The management aptitude test (MAT) is one of the most coveted exams of management and aptitude in India. MAT 2016 will test the thorough knowledge of the candidates in the various fields of Mathematics, Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency, English, Logical Reasoning and General Knowledge. Basically, MAT tests your verbal as well as logical abilities in the most intriguing way. It is also essential to keep in mind all the current affairs going on in the country as well as globally to get a good score in MAT. Your plan of study should include time for all types of fields that will be tested in MAT. Cracking the exam needs a carefully followed study schedule, ample of practice and focus.
The best way to get through the test is to go through a number of mock tests. Mock tests for MAT are available online as well as are also by the institute from where you are preparing for the exam. If you are studying on your own, it would be advisable to go through the material present on the web for practice and mock tests.
Get well apprised with the exam format, pattern and syllabus. Check the whole syllabus and examine your weaknesses and strengths. It is best to proceed subject wise and to evaluate every subject in a varied manner.
Here are certain tips to crack MAT 2016 with respect to the different areas on which the candidates will be tested-
"· Mathematical Abilities- Candidates appearing for MAT should have a firm grasp on arithmetic. Average, Ages, HCF and LCM, Numbers, profit-loss, Ratio proportion, percentages and discounts should be clear to the candidate. The formulas and theory should be on the fingertips so that they can be recalled easily at any moment. Mostly the questions are not very tough but the amount of time available is less, so speed matters.
"· English Language and Comprehension- For the English part, the candidate should have done thorough reading of text from the English language such as novels and books. Reading helps a lot in enriching the vocabulary and candidates should make it a habit to read even if it is not a hobby. Read newspapers, magazines and watch English news channels for grasping proper pronunciations. Read the comprehension properly before answering the questions and practice a number of comprehensions before sitting for the exam.
"· Data Sufficiency and Data Interpretation- This section is a sibling of the mathematical ability section. The candidate should have a good practice in graphs, pie charts and tables. Do a good amount of practice beforehand and try to do questions without touching the calculator.
"· Critical Reasoning- Solve model papers and practice mock tests to improve your efficiency. Go through your notes and questions carefully.
"· General Knowledge- Keep reading news dailies and magazines and go through a number of online news portals for the latest news. Keep a track of the latest trends in news and current affairs. Go through general knowledge magazines and yearly current affairs books.