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MAT Study Material - Online & Offline

by Bhavna Sharma

Are you preparing for Management Aptitude Test 2011? If yes, it's important to have the right preparation material. Check out the some of the most trusted resources available in the market to crack MAT 2011.

When it comes to MAT most students do not really know about where to prepare from. Most of the aspirants taking the management aptitude test are clueless about what right prep material for this exam is. Another question that many test takers have is the time required to prepare for it. Let's answer them one by one.

MAT syllabus is not very different from CAT, apart from the important, not-to-be missed fact that is much easier. So if you have been preparing for the IIMs, cracking MAT should not be a tough deal. In case you are just aspiring for MAT, it is important to have all the online and offline resources with you.

Offline MAT Resources


The traditional way of studying from books works for most of us. Books are available separately for each section in the paper. Some of the books that have worked well for a number of aspirants are:

  1. Barron's
  2. 501 Word Analogy Questions
  3. Kaplan
  4. Master the MAT
  5. MAT Secrets
  6. Princeton Review
  7. Bookhive Master Resource Book on MAT (Management Aptitude Test) Previous Years Solved Papers - S.L.Gulati,R.Sahney & Sanjay Kumar
  8. Arihant 10 Challengers MAT Management Aptitude Test - Dharmendra Mittal
  9. How to Prepare for Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning - Arun Sharma
  10. How to Prepare for the Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension - Arun Sharma

Sample Papers & Previous Question Papers

Besides the prep books, practice sample papers and tests is also an important part of the preparation. A number of question paper collections are also available to candidates for practice. Taking timed practice tests with previous years' question papers is helpful is assessing and improving on the speed and the accuracy rate. Practicing with solved MAT sample papers is suggested as the answer keys help you estimate your score, which is indicative of how prepared you are. Along with books and test papers, the same study material is also available in CDs.

Coaching Institutes' Study Material

Coaching institutes like TIME, IMS and Career Launcher also provide study material for management entrance exams. Although the material is primarily based on the CAT syllabus, it is also helpful in preparing for other management competitive exams.

Online Study Material

Almost all the material mentioned above â€" prep books, previous years' question paper and solved papers are available online as well. E-books are available for specific sections of the paper. Some of the popular sites for practice test banks are,,, etc. Apart from books and test papers, for registration guidance or any other query or doubt, students can look up MAT discussion forums and blogs that provide answers to student queries.


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