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Candidates have to work on each concept and topic to ace MAT 2021. The candidate will be required to target important books which will improve their knowledge and out of the box skill to answer even the tricky question.

  • The difficulty level of the examination differs each year, thus candidates are advised to have a clear perception and strategy.
  • Target selected books for reference to understand the notion and concepts in a concrete manner.

Check MAT 2021 Exam Pattern 


Important Books 2021

Important Books for MAT 2021

In order to score well in the MAT 2021, candidates must shortlist books that cover all the topics as prescribed in the MAT 2021 Syllabus.

Not only books, mock tests, previous year papers also help a lot in MAT 2021 preparation. So, candidates must ensure that they have as many sample papers of MAT as possible to practice, previous year question papers, etc.

Best Books for MAT 2021 Preparation

List of Best Books for MAT preparation Author’s name Publisher
How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for CAT Arun Sharma & Meenakshi Upadhyay McGraw Hill
Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for the CAT Nishit K Sinha Pearson
Mission MBA MAT Guide BS Sijwali and Tarun Goyal Arihant Books
Word Power Made Easy Norman Lewis Pocket Books
Study package for MAT Arun Sharma McGraw Hill
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
How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for CAT Arun Sharma McGraw Hill
How to prepare for Quantitative for the CAT Arun Sharma McGraw Hill
Quantitative Aptitude for the CAT Nishit K.Sinha Pearson
Manorama Year Book K. M. Mathew, Mammen Mathew Malayala Manorama Group
Regular reading of The Hindu, ToI, India Today, Sports week etc.

Subject-wise Books 2021

MAT 2021 Subject-wise Books

Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension

Book Name Author/ Publisher
The Pearson Guide to Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning Nishant Sinha
Word Power Made Easy Norman Lewis
High School English Grammar & Composition Wren & Martin
30 Days to a More Powerful Vocabulary Wilfred Funk and Norman Lewis
Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning R. S. Aggarwal

Logical Reasoning

Book Name Author/ Publisher
How to Prepare For Logical Reasoning For CAT Arun Sharma
Verbal Ability And Logical Reasoning For The CAT Nishit K. Sinha
Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning R. S. Aggarwal

Quantitative Ability

Book Name Author/ Publisher
How to prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for CAT Arun Sharma
Quantum CAT Sarvesh K Verma
The Pearson Guide To Quantitative Aptitude And Data Interpretation Nishit Sinha
Quantitative Aptitude R.S. Aggarwal
Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive Examinations Abhijit Guha

Data Interpretation

Book Name Author/ Publisher
Data Interpretation for The CAT Arun Sharma
Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation for CAT & other MBA exams Nishit K Sinha
Data interpretation and Logical Reasoning for CAT Pearson

How to select Best Book for MAT 2021?

While selecting the books to study for MAT 2021, candidates must keep the below-mentioned points in mind.

  • Language: The basic and the most important is the language used in the books. Make sure the language used in the book is simple and understandable. This will make the candidate able to study easily.
  • Syllabus Oriented: Books must cover all the topics that are part of the syllabus of MAT 2021. This will help the candidates in not wandering around for different books.
  • Best Authors: Candidates must also shortlist books based on the authors who are renowned in the field of education. Whose books are in demand and have much of the syllabus.
  • Books of Latest edition: Candidates must select the latest edition books in order to get updated contents of the examination. This will make you comfortable in the exam with the latest update. 

Online Preparation 2021

MAT 2021 Online Preparation

Name Contact Details
Hitbullseye 91 9216937105
T.I.M.E for Education 040-2789 8195
IMS India enquiry@imsindia.com
Career Launcher 8882-120-120
MBAguru 91-9311067486 / +91-11-43528138
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Online preparation for MAT 2021 has numerous benefits such as saving time, reduced expenditures due to zero travelling cost, and studying at convenience.


Benefits of solving Papers

Benefits of solving MAT 2021 Question Papers

  • MAT 2021 Mock Test will prepare the candidates for the actual exam. Candidate will get familiar with the actual exam, its pattern, marking scheme and type of questions.
  • By solving previous year question papers candidates can analyse their level of preparation, strengths and weaknesses they need to work upon.
  • Solving mock tests will boost and build confidence in the candidates.
  • Mock tests will help in improving speed and accuracy in solving the question paper and will also help in improving time management skills.
  • Candidates will be prepared for all types of questions - tough, easy, and tricky. No question will be different for the candidates if they have practised a lot of mock tests.
  • Help candidates in discovering tricks and shortcuts of solving the MAT 2021 question paper faster.

Check MAT 2021 Practice Papers


Exam Pattern 2021

MAT 2021 Exam Pattern

Feature Details
Conducting Authority AIMA (All India Management Association)
Exam Level National
Periodicity Four times a year (February, May, September, December);
MAT 2021 Official Website aima.in/testing-services/mat/
Mode of Application Process Online
Mode of Exam Pen Paper Based or Computer-Based Mode and Internet-Based Test (Internet Based Test can be taken from Home)
The validity of MAT 2021 Score One Academic Year (Individual scorecard with candidates photograph)
Courses Offered MBA/PGDM (Scores accepted by over 600+ B schools)
MAT Helpdesk 011-47673020 or mat@aima.in

Frequently Asked Questions

MAT 2021 Important Books FAQs

Ques. On an average how many books are required to prepare for MAT 2021?

Ans. The candidate may require 2-3 books on an average for each subject specifically.

Ques. Can I prepare myself for MAT 2021 without study materials or books?

Ans. Yes, of course, there are candidates who clear MAT by self-study as well. Study from online resources and give the mock test to check the performance.

Ques. What are the benefits of solving Question papers for MAT 2021?

Ans. The benefits of solving MAT 2021 question papers are:

  • MAT 2021 Mock Test will prepare the candidates for the actual exam. Candidate will get familiar with the actual exam, its pattern, marking scheme and type of questions.
  • By solving previous year question papers candidates can analyse their level of preparation, strengths and weaknesses they need to work upon.
  • Solving mock tests will boost and build confidence in the candidates.
  • Mock tests will help in improving speed and accuracy in solving the question paper and will also help in improving time management skills.
  • Candidates will be prepared for all types of questions - tough, easy, and tricky. No question will be different for the candidates if they have practised a lot of mock tests.
  • Help candidates in discovering tricks and shortcuts of solving the MAT 2021 question paper faster.

Ques. What are the important books I should study for Logical Reasoning?

Ans. The important books that the candidate should study for Logical Reasoning part are:

How to Prepare for Logical Reasoning For CAT Arun Sharma
Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning For The CAT Nishit K. Sinha
Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning R. S. Aggarwal

Ques. Can I take MAT 2021, if my English is not that fluent?

Ans. MAT 2021 does not require fluency in English, decent command over grammar and vocabulary will help score well in MAT 2021.

MAT 2021 : 3 answered questions

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Ques. What are the best colleges accepting MAT scores?

● Top Answer By Pranjal Singhal on 16 Feb 21

Ans. There are more than 1395 top B-schools in India that accept MAT scores. These colleges are known to have a decent academic and global exposure. Also recruiting companies participating in their placement programs offer generous salary packages to its students. A cooperative faculty and ROI also determines a good MBA college.  Here are some of the best colleges accepting MAT scores including their location, course fees and cut-offs. Institution Location Fees MAT Cut-off Christ University Bengaluru INR 7,97,000 Percentile 80-85 Alliance School of Business, Alliance University Bangalore INR 9,00,000 100 Amity Business School Noida INR 7,67,000 500 KIIT School of Management Bhubaneswar INR 13,60,000 600 International School of Business & Media  Pune INR 5,90,000  Percentile 80% Universal Business School Mumbai INR 8,28,000 Percentile 70% Institute of Technology & Management Navi Mumbai INR 10,45,000 Percentile 80% University of Petroleum & Energy Studies Dehradun INR 13,35,000 140 Amrita School of Business Coimbatore INR 10,60,000 Percentile 40% Indus Business School  Pune INR 3,20,000 60 % Indus Business Academy  Bengaluru INR 6,14,000 80% Jaipuria Institute of Management  Noida 6,50,000 600 International School of Management Excellence Bangalore INR 9,00,000 70% Balaji Institute of Modern Management Pune INR 8,45,000 600 Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship Bangalore INR 10,00,000 700 Institute of Finance and International Management (IFIM) Bangalore INR 12,00,000 85% Institute of Public Enterprise  Hyderabad INR 5,00,000 80% Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Studies (KIAMS) Pune 10.75 Lakh 60 Unitedworld School of Business Ahmedabad INR 6,50,000 450 However, there are many more colleges in India that accept MAT scores. But these are some top colleges among them.Read more
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Ques. Which is the best B school to get in using a CMAT/MAT score?

● Top Answer By Nikkil Visha on 02 Feb 21

Ans. CMAT, commonly known as the Common Management Aptitude Test, is a computer-based entrance exam conducted by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) for admission to MBA/PGDM courses in over 1000 B-schools across India. The duration of the exam is three hours with the question paper consisting of 100 questions from Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension, and General Awareness. You can refer to the table given below for the cutoffs released by various B schools, analyzed as per the previous year's trends. These colleges have been recommended by our mentor from Erudite Institute. Listed below are the names of the colleges and their cut offs:  Name of the College Cutoff JBIMS, Mumbai 99.99 %ile Sydenham(SIMREE), Mumbai  99.92%ile SIES Mumbai 99.8%ile MET, Mumbai 98%ile KJ Somaiya, Mumbai 97%ile Goa Institute of Management Great Lakes Institute of Management PUMBA, Pune Indira Institute of Management, Pune 95%ile  IPE Hyderabad IFMR, Chennai 90%ile  NIBM, Pune Welingkar Institute, Mumbai N.L Dalmia Institute, Mumbai 85%ile XISS Ranchi HR IMT Navi Mumbai ISME, Mumbai 80%ile  Welingkar Institute, Bangalore Soil Institute of Management NIA Pune 75%ile  ADANI Institute of Infrastructure Management 70%ile These colleges may not be Tier 1 institutions but are good B Schools that admit students on the basis of their CMAT scores. These management institutes conduct group discussions and personal interviews to select candidates for MBA/PGDM programs post declaration of CMAT exam results. The admission process of each institute is independent and according to their academic cycle.Read more
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Ques. What is the order of difficulty mode of entrances exam among these CAT, MAT, XAT, CMAT, ATMA and other exams conducted by deemed universities?

● Top Answer By Sahil Sachdeva on 18 Jan 21

Ans. The order of difficulty is definitely related to various factors but the prominent ones are candidates appearing & its composition. Keeping these in mind; the list is as follows: Common Aptitude Test(CAT) The exam is conducted by IIMs and accepted by most of the management institutes across the country.  The test duration is around 3 hours and comprises 100 questions.  A nice level of preparation is required to crack it as colleges look up to candidates holding more than 90 percentile. Xavier’s Aptitude Test (XAT) This examination is organised by Xavier Institute Of Management situated in Jamshedpur.  It also qualifies as a prominent score for management courses across various colleges.  The paper has sections similar to CAT but reasoning and general knowledge are the cracking points in the paper. Common Management Aptitude Test (CMAT) It is conducted by All India Council Of Technical Education(AICTE) having a moderate level of difficulty.  It takes general knowledge scores into consideration.  It is a 3 hour exam with 100 questions. Management Aptitude Test (MAT) This examination is conducted 4 times a year in February, May, September and December by All India Management Association (AIMA).  It is the easiest of all management exams and is accepted by 55-60% colleges across the country.  It is a 2.5 hour paper including 200 questions.  The percentile awarded is not inclusive of general knowledge score. The details regarding exams can be summed up in the table as follows: PAPER Number of questions Time duration (hours) Number of times paper conducted CAT 100 3 Once in a year (29 November 2020) XAT 100; 2 parts 3 Once in a year ( 3 January 2021) CMAT 100 3 Once in a year ( January 2021 ; registration open) MAT 200 2.5 4 times a year (February, May, September and December) The other prominent exams that are institute specific are : NMAT- Narsee Monjee Institute Of Management Studies -Management Aptitude Test SNAP- Symbiosis College – Symbiosis National Aptitude Test IIFT- Indian Institute Of Foreign Trade The aforesaid examinations are followed by GD/PI with a comprehensive evaluation of the entire academic cycle of candidate. Mere qualification of percentile is not a sure shot entry to top institutes.Read more
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*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College.

Comments


16 Comments
D
devisingh
Where can I get the pdf of these books?
V
vinod

You can enroll in some online coaching institutes or educational apps which provide the students with pdf of the books and notes. You can check on Google books if any pdf of the book is available. You can purchase the Kindle Edition of the books from online bookstores like Amazon. 

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riya gupta
Which book is best for preparation of quantitative reasoning?
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arvind kumar

Hi Riya, Greetings from Collegedunia. MAT is a national level entrance exam. Arun sharma book is one of the best books to prepare for quantitative reasoning. For more details visit: MAT EXAM

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koyena biswas
In which book can I get the theoretical questions as well as practice questions?
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rakhisree chatterjee

Hi, Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis, A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning by R.S. Aggarwal  are some of the XAT Preparation books. For more information, please refer, XAT Books.

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ammar zaheer ahmed
Which book is good for revision?
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rakhisree chatterjee

Hi, 

Best MAT Exam Books 2020

MAT Preparation books Author
MAT (Management Aptitude Test) Entrance Exam Guide R. Gupta
The Pearson Guide to Quantitative Aptitude for MBA Entrance Examinations Dinesh Khattar
Verbal Ability & Comprehension for CAT Aditya Choudhary, Bharat Patodi
MAT Score Accelerator -
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shruti verma
Do i have to follow any procedure for counselling in MAT
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abdul nazir

Hi Shruti, Yes if you qualify the exam, you will have to follow counselling process for admission. The counselling process has 2-3 rounds of group discussions, personal interview and/or written ability test. Although there is no centralised counselling process hence colleges decides their own cut offs and admission norms. You can get more clarity on MAT counselling from here.

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anuj singh chauhan
what are the procedure for counselling in MAT
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surendra

Hi Anuj

There 2-3 rounds of group discussion, Personal interview and Apptitude Test for MAT Counselling. You can visit MAT Counselling to know all the details related to the counselling 

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sourajit mukherjee
Is there any author who is completely focused on MAT preparation
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arvind kumar

Hi Sourajit, Greetings from Collegedunia. Dr. RS Aggarwal is an author who has a book focusing on MAT preparation. You must thoroughly prepare for the exam and for details visit: MAT PREPARATION

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gouri kumari
Is there any book completely focused on MAT preparation
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arvind kumar

Hi Gouri, there are several books focusing on MAT preparation. For details visit: MAT EXAM

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rohan bharti
Which all subjcts i have to study
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surendra

Hi Rohan

Click here to get the exam pattern and syllabus.

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nishu
Is there any book completely on MAT
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abdul nazir

Hi Nishu, There are few books exclusively for preparation of MAT like the following:

  • Mission MBA MAT Guide
  • Study Package for MAT
  • MAT score accelerator

You can also check other relevant study materials and preparation tips for MAT from here.

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devisingh
Which is the best book for Mat preparation?
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rakhisree chatterjee

Hi, 

List of Best Books for MAT preparation Author's name
Study package for MAT Arun Sharma
A Modern Approach to Logical Reasoning R.S. Aggarwal
Complete Guide for MAT and Other MBA Entrance Exams Deepak Agarwal, Mahima Agarwal
MAT Score Accelerator Disha Experts
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divakar sharma
Which all books would help me in gaining good marks?
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rakhisree chatterjee

Hi, 

List of Best Books for MAT preparation Author's name Publisher
Mission MBA MAT Guide BS Sijwali and Tarun Goyal Arihant Books
Word Power Made Easy Norman Lewis Pocket Books
Study package for MAT Arun Sharma McGraw Hill
A Modern Approach to Logical Reasoning R.S. Aggarwal S. Chand & Co.
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muheshraaj
Which coaching institute in Delhi is good for preparation?
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rakhisree chatterjee

Hi, 

Top Coaching Institutes for MAT in Delhi, NCR

Simplified Learning, Janakpuri, Delhi Learn 4 Exam, Krishna Nagar, Delhi SKM Academy, Moti Nagar, Delhi
IBS Institute, Rohini, Delhi Fluke Academy, South Extension Part I, Delhi Institute of Management Studies, South Extension Part I, Delhi
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arushi thankur
Can I prepare from the same books as CAT exams?
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arvind kumar

Hi Arushi, you need specific books to prepare for MAT exam but you can take guidance from CAT exam books also. For more details visit: MAT SYLLABUS

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vikram dewan
Can I get pdf of the books?
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rakhisree chatterjee

Hi, You can contact the coaching institutes or purchase an online course.

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surabhi s
What are the important books for preparation?
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common admission test

Hii Surabhi, Greetings from collegedunia. Books play a vital role in scoring good marks in the exam. kindly refer this link to know best books for Preparation:- MAT BOOKS FOR PREPARATION

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rakhisree chatterjee

Hi Surabhi, 

List of Best Books for MAT preparation Author's name
Study package for MAT Arun Sharma
A Modern Approach to Logical Reasoning R.S. Aggarwal
Complete Guide for MAT and Other MBA Entrance Exams Deepak Agarwal, Mahima Agarwal
MAT Score Accelerator Disha Experts

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