Administered by All India Management Association (AIMA), the Management Aptitude Test (MAT) is conducted at national level to screen students for admission into MBA and allied courses offered by all top B-Schools in India. Just like CAT, XAT and GMAT, many business schools across India use MAT score to admit students into their management courses.
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All you need to know about MAT
Conducted 4 times every year in the months of February, May, September and December, the test consists of 200 objective type questions to be attempted within the time limit of 2 ½ hours.
The minimum qualification to apply for MAT is a degree in Graduation in any discipline from a recognised university. A final year graduate student can also appear for MAT provisionally.
Moreover, a candidate can opt for either Paper Based Test (PBT) or Computer Based Test (CBT).
Also, MAT is conducted in a number of major cities of India, making it easy for students to choose the place which is nearest to them.
Strategy to be adopted to score high in MAT
First and foremost, you need to take note of what subjects or topics are to be covered to crack MAT which includes Language Comprehension, Mathematical Skills, Data Analysis and Sufficiency, Intelligence and Critical Reasoning, and Indian and Global Environment.
Then, start your preparation well in advance to avoid being panicked or unprepared when the date to attempt MAT approaches.
Make a comprehensive study plan to cover all the above-mentioned topics and allot equal time to all the subjects.
Identify your weakness and work in that area to improve it.
Take regular mock-tests to check your timing and preparation.
Keep yourself informed about day-to-day news happening in the country as well as world to enhance your general awareness.
Regularly keep revising your topics.
Last but not the least, make time to relax for sometime after a gruelling study session. It will rejuvenate you and prepare you for further preparation.