MHCET 2019 Analysis

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MHCET 2019 Analysis & Expected Cut-off


  • 200 Questions – 200 Marks (1 mark for correct and no negative markings)
  • 5 options
  • Computer – Based Linear Test
  • 4 sections
Sr. No. Section No of Questions
1 Logical Reasoning 75
2 Abstract Reasoning 25
3 Quantitative Aptitude 50
4 Verbal Ability 50
Total 200

MHCET 2019 Analysis 

MHCET 2019 was conducted with 4 sections exactly as per the notification of MHCET exam released by DTE (Directorate of Technical Education). The exam is spread across 2 days, with a morning and an afternoon slot on each day. “Variety” was the theme of MHCET 2019, especially in Reasoning and Verbal Ability section, which meant taking a few precious seconds longer for these new question types. The Quantitative Ability sections was purely selection part of the paper. The overall level of difficulty of MHCET 2019 was a little higher as compared to MHCET 2018.

Reasoning (Verbal and Analytical)

 As usual, Reasoning had the highest weightage in MHCET 2019. A wide variety of questions from Blood relations, Data Sufficiency, Syllogisms, Cause & Effect, Statement – Conclusion, Coding – Decoding and lots of Puzzles were seen. Questions from Logical Puzzles had sets of 6 questions in each 6 Caselet and one puzzle was with 4 Questions. There were total 4 Arrangement based puzzle with 3 Puzzle with 6 Ques each and one with 4 Questions. Rest three puzzles were with 6 Questions, adding up to about 40 puzzle questions in all. Most of the puzzles were lengthy in nature. In depth analysis of puzzles portray a variety in the sets. One arrangement puzzle was of around 180 to 200 words with 6 Questions. Another puzzle was of 150 words with 8 Men, 8 Years and 8 fruits type set followed by 6 Questions. One 80 to 90 word arrangement puzzle was followed by 4 questions and was doable in nature. Another  circular arrangement caselet with 8 Men ,8 Cars was followed by 6 questions. It was lengthy set and should be considered difficult and time consuming. One more 120 word puzzle with 9 Men, 9 company and 9 state was lengthy but doable in nature. One 90 to 100 word arrangement set was about stacking 10 or 12 items was quite doable. So at max, one could solve only about 3-4 of the caselets. The key was to pick the right sets to solve. There was a blood relation caselet with 3 questions and that was of easy level. A set of 5 questions based on Word to number coding decoding questions was doable as well.4 questions based on Comparison based data sufficiency was doable as well.5 Questions of comparison/Inequality based statement conclusion questions were quite doable as well. Critical Reasoning had questions based on Strengthening / Weakening Arguments and Inferences. 5 Syllogisms based statement conclusion questions were quite doable.

Overall, this section was time – consuming and the game – changer.

  • Ideal Time: 60 minutes
  • Level of Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult
  • Ideal Attempts: 42+
  • Ideal Score: 37+

Abstract Reasoning

This section had easy questions from the same topics of Series and Analogies and Odd one out. 12 questions were from series and the 8 questions were from analogies and rest 5 questions were on Odd one out type.  A prepared student can easily get 20+ correct questions in 25 minutes.

  • Ideal Time: 20 minutes
  • Level of Difficulty: Easy
  • Ideal Attempts: 25
  • Ideal Score: 20+

Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation

This section was relatively difficult and time taking as far as DI is concerned but scoring in Data comparison and Quant. There were 24 DI questions,10 Data comparison questions and 16 independent Quant questions.Out of these 16 Quant questions 6 number series questions made the question selection easy. Quant questions had a good mix from all topics including Percentage, Profit and Loss, SICI,Alligation Mixture,Ratio & Proportion, Averages and Partnership, Time and Work, Time and Distance, and Probability, were asked. Quant section was scoring if questions selection could have been done properly. There were three Mixed graph types of set were asked. There were 4 DI sets with 6 questions each. One set with Table was quite a blend of Quant (Ratio, percentage) and DI . There were 6 questions in this set and it was bit calculative but at least 4 questions out of 6 questions were doable. Another set with a Pie chart with 6 questions was time consuming as well. One line graph and table based set was doable but selection of questions was required. One surprise set based on Bug finding during programming was a tricky set. In this set some questions with extra conditions makes it difficult to attempt. Overall DI part of this section was of moderate to difficult level. 10 questions on Data Comparison too were seen this time, 5 of which were all based on Quadratic Equations rest on SI/CI, Ratio & Proportion, Surds, percentage.3 out of 5 number series questions were quite doable. All 5 algebra based data comparison questions were quite doable.

An aspirant with good basics can easily crack a decent number of questions.

  • Ideal Time: 35 minutes  
  • Ideal Attempts: 34+
  • Ideal Score: 30+

Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension

As expected, there was a spread of questions of all types, with a few unexpected inclusions and omissions. There were 9 Vocab based questions,15 RC, 16 Grammar, 5 questions on Idioms & Phrases, and 5 Sentence Rearrangement.

There was a good focus given to RC this time, with 15 questions (1 passage with 4 questions 1 with 5 Question and 1 with 6 questions). Length of the RC was varying. One 150-word sets followed by 4 Questions, one 200-word RC followed by 6 Question and one 250-word RC followed by 5 questions was of moderate to difficult level. There were 8 Vocabulary based Questions in the form of fill in the blanks.  There were questions like Crux of the statement (1 questions), Idiom usage (5 questions). Grammar was given substantial importance, with Spotting the error (6 questions), Underlined phrase replacement (3-4 questions), and identify the correct sentence from 5 that looked similar i.e. clone sentences (2 questions). The 5 – question caselet on Parajumbles was difficult along with a newness of 3rd statement as fixed statement.

  • Ideal Time: 30 minutes
  • Ideal Attempts: 37+
  • Ideal Score: 33+

5 minutes should be given to mark all the un- attempted questions.

Technical Analysis of Paper and Process of conducting Exam:

The software interface was easy – to – use and navigate. The interface had the ability to minimize the question palette, such that the question area could get expanded. This was a very useful feature for long RCs and caselets.


A student scoring 112 – 117 in MHCET 2019 should reach 99 %ile, so the cut – off for JBIMS this year could go as low as 124.

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