April 13, 2011

Key Tools for May MAT 2011

MAT May 2011, just 17 days to go. Time to get well equipped with some tips and tricks, and time for the final preparations. So, here is MBA Informer with the articles, on the demand of  the students who are appearing for May MAT 2011.
 The paper pencil based exam will be held on Sunday, May 1, 2011 and the computer based exam from Saturday, May 7, 2011. This is the second MAT exam of the year after MAT February 2011. The All India Management Association (AIMA) hosts Management Aptitude Test (MAT) four times a year.
MAT follows the basic pattern of five sections to test efficiency of the candidates which are: Reading Comprehension & English Usage, Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency, Quantitative Ability, Logical Reasoning and General Knowledge.
The number of questions in the MAT paper is 200, 40 questions in each section and the duration of the paper is 150 minutes. According to the previous exam analysis, the difficulty level of the exam is moderate. This article brings to you the important areas from which you can expect questions:

Reading Comprehension and English Usage
There are five Reading Comprehension passages in the MAT paper. The questions are mostly direct while some were inference based. There are total 20 questions. In the English Usage area, the topics on which you can expect questions are: Fill in the Blanks, Para Jumble, Sentence Correction and Gist of the Paragraph. The questions are on Easy to Moderate Difficulty levels.

Quantitative Ability
The topics on which you can expect the questions to appear are: Time-Speed-Distance, Work and Time, Pipes and cisterns, percentages, Partnerships, Averages, and Mixtures and Allegations, Trigonometry, Geometry, Mensuration, Probability and Permutation &Combination.

Data Analysis & Data Sufficiency 
This section has questions on Data Interpretation, Data Sufficiency and Data Comparison. Questions can be expected on: case lets, bar graphs and line graphs. The difficulty level of this section can be rated as easy to moderate.


Logical and Critical Reasoning
The questions of this section test the logical and analytical abilities of the test taker. The common topics on which the questions appear are: Data arrangement, Relations, Linear arrangements,  oding/Decoding, Number and Alphabet Series, Venn Diagram, Assumptions-Statements, Assertion-Reason. The questions on this section are on the easy to moderate difficulty level.
  
General Knowledge
The General Knowledge questions are mostly on current affairs and some questions are on static GK. The topics of the questions are Economics, Current Affairs, Awards and Prizes, Indian constitution, Business and Sports. The difficulty level of this section can be rated as moderate to tough. In this section, you should just obtain the pass marks as the marks for this section wouldn’t be included in the merit.

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