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Indian and Global Environment for MAT 2017- Questions/Answers and Books

Last Updated - August 18, 2017

MAT Exam is scheduled for September 3, 2017 in offline mode while online exam will begin from September 9, 2017. The test consists of five sections, namely Language Comprehension, Intelligence and Critical Reasoning, Data Analysis and Sufficiency, Mathematical Skills, and Indian and Global Environment.

  • Indian and Global Environment section in MAT will be analyzing aspirant’s knowledge about current affairs and happenings around the globe.
  • It is often considered an easy to attempt section, however, it requires intensive reading and awareness of events from around the globe.
  • Look for Indian and Global Environment Question and Answers in the article below.
  • Note that 40 questions will be asked from this section of 1 mark each.
  • Provision of negative marking is also applicable.

MAT is around the corner, so for the convenience of the appearing candidates, we are providing some useful preparation tips along with MAT Practice Papers

Indian and Global Environment Syllabus

The syllabus for Indian and Global Environment in MAT exam contains questions from a variety of topics, like Economics, Finance, National and International current affairs, conventional GK, etc. The GK questions asked in MAT are tricky and require intensive reading. Some of the major topics for this section are:

  • Current Affairs and past affairs of about 5-10 years
  • International events
  • Conventional GK
  • Personalities-Who’s who
  • Books, currencies, capitals, flags, emblems
  • Business & Economics related news
  • Constitution of India
  • Fiscal & Monetary policy of India
  • Sports news-past, present and upcoming events
  • Science, Technology & literature
  • Company punch line, logo identification

Indian and Global Environment for MAT 2017 September-Preparation Tips

The Indian and Global Environment section contains questions from general and current awareness topics and events about a year old would be most expected to be faced in this area. Business, politics, sports, awards and distinctions, books, anything could be a part of this section. Students who have had a decent reading habit in the past one year or so of their MBA entrance examination preparations, would not find too much of difficulty in attempting questions from this section.

Like the other sections, this section also has 40 question of 1 mark each. 15 minutes should be the standard time that a candidate must spend on this section. Some helpful tips to prepare for this section are:

  • Keep yourself updated with the current happenings in the world.
  • As GK can be a vast syllabus, candidates should rely on different media like books, magazines, TV news, social media, etc. to cover as much ground as possible
  • Awareness is the only key to solve this section.
  • Do not go into too much detail of one topic, as the questions cover many topics of different fields.
  • Try and cover the happenings that go back to a year at max. As the syllabus is gigantic, filter out old news and be in touch with the latest happenings only.

MAT May 2017- Difficulty Level of Indian and Global Environment Section

According to experts, a net score of 65 and above (excluding the score in GK) is considered to be a good score. It is important for students to know the weightage and difficulty of each section of MAT to plan their preparation in the most effective manner. 

In MAT May 2017, questions from important events and developments in the field of sports, tournaments, advertisements, politics, history, etc. were covered in Indian and Global Environment section. International Affairs and Business Awareness too had a part in the question paper. Approximately 17-22 minutes were dedicated to attempt this section. 

Indian and Global Environment Books for MAT 2017

There are a plethora of books easily available to any candidate for the preparation for MAT. It is, therefore, important for the candidate to choose carefully his/her reading material as it is inadvisable to read too many books rather than focusing on handpicked books. Given below are some of the books recommended by previous MAT students:

  • 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 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

MAT 2017 September Expected Cut Off

The cut off for MAT is released by All India Management Association (AIMA) once the result of MAT is released. The result is expected to be released in the last week of September 2018, after which each individual institution accepting admission based on MAT score will release their cut off list.

Candidates should note that AIMA and other participating institutions keep the cut off similar to what it was the year before. Hence, the cut off can be expected to be from 400 to 600 (out of a total of 800). Candidates should note that although the exam is of 200 marks, the candidates get a scaled score out of 800.

There are many factors that affect the cut off, some of them are:

  • Number of candidates registered
  • Number of candidates appeared the exam
  • Reservation Norms
  • Level of difficulty of exam
  • Previous year cutoff trends
  • Previous year admission trends



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