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MAT 2016 Language Comprehension Preparation

Last Updated - December 01, 2016

MAT 2016 December is scheduled on December 11 (pen-paper mode) and December 17 (online mode) in various test centers across the country. The admit cards of the exam will be available on AIMA official website from December 3, 2016. The exam has 5 sections – Language Comprehension, Intelligence and Critical Reasoning, Data Analysis and Sufficiency, Mathematical Skills, Indian and Global Environment. The exam has 200 questions (40 questions in each section). The weightage of Language Comprehension section is 20%.

Language Comprehension Preparation Tips

Language Comprehension is a scoring and important score determiner section. Candidates who have good command over English Langauge including grammar, vocabulary, verbal ability and reading ability. The syllabus of this section of MATis as follows:

  1. English Usage and Sentence Correction
  2. English Proficiency
  3. Fill in the blanks
  4. Vocabulary Usage
  5. Synoyms and Antoymns
  6. Idioms
  7. Phrases
  8. Verbal Ability
  9. Reading Comprehension Passages

How to crack Langauge Comprehension Section in MAT 2016 December?

To crack the Language Comprehension candidates need to choose the right topic in the reading comprehension section and understand the main idea of the passage. If the candidate understands the concept of the passage, answering questions related to it becomes easy.

  • Search for structural words like Similarly, additionally, moreover, though, however, thus etc. so as to get the right meaning of the sentence and hence the passage.
  • Time Management is very important, try to manage time while reading the passage so that less time is consumed while answering the questions.
  • The candidates must regularly read newspapers, books, novels, magazines to improve english profficiency and vocabulary.
  • Underline the words that you don’t understand and find their meaning in the dictionary. Also look for their synoyms and antonyms.
  • Practice MAT sample papers and reading comprehensions as much as you can.

Given below are some topics which need to be practised more questions are asked from these topics:

Fill in the blanksVocabulary Based QuestionsGrammar based question including prepositions, adverbial phrase
Sentence correctionsCompound wordsReading comprehension passages

Preparation Books for MAT 2016 December

Given below is the list of books that students can refer to for preparing for MAT:

  • MAT solved papers by Disha experts
  • 10 mock test papers for MAT by Carrier launchers
  • Barron’s guide for MAT by Eugene D.Jaffe
  • MAT Entrance guide by Deepak Aggarwal
  • Mission MBA guide by B.S. Sijwali and Tarun Goyal by Arihant
  • MAT entrance exam with practice CD by GKP
  • The Pearson MAT super course with CD by Pearson
  • Study package for MAT by Arun Sharma
  • 10 challengers MAT: 10 mock tests for MAT by Dharmendra Mittal
  • MAT score accelerator by Disha publications

MAT 2016 December Cutoff

MAT 2016 December Cutoff will be released after the decalaration of the result of the exam. MAT Cutoff depends on a various factors such as:- No. of candidates, difficulty level of the exam, reservation norms etc. The cutoff marks are scored from a total of 800. The table below shows the cutoff of the previous year:

Management Development Institute (MDI)600
Christ Institute of Management400
IFIM Business School500
VIT University500
SRM school and SRM University500



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