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MAH CET Syllabus 2017

Last Updated - November 04, 2016

MAH CET 2017 (Maharashtra Common Eligibility Test) is conducted for admission to the first year of Post Graduate degree courses in Management for the academic year 2017-2018 in various colleges of Maharashtra. The exam is conducted by DTE (Directorate of Technical Education), Maharashtra for admission in MBA/MMS colleges. The paper will have 4 sections in total – Logical Reasoning, Abstract Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude and Verbal Ability. The total marks allotted for the paper is 200. The level of the exam is based on the level of the qualifying examination i.e., Graduation.

MAH CET Application Form is available online from February 2017. The exam is scheduled in the month of March 2017. Candidates can make use of the suggested preparation books mentioned in the article below. It is important to target the prominent topics from each section that carry maximum weightage in the exam at the time of preparation.


Syllabus for MAH CET 2017

It is important for candidates to know the MBA CET 2017 Syllabus and prepare according to the syllabus to get a good score in MAH CET 2017 Exam. MAH CET 2017 will be held online mode and question paper will consist of 200 questions of 1 mark each and no marks will be deducted for wrong answer. The duration of the paper will be 150 minutes. Paper will be divided into four sections - Logical Reasoning (75 questions), Abstract Reasoning (25 questions), Quantitative Aptitude (50 questions) and Verbal Ability/ Reading Comprehension (50 questions)

Logical Reasoning - This topic carries 75 MCQs of 75 marks in MAH CET paper, Candidate can score very well in this section, if he/she prepared carefully. This measure how quickly and accurately a candidate can think. Some of the important topics of MAH CET is given below: 

  • Assumptions
  • Blood Relations
  • Clocks
  • Calendars
  • Data Arrangement
  • Propositions
  • Puzzles
  • Sets
  • Seating Arrangement
  • Statements
  • Syllogism
  • Venn Diagram

Abstract reasoning - This topic carries 25 MCQs of 25 marks in MAH CET paper,  In this section a candidate’s ability to derive information from given set of data, which may include pie chart, bar graph etc. This section also measures how quickly and accurately a candidate can think. Some of the main topics of MAH CET is given below: 

  • Bar Graph
  • Caselets
  • Combination of Graphs
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Line Graph
  • Pie Chart
  • Tables

Quantitative Aptitude - This section test how fast and accurate a candidate can work with numbers, do calculations and understand various arithmetic problems involving percentage, ratio & proportion and more. This section consists of 50 MCQs of 50 marks and is considered to be a scoring section, but to get a good score in this section, a candidate must know the complete syllabus of this section. The questions in this section are designed to check the ability of the candidate in solving real time problems based on mathematical principles.

Each topic of the Quantitative syllabus is further divided into sub-topics. Some of the main topic along with sub-topics are given below:

TopicsSub-Topics
ArithmeticNumber System, HCF, LCM, Ratio & Proportion, Simplification, Percentage, Average, Age Calculation, Time & Work, Distances, etc.
AlgebraTheory of Equations, Quadratic Equation, Permutation & Combination, Sequence & Series etc.
GeometryAngles, Lines, Triangles, Circles, etc
MensurationAreas and Volumes – Rectangles, Squares, Triangles, Circles, Cubes, Cones, Spheres, Pipes and Cistern, etc.
CalculusMaxima and Minima , Function
TrigonometryTrigonometric Ratios, Heights and Distances, etc.

Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension - This section test  a candidate’s English Language ability would be tested through questions on Grammar, Vocabulary, Synonyms & Antonyms , Comprehension of passages etc. This section contains 50 MCQs of 50 marks and the basic types of questions in this section are given below:

  • Fact Inference Judgement
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Para Jumble
  • Para completion
  • Sentence Correction
  • Word usage

Important Books for MAH CET 2017

To prepare for an exam, books are the best source as they enhance knowledge and provide insights about a topic. There is no dearth of books and resources, but, a candidate often faces plenty of problems to choose the right book.

MAH CET 2017 will be conducted in March 2017 by the governing body, most likely on the similar test structure and pattern as that of last years. Paper will be divided into four sections - Logical Reasoning, Abstract Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude and Verbal Ability/ Reading Comprehension,

When it comes to books, there are some highly reliable authored material for beginner and advanced level preparations'. Given below are some of the books available for the different sections of MAH CET paper.

Preparation Books for Logical and Abstract Reasoning

This section also measures how quickly and accurately a candidate can think. The books to prepare are

  • Trishna's Verbal Ability And Logical Reasoning For The CAT And Other MBA Examinations by TIME Publisher: Pearson
  • How to Prepare for Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation for the CAT by Arun Sharma, Publisher- Tata Mcgraw Hill covers all the topics of Logical and Abstract Reasoning

Preparation Books for Quantitative Aptitude

This section tests the problem-solving approach of the candidates with the high difficulty level, Questions covers topics like Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry, Number System etc. The books to prepare are

  • How to Prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for the CAT by Arun Sharma, Publisher- Tata Mcgraw Hill. This book is most recommended for all sorts of MBA entrance examination like CAT MAH CET etc.
  • Pearson Guide to Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation for CAT by Nishit Sinha, Publisher- Pearson.
  • Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examination Tips, Techniques, and Short-cut Methods by Abhijit Guha.
  • NCERT Mathematics books for class 8th, 9th, 10th and 10+2 as most of the questions are based on the concept of NCERT Mathematics from these classes.

Preparation Books for Verbal and Reading Comprehension

This section tests the candidates English Language ability in two ways i.e. Reading Comprehension and English Usage. The books to prepare are

  • Wren and Martin English Grammar.
  • Barron’s Pocket Guide to Vocabulary.
  • Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis.
  • Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension by Ajay Singh, Publisher – Arihant covers a wide range of topics and easy to understand.

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