MAT 2017 NEWS
NATIONAL LEVEL ONLINE/OFFLINE TEST
MAT (Management Aptitude Test) is conducted via both online and offline modes. The offline test is scheduled to be conducted on December 11, 2016 and the online test on December 17, 2016. Candidates can download MAT 2016 Admit Card from the AIMA official website from December 3, 2016 onwards.
MAT 2016 exam comprises of 200 questions that candidates need to solve in 2 hours and 30 minutes. The questions asked from 5 different sections named as Language Comprehension, Mathematics, Data Analysis and Sufficiency, Intelligence and Critical Reasoning and Indian & Global Environment.
Selection of the candidates is based on the marks secured by them in MAT 2016. Final selection is based on the MAT Counselling Process 2016.
Data Sufficiency and Analysis Syllabus forms a total number of 40 questions in MAT 2016. It carries 40 marks out of 200 marks. MAT exam syllabus is huge so that candidates need to start preparation before to secure good marks. For every correct answer candidate, will be awarded by 1 mark and for every wrong answer, 0.25 marks will be deducted.
The following list shows the topics included in the syllabus of this section:
Before MAT 2016 examination, candidates must prepare and revise this section carefully. Candidates can score good marks in Data sufficiency and analysis by answer the questions smartly with formulas and tricks. Questions in this section are long and calculation based.
This section in the MAT 2016 examination helps to test student’s logical or reasoning skills. This test also checks the decision-making ability of candidates. Mostly question asked are in the form of tables, graphs, and charts. Candidates can increase their speed by trying various mathematical techniques such as shortcuts, Vedic maths etc. So, candidates should solve questions of this section as much as they can.
The following table shows the list of topics along with No. of questions and their difficulty level that need more focus:
|Topics||No. of questions||Difficulty level|
|Line Graph||5||Easy – Moderate|
|Bar Graph, Expenditure and Profit||5||Easy – Moderate|
The MAT 2016 examination is divided into five different sections. The following table shows the five different sections along with their difficulty level and weightage:
|Sections||Difficulty Level||Weightage Marks|
|Mathematical Skills||Moderate – Difficulty||14|
|Data Analysis & Sufficiency||Moderate||16|
|Intelligence & Critical Reasoning||Moderate||17|
|Indian and Global Environment||Moderate – Difficulty||7|
Candidates can prepare well from textbooks and eBooks. So, preparation from books is the best option. The following is the list of books that are recommended for MAT preparation:
MAT 2016 examination official cut-off will be released after the declaration of examination result. If the candidates rank is higher than their chances of selection is better. The MAT 2016 examination expected cut-off is same as that of the previous year. For admission into the institutes, candidates must obtain the cut-off marks.
Following is the list of factors that affect the MAT 2016 Cutoff
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