All India Management Association (AIMA) conducted Management Aptitude Test (MAT) February 2019 exam in paper based mode on Feb 17 (Sunday). The exam was conducted from 10AM to 12.30 PM across various test centers in the country. For all the test takers, who appeared in the MAT exam, we have brought a detailed exam analysis that will help them find out about the expected cut-off this year. It is important to gain insights from the expert’s opinion that can help the candidates who will soon be appearing for the MAT CBT exam on 23rd Feb 2019. So here is the overall and sectional analysis of MAT 2019 exam.
MAT (Feb) 2019 Exam: Overall Analysis
In MAT 2019 February paper based test, 200 objective type questions were asked from the candidates belonging to 5 different sections. Each question carried equal marks (i.e. 1 mark each) and for the wrong option selected, a penalty of ¼ negative marking (0.25 marks) was supposed to be deducted from the score awarded for right answers.
MAT 2019 Exam: Scoring Pattern
The raw scores obtained by a candidate are multiplied by 4 and are scaled for all the 5 sections. Thereafter, the scores are awarded out of maximum 800 score. These scores which a candidate obtains out of 800 marks are then reflected as the total composite score in the MAT score card leading to percentile.
After understanding the scoring pattern and the overall analysis, let us take a look at the detailed sectional analysis of the exam:
MAT MBA Exam: Sectional analysis
Overall there were 5 sections in the exam namely, Language comprehension, Intelligence and Critical Reasoning, Data Analysis and Sufficiency, Mathematical Skills, and, Indian and Global Environment. The fifth section i.e. Indian and Global Environment is not considered for calculating the percentile of the candidates. Each section had 40 questions. Here is the analysis of each section of MAT Exam:
Section 1: Language comprehension
In this section, overall 40 objective based questions were asked. There were 4 RC passages with total 20 questions to test the language aptitude of the candidates. Each comprehension carried 500 words and was moderately difficult. Questions of topics such as Jumbled Paragraphs, errors in Sentence formation, antonyms, synonyms, one word substitution, fill in the blanks with correct vocabulary words, and phrases & idioms substitution by words were asked in the exam. This section was moderately difficult and an ideal attempt of 28-30 questions can enable students fetch decent percentile in this section.
Section II: Mathematical Skills
In mathematical skills section, the quantitative aptitude skills of the candidates were assessed in the exam by asking questions from topics belonging to Arithmetic area such as Interest, Percentages, Time and Work, Profit, Loss, Partnership. Overall there were 15-16 questions from this section and they were moderately difficult to solve. Questions from other topics such as Equations, Ratio, Proportion & Variation, Geometry & Mensuration, Permutation and Combinations, Probability etc. were also asked in the exam. These questions were also moderately difficulty. A decent endeavour of correctly attempting 30 questions can get a score 90+ percentile in this section.
Section III: Data Analysis and Sufficiency
In this section, out of the 40 questions, maximum questions were from Data Interpretation (DI) topics such as Graphs, Pie charts, bar diagrams, charts, line graph, data comparison were asked in the exam. These questions were quite time-consuming and moderately difficult. Candidates who managed to successfully crack 25+ questions can expect 90+ percentile in this section.
Section IV: Intelligence and Critical reasoning
From this section, questions on Analytical and Logical reasoning were majorly seen in the exam. Topics such as Family Relation, Statements-Cause & Effect, Clocks & Calendars, Statement –Assumptions, Reasons, analogies, direction, series, Incorrect Terms. Again like the previous section, this section too was time consuming and mentally fatiguing. Candidates attempting 28+ questions correctly can expect above 90 percentile in this section.
Section V: Indian and Global environment
The Indian and Global environment was the easiest section in the exam to attempt for the candidates who were acing issues with time management. Questions from several topics such as Film Awards, taxation & duties, Indian constitution, Who’s who, States of India, Sports, latest happenings were put up in the exam. Other questions that were seen were from conventional GK topics, business and economics, current affairs, international affairs. Overall this section was ‘easy’; however, candidates should note that this section is not counted for percentile calculation in MAT exam.
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