MH-CET (MBA) 2022: How to Prepare Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension ?

By Aditi Joshi|Updated : May 10th, 2022

MH-CET (MBA) is a Computer-Based State-Level Entrance Examination for MBA/MMS  Programme that provides 150 minutes to solve 200 questions in MCQ format (five options). There are however no negative marking for the incorrect answers. The colleges covered under MH-CET (MBA) are JBIMS, K J Somaiya, and many others in Maharashtra. The exam is conducted by Maharashtra State Common Entrance Test Cell. MH-CET MBA exam consists of 5 sections: Logical Reasoning, Abstract Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, Verbal Ability, and Reading Comprehension. Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension is an important part of the MH-CET MBA exam. Read the article below to know more about how to prepare for the Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension section of the MH-CET MBA exam.  

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MH-CET (MBA) Exam Pattern 2022

Conducting Body

Maharashtra State Common Entrance Test Cell

Mode of exam 

Computer Based

Duration of paper

150 minutes

Date of Exam

To is Notified

No. of Questions

200 MCQs

Marking Pattern

+1 for every correct answer

Negative Marking


MH-CET (MBA) Sections

Logical Reasoning, Abstract Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, Verbal Ability, and Reading Comprehension

Marks per Section

  • Logical Reasoning- 75
  • Abstract Reasoning-25
  • Quantitative Aptitude- 50
  • VARC- 50

Difficulty Level


Prepare Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension Section Of MH-CET (MBA) 2022

As stated earlier the VARC section usually consists of 50 questions each having 1 mark for every correct answer. 

The VARC section includes passages to test the reading ability of the candidates. It consists of questions on the following:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Antonyms & Synonyms
  • Error Correction
  • Sentence Improvement
  • Para Completion
  • Idioms and Phrases
  • Vocabulary
  • Fill In The Blanks
  • Para Jumbles

As they say “Don’t practice Until you get it Right. Practice Until You Can’t Get It Wrong”. To score well in this section, spend around one hour daily on brushing up on grammar concepts, reading at least 10 articles every day from newspaper/e-newspaper by keeping a strict eye on time this would help in improving the reading speed, enhancing the vocabulary, and keeping important points of the article in mind. Sometimes, it becomes important to read the questions of the RC followed by reading the RC. This would help in finding answers side by side hence, a time-saving trick. For enhancing vocabulary, make it a habit to keep your e-dictionary handy. And when you are reading a newspaper or article just read them on screen, this will make your eyes and body familiar with a display screen where you have got to write your exam finally. 

Tips for improving Vocabulary

  • Read Newspapers
  • Lookup for words you do not Know
  • Practice Synonyms and Antonyms
  • Maintain your Journal

Also, see - Boost Your Vocabulary Daily at 8:30 AM

One needs to practice as many mock tests as possible. These mock tests are way more productive than one can ever think. The difficulty level of the exam is accurately set, and challenges are given in such a way that they prepare the candidate for the actual battle. The test series by BYJU'S Exam Prep gives an accurate picture of how far you have reached and how much more you need to go so that you don’t panic on the day of the examination and you can just focus on giving your best for the test. Not only this, but the analysis part is equally good as it helps in providing new shortcuts and time-saving tricks. All you have to do is just strategize clearly and keep the confidence high during the entire phase.

Regarding difficulty and accuracy, the level of this exam ranges from easy to moderate so one should try to maximize attempts with reasonable accuracy of 75-85%. Specifically, for Verbal Ability, 40 questions attempt would be considered as a good number and you will be able to clear the minimum cut-off without much trouble. The maximum time one should spend on this section is 35 minutes. The only way to succeed in this section is to practice as much as one can.

All the Best!


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