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MAT 2021 Indian & Global Environment Pattern and Syllabus

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MAT 2021 Indian and Global Environment is one of the five sections of the MAT 2021 syllabus, Intelligence & Critical Reasoning , Data Analysis and Sufficiency, Mathematical Skills, and Language Comprehension. Management Aptitude Test offers admission to nearly 150+ colleges all over india. MAT 2021 Indian and Global Environment is a subject that can be attempted in a very short time span, as it consists of only factual questions.

MAT 2021 Indian and Global Environment Highlights: 

  • MAT 2021 Indian and Global Environment Section will consist of 40 questions. 
  • Each correct answer in theIndian and Global Environment section will award 1 mark, and each wrong answer will cost you 1/4th marks
  • MAT 2021 paper will be of 200 marks and each question will be objective

Exam Pattern 2021

MAT 2021 Indian and Global Environment Exam Pattern

MAT 2021 Indian and Global Environment section has to be solved very quickly, as MAT does not have any sectional time limits you can prioritise solving the other sections that have a higher amount of steps involved in solving each type of question. To start the preparation process, you need to first be completely thorough with the MAT Exam Pattern for Indian and Global Environment. Here is the MAT 2021 Indian and Global Environment Exam Pattern: 

MAT 2021 Indian and Global Environment Exam Pattern
Marks Allotted 40
Number of questions 40
Marks Awarded +1
Negative Marking -0.25
Time Suggested 15 minutes
MAT Total Marks 200
MAT Total Duration 150 minutes

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Syllabus 2021

MAT 2021 Indian & Global Environment Syllabus <h2>

MAT 2021 Indian and Global Environment syllabus consists of a large variety of topics and subjects, as the questions can come from anywhere. However, the questions generally come from a range of different topics and subjects, so it is absolutely necessary to start preparation by going through and reading about the important updates in each of these subjects of Indian and Global Environment. This section is analogous to the General Knowledge section of other management exams in India. Here is the detailed Indian and Global Environment Syllabus for your reference:

No. of Questions 40
Sectional weightage in MAT syllabus 2021  20%
Type of Questions MCQs based

Indian and Global Environment Important Topics

MAT Syllabus for Indian and Global Environment Important Topics
Current Affairs Business
Punch line of companies Top officials of big companies
Major corporate events Famous award and prizes
World Records Books and authors
Science History
Geography International organizations
Important quotations Social issues
Sports Finance
Automobiles Entertainment

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MAT Indian and Global Environment - Other Topics

Here are some other important topics that can be asked in the exam: 

  • Conventional GK- available in books
  • Current GK-based on reading of newspapers and periodicals
  • Business & Economics GK- e.g. changes in Fiscal and Monetary policies, Repo Rate, CRR
  • Business, National and International events
  • Who’s who
  • Constitution of India
  • Currency and Capitals of different countries
  • International Organizations
  • Emblem
  • Identification of personalities, companies, brands, etc
  • Politics and Social Issues

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Preparation Books 2021

MAT 2021 Exam Preparation Books – Indian and Global Environment

Name of Book Publisher/Author
Manorama Yearbook 2021 Manorama 
Current Affairs Yearly 2021 Arihant 
General Knowledge 2020: Latest Current Affairs & Who's Who RPH Editorial Board
Pearson General Knowledge Manual 2020 Pearson
Pratiyogita Darpan Upkar Prakashan
The Mega Yearbook Disha Experts
Face To Face MAT With 19 Years (1997-2016) BS Sijwali

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Sample Papers 2021

MAT Indian and Global Environment Sample Papers <h2>

Topic Name Reference Links
MAT Indian and Global Environment - I Click Here
MAT Indian and Global Environment - II Click Here
Sample Paper I Click Here
Sample Paper II Click Here
Sample Paper III Click Here
Sample Paper IV Click Here
Sample Paper V Click Here
Sample Paper VI Click Here

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Frequently Asked Questions

MAT Indian and Global Environment FAQs

Ques. How to improve in MAT 2021 Indian and Global Environment? 

Ans. To improve in the MAT 2021 Indian and Global Environment, every candidate has to start by taking up reading on the important topics and other general awareness topics. It is very important to make plenty of notes. Learning through flash cards can also be beneficial, as it can help you remember factual information quickly which is important for the paper as you have to solve it very quickly. Read newspapers and other study material daily without fail.

Ques. Which are the best newspapers to read for Indian and Global Environment papers for MAT? 

Ans. The best newspapers to read for the Indian and Global Environment paper are as follows: 

  • The Hindu
  • The Economist
  • The Indian Express
  • Business Standard
  • BBC

Some other material you can refer for Indian and Global Environment include YouTube Channels, various apps etc. 

Ques. Which are some of the best online resources for Indian and Global Environment? 

Ans. One of the best resources for MAT Indian and Global Environment is the sample papers provided in this article. Candidates can also refer to various YouTube channels for daily news and analysis such as GKToday, wifistudy, Adda247, Crazy GK Trick, Next Exam, Study Zone etc. You can also join any telegram group for Indian and Global Environment notes, just type in the name of the exam in the chat box and you can join any group. There are several study groups on discord as well. 

Ques. How much time is required for preparing for MAT Indian and Global Environment? 

Ans. For MAT Indian and Global Environment, candidates have to give at least 30 - 45 minutes a day for thorough preparation until the time of exam. This section can be done in parts, as the newspapers can be read in the morning and other materials can be referred during the designated study time. 

Ques. What is the fastest way to prepare for MAT Indian and Global Environment? 

Ans. The Fastest Way to prepare for MAT IGE is to practise using sample papers of MAT and the previous years question papers. By practising these, you can easily understand what kind of questions are asked in the paper and you will have a good idea of what to expect. 

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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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