MAT Important dates
Exam Date: Sunday, February 7, 2016 for the paper pencil based test. The computer based test will be held from Saturday, February 13, 2016 onwards. Sale of MAT forms: The sale of MAT forms is open now and will end on Friday, January 22, 2016. The last day to register for the exam is Wednesday, January 27, 2016. Last date for online application is Sunday, January 24, 2016.
The application can be done both online and offline. For online application, candidates have to visit the AIMA website. After the registration, a print out of the online registration form has to be submitted in AIMA, New Delhi. For offline application, candidates have to buy the MAT Bulletin from listed branches of Bank of Baroda and listed Study Centers of AIMA.
Candidates must be a Graduate in any discipline from a recognized University. Final year students of Graduation can also apply.
A total number of 488 MBA institutes all over India will accept MAT February 2016 scores. Some of the prominent institutes are Amity Business School, Noida; Global School of Business, New Delhi; AIMA Centre for Management Education; Christ College, Bangalore, Alliance Business School, Bangalore to name a few.
MAT basically tests areas like Quantitative Aptitude, Logical and Critical Reasoning, Verbal Ability, Data Interpretation/ Data Sufficiency and General Awareness. There are 200 questions in total, 40 in each section. The questions contain multiple choices from which the candidate has to choose the correct option. The acceptance of the scores of the General Awareness section depends upon the MBA institutes.
TAccording to T.I.M.E., the difficulty level of the paper was Moderate. The Verbal Ability section consisted of 20 questions on Reading Comprehension and 20 questions on Verbal. Some of the questions tested the Vocabulary while some tested the finer difference between the formal and informal language.
The Quantitative Ability section consisted of questions on basic Arithmetic. The difficulty level of this test area was rated as Easy to Moderate.
The Logical and Critical Reasoning section consisted of Analytical Reasoning and Critical Reasoning questions. The questions on Analytical Reasoning were of moderate difficulty level. The questions on Critical Reasoning were difficult in nature. Overall, the difficulty level of this area was of Moderate to Difficult level.
The Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency section can be rated as Moderate. The questions from the General Awareness section were on current affairs, business, sports, famous personalities and their associated fields. This section can be rated as Moderately Difficult.
The test will be held in 74 test centers across the country. There are two international test centers in Dubai and Singapore.