MHCET 2020 Exam Analysis

MHCET 2020 Exam Analysis

Overview of MHCET 2020 Exam Analysis:

  • 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


Logical Reasoning 75
2 Abstract Reasoning



Quantitative Aptitude 50
4 Verbal Ability




Detailed MHCET 2020 Exam Analysis:

MHCET-20 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. “Consistency with the previous years” was the theme of MHCET-20, especially in the Reasoning section, which meant that there were no big surprises. The reasoning section was purely a selection part of the paper. The overall level of difficulty of MHCET-20 was a little higher as compared to MHCET-19.

Reasoning (Verbal and Analytical)

As usual, Reasoning had the highest weightage in MHCET 2020. 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 4-6 questions in each 7 puzzle. 4 Puzzles were difficult and time-consuming and 3 were easy to moderate but were time-consuming as well. Arrangement based puzzles were difficult and time taking so skipping arrangement puzzles and solving the rest could have been a good strategy. 12 to 15 questions on Verbal Reasoning like Strengthen and Weaken the Argument, Statement Conclusion, Statement Assumption and Syllogisms were moderate to difficult and might have been confusing for few test-takers. There was a complicated direction sense question in one slot. 4 to 5 Coding-decoding questions were doable. No decision-making question or selection criteria question was a surprise. 3 to 4 series-based questions were doable

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

  • Ideal Time: 60 minutes
  • Level of Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult
  • Ideal Attempts: 50+
  • Ideal Score: 45+

Abstract Reasoning

This section had easy questions from the same topics of Series and Analogies and Odd one out. A prepared student can easily get 20+ correct questions in 25 minutes. Most of the questions were Easy and doable except 3 to 4 questions which were time-consuming.

  • Ideal Time: 20 minutes
  • Level of Difficulty: Easy
  • Ideal Attempts: 22
  • Ideal Score: 20

Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation

Due to an abundance of Data-sufficiency and data comparison questions, this section was relatively easy. DI too was time-consuming but doable as most of them were observation based and options were not very confusing. All 4-5 algebra based data comparison questions were quite solvable. These questions were based on Quadratic equations. Quant questions had a prominent presence from topics Arithmetic Percentage, Partnership, Time and Distance. Around15 to 16 independent questions were from Time Speed and Distance, Partnership, Alligations and Mixtures, SI/CI and Percentage, primarily Arithmetic. An aspirant with good basics can easily crack a decent number of questions. 4 Symbols and notations type questions, hardly any Geometry based questions and Probability almost negligible were observed.

  • Ideal Time: 35-40 minutes
  • Ideal Attempts: 40
  • Difficulty Level: Moderate
  • Ideal Score: 35

Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension

As expected, there was a spread of questions of all types, with a few unexpected inclusions and omissions. Direct vocab based questions like synonyms and antonyms were conspicuous by their absence. 15-16 Reading Comprehension based questions, 16-18 Grammar-based questions, 5 questions on Logical Discontinuation or Out of Context sentence, 5 Sentence Rearrangement and 1-2 questions on the correct usage of Idioms and Phrases dominated the Verbal section.

Like in MHCET 2019, yet again the focus was on RCs, which had diverse topics like Pollution, Takeaways from Success, etc; whereas the length of the RCs was approximately 250 words, with easy to moderate difficulty level. The question types in RCs were not very direct. They were based on inferences, the purpose of the passage, contextual vocabulary and few specific detail questions. The RC based on the topic of Pollution tested on fill in the blanks, Error detection, Parajumbles, and usual RC based questions. This was unique in the VARC Section of the MHCET 2020 paper.

Grammar-based questions were a major chunk of the VARC section. Fragmented Error Detection- 5 questions, Tenses and Subject Verb Agreement based fill in the blanks- 4-5 questions. Match the following with three columns to get the proper structure of the sentence was tested across 3 questions. Identify the correct sentence/sentences from the given sentences was another variant of Error detection in grammar with 4-5 questions. 5 questions of a question type, which had a long sentence comprising five different parts with a word highlighted in bold in each part, required identification of the incorrect bold word according to the structure and usage of that part of the sentence. 2-3 questions on the usage of phrasal verbs were tested.

The 5 – question caselet on Parajumbles was difficult as it was clubbed with a passage in RC. 5 questions out of context sentences were also present. Overall Verbal Section was easy to moderate.

  •  Ideal Time: 30 minutes
  • Ideal Attempts: 37+
  • Difficulty Level: Moderate
  • Ideal Score: 33+

5 minutes should have been given to mark all the unattempted questions.

Technical Analysis of MHCET 2020 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.

MHCET 2020 Exam Conclusion:

A student scoring 128 – 130 should reach 99 %ile, so the cut – off for JBIMS this year could go as low as 140-142.

Wishing all aspirants All the best!

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