MBA Entrance Exams - CAT, TISS MBA, IBSAT, MH CET, CMAT

11943 Followers - 49 Articles - 290 Questions and Answers

MAT Books & Tips - MAT Exam 2013

by Shruti Sharma

About MAT MBA Entrance Exam

The MAT MBA entrance exam held every year by the All India Management Aptitude Testing Service (AIMATS), New Delhi is a prestigious exam whose score cards are accepted by some of the best MBA colleges in India and Internationally. Hence it is essential that any one hoping to crack the MAT MBA exam has their basics in place and do not miss out the opportunity to get themselves a place in some of the best institutes for MBA across the globe.

The MAT test can be taken the paper pencil way while the online MAT test facility has also been made available. The minimum qualification to appear for the MAT MBA test is a Bachelor's degree in any subject by a recognized degree. A student in the final year can also apply however, to be able to get into a reputed college the candidate will be required to produce a bachelor's degree. The minimum percentage required for the MAT MBA exam may differ as per the institute one is applying to.

MAT MBA Exam Pattern

The MAT MBA paper pattern does not vary much as compared to the CAT MBA exam. The paper comprises of 5 sections with MCQ type questions. Each section contains 40 marks that is a total of 200 marks. The test is held for the duration of 150 minutes and the good part is that the paper contains no negative marking. Hence, one is advised to not leave any scope and try and attempt as much of the paper as possible. Most institutes consider the marks of the first four sections, while the fifth section, that of General Awareness is upon the discretion of the MBA colleges.

Tips for MAT MBA Paper

The five sections of the MAT MBA paper are mentioned below -

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

Language Comprehension

The language comprehension section is of the sorts we have been solving since our school days hence it should not be new to the candidates and one should try to solve them as quickly as possible. One old trick to solve the comprehension section is to read the questions before reading the comprehension so that one can make a mental note of some of the keywords and pay special attention to them when seen in the comprehension. Though should be done quickly it is important that this section be attempted with full concentration so that no time is wasted in going through the passage again and again. It is advisable to spend 30 minutes or less on this section.

Mathematical Skills

The Mathematical Skill section though most dreaded is one that is capable of fetching you 100% marks. However, for that one needs to have enough practice on MAT practice papers, evolve the technique of solving through the elimination process so as to arrive at the correct option. The elimination process though commonly advised should be used judicially since it means spending a lot of time on one problem. This section should be allocated a maximum of 40 minutes considering its importance and difficulty level.

Data Analysis and Sufficiency

The Data Analysis and Sufficiency is another highly scoring section hence, after spending enough time at the Maths section one should shift their concentration to the Data Analysis section. This section needs ample time and also makes use of the elimination process though in a slightly way. 35 minutes of the total time should be spent on this section.

Intelligence and Critical Reasoning

The Intelligence and Critical Reasoning section is usually full of traps and one must be ready to read between the lines of every question placed in front of them. It always helps to make a diagram of the arguments and options available, also try reading and re-phrasing the question before you jump on to answering it so that you are extremely sure of what exactly are you looking for in the answer. From personal experience always beware of the word "EXCEPT" it usually turns the meaning of question around and the shifts the stimulus. Try solving enough MAT mock test papers to get an idea. A section of average difficulty, this section should be allotted 30 minutes by every candidate to be able to manage time efficiently.

Indian and Global Environment

The final section termed as the Indian and Global Environment section is actually a general awareness section and can be tackled best by going through previous years' papers and making newspaper reading into a habit. Enough practice of sample papers, previous years' papers and a habit of reading the newspaper regularly and attentively is the way to attaining a good enough score card at the MAT. Since this section requires no calculations or techniques, it should be solved in the least possible time and should not be given any more than 15 minutes.

MAT MBA Books

Some of the books that can prove handy in cracking the MAT MBA and may be reach the merit list-

  • Barron's
  • 501 Word Analogy Questions
  • Kaplan
  • Princeton Review

All in all if you are appearing for CAT and MAT both as is usually the case and are well prepared for CAT, MAT will not prove out to be such a tough task as the MAT paper is easier as compared to the CAT.

17 Comments
    arunmozhi002
    Vote
    Current Rating
    1
    Rate Up
    Rate Down
    arunmozhi002Mon, 05 Aug 2013 12:26:29 -0000

    pls tell best book of mat exam

    Post Comments

    Reply to This
    rohit_j007
    Vote
    Current Rating
    1
    Rate Up
    Rate Down
    rohit_j007Sun, 21 Jul 2013 15:25:13 -0000

    DIFFERENCE BETWEEN GIVING MAT EXAM IN SEPTEMBER AND DECEMBER 2013 WITH RESPECT TO ADMISSIONS….WHAT HAPPENS IF A PERSON GIVES IT IN SEPTMBR WHILE OTHER IN DEC???

    Post Comments

    Reply to This
    vkeshari
    Vote
    Current Rating
    1
    Rate Up
    Rate Down
    vkeshariSat, 13 Jul 2013 15:46:19 -0000

    please suggest the mba entrance exams books

    Post Comments

    Reply to This
    victours
    Vote
    Current Rating
    1
    Rate Up
    Rate Down
    victoursThu, 04 Jul 2013 06:54:22 -0000

    please suggest some books for mba enternce exam and should for studies

    Post Comments

    Reply to This
    Daman Grewal
    Vote
    Current Rating
    1
    Rate Up
    Rate Down
    Daman GrewalTue, 28 May 2013 07:37:17 -0000

    plzz suggest me books for mat examination…

    Post Comments

    Reply to This
    jmayank_goyal
    Vote
    Current Rating
    1
    Rate Up
    Rate Down
    jmayank_goyalThu, 28 Feb 2013 06:06:08 -0000

    Can i do mba after doing bca what is the pattern of mat as well as cat Exam.

    Post Comments

    vaibhav45
    Rating
    1
    Rate Up
    Vaibhav SunejaThu, 28 Feb 2013 07:32:01 -0000

    yes, you can do MBA after bca exam. For Cat Pattern check following link http://cat.learnhub.com/lesson/20661-cat-2012-paper-pattern-and-syllabus

    free advisor
    Rating
    1
    Rate Up
    free advisorMon, 08 Apr 2013 12:10:00 -0000

    still u have good opportunity to do your mba under IIM alumni.fill this form to study under IIM's
    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1XF0riGyKM_BrCmyRYpkpPsOuET-RiG7f0Nn0_cGsdS8/viewform

    Reply to This
    prits preethy
    Vote
    Current Rating
    1
    Rate Up
    Rate Down
    prits preethyThu, 29 Nov 2012 07:38:02 -0000

    will there be mat exam in the month of feb 2013

    Post Comments

    rajece451
    Rating
    1
    Rate Up
    rajece451Mon, 14 Jan 2013 10:01:00 -0000

    yes,on feb 3rd paperbased test and feb 9th computer test

    Reply to This
    kavi verma
    Vote
    Current Rating
    1
    Rate Up
    Rate Down
    kavi vermaThu, 29 Nov 2012 01:59:15 -0000

    can a student whose percentage is 49 may get admision in mba after passing mba exam?

    Post Comments

    Reply to This
    charu-charu-dhamija
    Vote
    Current Rating
    1
    Rate Up
    Rate Down
    charu-charu-dhamijaSat, 24 Nov 2012 05:02:15 -0000

    do we have to give MAT exams in different institutions?

    Post Comments

    Reply to This
    pan11787
    Vote
    Current Rating
    1
    Rate Up
    Rate Down
    pan11787Mon, 19 Nov 2012 18:24:18 -0000

    Sir. I m doing MBA part time. But I want to change my course part time into full time. And I have also filled the the form for mat December. Could you give me some suggestion about mat reading book…

    Post Comments

    Reply to This
    charlie gaur
    Vote
    Current Rating
    1
    Rate Up
    Rate Down
    charlie gaurMon, 05 Nov 2012 04:45:30 -0000

    give me the tips and books for prepration of mat as well cat

    Post Comments

    Reply to This
    raseen
    Vote
    Current Rating
    1
    Rate Up
    Rate Down
    raseenThu, 20 Sep 2012 09:07:33 -0000
    please suggest me best book's for preparation of mat examination

    Post Comments

    Reply to This
    shweta jagwani
    Vote
    Current Rating
    1
    Rate Up
    Rate Down
    shweta jagwaniSat, 07 Jul 2012 19:02:57 -0000

    I am doing b.com final year and want to give exam of cat n mat for mba this year,so how should I prepare? Which books I should study?

    Post Comments

    mohit sachan
    Rating
    1
    Rate Up
    mohit sachanWed, 01 Aug 2012 17:42:18 -0000

    join time classes ,,,, or buy Barron's

    naochayy
    Rating
    1
    Rate Up
    naochayyWed, 21 Nov 2012 00:01:39 -0000

    read rs agarwald and shakuntala devi books

    Reply to This
    gajanand12345
    Vote
    Current Rating
    1
    Rate Up
    Rate Down
    gajanand12345Mon, 18 Jun 2012 13:54:24 -0000

    which book is better for MAT Preparation.

    Post Comments

    Reply to This
    suhail muhammed kutty
    Vote
    Current Rating
    1
    Rate Up
    Rate Down
    suhail muhammed kuttyMon, 11 Jun 2012 16:35:40 -0000

    I Stady 2 year b com my ambetion is mba
    please help me

    Post Comments

    Reply to This
    sp2050
    Vote
    Current Rating
    1
    Rate Up
    Rate Down
    sp2050Thu, 22 Dec 2011 11:55:10 -0000

    sir please suggest me best book's for preparation of cat as well mat in short period of time……………….

    Post Comments

    Reply to This
    agatha mathur
    Vote
    Current Rating
    1
    Rate Up
    Rate Down
    agatha mathurTue, 15 Nov 2011 05:23:34 -0000

    sir
    from where should i prepare for Gk for December mat

    Post Comments

    Reply to This

Your Comment

Avatar
Vote
Current Rating
0
Rate Up
Rate Down
Have an account? Log In

Textile is Enabled. View Reference.
Lead_arrow_side

About the Author

shrutisharma
Name:
About: I am a mass media graduate from DU still nostalgic about my days there...

Last Updated At Jul 13, 2013
389 Views

17 Comments MAt Preparation books mat colleges in india top MBA colleges in India

Similar Articles

More Lessons