FEB-MAT-2011
Overview:
February MAT 2011 was the usual MAT pattern. The test was sectional with 5 sections each comprising 40 questions, there was –ve marking of 25% for each incorrect answer. The overall score could be around 95+ with an attempt of 105+ questions.
Summary:
Duration of Test |
150 minutes |
Number of Questions |
200 |
Marks per Question |
1 |
Negative marking |
1 |
Number of Sections |
5 |
Number of options |
4 |
DETAILED ANALYSIS
The Language Comprehension section was quite easy. There were 5 passages of half a page and 4 Qs each summing to 20. The other variety of questions was ‘fill in the blanks’, error identification, para jumble and one word substitution. The Mathematical Skills section had traditional variety of questions like ratios and percentage, profit & loss, SI and CI, partnership, speed time and distance, time and work, pipes and cistern, linear and quadratic equations, permutation and combination, probability and mensuration. However there were 3 questions from trigonometry also. The section was difficult as there were lengthy calculations. Intelligence & Verbal Reasoning section was manageable while DI and DS section was on a tougher side. General knowledge section was based on companies, deals, and social aspects of business. The number of easy questions per section was less than December 2010 MAT.
Language Comprehension
This section was easy. Overall an attempt of 27+ is manageable in 35 mins. Let us take a closer look at this section!
RC Passages: 5 RCs (HALF PAGE EACH)
Description |
No. of Qs. |
RCs 5 passages with 4 questions each |
20 |
Fill in the blanks |
3 |
Error detection |
3 |
Summary |
4 |
Para Jumble |
4 |
Word meaning |
3 |
Best way of writing a sentence |
3 |
TOTAL |
40 |
Mathematical Skills
This section was difficult and lengthy in calculation. There were very less number of questions which could be done by options. As the questions were based on calculations, they were time consuming. So an attempt of 22+ is fairly a handsome attempt.
Description |
No. of questions |
Discount |
2 |
Height & Distance |
2 |
Mensuration |
4 |
Trigonometry |
3 |
Simple Interest |
2 |
Ratio |
4 |
Speed, Time & Distance |
3 |
P & C |
4 |
Probability |
3 |
Time & Work and Pipes & cistern |
3+3 |
Profit & Loss |
3 |
Linear and Quadratic equations |
4 |
TOTAL |
40 |
Intelligence & Verbal Reasoning
This section had some questions from verbal side also. The others were traditional variety of Analytical Reasoning.
Description |
No. of questions |
Series |
5 |
Relationship based |
3 |
Analytical Reasoning (4 cases with 3 questions each) |
12 |
Assertion Reason |
5 |
Conditional reasoning (1 case with 4 quesstions) |
4 |
Statement Conclusion |
5 |
Passage |
4 |
Direction |
2 |
TOTAL |
40 |
Data Analysis & Sufficiency
This section had usual variety of Data Interpretation questions like Table, bar graph, pie chart and line graph. Also the section had Data sufficiency questions of two different varieties (format).
Topic |
No. of questions |
2 pie chart |
5 (1 Case) |
Bar graph and pie chart |
5 ( 1 case) |
Data Sufficiency (on comparison and on sufficiency) |
5 + 5 |
Line graph |
5 (1 case) |
1 bar graph + 1 line graph |
5 (1 case) |
table |
5 (1 case) |
Caselet based |
5 |
GENERAL AWARENESS SECTION
There were 40 questions based on Current affairs. Most of the questions were dynamic GK and Static GK questions were as such not asked at all. The number of questions attempted is purely on reading habits of a particular student.
The overall attempt could be of 105+ questions.