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Finding good jobs are becoming harder year after year. Gone is the era when a graduation degree was sufficient to get a job that would last until your retirement. In this ever-changing environment, there is an urgent need of updating one’s skillsets and knowledge to find a dream job.

An MBA degree is a degree that not only guarantees a good job but also enhances your business knowledge or negotiating skills. It enriches you with the knowledge of Finance, Marketing, Operations, HR, System Management. Plus, there is a huge range of specializations ranging from Pharmaceuticals to Wine Management.

Have a look at the Top 99 MBA colleges in India that Produce Quality Students.

What is MAT for?

Most of the MBA institutes in India gives admissions to MBA programs on the basis of MAT (Management Aptitude Test). A good score in MAT is always helpful in getting admission to your desired college. It is a national-level management entrance examination. The exam is conducted by All India Management Association (AIMA). More than 600 B-Schools accept MAT exam scores. The test scores are used for admission to various MBA, PGDM, and allied management programmes. It is held four times in a year: February, May, September and December.

MAT 2018 Eligibility

Here are the eligibility criteria for the MAT:

  • Graduates in any discipline can take the exam
  • Final year graduation students can also apply
  • There’s no age limit for MAT exam

MAT 2018 Syllabus

MAT exam syllabus has five sections:

  • Indian and Global Environment
  • Language Comprehension
  • Data Analysis and Sufficiency
  • Mathematical Skills
  • Intelligence and Critical Reasoning

Aspirants need a thorough grip on logical and analytic reasoning, verbal ability, data interpretation, quant, mathematics and social awareness.

Here is a detailed view of all topics covered in MAT syllabus:

Indian and Global Environment Section

This section is unique to MAT exam. It’s mostly about current affairs and latest new:

  • Current affairs
  • Business
  • World Records
  • Top officials of big companies
  • Famous awards and Prizes
  • Books and Authors
  • The punch line of companies
  • History
  • International Organization
  • Important Quotations
  • Social issues
  • Geography
  • Sports
  • Finance
  • Major Corporate news
  • Automobiles
  • Entertainment
  • Politics
  • Science

Data Analysis and Sufficiency/Mathematical Skills

Core topics in DA are:

  • Geometry, (Lines, angles, Triangles, Spheres, Rectangles, Cube, Cone etc)
  • Ratios and Proportion
  • Number system
  • Work and time
  • HCF & LCM
  • Algebra
  • Profit & Loss
  • In-equations Quadratic and linear equations
  • Geometric Progression
  • Percentages
  • Averages
  • Partnership (Accounts)
  • Time-Speed-Distance

Language Comprehension

Verbal ability is an important part of every MBA exam. Here are the core topics for MAT verbal section:

  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Syllogisms
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Contextual usage
  • Analogies
  • Different usage of the same word
  • Antonyms
  • Sentence completion
  • Jumbled paragraphs
  • Foreign language words used in English
  • Sentence correction
  • Idioms
  • One-word substitution

Intelligence and Critical Reasoning

Prepare the following subjects under CR:

  • Family tree
  • Strong Arguments and Weak Arguments
  • Multi-dimensional arrangements
  • Course of Action
  • Puzzles
  • Visual reasoning
  • Arrangement
  • Series
  • Numeric grid
  • Pie Chart
  • Blood Relations
  • Critical Reasoning
  • Calendars
  • Coding & Decoding
  • Syllogisms
  • Statement Conclusions
  • Column graphs
  • Graphs representing Area

MAT 2018 Update

The paper-based test (PBT) was conducted on February 4, 2018, and computer-based test (CBT) on February 17, 2018. The next exam is scheduled for May. MAT 2018 May dates have been announced. The paper-based test has been scheduled for May 6, 2018, and a computer-based test will take place on May 20, 2018.

Conclusion

So, it doesn’t matter if you are a just passed graduate or a working professional with 7 years of experience. You can cherry-pick your specialization as per your interest. And pursue an MBA program to land perfectly in the corporate world. Or, even better; you can be an entrepreneur to run that long-desired business you always wanted to run.

Note: The positions are subject to change and are solely dependent on the results produced by the coaching institutes.

Also read, Relevance of GK in MBA Entrance Examinations.

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