Management Aptitude test is the National level Entrance Exam (AIMA) All India Management Association, which is held four times yearly for the admission of MBA/PGDM, exam announced in February, May, September, December. Aspirants who qualify for the exam are eligible for B-School admissions
MAT is conducted online mode(Computer Based Test) & Offline mode (Paper Based Test) candidates can choose any mode of Exam based on preferences.
MAT exam has received PBT (Phase-Based Test). It is extended from May 24 to June, & the test will be held on June 13 Depending on the COVID-19 Pandemic Situation in the country.
It requires a bit of hard & smart work. The MAT exam is a speed-based test where a candidate should solve 200 MCQ in 150 minutes. Every candidate should keep a track of speed, time & Accuracy in solving questions, Aspirants should score a minimum of 95 percentile.
Similar exams to MAT are CAT, XAT, CMAT. It includes a Business aptitude test for assessment of candidates, Language Comprehension, Mathematical skills, Data Analysis & Sufficiency, Intelligence & Critical Reasoning along with abilities to solve General knowledge & current affairs
MAT EXAM PATTERN HIGHLIGHT
MAT important topics and syllabus include five important subjects
|Sl.No.||Section||Number of section||Suggested time|
|2||Intelligence & Critical Reasoning||40||40|
|3||Data Analysis & Sufficiency||40||35|
|5||Indian & global environment / Current affair||40||15|
|MAT Session||Important topics|
|Language Comprehension||Grammar, vocabulary,Clauses,Idioms,Active & Passive Voice,Verbs sentences,errors & punctuation.|
|Intelligence & Critical Reasoning||Statements & Sentences conclusion,Judgement ,argument,Pie Chart.,Blood relations,analogies.|
|Data Analysis & Sufficiency||Statements,Table,Graphs,data sufficiency,Venn diagram charts|
|Mathematical Skills||p&l,Median,median,numbers system,time,duration,speed,Distances,percentages,different equation,trigonometry,arithmetic,algebra,geometry & progression|
|Indian & global environment / Current affair||Current affairs,Political & News events,World records,Books & authors,Corporate Affairs.|
Before starting MAT preparation, the candidate must gather all study material, devote equal time to each topic, and it is better to predetermine hours for subjects. MAT preparation should be done in a planned way and avoid missing out on important topics.Cover the topic and do practice all the question paper side by side & access Strength & weakness.
The duration for the exam is 150 minutes. In this time the candidate has to attempt and solve 200 MCQs. Therefore it is crucial for a candidate to have a proper plan & managing time plays an effective role, each question should be solved in less than a minute. Firstly, the plan should be to solve the easiest one, & then the tricky ones should be answered in the remaining time. Do not attempt the question which you are not sure of solving. The MAT exam has negative marking so avoid taking chances.
Practice mock test
After covering the MAT syllabus, the next step is for 6 months of preparation. Start practicing MAT mock test & sample papers irrespective of test mode you have opted for i.e., IBT, CBT, or PBT. Many mock tests are available online to improve the performance of the candidates and to track speed, accuracy & problem-solving methods with the practice of time management.
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