How to prepare for MAT

MAT is considered as the one of the most important entrance exam being held in India for the admission to MBA. Students belong to various streams such as science, arts, commerce, medicine, engineering and architecture can pursue a career in management after clearing MAT entrance exam. Clearing MAT is not an easy task; you have burn your midnight oil. However if you are not aware of the pattern and syllabus of MAT, then its a wastage of time and energy. NNE sheds light on the preparation of MAT. The basic section of MAT is the same as CAT.

There are three stages:-

1) Written Test
2) Group Discussion (GD)
3) Personal Interview (PI)

Written Test: MAT is an objective type test with multiple-choice answers. Candidates have to answer 200 Questions in 150 minutes. Questions are divided into five sections.

               

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Section                                                            

Number of questions

Time

Language& Comprehension

40

30

Mathematical Skills

40

40

Data Analysis and Sufficiency

40

35

Intelligence and Critical Reasoning

40

30

Indian and Global Environment 

40

15

Preparation:

Mathematical Skills: Get cleared all the basic concept of Maths. Start doing practice the NCERT books from VIth standard to Xth. Learn as many formulas as possible and make a shortcut to remember it.

Language & Comprehension: Enhance your word power by reading thoughts provoking books, magazines and newspaper. Notice the word is being in different context. Read grammar books regular to bone up on your language skills.

Reasoning: Reasoning demands a lot of practice. The more you practice, the better you are. You can also enhance your skill by solving puzzles.

 Indian and Global Environment: It aims at judging the general knowledge of the candidates. The candidate should have basic knowledge of Science, Geography, History, Economics, Current Affairs, and Politics etc. A good knowledge of all branches of general knowledge is essential, which can be achieved by reading books, newspapers that will keep the aspirant updated with the happenings around the world.


Group Discussion:

Group Discussion (GD) is a criterion tool used by the B-Schools in selecting candidates as it helps in getting lot of information about the candidate’s personality. GDs’ are used in assessing certain group skills that are difficult to evaluate during an interview. These skills include leadership skills, social skills, listening and articulation skills, situation handling ability and interpersonal skills.
            
  Personal Interview
Even though the questions asked in Personal Interview are more or less similar in all the B-Schools but many candidates end up getting nervous or stammer in front of the interviewee as they are not aware as well as prepared for the sort of questions asked. So get prepared in advance. Be confident, look confident and answer confidently.

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