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Management Aptitude Test (MAT) is a national-level management entrance examination. The test scores are used for admission into various MBA and various other management programs. MAT is held four times in a year, that is in the months of February, May, September and December.  Exam dates and other schedules are generally announced three months before the exam. MAT exam syllabus has five sections which include Indian and Global Environment, Language Comprehension, Data Analysis and Sufficiency, Mathematical Skills, Intelligence and Critical Reasoning. Aspirants need a thorough grip on logical and analytic reasoning, verbal ability, data interpretation, quant, mathematics and social awareness.

  • Plan your time: Plan a study routine in advance, allotting time for each subject. This will help to systematically study each subject instead of juggling between many, which is sure to disrupt your concentration and reduce output.

  • Solve sample question papers on mathematics:  Practice and solve problems extensively.

  • Read different articles: The more you read different articles the more it will help in going through the comprehension section. It will help to acquire speed and precision, two key skills needed to do well in this section.

  • Practice regularly: Regular practice will make you more familiar with the subjects and help to quickly interpret and solve problems.

  • Improve your general awareness: The Indian and Global Environment section test your general awareness. Extensively follow the news dailies and magazines, watch news channels and browse the Internet to keep updated with the current affairs related to different national and international avenues. Solve as many papers as possible.

  • Enhance your speed and accuracy: First, solve papers subject-wise, maintaining stipulated time-limit. Thereafter, solve an entire model paper or a previous paper to see if you can finish in time. Although speed is an important aspect, accuracy is paramount. Extensive practice helps you achieve both.

  • Be confident: Nervousness can spoil your preparation. Be confident and stay calm and composed so that you can solve the paper efficiently and also manage your time.