MH-CET 2016 Analysis Day 2

What after MH-CET 2016?

Both the slots on Day 2 of CET-2016 were marked by exams which were on the difficult side. All the three slots had more or less a similar composition of questions. In general, the exam was significantly more difficult than CET-2015.

Following is the analysis of individual tests.

Test of Verbal Ability/Reading Comprehension (50 questions)

All the Vocabulary- and Grammar-based questions come under this heading. There were a total of 40 questions in this area.

The overall break-up of the questions in the VARC test was as follows:

Area Easy Medium Difficult Total
Para Jumble 0 4 1 5
Wrong usage or spelling in a given sentence 2 1 2 5
Combine two given statement with any or all the possible starters 0 1 4 5
Sentence Correction - Choose grammatically correct option 3 2 0 5
Fill in the Blanks (Cloze) 5 5 0 10
Synonyms / Antonyms 3 1 1 5
Out of the given 5 sentences, choose which one is not part of that set 4 1 0 5
RC - Passage-1 3 1 1 5
RC - Passage-2 2 3 0 5
Total 22 19 9 50

There were a few new types of questions that students may have found a little confusing, such as the question of choosing either a wrong spelling or usage or the combine using starter questions. The question type which asked you to choose one sentence which is not a part of a given set of five questions was time consuming and required considerable thought before coming to the correct answer. The Vocabulary-based questions, such as Synonyms & Antonyms and Spelling were mostly easy. There were 2 sets of Cloze tests of 5 single blanks questions in each, which were easy to solve as the options were not too close.

A genuine attempt of around 40-42 questions would have been a good attempt.

Test of Quantitative Aptitude (50 questions)

The Test of Quantitative Aptitude had about 24 questions on Data Interpretation and the remaining 26 questions on Mathematics. There were four sets on Data Interpretation, which included one set each on Table, Line, Pie Charts and Caselet. Most of the questions in Data Interpretation were calculation intensive and were fairly time consuming.

In Mathematics, there were 5 questions on Data Sufficiency and Quantitative Comparison each. Questions on Mathematics were dominated by questions on Arithmetic (7 questions), followed by questions on Number Series (6 questions). Surprisingly there was no question on numbers. There was no question on Determinants and Shares unlike in CET-2015. Some questions in Mathematics were fairly challenging and at a level of difficulty not seen in previous CETs.

The overall break-up of the QA test was as follows:

Topics Easy Medium Difficult Total
Arithmetic (One question each on Work & Pipes, TSD, Ratio-Proportions, Mixtures, Partnership, Time & Work and Averages) 3 3 1 7
Number series—Odd man out 0 4 2 6
Geometry (Circles & Quadrilateral) 0 0 1 1
Modern Maths (Probability) 0 0 1 1
Algebra (Equations) 0 1 0 1
Data Sufficiency (1 question on Quadrilaterals and 4 questions on Arithmetic—one each on P&L, Mixtures, Percentages, TSD) 2 2 1 5
Quantitative Comparison (Two questions on Algebra, one on Geometry-Circles, One on Probability and one on AP 2 3 0 5
Total-Mathematics 7 13 6 26
Data Interpretation
Line Graph 2 4 0 6
Pie Chart 1 2 4 7
Caselet 0 2 3 5
Table 6 0 0 6
Total Data Interpretation 9 8 7 24
Total Test of Quantitative Aptitude 16 21 13 50

A genuine attempt of around 30-32 questions would have been a good attempt.

Test of Logical Reasoning (75 questions)

There were 58 questions on Non-Verbal Reasoning and 17 questions on Verbal Reasoning in this test. The questions on Non-Verbal Reasoning were dominated by questions on arrangements (total 30 questions) spread across six sets. One unique feature of Logical the Reasoning test of CET-2016 was that several questions in the test included combination of multiple concepts. For example, one set on Logical Reasoning also included blood relations while one set on linear arrangement included people standing along two different lines. Additionally, there were five questions on Data Sufficiency, which also included DS questions based on arrangements. Like in the first slot, there was no set on Selection Criteria and there was one set on Sequential Output. There were 7 questions on comparison among the variables, which did not require calculations but nevertheless were time-consuming.

In the Verbal Reasoning sub-section there was more emphasis on the Critical Reasoning and Syllogism questions. The Syllogisms questions had a few slightly challenging ones, but even those were pretty easy on the whole. The Strong-Weak Arguments did require some thought, but it was possible to come to a clear-cut answer in them. The Cause and Effect also required some thought before coming up with an answer. The Critical Reasoning required some thought as some of the options were close. Overall the questions were of a moderate level of difficulty.  

In general this test was characterized by the majority of time-consuming and/or difficult questions.

Following was the break-up of the LR test was as follows:  

Topics Easy Medium Difficult Total
Non-Verbal Reasoning
Linear Arrangement (2 sets of 5 questions each) 5 5 0 10
Matrix Arrangement (2 sets of 7 questions each) 0 7 7 14
Circular Arrangement (Combined with blood relations) 0 6 0 6
Total- Arrangements 5 18 7 30
Data Sufficiency
Linear Arrangement 1 2 0 3
Directions 0 1 0 1
Arrangement along a square 0 1 0 1
Total- Data Sufficiency 1 4 0 5
Sequential Output 0 6 0 6
Coding-Decoding 0 5 0 5
Blood Relations 3 0 0 3
Directions 2 0 0 2
Comparison 0 7 0 7
Total Non-Verbal Reasoning questions 11 40 7 58
Verbal Reasoning
Critical Reasoning 3 3 2 8
Syllogisms (various types) 3 4 0 7
Cause & effect 0 1 0 1
Strong/Weak Arguments 0 1 0 1
Total Verbal Reasoning questions 6 9 2 17

A genuine attempt of around 30 in Non-Verbal Reasoning and 12-13 questions in Verbal Reasoning would have been considered a good attempt.

Test of Abstract Reasoning (25 questions)

This was the easiest test in CET. There were 25 questions in the test, mostly at easy to medium level of difficulty. The questions were either on complete the series (either the last term or a middle term or the last term in the series was missing) or analogies types of questions. There were no questions of the type interchange that generally students find difficult. The questions in this test were very similar to Visual Reasoning questions appeared in earlier CET exams.

The overall break-up of the questions in the AR test was as follows:

Topics Easy Medium Difficult Total
Complete the series (5 terms with last term missing) 15 0 15
Complete the series (5 terms with first term missing) 3 0 3
Complete the series (5 terms with a middle  term missing) 1 0 1
Complete the series (4 terms with Last term missing) 1 0 1
Analogies (Correct option had a pair of figures NOT similar to the figure given in the questions) 4 0 4
Analogies (Correct option had a pair of figures similar to the figure given in the questions) 1 0 1
Grand Total 25 0 25

A genuine attempt of around 18-20 would have been considered a good attempt.

MH-CET 2016 and MH-CET 2015 Results

According to MH-CET 2016 results, a score between 165 (Highest) - 153 was equivalent to 99.99 percentile, a score of 134 was equivalent to 99.87 percentile and a score of 112 was equivalent to 98.02 percentile.

For your reference and a better understanding of the test, we have also mentioned MH-CET 2015 results.

According to MH-CET 2015 results, an equated score of 167.63 was equivalent to 99.966 percentile, an equated score of 163.66 was equivalent to 99.938 percentile, an equated score of 160.36 was equivalent to 99.897 percentile and an equated score of 150.12 was equivalent to 99.111 percentile.

(As CET 2015 had a few glitches, the CET 2015 scores were equated by using a formula and hence equated scores are mentioned).


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