5 steps to crack MAT Exam without a bump

By Debasmita Mohapatra

MAT Preparation Tips 2020 can help you to score good marks in the exam. Management Aptitude Test (MAT 2020) is the all India level entrance examination for admission to the MBA programme. Every year a large number of students comes forward to take this test. The examination of MAT 2020 will be conducted in both offline and online mode. The students can choose the test mode as per their suitability. The candidates who want to make their career in management field can refer this article for MAT preparation tips. One must follow the tips and guidelines mentioned below for securing good marks in the examination.

Candidates can get the admit card via online mode. The hall ticket is issued only to successfully registered candidates.

Self – study:

Students mostly prefer group studies as it also serves as a stress- booster at the wee hours of exams. But self–study is the best method to study when appearing for such entrance exams.  Try to reserve most of your precious time for self-study. It helps you to score good marks. Nowadays, it is seen that most of the students are engaged in tuition and coaching due to which they don’t get enough time for self-preparation. It is suggested to all the appearing candidates that self-study is must, so allot your maximum time for self-studies.

Time Management:

Maintaining a timetable is very important. One must schedule his daily tasks in a proper manner in order to maintain a proper routine. Time management is very important. Build your schedule/timetable in such a way that every subject will get equal attention. It is compulsory to focus all the subjects as the marks weightage allotted to every section is equal, i.e., 40 marks are allotted to each section which makes the total of 200 marks.

Before the exam begins – Be confident and calm:

As the exams linger at our doorstep, we all begin to feel nervous and that’s very natural. But one should not allow his nervousness to overpower his memory.  So be confident while preparing for the exam. Also, take care of your health with the intake of sufficient food and drink enough glasses of water. Avoid pressure as it will affect your learning and memorizing skills. 

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During the examination period- Maintain your speed and accuracy:

All your answers may be very well-written and presentable but it’s of no use if you are unable to finish your paper on time. It is seen that many students have complaints that they don’t get enough time for exam completion. Their exam left incomplete. To overcome this problem, it is suggested to the candidates to practice mock papers or solve previous exam papers as many as possible in a short duration of time. This will increase your speed as well as improve your skills.


Due to a lengthy syllabus, students will not get the time for revision resulting in forgetting and omitting of important topics. Revision is very necessary to try to complete your syllabus before 2 or 3 days of the examination. Assign your last 2 or 3 days only for revision, it will definitely help you to obtain good marks.

Some extra tips:

For effective reading comprehension skills, read newspapers, English books, novels etc. Practice needs a lot of practice and concentration. For scoring good marks in Quantitative aptitude, you have to improve your calculations. All the mathematics formulas must be in more and more comprehension passages for strong reading skills. Data interpretation section your tips. Data sufficiency portion also requires the full attention. Logical and Critical Reasoning must be solved calmly. Your general awareness will be enhanced through newspapers, television, journals, magazines, etc. Knowledge about current affairs is a must.

2020 Exam highlights:

      The best books to refer to:

      1- Mode of Exam– The entrance test of MAT exam will be conducted through both online mode i.e. Computer Based Test (CBT) as well as offline mode i.e. Paper-Based Mode (PBT).

      2- Time Duration– The candidates are allotted 150 minutes to complete their answer sheet.

      3- Marking Scheme– The aspirants will get 1 mark for each correct answer and for the incorrect answer, 0.25 marks will be deducted.

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          2- The Pearson Guide to Quantitative Aptitude for MBA Entrance Examinations - Dinesh Khattar 

          3- Study Package for MAT - Arun Sharma

          4- Mission MBA MAT Guide - BS Sijwali and Tarun Goyal

          5- MAT Score Accelerator

          6- MAT (Management Aptitude Test) Entrance Exam Guide - R. Gupta

          7- Complete Guide for MAT and Other MBA Entrance Exams - Deepak Agarwal, Mahima Agarwal

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          9- A Modern Approach to Logical Reasoning - R.S. Aggarwal

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