MAT Exam Analysis 2017 for February 2017


MAT Exam Analysis 2017 for February 2017MAT Exam Analysis 2017 – All India Management Association (AIMA) has successfully conducted the MAT 2017 February exam in pen-paper and online mode on February 5 and 11, 2017 respectively. The offline exam was held in single shift, however, the online test was conducted in multiple sessions. The candidates can check the MAT 2017 analysis for February 2017 here on this page. Going through this MAT exam analysis, the candidates will get to know how difficult the exam was, the no. of questions asked, from how many section, from which all topics and much more. Th overall difficult level of the test was similar to last few MAT attempts. The result of February MAT 2017 will be announced in last week of the same month. Keep reading this article to know the MAT 2017 exam analysis for each section in detail.

Overall MAT Exam Analysis 2017 – February 2017

The questions asked in the exam were similar to the MAT 2017 exam pattern. 200 questions were asked from a total of 5 sections and each section had 40 questions. The candidates who took the exam found the Data Analysis & Sufficiency section a bit tricky and also, some of them found the mathematics questions tough. However, the overall difficulty level of the test was moderate and the candidates who attempted the questions in a prudent manner will score better.

The overall MAT 2017 February Exam Analysis is furnished in the table below.

S.No. Section No. of Questions Marks
1 Language Comprehension 40 40
2 Intelligence & Critical Reasoning 40 40
3 Mathematical Skills 40 40
4 Data Analysis & Sufficiency 40 40
5 Indian & Global Environment 40 40
Total 200 200

MAT Exam Analysis 2017 for February 2017 – Sections in Detail

The candidates can check the detailed MAT exam analysis 2017 of the various section here –

  1. MAT exam analysis 2017 – Language Comprehension

This section was dominated by questions that challenged the candidate’s command over English language and vocabulary. There were 20 Verbal Ability, Verbal Reasoning and Reading Comprehension questions. The RC had 4 passages with 5 questions each.

Solving the entire section within 35 – 40 minutes was a good strategy while solving the maximum number of Verbal Ability and Verbal Reasoning questions would give a good score. Check the table below for the analysis of the Language Comprehension section.

S.No. Topics No. of Questions Difficulty Level
1 Reading Comprehension 4 passages with 5 questions each – 20 Easy – Moderate
2 Para-jumbled 4 Easy – Moderate
3 Summary questions 4 Easy – Moderate
4 Unscramble word and find its antonym 2 Easy – Moderate
5 Antonyms of underlined words 2 Easy – Moderate
6 Synonyms of given phrases 3 Easy – Moderate
7 Synonyms of underlined words 2 Easy
8 Unscramble letters and find the odd one out 3 Moderate – Difficult
Total 40 Moderate

2. MAT exam analysis 2017 – Intelligence & Critical Reasoning

Just like the previous attempts, this section had 15 Verbal Reasoning and 25 Logical Reasoning questions. The VR covered questions on 5 Venn diagrams and 5 strong and weak arguments. The table below provides the complete analysis of Intelligence and Critical Reasoning topic. This year, there were no questions on Family tree and complete the series, and cubes. The candidates attempting 20 – 22 questions within 35 – 40 minutes will score well in this section.

S.No. Topics No. of Questions Difficulty Level
Verbal Reasoning
1 Course of action questions 5 Easy
2 Syllogisms (Venn diagrams) 5 Moderate
3 Strong and weak arguments 5 Easy
Non-verbal Reasoning
4 Coding- Decoding 5 Easy
5 Miscellaneous ( Included topics like numbers(2), ages(1) ) 3 Easy
6 Linear arrangement ( standalone questions ) 2 Easy
7 Directions (1 set on arrangement based on directions) 5 Easy – Moderate
8 Matrix arrangement (2 sets of 5 questions each) 10 Easy – Moderate
Total 40 Easy – Moderate

3. MAT exam analysis 2017 – Mathematical Skills

As usual, this section was dominated by questions on Arithmetic i.e. 29 Arithmetic questions out of 40 questions. As a whole, this section was between easy and moderate although some questions were quite long and time-consuming. With an accuracy of 85% and solving 22 – 25 questions within 35 – 40 minutes will help the candidates a lot score well in here. Check the table below for the analysis of this topic.

S.No. Topics No. of Questions Difficulty Level
1 Time-Speed-Distance 7 Easy – Moderate
2 Time and work 5 Moderate – Difficult
3 Simple and Compound Interest 4 Easy – Moderate
4 Mixtures and Alligations 4 Moderate – Difficult
5 Percentages 4 Easy – Moderate
6 Profit and Loss 5 Easy – Moderate
Total 29 Moderate
Modern Mathematics
7 Probability 2 Easy – Moderate
  Total 2 Easy – Moderate
8 Geometry ( Quadrilaterals) 2 Easy
9 Mensuration 2 Easy – Difficult
Total 4 Easy – Difficult
10 Divisibility 3 Easy
11 H. C.F and L.C. M 2 Easy
Total 5 Easy
Overall Total 40 Easy – Moderate

4. MAT exam analysis 2017 – Data Analysis & Sufficiency

This section had 6 set of 5 questions each i.e. 30 questions in total. The questions that involved 2 pie charts and bar charts were difficult when compared to the rest. The questions were overall moderate and the candidate attempting 22 – 24 questions within 35 minutes can be considered a good attempt. Check the analysis of this section from the table provided below.

S.No. Topics No. of Questions Difficulty Level
1 A Set on Pie chart + Bar Graph combined 5 Moderate – Difficult
2 A Set on Line graph 5 Easy-Moderate
3 A Set on 2 pie charts combined 5 Moderate – Difficult
4 A Set on tables 5 Easy – Moderate
5 A set on Bar Graph 5 Easy-Moderate
6 A Caselet based on Venn diagram (involving 5 parameters) 5 Difficult
7 Quantitative Comparison 5 Easy
8 Data Sufficiency 5 Easy
Total 40 Moderate

5. MAT exam analysis 2017 – Indian and Global Environment

The questions in this section were based on the current affairs and the events that occurred in the past few months. Thus, the candidates who were filling up with all the latest developments in the regional, national and international arenas will excel this section. The candidates well prepared for this section should have covered 15 – 18 questions within 15 minutes.''

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