I have seen students really struggling their best to score good marks in MAT exams and of course it is very essential for your MBA admission. However, this article is intended to insist
I have seen students really struggling their best to score good marks in MAT exams and of course it is very essential for your MBA admission. However, this article is intended to insist students not to get really mad over MAT exams, but just to focus on your preparation with having the zeal to become a successful entrepreneur in your life.
MAT, the Management Aptitude Test, is an entrance examination conducted to shortlist eligible candidates for MBA admission. This is a national level entrance test that qualifies students based on their aptitude and accuracy related to management skills. MAT exam management is directed by All India Management Association (AIMA), and thus MAT exam scores decide the eligibility of students to join MBA in about 600 and more colleges across India.
MAT exam is scheduled to happen in about four different times every year, roughly during February, May, September and December. The date of the exam falls on the first day of all the months the exam is conducted, and if there will be a change in date, prior notifications are sure to be sent.
Eligibility for MAT Exams
Graduates from any degree are eligible to appear for MAT exams and even the final year graduation students are eligible.
MAT exam is an objective based questioning exam that tests the skills of candidates in five different categories,
- Language Comprehension
- Mathematical Skills
- Data Analysis and Sufficiency
- Intelligence and Critical Reasoning
- Indian and Global Environment
In each of the five subjects, there will be 40 questions, that will sum up the total questions for a MAT exam to 200 and the time limit to attempt the 200 questions is 150 minutes. All the questions will be multiple choice types. Candidates can prefer to write the exam in any one among the two modes, paper-pencil mode or online mode.
MAT Attempts for Candidates
Since MAT exams happen four times a year, candidates have the freedom to appear during any of the four months according to their comfort. Also, there is the chance for them to appear for MAT exams more than once within the same year.
MAT exam results will be published in the last week of the respective month the exam was conducted.
Since MAT exam is a national level exam, the competition is obviously tough and thus candidates are recommended to prepare hard to cope up the tough fight. However from business management point of view, the MAX exam helps to find the real entrepreneurship talents across the world. The big shot entrepreneur brains opt for IIM and XLRI exams, but there are still many other eligible candidates in the next level for whom MAT will be the right place to prove their skills. Since MAT exam is quite low in toughness when compared to CAT or other management entrance exams, many students opt to appear for MAT. Best Wishes to all of them!