Last Lap Preparation Tips for MAT 2014

an-inspirational-motivating-wise-quote-from-sophocles-stock-photo-Management Aptitude Test (MAT) dates just around the corner i.e. 7th of December 2014 and the aspirants are putting in their final efforts to be successful. Although most of the candidates would have completed their preparation by this time, however these simple tips would help them to do a recap.

The test is going to be conducted across different cities of the country as well as at overseas locations. The scores obtained in the MAT 2014 will act as ticket to admit into Premier business schools for Post Graduate Diploma in Management of equivalent MBA courses. The  online examination process of the MAT 2014 is going to be like explained below.

Examination Process- a quick glance

MAT exam paper consist of 5 sections, all the questions are objective type and are required to be attempted within the allotted time.

Section Subject Area Total Questions Time Allotted
1 Language & Comprehension 40 30
2 Mathematical Skills 40 40
3 Data Analysis 40 35
4 Critical Reasoning & Intelligence 40 30
5 Indian & Global Environment 40 15

Revising Schedule for Last 15 days

If you are serious about to crack MAT 2014 then possibly you have already covered the major portion of the above subjects. However, without proper revising, most of the efforts goes to vain. Thus, it’s important to plan these 15 days effectively that focus on revising the strong area, clearing doubts and dedicating handsome amount of practices session for the previous year and mock test papers. For,

Language Comprehension: Dedicate daily some hours in reading english comprehension and reciting the important grammatical rule. Learn new words, their synonyms, and antonyms.  This would give a push to your vocabulary which would be very useful while taking questions from language and comprehension section.

Mathematical, Data and Reasoning Skills: This probably the more scoring section for most of the candidates. Don’t indulge in learning any new topics, just be focused and practices on your strong areas in this last lap. Accelerate yourself, go directly to the questions, solve and clear the doubts coming on the way. Dedicate as much time you can for this, this not only strengthen your preparation but also make you confident and allows to score high in MAT 2014.

Indian and Global Environment section: Keep yourself update and learn new facts and figure on go. Watch news, learn GK magazine in your free time that not only refreshes you but also enhance your understanding and preparation for this section. Reading articles in magazines and newspapers would keep your general awareness updated. This would help the candidate while answering the questions under Indian and Global environmental section.

Quick Preparation Tips

Most of the candidates would be through with their preparation and studies; here we would try to cover few tips which could turn out to be helpful while attempting the exam.

  • Time Management

Start following a routine in terms of study so that your mind and body falls in line to follow the time frames. This will not only help at the time of preparation but during exam also.

It is really important to clock your time so that one does not miss on any section or question.

  • Practise to improvise

It is really important to keep practising, use different sample papers and reference books available in the market. Master the traditional methods and then create your own shortcuts to reduce attempt time.

Start memorizing important formulas, Cube roots, square roots etc. as this will save time during exams.

  • Improve your General awareness

As the exam will have a section on the general knowledge, it is advisable to keep reading different articles related to general awareness. Keep yourself updated with the latest developments in the corporate world, if any major decisions have been taken or any latest appointment etc.

This would solve two purposes for the candidates- improve their GK and also enhance their comprehension skills.

Other than these three critical points here are few quickies:

  1. Be confident, be sure before choosing any answer, as it’s a computer based test
  2. Use the guess work intelligently
  3. Do not stick to one question for too long
  4. Plan and work towards answering maximum questions
  5. Keep an eye for negative figures or negative prefixes
  6. Choose for the most suitable and closest option based on the information provided

Be firm to your schedule, enjoy the last days preparation, relax and don’t think about toughness and failure…just go for it with confidence. Crackaninterview team wishes all the best to all the aspirants of MAT 2014.

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