CET MH 2014 Analysis

Analysis: CET-MH 2014

CET was online for the first time and it has come back after it was replaced by CMAT for a year. The number of students who filled the form was approximately 54000. The difficulty level of CET 2014 was tougher than that of CET 2012. Actually the toughness went on increasing after every slot. 15th March Morning slot was the easiest; 16th March the slot was the toughest. DTE is expected to carry the Normalization procedure to maintain justice and fairness.

Overview of the paper:

The paper did not throw any major surprize as such with the kind of questions and the pattern and the weightage CET has maintained. Yes! CET did come up with minor surprises, like Geometry questions coming in sets. Conventional math was reduced and it was seen in DS, and the Data comparison sets. Critical reasoning set was mixed with data sufficiency directions. Visual Reasoning was for around 30-35Q (normally it is 20-25Q)

The paper even now (after getting online) did not maintain sections. All the 200 questions were dispersed with no particular order or format. The button(tab) "Question paper", which enables a student to see the entire question paper by scrolling, was indeed a key factor. The ones who did not use it were struggling to finish the paper in 150 mins.

Overview of the CET 2014 Paper
Time allotted 150 Minutes
Total no. of questions 200
Marking Scheme All questions carry one mark.
Sections No sections.
Number of choices 5
Negative Marking No negative marking
Expected cut-offs * CET this year does not have GD and PI. So a student is going to use only her CET score in the CAP rounds. Previously CET had 200 + 17 + 17 + 6, i.e CET paper + GD + PI + PAR (Past Academic Record) = 240 marks as maximum marks.
The below given cut-offs are out of 200. (and not 240 as usual)
Score of 132+(approx. 99.8+%ile): can get Jamnalal Bajaj (JB)
Score of 125-132(approx. 99 to +99.8%ile): can expect Sydenham(MMS), Sydenham PGDBM, KJ Som., Wellingkar
Score of 115-125(approx. 97-99%ile): can expect PUMBA, CHETNA, Dalmia and likes. (State Rank of around 1450)
Note: The colleges mentioned above are for Pune university students with open category. For Mumbai university and the OMS students the expected colleges differ because of the quota system.
Overview of Different Sections
Sections Number of Questions Difficulty Level
Verbal Ability 50 Moderate
LR 60 Moderate to Tough
Math (including DS and Data comparison) 25 Tough
Visual Reasoning 30 Easy to Moderate
DI and Data Comparison 35 Easy to Moderate

The Speed was the most critical factor in CET and LR played a vital role in this exam. The LR set was tough by CET standards. The RC and CR were moderate and quite easy unlike CET 2011.

A good attempt was 170+ with 70% or more accuracy. The bottleneck score still, would be 80-90 marks.

Area Tested Description No. of Questions
Quant Number Systems 3 – 5
Algebra 2 – 4
Geometry 2 - 4
Speed/Ratio/Work 1 Question each
P & C, Prob. 2 – 3
Area Tested Description No. of Questions
Logical Reasoning Data Arrangement 20 to 25
Syllogisms 5
Symbol Operations 5
Series 4 - 5
Blood relations 2 - 4
Input / Output 5
Misc around 10 Q (Coding decoding, one liner logics etc.)

The score difference in universities of Pune - Mumbai-All India seats is less, Say 2-5 marks.

The cut-offs of previous CET's (Open category - Mumbai University)

  2010 (out of 240) 2011 (out of 240) 2012 (out of 240)
JB 196 170 162
Sydenham (MMS) 190 165 156
Sydenham (PGDBM) 190 162 152
KJ Som 182 160 146
Wellingkars 180 150 140 (around)
Chetana 167 140 135
Dalmia 172 142 133
Pumba 161 125 135
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