Last Updated on March 9, 2015 by MBAUniverse.com News Desk

# MAHCET 2015: 30 minutes quick tips to crack 50 Quant questions; know the expected questions

Although Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) has not mentioned the name of data sufficiency, it will also form the part of Quantitative Aptitude section

MAHCET 2015 aspirants have only 4 days left for this another important management entrance test which is going to be held on March 14 & 15, 2015 in 61 cities across the country. MAHCET 2015 can open the gates of good B schools for them across Maharashtra, given the fact that ratio of applications received by DTE Maharashtra from Maharashtra state candidates is just a little higher than the number of seats available in the B schools and the number of applications is even less from Outside Maharashtra State candidates meaning lesser applications than the available intake http://www.mbauniverse.com/article/id/8421/MAH-CET-2015.

Feel the test

MAHCET 2015 will be a computer based test comprising 200 multiple choice questions (MCQs) with 4 answer options following each question. The test will have 3 sections namely Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension; Quantitative Aptitude and Logical & Abstract Reasoning.

Although Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) has not mentioned the name of data sufficiency, it will also form the part of Quantitative Aptitude section. The test has to be attempted in 150 minutes without any sectional time constraints.

The most beneficial part of this management entrance test is that it will not only provide admission to Maharashtra domicile candidates but also to outside Maharashtra candidates.

Quant: Moderate LOD expected

Quantitative aptitude in MAHCET 2015 can be expected from easy to moderate difficulty level. All questions will be doable, though many questions may involve some tricks but an aspirant with basic conceptual clarity will be able to solve these questions. How you can maximise your score in this section is shared by experts on Quant preparation with MBAUniverse.com.

Next 4 days: 50 questions can turn the tables

There are around 47 to 50 questions on quantitative ability and data sufficiency. Around 16 questions can be expected in data sufficiency/interpretation part. Since the test contains 200 questions to be solved in 150 minutes with no negative marking, one must mark answer for all the questions without wasting any second. If you are not able to solve a question, you can guess and pick the most appropriate option rather than leaving the question un-attempted.

Practice following topics to ace Quant

Arithmetic- Average, Percentages, Ratio, Interest, Time-Speed & Distance and Work, problems on basic Number System and Probability. Geometry - Lines, circles, triangles, quadrilaterals, Mensuration (area and volume of cylinder, cone, sphere).

Algebra- simple equations, inequalities, simple functions and log

Here are some sample questions on various topics which may figure in the exam.

Arithmetic- It may have major part in QA and DI section.

1. Percentage : It is one of the most important topics on Arithmetic. You may expect at least 2-3 questions on the same. Usually questions are asked to compare two or more items. There may also be questions on percentage in Data Interpretation.

Study the following table carefully and answer the questions given below: Number of Six Different Models of TVs Produced by a Company over the Years (Number in Thousands)

MODELS

YEAR A B C D E F TOTAL

1993 248 140 85 139 95 86 793 1994 252 139 90162 110 80 833 1995 260 145 92 146 112 75 830 1996 256 138 96 145 108 68 811 1997 272 165 110 148 107 95 897 1998 280 152 112 152 125 112 933

Q.1. In which of the following years was the per cent increase/decrease in the production of model F from the previous years the maximum ? (1) 1998 (2) 1997 (3) 1994 (4) 1995 (5) 1996

Q.2. The total production of models C and E together in 1993 was what per cent of the production of model C in 1994 ? (1) 100 (2) 50 (3) 200 (4) 150 (5) None of these

Q.3. The production of model A in 1995 was approximately what percentage of the total production of all the models together in that year?

(1) 40 (2) 35 (3) 25 (4) 30 (5) 20

2.Ratio: It is also an important topic from arithmetic section. Questions on this topic may be asked as under:

Q4. When (2/5)th of a filled up tank was emptied 1800 litres of liquid remained in the tank. How many litres of the liquid, was removed from the tank?

(1) 720 (2) 4500 (3) 1200 (4) 8100 (5) None of these

Q5. In a certain class the ratio of number of boys to that of the girls is 4 : 5. If five girls are shifted from this class to the other how many boys should be added or removed to make the ratio 1:1?

(1) Cannot be determined (2) 4 boys should be removed (3) 5 boys should be removed (4) 5 boys should be added (5) None of these

3.Time Speed & Distance : Question on TSD may be like this :

Q6. If a car takes 40 minutes to cover a distance of 34 kms, what is its speed per hour?

(1) 45 kms. (2) 50 kms. (3) 51 kms. (4) 61 kms. (5) None of these

Geometry : Geometry is another important topic. Questions will be easy on geometry, if you are well prepared with basic concepts.

Q7. The ratio between the length and the breadth of a rectangular field is 5:3. If the area of the field is 375 square metres, what is its perimeter ?

(1) 85 metres (2) 80 metres (3) 100 metres (4) 120 metres (5) None of these

Q8. The perimeter of a circle is 18 units more than the area of a right-angled triangle. If the base of the triangle is 6 cm more than the radius of the circle and the radius is 2 times the height of the triangle, what is the area of the circle?

(1) 88 sq. cm. (2) 616 sq. cm. (3) 308 sq. cm. (4) 176 sq. cm. (5) 693 sq. cm.

Number System:

Q9. If m = 1.5 and n = 2.5, what is the value of 4m2 + 4mn + n2 = ?

(1) 16.00 (2) 15.25 (3) 14.50 (4) 30.25 (5) None of these

Q10. The sum of a two-digit number and the number obtained by interchanging the position of the digits of that number is 66. What is the sum of the digits of that number ?

(1) 11 (2) 4 (3) 8 (4) 9 (5) None of these

Answer Solutions:

Q1.(2) Maximum percentage increase= [(95-68)/68]*100

Q2.(3) [(85+95)/85]*100 = 200(approx)

Q3.(4) (260/830)*100 = 30 (approx)

Q4.(3)Using percentages we can get the answer.

Q5. (1) We can solve it easily by using ratio and proportion. Let boys and girls are 4x and 5x. So, (4x+y)/(5x-5) = 1:1 . As this equation consists two variable so we cannot find the value of y.

Q6. (3) Converting the minutes into hours and then using Time, Speed and Distance formula.

Q7. (2)It is based on simple geometry. After equating the area , we will get the sides of the rectangular field.

Q8. (2) Its based on simple geometry.

Q9. (4) It becomes (2m+n)^2 . And now putting the values of m and n.

Q10. (5) Take a two digit number xy.

Tips to crack

MAHCET 2015 aspirants should focus in next 3-4 days on the topics and sub-topics as discussed above. Since questions in Quant need more practice and are sometimes based on a combination of different sub topics or concepts, it is advisable to attempt as many practice questions on varying concepts.

- Quant concepts for all the examinations are more or less same. It will be better to get the attempted questions analysed by experts and get the confusions cleared and errors rectified.

- Avoid beginning new and difficult to understand type of topics now. It will be better to strengthen your strong areas and revise the formulas in this short period.

- Please remember with no negative marking attached to MAHCET 2015 most of the candidates will attempt almost all the questions if the time permits. The best way is to go from moderate to difficult questions gradually. Guess work might be tried when you are unable to attempt more quant/DI questions.

Manage time

200 questions in 150 minutes mean less than 1 minute per question. So you have to be fast and accurate enough to maximise your attempts whether you are taking Mocks or going for other practice exercises. DTE Maharashtra has also taken a step forward to help you save your time as there will be 4 answer options in MAHCET 2015 instead of 5 as appeared in MAHCET 2014. This will help you save your time more as you will have to choose your answer option out of 4 options now.

To help MAH CET 2014 candidates, MBAUniverse.com has started unique initiative to provide LIVE MAH CET 2015 Preparation and Results update, news, Cut-offs, Expert guidance, DTE Admission Counseling and GD PI Updates for Admission 2015.

Register below to get LIVE MAH CET 2015 Updates

Stay tuned to MBAUniverse.com for more updates & tips on MAHCET 2015

Feel the test

MAHCET 2015 will be a computer based test comprising 200 multiple choice questions (MCQs) with 4 answer options following each question. The test will have 3 sections namely Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension; Quantitative Aptitude and Logical & Abstract Reasoning.

Although Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) has not mentioned the name of data sufficiency, it will also form the part of Quantitative Aptitude section. The test has to be attempted in 150 minutes without any sectional time constraints.

The most beneficial part of this management entrance test is that it will not only provide admission to Maharashtra domicile candidates but also to outside Maharashtra candidates.

Quant: Moderate LOD expected

Quantitative aptitude in MAHCET 2015 can be expected from easy to moderate difficulty level. All questions will be doable, though many questions may involve some tricks but an aspirant with basic conceptual clarity will be able to solve these questions. How you can maximise your score in this section is shared by experts on Quant preparation with MBAUniverse.com.

Next 4 days: 50 questions can turn the tables

There are around 47 to 50 questions on quantitative ability and data sufficiency. Around 16 questions can be expected in data sufficiency/interpretation part. Since the test contains 200 questions to be solved in 150 minutes with no negative marking, one must mark answer for all the questions without wasting any second. If you are not able to solve a question, you can guess and pick the most appropriate option rather than leaving the question un-attempted.

Practice following topics to ace Quant

Arithmetic- Average, Percentages, Ratio, Interest, Time-Speed & Distance and Work, problems on basic Number System and Probability. Geometry - Lines, circles, triangles, quadrilaterals, Mensuration (area and volume of cylinder, cone, sphere).

Algebra- simple equations, inequalities, simple functions and log

Here are some sample questions on various topics which may figure in the exam.

Arithmetic- It may have major part in QA and DI section.

1. Percentage : It is one of the most important topics on Arithmetic. You may expect at least 2-3 questions on the same. Usually questions are asked to compare two or more items. There may also be questions on percentage in Data Interpretation.

Study the following table carefully and answer the questions given below: Number of Six Different Models of TVs Produced by a Company over the Years (Number in Thousands)

MODELS

YEAR A B C D E F TOTAL

1993 248 140 85 139 95 86 793 1994 252 139 90162 110 80 833 1995 260 145 92 146 112 75 830 1996 256 138 96 145 108 68 811 1997 272 165 110 148 107 95 897 1998 280 152 112 152 125 112 933

Q.1. In which of the following years was the per cent increase/decrease in the production of model F from the previous years the maximum ? (1) 1998 (2) 1997 (3) 1994 (4) 1995 (5) 1996

Q.2. The total production of models C and E together in 1993 was what per cent of the production of model C in 1994 ? (1) 100 (2) 50 (3) 200 (4) 150 (5) None of these

Q.3. The production of model A in 1995 was approximately what percentage of the total production of all the models together in that year?

(1) 40 (2) 35 (3) 25 (4) 30 (5) 20

2.Ratio: It is also an important topic from arithmetic section. Questions on this topic may be asked as under:

Q4. When (2/5)th of a filled up tank was emptied 1800 litres of liquid remained in the tank. How many litres of the liquid, was removed from the tank?

(1) 720 (2) 4500 (3) 1200 (4) 8100 (5) None of these

Q5. In a certain class the ratio of number of boys to that of the girls is 4 : 5. If five girls are shifted from this class to the other how many boys should be added or removed to make the ratio 1:1?

(1) Cannot be determined (2) 4 boys should be removed (3) 5 boys should be removed (4) 5 boys should be added (5) None of these

3.Time Speed & Distance : Question on TSD may be like this :

Q6. If a car takes 40 minutes to cover a distance of 34 kms, what is its speed per hour?

(1) 45 kms. (2) 50 kms. (3) 51 kms. (4) 61 kms. (5) None of these

Geometry : Geometry is another important topic. Questions will be easy on geometry, if you are well prepared with basic concepts.

Q7. The ratio between the length and the breadth of a rectangular field is 5:3. If the area of the field is 375 square metres, what is its perimeter ?

(1) 85 metres (2) 80 metres (3) 100 metres (4) 120 metres (5) None of these

Q8. The perimeter of a circle is 18 units more than the area of a right-angled triangle. If the base of the triangle is 6 cm more than the radius of the circle and the radius is 2 times the height of the triangle, what is the area of the circle?

(1) 88 sq. cm. (2) 616 sq. cm. (3) 308 sq. cm. (4) 176 sq. cm. (5) 693 sq. cm.

Number System:

Q9. If m = 1.5 and n = 2.5, what is the value of 4m2 + 4mn + n2 = ?

(1) 16.00 (2) 15.25 (3) 14.50 (4) 30.25 (5) None of these

Q10. The sum of a two-digit number and the number obtained by interchanging the position of the digits of that number is 66. What is the sum of the digits of that number ?

(1) 11 (2) 4 (3) 8 (4) 9 (5) None of these

Answer Solutions:

Q1.(2) Maximum percentage increase= [(95-68)/68]*100

Q2.(3) [(85+95)/85]*100 = 200(approx)

Q3.(4) (260/830)*100 = 30 (approx)

Q4.(3)Using percentages we can get the answer.

Q5. (1) We can solve it easily by using ratio and proportion. Let boys and girls are 4x and 5x. So, (4x+y)/(5x-5) = 1:1 . As this equation consists two variable so we cannot find the value of y.

Q6. (3) Converting the minutes into hours and then using Time, Speed and Distance formula.

Q7. (2)It is based on simple geometry. After equating the area , we will get the sides of the rectangular field.

Q8. (2) Its based on simple geometry.

Q9. (4) It becomes (2m+n)^2 . And now putting the values of m and n.

Q10. (5) Take a two digit number xy.

Tips to crack

MAHCET 2015 aspirants should focus in next 3-4 days on the topics and sub-topics as discussed above. Since questions in Quant need more practice and are sometimes based on a combination of different sub topics or concepts, it is advisable to attempt as many practice questions on varying concepts.

- Quant concepts for all the examinations are more or less same. It will be better to get the attempted questions analysed by experts and get the confusions cleared and errors rectified.

- Avoid beginning new and difficult to understand type of topics now. It will be better to strengthen your strong areas and revise the formulas in this short period.

- Please remember with no negative marking attached to MAHCET 2015 most of the candidates will attempt almost all the questions if the time permits. The best way is to go from moderate to difficult questions gradually. Guess work might be tried when you are unable to attempt more quant/DI questions.

Manage time

200 questions in 150 minutes mean less than 1 minute per question. So you have to be fast and accurate enough to maximise your attempts whether you are taking Mocks or going for other practice exercises. DTE Maharashtra has also taken a step forward to help you save your time as there will be 4 answer options in MAHCET 2015 instead of 5 as appeared in MAHCET 2014. This will help you save your time more as you will have to choose your answer option out of 4 options now.

To help MAH CET 2014 candidates, MBAUniverse.com has started unique initiative to provide LIVE MAH CET 2015 Preparation and Results update, news, Cut-offs, Expert guidance, DTE Admission Counseling and GD PI Updates for Admission 2015.

Register below to get LIVE MAH CET 2015 Updates

Stay tuned to MBAUniverse.com for more updates & tips on MAHCET 2015