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MAT September 2021 Preparation Tips

MAT – Management Aptitude Test is an Entrance Exam conducted by All India Management Association ( AIMA ) for admission to MBA and equivalent programs in top MBA Colleges and Institutes in India.

Mode of MAT September 2021 Exam

Generally AIMA adopts two methods to conduct MAT : Paper Based and Computer Based.

No. of MAT Exams per year 

MAT is usually conducted 4 times a year in February, May, September and December.

Time duration for MAT Exam 2021  : 150 minutes ( 2.30 hrs )

MAT September 2021 Question Paper Format

S.NoSectionNo of QuestionsTime Suggested ( Minutes )
1Language Comprehension4030
2Mathematical Skills4040
3Data Analysis and Sufficiency4035
4Intelligence and Critical Reasoning4030
5Indian and Global Environment4015
Total200150

Preparation Tips for MAT 2021

  1. MAT Questions are Multiple choices and the test taker should be alert with timings. They should try to complete the papers at the stipulated timings. Though MAT test pattern is a prototype to CAT, MAT is easier than CAT. Students who have enough knowledge, good memory might have chances of scoring well. 85 – 90 percent score is considered as a good attempt and that attempt can be driven from various MAT sources available in Book markets, CD, Coaching classes and Online exams.
  2. If the test taker has sound knowledge in English Grammar, Analogies, Synonyms and Antonyms, Paragraph Reading and Answering then he / she can complete the paper within the stipulated time. Try to read variety of new papers, watch News bulletin, sharp your vocabulary for empowering English Language.
  3. Mathematical and Data Interpretation are eased with the help of Memorizing formulae, Keeping them in Finger tips, applying short cuts to solve the problems. Since Reasoning pattern does not have any exact formula to solve, the test takers should practice myriad tests to strengthen that area. Practicing more puzzles will help you to do well in Reasoning part.
  4. Always try to solve the easiest question and arriving correct answers which will push you up to do the rest of the part without any perplexions. Just keep doing GK at the end rather at the beginning to save your time. As the exam task is designed to complete 200 questions within 150 minutes, just imagine how speed and accurate you should. The said skills are greatly acquired using myriad online mock tests. Since the mocks are identical to real time exam, the test taker can feel a gradual improvement day – by – day and finally his / her time management skill is equipped to the level of real time exam.

MAT Negative Marks 2021

Negative marking is done in MAT. But there is no any specific mark is mentioned.

MAT Cutoff : 80% cut off. Varies for each session

MAT Weightage : The Weightage is given to the merit of MAT Score and candidates passing Graduation with 50% marks and above.

Validity of MAT 2021 Score 

Validity of the MAT score is for that particular session for most MI’s is one year.

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Application Form Submission 16 Dec 2020 to 16 Jan 2021.