Most candidates feel that as compared to other management aptitude tests conducted across India, MAT is somewhat easier. Further, the frequency of the test is another factor that attracts students to take this test. Yes, the test is conducted for four times a year. It generally falls in the first Sunday of the months of February, May, September and December. Way2College, an educational portal claims that some of the best colleges accept this score.
Who should take the MAT Test?
Candidates, who wish to take up the management course in the following institutes, should take up MAT:
- ITM, Navi Mumbai
- Galgotias Business School, Greater Noida
- Alliance Business Academy, Bengaluru
- NIILM Center for Management Studies, New Delhi
- Kohinoor Business School, Khandala
Many other institutes admit students based on the MAT score. These are popular choices among students.
When it comes to considering the resources available to prepare for MAT Test, there are different choices available like:
- Educational Videos on YouTube
- Online tests conducted for non-students by coaching institutions
- Mock Test conducted by many educational services
- Sample papers
- Educational portals like Way2College, where candidates can find useful preparation tips to prepare and get through the test.
Helpful study materials:
Mr Mukesh Maheshwari, the career expert and founder of Way2College.com suggests that aspirants preparing for the MAT paper can get the best help from the following study materials:
- Quantitative Aptitude – R.S. Agarwal
- Study Package by Management Aptitude – Arun Sharma
- Disha Publications MAT Score Accelerator
- 10 Mock Test Papers by Oswal Books
- Barron’s Guide to GMAT – Eugene D. Jaffe and Stephen Hilbert
- 11th and 12th maths – R.S. Agarwal
- Disha Experts MAT Solved Papers
- Dharmendra Mittal’s 10 Challengers MAT
- MAT – GK Publications
Time management at the time of examination:
When preparation is the key to success, Way2College.com recommends that students should continue time management at the examination as well. For instance, for language comprehension, it is better to allocate 30 minutes alone. When it comes to mathematical skills, they should take 40 minutes to complete the entire section. In the same way, they should not take more than 35 minutes for Data Analysis and sufficiency. The same time should be spent on Intelligence & Critical Reasoning. For the Indian and Global Environment, they can spend 15 minutes. So, candidates with effective time management skill are the right candidates to take up the test.
It does not mean that those, who are not good at time management, cannot take up MAT. They can improve their time management skill with practice. Taking more mock tests will help a candidate to know his/her stand and the time taken for each section.
Some candidates are of the opinion that this is the toughest section in MAT. But, this section can be cleared with good marks with the help of formulae. During the preparation process, aspirants should make sure that they remember formulae.
Last but not the least, practice is the key. The more practice test a candidate takes better will be the outcome.