MAT 2018 NEWS
NATIONAL LEVEL ONLINE/OFFLINE TEST
MAT Exam is conducted in two modes viz. online and written, a candidate can exercise either option while filling the application form. The online exam will be conducted on September 15, 2018 and offline exam is scheduled on September 2, 2018.
|MAT 2018||MAT Paper Analysis||MAT Preparation Tips|
MAT Exam is divided into five sections and Intelligence and Critical Reasoning is one of the trickiest topics among others. The complete syllabus of this section is listed below:
|Coding-decoding||Critical & visual reasoning|
|Constrain based arrangements||Facts-Inference-Judgement (FIJ)|
|Syllogism||Cause & effect|
|Proposition based followed by either deductive or inductive argument||Strong & weak arguments|
|Sets||True – false|
|Matching Puzzles||Linear arrangements|
|Blood relations-family tree||Series|
|Statements – Assumptions||Binary logic|
|Calendars||Clocks & Analogy|
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The questions included in Intelligence and Critical Reasoning section of MAT question paper are completely logical by nature. All it requires is sharp and accurate human logical ability. This section has 40 multiple choice objective type questions of 1 mark each. Provision of negative marking is followed, 1/4 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer.
It is very important for candidates to read and understand the type of questions asked very well, before attempting it. Students are advised to practice this section daily and solve at least one mock paper regularly. Candidates are instructed to remember and follow few mantras to excel in this section. Here are few important tips that are beneficial for the appearing candidates.
There are few topics in Critical Reasoning which need special attention and these topics cover a good number of questions holding about 10-15% of marks.
|Statement Argument||Blood Relations|
MAT May 2018 was of moderate difficulty level. Approximately 20-25 minutes were taken by the aspirants to solve 40 questions put up in Intelligence and Critical Reasoning section. Given below is the detailed analysis of this section:
|Mathematical||5||Easy to Moderate|
|Venn Diagram||2||Easy to Moderate|
|Miscellaneous Puzzle||3||Easy to Moderate|
Here is the list of some of the best MAT preparation books recommended by the experts and toppers, available in the market.
|Name of the Book||Authors|
|Mission MBA guide||Tarun Goyal and B.S. Sijwali by Arihant|
|The Pearson MAT super course||Pearson|
|MAT entrance exam||GKP|
|Study package for MAT||Arun Sharma|
|MAT score accelerator||Disha Publications|
|10 challengers MAT: 10 mock tests for MAT||Dharmendra Mittal|
|MAT solved papers||Disha experts|
|Barron’s guide for MAT||Eugene D.Jaffe|
|10 mock test papers for MAT||Carrier launchers|
|MAT Entrance guide||Deepak Aggarwal|
AIMA declares MAT Cut Off marks after the announcement of MAT Result. Candidates who have cleared the cut off are considered eligible to get admission in the institutes considering MAT score. If a candidate scores 500+ marks in MAT, he/she will be eligible to get admission in the top listed B-Schools of the country.
Many institutes declare their own expected cut off marks list and offer admission according to it. The higher the score will be the probability of getting admission in the institute of one’s choice increases.The further rounds of selection include Written ability test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI). However, the selection criteria can be different in different colleges.
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