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MAT 2018 Preparation Tips by Abhinav Kumar

Updated On - March 9th 2018

Abhinav Kumar scored 670 in MAT 2014 and got IIRM, Jaipur. He got call from various institutions like IILM - Gurgaon, JIMS Delhi, FIIB- Delhi, IIRM - Jaipur, BIMM – Pune and Asia pacific – Delhi. For Cracking MAT, he said that he generally solved the previous year papers of the MAT exam and after that TIME Test series to check accuracy and efficiency in the exam. For various subjects he follows:

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For language comprehension: He generally used the previous year books of MAT papers published by Arihant publishers and also read newspapers and articles daily to learn new words and improve his vocabulary and spellings.

For intelligence and critical reasoning:  He followed  RS Aggarwal and used to practice daily from the previous year papers of the MAT exam published by the Arihant publishers and this helped him a lot to prepare and analyze his mistakes.

For data analysis and Sufficiency: He just solve the previous 10 year paper of MAT exams to prepare for this section.

For Mathematics: He use NCERT books and previous year papers of MAT exam. According to him these are sufficient to solve the questions of MAT after regular practice.

For Indian and Global Environment: He read news daily and read a book called India and global environment by Majid Hussain. He also considered watching news channel on regular basis will fetch a good score in this section.

He also answered the questions we have asked him in the interview. His questionnaire is as follows:

Ques. How many GD/PI did you take part in?

Ans. I have taken part in 4 GD\PI of different colleges in Delhi and Mumbai and finally in Jaipur. My experience first time in GD was not so good, then after I realize my mistakes and finally I was able to deliver my points according to my manner in rest of the remaining GD\PI.

Ques. How was your experience in the Interview?

Ans. My experience in the interview was good as I was able to give answers which they asked me during the interview round and I was confident at the time of interview. Some of the questions that were asked at the time of interview were the following-

1. What is your name?

2. Why did you choose to do an MBA?

3. What are your career objectives?

4. Define yourself?

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Ques. Apart from MAT, which exams did you appear in?

Ans. Apart from MAT, I appeared in CAT but finally after not getting a very good score in CAT I choose the MAT college for my MBA.

Ques. Name the Coaching Institute you joined and its Role in your Story?

Ans. I joined the TIME institute for the preparation of MBA. When I was in TIME I was not a very bright student but after studying there I learned a lot from both students and faculty members there. The faculty members helped me a lot in recognizing my strengths and the students were very helpful and they taught me some very good lessons which today I found very useful in my life and my studies also.

Ques. Rate the Role of you Coaching Institute (Classroom or Online) in cracking MAT?

Ans. 7

Ques. How did you manage your MAT preparation along with your Graduation studies/working hours?

Ans. When I was doing my graduation, I was able to give 1 or 2 hours daily to my MAT preparation during weekdays but in weekends I have the time to prepare well for the MAT exam  and I was able to give 3 or 4 hours during Saturdays and Sundays. And in remaining time I study my graduation subjects and finally relax for some time and again continue with the regular classes of college.

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Ques. What were your Strong and Weak areas? How did you prepare and what special efforts did you put for improving them?

Ans. My strong areas were English and reasoning and my weak area was Maths, So most of the time i used to practice Maths questions daily and solve previous year paper of Maths and calculate my efficiency and accuracy to improve myself and apart from that I used to study English newspapers and watch English News channels to gain some more knowledge in English.

Ques. What is your Five Point Rule to excel MAT ? 

Ans. My Five point Rule to excel MAT 2016 will be-

  1. Improve your weak areas and solve previous year papers.
  2. Try to be good in any 3 sections of the MAT exam out of four because in exam you don't have the time to solve each and every question of a section.
  3. Always attempt easy questions first and then rest of the questions.
  4. Keep calm and relaxed during your preparation as It is not a very tough job to crack a MAT exam.
  5. Consistently read and listen to English newspapers and news channels

Ques. Websites you followed regularly for practicing sample papers and get updates?

Ans. Test Funda was the website which I followed during my preparation and also I used to read articles and solve passages found in this website. This website is good for both CAT and MAT takers to prepare for the Exam.

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Ques. Share your thoughts on the Strategy for the aspirant who is starting two months before the exam.

Ans. For aspirant starting preparation two months before they should focus on improving their weaker sections and study regularly to maintain or remember the concepts well and MAT is an exam where one can fetch a good score even if he study regularly for 1 and half month.

Ques. What are the things you would like to go back in time and change to get into a better college?

Ans. I  want to change  one thing and that is my accuracy in solving the questions of CAT exam but sometimes things doesn't go as per our thinking so try not to remember the past as future is bright only if you work hard for it.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College

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