MAT 2018 Analysis

MAT 2018 Examination for December session has been over on  December 09, 2018. The Pen and Paper Based Test was over exactly at 12:30 PM. The MAT 2018 exam was conducted smoothly in one slot in 58 centres all over India. The overall reaction of the exam was moderate with some section had a pinch of tricky questions. Verbal Ability, Reasoning, Data Analysis were the sections which had difficult and time-consuming questions.

In the Mathematics sections, there were a total of 40 questions with the highest number of questions from the Arithmetic section. Rest of the questions were from topic naming profit & loss, time & work, percentages, partnership etc. Getting a score of 29-30 marks in this section helps to get a 90+ percentile.


In the Language Comprehension section, there were 20 questions from reading comprehension. They were divided into 4 RC of 500-600 words each. Apart from that questions were well spread among antonyms, synonyms, fill in the blanks, one-word substitution, phrased & idioms, and jumbled paragraphs. Getting a score of 26-28 marks in this section helps to get a 90+ percentile in the exam.

In the Data Analysis & Sufficiency section, major questions were from Data Interpretation. The maximum number of questions were from pie-charts, graphs, bar-diagram, data comparison etc. As the questions were lengthy and time-consuming, the number of attempts of the students drastically reduced. Securing marks of 20-23 will assure a 90+ percentile.

Then comes the Intelligence & Critical Reasoning section, this part of the exam was overall moderate but there were some tricky questions as well. There were questions from family relation, statement-cause- effect, direction, series, reasons, analogies etc. If a candidate able to score 25-28 marks in this section, then there are high chances of getting a 90+ percentile.

The last section, Indian & Global Environment was the moderate section with questions from current affairs to static GK. In the exam questions were from government policies, awards, currency, capital, trade policy etc.

From MAT 2018 September session, AIMA has started conducting MAT examination three times a month. Which includes 2 PBT and 1 CBT. For the current session, the PBT phase 2 and CBT exam is scheduled to take place on December 15, 2018. The admit card for which will release on December 11, 2018. The PBT will take place only between 10:00 to 12:30 Noon. Whereas the CBT can take place in multiple sessions in a day depending upon the total number of registration.

The result for both the mode will release on December 24, 2018. The result will release only on the official website. It will contain the sectional and overall marks secured in the exam. The score of the MAT is valid up to 12 months and are acceptable at 600+ B-schools. Candidates need to apply to the colleges separately for admission to the academic year 2019-21.

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