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Why Take MAT 2016

Last Updated - April 04, 2017

The growing popularity in the number of young Indians willing to pursue MBA and embark on the journey to apply, prepare and take admission to one of the Business schools of the country. The growing trend has also increased much awareness about the entrance examinations that act as channels to transport an aspiring candidate to his destination as a student in one of his dream institute. All candidates are generally more focussed on CAT (Common Aptitude Test ), which rewards admission to one of the dream institutes such as admissions in IIMs and other A grade MBA institutes, St. Xavier’s University, MICA and MAT.

MAT stands for Management Aptitude Test. It is a very popular test students prefer but also leave out while appearing for various management entrance examinations. MAT was a state level Entrance test and has been active since 1988 in the country until 2003 when the government of India declared it as a national level entrance examination. MAT is often neglected by students because it is not seen as giving them a chance to enter the elitist institutions of pursuing MBA in India. They are mistaken in leaving out a chance of studying into one of the very competent institutes.

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Reasons To Take The MAT Institutes

  • One of the reasons why one should definitely take the MAT exam is the institutes that they offer admission into.

There are about 502 Institutes across India who accept MAT score as their eligibility criteria to provide admission in their institute for MBA.

  • It increasers opportunities of admission in MBA, pertaining to the extremely tough competition in the CAT examination, which is obviously not possible for everyone to get.
  • It secures you the final goal which is learning and getting placed in a good Multi National company, maybe the package will differ from the starts that one could have gotten through an IIM but if one has it in them, that goal wouldn’t be too farfetched.
  • It gives you practise for the CAT or any other Management entrance examination. It will prepare you and even give you a morale boost because if you are preparing for CAT then chances are you will make it through the MAT entrance examination too.
  • MAT will release the pressure of performing in CAT and will end up being a plus point because one will be able to go through the whole CAT exam process burden free.
  • Pertaining to the number of institutes who take in account the MAT examination in consideration in their MBA admissions.
  • MAT exam is conducted 4 times a year as opposed to CAT which takes place once. Thus, taking MAT considerably increases the chances of a candidate of getting through a Business school.
  • MAT exam is conducted in the traditional pen and paper method as well as the computer based exam. Therefore, those who are not comfortable with working on the computer. CAT exam is only computer based.
  • Difficulty level of CAT and MAT

Both the test evaluates the potential of students by judging their mathematical, verbal and analytical writing skills. However CAT is much more difficult to crack compared to MAT. The analysing and logical faculty required to answer questions in MAT is much easier than CAT. CAT exam pattern has frequent changes, hence previous exam papers are barely useful as compared to MAT, where solving previous exam papers can help you to a larger extent.

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Therefore, I think taking the MAT exam is definitely a great as swell as a very smart choice and candidates aspiring to pursue their MBA should definitely sit for the examination.


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