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How To Prepare For MAT Exam Sections In The Best Way

By definition, Management Aptitude Test (MAT) is a standard aptitude test conducted by All India Management Association (AIMA) that serves the purpose of admission in MBA/PGDM programs in over 600 business schools and Post Graduate Diploma in Management colleges across India. The paper-based exam consists of 200 questions that are required to be completed in the total time duration of 150 minutes. Being one of the most prominent exams for pursuing Business Courses, it can mark your entry in many reputed management colleges including some of the Best Private Business Schools in India like Asian Business School in Delhi NCR’ s Noida.

Being such an important exam, it would indeed help a great deal to know how to prepare in the best way for each of the specific sections of this MAT exam.

Each section brings along an equal level of difficulty with them. The MAT exam pattern is set in such a way that students will need to focus on each of the sections involved and work on them individually. Given below are a few section-wise preparation tips:

Language Skills:

  • Students should prepare for various reference articles and books to be well-versed with the quality of comprehension articles asked.

  • Since Grammar & vocabulary play a vital role in this section, students should refer to books like “Word Power Made Easy” and “Wren and Martin”

  • Students should read the English newspapers, books and watch English news channel to have a good command over your English language.

  • Students should practice articles in order to improve their reading and retaining skills.

Mathematics Skills

  • Considered to be one of the most time-consuming section. Students need to mug-up the formulae in order to excel in this section.

  • The practice is the key tool to crack this segment of the exam. Students will need to be on their tips with every type of question asked.

  • Students should go through the previous year’s papers and focus on questions that often appear in the paper.

  • Students should form their own shortcut tricks to solve questions in less time with equal efficiency.

  • Students should clear their concepts and basics to solve questions.

  • Students should not invest their time on questions that are taking more time to solve. They should skip them and move.

Data Analysis & Sufficiency

  • This section is said to be the most scoring section of the MAT exam. Students will just need to apply logic to a problem to solve it.

  • Only practice makes this section even better.

  • Students should look out for all previous year questions and identify the types of problems asked.

  • Students should try and solve it in less time.

Intelligence & Critical Reasoning

  • Accurate preparation and accuracy can help students earn good marks in this section.

  • Students should try and read carefully through the questions and they might reach the answer without using pen and paper.

  • Students need to practice a lot of questions through sample papers and reference books.

Indian & Global Environment

  • This section tests the students’ knowledge regarding current affairs and GK

  • Students can crack this section by reading newspapers daily and going through GK books to acquire knowledge about current happenings around the world.

Preparation Books

Books are indeed the student’s “Best Friends”; referring to one will surely yield for the students’ better results. Some books may play a vital role in the preparation of this exam. There are many good books available at the stationaries and even online. Given below are some of the reference books for MAT 2020:

  • Mission MBA MAT Guide by BS Sijwali &TarunGoyal (Arihant)

  • MAT Entrance Exam by GKP (with practice CD)

  • Pearson MAT Super Course

  • MAT by Arun Sharma (TMH)

  • 10 Challengers MAT by Dharmendra Mittal (Arihant)

  • MAT Score Accelerator (Disha)

  • MAT Solved Papers (Disha)

  • 10 Mock Tests by Career Launchers (Oswaal Books)

  • RS Aggarwal for Class XI & XII (Mathematics)

  • Barron’s Guide to GMAT by Eugene D. Jaffe & Stephen Hilbert (Galgotias)

Remember, “Practice” is a key rule to ace an exam like MAT. And, it must be said that you need to go through the exam pattern and questions asked diligently to crack the exam and excel with flying colors.

We wish you “All the Best” for MAT 2020!