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Management Aptitude Test 2022 ( MAT )

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MAT question papers and sample papers are the most important component of study material. MAT previous year question papers help candidates in understanding the test structure,  sectional weightage and difficulty level of questions. To prepare for MAT 2022 exam candidates must practice a good number of question papers. 

Another benefit of solving MAT question papers and sample papers is that candidates get enough practice of solving 200 questions of various types and difficulty levels in 150 minutes. Since MAT is a speed-based test, one must be able to utilise 150 minutes to the maximum.

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MAT Question Paper: Sectional Breakup

MAT question paper comprises five sections and each section carries 40 questions of one mark each. In total, there are 200 questions in MAT to be answered in 150 minutes. Check important points related to MAT question paper.

  • There is no sectional time limit
  • Candidates are not bound to follow the chronology of the question paper 
  • Candidates get 1 mark for each correct attempt
  • Candidates get -0.25 marks for each incorrect attempt
  • Indian and Global Environment score is not taken into consideration for MAT percentile calculation

The five sections of MAT question paper are:

  • Language Comprehension
  • Intelligence and Critical Reasoning
  • Data Analysis and Sufficiency
  • Mathematical Skills
  • Indian and Global Environment

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Section-Wise Difficulty level of MAT Question Paper

Given below is the table indicating section-wise difficulty level of the MAT question paper:

Sections

Level of difficulty

Number of good attempts

Data Analysis and Sufficiency

Easy to moderate

16-18

Intelligence and Critical Reasoning

Moderate

22-25

Language Comprehension

Easy to moderate

23-25

Mathematical Skills

Moderate to difficult

21-23

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To prepare for MAT exam 2022, candidates should cover the syllabus first and then solve then previous years' question papers and online mock tests. Given below are some articles for MAT preparation:

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FAQs on MAT Question Papers

Q: Where can I get MAT previous year question papers?

A: MAT previous year question papers are available on Shiksha. You can download them for free from this page. To download the MAT question papers of previous years, you need to click on the tab and register free on Shiksha.

Q: How will previous year MAT question papers help me in exam preparation?

A: MAT previous year question papers will help you understand the test pattern and types of questions asked. The sectional weightage will help you assess which topics are to be covered more than the rest of topics.

Q: Is MAT exam tough?

A: Compared to other MBA entrance exams like CAT, XAT, CMAT and others, MAT is relatively easy. The questions in each section are of moderate difficulty level and there is no sectional time limit.

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

A: MAT has five sections – Language Comprehension, Quantitative Aptitude, Logical Reasoning, Critical Thinking and General Knowledge. Each section carries forty questions in MCQ format.

Q: Are there non-MCQs in MAT question paper?

A: There are no non-MCQs in the MAT question paper. All the 200 questions are in MCQ format. For each question, four options are given to choose the right option.

Q: Is there sectional time limit in MAT exam?

A: No, there is no sectional time limit in MAT exam but candidates must time themselves well so that they can complete all the 200 questions in the MAT question paper in 150 minutes.

Q: What is the medium and mode of MAT exam?

A: The medium of MAT question paper is English. The exam is held in Internet Based Test (IBT), Computer Based Test (CBT) and Paper Based Test (PBT) modes.

Q: Which section of the MAT question paper is lengthy?

A: On evaluation of past years MAT question papers, it is found that the Analytical and Logical Reasoning section of MAT exams is slightly lengthy and tricky. Other sections are easy.

Q: What is the marking scheme of MAT exam?

A: One mark is awarded for each correct answer and 0.25 marks is deducted for every wrong attempt. There is no negative marking for unanswered questions.

Q. What is a complete MAT preparation strategy?

A: MAT preparation must include, coverage of complete MAT syllabus by studying books recommended by MAT experts, practice of 10-15 mock tests, sample papers and previous years’ question papers and revision of topics a week before the exam.

Q: Is CBT question paper of MAT more difficult to solve than PBT question paper?

A: No, the question papers of both CBT and PBT modes are of same difficulty level. The questions in each section of the CBT and PBT papers differ from each other.

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I have 71 %ile in MAT. Which colleges can I get in Bangalore for MBA?

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Deepika P

Beginner-Level 3

2 days ago

Hi . Congrats on this mark .. based on the percentile you scored in MAT .. You can get these colleges
MS Ramaiah Institute of management
St Joseph's institute of management
Amrita University
These are the colleges that you can get.
All the best

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I have given the MAT exam in September 2022, when will the result be out?

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Kumari Happy

Beginner-Level 4

2 weeks ago

The result is expected to be out in the 1st week of October.

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Which top colleges accept SNAP, NMAT, MAT and CMAT exam scores?

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Shahrukh Khan

Beginner-Level 5

3 weeks ago

Basically top colleges SEE the score of CAT exams, according to that basic you get admission in the top colleges in India CMAT is also good, but I suggest you that focus on CAT exam.

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Shubham Mehta

Contributor-Level 6

4 weeks ago

Basically top colleges see the score of CAT exams, according to that basic you get admission in the top colleges in India CMAT is also good, but I suggest you that focus on CAT exam.

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What do we need to study for the MAT exam?

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Shivam Pal

Beginner-Level 5

a month ago

MAT exam syllabus includes five sections
Language Comprehension, Intelligence and Critical Reasoning, Data Analysis and Sufficiency, Mathematical Skills and Indian and Global Environment.

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What are the best colleges to get admission via MAT?

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Vinay kr Pandey

Scholar-Level 16

a month ago

Dear aspirant, Glad to meet you. There are over 1,300 MBA colleges accepting MAT in India. Amongst the total number of colleges, 90 per cent of MAT accepting colleges in India are private, while 9 per cent and 1 per cent are public/government and public-private respectively. Read below all about...Dear aspirant, Glad to meet you. There are over 1,300 MBA colleges accepting MAT in India. Amongst the total number of colleges, 90 per cent of MAT accepting colleges in India are private, while 9 per cent and 1 per cent are public/government and public-private respectively. Read below all about MAT colleges in India. Top MAT colleges:
KIIT School of Management, Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology
Amity University, Noida
Lovely Professional University
Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology
Birla Institute of Management Technology
PSG College of Technology
For more information please visit this link
https://www.shiksha.com/mba/colleges/mba-colleges-accepting-mat-india
Hope it helps.

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Surbhi Sahu

Contributor-Level 9

a month ago

The best colleges to get admission through MAT are :- 1. BIMTECH Greater Noida. 2. IMT Nagpur. 3. Indus Business Academy. 4. PSGIM Coimbatore. 5. JIMS Rohini Delhi. 6. VJIM Hyderabad. 7. EDII Ahmedabad. 8. IPE Hyderabad. 9. IIMS Pune. 10. CIMR Pune. 11. Birla Global University, Bhubaneswar. 12. I...The best colleges to get admission through MAT are :-
1. BIMTECH Greater Noida.
2. IMT Nagpur.
3. Indus Business Academy.
4. PSGIM Coimbatore.
5. JIMS Rohini Delhi.
6. VJIM Hyderabad.
7. EDII Ahmedabad.
8. IPE Hyderabad.
9. IIMS Pune.
10. CIMR Pune.
11. Birla Global University, Bhubaneswar.
12. ITM Business School, Chennai.
13. Amrita School of Business.
14. Shiv Nadar University.
15. Praxis Business School.
16. Jaipuria Jaipur.
17. Jindal Global Business School.
18. ISBM Pune.
19. XIME Bangalore.
20. KIIT School of Management.

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How many questions are there in MAT?

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Surbhi Sahu

Contributor-Level 9

a month ago

MAT exam is specified by AIMA (All India Management Association). The duration of MAT exam is 150 minutes. As per MAT exam pattern, a total of 200 questions will be asked from 5 sections namely Indian and Global Environment, Data analysis and sufficiency, language comprehension, mathematical skil...MAT exam is specified by AIMA (All India Management Association). The duration of MAT exam is 150 minutes. As per MAT exam pattern, a total of 200 questions will be asked from 5 sections namely Indian and Global Environment, Data analysis and sufficiency, language comprehension, mathematical skills and intelligence and critical reasoning. As per MAT marking scheme, candidates will be awarded 1 mark for each correct answer and there will be a negative marking of 0.25 marks for every wrong answer.

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Vinay kr Pandey

Scholar-Level 16

a month ago

Dear aspirant, Glad to meet you. As per MAT Exam Pattern 2022, a total of 200 questions will be asked from 5 sections. Indian and Global Environment, Data Analysis and Sufficiency, Language Comprehension, Mathematical Skills, and Intelligence and Critical Reasoning. MAT 2022 question paper will b...Dear aspirant, Glad to meet you. As per MAT Exam Pattern 2022, a total of 200 questions will be asked from 5 sections. Indian and Global Environment, Data Analysis and Sufficiency, Language Comprehension, Mathematical Skills, and Intelligence and Critical Reasoning. MAT 2022 question paper will be divided into 5 sections. AIMA, the conducting body of MAT is responsible for releasing the exam pattern. Candidates must note that MAT Exam Pattern has remained the same for the past few Year. A total of 200 questions will be asked. Each section of MAT 2022 exam will have 40 questions. Every correct answer will award you 1 mark. Negative Marking to the extent of 25 percent is applicable as per MAT exam pattern 2022.

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Is NMAT is same as CAT? What is the difficulty level of NMAT?

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Sumit Bhatt

Beginner-Level 3

2 months ago

Hi Shreya, Almost every MBA entrance exams are similar to each other in terms of the syllabus only some differences are there. The major difference is that CAT scores are accepted across many colleges in India. In NMAT you will be having limited options in college. Because it is acceptable in som...Hi Shreya, Almost every MBA entrance exams are similar to each other in terms of the syllabus only some differences are there. The major difference is that CAT scores are accepted across many colleges in India. In NMAT you will be having limited options in college. Because it is acceptable in some colleges. NMAT is conducted by a particular institute called Narsee Monjee for selecting MBA students for their college. NMAT has a different exam structure and syllabus from CAT with No negative marking. Thanks.
Hope it helps.

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I scored 89% in MAT exam. Which college can I take admission for MBA?

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Divyanshu Tyagi

Beginner-Level 4

2 months ago

There are several colleges giving extra benefits on the basis of MAT exam. You can consider Doon college of management and you can also try for IIMs.

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