Candidates gearing up for MAT September 2018 must be looking for various sources to prepare for the exam. Many questions must be going in your mind regarding Study material, Syllabus, Books, preparation tips etc. If you have decided to appear for MAT September then you have to start your preparation as soon as possible, as you have hardly three months left for the exam. Moreover, this will be the first examination for MBA to take admission in the academic year 2019-20. After that important exam like NMAT, IIFT, CAT, SNAP, XAT will follow. Check below to refer the recommended Books for MAT 2018.
MAT September Syllabus
First, to start the preparation or searching for the books, you must check its syllabus thoroughly. Once you know the exam topics, you can then scrutinize which books you need. As much of the practice can be done online or via sample papers also. If you are giving MAT, then you are already done with most of the management entrance exam topics. After that, you can focus on giving mock tests for other exams as well. Moreover, it is recommended that you clear the concepts first and keep rest of the time for the practice.
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|Section Number||Section Name||Number of Questions|
|3||Data Analysis & Sufficiency||40|
|4||Intelligence & Critical Reasoning||40|
|5||Indian & Global Environment||40|
Should I Refer Books, E-Books or Sample Paper?
This question often comes to student mind which books should they refer or no books at all. So, let’s take the different scenarios, which could help to solve the confusion.
Students who are preparing offline must refer to the books to clear their concepts. For this, you must not stick to only one book, you need to refer to different books to cover all the topics. Moreover, aptitude once prepared will be useful for all the aptitude exams. You need books which could clear the concepts and have enough questions to practice on the same. For every topic do atleast 100 questions covering all type of questions on a particular topic. Then, move forward to practice mocks online or offline.
Candidates who are already taking coachings for MBA preparation can easily rely on their study material. As coaching is neutral for all the exams. You can revise all the concepts until the month of July. After that give a month to give mocks only. Apart from that keep reading the newspapers to attempt questions of GK in the exam. For better preparation of this section, you can refer the Indian & Global Environment books given below.
#3. Offline or Online Mocks
Many of you will give offline MAT exam also. So, you must practice mocks offline. Pick a book having mock tests and previous year sample papers. This way you will know how much time to give to each section and especially to mark answers in the OMR sheet. You can practice online also but make sure that you give mocks offline also. For online MAT exam, you can refer books to learn concepts and to give sectional tests. Moreover, you must get the exposure of online exam as much as possible to get adapted to get the test environment.
Books to Choose For MAT
There are many books to choose for an exam. Though you need only the one which has topics or tests according to your need. First of all, check the recommended books for MAT below. Then, check the contents of the book if they have the topics which you need to study. Moreover, you can directly refer to the previous year paper sets for preparation. You don’t need to buy all the books, just pick one or two according to your convenience. Further, these books will help you with all the upcoming management entrance examinations. In the last, clear the concepts from books, youtube videos etc and then attempt the mocks test online or offline.
Best Books For Mathematical Skills
For this section, you must clear the concepts first. So, solve questions step by step like easy to moderate to difficult level questions. Focus on topics like Arithmetic, Geometry, Permutation&Combination, as they are important topics from exam point of view.
- Quantitative Aptitude Quantum CAT – Sarvesh K. Sharma
- Quantitative Aptitude for CAT – Arun Sharma
- A Complete Manual for the CAT – Arihant
- Mathematics for MBA – R.S Aggarwal
- Vedic Mathematics – Dr. Aditi Sighal
Best Books For Verbal/ English
In this section, it is necessary that you improve the reading speed, vocabulary, and grammar. All these things can be improved once you start reading more and more.
- Word Power Made Easy – Norman Lewis
- 30 Days To More Powerful Vocabulary – Norman Lewis
- How to Read Better and Faster
- How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension – Arun Sharma
- Mastering the Verbal Ability for CAT – Arihant
- Proficiency in Reading Comprehension simplifying the “Passage” for you – Ajay Singh
- Objective General English – S.P Bakshi
Read: Best Books For CAT 2018
Best Books For Logical Reasoning
This section can be aced after vigorous practice only. So, practice as much question as possible to prepare for this section.
Best Books For Data Analysis & Sufficiency
Data Interpretation is usually Calculation Intensive in MAT. So, you must make sure you are working on the calculation part to excel in this section.
Best Books For Indian & Global Environment
For this section read newspapers and practice previous year questions from the previous year question papers.
MAT 2018 Sample Papers and Practice Sets
The previous sets are a good source for practice. If you are done with learning concepts then you must solve sample papers to get adapted to MAT exam pattern.
- Complete Guide For MAT – Disha Experts
- Face to Face with MAT 21 Years | 22 Years – Arihant
- Mission MAT Mock Test and Solved Papers – B S Sijwalii
MAT September 2018 General Preparation Tips
Read some general preparation tips to give a boost to your MAT September preparation.
Make Study Timetable
For the consistent study, make a proper timetable for your studies. Make proper slots to give enough time to each section. Remember to keep separate time for GK and moreover for revision. Honestly follow the timetable to track the preparation. Write important points like pending topics or topics to revise etc.
Mock Tests / Previous Year Question Papers
Apart from learning concepts, it is necessary that you practice them regularly. It is necessary because this way you will know how to apply a concept to a question. Moreover, mock tests will help you to manage the time and accuracy as well.
Consolidate your studies
While you are preparing, ensure that you are following the right strategy to prepare for the exam. Regularly analyze your performance and wherever necessary revise the topics in regular interval. Check if you have missed any topic from the syllabus. Write important points, tricks and formulas in a diary to revise before the exam.