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MAT 2021 Data Analysis & Sufficiency: Preparation Tips, Topics, Best Books

Abhinav Chamoli
Abhinav ChamoliPublished On: June 10, 2021 | MAT

Students who are preparing for MAT can check insights on how to prepare for Data Analysis & Sufficiency section of MAT. Here are some preparation tips for Data Analysis & Sufficiency section of MAT to help students make the best use of this time.

MAT 2021 Data Analysis & Sufficiency: Preparation Tips, Topics, Best Books

Data Analysis & Sufficiency is an important section of the MAT exam. It is considered to be the most difficult section of the exam by many students. The level of difficulty of Data Analysis & Sufficiency questions generally ranges from being moderate to hard and it is considered to be a low-scoring section of MAT.

One other important point to note is that it is one of the time-consuming sections of MAT. If a student attempting this section is not careful, they can lose precious time in the exam. Ideally, a student should not spend more than 35-40 minutes on this section. This time is sufficient to get a good number of attempts while also maintaining accuracy.

However, by following proper preparation strategyexam pattern & syllabus for MAT and doing regular practice, it is not a big task to get ace the Data Analysis & Sufficiency section and get a good score in the MAT exam. Apart from studying and learning the regular tips and tricks for Data Analysis & Sufficiency questions, this is a section that demands smart work and an alert mind. In this article, we take a look at the best tips and books to prepare for the MAT Data Analysis & Sufficiency section.

MAT 2021 Data Analysis & Sufficiency Topics

The Data Analysis & Sufficiency section of the MAT exam includes the following important topics.

Venn Diagram


Column Graphs

Bar Graphs

Pie Chart

Tables Based on Passages

Line Charts

Data Caselets

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MAT 2021 Data Analysis & Sufficiency Preparation Tips

Data Analysis & Sufficiency section tests the ability of a candidate to quickly grasp and understand data. This data may be in the form of charts, graphs or tables. Students attempting this section have to carefully understand the information given as data and answer questions based on that particular data only. Here are some tips to prepare for the Data Analysis & Sufficiency section of MAT.

  • A good preparation strategy for the Data Analysis & Sufficiency section of MAT always relies on a lot of practice.
  • Practising more and more questions will develop a candidate's ability to read and understand data quickly.
  • While practising, candidates must take a look at the tips and tricks that can reduce their calculations in this section.
  • It is very important to go through the given data carefully as the questions can be tricky. It will help them identify the useless data, which is included to waste the time of a student.
  • Not all questions should be attempted in this section. If a question seems too time-consuming it is better to skip it and come back to it if there is time left in the end.
  • Students can also take a look at the MAT Paper Analysis to get an idea of the types of questions that are asked in this section.

MAT 2021 Data Analysis & Sufficiency Best Books

Candidates preparing for MAT can study the following books to prepare for the Data Analysis & Sufficiency section. This is a section that demands regular practice and hence candidates must ensure that they solve plenty of MAT Mock Tests and MAT Previous Year Question Papers to better prepare for this section.

Here are some of the recommended books to prepare for Data Analysis & Sufficiency in MAT.

BookWriter / Publisher
Mission MBA MATArihant
Complete Guide for MAT and Other MBA Entrance ExamsDisha Experts
Face 2 Face MATArihant
Study Package for MATArun Sharma
How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for CATArun Sharma

Attempting the Data Analysis & Sufficiency section is not very difficult for a candidate who has prepared well. Time management and practice are two very important factors in this section. Even if a candidate learns the tricks to attempt this section, it will important for him/her to practice to understand where the tricks can be applied.

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