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MAT 2018 Preparation Tips by Garima Lal

Updated On - March 9th 2018

Garima Lal cleared MAT 2006 with 74% marks. She then took admission in Amity University and was the only candidate who scored the highest marks in PI at that time. Garima followed different books for preparing different subjects. She shares her success mantra with Collegedunia- Refer to newspapers for preparing Indian & Global Environment and PI round.

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Ques. How many GD/PI did you take part in?

Ans. I only had 1 GD round, and I topped with rank 1 in PI at Amity.

Ques.  How was your experience in the Interview Round?

Ans. The questions asked during the interview were quite interesting in Amity. They asked why I should be selected in their college, my strengths, my weaknesses, and my interest in the particular college.

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Ques. Which other Institutes offered you Admission?

Ans. I was offered admissions from Amity University, Welingkar Institute in Mumbai, and Bhabha Management Research Institute, Bhopal.

Ques.  Apart from MAT, which exams did you appear in?

Ans. I appeared for CAT as well.

Ques. How would you rate the following Preparation Strategies in terms of their efficiency in your story?

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Ques.  Name the Coaching Institute you joined and its role in your Story?

Ans. Well, I joined an Institute called AVTE in Amar Colony, New Delhi. The faculty there made me practice the mock tests a lot. They ensured that I do at least 3 mock papers a day with the proper timing. They also focused on other parts in which I wasn't scoring too many marks. They asked me to take special classes for those special subjects. Thanks to them, I scored well in MAT and could speed up and managed my time during MAT entrance.

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Ques.  Rate the Role of you Coaching Institute (Classroom or Online) in cracking MAT?

Ans. I would rate it as 8.

Ques.  How did you manage your MAT preparation along with your Graduation studies/working hours?

Ans. I didn’t prepare during my graduation. I took a year gap for the preparation of MAT.

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Ques. What were your Strong and Weak areas? How did you prepare and what special efforts did you put for improving them?

Ans. My statistics was the weakest and my Logical & Analytics were the strongest points. I practiced more on the statistics and spent more time in understanding the subject and practiced many questions to score well.

Ques. What Mock Papers did you take?

Ans. I purchased the sample papers available on the stationary shops and some from the online.

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Ques.  Websites you followed regularly for practicing sample papers and get updates?

Ans. I followed 3 websites and they are-, and                                                    

Ques.  Share your thoughts on the Strategy for the aspirant who is starting two months before the exam.

Ans. I would say just practice well and manage your time nicely. Work on the basics.

Ques.  What are the things you would like to go back in time and change to get into a better college?

Ans. If ever I get any chance to do so, I would manage my time better and put extra efforts in understanding the basics of mathematics.

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