MAT Exam Preparation 2022: Tips for Language Comprehension & Verbal Ability

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MAT exam is easy. Read this article to know how to prepare for MAT Language Comprehension and Verbal Ability section of MAT exam 2022.

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MAT Language Comprehension and Verbal Ability section aims to test language comprehension, vocabulary and verbal ability of the candidates. This section of MAT exam comprises 40 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) from Verbal Ability, Vocabulary, English Grammar and Reading Comprehension.

To prepare for Language Comprehension and Verbal Ability section of MAT 2022, one must focus on improving knowledge of English language. One of the best way to expand vocabulary is by developing reading habit. Read diverse kinds of English books and magazines to learn new words and idioms. The habit of reading is essential for cracking Reading Comprehension (RC) passages too. Reading books on daily basis is helpful in developing speed in reading long paragraphs without missing context or important facts. 

Additionally, one must also practice previous years’ MAT question papers and attempt mock tests to check English proficiency. The Language Comprehension section of MAT exam is inference based. The questions asked in MAT exam test the candidate’s conceptual clarity with respect to fundamentals of English comprehension. In this article, we will discuss MAT 2022 preparation strategy for Language Comprehension and Verbal Ability.

MAT Exam Preparation 2022: Language Comprehension & Verbal Ability Topics

Questions in the Language Comprehension and Verbal Ability section of MAT exam are based on the following topics:

  1. Word analogies
  2. Vocabulary with questions on antonyms and synonyms
  3. Rearranging sentences
  4. Reading comprehension
  5. Sentence completion

Best Books for MAT Exam: Language Comprehension and Verbal Ability

Check out some best books for Language Comprehension and Verbal Ability section of MAT 2022 for exam preparation:

MAT preparation books

Publishers/ Authors

How to prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for CAT

McGraw Hill

Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for the CAT

Pearson

High School English Grammar

Wren and Martin

Mastering for Verbal Ability for CAT

Arihant Publication

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Reading Comprehension

In the Reading Comprehension section of MAT exam, there are usually five passages comprising four questions each. MAT Reading Comprehension passages are short (300-500 words approximately) and they contain direct questions based on the given passages. All the passages are more or less easy to moderate in terms of difficulty. One needs to practice passages from various areas like history, sociology, and science & technology, etc for MAT. Focus on the following three key aspects to upgrade skills for Reading Comprehension section.

1. Content Knowledge - This is gained purely by reading informative books, articles and passages. Read on diverse topics. The more you read, the more you gain knowledge. Devote one hour to reading every day.
2. Strategic Knowledge - It is not simply about reading. You need to make inferences while reading. This is critical because the questions of Reading Comprehension topics are based on inferential data. 
3. Cognitive Knowledge - Develop the ability to grasp arguments, hidden meanings, word play, statements & conclusions, theme and structure of the passage to be able to answer Reading Comprehension questions correctly.

Critical Reasoning

In the Critical Reasoning section of MAT 2022, most of the questions will be related to the essence of the passage or the logical flow of the passage. To crack this section of MAT exam, break the passages into three parts – conclusion, facts and assumptions. Rephrase passages into simple words to understand the essence. This will help in weeding out confusing statements and irrelevant data.

Vocabulary

The questions on vocabulary usage are based on finding the synonyms, antonyms, meaning of idioms and phrases, one word substitution, similar sounding word and fill in the blanks. The level of difficulty of vocabulary-based questions is usually moderate.

Sentence Rearrangement & Completion

In order to attempt all the sentence rearrangement questions correctly, one should focus on the flow of the argument. It is important that MAT test takers understand the context and be aware of the meanings of the options provided in the test.

MAT Mock Tests

Practising MAT mock tests and sample questions from Language Comprehension and Verbal Ability section is critical to MAT preparation as it helps you assess your strengths and weaknesses thereby guiding you in modifying your preparation plan if required. Your hold on Vocabulary, Verbal Reasoning and Grammar will improve only by practicing sample questions. ,Mock test series and sample questions are a good source of improving performance in RC passages. Time-bound MAT mock tests, will provide you practice of reading 500-word passages in short time without missing out on important points.

MAT exam does not have sectional time-limit, but for a better time management, we recommend that students invest not more than 30 minutes on Language Comprehension and Verbal Ability section. In comparison to CAT, XAT and SNAP, MAT is easier to crack if you follow a strategy focused on scoring maximum marks. Practice of MAT mock test is highly recommended because then the MAT exam will be just another mock test for you.

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

Last but not the least, any exam mainly checks student's memory and ability to retain information. Thus, the greater the power to recall information, the better are the chances to score high in the exam. For this, we recommend playing brain teasers and memory booster games based on vocabulary and grammar in your leisure time to help you exercise your brain muscles. These games are easily available on the internet.

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

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Deeksha Dixit

Contributor-Level 10

7 hours 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

19 hours ago

List of books for NTSE MAT exam
MEGA Study Guide for NTSE 2021 SAT & MAT Class 10 Stage 1 & 2 - 12th Edition
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Arihant Experts, Study Guide NTSE MAT + SAT for Class 10th 2019-2020
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What is the syllabus for MAT?

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Deeksha Dixit

Contributor-Level 10

21 hours 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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What is the best all-in-one book for MBA (CAT/MAT/GMAT) preparation?

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Deeksha Dixit

Contributor-Level 10

22 hours ago

It is difficult to prepare for all MBA entrance exams with one book due to different exam patterns. Also, since there are multiple sections in each exam, one book might not be able to cover the complete syllabus of these entrance exams. However, there are certain section-wise books that can be re...It is difficult to prepare for all MBA entrance exams with one book due to different exam patterns. Also, since there are multiple sections in each exam, one book might not be able to cover the complete syllabus of these entrance exams. However, there are certain section-wise books that can be referred to for different MBA exams. These are:
1. Arun Sharma or R. S. Agrawal for quantitative aptitude
2. Nisiht Sinha or Pearson for data interpretation and logical reasoning
3. Arun Sharma or Odisha Publication for Verbal Ability
4. For logical reasoning books by Arun Sharma or Nishit K. Sinha
You can choose any of these books to prepare for the exam according to the syllabus.

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What are the important topics for MAT preparation?

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Deeksha Dixit

Contributor-Level 10

Yesterday

The Management Aptitude Test MAT is conducted for admission to more than 800 colleges. Based on the analysis of previous year's question papers, the following are some of the important topics for MAT preparation:1. Mathematical Skills Section: The important topics include number systems, averages...The Management Aptitude Test MAT is conducted for admission to more than 800 colleges. Based on the analysis of previous year's question papers, the following are some of the important topics for MAT preparation:
1. Mathematical Skills Section: The important topics include number systems, averages, percentages, Algebra ratios, time and work, speed, geometry, venn diagrams, time and distance, and profit and loss.
2. Data Analysis and Sufficiency: In this section, important topics are charts, line X-Y graphs, data comparison, and caselet-based data.
3. Intelligence and critical reasoning Section: Some important topics in this section include syllogisms, direction, blood relations, statement assumptions, conclusions, arrangement, coding and decoding, and arguments.
4. Language Comprehension: For this section, vocabulary and basic grammar are very important. The topic includes one-word substitution, antonyms and synonyms, and comprehension.

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What is the best book for preparing for the KMAT exam?

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Deeksha Dixit

Contributor-Level 10

Yesterday

For studying for the KMAT exam, there is no one best book. You must choose your study materials in accordance with the KMAT exam syllabus. Here are some section-by-section book suggestions from professionals to assist you in preparing for the KMAT entrance exam:1. You must regularly read the news...For studying for the KMAT exam, there is no one best book. You must choose your study materials in accordance with the KMAT exam syllabus. Here are some section-by-section book suggestions from professionals to assist you in preparing for the KMAT entrance exam:
1. You must regularly read the newspaper in order to do well on the KMAT's verbal ability and reading comprehension sections. Additionally, you can choose a verbal aptitude book from Norman Lewis' Word Power Made Easy, Arun Sharma and Meenakshi Upadhyay's Sharma and Upadhyay, or Wren and Martin's Wren and Martin.
2. You can choose from Nishit Sinha's, Arun Sharma's, or Abhijit Guha's quantitative aptitude for the section on quantitative ability.
3. You should study topics in any reputable book on logical reasoning in order to prepare for the section on logical reasoning. You can choose between Peeyush Bharadwaj, RS Aggarwal, and Arun Sharma.

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What's the difference between KMAT and MAT?

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Deeksha Dixit

Contributor-Level 10

Yesterday

Both the KMAT and MAT exams are conducted for admission to management courses. These exams differ in the following ways:1. The KMAT score is mostly accepted in Karnataka management colleges, whereas the MAT score is accepted in more than 800 management colleges. 2. The KMAT is conducted once a ye...Both the KMAT and MAT exams are conducted for admission to management courses. These exams differ in the following ways:
1. The KMAT score is mostly accepted in Karnataka management colleges, whereas the MAT score is accepted in more than 800 management colleges.
2. The KMAT is conducted once a year, whereas the MAT is conducted four times a year.
3. The KMAT is comparably tougher than the MAT. The MAT exam is more convenient to take as it is available in three modes.
4. In contrast to MAT scores, KMAT enables qualified students to request a fee waiver in their designated B school.
5. The KMAT registration fee is lower than MAT. The KMAT registration fee is Rs. 800, whereas the MAT fee is Rs. 1850.
6. The MAT has a 0.25 negative marking for wrong answers, whereas the KMAT has no negative marking.

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Can I use calculator in MAT exam? I am from Karnataka.

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Sujith Seenivasan

Beginner-Level 4

a week ago

No, usage of any electronic devices such as calculator, mobile phone, electronic gadgets is prohibited. Since it is a competitive exam, None of this things are allowed.

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Can I apply for MAT if I have completed CA?

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jasveer singh

Contributor-Level 9

a week ago

Yes, you can apply for MAT exam after completing CA/CS in any recognised university. Candidates above 40% of marks in UG are eligible to apply for MAT exam.

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Deeksha Dixit

Contributor-Level 10

2 weeks ago

Yes, you can apply for the MAT exam if you have completed your CA course. For admission to MBA and PGDM programs, the AIMA administers the Management Aptitude Test (MAT). Candidates who meet the requirements below may apply for this exam:1. The applicants have their completed graduation from a re...Yes, you can apply for the MAT exam if you have completed your CA course. For admission to MBA and PGDM programs, the AIMA administers the Management Aptitude Test (MAT). Candidates who meet the requirements below may apply for this exam:
1. The applicants have their completed graduation from a recognised university
2. They are in their final year of college and will graduate by the time they are admitted to management college.
3. The candidate possesses a professional degree, such as a CS, CA, or ICWA. Visit the following link to learn more about this test: https://www.shiksha.com/mba/mat-exam

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Can I get admission to IIM-A with my MAT score?

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jasveer singh

Contributor-Level 9

a week ago

Yes, more than 80% score in MAT exam gives a chance in category. Candidates who get 94% have more chances to get calls from IIM management. Hence, there will be some admissions taken based on number of seats and category based. I wish you will get seat in IIM.

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Deeksha Dixit

Contributor-Level 10

2 weeks ago

No, you cannot get admission to the IIM Ahmedabad with your MAT score. The Iims do not accept the MAT score for admission. To get admission to the PGP course at IIM A, you need to appear in the CAT or GMAT exam. If you have appeared in the MAT exam, you can apply to other colleges such as Amity U...No, you cannot get admission to the IIM Ahmedabad with your MAT score. The Iims do not accept the MAT score for admission. To get admission to the PGP course at IIM A, you need to appear in the CAT or GMAT exam. If you have appeared in the MAT exam, you can apply to other colleges such as Amity University, Tezpur University, and IIFM, Bhopal.
1. You can find information about colleges accepting the MAT exam at this link: https://www.shiksha.com/mba/colleges/mba-colleges-accepting-mat-india?sby=popularity
2. You can check detailed admission procedure of IIM at this Shiksha Page:https://www.shiksha.com/college/iim-Ahmedabad-indian-institute-of-management-vastrapur-307/admission.

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What is the MAT exam pattern?

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jasveer singh

Contributor-Level 9

a week ago

The MAT exam is conducted for admission to management courses such as MBA and PGDM at the top management colleges in India. The exam is conducted in three modes: CBT, PBT, and IBT, and the exam pattern is the same for each mode. The MAT exam follows the following pattern:1. The exam duration is 1...The MAT exam is conducted for admission to management courses such as MBA and PGDM at the top management colleges in India. The exam is conducted in three modes: CBT, PBT, and IBT, and the exam pattern is the same for each mode. The MAT exam follows the following pattern:
1. The exam duration is 150 minutes.
2. The MAT exam is divided into five sections with a total of 200 questions.
3. Each section has 40 questions, and each question carries one mark.
4. The sections are as follows: (a) Language Comprehension (b) Mathematical Skills (c) Indian & Global Environment (d) Data Analysis & Sufficiency (e) Intelligence & Critical Reasoning
5. There is a negative marking of 0.25 for each wrong response.

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Deeksha Dixit

Contributor-Level 10

2 weeks ago

The MAT exam is conducted for admission to management courses such as MBA and PGDM at the top management colleges in India. The exam is conducted in three modes: CBT, PBT, and IBT, and the exam pattern is the same for each mode. The MAT exam follows the following pattern:1. The exam duration is 1...The MAT exam is conducted for admission to management courses such as MBA and PGDM at the top management colleges in India. The exam is conducted in three modes: CBT, PBT, and IBT, and the exam pattern is the same for each mode. The MAT exam follows the following pattern:
1. The exam duration is 150 minutes.
2. The MAT exam is divided into five sections with a total of 200 questions.
3. Each section has 40 questions, and each question carries one mark.
4. The sections are as follows: (a) Language Comprehension (b) Mathematical Skills (c) Indian & Global Environment (d) Data Analysis & Sufficiency (e) Intelligence & Critical Reasoning
5. There is a negative marking of 0.25 for each wrong response. You can find the pattern and syllabus in detail on this Shiksha link: https://www.shiksha.com/mba/mat-exam-pattern.

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