MAHCET 2019: Exam Analysis, moderately difficult exam this year

Mar 11, 2019 15:14 IST
MAHCET 2019: Exam Analysis

State Common Entrance Cell of Maharashtra conducted MAHCET 2019 exam in computer based mode on March 9 and 10 in a total of four sessions. On the day 1 i.e. 9th March, the exam takers talked about various surprises and changes in the exam that were introduced for the first time. However, the exam on day 2 was reported to be moderately difficult as per the reviews of the exam takers.

Let us find out more about the MAHCET 2019 exam analysis in detail here:

MAH CET 2019 Exam Analysis

The MAHCET 2019 exam was a bag of surprises to the exam takers and here is a brief about the exam which was conducted in a two-day window i.e. on 9th and 10th March.

Total questions


Mode of exam

Computer based test (CBT)

Type of questions

Objective type (MCQs)

Number of sections

4 Logical Reasoning (LR), Abstract Reasoning (AR), Verbal Ability/Reading Comprehension (VA/RC), and Quantitative Aptitude (QA)

Time available

2½ hours (150 minutes)

Scoring pattern

1 mark for each correct answer

Negative marking


In all the four section, the number of questions asked in the exam varied in each section. Here is the list of each section along with the no. of question being asked in the exam.


Total Number of Questions

Abstract Reasoning (AR)


Verbal Ability/Reading Comprehension (VA/RC)


Logical Reasoning (LR)


Quantitative Aptitude (QA)


MAHCET 2019 Exam: Sectional-Analysis

While the overall exam is deemed to be moderately difficult by various test takers, let us take a look at the questions being asked in each section to understand the type and difficulty level of the exam:

Abstract reasoning Section

In this section, there were 25 questions from various topics such as Analogy, puzzles, series which were time consuming however easy to attempt. Out of 25 questions, candidates attempting 18-20 questions correctly can expect a good percentile in the exam.

Logical Reasoning Section

This section contained 75 questions in the MAHCET exam. Questions from topics such as inferences/conclusions, true false, coding-decoding, series, statements were asked in the questions. Questions from both Non-Verbal Reasoning and Verbal Reasoning were there in the exam that covered topics such as Arrangements, statements, letter rearrangements, family tree. The verbal reasoning section contained question on Critical Reasoning, and Syllogism. Overall the section was moderately difficult. Candidates attempting 45-50 questions in this section can expect a good percentile.  

Verbal Ability Test

In the verbal ability section, candidates were supposed to crack 50 questions from various topics. Questions based on Grammar, Vocabulary, English Language usage, Para completion, para jumble, and Synonyms-Antonyms were asked in the exam. 12 questions were asked from the Reading comprehension which was also an easy section of the exam. Questions on Faulty Construction sentences also tested the aptitude of the aspirants. Overall this section was moderately difficult. Candidates attempting 35-35 questions correctly can expect a good percentile in the exam.

Quantitative Aptitude Section

Like the previous section, quant also had 50 questions for the candidates to test their mathematical ability and skills. Questions from topics such as Arithmetic (TSD, Percentage, P&L, ratio etc), Modern Maths, Data sufficiency, Algebra, Geometry and other topics were put in the exam. Overall 30-35 questions are considered as good attempt in this section.

Expected Cut offs for Top MBA Institutes of Maharashtra

Top MBA institutes such as JBIMS, SIMSREE, K J Somaiya and PUMBA expect a score of 140 and above in the MAHCET MBA Exam. Candidates can read the above analysis to gauge the expected score in the exam this year. Here is a list of MBA institutes along with the expected admission cut-off which would ascertain whether you are eligible to get a call after the MAHCET result:

  • JBIMS Mumbai: 140 and above
  • SIMSREE: 135 and above
  • K J Somaiya: 129 and above
  • PUMBA: 123 and above

The MAHCET exam score and percentile to get a call for admission from these institutes may vary. These are just the projected scores which candidates should keep in mind before applying for the MBA institute basis their performance in the MBA entrance exam.

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