MAT 2017 NEWS
NATIONAL LEVEL ONLINE/OFFLINE TEST
MAT is conducted in two modes viz. online and written, a candidate can exercise either option while filling the application form. The online exam will be conducted on December 11, 2016 and offline exam is scheduled on December 12, 2016. The MAT 2016 question paper will have 200 questions divided into five sections namely, Language Comprehension, Data Analysis, Mathematical Skills, Indian & Global Environment Section, and Intelligence & Critical Reasoning. Candidates are required to complete the test in 150 minutes.
MAT paper is divided into five section and Intelligence & Critical Reasoning is one of the trickiest topics among others. The complete syllabus of this section is listed below.
|Coding-decoding||Critical & visual reasoning|
|Constrain based arrangements||Facts-Inference-Judgement (FIJ)|
|Syllogism||Cause & effect|
|Proposition based followed by either deductive or inductive argument||Strong & weak arguments|
|Sets||True – false|
|Matching Puzzles||Linear arrangements|
|Blood relations-family tree||Series|
|Statements – Assumptions||Binary logic|
|Calendars||Clocks & Analogy|
The Intelligence and Critical Reasoning section of MAT question paper are completely logical by nature. All it requires is sharp and accurate human logical ability. This section have 40 multiple choice objective type questions of 40 marks i.e. 1 mark will be awarded for each correct answer and 1/4th marks will be deducted for each wrong answer. It is very important for the candidates to read and understand the question very well before attempting it. Students are advised to practice this section daily and solve at least one mock paper regularly.
Candidates are instructed to remember and follow few mantras to excel in this section. Here are few important tips that are beneficial for the appearing candidates.
There are few topics in Critical Reasoning that need special attention and these topics cover a good number of questions and hold about 10-15% of marks.
|Statement Argument||Blood Relations|
The difficulty level of MAT paper lies between difficult-moderate, a maximum number of questions are at the moderate level of difficulty. Here we have listed the difficulty level of each section, so that the candidates may get the idea about the paper and prepare accordingly.
|Intelligence & Critical Reasoning||40||Difficult-Moderate|
|Indian & Global Environment Section||40||Moderate-Easy|
Here is the list of some of the best MAT preparation books recommended by the experts and toppers, available in the market.
AIMA declares the cutoff mark after the announcement of the MAT results. Candidates who have cleared the cutoff are considered eligible to get admission in the institute that considers MAT score. It is considered good to score 500+ marks in MAT to get admission in the top listed B-Schools of the country. Many institutes declare their own expected cut off marks list and offer admission according to it. The higher the score will be the probability of getting admission in the institute of one’s choice increases.
The further rounds of selection includes Written ability test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI). However, the selection criteria can be different in different colleges.
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