MAT 2017 PREPARATION TIPS
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Management Aptitude Test is a 150-minute duration test, in which a candidate has to solve 200 questions. Higher the accuracy, greater are the chances of getting admission in excellent institutes. It is the most prominent exam of the nation and the scores obtained are accepted by many reputed institutes.
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A candidate has to appear in 5 sections to clear the entrance. These 5 sections have 40 questions each and they are-
A candidate must do a good preparation to have a good score. A concrete plan, good strategy, a lot of practice, focused mind, high determination, can help in scoring good marks in MAT. Here are some tips that a candidate must be aware before attempting for MAT-
Given below are some tips to the aspirants to score a good rank.
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|Data Analysis and Sufficiency||35||21-28||Moderate|
|Intelligence and Critical Reasoning||30||19-26||Moderate|
|Indian and Global Environment||05||10-15||Moderately Difficult|
Candidates should not waste much time on any section. He must divide the total time into 6 different time span, 5 for each section and 1 for revising. He must also maintain the accuracy level.
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Reading questions before reading comprehension makes it easy to find the answers well. Grammar plays an important role, so be sure to have a good command over it. Read English newspapers, watch English news channels, improve vocabulary and reading skills.
Understand the theories and mug up the formulae. Focus on the questions that are mostly asked. In MAT, there are a kind of questions that are generally not asked in other MBA exams, focus on them. Make your own notes of the formulae and memorize them. Master the basics and short tricks. Jump over the questions that are time consuming.
This section is considered as most scoring section. Only practice makes it easy to solve the questions in less time. Solving last years’ questions helps a lot. Try solving all kind of questions in time-bound.
Good preparation and high accuracy in this section can fetch you more marks and may help you in reserving a seat. Only verbal and non-verbal types of questions are asked. Analyzing the problem before just guessing the answer may help in reaching the correct answer. To prepare this, candidates should solve a lot of questions and go through the model papers. Any good reference book can help you out.
Questions in this section cover the topics related to GK and current affairs. This section can be much scoring, to prepare well this section, you must read magazines & newspapers, watch news channels.
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Books plays a vital role in preparation of the exam. There are many good books available at the stationaries and online. Given below are some of the reference books for MAT 2016-
Given below are some tips by the candidates who have appeared XAT-
Garima who appeared for MAT 2006 and scored 74 percentile believes self-studies is the best way of preparation. She says, reading newspapers on daily basis helps a lot in preparing General Knowledge and kind of subjects. Garima says, practicing hard on the weak areas may turn the weakness as strength and practice questions as much as one can.
Rohitesh appeared for MAT in 2014 and cleared it with 79 percentile. He says solving questions from the weak areas with 100% accuracy really works well and polish the strong areas. He had purchased the test series of TIME and says it played a very important role in his preparation for the MAT. His main point rule is ‘focus’ to excel the entrance examination with good marks.
He says, studying 5 hours a day and practicing hard turned out as a selection of his further studies. For the best preparation, he referred the best books for each subject. He has his own ‘Five Point Someone’- Dedication, Self-motivation, Hard work, Study for 5 hrs/day, and Focus on previous years’ papers. He says die-hard preparation for interview will help in scoring good marks.
He appeared for MAT in 2012 and cleared the exam by scoring 460 marks. He says, practicing previous years’ papers helps in knowing the exam pattern and it also helps in adjusting with the exam pattern. He preferred studying from self-made notes, as he feels it is the best way for the preparation. He followed various books for the preparation of the exam.
Abhinav scored 670 marks in MAT 2014, he says, solving previous years’ papers strengthens the base for the exam. He preferred test series from TIME and enhanced his accuracy and efficiency. He focused on his weakness and made them as his strength. He says reading English newspapers and watching English channels helps in improving the skills which is very good for the exam point of view.
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