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MAT September 2013: Tips to crack Data Analysis and Sufficiency

Jul 1, 2013 15:51 IST

    Management Aptitude Test (MAT) is a national level entrance test conducted by All India Management Association (AIMA) for admission to MBA and allied programs in various Business Schools (B-Schools) across the country.  The test, largest of its kind in the nation, facilitates over 600 B-Schools across the county to screen candidates for admission to various courses. Any B-School - national or international - can consider MAT Score as an admission input based on the Score Cards issued to the candidates.

    The MAT test is conducted to assess candidates’ knowledge in five test areas:
    1. Language Comprehension
    2. Mathematical Skills
    3. Data Analysis & Sufficiency
    4. Intelligence & Critical Reasoning
    5. Indian & Global Environment

    Candidates willing to appear for the MAT exams should prepare for the examination in a planned manner. In order to crack each section, candidates’ strategy should be such that it allows them to prepare thoroughly for all the above mentioned sections.

    One should ensure regular dose of practice with Practice Papers. Regular practice increases the speed in the examination hall and increases the accuracy. Practice should be done only with good quality practice tests which are made by experts.

    Here are some tips to crack the Data Analysis & Sufficiency section:

    • Data Analysis and Sufficiency (DI) section consists of problems related to conventional data interpretation like graphs and charts with questions based on finding percentage increase or decrease OR the problems can be in the form of a logical puzzle OR the problem could consist of a question followed by two statements.
    To solve such problems, candidates should
    • First study and understand the problem -- data or graph / logical puzzle / question and related statements.
    • Analyze the problem carefully-- data or graph / logical puzzle / question and related statements.
    • And then finally select the correct answer.
    • Solving questions in this section requires a lot of reasoning and data interpretation ability that can be acquired by practice. So practice as many problems as you can by solving different question banks and unsolved question papers.

    All the best for the MAT exam!

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