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MAT September 2015, the third MAT of the year has been conducted on Sunday, September 6, 2015 in paper pencil based mode and Saturday, September 12, 2015 onwards in the computer based mode. The exam pattern and difficulty level remained same as the past years. The overall difficulty level of the test can be marked as Easy to Moderate. Let us have a detailed look at the MAT September 2015 Analysis.
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As per the pattern of MAT, it is a test of 2.5 hours with 200 objective type multiple choice questions from 5 sections. The test structure is given below.
Number of Questions
Data Analysis & Sufficiency
Intelligence & Critical Reasoning
Indian & Global Environment
Now we will share with you the detailed section wise analysis.
This section consisted of 20 questions each from Verbal Ability & Verbal Reasoning and Reading Comprehension areas. There were 5 Reading Comprehension passages with 4 questions each. The topics of the passages are given below:
1. Unhealthy effects of video games
2. Decline of book reading among children
3. Free market and price fixing
4. Relationship between returns and trading volume
5. Skill development for people of all ages
The topics of the Verbal Ability/Reasoning questions were Fill in the Blanks, Para Jumbles, Identifying error in paragraph and Sentence Completion.
The overall difficulty level of this section was Easy.
Majority of the questions in this section was on Arithmetic. The difficulty level of this section can be marked as Easy to Moderate. The following table brings to you the topics, number of questions and the difficulty level.
Time, Speed & Distance
Work, Pipe & Cisterns
Trigonometry (Elevation & Depression)
Permutation & Combination
Data Analysis & Sufficiency
The questions from this section were based on Table, Pie Charts, Line Graph, Caselet etc. The questions were calculation intensive. According to experts, the Data Sufficiency and Data Comparison questions were easier than the Data Interpretation questions.
The overall difficulty level was Easy.
This section was a mixture of Verbal Reasoning (13) and Logical Reasoning (27) questions. The types of the questions from the Verbal Reasoning were on Identifying the false statement, Course of Action, Statement-Conclusion and Assertion & Reason.
The LR questions included 15 questions on arrangements (5 sets of 3 questions each), 3 questions on family tree and 4 questions on alphanumeric series. There was no question on calendars or groups and conditionality’s. One question involving concept of divisibility in Mathematics was also included in this section. Most of the questions varied from an easy to a moderate level.
The table below brings to you the sectional details.
Statement & Conclusion
Course of Action
Identifying False Interpretation
Assertion & Reason
The questions from this section were mainly on current affairs of the past few months, on the topics of Economics, Politics, and International Affairs etc. About 20 questions were based on national events and 20 on international events. The difficulty level of this section was moderate.
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To save your time and energy, there is no need to revise further on GK as it will not be counted to calculate your percentile in MAT May 2017 exam. You need to score high in the first 4 sections in MAT May exam - Quant, English Language Comprehension, Reasoning, Data Interpretation & sufficiency which are also relevant to CAT/XAT/CMAT and other MBA entrance exams.
MAT Syllabus 2017 and MAT May exam pattern indicate that there would be 200 questions in MCQ format in MAT May exam. MAT exam pattern reveals that it has 5 sections and there are 40 questions in each section. Score of one of the 5 sections in MAT exam, Indian & Global Environment carrying 200 marks will not be included in calculation of percentile score in MAT 2017 May exam as per the practice by AIMA.
According to past MAT exam toppers like Ketan Anand, it is not necessary to attempt GK questions. The section is not taken into account to calculate your percentile and merit score. So save your time on the last day to MAT May 2017 exam and ensure that your first 4 sections are well prepared and attempted.
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