State Common Entrance Cell of Maharashtra has conducted the MBA CET 2019 on 09 March. The first and second slot of the exam was completed exactly at 12:30 PM and 04:30 PM respectively. The exam took place in multiple cities in and outside Maharashtra. As per the student’s reactions, the exam was moderate to difficult with some surprises in a few questions. Overall, the logical reasoning and quantitative ability section were difficult, whereas the VARC section was easiest.
As per the MBA CET 2019 Analysis, there was no deviation from the exam pattern. The computer-based test had 200 questions with 5 options each. There were overall four sections in the exam that needs to be attempted in 150 minutes. For each correct answer, candidates will get one marks and there is no negative marking for wrong answers.
In the Logical and Critical Reasoning section, questions were quite time-consuming. The major chunk of questions was from the analytical puzzles or non-verbal reasoning in which linear arrangement and distribution problems had the highest share. In Analytical Reasoning, questions were from grouping, conditional inequalities, coding & decoding, deductions, family tree etc. Overall, good attempts are 46-48 in the time span of 70 minutes.
In the MBA CET 2019 Analytical Reasoning Section, questions were easy. The 25 questions were divided among find the next figure (12), analogies (8) and pairs (5). Candidates could easily able to attempt 18-20 questions in the time period of 20 minutes.
Next is the Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension section, the section was sub-divided into reading comprehension, vocabulary, grammar, and para-based questions. In RC, there were three passages of 4,5, 6 questions. The vocabulary was on the easier side and grammar was moderate.
This year, there has been some new type of questions in the exam. Like, find the preceding sentence, finding the error in 6 sentences etc. Overall, 36-39 questions in 35 minutes can be easily attempted in the paper.
Quantitative Ability section was overall lengthy and moderate to difficult. Data Interpretation section had 1 doable and easy question whereas rest of the sets were calculation intensive. This year, there was no data sufficiency questions. In the quant part, most of the questions were from the Arithmetic Section. Candidates who could able to attempt 34-37 questions can increase their overall score.
In the exam, candidates will not get the sectional scores and the result will be released on the basis of compiled scores. The MBA CET Result will be announced on March 31, 2019. Candidates will get All India Rank (AIR) on the basis of their performance in the exam. On the basis of this rank, the counselling round will take place.
For now, only the one session of the exam is over. Candidates who have the exam scheduled on the coming session can download their MBA CET 2019 Admit Card. Also, keep it safe until the completion of the admission process.
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