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By Sneha Dasgupta

MAT Question Paper – A Guide to Excel in Your Exams!

13th June, 2021

Solving MAT question papers from previous years has been been a tried and proven method to ace your upcoming MAT exam. The MAT exam papers from the last five years give you a clear picture of the exam pattern, important topics, and level of difficulty. This allows you to prepare and focus on the different topics strategically.

You can familiarize yourself with the MAT question paper pattern by solving previous years’ question papers, sample papers as well as mock tests. This allows you to identify your strength and weaknesses.

In this article, we will provide you with the MAT exam papers from previous years, MAT sample paper, and MAT mock tests. Move to the next section to find the PDFs to identify the pattern of questions and plan your preparation accordingly!

MAT Previous Year Question Paper

MAT 2018
MAT 2013
MAT 2012
MAT 2009
MAT 2008

MAT Sample Paper

MAT sample papers play a major role in the preparation for the MAT exam.

Sample Paper 1Sample Paper 2
Sample Paper 3Sample Paper 4

Advantages of MAT Sample Papers

You may wonder about the importance of solving these sample papers before appearing for your MAT exam. Here are some primary advantages of MAT Question and sample papers:

  • Comprehensive idea of the actual MAT paper: The MAT question papers provide a clear picture of the pattern, questions, difficulty level as well as important topics in the actual MAT paper.
  • Time Management: Once you put yourself into the habit of solving sample papers within the stipulated time frame, you develop strategies to manage your time better while solving the actual MAT paper.
  • Accuracy and Speed: As a result of efficient time management, you will be equipped to answer questions with more accuracy and speed.
  • Increases problem-solving: Solving MAT question papers can enhance problem-solving capabilities in candidates. Initially, your focus may be on adhering to the time limit and answering with as much accuracy as possible. However, over time, you will learn to move out of your comfort zone and start applying more problem-solving strategies to answer more questions.
  • Importance to each section: Solving sample papers will put you into the habit of placing equal emphasis on questions from all five sections. This will remove your bias from a particular section, and instead push you to work on your weaker areas.
  • Self-analyze your preparation: You can analyze where you stand in terms of your preparation by noticing how you perform in the MAT sample papers.

MAT Mock Test

There is only one way to ace your MAT exam: with practice. MAT mock tests are a major contributing factor to the overall preparation for the MAT exams. These mock tests are a near replica of the actual MAT exam which you are preparing for.

Advantages of MAT Mock Tests

  • They help you understand the pattern of the exam. This aids you in applying strategic plans to solve these papers.
  • They help you understand the level of difficulty. You can figure out which sections are more difficult and tailor your study plan accordingly.
  • They help you figure out the important topics so that you can identify them and focus on preparing them better.

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FAQs about MAT Question Paper

What are MAT questions?

The MAT question paper generally consists of 5 sections which are meant to assess the candidate’s ability in Mathematics, English, and General Awareness. The paper has a total of 200 questions which you have to answer in a span of 150 minutes.
The five sections in the MAT question paper are as follows:
Mathematical Skills
Language Comprehension
Intelligence and Critical Reasoning
Data Analysis and Sufficiency
Indian and Global Environment

How can I prepare for MAT Exam?

You will need at least six months to prepare for the MAT exam to score well. Below are some MAT preparation tips for your upcoming MAT exam:
Over 50% of your preparation for the exam should entail solving MAT question papers along with sample papers and mock tests. You need to confront your weak areas and work on them.
Read newspapers, online blogs, and MAT preparation books on a daily basis to improve your reading skills and to keep a track of current affairs.
Regularly analyze your preparation level to keep a tab on your strengths and weaknesses in each section.
Target topics carrying more weightage in each section to score easily in the exam
Time management is the key to attempt maximum questions in the exam, so you should not waste precious time on tricky questions and try to solve the easier ones instead.

What is MAT Exam?

MAT, also known as the Management Aptitude Test is a national-level entrance exam conducted by the All India Management Association (AIMA). This is an entrance test for admission to MBA/PGDM programs in B-schools across the country.
This exam is conducted four times a year, in the months of February, May/June, September, and December. The MAT scores are accepted and considered by 600+ management colleges across India.
The MAT exam this year will be conducted on the 26th of June, 2021 as announced by the All India Management Association (AIMA). Candidates who wish to appear for the 2021 MAT exam in PBT or CBT mode can register on the official website till the 21st of June 2021.

Is MAT easier than CAT?

The difficulty level of CAT is much higher than that of MAT.

What is the MAT question paper pattern?

The MAT question paper generally consists of 5 sections which are meant to assess the candidate’s ability in Mathematics, English, and General Awareness. The paper has a total of 200 questions which you have to answer in a span of 150 minutes.
All the questions are objective in nature. For every correct answer, you will be awarded 1 mark, and for every incorrect answer, 0.25 marks will be deducted.
The five sections in the MAT question paper are as follows:
Mathematical Skills
Language Comprehension
Intelligence and Critical Reasoning
Data Analysis and Sufficiency
Indian and Global Environment

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