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MHCET Analysis 2017
 

MHCET Analysis 2017

TestFunda ,  06-Mar-17
MHCET, traditionally the last exam of the season was conducted over two slots in two days on 4th and 5th March 2017. The paper comprised 200 questions to be solved in 150 minutes. Since the exam was conducted by IBPS, the flavor and style of most questions was like some of the tougher bank exams. However, the difficulty level was much higher compared to last year. Considering that students had to attempt 200 questions in only 150 minutes, it was a very challenging test. The summary of the exam is given below:

SUMMARY

Total Marks

200

Total Questions

200

Total Time

150 Minutes

No. of Sections

4

No. of Questions per Section

Logical Reasoning-75

Abstract Reasoning-25

Quantitative Ability-50

Verbal Ability-50


Test of Logical Reasoning (Verbal/Critical)
The section had 75 questions of which approximately 60 questions were non-verbal and 15 questions were based on verbal reasoning. This was the most time consuming section of the test. Most students said that this was the most time consuming session as they required 75-80 minutes to properly attempt 60+ questions.

Non-verbal Reasoning:-

Topic

No. of Questions

Difficulty level

Arrangements

35 (5 sets of 6 questions + 5 single)

Moderate – Difficult

Alphabet based inequalities

5

Moderate

Coding and decoding

5

Easy-Moderate

Input-Output tracing

6

Moderate-Difficult

Directions

4

Easy-Moderate

Critical Reasoning

10

Moderate-Difficult

Syllogisms

5

Easy

Blood relations

5

Easy-Moderate


The sets on arrangement covered various types such as circular, floor based, linear, complex, scheduled based sets and so on. Nearly all of them were moderate to difficult and were time consuming. The set on input-output tracing was very difficult and could have been skipped. There was a variation in terms of a set of 4 questions on directions. Plotting the entire figure was difficult but once that was done, the questions were easy to answer. Syllogisms also had two-three various types of questions. In general, the section was difficult as well as time consuming and a students could have attempted 50 questions in 75 minutes. 

Test of Abstract Reasoning
This was potentially the easiest section. The questions covered were standard visual reasoning questions. It was easy-moderate in terms of difficulty and a student could have attempted 18-20 questions in 20 minutes.

Test of Quantitative Ability
The section had 50 questions of which nearly half were DI based. Each DI set had 6 questions instead of 5. Also, the quality of questions was much higher than previous MHCET exams. 

Topic

No. of questions

Difficulty level

Quantitative comparison

5

Moderate

DI+DS(Line graph-6Q, Pie Chart-6Q, Table-6Q, Caselets-6Q)

28

Moderate - Difficult

Series (All odd man out questions)

6

Difficult

Miscellaneous (Time Speed and Distance, Time and Work, Ratio, Interest, Mensuration, Partnership, Profit and Loss and  Probability)

11

Moderate


In this section, the DI sets were calculation intensive as well as conceptually tricky. However, it was possible to attempt a couple of these sets easily. The odd man out questions were “hit or miss” types and could have been left for the end. Apart from 3 – 4 questions in QA, the remaining were on the moderate side. This section was moderate - difficult in terms of difficulty level. On the whole, a well-prepared student could have attempted 25 questions in 30 minutes.

Test of Verbal Ability
The section had 50 questions of which 15 questions were of RC and 35 questions of verbal ability. This was the biggest surprise as a lot of new question types were introduced. Not only were this slightly tougher but most questions made you select the correct or incorrect sentence and then the options had combinations of such sentences. This made them tricky. 
The summarized analysis for this section is given below:

Topic

No. of questions

Difficulty level

Reading Comprehension

15(7+8)

Easy- Moderate

Phrase replacement

8

Moderate

Sentence Correction

5

Easy-Moderate

Para-completion (Fill in the blanks)

5

Moderate

Odd man out(Para-jumbled)

5

Easy-Moderate

Sentence Starters

5

Moderate to Difficult

Mark the error

4

Moderate

Synonyms and Antonyms

3

Easy


In this section, the question types that should have been attempted last were reading comprehension, Para – Completion and sentence starter/joiner. The tricky part in this section being questions on Mark the Error. This section was difficult because of the absence of simple question types like fill in the blanks, jumbled sentences and cloze passages. Students could have attempted 20 questions in 25 minutes.

 Final verdict
Overall MHCET 2017 was much more difficult than the 2016 exam. Overall, a good attempt would be around 130 -135 questions with accuracy of 85-90%. The cut-off is expected to hover around 120.

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