MAT is a popular entrance exam conducted by AIMA for students who are seeking admissions into management courses across universities and institutes in India. AIMA has been conducting MAT quarterly every academic year i.e. in the month of February, May, September and December for admission to PG programmes in management. The total questions in this exam are usually 200 with 40 questions each from five sections, and the time allotted is 150 minutes. Test takers normally get less than a minute to solve each question.
The most important part of the English section is reading comprehension. Hence, it is clear that to get a decent score in English language and comprehension section, you should have good reading speed and a decent level of comfort with this language. The non–RC section covers questions like spotting the errors in sentences, sentence completion, sentence rearrangement, vocabulary based & at times critical reasoning based questions. Following is a description of question types asked in MAT verbal section with tactics on how to solve them:
One should not spend more than 35-40 minutes on this section. To score well in critical reasoning based questions, it is important that basic concepts of critical reasoning are clear. One should carefully attempt these questions. A good level of vocabulary and diverse reading are pre-requisites for performing well in the verbal section. Finally to score well in this exam you should have good reading speed with reasonable accuracy of around 70-80 percent.