MAT Sample Papers 2021

Updated By Shreya Sareen on 06 Jan, 2021 23:06

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The Sample Papers of MAT 2021 are made available for the candidates to enhance their performance and preparation for the exam. After solving the practice papers of MAT 2021, an individual can not only increase his/her speed but also the accuracy. An applicant learns time management and understands the time required to solve each question and section of the question paper. 

MAT sample papers have questions for regular practice of an individual and they should be solved after covering the entire syllabus of MAT 2021. Scan through the page to know about the benefits of practising through the MAT Sample Papers 2021. Also, find out how to utilise the sample papers of MAT 2021 in order to score well in the exam.

MAT Sample Papers 2021- PDF Download

Get your hands on the sample papers of MAT 2021 by clicking on the links below. Download the papers and practice regularly to analyse and enhance your performance.

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Benefits of Solving MAT 2021 Sample Papers

Highlighted below are a few advantages of solving the sample papers of MAT 2021.

  • It helps in understanding the structure, pattern and marking scheme of the exam which further help the candidates in getting familiar with the question paper.

  • An individual understands time management and learns to wrap up the paper in time.

  • While solving the sample papers of MAT 2021, a candidate gets to evaluate his/her performance and analyse the weak and strong areas.

  • An aspirant gets to modify the strategy/plan for better performance in the final exam. Solving the sample papers provides an idea of which questions to attempt first and how much time to invest in each topic.

  • An applicant works on speed and accuracy and enhances it after solving regular MAT sample papers and mock tests.

  • Solving the sample papers helps in boosting the morale and confidence of an applicant.

Why should I solve MAT Sample Papers?

Solving sample papers of MAT allow you to get familiar with the exam pattern. Besides this, it also allows you to practise more type of questions. You should try to solve at least 4-5 sample papers/ mock tests of MAT in a week. 

Tips to Utilize MAT 2021 Sample Papers

In order to utilise and solve the sample papers of MAT 2021, an applicant must adopt the approach given below.

Set a Timer: Setting a timer to the duration of the exam is very crucial while solving the sample papers. It helps in comprehending the time required to solve each question and section. Also, the candidate gets an idea of the ideal speed for solving the questions.

Solve the Paper in One Go: Instead of taking breaks, an applicant must try solving the sample paper in one sitting. It builds the stamina to sit through the entire exam and solve the questions within the stipulated time limit.

Stay Away From Gadgets: Saying ‘no’ to the calculator and smartphones is very crucial. An individual must solve the questions within the stipulated time limit.

Identify Weak Areas: After solving all the questions in MAT 2021, identify the blunders and errors. Circle out the weak areas that require improvement and highlight the strong topics.

Prepare a New Strategy: Keep in mind the performance analysis after solving the sample paper of MAT 2021. Prepare a fresh strategy to enhance the final performance and ace the exam.

MAT Sample Paper: Sectional Breakup

The question paper of MAT comprises five sections with each section consisting of 40 questions. There will be 200 questions in the exam that need to be answered in 150 minutes. Check the sectional breakage of MAT sample paper from the table provided below.

MAT Sectional Weightage


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-Akhil BatraUpdated on October 26, 2020 11:03 PM
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Abhinav Chamoli, CollegeDekho Expert

Dear Student,

Congratulations on your clearing MAT 2020 with 78 percentile rank. With this score, you will be able to apply to many top MBA colleges accepting MAT score.

You can check this article on the colleges accepting 70-80 percentile in MAT. You will also be able to apply to colleges accepting 60-70 percentile in MAT.

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I looked the list of MAT score accepting institutions and found TA Pai Management Institute Manipal but at institute site, it is not. My score is 788.5 and 99.77 in percentile in May, 2020 MAT.

-rahul mittalUpdated on July 16, 2020 07:37 PM
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Shreya Sareen, CollegeDekho Expert

Dear Student,

Congratulations on your huge success in the MAT May 2020 exam. We have confirmed that T.A. Pai Management Institute, Manipal will not be accepting the MAT May 2020 score for admission to its PGDM course, as you have correctly pointed out.

We have removed the name of TAPMI from the concerned article on top colleges accepting MAT scores. There are many other top colleges accepting MAT where you can apply for admission. These include:

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Dear Student,

CollegeDekho is an online platform where you can find information and latest updates about colleges, exams, admissions etc. We do not offer any course directly but we can help you take admission to your preferred MBA college in India.

If you want help with admission to MBA colleges, you can fill our Common Application Form (CAF) or schedule a free session with our counsellor by calling 18005729877.

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FAQs about MAT

Where can I find the MAT Sample Papers?

The sample papers of MAT can be downloaded from the official website or from CollegeDekho.

How does solving Sample Papers of MAT boost the confidence of an applicant?

Solving the MAT Sample Papers provides a better grip to the exam pattern, syllabus and time management which help in boosting self-confidence.

Is solving last year question papers of MAT better than solving sample papers?

Solving last year question papers of MAT is better than solving sample papers as the questions are closer in nature, type and structure to the final MAT exam.

Does solving MAT Sample papers help in enhancing speed?

Yes, solving MAT sample papers provides a better understanding of nature/type of questions and time management which in turn help in enhancing the speed and accuracy.

Should I set a timer while solving the sample paper of MAT?

Yes, setting a timer while solving the MAT Sample Paper is the best way to understand the exam and how much time each section and overall question paper requires.

How should I approach solving the MAT Sample Papers?

Candidates must try solving the MAT sample papers in one session and without any breaks. Time management should also be kept in mind before attempting every section.

What should I do if I have no time to solve the sample papers of MAT?

If an applicant does not have time to solve the sample papers of MAT, he/she must definitely solve the last year question papers or mock tests.

How much time should I keep aside for solving the MAT sample papers?

To solve the Sample Papers of MAT and for revision, applicants must keep aside at least 3-4 weeks.

How many sample papers of MAT should I solve before the exam?

Applicants must solve at least 8-9 sample papers of MAT before the exam to strengthen the performance.

What is the main benefit of solving the MAT Sample Papers?

The main benefit of solving the MAT Sample Papers is to understand the exam pattern, enhance efficiency and evaluate exam preparation.

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