability

    The section of Verbal Ability checks the candidate’s ability in word power, analogies, sentence correction and verbal reasoning. To score well in this section candidates need to improve their vocabulary and strong command on English language. Given below is the syllabus for Verbal ability candidates can check.

    Verbal Ability
    Reading Comprehension12-15 Questions
    Vocabulary based Questions15 Questions
    Grammar based Questions8-10 Questions
    Para Jumbles5-8 Questions
    Para Completion5-8 Questions

    MAH CET Syllabus: Quantitative Aptitude

    The section of Quantitative Aptitude checks the candidate’s ability to calculate the numerical ability and accuracy in mathematical calculations. Candidates can check the syllabus given below to prepare well.

    Quantitative Ability
    Arithmetic10-15 Questions
    Data Interpretation20-25 Questions
    Data Sufficiency5-8 Questions
    Algebra4-5 Questions
    Geometry2-5 Questions
    Miscellaneous2-5 Questions

    Following are the sub-topics that can be covered in MAH CET questions. 

    ArithmeticNumber System, HCF, LCM, Ratio & Proportion, Simplification, Percentage, Average, Age Calculation, Time & Work, Distances, etc.
    AlgebraTheory of Equations, Quadratic Equation, Permutation & Combination, Sequence & Series etc.
    GeometryAngles, Lines, Triangles, Circles, etc.
    MensurationAreas and Volumes – Rectangles, Squares, Triangles, Circles, Cubes, Cones, Spheres, Pipes and Cistern, etc.
    CalculusMaxima and Minima, Function
    TrigonometryTrigonometric Ratios, Heights and Distances, etc.

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    Strategy to crack MAH CET

    What should be the strategy to crack MAH CET?

    We have devised a plan to help students who are planning to appear for MAH CET. It is a simple plan of number of questions that needs to be attempted in a particular sections and what time should be allotted to attempt that section. This plan is based on average performance of students to get high scores. However, a lot also depends upon personal abilities.

    1. Quantitative Ability, Data Interpretations and Data Sufficiency- To score well, maximum time that should be allotted to this section is 40 mins. Within this time frame, a candidate should make an attempt of more than 35 questions.

    2. Anlaytical and Logical Reasoning- Since the section comprises of topics that can prove to be game changers, the maximum time allotted should be 60 mins and a good attempt will be of more than 50 questions out of 75.

    3. Abstract Reasoning- The optimum time a candidate should invest in this section is 15 minutes and an attempt of more than 15 question will be considered good.

    4. General English- Since this section contains questions that can be attempted by all (except for few vocabulary questions), an overall attempt of this section is termed right. The maximum time that should be invested in this section is 35 minutes.

    Recommended Books for MAH CET

    MAH CET Recommended Books

    Books play an important role in the life of candidates preparing for the entrance exam. It is necessary for the candidates to choose the book which does not contain any mistake. Given below are some of the important subject wise recommended books for the candidates preparing for MAH CET 2020.

    Recommended Books for Logical and Abstract Reasoning:

    Book NameAuthor/ Publisher
    Trishna's Verbal Ability And Logical Reasoning For The CAT And Other MBA ExaminationsTIME Publisher: Pearson
    How to Prepare for Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation for the CAT Arun Sharma
    A Modern Approach to Logical ReasoningR. S Aggarwal

    Recommended Books for Quantitative Aptitude:

    Book NameAuthor
    How to Prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for the CAT Arun Sharma
    Pearson Guide to Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation for CATNishit Sinha
    Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examination Tips, Techniques, and Short-cut MethodsAbhijit Guha

    Recommended Books for Verbal and Reading Comprehension

    Book NameAuthor
     English GrammarWren and Martin
    Word Power Made EasyNorman Lewis
    Verbal Ability and Reading ComprehensionAjay Singh

    MAH CET Previous Question Papers Analysis

    MAH CET Question Paper Analysis

    Given below is the analysis of MAH CET questions from the year 2014 – 2018 candidates can check. The section of reasoning contains the highest number of questions from the past year. According to the analysis, candidates must prepare well certain topics like reasoning, Aptitude, Data Interpretation, and Analytical Puzzle, etc. to score well in the exam.

    YearSectionsNo. of QuestionsDifficulty Level
    2018Logical Reasoning75Moderate
    Abstract Reasoning25
    Quantitative Aptitude50
    Verbal Ability/Reading Comprehension50
    2017Logical Reasoning75Tough
    Abstract Reasoning25
    Quantitative Aptitude50
    Verbal Ability/Reading Comprehension50
    2016Logical Reasoning75Moderate
    Abstract Reasoning25
    Quantitative Aptitude50
    Verbal Ability/Reading Comprehension50
    2015Quantitative Aptitude45Moderate
    Data Interpretation5
    Logical Reasoning60
    Visual Reasoning22
    Verbal Ability50
    Reading Comprehension18
    2014Quantitative Aptitude50Moderate
    Logical Reasoning90
    Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension60

    Read More MAH CET Exam Pattern: Past 5 Years Trends & Analysis

    Salient FAQs on MAH CET Syllabus

    MAH CET Syllabus FAQs

    Ques. Is any prescribed syllabus released by the authorities?

    Ans. The authorities do not release any prescribed syllabus. However, the areas that will be mainly covered in MAH CET exam are mentioned in the official brochure. Candidates can check the brochure for exact idea.

    Ques. Does MAH CET involve any sectional limit?

    Ans. There’s no sectional limit in MAH CET. Candidates will be given 150 minutes to attempt 200 questions in total.

    Ques. Is there provision of any negative marking in MAH CET?

    Ans. The advantage of MAH CET in comparison to other management entrance tests is that it has no provision of any negative marking.

    *The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College

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