MAT 2020 Management Aptitude Test
 Online & Offline
Last Updated: 23rd Oct, 2020
21st Nov 2020
to 12th Dec 2020

Followed by : 1705
  Follow Exam

MAT 2020 Preparation Tips

By: Avantika Bhardwaj on September 18, 2019

Before appearing for any entrance examination, one must understand the pattern of its question paper and the type of questions asked. MAT 2019 is all set to be conducted on 14th September 2019 and 21st September 2019 through Computer based and Paper based test respectively and students willing to take it have been putting all their efforts to crack it. MAT exam is one of the common tests taken across the country for admission to business institutions.

  • MAT Question Paper consists of 200 questions divided amongst 5 sections with 40 questions in each section. The questions are to be attempted in 150 minutes and each question is timed individually.
  • Preparing for MAT Exam can be considered easy when compared to other MBA entrance examinations such as CAT, SNAP, XAT, etc.

Know more about MAT Exam

MAT Exam Pattern

The question paper consists of five sections:

  1. Language Comprehension
  2. Mathematical Skills
  3. Data Analysis & Sufficiency
  4. Intelligence & Critical Reasoning
  5. Indian & Global Environment

Each section comprises of 40 questions and is timed individually.

MAT 2019

How to Prepare for MAT 2019?

There are five sections and candidates appearing in MAT 2019 must try to carry out various strategies to qualify each section. Preparing for MAT Exam is not difficult as there are no such changes introduced in the pattern of question paper. Solving sample papers prepared by experts to crack MAT Exam might come handy while preparing.

The following tools might be useful while preparing:

  • Previous years' question papers
  • MAT practice questions
  • MAT sample papers with solutions

It is high time that you started preparing for the exam without any further delay. Candidates must make sure that they use valid and good books written by well-known authors to qualify the examination. Observation says students can fetch a very good rank by attempting 80 questions correctly (except GK section).

Factors that ensure candidates' good marks include a plan, good strategy, consistent practice, fixated mind, and determination.

Preparation Strategy

1. Exam Pattern and Syllabus

Candidates willing to take the examination must understand the exam pattern including the type of questions asked during the examination. The question paper comprises of 200 questions to be completed in 200 questions in 150 minutes.

Sections

No. of Questions

Time allotted (in minutes)

Language Comprehension

40

30

Mathematical Skills

40

40

Data Analysis & Sufficiency

40

35

Intelligence & Critical Reasoning

40

30

Indian & Global Environment

40

15

Total

200

150

Know more about MAT Exam Pattern

The candidates must score well in all the sections to qualify the examination and to ease the preparation, candidates must know that Indian and Global Environment section is not considered for score calculation and merit preparation.

2. Selection of Right Preparation Books

It is one of the most important factors to prepare for any examination. Following is the list of books mentioned by experts to crack the examination:

Book Name

Author

Publisher

Quantitative Aptitude for the CAT

Nishit K. Sinha

Pearson

Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension for the CAT

Nishit K. Sinha

Pearson

Study Package for MAT

Arun Sharma

McGraw Hill

How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for CAT

Arun Sharma

McGraw Hill

How to Prepare for Quantitative for CAT

Arun Sharma

McGraw Hill

How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for CAT

Arun Sharma and Meenakshi Upadhyay

McGraw Hill

Mission MBA MAT Guide

BS Sijwali and Tarun Goyal

Arihant Books

Word Power Made Easy

Norman Lewis

Pocket Books

A Modern Approach to Logical Reasoning

R.S. Aggarwal

S. Chand & Co.

Complete Guide for MAT and Other MBA Entrance Exams

Deepak Agarwal, Mahima Agarwal

Disha

MAT Score Accelerator

Disha Experts

Disha Publication

Manorama Yearbook

K. M. Mathew, Mammen Mathew

Malayala Manorama Group

Preparation Tips for Each Section

Language Comprehension

Language comprehension section primarily focuses on analyzing candidates' knowledge of English language including Vocabulary and Grammar. Candidates must analyze their strength and weakness in order to perform well in every section.

This section intends to define candidates' vocabulary and verbal abilities. Candidates must spend enough time in diverse reading. Previous years' question paper may become useful while preparing. Following are the vital topics one must possess a good command over:

  • Analogy
  • Synonyms and Antonyms
  • Sentence Correction
  • Sentence Completion
  • Jumbled Paragraphs and Sentence

Mathematical Skills

This is one of the trickiest sections and it analyzes and evaluates candidates' mathematical skills. It examines their ability to solve questions in the minimum given time. Candidates are advised to possess conceptual clarity of vital or important topics.

Consistent practice of questions from each area may help students qualify the exam. It is important to find out the topics and questions that have been frequently asked over previous year question papers.

Following are the topics one must study before appearing for the exam:

  • Number Systems
  • Percentage
  • Geometry
  • Trigonometry
  • Averages
  • Rations
  • Interest
  • Time & Work
  • Time, Speed, & Distance
  • Profit & Loss
  • Mixtures

Know more about MAT Syllabus

Intelligence and Critical Reasoning

While attempting this section, the candidates are advised to keep calm and use simplest methods to solve these questions as the difficulty level of this section is moderate. Candidates are judged based on their ability to deduce data from the given information.

It is important to practice different types of verbal and non-verbal questions. This in turn enhances their efficiency and ability to obtain correct answers.

The essential topics you must prepare for are:

  • Number Series
  • Direction Questions
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Enciphering and Deciphering
  • Relationships

Data Analysis and Sufficiency

This section comprises of questions given in the form of graphs or charts. Students are judged based on their ability to infer correct information from this given data. The data is represented in the form of graphs or points hiding the required information.

Consistent attempts and regular practice help students qualify this section. Candidates are advised to focus on question type and nature of questions.

Topics one must study while preparing:

  • Bar Graphs
  • Pie Charts
  • Line Graphs
  • Data Tables
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Data Comparisons

MAT 2020 Syllabus

In order to prepare well for the MAT exam, one should be well aware of the MAT Exam Pattern and the MAT Syllabus.

MAT Syllabus Comprises the following five sections:

  • Quantitative Ability 
  • Data Interpretation
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Verbal Ability
  • Vocabulary
  • Grammar
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • General and Business GK(Elementry Level)

Candidate needs to study various topics for the different section, As there is no set pattern for MAT. Below is the section wise syllabus:

Quantitative Ability:

Number Systems Percentage Profit and Loss Interest (Simple and Compound) Speed, Time and Distance Time and Work Average

Data Interpretation:

Tables Charts Graphs Caselets Number Reasonings Text Interpretations Inferences and Reasonings

MAT 2020 Exam Pattern

MAT exam comprises of  5 sections.

The below table shows the sections and number of questions in each:

Sections No. of Questions Time Allotted
Language Comprehension 40 30
Mathematical Skills 40 40
Data Analysis & Sufficiency 40 35
Intelligence & Critical Reasoning 40 30
Indian & Global Environment 40  15
Total 200 150

MAT 2020 Videos

MBA Study : Scope and stats

Bangalore
emerging as the most
popular MBA destination
35%
MBA aspirants
prefer South India
Average percent of Women
opting for MBA is 18%
higher than men

Know the detailed analysis on MBA Trends in India

MAT Latest News & Updatess

View All Latest News and Updates >>

Latest Articles on MAT

Apply to these top MBA colleges accepting MBA Score based on your percentile

25-Feb-2019
Management Aptitude Test (MAT) is the national entrance examination being conducted for admission I top B-Schools of India. The examination is making quite a buzz nowadays because it is scheduled to be conducted for 3 more rounds in the ... Read more

Exam Analysis: MAT 2019 (PBT) February Session was Moderately Difficult

20-Feb-2019
The pen paper-based (PBT) of MAT 2019 February session was successfully conducted throughout the nation on February 17, 2019, by All India Management Association (AIMA). The exam was conducted in one session of 2 hours 30 minutes ... Read more

MAT 2018: Management’s Status Quo

13-Jun-2018
Management Aptitude Test (MAT) is a national level entrance test conducted every year by the All India Management Association (AIMA). The MAT scores are relevant for admissions to Management courses (MBA/PGDM) in over 600 Business ... Read more
View All Articles >>

Top Colleges accepting MAT 2020

Course: MBA
Fees: Rs. 7,60,000 /-
Duration : 2 years
Course: MBA
Fees: Rs. 8,30,000 /-
Duration : 2 years
Course: MBA
Fees: Rs. 7,50,000 /-
Duration : 2 years
Course: MBA
Fees: Rs. 7,03,200 /-
Duration : 2 years
Course: MBA
Fees: Rs. 1,75,800 /-
Duration : 2 years
Course: MBA
Fees: Rs. 1,90,980 /-
Duration : 2 years
Course: MBA
Fees: Rs. 9,90,000 /-
Duration : 2 years
Course: MBA
Fees: Rs. 17,00,000 /-
Duration : 2 years
Course: MBA
Fees: Rs. 6,15,000 /-
Duration : 2 years
Applications Closing Soon for 2020 Batch at:
KL University (KLU), Guntur
Fees : 5,47,000 (for 2 years)
Ranked No.1 in Andhra Pradesh | NAAC 'A' Grade University | 100% Fee Waiver for Meritorious students.
Sharda University (SU), Greater Noida
Fees : 9,05,560 (for 2 years)
A university with more than 47500 alumni with overall 80% placement. More than 350 companies have visited the campus for recruitment procedure. The highest package has reached up to INR 65 LPA.
GD Goenka University, Gurgaon
(for 2 years)
Ranked Number 1 Private University in North India by Assocham | 60 Acre Campus | Apply Online for 100+ Programs in 2020 Batch
Chandigarh University (CU), Chandigarh
Fees : 3,18,000 (for 2 years)
31 LPA Highest Package Offered | Global Exposure for students | Top private University in Punjab

Apply with MAT Score

Course: MBA
Fees: Rs. 8,30,000 /-
Duration : 2 years
Course: MBA
Fees: Rs. 7,60,000 /-
Duration : 2 years
Course: MBA
Fees: Rs. 7,03,200 /-
Duration : 2 years
Course: MBA
Fees: Rs. 7,50,000 /-
Duration : 2 years
Course: MBA
Fees: Rs. 17,00,000 /-
Duration : 2 years
Course: MBA
Fees: Rs. 9,90,000 /-
Duration : 2 years
Course: MBA
Fees: Rs. 6,15,000 /-
Duration : 2 years
Course: MBA
Fees: Rs. 2,65,734 /-
Duration : 2 years
Course: MBA
Fees: Rs. 3,00,000 /-
Duration : 2 years

MAT 2020 Videos

Review Exam