After successfully conducting the computer-based MAT 2019 on September 14, All India Management Association (AIMA) is now all set to hold the paper-based test on September 21. Management Aptitude Test (MAT) is one of the most popular and sought after entrance test among the management aspirants of India. More than 200 renowned business schools of the country including accept MAT score for admission to various post graduate management courses. The aim of MAT is to test the basic aptitude of the exam taker and also analyse their logical and analytical skills to cope up with the post graduate program. With just a day left for MAT 2019 computer-based test now, we thought of sharing some last minute tips to crack MAT and some do’s and don'ts for the test. We believe amid all the exam stress, these quick tips to ace MAT can benefit you in obtaining a good score.
Last Minute Tips to Crack MAT 2019
Before jumping on to the tips, first let’s have a look and understand the MAT 2019 exam pattern. This attempt of MAT as we all know is a computer administered aimed at assessing your quantitative, verbal, analytical writing, and integrated reasoning skills.
Last Minute MAT Preparation Tips 2019 - Exam Pattern Overview
|Mode of Exam||Paper Based Test (PBT) & Computer Based Test (CBT)|
|Type of Questions||Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)|
|Total no. of questions||200|
|Number of sections||5|
|Options for each question||4|
|Duration of test||150 minutes (2.5 hours)|
|Marking Scheme||1 mark for every question|
|Negative marking||0.25 of the total mark|
MAT 2019 Exam Pattern – Details of Sections
|S. No.||Section Name||No. of Questions||Time Suggested (Minutes)|
|3.||Data Analysis & Sufficiency||40||35|
|4.||Intelligence & Critical Reasoning||40||40|
|5.||Indian & Global Environment||40||30|
How to crack MAT 2019?
Trust us, there are no magic formulas or mantras to crack MAT or for that matter any exam but with an effective strategy and presence of mind, one can surely ace the test. We have listed below few simple yet smart last-minute tips to crack MAT 2019.
Focus on Revision
In these last few hours, the exam takers should just focus on revising the already covered topics, formulas, calculation tricks and shortcuts. They should not lose any time and energy in covering any new topics in these last minutes.
Take that last mock test
Now is the time to take your last mock test for this MAT attempt and just concentrate on analyzing it. Giving mock tests back to back may not help in these last minutes. The students should analyze this last and previously taken mock tests to identify their mistakes and ensure that they don’t commit the same in the actual exam.
Time management is one of the most important last minute tips to crack MAT exam. While attempting the test on the d-day, the students are advised not to get stuck on a particular section, question or calculation for a longer time. They should keep moving forward as they can always come back to it later, if time permits. The students can start answering the test with the section they have expertise in and should keep an eye on the clock.
Speed and Accuracy
MAT is all about speed and accuracy as these both go hand in hand. In order to maintain speed, the students should not compromise with the accuracy. They should smartly pick the questions and answer the ones they are sure of in order to avoid the negative marking.
Stay Calm and Relaxed
Another most important last minute tips to crack MAT is to stay stress free. In these last hours, students must keep the their mind relaxed and nervousness at bay. MAT is not like any regular exam, it not just tests your aptitude but also the presence of mind. The students attempting the exam with a free mind would be able to perform better in the exam.
Other Quick Last Minute Tips for MAT Examinees
- Reach the test centre at least 30 minutes before the scheduled exam time.
- Don't forget to carry a hard copy of your MAT admit card.
- In case you don't know the correct answer, adopt the selection by elimination method.
- MAT doesn’t have any sectional cut off. This means that if you are lacking performance in let’s say English section then you can easily compensate it by performing well in Quantitative Aptitude section.
- Don't rush to answer all the questions. You'll be able to score good even after answering 170 to 180 questions.
- If one section has gone bad, just don't worry, start another section fresh else you may ruin the exam.
- Please note that AIMA does not takes into account the score of Indian & Global Environment section while calculating the MAT percentile.
We hope these tips will help you hit the bulls eye and ace MAT with a great score. Sunstone wishes you all the best for your exam! You can also follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to get regular updates of the management and business world.