MAT 2021 Analysis

MAT PBT Analysis
Management Aptitude Test (MAT 2021) is national level exam conducted by AIMA for admissions to management programmes offered by different B-schools in India that participate in MAT. MAT Exam is conducted 4 times in a year in the months of May, September, December, and February. For MAT 2021, candidates had a choice of selecting three different exam modes –CBT, PBT, and IBT.
MAT 2021 PBT exam was conducted on 6th March 2021. The exam consisted of 200 questions divided into 5 sections, which were to be attempted within 150 minutes. The exam pattern of the PBT exam was in common to the CBT exam held on February 20, 2021. For your reference, our subject-matter experts have curated a comprehensive analysis of MAT 2021 PBT Exam.
The in-depth analysis will include level of difficulty, weightage, marking scheme, exam duration and sectional weightage and analysis. This comprehensive analysis will help the students in analysing their performance, as well as will help the future aspirants in getting familiar with the exam pattern of MAT 2021.
MAT 2021PBT Exam Highlights
Number of questions
200
Marking Scheme
1 mark per question
Negative Marking
0.25 marks per question
Number of Sections
5 (Indian & Global Environment not considered in percentile calculation)
Number of Choices
4
Duration
150 min
MAT 2021 PBT Analysis: Question Paper Break Up
Check the table below for section-wise question break up-
Sections of the Subject
Number of Questions
Suggested Time (in minutes)
Language Comprehension
40
30
Mathematical Skills
40
40
Data Analysis and Sufficiency
40
35
Intelligence and Critical Reasoning
40
30
Indian and Global Environment
40
15
Total
200
150
MAT 2021 PBT Analysis: Section-wise
Language Comprehension
The level of difficulty for this exam was average. Most of the questions asked we based on Phrasal Verbs, Cloze Test and Reading Comprehension. However, the section was easier as compared to other sections. A good attempt for this section could be 34-35 questions.
Mathematical Skills
The difficulty level of this section was as usual hard. The questions were quite lengthy and tricky, which made it a time-consuming section. Most of the questions were Arithmetic based and some of the topics covered were finding the Missing Letter, Quadratic Equations, Data Interpretation and Quadratic Equations (Match the Pair).
Data Analysis and Sufficiency
The section had similar questions as in MAT PBT 2021. Most of the questions asked in the exam were based on graphs, tables and charts that dominated the section. Overall the exam was termed to be of easy to moderate level of difficulty.
Indian and Global Environment
The questions in this section were doable. Most of the questions that were asked in this section were from Static GK. However, a few questions were based on previous year events. Candidates can attempt the section within 15 minutes with ease.
Intelligence & Critical Reasoning
The section had a different mix of reasoning questions from different topics including letter series, blood relations,arithmetic questions, coding-decoding (letter based), comparison, Venn diagram, etc. Candidates can easily attempt the section within 30-40 minutes. However, the level of difficulty was of moderate difficulty.
MAT CBT Analysis
Management Aptitude Test (MAT 2021) is a national level test conducted by All India Management Association (AIMA) to test candidates for admission to MBA and allied programs offered by the various B-schools of the country who will participate in the MAT 2021. 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. Due to COVID, Internet-based test (IBT) was introduced to comply with the guidelines.
For 2021, MAT CBT 2021 was conducted on February 20, 2021. There was no change in the exam pattern and the exam was said to be of easy to moderate level of difficulty. The exam had 200 questions, which were to be completed within 150 minutes. Below mentioned is the in-depth exam analysis of MAT 2021 conducted in CBT mode curated by subject-matter experts at Hitbullseye.
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The purpose of this in-depth exam analysis is to help the test takers in analyzing their performance as well as assisting the future aspirants in getting familiar with the types of questions, level of difficulty, marking scheme, sectional weightage and exam duration.
MAT 2021 CBT (February) Exam Highlights
Number of questions
200
Marking Scheme
1 mark per question
Negative Marking
0.25 marks per question
Number of Sections
5 (Indian & Global Environment not considered in percentile calculation)
Number of Choices
4
Duration
150 min
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MAT 2021 CBT (Feb) Analysis: Question Paper Break Up
Check the table below for section-wise question break up-
Sections of the Subject
Number of Questions
Suggested Time (in minutes)
Language Comprehension
40
30
Mathematical Skills
40
40
Data Analysis and Sufficiency
40
35
Intelligence and Critical Reasoning
40
30
Indian and Global Environment
40
15
Total
200
150
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MAT 2021 CBT (Feb) Analysis: Section-wise
Language Comprehension
The section was of difficult to moderate level of difficulty. Two reading comprehension passages comprising of 10 questions were asked in the exam. Other questions in this section were based on topics like fill in the blanks, synonyms, antonyms, idioms/phrases sentence correction, Para jumbles and one word substitution. Test-takers found the section to be easy as compared to other sections.
Intelligence & Critical Reasoning
The section had a mixture of reasoning questions of different from different topics including letter series, arithmetic questions, blood relations, coding-decoding (letter based), comparison, Venn diagram, etc. The section was of easy to moderate level of difficulty and could be easily attempted within 30-40 minutes.
Mathematical Skills
This section was of moderate level of difficulty as compared to previous year papers. It was more dominated by arithmetic questions. Other topics that were asked in the section were modern math, algebra and geometry. However, the questions were not much tricky and were straightforward. Candidates can easily attempt the section within the given time.
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Data Analysis and Sufficiency
The section is on the same lines with the previous year exam papers and questions were asked from the topics like graphs, tables and charts that dominated the section. Questions from Data Sufficiency required the application of mensuration and arithmetic formulas. Overall the exam was termed to be of easy to moderate level of difficulty.
Indian and Global Environment
The questions in this section were not tricky but doable. Most of the questions that were asked in this section were from Static GK. However, a few questions were based on events conducted in the previous year. Candidates can attempt the section within 15 minutes without any difficulty.
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