5 tips to beat MAT 2016


The Management Aptitude Test (MAT) is conducted by All India Management Aptitude Testing Service (AIMATS), for admission to several top B-schools across the country.

It is a National Entrance test approved by the government of India. MAT is conducted four times a year i.e. February, May, September and December. With MAT score a candidate can apply to around 600 colleges across the country.

MAT 2016 for May 2016 is only a few days away, so it’s time for the students appearing for MAT 2015 to start their revisions. Candidates appearing for MAT 2016 must understand the pattern of the exam, it will help in scoring a good percentile.

So, here are 5 quick tips and tricks to Ace MAT 2016.

1Understand the MAT 2016 Exam pattern and Time Management

Plan time to devote on each section before the exam.

The paper is objective type with four options for the students to choose the correct answer. The test will have 200 questions each of one mark. The time duration of the exam is 150 minutes.The Exam is divided into 5 categories with 40 questions in each section. The categories are as follows:

MAT 2016 PatternSuggested Time
Language Comprehension30 minutes
Data analysis and data sufficiency35 minutes
Indian and Global Environment15 minutes
Mathematical Ability40 minutes
Intelligence and Logical Reasoning30 minutes
Total Time duration150 minutes

Important Note: For every wrong answer 1/4th marks for each question will be deducted. However, no marks will be deducted for the questions not attempted.

2Practice make you perfect

Practice, practice and practice the sample MAT papers and try solving maximum question in 150 minutes.


It is important to revise all the topics before the exam.

4Important topics

Solve puzzles to enhance reasoning skills and practice analogies


It is very important to keep yourself calm and composed. So, take regular breaks and snack on healthy food. Eat light the night before the exam.

MAT 2016 will be held on 1 May 2016, while the online test will start from 7 May 2016. Stay tuned for all MAT 2016-2017 updates.

Best of luck!

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