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Language Comprehension section in the paper pencil and computer based AIMA-MAT is one of the most important score determiners and stands at par with other sections. Out of 200 questions in MAT this section consists of 40 questions in MCQ format and is to be solved in suggested time limit of half an hour. MAT May 2017 is on May 7, 2017 in offline mode and on May 13, 2017 in online mode. Candidates who have appeared in the examination can check their MAT May Result 2017 after one week of the examination.
Language Comprehension in MAT is the section to test the English language skills including Grammar, Vocabulary other Verbal Ability areas and Reading Comprehension passages. Difficulty level in Language Comprehension section in MAT is not very high. The exam has moderate to difficult level questions with overall difficulty level on moderate side.
MAT is a national level entrance test for admission to MBA/ PGDM institutes where thousands of the aspirants test their skills. It is held 4 times a year at quarterly intervals. Next MAT exam will be in the month of May 2017. It will be used as admission criteria for MBA/ PGDM 2017-19 programmes offered by more than 400 B-schools in India.
Language Comprehension with 40 questions in MAT carries maximum 40 raw marks out of total 200 marks with 20% weightage awarded to this section. The raw score is awarded as 1 mark per correct answer which becomes a maximum score of 160 after calculation of composite score of 800 for all the 5 sections on a scale of 1 to 100.
In Language Comprehension section of May MAT 2017 there will be a few questions on the rearrangement of sentences of a paragraph. In each question, there will be four and six sentences, in jumbled form.
You are required to identify the opening sentence, the conclusion and then arrange the remaining sentences in such a manner that the entire paragraph reads in a coherent manner.
Language Comprehension is a scoring and important score determiner section. Candidates who have good command over English Language including grammar, vocabulary, verbal ability and reading ability. The syllabus of this section of MAT is as follows:
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MAT 2017 proposes to place more synonyms and antonyms. Usually we mug up the words, their similar and opposite meanings and tend to forget. There is no need to go for it now at this juncture.
The pattern of vocabulary words asked in MAT exam reveals that these words are moderate ones and do not belong to a tough literature. There may be some of the words whose meaning is hidden in the word itself. There may be 2 words joined in one, if you split them the meaning will be clear to you. Therefore, it is suggested to leave mugging of words now and focus on simple usage for next 2-3 days without beginning anything new. It will be much easier to decode the 4-5 vocabulary words and arrive at correct answer. This will help you to score high without any loss of marks.
To crack the Language Comprehension candidates, need to choose the right topic in the reading comprehension section and understand the main idea of the passage. If the candidate understands the concept of the passage, answering questions related to it becomes easy.
Given below are some topics which need to be practiced more questions are asked from these topics:
|Fill in the blanks||Vocabulary Based Questions||Grammar based question including prepositions, adverbial phrase|
|Sentence corrections||Compound words||Reading comprehension passages|
Language Comprehension passages in MAT 2017 could prove to be a good source of high scoring as each passage is followed by more than one question. If you practice only today and tomorrow on moderate RC passages, Newspaper editorials, magazines carrying rich vocabulary among others source material, you can ensure high score in Language Comprehension section.
Good book is a success of every exam. If you want to crack MAT Exam, buy books according to syllabus and written by a good writer. NCERT Textbooks of class 11th and 12th are very good for building basics for Preparation. These books will help you in MAT preparation. But don’t forget to check the MAT syllabus. Given below is the list of books that students can refer to for preparing for MAT:
|Name of Book||Author’s Name||ISBN Number|
|MAT solved papers||Disha experts||9384905011|
|10 mock test papers for MAT||Carrier launchers||9384905011|
|Barron’s guide for MAT||Eugene D. Jaffe||0764139932|
|MAT Entrance guide||Deepak Aggarwal||935012582X|
|Mission MBA guide||B. S. Sijwali & Tarun Goyal||9351764591|
|MAT entrance exam with CD||GKP||9351764591|
|Pearson MAT super course with CD||Pearson||8131731790|
|Study package for MAT||Arun Sharma||0070221154|
|10 challenges MAT||Dharmendra Mittal|
|MAT score accelerator||Disha Publications||9381250480|
MAT 2017 May Cutoff will be released after the declaration of the result of the exam. MAT Cutoff depends on a various factor such as: - No. of candidates, difficulty level of the exam, reservation norms etc. The cutoff marks are scored from a total of 800. The table below furnishes the expected MAT 2017 Cutoff scores of the few top-rated MAT Participating Institutes.
|B-Schools||Expected MAT 2017 Cutoff Scores|
|Xavier Institute of Management & Entrepreneurship||700|
|Institute of Public Enterprise, Hyderabad||650|
|Balaji Institute of Modern Management, Pune||600|
|PSG Institute of Management, Coimbatore||600|
|Amity Business School, Noida||500|
|Alliance School of Business, Bangalore||500|
|IFIM Business School||500|
|Acharya Institute of Management & Sciences||500|
|SRM school and SRM University||500|
|Christ Institute of Management||400|
Remember despite being a national level management entrance test, if we measure the level of difficulty in MAT, the exam is less difficult than CAT/XAT and CMAT. If a candidate practices well, can crack MAT with high score and without much difficulty.
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