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MAT 2018 May Exam: Last Minute Tips for the Aspirants

May 17, 2018 11:58 IST

    The bell is ringing for the MAT Exam aspirants and it is time that you buckle up your belt to ride on India's one of the most sough after management entrance test. MAT 2018 is round the corner of the week and the computer based exam comes with its own set of challenges. However, we would recommend that do not get too much anxious as anxiety can cause you unnecessary worry that will further hamper your concentration.

    On 20th May, MAT exam will be conducted in various test centers across India. After all it is considered as a gateway to MBA/PGDM programme offered by 164 participating management institutes in India. Another well-known fact about the exam is that it is conducted by All India Management association (AIMA) to grant admission to Post graduate programme in various Management colleges and Universities.

    In this article, we bring for you a few tips that will help avoid last minute anxiety and jitters. Read on to stay at ease in the exam hall. Here are 5 key suggestions for you that will help you crack the MAT exam with high percentile:

    1. Dont get stressed

    Many examinees get nervous and panic before the exam. To avoid stress on the day of exam, wake up on time, and ensure that you have everything prepared for the exam. Have a healthy breakfast to keep you relaxed and alert throughout the day. Take a deep breath and be confident before entering the examination hall.

    2. Reach Test Center before time

    Try to reach on reporting time, that is 9 am at the venue of test. It will reduce half of your tension, as you will be relaxed in the examination hall.

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    3. Keep an eye on the Clock

    As there will be five sections in MAT exam paper, precisely divide two and half hour into minutes to be required to solve each section. You can allot more time to the section in which you are not perfect and less to the section you are confident about solving correct answers. While attempting the paper, keep a glance on the watch constantly to trail the time.

    4. Follow a Systematic and Selective Approach

    Attempt question paper in the decreasing order of your forte of the sections in the MAT exam paper, It means, start with the section you can easily crack and then attempt the next section that you can solve with less difficulty as it will boost your morale. While attempting the questions, don’t waste time on the single question that is taking too long to be solved. Leave that question and move on to the next question.

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    5. Avoid Negative Marking at all cost

    Don’t mark doubtful responses as there is negative marking of one fourth (1/4) marks in the exam. Each wrong answer will deduct one fourth or marks from your total score. So, make sure that the answer is correct while marking the responses on OMR sheet. Best of Luck for the upcoming MAT Exam!

    6. Dont forget to carry the Admit Card

    In case you forgot to download the Admit Card for the exam, then do not worry. Click on the link provided below and download the Admit card for the MAT exam. Also keep a hard copy of the Admit card to show at the test center.

    About MAT Exam

    MAT is generally conducted 4 times in a year in January, May, September, and December. The objective type test with multiple choice answers will test the aptitude of test takers in the duration of 180 minutes. The test comprises of five sections (Language Comprehension, Mathematical skills, Data Interpretation, Intelligence and critical reasoning and Indian and Global Environment) with 40 questions each. There is a provision of negative marking and one fourth marks get deducted for each incorrect answer.

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