State CET Cell, Maharashtra conducted the third day of the MBA CET 2021 exam today on September 18, 2021. The MBA CET 2021 exam was held in two shifts, once in the morning from 09.00 AM to 11.30 PM and again in the afternoon from 02.00 PM to 04.30 PM. Post exam analysis of the question paper of both shifts of the exam is available here.
Level of difficulty
As per reports, the level of difficulty of the question paper in the overall context was of the easy to a moderate level in the morning shift exam. Section-wise, the easiest questions were asked from Quantitative Ability and Logical Reasoning based topics. Moderate difficulty level questions were asked from Abstract Reasoning topics. Although Verbal Ability was easy, the inclusion of new question types as reported by candidates was an element of surprise.
Around 60 questions were asked from Logical Reasoning and 60 more from Quantitative Ability. 30 questions were asked from Abstract Reasoning and 50 questions were asked from Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension.
Arrangements, Caselets, Blood Relations, etc. were the most prominent topics in Logical Reasoning while Quant questions were mostly from topics like Arithmetic, Number Series, Geometry, Modern Mathematics, Algebra and Data Interpretation.
Cloze Test and Reading Comprehension were common in the Verbal Ability section and other important topics included Vocabulary, Antonyms/Synonyms, Error Correction etc. In Abstract Reasoning, Analogy and Series based questions were asked.
While the overall level of difficulty of the question paper was of the easy to moderate level, candidates reported that they could solve a significantly higher number of questions above the marks of 150 out of 200. The number of good attempts in the first shift exam is expected to go as high as 160 out of 200.
Level of Difficulty
Candidates reported that similar to the shift 1 exam, the question paper in the second shift consisted of questions in a jumbled pattern i.e., there was no sectional arrangement of the questions. However, in the overall context, the level of difficulty of the paper in the second shift was easy to moderate as reported by candidates who took the test today. Candidates reported that in quantitative ability, some of the topics like mensuration and geometry was of the moderate difficulty level.
Candidates appearing in today’s MBA CET 2021 exam in the second shift indicated that the question paper was highly dominated by Quantitative Aptitude based questions. Candidates reported that around 80 to 90 questions were asked from Quantitative Aptitude based topics in the second shift exam.
As per post-exam candidate reports, the questions were asked from Data Interpretation, Geometry, Mensuration, Time & Work etc. Number series based questions were also asked in this section.
Candidates also reported that Vocabulary based questions were there in the second shift exam. A lesser number of questions were asked from Logical Reasoning.
The overall number of good attempts in the second shift exam remained lower than the first shift exam as reported by candidates. One could attempt around 155 questions accurately. Overall, the number of good attempts is expected to be in the range of 150 to 155.