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.
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MAT 2019 PBT Analysis by IMS Learning

MAT PBT 2019 Analysis by IMS Learning - Overview

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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Exam Pattern for MAT 2019 for PBT Mode for December Session

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

Section No.

Section Name

No. of Questions

I

Language Comprehension

40

II

Intelligence & Critical Reasoning

40

III

Mathematical Skills

40

IV

Data Analysis & Sufficiency

40

V

Indian & Global Environment

40


Total

200

MAT 2019 PBT Analysis by IMS Learning for Section 1 - Language Comprehension

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.

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Most of the questions were on the easier side with a few moderate to difficult questions.

Topics

No. of Questions

Level of Difficulty

Reading Comprehension

(4 passages with 5 questions each)

20

16 Easy, 4 Moderate

Para-jumbles (5 sentences)

4

3 Easy, 1 Moderate

Summary questions

4

3 Easy, 1 Moderate

Term associated with the given words

4

2 Easy, 1 Moderate, 1 Difficult

Double FIB

4

4 Easy

Meaning of underlined idiom

4

4 Easy

Total

40

Easy-Moderate

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.

MAT 2019 Analysis by IMS learning for PBT mode: Section II-Intelligence & Critical Reasoning

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:

Topics

No. of Questions

Level of Difficulty

Verbal Reasoning (Total 15 questions)

Statement-assumption

5

3 Easy, 2 Moderate

Assertion and Reason

5

3 Easy, 2 Moderate

Statement-conclusion

5

4 Easy, 1 Moderate

Non-verbal Reasoning (Total 25 questions)

Coding

2

Easy

Directions

2

Easy

Relations

2

Easy

Linear Arrangement

3

Easy

Arrangement ( Matrix-5; Circular-5; Two column-5 )

15

Moderate

Puzzle

1

Moderate

Total

40

Easy – Moderate

A good strategy would be to attempt about 20-22 questions in 35-40 minutes with 85% accuracy.

Analysis by IMS learning for MAT 2019 PBT mode Section III - Mathematical Skills:

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.

Topics

No. of questions

Level of difficulty

Arithmetic

Profit and Loss

4

Easy – Moderate

Ratio-Proportions

2

Easy – Moderate

Simple and Compound Interest

4

Easy – Moderate

Averages

2

Moderate

Partnership

2

Easy – Moderate

Time-Speed-Distance

4

Easy – Moderate

Time and work

2

Easy – Moderate

Work, Pipe & Cisterns

4

Easy – Moderate

Mixtures and Alligations

3

Easy – Moderate

Percentages

3

Easy – Moderate

Modern Mathematics



Permutation & Combination

1

Moderate

Probability

1

Moderate

Geometry



Trigonometry

2

Easy – Moderate

Triangles

3

Moderate

Algebra



Simultaneous Equations

1

Moderate

Numbers

2

Easy – Moderate

Total

40

Easy – Moderate

With the right kind of planning, candidates should have attempted 18-20 questions in 35-40 minutes with 85% accuracy.

MAT 2019 PBT Analysis by IMS Learning - Section IV - Data Analysis and Sufficiency

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

Topics, Total number of questions and difficulty level

Topics

No. of questions

Level of difficulty

A set on Bar graph and Line graph

5

Easy-Moderate

A set on Table

5

Easy-Moderate

A set on Table and Line graph

5

Easy-Moderate

A set on two Pie charts

5

Easy-Moderate

A set on Caselet

5

Easy-Moderate

A set on Bar graph

5

Easy

Quantitative Comparison (2 on Percentages + 1 on Time-Speed-Distance + 1 on Geometry + 1 on Logical Reasoning

5

Easy

Data Sufficiency - 1 on Numbers, 4 on Arithmetic (Percentages, Profit and Loss, Ratio and Proportion, Work, pipes and cisterns)

5

Easy

Total

40

Moderate

Around 27 - 29 attempts with 85% accuracy, in about 35 minutes, would be considered a good attempt for this section.

IMS Learning Analysis for MAT 2019 PBT Mode - Section V-Indian and Global Environment:

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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i scored total. 499 marsks in mat and want collages in pune . can u please help me out

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Hello!

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.

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My father is a government employee.If I get good percentile in CAT or MAT exam,does any b-schools offer scholarship to me?

Shiksha 4th Apr, 2020

Hello!

Yes, there are many mba colleges through mat/cat those offers scholarships.

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Will presidency university accept my mat score.. I have scored 375 and want to do my MBA in digital marketing

Akram Khan 3rd Apr, 2020

Hi,

The presidency University accept mat scores for admission to MBA programs.

The eligiblity to apply for MBA course in presidency University is -

  • Bachelor's degree with minimum 50% marks from a recognised institution.
  • A high score in national level management aptitude test ( CAt, mat, xat, CMAT ,atma, kmat etc.)
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So you can apply for the MBA course there.

hope you find this helpful.

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MAT Compostite Score 403.5 list of Colleges accepting this score .

Manisha Gupta Expert 31st Mar, 2020

Hello aspirant,

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
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Hello,

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.

Please click the link below for more information

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