MAT Exam Pattern 2018: Management Aptitude Test or MAT is one of the most popular management exam conducted by AIMA which is private body. Every year AIMA conducts four MAT exams in the month of February, May, September and December. Results of each exam is valid for a year since the date of release of results. As the first two exams of MAT for 2018 have successfully conducted, now its time for the MAT exam in September 2018 which is due on September 2, 2018.
Coming MAT would be happening on 2nd September 2018 and all those candidates to achieve 50% marks in their graduation would be eligible for MAT and even those candidates who are doing graduation they can also apply but they have to present their credentials after the MAT Result.
Before we analyse the MAT Exam pattern you need to know the nature of MAT Exam.
MAT Exam has extra speciality to test your information on Indian and Global environment besides Language skills and quantitative skills. Since MAT is conducted by AIMA (All India Management Institute) and because of their proximity to the industry the importance and gravity of global warming and environment has been understood and that has been inculcated in MAT as a separate section on Global and Indian Environment.
There would be 200 questions in MAT which you have to complete in 150 minutes and each section would be allocated 40 marks.
For the past three years it has been observed that MAT has been increasing the quality of the test and 2 sections are getting tougher year by year and these 2 sections are mathematical skills and Indian and global environment.
MAT Aspirants are advised to have clarity on mathematical skills to ace Data Analysis and Sufficiency and Intelligence and Critical Reasoning in MAT and most importantly you should be aware of environment issues as this section needs focused readings of newspapers. However for this section you can rely on this portal also.
If you are an aspirant and have filled the form for MAT September 2018 exam then you would have certainly started preparation for the exam. MAT Exam Pattern is similar to many other management exams conducted in India. Here is a brief analysis on the MAT 2018 paper pattern.
MAT Exam Pattern 2018:
The exam paper is divided into five section each having 40 questions equaling to 200 questions overall. You will be allowed to solve all the questions in 150 minutes time or 2 and half hours. The exam generally begins at 10 AM and ends at 12:30 PM on the day of exam. There is no exact time frame allotted for each section and the candidate can switch sections based on their requirements. The five sections include Language Comprehension that deals with English as a language. The second section has Intelligence and Critical Reasoning which has 40 questions. The third section contains questions Mathematical Skills while the fourth section contains questions based on Data interpretation.
The last section contains questions on Indian and Global Environment that basically has question based on current affairs. The toughness of questions is relatively very easy in comparison to CAT exam.
Other Important Points Relating to Exam Pattern of MAT 2018:
Few more things that is quite related to the MAT Exam Pattern 2018. Here are few important points.
• For each correct answer you will be rewarded one marks
• For each wrong answer your .25 marks will be deducted
• There will be four options for each question from which you will have to select one
• The exam is of 200 marks but the scaled score is awarded out of 800 marks
MAT Exam Pattern 2018 Details:
As we know that there are five sections. The first section comprises of Language comprehension that will carry passages, vocabulary, jumbled words, etc. Critical Analysis will contain logical questions aimed to judge your thinking capacity. The third section is Mathematical Reasoning that will contain questions of math of class 10th level like time and distance, speed, basic arithmetic, etc. The fourth one is data interpretation that will ask questions where you have to analyze the given problem and solve accordingly. The last one is Indian and Global Environment that has current affairs question from the latest happenings around the world and India.
MAT exam aim to provide admissions in private B-schools in India. Based on the marks you score in 800 you will get admissions after institutional interview by the respective institute. There are colleges that don’t consider the Indian and Global Environment section therefore you must score marks accordingly. A decent marks of 600+ will make you eligible for competition while 700+ will make you compete for top private B-schools in India.
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