A very crucial time is back again, for the students who are preparing for the B-schools. Yes, MAT is again back. The computer based test (MAT – 2016) is going to be held on 10th September 2016 at the specified test centers in 11 cities. The paper based MAT – 2016 was held on 4th September 2016. CBT will be totally based on the form & pattern of paper based test. As per officials’ syllabus and pattern for paper based and computer based are same.

As per the responses of the participants, paper-based exam was of bit difficult but there were some tricky questions from Data Analysis questions and GK section , computer based participants must be careful with this portion because questions from Data Analysis will carry some maximum difficulty and it can consume some extra time, so you need to conquer. Apart from this GK section can also present some challenge for the participants.

All participants are suggested to try to manage their time because to attempt 200 question in 150 minutes is not piece of cake. Apart from this, do not take unnecessary risk, and don’t try to be a daredevil because guess marking can reduce changes of a high score. As you know that computer-based test has some positive and negative points but for the candidates, those are well versed with technology can have some upper edge and other can face some problem. Now this is not a problem because AIMA conducts this exam in both formats (Computer-based and Paper-based).

This year, about 14000 candidates attended paper based examination while around 5000 candidates can attend computer based exam on 10th September 2016. MAT is of 150 minutes duration test and consists of 200 questions. These questions are asked from 05 sections (Language Comprehension, Intelligence and Critical Reasoning, Data Analysis and Sufficiency, Mathematical Skills, and Indian and Global Environment). 40 questions will be asked from each section and each question will carry 01 marks. There is also negative marking of 0.25 per the wrong answer.