Last Minute Preparation Tips for MAT 2021

Akansha Sirohi
Akansha SirohiPublished On: January 15, 2021 | MAT

MAT 2021 is just around the corner. These last-minute preparation tips for MAT 2021 will help you get ready for the exam day and give your best performance.

Last Minute Preparation Tips for MAT 2021

MAT 2021 is a national-level MBA entrance exam in India. It is conducted by All India Management Association for admission to MBA/PGDM courses in MBA colleges in India. There are four months each year in which the MAT is conducted. These are February, May, September and December. It is conducted in the online-mode or IBT and in the pen-and-paper based mode or PBT.

AIMA is currently conducting the application process of MAT 2021. The approaching exam date is a signal for you to brush up their knowledge and get ready for the exam. These final few days of MAT 2021 preparation will be crucial if you want to give your best performance in the exam. Here is the entire MAT 2021 exam schedule!

However, before we move on to the last minute tips to crack MAT 2021, you must ensure that you have ticked all of the items mentioned on the MAT 2021 checklist given below.

MAT 2021 Exam Day Checklist - What To Do Before MAT 2021

Last Minute Preparation Tips for MAT 2021

There is a very popular saying that 'Anything can go wrong, will go wrong.' and to avoid that, it is best to well-prepared and ready before you appear for MAT 2021. Here are some of the best tips, which will help you during the last few days of MAT preparation.

Tip #1 - Make Things As Simple As Possible for The Exam Day

One of the best advantages that you can gift yourself on the exam day is a clear and worry-free mind. Make sure you carry out all of the basics well in advance of the exam date. If you have already gone through our checklist given above, this should already be done but if you haven't, make sure you:

  • Take a printout of your MAT 2021 Admit Card
  • Keep an original copy of your valid ID proof
  • Make sure you know how to reach your exam centre before the reporting time

Tip #2 - Plan Out Your Strategy to Approach the MAT Question Paper

In order to attempt the question paper smoothly, make sure that you have a strategy ready for the day of the exam. Plan the order in which you are going to attempt the different sections of the question paper based on your strengths and weaknesses. Attempt the easy and more familiar questions before the moderately tough and difficult questions to ensure that you don’t miss out these scoring questions. Use the previous year question papers of MAT to help you out.

Tip #3 - Do Not Pick Any New Topics to Study

Now that only a few days are left for MAT 2021, revise what you have studied so far. Don’t waste time studying any new topics. Now is the time to strengthen the topics that you have already prepared. Revise the concepts that you deemed tough during the preparation and practise questions to strengthen them.

Tip #4 - Get Familiar with the Question Types

Make sure that you understand the MAT exam pattern and the type of questions that are asked in the exam to be prepared on the day of the exam. Find out which are the less time-consuming sections of the exam in order to attempt them first on the day of the exam. Also, find out the different type of questions that are asked in the verbal section such as grammar questions, synonyms, etc.

Tip #5 - Think About Time Management During Exam

It is very important to manage the time properly while you are attempting the questions in the exam. In order to get real-time experience, make sure that you take MAT mock tests. These will help you to pick the sections that you will attempt first. It will also help you in dividing the time equally into two different sections.

Tip #6 - Analyse Your Mock Scores

Just taking a MAT mock test is not enough if you truly want to enhance your performance and improve your estimated score, analyse the mock test result thoroughly. Keep a track of the mistakes you have made and ensure that you don’t repeat them on the day of the exam. With a thorough analysis, you can increase your score up to 10 points.

Tip #7 - Practice Reading Accurately and Fast

In order to avoid silly mistakes, make sure that you read the questions carefully. Practice this while you are giving mock tests to reduce the chances of errors. If the minute mistakes are reduced, you can maximize your performance.

Also Read: Sample Papers of MAT- PDF Download

Tip #8 - Take Quick Notes and Do Revision

Notes are the best way to revise the entire syllabus and cover all the essential topics. Since notes are your customized textbooks, they are easier to read and follow. Scan your notebooks before the exam to revise all the formulae and concepts.

Ti #9 - Take Proper Rest

Taking a good 8-hour sleep is the most important factor before the exam. Don’t overexert yourself before the exam as it is essential to take proper rest in order to power up your brain for the day of the exam.

Also Read:Colleges Accepting MAT Score and Expected Cut-Off for Colleges

With a good plan and proper rest, you will be able to achieve your target score in the exam. Check out these articles for the best section-wise preparation tips for MAT 2021.

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CollegeDekho will also provide a detailed analysis of MAT 2021 to help you evaluate your performance. You can go through previous exam analysis of MAT exam on CollegeDekho. Stay tuned for all of the latest updates regarding MAT 2021. For any queries, post your question on the CollegeDekho QnA Zone.

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Is taking Mock Test important during the final stages of MAT preparation?

Yes, taking Mock Tests is an important last minute tip when preparing for MAT. Make sure you are analysing your MAT scores and adjusting your strategy for the question paper accordingly.

What can I do to prepare for the MAT exam day?

Make sure you have your MAT Admit Card printed and all of the your ID documents ready at hand before the exam day. You should also take note of the exam centre and reporting time and make any necessary arrangements for travel or boarding if required.

How can I improve my MAT preparation in the final few days?

In order to improve your preparation in the final few days, you have to make calculated efforts to work on your strenghts. It is also important to keep your mind well-rested, active and healthy to give your best in the exam.

In which mode is MAT conducted?

MAT is conducted in the online mode as an Internet Based Test and in the offline mode as a Paper Based Test.

How many times is MAT conducted every year?

MAT is conducted 4 times every year in February, May, September and December.

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