MAT Exam Preparation Tips 2023

Management Aptitude Test 2023 ( MAT )

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MAT is one of the popular MBA entrance exams of India. It is easy and student friendly. MBA aspirants can get here key MAT 2023 preparation tips to score well.

MAT preparation tips

The All India Management Association (AIMA) conducts the Management Aptitude Test or MAT for MBA/PGDM admissions. The MAT exam is conducted multiple times in a year, in four phases. Like popular MBA entrance exams CAT, XAT, CMAT and more, MAT exam is also a business aptitude test for assessment of candidates’ language comprehension, mathematical skills, data analysis and sufficiency, intelligence and critical reasoning abilities along with general knowledge and current affairs. Read here some useful tips for MAT preparation 2023.

Through MAT scores, admissions to MBA/PGDM courses are offered at more than 700-B schools in India. Candidates appearing for the upcoming sessions of MAT exam should know the exam pattern, syllabus and other relevant details about the question paper.

MAT Exam Pattern 2023

Given below is the MAT 2023 exam pattern, which highlights the sectional break-up of the MAT question paper. Although there is no sectional time-limit in MAT exam, candidates must divide their time as suggested in the table.

Sections

Number of Questions

Suggested Time

Language Comprehension

40

30 minutes

Mathematical Skills

40

40 minutes

Data Analysis and Sufficiency

40

35 minutes

Intelligence and Critical Reasoning

40

30 minutes

Indian and Global Environment

40

15 minutes

Total

200

150 minutes

MAT Syllabus 2023

Before starting with MAT preparation, aspirants must arrange MAT books and study material and make a study-schedule. Devote equal time to each of the topics inlcuded in MAT syllabus, it is better to pre-determine hours for each subject. Go through the MAT 2023 Syllabus, and make a MAT preparation plan topic wise to avoid missing out on any important topic.

MAT Sections

MAT Syllabus

Language Comprehension

Reading Comprehension, Parajumbles, Fill in the blanks, One Word Substitution, Sentence Correction, Verbal Ability, Antonym & Synonyms, Idioms & Phrases, etc.

Data Analysis & Sufficiency

Tables, Charts, Pie Charts, Bar Diagrams, Caselet-based Data, Venn Diagram, Graphs, Data Comparison, Data Sufficiency, etc.

Mathematical Skills

Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Mensuration, Number System, Percentage, LCM & HCF, Inequalities, Set Theory, etc.

Intelligence & Critical Reasoning

Blood Relation, Family Tree, Coding & Decoding, Numeric Grid, Syllogism, Clocks, Calendars, Visual Reasoning, etc

Also read: Preparation tips to crack MAT in 6 months

MAT Preparation Strategy 2023

Cover the topics and keep practicing MAT question papers side by side to assess your strengths and weaknesses. Check out the other MAT preparation tips below.

MAT 2023 Preparation: Time Management

The duration of MAT exam is 150 minutes in which the candidates have to attempt 200 questions. Therefore, it is crucial for a candidate to have a proper plan for each section. Here, time management plays an extremely important role. To attempt all questions within the duration, you need to solve each question in less than a minute. The trick is to solve easy questions that require less time first and then move to tough ones. Solve all the easy questions of all the sections first. You can attempt tough questions in the remaining time. Do not waste time on tricky questions. Do not attempt a question you are not sure of solving accurately. MAT exam has negative marking so don’t take chances.

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MAT 2023 Preparation: Complete the Syllabus

All the sections of MAT need practice, but before practice, you need to be clear about the concepts and their application. Be it Mathematical Skills, Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning or English Language Comprehension, you should not start practicing sample questions before completing the syllabus. Make a time table for completing the MAT syllabus. It should include topic wise chapters per day. After completing a chapter, attempt a few questions to see if you've understood the application or not. This way, you'll be able to study and practice simultaneously. 

In the exam, make sure that you read the questions thoroughly before attempting them. Don't do speed reading.

Also read: Best Books for MAT Preparation

MAT 2023 Preparation: Practice MAT Mock Test Papers and Online Series

Merely, having theoretical knowledge of topics and concepts will not help you score well in MAT 2023 exam. For scoring well, you will be required to solve 200 questions with speed and accuracy. To develop that, you need to practice as many sample papers possible for MAT exam. Keeping this in mind, solve as many MAT mock tests and sample papers as you can. This will give you an idea about the expected topics, the difficulty level of questions, types of questions, time taken per questions and tricks and shortcuts to apply. Practicing MAT sample papers or mock tests will also help you in experiencing the actual exam pressure and environment. In order to know your level of MAT preparation, start taking online mock tests and carefully analyse your perfomance in each one of them to know your strengths and weaknesses.

MAT Mock Test will help you to get an idea about the type of questions asked, the exam pattern and marking scheme. After taking the test, you can immediately check your score. You can also download the Question Paper along with answers and their explanations for Free. Click below to start the free online test now.

Free MAT Mock Test

MAT 2023 Preparation: Stay Updated for Key Events

The Indian and Global Environment section comprises questions on general awareness. Hence, you should stay updated about the latest happenings going around the world. Watch news channels, read newspapers, magazines and browse through the internet to know about the happenings.

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My MAT score of MAT is 530. Am I eligible for Tezpur University to get admission for MBA?

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MADHAVI .

Contributor-Level 6

3 weeks ago

Tezpur University excepts students based on their own test. Try to score more than 50% in their exam to have a good chance in getting admission in the college.

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When can February MAT students apply to Christ?

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Sai Kiran

Contributor-Level 7

4 weeks ago

A composite score of 600 or above in the Management Aptitude Test MAT makes you eligible to apply and attend the Christ University MBA Admission selection process. Christ University generally has several rounds for admission such as:-Group discussion/ Micro presentation-Written Assessment (WA)-pe...A composite score of 600 or above in the Management Aptitude Test MAT makes you eligible to apply and attend the Christ University MBA Admission selection process. Christ University generally has several rounds for admission such as:
-Group discussion/ Micro presentation
-Written Assessment (WA)
-personal interview and verbal assessment
You can checkout the admission notifications and updates at the official website of Christ University.

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MY MAT score is 579.50 and 63 percentile. Am I eligible for Amrita university for MBA?

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Dinesh upadhyay

Guide-Level 15

a month ago

Yes, you are. Also, you can explore about other good colleges.

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Which is the best college in Kolkata for doing MBA/PGDM? I have MAT score.

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Prince kumar

Beginner-Level 2

a month ago

IISWBM Kolkata offers admission at the postgraduate level. Some of the course offered by the institute are MBA. In various specializations, PGD, MSW , Diploma, p. GD M. , and M.Phil. This is one of the oldest college in the country. Faculty consists of great researchers. Most of them have written...IISWBM Kolkata offers admission at the postgraduate level. Some of the course offered by the institute are MBA. In various specializations, PGD, MSW , Diploma, p. GD M. , and M.Phil. This is one of the oldest college in the country. Faculty consists of great researchers. Most of them have written number of books.

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I scored 99 percentile in MAT 2022. Which college will be better for MBA, NIT Allahabad or IIIT Allahabad?

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Deeksha Dixit

Contributor-Level 10

a month ago

Both the colleges are good for MBA courses. Here is a small comparison to help you decide:1. Ranking: The Times 2022 survey has ranked MN NIT Allahabad at 60 for management courses. On the other hand, the NIRF has ranked it under 90 for engineering courses. 2. Fees: The MBA course fee at MN NIT A...Both the colleges are good for MBA courses. Here is a small comparison to help you decide:
1. Ranking: The Times 2022 survey has ranked MN NIT Allahabad at 60 for management courses. On the other hand, the NIRF has ranked it under 90 for engineering courses.
2. Fees: The MBA course fee at MN NIT Allahabad is INR 1.29 Lacs, excluding the hostel fee. The IIIT-A MBA fee is comparably higher at 3.16 Lacs, and the hostel fee is 5 Lacs.
3. Placement: The placement packages at IIIT-A are good. MN NIT's average annual salary package for MBA graduates is 5.75 Lacs, while IIIT-A's is 10 Lacs.
4. Infrastructure: The infrastructure of IIIT-A is better than that of MN-NIT, according to alumni reviews. You can compare both colleges based on this link: https://www.shiksha.com/compare-mnnit-allahabad-vs-iiit-allahabad-id-60931-90770.

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I have 638 score in MAT. Can you suggest some good colleges within budget and with great placements for MBA?

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John Matthews

Beginner-Level 5

a month ago

Based on your score you can expect the colleges like National Institute of Technology, Warangal, Institute of Finance and International Management, Bangalore, Institute of Public Enterprise, Hyderabad etc.

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I don't have scorecard of any mba exams, I'll be apprearing for mat in 2023 and cmat also, so how and when do I fill form of Christ banglore

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pradeep kumar

Scholar-Level 18

a month ago

You can apply/ fill MBA forms for admission in Christ Deemed to be University in the next year in the month of November 2023 on the basis of your MAT and CMAT scores.

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Which is the best book for NTSE Mental Aptitude Test (MAT)?

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Deeksha Dixit

Contributor-Level 10

2 months ago

For students in the 10th grade, NCERT administers the "NTSE, " also known as the National Talent Search Examination. The NTSE has two papers: the Mental Aptitude Test (MAT) and the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). The best textbooks for studying for the Mental Aptitude Test are t...For students in the 10th grade, NCERT administers the "NTSE, " also known as the National Talent Search Examination. The NTSE has two papers: the Mental Aptitude Test (MAT) and the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). The best textbooks for studying for the Mental Aptitude Test are typically NCERT texts. You may, however, prefer some other MAT study guides due to the dearth of practice questions with thorough explanations. Among the books that are frequently recommended are:
1. By RS Aggarwal, Modern Approach to Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning
2. Mental Ability for NTSE by Odisha Experts
3. Aihant's NTSE Study Guide

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Tejas Patil

Contributor-Level 6

2 months ago

List of books for NTSE MAT exam
MEGA Study Guide for NTSE 2021 SAT & MAT Class 10 Stage 1 & 2 - 12th Edition
Odisha Experts
Study Guide NTSE MAT + SAT for Class 10 2021-22
Arihant Experts, Study Guide NTSE MAT + SAT for Class 10th 2019-2020
Arihant Experts.

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What is the best book to study for the MAT for an MBA?

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Deeksha Dixit

Contributor-Level 10

2 months ago

You must choose your study materials in accordance with the MAT exam syllabus. Here are some section-by-section book suggestions from professionals to aid in your MAT entrance exam preparation:1. The majority of students favor Arun Sharma's book for this section on data analysis and sufficiency. ...You must choose your study materials in accordance with the MAT exam syllabus. Here are some section-by-section book suggestions from professionals to aid in your MAT entrance exam preparation:
1. The majority of students favor Arun Sharma's book for this section on data analysis and sufficiency. It can be substituted with a number of other books, including Nishit K. Sinha's DI book, Odisha Experts, and Ananta Ashisha's books.
2. You can choose a verbal ability book from Odisha Publications, Gautam Puri, or Bharat Patodi to prepare for language comprehension. You must regularly read the newspaper in order to pass this section of the MAT.
3. The Quantitative Aptitude book by RS Aggarwal, Arun Sharma, or Dinesh Khattar is an option for the section on mathematical skills.
4. To prepare the Intelligence and Critical Reasoning Section, you should read up on reasoning topics like family trees in any reputable book on logical reasoning. You can choose between RS Aggarwal, Gajendra Kumar, or Arun Sharma.

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Archita garg

Contributor-Level 7

2 months ago

Check below the popular books for MAT preparation:
MAT Entrance Exam Guide by RPH Editorial.
MAT 20 Years Topic-wise Solved Papers by Odisha Experts. Mission MBA: MAT Mock Tests & Solved Papers by BS Sijwali and Tarun Goal.

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What is the syllabus for MAT?

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Deeksha Dixit

Contributor-Level 10

2 months ago

There are five sections to the MAT syllabus. The section-wise syllabus of the MAT exam is as follows:1. Intelligence and critical reasoning: This section checks the analytical and cognitive skills and includes topics like "visual reasoning, " "blood relations, &quot...There are five sections to the MAT syllabus. The section-wise syllabus of the MAT exam is as follows:
1. Intelligence and critical reasoning: This section checks the analytical and cognitive skills and includes topics like "visual reasoning, " "blood relations, " "column graphs, " "numerical grids, " "calendars, " "pie charts, " "arguments, " and so on.
2. Language Comprehension: The syllabus consist of basic grammar topics, Antonyms & Synonyms, Parts of Speech, Para Jumbles, Idioms, Phrases etc.
3. Data Analysis and Sufficiency: The topics in this section are bar diagrams, pie charts, graphs, data analysis and comparison, charts, and venn diagrams.
4. Indian and Global Environments: In this section, topics like company punchlines, social issues, finance, international organizations, Current Affairs books, and authors are discussed.
5. Mathematical Skills: The syllabus of this section includes elementary mathematics, the Number System complex numbers, sequences, series, Triangles set theory, and geometry.

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