Enhance Your Score in the DI and DS Sections

MH-CET is an online exam with 200 questions of 1 mark each, to be completed in 150 minutes, with no negative marking. The questions in this exam are presented in random order and not section wise. Last year, the biggest change in the exam was four options instead of five options. In this article, we will discuss about the Data Comparison, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency questions of the MH-CET exam. Let us analyze in detail. Major topics on which the questions are asked are: Tables, Line graphs, Pie Charts, Data Sufficiency and Data Comparison etc.

Broadly, we can divide questions in the following three categories:

  1. Questions based on Graphs
  2. Questions based on Data Sufficiency
  3. Questions based on Data Comparison

Following is a discussion on each of them one by one:

Questions based on Graphs

If we analyze the previous year papers generally, there are around 3 - 4 graphs having 5 questions each. Graphs are: Line graph, Tables and Pie Charts. The questions are easy but calculation intensive. The level of difficulty of the questions based on these graphs is generally easy to moderate. To solve the questions on graphs, you need to focus on the basics of DI like relating given data to real life scenario for easy understanding, using the options, scanning and skipping for proper selection. You should also try understanding the nature of data given whether it is absolute or relative. You should also practice proper time management i.e. you should know where to stop and move onto the next set of questions, in case you are getting stuck on a particular set.

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Questions based on Data Sufficiency

After analyzing previous MH-CET papers we can conclude that generally there are around 5 Data Sufficiency questions in the paper. Some DS questions are based on logic of Coding & Decoding. Some DS questions are Quant based and are easy to solve, subject to knowledge of the concepts of numbers. Overall DS questions are easy to solve. To have a better understanding, let us have a look at a Data Sufficiency question from the actual exam.

A man mixes two types of rice (X and Y) and sells the mixture at the rate of Rs.17 per kg. Find his profit percentage.
  1. The rate of X is Rs. 20 per kg.
  2. The rate of Y is Rs. 13 per kg.

This is an easy question. You need to have the basic knowledge of mixtures in order to answer this question. As you can see that level of difficulty of DS questions, in general, in MH-CET is easy and also it is less time consuming. So in order to maximize your score in this section, you are advised to attempt the DS questions in the order they appear in the exam and not to be left to be done at a later stage.

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Questions based on Data Comparison

Generally, there are around 5 Data Comparison questions in the MH-CET paper. Format of these questions was little different from the ones seen in other exams but they are easily solvable. So you should solve more and more questions of Data Comparison to get a good exposure to the concerned topic.

So this was the strategy to handle Data Interpretation, Data Sufficiency and Data Comparison questions of the MH-CET exam. At last, an important point you should keep in mind is that the above said tips and strategies cannot be mastered without sufficient practice. So it is advised that you should practice all varieties of graphs for mastering Data Interpretation along with practice of all topics of Quant to crack Data Sufficiency and Data Comparison questions. You should also take sufficient mock tests before attempting the actual paper.

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