MAT 2019 Analysis

Management Aptitude Test (MAT 2019) is a national level test conducted by All India Management Association (AIMA) to screen candidates for admission to MBA and allied programs offered by the various B-schools of the country who will participate in the MAT 2019. It is conducted 4 times in a year i.e. in the month of May, September, December and February. Candidates can choose to take either Paper Based Test or Computer Based Test as per their convenience.
Comprehensive Analysis of MAT December 2019
The paper based MAT December 2019 was conducted on 8thDecember 2019. There were 200 questions in 150 min comprising of five different test areas viz. Language Comprehension, Data Analysis and Sufficiency, Mathematical Skills, Intelligence and Critical Reasoning, Indian and Global Environment with 40 questions in each section. The level of difficulty was easy to moderate.
The basic purpose of the exam analysis is to make test takers aware about the types of questions, number of questions, marking scheme, level of difficulty, sectional weight age and duration of the exam.
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Exam Pattern MAT December 2019 Exam
Number of questions
200
Marking Scheme
1 mark per question
Negative Marking
0.25 marks per question
Number of Sections
5
Number of Choices
4 (1,2,3,4)
Duration
150 min
Further, following table will give you insights about the marks distribution and the level of difficulty of different sections in the test.
Section
Total Questions
Total Marks
Difficulty Level
Estimated Good Marks
Data Analysis and Sufficiency
40
40
 Easy to Moderate
16-18
Intelligence and Critical Reasoning
40
40
Moderate
22-25
Language Comprehension
40
40
Easy - Moderate
23-25
Mathematical skills
40
40
Moderate - Difficult
21-23
Overall Summary – Different Sections
Mathematical Skills
Area
Description
Questions
Difficulty Level
Estimated Marks
Arithmetic
Numbers and Average
3
Easy - Moderate
 
TSD
3
Simple Equations, Ratio, Proportion, Variation, Time & Work
8
Alligation & mixture , Ratio
5
Percentages, Profit, Loss, Partnership, SI n CI
9
Permutation and Combinations, Probability
5
Geometry and Mensuration
7
 
Overall
40
Easy - Moderate
22
The questions were basics and those with adequate practice found them doable. The success in this section mainly depends on the conceptual clarity with calculation skills.
Data Analysis and Sufficiency
Area
Description
Questions
Difficulty Level
Estimated Marks
Data Interpretation
Line Graphs
5
Moderate
10
Bar Graph
10
Pie charts
5
Tables
5
Data Sufficiency and Data Comparison
Data Case lets
5
Moderate
8
Data Sufficiency
5
Data Comparison
5
 
Overall
40
Moderate
18
SDA
Overall, this section was moderate. A good strategy would be to spend around 35 - 40 min for a good net score of 22.
Intelligence and Critical Reasoning
Area
Description
Questions
Difficulty Level
Estimated Marks
Analytical Reasoning
Family Tree
1
Moderate
15
Blood Relations
3
Puzzle
10
Directions
2
Series
1
Linear Arrangement
5
 
Circular arrangement
5
   
Verbal Reasoning
Cause & Effect
5
Moderate
8
Assertion and Reasons
4
Assumptions
4
 
Overall
40
Moderate
23
The level of difficulty in this section was moderate to difficult. A net score of 23 or more can be classified as a good score in this section.
Language Comprehension
Area
Description
Questions
Difficulty level
Estimated Marks
Vocabulary
Idioms& phrases
5
Moderate
9-11
Sentence Completion
5
English Usage and Grammar
Para Jumbles
5
One word Substitution
5
Reading Comprehension
RC-1
5
Moderate
10-12
RC-2
5
RC-3
5
RC-4
5
 
Overall
40
Moderate
19-23
To score well in verbal section, one function must be well acquainted with basic concepts of grammar and should have good knowledge of English usage. A Good reading speed and ability to comprehend will help in getting decent score in verbal section. A score of 24 marks can be considered a good in a time limit of 30-35 min.
Indian and Global Environment
  • In this test area most of the questions were predominantly from business, current affairs, famous personalities etc.
  • The marks scored in this section are not counted in the consolidated score.
  • The difficulty level of this section was moderate.
  • People who read the newspaper on a regular basis found this area moderate.
  • A good time allocation strategy was to spend around  5-10 minutes.