Aptitude tests are designed to assess the candidates in terms of their skill, ability, knowledge and personality. MAT is one of the most important entry-level aptitude tests to determine whether the candidate has the inherent potential to study and enter leading B-schools and achieve success in management-oriented careers.
This exam can help you identify how much and in what areas you need to focus, in order to build the ability that will facilitate your success in this field. So, the first thing to remember before you sit for the MAT Exam is, not to panic.
In this article, I will give you some basic tips before you prepare for this exam:
A clear concept about the exam
Understand the exam pattern to the core. Take note of the exam time duration, its content, the format (computer-based exam or paper-based exam), marks distribution system among others. This will help you outline a very clear strategy for the exam.
Do not hurry
Be aware that the MAT exam gives negative marking for wrong answers. One point will be deducted for four wrong answers. It is important to read the questions and its corresponding answer options carefully before you submit the final answer.
Read the questions carefully
Remember that MAT exams are not really difficult, but tricky. The questions may try to confuse you. Keep your cool and be very alert and focused during the exam.
Effective time management
Time is a valuable resource in this exam. You have to complete each section within an allocated time. Try to solve the easier questions first in a shorter span so that you can get more time for the difficult ones.
Get well-versed with exam
Practice is a fundamental preparation for cracking these exams. Solve the last ten years question papers, sit for mock exams from time to time and keep a track of time while you solve the exam paper. This will help you get familiar with the essence of the exam and address your anxieties towards the exam to a great extent.
To do well in MAT you have to master the fundamentals of this exam. A calm and focused state of mind will help you see through the tricks of the test and tackle them accordingly within the allocated time. Finally, confidence is the key to cracking MAT successfully, so a positive mind is a great asset for you to start with. A quick and in-depth Pre-MAT coaching can also help you prepare for this exam effectively.Last Updated - 12 Feb 2019