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MAT 2016 December – Last Minute Preparation Tips

Last Updated - April 04, 2017

As the time for MAT 2016 December session is near, aspiring candidates must pull up their socks and work harder to crack the exam and get admission to management courses in their desired colleges. The MAT exam will be conducted on December 11, 2016 (offline) and December 12, 2016 (online). The candidates are advised to focus mainly on their strong areas and not to try something new in the last days of preparation.

For paper based exam, the timings are 10.00 am to 12.30 pm. Practicing previous year or session question papers will help candidates understand the MAT exam pattern. The time limit of the exam is 2 hours 30 minutes and there are total 200 questions.

LAST MINUTE Preparation Tips for MAT 2016 December 2016

There are five sections in the exam – Mathematical Skills, Language Comprehension, Data Sufficiency and Analysis, Indian and Global Environment and Intelligence and Critical Reasoning. Each section is of 40 marks each. For preparing for MAT Exam December 2016 session the candidates can follow the steps mentioned below:

Stay Updated for MAT 2016 December

The applicants must stay updated by reading newspapers every day and watching news. Current Affairs is a scoring topic in which one can score better if they are updated. For any MBA entrance including MAT (Management Aptitude Test). Being aware of day to day happenings in the world can help the candidate contribute in cracking MAT.

Apart from this, candidates must keep revising their knowledge on events and happenings going on in the corporate world, as this is essential for clearing Indian and Global Environment. Following last minute tips will help candidates in performing better in the MAT Exam:

  • Practice basic calculations. Tables, squares and cubes should be on tips, so that you dont waste your time in calculating these things. Make a tabular chart of these calculations and go through it before the exam.
  • Practice reading, because if you read faster and are able to under the passage and the questions you will be able to save time. 
  • Try to get your alphabet numbers perfect. For example, you should know J is the 10th letter of English alphabets and likewise for all other letters.
  • For Mathematical Skills, the candidates are advised to remember the formulae on tips, so as to save time during the exam. It is always beneficial to make notes while preparing as it will be easy to go through them before the exam.
  • While doing the jumbled sentences, remember to look for the events or time factors. This is will help you put the words in chronological order.
  • When you are trying to find answers from the passage, concentrate on the main words and take reference from them.
  • Pre decide on which section to solve first as per your strong areas.
  • Now is not the time to give new mock tests, rather it is suggested to go through previous mock papers for revision

Candidates must utilize all the time left before the exam in revising their strong areas and shouldn’t think of beginning any new topic. For the language comprehension section, candidates must keep looking for synonyms and antonyms of different words. Also it is important to keep a check on one’s grammar to ignore silly mistakes in the section.

The candidates should not make guesses while answering the questions as there is negative marking. So, it is advised to attempt the questions in which candidates are sure of the answer.

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On the day of the exam, candidates should be confident and not waste their time. The candidates must pay attention to the following points in MAT 2016 December session:

  • Focus on words like “ONLY” or the phrase “IF and ONLY IF”
  • Pay attention to negative prefixes like non, un, dis.
  • Pay close attention to words like “all”, “none” or “some”.

As these words, always imply some hints which candidates tend to miss.

MAT 2016 December Quick tips for the Exam Day

The following tips will help candidates crack MAT 2016, if followed accurately:

  • Candidates shouldn’t stick to one question for too long.
  • Try to answer as many questions possible but don’t make vague guesses as there is negative marking scheme also.
  • Convert fractions into percentages.
  • Firstly, attempt the questions you know the answers of.



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