MAT 2018 exam analysis provides detailed information about the question paper, including difficulty levels for each section, topic-based distribution of questions, and estimated good attempts. Below we provide a MAT analysis as all the attempts are the same in terms of pattern, test structure, section break-up and difficulty level.
MAT exam full form is Management Aptitude. It is one of the most popular National level MBA entrance exams in India after CAT. More than 600 MBA/PGDM Colleges are accepting MAT exam 2018 Scores for MBA/PGDM Admission 2019. In its notification AIMA has clarified that there are 600+ Participating B-Schools who use MAT score. This includes the 330+ MBA colleges in Maharashtra who offer PGDM and MBA/MMS programmes.
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MAT 2018 Exam Analysis :
The reading comprehensions in MAT 2018 were lengthy compared to previous years with every comprehension being of almost 500 words. The level of difficulty was found to be tough and only a few topics like antonyms and phrases were easy. Topics like synonyms, jumbles, fill in the blanks and errors in sentence formation had a moderate difficulty level.
MAT 2018 Exam Analysis for Language Comprehension section:
With a moderately difficult level, this section was time-consuming in MAT 2018 for candidates and managing time became an issue of importance. Like previous years, the prominent topic was analytical reasoning and critical reasoning comprised of fewer questions.
MAT 2018 Exam Analysis for Intelligence and Critical Reasoning section:
The questions in MAT 2018, like in the previous section, were time-consuming. More than half of the paper composed of questions from Data interpretation. Maintaining speed and accuracy became challenging in this section.
MAT 2018 Exam Analysis for Data Analysis and Sufficiency section:
In this section of MAT 2018, arithmetic questions shared major weightage, with around 15-16 questions based on interest, time and work, percentages, profit & loss and partnership. Proportion & variation, geometry & mensuration, permutation and combinations, probability etc. were some topics that formed the other half of the paper.
The questions in MAT 2018 were based on recent events with topics from sports, film awards, states of India taxation and duties etc. Students adopted the strategy to save time in this section and spend it across other sections.
Based on the 2019 PBT paper, to secure a 99 percentile, a MAT exam score of 750-765 out of 800 would be optimum.