Management Aptitude Test (MAT) is a national-level exam conducted by AIMA to screen candidates for management and other allied programs. MAT is conducted four times a year, in the months of: February, May, September, and December. Around 3 lakh MBA aspirants take the test annually, making it India’s largest management entrance test. MAT scores are accepted by 600+ B-schools.
Candidates have the option to take the exam in offline (pen/paper-based) or online (computer-based) mode. With large number of books available for MAT preparation, it is often problematic for aspirants to choose the right ones. To resolve this problem, we present here the best books for each section of MAT:
Best Books for Data Analysis & Sufficiency:
Best Books for Language Comprehension:
Best Books for Mathematical Skills:
Best Books for Intelligence & Critical Reasoning:
Best Books for Indian & Global Environment:
Apart from the above books, aspirants are advised to refer to good magazines (Business Line, India Today, Competition Success Review, etc.) and newspapers (The Hindu, Economics Times, etc.) to gain expertise in this section.
All the above listed books provide conceptual clarity for various sections of MAT along with previous-year papers and practice exercises. Additionally, you can opt to practice from the following MAT-specific guides:
Finally, make sure that you buy the latest edition of the books to keep up with the current exam pattern and level of difficulty.