MAT Preparation 2022: Easy Tips, Prep Strategy & Guide

Management Aptitude Test 2022 ( MAT )

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MAT preparation requires a bit of hard work and a bit of smart work as it is a speed-based test wherein candidates have to solve 200 MCQs in 150 minutes. The exam is of easy to moderate difficulty level so, all that you need to take care of during MAT preparation is speed and accuracy in solving the questions. Although MAT is a popular choice among students to get through a Tier-2 and private MBA institutes accepting MAT, candidates need a minimum score of 95 percentile. So, prepare well to score well. 

MAT Preparation 2022: Tips and Strategy

The MAT exam is held multiple times in a year. Shiksha has compiled key MAT preparation tips and strategies which will be helpful for aspirants. Get all the information related to MAT exam pattern, syllabus, test structure, question paper, month-wise exam preparation plan, section-wise exam preparation plan and exam day tips here. 

MAT Preparation: Know the Exam Pattern

The first step of MAT preparation is knowing the exam pattern. The exam modes of MAT 2022 are Computer Based Test (CBT), Paper Based Test (PBT) and Internet Based Test (IBT). Candidates can choose the mode of exam at the time of MAT application process. The test structure of MAT is similar to other MBA entrance exams, i.e. a certain number of MCQs to be solved in a limited time-period. Check MAT exam pattern in the infographic below:

MAT exam pattern highlight

MAT exam pattern highlight

MAT Preparation: Know the Syllabus

Before starting MAT exam preparation, candidates should thoroughly check the MAT syllabus to know the important topics of each section. MAT syllabus includes five subjects:

  1. Language Comprehension
  2. Intelligence and Critical Reasoning
  3. Data Analysis and Sufficiency
  4. Mathematical Skills
  5. Indian and Global Environment

Also Read: Get detailed MAT syllabus here

Section-Wise MAT Preparation 2022

To crack MAT 2022 exam, aspirants should aim to score high in each section as marks of all the sections except Indian and Global Environment are considered for overall percentile calculation. Check below the key insights of section-wise MAT preparation.

MAT Preparation: How to prepare for Language Comprehension

The Language Comprehension section of MAT exam consists of all the topics of verbal ability and English grammar. The section also consists of reading comprehension passages which are usually easy in nature. 

MAT Language Comprehension Details
Total number of questions 40 MCQs
Suggested time 25-30 minutes

Tips to Prepare for Language Comprehension Section of MAT 2022

Reading Skills: Focus on improving reading speed and comprehension as although passage-based questions are easy, reading takes time. Read books, newspapers and magazines to improve reading speed and practice a number of sample papers to improve the speed in solving Reading Comprehension based questions.

English Grammar: Most of the English grammar question are asked from vocabulary, clauses, idioms, verbs, active and passive voice, punctuation and sentence construction. Improve your hold on the fundamentals of English grammar and you will sail through in this section of MAT exam.

Verbal Ability: You can ace Verbal Ability questions by practising sample questions. Since there is no formula or concepts to be understood in Verbal Ability, practising sample question is the best way to tackle this section.

Also Read: MAT Preparation for Language Comprehension & Verbal Ability

MAT Preparation: How to Prepare for Mathematical Skills

This section of MAT question paper is based on the Quantitative Ability topics. Topics included in this section are advanced level Mathematics topics that one has studied in Class 9 and 10. Conceptual clarity is the key to cracking this section of MAT 2022.

MAT Mathematical Skills Details
Total number of questions 40 MCQs
Suggested time 40 minutes

Tips to prepare for Mathematical Skills Section of MAT 2022

Fundamentals and Theorems: As mentioned above, cracking Numerical Ability section of MAT exam is all about having a good command on concepts and theorems. Even those who did not study Mathematics at a higher level can score well in this section if they devote enough time on concepts. Therefore, start with the basics. Prepare notes on formulae and fundamentals, understand them well and practice related questions.

Calculation: Candidates should practice Mental Math to increase calculation speed during the exam. Topics such as Profit & Loss, Mean, Median, Number System, Mensuration, Time, Distance & Speed and Percentages are easy to solve, so acquire speed in calculation to save time in the exam.

Weak areas: If candidates find topics like Vectors, Differential Equation, Trigonometry, Algebra, etc. difficult, then they should start studying these topics at least three months before the exam. If one is unable to prepare these topics well, they must skip questions based on these in the MAT exam. However, we recommend early engagement with these topics for greater chance of scoring well.

Also Read: MAT Preparation for Mathematical Skills

MAT Preparation: How to Prepare for Data Analysis and Sufficiency

This section of MAT contains mostly analytical questions related to interpretation of data, calculations and statements. Test takers are require to read, understand and conclude the closest outcome from the given data. The data is represented in the form of tables, charts and graphs and may turn out to be tricky to solve even though candidates have prepared well for it.

MAT Data Analysis & Sufficiency Details
Total number of questions 40 MCQs
Suggested time 35 minutes

Tips to Prepare for Data Analysis and Sufficiency Section of MAT Exam:

Practice: Preparation of this section of MAT is all about knowing basic multiplications/divisions and practice of various types of questions. 

Understanding Charts, Graphs and Tables: Candidates need to have a basic understanding of data representation for handling this section. A question having a large amount of data for demographic or economics represented in tables, pie charts, graphs can be confusing. The key is to break down the question into parts and then analyse the data.

Data Analysis: Data Analysis and Sufficiency section must not be confused with passage-based questions of Language Comprehension i.e. do not start attempting questions right away. First, analyse the data, then interpret it and then choose the right answer. If it takes a longer time than usual then mark such questions for review and attempt in the end.

Also Read: MAT Preparation for Data Analysis & Sufficiency

MAT Preparation: How to Prepare for Intelligence and Critical Reasoning

The questions of this section mainly demand application of logical reasoning skills. Important topics in this section include Blood Relations, Statement & Conclusion, Matching Statements, Analogies, Series and Assertion & Reason. This is a reasoning based section and questions may seem easy but can be tricky.

MAT Intelligence & Critical Reasoning Details
Total number of questions 40 MCQs
Suggested time 30 minutes

Tips to Prepare for Intelligence and Critical Reasoning Section:

Fact, logic and opinion: Candidates should carefully view the questions based on three parameters – the fact – the obvious truth, logic – verification of statement with reasons and opinion/ intellect – your view. Also, implement methods to solve questions quickly, for example – Identifying Blood Relations should be according to:

  • Relatives of mother – maternal family
  • Relatives of father – paternal family

Now, each relation mentioned in the question should be categorised as above to get the right answer.

Critical thinking: The candidates should not assume any answer. The only way to arrive at a correct answer is to analyse the question, contradictory statements and conclusion. Also, candidates need keep speed and accuracy in mind while solving questions from this section. They should not spend more than a minute on any questions. To gain speed and accuracy, practice a variety of Intelligence and Critical Reasoning sample questions.

Also Read: MAT Preparation for Intelligence and Critical Reasoning

MAT Preparation: Indian and Global Environment

The Indian and Global Environment section of MAT exam is the least time taking section as it does not require any critical thinking or calculations. The Indian and Global Environment section is all about testing general awareness of candidates with straightforward questions on topics below:

  • Current Affairs and Events at national as well as international events
  • Awards, film festivals and celebrities
  • Political events and affairs
  • Science, technology and research
MAT Indian & Global Environment Details
Total number of questions 40 MCQs
Suggested time 15 minutes

To prepare well for Indian and Global Environment of MAT exam, religiously follow current affairs and news. Check out some interesting tips to prepare for this section:

  • Read books, magazines, newspaper, blogs and websites and make notes alongside
  • Watch news, debates, political and business chat shows on Television and YouTube
  • Memorise static GK topics from Manorama Year Book and Competition Success Review

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Best Books for MAT Preparation 2022

Candidates preparing for MAT exam 2022 should refer the following books:

MAT Sections

MAT Books

Verbal Ability

  • Verbal Ability & Comprehension for CAT/XAT/GMAT/IIFT/CMAT/MAT/Bank PO/SSC by Bharat Patodi and Aditya Chowdhary
  • Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension by Gautam Puri

Data Analysis and Sufficiency

  • Data Analysis & Sufficiency by Arun Sharma
  • Accredited Guide to Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency by Ananta Ashisha

Intelligence and Critical Reasoning

  • Analytical & Logical Reasoning For CAT & Other Management Entrance Tests by Peeyush Bhardwaj
  • Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation for the CAT by Nishit Sinha

Mathematical Skills

  • Speed Mathematics: Do it Quick, Do it Right by Rajesh Kumar Thakur C
  • Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Exams by R S Aggarwal

Indian and Global Environment

  • The Mega Yearbook: Current Affairs & General Knowledge For Competitive Exams by Disha Experts

Also Read: Best Books for MAT Preparation 2022

Six-Month Strategy for MAT Preparation 2022

According to experts, six months is sufficient to score high in the MAT exam even if candidates have to study topics from the scratch. To prepare for MAT in six months, follow the tips mentioned below: 

  • Chalk out a clearly defined MAT strategy and prepare a timeline to cover MAT syllabus
  • Understand the MAT paper pattern, test structure and marking scheme 
  • Practice MAT mock tests and previous year papers
  • Allot time for topic-wise revision in the last 30 days 

Also Read: How to prepare for MAT in six months

Three-Month Strategy for MAT Preparation 2022

In case you decide to appear for MAT exam a bit late, you can still score well, if you can prepare with dedication. Below are the tips to prepare for MAT exam in three months for the upcoming session. Check below tips for three-month MAT preparation: 

  • Cover MAT syllabus in one and half months 
  • Focus on your strengths and weaknesses from each section
  • Practice MAT mock tests for about a month after completing the MAT syllabus
  • Devote the last fifteen days to topic-wise revision

Also Read: How to prepare for MAT in three months

One-Month Strategy for MAT Preparation

One month is a very less time to prepare for MAT. However, one can still prepare for it if they plan well. For one-month MAT preparation keep the following points in mind:

  • Focus on the topics frm which question are asked most of the time. Go through previous years' MAT question papers for that and make a list of important topics.
  • Work on the basic theories of the important topics.
  • Practice MAT mock tests to know the application of important concepts and theorems.
  • Make short notes of important points and revise them everyday.
  • Practice a variety of sample questions from important topics.

Also Read: How to prepare for MAT in one month

Last Week Preparation Strategy for MAT 2022

In the last week before the MAT exam, candidates must focus on revision. Given below are key points for the last week preparation tips for MAT exam:

  • Revise key topics, formulae and theorems of all the sections
  • Practice one MAT mock test and analyse your speed and accuracy
  • Do not start a new topic in any section
  • Revise short-cut tricks and short notes prepared earlier
  • Make an exam day strategy based on your strong and weak areas

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MAT Preparation Tips by Toppers

Given below are MAT topper interviews and their preparation strategy that aspirants can learn to ace the exam:

MAT Topper Name

MAT Topper Tips

Ayush Saxena

The only advice I will give is to focus on the goal and the exam day is the crucial thing.

Read full interview of Ayush

Shubham Kanwar Rajawat

I started preparing around two months before the exam. My strategy was to practice more and more for concept clarification and maximizing attempts with accuracy.

Read full interview of Shubham

Abhishek Jha

MAT aspirants should focus on quality practice rather than quantity practice. It is more about how much they learn per study session. 

Read full interview of Abhishek

V Varun

I believe sincerity is the most important trait for cracking any exam. I would advise aspirants to stay focused through their prep period and to never give up on their goal.

Read full interview of Varun

Shubham Khule

Practice as many mock tests as possible. Try to avoid mistakes in subsequent mocks. Constant practice and perseverance are the keys to succeeding at these tests. 

Read full interview of Shubham Khule

Jay Sonar

Practice on harder exams, then MAT will not be difficult. Of course, take mocks (NMAT, SNAP, MAH-CET) as practice is the most important part of preparation of speed-based exam or any exam really.

Read full interview of Jay

Vidhan Agrawal

Finding solution to a question is just the first step, one should not settle for anything less than the quickest possible way to solve that problem.

Read full interview of Vidhan Agrawal

Sumit Bhattacharyya

The mock tests makes you exam ready. It most importantly makes you habituated with the time constraint. Gives you clarity on the types of question you will probably face and the difficulty level you need to adjust to.

Read full interview of Sumit Bhattacharyya

MAT Mock Test

Along with practicing MAT previous year question papers, candidates should also attempt a considerable number of MAT mock tests. Practicing online mock tests will help the candidate in getting familiar with the actual exam, understand the exam pattern and increase speed and accuracy in solving questions. Shiksha has created a free MAT mock test which you can practice. 

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

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FAQs on MAT Preparation

Q: How can I prepare for MAT exam without joining a coaching institute?

A: The best way to prepare for MAT is to study from MAT preparation books and solve sample questions. Give yourself preparation time of six months during which study each and every topic of MAT syllabus and practice hundreds of sample questions.

Q: Is there negative marking in MAT exam?

A: Yes. There is negative marking in MAT exam. For every wrong answer 0.25 marks is deducted. However, there is no deduction of marks for unattempted MCQ. The candidates must choose their option carefully.

Q: What are the benefits of MAT Mock Test?

A: Practicing MAT Mock Tests prepares the candidate for the actual exam by helping them in learning time management skills, tricks and short-cuts of solving the questions faster with higher accuracy. It also helps in assessment of strengths and weaknesses.

Q: How many sections are there in MAT question paper?

A: MAT question paper has five sections – Language Comprehension, Intelligence and Critical Reasoning, Data Analysis & Sufficiency, Mathematical Skills and Indian & Global Environment. Candidates can solve the paper in order of their preference. 

Q: Is MAT IBT exam pattern different from MAT PBT and CBT?

A: No, the MAT IBT exam is different from MAT PBT and CBT in test mode only. The pattern of all three modes of the exam in same i.e. 200 questions in MCQ format to be answered in 150 minutes (2.5 hours). The question paper is divided into five sections - Language Comprehension, Intelligence and Critical Reasoning, Data Analysis & Sufficiency, Mathematical Skills and Indian & Global Environment.

Q: How can I take MAT IBT exam?

A: To appear in MAT IBT exam, the candidates are required to register on the AIMA MAT website and fill the MAT IBT application form. On the day of the exam, they can appear for it from home by using a desktop/laptop with webcam.

Q: Which section of MAT exam contain maximum question?

A: All the five sections of MAT – Language Comprehension, Intelligence & Critical Reasoning, Data Analysis & Sufficiency, Mathematical Skills and Indian & Global Environment have same number of questions (40 each).

Q: How can I crack MAT exam with three months of preparation?

A: The best way to crack MAT exam in three months is by having a study plan which includes, strengthening basics with the help of recommended MAT books, practicing 15-20 mock tests and MAT sample papers.

Q: Which are the best MAT books?

A: Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension by Gautam Puri, How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for MAT by Arun Sharma, Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation for the CAT by Nishit Sinha are few books to refer for MAT exam. 

Q: Is MAT exam difficult?

A: No. as compared with other MBA entrance exams such as CAT, XAT or CMAT, the MAT exam is easy. A major plus point of MAT is that one can appear for again in the same academic year, if they are not satisfied with their score.

Q: How can I increase speed and accuracy in solving questions?

A: The best way students can improve speed and accuracy in solving questions is by practicing enough number of MAT sample papers and mock tests. This more you practice the faster you get.

Q: Can I reappear for MAT to improve my score?

A: Yes, candidates can reappear for MAT to improve their any number of time. However, for every new attempt, they will have to fill a fresh applicatio form. 

Q: Is MAT easier than CAT?

a: Yes, MAT is comparatively very easy as compared to CAT. Despite having more number of questions and longer duration than CAT, MAT is easier and candidates can score high by preparing for three to six months only. 

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Can I apply for MAT if I have completed CA?

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2 days 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

5 days 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 10

2 days 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

5 days 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 10

2 days 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

5 days 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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How many times can a person take the MAT exam in a year?

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jasveer singh

Contributor-Level 10

2 days ago

A person can take the MAT exam four times in a year. The MAT exam is conducted in three modes during the February, May, September, and December cycles. The modes are as follows:1. A paper-based test (PBT): In this case, candidates need to report to a test center. This mode is OMR-based. 2. Comput...A person can take the MAT exam four times in a year. The MAT exam is conducted in three modes during the February, May, September, and December cycles. The modes are as follows:
1. A paper-based test (PBT): In this case, candidates need to report to a test center. This mode is OMR-based.
2. Computer-Based Test (CBT): This mode also requires you to be present at the allotted test center, but the test is on a computer system.
3. Internet-Based Test (IBT): In this test, you have the option of taking it on a computer system at home or at any other preferred location. You can appear in this MAT exam to get admission to MBA/PGDM, and PGP programs offered by more than 700 B-schools in India.

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Deeksha Dixit

Contributor-Level 10

5 days ago

A person can take the MAT exam four times in a year. The MAT exam is conducted in three modes during the February, May, September, and December cycles. The modes are as follows:1. A paper-based test (PBT): In this case, candidates need to report to a test center. This mode is OMR-based. 2. Comput...A person can take the MAT exam four times in a year. The MAT exam is conducted in three modes during the February, May, September, and December cycles. The modes are as follows:
1. A paper-based test (PBT): In this case, candidates need to report to a test center. This mode is OMR-based.
2. Computer-Based Test (CBT): This mode also requires you to be present at the allotted test center, but the test is on a computer system.
3. Internet-Based Test (IBT): In this test, you have the option of taking it on a computer system at home or at any other preferred location. You can appear in this MAT exam to get admission to MBA/PGDM and PGP programs offered by more than 700 B-schools in India.

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How many MAT exam modes are there?

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jasveer singh

Contributor-Level 10

2 days ago

There are three modes in which the Management Aptitude Test MAT is conducted by AIMA. The MAT is conducted four times a year in three modes:1. Paper-based test (PBT) mode: This is an OMR-based test for which you have to report to the allotted test center. 2. Computer-Based Test (CBT) Mode: This i...There are three modes in which the Management Aptitude Test MAT is conducted by AIMA. The MAT is conducted four times a year in three modes:
1. Paper-based test (PBT) mode: This is an OMR-based test for which you have to report to the allotted test center.
2. Computer-Based Test (CBT) Mode: This is a computer-based test, but it also requires you to be present at the allotted test center.
3. Internet-Based Test (IBT): This is the most flexible one, and you have the option of taking the test on a computer system at home or at any other preferred place. The exam pattern and application fee are similar for all three modes. You need to pay the application fee of Rs. 1,850 to appear in any mode of the MAT exam

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Deeksha Dixit

Contributor-Level 10

5 days ago

There are three modes in which the Management Aptitude Test MAT is conducted by AIMA. The MAT is conducted four times a year in three modes:1. Paper-based test (PBT) mode: This is an OMR-based test for which you have to report to the allotted test center. 2. Computer-Based Test (CBT) Mode: This i...There are three modes in which the Management Aptitude Test MAT is conducted by AIMA. The MAT is conducted four times a year in three modes:
1. Paper-based test (PBT) mode: This is an OMR-based test for which you have to report to the allotted test center.
2. Computer-Based Test (CBT) Mode: This is a computer-based test, but it also requires you to be present at the allotted test center.
3. Internet-Based Test (IBT): This is the most flexible one, and you have the option of taking the test on a computer system at home or at any other preferred place. The exam pattern and application fee are similar for all three modes. You need to pay the application fee of Rs. 1,850 to appear in any mode of the MAT exam. You can check the detailed exam pattern for MAT at this Shiksha page: https://www.shiksha.com/mba/mat-exam-pattern.

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How should I prepare for the MAT?

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jasveer singh

Contributor-Level 10

2 days ago

The MAT exam is used to admit students into more than 800 business schools in India. The following expert tips can help you prepare for the MAT exam:1. The first step is to familiarize yourself with the MAT exam syllabus. 2. You need to fully understand each topic in the Quant, DILR and Verbal se...The MAT exam is used to admit students into more than 800 business schools in India. The following expert tips can help you prepare for the MAT exam:
1. The first step is to familiarize yourself with the MAT exam syllabus.
2. You need to fully understand each topic in the Quant, DILR and Verbal sections.
3. You must evaluate your learning from each study session by solving questions.
4. For this, you can test your understanding of the application by answering a few questions after finishing a chapter.
5. Practice as many mock exams as you can, paying more attention to quality than quantity.
6. Analyze your test results and try to avoid mistakes in subsequent mocks.
7. You should practice exercise questions from books and mock tests for each section of the DA, Sufficiency, and Mathematics exams.
8. You can use the books or YouTube to help you understand this section clearly.
9. You can use the same advice for the intelligence and critical reasoning sections and practice with exercise questions and sectional tests.
10. For the Indian and global environment sections, a regular GK book and newspaper are usually sufficient.

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Deeksha Dixit

Contributor-Level 10

5 days ago

The MAT exam is used to admit students into more than 800 business schools in India. The following expert tips can help you prepare for the MAT exam:1. The first step is to familiarize yourself with the MAT exam syllabus. 2. You need to fully understand each topic in the Quant, DILR and Verbal se...The MAT exam is used to admit students into more than 800 business schools in India. The following expert tips can help you prepare for the MAT exam:
1. The first step is to familiarize yourself with the MAT exam syllabus.
2. You need to fully understand each topic in the Quant, DILR and Verbal sections.
3. You must evaluate your learning from each study session by solving questions.
4. For this, you can test your understanding of the application by answering a few questions after finishing a chapter.
5. Practice as many mock exams as you can, paying more attention to quality than quantity.
6. Analyze your test results and try to avoid mistakes in subsequent mocks.
7. You should practice exercise questions from books and mock tests for each section of the DA, Sufficiency, and Mathematics exams.
8. You can use the books or YouTube to help you understand this section clearly.
9. You can use the same advice for the intelligence and critical reasoning sections and practice with exercise questions and sectional tests.
10. For the Indian and global environment sections, a regular GK book and newspaper are usually sufficient. This Shiksha page contains a detailed strategy for preparing for the MAT exam:https://www.shiksha.com/mba/mat-exam-preparation.

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Which exam should I take for admission to the MBA programme, the MAT or the CMAT?

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jasveer singh

Contributor-Level 10

2 days ago

The MAT exam is conducted by AIMA, whereas the CMAT exam is conducted by NTA. Both entrance exams are popular for admissions to MBA and PGDM courses. Here is a small comparison to help you decide which exam you want to take: (A) Advantages of Choosing MAT Over CMAT:1. The benefit of giving MAT ov...The MAT exam is conducted by AIMA, whereas the CMAT exam is conducted by NTA. Both entrance exams are popular for admissions to MBA and PGDM courses. Here is a small comparison to help you decide which exam you want to take: (A) Advantages of Choosing MAT Over CMAT:
1. The benefit of giving MAT over CMAT is that you can attempt MAT four times in the same academic session to improve the exam score. The CMAT exam is conducted once a year and provides less scope for improvement in score.
2. The MAT is conducted in three modes: computer-based mode, paper-based mode, and internet-based mode. Therefore, you can choose the exam mode according to your convenience. On the other hand, the CMAT is conducted only in computer-based mode. (B) Advantages of Choosing CMAT Over MAT:
1. The CMAT score has more acceptability than the MAT. In contrast to the 700 MBA colleges that accept MAT. Over 1300 B schools admit students based on the CMAT. It includes top B schools such as the Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai.
2. The CMAT is regarded as the second-best option after the CAT for admission to India's top business schools. Its score is valid for one year, unlike the MAT. You can choose MAT for convenience, but CMAT is recommended for top colleges.

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Deeksha Dixit

Contributor-Level 10

4 days ago

The MAT exam is conducted by AIMA, whereas the CMAT exam is conducted by NTA. Both entrance exams are popular for admissions to MBA and PGDM courses. Here is a small comparison to help you decide which exam you want to take: (A) Advantages of Choosing MAT Over CMAT:1. The benefit of giving MAT ov...The MAT exam is conducted by AIMA, whereas the CMAT exam is conducted by NTA. Both entrance exams are popular for admissions to MBA and PGDM courses. Here is a small comparison to help you decide which exam you want to take: (A) Advantages of Choosing MAT Over CMAT:
1. The benefit of giving MAT over CMAT is that you can attempt MAT four times in the same academic session to improve the exam score. The CMAT exam is conducted once a year and provides less scope for improvement in score.
2. The MAT is conducted in three modes: computer-based mode, paper-based mode, and internet-based mode. Therefore, you can choose the exam mode according to your convenience. On the other hand, the CMAT is conducted only in computer-based mode. (B) Advantages of Choosing CMAT Over MAT:
1. The CMAT score has more acceptability than the MAT. In contrast to the 700 MBA colleges that accept MAT. Over 1300 B schools admit students based on the CMAT. It includes top B schools such as the Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai.
2. The CMAT is regarded as the second-best option after the CAT for admission to India's top business schools. Its score is valid for one year, unlike the MAT. You can choose MAT for convenience, but CMAT is recommended for top colleges.

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What is the MAT IBT exam?

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jasveer singh

Contributor-Level 10

2 days ago

The MAT exam is an entrance exam for top MBA programs that is administered in three modes: PBT, CBT, and IBT modes. The MAT IBT exam is known as the Remote Proctored Internet-Based Test (IBT). It is the most convenient mode among the three. You can take a computer-based MAT exam at home or any ot...The MAT exam is an entrance exam for top MBA programs that is administered in three modes: PBT, CBT, and IBT modes. The MAT IBT exam is known as the Remote Proctored Internet-Based Test (IBT). It is the most convenient mode among the three. You can take a computer-based MAT exam at home or any other preferred location in the IBT in this mode. This was introduced in 2020 following the coronavirus outbreak. The exam pattern and marking are similar to PBT and CBT. The requirements to give the MAT IBT are as follows:
1. You should have a stable internet connection with a minimum of 512 kbps speed throughout the MAT duration.
2. You need to give the exam in either Chrome version 63 or above or Firefox version 52 or above.
3. To give IBT, you must have Windows operating system version 7 or higher.
4. The minimum requirement is 65 MB of permanent free space on the default hard drive.
5. The minimum supported version is 4.5.1. NET framework for IBT exam.

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Deeksha Dixit

Contributor-Level 10

4 days ago

The MAT exam is an entrance exam for top MBA programs that is administered in three modes: PBT, CBT, and IBT modes. The MAT IBT exam is known as the Remote Proctored Internet-Based Test (IBT). It is the most convenient mode among the three. You can take a computer-based MAT exam at home or any ot...The MAT exam is an entrance exam for top MBA programs that is administered in three modes: PBT, CBT, and IBT modes. The MAT IBT exam is known as the Remote Proctored Internet-Based Test (IBT). It is the most convenient mode among the three. You can take a computer-based MAT exam at home or any other preferred location in the IBT in this mode. This was introduced in 2020 following the coronavirus outbreak. The exam pattern and marking are similar to PBT and CBT. The requirements to give the MAT IBT are as follows:
1. You should have a stable internet connection with a minimum of 512 kbps speed throughout the MAT duration.
2. You need to give the exam in either Chrome version 63 or above or Firefox version 52 or above.
3. To give IBT, you must have Windows operating system version 7 or higher.
4. The minimum requirement is 65 MB of permanent free space on the default hard drive.
5. The minimum supported version is 4.5.1. NETframework for IBT exam. You can learn more about the MAT exam at this Shiksha Page:https://www.shiksha.com/mba/mat-exam.

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What is a good MAT percentile for admission to top management colleges?

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jasveer singh

Contributor-Level 10

2 days ago

The participating institutes announce MAT cut offs for every academic session at the time of admissions. MAT 2022 cut offs being accepted for admission are between 95-65 percentile at the top colleges.

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Deeksha Dixit

Contributor-Level 10

4 days ago

According to previous years' cutoffs for top management colleges, any MAT percentile over the 90th percentile is good. For instance, to get Amity Noida, you need more than 90 percentile; to get Christ Bengaluru, you need around 80 to 90 percentile; and to get SIESCOMS Navi Mumbai, a percentile ov...According to previous years' cutoffs for top management colleges, any MAT percentile over the 90th percentile is good. For instance, to get Amity Noida, you need more than 90 percentile; to get Christ Bengaluru, you need around 80 to 90 percentile; and to get SIESCOMS Navi Mumbai, a percentile over 80 is good. You can check the previous session's MAT Cut Off to determine the percentage required by the college where you want to enroll at this link: https://www.shiksha.com/mba/mat-exam-cutoff
To score a good percentile, it is really important to have a good strategy, which you can find on this page: https://www.shiksha.com/mba/mat-exam-preparation.

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What is the syllabus for the MAT exam?

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jasveer singh

Contributor-Level 10

2 days ago

The All-India Management Association prescribes the syllabus for the MAT exam. The MAT syllabus is divided into five sections, as follows:1. Language Comprehension: Reading Comprehension, One-Word Substitution, Basic English Grammar, Idioms and Phrases, Vocabulary, Sentence Correction, and Verbal...The All-India Management Association prescribes the syllabus for the MAT exam. The MAT syllabus is divided into five sections, as follows:
1. Language Comprehension: Reading Comprehension, One-Word Substitution, Basic English Grammar, Idioms and Phrases, Vocabulary, Sentence Correction, and Verbal Ability
2. Intelligence and Critical Reasoning: Arguments, Family Tree, Visual Reasoning, Statement Conclusions, Statement Conclusions, Blood Relations, Numeric Grid, Series and Multi-Dimensional Arrangements.
3. Mathematical Skills: Permutation and Combinations; Heights and Distance; Set Theory; Surds and Indices; Speed, Time, and Distance; Elementary Mathematics; and Linear Programming.
4. Data Analysis and Sufficiency: Charts, Venn Diagrams, Caselet-Based Data, Line X-Y Graphs, Bar Diagrams Data analysis and data comparison
5. Indian & Global Environment: World Records, Awards and Winners, International Organizations, Finance, Science, Books and Authors, Business, Statements and Quotations

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Deeksha Dixit

Contributor-Level 10

4 days ago

The All India Management Association prescribes the syllabus for the MAT exam. The MAT syllabus is divided into five sections, as follows:1. Language Comprehension: Reading Comprehension, One-Word Substitution, Basic English Grammar, Idioms and Phrases, Vocabulary, Sentence Correction, and Verba...The All India Management Association prescribes the syllabus for the MAT exam. The MAT syllabus is divided into five sections, as follows:
1. Language Comprehension: Reading Comprehension, One-Word Substitution, Basic English Grammar, Idioms and Phrases, Vocabulary, Sentence Correction, and Verbal Ability
2. Intelligence and Critical Reasoning: Arguments, Family Tree, Visual Reasoning, Statement Conclusions, Statement Conclusions, Blood Relations, Numeric Grid, Series and Multi-Dimensional Arrangements.
3. Mathematical Skills: Permutation and Combinations; Heights and Distance; Set Theory; Surds and Indices; Speed, Time, and Distance; Elementary Mathematics; and Linear Programming.
4. Data Analysis and Sufficiency: Charts, Venn Diagrams, Caselet-Based Data, Line X-Y Graphs, Bar Diagrams Data analysis and data comparison
5. Indian & Global Environment: World Records, Awards and Winners, International Organizations, Finance, Science, Books and Authors, Business, Statements and Quotations
You can learn more about the MAT syllabus and the books you can use to prepare for it by clicking on the following link: https://www.shiksha.com/mba/mat-exam-syllabus.

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