The Management Aptitude Test (MAT) is conducted by All India Management Association four times a year. The overall difficulty level of the exam is not very high but demands speed and accuracy.
- The final MAT 2018 exam (online) will be conducted on Sunday,15th December 2018
- The MAT 2018 exam is conducted via– Paper-Based Test and Computer-Based Test Candidates can appear either or both
- The MAT 2018 questions are only multiple choice types (MCQs).
- The MAT 2018 exam has 200 questions
- The MAT 2018 exam pattern is:
|SECTION||SECTION DETAILS||TOTAL QUESTIONS||Marking Scheme|
|Correct Answer||Incorrect Answer|
|3||Data Analysis and Sufficiency||40||1||-0.25|
|4||Intelligence and Critical Reasoning||40||1||-0.25|
|5||Indian and Global Environment||40||1||0|
Last minute preparation tips to crack the MAT 2018:
Tip 1:Previous Year Papers & Mock Tests
The MAT exam pattern and type of questions have remained the same over the years. Thus questions are easily predictable. Since the MAT exam is also conducted on paper you can find previous year’s papers and other sample papers. Make sure you solve the various sample papers available.
Tip 2: Sectional Approach
Even though you can toggle sections while writing the online MAT exam, it is still advisable to take one section at a time. Here is a break-up of the ideal time you need to spend on each section –
|SECTION DETAILS||TOTAL QUESTIONS||IDEAL TIME
|Data Analysis and Sufficiency||40||35|
|Intelligence and Critical Reasoning||40||30|
|Indian and Global Environment||40||15|
Tip 3: Beware of Negative Marking
MAT exam has negative marking for all sections except the ‘Indian and Global Environment’ section. Thus it is advisable to not do guesswork however the process of elimination works.
Tip 4: Formulae &Fundas
Make sure all your fundamentals are crystal clear, and you have your formulae learnt by heart. Also keeping squares, cubes, square roots and tables on your tips comes handy while solving Mathematical Skills and Data Analysis and Sufficiency sections.
Tip 5: Keep Going
Since the total time is only 2 hours and 30 minutes it is important you do not get stuck a single question because it will take a lot of time. Since you have the option to toggle sections, you can always come back and attempt.
All the best!