When you are aspiring to get into reputed management institutes to pursue the best courses in Management – be it in Finance, Information systems, Strategy, Marketing, Operations- for a career at global level, then it is crucial that you emerge successful not just in examinations that will help you gain entry into management courses, but also build your fundamental skills which provide you with the necessary headstart for a successful career. With most of the exams designed to challenge your talent and potential, it is only natural that you may find these tests demanding and find yourselves competing with the country’s best minds for those few coveted seats. One such test which is conducted at an All India Level for gaining entry into prestigious Business Schools is Management Aptitude Test -MAT.

MAT is conducted by All India Management Association four times a year – February, May, September, and December. Till May 2009, MAT has been only a Paper Pencil Test (conducted Offline). However, since September 2009 exam, Management Aptitude Test is being conducted in both the formats-Paper pencil as well as Computer based. This test has five different test areas:- Language Comprehension, Mathematical Skills, Data Analysis and Sufficiency, Intelligence and Critical Reasoning, Indian and Global Environment.

While MAT is relatively an easier exam than CAT but unprepared students would find that MAT also a tough nut to crack. The training programme offered by T.I.M.E. extensively covers each of the five test areas of the written test. With this the candidates get adequately

Latest Test Pattern of MAT

Test pattern*

  • No. of Sections – 5
  • No. of questions – 200
  • No. of questions for each section – 40
  • Time – 150 minutes
Section No. Section Name No.of Questions Suggested time
I Language Comprehension 40 30
II Mathematical Skills 40 40
III Data Analysis & Sufficiency 40 35
IV Intelligence & Critical Reasoning 40 30
V Indian & Global Environment 40 15
Total 200 150

MAT Class Room Course by T.I.M.E

T.I.M.E. is India’s most successful trainer for MBA entrance exams – CAT, MAT and State-level exams. T.I.M.E. offers a training programme exclusively for MAT at a number of centres across the country. The programme extensively covers each of the five test areas of the written test namely, Language Comprehension, Mathematical Skills, Intelligence and Critical reasoning, Data Analysis & Sufficiency and Indian & Global Environment.

Highlights of the MAT Programme

The Classes

  • 120+ hours of class room training alone
  • Starts from the very basics, focus on fundamentals & in-class problem solving
  • English Foundation & Math Foundation Classes – Caters to students who are also weak in English and/or Maths
  • Classes on Basic Communication skills(GD Basics & Interview Basics)
  • Extensive Doubt-clearing with personal attention
  • Revision classes, discussion classes based on tests conducted
  • Workshops ensure student learning rather than mindless course completion

The Course Material

  • Comprehensive material – Sufficient for regular classes and home study
  • 12 Study Material Booklets(including solutions)
  • 63+ Individual Practice Exercises and Test papers
  • 7000+ questions with solutions
  • Updated material that is inline with the latest test patterns

Mock MATs

  • 5 All-India Mock MATs
  • 5 Take home Mocks for self-assessment & practise to help you finetune your preparation
  • 1 Online Mock MAT paper
  • Comprehensive Analysis of each All-India Mock MAT
  • All India comparative performance – Toppers list, Question-wise analysis, Section-wise analysis – Number of Right & Wrong, Net score, Accuracy %, Highest score, Percentage score, Percentage below

Other Special features

  • 3 issues of ‘MBA Education & Careers’ magazine
  • Seminars on Test taking strategy
  • Advice from experts on institute selection
  • Information and personalized counselling for your Test improvement & application decisions
    Extensive web-based support

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