The MAT Registration is about to start in coming days. If you are thinking to apply for MAT or not. Then you have landed on the right page to solve your quandary. You need to consider certain factors before giving the thumbs up to move ahead.
The Management Aptitude Test takes place four times a year. Since its inception in 1998, the AIMA is conducting the entrance test for admission to MBA programme of around 250 colleges across India. Nowadays it is gaining popularity after exams like CAT, IIFT, NMAT etc. If you are doubtful to score good marks in CAT or XAT, then MAT is the right option for you. Moreover, it gives you an option to choose either offline or online mode of examination.
MAT 2018 September Registration Started, Check Details Here.
The difficulty level of the exam is not very high, which can definitely increase your prospects for admission to one of the top b-schools in India. Let’s look at the various outlooks to decide whether you should apply for MAT or not.
Know About The Exam First
The exam conducts in two modes. In total, candidates have to attempt 200 questions in 150 minutes. There is negative marking of 0.25 marks in the exam. The five sections in the exam are language comprehension, mathematical skills, data interpretation, logical reasoning, and general knowledge.
Looking at the difficulty level of the exam, it is easy to score good marks in this exam. Just focus on general knowledge section to stand out in the crowd for this exam. If you are not able to get good scores in CAT then MAT gives you good chance to get admission this year.
As we have discussed that, exam take place in online and offline mode. Candidates also have the option to appear for the both. Since during the registration process, you need to select colleges that you want to send your scores to. So, for both, the modes help you to select 7 management colleges instead of 5.
Why Register in September Only?
As we know you can register for MAT December, February also. Then, why register early for September session. If you register now, then it will be your first entrance exam for academic session 2019-20.
- It would be like your warm-up session for the other MBA exams that are about to come.
- The exam will definitely help to boost your confidence.
- With the exam coming year, you will complete the syllabus early. So, after this exam, you can utilize the remaining time for mock practice.
- Moreover, you always have the option to give the exam again in December & February.
Decide Your Dream Profile
It is not worth to complete the MBA from any college. So, whichever exam you are applying for, look if it meets upto your expectations. For example, if you want specialization in “finance” but due to poor placement record, you have to compromise with “sales” or some other specialization. Doing MBA requires huge financial resources, so try to compete in exams CAT/ XAT/ NMAT/IIFT first. Though filling multiple entrance exams for MBA is not a bad deal. Giving many exams as possible will definitely boost your confidence. Moreover, it keeps the exam preparation fresh in mind.
What Are the Best Colleges under MAT?
If you are actually about t take admission through MAT, then why not select the best colleges to improve your placements prospects. Here is the list of top colleges under MAT.
- Great Lakes
- Alliance Business Academy
- Christ Institute of Management, Bangalore
- SISCOM Mumbai
- XIME, Bangalore
- IFIM, Bangalore
- IPE, Hyderabad
- TA PAI, Manipal (Only Healthcare Management)
- Department of Management Studies, IIT Madras
In the MAT exam, the number of participating colleges varies from time to time. So, it is advisable that before applying for the colleges, you check the status of various programmes directly from the covered institutes/ Universities. Even according to AIMA, they have come across various cases where candidates MAT score were not accepted by the participating institutes.
“In last, you can atleast appear for the exam and take the decision later to join the college or not”
MAT September 2018 Application Form
Candidates who have made up their mind to appear for MAT must fill its application form. The registration is about to start in coming one or two days. The first step is the registration, fill the required to details to set your password for the future login. Then, complete the application form by carefully entering the personal, educational and work experience details. In the third step, upload photograph and signature in the specified format only. Finally, pay the registration fee and complete the registration process.
MAT September 2018 Syllabus
The MAT Syllabus is not specifically mentioned on the official website. But it the covers following major topics given below.
English Grammar-based questions; English Proficiency; Fill in the Blanks, Para jumble, Reading Comprehension.
Intelligence and Critical Reasoning
Fact Inference Judgment, Passage Conclusion, Analogy, Statement Argument among others.
Elementary Mathematics; Arithmetic:- Number System, Ratio and Proportion, Mixtures and Allegation; Unitary Method; Time and Distance; Commercial Maths; Profit and Loss, Interest; Geometry; Triangles, Circles; Mensuration; Algebra Permutation and Combinations; Sequence And Series; Trigonometry Heights and Distance; Linear Programming; Coordinate Geometry.
Data Analysis and Sufficiency
Table; Data Sufficiency; graphs (line, area), charts (column, bar, pie), Venn diagram among others.
Indian and Global Environment
Economics, finance, national and international current affairs. There are many other topics on which questions are asked in the MAT 2018 question paper in this section. Questions are also based on conventional GK