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MAT Preparation 2021: Study Plan, Timetable, Tips & Tricks, & Important Books

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Urvashi Singhal

Exams Prep Master | Updated On - Feb 18, 2021

MAT 2021 Preparation should involve a lot of consistency, and requires at least 2 to 3 months. Solving MAT 2021 Mock Tests and Practise Tests is also an integral part of clearing MAT. Generally, MAT Cut Offs range from 70-75 for major colleges, with better colleges having even higher cut offs. 

Prepare for MAT 2021

How to Prepare for MAT 2021?

Mode of Study: Online, In person coaching or Self Study?

The mode of study that you choose for preparation in MAT is the first thing every candidate needs to cross out from their list. Based on the candidates individual needs, a pros and cons list can be prepared if there is difficulty in making a decision. Here are some pros and cons listed for all the three modes of study: 

Online Coaching for MAT
No Traveling No in person interaction
Cheaper Requirement of Fast and Stable Internet connection
Material Provided online -
You can study in the comfort of your home -
Accessible -
Self Study for MAT
Cheapest No Guidance
You can study as per your own schedule Everyone will not have the same motivation
You can consider other priorities Tendency to Slack
In Person Coaching for MAT
In person guidance from experienced professionals Expensive
Access to physical study material Traveling can become time consuming
Interaction with peers and other MAT Aspirants -

You can add your own pros and cons as per your requirements. This is an entirely personal choice, and can be made on the basis of your preferences. Check MAT 2021 Syllabus

MAT 2021 Tips & Tricks

MAT General Tips and Tricks

  • If you find it hard to keep concentrating or studying for long periods of time, try using the Pomodoro Method to study. Keep a timer for 25 minutes (which is one ‘pomodoro’) and study without interruption and then take a short 5 minute break. Rinse and Repeat. 
  • Solve a mock test every 4 days at least. It is okay if you get a low score the first few times. 
  • Consistency is the key to success, and having a fixed schedule is a very important factor in preparation for MAT 2021. 
  • Start reading during your breaks; take up some good novels from any preferred genres and read during breaks. 
  • Learn to prioritise. 
  • Get plenty of quality sleep, at least 7-8 hours daily without fail. 
  • Have a balanced plant based diet. 
  • Keep up some physical activity during preparation, don’t just spend all the time studying as it might exhaust you and have some physical consequences.

Read MAT 2021 Exam Pattern

MAT 30 Day Preparation

MAT 30 Day-1 year Plan for Preparation

Here is a 30 day plan for your reference. You can modify it according to your preference and ability. You can modify this table according to your preferences. Follow this timetable for one month, then modify it according to subjects or topics you find harder than the others. Learn to prioritise. You can add and remove topics based on your requirements, and in the next month plan accordingly. In the month before the exam, start solving a mock test everyday and do lots of revision. 

Days Language Comprehension Mathematical Skills Data Interpretation and Analysis Critical Reasoning Indian and Global Environment
Day 1 Verbal Reasoning HCF & LCM Pie Chart Critical Reasoning Company punch lines
Day 2 Syllogisms Percentages Pie Chart Visual reasoning Geography
Day 3 Vocabulary 50 words Ratios and proportions Graphs Sequencing Current Affairs
Day 4 Mock Test
Day 5 Using the same word with a different meaning Quadratic and linear equations Graphs Critical Reasoning Geography
Day 6 Contextual Usage Work and Time Bar Graphs Visual reasoning History
Day 7 Vocabulary 50 words Work and Time Bar Graphs Sequencing Current Affairs
Day 8 Mock Test
Day 9 Analogies Geometry Line Charts Coding and Decoding History
Day 10 One word substitution Geometry Line Charts Assumption-Premise-Conclusion Business
Day 11 Vocabulary 50 words Geometric Progression Pie Chart Assumption-Premise-Conclusion Current Affairs
Day 12 Mock Test
Day 13 Antonyms Time-Speed-Distance Column Graphs Statements and Assumptions Business
Day 14 Idioms Profit and Loss Column Graphs Statements and Assumptions Science
Day 15 Vocabulary 50 words Geometric Progression Line Charts Identifying valid inferences Current Affairs
Day 16 Mock Test
Day 17 Fill in the blanks Algebra Venn Diagram Assertion and Reasons Books and authors/ Awards
Day 18 Odd man out Algebra Venn Diagram Identifying Reasons Sports/ Politics
Day 19 Vocabulary 50 words Algebra Bar Graphs Linear Arrangements Current Affairs
Day 20 Mock Test
Day 21 Jumbled Paragraphs Averages Graphs Linear Arrangements Company punch lines
Day 22 Sentence Completion Number System Pie Chart Matrix Arrangements Sports/ Politics
Day 23 Vocabulary 50 words Partnership (Accounts) Bar Graphs Matrix Arrangements Current Affairs
Day 24 Mock Test
Day 25 Sentence Correction Percentages Column Graphs Family tree Books and authors/ Awards
Day 26 Foreign language words used in English Vectors Venn Diagram Family tree Geography
Day 27 Vocabulary 50 words Work and Time Line Charts Cause and effect Current Affairs
Day 28 Mock Test
Day 29 Reading Comprehension Time-Speed-Distance Venn Diagram Cause and effect History
Day 30 Reading Comprehension Geometry Bar Graphs Critical Reasoning Company Punch Lines

MAT LC Preparation

MAT 2021 Language Comprehension Preparation

Here are the things you need to keep in mind preparing for MAT language comprehension: 

  • Read the newspaper daily, without fail. 
  • Make reading a daily habit and read in your leisure time. 
  • The difficulty is not very high, keep that in mind while preparing. 
  • Improve vocabulary by using flash cards and installing apps that are available for free. You can also subscribe to several YouTube channels that publish great content about improving vocabulary and speaking skills. 
  • To crack the Language Comprehension candidates need to choose the right topic in the reading comprehension section and understand the main idea of the passage. If the candidate understands the concept of the passage, answering questions related to it becomes easy.
  • Clear all the basics and learn how to do grammar properly, such as tenses, articles, prepositions etc. Refer to the Wren and Martin Grammar Book. 

MAT Maths Preparation

MAT 2021 Mathematical Skills Preparation

Here are the things you need to keep in mind while preparing for MAT Mathematical Skills: 

  • Clear your basics completely, do not feel ashamed to go back to high school textbooks. 
  • This section requires a lot of practise, so make sure you solve sums regularly without fail. 
  • Work on speed and accuracy. 
  • While solving mock tests, start with easy questions and then solve the harder questions. 
  • Prepare while focusing on the harder questions and making them easier to solve. 
  • Prepare DAILY, without fail. 
  • Write down all the important formulae and put in on a wall you see daily like above your study table or your wallpaper. You will passively memorise all the formulae
  • Learn shortcuts and vedic maths to solve quickly. 

MAT DS Preparation

MAT 2021 Data Analysis & Sufficiency Preparation

Here are the things you need to keep in mind while preparing for MAT Data Sufficiency and Data Analysis:

  • Read questions carefully before attempting the questions. 
  • Do not skim through the question
  • Be careful not to fill in gaps of information on your own or assume things, always use the information given in the question.
  • Solve in this order - Easy>Medium>Hard
  • Do not solve the complete question if you are not able to do so in the time you have left. 

ICR Preparation

MAT 2021 Intelligence and Critical Reasoning Preparation

Here are the things you need to keep in mind while preparing for MAT Intelligence and Critical Reasoning

  • Read questions carefully. Make sure you understand what kind of question it is before solving. 
  • Do not make guesses or assumptions. 
  • Do not think too hard, and the answer is always one of the options that are given. 
  • This section can be difficult to attempt, however do not panic or overthink. 
  • Speed and Time Management is crucial as you might get stuck on a particular question. 
  • Practise a lot of mock tests and other sample papers to gain some level of confidence. 

MAT IGE Preparation

MAT 2021 Indian and Global Environment Preparation

Here are some things you need to keep in mind while preparing for MAT Indian and Global Environment: 

  • Read a newspaper daily. 
  • Make notes and sort them based on priority and relevance. 
  • Use Flash Cards while preparing for factual information.
  • Watch news that has been prepared for entrance exams specifically. 
  • Download current affairs apps and read regularly. 
  • If you are not familiar with it, gain an understanding of the banking and business sector. 
  • Refer to magazines, newspapers and articles related to indian government, international developments, business, sports.

MAT Preparation Books

MAT 2021 Preparation Books

The books used for reference while preparing for MAT can be a deciding factor in influencing your cut off. Hence, it becomes important to choose the right material while studying. Here is a list of the books for preparation of MAT 2021: 

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. - -

MAT 2021 Sectional Reference Books

Subject Name of Book Publisher/Author
Language Comprehension How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension Arun Sharma & Meenakshi Upadhyay
Mastering the Verbal Ability for CAT COMMON ADMISSION TEST Ajay Singh
CAT Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension Gautam Puri
Mathematical Skills Quantitative Aptitude Quantum CAT Sarvesh Verma
Quantitative Aptitude for the CAT Nishit Sinha Trishna
A Complete Manual for the CAT Knowledge System
Vedic Mathematics: Secrets Skills for Quick, Accurate Mental Calculations Sumita Bose
Data Analysis & Sufficiency Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency Ananta Ashisha
How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for MAT Arun Sharma
Data Analysis & Interpretation Data Sufficiency Think Tank of Kiran Prakashan
Intelligence and Critical Reasoning How to Prepare for Logical Reasoning for the CAT Arun Sharma
Analytical & Logical Reasoning For CAT & Other Management Entrance Tests Peeyush Bhardwaj
Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation for the CAT Nishit Sinha
Indian and Global Environment The Mega Yearbook Disha Experts
Face To Face MAT With 19 Years (1997-2016) BS Sijwali
MAT General Complete Guide For Mat And Other Mba Entrance Exams Disha Experts
Mat Score Accelerator Disha Experts
Mat Solved Papers Disha Experts

MAT Toppers Preparation Strategy

Ketan Anand scored 99.28 percentile in MAT

He emphasizes on having conceptual clarity which will help gain speed and accuracy. He took coaching from Bullseye and attempted a number of mock tests and solved previous year question papers to keep a track of his performance. Analyzing mock tests are necessary as per Ketan. One key thing which Ketan emphasized upon was choosing the paper-based mode(PBT) over computer-based test (CBT). In the PBT MAT exam you can see all the questions at once, which helps in managing time in the longer run. Marking the answers on an OMR sheet is easier and faster than marking the answers using a mouse.

Ashish Patial secured 99.99 percentile in MAT.

He was a working professional and studied for 9-10 hours on weekends and holidays. <h3>

He suggests that attempting mock tests explores the loopholes in preparation and time management. Since quants was his forte he focused on language comprehension and data analysis.“Despite facing the shortage of time, in the last two years, I studied way more than I studied in the last 22 years of my life. If I could not study on a particular day due to overwork and my busy schedule, I studied for 9-10 hours on holidays and weekends.” says Ashish.

Ankit Kumar, 23 years old, cracked the MAT exam when he was in the final year of his five years integrated course. He scored 99.99 percentile and topped the exam.

This was his 1st attempt at the MAT exam. He opted for JBIMS or SIMSREE, Mumbai for pursuing MBA in Finance or Operation. “I decided to appear in the MAT Feb 2020 exam only after attempting the CAT exam in which I did not score well. During the 2 months period, I never looked back and focused on the regular study of a minimum of 2 hours. I focused more on the Aptitude section..” commented Ankit. 

MAT Mock Tests

MAT 2021 Sample Papers and Mock tests

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MAT Paper Analysis

Going through the MAT Paper Analysis will give you an idea of what kind of questions are asked in the exam. While making a MAT preparation strategy, it is crucial to go through previous years question papers and MAT paper analysis’ as it will give you an idea of the frequency and the time you should devote to each subject. Here are the key takeaways from MAT 2020 Paper Analysis: 

  • MAT 2020 May Session was moderately difficult with parts of Verbal, Data Analysis & Reasoning that were quite time consuming.
  • MAT 2020 May session consisted of Passages in the RC section, followed by 20 questions in the language section. 
  • The Reasoning Section had some tricky questions and around 18-20 family relations and statements questions were also asked. 
  • In the Mathematical Skills section, most questions were asked from Arithmetic. 
  • The Data Analysis section was considered to be hard to solve. 

Check here for more details regarding MAT Paper Analysis

MAT Preparation FAQs

MAT Preparation 2021 FAQ’s

Ques. How to prepare for MAT?

Ans. Firstly, understand the pattern and syllabus for MAT, analyse your weak and strong points and prepare a time schedule accordingly. Cover the syllabus and practice regularly by mock test and previous year question papers.

Ques. How many hours should I dedicate for MAT?

Ans. Preparation Hours depends on the level of your conceptual clarity. If fundamentals are strong, and you are aware of the exam pattern and syllabus thoroughly then 3-4 hours daily will suffice. If you are a beginner then little extra effort will be required.

Ques. How much time is needed to cover the MAT syllabus?

Ans. MAT has 5 sections to be covered up, if you have given any management exam earlier and are acquainted with the syllabus then 3-4 months are sufficient. In case you are a beginner then 6- months are required to cover the syllabus and score well.

Ques. Is it enough to prepare from a single book for MAT?

Ans. Requirements of Books and Study material vary from section to section. Some sections can be prepared with limited material. MAT syllabus is vast, hence candidates should refer to the best books in the market. Several online sources are also helpful for mat preparation.

Ques. Can i self-prepare for MAT?

Ans. Of course, there are numerous candidates who clear MAT by self-study. Start by gaining a sound knowledge of syllabus and exam pattern, gather required study material and accordingly make a time table. Make use of the online resources and study material to the fullest. Rely on Mock test to constantly judge your performance and growth.

Ques. What are some time management tips for MAT?

Ans. 200 questions are to be solved in 150 minutes in MAT. It requires a lot of speed and accuracy, hence time management is a necessary skill to be developed. While preparing for the Mock test helps develop speed. During exams do not stick to one question and spare time for revision.

Ques. Is joining a coaching institute necessary for MAT preparation?

Ans. The convenience of joining a coaching center is they provide updates and relevant study material for MAT. Also, the time schedule prepared by the coaching institute is according to important topics and syllabus. Candidates just have to follow that.

Ques. Is online coaching viable for MAT preparation?

Ans. Online coaching is a suitable option for working professionals preparing for MAT. It saves time and is more cost effective. There are several free online resources and websites providing study material and guidance for MAT.

Ques. How does improving general knowledge help in MAT?

Ans. Indian and global environment is one of the sections in the MAT exam. Though the marks of this section is not included in preparing the final score and merit list, certain B schools undertake the score for the interview round.

Ques. Do candidates in their final year of graduation face difficulty in preparing for MAT?

Ans. That is not the case, aspirants in their final year of graduation are in touch with their studies, hence they can simultaneously prepare for graduation exam and MAT. graduation marks should not be compromised as they are considered in the final selection to B schools.

Ques. How should I prepare for mathematical skills if I'm weak in maths?

Ans. Start by preparing the basic concepts and fundamental topics. Develop a habit of practising questions daily and learn the tricks to solve the questions. A good percentile in math can be scored if mock tests and previous year question papers are referred regularly.

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

Ans. MAT does not require fluency in english, decent command over grammar and vocabulary will help score well in MAT. This can be brushed up by reading newspapers, articles, and english news and youtube channels.

MAT 2021 : 3 answered questions


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.


preetam oinam
What should I do if I am facing problem everytime while submitting the exam fee during registration?
abdul nazir

Hi Preetam, Registration process is open for all 3 modes of exam i.e. CBT, PBT and IBT. You need to apply in online mode by paying teh registration fee. There might be server issue with the bank or some technical problem, it is recommended to try with another updated version of the browser. If the case is not resolved contact the conducting authority. Find other details at MAT 2021 exam.

rohan bharti
Is there any way to change my exam center after release of the admit card?
abdul nazir

Hi Rohan, If the exam center printed on admit card is different than one opted during the registration then you can inform the sam eto the authority but otherwise the center cannot be changed once the admit card is released. For discrepency in the admit card you can contact AIMA at Find more details at MAT 2021.

mohammed najamuddin
Which coaching in Delhi is best for the preparation?
abdul nazir

Hi Mohammed, There are many coaching institutes in Delhi and all over India that helps students to prepare with up to date syllabus and previous year test papers. It is better to compare the distance and fees to choose the best possible coaching center. To know more details visit MAT 2021 exam.

Which section of the paper is the toughest and shall be focussed to get good rank?
abdul nazir

Hi Vipasha, There are different sections for MAT exam: Language Comprehension, Mathematical skills, Data Analysis and Sufficiency, Intelligence and Critical Reasoning and Indian and Global Environment. 

Out of these topics, Maths is considered to be the most difficult section and has more topics to cover as well.There will be 40 questions from this section carrying total of 40 marks.

To know more details visit MAT exam pattern.

preetam oinam
What should I do if I want to make corrections in my form?

Hi Preetam

You cannot  make any changes on your application form once submitted so try not to make any mistake during the registration. Visit on our official website of MAT Registration to how you should apply for the application.

yash raj singh
What documents must be brought to the exam center?

Hi Yash

The candidate must carry their admit card with a valid photo ID card and one passport size photo. If the candidate fails to give their valid ID proof they won’t be allowed to enter in the exam center. For more details visit on our webiste of MAT Exam Center.

Which section has the highest weightage?
common admission test

Hii Taniksha, Each section of MAT exam carries equal weightage of 40 marks. A total of 200 questions are to be attempted over 150 minutes with each section having 40 questions. For more details Click Here

How many times am I allowed to give the exam?
arvind kumar

Hi Nitika, Greetings from Collegedunia. MAT is a national level entrance exam. You can give MAT exam 4 times in a year. For more details visit: MAT EXAM

kashish tomar
From where can I prepare for quantitative reasoning?
rakhisree chatterjee


MAT 2020 Best Books for Mathematical Skills

  • How to Prepare for Quantitative Aptitude by Arun Sharma.
  • The Pearson Guide to Quantitative Aptitude by Dinesh Khattar.
  • Mathematics for MBA by RS Aggarwal.
  • Arithmetic and Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Exams by R.Gopal.
Can I prepare for the exam by joining any course online?
rakhisree chatterjee

Hi, Utilize the internet for accessing various online classes and tests. If you can join a coaching class, then that can be an added advantage for you. Join student forums for MAT, watch online videos and study in groups and all 

riya gupta
Which book is best for preparation?
rakhisree chatterjee


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.
avinash sahu
What is the syllabus for Data Interpretation?

Hi Avinash, 

You can have a glance on the syllabus of MAT that includes logical reasoning and data interpretation. Click on: MAT syllabus

tanishka shah
What is the best strategy for preparing for the MAT December session while working from home?


Try going for short-cuts yet effective methods. There are quite a few MAT preparation tips and you just need to find one for yourself. 

ambar ahirawar
What are the maximum number of questions that I should attempt in order to score a decent score?
rakhisree chatterjee

Hi Ambar, MAT exam has a total of 200 marks. Every candidate gets one mark for every correct answer and 0.25 marks are deducted for every incorrect answer. But the score obtained is a composite score, from a total of 800. So, it depends on individual to individual how much he/she wants to score.

What are the last-minute revisions tips for the MAT exam?

Hi Sameer, click here for some valuable tips and preparation strategies for MAT.

tarigonda aishwarya
can i find any vedios for preparation
shobhna chaturvedi

Hi Aishwarya, you may refer to the following websites for online classes on MAT:

  • Cracku
  • Oliveboard
  • Gradeup
  • Mbauniverse etc.
kailash pokhriyal
hello sir,I have to give this coming mat exam please suggest me which topics I have to cover first in this short time span
monojit dey
I am confused while filling the MAT form selecting the city 1 and city 2, i stay in Bangalore can i select Bangalore for the both the options.
akansha expert
Hi Monojit, No you can fill different suitable city for the Entrance exam.
jhilmil yadav
Instead of solving lots of mock papers, try get your aptitude strong. If you can do good in aptitude section, you would be able to score high. I am from tech background and my foundation in mathematic helped me to get a good score which then helped me get admission at Thapar School of Management. Now I am placed at Reliance and I am love my job. That's why try your best to score good in aptitude section and everything will work out well for you.
shivani tiwari
Thanks for the tip.
roshni chakraborty
how to prepare for the current affairs part?
sarthak mahajan

Hi Roshini, To prepare for current affairs and general awareness section, you must read magazines, newspapers and watch news channels.