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.SectionNo. of QuestionsMarks
1Language Comprehension4040
2Intelligence & Critical Reasoning4040
3Mathematical Skills4040
4Data Analysis & Sufficiency4040
5Indian & Global Environment4040

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.TopicsNo. of QuestionsDifficulty Level
1Reading Comprehension4 passages with 5 questions each – 20Easy – Moderate
2Para-jumbled4Easy – Moderate
3Summary questions4Easy – Moderate
4Unscramble word and find its antonym2Easy – Moderate
5Antonyms of underlined words2Easy – Moderate
6Synonyms of given phrases3Easy – Moderate
7Synonyms of underlined words2Easy
8Unscramble letters and find the odd one out3Moderate – Difficult

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.TopicsNo. of QuestionsDifficulty Level
Verbal Reasoning
1Course of action questions5Easy
2Syllogisms (Venn diagrams)5Moderate
3Strong and weak arguments5Easy
Non-verbal Reasoning
4Coding- Decoding5Easy
5Miscellaneous ( Included topics like numbers(2), ages(1) )3Easy
6Linear arrangement ( standalone questions )2Easy
7Directions (1 set on arrangement based on directions)5Easy – Moderate
8Matrix arrangement (2 sets of 5 questions each)10Easy – Moderate
Total40Easy – 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.TopicsNo. of QuestionsDifficulty Level
1Time-Speed-Distance7Easy – Moderate
2Time and work5Moderate – Difficult
3Simple and Compound Interest4Easy – Moderate
4Mixtures and Alligations4Moderate – Difficult
5Percentages4Easy – Moderate
6Profit and Loss5Easy – Moderate
Modern Mathematics
7Probability2Easy – Moderate
 Total2Easy – Moderate
8Geometry ( Quadrilaterals)2Easy
9Mensuration2Easy – Difficult
Total4Easy – Difficult
11H. C.F and L.C. M2Easy
Overall Total40Easy – 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.TopicsNo. of QuestionsDifficulty Level
1A Set on Pie chart + Bar Graph combined5Moderate – Difficult
2A Set on Line graph5Easy-Moderate
3A Set on 2 pie charts combined5Moderate – Difficult
4A Set on tables5Easy – Moderate
5A set on Bar Graph5Easy-Moderate
6A Caselet based on Venn diagram (involving 5 parameters)5Difficult
7Quantitative Comparison5Easy
8Data Sufficiency5Easy

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.