Tips to crack MAT-2017 By GL Bajaj

The various entrance exams for MBA admissions are CAT, CMAT, XAT, NMAT, and GMAT, MAT. The Centre for Management Services, a unit of the All India Management Association (AIMA) conducts MAT which is a standardized national level test conducted since 1988 to facilitate business schools (B-Schools) to screen candidates for admissions to MBA and its associate programmes. It is the largest test whose score is accepted over 600 B-schools for admission in Management courses across India. It is conducted four times a year. The exam consist of five papers of objective questions namely Language Comprehension, Mathematical Skills, Data Analysis, Reasoning and Indian Global Environment.

The tips to crack MAT exam is time management, regular practice, Reading articles, Improving general awareness, confidence, speed and accuracy. The candidates are required to solve 200 questions in 150 minutes. The best trick is to begin with mathematical skills section, data analysis and reasoning. The language comprehension can be done later on. This ensures the good score. The consolidated score for MAT is taken by including four sections and exclude the Global environment part. Each section has forty questions. The following tips can greatly help in attaining good score.

  • Language Comprehension– Grammar is important for English section. The questions include analogies, synonyms and antonyms, match the list, idioms, one word for many and fill in the blanks. The best trick is to read the questions before reading the comprehension. The vocabulary knowledge can be enhanced by reading and watching English.
  • Mathematical Skills- The focus is on theories understanding than only formulas. The common questions include average, ages, profit-loss, HCF and LCM, numbers, ratio proportion, percentages and discounts etc. The tricks to solve the question in less time are required.
  • Intelligence and Critical Reasoning- The logical thought process needs to be improved. The verbal and non-verbal reasoning knowledge is necessary.
  • Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency- The hard work is needed for solving mathematical problems including Table, Line graph, Bar graph, Pie chart etc. Regular practice of mathematical questions is the key to qualify this section.
  • Indian and Global Environment- The candidates need to read GK books and current affairs. They can improve the general awareness by reading newspapers and magazines, watch news channels and browse the Internet to keep updated with the current affairs.

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