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MAT Exam tomorrow: Useful Last Minute MAT Preparation Tips

Last Updated - October 01, 2016

MAT (Management Aptitude Test) is very close, and you must be getting nervous. Aren’t you? No matter, what is your amount of preparation, students ought to panic at last hours of exam. But, this is not the time to get nervous You need to stop panicking and start pulling up your socks as the right amount of preparation and a calm mind are the two antidotes which can save you and will enable you to aim for getting good scores in MAT results

This year, around 14000 candidates attended paper based examination while around 5000 candidates can attend computer based exam on 10th September 2016. We suggest you to carry your MAT admit card and make sure that it contains the correct information. Also, try reaching your exam centre atleast an hour before the exam time, to avoid any last minute rush. Candidates must not carry any personal or electronic items like mobile phones, calculators, electronic watches, books, notebooks etc. However, you may carry stationary items like pencils, erasers etc. for doing rough work.

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MAT, which is also called Management Aptitude Test is considered one of the top most management entrance exam and large chunk of students attempt this exam every year, therefore the difficulty and preparation level should be high. MAT is conducted by All India Management Association for admission into MBA as well as other management related programs in Management Institutes across India. It is a standardized test and conducted four times a year- May, September, December and February. MAT September attempt is scheduled to take place on September 4, 2016.

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To provide you with some relief, we at Collegedunia, will assist you to prepare well for MAT exam, that too with tips which will help you to prepare in a quick manner so that you can be confident enough even two hours before the exam. So, stop getting anxious about the preparation and read on to so that you can attain a good MAT score.

Generally MAT exam has total 200 multiple choice questions and is bifurcated into five sections. A candidate can dedicate two and a half hours for exam duration. There will be 4 answer choices per question.

The five sections which will constitute MAT exam are mentioned as following:

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1. Critical Reasoning

2. Language Comprehension

3. Data Analysis and Sufficiency

4. Mathematical Skills

5. Indian and Global Environment

How to prepare for Quantitative Aptitude (Mathematical Skills)

This section includes a thorough knowledge on varied categories like Arithmetic Progression, Ratios and Proportion, Geometric mean, Algebra, Median, Profit & Loss, Trigonometry etc. In two days you can’t attain a through a knowledge of Quant section, so we will recommend you to go through previous year’s MAT exam papers, so that one can get a fair idea of type of questions, he/she will need to attempt in the exam.

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How to prepare for Language Comprehension

This area of MAT exam will check candidate's knowledge on Syllogisms, Contextual Usage, Jumbled paragraphs, Sentence correction etc. Language comprehension is said to be the easiest section among all the sections, as its tests your basic knowledge, which you must have studied in your school time. Revisit and revise your grammar books and try to attempt the mock questions provided in the book, this will strengthen what you have studied earlier.

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How to prepare for Data Analysis and Sufficiency

We recommend students not to take anything new at this point of time as it can cause a disaster and can spoil all you previous preparation for MAT exam. Data analysis and Sufficiency section is basically about Data Interpretation which will be based on graphical presentations and tables. If data analysis and graphical interpretation is what you are strong at, you must strengthen this area by taking online mock tests because this section will help you in increasing your score.

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How to prepare for Critical Reasoning (Logical Reasoning)

MAT aspirant can improve his/her reasoning ability by solving puzzles within a time limit. This will be help you in time management too. Practice solving puzzle, twice in a day. Time management is the most important key in solving the puzzle of preparation of MAT exam. Critical Reasoning section includes logical reasoning, Assertions and reasons, Identification of strong arguments and Weak arguments, linear arrangement etc.

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How to prepare for Indian and Global Environment (General Awareness)

Not only for MAT exam, but you need to polish your general awareness knowledge every day as this knowledge will help you to remain on your toes for answering any quiz or exam. This includes knowledge on current affairs, punch lines of brands and companies, Famous awards and prizes, Social issues, Awareness on sports, Automobiles, Entertainment, Politics etc. Also, candidates are advised to not to answer questions impromptu as guess work can lead to negative marking.

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Other Useful Guidelines

Above you got familiar with the tips, section wise. Now, we will provide you with some quickies so that you can get hang of these tips and remember till the last minute of MAT exam.

  1. Plan your time strategically and denote accordingly to each section, while attempting MAT exam. Plan in advance, how much time you want to devote to each section in accordance to the section which you consider is strongest on your part in comparison to the section to which your consider your weakest preparation. Devote your initial hours to your strongest area.
  2. Work on your speed of writing as this will ultimately help in time management. You won’t be hassled while writing MAT exam and would be able to complete exam on time which will enable you to revise your exam.
  3. Attempt your MAT exam with all the confidence. At times nervousness can spoil the game and can lead to disappointing results. You know you have prepared well for exam and being confident is your right, no one can snatch that from you. Even if you are not well prepared for the exam, you have another reason to attempt exam confidently and that is you are left with December attempt too. So worry not and be confident!
  4. Go through the MAT question paper thoroughly at the beginning and solve the easier questions first and save the difficult ones for last, as they consume more time and your time management won’t take a toll, if you do this.
  5. Keep the last day for nothing. MAT aspirants has been studying for quite an ample amount of time and they deserve to keep their brain on rest before giving a final shot, so we recommend that at last hours of MAT exam just EAT, PLAY and SLEEP!

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