For cracking MAT, it is really essential for you attempt and score in each section. It should always be kept in mind that scoring very high in one section and very low in the other will affect your overall percentile. So, to have a balance is very essential.
Here are some tips to help you out:
The quantitative ability of MAT checks your basic knowledge of math and that is why MAT exam has relatively easy math sums as compared to CAT or XAT, except probability and permutations which may prove difficult. Generally the paper can be solved with some patience and a lot of practice. So, as mentioned earlier - stick to basics.
DATA ANALYSIS AND SUFFICIENCY (DI):
The DI section of MAT consists of conventional data interpretation like graphs and charts with questions based on finding percentage increase or decrease. This section, in particular, gives you the opportunity to score as high as you can because if you interpret even one table or graph, you can correctly answer 4 to 5 questions following it.
But, you should also be very attentive and careful as the speed breaker questions, most of the times, are in this section only.
Practicing from previous question papers of MAT will be the best way to get an idea of this section. Like many other MBA Entrance exams, MAT also follows old GRE books, so, it will be a good idea to get a reference from them.
Verbal Ability for MAT:
Verbal Ability section of MAT is pure comprehension. This is the area of concern for most students while we think it is an opportunity in disguise as this section, like the DI section, will help you score very high. Once you understand one paragraph, you will be able to answer 4 to 5 question based on the same Passage. It not only saves time but also gives you a lot of confidence. Only thing that can help you here is reading and reading a lot.
The other most important trick or technique we will like to suggest is to attempt and solve as many mock test as you can because that will help you develop a habit of writing test in specified time and you can also know your strength and weaknesses.
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