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Data Analysis and Sufficiency section of MAT (Management Aptitude Test) will test aspirant’s ability to analyze the situations and decision making abilities. For September session of MAT, it is important for candidates to prepare well, therefore, tips to prepare for Data Analysis and Sufficiency section have been shared below.
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MAT comprises 200 questions which candidates need to solve in 2 hours and 30 minutes. MAT Syllabus is divided in 5 different sections namely, Language Comprehension, Mathematics, Data Analysis and Sufficiency, Intelligence and Critical Reasoning and Indian & Global Environment. Selection of the candidates is based on the marks secured by them in MAT 2018.
Data Analysis and Sufficiency carries a total number of 40 questions in MAT Exam. It carries 40 marks out of 200 marks. It is important to know about MAT Exam Pattern before appearing for the exam. For every correct answer, candidate will be awarded with 1 mark and for every wrong answer, 0.25 marks will be deducted.
The following list shows the topics included in the syllabus of this section:
Before appearing for MAT, candidates must prepare and revise this section carefully. Data analysis and sufficiency questions can be solved by following useful tricks. Questions in this section are long and calculation based.
This section in MAT helps to test student’s logical or reasoning skills. This test also checks the decision-making ability of candidates. Mostly question asked are in the form of tables, graphs, and charts. Candidates can increase their speed by trying various mathematical techniques such as shortcuts, Vedic maths etc. So, candidates should solve questions of this section as much as they can.
The following table shows the list of topics along with number of questions and their difficulty level that need more focus:
|Topic||Number of Questions||Difficulty level|
|Line Graph||5||Easy – Moderate|
|Bar Graph, Expenditure and Profit||5||Easy – Moderate|
MAT 2018 is divided into five different sections namely, Language Comprehension, Mathematics, Data Analysis and Sufficiency, Intelligence and Critical Reasoning and Indian and Global Environment. MAT May 2018 was of moderate to tough level of difficulty.
Data Analysis and Sufficiency section in may session of MAT exam was of moderate difficulty. The following table shows different sections along with their difficulty level and weightage:
|Topic||Difficulty Level||Number of Questions|
|Caselette||Moderate to Difficult||5|
|Bar Graphs||Easy to Moderate||5|
|Mixed Graph||Moderate to Difficult||15|
|Line||Easy to Moderate||5|
|Data Sufficiency||Easy to Moderate||5|
|Data Comparison||Easy to Moderate||5|
Along with MAT Practice Papers, it is important for candidates to refer to good books. Given below is the list of books which are recommended for MAT preparation:
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