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By Sneha Dasgupta

MAH CET exam pattern 2022: Question Paper structure, sectional timings, marking scheme & more

6th October, 2021

MAH-CET Exam Pattern

Knowing the MAH CET exam pattern well automatically means that you will score high in the exam. It could then become a gateway for you to take admission in many of the top MBA colleges in Maharashtra. The exam pattern is critical to scoring well, as it contains an outline of what you can expect in the exam. 

Unlike the national level exams, the difficulty level of MAH CET is between easy to moderate. You can score well in this exam easily if you have the experience of appearing for other national-level management entrance tests. 

In this article, we are going to tell you how knowing the MAH CET exam pattern, can significantly boost your overall performance in the exam.  Read on to find out more!

MAH CET Question Paper Structure

The types of questions asked in the MAH CET exam are not much different from exams like CAT/MAT/XAT. However, the number of questions varies, as do other technical factors, such as the total time. If you are not aware of these minor changes in the MAH-CET exam pattern and take the exam in stride, you are likely to score quite low. 

To avoid that, try and be as thorough as possible with the exam pattern. To help you achieve it, let’s first unpack all the details about the MAH CET exam pattern.

Number of sections4 sections
Number of questions200 questions
Number of questions per section50 questions
Options per question
Total time for the exam2.5 hours
Mode of examComputer-Based Test (CBT)

Sections in MAH- CET Exam

In the MAH-CET exam pattern, the number of questions from each section is going to vary. As a result, you need to focus on some sections more than others. We have given a section-wise breakdown of the number of questions in the MAH-CET exam below. 

SectionsTopicsNumber of questions
Section 1Logical reasoning75
Section 2Abstract Reasoning25
Section 3Quantitative Aptitude50
Section 4Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension50
Total200 Questions

MAH CET Exam Sectional Timings

MAH-CET exam has no section-wise division of time. It gives you the benefit of solving all the questions first, and revise all the answers later. In the MAH-CET exam, you have to solve the entire question paper within 1.5 hours or 150 minutes. Even though the difficulty level of the questions is low, the time per question is also quite less. In any case, even without sectional timings, you need to be fast and accurate in solving questions.  

 MAH-CET Marking Scheme

Total marks200 
For every correct answer+1 Marks
Negative markingNO
Marks in section 175
Marks in section 225
Marks in section 350
Marks in section 450

Important Topics for MAH CET

It is necessary to cover all the topics in detail if you want to ace the MAH-CET exam with a great score. Doing the hard work now and covering everything can open the gates to many top MBA colleges in India. The MAH-CET exam pattern is quite similar to other management entrance exams. There are many overlapping topics among them as well and many of the standard books are also similar. 

To give you a headstart with the important topics in the MAH CET exam, we have created a syllabus-wise list below. Go through it to make sure that you have not missed out on any of them! 

 Logical Reasoning

Arrangements (Linear/Circular)Venn DiagramCoding/Decoding
Symbol-based ComparisonSeriesSyllogisms
Sequential OutputSelection CriteriaBlood Relations
Conditional CodingDirection Sense

Quantitative Aptitude

ArithmeticQuantitative ReasoningMensuration
ProbabilityAlgebraGeometry
Data SufficiencyRatio & ProportionNumber System
TrigonometryPercentageData Interpretation 
GraphsChartsTables

Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension

RC PassageWord problemsSynonyms and Antonyms
Word UsageSentence correctionAppropriate words
Sentence Completion Jumbled ParagraphsInappropriate usage
Word Arrangement

FAQs About MAH-CET Exam Pattern

What is the pattern of the MAH CET exam?

MAH-CET exam contains 200 questions divided unevenly across 4 sections. The total time for the exam is 2.5 hours or 180 minutes and candidates have to appear for it only in the Computer-Based mode at a designated test centre.

Is there any negative marking in MAH CET?

MAH-CET exam does not have negative marking. You will be awarded 1 mark for each correct answer and wrong answers will not lead to any deduction of marks. 

By Sneha Dasgupta

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