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MAT Feb 2017 Online Exam Paper Analysis

Last Updated - February 15, 2017

MAT Feb 2017 online exam held on February 11, 2017, in 3 shifts. Candidates found that the difficulty level of the exam was moderate. It is expected that MAT result may report high percentile at lower than earlier scaled score. The 200 questions had to be answered in 150 minutes. Candidates were struggling for time management to maximize their attempts.

A few questions on Indian & Global Environment also turned to be a little trickier and time-consuming. The same level of difficulty was reported in MAT December 2016 exam. However, the Data Analysis & Sufficiency section was a bit tricky with few surprise questions in MAT Feb 2017.

MAT Exam Pattern hasn’t undergone any significant changes as compared to previous year. Each section in MAT Feb Online Paper 2017 had 40 questions. Candidates found Language Comprehension as the easy one. In the following table, the overall difficulty level of MAT Feb Online Paper 2017 is depicted:  

MAT Feb 2017 SectionsNo. of QuestionsIdeal time (in min)Good AttemptsLevel of Difficulty
Language Comprehension4025 28Easy
Intelligence and Critical Reasoning4040 25Easy to Moderate
Data Analysis and Sufficiency4035 23Moderate to Difficult
Mathematical Skills4040 25Moderate
Indian and Global Environment4010 18Easy to Moderate
Total200150116Moderate

MAT Feb Online Exam 2017: Language Comprehension

Language Comprehension section had questions from Reading Comprehension. In total there were 4 RC passages, having 5 questions each. Other than that, 3 questions were asked from Antonyms, FIB and Odd Word Out.

Questions asked on antonyms and odd word was in jumbled form. This made questions a little time-consuming. In Grammar Section, there were 3 questions on Sentence Correction. Overall, the difficulty level was of easy to moderate level.

TopicsNo. of QuestionsLevel of Difficulty
Reading Comprehension20 (4 passages with 5 questions each)Easy to Moderate
Para-jumbled4Easy to Moderate
Summary questions4Easy to Moderate
Unscramble word and find its antonym2Easy to Moderate
Antonyms of underlined words2Easy to Moderate
Synonyms of given phrases3Easy to Moderate
Synonyms of underlined words2Easy
Unscramble letters and find the odd one out3Difficult
Total40Easy

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MAT Feb Online Exam 2017: Intelligence & Critical Reasoning

Intelligence & Critical Reasoning covered almost all the topics of Reasoning. This section was comparatively lengthy but easy. Analytical and Logical Reasoning dominated the section with a high number of questions. Apart from it, questions were based on blood relation, analogies, direction, series and statements.

TopicsNo. of QuestionsLevel of Difficulty
Course of action questions5Easy
Syllogisms (Venn diagrams)5Moderate
Strong and weak arguments5Easy to Moderate
Coding - Decoding5Easy
Miscellaneous3Easy to Moderate
Linear Arrangement2Easy
Directions5Easy to Moderate
Matrix Arrangement10Moderate
Total40Moderate

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MAT Feb Online Exam 2017: Data Analysis and Sufficiency

Data Interpretation dominated this section by covering 50% of the questions based on pie charts, bar diagrams, charts and line graph. Time management was the main factor to solve the questions with speed and accuracy. In the following table, the level of difficulty of Data Analysis and Sufficiency is mentioned:

TopicsNo. of QuestionsLevel of Difficulty
Bar Graph + Pie Chart5Moderate to Difficult
Line graph5Easy to Moderate
Pie Charts5Moderate to Difficult
Tables5Moderate
A set on Bar Graph5Easy
Venn diagram5Moderate to Difficult
Quantitative Comparison5Easy to Moderate
Data Sufficiency5Easy
Total40Moderately to Difficult

MAT Feb Online Exam 2017: Mathematical Skills

Most of the questions in this section comprised Arithmetic, Percentages, Time & Work, Average, Percentage and Profit & Loss. The difficulty level of Mathematical Skills is reported moderate to easy. Rather than the above-mentioned topics, questions were also asked on Venn Diagrams, Ratio & Proportion and Variation, Geometry & Mensuration, Permutation and Combinations & Probability. In the following table, detailed analysis for Mathematical Skills MAT Feb 2017 analysis is mentioned:

TopicsNo. of QuestionsLevel of Difficulty
Speed, Distance & Time7Easy
Time & Work5Moderate to Difficult
SI & CI4Moderate
Mixtures and Allegation4Difficult
Percentages4Easy to Moderate
Profit and Loss5Moderate to Difficult
Probability2Difficult
Geometry2Easy to Moderate
Mensuration2Moderate
Divisibility3Moderate
H.C.F and L.C.M2Easy to Moderate
Total40Moderate

MAT Feb Online Exam 2017: Indian and Global Environment

The average duration of Indian and Global Environment section was 15 minutes. The questions covered current affairs, Indian and world economics. However, this section is qualifying in nature and is not considered for preparing the MAT merit list of the qualified candidates. Candidates could answer this section well within the time limit.


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