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MAT 2019 PBT Analysis by IMS Learning - The Management Aptitude Test (MAT) is conducted four times in a year in pen and paper based mode (PBT) and computer based mode. The analysis of MAT 2019 PBT mode by IMS learning for the first phase of the exam on December 8 will give an idea to the candidates about the overall difficulty level of the entrance test, marking scheme and the type of questions that were asked. With the help of MAT 2019 analysis by IMS learning, candidates can draw a strategy for the second phase of MAT which was conducted in pen and paper based mode on December 15. Read the full article to know all the details about MAT 2019 PBT analysis by IMS learning such as the overview of the exam, test structure, sectional analysis.Latest: Authorities released MAT 2019 result on December 27.
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The overall structure of the MAT remained the same as that of the previous years, with 5 sections of 40 questions each, 4 options and a negative marking of 1/4th of the marks allotted for wrong answers. The overall difficulty level of MAT 2019 did not vary much from the previous years’ MATs. According to the MAT 2019 PBT analysis by IMS learning most of the questions were easy to moderate. The best way to maximize one’s score was to select questions judiciously.
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The test structure for MAT 2019 for PBT mode for the December session has been given below in the table:
MAT Exam Pattern 2019 for PBT mode
No. of Questions
Intelligence & Critical Reasoning
Data Analysis & Sufficiency
Indian & Global Environment
This section comprised of 20 Verbal Ability and Verbal Reasoning questions and 20 Reading Comprehension questions. As per IMS Learning analysis for MAT 2019 for PBT mode, there were 4 passages with 5 questions each. Each passage was about 400 words long with easy to medium questions.
Most of the questions were on the easier side with a few moderate to difficult questions.
Level of Difficulty
(4 passages with 5 questions each)
16 Easy, 4 Moderate
Para-jumbles (5 sentences)
3 Easy, 1 Moderate
Term associated with the given words
2 Easy, 1 Moderate, 1 Difficult
Meaning of underlined idiom
A good strategy would be to allot 35 minutes to this section, and solve as many VA/VR questions as possible, and then use the remaining time to attempt the RC questions.
A good attempt would be 27-29 questions, with 85% accuracy.
As usual, this section included a mixture of Verbal Reasoning (15 questions) and Logical Reasoning (25 questions). MAT 2019 PBT analysis by IMS learning mentioned that the Non-verbal questions included 10 standalone questions. All the questions were of easy-moderate level.
The following table shows the break-up of different question types in this section:
Verbal Reasoning (Total 15 questions)
3 Easy, 2 Moderate
Assertion and Reason
4 Easy, 1 Moderate
Non-verbal Reasoning (Total 25 questions)
Arrangement ( Matrix-5; Circular-5; Two column-5 )
Easy – Moderate
A good strategy would be to attempt about 20-22 questions in 35-40 minutes with 85% accuracy.
Mathematical Skills section continued its tradition of being dominated by Arithmetic. All the different topics in Arithmetic were represented as per MAT 2019 PBT analysis by IMS learning. Majority of questions were straightforward. However some questions involved lengthy calculations. As a whole, this section can be considered Easy to Moderate level of difficulty.
The following table shows the break-up of different types of questions in this section.
No. of questions
Level of difficulty
Profit and Loss
Simple and Compound Interest
Time and work
Work, Pipe & Cisterns
Mixtures and Alligations
Permutation & Combination
With the right kind of planning, candidates should have attempted 18-20 questions in 35-40 minutes with 85% accuracy.
In this section, there were at least 30 questions on Data Interpretation (6 sets of 5 questions each). Some sets were straightforward while in others, there were time consuming calculations. Hence, what was important was to answer the right sets
A set on Bar graph and Line graph
A set on Table
A set on Table and Line graph
A set on two Pie charts
A set on Caselet
A set on Bar graph
Quantitative Comparison (2 on Percentages + 1 on Time-Speed-Distance + 1 on Geometry + 1 on Logical Reasoning
Data Sufficiency - 1 on Numbers, 4 on Arithmetic (Percentages, Profit and Loss, Ratio and Proportion, Work, pipes and cisterns)
Around 27 - 29 attempts with 85% accuracy, in about 35 minutes, would be considered a good attempt for this section.
Most of the questions that were asked in this section were from the current events. Hence all the candidates who religiously followed news and kept themselves abreast on current economic and political scenarios in India and abroad and had regularly read the newspapers, would have found this section easy. According to the MAT 2019 PBT analysis by IMS learning about 19 questions were based on national events and 21 on international events. For a person who had prepared GK well, 10 questions were , 20 of them were moderately difficult and 10 difficult.
This section could be attempted in about 10-15 minutes. A good attempt would be about 15-18 questions, with 75% accuracy in MAT 2019 for December session.
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At 499 in mat there are no top colleges that you can get. Only below average colleges you can target in pune.
A few of them are: Pravara Centre for Management Research & Development, Biib Sri balaji society, iims pune, dy patil pune, riim pune, mitcon, lexicon, etc.
(Although its its be to take a drop)
I hope this helps.
Yes, there are many mba colleges through mat/cat those offers scholarships.
Visit this link for more details:
The presidency University accept mat scores for admission to MBA programs.
The eligiblity to apply for MBA course in presidency University is -
So you can apply for the MBA course there.
hope you find this helpful.
Based on this score the chances seems less to get very decent colleges, You might have the chance to get
Jagan Institute of Management Studies, Rohini, Delhi
Ansal University, Gurgaon
BML Munjal University, Gurgaon
Bangalore Institute of Management Studies, Bangalore
Bhavan's Centre for Communication and Management, Bhubaneswar
Birla Global University, Bhubaneswar Etc.
You can also use MAT pathfinder tool to know your other admission possibilities.
NIT, Rourkela accepts Common Admission Test (CAT) for admission in MBA.It does not accept MAT score.You need to appear in CAT and the admission is based on merit in CAT, group discussion, personal interview.
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