MAT 2018 Preparation Tips – How to crack MAT 2018 or how to prepare for MAT 2018 is the basic question of the MAT aspiring candidates. Before starting MAT 2018 Preparation tips let’s know all about MAT (Management Aptitude Test). All India Management Association (AIMA) conducts a national level MAT since 1988. MAT 2018 September (paper based test) will be conducted on September 2, 2018 and Online MAT will be conducted on September 15, 2017. Marks obtained in this exam are considered as one of the most crucial parameters for admission of new students in the management and other allied study wings in any reputed colleges in our country. Nearly 600 business management schools across India admit students based on their score card in MAT. From 2003 MAT has earned accreditation from Govt. of India, Ministry of HRD as a passport to management studies in India. Pariksha Tips presents MAT Preparation Tips 2018 for the candidates who are applying for the MAT 2018 September test. In this article candidates can know the MAT 2018 Preparation Tips to know how to get maximum score with minimum efforts. Here candidates can know how to cover syllabus, what is exam pattern, time management, how to crack MAT 2018 etc.
MAT 2018 application form is available now! Apply below
As the MAT 2018 application form has been started from June 30, 2017 onwards, MAT 2018 registration form can be downloaded from the official website of AIMA. The last date of online form fill up is scheduled on August 24, 2018 for offline mode and September 8 for online mode. Candidates can obtain their admit cards from the website on August 25, 2018 for online test and September 11, 2018 for offline test. Final year students of Bachelor courses are eligible to apply for MAT 2018. Nevertheless, there is no age restriction for the candidates; neither any professional experience is required for one to appear in MAT 2018.
MAT 2018 Application Form – Click here or Candidates can fill online application form for MAT 2018 September test from the window below.
MAT 2018 Exam Pattern
MAT test is held four times in a year, in the months of February, May, September, and December. MAT 2018 are either paper-based or computer based test. The exam begins with paper based test on 3rd September 2018, followed by computer- based test after 9 days from the date of the paper based test. Computer based test can be held for more than one day if the applicant’s number is more. Paper based test is held from 10 AM. To 12.30 P.M. whereas, computer based test is conducted in different time slots.
MAT 2018 Syllabus
MAT 2018 is consists of objective type questions with multiple choice answers, divided into 5 sections as stated under:
- Language Comprehension
- Mathematical Skills
- Data Analysis & Sufficiency
- Intelligence & Critical Reasoning
- Indian & Global Environment
Each section of MAT 2018 is allotted 1 point. There are 200 questions all put together. For each incorrect answer, 0.25 marks gets deducted.
MAT 2018 Preparation Tips
MAT questions are driven by concepts, reasoning ability, numbers and knowledge in social and global changes. Some useful MAT preparation tips 2018 are stated under:
It is generally said that MAT 2018 syllabus is way too easier than that of XAT or CAT. Hence, people who have opted for either of the two aforementioned exams and scored between 70 to 80% are likely to do much better in MAT 2018. Because this exam is held four times in a year, it offers flexibility to the students planning to appear in MAT 2018, to plan in advance and prepare better. Moreover, students can appear in the exam multiple times, unless that perfect score is achieved.
How to crack MAT 2018 Exam
- Candidates are advised to choose the subjects in which they are already good and spend time to perfect them, so that, any questions from those sections can be opted with ease and no room for error is left anywhere.
- Secondly, a candidate should practice exam papers available online and practice the areas which require more attention.
- Watching TV channels like discovery and global news expands one’s horizon, improving their vocabulary, general knowledge, spellings etc.
- Slow and repeated reading helps in clearing concepts and help in understanding a subject better.
- Solving previous year’s model question papers helps in overcoming fear and feel more confident about own ability.
Short term courses in MAT 2018
In every city, however, small or big that is, MAT training institutes are found, offering lessons, arranging Mock tests, helping students with personal interviews etc. Some might fear these institutions costs a lot. In reality, not all of them charges hefty amount or anything, there are all kinds of institutes that might suit one, however, one must select an institute keeping in mind the success rate and reputation of that place. One must also remember, there is no replacement for practicing. As it is rightly quoted by Vladimir Horowitz, “The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is practice”.
Other Information related to MAT 2018
MAT Exam is also conducted by some business schools in selected cities outside India. News on the same can be obtained from AIMA online portal. In case, one fails to find relevant information, they should contact the information center of AIMA directly.
Here is the comprehensive list of the cities where MAT 2018 is likely to be held:
|State or UT||City||Mode of Test|
|Chandigarh||Chandigarh||Paper and computer-based|
|Delhi||Delhi(NCR)||Paper and computer-based|
|Gujarat||Ahmedabad||Paper and computer-based|
|Jammu & Kashmir||Jammu||Paper-based|
|Kerala||Ernakulam||Paper and computer-based|
|Madhya Pradesh||Bhopal||Paper and computer-based|
|Maharashtra||Mumbai||Paper and computer-based|
|Rajasthan||Jaipur||Paper and computer-based|
|Tamil Nadu||Chennai||Paper and computer-based|
|Telangana||Hyderabad||Paper and computer-based|
|Uttar Pradesh||Agra||paper based|
|Lucknow||Paper and computer-based|
|Srinagar (Garhwal)||paper based|
|West Bengal||Durgapur||paper based|
|Kolkata||Paper and computer-based|
|Test Centres Abroad||Dubai, Singapore|
MAT 2018 Score Cards
Scores are generally available online; however, scorecards are also dispatched to the participant’s correspondence address through post. MAT 2018 Scores will be released by AIMA after September 21, 2018. By entering login details, candidates can download their score card of MAT 2017.
As the moment of truth nears many students suffer from panic attack or nervous breakdown. To avoid such circumstances one must calm their mind through meditation and stay focused. Some students also get confused looking at other’s study materials or books that they have not studied. There is nothing to fear about that. No books would contain any more information than MAT syllabus demands. Therefore, believing in one’s own preparation and learning would help one to remain focused and perform better.
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