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MAT 2019 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.

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MAT 2019 Exam Analysis:

MAT 2019 Exam Analysis :

SectionNumber of Good
Attempts
Score Expected for
90+ Percentile
Difficulty Level
Language Comprehension27-2926-28Easy to Moderate
Intelligence and Critical reasoning21-2320-22Moderate to Difficult
Data Analysis and Sufficiency28-2927-29Easy to Moderate
Mathematical Aptitude19-2018-20Moderate to Difficult
Indian and Global Environment15-18Easy to Moderate

Detailed MAT Exam Analysis of the Sections:

Language Comprehension:

There were four Reading Comprehension questions in MAT 2019, and each was approximately 400 words long. Each RC composed of 5 questions which the candidates were supposed to answer. Other topics included in the questions were para jumbles, summary questions, word-meanings and summary questions.

MAT 2019 Exam Analysis for Language Comprehension section:

TopicsNumber of
Questions
Doable
Questions
Difficulty
Reading Comprehension2018Easy to Moderate
Errors in sentence formation33Easy to Moderate
Fill in the blanks with
correct vocabulary word
32Moderate
Synonyms and antonyms54Easy to Moderate
One-word substitution32Easy to Moderate
Jumbled Paragraphs3Moderate to difficult
Phrases and Idioms
substitution by words
32Easy to Moderate

Intelligence and Critical Reasoning:

15 questions in MAT 2019 of moderate difficulty were from the arrangement topic. Assertion and reason, statement assumption and statement conclusion contributed to 5 questions each. Rest of the topics were coding, directions and relations.

MAT 2019 Exam Analysis for Intelligence and Critical Reasoning section:

TopicsNumber of
Questions
Doable
Questions
Difficulty
Analogy43Easy to Moderate
Seating Arrangement11Easy to Moderate
Puzzle- Quant based95Easy to Moderate
Direction Sense21Easy to Moderate
Distribution95Easy to Moderate
Number and Letter series53Easy to Moderate
Assertion and reason42Moderate
Statement and assumption31Moderate
Cause and effect31Moderate

Data Analysis and Sufficiency:

The topics in MAT 2019 were equally distributed and contributed to 5 questions each. Most of the questions were easy to moderate and were candidates were expected to solve it in less time. The topics comprised of- Bar and line graphs, pie charts, case let and data sufficiency on numbers.

MAT 2019 Exam Analysis for Data Analysis and Sufficiency section:

TopicsNumber of
Questions
Doable
Questions
Difficulty
The line chart gave the details
regarding the
movement of trains
from cities A to H and halting at
each station for given time
53Moderate
The table dealt with details related
to parameters like Years,
Number of Families, Funds
52Moderate
The chart gave the details regarding
five companies -A, B, C, D, E related to five
parameters -Interest, Rate of Interest,
dividend pay-out ratio, Amount Retained,
Earnings
53Moderate
The bar graph gave the details
regarding the number of candidates who
appeared for GATE exam for each of
the years -2015, 2016 and 2017
53Moderate
The bar graph gave the details regarding
the Amount spent and the
Public issue, Rights Issue
52Moderate
There were 2 pie charts that dealt
with the allocation of state budget
52Moderate
Each question followed by
two statements, A and B
52Moderate
Data Comparison52Moderate

Mathematical Aptitude:

The questions in MAT 2019 were not complicated but the calculations were time-consuming and length. Profit and loss, time speed and distance, simple and compound interest and work, pipe and cisterns contributed to 4 questions each. Next majority of questions were from mixtures and allegations and percentages while probability and permutation and combination did not contribute significantly.

Indian and Global Environment:

If the candidate had read up on the news events of the past few months, he would have found the section to be easy since most questions were from the recent events. Topics related to economics contributed to a significant number of questions in MAT 2019.

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